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Dr. Weichiang Pang

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Areas of Interest:
Structural Reliability
Performance-based Engineering
Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Displacement-based Design
Performance of Low and Mid-rise Wood Structures subject to Natural Hazards
Nonlinear Numerical Models for Structures

Education:
B.S., Civil Engineering, 1999, Michigan Tech
M.S., Civil Engineering, 2001, Michigan Tech
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2005, Michigan Tech

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Classes typically taught:
CE 4020 Reinforced Concrete Design

Professional Society Membership:
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI)

Professional Registration:
Fundamentals of Engineering (FE/EIT), Michigan, 2000.

Sample Publications:

[J1]  Chen, S., English, B., Kennedy, A., Leeman, M., Masters, F., Pinelli, J., Pang, W., Rullan-Rodriguez, J., Calvo, J., Briones, F., “ASCE Hurricane Haiyan Disaster Investigation in the Philippines,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 29(4):02514003, (2015).  <Permalink>

[J2}  Huang, Y. and Pang, W., “Optimization of Resilient Biofuel Infrastructure System under Natural Hazards,” ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering, 140(2), 04013017, (2015). <Permalink>

[J3]  Jennings, E., van de Lindt, J.W., Ziaei, E., Bahmani, P, Park, S., Shao, X., Pang, W., Rammer, D., Mochizuki, G., and Gershfeld, M., “Full-scale Experimental Verification of Soft-Story-Only Retrofits using Hybrid Testing,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 19(3): 410-430 (2015).<Permalink>

[J4]  Pei, B., Pang, W., Testik, F., Ravichandran, N., and Liu, F., “Mapping of Joint Hurricane Wind and Storm Surge Hazards for Charleston County, South Carolina,” Natural Hazards, 74(2), 375-403 (2014). <Permalink>

[J5]  Jennings, E., van de Lindt, J.W., Ziaei, E., Mochizuki, G., Pang, W., and Shao, X., “Retrofit of a Soft-story Woodframe Building using SMA Devices with Full-Scale Hybrid Test Verification,” Engineering Structures, 80(12) (2014). <Permalink>

[J6]  Huang, Y., Parmelee, S., and Pang, W. “Optimal Retrofit Scheme for Highway Network under Seismic Hazards,” International journal of transportation science and technology, 3(2), (2014). <Permalink>

[J7]  Shao, X., van de Lindt, J., Bahmani, P., Pang, W, Ziaei, E., Symans, M., Tian, J., Dao, T., “Real-Time Hybrid Simulation of a Multi-Story Wood Shear Wall with Physical First-Story Incorporating Rate-Dependent Seismic Energy Dissipation Device,” Smart Structures and Systems, 14(6):1031-1054 (2014). <Permalink>

[J8]  Dey, K., Chowdhury, M., Pang, W., Putman, B., and Chen, L., “Estimation of Pavement and Bridge Damage Costs Due to Overweight Trucks,” Transportation Research Record, 2411:62-71 (2014). <Permalink>

[J9]  Pei, B., Pang, W., Testik, F., Ravichandran, N., “Error Quantification for Hurricane Storm Surge Simulations along Coasts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia”, Natural Hazards Review, 14(2), 79-88 (2013). <Permalink>

[J10]  Grayson, J.M, Pang, W., and Schiff, S., “Building Envelope Failure Assessment Framework for Residential Communities Subjected to Hurricanes,” Engineering Structures, 51, 245-258 (2013). <Permalink>

[J11]  Davis-McDaniel, C., Chowdhury, M., Pang, W., and Dey, K. “Fault-Tree Model for Identification of Causal Factors and Risk Assessment of Bridge Failure,” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 19(3), 326-34 (2013). <Permalink>

[J12]  Van de Lindt, J.W., Rosowsky, D.V., Pang, W., and Pei, S., “Performance-Based Seismic Design of Mid-Rise Woodframe Buildings”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Special issue NEES 2: Advances in Earthquake Engineering, 139(8), 1294-1302 (2013). <Permalink>

[J13]  Pang, W., and Shirazi, S.M.H., “Corotational Model for Cyclic Analysis of Light-frame Wood Shear Walls and Diaphragms”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Special issue NEES 2: Advances in Earthquake Engineering, 139(8), 1303-1317 (2013). <Permalink>

[J14]  Pang, W., Shao, X., van de Lindt, J., Ziaei, E., and Jennings, E. “Hybrid Testing of a Soft-story Light-frame Wood Building with Seismic Retrofits,” Wood Design Focus, 23(4), (2013).

[J15]  Grayson, J.M., Pang, W., and Schiff, S., "Three-dimensional probabilistic wind-borne debris trajectory model for building envelope impact risk assessment," Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 102(3):22-35, (2012). <Permalink> The American Association for Wind Engineering 2013 Best Journal Paper Award

[J16]  van de Lindt, J.W., Pei, S., Pang, W., Shirazi, S.M.H., "Collapse Testing and Analysis of a Light-frame Wood Garage Wall," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 138(4), 492-501(2012). <Permalink>

[J17]  van de Lindt, J.W., Pei, S, Pang, W., and Rosowsky, D.V., “IDA Comparison of an IBC-Designed and DDD Six-Story Light-Frame Wood Building,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 25(2), 138-142 (2011). <Permalink>

[J18]  Datin, P.L., Prevatt, D.O., and Pang, W., “Wind Uplift Capacity of Residential Wood Roof Sheathing Panels Retrofitted with Insulating Foam Adhesive,” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, 17(4), 121-171, (2011). <Permalink>

[J19]  Pang, W., Rosowsky, D.V., Pei, S., and van de Lindt, J.W., “Simplified Direct Displacement Design of Six-Story Woodframe Building and Pre-test Performance Assessment,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 136(7), 813-825, (2010). <Permalink>

[J20]  Wang, Y., Rosowsky, D.V., and Pang, W., “Performance-based Procedure for Direct Displacement Design of Engineered Woodframe Structures,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 136(8), 978-988, (2010). <Permalink>

[J21]  Pang, W., and Rosowsky, D.V., “Beam-Spring Model for Timber Diaphragm and Shear Walls,” UK’s Structures and Buildings Journal, Special Issue on Timber Structures, 163(4), 227-244 (2010). <Permalink>

[J22]  Pang, W., Rosowsky, D.V., Ellingwood, B.R., and Wang, Y., “Seismic Fragility Analysis and Retrofit of Conventional Residential Wood Frame Structures in the Central United States,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 135(3), 262-271, (2009). <Permalink>

[J23]  Pang, W., and Rosowsky, D.V., “Direct Displacement Procedure for Performance-based Seismic Design of Mid-rise Woodframe Structures,” Earthquake Spectra, 25(3), 583-605 (2009). <Permalink>

[J24]  van de Lindt, J.W., Rosowsky, D.V., Pei, S., and Pang, W. “Objectives of the NEESWood Capstone Test: Six Story Light-Frame Seismic Construction using PBSD,” Wood Design Focus – A Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering, 19(4), 3-6 (2009).

[J25]  Ellingwood, B.R., Rosowsky, D.V., and Pang, W., “Performance of Light-frame Wood Residential Construction Subjected to Earthquake in Regions of Moderate Seismicity,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 134(8), 1353-1363, (2008). <Permalink>

[J26]  Pang, W., and Rosowsky, D.V., “Performance-based Seismic Design of Six-story Woodframe Structure,” Structural Engineering International SEI, 18(2), 179-185 (2008).

[J27]  Pang, W., Rosowsky, D.V., Pei, S., and van de Lindt, J.W., “Evolutionary Parameter Hysteretic Model for Wood Shearwalls,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 133(8), 1118-1129 (2007). <Permalink>

[J28] Pang, W., Sandberg, L.B., Laks, P., and Forsman, J.W., “Corrugated Strandboard Structural Panels,” Forest Products Journal, 57(3), 48-53, (2007). <link>

[J29]  Bulleit, W.M., Pang, W., and Rosowsky, D.V., “Modeling Wood Walls Under Combined Axial and Transverse Loads,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 131(5), 781-793 (2005). <Permalink>

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