Douglas A Foutch

Douglas A Foutch
Douglas A Foutch
  • Professor Emeritus
(217) 333-6359
3129b Newmark Civil Engineering Bldg

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering ARCHIVED

Research Areas

Biography

Douglas A. Foutch holds a B.S. (University of Illinois 1970), M.S. (University of Hawaii 1972) and Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology 1976), all in Civil Engineering. He joined the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois in 1976.

Dr. Foutch has taught graduate and undergraduate classes in design of steel structures, design of structural systems, structural dynamics and earthquake engineering.

Dr. Foutch is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). He is currently the Associate Editor of Earthquake Spectra published by EERI and Journal of Bridge Engineering published by ASCE. He has served as the Chair of the Committee on Seismic Effects on Structures and the Administrative Committee on Dynamic Effects on Structures of ASCE. He is currently a member of the Subcommittee on Seismic Effects of ASCE7. He is also the UIUC representative on the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREE). He was the Steel Team Leader for the FEMA 273/274 project and the Team Leader for Performance Prediction and Evaluation for the FEMA 350 project. Dr. Foutch has served as a consultant on several major projects including a major cable-stayed bridge crossing the Mississippi River and an elevated mass transit system in Taiwan.

Dr. Foutch was awarded the Haliburton Education Leadership Award by the College of Engineering in 1992. He was awarded the Arthur M. Wellington Research Prize by ASCE in 1990 and 1998. In 1994 he was awarded the Norman Medal by ASCE. He was named as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in 1994.

Research Statement

Dr. Foutch has research interests in the areas of response of steel and reinforced concrete bridges and buildings to earthquake loads, response of railway bridges to revenue traffic and testing and evaluation of full-scale structures.

Primary Research Area

  • Structural Engineering ARCHIVED

Research Areas

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