Wonchang Choi, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant ProfessorChoi



Contact: 436 McNair Hall
              Email: wchoi@ncat.edu
              Ph: (336) 285-3675
              Fax: (336) 334-7126


Ph.D. North Carolina State University 2006
M.S. Hong-ik University, Korea 2002
B.S. Hong-ik University, Korea 1999
B.S. Kyung-hee University, Korea 1997

Teaching Interest

CAAE 332 Mechanics of Materials
CAAE 536 Reinforced Concrete Design
CAAE 530 Structural Steel Design

Research Interest

Performance of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures with high performance construction materials; health monitoring with non destructive method in infrastructure; large-scale laboratory testing, analytical and numerical modeling

Research Projects

  • “Nano to Continuum Multi-Scale Modeling Techniques and Analysis for Cementitious Materials under Dynamic Loading (NC – MS PIRT)” funded by Dept of the Army from June 2011 to May 2014. 

Selected Publications

  • Lim, C., W. Choi, and E. A. Sumner. “Low Cycle Fatigue Life Prediction using a Four-bolt  Extended Unstiffened End Plate Moment Connection.” Engineering Structures, Elsevier. (In review)
  • Choi, W., L. L. Rickard, T. Abu-Lebdeh and M. Picornell. 2011. “Detection of Subsurface Defects in Concrete Bridge Deck Joints.” American J. of Engineering and Applied Science, Science Pub., 4(4):440-447. doi:10.3844/ajeassp.2011.440.447
  • Lim, C., W. Choi, E. A. Sumner and T. Abu-Lebdeh. “Low Cycle Fatigue Behavior of a Reduced End Plate Monent Connection (T-stub).” American J. of Engineering and Applied Science, Science Pub.. (In press)
  • Choi, W. and H. Yun. “Compressive Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Columns with Recycled Aggregate under Uniaxial Loading.” Engineering Structures, Elsevier. (In press)
  • Choi, W., H. Yun, and S. Kim.  “Development of Sustainable Strain-Hardening Cement-Based Composite for Sustainable Infrastructures.” Composite part B: Engineering, Elsevier. Available online 8 Dec. 2011. doi:10.1016/j.compositesb.2011.0060
  • Choi, W., H. Yun, and S. Kim. “Flexural Performance of Reinforced Recycled Aggregate Concrete Beams.” Magazine of Concrete Research, ICE publication. (In press)
  • Nguyen, M., W. Choi, and T. Abu-Lebdeh. 2011. “Use of Recycled Aggregate and Fly ash in Concrete Pavement.” American J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Science Pub., 4(2):201-208.
  • Abu-Lebdeh, T., S. Hamoush, W. Choi, and M. Al Nasra. 2011. “High Rate-Dependent Interaction Diagrams for Reinforced Concrete Columns.” American J. of Engineering And Applied Sciences, Science Pub., 4(1):1-9.
  • Yun, H., W. Choi, and S. Seo. 2010. “Acoustic Emission Activities and Damage Evaluation of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with CFRP Sheets.” NDT & E International, Elsevier, No. 7(Oct).
  • Logan, A., W. Choi, A. Mirmiran, S. Rizkalla, and P. Zia, 2009. “Short-Term Mechanical Properties of High-Strength Concrete,” Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute (ACI), 106 No. 5(Sep-Oct): 413-418.
  • Choi, W., S. Rizkalla, P. Zia, and A., Mirmiran. 2008. “Behavior and Design of High-Strength Prestressed Concrete Girder.” PCI Journal, Prestressed Concrete Institute, 53 No. 5 (Sep.-Oct.): 54-69.