Faculty Profile

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1988.
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, Cornell University, 1985.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1982.

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.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Computational mechanics
  • Numerical methods
  • Structural stability
  • Steel structures
  • Computer-aided engineering

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Runner‐Up, Sarada M. and Ramulu S. Vinnakota Award (Best Student Paper), for Subramanian, L.P. and White, D.W. (2016). “Improved Stability Design of Longitudinally Stiffened Plate Girders,” Proceedings, Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, March.
  • 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

RECENT PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

ARTICLES
  • Subramanian, L., Jeong, W.Y., Yellepeddi, R. and White, D.W. (2017). “Assessment of I‐Section Member LTB Resistances Considering Experimental Tests and Practical Inelastic Buckling Design Calculations,” Engineering Journal, AISC, accepted: Dec 21, 2016.
  • Bakhtiary, E., Lee, S.‐H., Stewart, L.K., Scott, D.W. and White, D.W. (2017). “Evaluation of Guardrail Posts Installed in Asphalt Mow Strips by Static Finite Element Simulation,” Open Journal of Civil Engineering, in press, doi:10.4236, 11 pp.
  • Lee, S.‐H., Bakhtiary, E., Scott, D.W., Stewart, L.K. and White, D.W. (2017). “Influence of Geometric Parameters on the Restraint of Guardrail Posts by Asphalt Mow Strips,” Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, in‐press: Jan. 3, 2017.
  • Coletti, D.A., White, D.W., Nguyen, T.V., Chavel, B.W., Grubb, M.A. and Boring, C.G. (2017). “Reliable Fit‐Up of Steel I‐Girder Bridges,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Volume 2642, in press, doi: 10.3141/2642‐01.
  • Subramanian, L. and White, D.W. (2017). “Resolving the Disconnect between Lateral Torsional Buckling Experimental Tests, Test Simulations and Design Strength Equations,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 128, 321‐334.
BOOKS
  • Kaehler, R. White, D.W., Kim, Y.D. and Jeong, W.Y. (2017). Design of Frames Using Nonprismatic Members, AISC/MBMA Design Guide 25, 2nd Edition, American Institute of Steel Construction and Metal Building Manufacturers Association, (to appear).
  • AASHTO/NSBA (2016). Guidelines to Design for Constructability, Document G12.1‐2016, Steel Bridge Collaboration Task Group 12 (major contributor), American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge Alliance, Washington, DC, 51 pp.
  • NSBA (2016). Skewed and/or Curved I‐Girder Bridge Fit, 2nd Edition, NSBA Technical Subcommittee (major contributor), National Steel Bridge Alliance, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL, 46 p
  • Chavel, B., Coletti, D., Frank, K., Grubb, M. McEleney, W., Medlock, R. and White, D. (2016). Skewed and/or Curved I‐Girder Bridge Fit, Summary, NSBA Technical Committee, Fit Task Force, National Steel Bridge Alliance, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, IL, 7 pp.
  • White, D.W. (2015). Design of Frames Using Web-Tapered Members, AISC/MBMA Design Guide 25, 2nd Edition (to appear).
PROCEEDINGS
  • White, D.W., Kim, Y.D., Mentes, Y. and Leon, R.T. (2016). “Finite Element Simulation and Assessment of the Strength of Riveted and Bolted Gusset‐Plate Connections in Steel Truss Bridges,” Connections VIII, Eighth International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, American Institute of Steel Construction, in press, 10 pp.
  • 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.
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.
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.