OU Research Projects

On-Going Projects

1st-Cycle Projects (2016-grant)

  • Development Of Guide For Selection Of Substructure For ABC Projects:  The primary objective of this project is to provide guidelines for decision making by the designers and bridge owners for the selection of substructure and foundation for new bridges and replacement of existing bridges using ABC methods. This is a joint project between FIU and OU, with OU focusing on foundation and FIU on remaining.
  • Rapid Retrofitting Techniques For Induced Earthquakes:  The objective of this project is to develop analysis techniques to study the effect of large number of small earthquakes on bridges and identify appropriate ABC methods for repair of bridges damaged by induced earthquakes. Expected outcomes will be new analysis tools and guidelines to assess for damage from induced earthquakes and specifications for application of ABC repair methods.