PCI awards Daniel P. Jenny Fellowships

| June 9, 2011

Daniel P. Jenny Fellowships awarded for the 2011–2012 academic year have been announced by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI).

Research fellowship proposals submitted for this annual program must be applicable to precast/prestressed concrete, potentially contribute to the state of the art of precast concrete, and impact the industry market. In all, research proposals from eight universities were selected for this honor.

“PCI is dedicated to supporting universities and research in the precast concrete structures industry,” said PCI President James Toscas, P.E. “We are proud to be able to offer a number of fellowships through this program, which in turn enhances the development and refinement of the Body of Knowledge for the precast concrete structures industry.”

The research fellowships awarded are as follows:

Development of a Blast and Ballistic Resistant Precast Concrete Armored Wall System

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University

Patrick Trasborg, under the direction of Professor Clay Naito

Second Generation Precast Parking Structures

Civil Engineering Department, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Jenna Hansen, under the direction of Dr. Kromel Hanna

Seismic Performance and Modeling of Post-Tensioned, Precast Concrete

Shear Walls

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Berkeley

Ahmet Can Tanyeri, under the direction of Professor Jack P. Moehle

Lightweight Concrete Modification Factor for Shear Friction

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Dane Shaw, under the direction of Professor Lesley H. Sneed

Analytical Evaluation of Precast Concrete Structure Resistance to Disproportionate Collapse

Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona

Alicia R. Mullenbach, under the direction of Professor Robert Fleischman

Precast Concrete Solution for Tall Wind Towers

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois

Somashekar Viswanath, under the direction of Professor Daniel A. Kuchma

The NASP Bond Test as a Predictor of Strand Bond, Transfer Length, and Development Length

Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Krista B. Porterfield, under the direction of Professors Jeffery S. Volz and John J. Myers

Stresses, Deflections, and Twist in Precast/Prestressed Concrete Beams During Lifting, Transportation, and Installation

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Razvan Cojocaru, under the direction of Professor Christopher D. Moen

The Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program is designed to introduce graduate students to the precast/prestressed concrete industry through participation in meaningful research. Support from a PCI Producer Member (or members) is an essential part of the program and offers a unique opportunity for the graduate student to interact with the industry. Fellowships generally conclude with a master’s degree thesis and a summary paper published in the PCI Journal.

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