Research

Research Interests

Seismic performance of concrete-encased steel composite members

  • (Collaborations with Professor Cheng-Cheng Chen at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
  • Large scale cyclic load tests
  • Analytical methods
  • Design guidelines

Seismic performance of concrete filled box columns

  • (Collaborations with Professor Cheng-Cheng Chen at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
  • Large scale cyclic load tests
  • Numerical modeling
  • Design guidelines

Biological self-healing concrete

  • Incorporate bacterial spores in concrete to provide self-healing capability

Prevention of damage to structures under impact or blast loading

  • Use polyurea coating to mitigate effects of impact or blast loading
  • High strain rate material characterization
  • Determine mechanical properties of material under high strain rate loading
  • Determine fracture toughness of composite material

Analysis and design of curved and skewed bridges for construction

  • Develop guidelines for the design of curved and skewed steel bridges for construction

Structural Health Monitoring

  • Utilize digital image processing techniques to measure deflections in bridges

Undergraduate Research Projects

  • Biological self-healing concrete
  • Pervious concrete
  • Structural health monitoring using digital image processing techniques
  • Geopolymer concrete

Refereed Journal Papers (Selected)

  • Chen, Cheng-Cheng, Chen, Chien-Chung, and Shen, Jia-Hau. Effects of steel-to-member depth ratio and axial load on flexural ductility of concrete-encased steel composite columns. Engineering Structures 115: 157-166. 2018.
  • Chen, Cheng-Cheng, Chen, Chien-Chung, and Hoang, T.T. Role of concrete confinement of wide-flange structural steel shape in steel reinforced concrete columns under cyclic loading. Engineering Structures 110: 79-87. 2016.
  • Chen, C.-C., Diaz, I., Menozzi, K., and Murillo, L. An experimental study on slag/fly ash-based geopolymer concrete. International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering 3(8): 13-17. 2015.
  • Chen, C.-C., Jaffe, N., Koppitz, M., Weimer, W., and Polocoser, A. Concrete mixture with plastic as fine aggregate replacement. International Journal of Advances in Mechanical and Civil Engineering 2(4): 49-53. 2015.
  • Chen, C.-C. and Linzell, D. G. Numerical simulations of dynamic behavior of polyurea toughened steel plates under impact loading. Journal of Computational Engineering, Vol. 2014, Article ID 416049, 7 pages. 2014.
  • Chen, C.-C. Accuracy of AISC methods in predicting flexural strength of concrete encased composite members. Journal of Structural Engineering 139(3): 338-349. 2013.
  • Sharafbayani M., Linzell D. G., and Chen C.-C. Web plumb influence on skewed I-girder, steel bridges during construction. Bridge Structures 7: 115-122. 2011.
  • Chen, C.-C. and Linzell, D. G. Modeling end notched flexure tests to establish cohesive element mode II fracture parameters. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 77(8): 1338-1347. 2010.
  • Chen, Cheng-Cheng and Chen, Chien-Chung. Flexural behavior of steel encased composite beams. Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering 13(2): 263-275. 2001.

Refereed Conference Proceedings and Publications

  • Chen, C.-C., and Zhang, G. Development of alternative load paths in steel truss bridges. The 2017 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM17), Ilsan (Seoul), Korea. August 28-September 1, 2017.
  • Chen, C.-C., Chen, B., and Mesad, O. An inexpensive method for monitoring deflections in bridges by machine vision. The 2017 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM17), Ilsan (Seoul), Korea. August 28-September 1, 2017.
  • Robison, J.L., and Chen, C.-C. Considering Buckling – Direct pipe engineering design. North American Society for Trenchless Technology, NASTT’s 2017 No-Dig Show. Paper TM2-T5-02. Washington, D.C., April 9-12, 2017.
  • Robison, J. L., Hotz, R. D., and Chen, C.-C. Emerging Technologies: A suggested design method for curved, jacked steel pipe. ASCE Pipelines 2013 Conference, Fort Worth, TX, 864-874. 2013.
  • Chen, C.-C., Linzell, D. G., Long, L. N., and Alpman, E. Effectiveness of advanced coating systems for mitigating blast effects on steel components. Tenth International Conference on Structures under Shock and Impact, Algarve, Portugal, 85-94. 2008.
  • Alpman, E., Long, L. N., Chen, C.-C., and Linzell, D. G. Prediction of blast loads on a deformable steel plate using Euler equations. 18th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Miami, FL. 2007.