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Scott A Civjan

Professor
UMassAmherst


Research and Background

Structural Engineering with an emphasis on experimental research; Seismic design of structures, steel design, connection behavior, structural applications of new materials, and field modeling of structures; The effects of RBS Section Details on Beam Stability; Historic Steel Connection Testing; Data Collection and Analysis Integral Abutment Bridges; Evaluating Effectiveness of Corrosion Inhibiting Concrete Mixtures; Testing of the "Hycrete" Concrete Admixture; Experimental and Analytical Verification of the "Tuned Strut" Concept and Cracking of Terrazzo Flooring

Contact Info

Scott A Civjan
civjan@ecs.umass.edu
232 Marston Hall, 130 Natural Resources Road,
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Research

Structural Engineering with an emphasis on experimental research

Seismic design of structures, steel design, connection behavior, structural applications of new materials, and field modeling of structures

The effects of RBS Section Details on Beam Stability

Historic Steel Connection Testing

Data Collection and Analysis Integral Abutment Bridges

Evaluating Effectiveness of Corrosion Inhibiting Concrete Mixtures

Testing of the "Hycrete" Concrete Admixture

Experimental and Analytical Verification of the "Tuned Strut" Concept and Cracking of Terrazzo Flooring

Program Area:

Structural Engineering and Mechanics

Education

Ph.D. in Engineering (Structural), The University of Texas at Austin, August 1998; M.S.C.E (Structural), The University of Texas at Austin, May 1995; B.S.C.E, Washington University, St. Louis, May 1989

Publications

Quinn, B. H. and Civjan, S. A. “An Assessment of Bridge Joint Performance in the Northeastern States”. Transportation Research Record. Accepted for Publication. 2016.

Danai, K., Civjan, S. A. and Styckiewicz, M. (2013) “Sensor Location Selection for Structures via Identifiability Analysis in the Time-Scale Domain” Journal of Sound and Vibration. Elsevier. Accepted for Publication. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2013.06.015

Civjan, S. A., Kalayci, E., Quinn, B. H., Breña, S. F. and Allen, C. A. (2013) “Observed integral abutment bridge substructure response” Engineering Structures. v56 n3. Pp. 1177-1191. DOI information: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.06.029

Breña, S. F., Jeffrey, A., and Civjan, S. A. (2013) “Evaluation of a Non-composite Steel Girder Bridge through Live-Load Field Testing”. Journal of Bridge Engineering. ASCE. v18 n7. Pp.690-699.

Kalayci, E., Civjan, S. A., Breña, S. F. (2012) “Parametric study on the thermal response of curved integral abutment bridges” Engineering Structures. v43. Pp 129-138.

Danai, K., Civjan, S. A. and Styckiewicz, M. “Direct Method of Damage Localization for Civil Structures via Shape Comparison of Dynamic Response Measurements”, Computers and Structures. v 92-93, p 297-307, February 2012.

Civjan, S. A., Mitchell, M. J., Mann R. K. “Terrazzo Design: Avoiding Stress Related Deterioration and Cracking” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE. v 25, n 6, p 514-521, November-December 2011. Nominated for “Outstanding Paper Award 2011”

Civjan S.A., Bonczar C.H., Breña S.F., DeJong J.T., and Crovo D.S., (2007) “Integral Abutment Bridge Behavior: Parametric Analysis of a Massachusetts Bridge”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol 12, No 1, 2007 pp. 64-71.

Breña, S.F., Bonczar, C.H., Civjan, S.A., DeJong, J.T., and Crovo, D.S., (2007) “Evaluation of Seasonal and Yearly Behavior of an Integral Abutment Bridge”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol 12, No 3, 2007 pp 296-305

Civjan, Scott A. (2005) “A New Corrosion Inhibitor for Concrete Construction” Construction Materials: Third International Conference on Construction Materials Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications. ConMat’05. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Full Paper available on Conference CD.

Civjan, Scott A., LaFave, James M, , Trybulski, Joanna E., Lovett, Daniel, Lima, Jose, and Pfieffer, Donald. “Effectiveness of Corrosion Inhibiting Admixture Combinations in Structural Concrete” Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 27 Issue 6, 2005. pp. 688-703.

Civjan, Scott A., Bonczar, Christine Crellin, Benjamin. “A New Admixture to Minimize Corrosion: Overall Performance of DSS Concretes” – New Product Watch. Structure Magazine. February 2005. pp. 38-40.

Civjan, Scott A. and Singh, Prabhjeet “Behavior of Shear Studs Subjected to Reversed Cyclic Loading”, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, November 2003, pp. 1466-1474.

Recent Conference Proceedings

Nguyen, Quan V., Civjan, Scott A., “Seismic Energy Dissipation of Steel Buildings Using Engineered Cladding Systems”, STESSA. Philadelphia, August 2009 (Abstract Accepted October 2008)

Civjan, Scott A., Larsen, Gershon and Hines, Eric M. “Historic Shear Connections: Rivet and Moment Capacity Data”, Connections VI Sixth International Workshop on Connection in Steel Structures, Chicago, AISC June 2008.

Recent Research Contracts Funded

New England Transportation Consortium (PI) co-PI Betsy Dumont “NETC14-2 Investigation of Northern Long-Eared Bat Roosting Sites on Bridges” ($205,554) 2015-2016

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (PI) “12-7 Performance of Adhesive and Cementitious Anchorage Systems” ($229,791) 2014-2016

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (PI) “Better Bridge Joint Technology Synthesis Project” ($50,578) 2015

New England Transportation Consortium (co-PI) PI: Sergio Breña “NETC 13-1: Development of High Early Strength Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction” ($174,927) 2014-2015

Hycrete, Inc.(Sub-award from Army Corp of Engineers)(PI) “Analysis and Interpretation of Hydrophobic Admixture Concrete Chloride Data and Recommended Parameters for LIFE-365” ($20,062) 2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation, co-PI: Sergio Breña, “Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” Total Budget: $295,984, Funded 2007-2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation, co-PI: Sergio Breña, “Supplemental Equipment Funds: Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” Total Budget: $80,000, Funded 2008-2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Supplemental Funding/ Change in Scope : Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” , Total Budget $182,357, Funded 2010-2013

MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Field Instrumentation and Monitoring of NEXT Beam Bridge” MOU – MassDOT to provide approximately $75,000 of equipment plus all incidental construction costs. Effective 2010-2013

MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Field Instrumentation and Monitoring of Folded Plate Bridge” MOU – MassDOT to provide approximately $65,000 of equipment plus all incidental construction costs. Effective 2010-2013

MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Field Instrumentation and Monitoring of ‘Bridge in a Backpack’ Bridge” MOU – MassDOT to provide approximately $80,000 of equipment plus all incidental construction costs. Effective 2010-2013

Vermont Agency of Transportation (PI) co-PI: Sergio Breña “Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III Supplemental Equipment Funding” ($63,000) 2008-2011.

Vermont Agency of Transportation (PI). co-PI Sergio Brena. “Performance Monitoring of Jointless Bridges – Phase III” ($372,984 ) 2007-2011.

NETC (PI), Co PI’s Sergio Brena and Michael Knodler “Enhancing the Reflectivity of Concrete Barriers Phase I”. ($48,000) 2009-2010.

American Institute of Steel Construction (PI) “Development of Core Teaching Aids for Structural Steel Design Courses” ($20,000) 2007-2009.

NETC (co-PI), Sergio Brena (PI) “Advanced Composite Materials in New England’s Transportation Infrastructure: Phase I Implementation Selection of Prototype” ($25,909) 2007-2009.

FHWA (Research Team Personnel) PIs: John R. Mullin and Jack Ahern “Feasibility Study for a Recreational and Wildlife Passage across Route 2 in Concord, Massachusetts” ($8,000 to CEE Personnel, $172,500 Total) 2006-2008.

Massachusetts Executive Office of Transportation Proposal (PI) Co-PI Ray Mann“Terrazzo Cracking” ($59,594) 2006-2008.

Vermont Agency of Transportation (co-P.I.), P.I.. Sergio F. Breña; “Evaluation of Bridge Performance and Rating Through Non-destructive Load Testing” ($166,320) 2005-2007.

NETC (PI) “Field Studies of concrete Containing Salts of an Alkenyl-substituted Succinic Acid” ($140,000) 2004-2007.

NETC (co-PI), PI: Sergio Brena “Advanced Composite Materials for New England’s Transportation Infrastructure: A Study for Implementation and Synthesis of Technology and Practice” ($53,339). 2003-2006.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae