Dr. Giovanni Cascante

P. Eng., Professor

Research Interests:

  • Nondestructive testing of civil infrastructure using mechanical waves
  • Digital signal processing, non-contact vibration measurements
  • Numerical simulations of wave propagation
  • Dynamic soil characterization (MASW, resonant column, BE, and ultrasonics)

Current Sources of Research Funding:

NSERC, CFI, OCE, MTO, Thurber Engineering Ltd., Golder Associates, Hydro-One

Selected Publications:

  1. Tallavo, F., Cascante, G., Sadhu, A., and Pandey,M.D., 2012. New methodology for dynamic soil characterization using the free-decay response in resonant column testing, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Eng. Journal, ASC. 140(1), 121-132
  2. Tallavo, F., Pandey, M.D., and Cascante, G., 2012.Experimental and numerical detection of voids in wood poles using ultrasonic testing, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE. 25(6), 772-780.
  3. Tallavo, F., Cascante, G., and Pandey, M.D., 2012.A novel methodology for condition assessment of wood poles using ultrasonic testing, Journal of NDT & E International. 52:149–156
  4. Khan, Z., El-Emam M., Cascante G., and El-Neggar, H., 2011. Energy dissipation in engineered sand of large damping ratio, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 135–140
  5. Groves, P., Cascante, G., Chatterji, P.K., Dundas, D., 2011. Use of Geophysical Methods for Soil Profile Evaluation. Canadian Geotech. Journal.  J. 48: 1364–1377

    Professional Affiliations:

    • Professional Engineers Ontario
    • American Society of Civil Engineers
    • Canadian Society of Geotechnical Engineers
    • Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
    • Venezuelan Society of Seismic Engineering

    Courses Taught:

    • GENE 123 -  Introduction to Electrical Engineering
    • PHYS 115 -  Mechanics
    • CIVE 125  -  Civil Engineering Concepts 1
    • CIVE 153  -  Earth Engineering
    • CIVE 353  -  Geotechnical Engineering 1
    • CIVE 354  -  Geotechnical Engineering 2
    University of Waterloo
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