| The Structural and Concrete Materials
Laboratory is committed to conducting state-of-the-research on civil engineering
structures and concrete materials. Research includes: design and testing of structural
models and prototypes; development of experimental and analytical techniques for
monitoring and rating existing highway bridges; design of optimum structural slab system
for rehabilitation and new bridge construction; scale effects and surface characterization
in fracture of cementitious materials; high-performance concrete (HPC) materials;
application of advanced composite materials for rehabilitation of civil engineering
structures (bridges and buildings); and inspection and evaluation of wood structures.
Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Deck Reconstruction:
Experimental evaluation of full depth precast/precast prestressed concrete panels for rapid replacement of bridge decks; Illinois Transportation Research Center/Illinois Department of Transportation.
Wacker Drive Reconstruction:
Development of high performance concrete and full-scale prototype bridge testing for the reconstruction of Wacker Drive; Chicago Department of Transportation/Illinois Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration.
Use of CFRP composite in rehabilitation of reinforced concrete beams, columns, and beam-column joints; U.S. Army Construction Engineers Research Laboratories (USACERL).