Recent Research News

Engineering Impact Awards

A paper submitted by Dr. Gennaro Senatore titled “Adaptive Structures: Stiffer, Lighter, Slenderer” has been selected as one of two finalists in the Precision Control category for the 2017 Engineering Impact Awards by National Instruments (NI) for the application’s excellence in precision control.
The Engineering Impact Awards is an annual technical paper contest for which engineers, scientists, and researchers from around the globe submit papers featuring their most impactful and technically challenging applications. The focus of the award is on the business, scientific and societal impacts the finalists’ application have had or will have. The paper can be accessed here on the National Instruments website.

Best Paper Award

Pai, S. G. S., Nussbaumer, A., and Smith, I. F. C. “Traffic-based condition assessment and fatigue-life predictions for a highway bridge.”

In the paper competition organized by the Technical Committee on Methods of Monitoring Structural Performance at the ASCE Structures Congress 2017, Denver, CO April 6 – 8, 2017

Forever young: built infrastructure that lasts

The safety of aging bridges and other built structures is difficult to assess, limiting options when they reach the end of their planned service life. A new method could encourage rejuvenation of infrastructure, potentially indefinitely.