Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

Pile Driver Sensors

When piles are driven into soil to provide foundational support for structures, vibrations are caused that can create cracks in deep foundations for nearby structures, like bridges.

Traditionally, these vibrations are measured by ground surface sensors, but the length needed to travel from deep underground in order to reach the sensors is telling only part of the story.

Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

Measuring Response and Performance for Levee Systems and Dams

Professor Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos became interested in levee systems when her PhD advisor at UC Berkeley offered her the opportunity to join an investigation of New Orleans levees after Hurricane Katrina hit.

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