# Faculty

## Education:

## Professional Experience:

## Students Supervised:

Vaz, Luiz E. (U-Stuttgart, 1981), Nichtlineare Instationare Analyse mit der Methode der Finiten Elemente

Prof., PUC-University, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.

Al-Ghamedy, Hamdan N. (CU-Boulder, 1986), Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Inelastic Structures with Applications to Reinforced Concrete

Prof., King Saud University, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.

Sobh, Nahil A. (CU-Boulder, 1987), Bifurcation Analysis of Tangential Material Operators

Assoc. Res. Prof., University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Pramono, Eddy (CU-Boulder, 1988), Numerical Simulation of Distributed and Localized Failure in Concrete

Senior Architect, Cadence Design Inc., San Jose, California.

Sabban, Sahl A. (CU-Boulder, 1989), Property Analysis and Incremental Formulation of J2 Elasto-Plastic Solids in Plane Stress

Chair of Civil Eng., University of Mekah, Saudi Arabia.

Grosserode, Patrick J. (CU-Boulder, 1991), Computational Structural Dynamics for Systems with Chaotic Motions

Senior Stuctural Member, Orbital Sciences, Chandler, Arizona.

Steinmann, Paul (U-Karlsruhe, 1992), Lokalisierungsprobleme in der Plasto-Mechanik

Chaired Prof. of Mechanics, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Etse, Guillermo (U-Karlsruhe, 1992), Theoretische und numerische Untersuchung zum di_usen und lokalisierten Versagen in Beton

Assoc. Prof., University of Tucuman, Argentina.

Dietsche, Andreas (U-Karlsruhe, 1993), Lokale E_ekte in linear-elastischen und elasto-plastischen Cosserat-Kontinua

Res. Assoc., BMW AG, Munich, Germany.

Iordache, Maria-Magdalena (CU-Boulder, 1996), Failure Analysis of Classical and Micropolar Elastoplastic Materials

Res. Assoc., Emerging Technologies, IBM Life Sciences Solutions, Somers, NY.

Muenz, Thomas (CU-Boulder, 1997), Algorithmic Formulations and Failure Characteristics in Large Strain Plasticity and Viscoplasticity

Res. Engineer, DYNAmore, Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Germany.

Kang, Hong Duk (CU-Boulder,, 1997), Triaxial Concrete Model for Plain and Reinforced Concrete Behavior

Consultant Engineer, ARO-Aberdeen MD.

Radakovic-Guzina, Zorica (CU-Boulder, 1998), Ultrasonic Assessment of Damage in Concrete under Axial Loads

Res. Assoc., Itasca Consulting Group, Minneapolis, MN.

Nogueira, Carnot L. (CU-Boulder, 2000), UltrasonicWave Propagation in Two-Phase Composite Materials and Characterization of Mechanical Damage in Concrete

Civil Engineer at Accounting Court of Pernambuco, Brazil.

Hansen, Eric J. (CU-Boulder, 2000), A two-surface anisotropic damage/plasticity model for plain concrete

Research Engineer, Weidlinger Assoc., Palo Alto, CA.

Haeussler-Combe, U., (U-Karlsruhe, 2001), Elementfreie Galerkin-Verfahren, Grundlagen und Einsatzmoglichkeiten zur Berechnung von Stahlbetontragwerken, Habilitation

Ass. Prof., Technical University Dresden, Germany

Pivonka, Peter (TU-Vienna, 2002), Constitutive Modeling of Triaxially Loaded Concrete Considering Large Compressive Stresses: Application to Pull-Out Tests of Anchor Bolts

Post Doctoral Fellow ARRC, Australian Geodynamics Research Center, Perth, Australia.

Hoermann, Matthias (U-Stuttgart, 2002), Nichtlineare Versagensanalyse von Faserverbundstrukturen

Research Engineer, CADFEM GmbH, Munich.

Lee Janghong (CU Boulder, 2003), Aerodynamic Simulation of the Bronx-Whitestone Suspension Bridge using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Consulting Engineer, Soeul Korea.

Rhee, Inkyu (CU Boulder, 2004), Cohesive Interfacial Crack Analysis of Concrete Materials and Reinforced Concrete Structures

Research Engineer, Korean Railroad Institute, Soeul, Korea.

Caballero, Antonio (UPC Barcelona, 2005), Cohesive Interfacial Crack Analysis of Concrete Materials and Reinforced Concrete Structures

Postdoctoral Fellow, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland.

Bongers, Hans P.W. (TU Eindhoven, 2006), Concrete Behaviour in Multiaxial Compression: Numerical Modelling

Senior Structural Engineer, Betonson Inc., Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Lee, Keun Kwang (CU Boulder, 2008), Evaluation of Concrete Behavior under High Temperature

Postdoctoral Fellow, CU Boulder, Colorado.

Beizaee, Shahriyar (UH Houston, 2013), Constitutive Modeling and Numerical Implementation of Brittle and Ductile Material Behavior with the Aid of Inelastic XFEM and Damage-plasticity Models, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

Mohammadipour, Amir (UH Houston, 2015), Interface Fracture In Masonry Composites: A Lattice Approach, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

Mousavi, Reza (UH Houston, 2017)

Champiri D., Masoud (UH Houston 2017)

**CONSULTING EXPERIENCE**

- R. Kaiser Eng.: Dynamic Failure of Mining Chute, Denver 1983.
- Synthes Inc.: Thermal Stress Analysis of Turning Fixture, Monument, 1985.
- Failure Analysis Associates: Composite Model for Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete, Palo Alto, 1986.
- Shell Development Co.: Failure Study of Threaded Connections, Houston, 1984 and 1987.
- GA-Technologies Inc.: Triaxial Constitutive Formulations for Concrete, San Diego, 1987 and 1988.
- Shell Development Co.: Failure Study of Threaded Connections, Houston, 1992 and 1993.
- Hibbit, Karlsson & Sorensen, Inc.: Constitutive Aspects of Concrete Materials, Pawtucket, 1994.
- Amoco Co.: Constitutive Modeling of Rock and Concrete, Tulsa, 1995.
- Hilti Inc.: Characterization of Concrete Materials, Liechtenstein, 1998.
- NIST: Outside Expert of WTC Investigation of Twin Tower Collapse, Gaithersburg, 2003-2004.
- Sandia NL: Thermal E_ects on Structures Exposed to Fire, (with Prof. Y. Xi) 2004-2005.
- CTL Skokie: Consulting of FE Analysis of a RC Parking Structure, 2006-2007.
- NASA Kennedy Space Center: Durability Issues of Space Shuttle Launch Pad, 2008-2009.
- FEMA: Simplified Structural Model for Masonry Infilled RC Frames, 2009-2010

**SCHOLARLY WORK**

In the last five years Dr. Willam has directed several research projects on failure mechanics, localization analysis, damage mechanics of cohesive/frictional materials and their ultrasonic detection, thermal degradation of heterogeneous concrete materials, cohesive interface models, hygro-thermal transport in concrete composites, failure mechanics of reinforced concrete and masonry in fill walls. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, and presented over 150 invited lectures and papers at professional meetings.

**ACADEMIC MENTORS**

- Scordelis, A.C., Prof. em., University of California, Berkeley.
- Argyris, J.H., Prof. em., University of Stuttgart, Germany.

**COLLABORATORS IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS**

- Carol, Ignacio, Prof., Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.
- Rizzi, Egidio, Assoc. Prof., Polytechnical University of Bergamo, Italy.
- Shing, Benson, P., Prof., University of California, San Diego.
- Billington, S., Prof., Stanford University, Palo Alto.
- Xi, Yunping, Prof., University of Colorado, Boulder.
- Xotta, Giovanna, Assistant Professor, University of Padova, Padova.
- Gencturk, Bora, Assistant Professor and Director of Structures and Material Research Laboratory (SMRL), University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
- Spencer, Benjamin, Computational Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory.

## Awards & Honors:

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## Research Interests:

Research in computational failure mechanics, finite element analysis, interface modeling, mechanics of materials, plasticity, elastic damage, poromechanics, thermohydromechanics, localization analysis of cohesive-frictional materials, thermal degradation of concrete materials, seismic response of masonry inﬁll walls.

AFOSR: Finite Elements and Localized Failure, Bolling AFB, 1982-1985.

NSF: Multiaxial Material Formulations for Finite Element Analysis of Plain and Reinforced Concrete Structures, Washington D.C., 1984-1987.

WES: Constitutive Driver for Triaxial Response Behavior of Plain Concrete, Vicksburg MS, 1985-1987.

NSF: Progressive Failure Simulations in Solids and Structures, Washington D.C., 1988-1990.

AFOSR: Brittle-Ductile Failure Mechanics of Concrete and Mortar, Bolling AFB, 1987-1989.

DFG: Numerische Ansatze zur Lokalisierung von Versagensvorgangen, Bonn, 1989-1993.

NSF: Computational Failure Mechanics of Solids and Structures, Washington D.C., 1991-1994.

AFOSR: Regularization of Structural Degradation Processes, Bolling AFB, 1992-1995.

NSF: Dynamic Stability of Structural Degradation, Washington D.C., 1992-1996.

FHWA: Finite Element Models of Roadside Safety Structures, Washington D.C., 1994-1997.

AFOSR: Failure Mechanics of Cohesive-Frictional Materials, Bolling AFB, 1996-1997.

NSF: Ultrasonic Assessment of Damage in Concrete Materials, Washington D.C., 1996-1999.

NSF: Performance of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Piers during the 1995 Kobe Earthquake, Washington D.C., 1996-1999 (B. Shing PI, K. Willam Co-PI, and E. Spacone Co-PI).

AFOSR: Dynamic Performance Evaluation of Conventional and Non-Conventional Concrete, Bolling AFB, 1997-1998 (K. Willam PI, L. Bond Co-PI, and Y. Xi Co-PI).

NSF: Accelerated Testing and Modeling of Concrete Durability, Washington D.C., 1998-2001 (Y. Xi PI, K. Willam Co-PI, and D. Frangopol, Co-PI).

CASI: Ultrasonic Damage Simulation in Engineering Materials, CSU-Fort Collins, 1998-2000 (K. Willam PI).

NSF: Simulation Platform for the Earthquake Response of Reinforced Concrete Structures, (K. Willam PI, X-Y. Cai, Co-PI, C. Farhat, Co-PI, B. Shing, Co-PI), 2000-2003.

NSF-CMMI: Interface Mechanics of Masonry Panels under Biaxial Loading. Washington D.C., 2011-2015 (K. Willam PI, Ashraf Ayoub, Co-PI)

NSF: High Temperature Effects on Concrete Materials: A Multiscale Approach, (K. Willam, PI, Y. Xi, Co-PI), 2004-2008.

NEESR-SG: Seismic Performance Assessment of Retrofit of Non-ductile RC Frames with Infill Walls (K. Willam, PI, S. Metupalayam, Co-PI), 2005-2009.

ORNL: Thermal Response of RCS in Nuclear Power Plants (K. Willam, PI, Y. Xi, Co-PI), 2008-09.

DOE-NEUP: Multiple Degradation Mechanisms in Reinforced Concrete Structures, Modeling and Risk Analysis, Washington D.C., 2016-2019 (K. Willam PI,Y. Xi Co-PI, B. Gencturk Co-PI, B. Spencer Co-PI, H. Huang Co-PI)

DOE-NEUP-IRP: Cask Mis-Loads Evaluation Techniques, Washington D.C., 2016-2020 (K. Willam PI, UIUC, USC, UMN, PNNL, ANATECH)

## Presentations:

## Conference Presentations:

## Selected Publications:

Willam, K., (1969), Finite Element Analysis of Cellular Structures," Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California Berkeley, p. 295.

Willam, K. and A. Scordelis, (1970), "MULSTR-Analysis of Orthotropic Folded Plates with Eccentric Sti_eners," SESM Report 70-2, University of California Berkeley, p. 130.

Willam, K. and A. Scordelis, (1970), "CELL-Computer Program for Cellular Structures of Arbitrary Plan Geometry," SESM Report 70-10, University of California Berkeley, p. 157.

Argyris, J.H., Faust, G., Roy, J.R., Szimmat, J., Warnke, E.P. and K. Willam, (1973), " Finite Elemente zur

Berechnung von Spannbeton-Reaktordruckbehaltern", DAfStb, Heft 234, W. Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, p. 69.

Willam, K.J. and E.P. Warnke, (1974), "Constitutive Model for the Triaxial Behaviour of Concrete," Proc. Intl. Assoc. Bridge Structl. Engrs, Report 19, Section III, Zurich, 1975, p. 30.

Argyris, J.H., Pister, K.S. and K. Willam, (1976), "Thermomechanical Creep of Aging Concrete - A Uni_ed Approach," Proc. Intl. Assoc. Bridge Struct. Engrg., Report 36, Section I, Zurich, 1975, pp. 23-57.

Argyris, J.H., Warnke, E.P. and K. Willam, (1977), "Berechnung von Temperatur- und Feuchtefeldern in Massivbauten nach der Methode der Finiten Elemente", DAfStb, Heft 278, W. Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, p. 42.

Argyris, J.H., Faust, G, Szimmat, J., Warnke, E.P. and K. Willam, (1977), "Finite Element Berechnung von

Spannbeton-Reaktordruckbehaltern," DAfStb, Heft 279, W. Ernst & Sohn, Berlin, p. 34.

Willam, K., (1979), "Finite Elemente zur raumlichen und zeitlichen Diskretisiering von quasistatischen Problemen", Habilitationsarbeit, University of Stuttgart, p. 134.

Argyris, J.H., Doltsinis, J. St., Knudson, W.C., Szimmat, J., Willam, K.J. and Wustenberg, H.,, (1980), Eulerian and Lagrangian Techniques for Elastic and Inelastic Large Deformation Processes", Proc. 2nd Intl. Conf. Computational Methods in Nonlinear Mechanics TICOM 2, March 1979, Austin, T.J. Oden (ed.), Chapter 2, Proc., North-Holland Publishing Company, Amsterdam, pp. 13-66.

Willam, K., (1983), "Possibilities of Modelling Nonlinear Triaxial Behavior," Appendix D of CED Task Group Report on Concrete under Multiaxial States of Stress, J. Eibl (ed.), University of Karlsruhe, pp. 60-79.

Willam, K., (1984), "Experimental and Computational Aspects of Concrete Fracture", Proc. Intl. Conf. Comp. Aided Anal. and Design of Concrete Structures," N. Bicani_c, D.R.J. Owen, E. Hinton (eds.), Pineridge Press, Swansea, pp. 33-70.

Argyris, J.H., Szimmat, J. and K. Willam, (1985), "Finite Element Analysis of Arc-welding Processes," Chapter 1 in Numerical Methods in Heat Transfer, Vol. III, R.W. Lewis & K. Morgan (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, U.K., pp. 1-33.

Willam, K., Ko, H-Y., Sture, S., Gerstle, K., Pramono, E., Stankowski, T., Klisinski, M. and S. Smith, (1987), "Constitutive Driver for Triaxial Response Behavior of Plain Concrete," Structural Research Series No 87-08, University of Colorado Boulder, p. 313.

Willam, K., Bicani_c, N., and S. Sture, (1987), "Composite Fracture Model for Strain-Softening and Localized Failure of Concrete," Chapter 5, Computational Modelling of Reinforced Concrete Structures, E. Hinton and R. Owen (eds.), Pineridge Press, Swansea, Chapter 5, pp. 122-153.

Steinmann, P. and K. Willam, (1991), "Localization within the Framework of Micropolar Elasto-Plasticity," V. Mannl, O. Brueller, J. Najar (eds.), 60'th Anniversary Volume in honor of Horst Lippmann, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 296-313.

Willam, K., et al., (1993), "Topic 7: Computational Aspects" Chapter 7, Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures, FEARCS, J. Isenberg (ed.), ASCE Spec. Publ., New York 1993, pp. 367-489.

Willam, K. and M.-M. Iordache, (1994), "On the Cosserat Theory of Plate Bending," Proc. Recent Developments in Finite Element Analysis, 60th Anniversary Volume in honor of R. Taylor, T.J.R. Hughes, E. Onate and O.C. Zienkiewicz (eds.), CIMNE, University of Catalonia, UPC Barcelona, pp. 225-234.

Willam, K., Dietsche, A., Iordache, M.-M. and P. Steinmann, (1995), "Localization in Micropolar Continua,"

Chapter 9, Continuum Models for Materials with Microstructure, H.-B. Muhlhaus (ed.), John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, U.K., pp. 297-340.

Willam, K. and M.-M. Iordache, (1996), "Deterioration Measures for Concrete Materials", 60th Anniversary Volume in honor of J. Eibl, H. Hilsdorf and G. Kobler (eds.), Institut fur Bausto_kunde und Massivbau, IfBM, University of Karlsruhe, pp. 183-202.

Willam, K.J. and Tanabe, T., (eds.), (2001), "Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures", ACI International, Special Publication SP-205, p. 399.

Li, V.C., Leung, C.K.Y., Willam, K.J. and Billington, S.L., (eds.), (2004), Proceedings of Intl. Conf. of I.A. FramCoS on "Fracture Mechanics of Concrete Materials and Concrete Structures", Vol 1/2, p. 1195.

Jirasek, M., Carol, I. and Willam, K., (eds.), (2006), Special Issue on "Computational Modelling of Concrete", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 195, Issue 52, pp. 7075-7076.

Leung, C.K.Y. and Willam, K., (eds.), (2007), Special Issue on "Fracture of Concrete Materials and Structures", Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 74., Issues 1-2, pp. 1-2.