The Thin-walled Structures team convened in the lab on 9 March 2020. Pictured from L to R seated are Zhidong Zhang, Astrid Fischer, Chu Ding and L to R standing Victoria Ding, Hamid Foroughi, Ben Schafer, Ziqi He, Boyu Qian, Shuo Wang, and Joel John.
The Big Blue Baby multi-axis testing rig is in the background with the last specimen from Boyu Qian’s test series on combined bracing of walls. In the L foreground is a tested rack stub column and several of former Ph.D. student Dave Fratamico’s built-up column specimens. In the R foreground is the last specimen of Dr. Ayhan’s joist-to-ledger connection tests – the joist and lateral bracing can be seen.