TriDurLE hosted its second annual symposium in Honolulu, Hawaii in November, featuring 4 keynote speakers and more than 31 presentations. Read all about it and view all the presentations HERE
TriDurLE 2nd Annual Symposium
Best Presentation Awards
A panel of judges made up of TriDurLE consortium member site directors selected four student poster winners and three outstanding presentations.
Fatigue behavior of GFRP bars embedded in concrete under pull-out tests
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)
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
Ph.D. students Hanli Wu and Anyou Zhu from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at Missouri S&T, received the First Place and Second Place IACIP Best Poster Awards, respectively, during the International Association of Chinese Infrastructure Professionals (IACIP) Student Poster Contest at the 12th Annual IACIP Workshop (Virtual) on January 9th and 16th, 2022. Hanli Wu’s topic was “Impacts of lightweight aggregates ACEs on thermal performance in Alaska permafrost regions,” and Anyou Zhu’s topic was “Feasibility Study on Foamed Fire-Resistant Coating Materials”. Their advisors are Drs. Jenny Liu and Xiong Zhang.
Yan Zhang, a WSU Ph.D. student in Civil & Environmental Engineering, has won the 2022 Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC) Milton Pikarsky Memorial Award for the best Doctoral dissertation. The annual CUTC National Annual Student Awards recognize outstanding scholarship in transportation research and education. All awards come with an honorarium and award winners were recognized at the CUTC Annual Awards Ceremony, held in virtually on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Congratulations Yan!
Speaker: Mohamad Ashour, Ph.D., Alabama A&M University
Associate Professor and Coordinator of Civil Engineering program
Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Title: Modeling collapsible soil and its impact on axially loaded piles
Time: January 26, 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Sustainability is key to building a brighter future for our families and our communities. What we do today affects tomorrow. This presentation covers the three pillars of sustainability, and provides principles of resilience to support our efforts to build a sustainable infrastructure. In terms of environmental sustainability, this means being conscious of our world and the environment we live in. For economic sustainability it means looking beyond this year’s budget and evaluating true cost of ownership. For societal sustainability, it means limiting delays and improving social convenience while keeping user safety a top priority. Lastly, an integral part of sustainability is ensuring that our infrastructure is resilient enough to resist and defend our communities from present and future threats. Coming from the drainage world, the presenter will offer comparisons and case studies based on storm drainage products on the market today. This presentation is based on researched performed by a task group composed of member companies of the American Concrete Pipe Association, of which Joseph Updike co-led.
About the Speaker
Joseph Updike (EIT) is a Technical Resource Engineer with Forterra, the largest precast concrete pipe manufacturer in North America. Joseph specializes in providing lunch and learns, resources, and support for DOTs, municipalities, and consultants. Additionally, this role includes speaking at universities to allow up and coming engineers a glimpse of the drainage industry, and how critical it is to our infrastructure. In his short career, Joseph has served as a co-chair for an ACPA task group on Resilience & Sustainability, and has spoken at ACPA’s Pipe School in 2020. He has served on multiple ASCE committees including the Infrastructure Resilience Division, Committee for Cold-Regions Engineering, and is currently the vice president of the Black Hills ASCE Chapter. Joseph is a December 2019 graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology where he earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering. Outside of work, Joseph dedicates time to his wife, family, and church community in the Blacks Hills of South Dakota, but has also found time to explore his interests in novel and poetry writing. In 2020, Joseph won first prize in a national poetry contest, and looks forward to many other opportunities. Looking to the future, Joseph hopes to earn his PE license in Structural Engineering, and continue exploring ways to improve the world around him through engineering.
Webinar title: Poro-Elastic modeling and measurement of rebar corrosion and crack formation using high frequency ultrasonics
Speaker: Pierre-Philippe Beaujean, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Pierre-Philippe Beaujean is a Professor at the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering, at Florida Atlantic University. He specializes in the field of underwater acoustics, acoustics in sediments and porous solids, signal processing, sonar design, data analysis, machine health monitoring, and vibrations control. Dr. Beaujean is an active member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
Webinar: Integrating Quality Assurance in Balance Mix Designs for Durable Asphalt Mixtures
Speaker: Jenny Liu, Missouri University of Science & Technology