CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Jennifer Righman McConnell

Ph.D., West Virginia University

Associate Professor


Office: 360H DuPont Hall
Phone: (302) 831-6056
Fax: (302) 831-3640
Email: righman@udel.edu
Curriculum Vitae:  view

[ Short Bio | Education | Awards | Select Publications ]

Short Bio

Research Interests:

Bridge engineering, non-linear behavior and stability of steel structures, aging infrastructure, sustainable infrastructure




Education

2005: Ph.D., West Virginia University
2002: Master, West Virginia University
2000: Bachelor, West Virginia University

Honors and Awards

Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007
Lecturer of the Year: American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Bridge Task Force, 2007

Select Publications

McConnell, J., Cotter, T., Rollins, T.  (in press).  “Influence of Residual Stresses on Catenary Response of Steel Beams in Progressive Collapse Scenarios”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, temporary (through April 26, 2015) free link: http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1QfTr,3HWepebf 
 
Su, H. and McConnell, J. (2012).  “Optimum Material Properties for Energy Absorption of Composite Sandwich Panels under Blast Loads”, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction.
 

McConnell, J. and Cann, M.  (2012).  "Coupled Field Monitoring and Structural Analysis to Assess Scour Conditions", ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities.

 
McConnell, J. and Brown, H. (2011).  “Evaluation of Progressive Collapse Alternate Load Path Analyses in Designing for Blast Resistance of Steel Columns”, Engineering Structures, 33(10), 2899-2909,  <doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.06.014>.
 

Bechtel, A.; McConnell, J.; and Chajes, M. (2011).  “Ultimate Capacity Destructive Testing and Finite Element Analysis of Steel I-Girder Bridges”, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 16(2), 197-206,  <doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000137>.

 

Chajes, M., McConnell, J., Shenton, H., Michaud, K., Ross, J., and Russo, C.  (2010).  “Full-Scale Destructive Bridge Test Allows Prediction of Ultimate Capacity”, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Issue 2200, 117-124, <doi: 10.3141/2200-14>. 

 
McConnell, J. and Barth, K. (2010). "Moment-Rotation Response of Slender Steel I-Girders", ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 136(12), 1533-1544, <doi:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000259>.
 

McConnell, J. and Barth, K.. (2010). "Rotation Requirements for Moment Redistribution in Steel Bridge I-Girders", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 15(3), 279-289.

 

McConnell, J.; Barth, K.; and Barker, M. (2010). "Rotation Compatibility Approach to Moment Redistribution for Design and Rating of Steel I-Girders", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 15(1), 55-64.

 
Bechtel, A.; McConnell, J.; and Chajes, M. (2009). "Destructive Testing and Finite Element Analysis to Determine the Ultimate Capacity of Skewed Steel I-Girder Bridges", Transportation Research Record, Vol. 2131, 49-56.
 

Barth, K. E.; Yang, L.; and Righman, J. (2007). "Simplified Moment Redistribution of Hybrid HPS 485W Bridge Girders in Negative Bending Region", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 12(4), 456-466.

 

Barth, K.; Righman, J.; and Wolfe, L. (2007). "Assessment of AASHTO LRFD Specifications for Hybrid HPS 690W Steel I-Girders", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 12(3), 380-388.

 

Barth, K. E.; White, D. W.; Righman, J. E.; and Yang, L. (2005). "Evaluation of Web Compactness Limits for Singly and Doubly Symmetric Steel I-Girders", Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 61(10), 1411-1434.

 
Righman, J. E.; Barth, K. E.; and Davalos, J. F. (2004). "Development of an Efficient Connector System For Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bridge Decks to Steel Girders", ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 8(4), 279-288.

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