The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is ranked in the top 10 accredited civil and environmental engineering departments by the US News and World Report survey, is one of the largest programs in the United States. The Department has 46 full-time faculty, 657 undergraduate, and 400 graduate students. Civil engineers are the principal designers, constructors, operators, and caretakers of many of the constructed facilities and systems that contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed in the United States. The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers educational programs in all areas of civil engineering practice.

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  • A Machine Learning Framework to Infer Time-of-Use of Flexible Loads: Resident Behavior Learning for Demand Response 

    Afzalan, Milad; Jazizadeh, Farrokh (IEEE, 2020-06-26)
    Load shapes obtained from smart meter data are commonly utilized to understand daily energy use patterns for adaptive operations in applications such as Demand Response (DR). However, they do not provide information on the ...
  • Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 by inhalation of respiratory aerosol in the Skagit Valley Chorale superspreading event 

    Miller, Shelly; Nazaroff, William W.; Jimenez, Jose L.; Boerstra, Atze; Buonnano, Giorgio; Dancer, Stephanie J.; Kurnitski, Jarek; Marr, Linsey C.; Morawska, Lidia; Noakes, Catherine (medRxiv, 2020-06-15)
    During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, an outbreak occurred following attendance of a symptomatic index case at a regular weekly rehearsal on 10 March of the Skagit Valley Chorale (SVC). After that rehearsal, 53 members of the ...
  • Effect of Curing on Mechanical Properties of Cement-Stabilized Coral Sand in Marine Environment 

    Chen, Mingyuan; Geng, Jiuguang; Xiong, Haocheng; Shang, Tao; Xue, Cheng; Abbas, Montasir (Hindawi, 2020-07-22)
    The use of coral sand prepared from cement-stabilized materials can significantly reduce the cost, construction period, and damage to the environment caused by stone mining. The choice of water in mixing and curing the ...
  • Impact of Intersection Control on Battery Electric Vehicle Energy Consumption 

    Ahn, Kyoungho; Park, Sangjun; Rakha, Hesham A. (MDPI, 2020-06-19)
    Battery electric vehicle (BEV) sales have significantly increased in recent years. They have different energy consumption patterns compared to the fuel consumption patterns of internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs). ...
  • Numerical Analysis of Signal Response Characteristic of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters Embedded in Pavement 

    Yang, Hailu; Zhao, Qian; Guo, Xueli; Zhang, Weidong; Liu, Pengfei; Wang, Linbing (MDPI, 2020-06-18)
    Piezoelectric pavement energy harvesting is a technological approach to transform mechanical energy into electrical energy. When a piezoelectric energy harvester (PEH) is embedded in asphalt pavements or concrete pavements, ...
  • mD-Resilience: A Multi-Dimensional Approach for Resilience-Based Performance Assessment in Urban Transportation 

    Khaghani, Farnaz; Jazizadeh, Farrokh (MDPI, 2020-06-15)
    As demonstrated for extreme events, the resilience concept is used to evaluate the ability of a transportation system to resist and recover from disturbances. Motivated by the high cumulative impact of recurrent perturbations ...
  • Comparison of Potential Contribution of Typical Pavement Materials to Heat Island Effect 

    Yang, Hailu; Yang, Kai; Miao, Yinghao; Wang, Linbing; Ye, Chen (MDPI, 2020-06-10)
    Pavement materials have significant influence on the urban heat island effect (UHIE). This paper presents a study on the potential effects of pavement materials on UHIE in a natural environment. Three typical pavement ...
  • Towards a Better Estimation of Inspection Intervals for Cracking Steel Railroad Bridges 

    Hebdon, Matthew H.; Connor, Robert J. (American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association, 2015-10-05)
    In order to best prioritize limited funds for railroad bridge capital and maintenance, it is important for the bridge engineer to have an accurate estimate of service life for existing steel bridges. In the context of the ...
  • Fracture Resilience and Redundancy of Built-up Steel Girders 

    Hebdon, Matthew H.; Connor, Robert J. (American Institute of Steel Construction, 2016-04-15)
    Internal member redundancy provides built-up steel girders with the ability to resist total member failure in the event an individual component fails. Anecdotal evidence of in- service performance has historically shown ...
  • Accelerated Corrosion Testing of ASTM A1010 Stainless Steel 

    Hebdon, Matthew H.; Groshek, Isaac (American Institute of Steel Construction, 2018-04-11)
    ASTM A1010 (recently adopted as ASTM A709 Gr50CR) is a material which has advantageous corrosion properties. It is a low-grade stainless steel which forms a protective patina and has been marketed as an alternative to other ...
  • Determining typical buyer sensitivity for solar installation cost - Energy savings benefit 

    Miller, S. E.; Rapp, R. R.; Hebdon, Matthew H. (American Solar Energy Society, 2012-12-31)
    A survey was conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 in Washington, DC to determine why American consumers have not yet adopted solar electric technology in their homes. With over 700 respondents, ...
  • Can indoor sports centers be allowed to re-open during the COVID-19 pandemic based on a certificate of equivalence? 

    Blocken, B.; van Druenen, T.; van Hooff, T.; Verstappen, P. A.; Marchal, T.; Marr, Linsey C. (Elsevier, 2020-05-31)
    Within a time span of only a few months, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has managed to spread across the world. This virus can spread by close contact, which includes large droplet spray and inhalation of microscopic droplets, and ...
  • Filtration evaluation and clinical use of expired elastomeric P-100 filter cartridges during the COVID-19 pandemic 

    Patolia, Harsh H.; Pan, Jin; Harb, Charbel; Marr, Linsey C.; Baffoe-Bonnie, Anthony W. (Cambridge University Press, 2020-05-27)
    To the Editor—The limited supply of more conventional disposable personal protective equipment (PPE), namely single-use N95 filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs), among hospital systems in the United States during the ...
  • Hybrid broadband ground motion simulation validation of small magnitude earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand 

    Lee, Robin L.; Bradley, Brendon A.; Stafford, Peter J.; Graves, Robert W.; Rodriguez-Marek, Adrian (2020-05)
    Ground motion simulation validation is an important and necessary task toward establishing the efficacy of physics-based ground motion simulations for seismic hazard analysis and earthquake engineering applications. This ...
  • LDDI Bridges, November 2019 

    Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech. Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2019-11)
    LDDI Bridges is a publication of Virginia Tech’s Land Development Design Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners.
  • The Land Development Design Initiative (LDDI) 2019 Annual Report 

    Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech. Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2019)
    In the coming pages you’ll read all about the exciting events and activities surrounding the LDDI program over the previous year, including course offerings, practitioner involvment inside and outside of the classroom, an ...
  • CEE Alumni News, 2020 

    Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech. Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2020)
    This is the 2020 alumni newsletter for the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • LDDI Bridges, January 2020 

    Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech. Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2020-01)
    LDDI Bridges is a publication of Virginia Tech’s Land Development Design Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners.
  • LDDI Bridges, March 2020 

    Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech. Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2020-03)
    LDDI Bridges is a publication of Virginia Tech’s Land Development Design Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners.
  • LDDI Bridges, May 2020 

    Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech. Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2020-05)
    LDDI Bridges is a publication of Virginia Tech’s Land Development Design Initiative, a collaborative effort of the Via Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech with industry practitioners.

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