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Ahmad M. Itani
Professor and Chair

Ahmad Itani

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Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1991
  • MSE, University of Michigan, 1987
  • B.S., Beirut Arab University

Research interests

  • Seismic design of bridges
  • Experimental and analytical behavior of steel structures
  • Behavior of highway and railway ridges under gravity and lateral loading

Past experience

  • Bridge engineering and earthquake-resistant design of steel structures
  • Large-scale structural testing of components and systems
  • Seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of structural systems and non-structural components
  • Conducted large-scale experiments on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Richmond San Rafael Bridge, Moscone Center and UCLA Hospital

Other activities within engineering and teaching professions

  • Fellow member of ASCE
  • Member of EERI
  • Instructor of Short Courses Offered by AISI, NaBRO, NSBA, UC-Davis Extension Program

Publications

  • Carden L.P., Pekcan G. and Itani A., 2008, "Investigation of Flange Local Bending under Flexible Patch Loading." AISC, Engineering Journal, Vol. 45, No.1
  • Carden, L.P., Buckle, I., and Itani, A., 2007, "Transverse Displacement Capacity and Stiffness of Steel Plate Girder Bridge Superstructures for Seismic Loads," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 63, 1546-1559
  • Carden, L., Pekcan, G., and Itani, A., 2007, "Web Yielding, Crippling and Lateral Buckling Under Post Loading, ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 5, Journal of Structural Engineering
  • Dusicka, P., Itani, A. M., and Buckle, I.G, 2007, "Cyclic Response of Plate Steels under Large Inelastic Strains," Vol. 63, pp. 156-164 Journal of Constructional Steel Research.
  • Carden, L.P., Pekcan G., Itani, A., 2007, "Flange and Web Limit States in Beams subjected to Patch Loading," Vol. 63, pp. 45-54 , Journal of Constructional Steel Research.
  • Pekcan G., Itani A.M., and Carden L.P. 2006, "Design of Bridge Falsework for Gravity Loads." Journal of Bridge Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 2, No.3
    Carden, L., Itani, A., and Buckle, I., 2006, "Seismic Performance of Steel Girder Bridges with Ductile End Cross Frames using Single Angle X-Braces, ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 132, No.3
  • Carden, L., Itani, A., and Buckle, I., 2006, "Seismic Performance of Steel Girder Bridges with Ductile Cross Frames using Buckling Restrained Braces," ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering Journal, Vol. 132, No.1
  • Carden, L., Garcia-Alvarez, F., Itani, A., and Buckle, I., 2006, "Cyclic Behavior of Single Angles for Ductile End Cross Frames," AISC, Engineering Journal, 2nd Quarter.
  • Carden, L., Itani, A., and Buckle, I., 2006, "Cyclic Behavior of Restrained Braces for Ductile End Cross Frames," AISC, Engineering Journal, 2nd Quarter.
  • Carden, L.P. and Itani, A.M., 2006, "Performance of Unprotected Steel Structure Subjected to Repeated Fire at a Fire Fighter Training Facility." Fire Safety Journal, Elsevier, Vol 41, No. 9.

Courses taught

  • CEE/ME 241 Engineering Mechanics-Statics
  • CEE 481 Structural Steel Design
  • CEE 484 Bridge Engineering I
  • CEE 488 Advanced Structural Steel Design
  • CEE 728 Bridge Engineering II

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