Significant experimental research has been completed at Villanova since 1998. A variety of research projects related to Concrete, Steel, and Wood, has been conducted under the supervision of faculty. These projects have involved a large number of undergraduate and graduate students, and have led to the completion of several Master's theses.
Most experimental research at Villanova is focused on the fundamental understanding of structural behavior, with an emphasis on the application of that understanding to the design process. Additional research has focused on improving the performance of structures under severe loading or environmental conditions. Overall, these projects have led to numerous archival publications and presentations at technical conference.
Click on the appropriate link for a one-page PDF summary of each research project that has been conducted at Villanova since 1998. Many of these projects are ongoing at this time.
- Behavior of Normal and High-Strength Concrete Flexural Members Reinforced with FRP Bars
- Time-Dependent Deflections of Normal and High-Strength Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP Bars
- Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members Strengthened with Near Surface Mounted CFRP Reinforcements
- Transfer and Development Length of CFRP Rods Used as Pre-stressing Tendons
- Strength and Behavior of Open Web Steel Joists with Crimped, Partially-Crimped, and Fully-Crimped Web Members
- Experimental Tests of Noncomposite Castellated and Cellular Beams