Theodore V. Galambos

Theodore V. Galambos

Theodore V. Galambos

Professor Emeritus, Member of the National Academy of Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Contact

Civil Engineering Building
Room 165
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Education
  • B.S., 1953, Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota
  • M.S., 1954, Civil Engineering, University of North Dakota
  • Ph.D., 1959, Civil Engineering, Lehigh University
  • Doctor honoris cause, 1982, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Professional Background
  • Harold Jolly Professor of Structural Engineering, Washington University at St. Louis,1969-81
  • Professor, Washington University, 1965-69
  • Chairman of Department of Civil Engineering, Washington University at St. Louis,1970-78
  • Associate Professor, Lehigh University, 1963-65
  • Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, 1969-63
  • Structural Engineer, Babcock and Wilcox 1954-57
  • Visiting Professor: US Military Academy, 1990; Sydney University, 1993; University of the Witwatersrand, 1993
Research Interests

Major research areas include the study of the inelastic behavior and stability of steel structures under load, and the application of the information gained to the design of steel buildings, bridges and other structures. Recent research projects include the study of the behavior and design of frames with trussed girders, the inelastic rating of steel bridges, and the development of Load and Resistance Factor Design specifications for cold-formed stainless-steel members and for steel highway bridges. Another research area is the probability-based design of structures and structural systems forserviceabilityand earthquake load.

Selected Publications

Galambos, T.V. 2001. Strength of singly symmetric I-shaped beam columns. AISC Engineering Journal, second quarter.

Galambos, T.V. 2001. The performance and design checking of chord-angle legs in joist girders. AISC Engineering Journal, third quarter.

Galambos, T.V. 2001. The Structural Stability Research Council and the stability criteria in the AISC specification. Proceedings, Structural Stability Research Council, May, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Jimenez, G.A. and T.V. Galambos. Inelastic stability of pinned tapered columns. 2001. Proceedings, Structural Stability Research Council, May, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Galambos, T.V. 2000. The effect of material properties on the stability design criteria of steel structures. Proceedings, Structural Stability Research Council, July, Memphis, Tenn.

Galambos, T. V. 1998. Guide to Stability Design Criteria for Metal Structures, Fifth ed., John Wiley and Sons.

Ito, M. and T. V. Galambos. 1993. Minimum weight design of continuous composite girders. ASCE J. Struct. Engrg., 119(4).

Barker, M. G. and T. V. Galambos. 1992. Shakedown limit state of compact steel girder bridges. ASCE J. Struct. Engrg., 118(4):986-98.

Dishongh, B. E. and T. V. Galambos. 1992. Residual deformation analysis for inelastic bridge rating. ASCE J. Struct. Engrg., 118(6):1494-1508.

Galambos, T. V. 1992. The effect of lateral bracing on the stability of steel trusses. J. Construct. Steel Res., 1(4):251-258.