Civil & Environmental Engineering

Timothy E. Huff, P.E., Ph.D.

Tim_HuffLecturer
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
THuff@tntech.edu
Prescott Hall (PRSC) 424
PO Box: 5015
(931) 372-3605

Resume/CV 


EDUCATION and LICENSURE

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Tennessee
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, August, 2013, UT-Knoxville, Dissertation: Isolation as a Seismic Design Strategy for Bridges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone
  • M.S. in Mathematics, Tennessee State University, December 2006
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, August 1985
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, Tennessee Tech, March 1984
  • 2-month practicum in Appropriate Technology for developing countries, May 1997
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Member, Seismological Society of America (SSA)
  • Reviewer, ASCE Journals of Bridge Engineering and Practice Periodical


PREVIOUS POSITION DETAILS

  • Structural design and project management for TDOT bridge construction
  • Interstate 40 over TN State Route 5 – Seismic Isolation System Design
  • SR-26 over Center Hill Lake - plate girder with large, deep drilled shafts
  • I-55 over Mallory Avenue in Shelby County – curved steel plate girder
  • Demonbreun Street Viaduct over CSX Railroad & 11th Avenue
  • Seismic pushover analysis of various structures
  • Authored and maintain the TDOT Seismic Design Policy
  • 2016 Tennessee Government Engineer of the Year, TSPE Nashville


RESEARCH

  • NCHRP 12-106, Proposed Guidelines for Performance-Based Seismic Bridge Design
  • NCHRP 20-05, Topic 42-03, Site-Specific Evaluation of Earthquake Ground Motions
  • NCHRP 20-07 (Task 396), Updating the AASHTO Seismic Hazard Maps
  • NCHRP 12-59(01), Seismic Design of GRS Bridge Abutments
  • NCHRP 12-105, Seismic Performance of Accelerated Construction Connections
  • NCHRP 20-7 (task 262-M2), Project Working Group, Seismic Isolation Design
  • Associate Editor, ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction 


PUBLICATIONS

  • Kidwell, Taylor; Kerley, Rebekah; Henderson, R. Craig; Huff, Tim; Elastic and Inelastic Behavior of Precast Concrete Piles and Cast-in-Shell Steel Piles in Reinforced Concrete Caps, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Accepted for publication on May 15, 2017.
  • Huff, Tim; Shoulders, Jonathan; Partial Isolation of a Bridge on Interstate 40 in the New Madrid Seismic Zone; 34th International Bridge Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 4-8, 2017.
  • Yarnold, Matt; Alexander, Justin; Huff, Tim; Structural Health Monitoring of the Hernando De Soto Bridge; 34th International Bridge Conference, National Harbor, Maryland, June 4-8, 2017.
  • Hajihashemi, Ali; Pezeshk, Shahram; and Huff, Tim, A Comparison of Nonlinear Static Procedures and Modeling Assumptions for Seismic Design of Ordinary Bridges, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000309, 04016022, November 2016.
  • Huff, Tim, Structural Demand on Bridges Subjected to Bidirectional Ground Motions, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000299 , 04016007. August, 2016.
  • Huff, Tim; Issues in the Prediction of Inelastic Behavior in Bridges during Earthquakes, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000289 , 04016007. February, 2016.
  • Huff, Tim; Estimating Residual Seismic Displacements in Bi-Linear Oscillators, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000282 , 04016003, January, 2016.
  • Pezeshk, S.; Elsayed, A.; Huff, T.; and Pezeshk, S. M.; Site Specific Seismic Analysis at the Vicinity of A Bridge Located Within the Mississippi Embayment, Eastern Section Seismological Society of America, Annual Meeting, 2015.
  • Huff, Tim; Pezeshk, Shahram; Inelastic Displacement Spectra for Bridges Using the Substitute-Structure Method, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000279; December 30, 2015.
  • Huff, Tim; Partial Isolation as a Seismic Design Strategy for Pile Bent Bridges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000277; December 30, 2015.
  • Huff, Tim; Seismic Displacement Estimates for Bridges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000269; December 30, 2015.
  • Huff, Tim; Spanning the Wolf River Wetlands, Aspire - The Concrete Magazine, Fall 2014, pp. 14-17.
  • Huff, Timothy; Wayne Seger and Ed Wasserman; Tennessee State Route 385 over the Wolf River Wetlands - A Precast Solution; PCI National Bridge Conference, September 2014. 
  • Huff, Timothy; Isolation of Bridges in the New Madrid Seismic Zone; 7th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, May 2013, Oakland, California.
  • Huff, Timothy; Ground Motion Selection and Modification for Nonlinear Time History Analysis of Isolated Bridges in the NMSZ, Poster Session, EERI Annual meeting, April 2012, Memphis, TN.
  • Wasserman, E. P., Pate, W. H. and Timothy Huff; Evaluation of Best Practices with High Performance Steel for Bridges, presented at the Third conference on Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings, and other Structures, September 7-12, 2003, Davos, Switzerland.
  • Jones, W. D., Fricke, K. E. and Timothy Huff; Out-of-Plane Testing of A Hollow Clay Tile Wall Panel in Building 9207 at the Y12 Plant; Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, 1993.
  • Fricke, K. E. and T. E. Huff; Test Procedure of the Out-of-Plane Full Scale Air Bag Test of A Hollow Clay Tile Wall Panel at the Y-12 Plant – Building 9207, HCTP-21; Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, September, 1991.


PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

June 2001 – August 2017: Tennessee Department of Transportation

  • Performed design and project management for both routine and complex bridge projects

May ’00 – January ’07: Engineering Ministries International

  • Structural engineering lead and mentor for project teams:
  • Serampore College near Calcutta
  • Aizawl Institute for Christian Studies in Mizoram
  • 4 story offices in Ludhiana, Punjab
  • Extension to Landour Community Hospital, Mussoorie, Uttar Pradesh
  • Grace International Children’s Hospital in Carrefour, Haiti
  • Kid’s Camp, Recife, Brazil
  • Soddo Community Hospital, Ethiopia.

February ’97 – August ‘01, Private consultant, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Industrial, commercial, residential design and evaluation of structures including:
  • Drilled pier foundation design for Waxahachie Texas electrostatic precipitator
  • Inspection and modeling of Spurlock Power Plant (KY) equipment
  • Stack design for Delmar, New York precipitators - wind and earthquake loads

October ’99 – February ’00: Far East Broadcasting Corporation, Manila, the Philippines

  • Design oversight for short wave radio transmission line structures and foundations for hurricane force winds in challenging soil conditions

April ’88 – February ’97: Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

  • Dynamic and static structural evaluation and design for earthquake and wind forces using hand calculations and 3-dimensional finite element modeling; use of IMAGES, STAAD, GTSTRUDL; specific projects include:
  • Building 9818 Seismic Analysis and Evaluation
  • Building 9204-2E Seismic Analysis and Evaluation
  • Building 9207 Air Bag Test Design and Analysis