Prof. Tootkaboni joins CFSRC as affiliated investigator

Assistant Professor Mazdak Tootkaboni joined the CFSRC as an affiliated investigator today. Professor Tootkaboni is an expert in stochastic mechanics and is currently collaborating with CFSRC Director Ben Schafer on research related to the imperfection sensitivity of thin-walled structures. You

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Virginia Tech-JHU Agreement Formalized

CFSRC is pleased to announce that the formal agreement between Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VT) and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) for their mutual participation in the CFSRC has been formalized. This allows the full capabilities of the CFSRC

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CFS-NEES the genesis of CFSRC

In the second week of August 2013 full-scale testing of the CFS-NEES (Cold-Formed Steel – Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation) project wrapped up. You can learn a ton about the testing at the CFS-NEES blog and the CFS-NEES website. This

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CFSRC to study thin-walled steel wind turbine towers

A team of CFSRC investigators (Myers and Schafer) in collaboration with Keystone Tower Systems has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study the reliability and design methods for thin-walled steel wind turbine towers with an emphasis on a new technology

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CFSRC to study System Reliability of Light Steel Framed Buildings

A team of CFSRC investigators (Arwade, Moen, and Schafer) in collaboration with AISI staff Dr. Helen Chen has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to study system reliability of light steel framed buildings with an emphasis on how

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New Consortium Begins 1 July 2013

As of 1 July 2013 the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC) has been officially chartered at the Johns Hopkins University with Ben Schafer, Swirnow Family Faculty Scholar, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering as its Founding Director.

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