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Ken Walsh

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
STKR 118
walshk@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.0553

Dr. Ken Walsh joined Ohio University in 2009. He has taught introductory courses in mechanics, structural analysis, and steel design as well as advanced courses in structural analysis and structural dynamics. Walsh, who has published several refereed journal articles and conference papers, began his career with visiting faculty positions in the Department of Civil Engineering and Construction at Bradley University (2005-2006) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering (2006-2008). He then spent one year as research faculty in the Laboratory for Modern Fluid Physics at Florida A&M University.


Research Interests: passive and semi-active vibration control, vibration absorption and isolation, innovative materials for improved structural performance, numerical modeling and simulation in structural engineering, structural health monitoring focusing on model updating and damage identification for bridge structures.

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Florida A&M University, August 2005. M.S., Civil Engineering, Florida A&M University, April 2002. B.S., Civil Engineering, Florida State University, April 2000.

Publications:

  • Walsh, K. K., Kalyanam, S., Rambo-Roddenberry, M. D., and Cronin, K, J. (2012). “Design of viscous dampers in seismically-excited flexible truss towers,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, (accepted).
  • Walsh, K. K., Cronin, K. J., Rambo-Roddenberry, M. D., and Grupenhof, K. (2012). “Dynamic analysis of seismically excited flexible truss tower with scissor‐jack dampers”, Structural Control and Health Monitoring, (in press).
  • Walsh, K. K., Grupenhof, K., Little, K. L., Martin, A., and Moore, C. A. “Development and testing of a newly proposed continuously variable stiffness/damping device for vibration control”, SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (8345), San Diego, CA, 2012.
  • Walsh, K. K., Abdullah, M. M., and Moore, C. A. (2008). “Control of civil structures using a semi-active stiffness system based on variable amplification,” Journal of Structural Engineering, 134(7), 1246-1251.
  • Walsh, K. K., and Abdullah, M. M. (2006), “Adaptive base-isolation of civil structures using variable amplification,” Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, 5(2), 223-233.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (14)

  • Austin, S., Stephens, D., Walsh, K., Moore, C., Wesson, G., Njuguna, J., Paul, R. Simulation of open microcellular carbon foams: periodic and aperiodic structures. Journal of Porous Media.
  • Walsh, K., Kelly, B., Steinberg, E. Damage identification for prestressed adjacent box-beam bridges. Article ID 540363. Advances in Civil Engineering; 2014: 16. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/540363.
  • Steinberg, E., Setty, C., Walsh, K. Load Rating of a 43 Year Old Damaged Prestressed Concrete Adjacent Box Beam Bridge. Journal of Bridge Engineering.
  • Walsh, K., Kalyanam, S., Rambo-Roddenberry, M. Design of viscous dampers in seismically-excited flexible truss towers. 7. Journal of Earthquake Engineering; 17: 1063-1081. http://tandfonline.com/toc/ueqe20/current.
  • Richardson, A., Walsh, K., Abdullah, M. Closed-Form Design Equations for Controlling Vibrations in Connected Structures. 5. Journal of Earthquake Engineering; 17: 699-719.
  • Richardson, A., Walsh, K., Abdullah, M. Closed-Form Equations for Coupling Linear Structures Using a Stiffness and Damping Element. 3. Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring; 20: 259-281. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1545-2263.
  • Walsh, K., Cronin, K., Rambo-Roddenberry, M., Grupenhof, K. Dynamic analysis of seismically excited flexible truss tower with scissor‐jack dampers. 8. Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring; 19: 723-745. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1545-2263.
  • Rambo-Roddenberry, M., Mtenga, P., Walsh, K. Missile Impact Resistance of Metal Mesh System. 3. Journal of Architectural Engineering; 18: 199–205. http://ascelibrary.org/journal/jaeied.
  • Walsh, K. Modeling Displacement-Force Limit States of Fluid Viscous Dampers. Journal of Structural Engineering.
  • James, L., Austin, S., Stephens, D., Moore, C., Walsh, K., Wesson, G. Modeling the principle physical parameters of graphite carbon foam. 9. Carbon; 48: 2418–2424.
  • Coolahan, J., Kane, M., Morse, K., Schloman, J., Kaiser, E., Koomullil, R., Shih, A., Walsh, K. Results of a simulation of response to a bioterrorism crisis. 1. Modeling and Simulation Journal; 5: 4-16.
  • Walsh, K., Abdullah, M., Moore, C. Control of civil structures using a semi-active stiffness system based on variable amplification. 7. Journal of Structural Engineering; 134: 1246-1251.
  • Walsh, K., Abdullah, M. Adaptive base-isolation of civil structures using variable amplification. 2. Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration; 5: 223-233.
  • Abdullah, M., Walsh, K., Grady, S., Wesson, G. Modeling flow around bluff bodies. 1. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering; 19: 104-107.

Conference Proceeding (11)

  • Walsh, K., Sallar, G. Modeling and Simulation of Resetting Semi-Passive Stiffness Damper. Structures Congress; 1209-1220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784413357.109.
  • Walsh, K., Sallar, G. A modified resetting semi-passive stiffness damper. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring.
  • Walsh, K. A resetting semi-passive stiffness damper for response mitigation of civil infrastructure. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (8692); 8692.
  • Walsh, K., Grupenhof, K., Little, K., Moore, C. Development and testing of a newly proposed continuously variable stiffness/damping device for vibration control . SPIE Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring.
  • Walsh, K., Steinberg, E. Moment Redistribution Capacity in Ultra-High Performance Concret. 3rd International Symposium on Ultra-High Performance Concrete and Nanotechnology for Construction Materials.
  • Walsh, K., Cronin, K., Rambo-Roddenberry, M., Grupenhof, K. Modeling and simulation of an amplified structural damping system in a seismically-excited truss tower. San Diego, CA: SPIE Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring.
  • Coolahan, J., Kane, M., Morse, K., Schloman, J., Koomulli, R., Shih, A., Kaisar, E., Walsh, K. Design of a bioterrorism crisis management simulation for preparedness and response. San Diego, CA: Simulation Interoperability Workshop.
  • Coolahan, J., Kane, M., Schloman, J., Koomulli, J., Shih, R., Kaiser, E., Walsh, K. Results of a simulation of response to a bioterrorism crisis. Orlando, FL: Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).
  • Coolahan, J., Kane, M., Koomulli, R., Kaisar, E., Walsh, K. Results of a federated simulation of urban chemical disaster response. Orlando, FL: Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC).
  • Coolahan, J., Kane, M., Schloman, J., Koomulli, R., Shih, A., Ito, Y., Kaisar, E., Walsh, K., Abdullah, M. Design of an urban chemical disaster simulation federation for preparedness and response. Orlando, FL: Simulation Interoperability Workshop.
  • Walsh, K., Abdullah, M. Semi-active control of civil structures using variable amplification. San Diego, CA: Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring.

Research Report (3)

  • Walsh, K. Novel Resettable Stiffness Systems for Response Mitigation of Civil Infrastructure. National Science Foundation.
  • Gostautus, R., Nims, D., Steinberg, E., Hu, L., Walsh, K. Evaluation of ODOT overhead sign support inspection program. Ohio Department of Transportation.
  • Walsh, K. Novel Ressetable Stiffness Systems for Response Mitigation of Civil Infrastructure. National Science Foundation.

Patents

  • Walsh, K. RESETTING SEMI-PASSIVE STIFFNESS DAMPER AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF.