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Faculty

Chris Tuan

Chris Tuan, Ph.D., PE, SE, F.ASCE

Professor
Email: ctuan1@unl.edu
Phone: 402-554-3867
Office: 203F PKI, Omaha, NE 68182-0178

Research Areas: Finite Element Modeling, Specialized Concrete, Structural Dynamics, Weapons Effects and Blast-resistant Design.

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Education:
Ph.D. Structures, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
M.S. Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1980
M.S. Structures, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1979
B.S. Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1977

Honors and Awards
  • 2013 - UNL Civil Engineering Faculty Recognition Award
  • 2011 - Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, Gladstone, Australia
  • 2009 - ASCE Fellow
  • 2009 - Best Paper Award, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering (2006-2008)
  • 2008 - Research & Creativity Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2007 - Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hunan University, Changsha, Hunan, China
  • 2004 - Award of Excellence, American Concrete Institute – Nebraska Chapter
  • 2004 - Multi-disciplinary Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • 2003 - Award of Excellence, American Concrete Institute – Nebraska Chapter
  • 1995 - Who's Who in Science and Engineering

Teaching Interests

CIVE 441 – Steel Design I
CIVE 443 – Advanced Structural Analysis
CIVE 851 – Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
CIVE 857 - Finite Element Modeling using ANSYS
CIVE 948 – Blast Resistant Structural Design

Recent Publications

Tuan, C.Y., "Equipment Fragility due to Shock Response." Journal of Testing and Evaluation, ASTM, August 23, 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/JTE20130018

Tuan, C. Y. "Ground Shock Resistance of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls." International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, July 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000342

Deng, Y., and Tuan, C.Y. "Design for Concrete-filled Circular Steel Tubes under Lateral Impact," ACI Structural Journal, 110(4), July-August 2013, pp.691-702.

Geringer, J.R., Tuan, C.Y., and Lindsey, P.D. "Assessment of Software for Blast Loading and Structural Response Analysis Using a Lightweight Steel-Joist Roof as a Test Case," Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, Vol. 27, No. 2, April 2013, pp.144–154. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000299.

Krause, A.P., Nguyen, L., Tuan, C.Y., and Blasey, J.D. Conductive Concrete: A Shielding Construction Material, Journal of Radiation Effects, Engineering and Research, 31(1), February 2013, pp.151-158.

Gerbino-Bevins, B.M., Tuan, C.Y., and Mattison, M. Evaluation of Ice Melting Capacities of Deicing Chemicals, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 40(6), American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM), November 2012, http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/JTE104460.

Tuan, C.Y. Drop Weight Testing on Sandwich Panels with a Novel Thermoplastic Core Material, Journal of Sandwich Structures and Materials, 14(3), May 2012, pp.325-338. DOI: 10.1177/1099636212444748.

Deng, Y., Tuan, C.Y., and Xiao, Y. Behavior of Concrete-filled Circular Steel Tubes under High-strain Rate Impact Loading, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 138(3), March 2012, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000464.
 
Deng, Y., Norton, T.R., and Tuan, C.Y. Numerical Analysis of the Structural Strength of Concrete-Filled Circular Steel Tubes, Structures and Buildings, 164(1), February 2012, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/stbu.2011.164.1.1.

An, J., Tuan, C.Y., Cheeseman, B.A., and Gazonas, G.A. Simulation of Soil Behavior under Blast Loading,” International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE, 11(4), July/August 2011, pp.323-334.

Sarmah, R.D., and Tuan, C.Y. Three-Dimensional Security Barrier Impact Response Modeling, International Journal of Nonlinear Science, 11(2), April 2011, pp.236-245.

Deng, Y., Tuan, C.Y., Zhou, Q., and Xiao, Y. Flexural Strength Analysis of Non-post-tensioned and Post-tensioned Concrete-Filled Circular Steel Tubes, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 67(2), February 2011, pp.192-202.

Tuan, A.Y., Tuan, C.Y., and Li, Q.S., "Buckling Analysis of a Cable-stayed Circular Frame," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66(3), March 2010, pp. 420-427.

Amorn, W., Tuan, C.Y., and Tadros, M.K., "Curved, Precast, Pretensioned Concrete I-Girder Bridges," PCI Journal, November-December 2008, pp.48-66.

Tuan, C.Y., "Flexural Behavior of Post-tensioned and Non-post-tensioned Concrete-filled Steel Tubes," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134, No. 6, June 2008, pp.1057-1060.