Spring 2014 Civil Engineering Seminars

Civil Engineering CE 5990 Seminars, Spring 2014

Unless otherwise noted, seminars are from 4:00–5:00 PM in Room 642 of the Dow Building.

DatePresenter and AffiliationTitlePlace
Jan 23Andrew Swartz,  Michigan Technological University,Bioinspired Magnetostrictive Whisker Sensors for Autonomous Bridge Scour Sensing"Dow 642
Jan 30Stan Vitton,  Michigan Technological University,Interesting Geology- An Investigation into the Stability of an Abandoned Quarry High Wall Affecting US-31 at Petosky, MichiganDow 642
Feb 13Ulrich Leister, SMA Partner AG, Zurich, SwitzerlandCharacteristics of Railway Operation and System DesignDow 642
Feb 20Ruilong Han, Ph.D. candidate in structural engineeringPerformance Based Engineering for Evaluation of Base Isolated Older Reinforced Concrete Buildings Incorporating Aftershock HazardDow 642
Feb 27William Leder,  Michigan Technological University,A Short History of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport at Age 40 with Some Lessons LearnedDow 642
Mar 6Adriano Rothschild, graduate student in civil engineeringProspects and Issues for Fuel Cells with Heavy Duty Freight RailDow 642
Mar 20Steven C. Bower, Engineer of Research, Michigan Department of TransportationMichigan DOT Research Program Past Successes-Future OpportunitiesDow 642
Mar 27Irfan Rasul and Akalu TafesseAn Upper Peninsula Rail Freight StudyDow 642
Apr 7Aaron Mazeika of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM)Structural Systems for High-Rise TowersDow 642
Apr 17Caitlin Piehl Bukovitz, MS Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Abdullahi Salman, MS Candidate, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Planning for the Pebble Mine in Alaska


Age-Dependent Fragility and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Timber and Steel Distribution Poles Subjected to Hurricanes

Dow 642