- CE 4400 Structural Analysis (4 Credits)
- BE 1300 Basic Engineering 2: Material Science and Engineering Applications (3 credits)
- CE 6330 Advanced Structural Analysis (4 Credits)
- CE 7300 Advanced Structural Mechanics (4 Credits)
- CE 7460 Advanced Composite Materials for Civil Infrastructure (4 Credits)
Lightweight High Ductility Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites and Structural Applications.
The primary objective of the proposed research is to develop a methodology for production of light weight (density between 1.0 - 1.5 g/cm3) and ductile fiber reinforced cement. Potential applications include structural panels and continuous pavement.
Nonlinear Acoustics for Durability Assessment of Concrete and Bonding Conditions between Concrete and FRP Retrofit.
The goal of this study is to develop a new methodology and enabling devices to evaluate the durability of concrete structures and Adhesively Bonded Composite/Concrete. This new active modulation approach has been shown much sensitive to lower damage states and less dependent on the repeatability of the coupling of the acoustic transducers, comparing with more conventional linear ultrasonic techniques.
Preform Infiltrated Concrete and Its Applications.
The goal of this study is to develop a new process for making thin sheet cement product reinforced with 3-D fabrics. This cement composite has a very high flexural strength and excellent ductility (MOR is over 40 MPa at present, but can possibly reach 100 MPa in future).
Glassfiber Reinforced Plastic Composite Bus Body Structural Integrity Analysis.
The goals of this project are to conduct mechanical tests to characterize the constitutive behavior of FRP panels, and to develop finite element model to simulate the static and dynamic response of FRP bus. The data collected from the mechanical tests will be input to the FEM model for reliable predictions
- March 25, 2013
Hwai-Chung Wu, will speak on "Green Buildings and Green Construction Materials" at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2013, in WSU's Faculty/Administration Building, Room 2339. More information here.
- Hwai-Chung Wu was featured in a CBS Detroit article on a Tech Tour of Wayne State that included a visit to Wu's materials lab where he is working on improvements to concrete and cement.
- Hwai-Chung Wu was featured in a Crain's Detroit Business article on his start up Reinforcement Innovations LLC and the technology he has developed for maintaining roads and bridges. Wu says that testing has shown promising results on concrete columns that use a hybrid composite reinforcement instead of traditional steel reinforcements.
- Hwai-Chung Wu was featured in an article on the Michigan University Research Corridor (URC) website on an environmentally friendly and less costly cement mixture he has developed.