Kim Roddis

Headshot of Kim Roddis
Title:
Professor
Office:
SEH 3860 | Office Hours: M: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm; T, R: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Phone:
202-994-8515
Email:
roddis@gwu.edu

 

A registered professional engineer, Professor Kim Roddis has experience in heavy industrial and general commercial building design, as well as in bridge design. She is a structural engineer with varied teaching and research interests, which include: design, fabrication, and construction processes; structural applications of artificial intelligence and computer-aided design; web-enhanced teaching; fatigue and fracture in bridges; frame stability; and seismic steel connections. She is recognized nationally as an expert in distortion-induced fatigue of steel highway bridges and internationally as an expert on the application of artificial intelligence and advanced computing methods to civil engineering problem solving. 

 

  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988

Book Editors

  • Nii O. Attoh-Okine and W. M. Kim Roddis, Eds., Computational Intelligence: From Theory to Practice, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, 1994, 101 pages.
  • Karl Beucke, Berthold Firmenich, Dirk Donath, Renate Fruchter, and Kim Roddis, Eds., Xth International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings, June 2-4, 2004, Weimar Germany, VDG Weimar, 2004, 348 pages.
  • Renate Fruchter, Feniosky Pena-Mora, and W. M. Kim Roddis, Eds., Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference (ICCCBE-VIII), August 14-16, 2000, Stanford University, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, 2000, 1592 pages.

Journal Articles

  • Yuan Zhao and W. M. Kim Roddis, "Finite Element Study of Distortion-Induced Fatigue in Welded Steel Bridges", Transportation Research Record, No. 1845, Transportation Research Board, 2003, pp. 57-65.
  • W. M. Kim Roddis and Yuan Zhao, "Finite Element Analysis of Retrofitting Distortion-Induced Fatigue Cracking in Welded Steel Bridges", Journal of Bridge Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 8, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2003, pp. 259-266.
  • Zhong Liu, Fang Li, and W. M. Kim Roddis, "An Analytical Model of Long-Span Self-Shored Arch Bridge", Journal of Bridge Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2002, pp. 14-21.
  • Yuan Zhao and W. M. Kim Roddis, "Fatigue Crack Investigation for the Arkansas River Bridge in Hutchinson, Kansas", Construction and Building Materials Journal, Elsevier, Vol 14 No. 5, July 2000, pp. 287-295.

Refereed Special Publications

  • ACI Committee 235, Knowledge-Based Systems and Mathematical Modeling for Concrete Materials Document Library, Appendix to Guide to a Recommended Format for Concrete in a Materials Property Database, ACI 126.3R-99, American Concrete Institute, January 2002, 19 pages.

Conference Proceedings

  • W. M. Kim Roddis and Adolfo B. Matamoros, "Web-Enhanced Teaching of Steel Design: From Case Study to CE", Structures Congress Proceedings, St. Louis, Missouri, American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2006, 4 pages.
  • Yuan Zhao and W. M. Kim Roddis, "Fatigue Behavior and Retrofit Investigation of Distortion-Induced Web Gap Cracking", TRB 84th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, Transportation Research Board, January 9-13, 2005, Washington D.C., 19 pages.
  • Y. Zhao and W. M. K. Roddis, "Behavior and Retrofit Study of Highway Steel Bridge Fatigue Cracking", IABSE Symposium 2004, Metropolitan Habitats and Infrastructure, Shanghai, China, September 22-24, 2004.
  • Warren K. Lucas, W. M. Kim Roddis, and Mikhael Erekson, "One-Way Reinforced Concrete Flexural Elements: Economic Characterization and Selection Guidelines Developed Using Adaptive Simulated Annealing," Structures Congress Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee, American Society of Civil Engineers, May 2004, 17 pages.
  • W. M. Kim Roddis and Adolfo Matamoros, "Overcoming the Language Barrier: AISCs CIS/2 Initiative", Towards a Vision for Information Technology in Civil Engineering: Proceedings of the 4th Joint Symposium on Information Technology in Civil Engineering, ASCE, 2003.
  • Zhong Liu and Kim Roddis, "A Design Tool for Torsional Analysis During Concrete Deck Placement", Proceedings of the Second Annual Great Lakes Civil Engineering Graduate Student Research Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, May 15, 2001, pp. 126-135.
  • Yuan Zhao and W. M. Kim Roddis, "Repair of Fatigue Cracking Due to Out-of-Plane Distortion", Retrofit of Existing Bridges Session, 2001 Structures Congress, CD, Washington D.C., American Society of Civil Engineers, May 21-23, 2001.
  • W. M. Kim Roddis and Liye Zhang, "Equation Discovery in Databases from Engineering", Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference (ICCCBE-VIII), American Society of Civil Engineers, August 14-16, 2000, pp. 890-897.
  • Yuan Zhao and W. M. Kim Roddis, "Fatigue Crack Investigation for the Arkansas River Bridge in Hutchinson, Kansas", TRB 79th Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., Transportation Research Board, January 9-13, 2000, CD-ROM.

Research Reports

  • Santiago Bonetti, W. M. Kim Roddis, and Adolfo Matamoros, "Reduced Brace Section (RXS) Proof of Concept: Phase 1B", SM Report No. 81, The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., January 2006, 49 pages.
  • Nathan Marshall, Guillermo Ramirez, Ph.D., P.E., and W. M. Kim Roddis, Ph.D., P.E., Stanley T. Rolfe, KU-04-5 "Field Instrumentation and Analysis of the Tuttle Creek Bridge Bridge No. 16-81-2.24(017)," SM Report No. 79, The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc.,. April 2005, 113 pages.
  • Kaise Haris, Guillermo Ramirez, Ph.D., P.E., and W. M. Kim Roddis, Ph.D., P.E., KS-03-6 "Field Instrumentation and Analysis of the Arkansas River Bridge Bridge No. 96-78-19.11(064)," Final Report. September 2004, 52 pages.
  • Santiago Bonetti, W. M. Kim Roddis, and Adolfo Matamoros, "Reduced Brace Section (RXS) Proof of Concept: Phase 1A", SM Report No. 74, The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., July 2004, 71 pages.
  • Yuan Zhao and W. M. Kim Roddis, "Fatigue Prone Steel Bridge Details: Investigation and Recommended Repairs", Report No. K-TRAN: KU-99-2, Final Report, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, KS, May 2004, electronic format.
  • Richard R. Greenfield, W. M. Kim Roddis, and Xiuzhen Wang, "Steel Bridge Fabrication Error Indexed Examples and Solutions: Combining Rules and Cases", Report No. K-TRAN: KU-98-8, Final Report, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, KS, September 2002, 253 pages.
  • W. M. Kim Roddis, Paul Kulseth, and Zhong Liu, "Torsional Analysis for Exterior Girders Version 2.0", Report No. K-TRAN: KU-00-3, Final Report, Kansas Department of Transportation, Topeka, KS, August 2002, 136 pages.
  • W. M. Kim Roddis and Ryan Falkenrath, "Jayhawk Office Building: Web Enhanced Teaching of Steel Design" SM Report No. 59, The University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., January 2001, 146 pages.

Articles

  • W. M. Kim Roddis and Yuan Zhao, "Out-of-Plane Fatigue Cracking in Welded Steel Bridges," Welding Innovation, James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation, Cleveland, OH, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, pp. 2-7.