The program offers instructional programs and research opportunities in structural analysis and design, earthquake engineering, structural dynamics, risk and reliability analysis, computational mechanics, geomechanics and … The Institute of Bridge Engineering (IBE) is a UB research center aimed at educating new and mid-career professionals in bridge engineering. In order to keep bridge safe and more durable, wireless sensors have been widely applied in bridge health monitoring.

Research in bridge engineering drives the use of new construction methods, components and materials.

Advancing Steel and Concrete Bridge Technology to Improve Infrastructure Performance (Collaborative project with Lehigh University (Lead), The State University of New York at Buffalo, Corven Engineering, Inc., and Modjeski & Masters); Nii Attoh-Okine, Michael Chajes, Jennifer Righman-McConnell, Dennis Mertz, Thomas Schumacher, and Harry Shenton; Funding: FHWA; Duration: 09/30/2011-09/29/2016. The main topics are bridge design, bridge construction, bridge maintenance, management, repair and strengthening of existing bridges. The section aims to publish high-quality papers on all subjects of bridge engineering, from conceptual design to service life. The Bridge Research Group was formed in the Department of Civil Engineering in June 1999. Introduction to Bridge Engineering. Bridge Engineering is a specialty section of Frontiers in Built Environment. Bridge Engineering The first bridges were made by nature — as simple as a log fallen across a stream. The first bridges made by humans were probably spans of wooden logs or planks and eventually stones, using a simple support and crossbeam arrangement. The Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Program is designed to prepare students for careers in consulting, industry, government and academia. Most of these early bridges could not support heavy weights or withstand strong currents. The Bridge Engineering Research Group in the Department of Civil Engineering at University College Dublin is delighted to be hosting, and to welcome you all to, this 1st Symposium on Bridge Engineering Research in Ireland. We'll look at the fundamental principles of bridge engineering, the different types and how we attempt to thwart the physical forces and natural phenomena that perpetually threaten to destroy the world's bridges.

Current areas of investigation are Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in seismic regions using prefabricated segmental construction, multiple-hazard mitigation, and response modification devices.

The IBE is committed to the advancement of sustainable bridge design, construction and preservation through research and education. In this article, we'll get to know the bridges we so often take for granted (we literally walk and drive all over them), as well as the designs that make them possible. Research Areas . Overview • Bridges vs. Buildings • Advances in bridge engineering – learning from failures • Types of bridges and their attributes • Discussion of the Walnut St. bridge.