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EDUCATION

  • Ph.D, 2008, Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • M.S., 1998, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • B.S., 1996, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Behavior and design of reinforced concrete structures
  • Remote monitoring of bridges and wind-turbine structures
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Performance of friction-stir-welded structures
  • Behavior of concrete-filled composite tubes

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, August, 2008 – December 2013
  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. August, 2004 – July, 2008
  • Structural Engineer, Opus Architects & Engineers, Inc., Minneapolis, MN. August, 1998 – August, 2004
  • Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, School of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. January, 1997 – August, 1998

REGISTRATION

Professional Engineer: State of Minnesota, 2001-present.


PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Robinson, M.J., Belzer, B.E., Fick, D.R., Composite Action of Concrete-filled Rectangular GFRP Tubes, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, in press.
  • Roberts, L., Fick, D. Misra, A., Performance-Based Design of Drilled Shaft Bridge Foundation, Journal of Bridge Engineering Special Issue on: AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design and Guide Specifications: Recent, Ongoing, and Future Refinements, November/December, 2011.
  • Pujol, S. and Fick, D.R., The Test of a Full-Scale Three-Story RC Structure with Masonry Infill Walls. Engineering Structures, October, 2010. 32(10): p. 10.

Conference Papers

  • Fick, D.R., Sozen, M.A., Kreger, M.E., Cyclic Lateral Load Test and the Estimation of Elastic Drift Response of a Full-Scale Three-Story Flat-Plate Structure, American Concrete Institute Special Publication (accepted).
  • Fick, D.R., Gribb, M.M., Tinant, C.J., The Impact of Project-Based Service Learning in a Native American Community on Student Performance in Civil Engineering Capstone Design, Frontiers in Education Conference, (accepted)
  • Fick, D.R., Sawyer, J. F., Tinant, C.J., Retention and Recruitment as Part of a Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative, American Society of Engineering Education, Rocky Mountain Section Regional Conference, Pueblo, CO, March 29-30, 2013.
  • Fick, D., Sawyer, J., Tinant, C., Berdanier, B., Civil and Geological Engineering Service-Learning Projects as Part of a Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative, Frontiers in Education Conference, Seattle, WA, October 3-6.
  • Bush, J, Kane, M., Segrud, K., Fick, D., Zong, Z., An Interactive Approach to Renewable Energy Research and Education, oral presentation. 2011 Frontiers in Education Conference, Rapid City, SD, October 12-15.
  • Well, A. Marshall, J., Luick, L., Jasthi, B, Fick, D., and West, M., A Novel Approach for Fabrication of a Titanium Aerospace Structure by Friction Stir Welding, oral presentation. Materials Science and Technology Conference, Columbus, OH, October 16-20, 2011.
  • Sharma, R., Fick, D., West, M., Jasthi, B., Static and Fatigue Performance of Friction Stir Welded Titanium I-Beams, oral presentation. Materials Science and Technology Conference, Columbus, OH, October 16-20, 2011.
  • Fick, D.R., Cyclic Lateral Load Test to Failure of a Full-Scale Three-Story flat-Plate Reinforced Concrete Structure, oral presentation. Proceedings of the 9th U.S. National, 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering. July 25-29, 2010. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Roberts, L.A., Fick D.R., and A. Misra. Design of Bridge Foundations using a Performance-Based Soil-Structure Interaction Approach. Proceedings of the 2010 SEI Structures Congress. May, 2010. Orlando, FL.

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Technical Reports

  • Widener, C.A., Sears, J.W., Salem, D.R., Tolle, C.R., Fick, D.R., Hrabe, R., Life Extension of Navy Weapon Systems through Advanced Materials Processing Using Benchmarking and Best Practices, Office of Naval Research, Annual Report. August, 2012, 2013.
  • Tinant, C.J., Berdanier, B.W., Sawyer, J.F., Fick, D.R., Hansen, M.R., Benning, J.L., Collaborative Research: OLC/SDSU/SDSMT Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative, NSF Tribal College and University Program, Annual Report. July, 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Kilber, S., Fick, D.R., Hansen, M.R., Self-Healing Characteristics of API Class A Well Cement Concrete, Lafarge North America, Final Report. January 17, 2012.
  • Fick, D.R., Jasthi, B., West, M.K., Friction Stir Welding of Titanium Beam Structures, SDSMT’s Center for Friction Stir Processing, CFSP07-AMP-01, Annual Report. November, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • Fick, D.R., Hansen, M.R., Yellowstone Place Association Roof Shingle Evaluation, Yellowstone Place Association. May 20, 2009.
  • Fick, D.R., Site Inspection and Evaluation of Leaning Agricultural Silos, The Travelers Companies. August 15, 2011.
  • Fick, D., Bergson, P., Schultz, A., Galambos, T., Final Report: Monitoring and Assessment Program for Wabasha County Bridge”, Report no. Mn/DOT 1998-22, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, MN, 1998.

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PRESENTATIONS

  • Fick, D.R., Design of Precast and Prestressed Concrete Structures for Lateral Loads: Part 1 – Calculation of Forces, Continuing Education Seminar in collaboration with the Precast Concrete Institute (PCI) Midwest, May 22, 2013, Rapid City, SD.
  • Fick, D.R., Fried, L.G., An Experimental Investigation of the Buckling Response of Friction Stir Processed Aluminum Angles, Office of Navy Research, August 9, 2013, Rapid City, SD. Fick, D.R., Experimental Investigation of Slab-Column Connections Subjected to Lateral and Gravity Loads, Montana State University, April 30, 2013, Bozeman, MT.
  • Fick, D.R., Slab-Column Examples, Committee 352, Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete, American Concrete Institute Convention. October 18, 2012. Dallas, TX.
  • Fick, D.R., Kreger, M.E., Sozen, M.A., Experimental Investigation of a Full-Scale R/C Flat Plate Structure Subjected to Cyclic Lateral Loads, oral presentation. Symposium Honoring James O. Jirsa, American Concrete Institute Convention. October 19, 2012. Dallas, TX.
  • Fick, D.R., Kjerengtroen, L., Littoral Combat Ship Research: An Evaluation of Friction-Stir Processed Marine Panel Stiffeners Subjected to Compression and Flexural Loading, oral presentation. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. July 27, 2012. Rapid City, SD.
  • Fick, D.R., Structural Engineering and Wind Energy Projects, oral presentation. NSF Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative Annual Meeting. August 2, 2012. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Fick, D.R., Sawyer, J.F.*, Academic Programs and Sustainability: Making Collaborations Work, oral presentation. NSF Pre-Engineering Education Collaborative Annual Meeting. August 3, 2012. Minneapolis, MN.
  • Fick, D.R., Black Hills Power Renewable Energy Research Facility, ASCE Student Chapter, ASCE Student Chapter, 2010, Rapid City, SD.
  • Fick, D.R., West, M., Widener, C., Friction Stir Welding of Titanium Beam Structures, oral presentation, technical and management review: SDSMT’s Center for Friction Stir Processing (NSF I/UCRC) Industrial Advisory Board Meeting. 2009, 2010, 2011, Rapid City, SD.
  • Arbegast, W., Fick, D.R., West, M., Friction Stir Welding of Titanium Beam Structures, oral presentation, technical and management review: SDSMT’s Center for Friction Stir Processing (NSF I/UCRC) Industrial Advisory Board Meeting. April 27, 2009. Columbia, SC.
  • Fick, D.R., Experimental Investigation of a Full-Scale Flat-Plate Reinforced Concrete Structure, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2008. Rapid City, SD.

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COURSES TAUGHT

  • Statics
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering
  • Applied Structural Design
  • Theory and Design of Metal Structures
  • Engineering and Construction Materials
  • Reinforced Concrete Theory and Design
  • Structural Analysis II
  • Civil Engineering Capstone Design
  • Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design