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Journal Articles

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[45] S. Abebe, T.A. Mohammed, and G. Urgessa, “Assessing Finite Element Analysis of Architected Honeycomb Sandwich Structures Subjected to Airblast Loading”

Published or in-press

[44] S. Abebe, G. Urgessa, and T.A. Mohammed, “Finite Element Analysis of the Response of Conventional and Special Reinforcement Detailed Concrete Beams Subjected to Impact Loads” Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 52, pp. 57-82, in-press.

[43] Y. Alemu, B. Hailu, T. Lahmer, and G. Urgessa, “Topologically Pre-optimized Ground Structure (TPOGS) for the Optimization of 3D RC Buildings,” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer, Mar. 2023, pp. 1-11. 

[42] M. Esfandiari, H. Haghighi, and G. Urgessa, “Machine Learning-based Optimum Reinforced Concrete Design for Progressive Collapse”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Mar. 2023, pp. 1-8. 

[41] M.M. Muda, A.M. Legese, G. Urgessa, and T. Boja, “Strength, Porosity and Permeability Properties of Porous Concrete Made from Recycled Concrete Aggregates,” Construction Materials, Vol. 3, No. 1, Feb. 2023, pp. 81-92.

[40] A. Torabipour, N. Asghari, H. Haghighi, S. Yaghoubi, and G. Urgessa, “Assessing Effectiveness of SMA on Response of the Bolted T-Stub Connection Subjected to Cyclic Loading,” CivilEng, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Vol. 4, No. 1, Jan. 2023, pp. 105-133.

[39] J. Sanders, G. Urgessa, and R. Löhner, “Literature Review on the Response of Concrete Structures Subjected to Underwater Explosions,” CivilEng, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Vol. 2, No. 4, Jan. 2022, pp. 895-908.

[38] E. Ali, K. Woldeyes, and G. Urgessa, “Fire Performance of Functionally-Graded-Material Sheathed Load Bearing Thin-Walled Structural Framing,” Fire Safety Journal, Elsevier, Vol. 125, Oct. 2021, 103425.

[37] A.S. Augusto, F.B. Mendonca, G. Urgessa, and K. Iha, “Finite Element Analysis of Experimentally Tested Concrete Slabs Subjected to Airblast,” Defense Science Journal, Vol. 71, No. 5, Sep. 2021, pp. 630-638.

[36] A. Tahmouresi, G. Urgessa, H. Haghighi, and A. Robati, “A Combined Genetic Algorithm-Artificial Neural Network Optimization Method for Mix Design of Self Consolidating Concrete,” International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 10, No. 3, Aug. 2021, pp. 106-112.

[35] F.B. Mendonca, G. Urgessa, L.E.N Almeida, and J.A.F.F. Rocco, “Damage Diagram of Blast Test Results for Determining Reinforced Concrete Slab Response for Varying Scaled Distance, Concrete Strength, and Reinforcement Ratio,” Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Vol. 93, Mar. 2021.

[34] D. Bondok, H. Salim, and G. Urgessa, “Quasi-Static Responses and Associated Failure Mechanisms of Cold-Formed Steel Roof Trusses,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 231, Mar. 2021, 111741.

[33] G. Urgessa and R. Sobeski, “Assessment of Material Flow during Projectile Penetration of Concrete Targets,” American Concrete Institute SP 347, Mar. 2021, pp. 230-248.

[32] F. Gebremariam, B.F. Tanyu, E. Guler, G. Urgessa, and P. Shen, “Numerical Investigation of Reinforced Soil Structures with GRS-IBS Design Features,” Geosynthetics International, Thomas Telford, Vol. 28, No. 1, Feb. 2021, pp. 95-112.

[31] E. Ali, K. Woldeyes, and G. Urgessa, “Influence of Non-uniform Elevated Temperature on the Structural Stability and Strength of Gypsum-Sheathed Cold-Formed Steel Beam Channel Members,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 15, Jan. 2021, pp. 285-293.

[30] M.J. Esfandiari and G. Urgessa, “Progressive Collapse Design of Reinforced Concrete Frames Using Structural Optimization and Machine Learning,” Structures, Elsevier, Vol. 28, Dec. 2020, pp. 1252-1264.

[29] K.K. Kim, G. Urgessa, and J.H. Yeon, “Analysis and Modeling of Uniaxial Compressive Creep of MMA-Modified Unsaturated Polyester Polymer Concrete,” Journal of Material Research and Technology, Elsevier, Vol. 9, No. 6, Nov. 2020, pp. 12773-12782.

[28] H.R. Amiri, M.J. Esfandiari, S.H. Dehghan Manshadi, and G. Urgessa, “A Novel Sensitivity-based Method for Damage Detection of a Structural Element,” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Springer, Vol. 21, Sep. 2020, pp. 1079-1093.

[27] F.B. Mendonca, G. Urgessa, A.S. Augusto, and J.A.F.F. Rocco, “Experimental Records from Blast Tests of Ten Reinforced Concrete Slabs,” CivilEng, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Vol. 1, No. 2, Sep. 2020, pp. 51-74.

[26] F.B. Mendonca, G. Urgessa, R.L. Dutra, R.F.B. Goncalves, K. Iha, and J.A.F.F. Rocco, “EPS Foam Blast Attenuation in Full-scale Field Test of Reinforced Concrete Slabs,” Acta Scientiarum, Vol. 42, Jan. 2020, pp. 1-7.

[25] G. Urgessa, K.K. Yun, J. Yeon, and J.H. Yeon, “Thermal Responses of Concrete Slabs Containing Microencapsulated Low-Transition Temperature Phase Change Materials Exposed to Realistic Climate Conditions,” Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier, Vol. 104, Nov. 2019, 103391.

[24] G. Urgessa and R. Sobeski, “Finite Element Analyses of the Penetration Depth of Ogive-nosed Projectiles into Conventional and Very-high Strength Concrete Target,” International Journal of Structural and Civil Engineering Research, Vol. 8, No. 3, Aug. 2019, pp. 188-195.

[23] D. Kim, C.Y. Kim, G. Urgessa, J.H. Choi, C. Park, and J.H. Yeon, “Durability and Rheological Characteristics of High-volume Ground Granulated Blast-furnace Slag Concrete Containing CaCO3/anhydrate-based Alkali Activator,” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, Vol. 204, Apr. 2019, pp. 10-19.

[22] M.J. Esfandiari, G. Urgessa, S. Sheikholarefin, and S.H. Manshadi, “Optimization of Reinforced Concrete Frames Subjected to Historical Time-History Loadings using DMPSO Algorithm,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Springer, Vol. 58, No. 5, Nov. 2018, pp. 2119-2134.

[21] G. Urgessa, K.B. Choi, and J.H. Yeon, “Internal Relative Humidity, Autogenous Shrinkage, and Strength of Cement Mortar Modified with Superabsorbent Polymers,” Polymers, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Vol. 10, No. 10, Oct. 2018, 14 pages.

[20] F. Mendonca, G. Urgessa, and J. Rocco, “Experimental Investigation of 50 MPa Reinforced Concrete Slabs Subjected to Blast Loading,” Ingenieria e Investigacion, Vol. 38, No. 2, Aug. 2018, pp. 27-33.

[19] F.B. Mendonca, G. Urgessa, K. Iha, R.J. Rocha, and J.A.F.F. Rocco, “Comparison of Predicted and Experimental Behavior of RC Slabs Subjected to Blast using SDOF Analysis,” Defense Science Journal, Vol. 68, No. 2, Mar. 2018, pp. 138-143.

[18] N. Harris and G. Urgessa, “Strength of Flanged and Plain Cruciform Members,” Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2018, Jan. 2018, 7 pages.

[17] M.J. Esfandiari, G. Urgessa, S. Sheikholarefin, and S.H. Manshadi, “Optimum Design of 3D Reinforced Concrete Frames using DMPSO Algorithm,” Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier, Vol. 115, Jan. 2018, pp. 149-160.

[16] F.B. Mendonca, R.F.B. Goncalves, G. Urgessa, K. Iha, M. Dominques, and J.A.F.F. Rocco, “Computational Chemistry Employment in Verification and Validation of the Detonation Pressure of Plastic Explosive-PBX,” Journal of Chemistry News (Quimica Nova) in Portuguese, Brazilian Society of Chemistry, Vol. 41, No. 3, Nov. 2017, pp. 310-314.

[15] G. Urgessa, D. Lattanzi, and M. Casey, “Stability of Large Reinforcing Column Cages during Temporary Construction Conditions,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 21, No. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 04015003:1-7.

[14] R. Sobeski and G. Urgessa, “Review of Quasi-analytical and Cavity Expansion Methods for Projectile Penetration of Concrete Targets,” International Journal of Protective Structures, SAGE Publications, Vol. 6, No. 1, Mar. 2015, pp. 43-64.

[13] W. Ali and G. Urgessa, “Computational Model for Internal Relative Humidity Distributions in Concrete,” Journal of Computational Engineering, Vol. 2014, Mar. 2014, 7 pages.

[12] M. Casey and G. Urgessa, “Temporary Support for Rebar Column Cages during Construction,” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 18, No. 3, Aug. 2013, pp. 145-148.

[11] G. Urgessa, “Incorporating MATLAB® Modules in Reinforced Concrete Design Instruction,” Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Wiley, Vol. 22, No. 2, June 2013, pp. 209-215.

[10] W. Ali and G. Urgessa, “Numerical Prediction Model for Temperature Distributions in Concrete at Early Ages,” American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Science Publications, Vol. 5, No. 4, Dec. 2012, pp. 282-290.

[9] G. Urgessa, “Vibration Properties of Beams using Frequency-domain System Identification Methods,” Journal of Vibration and Control, SAGE Publications, Vol. 17, No. 9, Aug. 2011, pp. 1287-1294.

[8] G. Urgessa and T. Arciszewski, “Blast Response Comparison of Multiple Steel Frame Connections,” Journal of Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Elsevier, Vol. 47, No. 7, Jul. 2011, pp. 668-675.

[7] G. Urgessa and A. Maji, “Dynamic Response of Retrofitted Masonry Walls for Blast Loading,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 136, No. 7, Jul. 2010, pp. 858-864.

[6] G. Urgessa and N. Hacene-Djaballah, “Modeling Impact Sound Reduction in Floating Wood Floors,” Journal of Wood Material Science and Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 4, No. 3/4, Sep. 2009, pp. 125-130.

[5] G. Urgessa, “Finite Element Analysis of Composite Hardened Walls Subjected to Blast Loads,” American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Science Publications, Vol. 2, No. 4, Sep. 2009, pp. 804-811.

[4] A.K. Maji, J.P. Brown, and G. Urgessa, “Full-Scale Testing and Analysis for Blast-Resistant Design,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 21, No. 4, Oct. 2008, pp. 217-225.

[3] K.K. Choi, G. Urgessa, M.M Reda Taha, and A. Maji, “Quasi-balanced Failure Approach for Evaluating Moment Capacity of FRP Under-reinforced Concrete Beams,” Journal of Composites for Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 12, No. 3, Jun. 2008, pp. 236-245.

[2] A.K. Ghosh, A.K. Maji, M.T. Leonard, D.V. Rao, B.C. Letellier, G. Urgessa, and S.G. Ashbaugh, “Accumulation and Head Loss Characteristics of Selected Pressurized Water Reactor LOCA-Generated Debris,” Journal of Nuclear Technology, American Nuclear Society, Vol. 154, No. 1, Apr. 2006, pp. 69-84.

[1] G. Urgessa, S. Horton, M.M Reda Taha, and A. Maji, “Significance of Stress-Block Parameters on the Moment Capacity of Sections Under-reinforced with FRP,” ACI SP 230-87, American Concrete Institute, Oct. 2005, pp. 1531-1550.

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