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University of Utah Student Earns Honor for Bridge Engineering Paper

Posted: Jul 11, 2018

The recipient of the 2018 Nevada Medal for Distinguished Graduate Student Paper in Bridge Engineering is Ruoyang Wu, a doctoral student at the University of Utah.

The Nevada Medal is an annual award given to a graduate student paper that has made significant contributions to the state-of-the-art in bridge engineering.

The title of the paper is "Experimental and Analytical Study of Seismically Repaired RC Bridge Column-to-Cap Beam Connections." The paper presented a technique to repair severely damaged reinforced concrete bridge columns. Concentrated and distributed plasticity models simulating the repaired concrete columns were proposed to model damaged longitudinal steel bars, bond-slip effects, and low-cycle fatigue of the bars. Wu's research that led to the award winning paper was directed by MPC researcher Chris Pantelides, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Utah. Learn more.

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