Curriculum Vitae






Chuang-Sheng (Walter) Yang, P.E.

Research Engineer II & Instructor
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
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404.395.9214




Biography

Dr. Chuang-Sheng (Walter) Yang is a research engineer II and an instructor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).  He completed his doctoral degree from Georgia Tech in December 2006 after obtaining two Master degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.  His research interests include: (1) seismic design and behavior of buildings and bridges, (2) dynamic structural tests, (3) structural control, (4) smart materials and structures, and (4) applications of reliability and probabilistic methods.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the American Institute of Steel Construction.  Dr. Yang is pursuing patents for his development of several devices including: (1) Smart Hybrid Braces, (2) Rotary Friction Dampers, (3) Rotary Metallic Dampers, and (4) Smart Hybrid Rotary Dampers.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 2006.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, December 2005.
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University,Structural Engineering Division, June 1996.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 1994.

Awards

  • Good Academic Scholarship, National Taiwan University (1995-1996)
  • Ta-Yu Award (1991)

Patents

  • Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Leon, Roberto T. "Energy-Absorbing and Re-centering Devices of Hybrid Steel and Shape Memory Alloys." (Provisional patent, GTRC ID 4722, June 2009).

Articles

  1. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Leon, Roberto T., and DesRoches, Reginald (2008). "Pushover response of a braced frame with suspended zipper struts." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(10), 1619-1626. (Published).
  2. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Leon, Roberto T., and DesRoches, Reginald (2008). "Design and behavior of zipper-braced frames." Engineering Structures, 30(4), 1092-1100. (Published).
  3. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Leon, Roberto T., and DesRoches, Reginald (2010). "Cyclic behavior of zipper-braced frames." Earthquake Spectra, 26, 561-582 (Published).
  4. Yang, Chuang-Sheng (Walter), DesRoches, Reginald, and Leon, Roberto T. (2010). "Design and analysis of braced frames with shape memory alloy and energy-absorbing hybrid devices." Engineering Structures, 32, 498-507. (Published).
  5. Yang, C.S. (Walter), Wu, L.Y., Chung, L.L., and Chung, N.H. (2010). "Modified predictive control of structures with direct output feedback." Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI: 10.1002/stc.411).
  6. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Rix, Glenn J. "Numerical fragility analysis of vertical-pile-supported wharves in the western United States." Journal of Earthquake Engineering (In press, Nov. 2011).
  7. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, and DesRoches, Reginald. "Influence of skew on the seismic response of bridges." Engineering Structures. (In Review, Sep. 2011).
  8. Chung, L.L., Wu, L.Y., Yang, C.S. (Walter) (Corresponding author), Lin, M.C., Lien, K.H., and Huang, H.H. "Optimal design formulas for viscous tuned mass dampers in wind-excited structures." Structural Control and Health Monitoring (Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/stc.496).

Proceedings

  1. Yang, CS. W., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. (2012). “Quasi-Static and Dynamic Tests of a Smart Hybrid Brace.” 2012 Structural Congress, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Accepted).
  2. Yang, CS. W., DesRoches, R., and Leon, R. (2012). “Performance of Robust Hybrid Braced Frames.” The 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
  3. Yang, CS. W., and DesRoches, R. (2012). “Fragility Analysis of Straight and Skewed Bridges with Hybrid Self-Centering SMA and Energy-Dissipation Devices” The 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
  4. Mirzaeifar, R., Yang, CS. W., Yavari, A., and DesRoches, R. (2011). “Numerical analysis of shape memory alloy “S” shaped elements used as energy dissipating devices.” The 6th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Seoul, Korea.
  5. Bradford, Paul, Lansu, Richard, Yang, Chuang-Sheng (Walter), and Fezer, Theresa (2011). "Parking Deck Expansion Joint Testing." Proc., 7th World Congress on Joints, Bearings and Seismic Systems for Concrete Structures, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  6. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Leon, Roberto T. (2010). "Design of hybrid braced frames." The 2010 Structures Congress/North America Steel Construction Conference, ASCE, Orlando, FL, USA.
  7. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Padgett, Jamie E. (2009). "Analytical fragility models for California box girder bridges." Proc., 10th Int. Conf. on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Osaka, Japan.
  8. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Padgett, Jamie E. (2009). "Fragility curves for a typical California box girder bridge." The 2009 TCLEE conference (Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering), Oakland, California, USA.
  9. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, DesRoches, Reginald, and Padgett, Jamie E. (2009). "Analytical fragility models for box girder bridges with and w/o protective systems." The 2009 Structures Congress, ASCE, Austin, TX, USA.
  10. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Leon, Roberto T., and DesRoches, Reginald (2007). "Smart zipper frames." Proc., 2th Int. Conf. on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering (2AESE), Shanghai, China, December, 2007.
  11. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Leon, Roberto T., and DesRoches, Reginald (2007). “Design of zipper frames.” The 2007 Structures Congress, ASCE, Long Beach, CA, USA.
  12. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Leon, Roberto T., and DesRoches, Reginald (2006). “On the development of zipper frames by pushover testing.” The fifth Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas Conference, Yokohama, Japan.
  13. Yang, Chuang-Sheng, and Leon, Roberto T. (2006). “On the development of zipper frames by quasi-static testing and pushover analyses.” The 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  14. Leon, Roberto T., Yang, Chuang-Sheng, Reinhorn, A., Schachter, M., Stojadinovic, B., Yang, T., Shing, B., and Wei, Z. (2005). “Results of early collaborative research on behavior of braced steel frames with innovative bracing schemes (zipper frames).” The First International Conference on Advances in Experimental Structural Engineering, Nagoya, Japan.
  15. Leon, Roberto T., and Yang, Chuang-Sheng (2003). “Special inverted-V-braced frames with suspended zipper struts.” International Workshop on Steel and Concrete Composite Construction, IWSCCC, National Center for Research on Earthquake, Taipei, Taiwan.

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