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Wire Mesh Tension Testing

March 13, 2020

In summer 2019, former masters student David Kyle Anderson conducted 28 tension tests on 5 different types of wire mesh used for soil stabilization at CIEST.

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Evaluation of Hazard-Resistant Pipelines

Sept. 27, 2019

The first in a series of testing programs at CU Boulder CIEST investigating performance of critical lifeline systems under extreme loading conditions.

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Seismic Evaluation of HSS Column Splices

June 28, 2019

Project included development of a bi-directional loading system to apply simultaneous axial and lateral loading to 6 in. diameter columns and splice connections. Nearly 60 full-scale tests were conducted to support evaluation of a new structural building system for seismic applications. Accredited testing performed to ISO/IEC 17025 standard following protocols provided by FEMA 461.

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Structural Testing of Steel Deck Diaphragm Assemblies

May 14, 2018

Structural assessment of cold-formed steel diaphragm assemblies was conducted in accordance with AISI S907. The cantilever-style tests were performed on 12 x 12 ft square specimens and included both static and cyclic test protocols.

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Dream Chaser

Jan. 16, 2018

The Dream Chaser reusable spacecraft prototype was load tested in two configurations to validate analytical models of the vehicle.

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Alkali Silica Reaction Expansion in Concrete

Dec. 30, 2017

The focus of this project is to model the shear strength of concrete panels that have experienced alkali silica reaction.

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Shake Table with a 2-Story Frame

Oct. 18, 2017

Structural Dynamics students work with CIEST to apply learning in labs.

A collage of photos of students working in the structures lab.

Cylinder, Shake Table, and Dynamic Column Testing

Oct. 18, 2017

Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering apply learning with CIEST

A group of students discuss the design of their steel bridge

Steel Bridge Competition 2017

Oct. 18, 2017

Students in the American Society of Civil Engineers at CU Boulder compete annually against other universities in the region at the ASCE regional conference to design and construct a steel truss bridge.

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Performance Assessment of Concrete Columns

Oct. 18, 2016

Experimental Performance Assessment of Nearly Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Columns with Partially Debonded Longitudinal Reinforcement