Civil and Environmental Engineering Theses and Dissertations

 

This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Implication of city growth on wind-induced loads for cladding and structural design, Hadil M. Abdallah

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Machine Learning Prediction of Structural Response for Reinforced Concrete Members under Blast Loading, Monjee Almustafa

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Performance of Single and Grouped Helical Piles under Strong Earthquake Shaking, Abdelrahman F.F. Aly

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Enhanced Primary Sludge Fermentation and Anaerobic Digestion for Integrated Carbon Upgrade and Resource Recovery, Gholamreza Bahreini

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Anammox process for nitrogen removal: development of sustainable gel beads and its application in fluidized bed reactors (FBRs), Mohammad M I Chowdhury

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Flow Visualization Study of Wake-Stabilized Diffusion Flames in a Crossflow: Effects of Crossflow Turbulence, Diya Cui

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A Case Study on Medium and High Rise Timber Buildings, Moustafa EL-Assaly

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Cellulose biodegradability and its impact on enhanced biological phosphorus removal, Moustafa Ibrahim Elbahrawi

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Multi-Objective Optimization of Green Transportation Operations in Supply Chain Management, Nayera Elgharably

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Full-Scale Field Study of a Geogrid-Reinforced Unpaved Road System, Abdalla El Tawati

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Scaled Physical Modeling of the Dynamics of Granular Flow in Hopper Silos, Hagos Eman

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New Experimental Methods For modelling Canopy Problems, Marilena Enus

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A partial-turbulence approach to estimate peak wind loads on low-rise building roofs, Yitian Guo

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Towards Realistic Simulation of Penetration Tests and Instability Analysis of Sand: A Micromechanical Perspective, Seyedshayan Hashemi

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Modelling and Investigating the Impact of Thermal Hydrolysis Pretreatment on the Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Sewage Sludges and Food Waste, Amr Ismail

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Experimental Study of Tornado-Induced Pressures, Aya Kassab

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Time-dependent fragility assessment of aged concrete gravity dam subjected to seismic load-with application to a dam in Korea, Jungmyung Kim

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Uncertainties in internal pressure of oil pipelines and implications for the reliability analysis, Yue Liu

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Assessment of the impacts of climate change, land cover transition, and internal climate variability on the hydrology of a forested watershed, Vahid Mehdipour

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Assessing the Evolution of Mine Water Quality With Empirical 'First-Flush' Models, Patrick J. Merritt

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Performance Assessment and Design Guidelines for RC Three-Sided Culverts, Safwat Hassan Ramadan

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Urban Heat Mitigation for Current and Future Conditions: A case study for downtown London ON, Maryam Shams

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Towards Multiclass Damage Detection and Localization using Limited Vibration Measurements, Sandeep Sony

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Considerations for the Tornado-Resilient Structural Design of Low-Rise Buildings, Cody J. Van Der Kooi

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Impact of Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining on Water bodies and Treatment: The Case of Birim River Basin in Ghana, Adwoa Boadua Yirenkyi Fianko

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Finite Element Analysis of Buckling Capacity of Conical Steel Tanks Considering Field-measured Initiation Imperfections – A Case Study, Haoyi Zhang

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Burst Capacity Evaluation of Corroded Pipelines under Internal Pressure and Internal Pressure Combined with Longitudinal Compression, Shulong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Progressive Failure of Transmission Line Towers under Different Tornado Wind Fields, Wesam AbdElhamid Mohamed

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Seismic Performance of Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall Systems, Emad A. Abraik

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System Reliability Analysis of Defected Pile group Foundations, Abdalla E. Adlan Alhashmi

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Biodegradability Of Cellulose And Its Impact On Oxygen Transfer Efficiency And Biological Nutrients Removal, Ahmed Shawki Ahmed

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Effect of the C-source and COD/N on Nitrite and Partial Nitrate Denitrification, Ahmed Fathy Elyas Badia

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Finite Element Analyses and Random Field Modeling of Naturally Corroded Underground Energy Pipelines, Ji Bao

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Machine Learning Prediction of Shear Capacity of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Wassim Ben Chaabene

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Water Supply Capacity Development in the Context of Global Change, Patrick Breach

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New Model And Simulation Algorithm Of Nonstationary Non-gaussian Ground Motions Based On S-transform, Xizhong Cui

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Biomechanics of Trees under Extreme Wind Loading Events, Mojtaba Dargahi

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Joint Wind and Ice Effects on Transmission Lines in Mountainous Terrain, Daniel Davalos Arriaga

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Smouldering Combustion Treatment of Soils and Granular Activated Carbon Contaminated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, Alexandra L. Duchesne

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Material evaluation and structural monitoring of early-age masonry structures, Kyle Dunphy

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Seismic Hazard Assessment for Mainland China Based on Spatially Smoothed Seismicity and Projected Sets of Ground Motion Models, Chao Feng

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Classification, Localization, and Quantification of Structural Damage in Concrete Structures using Convolutional Neural Networks, Majdi Flah

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Assessment of the Performance of Field-Scale Bioretention Systems to Reduce Phosphorus Loads from Urban Stormwater, Jaeleah J. Goor

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Ultimate and serviceability limit states of large shallow foundations under combined loading, Pengpeng He

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Tornado Occurrence Modelling and Equivalent Tornado Design Wind Profile for Canada, Qian Huang

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Internal Pressure Modelling for Low-Rise Buildings in Tornadic Winds, Aaron L. Jaffe

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Using a systems approach to analyze the operational safety of dams, Leanna M. King

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Effects of corner radii on wind tunnel testing of low-rise buildings, Kytin Kwan

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Identification of Aerodynamic Damping for Flexible Structures using Wind-induced Response, Shea Laventure

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Geo-structural Analysis of Integral Abutment Bridges, Biyi Li

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Advanced hardware and software approach to seismic site response investigations, Aleksandar Dimitrov Mihaylov

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Design Wind Loads for Air-Permeable Multilayer Cladding Systems, Connell S. Miller

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Evaluation and bias correction of remotely sensed precipitation products across Canada, Saber Moazamigoodarzi

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Chemically enhanced primary treatment: Modelling and Resources Recovery, Wenjuan Mu

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Machine Learning Prediction of Mechanical and Durability Properties of Recycled Aggregates Concrete, Itzel Rosalia Nunez Vargas

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Lateral Load Analysis of Multi-Storey Light-Frame Wood Buildings through Detailed and Simplified Numerical Approaches, Chu Peng

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Experimental and Numerical Study of Precast Concrete Pipe with Single Elliptical Steel Cage Reinforcement, Abdullah Samir Ramadan

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Sustainable Smouldering for Waste-to-Energy: Scale, Heat Losses, and Energy Efficiency, Tarek L. Rashwan

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Structural Performance of Ordinary and Laminated Glass during Fire Exposure, Amer Sabsabi

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Cascade Failure of Transmission Lines under Downbursts, Ahmed Shehata

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Quantification of septic system contribution to nutrient loads in surface waters, Archana Tamang

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Reliability-Based Calibration of Design Wind Load, Snow Load and Companion Load Factors Considering Climate Change Effect, Qian Tang

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The Influence of Porous Media Heterogeneity on Smouldering Remediation, Jiahao Wang

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Uncertainties in the Assessment of Individual and Compound Flooding from River Discharge and Coastal Water Levels under Climate Change, Shuyi Wang

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Hydrostatic Performance Of Reinforced Concrete Pipe For Infiltration, Lui Sammy Wong

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Performance of a drinking water treatment system for a small community in rural Ghana, West Africa, Xiya Xu

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Effects of City Growth on Tall Building Cladding Fatigue, Hang You

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Experimental and Numerical Study on Three-Edge Bearing Test for Reinforced Concrete Pipe, Abdul-Aziz Younis

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Co-digestion of Food Waste and Thickened Waste Activated Sludge: Microbial Communities and Inhibition Control using Biochar, Mariam Abdulazeez

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Structural Optimization of Cable-Stayed Bridges Considering the Action of Permanent and Transitory Loads, Carolina Almeida Novaes dos Santos

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High Strain Dynamic Test on Helical Piles: Analytical and Numerical Investigations, Mohammed Fahad Alwalan

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Numerical and Semi-Analytical Estimation of Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient for Buildings in an Urban-Like Setting, Anwar Demsis Awol

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The effect of low temperature and low light intensity on nutrient removal from municipal wastewater by purple phototrophic bacteria (PPB), Peyman Dalaei

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Comparative Assessment of Downscaling Methods and Application Towards Analysis of Climate Change Impact on Urban Regions, Markus Eichenbaum

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Long-Term Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Ziad Elaghoury

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Analysis of Roofs of Wooden Houses Under Uplift Wind loads- Analytical Solution, Retrofit, and Reliability Analysis, Adnan Farouk Enajar

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Miniature Cone Penetration Tests with Shear Wave Velocity and Electrical Resistivity Measurements in Characterization of Silica Sand, Ronit Ganguly

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The Effect of Stiffness Anisotropy of a Glacial Clay on the Behaviour of a Shallow Wind Turbine Foundation, Jesús A. González-Hurtado

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Optimization of Window Confirguration in Buildings for Sustainable Thermal and Lighting Performance, Meseret Tesfay Kahsay

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Modal Analysis And Analytical Modeling Of Tornado-Like Vortices, Mohammad Karami

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Heat of Hydration Thermal Performance and Flexural Capacity of Stainless-Steel Reinforced Concrete Sections, Mokhtar Khalifa

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Performance-Based Design of Fire-Exposed Reinforced Concrete Elements using an Equivalent Standard Fire, Robert T. Kuehnen

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Advances in Design Methodology in Swelling Shale Rock in Southern Ontario, Thomas R.A. Lardner

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Future changes of hydroclimatic extremes in western North America using a large ensemble: The role of internal variability, Mohammad Hasan Mahmoudi

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Performance of Pressure Grouted Helical Piles Under Monotonic Axial and Lateral Loading, Mohamed A. Mansour

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Experimental and Numerical Evaluation of a Novel Piling System for Sound Wall Applications, Daniel Mroz

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Field Trials of Ex Situ Smouldering Treatment (STARx) of Oil Sludge, Cody Murray

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Full-scale measurements to evaluate single-ply metal roof performance under extreme wind loads, Mahshid Nasiri

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Field-Scale Implementation of Sulfidated Nano Zerovalent Iron for In-Situ Remediation, Ariel Nunez Garcia

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Estimation of Nutrient Loads from Septic Systems to Tributaries in the Lake Erie Basin, Lauren Oldfield

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A Methodology for Assessing Dynamic Resilience of Coastal Cities to Climate Change Influenced Hydrometeorological Disasters, Angela Peck

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Anaerobic Digestion Modeling of a High Rate Acidification Pre-Treatment Technology, Connor Pritty

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Role of groundwater-lake interactions on the behavior of chemicals in a nearshore aquifer, Sabina Rakhimbekova

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Studies on the Liquefaction Behaviour of Tailings and Natural Sand, Guillermo Riveros

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Risk Analysis of Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines with Respect to Third Party Damage, Joseph S. Santarelli

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Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Temperature-Precipitation Covariability across Canada in a Changing Climate, Harsimrenjit Singh

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Effects of Building Scale Parameters on Pressure Equalization Capacity of Roof Paver Systems, Matthew Sparks

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Partial Nitritation Anammox Process for Sidestream Wastewater Treatment in MABR Technology, Panagiota Stamatopoulou

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Self-healing of Concrete Under Diverse Environmental Exposure, Ahmed Ramadan Suleiman

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A Network Approach to Interdependent Infrastructure Resilience Assessment for Natural Hazards, Howard Tong