Cullen College Engineers Bring TxDOT Bridge Ratings Up To Date
Take a car trip from Houston and you’ll likely drive over one of the 50,000 bridges that span the great state of Texas. During your drive you probably never wondered if the weight limits on the bridges were accurate. But then, that’s why we have Mina Dawood, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering in the Cullen College.
That’s the way he thinks, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has taken notice, awarding him and two colleagues $260,000 over the next two years to assess bridges and bring them accurate load information. His co-principal investigators are Abdeldjelil Belarbi, professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Qianmei (May) Feng, associate professor of industrial engineering and Brij and Sunita Agrawal Faculty Fellow.