Raphael W Crowley

Assistant Professor

Construction Management • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

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

Affiliations

  • University of Florida Alumni Fellowship
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI)
  • Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Reviewer

Publications & Presentations

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  1. 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, published online ahead of print, http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001020.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Chen, Y., Bloomquist, D., and Crowley, R. (2013). Moisture effects on cellulose fiber reinforced concrete properties. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 330, 77-81.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Crago, R. and Crowley, R. (2005). "Complementary relationships for near-instantaneous evapotranspiration." Journal of Hydrology, 300, (1-4), 199-211.
  10. 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.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. 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 Scout and Erosion, Paris, France, August 27-31, 48-56.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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

  1. Simulated overburden load on buried pipe. Florida Department of Transportation Pipe Advisory Group Meeting (PAG), Gainesville, FL, October 2013.
  2. Investigation of erosion rates of field samples using FDOT's enhanced sediment erosion rate flume (SERF) (with D. Bloomquist). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 2013, August 2012 and July 2011.
  3. Enhancement of FDOT's SERF Device and a study of rock, clay, and sand mixtures using FDOT's RETA and SERF instruments (with D. Bloomquist). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 2010, August 2009, August 2008.
  4. Design of a smear-proof vertical and horizontal in-situ permeability probe (with M. Rodgers* and D. Bloomquist). Florida Department of Transportation Annual Geotechnical Research in Progress (GRIP) Meeting, Gainesville, FL, August 2013, August 2012 and July 2011.

Miscellaneous Publications

  1. Crowley, R. (2010). Investigation of Sediment Erosion Rates of Rock, Sand, and Clay Mixtures for Computing Scour Depth using Enhanced Erosion Rate Testing Instruments, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
  2. Crowley, R. (2007). Drag Forces on Pile Groups, M.S. Thesis, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

*Denotes student advisee/supervisee

 

CrowleyContact Information

Building 50, Room 2112

(904) 620-1847

r.crowley@unf.edu