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Dashti, Shideh Associate Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Dashti's research encompasses three themes: (1) performance-based evaluation and mitigation of liquefaction hazard; (2) seismic performance of shallow underground structures; and (3) response and interdependencies among infrastructure systems during disasters. Each theme requires the development of state-of-the-art experimental and simulation models and probabilistic assessment techniques to quantify the risk of damage and propose reliable remediation strategies. Dr. Dashti's team distinguishes itself by its emphasis on fundamental research that has important practical implications for practicing engineers globally.

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  • physical and numerical modeling, performance based design of soil-structure systems, resilience of geotechnical infrastructure, underground structures, seismic soil-structure-interaction, liquefaction mitigation in urban environments, earthquake reconnaissance

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Teaching

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  • CVEN 3718 - Geotechnical Engineering 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Covers stress analysis and plastic equilibrium, sheer strength of soil, bearing capacity, lateral earth pressures, slope stability and underground construction. Analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, retaining walls and other earth and rock structures. Selected experimental and computational laboratories.
  • CVEN 4899 - Civil Engineering Senior Project Design
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Provides a simulated real world design and construction planning experience where teams integrate across multiple civil engineering sub-disciplines to create a solution that satisfies multiple constraints, including design, client requirements, budget, schedule, technical, regulatory, and societal. Final deliverables include: detailed design drawings, specifications, cost estimate, project schedule, construction plan, oral and written presentation.
  • CVEN 5818 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Familiarizes students with the fundamentals of engineering seismology, soil and structural dynamics, and the modern practice of geotechnical earthquake engineering. Focuses on describing earthquake hazards and methods for seismic analysis and design. Recommended prerequisite: CVEN 5798.

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