Group Leader: Dr. Jennifer Bridge
Dr. Jennifer Bridge is an associate professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering. Dr. Bridge’s research interests are in the area of structural dynamics with an emphasis on structural health monitoring, wireless smart sensor networks, wind hazard mitigation, and full-scale bridge assessment. She strives to improve infrastructure monitoring strategies by utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to the development and application of novel sensors and sensing systems.
To conduct research, education and service activities in the field of infrastructures and related materials. As well as promote sustainable practices in infrastructure engineering, enhance understanding of distress mechanisms and failure modes, develop testing and conditioning procedures to improve material characterization, and develop design approaches for pavement systems and foundations that optimize performance.
|Project Title||PI||Funding Source||Status|
|CAREER: Loading on Coastal Bridges in Windstorms Using Rapidly Deployable Sensor Network||Dr. Jennifer Bridge||National Science Foundation||Active|
|Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) for Structural Inspection||Dr. Jennifer Bridge||Florida Department of Transportation||Completed 2018|
|Wind Effects on Mast Arms||Dr. Jennifer Bridge||Florida Department of Transportation||Completed 2018|
|Sunshine Skyway Bridge Monitoring Phase II: System Deployment||Dr. Jennifer Bridge||Florida Department of Transportation||Active|
|Monster Jam Load Study||Dr. Jennifer Bridge||Feld Entertainment||Completed 2019|
|Elements: Cyberinfrastructure Service for IoT-Based Construction Research and Applications||Dr. Aaron Costin||National Science Foundation||Active|
|Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Bridges and Structures||Dr. Aaron Costin||Transportation Pooled Fund Program||Active|
|Cognition-driven Display for Navigation Activities (Cog-DNA): Personalized Spatial Information System Based on Information Personality of Firefighters||Dr. Eric Jing Du||National Institute of Standards and Technology||Active|
|Convergence Accelerator Phase I (RAISE): Learning Environments with Advanced Robotics for Next-Generation Emergency Responders (LEARNER)||Dr. Eric Jing Du||National Science Foundation||Active|
|HDBE: Collaborative Research: Personalized Systems for Wayfinding for First Responders||Dr. Eric Jing Du||National Science Foundation||Active|
|Rating Concrete Water Permeability Based on Resistivity Measurements||Dr. Chris Ferraro||Transportation Research Board/NCHRP 18-19||Active|
|Boron Concrete For Active Formation of Lithium As Mitigation of Neutron-Induced Expansion and Passive Neutron Absorption||Dr. Chris Ferraro||Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy|
U.S. Department of Energy
|Predictive, Model-Assisted Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring||Dr. Joel B. Harley||Air Force Office of Scientific Research||Active|
|Durability Evaluation of Ternary Mix Designs for Extremely Aggressive Exposures Phase II||Dr. Kyle Riding||Florida Department of Transportation Research Center||Active|
|Phase II: Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) Use in Florida Structural Applications||Dr. Kyle Riding||Florida Department of Transportation Research Center||Active|
|Track Structure Modification to Reduce Track Pressure and Settlement at Transition Areas||Dr. Kyle Riding||US Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration||Active|
|Enhanced Characterization of RAP for Cracking Performance||Dr. Reynaldo Roque||Florida Department of Transportation||Completed 2020|
|In-service Assessment of Road Sinkholes with 2D Ambient Noise Tomography||Dr. Khiem Tran||Florida Department of Transportation||Active|
|Investigation of the Impact of Milling and Construction on the Bond Strength of Remaining Thin (Scab) Layers||Dr. Reynaldo Roque & Dr. Jian Zou||Florida Department of Transportation||Active|
|Collaborative Research: 3D Ambient Noise Tomography (3D ANT) for Natural Hazards Engineering||Dr. Khiem Tran||National Science Foundation||Active|
|Geotechnical Site Characterization with 3-D Full Seismic Waveform Tomography||Dr. Khiem Tran||National Science Foundation||Active|
Weil Hall Structures and Materials Laboratory
The Weil Hall Structures and Materials Laboratory (affectionately known as “The Pit”) is a fully equipped civil engineering materials preparation and testing laboratory. The Laboratory specializes in concrete design and testing as well as small to large scale structural experiment testing.
Powell Family Structures & Materials Laboratory
The Powell Family Structures and Materials Laboratory is located on the East Campus of the University of Florida and is part of the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. The facility consists of a 6000 square foot lab space with a 30-foot high ceiling and 4-foot thick concrete strong floor, a 2000 square foot machine shop with a 12-foot ceiling, a 5000 square foot general lab space with a 16-foot high ceiling, a 120 linear foot wind tunnel, a 220 square foot instrumentation room, and several offices & storage rooms. Research in this facility is primarily directed at earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and blast/impact in the context of structural damage mitigation and human intervention.