Jonathan Glassman

Jonathan D. Glassman, Ph.D., P.E., CRE

Managing Engineer
Data Sciences
Los Angeles
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Dr. Glassman's expertise includes civil and structural engineering, programming and data management, reliability engineering, rapid prototyping, and technical project management. His field experience includes investigating structural damage due to issues including adjacent construction, wind and seismic loadings, earth movement, construction defects, and fire. Dr. Glassman also works as part of multi-disciplinary technical teams performing tasks such as probabilistic analyses of spatially-extant distribution networks, rapid prototyping, and evaluation of a variety of civil structures, consumer products, and client-side processes.

Dr. Glassman is a Lecturer in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department at UCLA. He is also a Structures Specialist and Technical Information Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue, California Task Force 6.

Dr. Glassman earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University, where his research focused on the fire performance of steel plate girder bridges. He used nonlinear finite element analysis to study how elevated temperatures and thermal gradients affect the web shear buckling mechanism, and used this understanding to develop a new theory to predict more accurately the postbuckling shear strength of steel girder webs at ambient and elevated temperatures. Dr. Glassman’s Masters and undergraduate level research included the application of non-destructive testing methods to assess the protective integrity of military body armor and field seismic evaluation of a 16th-century, unreinforced masonry church in Almolonga, Mexico.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Glassman was an Assistant Instructor at Princeton University, a Graduate Writing Fellow at the Princeton University Writing Center, and a field engineer with Caltrans in the Office of Structure Construction.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2015
  • M.A., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2012
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2008, cum laude
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow 2011–2014

    Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) Scholarship 2008

    Member of Tau Beta Pi since 2008

    UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2007/2008

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #85448

Certified Reliability Engineer, #35355

Publications

Glassman, J. D. & Garlock, M. E. M. Postbuckling shear strength at elevated temperatures using a compression-based approach. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Princeton, 2016.

Glassman, J. D. & Garlock, M. E. M. A compression model for ultimate postbuckling shear strength. Thin-Walled Structures, 2016; 102:258–272.

Glassman, J. D., Garlock, M. E. M., Aziz, E.,& Kodur, V. Modeling parameters for predicting the postbuckling shear strength of steel plate girders. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 2016; 121:136–143.

Aziz, E., Kodur, V., Glassman, J. D., Garlock, M. E. M. Experimental behavior of steel bridge girders under fire conditions. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 2014; 106:11–22.

Garlock, M. E. M., Glassman, J. D. Elevated temperature evaluation of an existing steel web shearbuckling analytical model. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2014; 101:395–406.

Glassman, J. D. & M. E. M. Garlock. “Models for analyzing web shear buckling response of bridge steel plate girders under fire.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Shanghai, 2014.

Labbouz, S., Glassman, J. D., Garlock, M. E. M. & J. Ricles. “Evaluating weathering steel performance at elevated temperatures: the I-195 bridge fire case study.” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Shanghai, 2014.

Glassman, J. D. & M. E. M. Garlock. “Post-fire strength assessment of steel bridges based on residual out-of-plane web deformations.” Proceedings of the Structures Congress, Boston, 2014.

Glassman, J. D. and M. E. M. Garlock, “High temperatures and bridges: transverse stiffeners in steel girder fire performance.” Proceedings of the 7th New York City Bridge Conference, New York, 2013.

Glassman, J. D. & M. E. M. Garlock, “Shear buckling behavior of steel plate girders at elevated temperatures.” Proceedings of the Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, 2013.

Chaudhuri, S. R., Banerjee, S., Glassman, J., Shinozuka, M. & M. Q. Feng. “Enhancement of Sustainability of Wood Frame Shear Wall Buildings Using Fiber Composites.” Proceedings of the 5th International Engineering and Construction Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, August 2008, pp. 1189-1196.

Reports


Garlock, M. E. M., Glassman, J. D., Labbouz, S. Elevated temperature properties of A588 weathering steel. Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University, NJ, February 2014.


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CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2015
  • M.A., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Princeton University, 2012
  • M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2009
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Irvine, 2008, cum laude
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow 2011–2014

    Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California (CELSOC) Scholarship 2008

    Member of Tau Beta Pi since 2008

    UC Irvine Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) Fellow 2007/2008

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Licensed Professional Civil Engineer, California, #85448

Certified Reliability Engineer, #35355