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Gongkang Fu, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Chair
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Office: 

3201 S. Dearborn Street, Alumni Memorial Hall Room 228E

Phone: 

312.567.3540

Fax: 

312.567.3519

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
B.S. Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Registered Professional Engineer - New York #68752, Michigan #44127

Expertise 

Bridge engineering, structural engineering, engineering mechanics, stochastic modeling, destructive and non-destructive testing for materials and structures, engineering management, infrastructure management.

Research 

LRFD & LRFR Specifications for Permits & Fatigue Truck Loads - California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

Reliability Based Evaluation of Loading Configurations for Long-Span Bridges - Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Bridge System Safety and Redundancy - National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

Effect of Overweight Vehicles on NYSDOT Infrastructure - New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

Evaluation of Fatigue on the Serviceability of Highway Bridges - National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

Description of Research

Develop methods for modeling stochastic phenomena relevant to structural engineering, bridge engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering management, etc.

Develop specifications for bridge structure design and evaluation.

Develop new methods for bridge structure design and evaluation based on better understanding of these structures.

Develop new methods for testing structures and materials.

Publications 

G.Fu "Bridge Design and Evaluation: LRFD and LRFR", John Wiley & Sons, 2013

G.Fu (Editor) "Inspection and Monitoring Techniques for Bridges and Civil Structures" Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2005

G.Fu, L.Liu, and M.Bowman "Multiple Presence Factor for Truck Load on Highway Bridges", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.8, No.3, pp.240-249, March 2013, online published October 24, 2011

G.Fu and J.You "Extrapolation for Future Maximum Load Statistics" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp.527-535, July 2011 (online published September 4, 2010)

G.Fu, J.Feng, and Y.Zhuang Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks on Skewed Steel Superstructure under Truck Load" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.16, No.2, pp.219-225 March/April 2011

G.Fu and J.Ye "Edge Based Close-Range Digital Photogrammetry for Structural Deformation Measurement" ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol.137, Issue 7, pp.475-483, July 2011 (online published Jan. 20, 2011)

G.Fu, H.Cohen, P.Thompson, J.Feng, and W.Dekelbab "Planning for Commercial Vehicle Weight Limit Change: Application and Computer Software", ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Feb. 2010, Vol.15, No.1, pp.9-20

P.Chun and G.Fu, "Derivation of Governing Equation of Skewed Thick Plates and Its Closed-form Solution", JSCE Journal of Applied Mechanics, 12, pp.15-25, 2009

G.Fu and J.You "Truck Loads and Bridge Safe Capacity Evaluation in China" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.14, No.5, p.327-336, Sept. 2009

X.Lu, G.Fu, W.Shi, and W.Lu "Dynamic Similitude for Shake Table Model Testing and Its Application to Engineering Design", Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Vol.17, pp.181-201, 2008 (online published Aug.2, 2007)

U.P.Poudel, G.Fu, and J.Ye "Wavelet Transformation of Mode Shape Difference Function for Structural Damage Location Identification", International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp.1089-1107, July 2007

B.Mu, H.C.Wu, A.Yan, K.Warnemuende, G.Fu, R.F.Gibson, and D.W.Kim "FEA of Complex Bridge System with FRP Composite Deck", ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol.10, No.1, pp.79-86, Jan./Feb. 2006