José A. Pincheira

Associate Professor

Room: 2316
Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-7239
jpin@engr.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Professor Pincheira has taught structural engineering design courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Wisconsin for more than fifteen years and is actively engaged in research.  He regularly teaches courses in reinforced concrete and structural steel design, earthquake engineering and seismic rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures.

Dr. Pincheira is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a member of subcommittee 318D of the Structural Building Code (ACI 318).  He is past Chair of ACI committee 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation and has served on several technical committees of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  He is the author of many technical papers and reports, and is a co-author of the seventh edition of the “Reinforced Concrete Design” textbook with C.K. Wang and Charles G. Salmon.

Education

  • BS, University of Chile
  • Ingeniero Civil, University of Chile
  • MS, University of Manitoba
  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests

Professor Pincheira\'s main research interest lies in the behavior of reinforced concrete structural systems subjected to earthquakes.  His research involves a blend of both laboratory testing and nonlinear modeling of structural systems.  Examples of projects in this area include: the development and validation of behavioral models for nonlinear analyses of reinforced concrete buildings under earthquake ground motions; laboratory tests of mechanical connectors for precast double-tee floor systems subjected to simulated earthquake loads; and shake-table tests of reinforced concrete walls strengthened with steel fiber-reinforced concrete.

Another are of his research involves the development of non-destructive testing methods for condition assessment of elements in older construction. Research projects in this area include the development of improved techniques for detecting and sizing cracks in steel bridge members; use of tomography for identifying and quantifying corrosion-induced damage in reinforced concrete bridge piers; and empirical validation of non-destructive techniques for condition assessment of reinforced concrete bridge decks and nuclear containment vessels

Awards, Honors and Societies

Selected awards

  • 2006 Martin C. Korn Best Paper Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)
  • Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, FACI (2002)
  • 2000-2001 Chi Epsilon James Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award for the North Central District
  • 1996 Faculty Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Publications

Selected publications

  1. Carrillo, J., Alcocer, S.M., and Pincheira, J.A., \"Shaking Table Tests of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Walls for Housing,\" Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, Portugal, Sept. 2012, 10 pp.

  2. Pekoz, H.A., and Pincheira, J.A., \"A Method for Estimating Spectral Displacements Using a Velocity Pulse,\" Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 28, No. 2, May 2012, pp. 689-708.

  3. Kim, K., Fratta, D., and Pincheira, J.A., \"Nondestructive Evaluation of Fiberglass Wrapped Concrete Bridge Columns,\" Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 30, No. 1, March 2011, pp. 9-19.

  4. Gordon, R. and Pincheira, J.A., \"Influence of Surface Condition on the Inspection of Steel Bridge Elements Using the Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD) Method,\" ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering,Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2010, pp. 619-767.

  5. Cho, J. and Pincheira, J.A., \"Inelastic Analysis of Older Reinforced Concrete Columns with Short Lap Splices Subjcted to Reversed Cyclic Loads,\" ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 103, No. 2, March-April 2006, pp. 280-290.

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Courses

Summer 2014

  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 447 - Concrete Structures I
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 445 - Steel Structures I
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • Profile Summary

    Professor Pincheira has taught structural engineering design courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Wisconsin for more than fifteen years and is actively engaged in research.  He regularly teaches courses in reinforced concrete and structural steel design, earthquake engineering and seismic rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures.

    Dr. Pincheira is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a member of subcommittee 318D of the Structural Building Code (ACI 318).  He is past Chair of ACI committee 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation and has served on several technical committees of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  He is the author of many technical papers and reports, and is a co-author of the seventh edition of the “Reinforced Concrete Design” textbook with C.K. Wang and Charles G. Salmon.


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