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Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Schedule

Date Description Location
Thursday, September 28 ENVR Seminar: Small-Scale Ecological Engineering Applications in Watershed Restoration, Andrea Ludwig

Abstract As engineers, we are trained to design using best professional judgment and defendable assumptions. We collect field data with precision and accuracy, and carry that precision throughout the design process. However, we rarely get to see the implementation of the projects we design. Often times, it is in implementation where designs fail. The precision we maintain on […]

410 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, September 28 TRANSP Seminar: CTR, Rail, ITS

TBA

327 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, October 12 ENVR: Dr. Mohammad Ghanneizad
410 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, October 12 GEOTECH/MAT/CONSTR/STRUCT Seminar: Lessons Learned from Dam Failures, Daniel VandenBerge

Engineers have long recognized the importance of learning from failure. This is especially true in the realm of geotechnical engineering where uncertainties abound in both analysis methods and the materials that must be modeled.  Analysis of failure provides much of the useful field data that relates theoretical soil mechanics principles to the real geologic materials […]

405 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, October 12 TRANSP Seminar: TBA

TBA

327 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, October 19 GEOTECH/STRUCT/MAT/CONSTR Seminar: Kurt Swensson TBA

TBA

405 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, October 19 TRANSP Seminar: Dr. Mark Whorton, UTSI

TBA

327 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 2 ENVR Seminar: Christian Mooneyham
410 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 2 GEOTECH/MAT/STRUCT/CONST: Contemporary Design of Building Materials and Structures for Energy Efficiency and Hazard Resilience

  Abstract The interplay between building’s energy efficiency and hazard-resilience has the potential to transform how we design and assess building structures. From one perspective, energy-saving materials and green building practices may adversely impact a building’s hazard resistance. Meanwhile, poor hazard performance may contribute to greater environmental impacts and economic costs over the building’s lifespan. […]

405 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 2 TRANSP Seminar: Dr. Shuai Li

TBA

327 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 9 GEOTECH/MAT/CONSTR/STRUCT Seminar: Fungi-Mediated Self-Healing Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructure, Congrui Jin

Abstract Sustainable infrastructure is the key to creating a sustainable community, due to its significant impact on energy consumption, land use, and global economy. However, our nation is facing the downfall of progressively aging infrastructure that needs rehabilitation. In particular, concrete infrastructure suffers from serious deterioration due to drying shrinkage, freeze-thaw cycles, reinforcement corrosion, creep, […]

405 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 9 TRANSP Seminar: CDC Nighttime Seatbelt Project

TBA

327 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 16 TRANSP Seminar: TBA

TBA

327 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 16 ENVR Seminar: Brandy Manka
410 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 16 GEOTECH/MAT/CONSTR/STRUCT Seminar: Bio-inspired Geomechanics, Chloé Arson, Georgia Institute of Technology

Abstract Theoretical geomechanics is at the intersection between solid mechanics, poro-mechanics, physics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, chemistry, applied mathematics, computational mechanics and even biology. In this lecture, we explain how theoretical geomechanics can inform and be informed by biology. We first present a mathematical model that allows predicting tooth mechanical properties based on homogenization theories employed […]

405 John D. Tickle Building
Sunday, November 19 ENVR Seminar: Andrew Terpak
410 John D. Tickle Building
Thursday, November 30 ENVR Seminar: TBD
410 John D. Tickle Building

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