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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Michigan DOT and LTU deploying carbon fiber reinforced bridge components to reach goal of 100-year bridges

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is continuing to deploy carbon fiber to reinforce bridge components as a way to reach their goal of bridges that last 100 years. Calling it “game changing technology,” MDOT said that since 2011, it has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield to research carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams. The research, the department said, has moved from the lab into the field and that some projects have been deployed.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

MDOT and LTU driving the future of durable bridges

MDOT engineers hope to build bridges that last 100 years and save taxpayers on life-cycle maintenance costs. - MDOT is deploying the materials strategically, using them on higher-volume routes: two bridges are currently being built with carbon fiber reinforced beams as part of MDOT's massive I-94 modernization project in Detroit.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Michigan Dot Using Carbon Fiber to Reinforce Bridge Components on Major Projects

Two bridges are currently being built with carbon fiber reinforced beams as part of the I-94 modernization project. MDOT has been collaborating with Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield on researching carbon fiber reinforced polymer materials in concrete bridge beams. That research has moved from the lab into the field, with projects now being deployed.
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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

LTU to lead foundation's effort to boost engineering research with an entrepreneurial mindset

Lawrence Technological University is the lead institution on a three-year, $734,000 grant from the Wisconsin-based Kern Family Foundation to improve the participation of undergraduate students in engineering research with an entrepreneurial focus.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

LTU students to display solutions to society's biggest challenges in Dec. 9 research event

More than 100 students at Lawrence Technological University will show off their work to help solve some of the most vexing problems of the 21st century in a federal “Grand Challenges of Engineering” presentation program Thursday, Dec. 9.
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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Auto engineering expertise on display at LTU Grand Prix

Under a spectacular sunny sky on a crisp autumn afternoon, students from Lawrence Technological University and seven other universities showed off their race car building skills Saturday at Lawrence Technological University’s 12th Grand Prix.

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