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Supervised by Dr. Alberto Gomez-Rivas, PE
UHD, under the direction Dr. Alberto Gomez-Rivas as principal investigator was awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to develop an integrated hands-on and computer-intensive structural analysis lab for teaching and research, focusing on intensive testing of structures and foundations. This laboratory and its pedagogy has served as a model for curriculum development in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering Technology.
The conditions for the grant were:
This presents an overall view of the laboratory. At the center is the segmental
post-tensioned beam already in the testing bed.
|Precast priestesses concrete crane used to lift equipment in the laboratory. The pulley illustrate the point about using off-the-shelf industrial devices, at the right side there is a steel frame used to teach bolted connections. All other devices in the figure were designed and built by students under faculty guidance.|
This is the fall of 2008 graduating class in Structural Analysis and Design. Their message for other universities is:
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