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Glencliff High sweeps Saturday’s ASCE Nashville Bridge Building Contest

Mar. 2, 2015—No sound pierces like the first creak from a model bridge struggling under the weight of concrete — a silent crowd waiting to see how much it holds before breaking into pieces. But that’s all part of the fun at the annual American Society of Civil Engineers Nashville Bridge Building Competition, which was held Saturday...

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Simulations predict health of composite materials from ‘birth to death’

Mar. 2, 2015—R. Byron Pipes to deliver Hall Engineering Lecture March 30 A globally recognized polymer sciences researcher will deliver the John R. and Donna S. Hall Engineering Lecture March 30. R. Byron Pipes, John Leighton Bray Distinguished Professor of Engineering at Purdue University, will deliver a lecture titled “Simulation in Composites Manufacturing” that explores the integration...

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Discovery Canada show features Professor Doug Adams and intelligent materials

Nov. 20, 2014—The Discovery Canada show “Daily Planet” featured a segment this week on Professor Doug Adams, who took a camera crew on a tour of his intelligent materials research at Vanderbilt University’s Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability. Using a bat and a hammer, Adams — the Daniel F. Flowers Professor of Engineering and chair of the Department...

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Fluid power industry, academic leaders pack panel discussion on advances

Oct. 14, 2014—If America wants to keep its edge in fluid power, its engineers must find ways to add even more value to manufacturing components, work across disciplines and make everything smaller. Fortunately, engineering professionals in both research and industry are up to the task, an expert panel addressing the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference said...

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Super-sized lab has energized grand opening

Aug. 18, 2014—LASIR wind tunnel. (Joe Howell / Vanderbilt) More than 150 people showed up Aug. 14 for the grand opening of the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability (LASIR). The visitors to the spacious, 20,000-square-foot facility were dwarfed by the airframe of the military heavy-lift helicopter, the Humvee sitting on a four-foot...

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Military helicopter creates spectacle at massive new engineering lab

Mar. 31, 2014—Move-in day was a spectacle that attracted local media and others to the School of Engineering’s new Laboratory for Systems Integrity and Reliability in Metro Center, located along the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville. The 20,000 square-foot high-bay facility – measuring 27 feet from floor to ceiling – now houses a CH-53A Super Stallion heavy-lift...

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