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    Gongkang Fu, PhD, PE - Professor and Chair

    Gongkang Fu, PhD, PE

    Professor and Chair
    Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

    Office: Alumni Memorial Hall Room 228E
    3201 S. Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL 60616

    Phone: 312.567.3629
    Fax: 312.567.3519


    • Bridge engineering, structural engineering, engineering mechanics, stochastic modeling, destructive and non-destructive testing for materials and structures, engineering management, infrastructure management.


    • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
    • M.S. Engineering Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    • B.S. Civil Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China
    • Registered Professional Engineer - New York #68752, Michigan #44127


    LRFD & LRFR Specifications for Permits & Fatigue Truck Loads � California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)

    Reliability Based Evaluation of Loading Configurations for Long-Span Bridges � Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

    Bridge System Safety and Redundancy � National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

    Effect of Overweight Vehicles on NYSDOT Infrastructure � New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)

    Evaluation of Fatigue on the Serviceability of Highway Bridges � National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

    Description of Research

    Develop methods for modeling stochastic phenomena relevant to structural engineering, bridge engineering, engineering mechanics, engineering management, etc.

    Develop specifications for bridge structure design and evaluation.

    Develop new methods for bridge structure design and evaluation based on better understanding of these structures.

    Develop new methods for testing structures and materials.

    Current Projects




    Selected Publications

    G.Fu "Bridge Design and Evaluation: LRFD and LRFR", John Wiley & Sons, 2013

    G.Fu (Editor) "Inspection and Monitoring Techniques for Bridges and Civil Structures" Woodhead Publishing Ltd., 2005

    G.Fu, L.Liu, and M.Bowman "Multiple Presence Factor for Truck Load on Highway Bridges", ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.8, No.3, pp.240-249, March 2013, online published October 24, 2011

    G.Fu and J.You "Extrapolation for Future Maximum Load Statistics" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp.527-535, July 2011 (online published September 4, 2010)

    G.Fu, J.Feng, and Y.Zhuang Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Decks on Skewed Steel Superstructure under Truck Load" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.16, No.2, pp.219-225 March/April 2011

    G.Fu and J.Ye "Edge Based Close-Range Digital Photogrammetry for Structural Deformation Measurement" ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol.137, Issue 7, pp.475-483, July 2011 (online published Jan. 20, 2011)

    G.Fu, H.Cohen, P.Thompson, J.Feng, and W.Dekelbab "Planning for Commercial Vehicle Weight Limit Change: Application and Computer Software", ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Feb. 2010, Vol.15, No.1, pp.9-20

    P.Chun and G.Fu, "Derivation of Governing Equation of Skewed Thick Plates and Its Closed-form Solution", JSCE Journal of Applied Mechanics, 12, pp.15-25, 2009

    G.Fu and J.You "Truck Loads and Bridge Safe Capacity Evaluation in China" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol.14, No.5, p.327-336, Sept. 2009

    X.Lu, G.Fu, W.Shi, and W.Lu "Dynamic Similitude for Shake Table Model Testing and Its Application to Engineering Design", Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, Vol.17, pp.181-201, 2008 (online published Aug.2, 2007)

    U.P.Poudel, G.Fu, and J.Ye "Wavelet Transformation of Mode Shape Difference Function for Structural Damage Location Identification", International Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Volume 36, Issue 8, pp.1089-1107, July 2007

    B.Mu, H.C.Wu, A.Yan, K.Warnemuende, G.Fu, R.F.Gibson, and D.W.Kim "FEA of Complex Bridge System with FRP Composite Deck", ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol.10, No.1, pp.79-86, Jan./Feb. 2006

    Professional Society Memberships

    Civil and Architectural Engineering
    3201 South Dearborn Street
    Room 228 Alumni Memorial Hall
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3540