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Center for Structural Engineering Research/Simulation and Pipeline Inspection

Director: Ali Abolmaali, Ph.D.
Associate Director: Samantha Sabatino, Ph.D.

The Center for Structural Engineering Research/Simulation and Pipeline Inspection primarily deals with structural pipeline service life determination through field inspection, large scale experimental testing, and finite element computer modeling. 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.