Journal Publications


Dizaji, M.S., Alipour, M., and Harrs, D.K.(2021). “Subsurface Damage Detection and Structural Health Monitoring Using Digital Image Correlation and Topology Optimization.” Engineering Structures, 230, 111712., March 2021.

Shafiei Dizaji, M., Harris D.K., Kassner, B., and Hill, J.C. (2021). "Post-Repair Full-Field Non-destructive Evaluation of Mecklenburg Bridge." Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring (Accepted - 2021). 

Li, Tianshu, Mohamad Alipour, and Devin K. Harris (2021). "Mapping Textual Descriptions to Condition Ratings to Assist Bridge Inspection and Condition Assessment Using Hierarchical Attention." Automation in Construction 129 (2021): 103801., September 2021. 

Dizaji, M.S., Harris, D.K., and Alipour, M. (2021). "Image-based Tomography of Structures to Detect Internal Abnormalities using Inverse Approach." Experimental Techniques, 1-16., May 2021.

Li, T. , Alipour, M., Donaldson, B.M., and Harris, D.K. (2021). "Deep Learning-based Visual Identification of Signs of Bat Presence in Bridge Infrastructure Images: A Transfer Learning Approach." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (Accepted - 2021). 

Li, T., Alipour, M., and Harris, D.K. (2021). "Context-aware Condition Information Extraction from Bridge Inspection Reports using Bi-directional LSTM-CRF Sequence Labeling." Advanced Engineering Informatics, 49, 101333., 2021. 


Alipour, M. and Harris, D.K. (2020). "A Big Data Analytics Strategy for Scalable Urban Infrastructure Condition Assessment Using Semi-Supervised Multi-Transform Self-Training." Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 10, pages 313–332(2020)., March 2020.


Alipour, M., Harris, D.K., and Miller, G.R. (2019). "Robust Pixel-Level Crack Detection Using Deep Fully Convolutional Neural Networks." ASCE - Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering Vol. 33, Issue 6 (November 2019)., March 2019.

Alipour, M. and Harris, D.K. (2019). "Increasing the Robustness of Material-Specific Deep Learning Models for Crack Detection across Different Materials." Elsevier - Engineering Structures (accepted - 2019). 


Bagheri, A., Ozbulut, O. E., & Harris, D. K. (2018). "Structural system identification based on variational mode decomposition." Journal of Sound and Vibration, 417, 182-197., March 2018. 

Shafiei Dizaji, M., Harris, D.K., and Alipour, M. (2018). "Leveraging Full-Field Measurement from 3D Digital Image Correlation for Structural Identification." Experimental Mechanics - Special Issue: Advances in Digital Image Correlation: Extreme-scale Applications, Algorithms, and Uncertainty Quantification, Volume 58, Issue 7, September 2018, Pages 1049-1066., June 2018.

Alipour, M., Washlesky, S.J.; and Harris, D.K. (2018). "Investigation of the Use of 2D Digital Image Correlation for Image-Based Measurement of Bridge Deflections in Complex Environments." Journal of Bridge Engineering: Special Collection on Non-contact Sensing Technologies for Bridge Structural Health Assessment (accepted).

Baghei, A., Alipour, M., Ozbulut, O. E., & Harris, D. K. (2018). "Identification of Flexural Rigidity in Skewed Concrete Slab Bridges with Limited Structural Information." ASCE - Journal of Structural Engineering, 144 (8), 04018126., March 2018.

Osman, O.E., Jiang, Z., and Harris, D.K. (2018). "Exploring Scalable Fabrication of Self-Sensing Cementitious Composites with Graphene Nanoplatelets." Smart Materials and Structures (accepted). 

Harris, D.K.,Hansen, M.E., and Gheitasi, A. (2018). "Describing the Failure Characteristics of Concrete Derived from Standard ASTM Testing – An Illustration of Full-Field Measurement using 3D Digital Image Correlation." ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation (accepted). 

Gheitasi, A., Harris, D. K., & Hansen, M. (2018). "An Experimental-Computational Correlated Study for Describing the Failure Characteristics of Concrete across Two Scale Levels: Mixture and Structural Component." Experimental Mechanics, 58(1), 11-32., July 2017. 

Baghei, A., Alipour, M., Ozbulut, O. E., & Harris, D. K. (2018). "A Nondestructive Method for Load Rating of Bridges without Structural Properties and Plans." Engineering Structures (accepted). 

Bagheri, A., Ozbulut, O.E, Harris, D.K., Alipour, M., and Zare Hosseinzadeh, A. (2018). "A Experimental-Numerical Approach for Load Rating of Reinforced Concrete Bridges with Insufficient Structural Properties." Structure and Infrastructure Engineering (accepted).


Alipour, M., Harris, D. K., Barnes, L. E., Ozbulut, O. E., & Carroll, J. (2017). "Load-capacity rating of bridge populations through machine learning: application of decision trees and random forests." ASCE - Journal of Bridge Engineering, 22(10), 04017076., April 2017.

Tanks, J. D., Sharp, S. R., and Harris, D. K. (2017). "Kinetics of in-plane shear degradation in carbon/epoxy rods from exposure to alkaline and saline environments." Composites Part B: Engineering 110 (2017): 204-212., February 2017.

Khakimova, E.M., Ozyildirim, H.C., and Harris, D.K. (2017). "Investigation of High Performance Fiber Reinforced Concrete Properties: Very Early Strength, Toughness, Permeability and Fiber Distribution." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board – Concrete Materials, TRR No. 2629, 73–82.

Tanks, J. D., Sharp, S., Harris, D. K., and Ozyildirim, C. (2017). "Durability of CFRP cables exposed to simulated concrete environments." Advanced Composite Materials 26.3 (2017): 245-258., November 2016.

Sherif, M. M., Khakimova, E. M., Ozbulut, O. E., Harris, D. K., and Ozyildirim, H. C. (2017). "Behavior of mortar beams with randomly distributed superelastic shape memory alloy fibers." Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 1045389X17721029., July 2017.


Harris, D.K., Brooks, C.N., and Ahlborn, T.M. (2016). "Synthesis of Field Performance of Remote Sensing Strategies for Condition Assessment of In-Service Bridge in Michigan." ASCE - Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000844, 04016027., March 2016.

Harris, Devin K., John M. Civitillo, and Amir Gheitasi (2016). "Performance and Behavior of Hybrid Composite Beam Bridge in Virginia – Live Load Testing." ASCE - Journal of Bridge Engineering 21.6 (2016): 04016022., February 2016.

Tanks, J.D., Harris, D.K., and Sharp, S.R. (2016). "Mechanical response of unidirectional composite bars loaded in transverse compression." Elsevier – Composites Part B: Engineering, 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.02.009., July 2016.

Gheitasi, A., Ozbulut, O. E., Usmani, S., Alipour, M., and Harris, D. K. (2016). "Experimental and analytical vibration serviceability assessment of an in-service pedestrian bridge." Case Studies in Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, 6, 79-88., November 2016.

Tanks, J., Sharp, S. R., and Harris, D. K. (2016). "Charpy Impact Testing to Assess the Quality and Durability of Unidirectional CFRP Rods." Polymer Testing, 10.1016/j.polymertesting.2016.02.009., May 2016.


Gheitasi, A., and Harris, D.K. (2015). "Redundancy and Operational Safety of Composite Stringer Bridges with Deteriorated Girders." ASCE - Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000764 , 04015022., April 2015. 

Gheitasi, A., and Harris, D.K. (2015). "Performance Assessment of Steel-Concrete Composite Bridges with Subsurface Deck Delamination." Structures, 2, p. 8-20., June 2015.

Gheitasi, A., and Harris, D.K. (2015). "Overload Flexural Distribution Behavior in Composite Steel Girder Bridges." ASCE - Journal of Bridge Engineering., July 2014. 

Gheitasi, A., and Harris, D.K. (2015). "Implications of Overload Distribution Behavior on Load Rating Practices in Steel Stringer Bridges." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, TRR No. 2522, 47-56.

Gheitasi, A., and Harris, D.K. (2015). "Failure Characteristics and Ultimate Load-Carrying Capacity of Redundant Composite Steel Girder Bridges: Case Study." ASCE - Journal of Bridge Engineering, 20(3), 05014012., July 2014.


Harris, D.K., Carbonell, M.A., Gheitasi, A., Ahlborn, T.M. and Rush, S. (2014). "Challenges of Interface Bond Characterization of Ultra-High Performance Concrete – A Study for Applications in Bridge Rehabilitation Practices." Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, 4(2), ACEM20140034. [Invited Paper]., November 2014.

Carbonell, M.A., Harris, D.K., Ahlborn, T.M., and Froster, D.C. (2014). "Bond Performance between Ultra-High Performance Concrete and Normal Strength Concrete." ASCE – Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 26(8), 04014031., July 2013. 


Harris, D.K. and Gheitasi, A. (2013). "Implementation of an Energy-Based Stiffened Plate Formulation for Lateral Load Distribution Characteristics of Girder-Type Bridges." Engineering Structures, 54, 168-179., September 2013. 

Harris, D.K., Gheitasi, A., Ahlborn, T.M., and Mears, K.A. (2013). "Evaluation of Properties of Constructed Tubular-Steel Cast-in-Place Pilings." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board – Soil Mechanics, TRR No. 2363, 36-46. 

Vaghefi, K., Ahlborn, T.M., Harris, D.K., and Brooks, C.N. (2013). "Combined Imaging Technologies for Concrete Bridge Deck Condition Assessment." ASCE – Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 29(5), 04014102., April 2013. 


Ahlborn, T.M., Vaghefi, K., Harris, D.K., Brooks, C.N. (2012). "Measuring and Communicating Bridge Performance with Remote Sensing Technologies." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board – Maintenance and Preservation 2012, TRR No. 2292, 141-149. 

Vaghefi, K., Oats, R., Harris, D. K., Ahlborn, T. M., Brooks, C. N., Endsley, K. A., Roussi, C., Shuchman, R., Burns, J. W., Dobson, R. (2012). "Evaluation of Commercially Available Remote Sensors for Highway Bridge Condition Assessment." ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering – Special Issues: Nondestructive Evaluation and Testing for Bridge Inspection and Evaluation, 17(6), 886-895., August 2011.

Harris, D.K. (2012). "Component Sizing Approach for the Sandwich Plate System (SPS)." Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, 8(12), 1160-1172., September 2010.


Harris, D.K., Lutch, R.H., Ahlborn, T.M., and Duong, P. (2011). "Optimization of a Prestressed Concrete Railroad Crosstie for Heavy-Haul Applications." ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, 137(11), 815-822., December 2010.

Ahlborn, T.M., Harris, D.K., Misson, D.L., and Peuse, E.J. (2011). "Characterization of Strength and Durability of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete Under Variable Curing Conditions." Transportation Research Record – Design of Structures, Journal of the Transportation Research Board – Structures 2011, TRR No. 2251, 68-75. 

Harris, D.K., Sarkar, J., and Ahlborn, T.M. (2011). "Characterization of interface bond of ultra-high-performance concrete bridge deck overlays." Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board – Concrete Materials 2011, TRR No. 2240, 40-49. 


Harris, D.K., Cousins, T., Sotelino, E.D., and Murray, T.M. (2010). "Flexural lateral load distribution characteristics of Sandwich Plate System bridges, a parametric investigation." ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 15(6), 684-694., February 2010. 

Harris, D.K. (2010). "Assessment of flexural lateral load distribution methodologies for stringer bridges." Engineering Structures, 32(11), 3443-3451., November 2010. 


Harris, D.K., Cousins, T., Murray, T.M., and Sotelino, E.D. (2008). "Field Investigation of a Sandwich Plate System bridge deck." ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 22(5), 1-11., October 2008.