People at PEEC

Sarah Billington

Department Affiliation:
Clare Booth Luce Associate Professor, Stanford Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Current Research:

  • » Prof. Billington's research focuses on sustainable, durable construction materials and their application to structures and construction. Two current areas of focus are damage-tolerant, high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composite materials, and bio-based fiber-reinforced polymeric composites that have a closed loop life-cycle. Additonal research in her group includes performance-based earthquake engineering assessment of self-centering bridge piers for seismic design; advanced nonlinear simulation of structural concrete systems, and; photo-based integrity analysis of damage in structural concrete.



Sarah Billington's PEEC Funded Projects

Energy Efficient Biodegradable Foams for Structural Insulated Panels

Sarah Billington's Publications

Rouse, JM and SL Billington (2007) “Creep, Shrinkage, and Permeability of High-Performance Fiber-reinforced Cement-based Composites,” ACI Materials Journal, 104(2): 129-136.

Douglas, KS and SL Billington (2005) “Rate Dependence in High-Performance Fiber-Reinforced Cement-based Composites for Seismic Applications,” Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Construction Materials, ConMat05, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August.

Kyriakides, MA and SL Billington (2008) “Seismic Retrofit of Masonry-Infilled non-ductile Reinforced Concrete Frames using Sprayable ECC,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), Beijing, China, October.

Lee, WK, and SL Billington (2008) “Simulation of Self-Centering Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Columns, Proceedings of ICE, Engineering and Computational Mechanics, 161(2): 77-84.

Lee, WK and SL Billington (2006) “Performance-Based Assessment of a Self-Centering Concrete Bridge Pier System for Seismic Regions,” Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, California, April.

Lee, WK and Billington, SL (2009) “Residual Displacement Prediction for Structural Concrete Columns under Earthquake Loading,” ASCE J. Bridge Engineering, accepted for publication, July.

Billington, SL (2009) "Evaluation of Sequentially Linear Finite Element Analysis to Simulate Nonlinear Behavior in Mortar and Engineered Cementitious Composites in Flexure," ACI Special Publication 265-12, to appear in November.

Douglas, KS and SL Billington (2006) “Modeling the Impact and Rate Dependence in HPFRCC Materials on the Behavior of Infill Panels,” Proceedings of the 8th US National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, California, April.

Christian, SJ and SL Billington (2009) "Sustainable Biocomposites for Construction," Proceedings for Composites & Polycon 2009, American Composites Manufacturers Association, Tampa, FL, January.

Schrass-Christian, SJ and SL Billington (2008) “Mechanical Properties of Biocomposites for Sustainable construction Practices,” Proceedings of the 17th International Associate for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, September.

Schrass-Christian, SJ and SL Billington (2008), “Modeling biocomposites using laminate plate theory,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures, IASS-IACM, eds. JF Abel and JR Cooke, Ithaca, NY, USA, May. [Extended Abstract]