2011 May

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 …


Posted by ashleyw@mail.utexas.edu  |  Category : Bridges & Other Structures

Cycle Tracks: a way to help transportation researchers study bike usage in Austin

The Center for Transportation Research has partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Transportation Institute to study the use of bicycles in Austin. Researchers are asking Austin bicyclists to help them gather information about bike usage through the use of a smart phone app, Cycle Tracks. Research using Cycle Tracks is also …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Bicycles

CTR Transportation Research Student Awards

Student researchers are the backbone of the Center for Transportation Research’s program. Each year they receive awards based upon their work in the field of transportation. Here is a summary of those who won awards during the past two years through work done at the center. Xiaokun Wang 2009 Young Researcher Award from the Transportation …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards

CTR Research Staff Honors and Awards

Investment in transportation research has substantial payoffs for the traveling public. Every dollar invested yields $22 in direct dividends to Texas. CTR researchers have made substantial contributions and their efforts are recognized by their peers across the nation. Kevin Folliard, Maria Juenger 2010 Wason Medal for Materials Research for a paper co-authored with three UT …


Posted by clair  |  Category : Awards

Library unveils redesigned search page

CTR Library has been working diligently on several enhancements to the library catalog in order to improve the efficiency and success of all your searches for the transportation-related research literature available in our collections. Today, we unveil a new search page and welcome you to test it out and provide feedback. Some of the new …


Posted by Kevyn B.  |  Category : CTR Library