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CAMP Annual Report: Page 11

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Intelligent Infrastructure Systems  



Field deployment of a wireless sensor system (WSS) on a multi-span bridge under loading with controlled progressive damage.

Professor Kerop Janoyan, Associate Professor and Executive Officer of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Clarkson, continues to work on developing and deploying novel wireless sensors and sensor networks for intelligent infrastructure systems.  The focus of his work is the design and integration of advanced sensing tools, measurements, and quantitative databases to enable event response, in-service condition assessment, and long-term decision making in intelligent infrastructure management systems. See photo.

Professor Janoyan has been active in a number of new projects that are listed below.

  • 1. Wireless Underground Sensor Network for In-Situ Monitoring of Soil Parameters, Soil-Structure Interaction Behavior, and Buried Utilities
  • 2. Real-time Structural Monitoring Platform for Wind Turbine Systems
  • 3 Advanced Sensing and Structural Evaluation Toolkit (ASSET) for Load Capacity Rating within Bridge Inspection
  • 4. Tool for Analysis of Early Age Transverse Cracking of Composite Bridge Decks
  • 5. Water Quality Measurements using a Novel Buoyancy Controlled Drifting Sensor Platform

Funding for the research and development work has been secured from both public agencies and private industry, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT),  the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the Syracuse Center of Excellence Collaborative Activities for Research and Technology Innovation (CARTI), General Motors Powertrain (GMPT), John Deere, Cooper Crouse-Hinds (CCH), General Electric (GE), and Atkins Global.

 For more information, contact Dr. Janoyan at

CAMP Professor Yongming Liu Models Probabilistic Multi-Scale Fatigue Damage of Metals

Professor Yongming Liu, of Clarkson’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is investigating the fatigue damage prognosis of materials and structures. This topic is still a challenging problem despite tremendous progress made during the past several decades. Fatigue damage accumulation is a multi-scale phenomenon, which involves very different spatial and temporal scales. In addition, huge uncertainties are associated with the fatigue damage accumulation. The development of a general methodology for probabilistic multi-scale fatigue damage modeling would significantly enhance the nation’s aviation safety, the infrastructure risk assessment and the rulemaking of governmental authorities. Professor Liu is currently leading several projects related to probabilistic fatigue damage prognosis of materials and structures. These projects focus on the different metallic material systems and different structural applications, which are funded by various governmental agencies, such as the NASA Ames Research Center, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the NAVY-NAVAIR (through GEM, Inc.).

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CAMP’s Dr. Dana Barry Earns 15th Consecutive APEX Award and Serves as Visiting Professor in Japan

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Dr. Dana M. Barry

Dr. Dana M. Barry, senior technical writer and editor at Clarkson University’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP), earned her 15th consecutive APEX Award for Publication Excellence from Communications Concepts Inc. in Springfield, Va. This honor is based on editorial content and overall communications effectiveness and excellence.  Her winning entry (for 2010) was the CAMP Annual Report Newsletter (2008-2009), which faired extremely well in the competition. There were close to 4,000 entries from the United States and other countries.  Approximately 1,100 Awards of Excellence were distributed in 127 subcategories of 11 major areas.

Dr. Barry (Scientific Board President for Ansted University) also served as a Visiting Professor for Suzuka National College of Technology in Japan. Her research collaborator there is Dean and Professor Hideyuki Kanematsu of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.  She gave presentations in creative engineering design to the college students and carried out a Mars Simulation Mission (made possible by Space Explorers, Inc. in the US) at Mikunigaoka High School in Osaka.