Dr. Zhenhua Huang

Assistant Professor



Dr. Zhenhua Huang

Email: zhenhua.huang@unt.edu

Phone: 940-369-8148

Fax: 940-565-2666

Office: NTRP F115-M

Faculty Page: https://faculty.unt.edu/editprofile.php?pid=2042

Areas of Research
Earthquake Engineering
Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics
Health Monitoring of Structure

Dr. Zhenhua Huang is an assistant professor of construction engineering technology. He has extensive experience in industrial and in research in with a proven track record of publications and training master students. Dr. Huang's research interests include: full-scale structure testing and system identification; bridge engineering (cable-stay bridges, railway bridges, highway bridges); earthquake engineering (steel frame, timber, CFS); and economics in structural or construction engineering.

Education:

  • Ph.D. in civil engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006
  • M.S. in civil engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 2001
  • B.S. in civil engineering, Beijing Polytechnic University, China, 1996

Selected Publications:

  • Huang, Z., and Foutch, D. “Effect of Hysteresis Type on Drift Limit for Global Collapse of Moment Frame Structures for Seismic Loads”, accepted by Journal of Earthquake Engineering
  • Yu, C., Huang, Z., and Vora, H. “Cold-Formed Steel Framed Shear Wall Assemblies with Corrugated Sheet Steel Sheathing” 2009 Annual Stability Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, 2009
  • Huang, Z., and Foutch, D. “Effect of Hysteresis Type on Drift Capacity for Global Collapse of Mid-rise Moment Frame Structures for Seismic Loads”, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006
  • Huang, Z., and Foutch, D. “Capacity and Demand Evaluation of Moment Frames with Different Hysteretic Behavior”, under review 9th US National & 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, 2010
  • Huang, Z., and Jones, N.P. “Damping of Taut-Cable Systems: Effects of Linear Elastic Spring Support”, soon will be submitted to ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics
  • Yu, C., Huang, Z., and Foutch, D. “Mechanical and Sesmic Properties of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Shear Wall with Corrugated Sheet Steel Sheathing”, working paper
  • Foutch, D., and Huang, Z. “Nonlinear Static Procedures to Evaluate the Drift Capacity for Global Collapse of Moment Frame Structures for Seismic Loads”, working paper

Faculty Activities:

  • Participated analysis and design of lateral system for world famous skyscrapers: New World Trade Center Tower 2, Tower 3 in New York City, and Al Burj Tower in Dubai
  • Designed more than 15 concrete, steel buildings, power plants in New York and New Jersey
    Applying competitive NSF grants