Faculty

Kye J. Han
Dr. Kye Han, Sc.D. (Emeritus)
Associate Professor
Office Location: N107 Engineering Building 1, Houston, TX 77204-4003
Email: han [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

D.Sc. Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1981
M.S. Arch. Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois, 1974
B.S. Arch. Engineering, Han-Yang University, Seoul, Korea, 1971

Professional Experience: 

1987-present: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering University of Houston, Houston, Texas (On leave from Sept. 1988 through Aug. 1989)
1988-1989: Associate Professor of Regional Planning Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan
1981-1987: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1978-1981: Teaching and Research Assistant Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri -Investigated stresses in damaged cooling tower shells.
1976-1978: Project Engineer PRC-Consoer, Townsend Inc., St. Louis, Missouri -Supervised a group of engineers and draftsmen (2-3 engineers and 2-3 draftsmen) in design projects. -Responsible for the structural design of various structures such as steel or concrete office buildings, heavy machinery handling buildings, prestressed concrete water tanks, and underground pumping stations.
1974-1976: Senior/Junior Engineer PRC-Consoer Townsend Inc., Chicago, Illinois -Participated in the structural design of similar structures as listed above.
1973-1974: Junior Engineer Teng and Associates, Chicago, Illinois
1972-1973: Teaching Assistant Architectural Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois

Classes: 

CIVE 6338 Advanced Steel Design (Graduate)
CIVE 6350 Advanced Mechanics of Material (Graduate)
CIVE 6386 Reinforced Concrete Shells (Graduate)
CIVE 7336 Finite Element Method (Graduate)
CIVE 2330 Mechanics I-Statics (Undergraduate)
CIVE 2331 Mechanics II-Dynamics (Undergraduate)
CIVE 2332 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (Undergraduate)
MECE 3400 Introduction to Mechanics (Undergraduate)
CIVE 3337 Theory of Structures (Undergraduate)
CIVE 4311 Innovative Design for Civil Engineers (Undergraduate)
CIVE 4312 Civil Engineering Systems (Undergraduate)
CIVE 4364 Steel Design (Undergraduate)

Research Awards: 

Moisseiff Award, Structural Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989
Dean's Citation, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, April, 1981

Academic Awards: 

2007 James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award, Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society), May 2007 – This is a national award that is given annually to the teacher of the year
Excellence in Teaching Award, The Southwest District of Chi Epsilon, March, 2007
Career Teaching Award, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston, May 2006
Appreciation Award, University of Houston Chapter of Chi Epsilon, December 2005
Appreciation Award, University of Houston Chapter of Chi Epsilon, December 1993
Teaching Excellence Award, ASCE Student Chapter, University of Houston, Dec. 1992
Appreciation Award (for supervising students competing in the Bridge Design Contest), ASCE Student Chapter, University of Houston, December 1992
Teaching Excellence Award, ASCE Student Chapter, University of Houston, Dec. 1986

Professional Memberships: 

ACI-ASCE Committee 334 on Concrete Shell Design and Construction, 1986-2000
ASCE Committee on Special Structures, 1985-1991
ASCE Committee on Tubular Members, 1987-1993

Sponsored Research / Research Grant: 

Cost-Effective Design of Fabricated Pipes in Offshore Application," Principal Investigator: Kye J. Han and S. T. Mau; Sponsor: Energy Laboratory, University of Houston; Duration: September 1, 1993-August 31, 1994; Amount: $5,339.92.
Cost-Effective Design of Fabricated Pipes in Offshore Application," Principal Investigator: Kye J. Han and S. T. Mau; Sponsor: Texas State Coordinating Board; Duration: January 1, 1991-January 1, 1994; Amount: $166,000.
Ultimate Strength of Fabricated Tubular Members," Principal Investigator: Kye J. Han; Sponsor: Chevron Corporation; Duration: January 1, 1991-December 31, 1991: Amount: $2,500.
Influence of Joint Flexibility in Tubular Structures for Offshore Applications," Principal Investigator: Kye J. Han; Sponsor: National Science Foundation; Duration: July 15, 1987-April 30, 1991; Amount: $60,000.
Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Tubular Members," Principal Investigator: Kye J. Han; Sponsor: Chevron Corporation; Duration: January 1, 1985-December 31, 1986; Amount: $22,187.
Analytical Model for Shell Analysis," Principal Investigator: Kye J. Han; Sponsor: Washington University; Duration: March 20, 1984-March 19, 1985; Amount: $8,000.
Stability of Shells of Revolution with a Local Deviation," University of Houston Research Initiation Grant; Duration: June 1, 1982-August 31, 1982; Amount: $7,611.

Presentations: 

K. J. Han and S. T. Mau, "Strength and Stability of Tubular Members under External Pressure," Structures Congress XIII, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2-5, 1995.
K. J. Han, S. T. Mau, and T. T. C. Hsu, "Ductile and Brittle Failures of Reinforced Concrete Wall Elements Subject to Shear," International Workshop on Concrete Shear in Earthquake, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, January 14-16, 1991.
C. Y. Liang and K. J. Han, "Collapse Analysis of Tubular Members Under Bending and Shear," 7th ASCE-Engineering Mechanics Division Specialty Conference, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, May 22-25, 1988.
Kye J. Han and S. T. Mau, "Ultimate Membrane Strength of Concrete Shell Elements," Structures Congress'87, Orlando, Florida, August 17-20, 1987.
Kye J. Han and Wen W. Tu, "A Finite Element Model for Column-Supported Shells of Revolution," 6th ASCE-Engineering Mechanics Division Specialty Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, May 20-22, 1987.
K. J. Han, S. T. Mau, and T. T. Laurendine, "Strength of Short Tubular Steel Members Subjected to Axial Compression, Bending Moment, and External Pressure," Sixth (1987) International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium, Houston, Texas, March 1-5, 1987.
Kye J. Han and Wen Wei Tu, "Influences of Column Supports in Cooling Tower Shells," 1986 ACI Fall Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, November 9-14, 1986.
P. L. Gould, K. J. Han, and G. S. Tong, "Analysis of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers with Local Imperfections," 2nd International Symposium on Natural-Draught Cooling Towers, Ruhr Universitat Bochum, Germany, September 5-7, 1984.
Kye J. Han, G. S. Tong, and Phillip L. Gould, "Non-Axisymmetric Imperfections in Shells of Revolution," Structures Congress '83, ASCE, Houston, Texas, October 17-19, 1983.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "A Finite Element Approach for Shells of Revolution with a Local Deviation," Symposium on Advances and Trends in Structural and Solid Mechanics, Washington, D.C., October 4-7, 1982.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "Imperfections in Cooling Tower Shells," ASCE Annual Convention and Exposition, Hollywood, Florida, October 27-31, 1980.

Refereed Journal Publications: 

Kye Han, S. T. Mau, and X. Zou, "Sectional Capacity of Thin-Walled Circular Steel Tubes under Combined Loading," Technical Notes, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. 2, February, 1993, pp. 402-409.
Shiro Kato, Kye J. Han, and Myung Chae Chung, "Stress Evaluation of Cooling Towers Subjected to Uneven Settlements with Stochastic Characteristics," Engineering Structures, Vol. 13, No. 4, October, 1991, pp. 329-344.
Kye J. Han and S. T. Mau, "Membrane Behavior of R/C Shell Element and Limits on Reinforcement," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 114, No. 2, February 1988, pp. 425-444.
Kye J. Han and Wen W. Tu, "A Finite Element Model for Column-Supported Shells of Revolution," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 10, October, 1987, pp. 1951-1971.
K. J. Han, S. T. Mau, and T. T. Laurendine, "Effect of External Pressure on Strength of Short Tubular Members," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 113, No. 8, August, 1987, pp. 1755-1771.
J. S. Lin, M. Hourani, K. J. Han, P. L. Gould, and T. G. Harmon, "Analysis of Cylindrical Shells under Patch Loading," Communications in Applied Numerical Methods, Vol. 2, 1986, pp.571-585.
Guang-Shan Tong and Kye J. Han, "Stress Analysis of Hyperbolic Shells of Revolution with Non-Axisymmetrical Geometric Imperfections," Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Vol. 7, No. 10, October, 1986, pp. 925-935.
Kye J. Han and Guang-Shan Tong, "Analysis of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers with Local Imperfections," Engineering Structures, Vol. 7, No. 4, October, 1985, pp. 273-279.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "Shells of Revolution with Local Deviations," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1984, pp. 305-313.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "Line Node and Transitional Shell Element for Rotational Shells," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 6, 1982, pp. 879-895.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "Quadrilateral Shell Element for Rotational Shells," Engineering Structures, Vol. 4, April, 1982, pp. 129-131.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "The Effect of Geometric Imperfections on Cooling Towers," Bulletin of the International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures, No. 70, Vol. XX-2, August, 1979, pp. 63-68.

Books / Book Chapters: 

K. J. Han, S. T. Mau, and T. T. C. Hsu, "Ductile and Brittle Failures of Reinforced Concrete Wall Elements Subject to Shear," in Concrete Shear in Earthquake, edited by T. T. C. Hsu and S. T. Mau, Elsevier Applied Science, London, 1992, pp. 375-384.
K. J. Han and P. L. Gould, "Local-Global Analysis of Shells of Revolution," Chapter 8 in Finite Element Methods for Plates and Shell Structures, Vol. 1: Element Technology, ed. T.J.R. Hughes and E. Hinton, Pineridge Press, Swansea, United Kingdom, 1986, pp. 200-218.

Conference Proceedings / Technical Papers Published in Refereed Conference Proceedings: 

Kye J. Han and S. T. Mau, "Ultimate Membrane Strength of Concrete Shell Elements," Materials and Member Behavior, Proceedings of the Sessions at Structures Congress'87, Orlando, Florida, August 17-20, 1987, edited by Duane Ellifritt, pp.468-483.
K. J. Han, S. T. Mau, and T. T. Laurendine, "Strength of Short Tubular Steel Members Subjected to Axial Compression, Bending Moment, and External Pressure," Proceedings of the Sixth (1987) International Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Symposium, Volume III, Houston, Texas, March 1-5, 1987, edited by M. M. Salama, H.C. Rhee, and J. Y. Koo, pp. 261-268.
P. L. Gould, M. Hourani, J. S. Lin, T. G. Harmon, and K. J. Han, "Finite Element Analysis of Cylindrical Shells under Concentrated Loading," International Symposium on Practical Aspects in the Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 14-16 July, 1986, edited by G. DeRoeck, A. S. Quiroga, M. V. Laethem, and E. Backx, pp. 54-63.
P. L. Gould, K. J. Han, and G. S. Tong, "Analysis of Hyperbolic Cooling Towers with Local Imperfections," Natural Draught Cooling Towers, Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium, Ruhr-Universitat, Bochum, Germany, September 5-7, 1984, pp. 397-411.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "A Finite Element Approach for Shells of Revolution with Local Deviation," NASA Conference Publication 2245, Research in Structural and Solid Mechanics, Washington, D.C., October 4-7, 1982, pp. 265-283.
Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "Analysis of Local Deviations in Rotational Shells Using the Finite Element Method," Proceedings of the International Conference on Finite Element Methods, Shanghai, China, August 2-6, 1982, pp.43-51.

Reports / Manuals: 

Xiang Zou, Kye J. Han, and S. T. Mau, "Ultimate Load of Cylinders under Axial Load and External Pressure," Research Report, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, August, 1993.

Jin Liu, Kye J. Han, and S. T. Mau, "Numerical Simulation of Tubular Members under Various Loads," Research Report, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, January, 1993.

Sanjay Srinivasan and Kye J. Han, "Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Tubular Joints Including Joint Flexibility," Final Report for National Science Foundation, Grant No. MSM8707807, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, February, 1992.

Ching-Yi Liang and Kye J. Han, "Finite Element Analysis of Tubular Members Considering Finite Displacements and Plasticity," Final Report to Chevron Corporation, Offshore Technology and Planning, Univeristy of Houston, Houston, Texas, August, 1988.

P. L. Gould, K. J. Han, and J. S. Lin, "Rotational Shell Structures with Local Modifications-Theoretical Manual for RONALD-III," Final Report, NSF Grant CEE-8111797, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, October, 1985.

P. L. Gould, K. J. Han, and J. S. Lin, "Rotational Shell Structures with Local Modifications-User's Manual for RONALD-III," Structural Division Report No. 73, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, October, 1985.

Kye J. Han and Phillip. L. Gould, "RONALD-Rotational Shell with Non-Axisymmetric Local Deviations, User's Manual," Structural Engineering Research Report No. 64, Department of Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, September, 1982.

Kye J. Han and Phillip L. Gould, "A Finite Element Approach for Shells of Revolution with a Local Deviation," Structural Engineering Research Report No. 66, Department of Civil Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, October, 1982.