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Trainee completes research rotation in Brazil

Research Achievements

Trainee completes research rotation in Brazil

During the reporting period, Ms. Sharma made several research achievements. An eight-month research rotation at PUC-Rio Brazil was conducted and included several research opportunities. A prototype bamboo frame portal pushover test, believed to be the first ever, was conducted. Additionally, smaller material testing was accomplished, as well as probabilistic analysis of material data conducted at PUC-Rio. After the Brazil research rotation, several material tests were performed at PITT. Additional test methods to address the splitting failure of bamboo were developed and compared. A majority of the dissertation research was conducted.