Mark D. Bowman

Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of Bowen Laboratory

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

Specialty Area(s)

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

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

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


  • 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.