David R. Bohnhoff, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1988)

Professor: Structural, Building Construction Engineering

Agricultural Engineering Building
Room 112
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: (608) 262-9546
Fax: (608) 262-1228
E-mail: bohnhoff@wisc.edu
Web Site: Facilities Engineering

Program Affiliations

  • Biological Systems Engineering

Education and Certificates

  • B.S. 1978, Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
  • M.S. 1985, Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D. 1988, Agricultural Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields of Interest

  • Post-frame building design and analysis
  • Diaphragm action in metal-clad wood-frame buildings
  • Mechanically-laminated wood assembly design and analysis
  • Shallow post foundation behavior
  • Construction tolerances
  • Construction fall protection

Teaching

  • BSE 249: Engineering Principles for Biological Systems
  • BSE 351: Structural Design of Agricultural Facilities
  • BSE 509: Biological Systems Engineering Senior Design

Publications

  • Bohnhoff, D. R., S.M. Cramer, R. C. Moody, C. O. Cramer. 1989. Modeling Vertically, Mechanically Laminated Lumber. Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 115(10):2661-2679.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R. 1989. Evaluation of Spliced, Nail-Laminated Wood Members Without Butt Joint Reinforcement. Trans of ASAE, 32(5):1797-1806.
  • Bohnhoff D. R. and C. E. Siegel. 1991. Bending Strength and Stiffness of Wood I-Beams with Nail and Adhesive Bonding. Trans of the ASAE. 34(1):259-268.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R., R. C. Moody, S. P. Verrill, and L. F. Shirek. 1991. Bending Properties of Reinforced and Unreinforced Spliced Nail-Laminated Posts. Res. Pap. FPL-RP-503. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R, G. A. Anderson, and P. A. Boor. 1991. Influence of Insulation on the Behavior of Metal-Clad Wood Frame Diaphragms. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 7(6):748-754.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R. 1992. Modeling Horizontally Nail-Laminated Lumber. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 118(5):1393-1406.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R. 1992. Expanding Diaphragm Analysis for Post-Frame Buildings. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 8(4):509-517.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R. 1992. Estimating Frame Stiffness and Eave Loads for Diaphragm Analysis of Post-Frame Buildings. Transactions of the ASAE. 35(3):1043-1054.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R., R. C. Moody. 1992. Tensile Strength and Stiffness of Spliced Mechanically Laminated Posts. Transactions of the ASAE. 35(6):1965-1972.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R. 1993. “Examination of a Post Frame Building Failure.” Frame Building News. 5(1):16-23.
  • Wolfe, R. W., D. R. Bohnhoff, and B. Nagel. 1993. Stiffness and Strength Properties of Shear Transfer Plate Connections. Res. Pap. FPL-RP-517. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI. 25 p.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. and G.D. Williams. 1994. Splice length and arrangement for 4-layer nail-laminated posts. Frame Building News. 6(6):14-17.
  • Williams, G. D., D. R. Bohnhoff, and R. C. Moody. 1994. Bending properties of four‑layer nail-laminated posts. Res. Pap. FPL-RP-528. U.S.D.A. Forest Service. Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. 1995. Mechanically laminated post engineering practice. Frame Building News. 7(5):36-39.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. 1996. Spliced nail-laminated post design. Frame Building News. 8(1):59-64
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. 1996. Interlayer shear and stiffness of spliced nail-laminated posts. Trans of ASAE. 39(2):713-719.
  • Williams, G. D., D. R. Bohnhoff, and R. C. Moody. 1996. Locating butt-joints in four-layer nail-laminated assemblies. Trans of ASAE. 39(2):699-711.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. 1998. Construction tolerances standard for post-frame buildings. Presented at the 1998 ASAE International Meeting, Orlando, FL. ASAE Paper No., 984002. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. P.A. Boor and G.A. Anderson. 1999. Thoughts on metal-clad wood-frame diaphragm action and a full-scale building test. Presented at the 1999 ASAE/CSAE-SCGR Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ASAE Paper No., 994204. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. and M. E. Begel. 2000. Accuracy of post-frame building construction. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 16(1):83-88.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. and R. C. Moody. 2000. Bending properties of laminated-lumber girders. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 16(2):165-173.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. 2002. Hidden danger. Wood Design Focus. 12(1):19-25.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. 2002. Post foundation design considerations. Wood Design Focus. 12(3):10-16.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. and M. Gadani. 2002. Effect of mechanically-attached face plates on strong axis bending of posts. Presented at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Chicago, IL. ASAE Paper No. 024003. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. and P.A. Boor. 2002. Full-scale metal-clad wood-frame test building. Wood Design Focus. 12(3):24-28.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R. and P.A. Boor. 2002. UW & LBS full-scale metal-clad wood-frame diaphragm study. Report 1: Project introduction and building design details. Presented at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Chicago, IL. ASAE Paper No. 024007. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R., P.A. Boor, F.A. Charvat, M. Gadani, and G. Kovacsvolgyi. 2002. UW & LBS full-scale metal-clad wood-frame diaphragm study. Report 2: Frame loading and data acquisition systems. Presented at the 2002 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Chicago, IL. ASAE Paper No. 024008. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R., Z.D. Hartjes, D.W. Kammel, and N.P. Ryan. 2003. In-situ hydration of a dry concrete mix. Presented at the 2003 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. ASAE Paper No. 034003. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D.R., P.A. Boor, and M. Gadani. 2003. UW & LBS full-scale metal-clad ood-frame diaphragm study. Report 3: building load configurations, load cases and data analysis methods. Presented at the 2003 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. ASAE Paper No. 034004. ASAE, St Joseph, MI.
  • Bohnhoff, D. R. 2003. Lateral movement of unbraced trusses during construction. Wood Design Focus. 13(4):6-10.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Reviewer, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASAE)
  • Outstanding and Superior Paper Awards, ASAE
  • Young Engineer of the Year Award, Wisconsin Section ASAE
  • Henry Giese Structures & Environment Award, ASAE
  • Advisor Award of Merit, Wisconsin Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni Association
  • The Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin - Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Outstanding Internship Advisor Award, University of Wisconsin‑Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
  • Outstanding Recent Alumnus, University of Wisconsin‑Platteville
  • Outstanding Instructor Award, University of Wisconsin‑Madison Polygon Engineering Council
  • Bernon C. Perkins Award, National Frame Builders Associations
  • National Rural Builder Hall of Fame, Rural Builder Magazine
  • Alpha Zeta, Agricultural Honor Society
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, Agricultural Honor Society