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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Richard J. Schmidt

Department Head and Professor

3078 Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
e-mail: schmidt@uwyo.edu
Office Phone: 307.766.5256
Fax: 307.766.2221


 

Education:

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 1977
  • B.S. Business Administration, University of Kansas, 1977
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 1982
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, 1986

Registered Professional Engineer:

  • Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Kansas
  • Michigan

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Timber Framers Guild
  • Forest Products Society

Honor Societies and Awards

  • Chi Epsilon
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Beta Gamma Sigma

Refereed Publications

  • Schmidt, R. J. and Fulton, K. R., "A Two-dimensional Ideal Gas Finite Element," Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp. 621-637 August (2001)
  • Holte, L. E., Dolan, C. W. and Schmidt, R. J., "Epoxy Socketed Anchors for Non-Metallic Prestressing Tendons," Proceedings, International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced-Plastic Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, Vancouver, B. C. SP 138-24 pp. 381-400. March 28-31 (1993).
  • Schmidt, R. J., Wang, D. Q., and Hansen, A. C., "A Plasticity Theory for Transversely Isotropic Materials," Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 119, No. 4, pp. 748-766. April (1993).
  • Newtson, C. M., Turner, J. P., and Schmidt, R. J., "Flow and Stability Limits for Six-Inch Diameter Marshall Specimens," Journal of Testing and Evaluation, JTEVA, ASTM, Vol. 21. No. 2, pp. 114-117, March (1993).
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Horning, D., "Developments in Multiprocessor Scheduling," Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 45-57 (1991).
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Horning, D., "Scheduling Parallel Computations with Successive CPM Domains," Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 251-268 (December, 1990).
  • Puckett, J. A. and Schmidt, R. J., "Finite Strip Method for Groundwater Modeling in a Parallel Computing Environment", Engineering Computations, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 167-172, (June, 1990).
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Moody, R. C., "Modeling Laterally Loaded Light-Frame Buildings," Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 115, No. 1, pp. 201-216, (Jan. 1989).
  • Ewing, R. E., Espedal, M. S., Puckett, J. A, and Schmidt, R. J., "Simulation Techniques for Multiphase and Multicomponent Flows," Communications in Applied Numerical Methods, Vol. 4, pp. 335-342, (1988).
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Dodds, R. H., "A Hypermatrix Formulation for Subspace Iteration," Engineering Computations, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 190-198, (September 1987).

Books

  • Boresi, A. P. and Schmidt, R. J., Engineering Mechanics, Statics, PWS Publishing Co., April 2000.
  • Boresi, A. P. and Schmidt, R. J., Engineering Mechanics, Dynamics, PWS Publishing Co., May 2000.
  • Boresi, A. P., Schmidt, R. J., and Sidebottom, O. M., Advanced Mechanics of Materials, Sixth Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 2003.

Other Publications

  • Richins, W. D., Larson, T. K., Snow, S. D., Schmidt, R. J., and Goodman, J. R., and Beaudoin, D. K., "Full-Scale Testing of Manufactured Homes in Naturally Occurring High Winds," Americas Conference on Wind Engineering 2001, Clemson University, 3-6 June, 2001.
  • Richins, W. D., Larson, T. K., Schmidt, R. J., and Goodman, J. R., "Testing Manufactured Homes for High Winds," PATH Durability and Disaster Mitigation in Wood Frame Housing Conference, Madison, WI. Nov. 6-9, 2000
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Scholl, G. F., Load Duration and Seasoning Effects on Mortise and Tenon Joints, Contract Report to USDA NRI/CGP, Award No. 97-35103-5053, Timber Frame Business Council, Hanover, NH and Timber Framers Guild, Becket, MA, August 2000.
  • Koerner, B. D., Schmidt, R. J., Goodman, J. R., and Richins, W. D., 2000 "Lateral Load Testing and Analysis of Manufactured Homes," Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering, 31 July - 3 Aug.
  • Schmidt, R. J., Goodman, J. R., Richins, W. D., Pandey, A. K., and Larson, T. K. 2000 "Improved Design of Manufactured Homes For Hazardous Winds," Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering, 31 July - 3 Aug.
  • Richins, W .D., Lacy, J. M., Larson, T. K., Rahl, T. E., Goodman, J. R., Schmidt, R. J., Koerner, B. D., & Pandey, A. K., 2000. "Full-Scale Structural Testing of a Single-Wide Manufactured Home," Proceedings World Conference on Timber Engineering, 31 July - 3 Aug.
  • Schmidt, R. J., Koerner, B. D. and Goodman, J.R. 1999. "Methods for Manufactured Home Testing and Analysis," Contract Report to Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID and Manufactured Housing Institute, Arlington, VA, Dec.
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Wallace, C. E., 1999. "Structural Laminated Studs from Economy Lumber," Contract Report to Wyoming Sawmills, Sheridan, WY, December.
  • Daniels, C. E., Schmidt, R. J., and Scholl, G. F., "Design Considerations for Timber Frame Connections," Proceedings, 1999 ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, 19-21 April, New Orleans, LA
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Daniels, C. E., "Design Considerations for Mortise and Tenon Connections," Contract Report to USDA NRI/CGP, Award No. 97-35103-5053 and Timber Frame Business Council, Hanover, NH, April 1999.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Design Considerations for Mortise and Tenon Connections," Proceedings, 13-th Annual Timber Framers Guild Western Conference, 9-11 April 1999, Whistler, B. C.
  • Richins, W. D., Rahl, T. E., Lacy, J. M., Larson, T. K., Flood, M. N., Goodman, J. R., Schmidt, R. J., Koerner, B. D., Pandey, A. K., Stewart, A. H., and Walters, F. 1999 "Full-Scale Structural Testing of a Single-Wide Manufactured Home, Oakwood Model 1320; 13ft x 62ft," INEEL Test Report, INEEL/EXT-1999-301, March.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Development of Engineering Design Standards for Timber Joinery," Proceedings, 14-th Annual Timber Framers Guild Eastern Conference, 23-26 July, 1998, Westfield, MA.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Timber Framing," Chapter in Wood Building Design Resource Guide, ASCE Wood Building Design Committee, 1998.
  • Schmidt, E., Schmidt, R. J., Goodman, J. R., "Structural Laminated Studs from Low Grade Lumber," SBIR Phase I Contract Report to the U. S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Award No. 97-33610-4012, December 1997.
  • Goodman, J. R., Schmidt, R. J., Criswell, M. A. and Stewart, A., "Laterally Loaded Manufactured Homes," Contract Report to the National Science Foundation, Washington, D. C., September 1997.
  • Schmidt, R. J. and MacKay, R. B., "Timber Frame Tension Joinery," Contract Report to Timber Frame Business Council, Washington, D. C., September 1997.
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Puckett, J. A., "A Look Back at Research Needs in Wood Engineering," Wood Engineering in the 21-st Century: Research Needs and Goals, Editor: K. J. Fridley, Workshop Proceedings, ASCE/SEI Structures Congress XV, Portland, OR, 16 April 1997.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Timber Frame Design Standards," Timber Framing, Journal of the Timber Framers Guild, No. 41, pp. 4-5, September 1996.
  • Schmidt, R. J., MacKay, R. B., and Leu, B. L., "Design of Joints in Traditional Timber Frame Buildings," Proceedings, International Wood Engineering Conference, Vol. 4, pp. 240-247, New Orleans, LA. 28-31 October 1996. Reprinted in --, Timber Frame Joinery and Design Workbook, Timber Framers Guild of North America, 1996, pp. 77-91.
  • Jablin, M. C. and Schmidt, R. J., "Finite Element Modeling of Manufactured Homes," Proceedings, International Wood Engineering Conference, Vol. 3, pp. 170-177, New Orleans, LA. 28-31 October 1996.
  • Goodman, J. R., Schmidt, R. J., Criswell, M. E., and Stewart, A. H., "Laterally Loaded Manufactured Homes," Proceedings, International Wood Engineering Conference, Vol. 4, pp. 589-595, New Orleans, LA. 28-31 October 1996.
  • Peavy, M. D. and Schmidt, R. J., "Load Bearing Capacity of Timber Connections with Wood Pegs.," Timber Framing, Journal of the Timber Framers Guild, (39):8-11, March, 1996. Translation of: Kessel, M. H. and Augustin, R. "Untersuchungen der Tragfähigkeit von Holzverbindungen mit Holznägeln für Sanierung und Rekonstruktion alter Bausubstanz," Bauen mit Holz, pp. 484-487, June, 1994.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Lessons from German Joinery Research - Part 2," Timber Framing, Journal of the Timber Framers Guild, No. 39, March 1996.
  • Peavy, M. D. and Schmidt, R. J., "Load Behavior of Connections with Oak Pegs," Timber Framing, Journal of the Timber Framers Guild, (38):6-9, Dec. 1995. Translation of: Kessel, M. H. and Augustin, R., "Untersuchungen über das Tragverhalten von Verbindungen mit Eichenholznägeln," Bauen mit Holz, pp. 246-250, April, 1990.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Lessons from German Joinery Research - Part 1," Timber Framing, Journal of the Timber Framers Guild, No. 38, p. 9, Dec. 1995.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "When Are Loads Taught? A Case Study and National Trends," Proceedings of the Twelfth Structures Congress, ASCE, April 24-28, 1994. pp. 1358-1363.
  • Schmidt, R. J., Dolan, C. W., and Holte, L. E., "Anchorage of Non-Metallic Prestressing Tendons," Proceedings of the Twelfth Structures Congress, ASCE, April 24-28, 1994. pp. 1415-1420.
  • Schmidt, R. J., "Use of Stability Functions to Predict Initial Buckling," Structures Congress '92, Proceedings of the Tenth Structures Congress, ASCE, pp. 372-375, San Antonio, TX, April 13-15, 1992.
  • Schmidt, R. J., Three Dimensional Modeling of Light Frame Buildings Under Lateral Loading, Contract report to USDA Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI. June 8, 1990
  • Horning, D. and Schmidt, R. J., Concurrent Scheduling of Multiprocessors for Efficient Eigenproblem Solution, Contract report to National Science Foundation, Wash. D. C., May 1990
  • Schmidt, R. J., Benchmark Problem Solutions and Evaluations, Phase I. Contract report to Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, CA. October 30, 1989.
  • Schmidt, R. J., Benchmark Problem Solutions and Evaluations, Phase II. Contract report to Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory, Port Hueneme, CA. February 27, 1990.
  • Moody, R. C. and Schmidt, R. J., "Lateral Loading of Wood Frame Houses -- Analysis and Performance," Proceedings, 1988 International Conference on Timber Engineering, Seattle, WA, September 19-22, 1988.
  • Puckett, J. A. and Schmidt, R. J., "Finite Strip Method in a Parallel Computing Environment," Parallel and Distributed Processing in Structural Engineering, Proceedings of a session at the 1988 ASCE National Convention, May 11, 1988, Nashville, TN.
  • Puckett, J. A. and Schmidt, R. J., "The 'PS' Finite Element Method in a Parallel Computing Environment," Proceedings, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Specialty Conference, Blacksburg, VA, May 1988.
  • Puckett, J. A. and Schmidt, R. J., "The P-S Shape Function in a Parallel Computing Environment," Proceedings, Third SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Computing, Los Angeles, CA, December 1987.
  • Puckett, J. A. and Schmidt, R. J., "Semi-Analytical Shape Function in a Parallel Computing Environment," Proceedings, Third SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Computing, Los Angeles, CA, December 1987.
  • Lopez, L. A., Dodds, R. H., Rehak, D. R. and Schmidt, R. J., POLO-FINITE, A Structural Mechanics System for Linear and Nonlinear, Static and Dynamic Analysis, Technical Report, University of Illinois, University of Kansas, Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Wyoming (1987).
  • Schmidt, R. J., Analysis Model for Calculating Shear Wall Distortions in Rectangular Buildings under Lateral Loads, Office Report, USDA Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI, September, 1986.
  • Schmidt, R. J., RACK3D User's Manual, Office Report, USDA Forest Products Lab, Madison, WI, September, 1986.
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Dodds, R. H., Theoretical and Software Considerations for General Dynamic Analysis Using Multilevel Substructured Models, SM Report No. 15, Center for Research, Inc., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, September, 1985.
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Dodds, R. H., "Implementation of Subspace Iteration in a General Purpose Software System," Proceedings, AIAA Paper No. 85-0781, 26-th Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Orlando, FL, April 15-17, 1985.
  • Schmidt, R. J. and Dodds, R. H., Theoretical and Software Considerations for Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis, SM Report No. 8, Center for Research, Inc., University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, February, 1983.
  • Dodds, R. H. and Schmidt, R. J., "Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis with Substructured Models," Proceedings, NASA-Lewis Workshop on Turbine Engine Structures, October, 1980.

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