Ann Jeffers

Ann Jeffers
Associate Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2102 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 763-6832
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  jffrs@umich.edu

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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2102 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2009
  • M.S., Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2005
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2013
  • ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering -- Professional Edition, 2012
  • Charles Via Ph.D. Fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2005 – 2008
  • Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2006
  • Pratt Research Fellowship, Virginia Tech, 2004 – 2005
  • Joel I. Abrams Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2003
  • Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
  • Member, SFPE Standards Making Committee on Predicting the Thermal Performance of Fire Resistive Assemblies, 2012 - present
  • Member (Control Group), ASCE Fire Protection Committee, SEI Technical Activities Div., 2010 – 2016
  • Member of American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
  • Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member of International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • Member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)

Analysis of structures subjected to extreme load events (e.g., fire, blasts, earthquakes), numerical analysis of complex systems, advanced finite element methods, structural dynamics, structural stability. Also interested in various topics within engineering education.

Videos

To watch a video of Dr. Jeffers discussing how structures ignite, and what we can do about it, please visit YouTube

Guo, Q., Shi, K., Jia, Z., and Jeffers, A.E. (2013). “Probabilistic Evaluation of Structural Fire Resistance,” Special Issue: World Trade Center, Fire Technology, 49, 793-811.

Yu, X., and Jeffers, A.E. (2013). “A Comparison of Subcycling Algorithms for Bridging Disparities in Temporal Scale Between the Fire and Solid Domains,” Fire Safety Journal, 59, 55-61. 

Jeffers, A.E. (2013). “Heat Transfer Element for Modeling the Thermal Response of Non-Uniformly Heated Plates,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 63, 62-68.

Jeffers, A.E., and Sotelino, E.D. (2012). “An Efficient Fiber Element Approach for the Thermo-Structural Simulation of Non-Uniformly Heated Frames,” Fire Safety Journal, 51, 18-26.

Jeffers, A.E., and Sotelino, E.D. (2012). “Analysis of Steel Structures in Fire with Force-Based Frame Elements,” Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, 3(4).

Jeffers, A.E., and Sotelino, E.D. (2009). “Fiber Heat Transfer Element for Modeling the Thermal Response of Structures in Fire,” Journal of Structural Engineering, 135, 1191-1200.

Plaut, R.H., Favor, H.M., Jeffers, A.E., and Virgin, L.N. (2008).
“Vibration Isolation Using Buckled or Pre-bent Columns. Part 1: Two-dimensional Motions of Horizontal Rigid Bar,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 310, 409-420.

Jeffers, A.E., Plaut, R.H., and Virgin, L.N. (2008). “Vibration Isolation Using Buckled or Pre-bent Columns. Part 2: Three-dimensional Motions of Horizontal Rigid Plate,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, 310, 421-432.


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