College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Two Cyclone Engineers lead the top concrete institute, a first in 116 years

When most people think of concrete, if they ever do, it’s simply that boring, grey material in their sidewalk or basement walls. That’s not the case for two Iowa State Civil Engineering graduates who currently hold the top two spots at the American Concrete Institute: Jeff Coleman (’76, civil engineering; ’77 master’s in structural engineering) …Continue reading “Two Cyclone Engineers lead the top concrete institute, a first in 116 years”

CCEE researchers feature on PBS News Hour – watch video

Researchers in the CCEE department are utilizing Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in bridges and to develop non-proprietary mixes of UHPC. Contributors to the project include Terry Wipf, Behrouz Shafei, Katelyn Freeseman, and others. Click on the link above to see the video feature of this work.

Iowa State co-hosts Second International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Iowa State University (ISU) co-hosted the second annual International Interactive Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC) in Albany, New York, from June 2-5.

On NBC’s TODAY show: Could heated airport runways melt away your winter travel headaches?

Halil Ceylan’s heated pavement technology was featured on The Today Show. Watch the video to see just how quickly the heated runways can melt away snow and ice.

Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?

From NPR’s All Tech Considered: “Last year, Halil Ceylan, a professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at Iowa State University, installed two 15-by-13.5-foot slabs of conductive concrete at a corner of a hangar at Des Moines International Airport. It’s in an area for smaller planes, and Ceylan can turn on the heated pavement with an …Continue reading “Winter is coming. What if roads and runways could de-ice themselves?”

Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road

Transportation engineers plan efforts to teach new concrete specifications to states in effort to cut delays, extend life of roadways It is hard to imagine a summer without the delays of road construction; however, researchers at Iowa State University (ISU) are finding new ways to keep the slow-downs to a minimum. To do so, they …Continue reading “Iowa State researchers take new long-lasting highway findings on the road”

CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU

This week, students and faculty of Iowa State University’s Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department presented their research to the top minds of their field. And they never had to leave campus. ISU’s CCEE Department hosted the Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility and Sustainability’s (PEGASAS) Fourth Annual Meeting. More than 100 participants attended the event, …Continue reading “CCEE Graduate Research Takes Off at PEGASAS Annual Meeting at ISU”

CCEE Competition Tests Beam, Skills

What happens when buildings are put to the test? Professor Matt Rouse created the CCEE Reinforced Concrete Beam Contest to show his students exactly that. “As engineers, a lot of times we design things but we don’t get to see how they fail. Hopefully not, anyway,” he said with a smile. This spring, Rouse’s engineering …Continue reading “CCEE Competition Tests Beam, Skills”

Iowa State engineers developing pavement technologies to clear snow and ice from runways

Alireza Sassani turned a switch and sent 60 volts of electricity into a small block of concrete. A few minutes later the Iowa State University doctoral student took some measurements and found the block’s surface temperature had risen from 64 degrees Fahrenheit to 189 degrees. Next, Therin Young stepped up to the demonstration table and …Continue reading “Iowa State engineers developing pavement technologies to clear snow and ice from runways”

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