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 2015

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Evaluation of gauge-radar merging methods for quantitative precipitation estimation in hydrology: a case study in the Upper Thames River basin, Jack L. McKee

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Experimental and Numerical Study on Full-Scale Precast Steel Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Pipes, Nedal Mohamed

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Silver Nanoparticle Transport Through Soil: Illuminating the Governing Pore-Scale Processes, Ian L. Molnar

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Multi-method Modeling Framework for Support of Integrated Water Resources Management, Vladimir V. Nikolic

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An Approach to Developing a Spatio-Temporal Composite Measure of Climate Change-Related Human Health Impacts in Urban Environments, Mohammad Amin Owrangi

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Self-Sustaining Smouldering Combustion as a Novel Disposal Destruction Method for Waste Water Biosolids, Tarek L. Rashwan

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Static and Dynamic Response of Silty Toyoura Sand with PVA Fibre and Cement Additives, Colin J.R. Schmidt

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Stormwater Management Performance of Green Roofs, Andrew W. Sims

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Design Wind Loads for Solar Modules Mounted Parallel to the Roof of a Low-rise Building, Sarah Elizabeth Stenabaugh

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The Effects of Volatile Fatty Acids on the Performance of Microbial Electrolysis Cells, Nan Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Structural and Durability Performance of Precast Segmental Tunnel Linings, Safeer Abbas

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Response of Transmission Line Conductors Under Downburst Wind, Haitham Aboshosha

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Removal and Recovery of Heavy Metals by Nickel Smelter Slag, Maame Kyeiwaa Addai

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Development Of Inundation Maps For The Vancouver Coastline Incorporating the Effects of Sea Level Rise and Extreme, Nicholas Agam

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Performance of Micropiled Raft in Sand and Clay-Centrifuge and Numerical Studies, Ahmed M. Alnuaim

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Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Conical Tanks under Hydrostatic Loading, Tareq M. Azabi

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Miniature Cone Penetration Test on Loose Sand, Sepideh Damavandinejad Monfared

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Shear Capacity of Reinforced Concrete Beams at Elevated Temperatures, Mohamed Diab

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Contribution of Gypsum-board Sheathing to the Compressive Resistance of Wood Studs Subjected to Gravitational Loads, Daniel J. Grenier

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Mechanism of Dissolution of High Valence Lead Oxides in Water Under Depleting Chlorine Conditions, Daoping Guo

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Numerical and Experimental Studies of Transmission Lines Subjected to Tornadoes, Ahmed Hamada

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Thickening of Mature Fine Oil Sands Tailings, Shriful Islam

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Wind and Thermal Effects on Ground Mounted Photovoltaic (PV) Panels, Chowdhury Mohammad Jubayer

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Influence of Water Chemistry Parameters on the Dissolution Rate of the Lead (II) Carbonate Hydrocerussite, Caitlin SE Kushnir

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Applying Probabilistic Methods to the NATO Military Load Classification System for Bridges, Andrew J. MacDonald

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Enhanced Dechlorination of 1,2-Dichloroethane by Coupled Nano Iron-Dithionite Treatment, Ariel Nunez Garcia

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Wind-Induced Pressures in Air Permeable, Double-Layer Roof Systems in Regions of Separated Flow, Jeong Hee Oh

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Characterization of the Green Roof Growth Media, Ginevra Alessandra Perelli

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Electrical Resistivity Tomography for Mapping Subsurface Remediation, Christopher Power

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Probabilistic Modeling and Bayesian Inference of Metal-Loss Corrosion with Application in Reliability Analysis for Energy Pipelines, Hao Qin

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Full-Scale Tests of a Wood-Frame Structure under Extreme Wind Loads, Derek A. Stedman

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Physical Sulphate Attack on Concrete, Ahmed Ramadan Suleiman

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Static and Seismic Performance of Geosynthetics-Strengthened Pile Foundations, Ahmed M. Taha

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Biostimulation of Oil Refinery Soils, Thipphathong Vattaso

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Digestion of Municipal Wastewater Biosolids using an Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Bioreactor (AnFBR), Zhenqi Wang

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Investigation of Fracture Toughness Measurement for Pipeline Steels Based on SE(B) and SE(T) Specimens, Zijian Yan

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Development of Probabilistic Corrosion Growth Models with Applications in Integrity Management of Pipelines, Shenwei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Numerical evaluation of aerodynamic roughness of the built environment and complex terrain, Daniel S. Abdi

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Static and Seismic Soil Culvert Interaction, Osama Salem A. Abuhajar

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Study of Vertical Dense Jet Dilution in a Marine Environment, Nadeem Ahmad

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A system dynamics approach to water resources and food production in the Gambia, Jordan T. Atherton

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Precast Deck Joints using FRP and Ultra-High Performance Concrete, Augustine K. Banson

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Numerical Evaluation of Community-Scale Aquifer Storage, Transfer and Recovery Technology, Jessica Barker

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Carbon-nZVI nanocomposites for dechlorination of halogenated hydrocarbons, Jing Cheng

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Application of Mixed Iron Oxides in Subsurface Remediation Technologies, Saidur Rahman Chowdhury

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Effect of Instantaneous Load Eccentricities on the Inelastic Torsional Responses Under Bi-Directional Seismic Excitations, Xiaojing Cui

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Investigation of Hollow Bar Micropiles in Cohesive Soil, Osama F. El Hadi Drbe

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Biofilm Control in a Fludized Bed Bioreactor (FBBR) Treating Municipal Wastewater: Optimization, Modeling, and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions, Ahmed Eldyasti

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Simplified Tools for Performance-Based Design of Reinforced Concrete Frames Exposed to Fire, Salah El-Din F. El-Fitiany

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Cyclic and Post-Cyclic Response of Silt and Sandy Silt Soils, Ali El Takch

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Climate Change Impact on Flood Hazard in the Grand River Basin, Ontario, Canada, Abhishek Gaur

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Smouldering Combustion for Soil Remediation: Two-Dimensional Experiments and Modelling, Tanzeer Hasan

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Finite Element Analyses of Single-Edge Bend Specimens for J-R Curve Development, Yifan Huang

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Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Retrofit System for Light-Framed Wood Structures Under Wind Loading, Ryan B. Jacklin

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Numerical Modelling of Downburst Interaction with Bluff Body, Aditi Jog

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Change in pore size distribution of compacted soil layers and its effect on solute breakthrough curves, Sara Karimi

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Prediction of Wind Loads on Tall Buildings: Development and Applications of an Aerodynamic Database, Bernard Kim

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Effect of groundwater-lake interactions on the distribution of arsenic in a freshwater beach, Jacky SK Lee

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Stochastic Simulation of Multiple-Station Ground Motions and Its Applications, Taojun Liu

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Capacity Assessment of a Transmission Tower under Wind Loading, Thomas G. Mara

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Second-order Analysis of Cable-stayed Bridge Deck Slabs, Zachary McNeil

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Specimen Size Effect on Shear Behavior of Loose Sand in Triaxial Testing, Tarek Omar

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Optimisation of the Transesterification Stage of Biodiesel Production using statistical methods, Arnold Paintsil

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Experimental Modeling of Wind Farm Topography and Canopy, Dan S. Parvu

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Ignition Method Development and First Field Demonstration of In Situ Smouldering Remediation, Grant C. Scholes

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Concrete Bridge Girders with Exposed Flexural Reinforcement, Trevor K. Scott

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Simulation of Mobility and Retention of Selected Engineered Nanoparticles Beneath Landfills, Shumsun N. Siddique

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Investigation of Discharge Behaviour From a Sharp-Edged Circular Orifice in Both Weir and Orifice Flow Regimes Using an Unsteady Experimental Procedure, Phil R. Spencer

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Spatial Variation and Interpolation of Wind Speed Statistics and Its Implication in Design Wind Load, Wei Ye

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Calibration of Fatigue Design Wind Pressure for Sign, Luminaire, and Traffic Signal Support, Guigui Zu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Performance of Hollow Bar Micropiles Under Axial and Lateral Loads in Cohesive Soils, Ahmed Yehia Abd El-aziz

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Bayesian Analyses of Metal-Loss Corrosion on Energy Pipeline Based on Inspection Data, Mohammad Al-Amin

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Influence of Oceanic Forcing on Fate of Nutrients in a Near-Shore-Aquifer, Nawrin Anwar

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Wood Infill Walls in Reinforced Concrete Frame Structures: A Wood/concrete Construction Niche, Jeffrey R. L. Blaylock

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Flexural Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Tunnel Linings, Martin Blazejowski

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Upheaval Buckling of Offshore Pipelines in Homogeneous and Layered Soils, Porang Deljoui

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Monotonic and Cyclic Behaviour of Steel Fibre-Reinforced and FRP-Steel Fibre-Reinforced Helical Pulldown Micropiles, Mahmoud Meckkey M. El Sharnouby

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Electrokinetic Dewatering of Oil Sands Tailings, Yu Guo

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Near-Wake Flow Dynamics of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine, Pooyan Hashemi Tari

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Improvement of Total Sulphur Measurement Techniques for Management of Reactive Mine Tailings, Adnan Hossain Khan

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Load-Sharing of Toe-Nailed, Roof-to-Wall Connections under Extreme Wind Loads in Wood-Frame Houses, Mohammad Khan

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Application of a K-Nearest Neighbour weather generator for simulation of historical and future climate variables in the Upper Thames River basin, Leanna M. King

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Thermal and Electrical Behaviors of Selected Geomaterials, Joon Kyu Lee

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A Study on the Turbulent Characteristics within the Hurricane Boundary Layer, Sunwei Li

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Analytical and Experimental Study of a Three Dimensional Internal Hydraulic Jump in a Shallow Channel of Limited Width, Zoheb Nasir

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Investigation of Bio-hydrogen and Bio-methane Production From Thin Stillage, Noha El-Sayed Nasr

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Wind field measurements around photovoltaic panel arrays mounted on large flat-roofs, R Nicolas Pratt

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An Investigation of Monotonic and Cyclic Behaviour of Leda Clay, Kimberly K. Rasmussen

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Comparison Between Three Types of Cable Stayed Bridges Using Structural Optimization, Olfat Sarhang Zadeh

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Enhancement of Local Buckling Behaviour of Steel Structures Retrofitted Through Bonding GFRP Plates, Mohammad Al Amin Siddique

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Passive and Semi-Active Structure-Multiple Tuned Liquid Damper Systems, Islam Soliman

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Synergistic and Environmental Benefits of Using Cement Kiln Dust With Slag and Fly Ash in Cemented Paste Tailings, Amajd Tariq

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Response of Foundations to Random Cyclic Loads, Alireza Varshoi

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Fuzzy Differential Evolution Algorithm, Dejan Vucetic

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Thermal and Mechanical Studies of Thin Spray-On Liner (TSL) for Concrete Tunnel Linings, Taesang Ahn

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A System Dynamics Based Integrated Assessment Modelling of Global-Regional Climate Change: A Model for Analyzing the Behaviour of the Social-Energy-Economy-Climate System, Mohammad Khaled Akhtar

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Vibration Isolation Using In-filled Geofoam Trench Barriers, Ashref Mohamed A. Alzawi

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Geotechnique, Physico-chemical Behaviour and a New Erosion Model for Mine Tailings under Environmental Loading, Rozalina S. Dimitrova

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Enhancement of Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production from Wastes Using Ultrasonication, Elsayed Elrefaey Elbeshbishy

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Dynamic and Static Performance of Large-Capacity Helical Piles in Cohesive Soils, Mohamed A. Elkasabgy