Tag: bridges

Missouri S&T poised to help address state’s bridge repair needs

Posted by on January 25, 2019

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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s plan to release bond funds to support bridge repair across the state comes as welcome news to researchers at Missouri S&T, home to a federal initiative to develop new robotic tools to inspect and preserve bridges and other infrastructure.

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Robotic bridge inspection, preservation is focus of new transportation center

Posted by on December 5, 2016

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Your commute to work may be smoother in the future, thanks to new federally funded research at Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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13 important research stories of 2013

Posted by on December 23, 2013

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Robotic brains. Glass that can heal bones. A urine test to detect breast cancer. New insights into how Internet use could indicate depression. These were among the most notable advances in research made by Missouri S&T professors and their students in 2013. Here are 13 that were publicized during the year, but are well worth talking […]

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Bridge expert from S&T does post-earthquake reconnaissance in Chile

Posted by on April 15, 2010

Dr. Genda Chen, professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was part of a seven-member Transportation Infrastructure Reconnaissance Team that traveled to Chile earlier this month to document the performance of bridges, tunnels and retaining walls in the wake of February’s Chilean earthquake.

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Luna invited to international conference in Egypt

Posted by on September 28, 2009

Dr. Ronaldo Luna, associate professor of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, is traveling all the way to Egypt this fall to present research findings that come partly from Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Coating developed at S&T could strengthen nation’s infrastructure and create jobs in Rolla

Posted by on May 20, 2009

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a glass-based coating for reinforcement bars that helps prevent corrosion and strengthens the bond between steel and concrete. This material could help engineers build stronger bridges and increase the longevity of other steel-reinforced structures.

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New sensors capable of measuring damage to infrastructure

Posted by on January 5, 2009

Dr. Genda Chen, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, was recently awarded a patent for “Strain Sensitive Coax Cable Sensors for Monitoring Structures.”

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New UMR study details threats in New Madrid seismic zone

Posted by on September 2, 2005

A major earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone could affect the movement of emergency vehicles and other first response teams into and out of stricken areas if steps aren’t taken immediately to prepare bridges and other transportation infrastructures, says a team of University of Missouri-Rolla researchers.

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Several St. Louis-area bridges not ready for quake, student discovers

Posted by on February 10, 2004

Many bridges in the St. Louis area are incapable of withstanding the impact of a major earthquake, according to a recent study by University of Missouri-Rolla student Robert Riess, a senior in civil engineering from The Woodlands, Texas.

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