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  • Routine bridge inspections in the United States are primarily conducted via visual inspection on a fixed two-year cycle. Although this strategy has generally produced a safe bridge network, bridge inspections are expensive and there is a need for an enhanced inspection planning process that could more...
  • MPC researcher and CSU civil and environmental engineering assistant Professor Yanlin Guo was recently awarded a five-year National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) award of $542,000 to develop new methodologies for assessing wind damage risks to building exteriors. "With...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University developed a system for evaluating the risk of critical infrastructure system disruption from tree damage during windstorms. The research findings can potentially to be applied in future risk assessment and mitigation of urban trees before windstorms. Accordingly...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University are studying new traffic control strategies for signalized intersections that may improve traffic safety, reduce congestion, and cut wait times for motorists at intersections impacted by crashes and other traffic disruptions. The new adaptive traffic signal strategy...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University are developing improved computer models to better predict precipitation-induced landslides, particularly those in mountainous areas, which can pose risks to property and infrastructure such as roads and bridges and result in injuries and deaths. New modeling techniques...
  • CSU civil and environmental engineering master's degree student Daniel Sanchez earned an honorable mention in the Great Minds in Research category of the CSU Graduate Showcase in November. He received the award with Dr. Karan Venayagamoorthy, professor of civil and environmental engineering, for their...
  • Ziluo Xiong, CSU civil and environmental engineering Ph.D. student, was recently awarded the Jack E. Cermak Wind Engineering Graduate Fellowship by the CSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The $2500 fellowship award is named after Dr. Jack E. Cermak, the "U.S. Father of Wind Engineering,"...
  • Colorado State University Ph.D. student Mohammad Teymouri was recently awarded the Slag Cement in Sustainable Concrete Research Award from the Slag Cement Association. The work was honored April 5 during the spring American Concrete Institute Convention in San Francisco. Teymouri's research is titled...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University are learning more about the complex hydrology that contributes to stream flows in order to develop recommendations for building bridges that can better withstand the effects of erosion. The most common cause of bridge failure in the United States is the erosion...
  • Researchers from the Mountain-Plains Consortium's eight collaborating universities were among the more than 20,000 transportation administrators, practitioners, policy makers, and researchers who came to Washington, DC, for the Transportation Research Board's 102nd Annual Meeting, January 8–12. The...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University developed an integrated tool that provides a more accurate consideration of various adverse driving conditions, including those in work zones. The new tool will allow planners and emergency responders to develop work zones and traffic patterns that reduce the...
  • Colorado State University Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Becki Atadero will serve as the first program director of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering's new Engineering Education Initiative. The initiative is intended to improve retention, close equity gaps, and enhance...
  • Urban traffic networks are essential to emergency response and recovery, but current traffic simulation models do not adequately address partially blocked roads and other traffic disruptions that may result from disasters and emergencies. Researchers at Colorado State University are developing ways to...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University are exploring new ways to limit the damage to transportation infrastructure caused by the expansive soils that are common across the Mountain-Plains region. Four commercially available polymer treatments were tested in comparison with lime and fly ash, two of...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University are developing a method of inspecting infrastructure elements such as guardrails and bridges. The method is more objective than typical visual inspections and has the ability to store and track changes in condition over time. The approach capitalizes on a combination...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University developed new modeling techniques to assist in planning emergency medical services (EMS) response. The techniques help predict the resilience of the transportation network in terms of EMS response to help implement optimized post-disaster medical response plans...
  • MPC produces volumes of research that is critical to maintaining and improving the transportation systems of our region, the nation and the world. That research would not be possible without the efforts of our students who collect and analyze data, test new ideas and approaches, and help interpret results....
  • Researchers at Colorado State University found that urban roadway flooding can be reduced by diverting storm water from just 1% to 5% of directly connected impervious areas (i.e., streets, parking lots, rooftops) to bioretention areas, a part of green stormwater infrastructure (GSI). These results show...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University used responses to written and oral interviews and questionnaires administered to bridge personnel in state DOTs to identify the reasons behind the gap between researchers and practitioners. The effort helped provide insights about how to facilitate research implementation...
  • Recent advancements in commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made them ideal for collecting images during bridge inspections. However, measuring the extent of a defect, its growth, and its exact location using those images can be cumbersome. Researchers at Colorado State University developed...
  • Researchers from the Mountain-Plains Consortium's eight collaborating universities were among the thousands of transportation administrators, practitioners, policy makers and researchers who came to Washington, DC, for the Transportation Research Board's 101st Annual Meeting, January 9-13. The meeting...
  • Colorado State University researchers have developed a process to streamline bridge inspections and make them more objective and quantitative. Their method could keep better tabs on deteriorating infrastructure and help bridge owners plan for maintenance. In an MPC-supported work, Yanlin Guo, assistant...
  • Christopher Bareither received the ASCE 2020 Associate Editor Award for the 2020 Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. The award recognizes an associate editor who has provided consistent and exemplary service to a particular journal or practice periodical, or a substantial unique...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University developed computer models to evaluate the complex interactions between debris flows and the stress-strain response of steel structures of flexible steel, ring-net barriers, a common form of barrier used to mitigate debris flows and protect transportation infrastructure....
  • Researchers at Colorado State University are testing an innovative building material for its suitability in building lightweight sustainable bridges. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is a sustainable, lightweight, high-strength versatile building material that has been used in Europe but has not been tested...
  • Several papers from MPC-funded research projects were recently published. They include the following: "Bicycle safety at roundabouts: a systemic literature review" was written by Niranjan Pudel and Patrick Singleton with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Utah State University....
  • Several papers from MPC-funded research projects were recently published. They include the following: "Seismic repair of deficient and code compliant bridge wall piers" was published in the April 2021 edition of Engineering Structures. Authors are Bhaskar Kunwar, Vanessa McEntee, and Chris P. Pantelides...
  • Researchers at Colorado State University developed a method that engineers can use to optimize a road segment and all bridges on the roadway for height above a river or creek to reduce the potential damage to the transportation network to a consistent level of risk and assure transportation access for...
  • Kathryn Knight, master's student in civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University, defended her MS thesis, "Assessing the Use of Dual-Drainage Modeling to Determine the Effects of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Networks on Events of Roadway Flooding." The work was part of MPC project...
  • Work by MPC researchers at Colorado State University was recently published in several journals. "Streamlined bridge inspection system utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles and machine learning," by Brandon J. Perry, Yanlin Guo, Rebecca Atadero and John W. van de Lindt was published in the journal, Measurement....
  • MPC researchers at Colorado State University are improving the hydrologic analyses used to evaluate dam safety and to design bridges and roads. Many current hydrologic guidelines assume that runoff from design storms is produced by an infiltration-excess mechanism where rainfall intensity exceeds the...
  • MPC researcher Mahmet Ozbek recently received the Associated Schools of Construction Outstanding Educator Award. Ozbek is the interim department head for the Colorado State University Construction Management Program and was recently promoted to professor at CSU. The award recognizes Ozbek's contribution...
  • MPC researchers at Colorado State University developed an improved method for estimating stream flows from storms so that engineers can install bridges, culverts and other transportation infrastructure that assures the reliability and public safety of the transportation network. The improved method...
  • Colorado State University Ph.D. student Abdelrahman Abdallah won second place in the Great Minds in Research award for his research topic at the Graduate Student Showcase in November. Abdallah is earning his Ph.D. in Construction Engineering and Management, a collaborative program between the Colorado...
  • In traditional seismic analyses of bridges, traffic is typically ignored, but the reality is that bridges experiencing earthquakes will likely have normal traffic on them. MPC researchers at Colorado State University developed an analytic method of modeling the response of complex bridges to seismic...
  • Existing bridge seismic analyses examine the inertial forces applied on bridge structures during earthquakes, but do not fully consider the interaction between earthquake motions, bridges and the traffic on those bridges. Long-span bridges often carry a significant amount of traffic and many vehicles...
  • Considerable research has focused on the seismic performance of bridges, but embankments are also subject to damage during earthquakes. That damage may prevent the proper functioning of transportation networks that will be essential for rescue workers, repair teams and disaster relief efforts. MPC researchers...
  • The fatigue life of rebar in reinforced concrete beams could be doubled or tripled through the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP), MPC researchers at Colorado State University found. The researchers studied the effect of externally bonded CFRP on slowing or arresting fatigue crack growth...
  • Dr. Yufen Zhou, a former MPC Ph.D. student at Colorado State University, was recently named a Rising Star by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Zhou is a wind engineer at SOH Wind Engineering LLC focusing on wind-induced vibration of critical...
  • Dr. Gaofeng Jia has joined the MPC faculty as an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Colorado State University. He has expertise in natural hazard risk assessment and mitigation, robust analysis and design of complex engineering systems and high performance structures, risk-informed...
  • MPC Research Published (Jul 13, 2016)
    Three journal papers featuring MPC research at Colorado State University conducted by MPC principal investigator Suren Chen and his collaborators were recently published: Chen, F., Chen, S. and Ma, X. "Crash frequency modeling using real-time environmental and traffic data and unbalanced panel data...
  • A paper titled "Creating Inclusive Environments in First-Year Engineering Classes to Support Student Retention and Learning" by Christina Paguyo, a postdoctoral fellow in the College of Engineering at Colorado State University, and CSU MPC Program Director Rebecca Atadero won two best paper awards at...
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