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J. Kent Hsiao

Professor, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Fellow ASCE

J. Kent Hsiao

Office Phone: 618-453-7811
Email: hsiao@engr.siu.edu
Building: Engineering, Room B24A

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Utah, Utah, 2000
  • M.E., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Utah, 1977
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Utah, 1976

PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING LICENSES

  • Professional Structural Engineer, Utah
  • Professional Engineer, California 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • ASCE Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings Standards Committee
  • ASCE Structural Connections Committee

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

A total of 17 years of practical experience in structural engineering and responsible for the structural design of over 20 bridges and 100 buildings using steel, reinforced or prestressed concrete, masonry, and wood. 

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS

  • SIUC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 2015
  • Named a Fellow in 2010 by the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2009 SIUC Excellence through Commitment Undergraduate Teaching Enhancement Award
  • 2008 SIUC College of Engineering Excellence through Commitment-Outstanding Teaching Award
  • ASCE 2007 Leadership and Management in Engineering-Best Feature Article Award
  • SIUC College of Engineering Dean Juh Wah Chen Outstanding Faculty Research Paper Award in 2006
  • SIUC College of Engineering Dean Thomas B. Jefferson Outstanding Teacher Award in 2005
  • SIUC Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 2004 

AREAS OF RESEARCH

Seismic design and seismic retrofit of buildings and bridges; structural reliability; design of prestressed concrete bridges and buildings; design of steel and reinforced concrete for tall buildings; and computer modeling and simulation of steel structural systems and connections.

PUBLICATIONS  

Book:

ASCE Standards Committee on Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings (Hsiao, J.K. is a member of the committee) (2003). ASCE Standard - Seismic Evaluation of Existing Buildings, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA 

Articles in Professional Journals: 

  • Hsiao, J.K. and Jiang, A.Y. (2016), “Post-Tensioned Box Girder Bridge: An Analysis Approach using Equivalent Loads,” International Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 27-55.
  • Hsiao, J.K. (2014) “Sidesway Magnification Factors for Steel Moment Frames with Various Types of Column Bases,” International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 274-288.
  • Hsiao, J.K. and Jiang, A.Y. (2014), “Footing Fixity Effect on Pier Deflection,” International Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 01-20.
  • Hsiao, J.K. (2014). “A Hand-Calculated Procedure for Rigidity Computation of Shear Walls with Openings,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, Vol. 19, No. 4, pp. 04014019.
  • Hsiao, J.K., Tempinson, D.W., and Li, J. (2012), “The Effects of Frame Deformation on Welded Gusset Plates for Diagonal Bracing Elements Loaded in Tension,” International Journal of Advanced Steel Construction, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 398-421.
  • Hsiao, J.K., and Tezcan, J. (2012), “Seismic Retrofitting for Chord Reinforcement for Unreinforced Masonry Historic Buildings with Flexible Diaphragms,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 102-109.
  • Hsiao, J.K. (2012), “Bending-Axis Effects on Load-Moment (P-M) Interaction Diagrams for Circular Concrete Columns Using a Limited Number of Longitudinal Reinforcing Bars,” Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 12, pp. 10-16.
  • Hsiao, J.K. (2012), “Statical Analysis of Pile Groups Containing Batter Piles,” Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 12, pp. 74-81.
  • Hsiao, J.K. (2009), “Computation of Fundamental Periods for Moment Frames Using a Hand-Calculated Approach,” Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 9, pp. 16-28.
  • Tezcan, J. and Hsiao, J.K. (2008), “Periodic Solutions of the Duffing Equation,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 1-10.
  • Hsiao, J.K., Schultz, W., Petersen, T., and Vaicik, S. (2008), “Computation of Story Drifts Considering Panel Zone Deformations for Multistory Steel Moment Frames with Welded Flange Plate Connections,” The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Vol. 17, pp. 419-443.
  • Tezcan, J. and Hsiao, J.K. (2008), “Nondestructive Evaluation of Material Strength Using Depth-Sensing Indentation,” Engineering Structures, 30 (8), pp. 2206-2210.
  • Kumar, S. and Hsiao, J.K. (2007), “Engineers Learn ‘Soft Skills Hard Way’: Planting a Seed of Leadership in Engineering Classes,” Leadership and Management in Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 18-23.
  • Hsiao, J.K., and Coupar, M.S. (2006), "Design and Behavior of Enlarged End Flange (EEF) Steel Moment-Frame Connections," Advances in Structural Engineering, An International Journal, Vol. 9, No.4, pp. 545-559.
  • Hsiao, J.K. (2006), “Equivalent Lateral Force Procedure for the Seismic Story Drift Design of Tall Frames Using a Hand-Calculated Approach,”The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Vol. 15, pp. 197-219. 
  • Hsiao, J.K., Chambers, J.J., and Schultz, W.J. (2005), "Stress Singularity Effect on Beam Flanges in Moment Connections," Advances in Structural Engineering, An International Journal, Vol. 8, No.2, pp. 143-156.
  • Hsiao, J.K., Widjaja, S., Schultz, W., and Wiemeler, S. (2005), "The Effects of Stress Singularity on Welded Gusset Plates Loaded in Tension,"AISC Engineering Journal, Vol. 42, No. 3, pp. 159-176.
  • Hsiao, J.K., and Kumar, S. (2005), “Predicted and Measured Response of Precast Concrete Piles under Lateral Load,” Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10 (0607).
  • Puri, V.K., Hsiao, J.K., and Chai, J.A. (2005), “Effect of Vertical Reinforcement on Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Sand Subgrades,” Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 10 (0610).     

Conference Proceedings: 

  • Hsiao, J.K., Puri, V., Tezcan, J., Strauss, D., and Tempinson, D. (2010), “Gravity Load-Frame Deformation Effects on Shear Distribution in Concrete Shear Walls with Openings,” Proceedings of the 2010 Structures Congress, ASCE, Orlando, Florida, May 12-15, pp. 3333-3343.
  • Eichfeld, W., Hsiao, J.K., and Chevalier, L.R. (2007), “Using Advisory Boards in the Capstone Design Process,” Proceedings of the 1st National Capstone Design Course Conference, Boulder, Colorado, June 13-15, 2007.
  • Hsiao, J.K. and Chambers, J.J. (2003). “Probabilistic Assessment of Steel Moment Connections for Seismic Regions.” Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering, San Francisco, California, July 6-9, Armen Der Kiureghian, Samer Madanat, and Juan M. Pestana, eds., Millpress, pp. 951-956.
  • Hsiao, J.K. and Chambers, J.J. (2002). “Designing Seismic Reinforcement for Wide Flange Beams in Directly Welded Steel Moment Frame Connections.” Proceedings of the Fourth Forum on Implications of Recent Earthquakes on Seismic Risk, Technical Report TIT/EERG 02-1, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, May 27-29. pp.169-180.
  • Hsiao, J.K. and Chambers, J.J. (2002). “Curvature Ductility and Steel Moment-Resistant Connections.” Proceedings of the ASCE 2002 Structures Congress & Exposition, Denver, Colorado, April 4-6. 

 COURSES TAUGHT AT SIUC

  • CE 250 – Statics
  • CE 340 – Structures
  • CE 442 – Structural Steel Design
  • CE 444 – Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 446 – Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CE 447 – Seismic Design of Structures
  • CE 448 – Structural Design of Highway Bridges
  • CE 495 – Civil Engineering Design
  • CE 544 – Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete
  • CE 545 – Advanced Steel Design