High Bay Structural Lab

High Bay Structural Lab interior

This laboratory, located in Rhodes Highbay on the main campus, has a 30 ft. x 60 ft. strong floor, is served by a 10-ton overhead crane, and has a 10-gpm central pump.  It is possible to bring specimens as long as 30 ft into this lab, and assemble specimens as long as 60 ft.  A number of steel reaction frames can be configured to accommodate comprehensive testing of various structural members and systems.  The laboratory includes one 350-kip servo-controlled actuators, two-channel MTS Test Star IIS controller, large stock of wire potentiometers, clip gages, DC voltage linear variable differential transformers, load cells, and several data acquisition systems.  The laboratory also has three closed loop testing machines with capacities of 20 kips, 50 kips, and 400 kips.  This laboratory is used for both teaching and research.  In Steel Design, and Reinforced, and Prestressed Concrete Design courses, the facilities are used for classroom demonstrations and for group projects.  The lab is equipped to measure the modulus of steel or concrete; and to conduct creep, shrinkage, freeze/thaw and abrasion testing.

Director

Headshot of James A. Swanson

James A. Swanson

Assoc Professor , CEAS - Civil Eng

765D Baldwin Hall

513-556-3774

Research Support

Grant: #TAA Investigators:Swanson, James 06-01-2004 -09-30-2004 Accutek Testing Laboratory Strength Testing of Conveyor Chains Role:PI $600.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #TAA Investigators:Swanson, James 06-01-2004 -09-30-2004 Steven Schaefer Associates, Inc. Strength Testing of Scaffolding Joints Role:PI $1,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #TAA Investigators:Swanson, James 03-01-2006 -05-31-2006 Accutek Testing Laboratory Fatigue Testing of Steel Tensile Specimens Role:PI $5,556.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #No Cost Extension Investigators:Swanson, James 09-08-2003 -01-31-2004 American Institute of Steel Construction Hole Making Practices in the Fabrication of Steel Structures Role:PI $20,491.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #OSP05193 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 10-01-2005 -09-30-2007 Research Council on Structural Connections Investigation of Resistance Factors for Bolted Connections Role:Collaborator $81,532.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #TAA Investigators:Swanson, James 09-01-2004 -09-30-2004 GAMCO, Inc. Testing of GAMCO Aluminum Formwork Components Role:PI $600.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #15X8938 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 03-01-2005 -12-31-2010 Cincinnati, City of Load Testing of Fort Washington Way Bridge 29 Role:Collaborator $127,662.00 Active Level:Local Government

Grant: #OSP01121/Ltr NCE Investigators:Swanson, James 10-23-2000 -06-30-2004 Federal Highway Administration Field and Laboratory Testing and Analysis of Existing CR-79 Steel Truss Bridge in Delaware County Role:PI $113,406.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #OSP 01163 Investigators:Swanson, James 04-01-2001 -04-30-2002 Research Council on Structural Connections Effects of Variable Pretension on Bolted Connection Behavior Role:PI $41,316.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #11009/D Investigators:Swanson, James 08-01-2001 -12-31-2005 Federal Highway Administration Verification of Performance and Design Criteria for High Performance Steel Bridge Girders Role:PI $178,158.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 07070668 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 03-01-2007 -03-31-2008 Metal Building Manufacturer Association Investigation of the Resistance Factors for Fully-Threaded Structural Bolts Role:Collaborator $14,995.00 Active Level:Other

Grant: #SRS 004869001 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 05-07-2007 -05-20-2010 Department of Transportation Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation of the Ironton-Russell Bridge Role:Collaborator $400,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 005727 Investigators:Swanson, James 12-01-2006 -02-28-2007 Cincinnati Mine Machinery Co. Tensile Testing of Mining Chain and Mining Parts Role:PI $1,200.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #14172 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 08-01-2008 -07-31-2010 Ohio Department of Transportation Load Testing of WAR-71-1514 (Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, Washington Township, Ohio) Role:Collaborator $224,226.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #ODOT 15389 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 10-31-2008 -06-30-2009 Ohio Department of Transportation Load Testing of HAM-32-0014, Cincinnati, OH Role:Collaborator $44,569.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #108031 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 10-01-2008 -09-30-2009 Ohio Department of Transportation Truckload Testing of CUY-90-1524 on the Inner Beltway in Cleveland, OH Role:Collaborator $81,689.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #14174 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 10-19-2009 -05-30-2018 Ohio Department of Transportation LAW-93C-0.00 Bridge Monitoring System for the Ironton-Russell Bridge; Phase I: Preliminary Analysis and Design Role:Collaborator $1,214,009.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #SRS 007216 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 11-01-2010 -03-31-2014 Ohio Department of Transportation Continued Monitoring of Jeremiah Morrow Truss Bridge Role:Collaborator $120,892.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #16474 Investigators:Helmicki, Arthur; Hunt, Victor; Swanson, James 11-01-2010 -12-31-2013 Ohio Department of Transportation Continued Testing and Evaluation of the Ironton-Russell Bridge/ Bridge Number: LAW-93C-0000 Role:Collaborator $299,732.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #26601_135031_E140888 Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 11-03-2014 -11-03-2015 Ohio Department of Transportation Inspection, Repair, and Retrofit Procedures, and Design Recommendations for Non-Redundant Steel Structures Role:PI $87,534.19 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #2017 Research Agreement Investigators:Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 10-01-2017 -10-01-2018 American Institute of Steel Construction Extra-Long Slots for Slip-Critical Bolts Role:Collaborator $44,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #OU UT20480 su ODOT 31795 sub FHWA E180338 Investigators:Chicchi, Rachel; Rassati, Gian; Swanson, James 05-23-2018 -02-06-2020 Federal Highway Administration Division of Engineering Research On-Call Services #31795 Task 2 Role:PI $48,284.09 Active Level:Federal