Structural Engineering: Structural Reliability / Sustainability and Hazard Mitigation
Doeun Choe, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tel: (936) 261-1663/1665 (dept)
- Hazard mitigation :Natural hazards; Extreme loading (earthquakes, blast/explosion, and wind)
- Structural safety : Structural reliability/fragility; Probabilistic modeling, Uncertainty Modeling
- Structures of renewable energy facility: offshore wind turbine
- Life-cycle analysis: Deterioration of structure/infrastructures; Sustainable civil infrastructures
- Characterizing chaotic/random/uncertain behaviors of structures.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers
- Choe D., Gardoni P., and Rosowsky D. (2010). “Fragility Increment Functions for Deteriorating Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, 136(8), 969-978.
- Choe D., Gardoni P., Rosowsky D., and Haukaas T. (2009). “Seismic Fragility Estimates for Reinforced Concrete Bridges Subject to Corrosion.” Structural Safety, 31(4), 275-283.
- Choe, D., Gardoni, P., Rosowsky, D., and Haukaas, T. (2008). “Probabilistic Capacity Models and Seismic Fragility Estimates for RC Columns Subject to Corrosion.” Reliability Engineering & System Safety , 93(3), 383-393.
- Choe, D., Gardoni, P., and Rosowsky, D. (2007). “Closed-form Fragility Estimates Parameter Sensitivity and Bayesian Updating for RC Columns.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics ASCE, 133(7), 833-843.
Comparison of API & IEC Standards for Offshore Wind Turbine Applications in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean, by NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) , Phase I & II, 2009
Verification of ABS Wind Turbine Certification Criteria., by ABS(American Bureau of Shipping), 2010.
1. Structural analysis/design of Blast-Resistant Structures including projects at the following facilities:
- BP Cherry Point, Blaine, WA
- BP, North Slope, AK
- BP Toledo, Blaine, WA
- ConocoPhillips, Ferndale, Washington
- ConocoPhillips Refinery, Billings, Montana
- ENGlobal Engineering, Port Arthur, Texas
- ExxonMobil Singgapore
- Hunt Oil Refinery, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
- ICM Afghanistan (Canadian Dept of State)
- LDH Energy, Geismar, LA
- Marathon Catlettsburg, Kentucky
- Valero Benicia Refinery, Benicia, California
- Valero Corpus Christi, TX
- Valero Memphis, TN
2. Complete Analysis of Nuclear Plant Facility:
- Nanyang Nuclear Plant, China, Westing House.
3. Risk analysis on the following project :
- Independent Risk Assessment for Safe Harbor LNG Deepwater Port, United States Coast Guard
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