Faculty and staff in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics are comprehensive engineers and scholars who combine the spirit of invention and innovation to strengthen the community and advance education and research nationally and internationally. Here is a sampling of the scholarly work of the department's faculty.

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Submissions from 2016

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Modeling Factors Contributing to Injury and Fatality of Run-off-Road Crashes in Ohio, Deogratias Eustace, Omar Eid Almutairi, and Peter W. Hovey

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Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Motorcycle Injury Severity in the United States, Deogratias Eustace and Sunanda Dissanayake

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Correlating Interlaminar Fatigue Fracture Behavior to NDE Parameters in Carbon/Epoxy Composites Containing Voids and Delamination, Issa Hakim, Norbert Meyendorf, Steven L. Donaldson, René Laquai, David Walter, Bernd Müller, and Paul Graja

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Experimental Evaluation of Structural Steel Coating Systems, Elias Anis Toubia and Sadra Emami

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Failure Mechanism of Woven Roving Fabric/Vinyl Ester Composites in Freeze–Thaw Saline Environment, Elias Anis Toubia, Sadra Emami, and Donald Klosterman

Submissions from 2015

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Spatial Variability of Subsurface Soil Conditions Causing Roadway Settlements, Ömer Bilgin, Kevin Arens, Mark Salveter, and Alexander Dettloff

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Crash Frequency Analysis of Left-side Merging and Diverging Areas on Urban Freeway Segments: A Case Study of I-75 through Downtown Dayton, Ohio, Deogratias Eustace, Aline Aylo, and Worku Y. Mergia

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Stability of Thin Shell with Infill Gravity Structures against Lateral Loads, Nikita Ya. Tsimbelman, Andrey I. Mamontov, Tatiana I. Chernova, and Ömer Bilgin

Submissions from 2014

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Mathematical Model of the Shell with the Infill for Retaining Structures, Alexander T. Bekker, Nikita Ya. Tsimbelman, Dmitriy A. Potyanikhin, Andrey I. Mamontov, Ömer Bilgin, and Tatiana I. Chernova

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Modeling Viscoelastic Behavior of Polyethylene Pipe Stresses, Ömer Bilgin

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Soil-Structure Interaction for Sheet Pile Walls considering Ground Surface and Sub-Wall Soil Conditions, Ömer Bilgin

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Effect of Reinforcement Type on the Design Reinforcement Length of Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls, Ömer Bilgin and Eman Mansour

Submissions from 2013

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Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Design in Expansive Soils, Ömer Bilgin and Eman Mansour

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Variability of Soil Properties and Reliability of Empirical Equations on Soil Settlement Predictions, Ömer Bilgin and Eman Mansour

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Exploring Factors Contributing to Injury Severity at Freeway Merging and Diverging Locations in Ohio, Worku Y. Mergia, Deogratias Eustace, Deo Chimba, and Maher Butros Qumsiyeh

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In-Plane Loading of Brick Veneer over Wood Shear Walls, Elias Anis Toubia and James M. Lintz

Submissions from 2012

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Lateral Earth Pressure Coefficients for Anchored Sheet Pile Walls, Ömer Bilgin

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Studying Buried Pipeline Behavior Using Physical and Numerical Modeling, Ömer Bilgin and Harry E. Stewart

Submissions from 2011

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Viscoelastic Contact Characteristics of Soil-Geomembrane Interfaces, Ömer Bilgin

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Serviceability Considerations in the Design of Sheet Pile Walls for Risk Management, Ömer Bilgin and Eman Mansour

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A Simplified Method for Analyzing Factors Contributing to Motorcyclists’ Fatal Injuries in Ohio, Deogratias Eustace and Vamsi Krishna Indupuru

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Identification of Risk Factors Associated with Motorcycle-Related Fatalities in Ohio, Deogratias Eustace, Vamsi Krishna Indupuru, and Peter W. Hovey

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Studying Consolidation Characteristics of Ohio Clays Using GIS, Mark K. Papke and Ömer Bilgin

Submissions from 2010

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Strength of Composite Angle Brackets with Multiple Geometries and Nanofiber-Enhanced Resins, Stephanie C. Avalon and Steven L. Donaldson

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Numerical Studies of Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Behavior Constructed in Cut and Fill Conditions, Ömer Bilgin

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Effect of Soil Properties and Reinforcement Length on Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Deformations, Ömer Bilgin and Hugh Kim

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Statistical Assessment of Repeatability of Soil-Geomembrane Interface Shear Tests, Ömer Bilgin and Bhavikkumar Shah

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Analyzing the Effects of LED Traffic Signals on Urban Intersection Safety, Deogratias Eustace, Valerie E. Griffin, and Peter W. Hovey

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An Exploratory Survey of Drivers’ Knowledge of Right of Way at Freeway On-ramp Merging Areas, Deogratias Eustace, Stephen Owusu-Ansah, and Vamsi Krishna Indupuru

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The Role of Driver Age and Gender in Motor Vehicle Fatal Crashes, Heng Wei and Deogratias Eustace

Submissions from 2009

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Effect of Subsurface Soil Conditions on Floodwall Behavior, Ömer Bilgin

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Failure Mechanisms Governing Reinforcement Length of Geogrid Reinforced Soil Retaining Walls, Ömer Bilgin

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Analysis of Anchored Sheet Pile Wall Deformations, Ömer Bilgin and M. Bahadir Erten

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Anchored Sheet Pile Walls Constructed on Sloping Ground, Ömer Bilgin and M. Bahadir Erten

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Design Guidelines for Polyethylene Pipe Interface Shear Resistance, Ömer Bilgin and Harry E. Stewart

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Pullout Resistance Characteristics of Cast Iron Pipe, Ömer Bilgin and Harry E. Stewart

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Urban Transportation Planning Decision Making: A Robustness Analysis Approach, Deogratias Eustace

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Field Monitoring of Active Zone and Cracked Retaining Wall, Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, Kalaiarasi Vembu, Navarathinarajah Ruban Sivaruban, and Ömer Bilgin

Submissions from 2008

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Recompression Index (Cr) for Overconsolidated Soft Clay Soils, Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, Yanhouide Jeannot Ahossin Guezo, Ömer Bilgin, S. Yin, and M. Khan

Submissions from 2007

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Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polyethylene Pipes, Ömer Bilgin, Harry E. Stewart, and Thomas D. O’Rourke

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Studying the Effect of Concrete Key Size on Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall Deformations Using Finite Element Method, H. S. Kim and Ömer Bilgin

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Geotechnical Properties of Marine and Deltaic Soft Clays, Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, Yanhouide Jeannot Ahossin Guezo, and Ömer Bilgin

Submissions from 2006

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Size Effect Analysis of Full-Scale Floodwall Tests using Numerical Methods, Ömer Bilgin

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Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Damage Initiation in Composite Laminates at Cryogenic Temperatures, Ran Y. Kim and Steven L. Donaldson

Submissions from 2005

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Ring-Deflection Theory in Determining Plastic Pipe Deformations, Ömer Bilgin

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Ply-Level Behavior of Carbon/Epoxy Composites Mechanically Cycled at Cryogenic Temperatures, Steven L. Donaldson and Ran Y. Kim

Submissions from 2003

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Effect of Stacking Sequence on Micro-Cracking in a Cryogenically Cycled Carbon/Bismaleimide Composite, Vernon T. Bechel, Mark B. Fredin, Steven L. Donaldson, Ran Y. Kim, and John D. Camping

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Application of Robustness Analysis for Developing a Procedure for Better Urban Transportation Planning Decisions, Deogratias Eustace, Eugene R. Russell, and E. Dean Landman

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Advanced Water Distribution Modeling and Management, Thomas M. Walski, Donald V. Chase, Dragan A. Savic, Walter Grayman, Stephen Beckwith, and Edmundo Koelle

Submissions from 2002

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Seat Belt Use Compliance in Kansas, Deogratias Eustace and Teresa M. C. Bartel

Submissions from 2001

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Designing Plastic Pipelines for Thermal Loads, Ömer Bilgin and Harry E. Stewart

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Pedestrian Reaction to Crossing Signal Delay, Deogratias Eustace

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Stress Analyses and in-situ Fracture Observation of Wear Protective Multilayer Coatings in Contact Loading, Andrey A. Voevodin, Endel V. Iarve, W. Ragland, J. S. Zabinski, and Steven L. Donaldson

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Water Distribution Modeling, Thomas M. Walski, Donald V. Chase, and Dragan A. Savic

Submissions from 2000

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Performance Comparison of a Roundabout Versus Two-Way Stop Controlled (TWSC) Intersections, Deogratias Eustace

Submissions from 1993

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Computer-Generated Pumping Schedules for Satisfying Operational Objectives, Donald V. Chase and Lindell Ormsbee

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AQUALINK: Network Modeling for Small Utilities, Lindell Ormsbee and Donald V. Chase

Submissions from 1990

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A Computer Program for Optimal Control of Water Supply Pump Stations: Development and Testing, Donald V. Chase

Submissions from 1989

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Techniques for Improving Energy Efficiency at Water Supply Pumping Stations, Lindell Ormsbee, Thomas M. Walski, Donald V. Chase, and Wayne W. Sharp

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Paper EL-89-10 v. 1: Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Water Distribution Systems, Wayne W. Sharp, Donald V. Chase, and P. R. Schroeder

Submissions from 1988

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Technical Report EL-88-18: Reliability of the Federally Owned Water Main System, Donald V. Chase, Lindell Ormsbee, and Thomas M. Walski