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Center for Structural Engineering Research/Simulation and Pipeline Inspection

The Center for Structural Engineering Research/Simulation and Pipeline Inspection is housed in the Civil Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington. The Center, directed by Ali Abolmaali, primarily deals with structural pipeline service life determination through field inspection, large scale experimental testing, and finite element computer modeling. The CSERS-PI, in collaboration with the City of Arlington and RedZone, has completed service life assessment for all of the City's large diameter sewer lines. CSERS-PI also has been instrumental in developing design equations for the multi-billion-dollar Integrated Pipeline Project funded by the Tarrant Regional Water District. Research through CSERS-PI has led to several national specifications for structural pipes.