Brad Davis, Ph.D., S.E.

Assistant Professor

Research Areas:

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Civil Engineering - CE
373 OHR
Lexington, KY 40506-0281
Phone: 859-257-4916
Fax: 859-257-4404

Professional Preparation

Virginia Tech    Civil Engineering    B.S., 1994

Virginia Tech    Civil Engineering    M.S., 1996

Virginia Tech    Civil Engineering    Ph.D., 2008


January 2009 – present,    Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

August 2008 – January 2009    Part-Time Instructor, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

2005 – August 2008    Research Assistant, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

2000 – 2005    Structural Design Engineer, Structural Design Group, Nashville, TN.

1998 – 2000    Structural Design Engineer, Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates, Nashville, TN.

1997 – 1998     Structural Engineer, Hayes, Seay, Mattern, and Mattern, Roanoke, VA.

1996 – 1997     Research Engineer, American Buildings Company, Eufaula, AL.

Selected Publications

  • Davis, B., Avci, O. (In Press) “Simplified Vibration Serviceability Evaluation for Slender Monumental Stairs.” Journal of Structural Engineering, Impact Factor = 1.21.
  • Liu, D., Davis, B. (In Press) “Walking Vibration Response of High Frequency Floors Supporting Sensitive Equipment.” Journal of Structural Engineering, Impact Factor = 1.21.
  • Davis, B., Liu, D., and Murray, T.M. (2014) “Simplified Experimental Evaluation of Floors Subject to Walking Induced Vibrations.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 28(5). Impact Factor = 0.58.
  • Liu, D., Davis, B., Arber, L., and Sabelli, R. (2013). “Torsional and Constrained-Axis Flexural-Torsional Buckling Tables for Steel W-Shapes in Compression.” Engineering Journal, 50(4), 205-248. Impact Factor = 0.23.
  • Thomas, A., Davis, B., Dadi, G.B., and Goodrum, P.M. (2013). “A Case Study of the Impact of 100 ksi Steel Reinforcement on Concrete Productivity in Buildings.” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 139(11). Impact Factor = 0.88.
  • Davidson, M., Harik, I.E., and Davis, D.B. (2011). “Fire Impact and Passive Fire Protection of Infrastructure: State of the Art.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 27(2), 135-143. Impact Factor = 0.58.
  • Davis, D.B., Barrett, A.R., and Murray, T.M. (2011). “Use of a Force Plate Versus Armature Accelerometer for Measuring Frequency Response Functions.” Experimental Techniques, 35(1), 73-79. Impact Factor = 0.38
  • Davis, D.B. and Murray, T.M. (2009). “Slender Monumental Stair Vibration Serviceability.” Journal of Architectural Engineering, 15(4), 111-121.