Y. Frank Chen, Ph.D., P.E.

Y. Frank Chen, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor of Civil Engineering, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
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Office Location
Olmsted Building, W236
W236 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057
Biography

(Updated: July 1, 2021)

Dr. Chen is currently a tenured Professor of Civil Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He earned his Ph.D. degree from The University of Minnesota (1988), in Structures. Dr. Chen’s research experience includes: dynamic soil-structure interaction, computational methods, limit states design, seismic design and retrofitting, condition-based assessment, resistant design for dynamic loads, steel structures, bridge engineering, foundation engineering, floor vibrations, sustainable materials, geo-environmental engineering, historical structures, composite structures, and AI applications. He has been the PI or Co-PI for a number of research projects funded by various organizations domestically and internationally. The total direct research expenditure has surpassed $5m USD covering more than 36 completed research projects. His publication record includes 240 refereed papers (185 SCI and 55 EI), 2 ACI manuals (ACI341.2R-14 and ACI341.4R-16), 36 plus research reports, 1 book, 3 book chapters, and 1 patent. Dr. Chen’s research interests also include the following areas: testing (nondestructive, wind tunnel and full/large scale), innovative construction (integrated and prefabricated), protective structures and technologies, software development, high-performance materials (steel and concrete), green engineering, Intelligent structures, and any cutting-edge field.

Dr. Chen received a number of awards including Outstanding Research Award from Penn State Harrisburg (twice), Research Fellow from National Sciences Council on Taiwan (multiple times), Daniel P. Jenny Research Award from Prestressed Concrete Institute (twice), Excellence in Transportation Design/Construction Awards from Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (three times), Outstanding Scholar Award from Central University (Taiwan),  Research Fellow from Japan Society for Promotion of Science (twice), Outstanding Alumni Award from Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), and Distinguished International Expert/Shanxi Hundred Talents Program (China); He has been invited as a visiting scholar by a number of institutions including: Taiwan- Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Central University, and Cheng Kung University; China- Central South University, Hunan University, Chongqing University, Xian Jiaotong University, Tongji University, and Tsinghua University; South Korea- Seoul National University; Japan- Waseda University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Hokkaido University, Kyushu University, Kyoto University, and Tokyo University. Dr. Chen is also an academic peer of Kyushu University (Japan) and an academic council member of Steel Research Center at Chongqing University (China). 


Dr. Chen’s teaching experience includes: Undergraduate courses- soil laboratory, structural analysis, Newtonian mechanics, mechanics of materials, structural steel design, and foundations; Graduate courses- design of metal structures, advanced foundation design, structural design for dynamic loads, earthquake resistant design and retrofitting of bridges (self-developed), and bridge design by LRFD method (self-developed). He is also capable of teaching the following courses: finite element analysis, concrete design, numerical analysis, vibrations, plastic design, structural stability, and deep foundations. Dr. Chen has more than 60 graduate students completing the degree requirements under his direct supervision.

Dr. Chen has been actively involved with various technical committees/organizations, including ASCE Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering, ASCE Steel Bridge Committee, ACI Committee 341 (Earthquake Resistant Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridges), ACI Committee 442 (Response of Concrete Buildings to Lateral Forces), Association for Bridge Design & Construction, AISC Member, PCI Member, AASHTO Member, Advisory Board for the Center for Bridge Engineering Research at Central University (Taiwan), and International Association for Jointless Bridges. He is also an editor for Materials Testing and Journal of Structural Integrity & Maintenance, as well as an active reviewer for several journals. He has been frequently invited to give lectures, professional seminars, training courses, short courses, and workshops domestically and internationally. Dr. Chen has been actively collaborating with researchers domestically and internationally and has hosted a number of visiting scholars. 

Dr. Chen is a registered professional engineer, a certified bridge inspector, and an active technical consultant to various organizations in the USA and abroad on various projects. He has maintained close contacts with the industry and engineering community for more than 30 years. He has also been asked to serve as an expert witness in several occasions.

Dr. Chen’s administrative experience includes: Coordinator for the Graduate Programs for Engineering and Sciences at Penn State Harrisburg, Assistant Director for the Center for Bridge Engineering Research at Central University (Taiwan), Associate Chair for the Civil Engineering Program at Penn State, and Director for Modern Bridge & Tunnel Technology at Taiyuan University of Technology (China). He has served on a variety of campus committees at various levels of capacity with several of them acting as the chair.

Specializations

Dynamic soil-structure interaction; Computational methods; Limit states design; Seismic design and retrofitting; Condition-based assessment; Resistant design for dynamic loads; Metal structures; Bridge engineering; Foundation engineering: Vibrations; Sustainable materials; Geo-environmental engineering; Historical structures; Composite structures; AI applications.

Honors

  • Outstanding Research Award, Pennsylvania State University, 1993 and 2017
  • Research Fellow, National Sciences Council (Taiwan), 1993
  • Teaching Fellow, Ministry of Education (Taiwan), 1994
  • Daniel Jenny Research Award, Prestressed Concrete Institute, 1993 and 1995
  • Excellence in Transportation Design/Construction Award, PennDOT, 1994, 1996 and 2004
  • Outstanding Scholar, Central University (Taiwan), 1997
  • Invited Scholar, National Sciences Council (Taiwan), 2004.
  • Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2006 and 2016 
  • Panelist, National Science Foundation, 2007.
  • Outstanding Alumnus, Cheng Kung University (Taiwan), 2010
  • Distinguished International Expert/Shanxi Hundred Talents Program (China), 2013-2016
  • Visiting Professor, Tsinghua University (China), 2013-2015
  • Visiting Professor, Central South University (China), 2014-2017
  • Distinguished Professor, Chang’an University, 2014-2017
  • Distinguished Professor, East China Jiaotong University (China), 2017-2018
  • Distinguished Professor, South West University (China), 2018
  • Invited Scholar, Chongqing University (China), 2016-2018
Research Interests

Testing (nondestructive, wind tunnel & full/large scale)
 

Innovative construction (integrated & prefabricated)


Protective structures & technologies


Software development


High-performance materials (steel & concrete)


Green engineering


Intelligent structures


Other cutting-edge fields

Publications

Selective Publications

Li, X., J. P. Liu, X. D. Wang, B. Q. Dong, Y. F. Chen. Cyclic behavior of circular TSRC column to steel beam frames, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 184, 106788: 1-25 (2021).

Yu, Z. W., P. Zhang, J. F. Mao, P. D. Spanos, Y. F. Chen. An efficient approach for stochastic vibration analysis of high-speed maglev vehicle-guideway system, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 21(6), 2150080: 1-26 (2021). 

Wang, H., Y. F. Chen. Behaviour of austenitic stainless steel bolts at elevated temperatures, Engineering Structures, 235, 111973: 1-17 (2021). 

Li, B. Y., Y. L. Yang, J. P. Liu, X. G. Liu, Y. Cheng, Y. F. Chen. Behavior of T-shaped CFST column to steel beam connection with U-shaped diaphragm, Journal of Building Engineering, 43, 102518: 1-20 (2021). 

Wu, H. Y., H. G. Lei, Y. F. Chen. Comparison on mechanisms of high-cycle fatigue performance of structural steel exposed to urban industrial atmosphere and laboratory simulated corrosive environment based on infrared thermography, International Journal of Fatigue, 145, 106098: 1-20 (2021).  

Liu, J. P., G. P. Chen, Y. F. Chen, T. X., Xu. Experimental study on the flexural behavior of cold-formed U-shaped steel-encased confined prestressed RC beam, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 182, 106656: 1-17 (2021).

Tang, X., Y. L. Yang, W. Q. Yang, J. Lanning, Y. F. Chen. Experimental and numerical investigation on the seismic behavior of plane frames with special-shaped concrete-filled steel tubular columns, Journal of Building Engineering, 35, 102070: 1-17 (2021). 

Dai, G. L., Z. W. Xu, Y. F. Chen, R. G. J. Flay, H. M. Rao. Analysis of the wind field characteristics induced by the 2019 Typhoon Bailu for the high-speed railway bridge crossing China's southeast bay, Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, 211, 104557: 1-17 (2021). 

Zhao, Y., X. H. Zhou, Y. L. Yang, J. P. Liu, Y. F. Chen. Negative bending behavior of novel U-shaped steel and concrete composite beams, Engineering Structures, 237, 112217: 1-13 (2021). 

Zhou, X. H., J. P. Liu, G. Z. Cheng, D. S. Li, Y. F. Chen. Automated locating of replaceable coupling steel beam using terrestrial laser scanning, Automation in Construction, 122, 103468: 1-13 (2021). 

Liu, J. P., P. K. Liu, L. Feng, W. B. Wu, D. S. Li, Y. F. Chen. Automated clash resolution for reinforcement steel design in concrete frames via Q-learning and building information modeling, Automation in Construction, 112, 103062: 1-16 (2021). 

Cao, L., Y. F. Chen. Formulation of human-structure interaction for vibration serviceability of steel-concrete composite floors, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, e2679, 1-20 (2020). 

Cao, L., J. Li, X. Zheng, Y. F. Chen. Vibration behavior of large span composite steel bar truss-reinforced concrete floor due to human activity, Steel and Composite Structures, 37(4), 391-404 (2020). 

Liu, J. P., W. R. He, G. Z. Cheng, Y. F. Chen. Seismic behavior of large-diameter CFTST column to steel beam connections, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 175, 106338: 1-12 (2020). 

Wang, X. D., T. X. Xu, J. P. Liu, S. N. Wang, Y. F. Chen. Seismic performance of high-strength anchor rebar column-foundation connection for CFST, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 173, 106269: 1-14 (2020). 

Zhou, X. H., J. P. Liu, G. Z. Cheng, D. Gan, and Y. F. Chen. New connection system for circular tubed reinforced concrete columns and steel beams, Engineering Structures, 214, 110666: 1-14 (2020).

Zhao, Y., Y. L. Yang, S. Q. Xu, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Shear connection of reinforcement stiffened cold-formed U-shaped steel and concrete composite beam, Engineering Structures, 219, 110862: 1-13 (2020).

Zhang, R. Z., J. P. Liu, W. D. Wang, and Y. F. Chen. Fire behaviour of steel tube confined reinforced concrete columns under axial compression, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 172, 106180: 1-16 (2020).

Liu, J. P., H. F. Hu, J. Li, Y. F. Chen, and L. Zhang. Flexural behavior of prestressed concrete composite slab with precast inverted T-shaped ribbed panels, Engineering Structures, 215, 110687: 1-13 (2020).

Fang, H. W., Y. F. Chen, and Y. X. Xu. New instability criterion for stability analysis of homogeneous slopes, ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, 20(5), 04020034: 1-10 (2020).

Zhao, Y., X. H. Zhou, Y. L. Yang, Y. F. Chen, and S. Gurupackiam. Stiffness and cracking behavior of a new U-shaped steel and concrete composite beam under negative bending, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 146(5), 04020046: 1-13 (2020). 

Zhao, Y., X. H. Zhou, Y. L. Yang, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Torsional effects of a novel rebar stiffened cold-formed U-shaped steel-concrete composite beam system, Engineering Structures, 208, 109920: 1-12 (2020). 

Wang, Y. H., J. Yu, J. P. Liu, B. X. Zhou, and Y. F. Chen. Experimental study on assembled monolithic steel-prestressed concrete composite beam in negative moment, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 167, 105667: 1-24 (2020). 

Yang, C., P. Gao, X. X. Wu, Y. F. Chen, Q. Li, and Z. Li. Practical formula for predicting axial strength of circular-CFST columns considering size effect, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 168, 105879: 1-15 (2020). 

Liu, J. P., C. R. Xu, Z. Wu, and Y. F. Chen. Intelligent rebar layout in RC building frames using artificial potential field, Automation in Construction, 114, 103172: 1-14 (2020). 

Wang, H., C, X. H. Zhou, J. P. Liu, X. D. Wang, and Y. F. Chen. Seismic behavior of steel tube confined reinforced concrete double-column bridge bents, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 166, 105919: 1-11 (2020).

Dai, G. L., G. R. Chen, R. R. Zheng, and Y. F. Chen. A new bilinear resistance algorithm to analyze the track-bridge interaction on long-span steel bridge under thermal action, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 25(2), 04019125: 1-12 (2020). 

Liu, J. P., B. Y. Li, X. Zhou, Y. L. Yang, W. Cheng, and Y. F. Chen. Behavior of CFST column to H-section beam connections with T-shaped vertical anchorage, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 16(2), 306-327 (2020). 

Liu, J. P., B. Y. Li, X. Zhou, Y. L. Yang, W. Cheng, and Y. F. Chen. Behavior of CFST column to H-section beam connections with T-shaped vertical anchorage, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 16(2), 306-327 (2020).

Li, D. S., J. P. Liu, L. Feng, Y. Zhou, P. K Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Terrestrial laser scanning assisted flatness quality assessment for two different types of concrete surfaces, Measurement, 154, 107436: 1-10 (2020).

Liu, J. P., L. Cao, and Y. F. Chen. Theoretical analysis of human-structure interaction on steel-concrete composite floors, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 146(4), 0402007: 1-10 (2020).

Zhao, Y., X. H. Zhou, Y. L. Yang, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Shear behavior of a novel cold-formed U-shaped steel and concrete composite beam, Engineering Structures, 200, 109745: 1-11 (2019).

Liu, J. P., Y. Zhao, Y. L. Yang, and Y. F. Chen. Bending capacity and elastic stiffness for a novel configuration of cold-formed U-shaped steel and concrete composite beams, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 145(10), 04019106: 1-12 (2019).

Liu, J. P., S. Huang, J. Li, and Y. F. Chen. Vibration behavior of composite slab with precast ribbed panels due to transient impact, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 19(12), 1950148: 1-20 (2019).

Li, X., S. J. Wang, B. H. He, and Y. F. Chen. Disturbance function for soil disturbed state strength based on X-ray computed tomography triaxial test, 14(5), PLOS ONE, e0215961: 1-6 (2019).

Wang, Y. H., J. Yu, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Experimental and numerical analysis of steel block shear connectors in assembled monolithic steel-concrete composite beams, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 24(5), 04019024: 1-12 (2019).

Wu, H. Y., H. G. Lei, Y. F. Chen, and J. Y. Qiao. Comparison on corrosion behaviour and mechanical properties of structural steel exposed between urban industrial atmosphere and laboratory simulated environment, Construction and Building Materials, 211, 228-243 (2019).

Liu, J. P., L. Cao, and Y. F. Chen. Vibration performance of composite steel-bar truss slab with steel girder, Steel and Composite Structures, 30(6), 577-589 (2019).

Cheng, G. Z., X. H. Zhou, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Seismic behavior of circular tubed steel-reinforced concrete column to steel beam connections, Thin-Walled Structures, 138, 485-495 (2019).

Zhou, X. H., G. Z. Cheng, J. P. Liu, Y. L. Yang, and Y. F. Chen. Shear transfer behavior at the circular tubed column-steel beam interface, Thin-Walled Structures, 137, 40-52 (2019).

Liu, J. P., T. X. Xu, Y. Guo, X. D. Wang, and Y. Frank Chen. Behavior of circular CFRP-Steel composite tubed high-strength concrete columns under axial compression, Composite Structures, 211, 596-609 (2019).

Zhong, X. G., T. Y. Zhang, C. Chao, X. J. Shu, M. Y. Shen, and Y. F. Chen. New non-destructive dynamic tensile testing of prestressing fine-rolled screw-threaded steel bars, Engineering Structures, 182, 153-163 (2019).

Liu, J. P., L. Cao, and Y. F. Chen. Analytical solution for free vibration of multi-span continuous anisotropic plates by the perturbation method, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 69(3), 283-291 (2019).

Wang, Y. H., J. Yu, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Experimental study on assembled monolithic steel-concrete composite beam in positive moment, Engineering Structures, 180, 494-509 (2019).

Wang, Y. H., J. Yu, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Shear behavior of shear stud groups in precast concrete decks, Engineering Structures, 187, 73-84 (2019).

Zhou, X. H., Y. Zhao, J. P. Liu, Y. F. Chen, and Y. L. Yang. Bending experiment on a novel configuration of cold-formed U-shaped steel-concrete composite beams, Engineering Structures, 180, 124-133 (2019).

Liu, J. P., X. Li, X. Z. Zang, X. D. Wang, and Y. F. Chen. Seismic behavior of shear-critical circular TSRC columns with a shear span-to-depth ratio of 1.3, Thin-Walled Structures, 134, 373-383 (2019).

Liu, J. P., Y. Zhao, Y. F. Chen, S. Q. Xu, and Y. L. Yang. Flexural behavior of rebar truss stiffened cold-formed U-shaped steel-concrete composite beams, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 150, 175-185 (2018).

Wang, Y. H., Q. Wu, J. Yu, Y.  F. Chen, and G. B. Lu. Experimental and analytical studies on elastic-plastic local buckling behavior of steel material under complex cyclic loading paths, Construction and Building Materials, 181, 495-509 (2018).

Li, J., J. P. Liu, L. Cao, and Y. F. Chen. Vibration behavior and serviceability of arched prestressed concrete truss due to human activity, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 18(12), 1850146(1-21) (2018).

Liu, J. P., Y. Teng, Y. S. Zhang, X. D. Wang, and Y. F. Chen. Axial stress-strain behavior of high-strength concrete confined by circular thin-walled steel tubes, Construction and Building Materials, 177, 366-377 (2018).

Liu, J.P, X. Li, X. Z. Zang, Y. F. Chen, and X. D. Wang. Hysteretic behavior and modified design of square TSRC columns with shear studs, Thin-Walled Structures, 129, 265-277 (2018).

Cao, L., J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Vibration performance of arch prestressed concrete truss girder under impulse excitation, Engineering Structures, 165, 386-395 (2018).

Jiang, L. Z., Z. Huang, Y. F. Chen, Y. Luo, and W. B. Zhou. Experimental study on the seismic performance of concrete filled steel tubular laced columns, Steel and Composite Structures, 26(6), 719-731 (2018).

Li, B.Y., Y. L. Yang, Y. F. Chen, W. Cheng, and L. B. Zhang. Behavior of connections between square CFST columns and H-section steel beams, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 145, 10-27 (2018).

Li, J., R. Zhang, J. P. Liu, L. Cao, and Y. F. Chen. Determination of the natural frequencies of a prestressed cable RC truss floor system, Measurement, 122, 582-590 (2018).

Liu, W. S., G. L. Dai, Z. W. Yu, Y. F. Chen, and X. H. He. Interaction between continuous welded rail and long-span steel truss arch bridge on high-speed railway under seismic action, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 14(8),1051-1064 (2018).

Zhou, X. H., G. Z. Zheng, J. P. Liu, D. Gan, and Y. F. Chen. Behavior of circular tubed-RC column to RC beam connections under axial compression, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 130, 96-108 (2017).

Zhou, X. H., X. Z. Zang, X. D. Wang, J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Seismic behavior of circular TSRC columns with studs on the steel section, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 137, 31-36 (2017).

Zhou, X. H., G. Z. Zheng, J. P. Liu, D. Gan, and Y. F. Chen. Connections between RC beam and square-tubed RC column under axial compression experiments, Steel and Composite Structures, 23(4), 453-464 (2017).

Zhou, X. H., J. Li., J. P. Liu, and Y. F. Chen. Dynamic performance characteristics of pre-stressed cable RC truss floor system under human-induced loads, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 17(4), 1750049: 1-20 (2017).

He, X. H., T. Wu, Y. F. Zou, Y. F. Chen, H. Guo, and Z. W. Yu. Recent development of high-speed railway bridges in China, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 13(12), 1584-1595 (2017).

Zhou, X. H., J. P. Liu, J. Li, L. Cao, and Y. F. Chen. Vibration behavior of prestressed cable reinforced concrete truss system caused by jumping and hopping, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 31(5), 04017068: 1-12 (2017).

Liu, Y. Z., W. J. Wang, Y. F. Chen, and H. F. Ji. Residual stress-strain relationship for thermal insulation concrete with recycled aggregate after high temperature, Construction and Building Materials, 129, 37-47 (2016).

Zhou, X. H., L. Cao, Y. F. Chen, J. P. Liu, and J. Li. Acceleration response of pre-stressed cable RC truss floor system subjected to heel-drop loading, ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 30(5), 04016014: 1-8 (2016).

Nie, R. S., W. M. Leng, Q. Yang, and Y. F. Chen. An improved instrumentation method for PHC piles, Geotechnical Engineering, 169(6), 494-508 (2016).

Zhou, X. H., J. P. Liu, X. D. Wang, and Y. F. Chen. Behavior and design of slender circular tubed-reinforced-concrete columns subjected to eccentric compression, Engineering Structures, 124, 17-28 (2016).

Wang, C. S., L. Duan, Y. F. Chen, and S. C. Wang. Flexural behavior and ductility of hybrid high performance steel I-girders, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 125, 1-14 (2016).

Zhou, X. H., L. Cao, Y. F. Chen, J. P., and J. Li. Experimental and analytical studies on the vibration serviceability of pre-stressed cable RC truss floor systems, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 361, 130-147 (2016).

Liu, Y. J., Y. F. Chen, W. J. Wang, and Z. Li. Bond performance of thermal insulation concrete under freeze-thaw cycles, Construction and Building Materials, 104, 116-125 (2016).

Qiao, G. F., T. Y. Li, and Y. F. Chen. Assessment and retrofitting solutions for a historical wooden pavilion in China, Construction and Building Materials, 105, 435-447 (2016).

Hsu, W. T., D. M. Lue, and Y. F. Chen. Design aid for moment strength of built-up crane runway girders, International Journal of Steel Structures, 12(3), 403-417 (2012).

Chen, Y. Assessment of the current US seismic displacement requirements for bridges in a low-moderate seismic zone, Engineering Structures, 26, 1365-1379 (2004).

Chen, Y. Practical analysis and design of mechanically-stabilized earth walls -- I. Design philosophies and procedures, Engineering Structures, 22(7), 793-808 (2000).

Chen, Y. Distribution of vehicular loads on bridge girders by the FEA using ADINA: modeling, simulation, and Comparison, Computers and Structures, 72, 127-139 (1999).

Chen, Y. Finite element analysis for walking vibration problems for composite precast building floors using ADINA: modeling, simulation, and comparison, Computers and Structures, 72, 109-126 (1999).

Chen, Y. Assessment on pile effective lengths and their effects on design: I. Theory, Computers and Structures, 62(2), 265-286 (1997).

Chen, Y. and A. Aswad. Stretching the span capability of prestressed concrete bridges under AASHTO LRFD, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 1(3), 112-120 (1996).

Chen, Y. Modeling and analysis methods of bridges and their effects on seismic responses: I. Theory, Computers and Structures, 59(1), 81-98 (1996).

Chen, Y. Refined and simplified methods of lateral distribution for bridges with unequally spaced girders: II. Applications, Computers and Structures, 55(1), 17-32 (1995).

Chen, Y. Dynamic analysis and response of large reinforced concrete conduits in inhomogeneous soil strata, Computers and Structures, 56(2/3), 475-483 (1995).

Aswad, A. and Y. Chen. Impact of LRFD Specification on load distribution of prestressed concrete bridges, PCI Journal, 39(5), 78-89 (1994).

Chen, Y. and A. Aswad. Vibration characteristics of double tee building floors, PCI Journal, 39(1), 84-95 (1994).

Chen, Y. Interface effects on box-type reinforced concrete structures: I. Theory, Computers and Structures, 42(3), 383-390 (1993).

Chen, Y. On static and dynamic refined analysis of reinforced concrete bridges, Computers and Structures, 47(4/5), 601-613 (1993).

Chen, Y. and T. Krauthammer. Seismic effects on large RC lifelines: Part I. Theory, Computers and Structures, 42(2), 129-135 (1992).

Chen, Y. and T. Krauthammer. A combined ADINA-finite difference approach with substructuring for seismically induced nonlinear soil-structure interaction problems, Computers and Structures, 32(3/4), 779-785 (1989).

Krauthammer, T. and Y. Chen. Soil-structure interface effects on dynamic interaction analysis of reinforced concrete lifelines, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 8(1), 32-42 (1989).

Krauthammer, T. and Y. Chen. Free field earthquake ground motions: effects of various numerical simulation approaches on dynamic soil-structure interaction results, Engineering Structures, 10(2), 85-94 (1988).

Krauthammer, T. and Y. Chen. Dynamic soil-structure interaction of rectangular reinforced concrete lifelines, Engineering Structures, 8, 181-190 (1986).
 

Research In-Progress

Advances in Composite Structures, collaborated with Chongqing University.

AI Applications in Civil Engineering, collaborated with Chongqing University.
 

Education

B.S.C.E; M.S.; Ph.D. (Minnesota)