M. Asghar Bhatti

Researcher, Transportation Research Public Policy Center

(319) 335-5656
4116 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, University of California-Berkeley, 1980
M.S., Structural Engineering and Structural Mechanics, University of California-Berkeley, 1975
B.E., Civil Engineering, University of Karachi, 1972
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Structural design and optimization; Computational Mechanics; Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering; Modeling, artificial intelligence and simulation.
Present Research Interests: 
Performance-based optimum design of semi-rigid frames; Simulation of wind loading of highway signs; Modeling forces in human muscles including fatigue; Productivity loss in civil construction projects.
Selected Publications: 
  • Bhatti, M.A.Advanced Topics in Finite Element Analysis of Structures: with Mathematica and MATLAB Computations, 590 pages, ISBN 0-471-64807-9, John Wiley, New York 2006.
  • Öztaşa, A.,  Palab, M., Özbayb, E.,  Kancab, E., Çağlarc, N.,  and Bhatti, M.A. "Predicting the compressive strength and slump of high strength concrete using neural network," Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Volume 20, Issue 9, November 2006, Pages 769-775.
  • Bhatti, M.A., Vignes, R. and Han, R.P.S., "Muscle Forces and Fatigue in a Virtual Soldier Environment," SAE 2005 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Paper No. 2005-01-2712, pp. 2930-2936, March 2005.
  • Bhatti, M.A.Fundamental Finite Element Analysis and Applications: with Mathematica and MATLAB Computations, 700 pages, ISBN 0-471-64808-6, John Wiley, New York 2005.
  • Bhatti, M.A.Practical Optimization Methods With Mathematica Applications, 715 pages with CD, ISBN 0-387-98631-6, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2000.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
Fellow, American Society of Civil Engineers; Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, June 2005-Present; Member Structural Engineering Institute committees on Methods of Analysis and Optimum Structural Design; Member American Society of Engineering Education; Treasurer/Secretary, American Society of Engineering Education, Civil Engineer