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

Burak Tanyu, assistant professor in the Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering, his graduate students, and the Virginia Department of Transportation are currently installing a bridge abutment in Harrisonburg, Va. This  work aims to evaluate a new technology that is faster and more economical to construct than conventional cast in-place concrete structures.

Men on a construction site

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).

Learn more about Dr. Tanyu's research.