Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sussmann Receives Award

Sussmann Receives 'Best Paper' Award for Railway Infrastructure Research

Posted 09/29/2015
Category: Accolades / Unotes
Surface wave measurement device on track
       Surface wave measurement device on track
Ted Sussmann, assistant professor in CETA’s Civil, Environmental, and Biomedical Engineering Department, received a “Best Paper” award at the Railway Engineering Conference hosted by Mike Forde of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland in July.

The award for “the best paper demonstrating the use of geophysics and non-destructive testing” was received for Sussmann’s paper, “Use of Seismic Surface Wave Testing to Assess Track Substructure.”

During the conference, Sussmann presented two papers: “Effect of Unsupported Ties at Transition Zones” and “Non-Invasive Monitoring of Track System Gaps.” The papers are the result of a collaboration with the Volpe Center in Cambridge, Mass. Sussmann’s team members include Hugh Thompson of the Federal Railroad Administration, Tim Stark and Steve Wilk of the University of Illinois—Urbana Champaign, Carl Ho of the University of Massachusetts—Amherst, and Soheil Nazarian of the University of Texas—El Paso.

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