Charles-Darwin Annan, professeur titulaire
PLT 2928-L
T. 418 656-2542
F. 418 656-5343
Charles-Darwin.Annan@gci.ulaval.ca
Champs d'intérêts
  • Conception parasismique (Seismic resistant design)
  • Analyse dynamique et stabilité des structures (Structural dynamics and stability)
  • Construction modulaire (Modular construction in steel)
  • Charpente métalliques (Metallic structures in steel and aluminium)
  • Conception basée sur la performance (Performance-based design of structures)

Enseignement

Premier cycle (Undergraduate level)

  • Responsable du stage (GCI 2510, 2500, 3510, 3520 - Stage I, II, III, IV)
  • GCI 2007 - Structures métalliques (Steel Structures)
  • GCI 4090 - Dynamique des structures (Dynamic of structures)

2e et 3e cycle (Graduate level)

  • GCI 7090 - Structural Dynamics and applications to earthquake engineering

Publications

Publications (Selected)

Annan, C. D., Chiza, A. (2014) Slip resistance of Metallized-Galvanized faying surfaces in steel bridge construction. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 95, pp 211-219. 

Annan, C. D., Walbridge, S. & Fafard, M. (2014) Utilisation de l'aluminium pour les tabliers de ponts (Use of aluminium for highway bridge decks). Routes & Transport, Vol. 43 (3). 

Yannick, M., Annan, C. D., Fafard, M. (2014) Development of a generic connector system for attaching conventional traffic barrier to orthotropic steel decks. 4th International Structural Specialty Conference, Halifax, Canada, Paper CST94, 9pp. 

Matte, J-S., Annan, C. D., Bastien, J. (2014) Seismic behaviour of multi-storey buildings with asymmetric setback. 4th International Structural Specialty Conference, Halifax, Canada, Paper CST106, 10pp. 

Annan, C. D., Chiza, A., Fafard, M., Levesque, E. (2014) Resistance of corrosion-resistant metalized faying surfaces used with slip-critical bolted connections. 2014 NSBA World Steel Bridge Symposium, AISC, Toronto, 10pp.

Annan, C.D. (2013) Relevance of traditional steel design and fabrication requirements to structural stainless steel. Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol. 16, No. 3.

Annan, C.D. (2013) Improved integration in construction supply chain. In Construction Project Management Research Compendium. Vol. 4. Nova Science Publishers, Inc.. New York.

Annan, C. D., Chiza, A. (2013) Characterization of slip resistance of high strength bolted connections with zinc-based metallized faying surfaces. Engineering Structures, Vol. 56, pp 2187-2196. 

Saberi, M., Annan, C.D., Konrad, J.M. (2013) Numerical modeling tools for the analysis of concrete-faced rockfill dams under dynamic earthquake loading. 3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montreal. Paper No. DIS-70.

Latkovic, B., Turan, A., Annan, C.D., Sangiuliano, T. (2013) Tire derived aggregates (TDA) as a backfill alternative for integral abutments. CSCE Annual Conference (Geotechnical Engineering Session 6), Montreal. Paper No. GEN-292.

Vandenberg, R., Turan, A., Annan, C.D., Sangiuliano, T., Mora, M. (2013) Culverts with tire derived aggregate (TDA) inclusion on yielding and non-yielding foundations. 3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montreal. Paper No. DIS-56.

Martin, Y., Levesque, E., Annan, C.D. (2013) Rehabilitation of Shenley Bridge, QC, with an orthotropic steel deck. CSCE Annual Conference (Structural Engineering Session 13), Montreal. Paper No. GEN-181.

Annan, C.D.  (2012) Improved integration in construction supply chain. International Journal of Construction Project Management. Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1-17.

Hassan, M.M., Annan, C.D., Norlander, G.W. (2012) Optimal design of stay cables in cable-stayed bridges. 3rd International Structural Specialty Conference, CSCE, Edmonton, Paper No. STR-1047.

Annan, C.D. (2011) Seismic demand and capacity of braced frames in modular steel buildings. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Ottawa. Paper No. GC-139.

Annan, C.D., Youssef, M.A., El-Naggar, M.H. (2011) Hysteretic characteristics of braced frames in modular steel buildings. Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Ottawa. Paper No. GC-127.

Annan, C.D., Youssef, M.A., El-Naggar, M.H. (2009) Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Modular Steel Buildings. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 8, pp1065-1088.

Annan, C.D., Youssef, M.A., El-Naggar, M.H. (2009) Experimental Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Modular Steel Braced Frames. Engineering Structures, Vol. 31, No. 7, pp. 1435-1446.

Annan, C.D., Youssef, M.A., El-Naggar, M.H. (2009) Seismic Overstrength in Braced Frames of Modular Steel Buildings. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 1-21.

Annan, C.D., Youssef, M.A., El-Naggar, M.H. (2009) Effect of Directly Welded Stringer-to-Beam Connections on the Analysis and Design of Modular Steel Building Floors. Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 373-383.

Invited Presentations (selected)

2014 US National Steel Bridge Alliance - World Steel Bridge Symposium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. TITLE: Resistance of corrosion-resistant metalized faying surfaces used with slip-critical bolted connections. 

Affiliations

Participation interne-externe

  • National Chair, Student Affairs, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) 2013 - 2017.
  • Président, Comité d'évaluation, B1-05E, Groupe 1, Fabrication et Construction. Le Fonds de Recherche Nature et Technologies, Québec (FQRNT). 2010 -
  • Président, Steel Structures Committee, Structures Division, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) 2013 - 2017.
  • Member of Editorial Board, Structural Engineering International, Journal of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE) 2015 - present
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Steel Structures and Construction (JSSC) 2015 - present
  • Faculty Advisor, Université Laval Student Chapter, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2012 - present.
  • Member, ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) 2015 - present
  • Member, ASCE Performance-Based Design of Structures Committee, SEI Technical Division, 2011 - 2017.
  • Member, ASCE Earthquake Investigation Sub-Committee. 2011 - present.

Affiliations professionnelles

  • Professional Engineers, Ontario (PEO) 2011 - present.
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)
  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Regroupements stratégiques de recherche (Strategic research cluster)

  • Centre d'étude interuniversitaire des structures sous charges extrêmes (CEISCE) - Research center on structures under extreme loading
  • Centre de recherche sur l'aluminium (REGAL) - Research center on aluminium

Supervision d'étudiants aux cycles supérieurs

****Graduate Research Opportunities (PhD & MSc) available NOW*****
Please, contact me by email (charles-darwin.annan@gci.ulaval.ca)

Project 1 : Research projects focus on performance-based seismic design and development of innovative steel braced frame systems for seismic resistance. The objective is to design and test steel braced systems that are inherently optimized to meet multiple performance objectives. Start date is January 2017!

Project 2: Research project aims at developing comprehensive and efficient structural solutions for bridge rehabilitation using aluminium bridge deck technology. The project will particularly address some unique design challenges in the re-decking of existing steel girder bridge topped with concrete decks. Start date is January 2017!

Actualités

April 2013: Congratulations to Albert Chiza for successfully defending his MSc Thesis
Albert Chiza successfully defended his masters research thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, and best wishes in your thesis write-up. And enjoy your new position at CANAM Bridges. You thoroughly deserve it! 

May 2014: Professor Annan receives Professeur Étoile (STAR Professor) faculty award for excellence in teaching

May 2014: Sri Kalyan & Tanmay Ramani arrive from India for summer internship
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes two student interns from India on the MITACS GLOBALINK program - Sri Kalyan from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Tanmay Ramani from VIT University.
Enjoy your stay in the beautiful Québec City!

May 2014: Maxime Ampleman begins his MSc&nsp;with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Maxime as he begins his MSc research (in collaboration with Structal-Bridges) on the Creep resistance of metalized faying surfaces used with slip-critical bolted connections.
Congratulations, Maxime, on the BMP innovation award.

June 2014: Congratulations to Yannick Martin for successfully defending his MSc Thesis
Yannick Martin on 18/06/2014 successfully defended his masters research thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, and best wishes in your thesis write-up and new job. You thoroughly deserve it!

August 2014: Congratulations to Jean-Sébastien Matte for successfully defending his MSc Thesis
Jean-Sébastien successfully defended his masters research thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, and best wishes in your thesis write-up and new job. You thoroughly deserve it!

September 2014: Eric Beaumont begins his MSc with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Eric as he begins his MSc research on the Monotonic and cyclic behaviour of low yield 304L Austenitic structural stainless steel under seismic type loading.
Welcome, Eric!

November 2014: Professor Annan received nomination for Mitacs Award for Exceptional Leadership in recognition for excellence in collaboration and superior research acheivements

January 2015: Zeinab Bayati begins her PhD with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Zeinab from Iran as she begins her Ph.D. program on developing a multi-stage buckling restrained brace component for improved seismic performance.
Welcome, Zeinab!

January 2015: Pierre Guillery begins his MSc with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Pierre from France as he begins his MSc program on developing a numerical model for reliable prediction of soil-structure interaction effect under earthquakes.
Welcome, Pierre!

February 2015: Jean-Sébastien Matte receives distinction in his MSc Thesis
Dr. Annan's former MSc student, Jean-Sébastien, has been awarded distinction in his MSc thesis and been added on the Table of Honour by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
A HUGE congratulations, JS! And enjoy your new position at THE BIG APPLE. You thoroughly deserve it!

April 2015: Congratulations to François Leprince for successfully defending his MSc Thesis
François successfully defended his masters research thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, and best wishes in your thesis write-up. And enjoy your new position at Cima+. You thoroughly deserve it! 

May 2015: Neha Madhulika & Vamshi Kadumuri arrive from India for summer internship
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes two student interns from India on the MITACS GLOBALINK program - Both Neha and Vamshi are coming from NIKT Surathkal, Indian.
Hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful city.

January 2015: Pierre Guillery begins his MSc with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Pierre from France as he begins his MSc program on developing a numerical model for reliable prediction of soil-structure interaction effect under earthquakes.
Welcome, Pierre!

February 2015: Jean-Sébastien Matte receives distinction in his MSc Thesis
Dr. Annan's former MSc student, Jean-Sébastien, has been awarded distinction in his MSc thesis and been added on the Table of Honour by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
A HUGE congratulations, JS! And enjoy your new position at THE BIG APPLE. You thoroughly deserve it!

April 2015: Congratulations to François Leprince for successfully defending his MSc Thesis
François successfully defended his masters research thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, and best wishes in your thesis write-up. And enjoy your new position at Cima+. You thoroughly deserve it! 

May 2015: Neha Madhulika & Vamshi Kadumuri arrive from India for summer internship
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes two student interns from India on the MITACS GLOBALINK program - Both Neha and Vamshi are coming from NIKT Surathkal, Indian.
Hope you enjoy your time in this beautiful city.

June 2015: Maxime Ampleman wins award for Best Overall Student Paper
Dr. Annan's  MSc student, Maxime, was judged to have won the Best Ovearll Student Paper at the 4th International Engineering Mechanics and Materials Specialty Conference held in Regina, SK, as part of the 2015 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). Congratulations, Maxime.

September 2015: Catherine St-Gelais begins her MSc with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Catherine as she begins her MSc research (in collaboration with SNC-Lavalin) on the Rehabilitation of steel girder bridges topped with concrete with extruded multi-cellular aluminium deck technology.
Congratulations, Catherine, on your BMP innovation award.

January 2016: Victor Desjardins begins his MSc with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Victor as he begins his MSc research on the Slip-critical connectors for aluminium deck -  steel girder bridge systems.

May 2016: Professor Annan receives Professeur Étoile (STAR Professor) faculty award for excellence in teaching

May 2016: Daniel Charron-Drolet begins his MSc with Professor Annan
Dr. Annan's research team welcomes Daniel as he begins his MSc research (in collaboration with Ministere des transports Quebec) on the Development of shear connectors for attaching extruded aluminium bridge decks to steel girders.
Have fun!

July 2016: Maxime Ampleman receives Distinction in his MSc Thesis
Dr. Annan's former MSc student, Maxime, has been awarded distinction in his MSc thesis evaluation and he's been added on the Table of Honour by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.
A HUGE congratulations, Maxime! Enjoy your new position at CANAM BRIDGES

July 2016: Congratulations to Eric Beaumont for successfully defending his MSc Thesis
Eric Beaumont on 28/07/2016 successfully defended his masters research thesis with flying colors. Congratulations, and best wishes in your thesis write-up. And enjoy your new position at Cima+. You thoroughly deserve it!

Formation et expériences professionnelles

  • B. Sc., M. Sc., Ph. D. (Western)
  • P.Eng. (Ontario)
 
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