Faculty Activities

Book Chapter

  • Eustace, D., & Dissanayake, S. (2016). Risk and protective factors associated with motorcycle injury severity in the United States. In G. Bowman (Ed.), Traffic accidents and safety: New research. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 978-1-63485-517-4

Journal Articles

  • Eustace, D., Almutairi, O., & Hovey, P. W. (2016). Modeling factors contributing to injury and fatality of run-off-road crashes in Ohio. Advances in Transportation Studies, 40, 53-68. Retrieved from www.uniroma3.it/en2/index.php
  • Gao, Z., Liang, R., & Patnaik, A. (2016). Effects of sustained loading and pre-existing cracks on corrosion. Construction and Building Materials, 124, 776-785.
  • Kiani, B., Gandomi, A. H., Sajedi, S., & Liang, R. Y. (2016). New formulation of compressive strength of preformed-foam cellular concrete: an evolutionary approach. ASCE, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering.
  • Li, Z., Wang, X., Wang, H., & Liang, R. Y. (2016). Quantifying stratigraphic uncertainties by stochastic simulation techniques based on Markov random field. Engineering Geology, 201,106-122. http://dc.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.12.017
  • Saeid, A. A., & Donaldson, S. L. (2016). Experimental and finite element evaluations of debonding in composite sandwich structure with core thickness variations. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 8(9), 1-18.
  • Saeid, A. A., & Donaldson, S. L. (2016). Experimental and finite element investigations of damage resistance in biomimetic composite sandwich T-joints. Materials, 9(7), 510-533.
  • Toubia, E., & Emami, S. (2016). Experimental evaluation of structural steel coating systems. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 28(12). Retrieved from http://ascelibrary.org/journal/jmcee7
  • Toubia, E., Emami, S., & Klosterman, D. A. (2016). Failure mechanism of woven roving fabric/vinyl ester composites in freeze-thaw saline environment. Journal of Composite Materials. Retrieved from http://jcm.sagepub.com/
  • Wang, X., Li, Z., Wang, H., Rong, Q., & Liang, R.Y. (2016) Probability analysis of shield-driven tunnel in multiple strata considering stratigraphic uncertainty. Journal of Structural Safety, 62, 88-100, http://dc.doi.org/10.1016/j.strusafe.2016.06.007

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

  • Toubia, E., & Emami, S. (2016). Durability of sandwich composite structures due to freezing and thawing and ice chemicals. CAMX: The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo. http://www.thecamx.org/
  • Toubia, E., Rahman, M. M., & Sergeichev, I. (2016). Effect of core joints on axial fatigue of composite sandwich structures. CAMX: The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo. http://www.thecamx.org/

Technical Report


  • Donaldson, S. L., & Salem, A. I. (2016, September). Weight and cost multi-objective optimization of hybrid composite sandwich structures. Presented at the International Conference on High Performance and Optimum Design of Structures and Materials HPSM/OPT, Siena, Italy.
  • Hakim, I. A., Laqual, R., Walter, D., Müller, B., Graja, P., Donaldson, S. L., & Meyendorf, N. (2016, July). The effect of manufacturing conditions on discontinuity population and fatigue fracture behavior. Presented at the Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Atlanta GA.
  • Hakim, I. A., May, D., Ras, A., Meyendorf, N., & Donaldson, S. L. (2016, March). Quantifying voids effecting delamination in carbon/epoxy composites: Static and fatigue fracture behavior. Presented at the Smart Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation for Energy Systems, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Toubia, E., & Emami, S. (2016, January). Thermal cycling effect on composite sandwich structures with balsa core. Presented at the 40th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, Daytona Beach, FL.

Sponsored Research

  • Bilgin, Ö. (2012 - 2016), Analysis of aggregate pier systems for stabilization of subgrade settlement. ODOT, State, $455,636.00.
  • Chase, D. V. (2008 - Present), Real-time system optimization for sustainable water transmission and distribution. Great Lakes Protection Fund, Private, $293,745.00. 
  • Liang, R. Y., co-principal investigator. (2014-2017). Performance comparison of abutment and retaining wall drainage system. Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation, Federal, $284,834.00. 
  • Liang, R.Y., principal investigator. (2015-2018). GeoMS maintenance and technical support. Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation, Federal, $625,000.00.
  • Pinnell, M. F., Blust, R. P., Balster, E., Bigelow, K. E., Crosson, K. M., Schneider, S. J., & Kinnucan-Welsch, K. A. (2010 - Present), EEC-1009607 - Engineering innovation and design for STEM teachers. NSF, Federal, $499,101.00. 
  • Taylor, D. G. (2016 - 2017), Sustainability course development grant. UD, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, $2,500.00.
  • Taylor, D. G. (2015 - 2016), KIT faculty (Kern Innovative Teaching). Kern Family Foundation, Private, $2,500.00.
  • Toubia, E. (2014 - 2016), Performance comparison of structural steel coating systems. ODOT, State, $208,817.00.
School of Engineering Faculty Activities
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Faculty Activities

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Dr. Robert Liang, Department Chair

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