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WISCONSIN STRUCTURES & MATERIALS TESTING LABORATORY (WSMTL)

Steven M. Cramer

Steven M. Cramer
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
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    Steven M. Cramer


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    2266 Engineering Hall
    1415 Engineering Drive
    Madison, WI 53706

    Tel: 608/262-7711
    Fax: 608/262-5199
    E-mail: cramer@engr.wisc.edu

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    Summary

    Construction materials and structures form the basis of our infrastructure. These interrelated topics are the focus of my research. The scope of our activity includes study of the mechanical behavior of wood and wood-based materials, the design and analysis of wood structures, and the performance of concrete construction materials.

    Our research includes developing linkages between properties of wood microstructure and macrolevel mechanical performance of wood construction products. We have on-going activities to develop new structural analysis methods for wood trusses. These methods have been applied to advanced design specifications. Part of this research involves the study of the performance of wood assemblies subject to fire.

    Our extensive laboratory research on the performance of concrete materials for infrastructure applications such as pavements continues to grow. Studies include examinations of suitability of new concrete aggregates in relation to the freeze-thaw performance of concrete. We also are continuing a study, which began at UW-Madison in 1910, examining the long-term properties of concrete.

    Our research is a blend of experimental and numerical work. My graduate students and I are part of a research team directed at solving real problems related to structures and materials used in construction.



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