Senior Engineer I

Years of Experience: 6

Education & Licenses:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Civil Engineering, 2019, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering, 2016, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • Bachelor of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2013, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    • Minor in Green Engineering
  • Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.), State of ­­­Ohio
    • Eligible for P.E. exam in 2022

Areas of Specialization:

  • Steel, concrete, and foundation analysis and design per AISC, ACI, and ASCE standards
  • Structural dynamics
  • Seismic analysis and design
  • Blast loading and protective design
  • Forensic analysis of structural failures
  • Advanced stress analysis using non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) methods
  • Steel stack analysis and repair using ASME STS-1
  • Design, analysis, and fitness for service (FFS) of storage tanks per API 650 and 653
  • Probabilistic modeling of structural hazards including risk analysis
  • Experimental testing of structures

Overview:

Dr. Slovenec is a member of the Mechanical & Structural Engineering Team at E2G.  As a member of this team, he evaluates the reliability of existing structural systems which support various types of equipment within petrochemical and other refining facilities and provides repair plans to address any deficiencies.  He also performs various consulting projects using ASME BPVC Section VIII, API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 Fitness-For-Service, and other industry standard methodologies.

Dr. Slovenec also supports the Engineering Practices Team by managing the Engineering Best Practices for Marine Facilities and many Civil/Structural engineering topics, as well as the development of a new series of Structural Integrity Program Practices.

Dr. Slovenec earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.  His research focused on developing a performance-based design methodology for multiple hazards (seismic, blast, wind, impact, etc.) as well as the investigation of a seismic rehabilitation technique for steel structures.  This research included application of fundamental theory, computational methods, and large-scale experimental testing.

Awards:

  1. ASCE, Moisseiff Award, 2019, Orlando, FL.

Publications:

  1. Slovenec, D., Multi-Hazard Assessment and Performance-Based Design of Façade Systems including Building Frame Interaction, Ph.D. Dissertation, OhioLINK ETD, 2019.
  2. Slovenec, D., Sarebanha, A., Pollino, M., Mosqueda, G., “Hybrid Testing of the Stiff Rocking Core Seismic Rehabilitation Technique,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2017.
  3. Pollino, M., Slovenec, D., Qu, B., Mosqueda, G., “Seismic Rehabilitation of Concentrically Braced Frames Using Stiff Rocking Cores,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2017.
  4. Slovenec, D., Seismic Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Improved Design of Sub-Standard Steel Concentrically Braced Frame Buildings, MS Thesis, OhioLINK ETD, 2016.

Conference & Training Presentations:

  1. “Experimental Testing of Sub-standard Multi-story Steel Braced Frames Rehabilitated using a Stiff Rocking Core and Steel Yielding Links,” presented by D. Slovenec, A. Sarebanha, S. Sabzehzar, M. Pollino, G. Mosqueda, and B. Qu at the ASCE Structures Congress, April 2015, Portland, OR.