Santa Clara University

undefined

Mark Aschheim, Ph.D.

Mark Aschheim Title: Chair and Professor
Office: EC 235
Phone: 408-554-6871
Fax: 408-554-5474
Email: maschheim@scu.edu
Website: N/A
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley 1995
M.Eng., University of California, Berkeley 1992
B.S., University of California, Berkeley 1986
Interests: N/A

Biography

Mark Aschheim is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Santa Clara University. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, after receiving his doctoral, masters, and bachelors degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995, 1992, and 1986, respectively.  Dr. Aschheim works in the area of earthquake-resistant structural engineering and green building materials.  His research has produced improved techniques for the design of earthquake-resistant structures and improved structural systems for resisting earthquake actions.  Dr. Aschheim has reported on the damage in past earthquakes in the US and abroad, and works to improve the practice of structural engineering through activities with the Applied Technology Council and participation on the Provisions Update Committee of the Building Seismic Safety Council.  Dr. Aschheim is a registered professional engineer in California.

Current Research Interests

Dr. Aschheim maintains a strong interest in performance-based earthquake engineering. He is developing techniques for performance-based seismic design and is developing improved structural systems made with conventional and more sustainable (green) building materials.

Recent Publications (through 2006)

1.    Gil-Martín, L. M., Hernández-Montes, E., Aschheim, M. (2010). “Optimization of piers for retaining walls,” Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 11(6):979-987.
2.    Šćepanović, B., Gil-Martín, L. M., Hernández-Montes, E., Aschheim, M., and Lučić, D. (2010). “Eccentrically Patch Loaded Steel I-Girders: Influence Of Patch Load Length On Ultimate Strength,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research 66(5):716-722.
3.    Syntzirma, D. V., Pantazopoulou, S. J., and Aschheim, M. (2010). “Load history effects on deformation capacity of flexural members limited by bar buckling,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers. 136(1):1-11.
4.    Hernández Montes, E., Gil Martín, L. M., and Aschheim, M., (2010). “Pilotes Asimétricos para Contención de Tierras (Non-symmetrical Piers for Retaining Walls),” Revista de Obras Públicas (Journal of the Spanish Society of Civil Engineers). No. 3.508/Año 157.
5.    Lee, H. J., Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martin, L. M. (2009). “Optimum RC Column Reinforcement Considering Multiple Load Combinations,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 39(2):153-170.
6.    Šćepanović B., Gil-Martín L. M., Hernández-Montes E., Aschheim M., and Lučić D. (2009). Ultimate Strength of I-Girders Under Eccentric Patch Loading: Derivation of a New Strength Reduction Coefficient, Engineering Structures, 31:1403-1413.
7.    Gil-Martín, L. M., Aschheim, M., and Hernández-Montes, E. (2008). “Proportioning of Steel Beam-Column Members Based on RSD Methodology,” Engineering Structures, 30(11):3003-3013.
8.    Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martín, L.M. (2008). “Optimal Domains for Flexural and Axial Loading,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, 105(6):720-728, Nov-Dec.  
I developed the concept and developed much of the manuscript, which is co-authored with colleagues at the University of Granada, Spain.
9.    Hernández-Montes, E., Gil-Martín, L. M., Pasadas-Fernández, M., and Aschheim, M. (2008). “Theorem of Optimal Reinforcement for Reinforced Concrete Cross Sections,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 36(5):509-521, Nov.
10.    Aschheim, M. A., Hernández-Montes, E., and Tjhin, T. (2008). Closure to Discussion of “Observations on the Reliability of Alternative Multiple-Mode Pushover Analysis Methods” by T. Tjhin, M. Aschheim, and E. Hernández-Montes, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134(9):1585-1586, Sep.
11.    Gil-Martín, L. M., Hernández-Montes, E., Aschheim, M., and Pantazopoulou, S. J. (2008). “Approximate Expressions for the Simulated Response of Slender Longitudinal Reinforcement in Monotonic Compression,” Magazine of Concrete Research, 60(6):391-397.
12.    Gil-Martín, L. M., Hernández-Montes, E., Aschheim, M., and Pantazopoulou, S. J. (2008). Discussion of paper entitled “Inelastic Buckling of Reinforcing Bars”, by S. Bae, A. Mieses, and O. Bayrak, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134(8):1398-1399.
13.    Aschheim, M., and Browning, J. (2008). “Influence of Cracking on Equivalent-SDOF Estimates of RC Frame Drift,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134(3):511-517, Mar.
14.    Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martín, L.M. (2008). “Design of Optimally-reinforced RC Beam, Column, and Wall Sections,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 134(2):231-239, Feb.
15.    Aschheim, M., Flanagan, S., Harlander, J., Pitt, C., Alfaro, A., Rivas, C., and Rodriguez, M. E. (2007). “Enhancing the Sustainability and Earthquake Resistance of Confined Masonry Dwellings: the Case of El Salvador,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 11:829-846.
16.    Aschheim, M., Maurer, E., and Browning, J. P. (2007). “Dependency of COD on Ground Motion Intensity and Stiffness Distribution,” Structural Engineering & Mechanics, 27(4):425-438, Nov.
17.    Tjhin, T., Aschheim, M., and Wallace, J. (2007). “Yield Displacement-Based Seismic Design of RC Wall Buildings,” Engineering Structures, 29:2946-2959.
18.    Aschheim, M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Gil-Martín, L.M. (2007). “Optimal Domains for Strength Design of Rectangular Sections for Axial Load and Moment According to Eurocode 2,” Engineering Structures, 29(8):1752-1760.
19.    Inel, M., Aschheim, M., and Pantazopoulou, S. (2007). “Seismic Deformation Capacity Indices for Concrete Columns: Model Estimates and Experimental Results,” Magazine of Concrete Research 59(4):297-310.
20.    Aschheim, M., Tjhin, T., Hamburger, R., Comartin, C., and Inel, M. (2007). “The Scaled Nonlinear Dynamic Procedure,” Engineering Structures, 29(7):1422-1441.
21.    Lee, H. J., Aschheim, M., and Kuchma, D. (2007). “Interstory Drift Estimates for Low-Rise Flexible Diaphragm Structures,” Engineering Structures, 29(7):1375-1397.
22.    Lee, H. J., Kuchma, D., and Aschheim, M. (2007). “Strength-Based Design of Flexible Diaphragms in Low-Rise Structures subjected to Earthquake Loading,” Engineering Structures, 29(7):1277-1295.  
23.    Parker, A., Aschheim, M., Mar, D., Hammer, M., and King, B. (2006). “Recommended Mesh Anchorage Details for Straw Bale Walls,” Journal of Green Building, 1(4):141-151.
24.    Gil-Martín, L. M., Hernández-Montes, E., Aschheim, M., and Pantazopoulou, S. J. (2006). “Slenderness Effects on the Simulated Response of Longitudinal Reinforcement in Monotonic Compression,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 23(4):369-386.
25.    Tjhin, T., Aschheim, M., and Hernández-Montes, E. (2006). “Observations on the Reliability of Alternative Multiple Mode Pushover Analysis Methods,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 132(3):471-477.
26.    Gil-Martín, L. M., Hernández-Montes, E., and Aschheim, M. (2006) “Optimal Design of Planar Frames Based on Stability Criterion Using First-Order Analysis,” Engineering Structures 28:1780-1786.
27.    Hernández-Montes, E., Gil-Martín, L. M., Pasadas-Fernández, M., and Aschheim, M. (2006). “El armado a flexión: del teorema de Ehlers a los diagramas de armado a flexion,” Hormigón y Acero, 241(3):95-105.  (in Spanish).

Awards 

  • Outstanding Paper Award, Ninth North American Masonry Conference, 2003.
  • NSF Career Award, 2000.
  • Regent's Scholar, University of California, 1988.

Society Memberships and Service:

1. Associate Editor, EERI Spectra
2. Secretary, ACI Committee 341: Earthquake Resistant Concrete Bridges
3. Member, ACI Committee 374: Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings
5. Member, ASCE-ACI Committee 445: Shear and Torsion
6. Member, ASCE Structural Engineering Institute: Sustainability Committee
7. Member, Structural Engineers' Association of California

Professional Registration:

registered Civil Engineer, State of California.

Courses Taught

  • CENG 41 Statics
  • CENG 43 Mechanics of Materials
  • CENG 115 Civil Engineering Materials
  • CENG 135 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CENG 136 Advanced Concrete Structures
  • CENG 137 Earthquake Engineering Design