Jim Nau

Professor

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  • Mann Hall 401C

Dr. Jim Nau joined the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering in 1982 after receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At the undergraduate level, he teaches statics, solid mechanics, reinforced concrete design, structural steel design, and the senior design project course. At the graduate level, he teaches CE 523 Theory and Behavior of Steel Structures and CE 528 Structural Design in Wood.

Education

Ph.D. 1982

Civil Engineering

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.S. 1977

Mechanical Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.S. 1974

Mechanical Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

Dr. Nau is interested in structural design, structural dynamics, earthquake engineering, and numerical methods. His research is principally in the area of earthquake engineering. He is currently engaged in several research projects on the seismic response of steel and concrete bridge structures, with support from the Alaska University Transportation Center and the Alaska Department of Transportation. In collaboration with colleagues Mervyn Kowalsky and Rudi Seracino, this research involves large-scale experimentation at the Constructed Facilities Lab. Dr. Nau's research interests have recently expanded to include structural repair using fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) materials. Reinforced concrete columns tested as part of a AUTC/AKDOT project have successfully been repaired to restore strength while preserving ductility.

Publications

Seismic Repair of Circular Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns by Plastic Hinge Relocation with Grouted Annular Ring
Krish, Z. F., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2019), JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING. https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2019.1688205
Seismic performance of reinforced concrete filled steel tube drilled shafts with inground plastic hinges
Aguirre, D. A., Kowalsky, M. J., Nau, J. M., Gabr, M., & Lucier, G. (2018), Engineering Structures, 165, 106–119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.03.034
Closure to "Modified Plastic-Hinge Method for Circular RC Bridge Columns" by Jason C. Goodnight, Mervyn J. Kowalsky, and James M. Nau
Goodnight, J. C., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2017), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 143(9). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0001867
Development of a ductile steel bridge substructure system
Fulmer, S. J., Nau, J. M., Kowalsky, M. J., & Marx, E. E. (2016), Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 118, 194–206. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.11.012
Equivalent viscous damping model for short-period reinforced concrete bridges
Khan, E., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2016), Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)be.1943-5592.0000803
Modified plastic-hinge method for circular RC bridge columns
Goodnight, J. C., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2016), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 142(11). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0001570
Strain limit states for circular RC bridge columns
Goodnight, J. C., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2016), Earthquake Spectra, 32(3), 1627–1652. https://doi.org/10.1193/030315eqs036m
Effect of seismic load history on deformation limit states for longitudinal bar buckling in RC circular columns
Feng, Y. H., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2015), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 141(8). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0001153
Finite-element method to predict reinforcing bar buckling in RC structures
Feng, Y. H., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2015), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 141(5). https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)st.1943-541x.0001048
Grouted shear stud connection for steel bridge substructures
Fulmer, S. J., Kowalsky, M. J., & Nau, J. M. (2015), Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 109, 72–86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.02.009

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