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MPC Research: Hybrid Post Tensioning Columns (MPC-588)

  • Aug 16, 2022 (9:30 - 10:30 am CT; 8:30 - 9:30 am MT)
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Seismic resilience of bridges improves safety and livability of communities. Successful completion of the project will ensure that the proposed method of constructing bridges will improve seismic resilience of bridges for strong earthquakes thus preserving the existing transportation system. The project investigates a bridge bent with self-centering precast concrete columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) in high seismic regions.


Dr. Chris Pantelides been with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Utah since 1991 where he is currently a Professor and Associate Chair. He received his B.E. in Civil Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1980, his M.Sc. from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1983 and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1987. He was a design structural engineer in 1980 with Dar-Al-Handasah Consultants; from 1981-82 he was a construction engineer with Odon and Odostromaton, S.A.M

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