The seminar topic is Monitoring Micropile Foundations of Bridge During Construction. Micropiles are deep foundation systems which are constructed using small diameter steel casing bars in previously drilled boreholes. The seminar covers a summary of the installation of instrumentation and results of the monitoring program of micropile foundations during construction of the Foothills Parkway Bridge No. 2 in eastern Tennessee completed in December of 2012.
Dr. Ronaldo Luna is Professor and Chair of Civil Engineering Department in Saint Louis University. He teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate level in the field of geotechnical engineering. His research interests lie in the dynamic response of soils and liquefaction, geographic information systems in civil engineering, and advances in foundation and earthquake engineering. He was a professor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO, for fifteen years. Previously he was an assistant professor at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. He is a registered professional engineer in the states of Missouri, California, and Washington and has published over 150 technical papers.
Title: Monitoring Micropile Foundations of Bridge During Construction
Presenter: Dr. Ronaldo Luna, PE, F.ASCE
Organizer: Geo-Institute SIUE Chapter
When: 3 PM to 4:30 PM, March 1st, 2016
Where: EB 1033, School of Engineering, SIUE