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Dr. Robert J Peterman

Professor
Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Kansas State University
2113 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5000
Phone: 785-532-7612
Fax: 785-532-7717
Email: bob@ksu.edu
Education
1997 - 1998 Post-Doc. Purdue University
1996 Ph.D. Purdue University, West Lafayett, IN
1989 M.S. Purdue University, West Lafayett, IN
1987 B.S. Civil Engineering Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Purdue University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University
  • Research Assistant, Purdue University
  • Computer Systems Manager, American Consulting Engineers, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Strucutral Engineer, Precast Concrete Systems, Inc., Indianapolis, IN
  • Steel Design Graduate Assistant, Purdue University
  • Research Intern, Bethlehem Steel, Bethlehem, PA
  • Instrument Man/Draftsman/Rod Man, Herbert H. Metz Engineers, Landsdale, PA

Selected Publications
2011 Evaluating the Bond Performance of Self Consolidating Concrete in Prestressing Applications
published in Kansas Dept. of Transportation & PCI Final Report
2011 Evaluating the Time-Dependent and Bond Characteristics of Lightweight Concrete Mixes for Kansas Prestressed Concrete Bridges
published in KDOT
2010 Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements (Phase 2)
published in MATC Final Report
2010 Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges, Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements
published in MATC Final Report
2010 Development and implementation of Lightweight Concrete Mixes for KDOT Bridge Applications - Part B: Evaluating the Bond Performance of Pretensioned Concrete Beams with Different Lightweight Aggregate Sources
published in Kansas Dept. of Transportation
2010 Development of a Laser-Speckle Imaging Device toDetermine the Transfer Length in Pre-Tensioned Concrete Members with SCC and Conventional Concrete
published in KDOT Final Report
2009 A Simple Quality Assurance Test for Strand Bond
published in PCI Journal
2009 Development and Implementation of Lightweight Concrete Mixes for KDOT Bridge Applications Part A: Development of Lightweight Concrete Mixtures
published in KDOT Report
2009 Development and Implementation of Lightweight Concrete Mixes for KDOT Bridge Applications Part A: Development of Lightweight Concrete Mixtures
published in KDOT Report
2007 Bond Characteristics of Self-Consolidating Concrete for Prestressed Bridge Girders
published in PCI Journal
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Projects
Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements (Phase 2)
Determining the Transfer Length in Prestressed Concrete Railroad Ties Produced in the United States
Determining the Stresses in Steel Railroad-Track Rails Due To Freight Movements using Non-Contact Laser-Speckle
Assessing the Damage Potential in Pretensioned Bridges Caused by Increased Truck Loads Due to Freight Movements (Phase I)

Awards
2008 George D. Nasser Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
2008 Meyers-Alford Teaching Award, College of Engineering, KSU
2007 Charles C. Zollman Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
2005 Young Educator of the Year Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute
2004-2007 Martin K. Eby Distinguished Professor
1999 Chi Epsilon Teaching Award of Excellence

Selected Presentations
2011 Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties
2011 A Modular Laser-Speckle Imaging (LSI) Device for Non-Contact Strain Measurement
2011 Use of Laser-Speckle Imaging Device to Measure Transfer Lengths in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties
2011 Non-contact Strain Sensor for Pre-stressed Concrete Inspection in Bridge Structures and High-speed Rail Cross-ties
2011 A Laser-Speckle Imaging Device for Prestressed Concrete Member Inspection
2010 Identifying and Solving Bond Problem at a Precast Plant
2010 Development of a Rapid, Non-Contact Transfer-Length Measurement Technique
2010 Assesing the Strand Bond Quality Assurance Test to Identify and Solve Bond Problem at a Precast Plan
2008 Effects of As-Cast Depth and Concrete Fluidity on Strand Bond
2008 Development of a Quality Assurance Test for Strand Bond
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