Travis Hosteng

PHONE

515-294-7197

AFFILIATIONS

InTrans, BEC, MTC, NCWTS

About Travis

Education


  • MS, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2004 
  • BS, Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2002 

Professional Experience


  • Director, Natl. Ctr. for Wood Transp. Structures, InTrans, 2013–present 
  • Assistant Director, Natl. Ctr. for Wood Transp. Structures, InTrans, 2012–2013 
  • Engineer IV, Bridge Engineering Center (BEC), InTrans, 2010–present 
  • Engineer III, Bridge Engineering Center (BEC), InTrans, 2006–2010 
  • Research Scientist II, Bridge Engineering Center (BEC), InTrans, 4/04–2006 
  • Research Scientist II, Natl. Ctr. for Wood Transp. Structures, InTrans, 12/09–2012 
  • Intern, City of Ames, 5/01–9/01 
  • Intern, Story County Engineers, 5/00–1/01 
  • Intern, Kuehl & Payer, Ltd., 5/98–9/98 

Selected Research


  • Covered Bridge Rating Through Load Testing–Phase II, FHWA, 2013–2017  
  • Field Performance of Timber Highway Bridges: A National Study, FHWA, 2011–2013 
  • Development of a Smart Timber Bridge–Phase IV, FHWA, 2011––2014
  • Development of a Smart Timber Bridge–Phase V, FHWA, 2012–2015
  • Laboratory Investigation of Grouted Coupler Connection Details for ABC Bridge Progjects, IHRB, Iowa DOT, 2012–2014
  • Laboratory Investigation of Concrete Beam End Treatment Details, IHRB, Iowa DOT, 2012–2014
  • Evaluation and Testing of a Light-Weight Fine Aggregate Concrete Bridge Deck. IHRB, Iowa DOT, 2012–2016
  • Pilot Project–Demonstration of Capabilities and Benefits of Bridge Load Rating Through Physical Testing, IHRB, Soy Transportation Coalition, 2012–2013
  • Strength, Durability, and Application of Grouted Couplers for Integral Abutments, ABC-UTC, 2014–2016
  • Laboratory Investigation of Bridge Strip Seal Joint Termination Details, Iowa DOT, 2014–2015
  • Investigation of Techniques for Accelerating the Construction of Bridge Deck Overlays, Iowa DOT, 2014–2015
  • Improved Analytical Techniques for Historic Covered Bridges, FHWA, 2009–2012
  • Covered Bridge Rating Through Load Testing, FHWA, 2009–2012
  • Development of a Security Manual for Historic Covered Bridges, FHWA, 2009–2012
  • Wind Loads on Digital Message Sign Panels and Behavior of Supporting Trusses, IHRB, 2009–2011
  • Preservation of Four Covered Bridges by Prevention of Vandalism and Arson, FHWA, 2008–2011
  • Field Monitoring of Curved Girder Bridges with Integral Abutments, Iowa DOT, 2008–2013 

Selected Publications


  • Hosteng, T. K., B. M. Phares, T. J. Wipf, J. Dahlberg, and D. L. WoodEvaluation of Fleet Management Techniques for Timber Highway Bridges, published by the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (In Press).  
  • Hosteng, T. K. and Wacker, J. 2010. Field Testing and Evaluations of a Demonstration Timber Bridge. Proceedings of the 2010 ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, May 2010.  
  • Lee, Y. S., T. Hosteng, U. Deza, J. Nelson, T. J Wipf, B. Phares, and D. Wood. 2009. Structural Field Testing and Evaluation of Two Demonstration FRP Deck Bridges: Case Studies on FRP Panel Deck Bridge and Temporary Bypass Bridge. Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting, Compendium of Papers, DVD, Washington, DC, 2009, pp. 19. 
  • Bigelow, J., T. Hosteng, T. J. Wipf, and B. Phares. 2009. Laboratory and Field Evaluation of the 24th Street Bridge. Proceedings of the 2009 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA, August 20–21.  
  • Hosteng, T. K., B. M. Phares, T. J. Wipf, M. Ritter, and D. L. Wood. 2007Laboratory Evaluation of Design Details for Minimizing Differential Panel Deflections on Glued-Laminated Timber Girder Bridges, published by the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory.
  • Hosteng, T., B. M. Phares, T. J. Wipf, D. L. Wood, and M. Nahra. 2007. Evaluation of a Timber Bridge for the Secondary Road System Using FRP Reinforced Glued Laminated Girders. Proceedings of the 2007 Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA, August 16-17.
  • Hosteng, T. K., T. J. Wipf, M. Ritter, B. M. Phares and D. L. Wood. 2006. Laboratory Evaluation of Design Details for Minimizing Differential Panel Deflection on Glued-Laminated Timber Bridges. Transportation Research Board 85th Annual Meeting, Compendium of Papers, DVD, Washington, DC, 2006, pp. 21.
  • Hosteng, T. K., B. M. Phares, T. J. Wipf, M. Ritter, and D. L. Wood. 2005. Live Load Deflection of Glued-Laminated Timber Girder Bridges. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1928, p. 174–182.
  • Wipf, T. J., B. M. Phares, and T. K. Hosteng. 2005. Field Testing of an FRP Temporary Bypass Bridge, paper published on the Symposium CD for the Mid-Continent Transportation Research Symposium, Ames, IA, August 18–19.
  • Hosteng, T .K., B. M. Phares, T. J. Wipf, M. Ritter, and D. L. Wood. 2004. Live Load deflection of Timber Bridges: 1. Badger Creek. Longitudinal Glued-Laminated Girder Bridge, published by the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory. 

Completed Research


In-Progress Research


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