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Andrew Whittaker, Ph.D.

Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Professor and Chair
MCEER, Director

Specialty/Research Focus

Structural and earthquake engineering

Textbooks and Textbook Chapters

  1. Bruneau, M., C. M. Uang, and A. S. Whittaker, Ductile Design of Steel Structures, McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y., September 1997.
  2. Uang, C. M., A. S. Whittaker, M. Bruneau and K. C. Tsai, Chapter 8, Seismic design of steel structures, in The Seismic Design Handbook, F. Naeim (ed.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA, January 2001.
  3. Warn, G., J. W. Berman, A. S. Whittaker, and M. Bruneau, Investigation of a damaged high-rise building near Ground Zero, Chapter in “Beyond September 11th: An Account of Post Disaster Research,” Special Publication No. 39, Natural Hazards Research and Applications Information Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO., pp. 199-240, July 2003.
  4. Whittaker, A. S. and M. C. Constantinou, Chapter 12, Seismic energy dissipation systems for buildings, in Earthquake Engineering, Bozorgnia and Bertero (eds), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, March 2004.
  5. Thompson, A. C. T., A. M. Kammerer, G. M. Katzman and A. S. Whittaker, Chapter 7, Natural Hazards, in Extreme Event Mitigation in Buildings, Meacham (ed), NFPA, Quincy, MA, April 2006.
  6. Whittaker, A. S. and J. Abruzzo, Chapter 6, Materials Performance, in Blast Resistant Design of Buildings, Dusenberry (ed), Wiley, January 2010.
  7. Lignos, D. G., H. Krawinkler and A. S. Whittaker, Chapter 1, Collapse Assessment of Steel Moment-Resisting Frames, in Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering, Springer, November 2010.

Referred Journals

  1. Wu, C., D. J. Oehlers, M. Rebentrost, J. Leach, and A. S. Whittaker, “Blast testing of ultra-high performance fibre and FRP-retrofitted concrete slabs,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 31, No. 9, pp. 2060-2069, September 2009.
  2. Jones, J., C., Wu, D. J. Oehlers, A. S. Whittaker, W. Sun, S. Marks, and R. Coppola, “Finite difference analysis of simply supported RC panels for blast loadings,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 31, No. 12, pp. 2825-2832, December 2009.
  3. Ballantyne, G, A. S. Whittaker, A. Aref and G. F. Dargush, “Air blast effects on structural shapes of finite width,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 2, pp. 152-159, February 2010.
  4. Kalpakidis, I. V., M. C. Constantinou and A. S. Whittaker, “Effects of large cumulative travel on the behavior of lead-rubber seismic isolation bearings,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 5, pp. 491-501, May 2010.
  5. Huang, Y.-N., A. S. Whittaker and N. Luco, “NEHRP site amplification factors and the NGA relationships,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 583-593, May 2010.
  6. Wu, C., G. Fattori, A. S. Whittaker and D. J. Oehlers, “Investigation of air-blast effects from spherical and cylindrical-shaped charges,” International Journal of Protective Structures, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 345-362, September 2010.
  7. Gulec, K., A. S. Whittaker and J. D. Hooper, “Fragility functions for low aspect ratio reinforced concrete walls,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 32, pp. 2894-2901, November 2010.
  8. Marin, C. C and A. S. Whittaker, “Theoretical studies of the XY-FP seismic isolation bearing for bridges,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 631-638, November 2010.
  9. Kalpakidis, I. V., M. C. Constantinou, and A. S. Whittaker, “Modeling strength degradation in leadrunner bearings under earthquake shaking,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 13, pp. 1533-1549, November 2010.
  10. Huang, Y.-N., A. S. Whittaker, and N. Luco, “Seismic performance assessment of base-isolated safety-related nuclear structures,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 13, pp. 1421-1442, November 2010.
  11. Lignos, D. G., H. Krawinkler and A. S. Whittaker, “Prediction and validation of sidesway collapse of two scale models of a 4-story steel moment frame,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Available on-line, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.1061, November 2010.
  12. Gulec, C. K., and A. S. Whittaker, “Empirical equations for the peak shear strength of low aspect ratio reinforced concrete walls,” ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 108, No. 1, pp. 80-89, January 2011.
  13. Huang, Y.-N., A. S. Whittaker, N. Luco, and R. O. Hamburger, “Selection and scaling of earthquake ground motions in support of performance-based design,” Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 137, No. 3, pp. 311-321, March 2011.