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Kara Peterman

Assistant Professor
UMassAmherst


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Research and Background

Experimental and analytical behavior of cold-formed and hot-rolled steel structures; Full-scale experimentation; Seismic behavior of cold-formed steel structures; Creating and implementing sustainable design methods; Multi-hazard design

Contact Info

Kara Peterman
kdpeterman@umass.edu
230 Marston Hall, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 130 Natural Resources Road,
Amherst, Massachusetts

Research in Action

Education

Ph.D., Structural Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2014; M.S., Structural Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 2011; B.S. Engineering, Swathmore College, 2009

Publications

Journal Articles

Peterman, K.D., Stehman, M., Madsen, R., Nakata, N., Buonopane, S., Schafer, B.W. “Sub-system level response of cold-formed steel buildings under seismic excitations.” ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering (in press, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001578)

Peterman, K.D., Stehman, M., Madsen, R., Nakata, N., Buonopane, S., Schafer, B.W. “Fundamental system level response of cold-formed steel buildings under seismic excitations.” ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering (in press, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001577)

Bian, G., Peterman, K.D., Torabian, S., Schafer, B.W. “Direct torsion of cold-formed steel lipped channels”. Journal of Constructional Steel Research (submitted 2 December 2014).

Peterman, K.D., Nakata, N., Schafer, B.W. “Hysteretic characterization of cold-formed steel stud-to-sheathing connections.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.05.019).

Liu, P., Peterman, K.D., Yu, C., Schafer, B.W. “Impact of construction details on OSB sheathed cold-formed steel framed shear walls.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research (DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.05.003).

Peterman, K.D., Schafer, B.W. “Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Studs Under Axial and Lateral Load.” ASCE, Journal of Structural Engineering (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000966).

Conference Papers

Peterman, K.D., Moradei, J., D’Aloisio, J.A., Webster, M.W., Hajjar, J.F. “Thermal and structural response of thermal break strategies in steel building systems.” Proceedings of CAMX 2016, Anaheim, CA. September 24-16, 2016, American Composites Manufacturers Association.

Peterman, K.D., Moradei, J., D’Aloisio, J. A., Webster, M. D., and Hajjar, J. F. (2016). “Thermal Break Strategies for Cladding Systems in Building Structures,” Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures, Carter, C. J. and Hajjar, J. F. (eds.), Boston, Massachusetts, May 24-26, 2016, American Institute of Steel Construction, Chicago, Illinois.

Peterman, K.D., Madsen, R.L., Schafer, B.W., “Experimental Seismic Behavior of the CFS-NEES Building: System-Level Performance of a Full-Scale Two-Story Light Steel Framed Building.” 22nd International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures, St. Louis, MO, November 2014.

Peterman, K.D., Stehman, M.J.J., Buonopane, S.G., Nakata, N., Madsen, R.L., Schafer, B.W., “Seismic performance of full-scale cold-formed steel buildings.” 10th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, July 2014.

*Peterman, K.D., Stehman, M.J.J., Buonopane, S.G., Nakata, N., Madsen, R.L., Schafer, B.W., “Stability performance of full-scale cold-formed steel buildings under seismic excitations.” Structural Stability Research Council Annual Stability Conference, Toronto, ON, March 2014.

*Peterman, K.D., Bian, G., Schafer, B.W., “Experimental and computational analysis of direct torsion in cold-formed steel lipped channels.” Structural Stability Research Council Annual Stability Conference, Toronto, ON., March 2014

Liu, P., Peterman, K.D., Yu, C., Schafer, B.W. “Characterization of cold-formed steel shear wall behavior under cyclic loading for the CFS-NEES building.” 21st International Specialty Conference on Cold-Formed Steel Structures - Recent Research and Developments in Cold-Formed Steel Design and Construction, St. Louis, MO, October 2012.

*Peterman, K.D., Nakata, N., Schafer, B.W., “Cyclic behavior of cold-formed steel stud-to sheathing connections.” World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012.

Liu, P., Peterman, K.D., Yu, C., Schafer, B.W. “Cold-formed steel shear walls in ledger framed buildings.” Structural Stability Research Council Annual Stability Conference, Grapevine, TX, April 18-22, 2012. ---Winner of the Vinnakota Award for best student paper.

*Peterman, K.D., Schafer, B.W. “Stability of sheathed cold-formed steel studs under axial load and bending.” Structural Stability Research Council Annual Stability Conference, Grapevine, TX, April 18-22, 2012.

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