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UTA laboratory teams with India to fix large penstock pipes

A University of Texas civil engineering researcher is teaming with the Indian Society for Trenchless Technology to work with government of India to solve leakage of large-diameter pipes that carry storm water to provide hydroelectric power to Indian communities. Penstock pipe in India Mohammad Najafi, director of the Center for Underground Infrastructure Research and Education, or CUIRE, is leading the 16-month project to first analyze penstock defects and then provide the necessary analysis, testing and recommendation for repair and rehabilitation using trenchless technologies. Penstocks are large-diameter pipes that channel water to an energy plant. Some of these penstocks in […]

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