Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Ian Hosch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering with expertise in structural engineering. He has extensive experimental field testing experience and has performed multiple finite element analysis simulation focusing on a variety of engineering disciplines. Dr. Hosch has particular experience working with structural dynamics and fatigue analysis of structures, as well as experience working with prestressed and reinforced concrete, and fiber reinforced polymer composites.
Dr. Hosch’s research interests include mechanics of vibration and structural dynamics, fatigue analysis and mitigation, finite element analysis, development of concrete materials and production involving prestressed concrete and autoclaved aerated concrete, sustainability of building materials and structural systems, structural efficiency of novel space frame systems, and experimental techniques in the evaluation, development, and testing of building materials for structural applications.
Current Research (2010-present)
1.Design of Overhead Sign Support Structures to Mitigate Wind-Induced Fatigue Loads, with F. Fouad, sponsored by ALDOT
2.Full-Scale Wall of Wind Testing of Variable Message Signs (VMS) Structures to Develop Drag Coefficients for AASHTO Supports Specifications, with F. Fouad and GaTech, sponsored by UTC
3.Efficiency of novel Space Frame Structures for Increased Sustainability of Structural Systems, in development with N. Uddin and H. Johnston Jr.
4.Design of Bridge-Type Variable Message Sign Support Structures for Fatigue Loads, with F. Fouad, sponsored by ALDOT and UTCA
5.Design of Cantilever-Type Sign Support Structures for Fatigue Loads, with F. Fouad, sponsored by ALDOT
UAB School of Engineering