Dr. P. Scott Harvey

EPSCoR Research Focus: 
Sustainable Water and Energy Infrastructure
Assoc. Professor
Gallogly College of Engineering
University of Oklahoma
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B.S. | Civil Engineering | Duke University, Durham, NC | 2009
M.S. | Civil Engineering | Duke University, Durham, NC | 2012
Ph.D. | Civil Engineering | Duke University, Durham, NC | 2013
Research Interests: 

Dr. P. Scott Harvey, associate professor of civil engineering and environmental science at the University of Oklahoma, is a member of the OK NSF EPSCoR Track-1 RII Award titled Socially Sustainable Solutions for Water, Carbon, and Infrastructure Resilience in Oklahoma. The $20 million research project is a social science-led, multi-disciplinary collaboration among social, physical, biological, engineering, and computational scientists. More than thirty researchers from across the state are working together on the project, which began July 1, 2020.

Dr. Harvey's research focuses on the behavior of nonlinear structural systems. More specifically, he is studying how we design, protect, and maintain civil infrastructure and structural systems. His work supports the OK NSF EPSCoR project's Focus Area 4: Sustainable Water and Energy Infrastructure (SI). The SI focus area's primary goal is to develop an aggregated resilience model to characterize the influence of diverse stakeholders’ decision-making behavior on the functions of interdependent infrastructure systems. Through the development of this model, the SI focus area will advance understanding of the ways in which Oklahoma’s interdependent water and energy infrastructures interact with severe weather, S2S extremes (pluvial events and droughts), carbon cycle patterns (changing land use and increased frequency and scope of wildfires), and water management/reuse patterns (both surface and subsurface, requiring siting and sizing including increases in storage and pipeline capacities). This understanding will facilitate the development of an array of solution options for enhancing the state's infrastructure resilience that span the project focus areas (weather, water, and carbon/land use), enabling socially sustainable solutions.

In addition to this NSF Track-1 award, Dr. Harvey is also involved in other NSF-funded projects, including, Analysis and Design of a Nonholonomic, Impact-Based, Dual-Mode Vibration Isolator/Absorber System, and the RII Track-4: Quantifying Seismic Resilience of Multi-Functional Floor Isolation Systems through Cyber-Physical Testing.

Dr. Harvey's Primary Research Interests

  • Structural dynamics and control
  • Earthquake hazard assessment and mitigation
  • Seismic isolation for buildings and their contents
  • Nonlinear modeling and analysis
  • Vision-based measurement techniques

Learn more about the OK NSF EPSCoR research project.

Key Publications: 
  • Porter, J.H., Cain, T.M., Fox, S.L., and Harvey, P.S., Jr. 2019. Influence of Infill Properties on Flexural Rigidity of 3D-printed Structural Members. Virtual and Physical Prototyping. 14(2): 148–159. doi:10.1080/17452759. 2018.1537064.
  • Tehrani, M.H. and Harvey, P.S., Jr. 2019. Generation of Synthetic Accelerograms for Telecommunications Equipment: Fragility Assessment of a Rolling Isolation System. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering. 17: 1715–1735. doi:10.1007/s10518-018-0505-7. 
  • Harvey, P.S., Jr., Heinrich, S.K., and Muraleetharan, K.K. 2018. A Framework for Post-earthquake Response Planning in Emerging Seismic Regions: An Oklahoma Case Study. Earthquake Spectra. 34(2): 503–525. doi: 10.1193/053117EQS100M. 
  • Harvey, P.S., Jr., Kaid Bay Cortez, I.A., and Heinrich, S.K. 2018. Response of a Typical Oklahoma Bridge to the September 3, 2016, 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Pawnee, Oklahoma. Journal of Bridge Engineering. 23(2): 04017130. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001178. 
  • Calhoun, S.J. and Harvey, P.S., Jr. 2018. Enhancing the Teaching of Seismic Isolation using Additive Manufacturing. Engineering Structures. 167: 494–503. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.03.084. 
  • Harvey, P.S., Jr., Elisha, G., and Casey, C.D. 2018. Experimental Investigation of an Impact-based, Dual-mode Vibration Isolator/absorber System. International Journal of Non- Linear Mechanics. 104: 59–66. doi:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2018.02.013. 
  • Hostetler, G.H., Harvey, P.S., Jr., Muraleetharan, K.K. 2016. ODOT Post-Earthquake Response Plan, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma City, OK.  
  • Harvey, P.S., Jr. and Kelly, K.C. 2016. A Review of Rolling-type Seismic Isolation: Historical Development and Future Directions. Engineering Structures. 125: 521–531. doi:10.1016/j. engstruct.2016.07.031. 
  • Harvey, P.S., Jr. 2016. Vertical Accelerations in Rolling Isolation Systems: Experiments and Simulations. Journal of Engineering Mechanics. 142(3): 04015091. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001017. 
  • Harvey, P.S., Jr., Zehil, G.-P., and Gavin, H.P. 2014. Experimental Validation of a Simplified Model for Rolling Isolation Systems. Earthquake Engineering & Structural Dynamics. 43: 1067– 1088. doi:10.1002/eqe.2387.
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