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Associate Professor, Ph.D., P.E. at Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Shih-Ho (Simon) Chao received his B.S. degree (Bioenvironmental System Engineering) from the National Taiwan University, and M.S. degree (Structural Engineering) from the National Chung-Hsing University. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps and served as a second lieutenant for two years, and then worked for the government as a civil engineer before coming to the U.S. for his research career at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Ph.D. degree (Structural and Materials Engineering) from UM in December 2005. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan until July 2007. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington from August 2007 to July 2012.

Dr. Chao is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI), and Structural Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT). His research interests include high-performance fiber (tensile strain-hardening) concrete, Ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHP-FRC), earthquake engineering, seismic behavior of structural systems, performance-based plastic design (PBPD) for earthquake resistant structures, and large- to full-scale experimental testing of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel members/frames.

Dr. Chao was the recipient of the ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research and AISC Milek Young Researcher Fellowship Award, as well as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor Award at the University of Texas at Arlington.

University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Ph.D.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
January 2012
Ongoing
Assoc Prof
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the President, The University of Texas at Arlington
August 2007
August 2012
Assist Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the President, The University of Texas at Arlington
January 2006
June 2007
Post Doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor , College of Engineering, Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Office of the President, The University of Texas at Arlington
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
ASCE
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
ACI
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
EERI
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
NEES
August 2013
Ongoing
Membership
SEAoT
May 2013
2011 ACI Chester Paul Siess Award for Excellence in Structural Research
May 2013
2010-2011 Outstanding Civil Engineering Instructor Award, University of Texas at Arlington
Research
Earthquake Engineering, high-performance fiber (tensile strain-hardening) reinforced/prestressed concrete, seismic behavior of structural systems, performance-based plastic design (PBPD) for earthquake resistant structures, and large scale experimental testing of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and steel members/frames.
2012
Leelataviwat. S., Goel, S. C., and Chao, S.-H. (2012), “Plastic Versus Elastic Design of Steel Structures,” in Encyclopedia on Life Support Systems, to be published.
Book Chapter
Published
2012
Sahoo, D. R.; Flores, C. A.; Chao, S. H. Behavior of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams with Large Opening. ACI Structural Journal V. 109, No. 2, March-April, 2012, pp. 193-203.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Chao, S.-H., Cho, J.-S., Karki, N., Sahoo, D. R., and Yazdani, N. (2011), “FRC Performance Comparison: Direct Tensile Test, Beam-Type Bending Test, and Round Panel Test,” ACI Special Publication 276 Durability Enhancements in Concrete with Fiber Reinforcement, pp. 5-1 to 5-20
Journal Article
Published
2011
El-Tawil S., Ekiz, E., Goel, S. C., Chao, S.-H. (2011), “Retraining Local and Global Buckling Behavior of Steel Plastic Hinges Using CFRP,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 67, No. 3, March 2011, pp. 261-269.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Sahoo, D. R.; Chao, S. H. Performance-Based Plastic Design Method for Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames. Engineering Structures 2010, 32, 2950-2958.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Goel, S. C.; Liao, W. C.; Bayat, M. R.; Chao, S. H. Performance-Based Plastic Design (PBPD) Method for Earthquake-Resistant Structures: An Overview. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings 2010, 19, 115-137.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Chao, S.-H., Naaman, A. E., and Parra-Montesinos, G. J. (2010), "Local Bond Stress-Slip Models for Reinforcing Bars and Prestressing Strands in High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites (HPFRCCs)," ACI SP-272 Antoine E. Naaman Symposium - Four Decades of Progress in Prestressed Concrete, FRC, and Thin Laminate Composites., pp. 151-172
Journal Article
Published
2010
Liao, W.-C., Chao, S.-H., and Naaman, A. E. (2010), "Experience with Self-Consolidating High Performance Fiber Reinforced Mortar and Concrete," ACI SP-274 Fiber Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete: Research and Applications, pp. 79-94.
Journal Article
Published
2009
S. C. Goel and S. H. Chao, Performance-Based Plastic Design-Earthquake Resistant Steel Structures. International Code Council, 2009.
Book
Published
2009
Chao, S. H.; Naaman, A. E.; Parra-Montesinos, G. J. Bond Behavior of Reinforcing Bars in Tensile Strain-Hardening Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites. ACI Structural Journal 2009, 106 (6), 897-906.
Journal Article
Published
2009
Chao, S.-H., Naaman, A. E., and Parra-Montesinos, G. J. (2009), “Bond Behavior of Reinforcing Bars in Tensile Strain-Hardening Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites,” ACI Structural Journal, V. 106, No. 6, November-December, 2009, pp. 897-906.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Chao, S.-H., and Goel, S. C. (2008), “A Modified Equation for Expected Maximum Shear Strength of the Special Segment for Design of Special Truss Moment Frames,” AISC Engineering Journal, second quarter, pp. 117-125
Journal Article
Published
2008
Chao, S.-H., and Goel, S. C. (2008), “Performance-Based Plastic Design of Special Truss Moment Frames,” AISC Engineering Journal, second quarter, pp. 127-150.
Journal Article
Published
2007
S. H. Chao, S. C. Goel, and S. S. Lee. "A Seismic Design Lateral Force Distribution Based on Inelastic State of Structures," Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 547-569, August 2007.
Journal Article
Published
2006
S. H. Chao, A. E. Naaman, and G. J. Parra-Montesinos. "Bond Behavior of Strands Embedded in Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites," PCI Journal, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 56-71, November 2006.
Journal Article
Published
2006
S. H. Chao, K. Khandelwal, and S. El-Tawil. "Ductile Web Fracture Initiation in Steel Shear Links," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 132, no. 8, pp. 1192-1200, August 2006.
Journal Article
Published
2006
S. H. Chao and S. C. Goel. "Performance-Based Design of Eccentrically Braced Frames Using Target Drift and Yield Mechanism," AISC Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, pp. 173-200, 2006.
Journal Article
Published
2006
S. H. Chao and A. E. Naaman. "Simplified Calculation of Short-Term Deflection in Prestressed Two-Way Flat Slabs," ACI Structural Journal, V., vol. 103, no. 6, pp. 850-856, November 2006.
Journal Article
Published
2005
G. J. Parra-Montesinos, S. W. Peterfreund, and S. H. Chao. "Highly Damage Tolerant Beam-Column Joints Through the Use of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Cement Composites," ACI Structural Journal, V., vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 487-495, May 2005.
Journal Article
Published
December 2012 -
Ongoing
MSE Retaining Grid-Strip Panel Anchor Test with Eccentric Loading
$10,044
January 2011 -
Ongoing
Strength of Horizontal Shear Reinforcement with Limited Development
$413,142
January 2011 -
Ongoing
5. “An innovative Hybrid Sensor for Rapid Assessment of Sulfate Induced Heaving in Stabilized Soils.” Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Anand Puppala.
$139,962
January 2011 -
Ongoing
3. “Application of Steel Fiber for Precast Concrete Pipe.” Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Ali Abolmaali,
$155,000
January 2010 -
Ongoing
NEESR-CR: Full-Scale RC and HPFRC Frame Subassemblages Subjected to Collapse-Consistent Loading Protocols for Enhanced Collapse Simulation and Internal Damage Characterization
$1,110,262
January 2010 -
Ongoing
Quantification of Seismic Performance Factors for Steel Staggered Truss and Eccentrically Braced Framing Systems
$132,000
January 2010 -
Ongoing
Sustainable Cementitious Materials for Mitigation of Alkali-silica Reaction and Corrosion through the Use of High-Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete
$6,000
January 2010 -
Ongoing
Upgrade of the Instron Universal Testing System.” Co-Principal Investigator. PI: Haiying Huang
$50,718
January 2009 -
Ongoing
NEESR-CR: Steel Truss Systems with Enhanced Seismic Safety and Performance
$623,543
January 2008 -
Ongoing
Controlling Cracking in Prestressed Concrete Panels and Optimizing Bridge Deck Reinforcing Steel
$119,856
January 2012 -
January 2015
Develop a Cost Efficient and Effective Method for Cast-In-Place Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC).” (First Phase)
$150,000
Spring 2015
CE 5309 - Prestressed Concrete
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Tuesday12:30PM2:30PM
Thursday12:30PM2:30PM
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on January 20, 2015, 10:31 am
Spring 2015
CE 4363 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Tuesday12:30PM2:30PM
Thursday12:30PM2:30PM
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on January 20, 2015, 10:32 am
Fall 2014
CE 3341 - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Office Hours (also by appointment)
DayStartEnd
Tuesday11:00AM2:00PM
Thursday11:00AM2:00PM
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on August 20, 2014, 9:47 pm
Summer 2014
CE 5385 - Strucutral Dynamics
Strucutral Dynamics
Last Updated on August 20, 2014, 9:45 pm
Spring 2014
CE 5309 - Prestressed Concrete
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on February 6, 2014, 10:24 pm
Spring 2014
CE 4363 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on February 6, 2014, 10:24 pm
Fall 2013
CE 4347 - Reinforced Concrete Design
Undergraduate Reinforced Concrete Design
Last Updated on August 20, 2013, 8:54 pm
Summer 2013
CE 5310 - Ce 5310-001
Plastic Analysis and Design of Structures.
Last Updated on August 18, 2013, 10:15 am
Spring 2013
CE 5309 - Prestressed Concrete
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 2, 2013, 9:41 pm
Spring 2013
CE 4363 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PRESTRESSED CONCRETE
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 2, 2013, 9:41 pm
Fall 2012
CE 3341 - STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 2, 2013, 9:41 pm
Summer 2011
CE 5300 - EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT DESIGN OF REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 2, 2013, 9:41 pm
Fall 2010
CE 4347 - REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN
No Description Provided.
Last Updated on May 2, 2013, 9:41 pm