Dr. David W. Dinehart

Professor, Chairman
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Office : Tolentine Hall - Room 146
Phone : (610) 519-4962
email : David.Dinehart@villanova.edu

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Faculty Advisor: NovaCANE, Community Action by New Engineers



Education
Research Interests
Publications
Professional Experience
Professional Affiliations
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Education

Ph.D. (Civil and Environmental Engineering) University of Delaware, 1998
M.S.C.E. (Civil Engineering) Bucknell University, 1992
B.S.C.E. (Civil Engineering) Bucknell University, 1991

Research Interests

Design of castellated and cellular steel beams (American Institute of Steel Construction)
Durability of concrete bridge decks (AECOM, McCormick Taylor, Hughes Brothers)
Design and behavior of Girder-Slab system (Girder-Slab Technologies, LLC)
Development of engineering clubs for middle schools
Pull-out capacity of grouped cast-in-place concrete anchors (Bechtel)
Experimental and analytical investigation of open web steel joist (Steel Joist Institute, New Millennium Building Systems)
Structural behavior of wood I-joists with web openings (Boise Cascade)

Monographs

  1. Dinehart, D. W., Coulson, J., and Fares, S. S. (2013) Design Guide 2x: Design of Castellated and Cellular Beams, American Institute of Steel Construction, in review.

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. Yost, J. R., Harrington, T., Pote, J. J., Gross, S. P., and Dinehart, D. W. (2013) "Investigation of Steel Joist Design for Ductile Strength Limit State", AISC Engineering Journal, in review.

  2. Dinehart, D. W. and Blasetti, A. S. (2012) "Comparison of Energy Dissipation, Stiffness, and Damage of Structural OSB, Conventional Gypsum, and Viscoelastic Gypsum Shearwalls Subjected to Cyclic Loads", Buildings: Special Issue on Earthquake Resistant Buildings, in press.

  3. Yost, J. R., Dinehart, D. W., Hoffman, R. M., Gross, S. P., and Callow, M. (2012) "Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Service Load Stresses in Cellular Beams", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, in press.

  4. Dinehart, D. W. and Gross, S. P. (2010) "A Service Learning Structural Engineering Capstone Course and the Assessment of Technical and Non-technical Objectives", Advances in Engineering Education, a Journal of Engineering Education Applications, Vol. 2, No. 1, spring. http://advances.asee.org/vol02/issue01/index.cfm

  5. Morrissey, G. C., Dinehart, D. W., and Dunn, W. G. (2009) "Wood I-Joists with Excessive Web Openings:  An Experimental and Analytical Investigation", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 6, June.

  6. Dinehart, D. W., Blasetti, A. S., and Shenton III, H. W. (2008) "The Experimental Cyclic Performance of Viscoelastic Gypsum Connections and Shear Walls", Journal of Structural Engineering, Special Publication on Supplemental Damping, Vol. 134, No. 1, January.

  7. Blasetti, A. S., Hoffman, R. M., and Dinehart, D. W. (2008) "Simplified Hysteretic Finite Element Model for Wood and Viscoelastic Polymer Connections for the Dynamic Analysis of Shear Walls", Journal of Structural Engineering, Special Publication on Supplemental Damping, Vol. 134, No. 1, January.

  8. Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., Dinehart, D. W., and Mildenburg, J. J. (2007) "Flexural Behavior of Concrete Beams Strengthened with Near-Surface-Mounted CFRP Strips", American Concrete Institute Structural Journal, Vol. 104, No. 4, July-August.

  9. Joye, D. D. and Dinehart, D. W. (2007) "Improved Viscoelastic Damping for Earthquake Resistant Wood Structures", International Journal of Polymeric Materials, Vol. 56, No. 1, January.

  10. Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., Dinehart, D. W., Pote, J., and Deeney, J. (2006) "Buckling Strength of Single Angle Compression Members in K-Series Joists," AISC Engineering Journal, Vol. 43, No. 2, Q2.

  11. Hoffman, R. M., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., Yost, J. R., and Hennessey, J. M. (2005) "Effects of Cope Geometry on the Strength of Cellular and Castellated Beams", AISC Engineering Journal, Q4, December.

  12. Yost, J. R., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., Pote, J. J. and Gargan, B. (2004) "Strength and Design of Open Web Steel Joists with Crimped-End Web Members", Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 5.

  13. Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., and Dinehart, D. W. (2003) "Effective Moment of Inertia for GFRP Reinforced Concrete Beams", American Concrete Institute Special Publication 210: Deflection Control for the Future.

  14. Gross, S. P., Yost, J. R., Dinehart, D. W., Svensen, E. C. and Ning, L. (2003) "Shear Strength of Normal and High Strength Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP Reinforcing Bars", High Performance Materials in Bridges, ASCE Special Publication.

  15. Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., and Dinehart, D. W. (2003) "Flexural Stiffness of High Strength Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP Bars", American Concrete Institute Special Publication 210: Deflection Control for the Future.

  16. Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., and Dinehart, D. W. (2001) "Shear Strength of Concrete Beams Reinforced with Deformed GFRP Bars," Journal of Composites for Construction, November.

  17. Dinehart, D. W. and Shenton III, H. W. (2000) "Model for Dynamic Analysis of Wood Frame Shear Walls", ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 126, No. 9.

  18. Dinehart, D. W., Shenton III, H. W., and Elliott, T. E. (1999) “Response to C. Higgins and K. Kasai’s Discussion of "The Application of Viscoelastic Dampers to Wood Shear Walls"”, Earthquake Spectra, The Professional Journal of the Engineering Research Institute, Vol. 15, No. 4.

  19. Dinehart, D. W. and Shenton III, H. W. (1999) “Comparison of the Static and Dynamic Response of Timber Shear Walls” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 7.

  20. Shenton III, H. W., Dinehart, D. W., and Elliott, T. E. (1998) "Stiffness and Energy Degradation of Wood Frame Shear Walls," Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 25, No. 3.

  21. Dinehart, D. W. and Shenton III, H. W. (1998) "Comparison of the Static and Dynamic Response of Timber Shear Walls," Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 6.

International Conference Proceedings

  1. Gross, S. P., Dinehart, D. W., Yost, J. R., and Radlinska, A. (2011) "Overarching Problems in Sophomore Mechanics Courses", Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June. Winner of the Mechanics Division Best Paper Award

  2. Ural, A., Yost, J. R., Dinehart, D. W., and Gross, S. P. (2011) "An Integrated Freshman Project Course Combining Finite Element Modeling, Engineering Analysis, and Experimental Investigation" Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June.

  3. Dinehart, D. W., Leese, K. A., and Patterson, S. (2010) "Cyclic Performance of a Viscoelastic Connection for use in Wood-Frame and Steel-Frame Gypsum Shearwalls", Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy, June.

  4. Runyen, R., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., and Dunn, W. G. (2010) "Creep Behavior of Wood I-Joists with Web Openings Exposed to Normal and Low Relative Humidity Conditions", Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy, June.

  5. Martignetti, M. J., Gross, S. P., Fares, S. S., Dinehart, D. W., and Yost, J. R. (2010) "Experimental Investigation of Wood Nailer Top Chord Attachments for Open Web Steel Joists", Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy, June.

  6. Dinehart, D. W. and Morrissey, G. (2006) "Experimental Evaluation of Wood Joists with Web Openings", Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland, OR, August.

  7. Dinehart, D. W., Hoffman, R. M., and Blasetti, A. S. (2006) "Finite Element Modeling of Wood Shear Walls with Viscoelastic Polymers", Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland, OR, August.

  8. Dinehart, D. W., Shenton III, H. W., Foley, D. W., and Johnston, A. (2006) "The Cyclic Performance of Viscoelastic Shearwalls", Proceedings of the 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Portland, OR, August.

  9. Parent, S., Hoffman, R. M., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., and Yost, J. R. (2006) "State of the Art in Cellular and Castellated Beam Design", Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 1st International Structural Specialty Conference, ISSC-1, Calgary, May.

  10. Reither, J. M., Sutton, J. P., Hoffman, R. M., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., Yost, J. R. (2005) "End Connection Effects on the Strength and Behavior of Cellular and Castellated Beams", Proceedings of the North American Steel Construction Conference, Montreal, Canada, April.

  11. Gross, S. P., Dinehart, D. W., Yost, J. R., and Theisz, P. M., (2004) "Experimental Tests on High Strength Concrete Beams Reinforced with CFRP Bars", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Calgary, Canada, July.

  12. Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., and Dinehart, D. W., and Mildenberg, J. (2004) "Near Surface Mounted CFRP Reinforcement for the Structural Retrofit of Concrete Flexural Members", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Calgary Canada, July.

  13. Dinehart, D. W., Shenton III, H. W., and Carlson, S. (2004) "Stiffness and Energy Degradation of Walls Constructed with Green Lumber", Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Lahti, Finland, June.

  14. Dinehart, D. W., Hoffman, R. M., and Sekin, A. A. (2004) "Viscoelastic Hold-down Device for Wood Shear Walls", Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Lahti, Finland, June.

  15. Dinehart, D. W., Joye, D. D. and Mendoza de Gonzalez, E.  (2004) "Viscoelastic Polymers Improve the Cyclic Performance of Wood Connections", Proceedings of the 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, Lahti, Finland, June.

  16. Dinehart, D. W. and Gross, S. P. (2002) "Teaching Constructability Using Third-World Constraints", Proceedings of the 2002 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, Montreal, June.

  17. Dinehart, D. W. (2000) "Increasing the Energy Dissipation Capacity of Woodframe Structures Through the Addition of Viscoelastic Dampers", Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia, July.

  18. Lewicki, D. E. and Dinehart, D. W. (2000) "Combining Wood and Viscoelastic Material", Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia, July.

  19. Dinehart, D. W. and Shenton III, H. W. (1998) "Comparison of the Response of Timber Shear Walls With and Without Passive Dampers," Proceedings of the SEWC Structural Engineers World Congress, San Francisco, CA, July.

Domestic Conference Proceedings

  1. Gross, S. P. and Dinehart, D. W. (2012) "Identification of Common Student Errors in  Solving Fundamental Mechanics Problems", Proceedings of the 2011 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June.

  2. Dinehart, D. W., Harrington, T., Bandelt, M., and Beckmann, A. (2010) "Development of a Model Middle School Engineering Club", Proceedings of the Fall 2010 American Society of Engineering Educators Middle Atlantic Section Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October.

  3. Gross, S. P., Dinehart, D. W., Radlinska, A., and Yost, J. R., (2010) "Use of Structured Overarching Problems in Sophomore-Level Mechanics Courses", Proceedings of the Fall 2010 American Society of Engineering Educators Middle Atlantic Section Conference, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October.

  4. Dinehart, D. W., Yost, J. R., Gross, S. P., and Radlinska, A. (2010) "The Role of Structural Engineering in Multidisciplinary Freshman Projects", Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June.

  5. Smoke, R. P., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., and Yost, J. R. (2010) "Seismic Performance of Connection for Cellular Beams in Steel Moment Frames", Proceedings of the 2010 Structures Congress & Exposition, Orlando, FL, May.

  6. Wadzuk, B. M., Dinehart, D. W., Glynn, E. F., Gross, S. P., and Hampton, F. P. (2009) "A Methodology for Curriculum Modification Applied to Civil Engineering Mechanics", Proceedings of the 2009 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June.

  7. Wadzuk, B. M., Dinehart, D. W., Glynn, E. F., Gross, S. P., and  Hampton, F. P. (2008) "A Survey of Engineering Mechanics in Civil Engineering Curricula", Proceedings of the 2008 American Society of Engineering Educators Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June.

  8. Buckley, E. T., Dinehart, D. W., Green, P. S., Gross, S. P., and Yost, J. R. (2008) "Buckling of Crimped Web Members in Open Web Steel Joists", Proceedings of the 2008 Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Nashville, TN, April.

  9. Glynn, E. F., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P., Hampton, F. P., and Wadzuk, B. M. (2007) "Teaching Engineering Mechanics in a Problem-Structured Environment", Proceedings of the Fall 2007 American Society of Engineering Educators Middle Atlantic Section Conference, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, November.

  10. Dinehart, D. W. and Gross, S. P. (2007) "Development, Implementation, and Outcomes of International Service Learning in Structural Engineering", Proceedings of the National Capstone Design Course Conference, Boulder, CO, June.

  11. Hoffman, R. M., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P. and Yost, J. R. (2006) "Analysis and Stress Distribution and Failure Behavior of Cellular Beams, Proceedings of the 2006 ANSYS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

  12. Blasetti, A. S., Hoffman, R. M., and Dinehart, D. W. (2006) "A Simplified Wood Sheathing Connection Model Using ANSYS", Proceedings of the 2006 ANSYS Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

  13. Hennessey, J., Hoffman, R. M., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P. and Yost, J. R. (2004) "Effect of Cope Geometry on the Strength and Failure Behavior of Open Web Expanded Beams", Proceedings of the 18th ASCE Conference of Engineering Mechanics Division, Newark, DE, June.

  14. Dionisio, M., Hoffman, R. M., Yost, J. R., Dinehart, D. W., and Gross, S. P. (2004) "Determination of Critical Location for Service Load Bending Stresses in Non-Composite Cellular Beams", Proceedings of the 18th ASCE Conference of Engineering Mechanics Division, Newark, DE, June.

  15. Dinehart, D. W. (2004) "Supplemental Damping in Woodframe Structures", Proceedings of the NSF Housing Research Agenda Workshop,  Eds. Syal, M., Mullins, M., and Hastak, M., Vol. 2, Orlando, Florida, February.

  16. Dinehart, D. W. and Lewicki, D. E. (2001) "Viscoelastic Material as a Seismic Protection System for Wood-Framed Buildings", Proceedings of the 2001 Structures Congress & Exposition, Ed. P. C. Chang, Washington D.C., May.

  17. Dinehart, D. W. and Shenton III, H. W. (1999) "Modeling the Dynamic Performance of Wood Frame Shear Walls", Proceedings of the 13th ASCE Conference of Engineering Mechanics Division, Baltimore, MD, June.

  18. DeStefano, J. D., Dinehart, D. W. and Kamali, K. (1994) "Masspower Steam Duct", Proceedings of the American Power Conference, Volume 56-II. 56th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April.

Other Publications

  1. Dinehart, D. W. (2011) "Transfiguration to Transformation", Lenten Reflections, Office of Mission and Ministry, Villanova University, February. (reflection on assigned readings)

  2. Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P. and Yost, J. R. (2005) "Development of a Model Program in Structural Engineering", Academics: Reflections of Teaching and Learning at Villanova, Volume 2, Number 1.

  3. Gross, S. P. and Dinehart, D. W. (2002) "Engineering in a Third World Country", Occasional Papers: Service Learning, Villanova University Office of Mission Effectiveness, Vol. 4. (short essay)

  4. Gross, S. P. and Dinehart, D. W. (2000) "Villanova University Capstone Design Course", Academic News, Published by the Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials - Portland Cement Association, Vol. 5, No. 1. (short article)

Presentations

Dinehart, D. W. (2012) "The Importance of STEM and Engineering Clubs for Middle School Girls", Villa Maria Academy Lower School Science Symposium, April.

Dinehart, D. W. (2010) "The Importance of Forensic Investigations: The Performance of Steel and Wood Structures in the Northridge Earthquake and Research Outcomes", Construccion Antisismica E Infraestructura Vial Chilena (Conference on Seismic Resistant Construction and Chilean Infrastructure), University of Santiago, Chile, October. (presentation translated by Jeffrey Cook)

Dinehart, D. W. (2010) "Engineering Education in the United States", University of Santiago, Chile, October. (presentation translated by Jeffrey Cook)

Dinehart, D. W. (2010) "Introduction to Earthquake Engineering", Villa Maria Academy (K-12), Santiago, Chile, and Villa Maria Academy (K-8), Immaculata, PA via Skype, October.

Dinehart, D. W. (2009) "Kickoff of Catholic Schools' Week", Saint Edmond's Academy (K-8), February.

Dinehart, D. W. (2008) "Mission and the Importance of Service", Villa Maria Academy (K-8), Immaculata, PA, October.

Cunnane, R., Dinehart, D. W. and Gross, S. P. (2008) "Structural Engineering Service Learning Projects for Amigos de Jesus", The 9th Conference on Honduras, Building Global Partnerships: Implementing Millennium Goal 8 in Honduras, Copan, Honduras, October. View Presentation Virtual Tour

Dinehart, D. W. (2008) "Some Valuable Lessons Learned from Forensic Case Studies", Fluor Corporation, Engineers Week Seminar, February.

Dinehart, D. W. (2007) "Structural Engineering Projects in Honduras", University of Delaware, Engineers Without Borders, March.

Dinehart, D. W. (2007) "Lent, Service, and Engineering: an Introduction to Amigos de Jesus", Villa Maria Academy (K-8) and St. Agnes Elementary School (3rd grade), February.

Dinehart, D. W. (2007) "Learning From Our Failures", Delaware Valley Association of Structural Engineers, February.

Dinehart, D. W. and Gross, S. P. (2006) "A Service Learning Project in Structural Engineering at Villanova University", National Service-Learning Conference, National Academy of Engineering, Washington D. C., May.

Dinehart, D. W., Hoffman, R. H., Gross, S. P. and Yost, J. R. (2005) "End Connection Effects on the Strength and Behavior of Smartbeams", International Institute of Cell Beam Manufacturers (IICBM) Annual Meeting, Germany, June.

Yost, J. R., Hoffman, R. H., Dinehart, D. W., Gross, S. P. and  (2005) "Service Load Stress Distribution in Non-composite Cellular Beams", International Institute of Cell Beam Manufacturers (IICBM) Annual Meeting, Germany, June.

Blackney, K., Dinehart, D. W., Faust, J., Mordan, D., and Smith, M. (2004) "Not Your Typical "Stressful" Project", 54th Annual Eastern Region Association of Physical Plant Administrators Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, October.

Blackney, K., Dinehart, D. W., Faust, J., Mordan, D., and Smith, M. (2004) "Villanova University's Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory", Meeting of the Delaware Valley Association of Physical Plant Administrators, Villanova, PA, September.

Gross, S. P. and Dinehart, D. W. (2001) "Design and Construction of a Reinforced Concrete Cross in Honduras", American Concrete Institute Spring 2001 Convention, Constructability:  From Concept to Completion, March.

Professional Experience

Bechtel Power Corporation (1991-1995)

Project work including the design and construction of domestic and international fossil and nuclear power plants. Extensive work in fields of structural steel and concrete design, pressure vessel design, advanced finite element modeling and design of foundations subjected to vibratory loads.

· Designed the foundations for the GE gas turbines to meet Indian and U.S. structural codes for the Dabhol Power Project.

· Design of elevated concrete slabs, ring-wall foundations, cooling tower (plan dimensions 200 ft x 50 ft) foundation, plate girders supporting a 700 kip fuel silo, and miscellaneous structures.

· Designed an 11 ft diameter steam duct for Wet Surface Air Cooled Condenser System, with two support towers. This was the first such design for Bechtel and included many challenging features including site limitations, shipping restrictions, and erection issues.

· Received 1993 Special Performance Award for Structural assessment program to put Units 1 & 2 of Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant back on-line.

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