Robert Driver, PhD, PEng

Professor, Structural Engineering

Office: 7-279 Donadeo Innovation Cntr for Engineering 
Phone: 780 492 0091
E-mail: rdriver@ualberta.ca

Research Interests

My research interests lie primarily in the field of steel structures engineering, including member, connection, and system behaviour, as well as steel-concrete composite structures and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures using innovative steel solutions. I have recently begun investigations into multi-hazard approaches to structural survivability and robustness, as well as resistance to progressive collapse. My past research activity includes the development of torsional design provisions for wide-flange beams, which have been included in the Canadian steel design standard and cited in standard textbooks. I have also conducted research into optimizing the use of high performance steel in bridge plate girders that has resulted in the development of a corrugated web configuration and an internally stiffened double-plate web. The corrugated web results have been used in a highway bridge in Pennsylvania, USA. I conducted the first ever large-scale test of a multi-storey steel plate shear wall (and several subsequent tests) to confirm its outstanding performance under extreme cyclic loading. This research is also referenced extensively in the Canadian and American national steel design standards and is used world-wide. My work on bolted and welded connections is widely cited and has influenced North American design codes and standards in several areas.

Research Currently in Progress

  1. global robustness in steel structures;
  2. reliability of fillet welded connections;
  3. seismic rehabilitation of concrete frames using steel confinement collars, including behaviour of collared columns under cyclic shear-dominant loading;
  4. protective structures and bevaviour under blast-loading;
  5. harmonization of bolted connection design provisions for codification;
  6. progressive collapse mitigation in buildings;
  7. performance of steel plate shear walls in low and moderate seismic regions;
  8. large-scale testing of steel plate shear walls with partially encased composite columns;
  9. optimization and dynamic behaviour of steel plate shear walls

Education

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, University of Alberta, 1996
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, University of Alberta, 1987
  • B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Alberta, 1983

Professional Experience

  • 2010 to present, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 2006 to present, Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 2004, Visiting Research Scientist, ATLSS Research Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 2000 to 2006, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
  • 1997-2000, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania
  • 1997-2000, Visiting Research Scholar, ATLSS Research Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1997, Research Engineer, Centre for Engineering Research, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1994, Structural Design Engineer, BP-TEC Engineering Group, Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1990-1992, Structural Design Engineer, Robert Halsall and Associates, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1987-1990, Structural Engineer, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, Toronto, Ontario

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists, and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA)
  • Professional Engineer, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • CSA Technical Committee on Design of Steel Structures (Standard S16)
    • Chair, Steel Plate Shear Wall Subcommittee
    • Connections Subcommittee
    • Seismic Design Subcommittee
  • CSA Technical Committee on Blast Resistant Buildings (Standard S850)
    • Chair, Progressive Collapse Subcommittee
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Structural Engineers Institute (SEI)
  • Structural Stability Research Council (SSRC)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering (CAEE)
  • Steel Structures Education Foundation (SSEF) Board of Governors

Recent Honours, Awards, and Appointments

  • 2011 Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award, American Society for Engineering Education, Pacific Northwest Section
  • 2011 Teaching Excellence Award, Delta Chi
  • 2009-10 McCalla Research Professorship, University of Alberta
  • 2009 Excellence in Education Summit Award, Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
  • 2009 H.A. Krentz Research Award, Steel Structures Education Foundation
  • 2008 Vinnakota Award, Structural Stability Research Council
  • 2008 H.A. Krentz Research Award, Steel Structures Education Foundation
  • 2007 J. James R. Croes Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2007 Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Alberta
  • 2007 H.A. Krentz Research Award (co-recipient), Steel Structures Education Foundation
  • 2006-07 Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2006 H.A. Krentz Research Award, Steel Structures Education Foundation
  • 2006 Engineering Program Chair, National Bi-annual Educators' Conference, Steel Structures Education Foundation
  • 2005-06 Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2003-04 Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2003 Visiting Professor of Steel Structures Engineering, Southern African Institute of Steel Construction
  • 2003 Invited Lectureship, University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2003 Invited Lectureship, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2003 Southern African Institute of Steel Construction National Lecture Tour

Refereed Journal and Conference Publications

  1. Oosterhof, S. and Driver, R.G. (2012) “Performance of Steel Shear Connections Under Combined Moment, Shear, and Tension.” Proc., Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, March 29-31, Chicago, IL, USA.
  2. Ta-ala, M.E., Driver, R.G., and Oosterhof, S.A. (2012) “Behaviour of End-plate Connections Under Large Rotations and Combined Load Effects.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  3. Moghimi, H. and Driver, R.G. (2012) “Design of Beam-to-column Connections for Low-seismic Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  4. Moghimi, H. and Driver, R.G. (2012) “P-I Diagrams for Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  5. Koduru, S. and Driver, R.G. (2012) “Uncertainty Modelling of Shear Tab Connections.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  6. Daneshvar, H., Oosterhof, S.A., and Driver, R.G. (2012) “Compressive Arching and Tensile Catenary Action in Steel Shear Connections Under Column Removal Scenario.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  7. Daneshvar, H. and Driver, R.G. (2012) “Behaviour of WT Connections Under Combined Shear, Moment, and Tension.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  8. Jamshidi, A. and Driver, R.G. (2012) “Progressive Collapse Resistance of Steel Gravity Frames Considering Floor Slab Effects.” Proc., 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 6-9, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
  9. Jamshidi, A. and Driver, R.G. and (2011) “Progressive Collapse Analysis of Low Ductile Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., International Conference on Urban Construction in the Vicinity of Active Faults, September 3-5, Tabriz, Iran.
  10. Driver, R.G. and Moghimi, H. (2011) “Modular Construction of Steel Plate Shear Walls for Low and Moderate Seismic Regions.” Proc., Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 14-16, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  11. Daneshvar, H. and Driver, R.G. (2011) “Behavior of Shear Tab Connections Under Column Removal Scenario.” Proc., Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 14-16, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  12. Moghimi, H. and Driver, R.G. (2011) “Effect of Regular Perforation Patterns on Steel Plate Shear Wall Column Demands.” Proc., Structures Congress, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 14-16, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  13. Oosterhof, S.A. and Driver, R.G. (2011) “An Approach to Testing the Performance of Steel Connections Subjected to Extreme Loading Scenarios.” Proc., 2nd International Engineering Mechanics and Materials Specialty Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 14-17, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  14. Neilson, D.A., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2011) “Welding of Light Gauge Infill Panels for Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., Annual General Conference, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 14-17, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
  15. Bhowmick, A.K., Grondin, G.Y. , and Driver, R.G. (2011) “Estimating Fundamental Periods of Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Engineering Structures, vol. 33, pp. 1883-1893.
  16. Oosterhof, S.A. and Driver, R.G. (2011) “Performance of the Unified Block Shear Equation for Common Types of Welded Steel Connections.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 48, 2nd Quarter, pp. 77-92.
  17. Oosterhof, S.A. and Driver, R.G. (2011) “Effects of Connection Geometry on Block Shear Failure of Welded Lap Plate Connections.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 67, pp. 525-532.
  18. Liu, J., Driver, R.G., and Lubell, A. (2011) “Experimental Study on Short Concrete Columns with External Steel Collars” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, vol. 108, no. 3, pp. 360-369.
  19. Bhowmick, A.K., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2011) “Application of Indirect Capacity Design Principles for Seismic Design of Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 137, no. 4, pp. 521-530.
  20. Wong, E. and Driver, R.G. (2010). Closure to “Critical Evaluation of Equivalent Moment Factor Procedures for Laterally Unsupported Beams.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 47, Fourth Quarter, pp. 281-283.
  21. Cai, Q. and Driver, R.G. (2010) “Prediction of Bolted Connection Capacity for Block Shear Failures Along Atypical Paths.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 47, Fourth Quarter, pp. 213-221.
  22. Wong, E. and Driver, R.G. (2010). “Critical Evaluation of Equivalent Moment Factor Procedures for Laterally Unsupported Beams.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 47, First Quarter, pp. 1-20.
  23. Bhowmick, A.K., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2010) “Performance of Type D and Type LD Steel Plate Walls.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 88-98.
  24. Moghimi, H. and Driver, R.G. (2010) “Computational Analysis of Steel Plate Shear Walls Under Accidental Blast Loading.” Proc., 2nd International Specialty Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 9-12, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
  25. Daneshvar, H. and Driver, R.G. (2010) “Application of Seismic Steel Connection Experiments to Column Removal Scenario.” Proc., 2nd International Specialty Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, June 9-12, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
  26. Tremblay, R., Bruneau, M., Driver, R.G., Metten, A., Montgomery, C.J., and Rogers, C.A. (2010) “Seismic Design of Steel Structures in Accordance with CSA-S16-09.” Proc., 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Reaching Beyond Borders, July 25-29, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  27. Dastfan, M. and Driver, R.G. (2010) “Large Scale Test of a Modular Steel Plate Shear Wall with PEC columns.” Proc., 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Reaching Beyond Borders, July 25-29, Toronto, ON, Canada.
  28. Dastfan, M. and Driver, R.G. (2010) “Large Scale Test of a Steel Plate Shear Wall with PEC columns and RBS connections.” Proc., Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, May 12-15, Orlando, FL, USA.
  29. Callele, L.J., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2009) “Design and Behavior of Multi-orientation Fillet Weld Connections.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 46, Fourth Quarter, pp. 257-272.
  30. Shishkin, J.J., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2009) “Analysis of Steel Plate Shear Walls Using the Modified Strip Model.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 135, no. 11, pp. 1357-1366. [Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers]
  31. Driver, R.G. (2009) Discussion of “Block Shear Equations Revisited…Again” by H.I. Epstein and L.J. Aleksiewicz, Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 46, Second Quarter, pp. 107-108.
  32. Daneshvar, H. and Driver, R.G. (2009) “Seismic Performance Evaluation of Moment-resisting Steel Frames with Different Levels of Ductility.” Proc., STESSA 2009 Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, August, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  33. Dastfan, M. and Driver, R.G. (2009) “Investigations on the Effect of Frame Member Connection Rigidity on the Behavior of Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems.” Proc., STESSA 2009 Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, August, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  34. Bhowmick, A.K., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2009) “Inelastic Seismic Response of Steel Plate Shear Walls Including P-Delta Effects.” Proc., Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, April 1-4, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
  35. Bhowmick, A.K., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2009) “Seismic Analysis of Steel Plate Shear Walls Considering Strain Rate and P-delta Effects.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 65, pp. 1149-1159.
  36. Driver, R.G. (2008) “Development of Partially Encased Composite Columns for Use in Steel Shear Walls for Seismic Applications.” Proc., Seismic Engineering International Conference Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake (MERCEA), July 8-11, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  37. Cai, Q. and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Performance of the Unified Block Shear Equation for Atypical Failure Paths.” Proc., Connections in Steel Structures VI, June 23-25, Chicago, IL, USA.
  38. Callele, L.J., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Capacity of Welded Joints That Combine Welds in Different Directions.” Proc., Connections in Steel Structures VI, June 23-25, Chicago, IL, USA.
  39. Oosterhof, S.A. and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Block Shear Behaviour of Concentrically Loaded Welded Steel Lap Plate Connections.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 10-13, Québec, QC, Canada.
  40. Deng, X., Dastfan, M., and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Behaviour of Steel Plate Shear Walls with Composite Columns.” Proc., Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 24-26, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  41. Berman, J.W., Lowes, L.N., Okazaki, T., Bruneau, M., Tsai, K.-C., Driver, R.G., Sabelli, R. (2008) “Research Needs and Future Directions for Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 24-26, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  42. Sabelli, R., Bruneau, M., and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Steel Plate Shear Walls in the Upcoming 2010 AISC Seismic Provisions and 2009 Canadian Standard S16.” Proc., Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, April 24-26, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  43. Dastfan, M. and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Flexural Stiffness Limits for Frame Members of Steel Plate Shear Wall Systems.” Proc., Annual Stability Conference, Structural Stability Research Council, April 2-5, Nashville, TN, USA. [Vinnakota Award, SSRC]
  44. Dastfan, M., Deng, X., and Driver, R.G. (2008) “Large-scale Tests of Steel Plate Shear Walls with PEC Columns.” Proc., North American Steel Construction Conference, April 2-5, Nashville, TN, USA.
  45. Abbas, H.H., Sause, R., and Driver, R.G. (2007) “Simplified Analysis of Flange Transverse Bending of Corrugated Web I-girders under In-plane Moment and Shear.” Engineering Structures, vol. 29, no.3, pp. 2816-2824.
  46. Liu, J., Driver, R.G., and Lubell, A. (2007) “Behaviour of Short Reinforced Concrete Columns Rehabilitated with External Steel Collars.” Proc., 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, June 26–29, Ottawa, Canada.
  47. Driver, R.G. and Wong, E. (2007) “Critical Evaluation of the CSA-S16-01 Equivalent Moment Factor for Laterally Unsupported Beams.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 6–9, Yellowknife, Canada.
  48. Deng, X. and Driver, R.G. (2007) “Steel Plate Shear Walls Fabricated With Partially Encased Composite Columns.” Proc., Structural Stability Research Council Annual Technical Session, April 18-20, New Orleans, USA.
  49. Begum, M., Driver, R.G., and Elwi, A.E. (2007) “Finite Element Modeling of Partially Encased Composite Columns using the Dynamic Explicit Method.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol.133, no.3, pp.326-334.
  50. Abbas, H.H., Sause, R., and Driver, R.G. (2007) “Analysis of Flange Transverse Bending of Corrugated Web I-girders.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol.133, no.3, pp.347-355.
  51. Chen, H., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2007) “Characterization of Fatigue Properties of ASTM A709 High Performance Steel.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 63, pp.838-848.
  52. Driver, R.G., Grondin, G.Y., and Kulak, G.L. (2006) “Unified Block Shear Equation for Achieving Consistent Reliability.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 62, pp. 210-222.
  53. Driver, R.G., Abbas, H.H., and Sause, R. (2006) “Shear Behavior of Corrugated Web Bridge Girders.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 132, no. 2, pp. 195-203. [J. James R. Croes Medal, ASCE].
  54. Huns, B.B., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2006) “Tension and Shear Block Failure of Bolted Gusset Plates.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 395-408.
  55. Abbas, H.H., Sause, R., and Driver, R.G. (2006) “Behaviour of Corrugated Web I-girders under In-plane Loads.” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 132, no. 8, pp. 806-814.
  56. Deng, K., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2006) “Effect of Loading Angle on the Behavior of Fillet Welds.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 9-23.
  57. Sause, R., Abbas, H.H., Driver, R.G., Anami, K., and Fisher, J.W. (2006) “Fatigue Life of Girders with Trapezoidal Corrugated Web.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 132, no. 7, pp. 1070-1078.
  58. Bremault, D.M., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2006) “Non-linear Finite Element Model for Wide Flange Beams under Torsional and Flexural Loads.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, May 23–26, Calgary, Canada.
  59. Bhowmick, A.K., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2006) “Non-linear Finite Element Analysis of Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, May 23–26, Calgary, Canada.
  60. Shishkin, J.J., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2005) “Analysis of Steel Plate Shear Walls Using Conventional Engineering Software.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 2–4, Toronto, Canada.
  61. Liu, J. and Driver, R.G. (2005) “Full-scale Tests on Collared Reinforced Concrete Columns Under Cyclic Shear-dominant Loading.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 2–4, Toronto, Canada.
  62. Man, J., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2005) “Behaviour of Slotted Hole Angle Connections.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 2–4, Toronto, Canada.
  63. Begum, M., Driver, R.G., and Elwi, A.E. (2005) “Strength and Stability Simulations of Partially Encased Composite Columns Under Axial Load.” Proc., Structural Stability Research Council Annual Technical Session, April, Montreal, Canada.
  64. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2005) Discussion of “Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Partially Stiffened Steel Jackets.” by Y. Xiao and H. Wu, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 131, no. 2, pp. 364-365.
  65. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2005) “Experimental Investigation of External Confinement of Reinforced Concrete Columns by Hollow Structural Section Collars.” ACI Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, vol. 102, no. 2, pp. 242-251.
  66. Franchuk, C.R., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2004) “Reliability Analysis of Block Shear Capacity of Coped Steel Beams.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 130, no. 12, pp. 1904-1913.
  67. MacDougall, C., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2004) “A State-of-the-Art Review of High Performance Steel for Bridge Design.” Proc., 11th Colloquium on the Advancement of Research, Ministry of Transportation Québec.
  68. Driver, R.G., Grondin, G.Y., and Kulak, G.L. (2004) “A Unified Approach to Design for Block Shear.” Proc., Connections is Steel Structures V: Innovative Steel Connections, June 3-4, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  69. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2004) “Experimental Study on the Seismic Performance of Externally Confined Reinforced Concrete Columns.” Proc., 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, August 1–6, Vancouver, Canada.
  70. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2004) “Modelling of Plastic Hinges in Externally Confined Reinforced Concrete Columns.” Proc., 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, August 1–6, Vancouver, Canada.
  71. Callele, L., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2004) “Capacity of Connections with Multi-orientation Fillet Welds.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 2–5, Saskatoon, Canada.
  72. Begum, M., Elwi, A.E., and Driver, R.G. (2004) “Numerical Simulation of the Behaviour of Partially Encased Composite Columns.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June 2–5, Saskatoon, Canada.
  73. Ng, A.K.F., Deng, K., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2004) “Behavior of Transverse Fillet Welds: Experimental Program.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 39-54.
  74. Ng, A.K.F., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2004) “Behavior of Transverse Fillet Welds: Parametric and Reliability Analyses.” Engineering Journal, American Institute of Steel Construction, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 55-67.
  75. Franchuk, C.R., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2003) “Experimental Investigation of Block Shear Failure in Coped Steel Beams.” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 871-881.
  76. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2003) “Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Columns Seismically Upgraded by External Collar Confinement.” Proc., Response of Structures to Extreme Loading, August 3–6, Toronto, Canada.
  77. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2003) “Behaviour of Externally Confined Reinforced Concrete Columns under Extreme Lateral Cyclic Loading,” Proc., Response of Structures to Extreme Loading, August 3–6, Toronto, Canada.
  78. Chen, H., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2003) “Fatigue Properties of High Performance Steel.” Proc., 1st Intl. Conference on Fatigue Damage of Materials, July, Toronto, Canada.
  79. Sause, R., Abbas, H.H., and Driver, R.G. (2002) “Steel Bridge Girders with Corrugated Webs.” Proc., FHWA Steel Bridge Conference for theWestern States, NaBRO, December, Salt Lake City, USA, pp. 107-116.
  80. Chen, H., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2002) “Fatigue Resistance of High Performance Steel.” Proc., 6th Intl. Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, July/August, Vancouver, Canada.
  81. Franchuk, C.R., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2002) “Block Shear Failure of Coped Steel Beams.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June, Montréal, Canada.
  82. Ng, A.K.F., Driver, R.G., and Grondin, G.Y. (2002) “Behaviour of Transversely Loaded Fillet Welds Made With Filler Metals Without Specified Toughness.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June, Montréal, Canada.
  83. Huns, B.B., Grondin, G.Y., and Driver, R.G. (2002) “Block Shear Failure of Bolted Gusset Plates.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, June, Montréal, Canada.
  84. Driver, R.G., Abbas, H.H., Sause, R. (2002) “Local Buckling of Grouted and Ungrouted Internally Stiffened Double-plate HPS Webs.” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 58, May, pp. 881-906.
  85. Abbas, H.H., Sause, R., and Driver, R.G. (2002) “Shear Strength and Stability of High Performance Steel Corrugated Web Girders.” Proc., Structural Stability Research Council Annual Technical Session, April, Seattle, USA, pp. 361-387.
  86. Sause, R., Abbas, H.H., Kim, B.-G., Driver, R.G., and Smith, A. (2001) “Innovative High Performance Steel Girders for Highway Bridges.” Proc., Intl. Conference on High Performance Materials in Bridges and Buildings, July/August, Kona, Hawaii, USA, pp. 309-318.
  87. Driver, R.G., Grondin, G.Y., Behbahanifard, M., and Hussain, M.A. (2001) “Recent Developments and Future Directions in Steel Plate Shear Wall Research.” Proc., North American Steel Construction Conference, May, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA.
  88. Hussain, M.A. and Driver, R.G. (2001) “Finite Element Study on the Strength and Ductility of Externally Confined Rectangular and Square Concrete Columns.” Proc., Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference, May, Victoria, Canada.
  89. Sause, R., Abbas, H.H., Kim, B.-G., and Driver, R.G. (2001) “Innovative High Performance Steel Bridge Girders.” Proc., ASCE Structures Congress, May, Washington, DC, USA. (CD-ROM)
  90. Kulak, G.L., Kennedy, D.J.L., Driver, R.G., and Medhekar, M.S. (2001) “Steel Plate Shear Walls—An Overview.” AISC Engineering Journal, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 50-62.
  91. Driver, R.G., Kennedy, D.J.L., and Kulak, G.L. (2000) “Establishing Seismic Force Reduction Factors for Steel Structures.” Proc., STESSA 2000 Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, August, Montréal, Canada, pp. 487-494.
  92. Abbas, H.H., Driver, R.G., and Sause, R. (2000) “Wrinkling Behavior of Internally Stiffened HPS Sandwich Panels for Plate Girder Web Applications.” Proc., Structural Stability Research Council Annual Technical Session, July, Memphis, USA, pp. 404-416.
  93. Driver, R.G. (2000) “Ultimate Strength Modeling of Wide Flange Beams Subjected to Torsion.” Proc., Structural Stability Research Council Annual Technical Session, July. Memphis, USA.
  94. Kulak, G.L., Kennedy, D.J.L., Driver, R.G., and Medhekar, M.S. (1999) “Behavior and Design of Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., North American Steel Construction Conference, Toronto, Canada, pp. 11–1-11–20.
  95. Driver, R.G. and Zimmerman, T.J.E. (1998) “A Limit States Approach to the Design of Pipelines for Mechanical Damage.”, Proc., 17th Intl. Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper 1017 on CD-ROM, 14 pp.
  96. Driver, R.G., Kulak, G.L., Kennedy, D.J.L., and Elwi, A.E. (1998) “Cyclic Test of a Four-story Steel Plate Shear Wall.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 124, no. 2, pp. 112-120.
  97. Driver, R.G., Kulak, G.L., Elwi, A.E., and Kennedy, D.J.L. (1998) “FE and Simplified Models of a Steel Plate Shear Wall.” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. 124, no. 2, pp. 121-130.
  98. Driver, R.G., Kulak, G.L., Kennedy, D.J.L., and Elwi, A.E. (1997) “Finite Element Modelling of Steel Plate Shear Walls.” Proc., Structural Stability Research Council Annual Technical Session, Toronto, Canada, 253-264.
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