Journal Articles

[30] G. Urgessa and R. Sobeski, “Assessment of Material Flow during Projectile Penetration of Concrete Targets,” American Concrete Institute SP [under review].

[29] H. Amiri, S.H. Manshadi, G. Urgessa, and M.J. Esfandiari, “A Novel Sensitivity-based Method for Damage Detection of a Structural Element using the Levenberg-Marquardt Algorithm,” Computer and Structures [under review].

[28] M.J. Esfandiari and G. Urgessa, “Progressive Collapse Design of Reinforced Concrete Frames Using Structural Optimization and Machine Learning,” Engineering Structures [under review].

[27] F. Gebremariam, B.F. Tanyu, E. Guler, G.S. Urgessa, and P. Shen, “Numerical Investigation of Reinforced Soil Structures with GRS-IBS Design Features,” Geosynthetics International [under review].

[26] G. Urgessa, K.K. Yun, 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, Vol. 104, November 2019.

[25] 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, August 2019, pp. 188-195.

[24] 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, April 2019, pp. 10-19.

[23] 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, e40020, 2019.

[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, November 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, MDPI, Vol. 10, No. 10, September 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, August 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, March 2018, pp. 138-143.

[18] N. Harris and G. Urgessa, “Strength of Flanged and Plain Cruciform Members,” Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2018, February 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 B.V., Vol. 115, January 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), Brazilian Society of Chemistry, Vol. 41, No. 3, December 2017, pp. 300-314.

[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, February 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, March 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, March 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, August 2013, pp. 145-148.

[11] G. Urgessa, “Incorporating MATLAB® Modules in Reinforced Concrete Design Instruction,” Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Wiley Periodicals, 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, December 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, August 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 B.V., Vol. 47, No. 7, July 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, July 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, September 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, September 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, October 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, June 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, April 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, October 2005, pp. 1531-1550.

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