Andrew Schanck

Advisor: Dr. William Davids


B.S Civil Engineering- University of Maine, 2017

M.S. Civil Engineering- University of Maine, PRESENT

Bio & Research Interests

I am a student at the University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center pursuing a Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. My research involves live-load testing and subsequent finite element modeling of aging reinforced concrete T-Beam bridges in order to identify sources of reserve strength not accurately accounted for by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials’ (AASHTO) load rating methodology. Through this testing and modeling, adequate reserve capacity may be found in T-Beam bridges across Maine, thereby preventing unnecessary load restrictions, repairs, or closures.

I am originally from Pittsfield, Maine and received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine in 2017. I have worked for many years at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center as an undergraduate student, notably on similar projects involving bridge live-load testing. This experience directly led to me being chosen to perform my current research.


Tomlinson, S., Schanck, A., Davids, W. (2017). Effects of Curb Railing Inclusion on Rating Factors of Reinforced Concrete Flat Slab Bridges Using Finite Element Analysis (Report No. 16-22-1332.2). Orono, ME: University of Maine.

Davids, W., Tomlinson, S., Albraheemi, M., Schanck, A. (2016). Instrumentation During Live Load Testing and Load Rating of Five Slab-On-Girder Bridges (Report No. 17-11-1414). Orono, ME: University of Maine.

Memberships, Honors & Certifications

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society member (UMaine Chapter President, 2015-2016)

Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honors Society

Maine EI License