Towards smart, sustainable and resilient infrastructure
HS Summer Research Academy fellows 2016
The Group Logo consists of a cubic soil sample and three Greek letter “Tau” which sounds like “Tao”. “Tau” usually denotes shear stress, which is a parameter closely related to our research. The logo also looks like a box full of engineering mysteries and challenges and our objective is to find scientific solutions.
Group Photo Fall 2014
Site Visit Ashtabula, OH
At Geocongress 2014 (Mark Skalny Copyright 2014)
At Geocongress 2014 (Copyright Mark Skalny)
Bio-inspired Piezo-electrochromic (PEC) sensors for Structural Health Monitoring
Bio-inspired Streamlining of Bridge Pier as a Scour Countermeasure.
Flow structures around piers with different streamlining features
Numerical Model of Streamlined Piers
Piping stages determined by particle number and particle velocities at different elevations
Evolution of contact force with piping progression
Evolution of Contact Number with Piping Progression
Evolution of flow velocity and drag force with piping progression
Numerical modeling of burrowing
An array of three hair sensors inspired by fish superficial neuromasts
Laboratory test set up for Hybrid piezo-pyroelectric energy harvesting
Testing the piezoelectric thin films
Undergraduate Student Daniel Gutwin doing experiments
Electrochromic thin film changes color when fed with voltage
Me and a master student is filling a soil box with peat
This flume is about fifty years old and is out of use for more than 10 years. We bring it back to life again.
Energy waste from traffic induced deformation and vibration can be harvested.
Installation of porous backfill behind bridge abutments
Triple Gates on Campus. I call them the gates of knowledge, courage and love
Thank you to the mentors at the ExCEED workshop!
A student wrote this on the back of his test sheet. This is the moment when you feel so blessed at the end of a semester. Sweet.
Student is excited to observe the shear failure from a unconfined compression test
Field trip for the class “Soil and Rock Exploration”. Colleagues at Summit Testing are demonstrating SPT to the class
Class selfie (Soil and Rock Exploration class of 2014)
Served as mentor for the NEOSTEM science fair
Site visits for installation of porous backfill behind bridge abutments
Underwater “drone” carrying camaras and other sensors for automatic inspection of underwater structures and riverbed mapping (including scour mapping) in 3D