Jay Puckett

Contact Information:

307-760-5919
jay.puckett@unl.edu

Professional Memberships:

ACI
ASCE
ASEE
AEI
AISC

Professor

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1983
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1980
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, 1978

Certifications

  • P.E., F.ASCE

ASCE Committees:

a.  ASCE Task force to review (possibly update) ABET Civil Engineering Program criteria

b.  ASCE Committee on Accreditation Operations (establish ASCE ABET-related guidelines, PEV reviews, assignments)

Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Areas of Research and Professional Interest

  • Bridge engineering
  • Building information systems
  • Software engineering
  • Big data related to asset management
  • Seismic engineering building systems
  • Structural dynamics, including aeroelastic phenomena
  • Multiphysics simulations

Research Profiles:

Courses Taught

  • Bridge Engineering
  • Advanced Structural Analysis -- nonlinear analysis of frames
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Structural Framing Design for Seismic
  • Concrete Design First and Second Courses
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of Elastic Bodies
  • Structural analysis -- first course
  • Structural analysis -- matrix methods at UG level

About Jay Puckett

Fun stuff:  https://www.youtube.com/user/GrandPaSilverback 

Experience

  • Professor -- Phased Retirement (2022-present) (25%)
  • Chaired Professor (2021-2022)
  • Director Durham School, University of Nebraska (2015 - 2021)
  • Associate Dean, University of Wyoming (2011 - 2014)
  • V.O. Smith Professor, University of Wyoming (2007-2015)
  • Professor and Head, University of Wyoming (2002-2007)
  • Professor, University of Wyoming (1992-2002)
  • Associate Professor, University of Wyoming (1987-1992)
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming (1983-1987)

Honors and Awards

  • Charles W. and Margre H. Durham Professor, Durham School, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2015 to 2021.
  • V.O. Smith Professor, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Wyoming (September 2005 to present)
  • University of Missouri at Columbia Department of Civil Engineering, Academy of Distinguished Alumni, October 2000.
  • Outstanding Research and Graduate Teaching Award, College of Engineering, University of Wyoming, 1998.
  • American Society for Engineering Education DOW Outstanding Young Educator Award, a national award recognizing excellence in teaching and research, 1988.
  • Most Outstanding Professor by the Chi Epsilon Chapter at Colorado State University, 1981.

Selected Publications

Specifications
  • Led the final publication for LRFD  Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, First Edition 2015.  This was based upon NCHRP Report 796 below and was cooperatively developed with AASHTO SCOBS T-12 and investigators from NCHRP 10-80.  (https://bookstore.transportation.org/collection_detail.aspx?ID=144)
National Academy Reports
  • Puckett, J., Garlich, M. New Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, Report 796, Transportation Research Board, NAS, Washington, DC, 2014.
  • Puckett, J.A., Huo, X.S., Jablin, M., and Mertz, D ., Simplified Live Load Distribution Factor Equations, Report 592, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, NAS, Washington, DC, 2007.
  • Mlynarski, M and Puckett, J. and Thompson, P., Bridge Software – Validation and Guideline and Examples, Report 485, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, Transportation Research Board, NAS, Washington, DC, 2003.
Books
  • Barker, R.M. and Puckett, J.A., Design of Highway Bridges – Based on AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2013, Fourth Edition, 2021.

  • Barker, R.M. and Puckett, J.A., Design of Highway Bridges – Based on AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2013, Third Edition, 528 pgs (wide-page format)
  • Barker, R.M. and Puckett, J.A., Design of Highway Bridges – Based on AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 2007, Second Edition, 1009 pgs.
  • Barker, R.M. and Puckett, J.A., Design of Highway Bridges – Based on AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specification, John Wiley and Sons, New York, 1997, 1169 pgs.
  • Puckett, J.A. and Coletti, D. National Steel Bridge Alliance Steel Bridge Design Handbook, Chapter 10: Structural Analysis, 2011.
Some Journal Articles
  • Sun, C., Linzell, D., Puckett, J., Akintunde, E. and Rageh, A. “Experimental Study of Continuous Beam Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance with a Noncomposite Concrete Deck,” Journal of Structural Engineering, 148(4), 2022, p.04022026.

  • Rageh, A., Sun, C., Linzell, D., and Puckett, J., “Dataset for Large-scale, Lateral-torsional Buckling Tests of Continuous Beams in a Grillage System,” Data In Brief, 2022, p.108532.

  • Sun, C., Linzell, D., Puckett, J. and Rageh, A., “Experimental Evaluation of Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance for Continuous Stringers,” AISC Engineering Journal (Accepted)

  • Sun, C., Babarinde, O., Kuruppuarachchi, D., Linzell, D., Puckett, J. and Rageh, A., “Experimental and Analytical Studies of Continuous Steel Stringer Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance,” Journal of Bridge Engineering (in press)

  • Sun, C., Babarinde, O., Kuruppuarachchi, D., Linzell, D., Puckett, J. and Akintunde, E., “Noncomposite Concrete Deck Bracing Effects on Continuous Steel Stringers Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance,” Engineering Structures (in press)

  • Sondag, T., Erdogmus, and Puckett, J., “Evaluation of the Dynamic Behavior of Steel Staircases with Concrete-Filled Pan Treads,” Journal Architectural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 27, Issue 2, June 2021, DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000464.

  • Habibnezhad, M., Puckett, J., Jebelli, H., Karji, A., Fardhosseini, S., and Asadi, S. (2020) "Neurophysiological

    testing for assessing construction workers’ task performance at virtual height," Automation in Construction,

    113, 103143

  • Habibnezhad, M., Shayesteh, S., Jebelli, H., Puckett, J., & Stentz, T. (2021). Comparison of ironworker's fall risk assessment systems using an immersive biofeedback simulator. Automation in Construction122, [103471]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.autcon.2020.103471