Resilience-based design of biologically inspired columns for next-gen acc. bridge construction

This research addresses the scientific base for a new resilience-based bridge pier design and construction using a new composite column inspired by the human anatomy.

A presentation from the 21st Young Researchers Conference

Resilience-based design of biologically inspired columns for next-generation accelerated bridge construction

Speaker: Ehsan Ahmadi
University: University of Southampton

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