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Mark D. Bowman

Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP 4143 / BOWN 1048
Phone: (765) 494-2220
Email: bowmanmd@purdue.edu

Specialty Area(s)

Education
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S.C.E., Purdue University
B.S.C.E., Purdue University

Research Summary
Steel design, structural analysis and design, structural fatigue, structural models, experimental methods.

Selected Research Projects

  • August 2009-June 2010, Federal Highway Administration & Indiana Dept. of Transportation, Evaluation of Effects of Super-Heavy Loading on the US 41 Bridge Over the Wabash River, Bowman w/ Connor.
  • April 2008-May 2011, National Academies of Science/NCHRP, Evaluation of Fatigue on the Serviceability of Highway Bridges, Bowman.
  • July 2006-Sept. 2009, Charles Pankow Foundation: Design Procedure for Dual-Plate Composite Shear Walls, Bowman w/ M. Kreger.
  • Jan. 2006-Apr. 2008, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation: Training for Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of Substructures, Bowman w/ McCullouch.
  • Oct. 2005-July 2006, Alcoa: Fuselage Panel Fatigue Crack Growth and Residual Strength Test Program, Bowman w/ Grandt.
  • Aug. 2004-Dec. 2006, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation: Fatigue Strength of Steel Bridge Members with Intersecting Welds, Bowman.
  • Aug. 2003-Aug. 2005, Federal Highway Administration and Indiana Department of Transportation: Training for Load and Resistance Factor Design, Bowman w/ McCullouch.

Teaching Activity
CE 270 Introduction to Structural Mechanics

CE 371 Structural Analysis I

CE 470 Structural Design in Metals

CE 474 Structural Analysis II

CE 498 Civil Engineering Design Project

CE 575 Experimental Methods in Structural Engineering

CE 591 Advanced Steel Design

CE 592 Plastic Design of Steel Structures

CE 597 Bridge Engineering Design Options

CE 671 Behavior of Metal Structures

CE 697S Bridge Engineering

Honors & Awards

  • Harold Munson Best Teacher Award, 1983-84, 1988-89, 2002-03
  • James M. Robbins Award Chi Epsilon, 1998-99
  • Edmund M. Burke Award, 1997-98, 2006-07
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, Triangle Fraternity, 1993-94
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1987-88

Selected Publications

  • Parr, M.J., Connor, R.J., and Bowman, M.D., (2009). "A Proposed Method for Determining the Interval for Hands-On Inspection of Steel Bridges with Fracture Critical Members," Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Accepted for publication.
  • Akinci, N.O., Liu, J., and Bowman, M.D., (2008). "Parapet Strength and Contribution to Live Load Response for Superload Passages," Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 13(1); 55-63.
  • Chotickai, P., and Bowman, M.D., (2006). "Comparative Study of Fatigue Provisions for the AASHTO Fatigue Guide Specifications and the LRFD Manual for Evaluation," Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Submitted and under re-review.
  • Wood, S.M., Akinci, N.O., Liu, J., and Bowman, M.D., (2006). "Analysis and Instrumentation of a Steel Bridge for Investigating the Effects of Superloads". Transportation Research Board, Accepted to Publication.
  • Chotickai, P., and Bowman, M.D., (2006). "Truck Models for Improved Fatigue Life Predictions of Steel Bridges," Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 11(1); 71-80.
  • Li, X., Whalen, T.M., and Bowman, M.D., (2005). "Fatigue Strength of Double-Mastarm Sign Structures for Natural Wind," Transportation Research Record, National Research Council; No. 1928.
  • Barth, A.S., and Bowman, M.D., (2001). "Fatigue Behavior of Welded Diaphragm-to-Beam Connections." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE 27(10); 1145-1152.