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 2022

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Numerical Models and Design Loads for Wind Turbines under Downbursts, Mostafa Mohamed Mohamed Ramadan Ahmed

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Flexural Behaviour of Concrete Beams with High Strength Reinforcement, Sohaib Akbar

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Behavior of Hybrid and Monopile Foundation Systems for OWT: Centrifuge testing and Numerical Modelling, Yazeed A. Alsharedah

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The Novel Application of Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Spatiotemporal Monitoring of Urban Stormwater Bioretention Systems, Darren Alvarenga

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Seismic Site Characterization and Response in Metropolitan Vancouver, Jamal Assaf

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Design of Stick-Framed Wood Roofs Under Extreme Wind Loads, Caspar Bain

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Hydrogen-Rich Syngas Derived from Smouldering Biomass and Hydrocarbon Wastes, Joshua K. Brown

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Physical Investigation of Downburst Winds and Applicability to Full Scale Events, Federico Canepa

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Evaluation of the Impacts of De-Icing Salts on the Performance of Bioretention Media in Retaining Phosphorus From Urban Stormwater, Brennan S. Donado Visbal

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Comprehensive Study of Induced Drag Force on Integral Abutment Piles, Osama F. El Hadi Drbe

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Performance and Ultimate Limit State of Large-Span Soil-Steel Structures, Kareem Embaby

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Static liquefaction and critical state mechanics of gold mine tailings subjected to different stress paths, Amir reza Fotovvat

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Exploring Valuable and Potentially Harmful By-Products Formed and/or Released from Smouldering Treatment of Sewage Sludge, Taryn Ashley Fournie

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Evaluation of Fresh Groundwater Resources and Nitrogen Discharge to the Coastal Lagoon of an Atoll Island, James D. Gale

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Self-sustaining Smouldering Combustion of Granular Activated Carbon Contaminated with Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances – Fluorine Mass Balance and Enhanced Methods of Mineralization, Brian Gerald Harrison

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Simulation of non-homogeneous wind processes, comparison between numerical and experimental model of a bridge, Héctor Hernández Landero

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Compound flooding analysis over the Canadian coastal regions, Farshad Jalili Pirani

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Assessment of Geo-mechanical properties of lunar simulants, Devansh Joshi

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Performance of Fouled Railroad Superstructure Subjected to Traversing Heavy Haul Trains, Majid Kh Touqan

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A computational fluid dynamics-based surrogate wind turbine blade aerodynamic model for hybrid simulation, Eric Lalonde

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Effect of Structural Nonlinearities on Flutter of Cable-Supported Bridges, Sébastien Maheux

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Erosion Control of Steep Open Channels Using Articulated Concrete Blocks, MohammadOmid Marandi

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Hydration Kinetics, Microstructure, and Mechanical Strength Development of Cement-based Composites Incorporating Phase Change Materials, Afshin Marani

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Establishing second-generation total nitrogen removal for carbon-captured authentic wastewater using membrane biofilm reactor, Sadaf Mehrabi

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Wind-Borne Debris Resistance of Façades: Identification of Alternative Impact Test Requirements, Angela Mejorin

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Engineering Cooling Time and Waste Heat Recovery for Thermal Treatment Beds, Ryan B. Morales

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Optimization of Advanced Building Integrated Photovoltaic and Thermal System with Dual Working Fluid, Barilelo E. Nghana

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Characterizing the Concurrent Occurrence of Tornadoes and Flash Floods Across Canada, Yeu Deck Ngui

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Wastewater Aeration Process Dynamic Modelling: Combined Mechanistic and Machine Learning Approach, Yuehe Pan

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Spatiotemporal Changes of Lagged Compound Dry and Wet Spells in the Northwest North America Under Climate Change, Reza Rezvani

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Liquefaction Susceptibility Assessment of Oil Sands Tailings, Grytan Sarkar

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Improved Imaging Of Dense Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids With Three-Dimensional Surface-To-Horizontal Borehole Electrical Resistivity Tomography (S2HB ERT), Maxwell L. Servos

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Assessment of Tropical Cyclone Wind and Wave Hazards and Their Effect on the Reliability of Wind Turbines, Chao Sheng

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Effective wind area for the design of roof sheathing under wind loading, Nicole E. M. Szilagyi

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Spatio-Temporal Variability of Phosphorus Near the Groundwater-Stream Interface, Meghan Vissers

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Carbon Injection to Support In-Situ Smouldering Remediation, Gillian Wilton

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Effects of Climate Change on the Probability of Urban Tree Failures from Wind Gusts, Samuel J. Woolsey

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Modelling and Simulation of Nonstationary Non-Gaussian Wind Speed and Wind Pressure Coefficients, Minyu Xiao

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Analysis of Standing Seam Metal Roofs Subjected to Extreme Wind Loads, Yuchao Xia

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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Behavior of Wind Turbine Towers and Blades Under Tornado Wind Fields, Mohamed AbuGazia

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Guidelines for designing the overhead transmission tower foundations adjacent to cohesionless slopes, Meshel Q. Alkahtani

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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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Experimental simulation of tornado-like vortices and their impact on high-rise buildings, Arash Ashrafi

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Structural Performance of Glass Façades Exposed to Fire, Mohamed Badr

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

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Practical Issues in Floodplain Mapping Over Large Regions, James Eric Braden

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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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Effects of the soil spatial variability on pipelines, Jose Luis Espinosa Mendez

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Behaviour of Transmission Lines Subjected to Tornadoes Through Aeroelastic Testing and Numerical Modeling, Nima Ezami

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Probabilistic seismic landslide mapping for western Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Ali Fallah Yeznabad

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Estimation of tropical cyclone rain hazard for sites in coastal region of mainland China, Jiyang Gu

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

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Active fluids: rheological properties and response to light of suspensions of Synechocystis sp. CPCC 534, Zahra Habibi

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

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Long-term Field Performance of Geomembrane-Lined Cover Systems at Mine Waste Rock Piles, Deanna Hersey

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Seismic Response of Driven and Helical Piles in Non-liquefiable and Liquefiable Soils, Ahmed Fouad Hussein

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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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Inter-disciplinary Characterization of Streambed Heterogeneity and its Influence on Groundwater-Stream Water Interactions, Kyle Robinson

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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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Behaviour of Transmission Line Conductors under Tornadoes, Dingyu Yao

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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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Static liquefaction of oil sand tailings: an experimental investigation into the effect of saturation and fines content, Farshad Zehforoosh

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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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Crack Self-Healing in Alkali-Activated Materials: From Mechanisms to Strategies for Enhancing the Healing Efficiency, Lei 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