Donald W. White

Brief Biography: 

Donald W. White:  Don White is a professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Dr. White’s research covers a broad area of design and behavior of steel and composite steel-concrete structures as well as computational mechanics, methods of nonlinear analysis and applications to design.  Dr. White is a Member of the AISC Specification Committee, and is past chair of the Structural Stability Research Council Task Committee 29 on Inelastic Analysis for Structural Design.  Dr. White received the 2006 Shortridge Hardesty Award from ASCE for his research on advanced frame stability concepts and practical design formulations. He is the 2009 recipient of the Theodore Higgins Award from AISC and the 2010 Raymond C. Reese Prize from ASCE for his research and development activities in stability analysis and design.

Last Name: 
White
Reports: 
Bishop, C.D. and White, D.W. (2013c). “Toward a More Comprehensive Approach for Design of Complex Stability Bracing,” Report to Metal Building Manufacturers Association, 26 pp.
Bishop, C.D. and White, D.W. (2013b). “Flange Bracing Requirements for Metal Building Systems,” Report to Metal Building Manufacturers Association, 238 pp.
Dykas, J.C., Leon, R.T., and White, D.W. (2012). “Behavior During Construction of Ramp B Bridge over I-40 in Nashville, TN,” Final Technical Report to Tennessee Department of Transportation, April, 201 pp.
White, D.W., Leon, R.T., Kim, Y.D., Mentes, Y., and Bhuiyan, M. (2012d). “Behavior and Design of Riveted and Bolted Gusset Plate Connections for Steel Bridges – Finite Element Test Simulation Studies,” Report to Federal Highway Administration, Project No. NCHRP 12-84, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, February, 345 pp.
Chavel, B.D., Coletti, D., and White, D.W. (2012b). “Recommendations for Construction Plan Details and Level of Construction Analysis,” Task 9 Report, Project No. NCHRP 12-79, February, 45 pp.
White, D.W., Sanchez, A., Ozgur, C., and Jimenez, J. (2012c). “Evaluation of Analytical Methods for Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges,” Task 8 Report, Project No. NCHRP 12-79, February, 359 pp.
White, D.W., Jimenez, J., Ozgur, C., and Sanchez, A. (2012b). “Benchmark Problems,” Task 7 Report, Project No. NCHRP 12-79, February, 29 pp.
White, D.W., Coletti, D., Chavel, B.D., Sanchez, A., Ozgur, C., Jimenez Chong, J.M., Leon, R.T., Medlock, R.D., Cisneros, R.A., Galambos, T.V., Yadlosky, J.M., Gatti, W.J., and Kowatch, G.T.(2012a). “Guidelines for Analytical Methods and Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges,” NCHRP Report 725, Final Report, Project No. NCHRP 12-79, February, 209 pp.
Office Building: 
Mason
Office #: 
5139B
Research Area / Department: 
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
First Name: 
Donald
Education: 
Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1988.
M.S., Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1985.
B.S., Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1982.
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Publications (Proceedings): 
Togay, O., Jeong, W.Y., Bishop, C.D. and White, D.W. (2015). “Toward a More Comprehensive Approach for Design using Buckling Analysis,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Nashville, TN, March, 20 pp. (to appear).
Subramanian, L.P. and White, D.W. (2015). “Evaluation of Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance Equations in AISC and AASHTO,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Nashville, TN, March, 20 pp. (to appear).
Nguyen, T.V. and White, D.W. (2014). “Impact of Camber Calculation, Camber and Deck Thickness Tolerance, and Framing Arrangement on Fit Responses in Straight-Skewed I-Girder Bridges,” Proceedings, World Steel Bridge Symposium, National Steel Bridge Alliance, Toronto
Subramanian, L.P. and White, D.W. (2014). “Web Post Buckling Resistance of Longitudinally Stiffened Plate Girders,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, St. Louis, MO, April, 20 pp.
Cisneros, R. and White, D.W. (2013). “Building Steel Bridges in New York, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maryland: Progressive Application of LRFD to Steel Bridge Erection Engineering,” Proceedings, 7th New York City Bridge Conference, August.
Kim, Y.D., Mentes, Y., White, D.W. and Leon, R.T. (2013). “Analytical Assessment of the Strength of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plates,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, St. Louis, MO, April, 21 pp.
Bishop, C.D. and White, D.W. (2013a). “Practical Design of Complex Stability Bracing Configurations,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, St. Louis, MO, April, 20 pp.
Sanchez, A. and White, D.W. (2012b). “Effects of Stay-In-Place Metal Deck Forms on the Behavior of I-Girder Bridges During Construction,” Proceedings, World Steel Bridge Symposium, National Steel Bridge Alliance, Grapevine, TX, 24 pp.
White, D.W. and Jung, S.-K. (2012). “Behavior and Design of Horizontally Curved Composite I-Girder Bridge Structural Systems: FHWA Research and AASHTO Design Provisions,” Keynote paper, 10th International Conference on Advances in Steel Concrete Composite and Hybrid Structures, Singapore, July, pp. 23-51.
Ocel, J., Zobel, R., White, D. and Leon, R. (2012). “FHWA Full-Scale Testing of Steel Truss Bridge Gusset Plate Connections,” Proceedings of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 9 pp.
Sanchez, A., and White, D.W. (2012c). “Effects of Skew on the Behavior of Steel I-Girder Bridges During Construction,” Proceedings of the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 10 pp.
Chavel, B., Sanchez, A., White, D., Coletti, D., Ozgur, C. and Jimenez, J. (2012a). “Erection Engineering Analysis for Curved and Skewed Girder Bridges,” Proceedings, Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE, April, 12 pp.
Mentes, Y., Kim, Y.D., Zobel, R.S., Iadicola, M. White, D.W., Leon, R.T., and Ocel, J.M. (2011). “Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Steel Truss Gusset Plate Connections,” Proceedings of International Bridge Conference, Paper 11-34, Pittsburgh, PA, June, 8 pp.
Bishop, C.D., Sharma, A., Kim, Y.D. and White, D.W. (2011). “Flange Bracing Requirements for Stability of Metal Building Systems,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Pittsburgh, PA, 10 pp.
Ocel, J.M., Hartmann, J.L., Zobel, R., White, D.W., and Leon, R.T. (2010). “Inspection and Rating of Gusset Plates – A Response to the I-35W Bridge Collapse,” US/Japan steel bridge workshop, Japan, September, 16 pp.
Ozgur, C., White, D.W. and Leon, R.T. (2010). “Behavior of Curved and Skewed I-Girder Bridge Systems During Construction and Recommendations for Practice,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Orlando, FL, 431-450.
Kim, Y.D. and White, D.W. (2010). “Lateral Torsional Buckling Strength of Prismatic and Web-Tapered I-Beams: Reliability Assessment,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Orlando, FL, 725-744.
White, D.W. and Jung, S.-K., (2008b). “Inelastic Strength Behavior of Horizontally Curved Composite I-Girder Bridge Structural Systems: Fixed-End Bridge FEA Study,” Composite Construction VI, Proceedings, Engineering Foundation Conference, R. Leon and J.F. Hajjar (ed.), 12 pp.
Kim, Y.D. and White, D.W. (2008b). “Concepts and Calculations based on the New MBMA/AISC Guide to Frame Design Using Web-Tapered Members,” Proceedings (CD-ROM), Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE, Vancouver, BC, 10 pp.
White, D.W. and Goverdhan, A.V. (2008). “Design of PR Frames Using the AISC Direct Analysis Method,” Connections VI, Sixth International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, R. Bjorhovde, F.S.K. Bijlaard and L.F. Geschwindner (ed.), American Institute of Steel Construction, 255-264.
Alemdar, B.N. and White, D.W. (2008). “A New 3D Co-Rotational Beam-Column Element,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Nashville, TN, 175-194.
Kim, Y.D. and White, D.W. (2008a). “Lateral-Torsional Buckling Strength of Prismatic and Web-Tapered Beams,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Nashville, TN, 155-174.
White, D.W. (2007). “The Direct Analysis Method: A New AISC Approach to Stability Design,” Proceedings, Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, Special Session on Codification (Invited papers), Univ. of Manchester, Manchester, England, August, 83-88.
Kim, Y.D. and White, D.W. (2007b). “Practical Buckling Solutions for Web-Tapered Members,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, New Orleans, LA, 259-278. ------WebKitFormB
Kim, Y.D., and White, D.W. (2007a). “Finite Element Simulation of the Strength Behavior of Web-Tapered Members and Frames,” Proceedings (CD-ROM), 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, ASCE, Blacksburg, VA, 6 pp.
Job Title: 
Professor & Group Coordinator
Research Interests: 
Computational mechanics
Numerical methods
Structural stability
Steel structures
Computer-aided engineering
Publications (Articles): 
Daley, A.J., Davis, B. and White, D.W. (2015). “Shear Strength of Steel Plate Girders with Unstiffened Webs,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, under review.
Kim, Y.D. and White, D.W. (2013). “Transverse Stiffener Requirements to Develop the Shear Buckling and Post-Buckling Resistance of Steel I-Girders,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000867, 04013098.
Coletti, D. Chavel, B. White, D., Sanchez, A., Ozgur, C. and Jimenez Chong, J.M. (2013). “Construction Engineering Recommendations for Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges –NCHRP Report 725 Appendix B,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2347, 99-106.
Sanchez, T.A. and White, D.W. (2012a). “Stability of Curved Steel I-Girder Bridges During Construction,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2268, 122-129, doi: 10.3141/2268-14.
Chang, C.-J. and White, D.W. (2008). “An Assessment of Modeling Strategies for Composite Curved Steel I-Girder Bridges,” Engineering Structures, 30(11), 2991-3002, doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2008.04.011
Eroz, M., White, D.W. and DesRoches, R. (2008). “Direct Analysis and Design of Steel Frames Accounting for Partially Restrained Column Base Conditions,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(9), 1508-1517.
White, D.W., Barker, M., and Azizinamini, A. (2008). “Shear Strength and Moment-Shear Interaction in Transversely-Stiffened Steel I-Girders,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(9), 1437- 1449.
White, D.W., and Barker, M. (2008). “Shear Resistance of Transversely-Stiffened Steel I-Girders,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(9), 1425-1436.
White, D.W., and Kim, Y.D. (2008). “Unified Flexural Resistance Equations for Stability Design of Steel I-Section Members – Moment Gradient Tests,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(9), 1471-1486.
White, D.W., and Jung, S.-K. (2008a). “Unified Flexural Resistance Equations for Stability Design of Steel I-Section Members – Uniform Bending Tests,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(9), 1450-1470.
White, D.W. (2008b). “Unified Flexural Resistance Equations for Stability Design of Steel I-Section Members – Overview,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 134(9), 1405-1424.
Jayachandran, A. and White, D.W. (2007). “Kinematically Exact Elastic Postbuckling Analysis of Planar Beams and Frames Using Reissner’s Theory,” International Journal of Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/cnm.985.
White, D.W., and Chang, C.-J. (2007). “Improved Flexural Stability Design of I-Section Members in AISC (2005) – A Case Study Comparison to AISC (1989) ASD,” Engineering Journal, AISC, 44(4), 291-304.
White, D.W., Surovek, A.E., and Chang, C.-J. (2007). “Direct Analysis and Design Using Amplified First-Order Analysis, Part 2 Moment Frames and General Framing Systems,” Engineering Journal, AISC, 44(4), 323-340.
White, D.W., Surovek, A.E., and Kim, S.C. (2007). “Direct Analysis and Design Using Amplified First-Order Analysis, Part 1 Combined Braced and Gravity Framing Systems,” Engineering Journal, AISC, 44(4), 305-322.
Kim, Y.D., Jung, S.-K., and White, D.W. (2007). “Transverse Stiffener Requirements in Straight and Horizontally Curved Steel I-Girders,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 12(2), 174-183, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0702(2007)12:2(174).
White, D.W., and Jung, S.-K. (2007). “Effect of Web Distortion on the Buckling Strength of Noncomposite Discretely-Braced I-beams,” Engineering Structures, 29(8), 1872-1888, doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.09.020.
White, D.W., Surovek, A.E., Alemdar, B.N., Chang, C.-J., Kim, Y.D., and Kuchenbecker, G.H.(2006). “Stability Analysis and Design of Steel Building Frames Using the AISC 2005 Specification,” International Journal of Steel Structures, 6, 71-91.
Jung, S.-K., and White, D.W. (2006). “Shear Strength of Horizontally Curved Steel I-Girders – Finite Element Analysis Studies,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 62(4), 329-342.
Barth, K.E., White, D.W., Righman, J.E., and Yang, L. (2005). “Evaluation of Web Compactness Limits for Singly and Doubly Symmetric Steel I-Girders,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 61(10), 1411-1454.
Alemdar, B.N., and White, D.W. (2005). “Displacement, Flexibility and Mixed Beam-Column Finite Element Formulations for Distributed Plasticity Analysis,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 131(12), 1811-1819, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2005)131:12(1811).
Surovek-Maleck, A., White, D.W., and Leon, R.T. (2005). “Direct Analysis and Design of Partially-Restrained Steel Framing Systems,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 131(9), 1376-1389
Kim, S.-C. and White, D.W. (2004). “Nonlinear Analysis of a One-Story Low-Rise Masonry Building with a Flexible Diaphragm Subjected to Seismic Excitation” Engineering Structures, 26, 2053-2067.
Barth, K.E., Hartnagel, B.A, White, D.W. and Barker, M.G. (2004), “Recommended Procedures for Simplified Inelastic Design of Steel I-Girder Bridges,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 9(3), 230-242.
Nukala, P.K.V.V. and White, D.W. (2003b). “Variationally Consistent State Determination Algorithms for Nonlinear Analysis Using Mixed Rod Finite Element Formulations,” Computational Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193, 3647-3666.
Nukala, P.K.V.V. and White, D.W. (2003a). “A Mixed Finite Element Formulation for Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Analysis of Steel Frames,” Computational Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 193, 2507-2545.
Kim, S.-C. and White, D.W. (2003d). “Linear Static Analysis of Low-Rise Buildings with Flexible Diaphragms using the Structural Separation Method,” Engineering Structures, 26, 83-93.
Maleck, A.E. and White, D.W. (2003b). “Alternative Approaches for Elastic Analysis and Design of Steel Frames. II: Verification Studies,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 130(8), 1197-1205.
Maleck, A.E. and White, D.W. (2003a). “Alternative Approaches for Elastic Analysis and Design of Steel Frames. I: Overview,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 130(8), 1186-1196.
Linzell, D., Hall, D. and White, D.W (2003). “A Historical Perspective on Horizontally Curved I Girder Bridge Design in the United States,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 9(3), 218-229.
Barker, M.G., Hurst, A.M. and White, D.W. (2002). “Tension Field Action in Hybrid Steel Girders,” Engineering Journal, AISC, 39(1), 52-62.
Citipitioglu, A.M., Haj-Ali, R.M., and White, D.W. (2002). “Detailed 3D Finite Element Modeling of Semirigid Steel Beam-to-Column Connections,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 58(5-8), 995-1013.
White, D.W. and Hajjar, J.F. (2000). “Stability of Steel Frames: The Cases for Simple Elastic and Rigorous Inelastic Analysis/Design Procedures,” Engineering Structures, 22, 155-167.
Barth, K.E. and White, D.W. (2000). “Inelastic Design of Steel I-Girder Bridges,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 5(3), 179-190.
Barth, K.E., White, D.W. and Bobb, B. (2000). “Negative Bending Resistance of HPS 70W Girders,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 53(1), 1-31.
White, D.W. and Barth, K.E. (1998). “Strength and Ductility of Compact-Flange I-Girders in Negative Bending,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 45(3), 241-279.
Barth, K.E. and White, D.W. (1998). “Finite Element Evaluation of Pier Moment-Rotation Characteristics in Continuous-Span Steel I-Girders,” Engineering Structures, 20(8), 761-778.
White, D.W. and Hajjar, J.F. (1997c). “Accuracy and Simplicity of Alternative Procedures for Stability Design of Steel Frames,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 42(3), 209-261.
White, D.W. and Hajjar, J.F. (1997b). “Buckling Models and Stability Design of Steel Frames: A Unified Approach,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 42(3), 171-207.
White, D.W. and Hajjar, J.F. (1997a). “Design of Steel Frames Without Consideration of Effective Length,” Engineering Structures, 19(10), 797-810.
White, D.W. and Clarke, M.J. (1997b). “Design of Beam-Columns in Steel Frames. II: Comparison of Standards,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 123(12), 1565-1575.
White, D.W. and Clarke, M.J. (1997a). “Design of Beam-Columns in Steel Frames. I: Philosophies and Procedures, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 123(12), 1556-1564.
Rajagopala, G.R., Hsieh, S.-H., Sotelino, E.D., and White, D.W. (1997). “MUIApp: An Object-Oriented Graphical User Interface Framework,” Engineering Computations, 14(3), 256-280.
Dutta, A. and White, D.W. (1997). “Automated Solution Procedures for Negotiating Abrupt Non-linearities and Branch Points,” Engineering Computations, 14(1), 31-56.
White, D.W. (1996). "Comprehensive Performance Assessment of Building Structural Systems: Research to Practice." Engineering Structures, 18(10), 778-785.
Moni, S. and White, D.W. (1996). “FrameView: Object-Oriented Visualization System for Frame Analysis,” Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 10(4), 276-285.
Lu, J., White, D.W., Chen, W.F., and Dunsmore, H.E. (1995) "A Matrix Library in C++ for Structural Engineering Computing." Computers & Structures, 55(1), 95-111.
Zaghoul, S.M., White, T.D., Ramirez, J.A., White, D.W., and NBR, Prasad (1994). "Computerized Overload Permitting Procedure for Indiana," Transportation Research Record, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 448, October, 40-52.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1994). "Notional Load Plastic Hinge Method for Frame Design." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 120(5), 1434-1454.
Hajjar, J.F. and White, D.W. (1994), "The Accuracy of Column Stability Calculations in Unbraced Frames and the Influence of Columns with K Less Than One," Engineering Journal, AISC, 31(3), 88-97.
Greschik, G., White, D.W., McGuire, W., and Abel, J.F. (1993). "On the Correlation of Analyses and Tests of the Inelastic Flexural Behavior of Wide-Flange Steel Beams." Computers and Structures, 48(3), 511-522.
White, D.W., and Dutta, A. (1993). "Numerical Studies of Moment-Rotation Behavior in Steel and Composite Steel-Concrete Bridge Girders." Transportation Research Record, No. 1380, Autostress Design of Highway Bridges, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 19-27.
Abdel-Ghaffar, M.M., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1993). "An Error Estimate and Step Size Control Method for Nonlinear Solution Techniques." Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 13, 137-148.
White, D.W. (1993). "Plastic Hinge Methods for Advanced Analysis of Steel Frames." Journal of Constructional Steel Research 24(2), 121-152.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1993d). "Second-Order Refined Plastic-Hinge Analysis for Frame Design - Part II." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 119(11), 3217-3237.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1993c). "Second-Order Refined Plastic-Hinge Analysis for Frame Design - Part I." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 119(11), 3196-3216.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1993b). "Limit States Design of Semi-Rigid Frames Using Advanced Analysis: Part 2: Analysis and Design." Journal of Constructional Steel Research 26(1), 29-57.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1993a). "Limit States Design of Semi-Rigid Frames Using Advanced Analysis: Part 1: Connection Modeling and Classification." Journal of Constructional Steel Research 26(1), 1-27.
Sotelino, E.D., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1992). "Domain-Specific Object-Oriented Environment for Parallel Computing." Journal of Singapore Structural Steel Society 3(1), 47-60.
Dutta, A., and White, D.W. (1992). "Large Displacement Formulation of a Three-Dimensional Beam Element with Cross-Sectional Warping." Computers and Structures 45(1), 9-24.
King, W.F., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1992b). "On Second-Order Inelastic Analysis Methods for Steel Frame Design." Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 118(2), 408-428.
King, W.S., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1992a). "A Modified Plastic Hinge Method for Second-Order Inelastic Analysis of Rigid Frames." Structural Engineering Review 4(1), 31-41.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1991). "Beam-Column Design in Steel Frameworks -- Insights on Current Methods and Trends." Journal of Constructional Steel Research 18(4), 269-308.
White, D.W., and Hajjar, J.F. (1991). "Application of Second-Order Elastic Analysis in LRFD: Research To Practice." Engineering Journal, AISC, 28(4), 133-148.
White, D.W. and Abel, J.F. (1990). "Accurate and Efficient Nonlinear Formulation of a 9-Node Shell Element with Spurious Mode Control," Computers and Structures, 35(6), 621-642.
Chen, W.F., White, D.W. and Zhang, H. (1990). "Preparing Structural Engineering Research and Education for the 21st Century, Journal of the Chinese Institute of Civil and Hydraulic Engineering, 2(2), 95-106.
White, D.W. and Abel, J.F. (1989). "Testing of Shell Finite Element Accuracy and Robustness," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 6(2), 129-151.
White, D.W. and Abel, J.F. (1988). "Bibliography on Finite Elements and Supercomputing," Communications in Applied Numerical Methods, 4(2), 279-294.
Presentations: 
White, D.W. (2015). “Beam-Column Bracing (Strength and Stiffness), Session N24, North American Steel Construction Conference, Nashville, TN (to appear).
Griffis, L.G. and White, D.W. (2015). “Stability Design of Steel Buildings,” Session N2, North American Steel Construction Conference, Nashville, TN (to appear).
Scott, D.W., Lee, S.-H., Bakhtiary, E., Arson, C.F. and White, D.W. (2015). “Static Response of Steel Guardrail Posts Driven Through Asphalt Vegetation Barriers,” W-Beam Guardrail Design, Session 209, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, sponsored by Roadside Safety Design Committee (AFB20).
White, D.W. (2014). “Integrating Dynamic Analysis with the Direct Analysis Method,” Session N18, North American Steel Construction Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
White, D.W. and Ziemian, R.D. (2014). “Direct Analysis Method – Now and the Future,” North American Steel Construction Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Griffis, L.G. and White, D.W. (2014). “Stability Design of Structural Steel Buildings Using the Direct Analysis Method,” 2014 Structures Congress, Boston, MA, April.
White, D.W. (2013). “Guidelines for Analytical Methods and Erection Engineering of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges,” Ohio Transportation Engineering Conference, Ohio Department of Transportation, Columbus, Ohio, October 23.
Coletti, D., Sanchez, A., Chavel, B., Ozgur, C. and White, D.W. (2013). “Analysis of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges during Construction,” Session 8A, Bridge Design Policies, Western Bridge Engineers’ Seminar, September.
White, D.W (2013). “Practical Design of Complex Stability Bracing Configurations,” NCSEA Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, September 20.
White, D.W. and Bishop, C. (2013d). “Modeling Initial Imperfections for Second-Order Analysis of Stability Bracing,” 2013 Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, PA, May.
White, D.W. and Coletti, D. (2013). “Design for Construction of Curved and/or Skewed I-Girder Bridges,” Bridge Session B3, North American Steel Construction Conference, St. Louis, MO, April.
White, D.W. (2013). “The Importance of Considering Lack-of-Fit due to Dead Load Fit Detailing in Curved and/or Skewed I-Girder Bridges,” TRB Subcommittee AFF20(1), Methods of Analyzing Steel Bridges, TRB 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January.
White, D.W. (2012). “Flange Bracing Wizard,” Two-hour session at Continuing Education Seminar for Professional Engineers, NCI Building Systems, Houston, TX, October.
White, D.W. (2012). “Important Skewed Bridge Analysis Considerations,” presentation at TRB Workshop 152, Design, Detailing, Fabrication, Analysis and Behavior of Skewed Steel Bridges, repeated at the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, June.
White, D.W. (2012). “Guidelines for Analysis and Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges,” presentation at World Steel Bridge Symposium, National Steel Bridge Alliance, Grapevine, TX, April.
White, D.W. (2012). “Important Skewed Bridge Analysis Considerations,” presentation at TRB Workshop 152, Design, Detailing, Fabrication, Analysis and Behavior of Skewed Steel Bridges, Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January.
White, D.W., Taherbhai, F., and Chaney, D., (2011). “Facilitating Faculty-Students Interaction via Online Media,” C21U Poster Session, Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities, Launch Event, September.
White, D.W. (2011). “Guidelines for Analysis and Construction Engineering of Curved and Skewed Steel Girder Bridges,” Annual Tennessee Section Meeting, ASCE, Nashville, TN, September.
White, D.W. (2011). “Flange Brace Research,” One-day seminar at 2011 Continuing Education Seminar for Professional Engineers, NCI Building Systems, Houston, TX, September.
White, D.W. (2011). “Structural Behavior of Steel,” presentation at North Carolina Steel Bridge Forum, McKimmon Center, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, September.
White, D.W. (2011). “Behavior and Design of Bracing in Steel Structures,” One-half day seminar at 2011 Combined meeting of Metal Building Manufacturers Association Technical Committee and AISI Specification Committee, Cleveland, OH, July.
Sanchez, T.A. and White, D.W. (2011). “Stability of Curved Steel I-Girder Bridges During Construction,” Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, Pittsburgh, PA, May.
White, D.W. and Helwig, T.A. (2011). “Novel Concepts in Design for Member Stability,” North American Steel Construction Conference, American Institute of Steel Construction, Pittsburgh, PA, May.
White, D.W., Kaehler, R. and Griffis, L. (2011). “Introduction to New AISC Design Guides,” Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE, Las Vegas, NV, April.
White, D.W. (2011). “Understanding the Influence of Skew on Bridge Response,” Session SMS11- 046, Steel Bridge System Analysis and Performance, 90th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January.
White, D.W. (2011). “Field Instrumentation and Study of an 8-Span Curved I-Girder Ramp During Construction,” presentation to 2011 AFF20(1) Subcommittee, Analysis of Steel Bridges, 90th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC, January.
White, D.W. (2010). “Steel Truss Gusset Plate Behavior and Design,” 11th UIUC Structural Engineering Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, April.
White, D.W. (2009 & 2010). “Unified Design of Steel I-Section Flexural Members,” T.R. Higgins Award Lecture Series, American Institute of Steel Construction, 9 lectures presented nationally.
Publications (Books): 
White, D.W. (2015). Design of Frames Using Web-Tapered Members, AISC/MBMA Design Guide 25, 2nd Edition (to appear).
NSBA (2014). Skewed and/or Curved I-Girder Bridge Fit, NSBA Technical Subcommittee, National Steel Bridge Alliance, 41 pp.
Chavel, B., Coletti, D., Frank, K., Grubb, M. McEleney, W., Medlock, R. and White, D. (2014). Skewed and/or Curved I-Girder Bridge Fit, Summary, National Steel Bridge Alliance, 6 pp.
AASHTO/NSBA (2014b). Steel Bridge Erection Guide Specifications, Document S10.1. 2nd Edition, Steel Bridge Collaboration Task Group 10 (major contributor), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge Alliance.
AASHTO/NSBA (2014a). Guidelines for Steel Girder Bridge Analysis, Document G13.1, 2nd Edition, Steel Bridge Collaboration Task Group 13 (major contributor), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge Alliance.
Griffis, L. and White, D.W. (2013). Stability Design of Steel Buildings, AISC Design Guide 28, American Institute of Steel Construction, 175 pp.
White, D.W. (2012). “Structural Behavior of Steel,” Steel Bridge Design Handbook, Publication No. FHWA-IF-12-052 – Vol. 4, Federal Highway Administration, 267 pp.
Surovek, A., Alemdar, B., Camotim, D., Hajjar, J., Teh, L., White, D.W. and Ziemian, R.D. (2012). Advanced Analysis in Steel Frame Design, Task Committee on Advanced Analysis, Committee on Compression and Flexural Members, ASCE/SEI, 51 pp.
Kaehler, R., White, D.W., and Kim, Y.D. (2011). Design of Frames Using Web-Tapered Members, AISC/MBMA Design Guide 25, 204 pp.
AASHTO/NSBA Steel Bridge Collaboration Task Group 13, “Guidelines for Steel Girder Bridge Analysis,” Document G13.1, 1st Edition, 155 pp.
White, D.W. (2010). “Beams,” Chapter 5, Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Structural Stability Research Council, 5th ed., Wiley.
Deierlein, G.G. and White, D.W. (1998). “Frame Stability,” Chapter 16, Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Structural Stability Research Council, 5th ed., Wiley.
White, D.W. and Chen, W.F., eds. (1998). Innovations in Stability Concepts and Methods for Seismic Design in Structural Steel, Proceedings, US-Japan Seminar, Engineering Structures, 20(4-6), 569 pp.
White, D.W. and Hajjar, J.F. (1997b). “Frames That Can Be Designed Without Consideration of Effective Length or Notional Load,” Chapter 5 of Effective Length and Notional Load Approaches for Assessing Frame Stability: Implications for American Steel Design, Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design, Task Committee on Effective Length, ASCE, pp. 279-317.
Hajjar, J.F. and White, D.W. (1997a). “Effective Length Approaches,” Chapter 2 of Effective Length and Notional Load Approaches for Assessing Frame Stability: Implications for American Steel Design, Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design, Task Committee on Effective Length, ASCE, pp. 33-129.
White, D.W. (1997). “Introduction,” Chapter 1 of Effective Length and Notional Load Approaches for Assessing Frame Stability: Implications for American Steel Design, Technical Committee on Load and Resistance Factor Design, Task Committee on Effective Length, ASCE, pp. 1-32.
White, D.W. and Chen, W.F., eds. (1993). Plastic Hinge Based Methods for Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Frames: An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art, Structural Stability Research Council, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA, 299 pp.
White, D.W., Liew, J.Y.R., and Chen, W.F. (1993). "Toward Advanced Analysis in LRFD," Plastic Hinge Based Methods for Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Frames: An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art, Structural Stability Research Council, Lehigh Univ., pp. 95-173.
White, D.W. and Chen, W.F. (1993). "Introduction," Plastic Hinge Based Methods for Advanced Analysis and Design of Steel Frames: An Assessment of the State-of-the-Art, Structural Stability Research Council, Lehigh Univ., Bethlehem, PA, pp. 1-22.
Liew, J.Y.R., White, D.W., and Chen, W.F. (1992). "Beam-Columns," Constructional Steel Design: An International Guide, Chapter 2.5, Elsevier Science, London, pp. 105-132.
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Sarada M & Ramulu S. Vinnakota Award (Runner Up for Best Student Paper), for Subramanian, L.P. and White, D.W., (2015) “Evaluation of Lateral Torsional Buckling Resistance Equations in AISC and AASHTO,” and Togay, O., Jeong, W.Y, Bishop, C.D. and White, D.W. (2015), “Toward a More Comprehensive Approach for Design Using Buckling Analysis,” Proceedings of the Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, March.
Leadership in the use of Technology Award, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech, 2013.
Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, 2010, American Society of Civil Engineers.
T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award, 2009, American Institute of Steel Construction.
Richard S. Fountain Bridge Task Force Award, 2007, American Iron and Steel Institute and American Society of State Highway and Transportation Officials Steel Structures Committee
Shortridge Hardesty Award, 2006, American Society of Civil Engineers
George S. Richardson Medal, 2006, Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania International Bridge Conference
American Institute of Steel Construction 2005 Special Achievement Award.
Sarada M. and Ramulu S. Vinnakota Award (Best Student Paper), for Maleck, A.E. and White, D.W. (2001). “A modified elastic approach for the design of steel frames,” Proceedings of Annual Technical Session, Structural Stability Research Council, May
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