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  • Author:
    Michael A Torcivia
    Advisory Committee:
    Clive R Neal, Antonio Simonetti, Peter Burns, Jeremy Fein
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2021-03-26
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Shuo Yang
    Advisory Committee:
    George P. Mavroeidis, Alexandros A. Taflanidis
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2021-04-12
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Yao Wang
    Advisory Committee:
    Ashley P. Thrall
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2021-02-23
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Nicole A. DiBlasi
    Advisory Committee:
    Kyle Doudrick, Jeremy Fein, Amy E. Hixon, Peter Burns
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2021-03-11
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Creator(s):
    Tracy Kijewski-Correa
    Description:

    A recent report suggests that for every $1 spent on natural hazard mitigation measures for homes and businesses, society will on average benefit $6 in avoided direct and direct losses. As the political will is generally lacking to mandate and enforce building code revisions that would require owners in earthquake and hurricane zones to make such investments, these considerable economic and societal benefits will only be realized by discovering what would persuade building owners, and especial…

    Date Created:
    2021-02-02
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Robert D. Devine
    Advisory Committee:
    Ashley P. Thrall, Scott E. Sanborn, Yahya C. Kurama, Kapil Khandelwal
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2020-11-30
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
    Abstract:

    The residential construction industry in developing nations is often plagued by numerous constraining systems, including underdeveloped financial markets, ineffective governing bodies, and unregulated material and labor markets, which restrict safe and disaster-resilient housing to the wealthy minority. The majority are left in nonengineered, informally constructed homes, which, in countries with high exposure to hydro-meteorological and/or seismic hazards, can prove deadly. The thesis presen…

    Date Created:
    2020-08-25
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    Public
  • Creator(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
    Description:

    This multilayered spreadsheet is used to assist aspiring homeowners design their home from a pre-set list of options for floorplans, finishes, fixtures, and basic services. It also rapidly calculates an estimated total cost for the structure as well as a corresponding monthly payment amount. This allows the design process to be performed iteratively, giving families autonomy in the design of their own home, the chance to consider a variety of options and combinations, and the immediate knowle…

    Date Created:
    2020-07-20
    Record Visibility:
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  • Creator(s):
    Christianos Burlotos
    Description:

    This tool calculates the design loads on a reinforced concrete special moment frame with a concrete slab roof, determines force and moment demands through an approximate portal frame analysis, assesses load combinations, evaluates the capacity of members compared to the demands, and approximates the cost of needed construction materials. It was produced by MSCE student Christianos Burlotos in order to parametrically assess frames to determine the best-fit frame for single-family homes in Leog…

    Date Created:
    2020-07-20
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Foteini Dimakopoulou
    Advisory Committee:
    Peter Burns
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Master of Science in Earth Sciences
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Evan Jamison Gerbo
    Advisory Committee:
    Yahya Kurama, Joannes Westerink, Ted Zoli, Ashley P. Thrall
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2019-11-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public
  • Author:
    Tianze Peng
    Advisory Committee:
    Paola Crippa, Harindra J. Fernando, David H. Richter, Diogo Bolster
    Degree Area:
    Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
    Degree:
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Defense Date:
    2019-08-19
    Record Visibility:
    Public