Prof. CHIA-MING UANG

CHIA-MING UANG
Department of Structural Engineering
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0085


EDUCATION

  • National Taiwan University, Civil Engineering, B.S., 1977
  • University of California, Berkeley, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, M.S., 1982
  • University of California, Berkeley, Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, Ph.D., 1986

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT

  • 2000-present Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, UCSD
  • 1995-2000 Associate Professor, Department of Structural Engineering, UCSD
  • 1987-1994 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, MA

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • T.R. Higgins Lectureship Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2015
  • Moisseiff Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Earl Warren College, University of California, San Diego, 2010
  • Special Achievement Award, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2007
  • Moisseiff Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, University of California, San Diego, 2004
  • Outstanding Engineering Professor Award, Tau Beta Pi Honor Society, Jacobs School of Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 2002
  • Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2001

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Committee on Specifications, American Institute of Steel Construction, 1997present
  • Member, Connection Prequalification Review Panel, American Institute of Steel Construction, 2006present
  • Member, Committee on Research, American Institute of Steel Construction, 1997present
  • Member, Committee on Design of Steel Building Structures, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010present
  • Member, Building Subcommittee, California Strong Motion Instrumentation Program, California Geological Survey, 1999present
  • Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Steel & Composite Structures, 2004-present 


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books and Book Chapters

  • Bruneau, M., Uang, C.M., and Sabelli, R., Ductile Design of Steel Structures, 2nd Edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2011.
  • Leet, K., Uang, C.M., and Gilbert, A., Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, 4th Edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2010.
  • Uang, C.M., Tsai, K.C., and Bruneau, M., “Seismic Design of Steel Bridges,” (Chapter 9), in Bridge Engineering Handbook, editors W.-F. Chen and L. Duan, CRC Press, 36 pp., 2014.
  • Uang, C.M., , Bruneau, M., Whittaker, A. S., and , K.- C. Tsai, “Seismic Design of Steel Structures,” (Chapter 9), in Seismic Design Handbook, editor F. Naeim, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 2001.
  • Uang, C.M. and M. Nakashima, “Steel Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames,” Chapter 16 in Earthquake Engineering: Recent Advances and Applications, editors: Yousef Bozorgnia and Vitelmo V. Bertero, CRC Press, 2004.

Selected Refereed Journals

  1. Newell, J. D. and Uang, C.M., “Cyclic Behavior of Steel Wide-Flange Columns Subjected to Large Drift,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 134, No. 8, pp. 1334-1342, ASCE, 2008. 
  2. Sato, A., Newell, J., and Uang, C.M., “Cyclic Behavior and Seismic Design of Bolted Flange Plate Steel Moment Connections, Engineering Journal, Vol. 45, No. 4, AISC, 2008.
  3. Sato, A. and Uang, C.M., “Seismic Design Procedure Development for Cold-Formed Steel─Special Bolted Moment Frames,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 64, 2008.
  4. Sim, H.B., Uang, C.M., and Sikorsky, C., “Effects of Fabrication Procedures on Fatigue Resistance of Welded Joints in Steel Orthotropic Decks,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 5, pp. 366–373, ASCE, 2009.
  5. Okazaki, T., Engelhardt, M.D., Drolias, A., Schell, E., Hong, J.K., and Uang, C.M., “Experimental Investigation of Link-to-Column Connections in Eccentrically Braced Frames,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 65, pp. 1401-1412, 2009.
  6. Uang, C.M., Sato, A., Hong, J.K., and Wood, K., “Cyclic Testing and Modeling of Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frame Connections,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 8, pp. 953-960, ASCE, 2010.
  7. Sato, A. and Uang, C.M., “Seismic Performance Factors for Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frames,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 8, pp. 961-967, ASCE, 2010.
  8. Sim, H.B. and Uang, C.M., “Welded Sleeve Connection Design of Cantilevered Steel Sign Structures,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 11, pp. 1303-1310, ASCE, 2011.
  9. Hong, J.K. and Uang, C.M., “Cyclic Testing of a Metal Building Moment Frame System with Web-Tapered Members,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 70, pp. 248-255, 2012.
  10. Sim, H.B., Uang and C.M, “Stress Analyses and Parametric Study on Full-Scale Fatigue Tests of Rib-to-Deck Welded Joints in Steel Orthotropic Decks,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 5,pp. 765-773, ASCE, 2012.
  11. Tran, A., Hassett, P., and Uang, C.M., “A Flexibility-Based Formulation for the Design of Continuity Plates in Steel Special Moment Frames,” Engineering Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 181-200, AISC, 2012.
  12. Sim, H.B. and Uang, C.M., “Experimental Fatigue Evaluation of Welded Connections in Cantilevered Steel Sign Structures,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 139, No. 12, ASCE, 2013.
  13. Sato, A. and Uang, C.M., “A FEMA P695 Study for the Proposed Seismic Performance Factors for Cold-Formed Steel Special Bolted Moment Frames,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 259-282, EERI, 2013.
  14. Sim, H.B., Prowell, I., Elgamal, A., and Uang, C.M., “Flexural Tests and Associated Study of a Full-Scale 65-kW Wind Turbine Tower,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 5, ASCE, 2014.
  15. Kim, D.W., Blaney, C., and Uang, C.M., “Panel Zone Deformation Capacity as Affected by Weld Fracture at Column Kinking Location,” Engineering Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 27-46, AISC, 2014.