Weidong Wu

  Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering

  Civil Engineering Graduate Program Coordinator

  Department of Civil, Chemical & General Engineering

 Email  weidong-wu@utc.edu

Phone (423) 425-5822

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University of Mississippi   Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, 2008

Huazhong University of Science & Technology B.S. in Civil Engineering, 1998


  • Assistat Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga TN      2013-Present
  • Senior FEA Engineer, Comau Inc.  Southfield MI   2013
  • Postdoc Research Associate, Univeristy of Mississippi    Oxford MS   2008-2012
  • Structural Engineer, Lingyun Tech.   Wuhan China   1999-2003



Fall 2017

  • ENCE 2220  Probability and Statistics for Engineering   Online Based
  • ENCE 2460  Mechanics of Materials    TTh   9:25AM-10:40AM
  • ENCE 5600  Advanced Civil Engineering Materials   M   5:30PM-8:00PM

Summer 2017

  • ENCE 2460 Mechanics of Materials

Previous teaching



  Research Activities

  Mentoring and Advisoring

  • Phillip York, Computer modeling of PLUG for Repaid Repair of Levee Breaches(thesis), Present
  • W. Yang, Damage modeling of RAC by FEM and XFEM (thesis), Graduated
  • A. Batchu, Analysis and Repair of Pretensioned Double Tee Canopy Beam, Graduated
  • T. Haraway, Sequoyah Nuclear Plant Cooling Towers Double Tee Beam Canopy Crack Mechanism and Repair Solutions, Graduated
  • Ausama Hashim, Seismic analysis to retaining wall on HWY 27 using FEA , Graduated

  Research Instrests

  • Smart infrastructure
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computational modeling of materials
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • Building and important infrastructure hazard evaluation and protection
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM) for civil infrastructure
  • Computer application in engineering education



  • Wu,W., Yang, W., Owino,J., Fomunung, I., Onyango, M. (2016), “Modeling Crack of Recycled Aggregate Concrete by Extended Finite Element and Concrete Damage Plasticity ”, Under review
  • Liang, Y., Wu,D.,Liu,Li,Y.,Gao,C., Ma,Z, and Wu,W. (2016), "Big Data-enabled Multiscale Serviceability Analysis about Aging Bridges", Digital Communications and Networks, 2(3), pp. 97-107.
  • Wu,W., Fomunung, I, Owino,J.,Onyango, M. (2016), “Thermal Cracking Analysis of Pre-stressed Double Tee Beam Using FEA”, in preparation to be submitted to Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
  • Al-Ostaz,A., French, B.A., and Wu,W. (2016), “ Nanoscale characterization of hydrated cement paste and Portland cement clinker, Submitted to Materials Characterization
  • Wu, W., Al-Ostaz, A., Cheng, A. H.-D. and Song, C.R. (2011), “A molecular dynamics study on the mechanical properties of major constituents of Portland cement,” ASCE Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics,1(2), pp 84-90.
  • Wu, W., Al-Ostaz, A., Gladden, J., Cheng, A. H.-D., and Li, G. (2010), “Measurement of mechanical properties of hydrated cement paste using resonant ultrasound spectroscopy,” Journal of ASTM International, 7(5)
  • Wu, W., Al-Ostaz, A., Cheng, A. H.-D. and Song, C.R. (2010), “Concrete as a hierarchical structural composite material,” International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering, 8(6), pp. 585-595. 
  • Al-Ostaz, A., Wu, W., Alkhateb, H. and Alzebdeh, K.I. (2009), “Joint effect of shape and size on progressive damage of random composites,” Computational Material Science, 46(4), pp. 1141-1151. 
  • Al-Ostaz, A., Wu, W., Cheng, A. H.-D. and Song, C.R. (2009), “A molecular dynamics and microporomechanics study on the mechanical properties of major constituents of hydrated cement,” Composites B, 41(7), pp. 543-549.
  • Song, C.R., Wu, W. and Al-Ostaz, A. (2008), “Effects of Force Field in Molecular Mechanics Simulation of Geo-Materials,” Proceedings of GeoCongress 2008, ASCE GSP 179, pp.1012-1019.


  • Wu,W., Owino, J., Fomunung, I. , and Onyango, M.  " Structural analysis to the innovative hybrid carbon nanotube-graphene sheet nanostructure",  Twenty-fourth International Conference on. COMPOSITES/NANO ENGINEERING (ICCE-24)Haikou, Hainan Island, China July 17-23, 2016
  • Wu,W., Haraway, T.K., Batchu, A.S., Fomunung, I, Owino,J., and Onyango, M. " Finite element thermal crack analysis of    prestressed double tee canopy beam", Simulia (Abaqus) 2016 Science in the Age of Experience, 2016, Boston, MA
  • Wu,W., Owino, J., Fomunung, I. , Onyango, M., and Al-Ostaz, A.  "Finite Element Modeling for Damage of Recycled Aggregate Concrete", ICCEASI 2015, July 1-3, 2015, Hongkong
  • Wu,W., Owino, J., Al-Ostaz, A. and Cai, L. " Applying periodic boundary conditions in Finite Element Analysis ", Simulia (Abaqus) Community Conference 2014, Providence, RI
  • Wu,W., Owino, J., and Al-Ostaz, A. “ Combination of nanodiamond and nanofiber: potential candidate for making nanoengineered concrete”, 2013 Mid-South Area Engineering and Sciences Conference
  •  Wu, W., Al-Ostaz, and Cheng, A.H.-D.(2011) "Concrete as a Hierarchical Structural Composite Material" MAESC 2011, Memphis, May 3, 2011.
  • Wu, W. and Al-Ostaz, A. (2008), “Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Concrete and Constituent Materials: From Nano to Continuum” Proceedings of The first American Academy of Mechanics Conference, New Orleans, June 17-20, 2008.