Nano Engineering, Smart Materials, and Sensors for Safe Bridges
Professor Kenneth Loh
This presentation will explain how nanotechnology can be leveraged to build new, multi-functional materials for detecting damage and preventing catastrophic failure in large-scale infrastructure systems such as bridges. Among the examples that will be discussed are the use of coatings (such as paint) that are designed to be electrically conductive and sensitive to cracks, corrosion, and other damage. The talk will also review unique measurement strategies and algorithms that can be used not only to detect damage but also to assess its severity and to pinpoint its locations.
Instructor: Kenneth Loh is an Associate Professor of Structural Engineering at UC San Diegp. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Michigan and taught at UC Davis from 2009 to 2015 before coming to UCSD. His principal area of research concerns the structural integrity of civil structures and the role nano-technology can play in assessing that integrity
Coordinator: Dick Dahlberg
Course Number: OSHR-70016 Credit: 0 units
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Day and Time:
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.