Rola Assi

Rola Assi
Professeure
Degrees B.Ing. (Université Arabe de Beyrouth), M.Ing. (Polytechnique Montréal), Ph.D. (McGill)
Office A-1590
Presentation

Département de génie de la construction

Research interests:

  • Infrastructures and built environment
  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Land Transportation

Research areas:

  • Seismic behavior of operational and functional components (OFCs)
  • Development of simplified methods for seismic analysis of operational and functional components (OFCs)
  • Behavior of telecommunication towers subjected to lateral loads
  • Dynamic behavior of structures
  • Vibration problems
  • Structural Behavior of highway and railway bridges
Publications: article

Publications: conference_item
CSCE Annual Conference & AGM : Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure
Publications: article

Publications: conference_item
Structures Congress 2017: Business, Professional Practice, Education, Research and Disaster Management
Publications: conference_item
Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference (CSCE)
Publications: conference_item
9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (CCEE)
Publications: conference_itemau

Publications: conference_item
9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (CCEE)
Publications: conference_item
Civil Engineering Infrastructure Systems (CEIS 2006) : June 12-14, 2006, American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut-Lebanon
Publications: conference_item
Proceedings of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Publications: conference_item
11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11CCEE)
Publications: thesis

Publications: conference_itemau

Publications: conference_itemau

Publications: conference_itemau

Publications: conference_item
16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering
Publications: conference_item
32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering : Bringing our Profession
Publications: article

Publications: article

Publications: conference_item
2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium - Metropolis and Beyond
Publications: conference_item
International Structural Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
Publications: conference_itemaff

Publications: conference_item
12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering = 12ème Conférence Canadienne du Génie Parasismique
Publications: conference_item
Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2021 : CSCE21 Structures Track
Publications: article

Publications: conference_itemau

Publications: conference_item
13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE)
Publications: conference_itemau

Publications: conference_itemau

Courses and support services

Courses

MGC842 Analyse dynamique et sismique des ponts et bâtiments (Winter 2022)
CTN318 Résistance des matériaux (Fall 2021)

Assistance to students

Mémoire à 30 crédits

    Caractérisation de l’effet de la non-linéarité sur les accélérations et spectres de plancher horizontaux dans un bâtiment en béton armé avec des murs de refend ductiles, by Abouda,Amine.
    Winter 2022

    Assessment of the Effect of Non-Structural Walls on The Dynamic Properties and Engineering Demand Parameters of a Case Study Building, by Ramadan,Ayman.
    Winter 2022

    Co-directed by: Nollet, Marie-José
    Caractérisation de l’effet des composants non structuraux sur les propriétés dynamiques des bâtiments, by Bonne,Alexis.
    Fall 2017

    Evaluation of Floor Accelerations and Spectra in Linear and Nonlinear Regular RC Frame Buildings, by Sheikh Alard,Rahaf.
    Winter 2020

    Co-directed by: McClure, Ghyslaine
    Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Schools Designated as Post-disaster Shelters in Montreal, by Damaj,Ghaleb.
    Summer 2020

    Assessment of seismic floor acceleration demands on non-structural components in limited ductility RC frame buildings designed according to NBC 2015, by Sheikhzadeh Shayan,Reza.
    Summer 2022

Projet d'intervention en entreprise à 15 crédits

    Co-directed by: Rybarova, Monika
    Analyse dynamique de bâtiments industriels supportant des équipements vibratoires attachés avec des supports flexibles, by Meghnini,Idir.
    Fall 2020

    Co-directed by: Dallaire, François
    Évaluation du confort des passagers avec une méthode d’analyse de l’interaction dynamique Train-Pont, by Ben Kreira Hanchour,Oussama.
    Fall 2021

Projet d'application à 15 crédits

    Co-directed by: Assi, Rola
    Comparaison des techniques de caractérisation des sols pour l'étude de l'effet de l'interaction sol-structure sur les propriétés dynamiques des bâtiments, by Duveaux,Marc.
    Winter 2014

    Accélérations et spectre de planchers horizontaux et verticaux dans les bâtiments, by Dliga,Mehdi.
    Fall 2016

    Co-directed by: Assi, Rola
    Capacité d'isolation sismique des appareils d'appui en élastomère fretté pour les ponts au Québec selon le code canadien sur le calcul des ponts routiers S6-14, by Tremblay,David.
    Summer 2018

    Probabilistic Assessment of Seismic Floor Acceleration Demands in Instrumented Buildings, by Zand Miralvand,Tania.
    Winter 2017

    Co-directed by: Assi, Rola
    L’application de l’isolation sismique des bâtiments en Haïti, by Fede,Jean Jacques.
    Summer 2022

    Développement d’un outil de calcul du spectre conditionnel moyen pour l'analyse sismique de bâtiments, by Slimane,Abdelghaffar.
    Fall 2021

    Génération de spectres de plancher élastiques en se basant sur des enregistrements du séisme de Chi Chi à Taiwan, by Kuete Bassal,Marius Bonard.
    Fall 2021

    Calibration du modèle numérique d'un hôpital à Montréal à l'aide de mesures de vibrations ambiantes, by Epaulais,Maxime.
    Winter 2018

    Principes de qualification sismique des composants non structuraux dans les bâtiments et accélérations de plancher, by Guiro,Abdoulaye.
    Fall 2018

    Étude comparative de la vulnérabilité sismique des composants non-structuraux d’un bâtiment selon les méthodes du CSA S832-14 et du FEMA P58, by Rigail,Rémi.
    Summer 2021

    Applicabilité de la méthode FEMA P-58 pour l’évaluation de la vulnérabilité sismique des CNS - étude de cas, by Adam,Corentin.
    Summer 2020

    Évaluation des accélérations de plancher verticales dans un bâtiment en béton armé avec des murs de refend, by Abshari,Najmeh.
    Winter 2022

Rapport technique à 6 crédits

    Conception parasismique des composants fonctionnels et opérationnels d'une centrale hydro-électrique selon les exigences du CNBC95, 2005/2010 et du CSA S 832-06, by Louis,Jean-Marie Réginald.
    Summer 2014

    Revue et analyse de différentes méthodes tenant compte des composants non-structuraux dans l’évaluation de la vulnérabilité sismique des bâtiments, by Boucher,Pierre-Charles.
    Winter 2021

Thèse de doctorat (recherche appliquée)

    Towards a Better Estimation of Engineerings Demands Parameters for Non-Structural Building Components, by Mehrjoo,Majid.
    Fall 2022

    Seismic Behavior of Nonstructural Components (NSCs) in Concrete Buildings Subjected to Vertical Ground Accelerations, by Mazloom,Shahabaldin.
    Summer 2022

Stage industriel et rapport technique, 3 cr.

    Inspection de pont et évaluation de la capacité portant des ponts_MTQ, by Abshari,Najmeh.
    Winter 2022

Publications
Conference proceeding (15)

Shahabaldin Mazloom, Rola Assi. 2023. « Assessment of vertical spectral acceleration demands in eastern Canada seismic zone ». Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2021 : CSCE21 Structures Track (En ligne, May 26-29, 2021) p. 201-209. Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH.

R. Assi, A. Guiro, B. Hasanpour Ghamsari. 2019. « Effect of torsion and non-structural components on seismic floors accelerations: A case study building in Montreal ». Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference (CSCE) (Laval, QC, Canada, June 12-15, 2019) Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Ghaleb Damaj, Rola Assi, Ghyslaine McClure. 2019. « Effect of soil-building resonance on the seismic structural vulnerability of schools designated as post-disaster shelters in Montréal ». 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering = 12ème Conférence Canadienne du Génie Parasismique (Québec, QC, Canada, June 17-20, 2019)

Rola Assi, Ahmad Abo El Ezz, Tania Zand Miralvand. 2018. « Assessment of seismic rooftop acceleration demands in high-rise buildings ». 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (Thessaloniki, Greece, June 18-21, 2018)

Ahmad Abo El Ezz, Suze Youance, Marie-José Nollet, Ghyslaine McClure, Rola Assi. 2017. « Assessment of post-earthquake functionality of acceleration-sensitive systems in hospitals ». CSCE Annual Conference & AGM : Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (Vancouver, B.C, Canada, May 31 - June 03, 2017) p. GEN98-91. CSCE.

R. Assi, M. Dliga, G. Yao. 2017. « Horizontal and vertical seismic acceleration demands in multi-storey buildings ». Structures Congress 2017: Business, Professional Practice, Education, Research and Disaster Management (Denver, CO, USA, Apr. 06-08, 2017) p. 220-231. Reston, VA, USA : American Society of Civil Engineers.

Rola Assi, Suze Youance, Alexis Bonne, Marie-José Nollet. 2016. « Effect of non-structural components on the modal properties of buildings using ambient vibration testing ». International Structural Specialty Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (London, ON, Canada, June 01-04, 2016)

Rola Assi. 2015. « Comparison of 1995 and 2005/2010 NBCC seismic provisions for operational and functional components in building ». 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (11CCEE) (Victoria, BC, Canada, July 21-24, 2015)

R. Assi, G. McClure. 2007. « A simplified method for seismic analysis of rooftop telecommunication towers ». 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (CCEE) (Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 26-29, 2007) p. 244-253. The Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering.

R. Assi, G. McClure, J.-R. Pierre. 2007. « Impact of changes in the NBCC 2005 seismic provisions on the design of restraints for OFCs and essential rigid components ». 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (CCEE) (Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 26-29, 2007) p. 254-261. The Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering.

R. Assi, G. McClure, G. C. Yao. 2006. « On predicting the seismic response of telecommunication towers mounted on building rooftops ». Civil Engineering Infrastructure Systems (CEIS 2006) : June 12-14, 2006, American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut-Lebanon (Beirut, Lebanon, June 12-14, 2006) Arab Scientific Publishers.

R. Assi, G. McClure, G.C. Yao. 2006. « Seismic force amplification factors for telecommunication towers mounted on building rooftops ». Proceedings of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (San Francisco, CA, USA, Apr. 18-22, 2006) p. 9652-9661. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute ( EERI ).

Rola Assi, Ghyslaine McClure, George C. Yao. 2005. « Floor acceleration demands for 11 instrumented buildings in Taiwan during the 1999 Chi Chi earthquake ». 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium - Metropolis and Beyond (New York, NY, USA, April 20-24, 2005) p. 1937-1947. American Society of Civil Engineers.

Rola Assi, Sébastien Langlois, Ghyslaine McClure, C.Y. Chen, George C. Yao. 2004. « Validation of a numerical model for seismic analysis of a telecommunication tower mounted on a building rooftop in Taiwan ». 32nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering : Bringing our Profession (Saskatoon, SK, Canada, June 2-5, 2004) p. 966-974. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Ghyslaine McClure, Laura Georgi, Rola Assi. 2004. « Seismic considerations for telecommunication towers mounted on building rooftops ». 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (WCEE) (Vancouver, BC, Canada, Aug. 1-6, 2004)

Peer-reviewed article published in a refereed journal (5)

Shahabaldin Mazloom, Rola Assi. 2022. « Estimate of V/H spectral acceleration ratios for firm soil sites in Eastern Canada ». Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. vol. 159

Ahmad Abo El Ezz, Rola Assi, Tania Zand Miralvand. 2020. « Seismic floor acceleration amplification based on instrumented building records ». Journal of Architectural Engineering. vol. 26 , nº 2. 8 p.

Ahmad Abo-El-Ezz, Clémentine Houalard, Marie-José Nollet, Rola Assi. 2017. « Vulnerability assessment of seismic induced out-of-plane failure of unreinforced masonry wall buildings ». Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. vol. 44 , nº 12. p. 1045-1055.

Rola Assi, Ghyslaine McClure. 2015. « Evolution of the nbcc seismic provisions for operational and functional components in buildings ». Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering = Revue Canadienne de Génie Civil. vol. 42 , nº 12. p. 993-999.

Rola Assi, Ghyslaine McClure. 2007. « A simplified method for seismic analysis of rooftop telecommunication towers ». Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering = Revue Canadienne de Génie Civil. vol. 34 , nº 10. p. 1352-1363.

Poster (1)

Alexis Bonne, Rola Assi, Marie-José Nollet. 2017. « L'évaluation de l'effet des composants non-structuraux sur les propriétés modales d'un bâtiment en utilisant des mesures de vibrations ambiantes et des modèles d'éléments finis ». Poster presented during a conference : Colloque 2017 du CEISCE ( Montréal, QC, Canada, 04-05 mai 2017 )

Communication (7)

Tania Zand Miralvand, Ahmad Abo-El-Ezz, Rola Assi. 2017. « Probabilistic assessment of seismic floor acceleration demands in instrumented buildings ». Communication during a conference : Colloque 2017 du CEISCE ( Montréal, QC, Canada, 04-05 mai 2017 )

Rola Assi. 2005. « Seismic floor acceleration demands in buildings ». Communication during a conference : Centre d’Infrastructures Sismiques Majeures Interuniversitaires du Québec (CISMIQ) annual meeting ( Montreal, QC, Canada, May 27, 2005 )

G. McGlure, R. Assi. 2005. « Seismic amplification factors for telecommunication towers mounted on building rooftops ». Communication during a conference : 2005 meeting of the IASS Working Group 4 on Masts and Towers ( Moscow, Russia, Sept. 11-15, 2005 )

R. Assi, G. McClure. 2004. « Seismic response of operational and functional components mounted on building rooftops ». Communication during a conference : 11th annual conference of the Civil Engineering Graduate Student Society ( Montreal, QC, Canada, Apr. 30, 2004 )

Rola Assi. 2004. « Seismic considerations for operational and functional components mounted on building rooftops ». Communication during a conference : Centre d’Infrastructures Sismiques Majeures Interuniversitaires du Québec (CISMIQ) annual meeting ( Montreal, QC, Canada, May 27, 2004 )

Rola Assi. 2003. « Seismic design of operational and functional components of buildings ». Communication during a conference : Centre d’Infrastructures Sismiques Majeures Interuniversitaires du Québec (CISMIQ) annual meeting ( Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, Aug. 13-14, 2003 )

G. McClure, R. Assi. 2003. « Monitoring the seismic response of a telecommunication tower mounted on a building rooftop in Taiwan ». Communication during a conference : 2003 meeting of the IASS Working Group 4 on Masts and Towers ( Milan, Italy, Sept. 15-18, 2003 )

Dissertation or these (1)

Rola Assi. 2006. « Seismic analysis of telecommunication towers mounted on building rooftops ». Thèse de doctorat. Montréal , McGill University

Awards and honors