Aug 2012

Eatherton Receives AISC Milek Faculty Fellowship

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Matthew Eatherton was slected to receive the AISC Milek Faculty Fellowship for the years 2012 – 2015.  This fellowship is intended to provide support to Dr. Eatherton’s career as a teacher of steel design and as an innovator in steel construction.

The AISC Milek Faculty Fellowship will support our research to develop buckling resistant steel plate shear walls.  The buckling resistant steel plate shear wall builds on the advantages of steel plate shear walls, but has improved seismic performance, reduced demands on boundary elements, and allows simple shear beam-to-column connections. This is accomplished by introducing a specially designed pattern of cut-outs in the web plate.  The purpose of the proposed research is to develop this new system through an experimental program and computational studies.