Topic: Eric Williamson

Protecting bridges from terrorist attacks

Sept. 9, 2011
Associate Professor Eric Williamson developed the first-ever national guidelines for building and retrofitting bridges so

In the decade since 9/11, Engineering Associate Professor Eric Williamson has been designing structures that are safer and more resistant to collapsing.

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Engineers to Conduct Collapse-Load Test on 120-Foot Bridge with Fractured Girder

March 12, 2009

Event: Structural engineers at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin will test the load capacity of a full-sized bridge that has previously suffered a complete fracture of a steel girder.

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Engineers to Conduct Fracture Test on 120-Foot Bridge Using Explosives

June 4, 2008

Event: Structural engineers at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin will test the stability of a full-sized bridge in the event of a complete fracture of a steel girder.

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Structural engineer quoted by Boston Globe

Dec. 13, 2007
Structural engineer quoted by Boston Globe

A chunk of metal suspended from a string served for the bomb. Mehrdad Sasani, an assistant professor of structural engineering at Boston's Northeastern University, aimed for the center support column on the base of a faux three-story building and loosed the makeshift projectile.

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