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Virtual Dynamic Shaker Offers Conceptually Simpler, but Equally Reliable, Structural Damping Estimation of Structures

nwelding • Date: May 9, 2018

This images shows how a building vibrates. Photo credit: Enrica Bernardini

A recent study published in the Journal of Engineering Mechanics presents a novel concept for rapid assessments of structural damping that, while steeped in the basic equations of dynamics, applies a new output-only system identification scheme to more accurately and more easily estimate the properties of structures under wind or seismic loads.

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South Bend Church Models Smart Rainwater Handling

First Unitarian Church members, including Professor Alan Hamlet, planted one of four rain gardens to capture rainwater and divert it from the city's wastewater treatment plant.

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Study reveals how bacteria communicate in groups to avoid antibiotics

In a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC), researchers from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a pathogen that causes pneumonia, sepsis and other infections, communicates distress signals within a group of bacteria in response to certain antibiotics.

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Stunning scientists, NASA’s only moon rover just got canceled

Months after President Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to return astronauts to the moon, the space agency has canceled its only lunar rover currently in development.

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The Future of Engineering: A Q&A With Langan's Art Alzamora

Art Alzamora of Langan discusses the future of engineering, skills engineering students should hone, and the importance of connecting with working professionals.

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