Tim Huff

Adjunct Professor
Civil and Architectural Engineering

Ph.D. Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, expected Spring 2013
M.S. Mathematics, Tennessee State University, 2006
M.S. Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, 1985
B.S. Civil Engineering. Tennessee Tech University, 1984

Expertise and Classes Taught

Earthquake Engineering
Performance-Based Design of Structures
Structural Dynamics
Bridge Engineering
CVEN 5750 Stability and Vibrations
CVEN 5800 Advanced Steel Design
CVEN 5820 Principles of Design
ENGR 5150 Numerical Methods


     Office: 108G Torrence Hall
     Phone: 615-741-7622
     Email:   tim.huff@tn.gov

Professional Experience

Bridge Engineer, Tennessee Department of Transportation, 2001 - present
Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, Tennessee State University 2007- present.
Structural Engineer, self-employed, 1997-2001
Structural Engineer, Lockheed-Martin Energy Systems, 1988-1997

Design of structural steel welded plate girder and prestressed concrete bridges
Design of drilled shaft foundation systems in deep water applications
Author of State Seismic Design Policy
Pushover Analysis of Bridge Structures

Professional Registration and memberships

Registered Professional Engineer, Tennessee 

Research Panel Membership

NCHRP 20-05, Topic 42-03, "Practice and Procedures for Site-Specific Evaluation of Earthquake Ground Motions"
NCHRP 12-59(01), "Seismic Design of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil (GRS) Bridge Abutments with Modular Block Facing"
NCHRP 12-66, "AASHTO LRFD Specifications for Serviceability in the Design of Bridge Foundations"
NCHRP 20-7 (task 262-M2), Project Working Group, "Seismic Isolation Design Examples of Highway Bridges"

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