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Washington State University National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability & Life-Extension (TriDurLE)

TriDurLE 2nd Annual Symposium

The second annual TriDurLE symposium was held in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 9-11 and featured four keynote speakers, 31 presentations, 2 virtual sessions, and 15 student poster presentations from scholars and professionals worldwide who are conducting researches on transportation infrastructure.
There were more than 40 in-person attendees and 100 on-line attendees during the three-day event. The Symposium theme aligned with the TriDurLE mission of transportation infrastructure innovations for durability, sustainability, and resilience. The symposium proved valuable in promoting collaboration and sharing ongoing research that is at the forefront of the country’s infrastructure focus. 

The symposium’s four keynote speakers are from academia and industry, providing important multiple perspectives on transportation infrastructure-related issues. 

Keynote Speakers

Nenad Gucunski, Ph.D.

Title: Improving Bridge Management Through Automation of Condition Assessment by NDE Technologies and More Reliable Deterioration and Predictive Modeling
Keynote Speaker: J. David Frost, Ph.D.
Title: Transformational Innovations to Reduce Maintenance Needs and Extend Pavement Life

Keynote Speaker: Oscar R. Antommattei, P.E., F. ACI

Title: Durability and Service Life for Concrete Structures: From Standards to Practice

Keynote Presentation

Title: Resiliency of Bridge Infrastructure-Raising the Bar for the Future

Keynote Presentation


Best Presentation Awards

A panel of judges made up of TriDurLE consortium member site directors selected four student poster winners and three outstanding presentations. 

1st Place:
Isamu Yoshitake
Post-tensioning system for a carbon-fiber composite cable (CFCC) tendon with an internal anchorage of concrete

Ayumi Manawadu
Freeze-thaw durability of concrete-to-shotcrete interface bonds in tension and mode-II fracture

2nd Place:
Christian Carloni
Fatigue behavior of GFRP bars embedded in concrete under pull-out tests

Tong Qiu
Landslide Susceptibility Mapping using Physics-Guided Machine Learning (PGML): An Application to Debris Flows in Colorado Front Range

3rd Place:
Fan Yin
Novel Methods for Adding Rejuvenators in High RAP Asphalt Mixtures

Best Student Poster Awards at 2022 TriDurLE Annual Symposium
1st Place: Danning Li (Hong Kong Polytech University)
2nd Place: Chuang Chen (Washington State University)
3rd Place: Chi Cheng (Hebei University of Technology)

Symposium Presentations

Session 1 presented by Dr. Ayumi Manawadu from Washington State University: Freeze-thaw durability of concrete to shotcrete interface bonds in tension and mode-II fracture 

Session 2 presented by Dr. Hao Wang from Rutgers University: Asphalt pavement pothole repair using pre-heating method: an integrated experiment and modeling study

Session 3 presented by Dr. Mostafa Tazarv from South Dakota State University: Repairable precast bridge columns 

Session 4 presented by Dr. Linbing Wang from University of Georgia: Digital twin method for material design and infrastructure resilience 

Session 5 presented by Mr. Xiao Tan (PhD Candidate) from Stevens Institute of Technology: Improving bridge resilience and sustainability through optimizing HPFRCC

Session 6 by Dr. Tong Qiu from Penn State University: Landslide susceptibility mapping using physics-guided machine learning

Session 7 presented by Dr. Xianming Shi from Washington State University: High-strength engineered cementitious composites with nanosilica incorporated: Mechanical performance and autogenous self-healing behavior

Session 8 presented by Dr. Pierre-Philippe Beaujean from Florida Atlantic University: Poro-Elastic Modeling of Corroding Reinforced Concrete using Biot-Stoll Model Inversion and High Frequency Ultrasonic

Session 9  presented by Dr. Lin Shen from University of Hawaii at Manoa: Field Applications of Cement-free Alkali-Activated Concrete using Fly Ash, Slag, or Red Mud with Optimized Cost and Performances

Virtual Session 1 presented by Gul Agha from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: IoT for Smart Structures: using wireless sensor networks to monitor and extend lifespans of transportation infrastructure

Virtual Session 2 presented by Weina Meng from Stevens Institute of Technology: Achieving Low-Carbon Cementitious Materials with High Mechanical Properties Using CaCO3 Suspension produced by CO2 Sequestration