College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

How much vehicle weight can highways withstand? Yongsung Koh receives award for highway resilience research

Read the story from the Institute for Transportation here.

How much pressure can a road withstand? Of all the roads and highways we drive on – when will they crack? That’s what Yongsung Koh, a doctoral student in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering and the Institute for Transportation, is working hard to figure out.

Koh just received a Best Paper Award for his work studying how to quantify superloads, otherwise known as vehicles substantially over the current vehicle weight limits – and find out their impact on the road infrastructure system.

Read the story from the Institute for Transportation here.