Amit H. Varma

Professor of Civil Engineering

Address
Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 496-3419
Other Phone (517) 974-0936
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP 4123 / BOWN 1025
Education
Ph.D., Lehigh University, 2001
M.S., University of Oklahoma, 1996
B.S., Indian Institute of Technology, 1994
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Seismic and Fire Behavior, Analysis, and Design of Steel-concrete composite structures. Repair and retrofit of deterioration and damaged infrastructure.

Recent Publications
  • Kowalkowski, K.* and Varma, A. H. (2006) "Structural Properties of Steels Subjected to Multiple Cycles of Damage Followed by Heating Repair," Journal of Structural Engineering, tentatively accepted for publication, ASCE.
  • Prabhu, M., Varma, A. H.*, Buch, N., and Thandavesvara, D. (2006) "Experimental Evaluation of Dowel Misalignment on Joint Pullout Behavior," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, recommended for publication, TRB, Washington, D.C.
  • Kowalkowski, K. and Varma, A. H. (2005) "Experimental Investigations of the Effects of Multiple Damage-Heat Straightening Repair Cycles on the Structural Properties of Bridge Steels." Transportation Research Board, recommended for publication, TRB, Washington, D.C.
  • Varma, A. H., Sause, R., Ricles, J.M., and Qinggang, L. (2005) "Development and Validation of Fiber Models for High Strength Sqwuare CFT Beam-Columns." ACI Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, 102, 1, 73-85, Farmington Hills, MI.
  • Varma, A. H., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R., and Ream, A. (2004) "Seismic Behavior and Design of High Strength Square Concrete Filled Steel Tube Beam-Columns," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 130, 2, 169-179.
  • Varma, A.H. , Ricles, J.M., Sause, R., and Lu, L.W. (2002). "Seismic Behavior and Modeling of High Strength Composite Concrete Filled Steel Tube Beam-Columns," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier Applied Science, Volume 58, Issue 5-8, pp. 725-758.