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publications:

peer reviewed journals:

  1. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2015). Fire Behavior of Composite Beams with Simple Connections: Benchmarking of Numerical Models. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. vol. 111. p. 112-125.

  2. Selden, K.L., Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2015). Experimental Investigation of Composite Beams with Shear Connections Subjected to Fire Loading. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. vol. 141 (10).

  3. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2015). Design of Split-Tee Connections for Special Composite Moment Frames. AISC Engineering Journal. vol. 52 (3). p. 185-202.

  4. Fischer, E.C., Liu, J., Varma, A.H. (2016). Cylindrical Steel Tank Damage During Earthquakes: Lessons Learned and Mitigation Opportunities. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 21(3). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000283

  5. Fischer, E.C., Selden, K.L., Varma, A.H. (2016). Experimental Evaluation of Fire Performance of Simple (Shear) Connections. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. 143(2). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001664.

  6. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2016). Fire Resilience of Composite Beams with Simple Connections: Parametric Studies and Design. Journal of Constructional Steel Research. vol. 128. p. 119-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2016.08.004.

  7. Fischer, E.C., Zhu, Q., Varma, A.H. (2017). Experimental Evaluation of Single-Bolted Lap Joints under Fire Loading. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 144(1).

  8. Perrone, D., Calvi, P.M., Nascimbene, R., Fischer, E.C., Magliulo, G. (2018). Seismic performance of non-structural elements during the 2016 Central Italy Earthquake. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, vol. 16(4), p. 1-23.

  9. Mazzoni, S., Castori, G., Galasso, C., Calvi, P., Dreyer, R., Fischer, E., Fulco, A., Sorrentino, L., Wilson, J., Penna, A., and Magenes, G (2018). 2016-2017 Central Italy Earthquake Sequence: Seismic Retrofit Policy and Effectiveness. Earthquake Spectra. Issue 2.

conference proceedings:

  1. Selden, K.L., Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2014). Advanced Fire Testing of a Composite Beam with Shear Tab Connections. ASCE Structures Congress, Boston, MA, April 3-5, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413357.105.

  2. Selden, K.L., Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2014). Experimental Evaluation of Composite Beams Subjected to Fire Loading. Structures in Fire Conference, Shanghai, China, June 10-13, 2014.

  3. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2015). Sustainability and Structural Fire Engineering. ASCE Structures Congress, Portland, OR, April 23-25, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479117.199.

  4. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2015). Numerical Analysis of Composite Beams with Shear-tab Connections Subjected to Fire. PROTECT15 – 5th International Workshop of Performance Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading. East Lansing, MI, June 28-30, 2015.

  5. Fischer, E.C., Lai, Z., Varma, A.H. (2015). “Design of Connections for Composite Special Moment Frames (C-SMF) with Concrete-Filled Steel Tube (CFT) Columns.” 8th STESSA Conference on Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas. Shanghai, China, July 1-3, 2015.

  6. Fischer, E.C., Gimbert-Carter, S.J. (2016). “Learning to Survive: Disaster Resilience in Developing Countries.” ASCE Structures Congress, Phoenix, AZ, February 14-17, 2016.

  7. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2016). “Behavior of Single-Bolted Lap Splice Joints at Elevated Temperatures” 8th International Connections Workshop. Boston, MA, May 24-26, 2016.

  8. Fischer, E.C., Liu, J. (2017). “Seismic Behavior of Cylindrical Fluid-Filled Steel Tanks.” ASCE Structures Congress, Denver, CO, April 6-8.

  9. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H., Agarwal, A. (2017). “Advanced Analysis of Steel-Frame Buildings for Moving and Full Story Fires.” ASCE Structures Congress, Denver, CO, April 6-8.

  10. Fischer, E.C. and Varma, A.H. (2018). “Case study of travelling fire scenarios for performance-based structural fire engineering.” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structures in Fire, Belfast, UK.

  11. Buckalew, J., Fischer, E., Horiuchi, C. Stringer, M. (2018). “What does resilience signify for structural engineers?” Proceedings of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOC) Convention, Palm Springs, CA.

industry articles:

  1. Fischer, E.C., Liu, J., Varma, A.H. (2015). Lessons Learned from the Napa Valley Earthquake: A Case Study. Structure Magazine. National Council of Structural Engineers Association (NCSEA), March 2015, p. 10-14.

  2. Fischer, E.C., Slivers, A. (2016). How Sustainable is Seattle’s Concrete? Equilibrium Newsletter for Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW). May 2016. (https://seaw.memberclicks.net/may-2016-seattle-s-concrete)

  3. Fischer, E.C., Varma, A.H. (2016). Environmental Impacts of Fire. Structure Magazine. National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). September 2016.

  4. Fischer, E.C., Calvi, P. (2016). Seattle Engineers go to Italy to Perform Reconnaissance. Equilibrium Newsletter for Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW). October 2016.

  5. Fischer, E.C., Houruchi, C., Koklanos, P., Stringer, M. (2017). What Structural Engineers Need to Know About Resiliency in 2017. Structure Magazine. National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA). January 2017.