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R. Craig Henderson, Ph.D. P.E.

Craig R. Henderson

Name:

R. Craig  Henderson, Ph.D., P.E.

Title:

Professor

Department:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email Address:

chenderson@tntech.edu

Phone:

(931) 372-3062

Office:

PRSC 417

Expertise

  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Testing and Modeling
  • Building Materials (Concrete, Steel, Masonry)

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1994
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1987
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1986

 

Current Publications

  • Henderson, R.C., Huff, T., and Bouton, G. (2021) “Structural Observations and Tornado Damage Mitigation Concepts – March 2020 Tennessee Tornados”, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000571
  • Henderson, R.C., Mohr, B., Rikli, D., Bennett, R, and Thompson, J., (under review) “Material and Structural Properties of Light weight Masonry Grout”, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
  • Henderson, R.C., Mohr, B., Bane, D. and Bennett, R., (under review) “Material and Structural Properties of Light weight Masonry Grout”, The Masonry Society Journal.
  • Kidwell, T. and Kerley, R, Henderson, R.C., Huff, T., (2018) “Non-linear Investigation of Plastic Hinge Formation in Steel and Concrete Piles”, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 23(2), 04018001. [Kidwell and Kerley are former TTU CEE grad students.]

 

Selected Publications

  • ACI 530 Masonry Standards Joint Committee (2011 - 2014). Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures , [Henderson served as a member of the ACI 530-08 and ACI 530- 11 Executive Subcommittee, Main Subcommittee, Flexure and Axial Load Subcommittee, and Chair of the Infill Subcommittee.]
  • Henderson, R.C., Porter, M.L., Jones, W.D., Burdette, E.G. (2006). “Prior Out-of-plane Damage on the In-plane Behavior of Masonry Infilled Frames” The Masonry Journal , 24 (1), 71-82.
  • Henderson, R. C., Lowhorn, D.E., Tindall, W.R., Larimore, D.L. (2006). “Designing Interactive Instructional Tools to Serve Both Students and Instructors – a Case History”, Computers in Education Journal , ASEE, 16 (4), 35-49. 4.
  • Henderson, R. C., Fricke, K. E., Jones, W. D., and Beavers, J. E., (2003). “Summary of a Large- and Small-scale Unreinforced Masonry Test Program”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 129 (12), 1667-1675.

 

Research Summary

  • Director and Principle Investigator (2018-present), Center for Construction and Building Information Modeling [Non-Instructional Assignment, Faculty Research Grant, Various external funding]
  • Principle Investigator (2022-2023), Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Girder-Stringer-Floor Beam Bridges [Tennessee Department of Transportation]
  • Principle Investigator (2022-2024), TTU Seismic/Modal Smart Building Instrumentation [State of TN & Tennessee Tech University]
  • Co-Principle Investigator (2020), Acquisition of Fiber Optic Sensing Instrument for Distributed Measurement of Strain and Temperature [National Science Foundation MRI Proposal, funded through TTU]
  • Principle Investigator (2017 to 2021), Comparing Strength and Modulus of Elasticity Values for Prisms Constructed with Lightweight and Normal Weight Grout [The National Concrete Masonry Association]
  • Principle Investigator (2014 to 2016), Material and Structural Properties of Lightweight Grout Cylinders [The National Concrete Masonry Association]
  • Principle Investigator (2010-2013), Steel and Concrete Pile Bent Connections for Achieving Plastic Moment Capacity in High Seismic Zones [Faculty Research Grant]

 

Teaching

  • CEE 2110 Engineering Mechanics
  • CEE 3110 Mechanics of Materials
  • CEE 3320 Structural Mechanics
  • CEE 4310 Structural Steel Design
  • CEE 4320 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CEE 4360 / 5360 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CEE 4700 / 5700 Reinforced Masonry Design
  • CEE 7810 Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering

 

Recent Consulting

  • Forensics Investigations and Expert Witness (2012 to present), Structural Investigations of Failure Behavior.
  • Inspired Designs, Inc. (2012 – 2013), Structural capacity investigation of new concrete building system.