Dr. Chris Y Tuan

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


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

Experience

  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Senior Engineer, Applied Research Associates, Inc., Gulf Coast Division, Tyndall AFB
  • Senior Engineer, Wilfred Baker Engineering, Inc., San Antonio, TX
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer, Nebraska and Texas

Selected Publications
2011 Simulation of Soil Behavior under Blast Loading
published in International Journal of Geomechanics
2011 Flexural strength analysis of non-post-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete-filled circular steel tubes
published in Journal of Construction Steel Research
2011 Flexural Behavior of Concrete‐Filled Circular Steel Tubes under High‐Strain Rate Impact Loading
published in Journal of Structural Engineering
2011 Flexural strength analysis of non-post-tensioned and post-tensioned concrete-filled circular steel tubes Original Research Article
published in Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 67, Issue 2, February 2011, Pages 192-202
2010 Buckling analysis of a cable-stayed circular frame
published in Journal of Construction Steel Research
2008 Curved, Precast, Pretensioned Concrete I-Girder Bridges
published in Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal
2008 Flexural Behavior of Post-tensioned and Non-post-tensioned Concrete-filled Steel Tubes
published in Journal of Structural Engineering
2008 Roca Spur Bridge - the Implementation of an Innovative Deicing Technology
published in Journal of Cold Regions Engineering
2008 Flexural Behavior of Nonposttensioned and Posttensioned Concrete-Filled Circular Steel Tubes
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
2008 Roca Spur Bridge: The Implementation of an Innovative Deicing Technology
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
2007 Fatigue Strength of End-Coped Crane Runway Girders
published in Journal of Structural Engineering
2007 Viscoplastic Cap Model for Soils under High Strain Rate Loading
published in Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE
2005 Bond Strength and Transfer Length of Pretensioned Bridge Girders Cast with Self-Consolidating Concrete
published in Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute(PCI) Journal
2005 Evaluation of the use of Lithium Nitrate in Controlling Alkali-silica Reactivity in an Existing Concrete Pavement
published in Transportation Research Record 1417
2004 End Zone Reinforcement for Pretensioned Concrete Girders
published in Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Journal
2004 Confined Concrete System Speeds Construction of Walkway Span
published in Concrete International
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Projects

Awards
2009 Best Paper Award, ASCE Journal of Cold Regions Engineering
2009 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Fellow
2008 Research and Creativity Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2006-present Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Bridge and Tunnel Security
2004-present Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 123 - Research and Current Development
2004-present Member of Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee AHD65 - Winter Maintenance
2004 Multi-disciplinary Research Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2003-2004 Award of Excellence, American Concrete Institute
1995 Who's Who in Science and Engineering
1992-present Member of Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
1985-present Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)