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 2018

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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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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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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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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

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Uncertainty Modeling in The Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources Management, Sohom Mandal

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Morphodynamic Response of Spencer Creek to Large Precipitation Events and Channel Modifications: A Case Study, Emily Mae Martin

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Bi-directional Cyclic Behaviour and Liquefaction Analysis of a silica-carbonate sand, Keyvan Mirbaha

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Static and Dynamic Properties of Controlled Low-Strength Materials Incorporating Treated Oil Sands Waste, Ahmed Mneina

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Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical analysis of evaporation from unsaturated soils, Seyed Morteza Mousavi

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Time-lapse Electrical Resistivity Tomography for mapping in situ smouldering remediation (STAR), Lais Muchatte Trento

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Liquefaction Assessment of Carbonate-Silica Silty Sands Using Energy, State Parameter and Shear Wave Velocity, Naemeh Naghavi

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Numerical modeling of tornado-like vortex and its interaction with bluff- bodies, Zoheb Nasir

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Investigation of Bio-hydrogen Production Optimization from Synthetic and Real Wastes using Pure and Mixed Cultures, Noha El-Sayed Nasr

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Microbial Repopulation Following In Situ STAR Remediation, Gavin Overbeeke

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Estimation of cavity pressures in air-permeable, multi-layer systems using a lumped-leakage approach, Rahul Prabhakaran Nair Sreedevi

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Investigation of ductile crack growth and normalization method for SE(T) specimen using finite element analyses, Cheng Qian

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Numerical and Experimental Analysis of a Retrofit System for Light-Framed Wood Structures Under Wind Loading, Joshua D. Rosenkrantz

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Analysis of Framing Failures in Wood-Frame Residential Roofs Under Wind Load, Sarah A. Stevenson

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Pressure Equalization of Wind-Induced Pressures on Residential Vinyl Siding Cladding in Full-Scale, Randy A. Van Straaten

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Enumeration, variability, and transport of Escherichia coli in the foreshore reservoir and surface water at freshwater beaches, Laura J. Vogel

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A study on chemical stabilization of Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailings, Yixuan Wang

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Estimation of Turbulence Effects on Wind-Induced Suctions on the Roof of a Low-Rise Building, Chieh-Hsun Wu

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Partial Material Strength Reduction Factors for ACI 318, Tong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Application of Treated Oil Sands Drill Cuttings Waste in Micropiles Construction, Moustafa Ahmed Raafat Mohamed Aboutabikh

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Piezoelectric Device for Measuring Shear Wave Velocity of Soils and Evaluation of Low and High Strain Shear Modulus, Saeed Ahmad

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Behavior of Fire-Exposed RC Frames Before and After Jacketing, M. Monir M. Ajan Alhadid

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Time-dependent behaviour of micro-tunneling construction in Queenston shale, Hayder Mohammed Salim Al-Maamori

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Hydraulic and Electrokinetic Delivery of Remediants for In-situ Remediation, Ahmed I. A. Chowdhury

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Anaerobic Digestion and Co-digestion of Thickened Waste Activated Sludge (TWAS) and Food Waste (FW), Mohammad M I Chowdhury

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Seismic Vulnerability of Buried Energy Pipelines in Northern Canada, Behrang Dadfar

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Numerical Modelling of Wind Turbine Foundations subjected to Combined Loading, Venkatesh Madhukar Deshpande

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Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete and Composite Conical Tanks Under Hydrostatic and Seismic Loadings, Ahmed Elansary

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Development of Design Loads for Transmission Line Structures Subjected to Downbursts Using Aero-elastic Testing and Numerical Modeling, Amal Elawady

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Liquid Phase Nano Metal Catalyzed Dechlorination of Chlorinated Organic Compounds, Omneya El-Sharnouby

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A Physical Scaling Method to Incorporate Regional Physical Characteristics in Future Climatic and Hydrologic Predictions, Abhishek Gaur

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Electrokinetic Enhanced Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Ikrema Abdalla Hassan

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Steel Compression Members with Partial-length Reinforcement, Morgan Herrell

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Numerical Studies for Improving Fracture Toughness Resistance Curve Testing Using Single-Edge (Notched) Tension Specimens, Yifan Huang

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Identification of groundwater discharge along the shoreline of large inland lakes in Southern Ontario, Tao Ji

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Removal of Target PPCPs from Secondary Effluent Using AOPs and Novel Adsorbents, Venkateswara Reddy Kandlakuti

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Evaluation of fatigue response of a carbonate clay till beneath wind turbine foundation, Jordan A. Kiss

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Short-term Deflections of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Caitlin Mancuso

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Analysis and Design Procedure for Liquid-Filled Conical Tanks Under Seismic Loading, Ahmed Musa

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Innovating Two-Stage Concrete with Improved Rheological, Mechanical and Durability Properties, Manal F. Najjar

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Automated Control Flaw Generation Procedure: Cheakamus Dam Case Study, Bogdan Pavlovic

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Investigation of Grouted Dowel Connection for Precast Concrete Wall Construction, Douglas J. Provost-Smith

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Multiscale Wind Modelling for Sustainability and Resilience, Djordje Romanic

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Foundation Effects of Trees Under Wind Loads, Padmavathi Venkata Sagi

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Wind Loading on Full-scale Solar Panels, Zeinab Samani

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A Systems Approach to Modelling the Effects of Climate Change on Agroforestry: A Case Study in Western Tanzania, Elaine M. Samuel

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Evapotranspiration from extensive green roofs: influence of climatological conditions, vegetation type, and substrate depth, Maria Eloisa Sia

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STARx Technology for Waste Oil Sludge Treatment Investigated with Numerical Modelling, Rebecca L. Solinger

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Enhancing the Seismic Performance of Steel Structures Utilizing Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys, Papia Sultana

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Estimation of Wind Hazard over Canada and Reliability-based Assignment of Design Wind Load, Qian Tang

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Combined Analysis of Tide- and Wave-induced Water Table Fluctuations for Structural Characterization of a Coastal Aquifer, Victoria A. Trglavcnik

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Soil Aquifer Treatment for wastewater reclamation in a high water demand society, Diego J. Velasquez

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Electrokinetics and Vacuum Combined Dewatering of Oil Sand Tailings, Rui Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Investigation of Hybrid Foundation System for Offshore Wind Turbine, Ahmed Mohamed Reda Abdelkader

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Shear and Peel Stresses at the Interface between Hollowcore Slabs and the Topping Concrete, Aiham Adawi

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Fundamentals of Electro-Flotation and Electrophoresis and Applications in Oil Sand Tailings Management, Raquibul Alam

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Slope Stability Enhancement of an Upstream Tailings Dam: Laboratory Testing and Numerical Modelling, Yazeed A. Alsharedah

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Performance of Protective Perimeter Walls Subjected to Explosions in Reducing the Blast Resultants on Buildings, Fada Casi F Alsubaei

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Application of Polyurethane Products in Accelerated Construction of Innovative Noise Barrier, Bahman Daee

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Behaviour of Helical Pile connectors for New Foundations, Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Diab

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A Self-Potential for Monitoring Self-Sustaining Treatment for Active Remediation (STAR), Mehrnoosh Ebrahimzadeh

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Monotonic and Cyclic Performance of Spun-Cast Ductile Iron Helical Tapered Piles, Ahmed Fahmy

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The Role of Hydroxyl Surface Groups on the Dechlorination Activity of Iron Bearing Nanoparticles, Jorge Gabayet

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Morphological response of sand bed streams to unsteady flow events: an experimental study, Etta Haley Gunsolus