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

Craig R. Henderson


R. Craig  Henderson, Ph.D., P.E.




Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email Address:


(931) 372-3062


PRSC 417


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


  • 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

  • Kidwell, T. and Kerley, R.C., 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 CEE grad students.]
  • Henderson, R.C., Mohr, B., Bane, D. and Bennett, R, (submitted for review) “Material and Structural Properties of Light weight Masonry Grout”, The Masonry Society Journal.
  • Henderson, R.C. and Yeager, M., (in progress) “Experimental vs. Analytical Comparison of Out-of-plane Pressure Loads on Masonry Infills”, for submission to The Journal of Structural Engineering.

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.


  • Principle Investigator (2014 to present), Material and Structural Properties of Lightweight Grout. [Lightweight Grout Testing Video]
  • Principle Investigator (2010-2013), Steel and Concrete Pile Bent Connections for Achieving Plastic Moment Capacity in High Seismic Zones.
  • Principle Investigator (2004-2011), Development of ACI 530 Code Equations for Masonry Infilled Frame (ACI 530 Masonry Standards Joint Committee).


  • 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.