Peterman, Robert J.

petermanMartin K. Eby Distinguished Professor in Engineering

2113 Fiedler Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
785-532-7612
bob@ksu.edu

Area(s) of Specialization

Structural Engineering

Education

B.S. Civil Engineering, Lafayette College
M.S. Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Post-Doc Purdue University

Research Interests

Dr. Peterman's research focuses on understanding the behaviour of prestressed concrete structures, experimental testing of concrete materials, durability of bridge decks, and time-dependent deformation in structures with a goal to advance and preserve the state's and nation's civil infrastructure.

Recent Publications

Rasheed , H.; Harrison, R.; Peterman, R.; Alkhrdaji, T. 'Ductile strengthening using externally bonded and near surface mounted composite systems. Composite Structures. 92:2379-2390, 2010.

Nayal, R.; Peterman, R.; Esmaeily, A. ' Parametric study of posttensioned inverted-T bridge system for improved durability and increased span-to-depth ratio. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 15:731-739, 2010.

Decker, B.R.; Rasheed, H.A.; Peterman, R.J; Esmaeily, A.; Melhem, H.G. 'Exploring wireless strain measurement for civil infrastructure.' Strain: An International Journal for Experimental Mechanics, 45:547-552, 2009.

Larson, K.; Peterman, R.; Esmaeily, A. 'Bond characteristics of self-consolidating concrete for prestressed concrete bridge girders.' PCI Journal, 44-57, July/August 2007.

Peterman, R. 'The effects of as-cast depth and concrete fluidity on strand bond.' PCI Journal, 72-101, May/June 2007.

Sponsored Projects (Ongoing and Recent)

Quantifying the Effect of Prestressing Steel and Concrete Variables on the Transfer Length in Pretensioned Concrete Crossties. R. Peterman; T. Beck, J. Wu. Federal Railroad Administration and the KSU University Transportation Center. 2011-2013.

Determination of Acceptance Criteria for Prestressing Strand in Pretensioned Applications. K. Riding; R. Peterman; L. Murray. Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute. 2011-2013.

Developing Short-Span Alternatives to Reinforced Concrete Box Culvert Structures in Kansas. R. Peterman. Kansas Department of Transportation. 2011-2012.

Determining the Transfer Length in Prestressed Concrete Railroad Ties Producted in the United States.' P. Peterman. Mid-America Transportation Center. 2011-2012.

Long-Term Monitoring of a Pretensioned Concrete Bridge Near Winfield, KS. R. Peterman. Kansas Department of Transportation, 2011-2012.

Major Honors and Recognitions

Martin K. Eby Distinguished Professor, 2004-2007
George D. Nasser Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2008
Meyers-Alford Teaching Award, College of Engineering, KSU, 2008.
Charles C. Zollman Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2007
Young Educator of the Year Award, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, 2005