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image001.pngFranklin L. Moon

 

Associate Professor
Dept. of
Civil, Arch. & Env. Engineering

Drexel Intelligent Infrastructure Institute
OFFICE: Alumni Labs, 280-G
PHONE: 215.895.6099
FAX: 215.895.1363
E-MAIL:
flm72@drexel.edu

Printable CV

 

Education
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 2000
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Delaware, 1998

Research Interests

Dr. Moon's research interests include the development of innovative Structural Identification (St-Id) approaches for constructed systems; field testing and performance assessment of operating infrastructures; the development of rapid global testing; seismic retrofit of existing structures; and earthquake engineering.

 

Current Externally Funded Research and Educational Activities

“Automated Non-Destructive Evaluation and Rehabilitation System (ANDERS),” N. Gucunski (PI, Rutgers), P.N. Balaguru (Rutgers), J. Yi (Rutgers), F.L. Moon (Drexel PI), A.E. Aktan, B. Johansson (MALA), B. Volodin (PD-LD), and J. Rosca (Siemens Research Corporation), NIST TIP, 9/2009 to 8/2014, Drexel Match: $2,431,270, Sponsor Funding to Drexel: $2,192,254

“CAREER: Structural Identification to Inform Infrastructure Decision-Making,” F.L. Moon (PI), NSF, Award Number CMMI-0846591, 9/2009-8/2014, Sponsor funding: $400,000

“Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Identification of Burlington County’s Long-Span, Landmark Bridges,” F.L. Moon (PI) and A.E. Aktan, Burlington County Bridge Commission, 3/2008 to 4/2013 (renewable), Sponsor funding: $975,000

“Collaborative Research: The Learning Bridge,” A.E. Aktan (PI), F.L. Moon, P.L. Gurian and F. Montalto, NSF, 9/2009 to 8/2011, Sponsor Funding: $275,000

 Selected Journal Publications

Pan, Q, K. Grimmelsman, F.L. Moon and A.E. Aktan (201-) “Mitigating Epistemic Uncertainty in Structural Identification,” Accepted ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering

Ciloglu, K., Y. Zhou, F.L. Moon and A.E. Aktan (201-) “Propagation of Epistemic Uncertainty in Structural Identification,” Submitted to the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Zhang, J., J. Prader, K.A. Grimmelsman, F.L. Moon and A.E. Aktan; with, Shama, A.(201-) “Experimental Vibration Analysis for Structural Identification of a Long Span Suspension Bridge,” Submitted to the ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Zhang, J., N. Dubbs, and F.L. Moon (201-) “A Probability-Based Multiple Model Approach for Structural Identification,” Submitted to the Engineering Structures

Minaie, E., M. Mota, F.L. Moon, and A.A. Hamid (2010) “In-plane behavior of partially-grouted, reinforced concrete masonry walls,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 136, No. 9, pp. 1089-1097

Moon, F.L., A.E. Aktan, H. Furuta, and M. Dogaki (2009) “Governing issues and alternate resolutions for a highway transportation agency’s transition to asset management,” Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp 25-39

Chen, S.-Y., Moon, F.L., and T. Yi (2008) “A macroelement for the nonlinear analysis of in-plane unreinforced masonry piers,” Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 2242-2252

Moon, F. L., Yi, T., Leon, R. T., and Kahn, L. F. (2007) “Testing of a full-scale URM building following seismic retrofit,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 133, No. 9, pp. 1215-1226

Moon, F.L. and A.E. Aktan (2006) “Impacts of epistemic uncertainty on structural identification of constructed systems”, The Shock and Vibration Digest, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 399-420

Moon, F. L., Yi, T., Leon, R. T., and Kahn, L. F. (2006) “Recommendations for the seismic evaluation and retrofit of low-rise URM structures,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 5, pp. 663-672

 

Courses Taught
CIVE 300 Theory of Structures I

CIVE 301 Theory of Structures II

CIVE 400 Structural Design I

CIVE 401 Structural Design II
CIVE 510 Prestressed Concrete Design

CIVE 606 Advanced Mechanics II

CIVE 607 Experimental Mechanics

CIVE 615 Infrastructure Condition Evaluation I (co-taught with A.E. Aktan)

CIVE 711 Engineered Masonry (co-taught with A.A. Hamid)

CIVE 801 Structural Dynamics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: 2/8/07