Raphael W Crowley

Assistant Professor

Construction Management • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

coastal structures; structural scour, particularly bridge scour; hydraulic loading on coastal structures; computational fluid dynamic (CFD) modeling; maritime/coastal construction; geotechnical testing/instrumentation; performance-based contracting techniques

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Florida, 2010

M.S. Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, University of Florida, 2008

B.S. Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bucknell University, 2004

Biography

August 2014 - Present: Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

 

August 2013 - August 2014: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of North Florida

 

January 2011 - August 2013: Postdoctoral Researcher and Instructor, University of Florida

Affiliations

Professional Engineer (PE), Florida, License No. 75403
 
University of Florida Courtesy Appointment, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment, Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering, Gainesville, FL
 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
 
Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
 
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
 
Reviewer for several journals including Journal of Bridge Engineering, Engineering Structures, Central European Journal of Engineering, International Journal of Sediment Research, Open Engineering, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Active Projects

 

PI, Crowley, R., ElSafty, A., and Brown, C. (2015). Analysis, comparison, and contrast of two primary maintenance contracting techniques used by the Florida Department of Transportation. FDOT Project No. BDV34 977-04, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.

 

Collaborator, Genex Systems, LLC et al. (2014). Provide non-personal technical support services for the FHWA Hazard Mitigation (HM) team. FHWA Contract No. DTFH6114D00007, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.

 

Collaborator, Agrawal, A. et al. (2014). Provide non-personal technical support services for the FHWA Hazard Mitigation (HM) team. FHWA Contract No. DTFH6114D00010, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.

 

Co-PI, Mohseni, A. (U of Florida) and Crowley, R. (2014). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter (VIP). FDOT Contract No. BDV31 977-23, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL. 

 

Completed Projects

 

Collaborator, Glagola, C. and Rilko, W. (2012-2013). Performance based quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) acceptance procedures for in-place soil testing. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-72, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.

 

PI, Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2011-2013). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-53, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.

 

PI, Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2009-2013). Time-dependent load response of flexible pipe subjected to sustained loading. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-21, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.

 

PI, Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2012-2013). Redesign of FDOT state material office testing standards. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-69, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL. 

 

PI, Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2010-2012). Development of a smear-proof horizontal and vertical permeability probe. FDOT Contract No. BDK75 977-35, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL.
 

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Konn, V.*, Faraone, Z., and Pasken, K. (2015, accepted). The large-scale soil box: a new device for testing the performance of buried pipe. Geotechnical Testing Journal, to be published in Vol. 39, No. 1, January 2016.

 

Li, Q., Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Roque, R. (2014). The adhesive strength test (AST): a newly developed test for measuring sealant adhesive strength between joints of concrete pavement. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943.5533.0001020.

 

Crowley, R., Robeck, C.*, and Thieke, R. J. (2014). Computer modeling of bed material shear stresses in piston-type erosion rate testing devices. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 140 (1), 24-34.

 

Chen, Y., Bloomquist, D., and Crowley, R. (2013). Cellulose fiber reinforced concrete fracture mechanisms and damage detection using acoustic emission. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 239-240, 3-9.

 

Chen, Y., Bloomquist, D., and Crowley, R. (2013). Moisture effects on cellulose fiber reinforced concrete properties. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 330, 77-81.

 

Bloomquist, D., Sheppard, D. M., Schofield, S., and Crowley R. (2012). The rotating erosion testing apparatus (RETA): a laboratory device for measuring erosion rates versus shear stresses of rock and cohesive materials. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 35 (4), 641-648.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Hayne, J.*, and Holst, C.* (2012). Estimations and measurements of shear stresses on bed materials in erosion rate testing devices. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 138 (11), 990-994.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Shah, F.*, and Holst, C.* (2012). The sediment erosion rate flume (SERF): a new testing device for measuring erosion rates and shear stresses. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 35 (4), 649-659.

 

Li, Q., Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Roque, R. (2012). The creep testing apparatus (CRETA): a new testing device for measuring viscoelasticity of joint sealant. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 40, (3), DOI: 10.1520/JTE104431

 

Crago, R. and Crowley, R. (2005). Complementary relationships for near-instantaneous evapotranspiration.” Journal of Hydrology, 300, (1-4), 199-211.

 

Crago, R., Hervol, N., and Crowley, R. (2005). A complementary evaporation approach to the scalar roughness length. Water Resources Research, 41 (6), W06017.1-W06017.6.

 

 

Conference Papers

 

Crowley, R. and Robeck, C.* (2014). Computational modeling of wave forces on bridge decks. National Hydraulic Engineering Conference, Iowa City, IA, August 19-22.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Robeck, C.* (2012). Description of erosion rate testing devices and correlations between rock erosion rate and cohesion. Proc. 6th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Paris, France, August 27-31, 48-56.

 

Li, Q., Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Roque, R. (2012). Investigation of joint surface preparation effects on silicone sealant using a new testing procedure. 91st Annual TRB Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

 

 

Technical Reports

 

Crowley, R. Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2014). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Final Report No. BDK75 977-53, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, January.

 

Crowley, R. and Bloomquist, D. (2014). Time-dependent load response of flexible pipe subjected to sustained loading. Final Report No. BDK75 977-21, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, January.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., Goff, V.*, and Connell, J.* (2013). Redesign of FDOT state material office (SMO) testing standards. FDOT Final Report No. BDK75 977-69, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, March.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Rogers, M.* (2013). Development of a smear-proof horizontal and vertical permeability probe. FDOT Final Report No. BDK75 977-35, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, February.

 

Bloomquist, D., Li, Q., Crowley, R., Cottrell, W., and Ferguson, R. (2011). Development of a testing system for the analysis of transverse contraction joints in Portland cement concrete pavement. FDOT Final Report No. BDK75 960-01, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, May.

 

Bloomquist, D. and Crowley, R. (2010). Enhancement of FDOT’s SERF device and a study of erosion rates of rock, sand, and clay mixtures using FDOT’s RETA and SERF equipment. FDOT Report No. BDK75 977-09, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL, October.

 

 

Invited Presentations

 

Tibbets, C.*, Mohseni, A., and Crowley, R. (2014). Field testing and calibration of the vertical insitu permeameter. Florida Department of Transportation Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 1.

 

Crowley, R. (2013). Simulated overburden load on buried pipe. Florida Department of Transportation Pipe Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, October 30.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2013). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 8.

 

Rodgers, M.*, Crowley, R., and Bloomquist, D. (2013). Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 8.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2012). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 17.

 

Rodgers, M.*, Crowley, R., and Bloomquist, D. (2012). Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 17.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2011). Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT’s enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 29.

 

Rodgers, M.*, Crowley, R., and Bloomquist, D. (2011). Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, July 29.

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2010). Enhancement of FDOT’s SERF Device and a study of rock, clay, and sand mixtures using FDOT’s RETA and SERF instruments. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 13. 

 

Crowley, R., Bloomquist, D., and Sheppard, D.M. (2009). Enhancement of FDOT’s SERF Device and a study of rock, clay, and sand mixtures using FDOT’s RETA and SERF instruments. Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 14.

 

* Denotes student advisee/supervisee
 

CrowleyContact Information

Building 50, Room 2112

(904) 620-1847

r.crowley@unf.edu