David W. Scott

Brief Biography: 

Dr. David W. Scott is a native of southeast Georgia. He received Bachelor's, Masters, and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. After graduation, Dr. Scott accepted a position as a Research Engineer with the U.S. Army Engineer Research And Development Center (ERDC). Dr. Scott's primary duties were to perform and direct basic and applied research in support of U.S. Army civilian and military missions in the United States and abroad. In August of 2000, Dr. Scott left federal service to join Georgia Tech Savannah as an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering. Dr. Scott's major research focus is the analysis and design of fiber-reinforced polymeric (FRP) materials in civil engineering. He has authored several papers in a variety of technical journals, and has served as an invited presenter at conferences both in the United States and abroad. He is a recipient of the Dow Chemical Award for Excellence in Composites Research, as well as a Commendation for Technical Excellence from the U.S. Army. In 2003, he received a Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award from the Georgia Institute of Technology's Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

Last Name: 
Scott
Office Building: 
Mason
Office #: 
3140B
Affinity Group / Department: 
Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials
Type: 
Faculty
Academic Faculty
Education: 
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1997.
M.S.C.E., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1996.
B.C.E., Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 1991.
First Name: 
David
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Publications (Proceedings): 
Gentry, T. R., Anwar. J., Chen, M., and Scott, D., “Bearing Strength of Small-Diameter Self-Tapping Fasteners in Hybrid Steel-FRP Connections,” Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering – CICE 2016, Hong Kong, China, December 14-16, 2016, 16-187.
Anwar. J., and Scott, D., “Creep of Pultruded Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Materials Under Pin-Bearing Loads,” Proceedings of The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo - CAMX 2015, Dallas, TX, October 2015
Scott, D., and Bennett, E., “Influence of Creep on the Stability of Pultruded Columns at Elevated Service Temperatures,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering – CICE 2012, Rome, Italy, June 13-15, 2012
Schaefer, D. Scott, D., Molina, G., Al-Kalaani, Y., Murphy, T., Johnson, W., and Goeser, P., “Integration of Distance Learning Technology into Traditional Engineering Physical Laboratory Exercises,” Proceedings of the ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, April, 2008.
Lindsey, S., and Scott, D., “Use of Hybrid Teaching Mechanisms to Improve Engineering Courses Delivered Via eLearning Platforms,” The 1st Annual Southeastern Scholarship Conference on e-Learning, Macon, GA, October 2005
Lamanna, A., Bank, L., and Scott, D., "Rapid Flexural Strengthening of RC Beams Using Powder Actuated Fasteners and FRP Strips," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Fibre Reinforced Plastics for Reinforced Concrete Structures , Cambridge, England, 2001, pp. 389-398.
McDonald, J., Emmons, P., Vaysburd, A., and Scott, D., “Development of Performance Criteria for Dimensionally Compatible Repair Materials,” Proceedings of the ACI Fourth International Conference on Repair, Rehabilitation, and Maintenance of Concrete Structures, and Innovations in Design and Construction, Seoul, Korea, 2000.
Scott. D., and Mlakar, P., “Dynamic Response of Concrete Members Externally Reinforced With Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Materials,” Proceedings of the 69th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Minneapolis, MN, 1998.
Zureick, A., Yoon, S.J., and Scott, D., “Experimental Investigation on Concentrically Loaded Pultruded Columns,” Proceedings of the Second International Symposium, Textile Composites in Building Construction, Lyon, France, 1992, Part 2, pp. 207-215.
Scott, D., Yoon, S.J., and Zureick, A., “Full Scale Test on Concentrically Loaded Fiber Reinforced Pultruded Columns,” Proceedings of the Materials Engineering Congress, ASCE, Atlanta, GA, 1992, pp. 572-576.
Yoon, S.J., Scott, D., and Zureick, A., “An Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Concentrically Loaded Pultruded Columns,” First International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Sherbrooke, Quebec, 1992, pp. 309-317.
Job Title: 
Associate Professor
Research Interests: 
Design of structures constructed using high performance materials
Repair and strengthening of structures using advanced materials and technologies
Blast response of structures strengthened using FRP materials
Viscoelastic characterization of polymeric materials
Structural monitoring and damage detection
Publications (Articles): 
Bakhtiary, E., Lee, S.H., Stewart, L., Scott, D., and White, D., “Evaluation of guardrail posts installed in asphalt mow strips by static finite element simulation,” Open Journal of Civil Engineering, Accepted for publication 09/14/16 (in press).
Lee, S.H., Bakhtiary, E., Scott, D., Stewart, L., and White, D., “Influence of Geometric Parameters on the Restraint of Guardrail Posts by Asphalt Mow Strips,” Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23789689.2017.1278993
Lee, S.H., Bakhtiary, E., Scott, D., Stewart, L., and White, D., “Effect Of Precut Asphalt Fracture Planes On Highway Guardrail Performance,” International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, Vol. 4, No. 3, 2016, pp. 353-363.
Shin, J., Scott, D., Stewart, L., Yang, C.S., Wright, T., and DesRoches, R., “Dynamic Response of a Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Building Frame Retrofitted with FRP Column Jackets,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 125, 2016, 244-253.
Work, P., Sapp, A., Scott, D., and Dodd, M., “Influence of Small Vessel Operation and Propulsion System on Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injuries,” Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 393, 2010, pp. 168-175.
Dempsey, D., and Scott, D., “Timber Members Strengthened with Mechanically Fastened FRP Strips,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2006, pp. 392-398.
Lamanna, A., Bank, L., and Scott, D., "Flexural Strengthening of RC Beams By Mechanically Attaching FRP Strips," ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2004 pp. 203-210.
Hamoush, S., McGinley, M., Mlakar, P., Scott, D., and Murray, K., “Out-of-Plane Strengthening of Masonry Walls with Reinforced Composites,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2001, pp. 139-145.
Lamanna, A., Bank, L., and Scott, D., "Flexural Strengthening of RC Beams Using Fasteners and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Strips," ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 98, No. 3, 2001, pp. 368-376.
Scott, D., and Zureick, A., “Compression Creep of a Pultruded E-Glass / Vinylester Composite,” Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 58, No. 8, 1998, pp. 1361-1369.
Zureick, A., and Scott, D., “Short Term Behavior and Design of Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Slender Members Under Axial Compression,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol.1, No. 4, 1997, pp.140-149.
Scott, D., Lai, J., and Zureick, A., “Creep Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Composites: A Review of the Technical Literature,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 14, 1995, pp. 587-617.
Presentations: 
Scott, D., “Behavior of Steel Guardrail Posts Driven Through Asphalt Vegetation Barriers,” Georgia Transportation Summit, Athens, GA, November 30 2016.
“Static and Dynamic Testing of Guardrail Systems in Asphalt Ground Layers,” GDOT/GTI Transportation Research Poster Session, September 13, 2016.
“Finite Element Simulation of Guardrail Systems in Asphalt Ground Layers,” GDOT/GTI Transportation Research Poster Session, September 13, 2016.
“Response of Steel Guardrail Posts Driven Through Asphalt Vegetation Barriers,” GDOT/GTI Transportation Research Poster Session, September 22, 2015.
Scott, D., “Integrating Lecture and Lab Experiences in Courses with Large Enrollments, CETL Celebrating Teaching Day Poster Session, March 26, 2015.
Scott, D., Lee. S.H., Bakhtiary, E., Arson, C., White, D., “Static Response of Steel Guardrail Posts Driven Through Asphalt Vegetation Barriers,” 2015 Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 2015.
Scott, D., “Properties of Concrete Replacement and Overlay Materials and Their Importance,” ACI Spring Convention, Reno, NV, March 2014.
Scott, D., “Flipping the Class – Lessons Learned from a Distributed Campus Environment,” Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL) Regional Network Fall Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, October 14, 2013.
Spurlock, C., Scott, D., Work, P., and Dodd, M., “Investigation of the influence of Hull Shape and Propulsion System on Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injuries,” The 32th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation, Huatulco, Mexico, March 12-16, 2012.
Work, P., Sapp, A., Scott, D., and Dodd, M., “Influence of Small Vessel Propulsion System and Operation on Loggerhead Sea Turtle Injuries, The 30th Annual Sea Turtle Symposium – The World of Turtles, Goa, India, April 27-29, 2010.
Hodges, J., Scott, D., Work, P., and Fiser, A., “Vessel-Related Impacts on Loggerhead Sea Turtles; Evaluation of Turtle Shell Properties,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 21, 2008.
Scott, D., "Reinforced Polymers for Civil Engineering Applications,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 22, 2007.
Parker, M., and Scott, D., "Reinforced Polymers for Civil Engineering Applications,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 22, 2007.
Scott, D., Work, P., and Saunders, M., "Engineering Global Coastal Systems at Georgia Tech,” Technical Training Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 23, 2006.
Scott, D., “Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures,” American Concrete Institute Educational Seminar Series, Seattle, WA, December 2003.
Scott, D., "Development of Design Guidance for Strengthening Concrete Structures with Fiber-Reinforced Polymeric Materials," National Engineer Week Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Savannah, GA, February 21 2003.
Scott, D., "Design and Construction of Externally Bonded FRP Systems for Strengthening Concrete Structures," Composites in Infrastructure: Beyond the Basics, Composite Fabricators Association, Atlanta, GA, September 2002.
Scott, D., "Concrete Degradation and Structural Strengthening," 10th International Congress on Polymers in Concrete, Honolulu, HI, May 2001.
Scott, D., Lamanna, A., and Bank, L., "Flexural Behavior Of Reinforced Concrete Members Strengthened Using Mechanically Fastened Fiber Reinforced Polymer Plates," U.S. Army Science Conference, Washington, D.C., October 2000.
Scott, D., "Workshop on Concrete Repair," 4th South African Conference on Polymers in Concrete, Kruger, South Africa, June 2000.
Scott. D., Neeley, B. and Mlakar, P., “Flexural Response of Members Fabricated Using High-Strength and Very High Strength Concrete for Protective Construction,” 70th Shock and Vibration Symposium, Albuquerque, NM, November 1999.
Scott. D., “Crack Prediction Models for Cementitious Repair Materials,” ICRI Fall Convention, Baltimore, MD, October 1999.
Scott, D., and Mlakar, P., “Dynamic Response of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened With CFRP,” ACI Spring Convention, Houston, TX, March 1998.
Phone: 
404.894.1485
Best Basic Research Paper, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 2004
Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Georgia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, 2003
Commendation for Technical Excellence, United States Army, 1998
Honorable Mention Research Paper, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 1998
Dow Chemical Award for Excellence in Composites Research, 1994
Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, 1992
O.H. Amman Fellowship, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1991
Scholarship, Georgia Engineering Foundation, 1989
Middle: 
W.