Professor and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering

Publications

Papers in Refereed Journals

(2004-2015)
(Names of supervised students are underlined)

J1 Douglas, S., Nistor, I., (2015). On the effect of the bed condition on the development of tsunami-induced loading on structures using OpenFOAM, Natural Hazards, Springer, 76-(2), 1335-1356 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-014-1552-2

J2 Kheirkhah Gildeh, H., Mohammadian, A., Nistor, I., and Qiblawey, H. (2014). Numerical Modeling of Turbulent Buoyant Wall Jets in Stationary Ambient Water, J. Hydraul. Eng., ASCE, 140(6), 04014012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0000871

J3 Wang, B., Nistor I., Murty, T., Wei, Y-I., A., (2014). Efficiency assessment of hydroelectric power plants in Canada: A multi criteria decision making approach, Energy Economics, Elsevier, 46, 112-121 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140988314002102

J4 Cornett, A., Hecimovich M., Nistor I. (2014). Extreme wave loads on submerged water intakes, Int. J. of Hydrodynamics, Elsevier, 1-14

J5 Razaz, M., Kawanishi K., Nistor I. (2014). Tide-driven controls on maximum near-bed floc size in a tidal estuary, J. of Hydro-Environment Research, Elsevier, 1-7 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570644314000185

J6 Kheirkhah Gildeh, H., Mohammadian A., Nistor I., Qiblawey H. (2014). Numerical Modeling of 30˚ and 45˚ Inclined Dense Turbulent Jets in Stationary Ambient, Journalof Env. Fluid Mech., Springer, 14(4), 1-25  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10652-014-9372-1

J7 St-Germain, P., Nistor I., Townsend R., Shibayama T. (2014). SPH numerical modeling of structures impacted by tsunami bores, J. Waterway, Port, Coastal, Ocean Eng., ASCE, 140, 66-81 http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000225

J8 Piche, S., Nistor I., Murty T. (2014). Propagation of tsunami-induced over wetlands, Int. Journal of Ecology and Development, IJED, Thomson Gale, USA, 29(3), 1-18 http://www.ceser.in/ceserp/index.php/ijed/article/view/3231

J9 Razaz, M., Kawanishi K., Nistor I. (2013). An acoustic travel time method for continuous velocity monitoring in shallow tidal streams, Water Resources Research, AGU, 49(8), 1-15 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wrcr.20375/abstract

J10 Robertson, B., Hall K., Nistor I., Zytner R., Storlazzi C. (2013). Remote sensing of irregular breaking wave parameters in field conditions, J. of Coastal Research, 1-18 http://www.jcronline.org/doi/pdf/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00006.1

J11 Robertson, B., Hall K., Zytner R., Nistor I. (2013). Breaking waves: review of characteristic relationships, Coastal Engineering Journal, World Scientific, JSCE, 55(1), 1-40 http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/pdf/10.1142/S0578563413500022

J12 Palermo, D., Nistor, I., Saatcioglu, M., Ghobarah, A. (2013). Impact and damage to structures during the February 27, 2010 Chile tsunami, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, CSCE, 40(8), 750–758 http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/cjce-2012-0553

J13 Palermo D., Nistor I., Al-Faesly T., Cornett A. (2013). Impact of tsunami forces on structures: the University of Ottawa experience, Science of Tsunami Hazards, International Tsunami Society, Hawaii, USA, 22, 1-14 http://www.tsunamisociety.org/322PalermoEtAl.pdf

J14 Cornett, A. Cousineau J., Nistor I. (2013). Assessment of hydrodynamic impacts of tidal lagoons in the Bay of Fundy, Int. J. of Marine Energy, Elsevier, 1, 33-54 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214166913000076

J15 Orendorff, B., Al-Riffai M., Nistor I., Rennie C. (2013). Breach outflow characteristics of non-cohesive embankment dams subject to blast, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, 40, 243-253 http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/cjce-2012-0303

J16 Shibayama, T., Esteban M., Nistor, I., Takagi H., Thao N. D., Matsumaru R., Mikami T., Aranguiz R., Jayaratne R., Ohira K. (2013). Classification of tsunami and evacuation areas, Natural Hazards, Springer, DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0567-4, 1-22 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-013-0567-4

J17 St. Germain, P., Nistor I., Townsend R. (2012). Numerical modeling of the impact with structures of tsunami bores propagating on dry and wet beds using the SPH method, Int. J. of Protective Structures, 3(2), 221–255 http://multi-science.metapress.com/content/7105241m68235827/

J18 Al-Faesly, T., Palermo D., Nistor I., Cornett A. (2012). Experimental modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on structural models, Int. J. of Protective Structures, 3(4), 477–506  http://multi-science.metapress.com/content/t3633518kk32n35h/

J19 Xie, J., Nistor, I., Murty, T. (2012). Tsunami risk for Western Canada and numerical modelling of the Cascadia fault tsunami, Special Issue: Tsunami Risk and Impacts on Coastlines, Natural Hazards, Springer, 60(1), 149–159 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-011-9958-6

J20 Xie, J., Nistor, I., Murty, T. (2012). A corrected 3D SPH method for breaking tsunami wave modelling, Special Issue: Tsunami Risk and Impacts on Coastlines, Natural Hazards, Springer, 60(1), 81-100 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-011-9954-x

J21 Lloyd, A., Jacques, E., Saatcioglu, M., Palermo, D., Nistor, I., Tikka, T. (2011). “Capabilities of a shock tube to simulate blast loading on structures,” Behavior of Concrete Structures Subjected to Blast and Impact Loadings,SP-281, Thiagarajan, T., Williamson, E., and Conley, C. (eds.), American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich., 42-61 http://www.concrete.org/Publications/InternationalConcreteAbstractsPortal.aspx?m=details&i=51683611

J22 Seidou, O., Ramsay, A., Nistor, I. (2011). Climate change impacts on extreme floods I: combining imperfect deterministic simulations and non-stationary frequency analysis, Natural Hazards, Springer, 61(2), 1-13 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-011-0052-x

J23 Seidou, O., Ramsay, A., Nistor, I. (2011). Climate change impacts on extreme floods II: improving flood future peaks using non-stationary frequency analysis, Natural Hazards, Springer, , 60(2), 1-12 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-011-0047-7

J24 Orendorff, B., Rennie, C., Nistor, I. (2011). Using PTV through an embankment breach channel, J. Hydro-environment Research, IAHR, 5(4), 1-11 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1570644311000025

J25 Nouri, Y., Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Cornett, A. (2010). Experimental investigation of the tsunami impact on free standing structures, Coastal Engineering Journal, JSCE, World Scientific, 52(1), 43–70 http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/s0578563410002117

J26 Nistor, I., Murty, T., Jinsong, X. (2010). Numerical modelling of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Special Issue of the Int. Journal Imaging, IJI, Thomson Gale, USA, 3(10), 40-57 http://www.ceser.in/ceserp/index.php/iji/article/view/2884

J27 Palermo, D., Nistor, I., Nouri, Y., Cornett, A. (2009). Tsunami loading of nearshore structures: a primer, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, 36(11), 1804-1815 http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/L09-104

J28 Gharbi, S., Valkov, G., Hamdi, S., Nistor, I. (2009). Numerical and field studies of ship wakes along the St. Lawrence River Waterway, Natural Hazards, Springer Verlag, 54(3), 1-19 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-009-9489-6/fulltext.html

J29 Auckland, A., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2009). Intake shape and boundary-related considerations in the operation and design of storm-sewer drop structures, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC, 36(11), 1825-1834 http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/pdf/10.1139/L09-114

J30 Sasal, M., Kashyap S., Rennie, C., Nistor, I. (2009). Artificial neural network for bedload estimation in alluvial rivers, J. Hydraulic Research (JHR), IAHR, 47(2), 223-232 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3826/jhr.2009.3183#.U__qi2O8ETI

J31 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2008). Understanding tsunami risk to structures: a Canadian perspective, Science of Tsunami Hazards, International Tsunami Society, Hawaii, USA, 27(4), 1-11 http://httpwww.tsunamisociety.org/274PalermoNistor.pdf

J32 Zhang, Z., Bao, X., Rennie C., Nistor I., Cornett A. (2008). Water wave frequency detection by optical fiber sensor, Optics Communications, Elsevier, 281(24), 6011-6015 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0030401808009048

J33 Nistor, I., Murty, T., Shukla, T. (2007). Model for prediction of beach morphology evolution under irregular waves, J. Marine and Atmospheric Research, IJED, 3(2), 32-40

J34 Jinsong, X., Nistor, I., Murty, T., Shukla, T. (2007). Numerical modelling of the Indian Ocean tsunami – A review, Int. Journal of Ecology and Development, IJED, Thomson Gale, USA, 3(S05), 71-88

J35 Nirupama, N., Murty, T., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2006). The energetics of the tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean: A brief review, Marine Geodesy, Taylor & Francis, London, UK, 29 (1), 39-47 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01490410600582346#.U__taGO8ETI

J36 Ghobarah, A., Saatcioglu, M., Nistor, I. (2006). The impact of 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami on structures and infrastructure, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 28(2), 312-326 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0141029605003548

J37 Nirupama, N., Murty, T., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2006). Persistent high water levels around Andaman and Nicobar Islands following the 26 December 2004 tsunami, Science of Tsunami Hazards, International Tsunami Society, Hawaii, USA, 24(3), 183-193 http://tsunamisociety.org/243murty.pdf

J38 Murty, T., Rao, A.D., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I. (2006). Numerical modelling concepts for tsunami warning systems, Current Science, 90(8), 1073-1081 http://www.iisc.ernet.in/~currsci/apr252006/1073.pdf

J39 Nirupama, N., Murty T., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2006). Numerical tsunami models for the Indian Ocean countries and states, Indian Ocean Survey, 1(2), 1-14

J40 Saatcioglu, M., Ghobarah, A., Nistor, I. (2006). Performance of structures in Indonesia during the December 2004 Great Sumatra earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, ASCE, 22(S3), 295-320 http://earthquakespectra.org/doi/pdf/10.1193/1.2209171

J41 Saatcioglu, M., Ghobarah, A., Nistor, I. (2006). Performance of structures in Thailand during the 2004 Great Sumatra earthquake and Indian Ocean tsunami, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, ASCE, 22(S3), 355-376 http://earthquakespectra.org/doi/pdf/10.1193/1.2209175

J42 Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Ponnambalam, K., Murty, T. (2006). Tsunami travel time atlas for the Atlantic Ocean, Marine Geodesy, Taylor & Francis, London, UK, 29(3), 179-199 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01490410600939231#.U__7MWO8ETI

J43 Nistor, I., Murty T., Nirupama, N., Hamdi, S. (2005). Far-field dispersion characteristics of the tsunami of 26th December 2004, Special issue of the I. Journal of Earthquake Technology, 42(4), 213-217 http://home.iitk.ac.in/~vinaykg/Iset_42_tn1.pdf

J44 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Hamdi, S., (2005). Why the Atlantic generally cannot generate trans-oceanic tsunamis? Special Issue of the I. Journal of Earthquake Technology, 42(4), 227-236 http://home.iitk.ac.in/~vinaykg/Iset_42_tn3.pdf

J45 Saatcioglu, M., Ghobarah, A., Nistor, I. (2005). Effects of the December 26, 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami on physical infrastructure, Special Issue of the I. Journal of Earthquake Technology, 42(4), 79-94 http://home.iitk.ac.in/~vinaykg/Iset457.pdf

J46 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I. Rao, A.D. (2005). Conceptual differences between the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic tsunami warning systems for Canada, Science of Tsunami Hazards, International Tsunami Society, Hawaii, USA, 23(3), 39-51 http://t.tsunamisociety.org/233concept.pdf

J47 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2005). Leakage of the Indian Ocean tsunami energy into the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, J. Canadian Association of Exploration Geophysicists, CSEG Recorder, 33-36 http://web.iitd.ac.in/~adrao/publications/2006_3.pdf

Papers in refereed conference proceedings

(2004-2015)
(Names of supervised students are underlined)

C1 Piche S., Cornett A., Baker S., Nistor I., (2015). Appraisal of the IEC Technical Specifications for Assessment of Wave Energy Resources, 34th Int. Conf. on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Eng., OMAE2015, St. John, Newfoundland, Canada, 10p

C2 Fan J., Palermo D., Nistor, I., (2015). Pilot Study of Blast Performance of Reinforced Concrete Reservoir Walls, Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Regina, Canada, 10p

C3 Nistor, I. (2015). Lessons learned from tsunami field investigations and the development of tsunami design standards, 11th Int. Conf. on Shock and Impact Loads on Structures, Ottawa, Canada (Keynote Lecture), 14p

C4 Lavictoire A., Rennie C., Nistor, I., (2015). Investigation of bore-induced local scour around a circular structure, 21st Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, CSCE, Montreal, Canada, 10p

C5 Nistor, I. (2014). Impact of Tsunamis on Infrastructure – Tsunami Design Guidelines and Lessons Learned from Tsunami Forensic Investigations, 11th Int. Conf. of Coasts, Ports and Maritime Structures, ICOPMAS, Tehran, Iran, 12 p (Keynote Lecture)

C6 Nistor, I. and Al-Riffai, M., (2014). Physical modelling of embankment breaching due to overtopping, CoastaLab2014, IAHR, Varna, Bulgaria, 12p

C7 Provan M., Nistor I., Cornett A., Drouin, A. (2014). Hydrodynamic and morphological modeling of Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick, Canada, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2014, ASCE, Seoul, South Korea, 10p

C8 Piche S., Nistor I., Murty, S. (2014). Numerical modeling of tsunami-borne debris impact using the SPH method, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2014, ASCE, Seoul, South Korea, 10p

C9  St-Germain P., Nistor I., Readshaw J., Grant L. (2014). Numerical modeling of coastal dikes overtopping using SPH and non-hydrostatic NLSW equations, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2014, ASCE, Seoul, South Korea, 10p

C10 Robertson B., Kevin H., Nistor, I., Buckham B. (2014). Remote measurement and prediction of breaking wave parameters, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2014, ASCE, Seoul, South Korea, 10p

C11 Gharavi A., Nistor, I., Mohammadian, M., Qiblawey, M. H., (2014). Surface discharge in negatively buoyant jet in crossflow, Young Coastal Engineers and Scientist Conf., Univ. of Delaware, USA, 10p

C12 Foran D., Nistor, I., Mohammadian, (2014). Numerical and experimental modelling of a tidal energy channeling structure, Young Coastal Engineers and Scientist Conf., Univ. of Delaware, USA, 10p

C13 Palermo D., Nistor, I., Al-Faesly T., Cornett, A. (2014). Experimental performance of tsunami mitigation walls, 6th Int. Tsunami Symposium, Tsunami Society International, Nicoya, Costa Rica, 10p

C14 Nistor I., Palermo, D., Murty, T., (2014). State-of-the-art tsunami design guidelines, 6th Int. Tsunami Symposium, Tsunami Society International, Nicoya, Costa Rica, 10p

C15 Lopez-Egea M., Nistor, I., Townsend, Paudel B, Sullivan P. (2014). A laboratory study of the impact of crest width on the characteristics of downstream submerged hydraulic jumps on low-head dam structures, Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Halifax, Canada, 10p

C16 Lavictoire A., Nistor, I., Rennie C. (2014). Local scour around structures due to hydraulic bores, Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Halifax, Canada, 10p

C17 Kheirkhah Gildeh, H., Mohammadian, A., Nistor I., Qiblawey, H. (2014). Numerical modeling of brine discharges using OpenFOAM, New Trend in Transport Phenomena, Ottawa, Canada, 8p

C18 Kheirkhah Gildeh, H., Mohammadian, A., Nistor I., Qiblawey, H. (2014). Geometrical characteristics of inclined negatively buoyant jets: A Numerical Approach,International Conference on Desalination, Environment & Marine Outfall Systems, Muscat, Oman, 10 pp

C19  Nistor, I. (2013). Post Tsunami Engineering Forensics: Tsunami impact on infrastructure – Lessons from three tsunami surveys: 2004 Indian Ocean, 2010 Chile, 2011 Tohoku Japan, 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China, 10p

C20  Al-Riffai, M., Nistor, I. (2013). Influence of boundary seepage on the erodibility of overtopped noncohesive embankments: A novel measurement and experimental technique, 35th IAHR World Congress, Chengdu, China, 10p

C21 Al-Riffai, M., Nistor, I. (2013). Influence of seepage on the erodibility of overtopped noncohesive embankments, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference,CSCE, Ottawa, Canada, 10p

C22  Hechimovich, M., Nistor I., Cornett, A. (2013). Wave loads on a submerged structure in the surf zone, Coasts, Marine Structures and Breakwaters, ICE,Edinburgh, UK, 8p

C23  Cornett, A., Cousineau, J., Nistor, I. (2013). Modeling coastal processes at Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick, Canada, 4th Speciality Conf. of Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Eng. CSCE, Montreal, Canada, 11p

C24   Kheirkhah, H., Mohammadian, M., Nistor, I. (2013). Numerical simulation of thermal buoyant wall jets, 4th Speciality Conf. of Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Eng., CSCE, Montreal, Canada, 10p

C25 Piche, S., Nistor, I. (2013). Modeling of the attenuation of hydraulic bores by coastal forests, 4th Speciality Conf. of Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Eng. CSCE, Montreal, Canada, 10p

C26 Al-Faesly, T., Nistor, I., Palermo D., Cornett A. (2013). Experimental modeling of structures subjected to hydrodynamic and debris impact forces, 4th Speciality Conf. of Coastal, Estuary and Offshore Eng. CSCE, Montreal, Canada, 12p

C27 Sun, L., Nistor, I., Seidou O., Soussou S., Cheikh K. (2013). Stochastic prediction of daily discharge at Bakel on Senegal River, 4th Speciality Conf. on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, CSCE, Montreal, Canada, 10p

C28 Nistor, I. (2012). Field Survey of the tsunami impact and loading on structures – Engineering Lessons of the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami, 4th Int. Conf. on Protection of Structures against Hazards, Singapore (Keynote Lecture), 10p

C29 Nistor, I., Saatcioglu M. (2012). Experimental and numerical modeling of dam breaching and subsequent failure due to blast, 4th Int. Conf. on Protection of Structures against Hazards, Singapore, 10 p

C30 Nistor, I., St-Germain P., Piche S. (2012). Numerical modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on structures, 5th Int. Tsunami Symposium, Tsunami Society International, Ispra, Italy, 14p

C31 Palermo, D., Nistor, I., Al-Faesly, T. Cornett, A. (2012). Impact of tsunami forces on structures: The University of Ottawa experience, 5th Int. Tsunami Symposium, Tsunami Society International, Ispra, Italy, 10p

C32 Cousineau, J., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2012). Hydrodynamic impacts of tidal power lagoons in the Bay of Fundy, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2012, ASCE, Santander, Spain, 10p

C33 Logan, S., Nistor, I., Cornett, A., Faure, T. (2012). Morphological modeling of a highly dynamic tidal inlet at Shippagan Gully, Canada, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng.,ICCE2012, ASCE, Santander, Spain, 10p

C34  St Germain, P., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2012). Numerical modeling of tsunami-induced hydrodynamic forces on onshore structures using SPH, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2012, ASCE, Santander, Spain, 10p

C35  Nistor, I., Palermo, D. Al-Faesly, T., Cornett, A. (2012). Experimental and numerical modeling of tsunami loading on structures, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng.,ICCE2012, ASCE, Santander, Spain, 10 p

C36 El-Solh, S., Nistor, I., St-Germain, P. (2012). SPH modeling of tsunami-like solitary waves and resulting hydrodynamic forces on walls, 2012 Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Edmonton, Canada, 10p

C37 Cousineau, J., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2011). Assessment of hydrodynamic impacts throughout the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine due to tidal energy extraction by tidal lagoons, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, CSCE, Ottawa, Canada, 10p

C38  Al-Riffai, M., Nistor, I. (2011). Dam breaching experiments using scale series, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, CSCE, Ottawa, Canada, 10p

C39 Logan, S., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2011). Morphological and numerical modeling of a highly dynamic tidal inlet at Shippagan, New Brusnswick, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, CSCE, Ottawa, Canada, 10p

C40 Al-Faesly, T., Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Cornett, A. (2011). Simulated tsunami bores on an onshore structure, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, CSCE,Ottawa, Canada, 10p

C41 St Germain, P., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2011). SPH modeling of tsunami-induced hydrodynamic forces on columns, 20th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference,CSCE, Ottawa, Canada, 10p

C42 Cornett, A., Cousineau, J., Nistor, I. (2011). Modelling the hydrodynamic impacts due to tidal lagoons in the upper Bay of Fundy, Canada, 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conf., EWTEC 2011, Southampton, UK, 12p

C43  Al-Faesly, T., Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Cornett, A. (2011). Experimental study of structures impacted by simulated tsunami bore, Coastal Structures 2011, COPRI-ASCE, Yokohama, Japan, 13p

C44 St Germain, P., Nistor, I., D. Palermo, Townsend, R. (2011). SPH modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on slender structures, 34th IAHR World Congress,Brisbane, Australia, 10p.

C45 A-Riffai, M., and Nistor, I. (2011). Effects of compaction and saturation on the slope retreat of a steep sand bed under supercritical flow, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia 10p

C46 Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Cornett, A., Al-Faesly, T. (2011). Field investigations and experimental and numerical modeling of tsunami-induced extreme hydrodynamic loading on structures, 34th IAHR World Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 10p

C47 Atladóttir, A., Cornett, A., Nistor, I. (2011). Physical modeling of the morphological changes and random wave energy dissipation on gravel beaches, Coastal Sediments 2011, ASCE, Miami, USA, 8p.

C48 Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Cornett, A., Al-Faesly, T. (2010). Experimental and numerical modeling of tsunami loading on structures, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng.,ICCE2010, ASCE, Shanghai, China, 10p

C49 Kudeih, M., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2010). An experimental study of wave and current-induced forces on a compact linear array of vertical cylinders in shallow water, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE2010, ASCE, Shanghai, China, 10p

C50 Jobin, E., Nistor, I., Jobin, D., Lodewick, S. (2010). A new rainstorm classification method, WATER 2010 – Int. Conf. on Water Res. and Environment Research,IAHR, Quebec, Canada, 10p

C51 Al-Riffai, M., Nistor, I. (2010). Breach channel morphology in the unsaturated zone and under various compaction densities, 2010 Canadian Dam Association Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada, 15p

C52 Orendorff, B., Nistor, I. (2010). Embankment dam breach modelling: A State-of-the-Art Review and Research Needs Assessment, 2010 Canadian Dam Association Annual Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada, 12p

C53 Nistor, I., Palermo, D, Saatcioglu, M., Murty, T. (2010). Estimation of tsunami forces on Infrastructure, 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Toronto, Canada, 8p

C54 Nistor, I., Baker, S. (2010). Extreme wave transformation due to a deeply-submerged coastal structure, 2010 Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Winnipeg, Canada, 9p

C55 Jobin, E., Nistor, I., Jobin, D., Lodewick, S. (2010). A new rainstorm classification method, WATER 2010 – the International Conference on Water Resources and Environment Research, IAHR, Quebec City, Canada, 10p

C56  Nistor, I. (2009). Physical and numerical modeling of tsunamis and their impacts, Invited Lecture, 4th Int. Symposium “Tsunami, storm surges and coastal disasters”, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, CD-ROM, 18p

C57 Lloyd, A., Saatcioglu, M., Nistor, I., Palermo, D. (2009). New shock tube testing facilities for simulated blast loading of structural and non-structural elements,PROTECT 2002, 2nd Int. Workshop Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Hayama, Japan, CD-ROM, 10p

C58 Murty, T and Nistor, I. (2009). Natural ocean hazards and coastal inundation – A review, Invited Lecture, ASCE-ICE-CSCE Triennial Conference: Coastal Engineering – Futures Challenges and Risks, St. John’s, Canada, 14p

C59 Ramsay, A., Seidou, O., Nistor, I. (2009). A methodology to estimate the impact of climate change on flood frequency analysis, 33rd IAHR World Congress and 19th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

C60 Al-Riffai, M., Orendorff, B., Nistor, I., Rennie, C.D., St-Germain, P. (2009), Influence of compaction and toe-drains on the formation of breach channels of overtopped earth embankments – An experimental study, 33rd IAHR World Congress and 19th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

C61 Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Al-Faesly T.Q., Cornett, A. (2009), Modelling of tsunami induced forces on structures, 33rd IAHR World Congress and 19th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

C62 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2009). Quantifying tsunami loads for design and assessment of infrastructure, Proc. WCCE-ECCE-TCCE Earthquake and Tsunami Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, CD-ROM, 12p

C63 Nistor, I., Murty, T. (2009). Tsunami risk for the Canadian coastlines, Proc. WCCE-ECCE-TCCE Earthquake and Tsunami Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, CD-ROM, 12p

C64 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2008). Understanding tsunami risk to structures: A Canadian perspective, Proc. 14th World Conf. on Earthquake Eng., WCEE, Beijing, China, CD-ROM, 8p

C65 Nistor, I., Onu, C., Padure D. (2008). Contributions to the determination of the radii of circular sections of structures necessary for the execution and maintenance,16th Int. Conf. on In-Situ Infrastructure Behavior, Bucharest, Romania, CD-ROM, 181-187

C66 Hamdi, S., Valkov, G., Gharbi, S., Nistor, I. (2008). Field measurements of ship waves along the St. Lawrence River Waterway, Canada, Oceans 2008, Quebec City, Canada, CD-ROM, 10p

C67 Nistor, I., Nouri, Y., Z., Palermo, D., Cornett, A. (2008). Experimental investigation of the impact of a tsunami-induced boreon structures, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE 2008, ASCE, Hamburg, Germany, 3324-3336

C68 Sorourian, S., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2008). Model for wave and current-induced sediment concentration for cohesive sediments, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE 2008, ASCE, Hamburg, Germany, 2862-2874

C69 Auckland, A., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2008). Flow field and hydraulic efficiency of drop structure inlet geometries: An Experimental study, Proc. of the 2008 Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Toronto, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

C70 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2008). Structural failure mechanisms and forces associated with tsunami loading, Proc. 2008 Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Quebec City, Canada, (CD-ROM), 8p

C71 Baker, S., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2008). Analysis of the wave transformation over a deeply submerged structure, Coastal Zone Canada Conference, UBC, Vancouver, CD-ROM, 5p

C72 Sasal, M., Nistor, I., Rennie, C. (2008). Soft technique approach to the determination of the diffusion coefficient over rippled beds in the coastal environment,Coastal Zone Canada Conference, UBC, Vancouver, CD-ROM, 5p

C73 Atladottir, A., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2008). Experimental investigation of wave-induced morphological changes of gravel beaches, Coastal Zone Canada Conference, UBC, Vancouver, CD-ROM, 5p

C74 Al-Riffai, M., Nistor, I., Vanapalli, S., Orendorff, B. (2007). Overtopping of earth embankments: Sensitivity analysis on dam breach parameters using two numerical models, The Joint 60th Canadian Geotechnical and 8th IAH-CNC Conf., CGS-IAH, Ottawa, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

C75 Nistor, I. (2007). Numerical modeling of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami – What do we know and where do we go from here? 3rd Int. Symposium “Tsunami, Storm Surges and Coastal Disasters, Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania, CD-ROM, 24p

C76 Palermo, D., Nistor, I., Cornett, A., Nouri, Y. (2007). Tsunami-induced impact and hydrodynamic loading of near-shoreline structures, PROTECT 2007, 1ST Int. Workshop Performance, Protection and Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, UBC, Whistler, Canada, CD-ROM, 10p

C77 Sorourian, S., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2007). Numerical model for wave and current-induced sediment concentration for cohesive sediment beaches, 18thCanadian Hydrotechnical Conf., CSCE, Winnipeg, Canada, CD-ROM, 10p

C78 Jinsong, X., Nistor, I., Murty, T. (2007). Tsunami risk for western Canada and numerical modelling of the Cascadia Fault tsunami, 18th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conf., CSCE, Winnipeg, Canada, CD-ROM, 10p

C79 Nouri, Y., Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Cornett, A. (2007). Structural analysis for tsunami-induced force and debris impact, Coastal Structures 2007, COPRI-ASCE, Venice, Italy, 701-712

C80 Nistor, I., Wilson, M.C., Ciubotariu, R., Vasquez, M. (2007). Multi-layer sediment capping structure – A Canadian experience, Coastal Structures 2007, COPRI-ASCE, Venice, Italy, 2011-2022

C81 Nouri, Y., Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Saatcioglu, M. (2007). Tsunami-induced hydrodynamic and debris flow forces on structural elements, 9th Canadian Conf. of Earthquake Engineering, CAEE, Ottawa, Canada, CD-ROM, 11p

C82 Nistor, Gh., Nistor, I. (2007). Direct algorithm for the calculation of vertical displacements and deformations of constructions using high-precision geometric leveling, GEOCAD Int. Symposium, Alba-Iulia, Romania, CD-ROM, 9p

C83 Nistor, I., Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Jinsong, X. (2006). Some physical oceanographic processes in the behavior of the 26th December 2004 tsunami, 15th Congress of the Asia-Pacific Division of IAHR and Int. Symposium on Maritime Hydraulics, IAHR, Chennai, India, Invited Lecture, 81-90

C84 Murty, T., Nistor I. (2006). Tsunamis: Can we trust tide gages? 3rd Tsunami International Symposium, Tsunami Society, Hilo, USA, CD-ROM, 12p

C85 Nistor I., Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Jinsong, X. (2006). Some physical oceanographic processes in the behavior of the 26th December 2004 tsunami, 15th Congress of the Asia Pacific Division of IAHR and Int. Symposium on Maritime Hydraulics, Chennai, India, Invited Lecture, 81-90

C86 Nistor, I., Saatcioglu, M. (2006). Tsunami-induced coastal flooding and hydrodynamic impacts on physical infrastructure in Thailand and Indonesia, Int. Conf. Prevention and Fight Agaisnt Hydrologic Disasters, IAHR, Timisoara, Romania, CD-ROM, 15 p

C87 Murty, T., Nistor, I., Nirupama, N. (2006). Tsunami numerical modelling for the hyperbolic (Pacific), parabolic (Atlantic) and elliptic (Indian) Oceans, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE, ASCE, San-Diego, USA, 2, 1689-1701

C88 Nistor I., Jinsong, X., Bissinger, A. (2006). Tsunami risk for Canada: Past experiences and numerical modeling of the Cascadia Tsunami, 2nd Int. Symposium – Tsunami, Storm Surges and Coastal Disasters, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka, 40-57

C89 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2006). Role of trapped and leaky modes around Andaman and Nicobar Island: Tsunami of 26 December 2004, 2ndInt. Tsunami Symposium, The Tsunami Society, Honolulu, USA, 123-134

C90 Nistor, I., Saatcioglu M., Ghobarah, A. (2006). Tsunami hydrodynamic impact forces on physical infrastructures in Thailand and Indonesia, Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Calgary, Canada, CD-ROM, 10p

C91 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2005). Numerical models for the Indian Ocean tsunami warning system, Int. Conf. on Advances in Structural Dynamics and Its Applications, GITAM, Visakhapatnam, India, 332-343

C92 Nistor, I. (2005). The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami – Wave forces on physical infrastructure in Thailand and Indonesia, 2005 Tsunami and Storm Surge Seminar, Phuket, Thailand, 4.1-4.15

C93 Murty, T., Nistor, I., Hamdi, S., Nirupama, N. (2005). Numerical modelling for the tsunami warning system for Atlantic Canada, 2005 Canadian Coastal Eng. Conf., Halifax, Canada, CD-ROM, 17p

C94 Nistor, I., Saatcioglu, M., Ghobarah, A. (2005). The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami – Hydrodynamic forces on physical infrastructure in Thailand and Indonesia, 2005 Canadian Coastal Eng. Conf., Halifax, Canada, CD-ROM, 15p

C95 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2005). Role of trapped and leaky modes around Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Tsunami of 26 December 2004, Int. Workshop on Tsunami effects and Mitigation Measures, IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 3-21

C96 Hamdi, S., Gotlieb, J.J., Ouellet, Y., Nistor, I. (2005). Numerical modelling of solitary waves and undular bores using the Method of Lines, Canadian Coastal Eng. Conf., Halifax, Canada, CD-ROM, 20p

C97 Nistor, I., Hamdi, S., Schiesser, W.E. (2005). Maple package for the simulation of ship-induced sediment suspension in waterways, Maple International Conference, Waterloo, Canada, CD-ROM, 12p

C98 Nistor, I., Rennie, C. (2005). Modelling and risk evaluation of dam structural safety, Proc. of the Annual Conf. of the Canadian Society for Civil Eng., CSCE, Toronto, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

C99 Nistor, I., Hamdi, S., Schiesser, W.E. (2005). Simulations of ship-generated sediment resuspension based on exact and numerical solutions of the convection-diffusion equation, Fields-Carleton Workshop on Numerical and Analytic Methods in Fluid Dynamics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, CD-ROM, 17p

C100 Nistor, I. (2004). The Romanian Black Sea coastline and the Danube Delta: Evolution under natural factors and anthropogenic influences, Proc. 2nd Yokohama Int. Symposium on Coastal Processes in Developing Countries, Yokohama, Japan, 76-87

C101 Nistor, I. (2004). Étude d’onde de submersion résultant d’une rupture de barrage, Int. Conf. on Disaster and Pollution Monitoring, Iasi, Romania, 25-47

Books

B1 Nirupama, N., Ponnambalam, K., Nistor, I., Murty, T., (2007). “Tsunami Travel Time Atlas for the Atlantic Ocean”, York University Printing Services, Toronto, (ISBN-1-55014-459-6), 165 p http://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/publications/v.php?id=2476

Refereed Chapters in Books

BC1 Nistor, I., (2015). “Performance of Bridges during the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami in Japan”, Chapter in “After the 3.11 Disaster: Waseda’s 92 Analyses and Suggestions”, Editor-in-Chief: Fukazaka Yoshiyaki, Waseda University Press Co., Ltd, Tokyo, Japan, 961-972.

BC2 Palermo, D., Nistor, I., Saatcioglu, M. (2013). “Tsunami forces on infrastructure”, Chapter in “Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards”, Editors: Dr. Peter Brobowsky, Springer, Amsterdam, 13 p

BC3 Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Nouri, Y., Murty, T., Saatcioglu, M. (2009). “Tsunami forces on structures”, Chapter 11 in “Handbook of Coastal and Ocean Engineering”, Editor: Dr. Kim Young (UCLA), World Scientific, Singapore, 261-286

BC4 Nistor, I., and Murty, T. (2009). “Tsunamis in the Indian Ocean”, chapter in “The Future of the Earth” Encyclopedia, Editors: Prof. N. Eldreadge (The American Museum of Natural History, New York) and T. Pievani (University of Milan, Bicocca, Italy), UTET, Torino, Italy, 15 p

BC5-16 Nistor, I. (2006). The Indian Ocean Tsunami”, author of 1 chapter (No. 17) and co-author of 11 chapters (No. 6, 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 16, 20, 23, 26, 38). Editors: Murty, T., Aswathanarayana A., and Nirupama, N., Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK, (ISBN-13 978-0-415-40380-1), 491 p

BC17 Murty, T., Nirupama, N., Nistor, I., Rao, A.D. (2006). “The role of oscillations of the first and second class in tsunami around Andaman and Nicobar Islands”, chapter in “Geomatics in Tsunami” 11-16

Poster Papers

(Names of supervised students are underlined)

PP1 Foran D., Mohammadian M., Nistor, I., (2015). Design of a new tidal energy structure, the CSCE Award – Civil Engineering Section Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP2 Lopez-Egea M., Nistor, I., Townsend R. (2014). Experimental and numerical study of the impact of crest width on the characteristics of downstream submerged hydraulic jumps on low-head dam structures, 1st Prize and the CSCE Award – Civil Engineering Section Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP3 Toupin M., Cornett A., Nistor, I. (2014). Scientific validation of standards for tidal energy resources assessment, FORCE Workshop, Halifax, Canada

PP4 Kheirhkah, H., Mohammadian M., Nistor, I. (2013). Numerical modeling of water hammer impacts on penstocks, CSCE Ottawa Chapter Award – Civil Engineering Section Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP5 Picard, K., El-Solh, S., Nistor, I. (2012). Impact of tsunami waves on structures, Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Ottawa

PP6 Al-Faesly, T.Q., Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2012). Hydrodynamic impacts of bores on nearshore structures, Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP7 Bernard, D., Mohareb, M., Nistor, I. (2012). Numerical modeling of water hammer effects in penstocks, 3rd Prize – Civil Engineering Section, Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP8 Logan, S., Nistor, I., Cornett, A., Seidou, O. (2011). Morphological and numerical modeling of a highly dynamic tidal inlet at Shippagan Gully, Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP9 Cousineau, J., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2011). Hydrodynamic impacts of tidal lagoons in the Bay of Fundy, Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP10 Ramsey, A., Nistor, I., Seidou, O. (2010). The impact of climate change on the Kemptville Creek watershed, Research Poster Competition – Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP11 Baker, S., Z., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2008). Physical and numerical modelling of wave transformation over a submerged rubble-mound structure, Int. Conf. of Coastal Eng., ICCE 2008, ASCE, Hamburg, Germany, poster-presentation paper, 12p

PP12 Orendorff, B., Al-Riffai, M., St-Germain, P., Rennie, C.D., Nistor, I. (2009). The effects of initial breach geometry on dam breach morphology, 33rd IAHR World Congress and 19th Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Vancouver, Canada, CD-ROM, 8p

PP13 Al-Faesly, T.Q., Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2009). Experimental and numerical modeling of tsunami forces on infrastructure, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP14 Al-Riffai, M., Orendorff, B., Nistor, I., Rennie, C. (2009). Physical modeling of dam breaching, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP15 Baker, S., Nistor, I., Cornett, A. (2008). Physical and numerical modeling of a submerged structure, 2nd Prize – Civil Engineering Section, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP16 Auckland, A., Nistor, I., Townsend, R. (2008). Experimental investigation of the hydraulic efficiency of drop structures, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP17 Kashyap, S., Sasal, M., Rennie, C., Nistor, I. (2008). Artificial neural network for bedload estimation in alluvial rivers, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP18 Jinsong, X., Nistor, I., Murty, T. (2007). Tsunami risk for western Canada, 1st Prize – Civil Engineering Section, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

PP19 Nouri, Y., Nistor, I., Palermo, D., Saatcioglu, M. (2007). Tsunami-induced hydrodynamic force and debris flow on structures, Research Poster Competition Faculty of Engineering Research Day, University of Ottawa

Research Reports and Professional Magazine Articles

T1 Nistor, I., Murty T. (2015). Impact  of  the Tsunami on Infrastructure, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami – 10 Years On, Report of AON-Benfield Analytics/Impact Forecasting Division, 9-20

T2 Chock, G., Roberson I., Kriebel D., Francis M., Nistor, I. (2013). Tohoku Japan tsunami of March 11, 2011 – Performance of structures under tsunami loads, ASCE/SEI Report, 359 p

T3 Shibayama, T., Nistor, I. (2012). Tsunami power – Engineering lessons from the 2011 Japan, CIVIL - CSCE, 4 p

T4 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2011). Tsunami impact on nearshore infrastructure: Challenges and Solutions, CIVIL – Coastal Hazards in Canada, CSCE, 4 p

T5 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2010). Tsunami loading of near-shoreline infrastructures, Special Issue of CIVIL – Coastal Hazards in Canada, CSCE, 27(3), 3 p

T6 Palermo, D., Nistor, I. (2008). Tsunami-induced loading on structures – Beyond Hollywood’s scenarios, Structures, NCSEA/CASE/SEI, March 2008, 10-13

T7 Saatcioglu, M., Ghobarah, A., Nistor, I. (2005). The 26 December 2004 Sumatra earthquake and tsunami, Final Report prepared for Canadian Assoc. of Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Canada, 27 p

T8 Nistor, I., Rennie, C. (2005). Earth fill dam breach failure due to explosions, Final Research Report prepared for Natural Resources Canada, NRCAN, Ottawa, Canada, 83 p

Design and Consulting Engineering Reports

(April 2001 – June 2004)

Author of 16 preliminary design reports and 12 final design reports, as a consulting engineer for the Earth Science Division of TECSULT Inc., Montreal, Canada.

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