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Franz Rad
Franz Rad


Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 1973
M.S., University of Texas, Austin, 1969
B.S., University of Texas, Austin, 1968

Research projects include conducting a survey of the seismic hazards for about 50,000 non-residential buildings in Portland, Oregon, and developing earthquake damage and loss estimation models for buildings. Experimental research projects utilizing PSU’s Seismic Testing and Applied Research (STAR) Laboratory include: behavior of grouted conduit connections under cyclic loading, capacity of J-bolts in masonry walls, and behavior of hollow clay walls retrofitted with fiber reinforced composites, under cyclic loading. Dr. Rad teaches Principles of Reinforced Concrete, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Prestressed Concrete and Timber Design.