Ashley P. Thrall

Myron and Rosemary Noble Assistant Professor

of Structural Engineering

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

 

Alegria Mira, L., Filomeno Coelho, R., Thrall,* A.P., and De Temmerman, N. (2015) "Parametric Evaluation of Deployable Scissor Arches." Engineering Structures, 99, 479-491.

 

Alegria Mira, L., Thrall,* A.P., and De Temmerman, N. "The Universal Scissor Component: Optimization of a Reconfigurable Component for Deployable Scissor Structures." Engineering Optimization, In Press.

 

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., Zhu, M., Guest, J.K., Paya-Zaforteza, I., 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

 

Gerbo,* E.J., Casias, C.M., Thrall, A.P., and Zoli, T.P. (2015) "Shape Optimization of a Bowstring Truss for Transitional Bridging." Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford, California.

 

Tugilimana,* A., Fiomeno Coelho, R., and Thrall, A.P. (2015) "Structural Optimization of Standardized Trusses by Dynamic Grouping of Modules." World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Sydney, Australia.

 

Ballard,* Z.C., Thrall, A.P., and Smith, B.J. (2015). "Measured and Numerical Behavior of an Origami-Inspired Shelter during Deployment." American Society of Civil Engineers Structures Congress, Portland, Oregon.

 

Quaglia, C.P. and Thrall,* A.P. (2014) "Shape Optimization of an Origami-inspired Deployable Shelter for Minimum Deflections." International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures Symposium, Brasilia, Brazil.

 

Alegria Mira,* L., Thrall, A.P., and De Temmerman, N. (2014) "Non-linear Analysis of Deployable Structures Comprised of Optimized Universal Scissor Components." International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures Symposium, Brasilia, Brazil.

 

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.” 4th International Conference on Mobile, Adaptable and Rapidly Assembled Structures, Ostend Belgium.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Thrall*, A.P., Adriaenssens, S., Paya-Zaforteza, I. and Zoli, T.P. (2012). "A Linkage-Based Movable Bridge Form: Design and Optimization." ASCE Structures Congress, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Thrall*, A.P. (2011). "Shape-Finding of a Deployable Structure Using Simulated Annealing." International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures Symposium, London, UK.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Adriaenssens, S.and Zoli, T.P. (2011). "Applications of Linkages for Movable Bridge Design." Structural Morphology Group International Seminar, London, UK.

 

Thrall*, A.P. and Paya-Zaforteza, I. (2010). "Optimization of a Deploying Pantograph Structure Using Heuristic Algorithms." International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures Symposium, Shanghai, China.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Billington, D.P. and Zoli, T.P. (2010). "Analysis of Eiffel’s Maria Pia Bridge." ASCE Structures Congress, Orlando, Florida.

 

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." New York City Bridge Conference, New York, New York.

 

Thrall*, A.P., Garlock, M.E.M., and Billington, D.P. (2008). "Analysis of Iglesia de la Medalla Milagrosa." International Association for Shells and Spatial Structures Symposium, Acapulco, Mexico, October 27-31.

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