Behavior and Design of Horizontally Curved Composite I-Girder Bridge Structural Systems: FHWA Research and AASHTO Design Provisions

Professor DonaldW. White
School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA

Don White is a Professor at the Georgia Tech 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 received the 2005 Special Achievement Award fromAISC for his research on design criteria for steel and composite steel-concrete members in bridge and building construction. He received the 2006 Shortridge Hardesty Award from ASCE for his research on advanced frame stability concepts and practical design formulations. For efforts leading to the comprehensive update to the AASHTO LRFD provisions for curved and straight steel I- and box-girder bridge design, White received the 2007 Richard S. Fountain Bridge Task Force Award from AASHTO and the AISI and, with M. Grubb and W. Wright, the 2006 Richardson Medal from the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania. Dr. White is the 2009 recipient of the Theodore Higgins Award from AISC for his research and development activities in the area of stability analysis and design. Dr. White and his wife have recently joined the “empty nester’s” club, now that both of their daughters are attending college, one at Tulane and one at the University of Georgia. White enjoys playing tennis whenever he gets the opportunity.