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

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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

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Application of Bayesian Networks to Integrity Management of Energy Pipelines, Wei Xiang

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An integrated framework to assess compound flood risks for interdependent critical infrastructure in a coastal environment, Ying Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Performance of Single and Groups of Hollow Bar Micropiles in Sand, Maged Abdlrahem

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Wastewater Refining and Reuse and City-Level Water Decision Making, Ahmed Abuhussein

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Hydrology and Phosphorus Model for Agricultural Watershed: SWAT simulation of Discharge and Nutrient Flux in the Medway Creek Watershed, Omar EL Abusanina

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Eco-Efficient Preplaced Recycled Aggregate Concrete Incorporating Recycled Tire Waste Rubber Granules and Steel Wire Fibre Reinforcement, Saud A. Alfayez

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Transient Analysis of Full Scale and Experimental Downburst Flows, Junayed Chowdhury

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Chemically enhanced primary treatment processes for wastewater resource redirection and its impact on downstream processes, Tianchen Dong

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Flexural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Elements Retrofitted Using External Unbonded Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Bars, Yamen Ibrahim Elbahy

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Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Emulative Connections in Precast Concrete Walls, Mohamed Gamal Elsayed

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Field Test of Electrokinetically-Delivered Thermally Activated Persulfate for Remediation of Chlorinated Solvents in Clay, Nicholas Andrew Head

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Electrokinetically-Enhanced Emplacement of Lactate in a Chlorinated Solvent Contaminated Clay Site to Promote Bioremediation, Ainsley M. Inglis

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Experimental testing and modeling of partial nitrification at different temperatures, Xiaoguang Liu

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Modeling of Suspended Sediment Concentration Using Conventional and Machine Learning Approaches, in Thames River, Canada, Issam Mohamed

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Electroflotation for Treatment of Paint Wastewater: Experiments, Kinetics and Hydrodynamics, Syed Reza Mohtashami

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Potential of Five Plant Species for Phytoremediation of Metal-PAH-Pesticide Contaminated Soil, Ezinne U. Ndubueze

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Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks Using Ground and Airborne Infrared Thermography, Tarek Omar

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Monotonic Stress-Strain Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Cemented Toyoura Sand, Muhammad Safdar

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Quantification of Uncertainties in Inline Inspection Data for Metal-loss Corrosion on Energy Pipelines and Implications for Reliability Analysis, Tammeen Siraj

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Aversion and Warning Factors for Assessing Existing Reinforced Concrete Structures, Marcie van Weerdhuizen

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Use of Regional Scale Field and Modelling Methods to Evaluate Nearshore Groundwater Discharge to a Large Glacial Lake, Hayley A. Wallace Ms.

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1-Dimensional Hydraulic and Sediment Transport Modelling of an Emergency Spillway, Ryan Weise

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A Study on Chemical Grouting of Quartz Sand, Bingfeng Xue

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Design and Probabilistic Analysis of Mid- and High-rise Wood Buildings Subjected to Earthquake Excitations, Shucheng Yang

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Fundamentals of Applied Smouldering Combustion, Marco Zanoni

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Tensile and Impact Behaviour of Shape Memory Alloy Fibre Reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composites, Mohamed Ali El-Sayed Mahmoud Ali

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Influence of Turbulence on the Aerodynamics of Low-Rise Buildings, Fakhruzzaman Arif

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Identification, Quantification and Removal of Pharmaceuticals and Endocrine Disrupting Compounds from Water Using Customized PDMS Membrane, Ambareen Atisha

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BIM Assisted Design Process Automation for Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB), Mohammad Delavar

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A performance based design approach for tall buildings under wind loading, Fouad Y. Elezaby

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Seismic Performance of Steel Helical Piles, Moustafa K. El-sawy

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Aerodynamic Optimization and Wind Load Evaluation Framework for Tall Buildings, Ahmed Elshaer

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Generic Numerical Tornado Model for Common Interpretation of Existing Experimental Simulators, Anant Gairola

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Modelling of future flood risk across Canada under climate change, Ayushi Gaur

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System reliability analyses and optimal maintenance planning of corroding pipelines, Changqing Gong

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Electrokinetic Consolidation of Oil Sands Tailings: An Experimental and Numerical Study, Yu Guo

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Wall Pressure Coefficients for Low- to High-Rise Buildings, Emilio S. Hong

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Behaviour of Pre-stressed Concrete Transmission Poles under High Intensity Wind, Ahmed M. Ibrahim

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Assessment of Dynamic Effect of Transmission Line Conductor Longitudinal Reaction Due to Downburst Loading, Ibrahim Ibrahim

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Liquefaction Susceptibility Analysis of Fraser River Sand in Miniature Cone Penetration Tests and Cyclic Direct Simple Shear Tests, Stephen Jones

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Comparative Investigation of Bored and Continuous Flight Auger Piles with Consideration of Green Concrete, Mahmoud Kassem

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Effect of land use and low impact development measures on urban flood hazard: a case study in the Black Creek watershed, Tommy Kokas

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A Study on Hydraulic Conductivity of Fine Oil Sand Tailings, Mingyue LIU