Dr. Burak Tanyu and Students Working with VDoT to Evaluate New Field Technology to Support Bridge Installation

Dr. Burak Tanyu, his graduate students and the Virginia Department of Transportation are currently installing a bridge abutment in Harrisonburg, VA in order to evaluate a new technology that is faster and more economical to construct than conventional cast in-place concrete structures. The research team is placing more than ten different types of instruments including 40 individual sensors to evaluate the performance of the structure over the next two years. This research is funded by the National Highway Cooperative Research program and is implemented as a joint effort between University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin), Kansas University (KU), and George Mason University (GMU).