Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Dissertations



Dissertations from 2004

Shear strengthening of unreinforced masonry (URM) walls with FRP composites, Tong Li

Fate and transport of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in phytoremediation systems, Xingmao Ma

Intelligent hybrid damper-actuator bracing control (HDABC) with deterministic and nondeterministic seismic input, soil-structure interaction, and tectonic movements, Xiaozhe Zhang

Simulation of soil-pile-superstructure interaction in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Wei Zheng

Dissertations from 2003

Semi-active control of elastic and inelastic building structures with piezoelectric friction dampers, Chaoqiang Chen

Modeling and operation of single and multiple tube membrane bioreactors, Ellen England

Characterization and modeling of paleoliquefaction features in Missouri, Houda Jadi


Rehabilitation of steel bridge members with FRP composite materials, Xiangdong Liu

Development and validation of coaxial cable sensors for damage detection of reinforced concrete structures, Huimin Mu

Mechanisms of lead and zinc removal from lead mine drainage in constructed wetland, Ying Song

Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification in activated sludge floc, Holley Kaempfer Steller

Comparison of treatment technologies on a pilot scale for the removal of fuel oxygenates from natural groundwater, Justin M. Sutherland

The use of hyperspectral data to estimate soil properties, Yong Wu

Field and laboratory performance of prestressed high performance concrete girders for Missouri bridge structures, Yumin Yang

Dissertations from 2002

Modeling of complex hat-shaped chords of cold-formed steel trusses, Stuart Werner Baur


Micro-scale moveable bed physical model, Roger Andrew Gaines

Ozonation of artificial aquaria seawater: oxidation kinetics and byproduct formation, Robert E. Reed

Web crippling and combined bending and web crippling of cold-formed steel header beams, Sutton F. Stephens

Investigation of FRP materials for bridge construction, Danielle Kleinhans Stone

Dissertations from 2001

Destructive testing of a highway bridge strengthened with FRP systems, T. (Tarek) Alkhrdaji

Strengthening of masonry structures with FRP composites, Gustavo J. Tumialan

The engineering of construction specifications for externally bonded FRP composites, Xinbao Yang

Dissertations from 2000


Use of porous steel soil nails for enhancing dynamic stability of earth dams, Saad Abdel-Hamid Farag


Seismic performance, design and placement of multiple tuned mass dampers in building applications, Jingning Wu

Dissertations from 1999

Seismic analysis of pile supported rigid bridge abutments using material and geometric nonlinearity, Muhammad Shahbaz Chaudhry

An optimized one-dimensional unsteady flow model for open channels, Mario Daniel Sanchez

Displacement-based analysis and design of rigid retaining walls during earthquakes, Yingwei Wu

Dissertations from 1998

Hybrid damper-actuator system with optimum observer-controller for seismic-resistant structures, Hongping Jiang

Non-linear behavior of reinforced concrete beams subjected to pure torsion, Nasr-Eddine Koutchoukali

Dynamic operation of check valves within transient hydraulic systems, Charles Edward Patterson

Average stress-strain relationships of reinforcing bars in concrete panels incorporating the biaxial stress field effect, Amlan Kumar Sengupta

Dissertations from 1997

Structural behavior of coped web elements of cold-formed steel memebers, Exaud N. Koka


Multiobjective optimum design of static and seismic-resistant structures with genetic algorithm, fuzzy logic and game theory, Dan Li

3-D nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete low-rise wall structures and bridges under earthquake excitations, Kangyu Lou

Generalized optimal control of elastic and inelastic structures subjected to earthquake excitation, Peter Tian

Dissertations from 1996

Degradation of gaseous TCE and PCE in an activated carbon biofilter, Jongo Kim

Dynamic response of low-rise buildings subjected to ground motion considering nonlinear soil properties and frequency dependent foundation parameters, Sanjeev Kumar


Anaerobic treatment of high strength phthalic waste by a hybrid UASB-biofilter reactor, Mao-Yuan Tur

Dissertations from 1995

Gas permeability of unsaturated fine grained soils, Rajiv Ali

A geostatistically-based, uncontrolled hazardous waste site assessment using general geotechnical properties, Morris M. Dirnberger

Non-linear dynamic response of foundation systems under machine-type loading, Hatem Ibrahim Elbastawisy

Response behavior of seismic structures on embedded foundation in layered half-space with and without active control including actual site soil data, Sukit Suthiwong


Hysteresis rules of perforated low-rise reinforced concrete shear walls and seismic design parameters assessment of buildings, Jing-Shyang Yang

Dissertations from 1994

Structural behavior of perforated web elements of cold-formed steel flexural members subjected to web crippling and a combination of web crippling and bending, James E. Langan


Behavior of web elements with openings subjected to bending, shear and the combination of bending and shear, Ming-Yang Shan

Dissertations from 1993

Finite element analysis of two-dimensional overland flow, Keyvan Asghari

Dynamic pile-soil-pile interaction using model tests under simulated earthquakes, Karunakar Sreerama

Dissertations from 1992

Displacements in earth slopes under dynamic loading, Shamshad Hussain

Low level nitrification with biofilm systems, Chidiadi Hart Kwelle

Influence of strain rate on the mechanical properties of sheet steels and structural performance of cold-formed steel members, Chi-Ling Pan

Dissertations from 1991

D-crackability: a finite element measure, George David Blanpied

Gas permeability measurement of unsaturated fine grained soils, Mohammad Taghi Izadi

Displacement based design of rigid retaining walls subjected to dynamic loads considering soil nonlinearity, E. Arni Rafnsson

Dissertations from 1990

Predicting installation torque requirements for helical anchors using measured soil properties, Lewis Keith Crouch

Inelastic response and collapse behavior of steel tall buildings subjected to 3-D earthquake excitations, Jeng-Fuh Ger

Effect of toxic organic compounds on mobility of heavy metals in soils, Akbar Ghazifard


Effect of strain rate on material properties of sheet steels and structural strengths of cold-formed steel members, Maher Kassar

Digestion of waste activated sludge by anaerobic rotating biological contactors, Chi-Yuan Lee

Nonlinear analysis of vibratory footing response, George M. S. Manyando

Dissertations from 1989


Reliability based criteria for cold-formed steel members, Ling-En Hsiao


Load and resistance factor design of cold-formed stainless steel structural members, Shin-Hua Lin

Nonlinear analysis of low-rise reinforced concrete shear wall buildings subjected to multicomponent seismic input, Gregory E. Mertz


Liquefaction and settlement characteristics of silt soils, John Arthur Sandoval-Shannon


Development and evaluation of an instrumentation system for high acceleration centrifuge testing of an artificial rock material, Padmakar Srivastava

A hydrologic dynamic runoff model, Sompop Sucharit


Time characteristics of small watersheds in response to the probable maximum precipitation, Brian Jay Swenty

Determining parameters for a continuous simulation model by estimation, synthetic calibration and analytic calibration, David Brian Thompson

Dissertations from 1988

Reliability-based optimum design of structures subjected to various seismic loadings, Chein-Chi Chang

Toxicity evaluation and biological treatment of lead and zinc mine-mill effluents in Southeast Missouri, Zeynep Mujde Erten

Sorption and desorption of volatile organic compounds by soils and sediments, Hossein Ganjidoost

Dissertations from 1987

Dynamic behavior of biofilms in wastewater treatment, Yow-Chyun Liu


Development of design criteria for ferritic stainless steel cold-formed structural members and connections, Pieter van der Merwe

Effective design widths of high strength cold-formed steel members, Lan-Cheng Pan

Optimal design of seismic and wind structures with active controls, Chris P. Pantelides


Structural behavior of members consisting of flat and curved elements, M. Brad Parks

Dissertations from 1986

Optimum design of braced and unbraced frameworks subjected to static, seismic, and wind forces with building code provisions, Der-Shin Juang

Use of optimization models in the design of wastewater treatment systems, Shu-Liang Liaw


Structural design of coal-fueled power plant ductwork, Stanley Pearce Rader


Web crippling of high strength cold-formed steel beams, Chiravut Santaputra

A continuous spaciotemporal stochastic model for short-time-increment precipitation, Lloyd Christopher Wilson


An investigation of signs for median crossovers, Gillian M. Worsey

Dissertations from 1985

Optimal design of 3-D reinforced concrete and steel buildings subjected to static and seismic loads, Kevin Zane Truman

Moisture diffusion and generated stresses in expansive soils by the boundary element method, Mimoun Zoukaghe

Dissertations from 1984

Three-dimensional response of a pile-supported multistory building to seismic disturbances, Jalal Uddin Khandoker


Liquefaction behavior and dynamic properties of loessial (silty) soils, Vijay Kumar Puri

Anaerobic fluidized bed digestion of waste activated sludge, Billy Thornton Ray

Relative durability of shale, David Newton Richardson

A study of the permeability of clays subjected to organic and inorganic permeants, Janardanan O. Uppot

Dissertations from 1983

Plane strain deformations of viscoelastic rubber covered rolls, Chandrashekhar Narayan Bapat

Investigation of the dry and wet engineering behavior of Icelandic lava-gravels, Gunnar Ingi Birgisson

Dissertations from 1982

Assessment of the triaxial falling head permeability testing technique, Gregory Wallace Carpenter

A constitutive model for the mechanical properties of rock, Tsung-Wen Yang

Dissertations from 1981

Parametric study of silo-material interaction, Ghazi Saleh Hasanain


Load and resistance factor design of cold-formed steel structural members, Boonsong Supornsilaphachai

Dissertations from 1979

Behavior of elastic and inelastic three-dimensional building systems for static loads and multicomponent earthquakes, Prasert Kitipitayangkul

The zero order watershed, Melvin G. Schaefer

Dissertations from 1978


Web crippling strength and a combination of bending and web crippling of cold-formed steel beams, Nipon Hetrakul

Strength of cold-formed steel reinforced beam webs in bending, shear, and web crippling, Nguyen Phung

Shallow foundations on dense silty loessial soil, Charles Orrick Riggs

Development of a dynamic flood routing model for small meandering rivers, Roger Haden Smith