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Shih-Ho Chao

Name

[Chao, Shih-Ho]
  • Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E., Department of Civil Engineering

Biography

Dr. Shih-Ho (Simon) Chao received his B.S. degree (Bioenvironmental System Engineering) from the National Taiwan University, and M.S. degree (Structural Engineering) from the National Chung-Hsing University. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps and served as a second lieutenant for two years, and then worked for the government as a civil engineer before coming to the U.S. for his research career at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Ph.D. degree (Structural and Materials Engineering) from UM in December 2005. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan until July 2007. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from August 2007 to July 2012.

Dr. Chao is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT). His research interests include high-performance fiber (tensile strain-hardening) concrete, Ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-FRC), earthquake engineering, seismic behavior of structural systems, performance-based plastic design (PBPD) for earthquake resistant structures, and large- to full-scale experimental testing of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel members/frames.

Dr. Chao was the recipient of the ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research and AISC Milek Young Researcher Fellowship Award, as well as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor Award at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Professional Preparation

    • 2005 Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of Michigan Ann Arbor

Appointments

    • Jan 2012 to Present Assoc Prof
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Engineering   Department of Civil Engineering
    • Aug 2007 to Aug 2012 Assist Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Engineering   Department of Civil Engineering
    • Jan 2006 to June 2007 Post Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer
      University of Texas at Arlington   Office of the President   Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs   College of Engineering   University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Aug 2013 to Present ASCE
    • Aug 2013 to Present ACI
    • Aug 2013 to Present American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    • Aug 2013 to Present EERI
    • Aug 2013 to Present Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
    • Aug 2013 to Present NEES
    • Aug 2013 to Present SEAoT

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2013 ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research sponsored by ACI
    • Aug  2013 AISC Milek Fellowship Award sponsored by American Institute of Steel Construction
    • Aug  2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor Award sponsored by University of Texas at Arlington

Other Activities

    • Uncategorized
      • May 2013 2011 ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research
      • May 2013 2010-2011 Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor Award, University of Texas at Arlington

Research and Expertise

  • Research
    Earthquake Engineering, high-performance fiber (tensile strain-hardening) reinforced/prestressed concrete, seismic behavior of structural systems, performance-based plastic design (PBPD) for earthquake resistant structures, and large scale experimental testing of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel members/frames.

Publications

      Book Chapter 2012
      • Leelataviwat. S., Goel, S. C., and Chao, S.-H. (2012), “Plastic Versus Elastic Design of Steel Structures,” in Encyclopedia on Life Support Systems, to be published.
        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      • Journal Article 2012
        • Sahoo, D. R.; Flores, C. A.; Chao, S. H. Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams with Large Opening. ACI Structural Journal V. 109, No. 2, March-April, 2012, pp. 193-203.
          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

          Journal Article 2011
          • El-Tawil S., Ekiz, E., Goel, S. C., Chao, S.-H. (2011), “Retraining Local and Global Buckling Behavior of Steel Plastic Hinges Using CFRP,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 67, No. 3, March 2011, pp. 261-269.
            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
          • 2011
            • Chao, S.-H., Cho, J.-S., Karki, N., Sahoo, D. R., and Yazdani, N. (2011), “FRC Performance Comparison: Direct Tensile Test, Beam-Type Bending Test, and Round Panel Test,” ACI Special Publication 276 Durability Enhancements in Concrete with Fiber Reinforcement, pp. 5-1 to 5-20
              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

              Journal Article 2010
              • Goel, S. C.; Liao, W. C.; Bayat, M. R.; Chao, S. H. Performance-Based Plastic Design (PBPD) Method for Earthquake-Resistant Structures: An Overview. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings 2010, 19, 115-137.
                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
              • 2010
                • Chao, S.-H., Naaman, A. E., and Parra-Montesinos, G. J. (2010), "Local Bond Stress-Slip Models for Reinforcing Bars and Prestressing Strands in High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites (HPFRCCs)," ACI SP-272 Antoine E. Naaman Symposium - Four Decades of Progress in Prestressed Concrete, FRC, and Thin Laminate Composites., pp. 151-172
                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                • 2010
                  • Liao, W.-C., Chao, S.-H., and Naaman, A. E. (2010), "Experience with Self-Consolidating High Performance Fiber Reinforced Mortar and Concrete," ACI SP-274 Fiber Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete: Research and Applications, pp. 79-94.
                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                  • 2010
                    • Sahoo, D. R.; Chao, S. H. Performance-Based Plastic Design Method for Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames. Engineering Structures 2010, 32, 2950-2958.
                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                      Book 2009
                      • S. C. Goel and S. H. Chao, Performance-Based Plastic Design-Earthquake Resistant Steel Structures. International Code Council, 2009.
                        {Book} [Refereed/Juried]

                      • Journal Article 2009
                        • Chao, S.-H., Naaman, A. E., and Parra-Montesinos, G. J. (2009), “Bond Behavior of Reinforcing Bars in Tensile Strain-Hardening Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites,” ACI Structural Journal, V. 106, No. 6, November-December, 2009, pp. 897-906.
                          {Journal Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
                        • 2009
                          • Chao, S. H.; Naaman, A. E.; Parra-Montesinos, G. J. Bond Behavior of Reinforcing Bars in Tensile Strain-Hardening Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites. ACI Structural Journal 2009, 106 (6), 897-906.
                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                            Journal Article 2008
                            • Chao, S.-H., and Goel, S. C. (2008), “A Modified Equation for Expected Maximum Shear Strength of the Special Segment for Design of Special Truss Moment Frames,” AISC Engineering Journal, second quarter, pp. 117-125
                              {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                            • 2008
                              • Chao, S.-H., and Goel, S. C. (2008), “Performance-Based Plastic Design of Special Truss Moment Frames,” AISC Engineering Journal, second quarter, pp. 127-150.
                                {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                Journal Article 2007
                                • S. H. Chao, S. C. Goel, and S. S. Lee. "A Seismic Design Lateral Force Distribution Based on Inelastic State of Structures," Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 547-569, August 2007.
                                  {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                  Journal Article 2006
                                  • S. H. Chao, A. E. Naaman, and G. J. Parra-Montesinos. "Bond Behavior of Strands Embedded in Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites," PCI Journal, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 56-71, November 2006.
                                    {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                  • 2006
                                    • S. H. Chao, K. Khandelwal, and S. El-Tawil. "Ductile Web Fracture Initiation in Steel Shear Links," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 132, no. 8, pp. 1192-1200, August 2006.
                                      {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                    • 2006
                                      • S. H. Chao and S. C. Goel. "Performance-Based Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames Using Target Drift and Yield Mechanism," AISC Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, pp. 173-200, 2006.
                                        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
                                      • 2006
                                        • S. H. Chao and A. E. Naaman. "Simplified Calculation of Short-Term Deflection in Prestressed Two-Way Flat Slabs," ACI Structural Journal, V., vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 850-856, November 2006.
                                          {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

                                          Journal Article 2005
                                          • G. J. Parra-Montesinos, S. W. Peterfreund, and S. H. Chao. "Highly Damage Tolerant Beam-Column Joints Through the Use of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites," ACI Structural Journal, V., vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 487-495, May 2005.
                                            {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

Support & Funding

    • Dec 2012 to Present MSE Retaining Grid-Strip Panel Anchor Test with Eccentric Loading sponsored by  - $10044
    • Jan 2012 to Jan 2015 Develop a Cost Efficient and Effective Method for Cast-In-Place Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC).” (First Phase) sponsored by  - $150000
    • Jan 2011 to Present Strength of Horizontal Shear Reinforcement with Limited Development sponsored by  - $413142
    • Jan 2011 to Present 5. “An innovative Hybrid Sensor for Rapid Assessment of Sulfate Induced Heaving in Stabilized Soils.” Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Anand Puppala. sponsored by  - $139962
    • Jan 2011 to Present 3. “Application of Steel Fiber for Precast Concrete Pipe.” Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Ali Abolmaali, sponsored by  - $155000
    • Jan 2010 to Present NEESR-CR: Full-Scale RC and HPFRC Frame Subassemblages Subjected to Collapse-Consistent Loading Protocols for Enhanced Collapse Simulation and Internal Damage Characterization sponsored by  - $1110262
    • Jan 2010 to Present Quantification of Seismic Performance Factors for Steel Staggered Truss and Eccentrically Braced Framing Systems sponsored by  - $132000
    • Jan 2010 to Present Sustainable Cementitious Materials for Mitigation of Alkali-silica Reaction and Corrosion through the Use of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete sponsored by  - $6000
    • Jan 2010 to Present Upgrade of the Instron Universal Testing System.” Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Haiying Huang sponsored by  - $50718
    • Jan 2009 to Present NEESR-CR: Steel Truss Systems with Enhanced Seismic Safety and Performance sponsored by  - $623543
    • Jan 2008 to Present Controlling Cracking in Prestressed Concrete Panels and Optimizing Bridge Deck Reinforcing Steel sponsored by  - $119856

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