UAH

Ying Cheng Lin, PhD

Ying-Cheng Lin Photo 1 Assistant Professor
 Civil & Environmental Engineering
 Structural Engineering                

  Office:     TH S237
  Phone:   (256) 824-7361
  Fax:         (256) 824-6724
  Email:     YL0014@uah.edu

 

 

Education

2012
2004
2002

Ph.D.
M.S.
B.S.

Structural Engineering, Lehigh University 
Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University
Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

Biography

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Engineering at UAHuntsville is pleased to welcome Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Ying-Cheng Lin's research areas include the behavior and design of steel structures, seismic performance-based design, nonlinear modeling and analysis, and the reliability analysis of structural systems. He was awarded the Best Oral Presentation Award at the 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan in 2011 and received the P.C. Rossin Doctoral Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science at Lehigh University in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Lin earned his Bachelor's in civil engineering and M.S. in structural engineering from the National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in 2012. His PhD research was part of the NSF NEESR-SG project on self-centering damage-free seismic-resistant steel frame systems. His research focus was to improve the resilience of civil infrastructures by improving connection behavior and system performance of steel structures using innovative technologies.

Research Interests

  • Behavior and Design of Steel Structures
  • Seismic Performance-Based Design
  • Large-Scale Structural Systems and Sub-Assemblages Testing
  • Non-Linear Modeling and Analysis
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Innovative Structural Systems, Connections, and Energy Dissipation Devices
  • Rehabilitation of Structures using Innovative Technologies 

Honors & Awards

  • Best Oral Presentation Award, 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan: "Seismic Performance of a Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame System: Hybrid Simulations under MCE-level Hybrid Simulation and Quasi-Static Pushover  Experiments" (Mar. 2011)
  • NEES-at-Lehigh Young Researcher Representative, NEES 8th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA: "Self-Centering Damage-Free Seismic-Resisting Steel Frame Systems" (Oct. 2010)
  • PCI Big Beam Contest Design Award, Second Place in Most Accurate Prediction Zone (Jun. 2010)
  • Outstanding Research Paper Award, Chinese Society of Structural Engineering, Journal of Structural Engineering: "Experimental and Analytical Study on Seismic Responses of Restrained Steel Panel Shear Wall Frames" (Jun. 2010)
  • P.C. Rossin Doctoral Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science Lehigh University  (Aug. 2009 – May 2010)
  • G.W. Harris Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science Lehigh University  (Aug. 2008 – May 2009)
  • Dean's Doctoral Assistant Fellowship, College of Engineering and Applied Science Lehigh University  (Aug. 2006 – May 2007)
  • Taiwan Land Bank Scholarship (Sept. 1999 – Jun. 2002)

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

  • Lin, Y.C., Sause, R., and Ricles, J.M. (2012) "Seismic Performance of a Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame: Hybrid Simulations under DBE," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (accepted).
  • Lin,Y.C., Sause, R., and Ricles, J.M. (2012) "Seismic Performance of a Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame: MCE-Level Hybrid Simulations and Quasi-Static Pushover Tests," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering (accepted).
  • Lin, Y.C., Lin, C.H., and Tsai, K.C. (2009) "Experimental and Analytical Study on Seismic Responses of Restrained Steel Panel Shear Wall Frames," Chinese Society of Structural Engineering, Journal of Structural Engineering; 24:4.
  • Vian, D., Bruneau, M., Tsai, K.C., and Lin, Y.C. (2009) "Special Perforated Steel Plate Shear Walls with Reduced Beam Section Anchor Beams. I: Experimental Investigation," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering; 135:3.
  • Tsai, K.C., Lin, Y.C., and Lin, C.H. (2007) "Seismic Responses and Design of Steel Plate Shear Wall," Journal of Progress in Steel Building Structures; 9:5.

Conference Proceedings

  • Beaver, J.E., Eatherton, M.R., R.E., Gilsanz, J.M., Ricles, Y.C., Lin (2012) " The August 23, 2011 Magnitude 5.8 Virginia Earthquake in the Eastern United States – An Engineering Perspective," Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Lin, Y.C., Ricles, J.M., and Sause, R. (2012) "Seismic Performance of a Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame System: Hybrid Simulations under DBE and MCE," Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Santiago, Chile.
  • Lin, Y.C., Sause, R., and Ricles, J.M. (2011) "Seismic Performance of a Steel Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame System: MCE-Level Hybrid Simulations and Quasi-Static Pushover Experiments," 8th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Ricles, J.M., Sause, R., Lin, Y.C., and Seo, C-Y. (2010) "Self-Centering Moment Connections for Damage-Free Seismic Response of Steel MRFs," ASCE 2010 Structures Congress, FL, USA.
  • Sause, R., Ricles, J.M., Lin, Y.C., Seo, C-Y., Roke, D., and Chancellor, B. (2010) "Self-Centering Damage-Free Seismic-Resistant Steel Frame Systems," 5th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering & 7th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Sause, R., Ricles, J.M., Lin, Y.C., Seo, C-Y., and Roke, D. (2009) "Performance-Based Design of Self-Centering Steel Frame Systems," 1st ACES Workshop, Corfu, Greece.
  • Lin, Y.C., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R., and Seo, C-Y. (2009) "Experimental Assessment of the Seismic Performance of a Self-Centering Steel MRF System with Beam Web Friction Devices," Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, PA, USA.
  • Lin, Y.C., Ricles, J.M., Sause, R., and Seo, C-Y. (2009) "Earthquake Simulations on a Self-Centering Steel Moment Resisting Frame with Beam Web Friction Devices," ASCE 2009 Structures Congress, TX, USA.
  • Seo, C-Y., Lin, Y.C., Sause, R., and Ricles, J.M., (2009) "Development of Analytical Model for a 0.6-Scale Self-Centering Moment Resisting Frame with Web Friction Devices," Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Behavior of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, PA, USA.
  • Lin, Y.C., Ricles, J.M., and Sause, R. (2008) "Earthquake Simulations on a Self-Centering Steel Moment Resisting Frame With Web Friction Devices," 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China.
  • Ricles, J.M., Seo, C-Y., Lin, Y.C., and Sause, R. (2008) "Earthquake Simulations on Self-Centering Steel Moment Resisting Frames with Post-Tensioned Moment Connections," 6th International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, IL, USA.
  • Lin, C.H., Tsai, K.C., Lin, Y.C., Wang, K.J., Qu, B., Bruneau, M. (2007) "Full-Scale Steel Plate Shear Wall: MCEER/NCREE Phase I Tests," 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ontario, Canada.
  • Qu, B., Bruneau, M., Lin, C.H., Tsai, K.C., and Lin, Y.C. (2007) "Full-Scale Steel Plate Shear Wall: MCEER/NCREE Phase II Tests," 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ontario, Canada.
  • Lin, C.H., Tsai, K.C., Lin, Y.C., Wang, K.J., Weng, Y.T., Hsieh, W.D., Qu, B., and Bruneau, M. (2006) "The Sub-Structural Pseudo Dynamic Test of a Full-Scale Two-Story Steel Plate Shear Wall, Part1: Phase I Test," 4th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Tsai, K.C., Lin, C.H., Lin, Y.C., and Wang, K.J. (2006) "Seismic Performance of Steel Plate Shear Wall Structures," IASS-APCS 2006 Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Tsai, K.C., Wang K.J., and Lin, Y.C. (2006) "Seismic Performance of Steel Plate Shear Wall Structures," 4th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, CA, USA.
  • Tsai, K.C. and Lin, Y.C. (2005) "Seismic Performance of Steel Plate Shear Wall Structures," International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Shanghai, China.
  • Lin, Y.C., Tsai, K.C., Vian, D., and Bruneau, M. (2004) "Seismic Responses of Steel Shear Walls Constructed with Buckling Restrainers," 3rd NTU-KU-KAIST Seminar on Civil Engineering Research, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Vian, D., Lin, Y.C., Bruneau, M., and Tsai, K.C. (2003) "Cyclic Performance of Low Yield Strength Steel Panel Shear Walls," 16th KKCNN Symposium on Civil Engineering, Gyeongju, Korea.