Texas Tech University

Douglas A. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering

Email:  doug.smith@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-6179

Address:

Texas Tech University
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
Box 41023
Lubbock, TX 79409−1023

Dr. Smith's Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

  • Bluff body aerodynamics
  • Structural response to wind induced loading
  • Atmospheric boundary layer flows
  • Hurricane wind and surge damage prediction
  • Papercrete material usage and properties

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, (1993)
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, (1979)
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, (1977)
  • State(s) in which registered

Professional Chronology:

  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 2003-present
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, 1998-2003
  • Research Assistant Professor, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech
  • University, 1994-1998
  • Research Associate, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University,
  • 1993-1994
  • Research Assistant, Wind Science and Engineering Research Center, Texas Tech University,
  • 1990-1993
  • Senior Structural Engineer, Utility Engineering Corporation, Amarillo, Texas, 1988-1990
  • Supervisory Structural Engineer, Southwestern Public Service Company, Amarillo, Texas, 1983-
  • 1987
  • Structural Engineer, Southwestern Public Service Company, Amarillo, Texas, 1979-1983
  • Research Assistant, Institute for Disaster Research, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1978-1979

Honors and Awards

  • Elected to Fellow in American Society of Civil Engineers 2015
  • Elected to Fellow in Structural Engineering Institute of ASCE 2013
  • Elected to Texas Tech University Teaching Academy 2005
  • Haliburton Faculty Teaching Award 2001-2002
  • Civil Engineering Teacher of the Year 2002
  • Elected to the Civil Engineering Academy of Texas Tech University 1995
  • Texas Engineering Foundation Graduate Student Scholarship, 1991
  • Honorary Student Organizations: Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Theta Kappa

Synergistic Activities:

  • As member of the task committee on wind loads of the American Society of Civil Engineers Committee ASCE 7, he played a significant role in the development of the wind load provisions of the national standards ASCE 7-05 and 7-10 and is currently working on the 2016 revision.
  • Has conducted and supervised windstorm damage documentation effort of Wind Science and Engineering Research Center.
  • Has helped develop a doctoral degree in Multidisciplinary (engineering, atmospheric sciences, and economics) Program in Wind Science and Engineering which is funded by NSF IGERT program for graduate student fellowships.
  • Has performed and directed research in wind engineering principally focused on full scale experiments in the field. These include experiments on transmission towers, signs and a 30 ft x 45 ft x 13' high test building.  

Selected Publications (from over 100 articles):

  • Ewing, B.T., Kruse, J.B., Schroeder, J.L., Smith, D.A., 2007. Time series analysis of wind speed using
  • VAR and the generalized impulse response technique. Journal of Wind Engineering and
  • Industrial Aerodynamics 95, 209-219.
  • Gilliam, X., Dunyak, J., Doggett, A., Smith, D., 2000. Coherent structure detection using wavelet analysis
  • in long time-series. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 88, 183.
  • Gilliam, X., Dunyak, J.P., Smith, D.A., Wu, F., 2004. Using projection pursuit and proper orthogonal
  • decomposition to identify independent flow mechanisms. Journal of Wind Engineering and
  • Industrial Aerodynamics 92, 53 - 69.
  • Hirth, B.D., Schroeder, J.L., Weiss, C.C., Smith, D.A., Biggerstaff, M.I., 2012. Research Radar Analyses
  • of the Internal Boundary Layer over Cape Canaveral, Florida, during the Landfall of Hurricane
  • Frances (2004). Weather and Forecasting 27, 1349-1372.
  • Lombardo, F.T., Smith, D.A., Schroeder, J.L., Mehta, K.C., 2014. Thunderstorm characteristics of
  • importance to wind engineering. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 125,
  • 121-132.
  • Schroeder, J.L., Smith, D.A., 2003. Hurricane Bonnie wind flow characteristics as determined from
  • WEMITE. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 91, 767.
  • Smith, D., Zuo, D.L., Mehta, K.C., 2014. Characteristics of Wind-Induced Net Force and Torque on a
  • Rectangular Sign Measured in the Field. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial
  • Aerodynamics, 133, 80-91.
  • Zuo, D.L., Smith, D., Mehta, K.C., 2014. Experimental Study of Wind Loading of Rectangular Sign
  • Structures. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 130, 62-74.
  • Ewing, B.T., Kruse, J.B., Schroeder,, J.L., and Smith, D.A., 2007, "Time series analysis of wind
  • speed using VAR and the generalized impulse response technique," Journal of Wind
  • Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics: Vol. 95, Issue 3, pp 209-219.
  • Smith, D.A., Mehta, K.C., Yeatts, B.B., Bhavaraju, S.V., 1994, "Area-averaged and internal
  • pressure coefficients measured in the field," Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial
  • Aerodynamics, 53: 89-103.
  • Long, Fei, Smith, D.A., Zhu, Hongchao, and Gilliam, Xiaoning, Uncertainties Associated with
  • the Full-scale to Wind Tunnel Pressure Coefficient Extrapolation, Proceedings of the 10th
  • Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, May 31 – June 4, 2005.
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