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WKU Engineering Faculty and Staff - Shane Palmquist

Shane Palmquist, PhD, PE

Shane Palmquist, PhD, PE

Associate Professor, Ritter Professor in Civil Engineering

Office:  EBS 2126
Phone:  270-745-2919
Email:  shane.palmquist@wku.edu
Website:  http://www.wku.edu/engineering

Biography

      Dr. Palmquist's area of specialty is in structural engineering and in performance of concrete and cementitious composites. Some of the courses he teaches include: structural analysis, design of reinforced concrete structures, steel design, and senior project. His current research includes developing a new testing set-up and apparatus for rapid determination of compressive strength of masonry block and developing a type of engineered cementitious composite with greater ductility than normal concrete. Dr. Palmquist is also investigating how modal properties affect a structure's stiffness and flexibility. Dr. Palmquist has received a collaborative funded grant to investigate how to improve bridge structures for extreme fire related events.

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