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Wendelin Mueller receives research contract from Bonneville Power Administration
Author: Currently
Posted: January 7, 2008
Wendelin Mueller, Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty, received an $85,877 research contract from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to develop a methodology for the design of dampers to protect high voltage sub-station equipment from damage in an earthquake. This is a continuation of Mueller's work in this area on the study of the strength of steel members subjected to rapid loads. A full-scale verification test will be done using the seismic shake table in the infra-Structure Testing and Applied Research laboratory located in Science Building 2 before the dampers are installed in the field.