Bridges & Other Structures

CTR/UTSA Team Provides Legislative Tools to Texas

CTR/UTSA Team Provides Legislative Tools to Texas

With an increasing demand for Texas products around the world, a growing economy, and NAFTA, we continue to see increases in truck freight volume, tonnage, and value on Texas highways. As freight tonnage increases, decision-makers must decide if passing legislation and developing policies to permit heavier trucks to operate will improve the efficiency and competitiveness …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Bridges & Other Structures

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Mike Engelhardt Receives AISC Lifetime Achievement Award

Professor Michael Engelhardt is a recipient of the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Lifetime Achievement Award that will be presented at the spring 2015 NASCC Steel Conference. AISC’s Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made a difference in the structural steel industry’s success and recognizes their outstanding service over a sustained period of years to AISC and …

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Awards

Protecting bridges from terrorist attacks (from UT Austin)

The Sept. 11 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center dramatically illustrated the catastrophic damage that terrorists can inflict on civil structures. Because of this, engineers like Williamson have worked in the decade since then to design structures and transportation systems that are more resistant to attacks. Over the centuries, one of the most …

Posted by clair  |  Category : Bridges & Other Structures

CTR Publishes Report on “Cross-Frame Connection Details for Skewed Steel Bridges”

Authors: Craig Quadrato, Weihua Wang, Anthony Battistini, Andrew Wahr, Todd Helwig, Karl Frank, and Michael Engelhardt This report documents a research investigation on connection details and bracing layouts for stability bracing of steel bridges with skewed supports. Cross-frames and diaphragms play an important role in stabilizing steel girders, particularly during construction. The commonly used bent …

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