Peter MuellerPeter Mueller

Associate Professor
Structural Engineering

Fritz Engineering Laboratory
Room 603
Lehigh University
13 E. Packer Ave.
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3176, USA


P: (610) 758-3531
Email: pm04@lehigh.edu

Education

• Dr. Sc. Techn., Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), 1978
• Dipl. Bauing, Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH), 1967

Research and Scholarship

Dr. Mueller’s research interests lie in the areas of earthquake resistance and seismic performance of structural systems, rational structural mechanics models for reinforced and prestressed concrete members and connections, as well as computer programming. He has conducted research on the shear and torsion strength of reinforced concrete, served as principal investigator for research into the seismic resistance of precast concrete buildings, and has authored or co-authored several computer programs designed to facilitate structural analysis.  He has served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation in in the precast concrete/tall buildings area and for the Journal of the Structural Division, ASCE, and PCI-Journal in the areas of shear and torsion, and precast concrete buildings.

Teaching and Service

Dr. Mueller currently teaches courses in Numerical Methods in Civil Engineering, Behavior and Design of Earthquake-resistant Structures, and Engineering/Architectural Graphics and Design. He has taught courses in Fundamentals of Structural Steel and Structural Concrete Design, Prestressed Concrete, Structural Analysis, Matrix Structural Analysis, and Probability and Statistics.

Before he joined the Lehigh faculty Dr. Mueller was a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Institut für Baustatik und Konstruktion, ETH Zürich. He also attended military schools and served as a captain in the Swiss Army.

Dr. Mueller has been affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers and The American Concrete Institute , serving on committees for both organizations; the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering and the Precast Concrete Institute, serving on its Seismic Committee.

Dr. Mueller was a member of the committee that wrote the successful NSF proposal to establish the ATLSS Engineering Research Center. He also served as one of its thrust leaders in its initial phase.

Selected Publications

Mueller, P., “Failure Mechanisms for reinforced Concrete Beams in Torsion and Bending,” Memoires, International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Vol. 36-11, pp. 147-163, 1976.

Mueller, P., Anderheggen, E., Bazzi, G., Theiler, J., and Walder, U., “Statik Program, Benutzeranleitung” (Description and User Manual of the Computer Program STATIK), Institut für Informatik, ETH Zürich, 1977.

Mueller, P., “Plastische Berechnung von Stahlbetonscheiben und Balken” (Plastic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams and Shear Walls), Institut für Baustatik und Konstruktion, ETH Zürich, Bericht Nr. 83, Birkhauser Verlag Basel und Stuttgart, 1978.

Mueller, P., Becker, J.M., and Llorente, C., “Seismic Response of Large Panel Precast Concrete Shear Walls,” ASCE Convention, Boston, April 1979. Preprint 3593.

Mueller, P. and Becker, J.M., “Seismic Characteristics of Composite Precast Walls,” Proceedings of the Third Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Montreal, Canada, June 1979.

Mueller, P., “Plastic Analysis of Torsion and Shear in Reinforced Concrete,” Final Report of the IABSE Colloquium on Plasticity in Reinforced Concrete, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 1979.

Mueller, P., “Plastic Analysis of Torsion and Shear in Reinforced Concrete,” Proceedings of Third Engineering Mechanics Division Specialty Conference, Austin, Texas, September 1979.

Mueller, P. and Becker, J.M., “Seismic response of Large Panel Precast Concrete Buildings,” paper presented at the PCI Seminar on Advanced Design Concepts in Precast Prestressed Concrete, PCI Convention, Dallas, Texas, October 1979.

Mueller, P., Becker, J.M., and Llorente, C., Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics, Vol. 8, No. 6, November-December, 1980.

Mueller, P., Becker, J.M., and Llorente, C., “Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Precast Concrete Walls,” a chapter in “Nonlinear Design of Concrete Structures,” M.Z. Cohn Editor, Study No. 14, Solid Mechanics Divion, University of Waterloo, University of Waterloo Press, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1980.

Mueller, P. and Becker, J.M., “The Role of Connections in the Aseismic Design of Large Panel Buildings,” Proceedings of the Research Conference on Earthquake Engineering, U.S.-Yugoslav Joint Board of scientific and Technological Cooperation, Skopje, Yugoslavia, 1980.

Mueller, P. and Becker, J.M., “Seismic Behavior of Precast Walls Coupled Through Vertical Connections,” Proceedings of the Seventh World Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 7, Istanbul, Turkey, September 1980.

Mueller, P., Becker, J.M., and Llorente, C., “The Seismic Response of Simple Precast Concrete Walls,” Proceedings of the Seventh World Conference of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 7, Istanbul, Turkey, September 1980.
Mueller, P., “Behavioral Characteristics of Precast Walls,” Proceedings of ATC-8 Seminar on Design of Prefabricated Concrete Buildings for Earthquake Loads, Los Angeles, April 1981.

Mueller, P., “Seismic Behavior of Precast Walls,” Proceedings of US/PRC Workshop on Seismic Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Ann Arbor, May 1981.

Mueller, P., Discussion of “Shear and Torsion Design of Prestressed and Non-Prestressed Concrete Beams” by M.P. Collins and D. Mitchell, PCI Journal, November-December 1981.

Mueller, P. and Becker, J.M., “Optimum Strength Distribution of Earthquake Resistant Coupled Structural Walls,” Proceedings, 7th European Conference on Earthquake engineering, Athens, Greece, September 1982.

Mueller, P., “Zur Plastischen Berechnung von Stahllbetontraegern unter Torsion Biegung und Schub” (On Plastic Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams in Torsion, Flexure and Shear), Schweizer Ingenieur und Architekt, February 1983.

 

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