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Civil and Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Shawn Griffiths

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Room 3055, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering

Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Email: sgriff18@uwyo.edu
Office Phone: 307.766.2184

For more information visit Shawn’s homepage


 

Shawn Griffiths

Education:

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX, Aug 2015
  • M.S.C.E. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical) University of Arkansas, Fayetteville AR, May 2011
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Utah State University, Logan UT, May 2009

Research Interest

I believe quality research stems from aiming to solve complex problems for the benefit of society.  These problems are often inter-disciplinary and require collaboration across multiple fields of study.  My main research area is in geotechnical earthquake engineering but I am also interested in engineering education, rehabilitation of dams and levees, soil structure interaction and efficient residential home energy design.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)

Courses Taught

  • CE 3600 Soil Mechanics
  • CE 4630 Geotechnical Engineering

Publications

  • Cox, B.R., Griffiths, S.C., Rathje, E.M., and Teague, D.P. (2015). “Shear Wave Velocity Uncertainty and its Relation to the Variablility in Site Response Using a Dispersion Misfit Approach”. Invited paper for the 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Christchuch, New Zealand.
  • Griffiths, S.C., Cox, B.R., Rathje, E.M., Teague, D.P. (2016a). “A Surface Wave Dispersion Approach for Evaluating Statistical Models that Account for Shear Wave Velocity Uncertainty,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (submitted August 2015).
  • Griffiths, S.C., Cox, B.R., Rathje, E.M., Teague, D.P. (2016b). “Linking Dispersion Misfit and Uncertainty in Vs Profiles to Variability in Site Response,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (submitted August 2015).
  • Griffiths, S.C., Cox, B.R. and Rathje, E.M. (2016). “Modeling Large Shear Strain in Site Response Analyses of Soft Soils” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (submitted April 2015).
  • Griffiths, S.C., and Cox, B.R. (2012). “A Comparison of SPT-Based Empirical Liquefaction Triggering Procedures for Soils at Significant Depths (+20 m)”. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 225, State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, GeoCongress 2012, Oakland, CA. 10 pg. CD-ROM.

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