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Axial Capacity of Reinforced Gasketed Joints

Aug. 30, 2020

Full Project Title: Axial Capacity of C900 PVC Pipe with Reinforced Gasketed Joints Year: 2019-20 Industry Partner: Denver Water CIEST Personnel : Jessica Ramos, John Hindman, Brice Lucero, David Ballcells, Hayley Parnell, and Porter Hawkins Primary Investigator : Prof. Brad Wham Summary: The objective of this study was to impose...

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Biomimetic Antifreeze Polymers

Aug. 14, 2020

Full Title: Year: 2017-21 Participants: Mohammad Matar, Shane Frazier, Jorge Osio-Norgaard, Anastasia Aday, Nathan Deanda, El Delesky Primary Investigator: Wil Srubar III Summary: In this study the effects of biomimetic antifreeze polymers were investigated for their use as an alternative to traditional air entraining agents in concrete exposed to freeze-thaw...

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Geopolymer Cements

Aug. 13, 2020

The primary objective of this Extremely Durable Cementitious Materials project is to engineer an ultra-acid-resistant low-calcium alkali-activated (geopolymer) cement paste specifically for wastewater infrastructure applications.

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Engineered Living Materials (BioBricks)

Aug. 13, 2020

The objective of this project is to engineer living materials to serve both biological and structural functions.


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.


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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Wire Mesh Tension Testing

June 13, 2019

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.


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.