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Richard J. Nielsen, Ph.D., P.E.

Richard J. Nielsen, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Office

Buchanan 106

Phone

208-885-8961

Mailing Address

Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1986
  • Engineer, Stanford, University, 1982
  • M.S.C.E., Stanford University, 1981
  • B.S., Brigham Young University, 1980

  • CE 115 Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • CE 215 Civil Engineering Analysis and Design
  • CE 342 Theory of Structures
  • CE 441 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CE 444 Steel Design
  • CE 510 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • CE 541 Structural Reliability/Reliability of Civil Engineering Systems
  • CE 543 Dynamics of Structures
  • CE 546 Finite Element Analysis
  • CE J445/J545 Matrix Analysis of Framed Structures
  • ENGR 210 Engineering Statics
  • ENGR 350 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENGR 428 Numerical Methods
  • ME 548 Elasticity

  • The effects of higher weight trucks on selected highways in Idaho, investigating the reliability of bridges
  • The effects of changing the vehicle tax structure and changes to the bridge management procedures used by the Idaho Transportation Department
  • Structural dynamics and random vibrations

  • Member, ASCE Fatigue & Fracture Reliability Committee: Updating the bridge rating procedure for the Perrine Bridge.
  • Making adjustments to the cost data in its bridge management software, PONTIS. The results were published in ASCE's Journal of Bridge Engineering and here.
  • Examining the effects of higher weight trucks on selected highways in Idaho investigating the reliability of bridges. These projects have been with NIATT.

  • ASCE's Fatigue and Fracture Reliability Subcommittee

Contact Us

Buchanan Engineering Building Rm. 102

Mailing Address:

Civil & Environmental Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1022
Moscow, ID 83844-1022

Phone: 208-885-6782

Email: cee@uidaho.edu