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Associate Professor

Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

2037A SERC
 (205) 348-0726
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Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2010
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2005
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Hanoi Architectural University, Vietnam, 1999

Biography

Dr. Thang Dao’s research focuses on multi-hazard engineering, including wind and earthquake engineering for mitigation of damage to infrastructure systems. Specifically, he develops methodologies that enable the built environment to be more resilient and sustainable ranging from the single house to the regional scale. His current research topics include:

  • Performance-Based Engineering
  • Wind and Structures
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Loading
  • Light Frame Wood Structures
  • Cold-Formed Steel Structures
  • Resiliency and Sustainability of Structures

Honors and Awards

Alabama Power Innovation Award in Engineering, The University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, April 2018, University of Alabama.

  • Alabama Power Innovation Award in Engineering, The University of Alabama Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Conference, 2018

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Nguyen, T.T., Dao, T.N., Aaleti, S., Hossain, K., Fridley, K.J. (2019). “Numerical Model for Creep Behavior of Axially Loaded CLT Panels,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering145 (1), (2019)
  • Nguyen, T.T, Dao, T.N., Aaleti, S., van de Lindt, J.W., Fridley, K.J. (2018). “Seismic Assessment of a Three-story Wood Building with an Integrated CLT-Lightframe System using RTHS,” Engineering Structures167, pp. 695-704, (2018)
  • Dao, T.N., van de Lindt, J.W., Ho, T.X. “New Nonlinear Lateral-Vertical Coupled Shear Element Model for Use in Finite Element Structural Analysis Applications,” Engineering Structures140, pp. 98-109, (2017)
  • Ho, T.X., Dao, T.N., Aaleti, S., van de Lindt, J.W., Rammer, D.R. (2016). “Hybrid System of Unbonded Post-tensioned CLT Panels and Light-Frame Wood Shear Walls,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, (2016) (ISSN 0733-9445, 04016171)
  • Bahmani, P., van de Lindt, J. W., and Dao, T. N., “Displacement-Based Design of Buildings with Torsion: Theory and Verification,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering140(6), (2013) (04014020)