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Amanda Bao

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-4956
Office Location

Amanda Bao

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management and Safety
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, MS, Tianjin University (China); Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder

585-475-4956

Areas of Expertise
Soil-structure interaction in bridges
Seismic behavior of bridges

Currently Teaching

CVET-332
4 Credits
Introduction of classical and modern computational techniques to analyze statically determinate and indeterminate structures. Topics include beams, 2D trusses, 2D frames, cables and arches, moving loads and influence lines, approximate methods and moment distribution. Computer-aided structural analysis using commercial structural analysis software STAAD is involved.
CVET-431
3 Credits
Design of structural members and frames and their connections in steel structures. Topic include principles of structural design, structural loads and systems, steel grade and shapes, tension members, columns, non-composite and composite beams, beam-columns, column base plates, bolted connections and welded connections. The use of AISC Steel Manual is emphasized and a comprehensive group design project is assigned. Some computer work is involved.
CVET-434
3 Credits
Design concrete and steel bridges. Topics include types of bridges; design loads on bridges, design of prestressed concrete girders using CONSPAN, design of steel girders using MDX, design of reinforced concrete deck, design of foundations, and introduction to multi-span bridges. Emphasis is on the use of the AASHTO LRFD code and bridge design software, and a comprehensive group design project is assigned. Some computer work is involved.
CVET-437
2 Credits
Study of the basic principles of engineering dynamics. Topics include kinematics of particles, force, mass and acceleration, work and energy, force-impulse and momentum, and an introduction to vibrations and structural dynamics. Applications to practical civil engineering problems are emphasized.
CVET-599
1 - 3 Credits
A supervised investigation within a civil engineering technology area of student interest. Consent of the faculty sponsor and departmental approval are required. Students are limited to a maximum of three semester credit hours of independent study projects and two sections in any semester, plus a maximum of six semester credit hours of independent study credits earned toward degree requirements.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Bao, Amanda, et al. "Structural Capacity Analysis of Corroded Steel Girder Bridges." Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering, June 10-12, 2018, Niagara Falls, Canada. Ed. Lamya Amleh. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada: n.p., 2018. Web. *
Bao, Amanda (Yu), Van Hopson, and Josh Lawrence. "Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges with Batter Piles." Proceedings of the ASCE 2017 Structures Congress. Ed. J. G. Soules. Denver, CO: ASCE Press, 2017. Web. «
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Developing Rating Metrics for Sustainable Bridges." Proceedings of the 2016 Western New York Association for Bridge Construction and Design Spring Conference. Ed. Bill Rugg. Batavia, New York: n.p., 2016. Web. «
Bao, Amanda (Yu) and Joshua Lawrence, Van Hopson, Matt Puzio. "Optimization of Bridge Deep Foundation Design in Seismic and Tsunami Zone." Proceedings of the 2014 Structures Congress. Ed. Glenn R. Bell, Matt A. Card. Boston, MA: ASCE Press, 2014. Web. *
Bao, Yu and Andrew Rietz. "Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction in Fully Integral Abutment Bridges with HP Driven Piles." Proceedings of the 7th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference. Ed. Siamak Yazdani, Amarjit Singh. Honolulu, HI: Research Publishing Services, 2013. Print. *
Bao, Yu and Andrew Rietz. "Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges with HP Driven Piles." Proceedings of the Deep Foundation Institute 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. Ed. Deep Foundation Institute. Houston, TX: n.p., 2012. Web. *
Bao, Yu, Andrew Rietz, and Steven Halewski. "3D Finite Element Modeling of Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges." Proceedings of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2012 Annual Meeting/National Earthquake Conference. Ed. EERI. Memphis, TN: n.p., 2012. Web. *
Bao, Yu and Andrew Rietz. "Numerical Simulation and Centrifuge Modeling of Sand Liquefaction." Proceedings of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) 2012 Annual Meeting/National Earthquake Conference. Ed. EERI. Memphis, TN: n.p., 2012. Web. *
Bao, Yu, et al. "An Innovative Hybrid Nano-Fibered Concrete." Proceedings of the 2011 PCI Annual Convention and National Bridge Conference. Ed. Precast/Prestress Concrete Institute. n.p., 2011. Print. * †
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Bao, Amanda. "Evaluation of Shear Strength in Deteriorated I-plate Steel Girder Bridges." Western New York Association for Bridge Construction and Design 30th Annual Fall Conference. Western New York Association for Bridge Construction and Design. Buffalo, NY. 16 Nov. 2018. Conference Presentation. *
Bao, Amanda. "Structural Capacity Analysis of Corroded Steel Girder Bridges." 3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering. ICCSTE 18. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. 10 Jun. 2018. Conference Presentation. *
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges with Batter Piles." ASCE 2017 Structures Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers. Denver, CO. 8 Apr. 2017. Conference Presentation. «
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Seismic Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction in Highway Bridges." Penn State University Department of Civil Engineering Seminar. Penn State University. State College, PA. 14 Apr. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Enhancing Learning Effectiveness by Implementing Screencasts into Civil Engineering Classroom." Penn State University Department of Civil Engineering Seminar. Penn State University. State College, PA. 14 Apr. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Optimization of Bridge Deep Foundation Design in Seismic and Tsunami Zone." 2014 Structures Congress. American Society of Civil Engineers. Boston, MA. 4 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation. *
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Enhancing Deaf Students Learning in Engineering Disciplines by Implementing Screencast Technology." STEM in Urban Education Conference. Terra Education. Syracuse, NY. 10 Oct. 2014. Conference Presentation. *
Bao, Yu. "Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges with HP Piles." Association of Bridge Design and Construction (ABCD) Western New York Fall Conferece. Association of Bridge Design and Construction. Buffalo, NY. 15 Nov. 2013. Lecture. ∆
Bao, Yu and Andrew Rietz. "3D Finite Element Modeling of Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges." EERI 2012 Annual Meeting/National Earthquake Conference. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. Memphis, TN. 12 Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation. *
Bao, Yu and Andrew Rietz. "Numerical Modeling of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction in Bridges with HP Driven Piles." DFI 37th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations. Deep Foundation Institute. Houston, TX. 18 Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation. *
Bao, Yu and Chad Stevens. "An Innovative Hybrid Nano-Fibered Concrete." 2011 PCI Annual Conference and National Bridge Conference. Precast/Prestress Concrete Institute. Salt Lake City Convention Center, Salt Lake City, UT. 25 Oct. 2011. Conference Presentation. * †
National/International Competition Award Winner
Bao, Amanda. American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Advancing Structural Steel Education Award. Dallas, TX, 2018.
Journal Paper
Bao, Yu and Zhuonan Song, Yi Huang, Weiwei Xu, Lei Wang, Shiguang Li, Miao Yu. "Continuously Adjustable, Molecular-Sieving “Gate” on 5A Zeolite for Distinguishing Small Organic Molecules by Size." Scientific Reports/published by the Nature Publishing Group 5. Article No. 13981 (2015): Article No. 13981. Web. *
Bao, Amanda (Yu). "Developing a Rating Metric for Sustainable Bridges." The Rochester Engineer. October 2014 (2014): 8-9. Web. *
Li, Hang, et al. "Ultrathin, Molecular-Sieving Graphene Oxide Membranes for Selective Hydrogen Separation." Science 342. 6154 (2013): 95-98. Web. * «
Bao, Yu and Stein Sture. "Numerical Modeling of Cyclic Mobility Based on Fuzzy-set Concepts in Plasticity Theory." Computers and Geotechnics 38. 3 (2011): 375-382. Web. * ≠
Bao, Yu and Stein Sture. "Application of a Kinematic-cyclic Plasticity Model in Simulating Sand Liquefaction." International Journal of Advances in Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics 2. 3 (2011): 119-124. Web. * ≠
Published Article
Ge, Louis, Yu Bao, Chin-Kuan Ni and Hon-Yim Ko. “Seismic Centrifuge Modeling of Earth Dams.” Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 5.4, (2010): 247-257. Print. ≠ *