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Matthew R. Eatherton

Raymond G. & Madelyn Ann Curry Fellow
Matthew R. Eatherton
105-D Patton Hall
Blacksburg, VA, USA 24061
Mail Code: (0105)

Program Area : Structural Engineering and Materials
Professional Registration : California P.E., California S.E.
Personal Homepage : https://www.eatherton.cee.vt.edu/

Area of Interest

Steel structures, high performance seismic force resisting systems, earthquake resistance of structures, structural dynamics, sustainability of structural systems, experimental research and methods

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2010
  • M.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1999
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Missouri at Columbia, 1997
  • Associate, GFDS Engineers, San Francisco, CA (2001-2006)
  • Design Engineer, Leigh and O'Kane Structural Engineers, Kansas City, MO (2000-2001)
  • Design Engineer, Constructive Engineering Design, Kansas City, MO (1999-2000)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER award 2015
  • Dean's Award for Outstanding New Assistant Professor 2013
  • American Institute of Steel Construction Milek Faculty Fellowship 2012 - given to one person per year for potential to contribute to steel research and education
  • EERI/FEMA NEHRP Graduate Fellowship 2009 - given for contributing to the science and practice of earthquake hazard mitigation
  • Diffenbaugh Fellowship 2009
  • Mavis Memorial Fund Scholarship 2007-awarded for the potential to make significant contributions to engineering education, research, and service
  • CEE 3434 : Design of Steel Structures I
  • CEE 5464 : Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
  • CEE 6434 : Advanced Steel Design
  • CEE 5470 : Structural Design for Seismic Load Effects
  • Toellner, B.W., Watkins, C.E., Abbas, E., and Eatherton, M.R. (2015) "Effect of Powder Actuated Fasteners on the Seismic Performance of Steel Moment Frame Connections" Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 105, pp. 174-185
  • Eatherton, M.R., Ma, X., Krawinkler, H., Mar, D., Billington, S., Hajjar, J.F., and Deierlein, G.G. (2014) "Design Concepts for Controlled Rocking of Self-Centering Steel Braced Frames" Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 11.
  • Eatherton, M.R., Ma, X., Krawinkler, H., Deierlein, G.G., and Hajjar, J.F. (2014) "Quasi-Static Cyclic Behavior of Controlled Rocking Steel Frames" Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 140, No. 11.
  • Eatherton, M.R., Fahnestock, L.A., and Miller, D. (2014) "Computational Study on the Behavior of Self-Centering Buckling Restrained Braces" Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 13, pp. 1897-1914.
  • Nie, J., Hu, H., and Eatherton, M.R. (2014) "Deformation Capacity of Concrete-Filled Steel Plate Composite Shear Walls" Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 103, pp. 148-158.
  • Egorova, N., Eatherton, M.R., and Maurya, A. (2014) "Testing of Ring-Shaped Steel Plate Shear Walls that Resist Buckling for Improved Seismic Performance" Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 103, pp. 179-189.
  • Chancellor, B., Eatherton, M.R., Roke, D., AkbaĊŸ, T. (2014) "Self-Centering Seismic Lateral Force Resisting Systems: High Performance Structures for the City of Tomorrow" Buildings, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 520-548.
  • Eatherton, M.R., and Hajjar J.F. (2014) "Hybrid Simulation Testing of a Self-Centering Rocking Steel Braced Frame System" Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 1725-1742.
  • Yang, P. and Eatherton, M.R., (2014) "Cyclic Phenomenological Modeling of End-Plate Moment Connections for Seismic Simulation" Engineering Structures, Vol. 75, pp. 11-26
  • Nie, J., Hu, H., and Eatherton, M.R. (2014) "Concrete Filled Steel Plate Composite Coupling Beams: Experimental Study" Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 94, pp. 49-63.
  • Nie, J., Hu, H., and Eatherton, M.R. (2014) "Internal Force and Deformation of Concrete-Filled Steel Plate Composite Coupling Beams" Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 92, pp 150-163.
  • Padilla-Llano, D., Moen, C.D., and Eatherton, M.R. (2014) "Experimental Investigation of the Cyclic Axial Behavior of Cold-Formed Steel Framing Members" Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 78, pp 95-107
  • Naga, P., and Eatherton, M.R. (2014) "Analyzing the Effect of Moving Resonance on Seismic Response of Structures using Wavelet Transforms" Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 759-768.
  • Miller, D. J., Fahnestock, L. A., and Eatherton, M.R. (2012) "Development and Experimental Validation of a Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloy Self-Centering Buckling-Restrained Brace" Engineering Structures, Vol. 40, pp. 288-298.
  • Deierlein, G., Krawinkler, H., Ma, X., Eatherton, M., Hajjar, J., Takeuchi, T., Kasai, K., and Midorikawa, M. (2011) "Earthquake Resilient Steel Braced Frames with Controlled Rocking and Energy Dissipating Fuses" Steel Construction Design and Research, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 171-175.
  • Eatherton, M. and Hajjar, J. F. (2011) "Residual Drifts of Self-Centering Systems Including Effects of Ambient Building Resistance" Earthquake Spectra, , Vol. 27, No. 3