|Areas of Research Expertise||
* Experimental testing of structures
* Structural Testing
* Earthquake Resistance
* Compressive Membran Action
* Arching Action
* Sustainable Building Design
* Analytical techniques for simulating structural behavior or designing structural elements
* Earthquake resistance of precast concrete systems, especially precast shear walls and diaphragm performance and rigidity as influenced by connections
* Developing improved methods for highway bridge design and rapid construction to improve work zone safety and reduce impact on the travelling public
* FRP reinforcing and forming systems, precasting bridge deck elements, developing standard precast bridge substructure systems and building totally precast bridge structures
* Timber structures
|Web Site||Michael Oliva's University Web page|
|Curriculum Vitae (CV)|
|USPTO Published Applications|
Bae HU, Oliva MG, Bank LC, ACI Structural Journal 108(5): 562-571 Sep 2011. This study describes an application of a modified strut-and-tie model (STM) for determining the strength of reinforcement-free bridge decks on concrete wide-flanged girders.
Bae HU, Oliva MG, Bank LC, Engineering Structures 32 (8): 2300-2309 Aug 2010. This article describes an application of nonlinear finite element modeling (FEM) and analysis in the selection of design details to provide desirable performance in reinforcement-free concrete highway bridge decks.
Bank LC, Oliva MG, Russell JS et al. Construction and Building 23(7): 2664-2677 July 2009. This paper discusses the development of a model design and construction specification for thin [less than 38 mm (1.5 in.)] non-participating permanent formwork panels (also known as, stay-in-place forms and lost forms) made of FRP or FRC materials with or without non-metallic reinforcements for use in the construction of concrete slabs, in particular, highway bridge decks.
Hanus JP, Bank LC, Oliva MG, Construction and Building Materials 23 (4): 1605-1619 Apr 2009. The investigation of a structural fiber-reinforced-polymer (FRP) stay-in-place (SIP) form used to construct and reinforce a deck for a prototype military bridge system is discussed in this paper. Keywords: Polymer Bars; Flexural-Shear; Neutral Axis; Concrete; Combined Loading.
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|E-mail Address||[email protected]|
|Phone Number||(608) 262-7241|
|Current University||UW- Madison|
|Department||Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Address Line 1||1214 Engineering Hall|
|Address Line 2||1415 Engineering Drive|
|Bachelor's Degree||BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Master's Degree||MS, University of California-Berkeley|
|PhD||PhD, University of California-Berkeley|
|Technologies Available for Licensing|