Resilient Structures: Fire Effects on Suspension Bridge Main Cables

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Students will work actively in the testing of failure-critical components of suspension bridges, especially when subjected to fire. Researchers will participate in the construction of a 9000 wire full-scale bridge cable, sensor placement, data acquisition/controls design and implementation, as well as the fabrication of custom test furnaces to simulate a truck fire on a bridge. The core research team is looking for five undergraduate and two graduate students to support this effort. This research is funded through a joint MTA and Port Authority sponsored initiative to address hazards facing critical infrastructure issues of today.

Lab: Carleton Laboratory

Direct Supervisor: Adrian Brügger

Position Dates: 5/17/2018 - 8/31/2018

Hours per Week: 35

Paid Position: Yes

Credit: No

Positions Available: 5

Qualifications: Active interest in current civil engineering problems. Experience in National Instruments environment preferred, yet not required. We are looking to build a well-rounded team with bright participants with complementary skill sets ranging from materials testing to electrical engineering. Practical acumen an absolute must.

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Master's; SEAS only

Adrian Brügger, +1.212.854.3158 ; Please speak to the management of the Carleton Laboratory to to apply to this position.