Ben Dymond

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Professional Title
Associate Professor

Focus

Structural Engineering

Education

  • Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of Minnesota Twin Cities (2015)
  • M.S. Structural Engineering, Virginia Tech (2007)
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech (2006)

Academic & Professional Experience (CV)

Courses Previously Taught

  • CE 3115 - Structural Analysis
  • CE 4100 - Applications of Management in Precast Concrete
  • CE 4126 - Design of Concrete Structures
  • CE 4136/5136 - Structural Systems (ASCE 7)
  • CE 4128/5128 - Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • CE 5127 - Bridge Analysis and Design

Research and Teaching Interests

My research and teaching agenda focuses on the resiliency of reinforced and prestressed concrete infrastructure and structural systems. This agenda emerges from my early work on the Federal Highway Administration’s Long-Term Bridge Performance Program and from my experience as a consulting structural engineer at AECOM and KPFF. I pursue this interest in a number of directions, including destructive experimental laboratory research, short- and long-term field monitoring experiments, and non-destructive numerical analyses. I have conducted a variety of internally and externally funded projects investigating anchorage and bond of GFRP and epoxy-coated reinforcement, deterioration of mixed reinforcement bridge decks, shear capacity of hollow-core slabs with partially filled cores, load rating of slab-span or culvert bridge structures, and flexural strength of nail-laminated timber crane mats. In addition, I participate in numerous professional and university related service endeavors to further the field of structural engineering and mentor the next generation of engineers.

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