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Paul Barr

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Civil & Environmental Engineering

Department Head

Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: EL 262
DialPhone: 797-8249
SendEmail: paul.barr@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 2000
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1998
BS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Utah State University, 1995


Expertise

P.E., Civil Engineer, Utah No. 276287-2202, 2012-present

Awards

U.S. Professor of the Year Award Nomination, 2014

USU

Engineering Educator of the Year, 2012

Structural Engineers Association of Utah

Outstanding Teacher, 2012

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Outstanding Teacher, 2010

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Outstanding Advisor, 2009

Utah State University

Outstanding Teacher, 2009

Utah State University

Joe E Elam Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Recognition Award, 2007

Outstanding Teacher, 2007

Utah State University

Outstanding Teacher, 2005

Utah State University

Outstanding Advisor, 2004

Utah State University

Professor of the Year, 2003

New Mexico State University

1st Place, paper competition, 1995

ASCE Student Conference

American Public Works Association Scholarship, 1995

Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors Scholarship, 1995

Outstanding Senior Student, 1995

Utah State University

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

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      Publications - Fact Sheets

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        Publications - Curriculum

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          Publications - Journal Articles

            Academic Journal

          • Zolghadri, N., Halling, M.W, Johnson, N., Barr, P.J, (2016). Field Verification of Simplified Bridge Weigh-in-Motion Techniques. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21:10
          • Pettigrew, C.P, Barr, P.J, Maguire, M., Halling, M.W, (2016). Behavior of 48-Year Old, Double-Tee Bridge Girders, made with Lightweight Concrete. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 21:2
          • Laurendeau, M., Barr, P.J, Higgs, A., Halling, M.W, Maguire, M., Fausett, R.W, (2015). Live-Load Response of a 65-Year-Old Pratt Truss Bridge. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 29:6, 04014168-1 through 04014168-9.
          • Cook, W., Barr, P.J, Brackus, T.R, (2015). Flexure and Punching Shear Capacity Comparison of Full Scale ABC Steel Bridge Girders. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 29:2, 04014054-1 through 04014054-10.
          • Higgs, A., Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, (2015). Comparison of Residual Prestress Forces, Shear and Flexural Capacity of High Strength, Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 20:1, 05014009-1 through 05014009-9.
          • Cook, W., Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, The Probability of a Bridge Failure. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
          • Fausett, R.W, Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, (2014). Live-Load Testing Application Using a Wireless Sensor System and Finite-Element Model Analysis of an Integral Abutment Concrete Girder Bridge. Journal of Sensors, doi: DOI:10:1155/2014/859846
          • Barr, P.J, Cook, W., Brackus, T., (2014). Establishing Bridge Management Priorities. enews, 1:5, 52-54. doi: Article number 9850
          • Rodriguez, L.E, Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, (2014). Temperature Effects on a Box Girder, Integral Abutment Bridge. J. Perform Constr. Facil., doi: DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000437
          • Wells, Z.G, Barr, P.J, James, P.H, , (2013). Performance of Post Tensioned, Curved Strand Connections in Transverse Joints of Precast Deck Panels. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18:10, 9. doi: 10.1016/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000440
          • Hodson, D.J, Barr, P.J, Pockels, L., , (2013). Live Load Comparison and Load Ratings of a Post Tensioned Box Girder Brdige. ASCE Journal of Constructed Facilities, 27:5, 8. doi: 10:1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000356
          • Brackus, T.R, Barr, P.J, Cook, W., (2013). Live-Load and Shear Connection Testing of Full Scale Precast Bridge Panels. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18:3, 9. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000343
          • Rodriguez, L.E, Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, Temperature Effects on a Box Girder, Integral Abutment Bridge. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constucted Facilities, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000437
          • Barr, P.J, Hodson, D.J, Petroff, S.M, Thurgood, T.P, Halling, M.W, , (2012). Baseline Testing and Long-Term Monitoring of the Lambert Road Bridge for the Long Term Bridge Performance Program. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 2:2, 123-135.
          • Xing, S., Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, (2012). Delamination Detection of Reinforced Concrete Decks using Model Indentification. Journal of Sensors, 17. doi: 10.1155/2012/156583
          • Hodson, D.J, Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, , (2012). Live Load Analysis of Post Tensioned, Box-Girder Bridges. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 8. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.193-5592.0000302
          • Boone, S.D, Barr, P.J, Bay, J.A, Halling, M.W, (2012). Development of a Nondestructive Impulse Device and Damage Model for Unreinforced Concrete. Journal of Sensors, 9. doi: 10.1155/2012/693082
          • Osborn, G.P, Barr, P.J, Petty, D.A, Halling, M.W, Brackus, T.R, (2012). Residual Prestress Forces and Shear Capacity of Salvaged Prestress Concrete Bridge Girders. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
          • Brackus, T.R, Barr, P.J, Cook, W., Live-Load and Shear Connection Testing of Full Scale Precast Bridge Panels. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering
          • Petty, D.A, Barr, P.J, Osborn, G.P, Halling, M.W, Brakus, T.R, (2011). Carbon Fiber Shear Retrofit of Forty-Two Year Old AASHTO I-Shaped Girders. ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 15, doi: 10.1061/(asce)CC.1943-5614.0000208
          • Ou, Z., Chen, B., Hseih, K., Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, (2011). Experimental and Analytical Investigation of Concrete Filled Steel Tubular Laced Columns. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000320
          • Porter, S.D, Julander, J.L, Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, Boyle, H., Xing, S., (2011). Flexural Testing of Precast Bridge Deck Panel Connections. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000173
          • Barr, P.J, Angomas, F., (2010). Differences Between Calculated and Measured Long-Term Deflections in Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 24:6, 603-609. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000121
          • Porter, S.D, Julander, J.L, Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, Shear Testing of Precast Bridge Deck Panel Transverse Connections. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities
          • Kukay, B., Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, (2010). Prestress Losses in High-Performance SCC Prestressed Bridge Girders. Precast inc, 8-12.
          • Boone, S., Barr, P.J, Bay, J.A, (2009). Nondestructive Analysis of a Concrete Tunnel Model Using a Newly Proposed Combined Stress Wave Propogation Method: ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. , 23:6, 432-439.
          • Kukay, B.M, Barr, P.J, Friel, L., Coster, D.C, Halling, M.W, (2008). Post-fire assessments, methodology, and equations for directly determining wood’s residual flexural properties. Forest Products Journal, 58:1/2
          • Barr, P.J, Kukay, B.M, Halling, M.W, (2008). Comparison of Prestress Losses in a High Performance Concrete Bridge. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 13:5, 468-475.
          • Hsieh, K.H, Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, Robinson, M., (2008). Damage Detection Using Dynamic Properties Determined from Laboratory and Field Testing. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 22:4, 238-244.
          • Kukay, B.M, Friel, L., Barr, P.J, Coster, D.C, Halling, M.W, (2008). Fire’s Effect on Flexural Wood Property: Forest Products Journal. , 58:1/2
          • Barr, P.J, Yanadori, N., Halling, M.W, Womack, K., (2007). Live-Load Analysis of a Curved I-Girder Bridge. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 12:4, 477-484.
          • Mertlich, T., Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, (2007). Dynamic and Static Behavior of a Curved-Girder Bridge with Varying Boundary Conditions. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 21:3, 185-192.
          • Hsieh, K.H, Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, (2006). Overview of Vibrational Structural Health Monitoring with Representative Case Studies. Journal of Bridge Engineering , 11:6
          • Hsieh, K.H, Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, (2006). Overview of System Identification and Case Studies using Vibrational Techniques: ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. , 11:6, 707-715.
          • Barr, P.J, Amin, M.N, (2006). Shear Live-Load Distribution Factors for I-Girder Bridges: ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. , 11:2, 197-204.
          • Barr, P.J, Woodward, C., Najera, B., Amin, M.N, (2006). Long-Term Structural Health Monitoring of the San Ysidro Bridge: ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. , 20:1, 14-20.
          • Barr, P.J, Stanton, J.F, Eberhard, M.O, (2005). Effects of Temperature Variations on Precast, Prestressed Concrete Bridge Girders: ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. , 10:2, 186-194.
          • Jauregui, D.V, Barr, P.J, (2004). Nondestructive Evaluation of the I-40 Bridge over the Rio Grande River: ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. , 18:4, 195-204.
          • Stanton, J.F, Eberhard, M.O, Barr, P.J, (2003). A Weighted Stretched Wire System for Monitoring Deflections: Journal of Engineering Structures. , 25:3, 347-357.
          • Barr, P.J, Eberhard, M.O, Stanton, J.F, (2001). Live-Load Distribution Factors for Prestressed Concrete Bridges: ASCE Bridge Engineering Journal. , 298-306.
          • Lanier, M.W, Barr, P.J, Scholz, K., (2001). PCI Intern Program – A New Industry Initiative: Prestressed Concrete Institute Journal. , 46:1, 82-24.
          • Barr, P.J, (2000). Behavior of High-Strength HPC Bridge Girders: ACI SP 185 High Performance Concrete: Research to Practice. , 21.

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          Publications - Literary Journal

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            Publications - MultiMedia

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              Publications - Technical Reports

                AES Reports

                Research Reports

                Other Reports

              • Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, Boone, S.D, Toca, R., Angomas, F., (2010). UDOTs Calibration of AASHTO’s New Prestress Loss Design Equations (UDOT Report No. UT-09.10). Utah Department of Transportation
              • Barr, P.J, Halling, M.W, Boone, B., Toca, J., Angomas, F., (2009). Structural Concrete Design and Curing Investigation (UDOT Report No. UT-09.14). Utah Department of Transportation
              • Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, Stuart, J., Hansen, Z., Hsieh, K.H, (2008). Structural Health Monitoring of New Structures on the I-15 Corridor, Phase IV, UDOT Report No. UT-08.14. Utah Department of Transportation
              • Halling, M.W, Barr, P.J, Bay, J.A, Hsieh, K.H, Hales, M., Dye, T., Esplin, R., Thurgood, T., Ball, A., (2006). Dynamic Characteristics of New Bridges I-15 Research, Phase III: Testing and Modeling of the I-15 Flyover, C-846; Vine Street Overpass, C-814; and Cherry Hill, C-123, Bridges, UDOT Report No. UT-08.03. Utah Department of Transportation

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

                  Newsletter

                • Barr, P.J, (2013). Evaluation of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) - A Forensic Analysis. RITA Office of Research, Development and Technology

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                Scheduled Teaching

                CEE 3080 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Spring 2017

                CEE 6900 - Directed Reading, Spring 2017

                CEE 4930 - Independent Study, Spring 2017

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2017

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2017

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2016

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2016

                CEE 6900 - Directed Reading, Summer 2016

                CEE 3080 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Spring 2016

                CEE 6900 - Directed Reading, Spring 2016

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2016

                CEE 6120 - Bridge Engineering, Fall 2015

                CEE 6900 - Directed Reading, Fall 2015

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2015

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2015

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2015

                CEE 3080 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Spring 2015

                CEE 6900 - Directed Reading, Spring 2015

                CEE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2015

                CEE 6140 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete, Fall 2014

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2014

                CEE 3080 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Spring 2014

                CEE 6120 - Bridge Engineering, Fall 2013

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2013

                CEE 5120 - Concrete Canoe Design Project, Spring 2013

                CEE 3080 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Spring 2013

                CEE 6140 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete, Fall 2012

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2012

                CEE 6120 - Bridge Engineering, Spring 2012

                CEE 3080 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Spring 2012

                CEE 6140 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete, Fall 2011

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2011

                CEE 6120 - BRIDGE ENGINEERING, Spring 2011

                CEE 3080 - REINFORC CONCRETE DES, Spring 2011

                CEE 6140 - Advanced Reinforced Concrete, Fall 2010

                CEE 5010 - Matrix Analysis/Finite Element, Fall 2010


                Graduate Students Mentored

                Jake Morrill, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2015
                Powelson Phillip, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2015
                Chris Pettigrew, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2013 - January 2015
                Louis Lo, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2013 - May 2014
                Edyson Rojas, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2013 - May 2014
                Wes Cook, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2010 2013
                Arek Higgs, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2012 - December 2013
                Robert Fausett, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2012 - December 2013
                Ben Friend, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2012 - May 2013
                Anthony Zahrn, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                David Marshall, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                Jake Bourne, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                Nathan Owen, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                Ryan Warren, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                Timothy Shaffer, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                Travis Stanley, Civil & Environmental Engineering, May 2012 - May 2013
                Conner Huffaker, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2012 - May 2013
                Edyson Rojas, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2012 - May 2013
                Achyut Mohan, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2011 - May 2013
                Rafael Villanueva, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2011 - May 2013
                Wilhem Colon, Civil & Environmental Engineering, August 2011 - May 2013
                Zane Wells, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2012
                Marc Shields, Civil & Environmental Engineering, April 2011 - May 2012
                Kristopher Bennett, Burke Peterson, Travis Stanley, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011 - May 2012
                Leonardo Rodreguez, Civil & Environmental Engineering, January 2011 - May 2012
                Patrick James, Civil & Environmental Engineering, December 2010 - May 2012
                Dereck Hodson, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2011
                Matt Laurendeau, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2011
                Travis Brakus, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2011
                Wes Cook, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2011
                Dave Petty, Civil & Environmental Engineering 2010
                Leonardo Pockels, Civil & Environmental EngineeringDecember 2009
                Franklin Angomas, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2009
                Brian Kukay, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2008
                Shane Boone, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2008
                Raul Toca, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2007
                Steve Theurer, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2007
                Jeff Bailey, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2006
                Kathryn Wixom, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2006
                Raul Toca, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2006
                Russell Seeley, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2005
                Timothy Carroll, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2005
                Todd Bischoff, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2005
                Kendrick Thomas, Civil & Environmental EngineeringDecember 2004
                Naoki Yanadori, Civil & Environmental EngineeringDecember 2004
                Ben Najera, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2003
                Mohammad Amin, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2002
                Douglas Kennedy, Civil & Environmental EngineeringMay 2001

                Flexure Testing of ABC Deck Panel Bridge

                Flexure Testing of ABC Deck Panel Bridge

                This research was an investigation to quantify the behavior of a precast deck system.  As part of this investigation, a live‑load test was performed on a steel I-girder bridge made with Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) precast deck panels. When the bridge was decommissioned, a two girder specimen was salvaged and transported to Utah State University (USU) for shear capacity testing.

                Effectiveness of Carbon Fiber Retrofit Techniques

                Effectiveness of Carbon Fiber Retrofit Techniques

                Sixteen shear capacity tests were performed on eight decommissioned AASHTO prestressed concrete girders that had been in service for over forty-two years. There were two main objectives of this research. The first objective was to quantify the ultimate shear capacity of the in-service girders and the second objective was to investigate the effectiveness of various carbon fiber retrofit schemes.

                Live-Load Testing of the Kettle River Bridge in Minnesota

                Live-Load Testing of the Kettle River Bridge in Minnesota

                The Kettle River Bridge is an arched, steel cantilevered deck, Pratt Truss Bridge.  It was instrumented with 151 strain gauges on various beam, stringer and truss members.  

                USU Students Use SMASH Lab to Find Solution for Aging Bridges