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Z. John Ma

Professor

Biography

John Ma joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Tennessee in August 2005. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 1998. Prior to his current position, he was a faculty member at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for 6 years. He is a registered professional engineer in Nebraska.


Research

Behavior and design of prestressed concrete bridges

Mechanics and applications of high performance concrete and fiber reinforced polymer composites

Evaluation of ASR-affected structures

Design for deconstruction (DfD)

One Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position available at TBRL starting Fall 2016


Research Sponsors

"CAREER: Behavior and Design of FRP-Decked Concrete Bridges in Cold Regions," National Science Foundation, 2005 – 2010.

"Evaluation of CIP Reinforced Joints for Full-Depth Precast Concrete Bridge Decks" National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP 10 – 71), National Research Council, 2006 – 2010.

"Development of Design Guidelines for Larger Diameter Strands for AASHTO/PCI Bulb Tee Sections" Tennessee Department of Transportation, 2009 – 2014.

"Assessment of Existing Railroad Bridges to Accommodate a Higher Speed Considering Chinese Practices" National University Rail Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 – 2016.

"Lateral Impact of Railroad Bridges with Hybrid Composite Beams (HCB)" National University Rail Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 – 2016.

"Seismic Performance of Stone Masonry and Unreinforced Concrete Railroad Bridge Substructure," USDOT/National University Rail Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014 – 2017.

"Study of Alkali-Silica Reaction Effects on Concrete Nuclear Thick Structures – Large-Scale Testing Design", DOE/ORNL, 2014– 2019.


Professional Service

Faculty Advisor, ASCE Student Chapter

Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering

Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering


Publications

Li, L., He, Z., Ma, Z., and Yao, L. (2013), “Development of Strut-and-Tie Model and Design Guidelines for Improved Joint in Decked Bulb-Tee Bridge,” Structural Engineering & Mechanics – An International Journal, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 221 – 239.

Song, W., Ma, Z., and Ji, H. (2013), “Equivalent Strip Width for FRP Superstructure Design Using Timoshenko Beam Approximation,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 744 – 752.

He, Z., Liu, Z., and Ma, Z. (2013), “Explicit Solutions of Transverse Tensions in Deep Beams: Load-Path Model and Superposition Principle,” ACI Structural Journal (in-press).

Zhang, J., Liu, A., Ma, Z., Huang, H., Mei, L., and Li, Y. (2013), “Behavior of Self-Anchored Suspension Bridge in the Structural System Transformation,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 8, pp. 712 – 721.

Jiang, X., Ma, Z., and Song, J. (2013), “Effect of Shear Stud Connections on Dynamic Response of an FRP-Deck Bridge under Moving Loads,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 644 - 652.

He, Z., Ma, Z., Chapman, C., and Liu, Z. (2013), “Longitudinal Joints with Accelerated Construction Features in Decked Bulb-Tee Girder Bridges: Strut-and-Tie Model and Design Guidelines,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 5, pp. 372 – 379.

Ma, Z., Cao, Q., Chapman, C., Burdette, E., and French, C. (2012), “Longitudinal Joint Details with Tight Bend Diameter U-Bars,” ACI Structural Journal, November – December, Vol. 109, No. 6, pp. 815 - 824.

Ma, Z., Lewis, S., Cao, Q., He, Z., Burdette, E., and French, C. (2012), “Transverse Joint Details with Tight Bend Diameter U-Bars for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 138, No. 6, pp.697-707.

He, Z., Liu, Z., and Ma, Z. (2012), “Investigation of Load Transfer Mechanisms in Deep Beams and Corbels,” ACI Structural Journal, July-August, Vol. 109, No. 4, pp.467-476.

Zhu, P., Ma, Z., Cao, Q., and French, C. (2012), “Fatigue Evaluation of Transverse U-Bar Joint Details for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.17, No.2, pp.191-200.

Zhu, P., Ma, Z., and French, C. (2012), “Fatigue Evaluation of Longitudinal U-Bar Joint Details for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.17, No.2, pp. 201-210.

Jiang, X., Ma, Z., and Ren, W. (2012), “Crack Detection from the Slope of the Mode Shape Using Complex Continuous Wavelet,” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 187 – 201.

Du, B.; Ma, Z.; and Luo, L. (2012); “Behavior of FRP Sandwich Panels Under Synergistic Effects of Low Temperature and Cyclic Loading: I – Experiment and Numerical Simulation Method,” Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 378 – 379, pp. 102 – 107.

Du, B.; Ma, Z.; and Luo, L. (2012); “Behavior of FRP Sandwich Panels Under Synergistic Effects of Low Temperature and Cyclic Loading: II – Results and Discussion,” Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 378 – 379, pp. 77 – 80.

Song, W. and Ma, Z. (2011), “Behavior of Honeycomb FRP Sandwich Structure under Combined Effects of Service Load and Low Temperatures,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Nov. – Dec., Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 985 - 991.

Wu, B.; Xu, Z.; Ma, Z.; Liu, Q.; and Liu, W. (2011), “Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Filled with Demolished Concrete Lumps,” Structural Engineering & Mechanics – An International Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp. 411 – 429.

Yang, D., Ge, Y., Xiang, H., and Ma, Z. (2011), “3D Flutter Analysis of Cable Supported Bridges Including Aeroelastic Effects of Cables,” Advances in Structural Engineering – An International Journal, Vol. 14, No. 6, pp. 1129 – 1147.

Cao, Q. and Ma, Z. (2011) “Behavior of Externally FRP Reinforced Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete Beams,” ACI Structural Journal, Sept. – Oct., Vol. 108, No.5, pp. 592 – 600.

Ji, H.S., Byun, J.K., Lee, C.S., Son, B.J., and Ma, Z. (2011) “Structural Performance of Composite Sandwich Bridge Decks with Hybrid GFRP-steel Core,” Composite Structures, Vol. 93, Issue 2, pp. 430 – 442.

Li, L. and Ma, Z. (2010) “Effect of Intermediate Diaphragms on Decked Bulb-tee Bridge System for Accelerated Construction,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 6.

Ji, H.S., Song, W., and Ma, Z. (2010) “Design, Test and Field Application of a GFRP Corrugated-Core Sandwich Bridge,” Engineering Structures (Elsevier), Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 2814 – 2824.

Zhu, P. and Ma, Z. (2010), “Selection of Durable Closure Pour Materials for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 6.

Li, L., Ma, Z., and Oesterle, R. G. (2010), “Improved Longitudinal Joint Details in Decked Bulb Tees for Accelerated Bridge Construction: Fatigue Evaluation,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 5.

Li, L., Ma, Z., Griffey, M. E., and Oesterle, R. G. (2010), “Improved Longitudinal Joint Details in Decked Bulb Tees for Accelerated Bridge Construction: Concept Development,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 327 – 336.

Nordin, C., Ma, Z., and Penumadu, D. (2010) “Combined Effect of Loading and Cold-Temperature on the Stiffness of Glass Fiber Composites,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 224 – 230.

Ji, H.S.; Son, B. J.; and Ma, Z. (2009); “Evaluation of Composite Sandwich Bridge Decks with Hybrid FRP-Steel Core,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 1, January, pp.36 – 44.


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