Fernando S. Fonseca

Structural Engineering
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997.
Contact Info - Office: 
368R Clyde Building
(801) 422-6329
fonseca@byu.edu

Fernando S. Fonseca
Professor/Graduate Coordinator

 

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PhD, 1997.
Brigham Young University MS, 1988.
Brigham Young University BS, Magna Cum Laude, Civil Engineering, 1987.

Work Experience

  • Professor, BYU, (2017 - present)
  • Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, BYU, (2003-2017)
  • Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, BYU, (1996-2003)
  • Engineer, Karren and Associates (1988-1991)

States in Which Professionally Licensed

  • Utah

Principal Publications in the Last Five Years

  • Shuangzhen Wang, Emilio Llamazos, Larry Baxter and Fernando Fonseca, (2008). Durability of biomass fly ash concrete: Freezing and thawing and rapid chloride permeability tests, Fuel, Volume 87, Issue 3, March 2008, Pages 359-364.
  • Shuangzhen Wang, Amber Miller, Emilio Llamazos, Fernando Fonseca and Larry Baxter, (2008). Biomass fly ash in concrete: Mixture proportioning and mechanical properties, Fuel, Volume 87, Issue 3, March 2008, Pages 365-371.
  • Shuangzhen Wang, Larry Baxter and Fernando Fonseca, (2008). Biomass fly ash in concrete: SEM, EDX and ESEM analysis, Fuel, Volume 87, Issue 3, March 2008, Pages 372-379.
  • Fonseca, F. S., Judd, J. P., and Burns, J. (2006). "Strength of Plywood Joints with Overdriven Nails." Forest Products Journal, Forest Products Society (FPS), Vol. 56, No. 7/8.
  • Judd, J. P., and Fonseca, F. S. (2006). "Equivalent single degree of freedom model for wood shearwalls and diaphragms." Proceedings, 9th World Conference on Timber Engineering, August 6-10, Portland, Oregon.
  • Judd, J. P., Fonseca, F. S. (2005). "Analytical model for sheathing-to-framing connections in wood shear walls and diaphragms." Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 131, No. 2, 345-352.
  • Wang, S., L. Baxter, and F. Fonseca, (2004). Biomass fly ash in concrete. 6th Conference on Science in Thermal and Chemical Biomass Conversion, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Aug. 30 - Sept. 2, 2004.
  • Judd, J. P., and Fonseca, F. S. (2004). "Analytical modeling of nailed sheathing connections in wood shear walls." Proceedings, 9th Brazilian Conference of Wood and Timber Structures, July 28-30, Cuiaba, Brazil, Brazilian Institute of Wood and Timber Structures, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Judd, J. P., and Fonseca, F. S. (2004). "Hysteresis model parameters for nailed sheathing connections in wood shear walls." Proceedings, 9th Brazilian Conference of Wood and Timber Structures, July 28-30, Cuiaba, Brazil, Brazilian Institute of Wood and Timber Structures, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Judd, J. P., and Fonseca, F. S. (2004). "Shear wall strength reduction from overdriven nails." Proceedings, 9th Brazilian Conference of Wood and Timber Structures, July 28-30, Cuiaba, Brazil, Brazilian Institute of Wood and Timber Structures, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Fonseca, F. S., and Judd, J. P. (2004). "Implementation of an oriented sheathing-to-framing connector model into CASHEW." Proceedings, 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, June 14-17, Lahti, Finland, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Judd, J. P., and Fonseca, F. S. (2004). "Hysteresis models for nailed sheathing-to-framing connections in wood shear walls and diaphragms." Proceedings, 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, June 14-17, Lahti, Finland, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Fonseca, F. S., and Judd, J. P. (2004). "Effect of overdriven-nail-depth combinations on wood shear wall strength." Proceedings, 8th World Conference on Timber Engineering, June 14-17, Lahti, Finland, Finnish Association of Civil Engineers RIL, Helsinki, Finland.
  • Judd, J. P., Fonseca, F. S. (2003). "FRP strengthened wood-frame roofs." Proceedings, SAMPE 2003 Conference, May 11-15, Long Beach, California, Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering, Covina, California.

 

Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years

  • Voting Member of Shear Committee - The Masonry Society (Until 12/2011)
  • Voting Member of Flexural and Axial Committee- The Masonry Society (Until 12/2011)
  • ASCE/SEI Wood Education Committee
  • Global Awareness, Leadership, Innovation, Character Development and Recruiting and Retaining Women Committee Member, BYU
  • Structures/Structural Mechanics Committee Chair, BYU
  • Advisor - Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)