Charles DeVore
Charles DeVore, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate
Buildings & Structures
  • New York

Dr. DeVore provides specialized services in noise and vibration monitoring for buildings, bridges, equipment, and other structures. He has experience developing custom instrumentation systems and procedures for collecting and analyzing acoustic and vibration information for use in structural health monitoring, earthquake engineering, construction vibrations, and sound level studies.

Dr. DeVore’s background is in structural dynamics and he is a recognized expert in the areas of structural health monitoring and control for buildings, bridges, and other structures. He has performed extensive research on damage detection algorithms including numerical simulation and laboratory testing. Additionally, Dr. DeVore has field experience in civil damage detection and has assisted research investigations into full-scale bridge monitoring. He has research experience in uncertainty quantification and probabilistic methods.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. DeVore was a teaching fellow at the University of Southern California teaching science and math to under-privileged middle school students. He also assisted teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in the civil engineering department. Dr. DeVore developed laboratory curriculum for the Asia-Pacific Summer School in Smart Structure Technology at the University of Tokyo.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2010
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, 2012

    ARCS Scholar, 2011 and 2012

    ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Student Best Paper, 2011 and 2012

    National Science Foundation East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Fellow, 2010

    USC Provost Fellowship, 2008–2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, California, #84083

Community Noise Enforcement Certification, Rutgers Noise Technical Assistance Center, Rutgers University

Publications

DeVore C, Ahlberg E. Review of the codes and standards for noise and vibration investigations in buildings. Forensic Engineering 2015; pp. 860–867. doi: 10.1061/9780784479711.083

DeVore C, Jiang Z, Christenson R, Stromquist-LeVoir G, Johnson E. Experimental verification of substructure identification for damage detection in shear buildings. Journal of Engineering Mechanics 2015. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000929, 04015060.

Morgan T, DeVore C, Peraza D. Collapse of crossed pendulum ceiling systems due to unstable equilibrium. Structures Congress 2015; pp. 1730–1740. doi: 10.1061/9780784479117.149

DeVore C, Johnson E. Improving substructure identification using structural control with limited sensor measurements. Journal of Computer and Civil Engineering 2014. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000404

DeVore C, Christenson R, Franco J, Johnson E. Experimental verification of AMD-controlled substructure identification. Proceedings, 6th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Barcelona, Spain, July 2014.

Zhang D, DeVore CE, Johnson EA. Response modification to improve the parameter identification of shear structures: An experimental verification. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics 2013; 18(6):1683–1690. doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2013.2280087.

DeVore C, Johnson EA. Improving substructure identification using structural control with limited sensor measurements. Proceedings, ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.

DeVore C, Johnson EA, Christenson RE. Improved substructure identification through use of an active control device. Proceedings, IMAC XXXI Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, Society for Experimental Mechanics, Garden Grove, CA, 2013.

DeVore C, Jiang Z, Christenson RE, Johnson EA, Stromquist-LeVoir G. Experimental verification of substructure identification for damage detection in shear building structures. 2012 Student Paper Competition in Structural Health Monitoring and Control, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Notre Dame, IN, 2012.

DeVore C, Johnson EA, Christenson R. Experimental verification of controlled substructure identification using control devices: A preliminary simulation study. Proceedings, 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, CA, 2011.

DeVore C, Johnson EA. Algorithm for substructure identification using distributed wireless sensors. The 6th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, ANCRiSST2011, Dalian, China, 2011.

DeVore C, Johnson EA. Uncertainty quantification and propagation using substructure identification. Student Paper Competition in Probabilistic Methods, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute, Boston, MA, 2011.

Zhang DY, DeVore C, Johnson EA. Experimental verification of controlled substructure identification for shear structures. Proceedings, 5th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Tokyo, Japan, 2010.

Zhang DY, DeVore C, Johnson EA. Experimental verification of the use of control systems to improve SHM of shear structures. Proceedings, 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, Stanford, CA, 2009.

Presentations

DeVore C. Methods for forensic evaluations of noise and vibration investigations. Guest Lecture, New York University, December 2015.

DeVore C, Dolhon A. Service life predictions for an existing indoor parking garage subject to chloride contamination. ACI Fall 2014 Convention, October 2014.

DeVore C. Damage detection of buildings using substructure identification. Seminar, 3M Measurement & Diagnostics Group, St. Paul, MN, 2013.

DeVore C. Damage detection using substructure identification. Seminar, Weidlinger Associates, Applied Science, New York, NY, 2013.

DeVore C. Controlled substructure identification: Methods for detecting damage and quantifying uncertainty. Structures Seminar, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2011.

Professional Affiliations

Acoustic Society of America (associate member)

American Concrete Institute (member)

American Society of Civil Engineers (member)

Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (member)

Structural Engineers Association of New York (associate member)

Professional Service

ASCE Probabilistic Methods Committee

ASCE Met Section Infrastructure Group

SEAoNY Programs Committee

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

ACI-444 Structural Health Monitoring and Instrumentation

Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Journal of Smart Structures and Systems

Knowledge

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 2013
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2010
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, 2012

    ARCS Scholar, 2011 and 2012

    ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Student Best Paper, 2011 and 2012

    National Science Foundation East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Fellow, 2010

    USC Provost Fellowship, 2008–2012

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Engineer, California, #84083

Community Noise Enforcement Certification, Rutgers Noise Technical Assistance Center, Rutgers University