Penn State Harrisburg

Seminar to explore erosion’s role in infrastructure failures Jan. 30

Dr. Sai Kakuturu

Dr. Sai Kakuturu

Dr. Sai Kakuturu, assistant professor of civil engineering, will discuss how internal soil erosion, or erosion within infrastructure, causes costly failures, from levee breaks to highway damage, on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at noon in the Auditorium, C-213 Olmsted Building.

In 2009, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave a “D” grade to America’s aging infrastructure. Kakuturu will explore erosion within structures such as levees and dams; erosion below infrastructure, including buildings, highways, and bridges; and research challenges on the topic.

For information, contact Krista Strickler at kss17@psu.edu.