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MU College of Engineering hosts Missouri Bridge Conference

In early April, the College of Engineering hosted a daylong Missouri Bridge Conference, largely facilitated by Charlie Nemmers, director of the college’s Transportation Infrastructure Center. “I got a call from Dennis Heckman, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s State Bridge Engineer, and he indicated he had been to several other state bridge conferences and thought that […]

Mizzou Engineering student earns international recognition

A Mizzou Engineering graduate student’s work on a new technique to test the strength of carbon fiber materials vital to advanced transportation technologies has received international recognition. Frank Blum Jr., a civil and environmental engineering master’s degree student, took top honors Nov. 30 in a research poster contest held by the Union of Chambers of […]

The Nondestructive Evaluator

Reinforced concrete, first invented in the mid-nineteenth century, combines the bendable strength of steel with the compressional strength of concrete. Wedded together, the pair offers a perfect bridge-building material that will support both its own weight and the weight of the traffic that travels from one end of its span to the other. Enter the […]

Engineering safer bridges

The partial collapse of a New York state bridge a couple of years ago may prove to be a milestone of sorts in the maintenance of America’s civil infrastructure. Dunn Memorial Bridge, which spans the Hudson River in New York to connect Albany and Rensselaer, was temporarily closed in July 2005 when a portion of […]

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