Ashley P. Thrall
John Cardinal O'Hara, C.S.C. Assistant Professor
University of Notre Dame
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
and Earth Sciences

CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Education:

 

Ph.D. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (2011)
M.A. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (2009)
M.S.E. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton University (2008)
B.A. Physics, Vassar College (2004)

 

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards:

 

National Science Foundation Early Faculty Career Development Award

SEI Young Professional Structures Congress Scholarship (2012)

Hangai Prize (2011)
SOM Structural Engineering Traveling Fellowship (2011)
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (2008-2011)
Norman J. Sollenberger Fellowship (2010)
Vassar College Graduation with Departmental Honors (2004)
Vassar College Graduation with General Honors (2004)
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship (2003)
Honor Societies: Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, Phi Beta Kappa

 

Journal Publications:

* indicates corresponding author, boldface indicates Thrall and individual under Thrall's mentorship including graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral research associates

 

Quaglia, C.P, Yu, N., Thrall,* A.P., and Paolucci, S. (2014) “Balancing Energy Efficiency and Structural Performance through Multi-objective Shape Optimization: Case Study of a Rapidly Deployable Origami-inspired Shelter.” Energy and Buildings, 82, 733-745.

 

Quaglia, C.P., Dascanio, A.J., and Thrall,* A.P. (2014) “Bascule Shelters: A Novel Erection Strategy for Origami-Inspired Deployable Structures.” Engineering Structures, 75, 276-287.

 

Martinez-Martin, F.J. and Thrall,* A.P. (2014) “Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels for Origami-Inspired Deployable Shelters: Multi-objective Optimization for Minimum Weight and Maximum Energy Efficiency,” Engineering Structures, 69, 158-167.

 

Alegria Mira, L., Thrall,* A.P., and De Temmerman, N. (2014) “Deployable Scissor Arch for Transitional Shelters.” Automation in Construction, 43, 123-131.

 

Thrall,* A.P. and Quaglia, C.P. (2014) “Accordion Shelters: A Historical Review of Origami-like Deployable Shelters Developed by the US Military,”
Engineering Structures, 59, 686-692.

 

Russell, B.R., Thrall,* A.P., Padula, J.A., and Fowler, J.E. (2014). “Re-Conceptualization and Optimization of a Rapidly Deployable Floating Causeway.” American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Bridge Engineering, 19(4), 04013013, 9 pages.

 

Thrall,* A.P., Paya-Zaforteza, I., Guest, J.K., and Adriaenssens, S. (2014). “Structural Optimization of Deploying Structures Comprised of Linkages.” American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 28(3), 04014010, 11 pages.

 

Russell, B.R. and Thrall,* A.P. (2013). “Portable and Rapidly Deployable Bridges: Historical Perspective and Recent Technology Developments.” American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Bridge Engineering, 18(10), 1074-1085.

 

Thrall,* A.P., Billington, D.P. and Brea, K.L. (2012). “The Maria Pia Bridge: A Major Work of Structural Art.” Engineering Structures, 40, 479-486.

 

Thrall,* A.P., Adriaenssens, S., Paya-Zaforteza, I., and Zoli, T.P. (2012). “Linkage-Based Movable Bridge Forms: Design Methodology and Three Novel Forms.” Engineering Structures, 37, 214-223.

 

Thrall,* A.P. (2011). “Shape-Finding of a Deployable Structure Using Simulated Annealing.” Journal of the International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures, 52 (170), 241-247.

 

Thrall,* A.P. and Garlock, M.E.M. (2010). “Analysis of the Design Concept for the Iglesia de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa.” Journal of the International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures, 51 (163), 27-34

 

Thrall,* A.P. and Billington, D.P. (2008). “Bayonne Bridge: The Work of Othmar Ammann, Master Builder.” American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Bridge Engineering, 13, 635-643.

 

Lombardi,* J. C. Jr., Thrall, A.P., Deneva, J.S., Fleming, S.W., and Grabowski, P.E. (2003). “Modelling Collision Products of Triple-Star Mergers.” Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 345, 762-780.

 

Book Chapter:

 

Thrall, A.P. and Garlock, M.E.M. Garlock. (2012). "Analysis of the Design Concept for the Iglesia de la Virgen de la Medalla Milagrosa." Festschrift Billington. International Network for Structural Art, 234-245 (Reprinted with permission from the Journal of the IASS).

 

Thrall, A.P., Garlock, M.E.M., and Billington, D.P. (2008). "Church of the Miraculous Lady." Chapter 9 in Felix Candela: Engineer, Builder, Structural Artist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 116-127.

 

Conference Proceedings and Presentations:

* indicates presenter, boldface indicates Thrall and individual under Thrall's mentorship including graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdoctoral research associates

 

Quaglia,* C.P., Ballard, Z.C., and Thrall, A.P. (2014). “Parametric Modelling of an Air-Liftable Origami-Inspired Deployable Shelter with a Novel Erection Strategy.” Presentation at 4th International Conference on Mobile, Adaptable and Rapidly Assembled Structures, Ostend Belgium, June 10-13.

 

Alegria Mira,* L., Fiomeno Coelho, R., De Temmerman, N. and Thrall, A.P. (2014). “Evaluation of Design Parameters for Deployable Planar Scissor Arches.” Presentation at          4th International Conference on Mobile, Adaptable and Rapidly Assembled Structures, Ostend Belgium, June 10-13.

 

Alegria Mira,* L., De Temmerman, N., and Thrall, A.P.  (2013). "Construction of a Deployable Scissor Arch for Shelters."   Presentation at Transformables 2013, Seville, Spain, September 18-20.

 

Martinez-Martin,* F.J. and Thrall, A.P. (2013). "Minimum Weight Optimization of Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels for Origami-Inspired Shelters." Presentation at the World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Orlando, Florida, May 19-24.

 

Russell, B.R. and Thrall,* A.P. (2013). "Cross-section Optimization of a Rapidly Deployable Causeway System." Presentation at the World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Orlando, Florida, May 19-24.

 

Russell*, B.R. and Thrall, A.P. (2012). "Review of Deployable Bridges for Disaster Relief Applications in Developing Countries." Presentation at the Faces Behind the Figures: Visions of Prosperity, Progress and Human Potential, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, February 10-11.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Adriaenssens, S., Paya-Zaforteza, I. and Zoli, T.P. (2012). "A Linkage-Based Movable Bridge Form: Design and Optimization." Paper to be presented at the annual meeting for the ASCE Structures Congress, Chicago, Illinois, March 29-31.

 

Thrall*, A.P. (2011). "Shape-Finding of a Deployable Structure Using Simulated Annealing." Paper presented at the annual meeting for the IASS, London, UK, September 20-23.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Adriaenssens, S.and Zoli, T.P. (2011). "Applications of Linkages for Movable Bridge Design." Abstract presented at the Structural Morphology Group International Seminar, London, UK, September 17-18.

 

Thrall*, A.P. and Paya-Zaforteza, I. (2010). "Optimization of a Deploying Pantograph Structure Using Heuristic Algorithms." Paper presented at the annual meeting for the IASS, Shanghai, China, November 8-12.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Billington, D.P. and Zoli, T.P. (2010). "Analysis of Eiffel’s Maria Pia Bridge." Paper presented at the annual meeting for the ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida, May 12-15.

 

Thrall*, A.P. and Billington, D.P. (2009). "A Study of the Evolution of Arch Forms: Eiffel’s Maria Pia Bridge and Ammann’s Bayonne Bridge." Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the New York City Bridge Conference, New York, New York, August 17-18.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Garlock, M.E.M., and Billington, D.P. (2008). "Analysis of Iglesia de la Medalla Milagrosa." Paper presented at the annual meeting for the IASS, Acapulco, Mexico, October 27-31.

Hoberman Sphere at the Liberty Science Center (top), Willis Avenue Bridge (middle), and Tipi (bottom).