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Dr. Kinh H. Ha

 

 

 

 

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Telephone: 514-848-2424 Ext 3193
Fax: 514-848-7965


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1515 St. Catherine W. (map)
Rm: EV-6.157

 

Biography


Dr. Kinh H. Ha received his M. A. Sc. in Structural Engineering from University of British Columbia in 1970 and his Ph.D. in 1972.

He joined Concordia University in 1973 as Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, and is presently a professor in the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

 

Research

  • Structural systems
  • Finite element method
  • Computer applications

 

Courses Offered

  • BCEE 231: Structured Programming and Applications for Building and Civil Engineers
  • BCEE 342: Structural Analysis I
  • BCEE 343: Structural Analysis II
  • BCEE 452/ENGR 6511: Matrix Analysis of Structures
  • ENGR 6531: Finite Element Method in Structural Mechanics
  • BCEE 242: Statics
  • BCEE 243: Dynamics
  • ENGR 244: Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGR 391: Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • ENGR 6501: Applied Elasticity
  • ENGR 6571: Energy Methods in Structural Mechanics
  • ENGR 7521: Advanced Matrix Analysis of Structures


Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Rivard, H., Bédard, C., Ha, H. K. and Fazio, P. "Shared Conceptual Model for Building Envelope Design Process", Building and Environment, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1999.
  • H. Rivard, C. Bedard, P. Fazio and K. Ha, “Functional Analysis of Preliminary Building Envelope Design Process”, Building and Environment, July 1995, Vol.30, No.3, pp.391-401.
  • Wojtek, J., Stathopoulos, T. and Ha, H. K. “Dynamic Along-Wind Response of Buildings: A Comparative Study”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol.119, No. 5, May, 1993, pp.1498-1514.
  • Ha, H. K., “Stiffness Matrix for Exact Solution of Sandwich Beam and Framed Systems”, Vol. 119, No.4, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, April, 1993, pp.1150-1167.
  • Ha, H. K., “Exact Analysis of Bending and Overall Buckling of Sandwich Beam Systems”, Int’l J. Computers and Structures, Vol. 45, No.1, pp.31-40, 1992.
  • Hussein, R., Ha. K. H. and Fazio, P., “Effects of Bonding Stiffness on Thermal Stresses in sandwich Panels”. Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Vol.5, No.4, Oct. 1992, pp.480-490.
  • Hussein, R. , Fazio, P., and Ha. K. H., “Analytical Evaluations of Local Failures in Sandwich Panels”, Building and Environment, Vol. 26, No. 2,, pp. 209-215, 1991.
  • Ha, K. H. “A Programming Language for Engineering Computations”, International J. of Computers and Structures, Vol. 39, No.6, pp. 715-729, 1991
  • Ha, H. K. “C-MAP: A High-Level Language for Engineering Analysis and Design”, Microcomputers in Civil Engineering. Vol.5, No.4, pp.307-326, December 1990.
  • Ha, K. H. “C-MAP: A System for Developing Computational Software and Instructional Materials”, Computers in Education Journal, Computers in Education Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Vol.1, No.4, pp. 69-75, 1991.
  • Ha, K. H., “C-language for Finite Element Programming”, International J. of Computers and Structures. Vol.37, No. 5, pp.873-880, 1990.
  • Ha, K. H. “Finite Element Analysis of Sandwich Plates: an overview”, International J. of Computers and Structures. Vol. 37, No. 4, pp.397-403, 1990.
  • Ha , K. H., and Desbois, M., "Finite Elements for Tall Building Analysis", Computers & Structures, Vol.33, No.1, 1989, pp. 249-255.
  • Hussein, R. , Ha. K. H. and Fazio, P. "Thermal Stresses in Sandwich Panels with Interlayer Slips", Journal of Thermal Stresses, No. 12, 1989, pp. 191-207.
  • Hussein, R. , Ha. K. H. and Fazio, P. " Thermal Stresses in Sandwich Plates", Journal of Thermal Stresses, No. 13, 1989, pp. 333-349.
  • Marsh, C., Ajam, W. and Ha, K. H., "Finite Element Analysis of Post-buckled Shear Webs", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 114, No. 7, July 1988, pp. 1571-1605.
  • Fazio, P., Gowri, K. and Ha, H.K., "Rectangular Hybrid Elements for the Analysis of Sandwich Plate Structures", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 4, August 1987, pp. 455- 460.
  • Fazio, P., Hussein, R. and Ha, H.K., "Sandwich Beam Columns with Interlayer Slips", Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE, Vol. 108, No. EM2, April 1982, pp. 354-366.
  • Ha, H.K., Hussein, R. and Fazio, P., "Analytic Solutions for Continuous Sandwich Plates", Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, ASCE, Vol. 108, No. EM2, April 1982, pp. 228-241.
  • Ha, H.K., Fazio, P. and El-Moselhi, O., "Orthotropic Membrane Analog for Tall Building Analysis", Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 104, No.9, September 1978, pp. 1495-1505.
  • Ha, H.K., El-Hakim, N. and Fazio, P., "Simplified Design of Corrugated Shear Diaphragms", Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 105, No. ST7, July 1979, pp. 1365-1377.
  • Ha, H.K., Fazio, P. and El-Hakim, N., "Refined Calculations of Strengths and Stiffnesses of Cold Formed Steel Diaphragms", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 1979, pp. 268-275.
  • Ha, H.K., "Corrugated Shear Diaphragms", Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 105, No. ST3, Proc. Paper 14449, March 1979, pp. 577-587.
  • Fazio, P., Ha, H.K. and Chockalingam, S., "Strength of Cold-Formed Steel Shear Diaphragms", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, March 1979, pp. 5-17.
  • Chockalingam, S., Ha, H.K. and Fazio, P., "Simplified Analysis of Cold-Formed Steel Shear Diaphragms", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 1979, pp. 232-242.
  • Ha, H. K., "A Multi-purpose Gauss Routine for Symmetric Non-banded Matrix", Technical Note, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol. 14, 1979, pp.933-936.
  • Ha, H.K. and Fazio, P., "Flexural Behaviour of Sandwich Floor Assembly", Journal of Building and Environment, Vol. 13, No. 1, 1978, pp. 61-67.
  • Ha, H.K., "Tall Frame Analysis by Reduced Generalized Coordinates", Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 104, No. ST3, March 1978, pp. 527-536.
  • Ha, H. K., "Framework Analog for Circular Plate Bending", Technical Note, Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol.100, No.ST6, June 1974, pp. 1243-1262.
  • Fazio, P. and Ha, H.K., "Sandwich Plate Structure Analysis by Finite Element", Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 100, ST6, June 1974, pp. 1243-1262.

Discussions in Refereed Journals

  • Stathopoulos, T. and Ha, H. K., Discussion of "Roof Connections in Houses: Key to Wind Resistance", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 7, Jul. 1989, pp.1830-1832.
  • Ha, H. K., El-Hakim, N. and Fazio, P., "Simplified Design of Corrugated Diaphragms", (Prior discussion by Easly and Chockalingam, July, 1908), Closure, Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 107, 1981
  • Ha, H. K., Fazio, P, and Moselhi, O., "Orthotropic Membrane for Tall Building Analysis", (Prior discussion by Pocanschi and Olarius, October, 1979), Closure, Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 106, No. ST9, September 1980, pp. 1986-1987.
  • Ha, H. K., Fazio, P., and Chockalingam, S., Discussion of "Effect of Light-Gage Partitions on Multistory Buildings", by El-Dakhaklini, W. M., Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 103, No. ST8, August 1977, pp. 1701-1702.
  • Chockalingam, S., Fazio, P. and Ha, H. K., Discussion of "Ultimate Torque of reinforced Concrete Beams", by Victor, D.J., et al., Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 103, No. ST6, June 1977, pp. 1315-1318.
  • Fazio, P., Ha, H.K., and Chockalingam, S., Discussion of "The Design of I-Beams Braced by Diaphragms", by Errera, S.J., et al., Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 102, No. ST12, December 1976, pp. 2400-2401.
  • Fazio, P., Ha, H.K., and Chockalingam, S., Discussion of "Buckling Formulas for Corrugated Metal Shear Diaphragms", by Easly, J.T., Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, Vol. 102, No. ST3, March 1976, pp. 684-685.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • K. H. Ha and M. H. Tan, "Efficient Dynamic Analysis of Continuum Shear Wall Models", The First International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Seoul, Korea, 23-25 August, 1999.
  • X.M. Zhao and K. H. Ha, "Study on Dynamic Sol-Structure Interaction of Friction Damped Braced Frame", 13th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, Baltimore, June 13-16, 1999.
  • M. H. Tan and K. H. Ha, "Brace Stiffness for Friction Damped Braced Frames", Int'l Conference on New Technologies in Structural Engineering, Lisbon, July 2-5, 1997, Portugal.
  • H. T. Nguyen and H. K. Ha, “Architectural and Structural Design with Code Compliance Checking”, Third International Conference on Design & Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban planning, Spa, Belgium, August 18-21, 1996.
  • H. T. Nguyen, C. Bedard, and H. K. Ha, “Automatic Code Compliance Checking for Building Inspection”, Proceedings of the Third Congress on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, pp.1020-1026, June 17-19, Anaheim, CA. 1996.
  • X. M. Zhao and K. H. Ha, “Friction Connections for Seismic Control of Moment Resisting Steel Frames”, Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, Mexico, June 23-28, 1996.
  • H. T. Nguyen, C. Bedard, and H. K. Ha, “An Integrated Data Model for Structural Design”, Proceedings of the 1st CSCE Construction Specialty Conference, Vol. III, pp.21-30, June 1-3, 1995, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • H. Rivard, C. Bedard, K. H. Ha and P. Fazio, “An Information Model for Building Envelope”, Proceedings of the Second Congress of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Attanta, June 1995, pp.302-309.
  • H. Rivard, C. Bedard, K. Ha and P. Fazio, “Functional Analysis of the Envelope Design Process for Integrated Building Design”, Proceedings of the First Congress of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Washington, June 1994, pp.71-78.
  • Ha, H. K. “Applications of CMAP to Computational Mechanics”, Proceedings of the Second Asian-Pacific Conference on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, Australia, August 1993, pp.1247-1253.
  • Ha, H. K. “CMAP: a System for Developing Mathematical Software for Education”, Proceedings of the 8th Canadian Conference on Engineering Education, Laval University, May 1992, pp.102-109.
  • Ha, H. K. and Salvador, L. “Stiffness Matrices for Exact Analysis of Sandwich Beam Systems”, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Sandwich Construction, Gainsville, Florida, March 1992.
  • Ha, H. K. “ C-MAP: A High-Level Language for Engineering Analysis and Design”, Computers in Education, ASEE 1991 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA.
  • Ha K. H. and Tan, T. M. H. “Brace Stiffness for Friction-Damped Braced Frames”, Sixth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 1990, Toronto, Canada.
  • Ha, H. K., “ Matrix Analysis Programming Language for Instruction in Structural Engineering”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods in Engineering Using Small Computers, Vol. 5, pp. 1013-1023, Macau, August 1990.
  • Ha, H. K. , "Finite Element Analysis and Design of Sandwich Plate Construction: a critical review", Proceedings of the First International Conference on Sandwich Construction, Stockholm, Sweden, June 1989.
  • Tan, T. , Ha, H.K., and Pall, A.S., "Simplified Analysis of Friction-Damped Frames", Proceedings of the Ninth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, International Association of Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, 1988.
  • Ha, H.K. and Desbois, M., "Analysis of Framed Tube Systems on Micro-Computer", International Conference on Education, Practice and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering Using Small Computers, Macau, August 1985, Vol. 3B, pp. 371-383.
  • Ha, H.K., Fazio, P. and Chockalingam, S., "Further Studies on the Strength of Shear Diaphragms", proceedings of the International Conference on Thin Walled Structures, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, April 1979, pp. 642-657.
  • Moselhi, O., Fazio, P. , and Ha, H. K., "Efficient Analysis of Framed Tube Structures", ASCE Convention and Exposition, Boston, 1979, Preprint No. 3546
  • Ha, H.K., "Inelastic Dynamic Responses of Frames with Corrugated Infill-Panels", Proceedings of the Seventh Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 1979.
  • Ha, H.K., "Lateral-Load Behaviour of Multistory Frames Stiffened with Corrugated Panels", Proceedings of the Symposium on Behaviour of Building Systems and Building Components, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1979, pp. 121-135.
  • Fazio, P. , El-Hakim, N. and Ha, H. K., "Shear Tests on Asbestos Cement Diaphragms", Proceedings of the Symposium on Behaviour of Building Systems and Building Components, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1979, pp. 159-175.
  • Ha, H.K. and Hassan, F., "Seismic Responses of Multistory Frames with Corrugated Steel Infill Panels", Proceedings of the Third Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Montreal, June 1979, pp. 847-872.
  • Fazio, P. and Ha, H. K., "Finite Element Analysis of Spatial Sandwich Plate Structures", Symposium on Folded Plates and Spatial Structures, Udine, Italy, 1974
  • Chockalingam, S., Fazio, P. and Ha, H.K., "Shear Strength of Light Gage Steel Corrugated Diaphragms", Proceedings of the Fourth International Specialty Conference on Cold Formed Steel Structures, University of Missouri Rolla, June 1978, pp. 673-699.
  • Chockalingam, S., Fazio, P. and Ha, H.K., "Buckling of Cold Pressed Steel Shear Diaphragms", Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Annual Conference, Montreal, June, 1979
  • Chockalingam, S., Fazio, P. and Ha H. K., "Buckling of Cold-Pressed Steel Shear Diaphragms", Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, Annual Conference, Montreal, June 1979.

Graduate Students Supervision

  • Abu B. Conteh, "Dynamic Analysis of Sandwich Beam and Frame Systems", M.A.Sc Thesis, Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, 2003.
  • H. Rivard, “Integration of the Building Envelope Design Process”, M.A.Sc. Thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1994, Co-supervised with P. Fazio.
  • X. Z. Ming, “Computer Aided Analysis of Friction Damped Braced Frames”, M.A.Sc. Thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1994.
  • Tan, M. H. “A Study on Friction Damped Braced Frames”, M.Eng.(Bldg) thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1992.
  • S. Saravanabavan, “Lateral Buckling of Steel Beams and Design Methods for Cantilevers”.M.Eng.(Bldg) Major Technical Report, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1991.
  • H. H. Le, “Field Testing of Steel Bridges at Canadian National Railway”, M.Eng.(Bldg) Major Technical Report, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1989.
  • Ajam, W., "Finite Element Study of the Post-Buckling Behaviour of Plate Girdir Panels under Shear Load", Ph.D thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University,1987. Co-supervised with C. Marsh.
  • Jafari-Naini, B., "Comparative Study on Sandwich Plate Finite Elements", M.Eng.(Bldg) thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1986.
  • Desbois, M. "Strain-Based Finite Elements for Tall Building Analysis", M.Eng.(Bldg) thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1984.
  • Mule, A. "Dynamic Analysis of Tall Planar and Tube Type Building Structures", M. Eng. (Bldg) thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1983.
  • El-Hakim, N., "Diaphragm-Action of Asbestos Cement Decks", Ph.D. thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1981, Co-supervised with Fazio, P.
  • Hussein, R., "Structural Behaviour of Sandwich Panels", Ph.D thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1980, Co-supervised with Fazio, P.
  • Chockalingam, S., "A Study of Shear Diaphragms and Clad Multistory Frames", Ph.D thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1979, Co-supervised with Fazio, P.
  • Moselhi, O., "Analysis of Perforated Walls and Tube-Type Tall Building Structures", Ph.D. thesis, Centre for Building Studies, Concordia University, 1978, Co-supervised with Fazio, P.

 

 
 
 

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