Tag: Purdue University

Purdue ASCE reaches out to high schoolers with Bridge Bust event

Area students will test their bridge design capabilities when they come to Purdue University for the annual Bridge Bust Competition. The event, now entering its 40th year, will include a total of 161 teams composed of 289 students from 18 schools.

Purdue offers online courses for its engineering grads

Purdue University’s College of Engineering is offering a pilot program for alumni. In September, the college introduced its One Course Higher program. It is free and available for life to the engineering alumni across Purdue campuses.

Computer graphics researchers make drone navigation easier

Drone operators struggling to fly the multi-propeller device and take pictures simultaneously could soon have a much simpler method to steering flight.

Stronger buildings could delay, but not stop, wildfire destruction alone

California's deadly Camp Fire is now 100 percent contained, but low humidity and strong winds in the state mean that wildfires could strike again. Unfortunately, better building materials and planning can only offer so much protection, says a Purdue University natural hazards engineering expert.

Artificial intelligence for water main infrastructure

The Fracta condition assessment solution calculates and visualizes the likelihood of failure (LoF) for every water main across a utility’s infrastructure. A more accurate, objective...

Balcony design

Figure 1: Example of mixed-use podium wood construction utilizing structural concrete for the first floor and wood framing for the upper five floors. Photo: courtesy...

New 3D-printed cement paste gets stronger when it cracks

Purdue University researchers have 3D-printed cement paste that gets tougher under pressure like the shells of arthropods such as lobsters and beetles. The technique could eventually contribute to more resilient structures during natural disasters.

Emerging technology revolutionizing traditional construction industry

Purdue Polytechnic faculty are continuing to use automation technology like robotics as the foundation to build toward a better future in the area of construction.

Double Degrees

Purdue offers two-year concurrent master’s degrees in engineering and management Beginning in fall 2018, Purdue University’s College of Engineering and Krannert School of Management are...

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