J. Kent Hsiao, Ph.D., S.E., P.E., Fellow ASCE

Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

E-mail: hsiao@engr.siu.edu

Tel: (618) 453-7811

 

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 Standards Committee on Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings

ASCE Committee on Structural Connections of the Committee on Metals

 

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

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 of structures; structural reliability; design of prestressed concrete bridges and buildings; design of steel and reinforced concrete tall buildings; 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., Tempinson, D.W., and Li, J. (2012), “The Effects of Frame Deformation on Welded Gusset Plates for Diagonal Bracing Elements Loaded in Tension,” Advanced Steel Construction, An International Journal, 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. 30 (5).

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

 

COMPLETED GRADUATE STUDENTS

Bethany Anguiano (M.S.)

Akwasi Antwi Assenso (M.S.)

Matthew S. Coupar (M.S.)

Timothy Davis (M.E.)

John P. Evans (M.S.)

Sunil Gowda (M.S.)

Kelly Ann Harman (M.S.)

Eric Hollmann (M.S.)

Phillip Holthaus (M.S.)

Chad Ifland (M.S.)

Yunyi Jiang (M.S.)

Timothy Dale Leaf (M.S.)

Steven A. Little (M.S.)

Chad Masterson (M.E.)

David Meads (M.S.)

Abdul Mohammed (M.S.)

Troy A. Petersen (M.S.)

Anila Rajbhandari (M.S.)

Owusu-Danquah Josiah Sam (M.S.)

William J. Schultz (M.S.)

Anuj Man Shakya (M.S.)

Amelia Siegert (M.S.)

Daniel Strauss (M.S.)

Christopher A. Suits (M.S.)

Donald Tempinson (M.S.)

Nolen Thomas (M.E.)

Stephen L. Vaicik (M.S.)

Suhendi Widjaja (M.S.)

Steven H. Wiemeler (M.S.)

Toun Wu (M.S.)