Civil Engineering research looks at concrete under sustained loads
For the most part, buildings held up with reinforced concrete columns have the capacity to withstand the test of time. In a few cases, however, construction errors, material deterioration and misuse can lead to overloading, and at some point, that overloading can cause buildings to collapse. Sarah Orton, an associate professor of civil engineering, has…
Engineering team tests blast resistance of sandwich walls
A team of Mizzou Engineers conducted full-scale lab experiments to see how various types of sandwich walls withstand the pressure of an explosion.
Fulbright Award paves way for study of construction practices in India
A Mizzou Engineer has received a Fulbright award to study ways to improve construction practices in India — work that could impact the country’s economy.