CIGMAT Report: Update From This Unique, Industry-Specific Ongoing Research Program

By C. Vipulanadan, PhD, P.E., professor of Civil Engineering, director of CIGMAT and the Texas Hurricane Center for THC-IT | September 2010 Vol. 65 No. 9
1) Macro-cells 2) Macro-holes in the Macro-cell walls 3) Macro-cell walls. Fig. 1: Microstructure of a polyurethane grout.

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About the author:
C. Vipulanadan, PhD, P.E., is a chairman and professor at the University of Houston, and director of CIGMAT and the Texas Hurricane Center for Innovative Technology (THC-IT) ( The CIGMAT research center is a joint university-industry consortium.

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