Office: 2350 Hayward, 2036 GG Brown
Phone: (734) 763-3046
Fax: (734) 764-4292
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2036 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125
My primary research activities have centered on studies of inelastic behavior of reinforced concrete (RC) members and connections under large load reversals (i.e. earthquake-type loading). My more recent research activities have included the use of high-performance fiber reinforced cementitious composites for increased energy dissipation and stiffness retention in critical locations of earthquake resistant RC structures I have also studied the earthquake resistant design of structures of mixed construction, i.e., a combination of steel beams and RC columns. I have significant research and professional experience with seismic repair of damaged RC structures and the seismic retrofit of existing structures to modern seismic design levels. Most of my funding comes from the National Science Foundation and the ACI Concrete Research Council.
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Wight, J.K., and Parra-Montesinos, G. (2003). "Use of strut and tie model for deep beam design as per ACI 318 code," ACI Concrete International, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 63-70.
Quintero-Febres, C.G. and Wight, J.K. (2001), "Experimental Study of Reinforced Concrete Interior Wide Beam-Column Connections Subjected to Lateral Loading," ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 98, No. 4, pp. 572-582.
Wight, James K., Parra-Montesinos, G., and Canbolat, B.A. (2003). "Seismic behavior of high-performance fiber reinforced cement composite coupling beams," Otani Symposium 2003, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 357-372.
Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo and Wight, James K. (2000), "Seismic Response of Exterior RC Column-to-Steel Beam Connections," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 10, pp. 1113-1121.
Hueste, M.B.D. and Wight, J.K. (1997), "Evaluation of a Four-Story Reinforced Concrete Building Damaged During the Northridge Earthquake", Earthquake Spectra, EERI, Vol. 13, No. 3, August 1997, pp. 387-414.