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Cheng Yu, PhD

Professor

Construction Engineering Technology

Department of Engineering Technology

University of North Texas

3940 N. Elm St., F115F

Denton, TX 76207

Office: 940-891-6891

Fax: 940-565-2666

Email: cheng.yu@unt.edu

Curriculum Vitae

 

Announcement


Professor Yu is currently looking for  graduate and undergraduate research assistants to work on structural engineering projects.  Interested students contact Professor Yu via cheng.yu@unt.edu.

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  Education

Ph.D. Civil/Structural Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005

M.S. Civil/Structural Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005

B.E. Civil/Structural Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, June 1998

  Employment

Professor, University of North Texas, September 2016-Present

Associate Professor, University of North Texas, June 2011-August 2016

Assistant Professor, University of North Texas, January 2005- May 2011

Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, September 2000 - December 2004

  Research Interests

Dr. Yu's research focuses on Thin-Walled, Cold-Formed Steel Structures, Computational Mechanics, Earthquake Engineering, Structural Dynamics and Control, Structural Stability, Building Information Modeling, and Construction Technology. 

  Recent Research Projects

NSF PFI:AIR-TT Innovative High-Performance Cold-Formed Steel Wall System for Light Framed Construction, 2014 - 2016. Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Link to NSF announcement.

Structural Behavior of CFS Trusses, KEYMARK Enterprises, LLC, 2013-2014.

Load Bearing Clip Angle Design, American Iron and Steel Institute, 2013-2014.

NSF CAREER:  Comprehensive Research on Cold-Formed Steel Sheathed Shear Walls: Special Detailing, Design, and Innovation, 2010 - 2015. Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Link to NSF announcement.

  Recent Publications

Zhang, W.*, Mahdavian, M.*, Li, Y., Yu, C.!, (2017). “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Cold-Formed Steel Shear Walls using Corrugated Steel Sheathing”. ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering. (accepted)


Yan, W., Xie, Z.*, Yu, C.!, Song, L., He, H. (2017). “Experimental Investigation on Self-Piercing Rivet Connections in Thin-Walled Steel Structures.” Elsevier, Journal of Constructional Steel Research. 133 (2017) 231-240. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.02.022.


Yu, C.!, Yousof, M.*, Mahdavian, M.*, Zhang, W.* (2017). “Design of Cold-Formed Steel Clip Angles in Compression.” ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001767.
 

Complete Publication List

  Research Group

Current students:

Graduate students:

Zhishan Yang, M.S. in Engineering Technology - Construction Management, Thesis title “Shear Strength of Cold-Formed Steel Clip Angles Subjected to Different Screw Pattern” (expected graduation in December 2017).

Adam Johnson, M.S. in Engineering Technology - Construction Management, Thesis title “A Study on the System Reliability of Cold-Formed Steel Roof Trusses” (expected graduation in May 2017).

Xing Lan, M.S. in Engineering Technology - Construction Management, Thesis title “Structural Performance of Novel Cold-formed Steel framed Shear Walls sheathed with Corrugated Sheets” (expected graduation in May 2017).

Nathan Derrick, M.S. in Engineering Technology – Construction Management, Thesis title “Shear and Bending Strength of Cold-Formed Steel Solid Wall Panels using Corrugated Steel Sheets” (expected graduation in December 2017)Undergraduate students

Jeremy Artman, M.S. in Engineering Technology – Construction Management, Thesis title to be decided. (expected graduation in May 2018)

Wenying Zhang, PhD candidate, College of Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai China (expected graduation in December 2017)

 

Undergraduate students:

Nick O'Connor, Dawson Guerrettaz, Sage Ellis, Rasna Baweja

 

Alumni:

Graduate students

Mahsa Mahdavian, (MSET-Construction Management, 2016, Thesis) Now Engineer at Nucor Verco Decking.
Martin Dara (MSET-Mechanical Engineering System, 2015, Thesis)

Adnan Sayeed Syed (MSET-Construction Management, 2015, Project)

Pavan Teja Kondisetti (MSET-Construction Management, 2015, Project)

Justin Coffey (MSET-Construction Management, 2015, Project)

Saikrishna Kondapally (MSET-Mechanical Engineering System, 2015, Project)

Raviteja Charungundia (MSES-Construction Management, 2015, Project)

Matthew McCall (MSES-Construction Management, 2014, Project)

Mohamad Yousof (MSET-Construction Management, 2014, Thesis)

Puja Sapru (MSET-Construction Management 2014, Project)

Noritsugu Yanagi (MSES-Construction Management 2013, Thesis)

Guowang Yu (MSES-Construction Management 2013, Thesis)

Praveen Seelam (MSES-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2013, Thesis)

Xouphab Panyanouvong (MSES-Construction Management, 2012, Thesis)

Chao Li (MSES-Construction Management, 2012, Thesis)

Kiam Hai Law (MSES-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2011, Project)

Ke Xu (MSES-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2010, Thesis)

Yujie Chen (MSES-Mechanical Engineering Technology 2010, Thesis), PhD Clemson University (2013), Now Research Engineer at Caterpillar.

Ibraheem Sheerah (MSES-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2009, Thesis)

Hitesh Vora (MSET-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2009, Thesis), PhD Material Science and Engineering at UNT. Now Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State university

Khanh Nguyen (MSET-Mechanical Engineering Technology, 2008, Project)

 

Undergraduate students

 

Nathan Derrick, Roni Ramirez, Jose Sandoval, Nick O'Connor, Christopher Lavezo, Douglas Joseph, Jeremy Artman (2015-2016)
Kevin Holden, Tom Kalisky, Emmanuel Salazar, Adam Johnson (2013 – 2015)
Marcus Sanchez, Roger Rovira (2010 – 2012)
Kyle Durham, Devin Hyde, Travis Stivors, Taylor Cheney, Andy Hetrick (2009)
George Trabazo, Robert Moore, Jole Bolz (2007 – 2008)
Cole Earle, Jimmy Tucker (2005 – 2007)
Tony Dianard (2005 – 2006)
Trevor Lokie, Andrew Alnoso (2005)
 

Last updated 5/16/17