Category Archives: Bios

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Edward Gil

BS in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering from George Mason University Research project: Computational Modeling of Glass Curtain Wall Systems to Support Fragility Curve Development With the increased push towards performance-based design, there is a need to understand and create more … Continue reading

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Raul Avellaneda

BS in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech Research Project: Cyclic Testing of Cantilever Composite Diaphragms The primary objective of this study is to expand our understanding of the seismic performance of concrete-filled composite diaphragms constructed using modern construction practices.

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Mahyar Zarat-Basir

BS from Virginia Tech Research Project: Improved Fracture Resistance of a Twelve Bolt Extended End-Plate Moment Connection The primary objective of this study is to figure out the detailing required to make the 12 bolt extended stiffened/unstiffened connection ductile enough … Continue reading

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Gengrui Wei

BS from Tongji University MS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Research Project: Computational Study of Tension Field Action in Metal Building Gable Frame Panel Zones Gable metal frames are popular, cost-efficient structural systems for commercial and industrial buildings. The … Continue reading

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Hyeeun Kong

BS from Hanyang University Research Project: Design of Fixed-Base Hollow Structural Sections Subjected to Large Seismic Drift

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Javier Avecillas

BS from University of Cuenca Research Project: Topology Optimization of Steel Shear Fuses to Resist Buckling

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Trai Nguyen

BS from Ho Chi Minh University of Technology MS from Colorado State University – Fort Collins Research Project: Analytical Development and Experimental Study of Optimized Structural Fuse Shapes

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Ryan Stevens

BS from Virginia Tech Research Project: Qualification Testing of Artifacts in the Protected Zone of Moment Frames

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Xiaogang Huang

MS from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology Research Project: Seismic Analysis of Self-Centering-Beam Moment Frames

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Basit Qayyum

BS from State University of New York 2013 MS from State University of New York 2016

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