Jay Puckett

Jay Puckett, PhD, PE, F.ASCE

Jay Puckett
Contact Information:
City Campus (Lincoln)/Scott Campus (Omaha)
(402) 554-3037
jay.puckett@unl.edu
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Personal Links:
UNL Resume Puckett.pdf
Professional Memberships:
ACI
ASCE
ASEE
AEI

Director, Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
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
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Building information systems
  • Software engineering
  • Bridge engineering
  • Big data related to asset management
  • Seismic engineering
  • Structural dynamics including aeroelastic phenomena
  • Multiphysics simulations
Inventions/Patents
  • Patent 6,857,615B2, “Mechanical Damper for Structures,” Puckett, J.A., Hamilton, H.R., and Patrick McManus, February 2005.
  • Preliminary Patented Filed, “Shimmed WT Beam-to-Column Connection for Structural Seismic Load Resisting Systems” Puckett, J.A. and Patrick S. McManus, July 2010.
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


Experience

  • Director Durham School, University of Nebraska (2015 - present)
  • 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 present.
  • 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 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, 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
  • McManus, P.S., MacMahon, A., and Puckett, J.A., “BRBF with All-Bolted Gusset Connections”, Engineering Journal, Second quarter, pg. 89-116, AISC, Chicago IL, March 2013.
  • Puckett, J.A., Huo, X.S., Jablin, M, Mertz, D.R., “A Frame work for Simplified Live-Load Distribution-Factor Equations”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, (Dec. 2011).
  • Patrick S. McManus, P.S. and Puckett, J.A., “Economic and Serviceable Structural Steel Seismic Load Resisting Systems: Part I”, Engineering Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4, pg. 265-282, AISC, Chicago IL. (2011)
  • Patrick S. McManus, P.S. and Puckett, J.A., “Economic and Serviceable Structural Steel Seismic Load Resisting Systems: Part II”, Engineering Journal, Vol. 48, No. 4, pg. 283-296, AISC, Chicago IL. (2011)
  • Schabron C. M. and Puckett, J.A., “Fatigue Testing of Traffic Signal Structures Using an Eccentric-Mass Oscillator”, ASTM Journal Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 39, No. 5, September 2011.
  • Puckett, J.A., Peiffer, J, Erikson, R., “Fatigue Performance of Ring-Stiffened Traffic Signal Poles,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 10, Oct 2010,

Recent Presentations

Recent Workshops:
LRFD Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires, and Traffic Signals, AASHTO, First Edition 2015
  • Transportation Research Board (January 2015)
  • Caltrans, Sacramento, CA (May 2015)
  • Valmont, Valley, NE (June 2015)
  • NJDOT, Trenton, NJ (December 2015)
  • Transportation Research Board (January 2016)