Faculty/Staff Profile

Sharon Huo, P.E.

Associate Provost

Department: Academic Affairs
Derryberry Hall (DBRY) 202
PO Box: 5136
(931) 372-3224

Dr. Huo serves as Associate Provost and assists the Provost and Senior Associate Provost in a variety of academic activities. She oversees accreditation, assessment and performance funding. She is the TTU Coordinator for the THEC Performance Funding Program and the TBR-Mandated Program Reviews and Academic Audits. Dr. Huo is a Professor of Civil Engineering. Her areas of specialty include structural analysis, reinforced concrete design, prestressed concrete design, structural steel design, bridge design, and seismic analysis.

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Educational Background:

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997

M.S., Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1987

B.S., Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1983

Selected Publications:

Puckett, J.A., Huo, X.S., Jablin, M., and Mertz, D.R., (2011) “Framework for Simplified Live Load Distribution-Factor Computations,” ASCE Journal Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 777-791.

Hayworth, R., Huo, X.S., Zheng, L.(2008) “Effects of State Legal Loads on Bridge Rating Results Using the LRFR Procedure,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 565-572.

Huo, X.S. , Zhang, Q. (2008) “Effect of Skewness on the Distribution of Live Load Reaction at Piers of Continuous Skewed Bridges,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 110-114.

Zheng, L., Huo, X.S., and Yuan, Y. (2008) “ Experimental Investigation on Dynamic Properties of Rubberized Concrete,” Construction and Building Materials , Vol. 22, No. 5, pp 939-947.

Zheng, L., Huo, X.S., and Yuan, Y., (2007) “Strength, Modulus of Elasticity and Brittleness Index of Rubberized Concrete,” ASCE Journal Civil Engineering Materials, Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 692-699.

Huo, X.S. , Zhu, P., Ung, F., and Wasserman, E.P. (2006) “Case Study of a High-Performance Concrete Bridge in Tennessee,” ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 229-237.

Huo, X.S. and Wong, L.U. (2006) “Experimental Study of Early-Age Behavior of High Performance Concrete Deck Slabs under Different Curing Methods,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol.10, No. 4, pp. 1049-1056.

Conner, S.O. and Huo, X.S. (2006) “Influence of Parapets and Aspect Ratio on Live Load Distribution,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, pp 188-196.

Patrick, M.D., Huo, X.S., Puckett, J.A., Jablin, M., and Mertz, D. (2006) “Sensitivity of Live Load Distribution Factors to Vehicle Spacing,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp.131-134.

Huo, X.S. , Wasserman, E.P., and Iqbal, R. (2005) “Simplified Method for Calculating Lateral Distribution for Live Load Shear,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp.544-554.

Jaramilla, R. and Huo, X.S. (2005) “Looking to Load and Resistance Factor Rating,” Public Road, Vol. 69, No. 1, pp. 58-65.

Huo, X.S. , Zhu, P., and Ung, F. (2005) “Experimental Study on the Behavior of High-Strength and Normal Strength Concrete Beams in a Tennessee Bridge” ACI SP-228 , pp. 862-882.

Puckett, J.A., Huo, X.S., Patrick, M.D., Jablin, M.C., and Mertz, D. (2005) “Simplified Live-Load Distribution-Factor Equations for Bridge Design,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board CD-11S, TRR, pp. 67-78.

Patrick, M.D. and Huo, X.S. (2004) “Finite Element Modeling of Slab-on-Beam Concrete Bridge Superstructures,” Computer and Concrete, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 355-369.

Huo, X.S. , Wasserman, E.P., and Zhu, P. (2004) “A Simplified Method of Lateral Distribution of Live Load Moment,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp.382-390.

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