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Chen receives international 2019 Person of the Year award

Posted by on October 3, 2019

Dr. Genda Chen, professor and Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering at Missouri S&T, recently received one of two 2019 Person of the Year Awards given by the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) Journal at its 12th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring.

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Researchers study ‘smart’ rocks use for detecting bridge damage

Posted by on July 1, 2014

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It’s hard to gauge how structurally sound a bridge is when its foundation is buried in a riverbed deep below the water’s surface. New “smart” rocks that are being developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology will give engineers an accurate, easy and cost-effective tool to monitor a bridge’s foundation, in real time.

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Genda Chen named Abbett Chair

Posted by on March 19, 2014

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Dr. Genda Chen, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named the Robert W. Abbett Distinguished Chair in Civil Engineering. The appointment takes effect July 1.

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Bridges can be retrofitted to improve blast resistance, say UMR researchers

Posted by on July 25, 2007

After completing a series of explosions at nearby Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla say they are still confident their retrofitting techniques could improve a bridge’s ability to withstand everything from blasts to earthquakes to old age.

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Gravity played role in New Orleans’ bridge failures

Posted by on November 28, 2005

Sir Isaac Newton did a number on the Interstate 10 bridges in New Orleans, according to a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla that helped document some of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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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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