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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  • 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 

    Unknown author (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 

    Unknown author (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 

    Unknown author (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 

    Unknown author (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 

    Unknown author (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 

    Unknown author (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.
  • Do high levels of PPCPs in landfill leachates influence the water environment in the vicinity of landfills? A case study of the largest landfill in China 

    Yu, Xia; Sui, Qian; Lyu, Shuguang; Zhao, Wentao; Cao, Xuqi; Wang, Jiusi; Yu, Gang (2020-02)
    Landfill leachates are identified as a significant source of pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs), which might pose a threat to groundwater and surface water nearby the landfill. However, knowledge of PPCP ...
  • Battery Electric Vehicle Eco-Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control in the Vicinity of Signalized Intersections 

    Chen, Hao; Rakha, Hesham A. (MDPI, 2020-05-12)
    This study develops a connected eco-driving controller for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), the BEV Eco-Cooperative Adaptive Cruise Control at Intersections (Eco-CACC-I). The developed controller can assist BEVs while ...
  • Importance of Graphene in the Electro-Fenton Process 

    Divyapriya, Govindaraj; Nidheesh, Puthiya Veetil (2020-03-17)
    Graphene-based nanomaterials have attracted researchers from various fields due to their extraordinary physical, chemical, and electrochemical properties. An emerging class of graphene-based nanostructures and nanocomposites ...
  • Exceptional capacitive deionization rate and capacity by block copolymer–based porous carbon fibers 

    Liu, Tianyu; Serrano, Joel; Elliott, John; Yang, Xiaozhou; Cathcart, William; Wang, Zixuan; He, Zhen; Liu, Guoliang (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020-04-17)
    Capacitive deionization (CDI) is energetically favorable for desalinating low-salinity water. The bottlenecks of current carbon-based CDI materials are their limited desalination capacities and time-consuming cycles, caused ...
  • Recalcitrant dissolved organic nitrogen formation in thermal hydrolysis pretreatment of municipal sludge 

    Zhang, Dian; Feng, Yiming; Huang, Haibo; Khunjar, Wendell; Wang, Zhi-Wu (2020-05)
    Thermal hydrolysis pretreatment (THP) has been considered as an advanced approach to enhance the performance of anaerobic digestion treating municipal sludge. However, several drawbacks were also identified with THP including ...
  • Computational Study of Tension Field Action in Gable Frame Panel Zones 

    Wei, Gengrui; Koutromanos, Ioannis; Murray, Thomas M.; Eatherton, Matthew R. (2018-04-01)
    A computational study was conducted to evaluate the extent to which the column panel zone in a gable frame knee joint can develop tension field action when subjected to positive bending (top flange of the rafter is in ...
  • Improved Homotopy Perturbation Method for Geometrically Nonlinear Analysis of Space Trusses 

    Dehghani, Hamzeh; Mansouri, Iman; Farzampour, Alireza; Hu, Jong Wan (MDPI, 2020-04-24)
    The objective of this study is to explore a noble application of the improved homotopy perturbation procedure bases in structural engineering by applying it to the geometrically nonlinear analysis of the space trusses. The ...
  • Probabilistic seismic assessment of a mid-rise eccentrically braced steel frame equipped with butterfly-shaped dampers 

    Zaker Esteghamati, Mohsen; Farzampour, Alireza (2020-09)
    While modern code-conforming steel buildings can withstand seismic events without collapse through substantial inelastic action, the damages to structural members limit the building’s post-earthquake functionality and ...
  • Molecular Methods for Assessment of Antibiotic Resistance in Agricultural Ecosystems: Prospects and Challenges 

    Luby, Elizabeth; Ibekwe, A. Mark; Zilles, Julie; Pruden, Amy (2016-03)
    Agricultural ecosystems are of special interest for monitoring the potential for antibiotic resistance to spread through the environment and contribute to human exposure. Molecular methods, which target DNA, RNA, and other ...
  • Antibiotics in Agroecosystems: Introduction to the Special Section 

    Franklin, Alison M.; Aga, Diana S.; Cytryn, Eddie; Durso, Lisa M.; McLain, Jean E.; Pruden, Amy; Roberts, Marilyn C.; Rothrock, Michael J., Jr.; Snow, Daniel D.; Watson, John E.; Dungan, Robert S. (2016-03)
    The presence of antibiotic drug residues, antibiotic resistant bacteria, and antibiotic resistance genes in agroecosystems has become a significant area of research in recent years and is a growing public health concern. ...
  • Listeria monocytogenes in Retail Delicatessens: An Interagency Risk Assessment-Risk Mitigations 

    Gallagher, Daniel; Pouillot, Regis; Hoelzer, Karin; Tang, Jia; Dennis, Sherri B.; Kause, Janell R. (2016-07)
    Cross-contamination, improper holding temperatures, and insufficient sanitary practices are known retail practices that may lead to product contamination and growth of Listeria monocytogenes. However, the relative importance ...
  • Survey for Listeria monocytogenes in and on Ready-to-Eat Foods from Retail Establishments in the United States (2010 through 2013): Assessing Potential Changes of Pathogen Prevalence and Levels in a Decade 

    Luchansky, John B.; Chen, Yuhuan; Porto-Fett, Anna C. S.; Pouillot, Regis; Shoyer, Bradley A.; Johnson-DeRycke, Rachel; Eblen, Denise R.; Hoelzer, Karin; Shaw, William K., Jr.; Van Doren, Jane M.; Catlin, Michelle; Lee, Jeehyun; Tikekar, Rohan; Gallagher, Daniel; Lindsay, James A.; Dennis, Sherri (2017-06)
    A multiyear interagency Listeria monocytogenes Market Basket Survey was undertaken for selected refrigerated ready-to-eat foods purchased at retail in four FoodNet sites in the United States. Food samples from 16 food ...
  • Water Resources Adaptation to Climate and Demand Change in the Potomac River 

    Stagge, James H.; Moglen, Glenn E. (2017-11)
    The effects of climate change are increasingly considered in conjunction with changes in water demand and reservoir sedimentation in forecasts of water supply vulnerability. Here, the relative effects of these factors are ...

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