Tara Hutchinson

Structural Engineering

Tara Hutchinson received a Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from UC Davis in 2001 and was immediately named assistant professor at UC Irvine. Her research has focused on performance evaluation of structural and foundation components and systems. She also applies information technology to evaluate structural damage to civil infrastructure by earthquakes and other extreme environmental loads. An energetic educator, she received a Chancellorís Award for Excellence in Fostering Undergraduate Research, a Faribors Maseeh Teaching Award, and an Excellence in Undergraduate Education Award at UC Irvine. She was also a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career award in 2004. She serves on the board of directors of the Consortium of Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, and is an editorial board member of Earthquake Spectra, a professional journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.

Contact:

Email:
tahutchinson [at] ucsd.edu


Publications

Dec 31, 2013 - "‚ÄúComputing geometric and mass properties of culturally important statues for rigid body rocking.‚ÄĚ ," C.E. Wittich, T.C. Hutchinson, Computing in Civil Engineering 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers, 810-817.

Dec 31, 2013 - "Computing geometric and mass properties of culturally important statues for rigid body rocking. ," C.E. Wittich, T.C. Hutchinson, Computing in Civil Engineering 2013, American Society of Civil Engineers, 810-817.

Oct 29, 2012 - "A Methodology for Integrative Documentation and Characterization of Culturally Important Statues to Support Seismic Analysis.,"Wittich, C.E, Hutchinson, T.C, Wood, R.L, & Kuester, F., Proc., Euromed2012: Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, Limassol, Cyprus, p. 825-832.

Oct 29, 2012 - "Characterizing Cracks in the Frescoes of Sala degli Elementi within Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio,"Wood, R.L, Hutchinson, T.C, Wittich, C.E, & Kuester, F., Proc., Euromed2012: Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, Limassol, Cyprus, p. 776-783

Jul 1, 2010 - "Vibration Studies of Nonstructural Components and Systems Within a Full-Scale Building,"T.C. Hutchinson, M. Eeri, D. Nastase, F. Kuester and K. Doerr, Earthquake Spectra, Volume 26, Issue 2

May 30, 2009 - "Terrestrial Laser Scanning-Based Structural Damage Assessment,"M.J. Olsen, F. Kuester, B.J. Chang, and T.C. Hutchinson, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Volume 24, Issue 3

- "Effects of ground motion scaling on nonlinear higher mode building response," Richard L. Wood and Tara Hutchinson, The Journal Earthquakes and Structures

- "Effects of ground motion scaling on nonlinear higher mode building response," Richard L. Wood and Tara Hutchinson, The Journal Earthquakes and Structures