James RiclesJames Ricles

Bruce G. Johnston Professor
Director, Real-Time Multi-Directional Earthquake Simulation Facility
Deputy Director, Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS) Center
Professor, Structural Engineering

ATLSS Engineering Research Center
Imbt Labs – Room A206
Lehigh University 117 ATLSS Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015-4729, USA

P: (610) 758-6252
Email: jmr5@lehigh.edu

Education

• Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1987
• M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1980
• B.S. Architectural Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1979

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Ricles conducts experimental and analytical research on innovative, seismic-resistant steel structures; on composite steel-concrete structures; on structural steel connections; on advanced simulation methods, including real-time hybrid simulation for dynamic loading of structures subjected to extreme multi-hazard loadings; and on the rehabilitation and assessment of damaged and deteriorated buildings and offshore structures. He has been principal or co-principal investigator for more than 45 research projects with budgets exceeding $50,000, and for 12 large-scale multi-investigator research programs with budgets exceeding $1 million. He is co-author of more than 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 335 conference and workshop proceedings papers and technical reports.

Dr. Ricles has received numerous awards for his research, including the 2013 Special Achievement Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction and the 2009 American Society of Civil Engineers Raymond C. Reese Research Prize. He has been a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Awardee (1991-1996); a NASA Research Fellowship Awardee (1990-1991); and an American Institute of Steel Construction National Fellow (1987). In addition, Dr. Ricles has won eight awards from Lincoln Arc Welding in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Arc Welded Design (1987-2005), including the 2005 Chairman's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Arc Welded Design.

Teaching and Service

Dr. Ricles teaches courses in Structural Dynamics, Structural Reliability, Linear and Non-linear Structural Analysis, and Stability and Design of Steel Structures. He has supervised or co-supervised more than 30 completed M.S. student theses and 20 completed Ph.D. student dissertations. Some of these former Ph.D. students are now faculty members at University of Illinois, Princeton University, and Purdue University in the US, as well as at several universities overseas.

Selected Publications

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Kolay, C., Ricles, J., Marullo, T., Mahvashmohammadi, A. and Sause, R.,“Implementation and Application of the Unconditionally Stable Explicit Parametrically Dissipative KR-α Method for Real-Time Hybrid Simulation,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, doi:10.1002/eqe.2484, 2014.

Karavasilis, T., Seo, C.Y., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., “Seismic Performance and Probabilistic Collapse Resistance Assessment of Steel MRFs with Viscous Fluid Dampers,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, doi: 10.1002/eqe.2440, 2014.

Kolay, C. and Ricles, J., “Development of a Family of Unconditionally Stable Explicit Direct Integration Algorithms with Controllable Numerical Energy Dissipation,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). 43(9), 1361–1380. doi:10.1002/eqe.2401, 2014.

Chae, Y., Ricles, J. and Sause, R., “Large-Scale Real-time Hybrid Simulation of a 3-story Steel Frame Structure with Magneto-Rheological Dampers,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Published online in Wiley Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). doi: 10.1002/eqe.2429, 2014.

Chae, Y., Kazemibidokhti, K. and Ricles, J.M., “Adaptive Time Series Compensator for Delay Compensation of Servo-Hydraulic Actuator Systems for Real-Time Hybrid Simulation,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42(11), 1697–1715, doi: 10.1002/eqe.2294, 2013.

Okazaki, T., Lignos, D.G., Midorikawa, M., Ricles, J.M. and Love, J., “Damage to Steel Buildings Observed After the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake,” Earthquake Spectra, EERI, Vol. 29 (S1), pp. S219-S243, 2013.

Lin, Y.C., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., “Seismic Performance of a Large-Scale Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame: MCE Hybrid Simulations and Quasi-Static Pushover Tests,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139(7), pp. 1227-1236, 2013, (doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000661).

Chae, Y., Ricles, J. and Sause, R.,“Modeling of a Large-Scale Magneto-Rheological Damper for Seismic Hazard Mitigation, Part II: Semi-Active Mode,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42(5), 687–703, 2013 (doi: 10.1002/eqe.2236).

Chae, Y, Ricles, J. and Sause, R., “Modeling of a Large-Scale Magneto-Rheological Damper for Seismic Hazard Mitigation, Part I: Passive Mode,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 42(5), 669–685, 2013 (doi: 10.1002/eqe.2237).

Lin, Y.C., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., “Seismic Performance of a Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame: Hybrid Simulations Under Design Basis Earthquake,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 139(11), pp. 1823-1832, 2013, (doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000745).

Chen, C. and Ricles, J.M., “Real-Time Hybrid Simulation Involving Multiple Experimental Substructures and Adaptive Actuator Delay Compensation,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41(3), pp. 549-569, 2012.

Karavasilis, T., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., “Seismic Design and Evaluation of Steel MRFs with Compressed Elastomer Dampers,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41(3), pp. 411-429, 2012.

Karavasilis, T., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R. and Chen, C., “Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Steel MRFs with Compressed Elastomer Dampers using Large-scale Real-time Hybrid Simulation,” Engineering Structures, 33(6):1859-1869, 2011.

Chen, C. and Ricles, J.M., “Tracking Error-Based Servo-Hydraulic Actuator Adaptive Compensation for Real-Time Hybrid Simulation,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 136(4), pp. 432- 440, 2010.

Chen, C. and Ricles, J.M., “Stability Analysis of Direct Integration Algorithms Applied to MDOF Nonlinear Structural Dynamics,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 136(4), pp. 485-495, 2010.

Chen, C., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R. and Christensen, R., “Experimental Evaluation of an Adaptive Actuator Control Technique For Real-Time Simulation of Large-Scale Magneto-Rheological Fluid Damper Subjected To Random Displacement and Variable Current Inputs,” Smart Materials and Structures, doi:10.1088/0964-1726/19/2/025017, 19 (2010) 025017.

Chen, C., Ricles, J.M., Marullo, T. and Mercan, O., “Real-Time Hybrid Testing Using the Unconditionally Stable Explicit CR Integration Algorithm,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol 38(1), pp. 23-44, 2009.

Mercan, O., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R. and Marullo, T., “Kinematic Transformations in Planar Multi-directional Pseudo-Dynamic Testing,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 38(9), pp. 1093-1119, 2009.

Wolski, M., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., “Experimental Study of a Self-Centering Beam-Column Connection with Bottom Flange Friction Device,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135(5), pp. 479-488, 2009.

Mercan, O. and Ricles, J.M., “Experimental Studies on Real-time Testing of Structures with Elastomeric Dampers,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135(9), pp. 1124–1133, 2009.

Iyama, J., Seo, C.Y., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., “Self-centering MRFs with Bottom Flange Friction Devices Under Earthquake Loadings,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 65(2), pp. 314-325, 2009.

Lee, K., Ricles, J. and Sause, R., “Performance Based Seismic Design of Steel MRFs with Elastomeric Dampers,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135 (5), pp. 489-498, 2009.

Chen, C. and Ricles, J.M., “Stability Analysis of Direct Integration Algorithms Applied to Nonlinear Structural Dynamics,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 134(9), pp. 703-711, 2008.

Chen, C. and Ricles, J.M., “Development of Direct Integration Algorithms for Structural Dynamics Using Discrete Control Theory,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 134(8), pp. 676-683, 2008.

Herrera, R.A., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., “Seismic Performance Evaluation of a Large-Scale Composite MRF Using Pseudo-Dynamic Testing,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 134 (2), 2008.

Fahnestock, L.A., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., “Seismic Response and Performance of Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 133 (9), pp. 1195-1204, 2007.

Fahnestock, L.A., Ricles, J.M. and Sause, R., “Experimental Evaluation of a Large-Scale Buckling-Restrained Braced Frame,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 133 (9), pp. 1205-1214, 2007.

Garlock, M.M., Sause, R. and Ricles, J.M., “Behavior and Design of Post-Tensioned Steel Frame Systems,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 133 (3), pp. 389-399, 2007.

Sause, R., Lee, K-S. and Ricles, J., “Rate-independent and Rate-dependent Models for Hysteretic Behavior of Elastomers,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 133 (11), pp. 1162-1170, 2007.

Zhang, X. and Ricles, J. “Experimental Evaluation of Reduced Beam Section Connections to Deep Columns,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132(3), pp. 346-357, 2006.

Zhang, X. and Ricles, J. “Seismic Behavior of Reduced Beam Section Moment Connections to Deep Columns,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132(3), pp. 358-367, 2006.

Garlock, M.M., Ricles J.M. and Sause, R., “Experimental Studies of Full-Scale Post-Tensioned Steel Connections,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131(3), pp. 438-448, 2005.

Ricles, J.M., Peng, S.W. and Lu, L-W., “Seismic Behavior of Composite CFT Column-WF Beam Moment Connections,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130, No. 2, 2004, pp. 223-232.

Varma, A.H., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R. and Lu, L-W., “Seismic Behavior and Design of High Strength Square Concrete-Filled Steel Tube Beam-Columns,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130(2), 2004, pp. 169-179.

Ricles, J.M., Mao, C., Lu, L-W. and Fisher, J.W., “Ductile Details For Welded Unreinforced Moment Connections Subject To Inelastic Cyclic Loading,” Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 25, 2003, pp. 667-680.

 

 

 

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