University of Delaware - College of Engineering
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Dennis R. Mertz

Ph.D, Lehigh University

Professor


Office: 358B DuPont Hall
Phone: (302) 831-2735
Fax: (302) 831-3640
Email: mertz@udel.edu
Curriculum Vitae:  view

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:
 Structural engineering; concrete and steel structures; bridges


Education

1984: Ph.D, Lehigh University
1977: Master, Lehigh University
1975: Bachelor, Lehigh University

Honors and Awards

Steel Bridge Forum Award: October 1997
Innovation in Steel Bridge Award: American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), 1998
Special Achievement Award: American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 2000
Lecture Series Award: Inaugural American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Bridge Subcommittee Chairman's Award. 2000
Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Certificate of Appreciation: The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Richard R. Torrens Award: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2003
Richard S. Fountain Bridge Task Force Award: The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Steel Bridge Committee and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design, January 2005

Select Publications

Specifications and Manuals
GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS FOR BRIDGES VULNERABLE TO COASTAL STORMS (AASHTO), Washington, DC, in press, (one of the authors as consultant to Modjeski and Masters).

 

MANUAL FOR BRIDGE EVALUATION, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Washington, DC, in press, (one of the authors as consultant to NCHRP 12-46).

 

NDOT STRUCTURES MANUAL, Nevada Department of Transportation, Carson City, Nevada, September 2008.

 

SCDOT BRIDGE DESIGN MANUAL, South Carolina Department of Transportation, Columbia, South Carolina, April 2006.

 

STRUCTURES MANUAL, Volume 8, FDOT Supplement to Load and Resistance Factor Rating (LRFR), Florida Department of Transportation, Structures Design Office, Tallahassee, Florida, January 2006.

 

MONTANA STRUCTURE MANUAL, Montana Department of Transportation, Volume II, Structural Design, May 2003.

 

LRFD MOVABLE HIGHWAY BRIDGE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Washington, DC, 1st Edition, 2000 (one of the authors as consultant to NCHRP 12-44).

 

LRFD BRIDGE DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), Washington, DC, 1st Edition, 1994 (one of a four primary authors as co-Principal Investigator of NCHRP 12-33).

 

Book Chapters
Chapter 9: LOADS AND LOAD COMBINATIONS, in: STEEL BRIDGE DESIGN HANDBOOK, http://www.steelbridges.org/pages/designhandbook.html, National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), Chicago, Illinois, 2006.

 

Chapter 11: REDUNDANCY, in: STEEL BRIDGE DESIGN HANDBOOK, http://www.steelbridges.org/pages/designhandbook.html, National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), Chicago, Illinois, in press.

 
Chapter 12: LIMIT STATES, in: STEEL BRIDGE DESIGN HANDBOOK, http://www.steelbridges.org/pages/designhandbook.html, National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), Chicago, Illinois, in press.
 

Mertz, D. - HIGHWAY BRIDGE DESIGN CRITERIA, in: Brockenbrough, R.L. and Merritt, F.S. (Eds.), STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGNER'S HANDBOOK, 4th Edition, MacGraw-Hill, New York, 2006.

 

Refereed Publications
Kulicki, J.M. and Mertz, D.
EVOLUTION OF VEHICULAR LIVE LOAD MODELS DURING THE INTERSTATE DESIGN ERA AND BEYOND, in: 50 YEARS OF INTERSTATE STRUCTURES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, Transportation Research Circular, Number E-C104, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, September 2006.


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