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Civil Engineering


Richard Wood, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Phone: (402) 472-1916
Office: 362K WHIT, Lincoln, NE 68588-0856
Research Group

Research Areas: Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, non-structural components, load protocol development for seismic qualification and testing, ground motion scaling, and use of laser scanning within structural assessment.

Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2012
M.S., Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2009
B.S., with greater distinction, Civil Engineering, Clarkson University

Teaching Interests

Structural Analysis
Structural Dynamics
Earthquake Engineering
Reinforced Concrete Design

Selected Publications

Wood, R.L. and Hutchinson, T.C. (201X) “Design-Oriented Model for Capturing the In-Plane Seismic Response of Partition Walls.” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. (Accepted-In press).

Hutchinson, T.C., and Wood, R.L. (201X) “Cyclic Load Protocol for Anchored Nonstructural Components and Systems.” Earthquake Spectra. (Accepted-In press).

Wood, R.L. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2013) “Crack Protocols for Anchored Components and Systems.” ACI Structural Journal, 110(3): 391-401.

Wood, R.L. and Hutchinson, T.C. (2012) “Ground Motion Effects on Nonlinear Higher Mode Building Response.” Earthquakes and Structures, 3(6): 869-887.

Work Experience

  • 2010: Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
    • Dr. Wood has participated in reconnaissance missions after the 2010 Baja California Earthquake as part of both EERI and Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) teams.
  • Current: An active reviewer for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Structural Journal and the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Journal of Structural Engineering.