Elaina J. Sutley, Ph.D

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2345
Learned 2142D


Areas of Research

Community Resiliency

Natural Hazards and Extreme Loading

Performance-Based Seismic Design and Retrofit

Social Vulnerability and Loss Modeling

Fragility Curves and Surfaces

Timber Structures 

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University

M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama

B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Alabama

Research Interests

  • Performance-based seismic design
  • Social vulnerability
  • Hazard mitigation and structural reliability
  • Optimization techniques and decision-making systems design
  • Resilient communities
  • Large scale dynamic testing and monitoring
  • Advanced materials
  • Infrastructure rehabilitation using composite materials
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Light-frame wood systems

Selected Publications

Sutley, E. J., van de Lindt, J. W., & Peek, L. (in press). Multi-Hazard Analysis: Demonstrating How Socioeconomic and Demographic Factors Act as a Hazard for Natural Disasters . Journal of Structural Engineering’s Special Section “Recent Advances in Assessment and Mitigation of Multiple Hazards for Structures and Infrastructures”.

Sutley, E. J., & van de Lindt, J. W. (n.d.). Evolution of Predicted Seismic Risk for WoodFrame Buildings. Journal of Architectural Engineering Special Section on Housing and Residential Building Construction, 22(3). DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000212

Boadi-Danquah, E. Robertson, B. Fadden, M. Sutley, E. & Colistra, J. (2017). Lightweight Modular Steel Floor System for Rapidly Constructible and Reconfigurable Buildings. International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, 5(4), 562-573.

Sutley, E. van de Lindt, J. & Peek, L. (2017). Improving Community Seismic Disaster Resilience through Pre-Event Planning with Engineering, Socioeconomic and Demographic Considerations. 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Santiago, Chile.

Sutley, E. J., van de Lindt, J. W., & Peek, L. (2017). Improving Community Seismic Disaster Resilience through Pre-Event Planning with Engineering, Socioeconomic and Demographic Considerations. 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering Santiago, Chile.

Sutley, E. J., van de Lindt, J. W., & Peek, L. (2016). Community-Level Framework for Seismic Resiliency I: Coupling Socioeconomic Characteristics and Engineering Building Systems. Natural Hazards Review. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000239

Sutley, E. J., van de Lindt, J. W., & Peek, L. (2016). Community-Level Framework for Seismic Resiliency II: Multi-Objective Optimization and Illustrative Examples . Natural Hazards Review. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)NH.1527-6996.0000230

Boadi-Danquah, E. Robertson, B. Fadden, M. Sutley, E. & Colistra, J. (2016). Lightweight Modular Steel Floor System for Rapidly Constructible and Reconfigurable Buildings. International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, 5(4), 562-573.

Sutley, E. & Hamideh, S. (2016). A Community Model for Residential Sector Recovery: An Integrated Engineering and Social Science Perspective. In 1st International Workshop on Resilience. Torino, Italy.

Boadi-Danquah, E. Robertson, B. Fadden, M. Sutley, E. & Colistra, J. (2016). Lightweight Modular Steel Floor System for Rapidly Constructible and Reconfigurable Buildings. In 5th International Conference on Mobile, Adaptable and Rapidly Assembled Structures. Siena, Italy.

Sutley, E. J., Fadden, M. & Li, J. (2016). A Visions for Smart Cities Based on Current Research. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Smart Cities Workshop Kansas City, Missouri.

Ho, A. Sutley, E. J., Kondyli, A. & Johnson, B. (2016). Building an Adaptive System for Multiple Policy Goals in Cities. In Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Smart Cities Workshop Kansas City, Missouri.

Jennings, E. van de Lindt, J. & Peek, L. (2015). Multi-Objective Community-Level Seismic Retrofit Optimization for Resiliency using Engineering and Socioeconomic Variables. In 12th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering Vancouver, Canada.

Jennings, E. Ziaei, E. Pang, W. van de Lindt, J. W., Shao, X. & Bahmani, P. (2015). Full-Scale Experimental Investigation of Second-Story Collapse Behavior in an Over-Retrofitted First Story of a Woodframe Building. Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000736

Pang, W. Ziaei, E. Shao, X. Jennings, E. N., van de Lindt, J. Gershfeld, M. & Symans, M. (2014). A Three-Dimensional Model for Slow Hybrid Testing of Retrofitted Soft-Story WoodFrame Buildings. In Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska.

Gershfeld, M. Chadwell, C. van de Lindt, J. Pang, W. Ziaei, E. Amini, M. Gordon, S. & Jennings, E. (2014). Distributed Knee-Braced (DKB) System as a Complete or Supplemental Retrofit of Soft-Story Wood-frame Buildings. In Structures Congress 2014 (pp. 2853-2874).

Jennings, E. N., van de Lindt, J. W., Shao, X. Pang, W. & Ziaei, E. (2014). Full-Scale Hybrid Testing of a Soft-Story Woodframe Building Seismically Retrofitted Using Shape Memory Alloy Devices in Scissor-Jack Braces. In Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska.

van de Lindt, J. W., Bahmani, P. Jennings, E. N., Pang, W. Ziaei, E. Mochizuki, G. Gershfeld, M. Pryor, S. Shao, X. Symans, M. Tian, J. & Rammer, D. (2014). Full-Scale Testing of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings with Stiffness-Based Retrofits. In Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Frontiers of Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, 2014, Anchorage, Alaska.

Jennings, E. & van de Lindt, J. W. (2014). Multi-Objective Optimization Approach for Decision-Making Based on Community Level Resiliency Considering Engineering and Social Variables. In Third International Conference on Urban Disaster Reduction, Boulder, Colorado, 2014.

Pang, W. Ziaei, E. Jennings, E. Shao, X. van de Lindt, J. Gershfeld, M. & Pryor, S. (2014). Numerical Model for Hybrid Simulation of a Three-Story Wood-Frame Building. In World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada, August 10-14, 2014.

van de Lindt, J. W., Bahmani, P. Pryor, S. Mochizuki, G. Gershfeld, M. Pang, W. Ziaei, E. Jennings, E. Symans, M. Shao, X. Tian, J. & Rammer, D. (2014). Overview of the NEES-Soft Experimental Program for Seismic Risk Reduction of Soft-Story Woodframe Buildings. In Structures Congress 2014 (pp. 2875-2885).

Gershfeld, M. Chadwell, C. Jennings, E. Ziaei, E. Pang, W. Shao, X. & van de Lindt, J. (2014). Seismic Performance of Distributed Knee-Brace (DKB) System as a Retrofit for Weak-Story Wood-Frame Buildings. In World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada, August 10-14, 2014.

van de Lindt, J. Bahmani, P. Gershfeld, M. Mochizuki, G. Shao, X. Pryor, S. E., Pang, W. Symans, M. D., Tian, J. Ziaei, E. Jennings, E. N., & Rammer, D. (2014). Test Results and Retrofit Recommendations from The NEES-Soft Project. In World Conference on Timber Engineering, Quebec City, Canada, August 10-14, 2014 (pp. 1205-1216).

Jennings, E. van de Lindt, J. W., Ziaei, E. Mochizuki, G. Pang, W. & Shao, X. (2014). Retrofit of a Soft-Story Woodframe Building using SMA Devices with Full-Scale Hybrid Test Verification. Engineering Structures, 80, 469-485. DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.09.021

Jennings, E. van de Lindt, J. W., Ziaei, E. Bahmani, P. Park, S. Shao, X. Pang, W. Rammer, D. Mochizuki, G. & Gershfeld, M. (2014). Full-Scale Experimental Verification of Soft-Story-Only Retrofits of Woodframe Buildings with Hybrid Testing. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 19(3), 410-430. DOI:10.1080/13632469.2014.975896

van de Lindt, J. W., Bahmani, P. Gershfeld, M. Mochizuki, G. Shao, X. Pang, W. Symans, M. Ziaei, E. Jennings, E. Pryor, S. Rammer, D. & Tian, J. (2013). Full-Scale Dynamic Testing of Soft-Story Retrofitted and Un-Retrofitted Woodframe Buildings. In Structural Engineers Association of Southern California, San Diego, CA.

Jennings, E. & van de Lindt, J. (2013). Low Cost Shape Memory Alloy Devices for Seismic Response Modification of Light-Frame Wood Buildings. In Structures Congress 2013 (pp. 1205-1216). DOI:10.1061/9780784412848.107

Jennings, E. Wang, J. Fridley, K. & Chen, C. (2013). Temperature Effect on Subcritical Crack Growth in CFRP Externally Bonded Concrete Systems. In ASC 28th annual technical conference, Sept 9th – 11th, 2013, State College, PA. 15.

Pang, W. Shao, X. van de Lindt, J. Ziaei, E. & Jennings, E. (2013). Hybrid Testing of a Soft-Story Light-frame Wood Building with Seismic Retrofits. Wood Design Focus: A Journal of Contemporary Wood Engineering, 23(4).

Jennings, E. & van de Lindt, J. W. (2013). Numerical Retrofit Study of Light-Frame Wood Buildings Using Shape Memory Alloy Devices as Seismic Response Modification Devices. Journal of Structural Engineering. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000953, 04014041

Jennings, E. & van de Lindt, J. W. (2012). Shape Memory Alloy Dampers for Response Modification of Light-Frame Wood Buildings. In 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisboa, 2012.

Selected Awards & Honors

2016 ASCE ExCEEd Fellow
ASCE
2016

CERRA Student Recognition Award
Civil Engineering Risk and Reliability Association
2015

Bibb Graves award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering University of Alabama
2011

Civil Engineering Graduate Student Engineer of the Year
Engineering Council of Birmingham
2011

Graduate Fellow
University of Alabama National Alumni Association
2011

Graduate Research Diversity Supplement Doctoral Fellow
National Science Foundation
2011


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