J. Kent Hsiao
Department of Civil Engineering
Tel: (618) 453-7811
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
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
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; computer modeling and simulation of building and bridge structures
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. (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).
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 (MSCE)
Matthew S. Coupar (MSCE)
Timothy Davis (MSCE)
Kelly Ann Harman (MSCE)
Phillip Holthaus (MSCE)
Timothy Dale Leaf (MSCE)
Steven A. Little (MSCE)
Troy A. Petersen (MSCE)
William J. Schultz (MSCE)
Amelia Siegert (MSCE)
Donald Tempinson (MSCE)
Stephen L. Vaicik (MSCE)
Suhendi Widjaja (MSCE)
Steven H. Wiemeler (MSCE)