Rakesh Gupta

Associate Editor

Journal of Structural Engineering

 

Professor

Department of Wood Science and Engineering,         

114 Richardson Hall

Oregon State University, Corvallis,

OR 97331-5751, USA

EMAIL: rakesh.gupta@oregonstate.edu

Phone: 1 541 737 4223        Fax: 1 541 737 3385

 

 
Education Recent Publications
Research Interests Refereed Publications
Professional Experience Student Theses
Current Research Projects Courses
Professional Affiliations Opportunities for Graduate Students
Awards

Education

Research Interests

The major thrust of my research program is in the area of Timber Engineering and Mechanics.  My research focuses on intelligent and efficient use of wood in structural application.  The major goal of my research program is to develop advanced testing, modeling, and analysis techniques to design efficient and safe wood structures.  This includes theoretical and experimental studies addressing problems in timber engineering and mechanics aimed towards the application of wood and wood-based composite materials in structures.     

Professional Experience

Current Research Projects

  1. Strain profiles in OSB and GWB in wood-frame shear walls.  
  2. Effect of anchorage on performance of wood-frame shear walls.  
  3. Mechanical properties/behavior of wood and wood-based composite materials. 
  4. Seismic behavior of wood-frame structures

Professional Affiliations

  1. American Society of Civil Engineers 
  2. Forest Products Society  
  3. American Society for Testing and Materials 
  4. Society of Wood Science and Technology
  5. American Forest and Paper Association

Awards

  1. Truss Plate Institute's "Award for Excellence in Truss Research" 1995 
  2. Truss Plate Institute's "Award for Excellence in Truss Research"  1994  
  3. Awarded  G.B. Pant University Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medal for the best graduate student in Agricultural   Engineering Department (1982).  

Recent Publications

Refereed Publications

Gupta, R. and Limkatanyoo, P. 2008 Practical Approach to Designing Wood Roof Truss Assemblies. Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 13(3):135-146.

Baxter, P., Miller, T.H. and Gupta, R. 2007 Seismic Screening, Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Design Provisions for Wood-Framed Structures. Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 12(4):200-209.

van de Lindt, J. W., Graettinger, A.J., Gupta, R., Skaggs, T.D., Pryor, S.E. and Fridley, K.J. 2007 Performance of Wood-Frame Structures during Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 21(2):108-116.

van de Lindt, J. W. and Gupta, R. 2006 Damage and Damage Prediction for Wood Shearwalls Subjected to Simulated Earthquake Loads. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 20(2):176-184.

Gupta, R.  2005.  System behavior of wood truss assemblies.  Progress in Structural Engineering and Materials, 7(4):183-193.

Gupta, R., Kittel, M.R. and Miller, T.H.  2005.  Small-scale modeling of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 33(3):139-149.

Lebeda, D., Gupta, R., Rosowsky, D. and Dolan, J.D.  2005.  The effect of hold-down misplacement on the strength and stiffness of wood shear walls.  Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 10(2):79-87.

Gupta, R. and Siller, T.  2005c.  Comparison of shear strength of structural composite lumber using torsion and shear block tests.  Forest Products Journal, 55(12):29-34.

Gupta, R. and Siller T.  2005a.  Stress distribution in structural composite lumber under torsion.  Forest Products Journal, 55(2):51-56.

Gupta, R. and Siller, T.  2005b.   Shear strength of structural composite lumber using torsion tests.  Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 33(2):110-117.

Gupta, R., Basta, C., and Kent, S.M.  2004Effect of knots on  longitudinal shear strength of Douglas-fir using shear blocks.  Forest Products Journal, 54(11):77-83.

Gupta, R., Miller, and T.H.  Freilinger, S.M.W.  2004Cyclic performance of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Structural Engineering and Mechanics - An International Journal 17(5):627-639.

Gupta, R., Miller, T.H. and Redlinger, M.J.  2004Behavior of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints under wind and impact loads.  Forest Products Journal, 54(3):76-84.

Langlois, J., Gupta, R. and Miller, T.H.  2004Effects of reference displacement and damage accumulation in wood shear walls.  Journal of Structural Engineering, 130(3):470-479.

Gupta, R., Miller, T.H. and Dung, D.  2004Practical solution to wood truss assembly design problems.  Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 9(12):54-60.

Gupta, R. and Wagner, B.  2002.  Effect of metal connector plates on the bending strength of solid sawn lumber and LVL:  A pilot study.  Forest Products Journal, 52(10):71-74.

Gupta, R., Heck, L.R. and Miller, T.H.  2002a.   Experimental evaluation of the torsion test for determining shear strength of structural lumber.  Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 30(4):283-290.

Gupta, R., Heck, L.R. and Miller, T.H.  2002bFinite-element analysis of the stress distribution in a torsion test of full-size, structural lumber.  Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 30(4):291-302.

Li, Z., Gupta, R. and Miller, T.H.   1998. Practical approach to modeling of wood truss roof assemblies.  Practice periodical on structural design and construction 3(3):119-124..

Morrell, J.J., Gupta, R., Winandy, J.E. and Riyanto, D.S.  1998. Effect of incising and preservative treatment on shear strength of nominal 2-inch lumber.  Wood and Fiber Science 30(4):374-381.

Riyanto, D.S. and Gupta, R.   1998. Comparative test methods for evaluating shear strength of structural lumber.  Forest Products Journal 48(2):83-90.

Kent, S.M., Gupta, R. and Miller, T.H. 1997. Dynamic behavior of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Journal of Structural Engineering 123(8):1037-1045..

Vatovec, M., Gupta, R., Miller, T.H. and Lewis, S. 1997. Modeling of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints:  Part II:  Application to overall truss model.  Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 40(6):1667-1675.

Ethington, R.L., Gupta, R. and Green, D.W. 1997. Visual stress grades of dahurian larch lumber.  Forest Products Journal 47(1):89-96.

Shen, Y. and Gupta, R. 1997. Evaluation of creep behavior of structural lumber in a natural environment.  Forest Products Journal 46(9):89-93.

Gupta, R. and Vatovec, M. 1996. Evaluation of dahurian larch in mechanical connections.  Forest Products Journal 46(9):89-93.

Gupta, R., Ethington, R.L. and Green, D.W. 1996. Mechanical stress grading of dahurian larch structural lumber.  Forest Products Journal 47(7/8):79-86.

Riyanto, D.S. and Gupta, R. 1996. Effect of ring angle on shear strength parallel to the grain of wood.  Forest Products Journal 46(7/8):87-92.

Vatovec, M., Miller, T.H. and Gupta, R.  1996. Modeling of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers 39(3):1101-1111.

Gupta, R., Vatovec, M. and Miller, T.H.  1996. Metal-plate-connected wood truss joints:  A literature review.  Research Contribution 13, Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Vatovec, M., Gupta, R. and Miller, T.H.  1996. Testing and evaluation of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Journal of Testing and Evaluation 24(2):63-72.

Milota, M.R. and Gupta, R.   1996. Moisture meter correction factors for dahurian larch from the Russian Far East.  Forest Products Journal 46(6):91-93.

Gupta, R. and Ethington, R.L.  1996. General physical characteristics of dahurian larch (Larix dahurica) from the Russian far east.  Forest Products Journal 46(4):90-93.

Gupta, R., Vatovec, M., and Miller, T.H.  1996.  Metal-plate-connected wood joints:  A literature review. ; Forest Research Laboratory, Res. Contri. #13, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.

Ethington, R.L., Eskelsen, V. and Gupta, R. 1996. Relationship between compression strength perpendicular to grain and ring orientation.  Forest Products Journal 46(1):84-86.

Gupta, R. 1994. Metal plate connected tension joints under different loading conditions. Wood and Fiber Science 26(2):212-222.

Gupta, R. 1992. Testing apparatus for metal-plate-connected wood-truss joints.  Wood Design Focus 3(2):3-5.

Gupta, R., and Gebremedhin, K.G. 1992. Resistance distributions of a metal-plate-connected wood truss.  Forest Products Journal 42(7/8):11-16.

Gupta, R., Gebremedhin, K.G. and Grigoriu, M.G.  1992. Characterizing the strength of wood truss joints.  Trans. of American Society of Agricultural Engineers 35(4):1286-1290.

Gupta, R., Gebremedhin, K.G. and Cooke, R.J.  1992. Analysis of metal-plate-connected wood trusses with semi-rigid joints.  Transactions of the ASAE 35(3):1011-1018.

Gupta, R. and Gebremedhin, K.G.  1990. Destructive testing of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Journal of Structural Engineering 116(7):1971-1982.  

Gebremedhin, K.G., Jagdale, S.S. and Gupta, R.  1989.  An expert system for optimizing computer aided design of post frame buildings.  American Soc. of Agric. Engineers 5(3):447-452.

Outreach Publications

Katrina Damage Assessment Reports

Gupta, R. and Gopu, V.  2005.  Wood engineering education--Trends and challenges.  Proc. of the Structures Congress (April 20-24, 2005; New York City, New York, SEI/ASCE, Reston, Virginia.

Gupta, R.  2005.  Stop knocking on wood and get real--Become a complete structural engineer.  STRUCTURE Magazine, March 2005, pp. 16-17.

Testa, B.M. and Gupta, R.  2004Ivory towers - the status of wood design education in American universities.  Engineered Wood Journal (APA - The Engineered Wood Association), Spring 2004:20-22.

Gupta, R.  and Miller, T.H.   2000.  Up on the roof--researchers study system effects in wood truss assemblies.  Resource--Engineering and Technology for a sustainable World (ASAE Publication), 7 (11):9-10.

Student Theses

WIlson, J. 2008. Behavior of a 1/6th Scale, Two-Story, Wood Framed Residential Structure Under Surge Wave Loading. M.S. Thesis

Lewis, M. 2008. Performance of Wood Frame Wall with Thin Shell ECC Shear Panel. M.S. Thesis

Sinha, A. 2007 Strain Distribution in OSB and GWB in Wood Frame Shear Walls. M.S. Thesis

Basta, C.  2005.  Characterizing Perpendicular-to-Grain Compression in Wood Construction Applications.  M.S. Thesis.

White, K.  2005.  The Performance of Wood-Frame Shear Walls Under Earthquake Loads. M.S. Thesis.

Seaders, P.  2004. Performance of partially and fully anchored wood frame shear walls under monotonic, cyclic, and earthquake loads.  M.S. Thesis.

Baxter, P. 2004. Comparison of screening, evaluation, rehabilitation and design provisions for wood-framed structures.  M.S. Thesis.

Limkatanyoo, P.  2003System behavior of three-dimensional wood truss assemblies. M.S. Thesis.

Lebeda, D.J.  2002. Behavior of wood shear walls with misplaced holdowns. M.S. Thesis.

Langlois, J.D.  2002Effects of reference displacement and damage accumulation in wood shear walls subjected to the CUREE protocol.  M.S. Thesis.

Siller, T.S.  2002.  Evaluation of the torsion test as a method to determine the shear strength of structural composite lumber.  M.S. Thesis.

Tjahyadi, A.  2002.  Slotted-bolted friction damper as a seismic energy dissipator in a braced timber frame.  M.S. Thesis

Dung, D.  1999. A practical method to analyze the system effects of a metal-plate-connected truss assembly.  M.S. Thesis. 

Freilinger, S.M.  1998Short-term duration of load and cyclic performance of metal-plate-connected truss joints.  M.S. Thesis.  

Redlinger, M.J.   1998. Behavior of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints under wind and impact loads.  M.S. Thesis.  

Kittel, M.R. 1997. Small-scale modeling of metal-plate-connected wood joints.  M.S. Thesis.  

Heck, L.R.   1997. Evaluation of the torsion test for determining the shear strength of structural lumber.  M.S. Thesis. 

Li, Z.  1996.  A practical approach to model the behavior of a metal-plate-connected wood truss system.  M.S. Thesis. 

Riyanto, D.S.  1996.  Comparative test methods for evaluating shear strength of structural lumber.  M.S. Thesis. 

Shen, Y.  1995.  Evaluation of creep behavior of structural lumber in a natural environment.  M.S. Thesis. 

Kent, S.M.  1995.  Dynamic behavior of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  M.S. Thesis.

Vatovec, M.  1995. Analytical and experimental investigation of the behavior of metal-plate-connected wood truss joints.  Ph.D. Thesis.

Courses

WSE 318:                    Mechanical Behavior of Wood (1996 to present)

WSE 458/558:            Wood Design  (2004 to present)

WSE 522:                    Wood Science II (2006 to present)

WSE 411/412/413:     Senior Projects I, II, and III (2003-04 and 2004-05)

CE 482/582:                Wood Design - Winter 1998, Winter 2000, Spring 2003

Arch 462/562:              Wood Design (University of Oregon) - Winter (2000 and 2001)

FP 318:                         Wood and Fiber Mechanics - Winter (1993 to 1995)

FP 320:                         Wood and Fiber Physics - Mechanics Laboratory - Spring (1991 to 1995)

WSE 211:                     Wood Properties and Measurement Laboratory - Winter (2003)

Opportunities for Graduate Studies

Graduate Research Assistantships are available for qualified students.  Please contact me by email rakesh.gupta@oregonstate.edu if you would like more information about my program.  Please visit http://woodscience.oregonstate.edu/  for an application packet.

 

 

 

 

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