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University of Central Florida
12800 Pegasus Drive, Suite 211
Orlando, Florida 32816-2450

Phone: (407) 823-2841

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  1. Fall 2017 Career Mixer

    September 25 @ 4:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Dr. Luis G. Arboleda Monsalve

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Dr. Luis G. Arboleda Monsalve

Assistant Professor

Room: Engr I 412
Phone: (407) 823-1310
E-mail: Luis.Arboleda@ucf.edu

 

RESEARCH AREAS OF SPECIALTY

  • Field performance and instrumentation of geostructures
  • Soil structure interaction
  • Analysis and design of supported excavations
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil liquefaction
  • Laboratory testing of soils and fly ash
  • Laboratory testing of biocemented soils with Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation
  • Constitutive modeling of soils and rocks
  • Advanced laboratory soil testing
  • Static and dynamic stability of structures

EDUCATION

June 2014 Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dissertation: Performance, instrumentation and numerical simulation of One Museum Park
West excavation

December 2006 Purdue University
M.S. in Civil Engineering
Thesis: Small amplitude vibration tests of a full scale reinforced concrete flat plate structure

December 2004 National University of Colombia, Medellin
B.S. in Civil Engineering
Project: Timoshenko beam-column with generalized end conditions on elastic foundation:
dynamic stiffness matrix and load vector

 

PUBLICATIONS

Publications in Refereed Journals (Advised students underlined)

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Uribe-Henao, A.F., Velasquez-Perez, A., Zapata-Medina, D.G., Sarabia, F. (2017) “Performance of urban cofferdams with segmental steel and reinforced concrete ring beams.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Status: Submitted

Teng, F., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., and Finno, R.J. (2017). “Numerical Simulation of Recent Stress History Effects on Excavation Responses in Soft Clays.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Status: Submitted

Mercado, J.A., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Zapata-Medina, D.G., and Terzic, V. (2017). “Liquefaction-induced settlements of low-rise buildings at the Port of Long beach using the UBC3D-PLM model.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Status: Under preparation

Mercado, J. A., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Zapata-Medina, D.G., and Star, L. (2017). “Probabilistic Seismic Induced Settlement of Port of Long Beach.” Geotechnical Engineering, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE, UK). Status: Under preparation

Uribe-Henao, A.F., Zapata-Medina, D.G., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., and Aristizabal-Ochoa, J.D. (2017). “Static and dynamic stability of a multi-stepped Timoshenko column including self-weight using the dynamic stiffness matrix.” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics (IJSSD). Status: Under preparation

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Teng, F., Kim, T., and Finno, R.J. (2017). “Numerical Simulation of Triaxial Stress Probes and Recent Stress-History Effects of Compressible Chicago Glacial Clays.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 143(7).

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. and Finno, R.J. (2015). “Influence of Concrete Time-Dependent Effects in the Performance of Top-Down Construction.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 141(4).

Finno, R.J., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., and Sarabia, F. (2015). “Observed Performance of One Museum Park West Excavation.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 141(1).

Sargand, S.M., Vega-Posada, C.A., and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2014). “Long Term Performance of Existing Portland Cement Concrete Sections – Case Study.” Rev. Fac. Minas Dyna, Vol. 183.

Sargand, S.M., Vega-Posada, C.A., and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2013). “Long Term Performance of Existing Asphalt Concrete Pavement Sections.”  Rev. Fac. Ing. Univ. Antioquia, Vol. 66.

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Zapata-Medina, D.G., and Aristizabal-Ochoa, J.D. (2012). “Reut and Beck Columns: Effects of End Gravity Force, Translational and Rotational Inertias.” Rev. Fac. Ing. Univ. Antioquia, Vol. 65.

Zapata-Medina, D.G., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., and Aristizabal-Ochoa, J.D. (2010). “Static Stability Formulas of a Weakened Timoshenko Column: Effects of Shear Deformations.” J. of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 126(12).

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Zapata-Medina, D.G., and Aristizabal-Ochoa, J.D. (2008). “Timoshenko Beam-Column with Generalized End Conditions on Elastic Foundation: Dynamic-Stiffness Matrix and Load Vector.” J. of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 310 (4-5).

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Zapata-Medina, D.G., and Aristizabal-Ochoa, J.D. (2007). “Stability and Natural Frequencies of a Weakened Timoshenko Beam-Column with Generalized End Conditions under Constant Axial Load.” J. of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 307 (1-2).

 

Refereed Conferences, Reports and Presentations

Mercado, J.A. and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2017). “Evaluation of Compressibility Characteristics of Fly Ash under Constant Rate of Strain.” International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, September 5 – 8, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA. (Submitted).

Uribe-Henao, A.F., Garcia, J., and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2018). “Finite Element Analyses of an Urban Cofferdam using Hypoplasticity Clay Model.” IFCEE 2018, Geo-Institute-ASCE, March 5-10, Orlando, FL. (Submitted).

Mercado, J.A. and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2018). “Numerical Insights into Seismic Performance of Low-rise Buildings with Basements.” IFCEE 2018, Geo-Institute-ASCE, March 5-10, Orlando, FL. (Submitted).

Zapata-Medina, D.G., Galeano-Parra, D.I., and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2018). “One-Dimensional Compressibility Behavior of Overconsolidated Bootlegger Cove clays.” IFCEE 2018, Geo-Institute-ASCE, March 5-10, Orlando, FL. (Submitted).

Uribe-Henao, A.F., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Velasquez-Perez, A., Zapata-Medina, D.G., Sarabia, F. (2018) “Simulation of installation temperature and concrete time dependency on urban cofferdams.” IFCEE 2018, Geo-Institute-ASCE, March 5-10, Orlando, FL. (Submitted).

Uribe-Henao, A.F. and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2017). “Sheet Pile Interlocks and Ring Beam Installation Effects on the Performance of Urban Cofferdams.” GeoFrontiers 2017, Geo-Institute-ASCE, March 12-15, Orlando, FL.

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Mercado, J.A., Sover, A., and Zapata-Medina, D.G. (2017). “Liquefaction Analyses of the Port of Long Beach using the UBC3D-PLM Constitutive Soil Model,” GeoFrontiers 2017, Geo-Institute-ASCE, March 12-15, Orlando, FL.

Dombrowski, A., Star, L., and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2017). “Calculation of Equivalent Number of Uniform Cycles as Basis for Magnitude Scaling Effects in Liquefaction Risk Models.” GeoRisk 2017: Geotechnical Risk from Theory to Practice, Geo-Institute-ASCE, June 4-6, Denver, CO.

Garcia, J. and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2016). “Numerical Analyses and Observed Performance of the One Museum Park West Cofferdam.” Conference by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), October 13-15, Long Beach, CA.

Preciado, D. and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2016). “Evaluation of Earthquake-Induced Settlements of the Port of Long Beach using Classical Approaches.” Conference by Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), October 13-15, Long Beach, CA.

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2016) “Numerical Simulation of Liquefaction in a Major Port Facility using UBC3D-PLM Model.” Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapter, City of Commerce, CA.

Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Finno, R.J., and Insull, C.K. (2014). “Nonlinear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Geostructures.” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Geodisaster Reduction, Sept. 5-6, Fullerton, CA.

Finno, R.J., Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G., Kern, K., Kim, T., and Sarabia, F. (2013). “Computed and Observed Ground Movements during Top-Down Construction in Chicago.” Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE), Sept. 2-6, Paris.

Finno, R.J. and Arboleda-Monsalve, L.G. (2012). “Condition Monitoring of Urban Infrastructure, Time Dependent Effects on Top-Down Excavations.” Proceedings of 2012 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, July 8-11, 2012, Boston, MA.

 

STUDENT SUPERVISION

Doctoral Students:

Diego Galeano: “Triaxial stress probes, small strain behavior, and soil characterization of residual soils,” Ph.D. Co-advised with the National University of Colombia. (Exp. 2018).

A. Felipe Uribe: “Soil-structure interaction of cofferdams in urban areas,” Ph.D. UCF (Exp. 2021)

Jaime A. Mercado: “Numerical simulations of tall buildings subjected to earthquakes in a SFSI approach,” Ph.D. UCF (Exp. 2021)

Masters of Science Students: (with Thesis or Project)

Andres F. Uribe: “Effects of pre-excavation activities and lateral bracing system in the design of urban cofferdams.” Outstanding Student Research Award (CSULB). MS. 2017.

Jaime A. Mercado: “Simulation of liquefaction-induced damage of the Port of Long Beach using the UBC3D-PLM model.” Co-advised with the National University of Colombia. MS. 2016.

Alejandro Velasquez: “Influence of concrete material time-dependency and temperature on the performance of a cofferdam structure braced with reinforced concrete ring beams.” Outstanding Student Research Award. MS. 2016.

Armando Murillo: “Practical application of liquefaction on Long Beach sands.” MS. 2016.

Michael McGrath: “Numerical simulation of cyclic triaxial tests using advanced constitutive soil models.” MS. 2016.

Undergraduate Students: (with Research Projects or Research Experiences)

Debbie Silva: “Biocementation of Long Beach sands for ground improvement.” Undergraduate Research Project, Program HSI-STEM, 2017.

Gaby Hernandez: “Seismic Soil Structure Interaction Analysis of Tall Buildings with Subterranean Levels.” Undergraduate Research Project, Program HSI-STEM, 2017.

Bijan Eskandari: “Laboratory soil testing of Los Angeles tar sands under constant rate of strain/loading.” Undergraduate Research Project, RSCA Grant, 2015.

Juan Garcia: “Construction recommendations of urban cofferdams in congested urban areas.” Undergraduate Research Project, Program HSI-STEM, 2015.

Nestor Avelar: “Seismic input ground motions for the analysis of liquefaction-induced damage in the Port of Long Beach.” Undergraduate Research Project, Program HSI-STEM, 2015.

Deisy Preciado: “Subsurface conditions and field testing of the Port of Long Beach for liquefaction analyses.” Undergraduate Research Project, Program HSI-STEM, 2015.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2017 – Present Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering
University of Central Florida, Orlando

2014 – 2017 Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management
California State University, Long Beach

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

2007 – 2010 Project Engineer
Janssen and Spaans Engineering, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Funded Research Grants

“Collaborative Research: RUI: Framework for Earthquake-Resilient Design of Tall Buildings,” National Science Foundation, $520,000, Co-PI, Collaborative research with V. Terzic and K. Kolozvari (2016-2019)

“RUI: Effects of pre-excavation activities on the performance of urban cofferdams,” National Science Foundation, $88,206 (2015-2018)

“REU Supplement: Effects of pre-excavation activities on the performance of urban cofferdams,” National Science Foundation, $10,000 (2016-2018)

“Simulation of liquefaction-induced damage of the Port of Long Beach using the UBC3D-PLM model,” CALTRANS/METRANS, $35,000 (2015-2016)

“Numerical simulation of monotonic triaxial tests using advanced constitutive soil models,” Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA), $5,000 (2015-2016)

“Modernization of the Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory Equipment,” Student Excellence Funding (SEF-CSULB) Program: Technology That Touches Students, $165,000 (2015-2016)

“Biocementation of Long Beach Sands for Soil Strength Improvement,” California State University Program for Education and Research in Biotechnology (CSUPERB), $8,500 (2015)

“Liquefaction tank for saturated Long Beach sands adaptable to partially saturated soils,” CSULB Alumni Grant, $6,300 (2015)

“Analysis and Design of Cofferdams,” Winter Research Experience HSI-STEM, $2,500 (2015, 2016)

“Liquefaction-Induced Damage at the Port of Long Beach,” Summer Bridge at the Beach HSI-STEM, $5,000 (2015)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Outstanding presentation: “Numerical Simulation of Liquefaction in a Major Port Facility using UBC3D-PLM Model.” Los Angeles Geo-Institute Chapter, City of Commerce, California, 2016.

Outstanding paper of the symposium: “Nonlinear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Geostructures,” Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Geodisaster Reduction, Fullerton, CA (2014)

Top 25 ScienceDirect Best Articles: “Timoshenko beam-column with generalized end conditions on elastic foundation: dynamic-stiffness matrix and load vector,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, from January to March 2008

AFFILIATIONS

Member:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Geo-Institute of ASCE, Los Angeles Chapter
California Geotechnical Engineering Association (CalGeo)
US Universities Council on Geotechnical Engineering Research (USUCGER)
American Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Reviewer for Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE
Reviewer for International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, ELSEVIER

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

Undergraduate Courses Taught:
CEG4011c: Geotechnical Engineering I (Intro. to Soil Mechanics)
CE 345 (CSULB): Geotechnical Engineering I (Intro. to Soil Mechanics)
CE 445 (CSULB): Geotechnical Engineering II (Foundation Design)
CE 455 (CSULB): Structural Steel Design

Graduate Courses Taught:
CE 549 (CSULB): Retaining Structures and Slope Stability
CE 546 (CSULB): Advanced Foundation Engineering
CE 503 (CSULB): Sel. Topics in Civil Eng: Excavations in Urban Environ.

 

UNIVERSITY COMMITTEES AND ACTIVITIES

California State University, Long Beach (2014-Present)

College of Engineering:

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM, Faculty Advisor
Scholarship Committee
ASCE Geo-wall Competition, Faculty Advisor
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Faculty Advisor
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam Reviews, Faculty Advisor
Senior Project Design, Faculty Advisor
Honor Students Committee

Departmental:

Civil Engineering Laboratories, Facilities Coordinator
ABET Accreditation Committee
Grade Appeal Committee
Election Committee
Curriculum Committee

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