Lab News and Events

Recent News & Events

 

Dr. Prinz and Students Visit BYU to Present Seminar on Lock-Gate Research: November 2017

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Dr Prinz and SSRL group members Damaso Dominguez (left) and Alhussin Aliwan (right) met with Dr. Paul Richards at BYU to collaborate on steel research and present lock-gate fatigue findings to BYU graduate students.

 
 
 

SSRL Group Members Win Poster Award: November 2017

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SSRL students Maggie Langston and Christine Lozano were selected as the best poster presentation at the 2017 MBTC advisory board meeting. Pictured left to right: Prof. Kevin Hall, Maggie Langston, Christine Lozano, Admiral Jack Buffington, Prof. Heather Nachtmann.

 
 

SSRL Group Members Present Research at SPTC Summer Symposium: July 2017

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SSRL group members Maggie Langston and Christine Lozano recently attended and presented research results at the Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC) Summer Symposium hosted by the University of Oklahoma. Lozano, a current masters student, presented on fatigue mitigation strategies for large waterway lock gates.

 
 

Swiss Travels: June 9, 2017

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Dr. Prinz traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland to present recent research related to “folded, Adaptable STeel (FAST) shelters for dense urban environments” to the Resilient Steel Structures Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne (EPFL) and MEDAIR.

 
 
 

AASHTO T-14 Shear Stud Presentation: August 6, 2015

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Dr. Prinz presented recent research findings on the fatigue capacity of headed shear studs to the AASHTO T-14 Committee and Bridge Task Force Design Advisory Group (DAG)

 
 

HCF Experiments Started: March 3, 2015

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Ultra high-cycle fatigue experiments begin investigating the CAFL for embedded shear connectors.
– Specimen A1, (shown) run-out after >30,000,000 cycles (March 21, 2015). Applied stress-range/stud = 30MPa
– Specimen B1, run-out after >30,000,000 cycles (May 1, 2015). Applied stress-range/stud = 50MPa

 

Presentation at ASCE Structures Congress: April 3, 2014

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Recent research findings on the performance of eccentrically braced frames having concrete slabs were presented at the 2014 ASCE structures congress in Boston, MA.

 
 

Visit and Presentation at BYU: October 10, 2013

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Dr. Prinz presented recent research findings on “fatigue of welded joints” to BYU faculty and students.