Category Archives: Current Student

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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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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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Adrian Patricio Tola Tola

BS from University of Cuenca MS from Virginia Tech Research Project:  Analytical and Experimental Assessment of Ductile Fracture Due to Low-Cycle Fatigue in Steel Structural Components Earthquakes can induce large strains in structural components within a small number of cycles … Continue reading

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Alireza Farzampour

BS from Sharif University MS from Sharif University Research Project: Converting global shear deformations into local buckling resistant yielding mechanisms in metallic plates

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