Faculty/Staff

Sri Sritharan

  • Wilson Engineering Professor
  • Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Main Office

376 Town Engr
Ames, IA 50011-3232
Phone: 515-294-5238
Fax: 515-294-8216




Education

  • Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of California, 1998
  • M. Eng. Civil Engineering (With Distinction), University of Auckland, New Zealand, 1989
  • B.S. Civil Engineering (First Class Honors), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1985

Interest Areas

  • Earthquake-resistant design of structures
  • Wind energy
  • Precast concrete structural systems
  • Soil-foundation-structure interaction
  • Ultra-high performance of concrete

Brief Biography

Honors and Awards
  • Fellow, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI
  • Iowa State University Mid-Career Achievement in Research, 2011
  • Grace Miller Wilson and T.A. Wilson Endowed Engineering Professorship, College of Engineering, Iowa State University, 2008-13
  • Best IT Innovation Award for Real-time System Visualization Tool (RSVtool), The George E. Brown, Jr., Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES), 2008

Selected Publications

  1. Aaleti, S., Brueggen, B.L., Johnson, B., French, C., Sritharan, S. 2013. Cyclic Response of RC Walls with Different Anchorage Details: An Experimental Investigation. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (accepted).
  2. Ng, K. W., Roling, M., AbdelSalam, S., Suleiman, M., and Sritharan, S. 2013. Pile Setup In Cohesive Soil with Emphasis on LRFD: An Experimental Investigation. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. (accepted)
  3. Ng, K. W., Suleiman, M., and Sritharan, S. 2013. Pile Setup In Cohesive Soil with Emphasis on LRFD: Analytical Quantifications and Design Recommendations. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. (accepted)
  4. Ng, K., Sritharan, S. Dunker, K., and DeBoer, D. 2013. Verification of Recommended Load and Resistance Factor Design and Construction of Piles in Cohesive Soils. Recommended for publication in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. (accepted).
  5. Henry, R. S., Aaleti, S., Sritharan, S., and Ingham, J.M. 2012. Seismic Analysis of a Low-Damage Precast Wall with End Columns (PreWEC) Including Interaction with Floor Diaphragms. Journal of the Structural Engineering Society of New Zealand 25(1):69-81.
  6. AbdelSalam, S., Suleiman, M., Sritharan, S. 2012. Enhanced Load-Transfer Analysis for Friction Piles Using a Modified Borehole Shear Test. ASTM International Geotechnical Testing Journal 35 (6).
  7. Levings, J., and Sritharan, S. 2012. Effects of Cold Temperature and Strain Rate on the Stress-Strain Behavior of ASTM A706 Grade 420(60) Steel Reinforcement. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering 24(12), 1441–1449.
  8. Henry, R. Brooke, N. J., Sritharan, S. and Ingham, J. M.  2012. Defining the Concrete Compressive Strain at the Ultimate Limit State. ACI Structural Journal (109) 1: 101 – 112.
  9. Henry, R. Sritharan, S. and Ingham, J. M.  2011. Unbonded Tendon Stress in Post-tensioned Concrete Walls at Nominal Flexural Strength. ACI Structural Journal (109) 2: 171 – 182.
  10. Aaleti, S., Sritharan, S., Beirwagen, D., and Wipf, T., J. (2011). Experimental Evaluation of Structural Behavior of Precast UHPC Waffle Bridge Deck Panels and Connections. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2251 (82-92).
  11. AbdelSalam, S., Sritharan, S., Suleiman, M. 2011. LRFD Resistance Factors for Design of Driven H-Piles in Layered Soils. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 16(6): 729-748.
  12. Roling, M., Sritharan, S., and Suleiman, M.  2011. An Introduction to the PIle LOad Tests (PILOT) Database and the Establishment of LRFD Resistance Factors for the Construction Control of Driven Steel H-Piles. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 16(6): 728-738.
  13. Roling, M., S. AbdelSalam, S. Sritharan, and M, Suleiman. 2011. An Investigation of Design and Construction Practices for Bridge Pile Foundations in Iowa County Jurisdictions for LRFD Calibration. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, 2204 / 2011: 233-241.
  14. Silva, P. F. and Sritharan, S. 2011. Seismic Performance of a Concrete Bridge Bent Consisted of Three Steel Shell Columns. Earthquake Spectra, 27 (1): 107-132.
  15. AbdelSalam, S., Sritharan, S. and Suleiman, M. T. 2010. Current Design and Construction Practices of Bridge Pile Foundations with Emphasis on Implementation of LRFD. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 15(6): 749-758.
  16. Suleiman, M. T., Vande Voort, T. and Sritharan, S. 2010. Behavior of Driven Ultra-High Performance Concrete H-Piles Subjected to Vertical and Lateral Loading Tests. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136 (10): 1403-1413.
  17. Wotherspoon, L., Sritharan, S. and Pender. M. J. 2010. Modelling the Response of Cyclically Loaded Bridge Columns Embedded in Warm And Seasonally Frozen Soils. Engineering Structures, 32 (4): 933-943.
  18. Wotherspoon, L., Sritharan, S. andPender M. J. Carr.  2010. An Investigation on the Impact of Seasonally Frozen Soil on Seismic Response of Bridge Columns. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 15(5): 473-481.
  19. Waugh, J., and Sritharan, S. 2010. Lessons Learned from Seismic Analysis of a 7-Story Concrete Test Building. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 14(3): 448 – 469.
  20. Henry, R. S., Aaleti, S., Sritharan, S. and Ingham, J. M.  2010. Concept and Finite Element Modeling of New Steel Shear Connectors for Self-Centering Wall Systems. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 136(2) 220-229.
  21. Aaleti, S., and Sritharan, S.  2009. A Simplified Analysis Method for Characterizing Unbonded Post-Tensioned Precast Wall Systems. Journal of Engineering Structures, 31: 2966-2975.
  22. To, N. H. T., Sritharan, S.,and Ingham, J. M. 2009. Strut-and-Tie Nonlinear Cyclic Analysis of Concrete Frames. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 135 (10) 1259-1268.