Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
Dr. Andrew T. Metzger, Ph.D.
- Phone: 410-293-6585
- Fax: 410-293-2219
- E-mail: email@example.com
- 339A Rickover Hall
Education & Training
- PhD, Civil Engineering (Structures), Case Western Reserve University, 2007
- Commercial Diver, South Central Louisiana Technical College, 2000
- MS, Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Ohio University, 1996
- BS, Civil Engineering, Ohio University, 1994
- Dept of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy
- Associate Professor, 2018 - Present
- Department of Civil Engineering, University of Alaska Anchorage
- Associate Professor, 2013-2018
- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Assistant Professor, 2007-2013
- RVE, Inc., Corpus Christi, Texas
- Project Manager/ Engineer Diver, 1999 - 2001 & 2003
- Thorson Baker & Associates, Inc., Richfield, Ohio
- Project Engineer, 1996-1999 & 2001-2002
- Passed the Professional Engineering Exam in 2000 (Ohio) (currently Inactive Status)
- Courses taught at USNA
- EN330 Probability and Statistics with Ocean Applications
- EN426 Port and Harbor Engineering
- Courses taught prior to USNA
- Data Analysis
- Mechanics of Materials
- Reinforced Concrete Design
- Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design
- Design of Timber Structures
- Design of Engineered Systems (Senior Capstone)
- Structural Dynamics
- Earthquakes: Seismic Response of Structures
- Principals of Seismic Design (short course)
- Design of Ports and Harbors
- Ice Engineering
- Externally Funded - USNA
- Sea Level Rise Adaptation Toolkit, NAVFAC EXWC, Role: PI
- Externally Funded - Prior to USNA
- Alcatel-Lucent Subsea Networks, Ltd. Ice threat study. A study of sea-ice, ice gouging, geotechnical conditions, and near-surface geology along a ~1850km fiber-optic cable route off the North Slope. Synthesized results of previous work and results from a recent field campaign to provide metrics needed to evaluate the threat sea ice poses to a buried cable as well as assess the required burial depth. Role: PI
- Physical Oceanographic and Meteorological Data for Beaufort and Chukchi Seas to Support Reliability-based Design Criteria for Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas Structures - Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement; Role: PI
- Reliability-Based Sea-Ice Parameters for Design of Offshore Structures - Bureau of Safety and Environmental enforcement; Role: PI
- Characterizing the Load Environment of Washington State Ferry and Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Landings – Alaska University Transportation Center, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Washington State Department of Transportation; Role: PI
- Projected Mission-risk Based Work Priorities for Combined Bridge, Waterfront Structure and Water Tank Inventory of the United States Navy – NFESC EC Det. (c/o MAR, Inc.); Role: PI
- Response of Pile Guided Floats to Dynamic Loading – AKDOT&PF; Role: PI
- Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Alaska Bridge Components – AKDOT&PF; Role: Co-I
- Journal Articles
- Metzger, A.T., Hutchinson, J., Kwiatkowski, J. (2014). “Measurement of Vessel Berthing Parameters”. Marine Structures. Elseiver.
- Metzger, A.T., Huckelbridge, A., (2009), “Temporal Nature of Fatigue Damage in Highway Bridges”. ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. ASCE, Reston, VA.
- Huckelbridge, A., Metzger, A.T. (2009). “Investigation of the Dayton IR 75 Sign Truss Failure of September 11, 2006”. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. ASCE, Reston, VA.
- Magazine Articles
- Metzger, A. (November 2015). Northwest Alaska Minerals Potential: Transportation needed for a century of development. Alaska Business Monthly.
- Metzger, A., (March-April 2013). Partnering Fulfills Research Needs of an Underrepresented Highway System. TR News.
- Conference Proceedings
- Metzger, A. T., Hutchinson, J. (2011). “Measurement of Structure Response to Ferry Berthing Loads”. Coastal Engineering Practice. Sponsored by Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers. August 21-24, 2011. San Diego, CA.
- Metzger, A.T. (2011). “Challenges for Marine Civil Infrastructure in the Arctic”. 4th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations. June 20 - 22, 2011. Washington, D.C.
- Metzger, A. T. (2009). “Applying Responsible Engineering Practices to Arctic Marine Infrastructure”. Lessons from Continuity and Change in the Fourth International Polar Year, Symposium. March 4-7. University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK.
- Metzger, A. T., Huckelbridge, A., (2006). “Predicting Residual Fatigue Life from Short Duration Field Observations”. First International Conference on Fatigue and Fracture in Infrastructure. Philadelphia, PA. Sponsored by Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.
- Other Publications
- Metzger, A.T. (2013). “Current and Future Infrastructure Assessment”. A section of a report entitled: “Arctic Shipping: An Economic Development Initiative”; submitted to the Alaska Department of Commerce and Community Development. Lawson Brigham, ed.
- Metzger, A.T. (2011). Testimony. United States Senate, Hearing on: “Defending US Economic Interests in the Changing Arctic: Do We Have a Strategy?”. Senate Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries and the Coast Guard. July 27, 2011. Washington, DC.
- Metzger, A. T. (2009). Projected Mission-risk Based work Priorities for Navy Owned Waterfront Structures, Bridges and Water Tanks. Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, East Coast Detachment. Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. (report)
- Metzger, A. T. (2008). TR-6072-OCN: Mission-risk Based Work Prioritization for Navy-owned Bridges, Water Tanks, and Waterfront Structures. report. Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center, East Coast Detachment. Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. (report)
- Journal Articles