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Ken Walsh

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
STKR 118
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.


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.