A paper on behavior of integral abutment bridges has been published in the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering:
LaFave, J., Riddle, J., Jarrett, M., Wright, B., Svatora, J., An, H., and Fahnestock, L. (2016). “Numerical Simulations of Steel Integral Abutment Bridges under Thermal Loading.” J. Bridge Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000919, 04016061.
The work described in this paper is part of the project Analysis of Superstructures of Integral Abutment Bridges, which is sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation and the Illinois Tollway.
Prof. Fahnestock has received the 2016 Raymond and Sidney Epstein Structural Engineering Faculty Award. This award is given annually to a Structural Engineering Faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for outstanding instruction. Awards are based upon the highest average ICES scores in both the Fall and Spring semester from the previous year.
Fourteen leaders from across the structural steel design, construction, and academic community will receive distinguished awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) at the 2016 NASCC: The Steel Conference (April 13-15 in Orlando). Prof. Fahnestock is being recognized for his work on the reserve capacity of low-ductility steel braced frames in areas of moderate seismicity, in which he quantifies the effects of reserve capacity in non-ductile frames, which may preclude the need for strict seismic retrofit requirements in moderate seismic regions.