Richard Wood, civil engineering Ph.D. students assess Hurricane Harvey's damage

Richard Wood, civil engineering Ph.D. students assess Hurricane Harvey's damage

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Richard Wood (left), assistant professor of civil engineering; and Yijun Liao (right), Ph.D. student in civil engineering, were joined by Kara Peterman of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in assessing damage at the Aransas County Airport in Rockport, Texas.
Richard Wood (left), assistant professor of civil engineering; and Yijun Liao (right), Ph.D. student in civil engineering, were joined by Kara Peterman of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in assessing damage at the Aransas County Airport in Rockport, Texas.

Richard Wood, assistant professor of civil engineering, and two Ph.D. students in civil engineering, are part of a National Science Foundation effort to assess the damage caused in Texas by Hurricane Harvey.

Wood and and Ph.D. student Yijun Liao, recently assessed various wind-damaged structures and sites along the gulf coast. Later this month, Wood will return to the Rockport, Texas, area with Ph.D. student Mohammad Ebrahim Mohammadi to collect more data.

These trips are part of the NSF's Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Assoiation, which is collecting data on the storm.