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Barth, Karl E.

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ESB 617

Associate Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering


Ph.D., Purdue University 
MSCE, Purdue University 
BSCE, Purdue University

Dr. Barth works in the area of steel bridge analysis, design and rating. Areas of interest are in advanced analysis techniques and member performance issue and experimental and field evaluation of structural components and systems. Example topics of interest include: live load deflections, superstructure dynamic characteristics, distribution of live load, cross-frame performance, curved girder behavior, and inelastic design methods. Additionally, Dr. Barth works in the area of bridge substructure.

Research Focus Areas

Advanced Materials

Research Interests

finite element modeling 
structural stability 
steel members and frames

Teaching Interests

Bridge Engineering 
Structural Stability 
Plastic Design of Steel Structures 
Behavior of Steel Members 
Steel Design 
Structural Analysis

Special Interests

Chairman of the ASCE Steel Bridge Committee 
Control Group Member of the ASCE LRFD Committee 
Member ASCE Technical Advisory Panel on Bridges 
Chairman SSRC Task Group on Plate and Box Girders 
Secretary of TRB Committee A2C02(1) Methods of Analysis for Steel Bridges 
Member AISI Steel Bridge Task Force and HPS Design Advisory Group

Professional Societies

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