Dr. Kleio Avrithi

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering

Engineering Professor Dr. Kleio AvrithiDr. Kleio Avrithi is an assistant professor of civil engineering at Mercer University. She earned her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is a licensed professional engineer with several years of experience in designing and analyzing buildings and power plant components, and in geotechnical engineering. Her research interests include uncertainty and risk quantification for design, performance of soil, structural mechanics, resilience of the built environment, and systems design. She is member of ASCE, ASME, ASEE, ASTM, ISSMGE, and the ASME B&PV Code Committees.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • M.S., Structural Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
  • Diploma, Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Area(s) of Specialization

  • LRFD
  • Piping and Pipelines
  • Reliability and Risk Analysis
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis and Design

Research/Professional/Teaching Interests

Dr. Avrithi’s research interests focus on uncertainty and risk quantification for design, performance of soil, structural mechanics, resilience of the built environment, and systems design.

Other Interests

Dr. Avrithi enjoys drawing, gardening, traveling, and speaks five languages.

Recent Publications

  • Avrithi, K., 2019, “On the ‘Introduction to Engineering’ Course,” ASEE Annual Conference, Tampa FL.
  • Avrithi, K., 2018, “Probabilistic Properties of Steel for Nuclear Piping,” ASME IMECE 2018, November 9-15, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Avrithi, K. and Kim, H. M., 2017, “Optimization of Piping Supports and Supporting Structure,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 139(4), 044503, April.
  • Avrithi, K. and Mendoza, R., 2017, “Target Reliability Index for Load and Resistance Factor Design of Nuclear Piping,” PVP2017-65797, ASME PVP2017 Conference, July 16-20, Kona, Hawaii, USA.
  • Avrithi, K., 2016, “Assessing the Target Reliability Index for Nuclear Piping,” IMECE2016-66103, November 11-17, Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Avrithi, K. and Ayyub, B.M, 2010, “A Reliability-Based Expression of Eq. (11) of the ASME B&PV Code for Class 2 and 3 Nuclear Pipes,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 132(5), October.
  • Avrithi, K. and Ayyub B. M., 2010, “Reliability–Based Low-Cycle Fatigue Analysis for Class 2 and 3 piping,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 132(5), pp. 051202, October.
  • Avrithi, K. and Ayyub B. M., 2010, “Load and Resistance Factor Design of Nuclear Piping for Primary Loads,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 132(2), pp. 021101, April.
  • Avrithi, K., 2010, “Consideration of Hydraulic Loads in the Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) of Class 2 and 3 Nuclear Pipes,” PVP2010-25743 ASME PVP2010 Conference, July 18-22, Seattle, WA.
  • Avrithi, K. and Ayyub, B. M., 2009, “Strength Model Uncertainties of Burst, Yielding and Excessive Bending of Piping,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 131(3), pp. 031207, June.
  • Avrithi, K. and Ayyub, B. M., 2009, “Reliability-Based Design of Nuclear Piping for Internal Pressure,” Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Transactions of ASME, Vol. 131(4), pp. 041201, August.

Contact


478.301.2410
avrithi_k@mercer.edu
Office: Engineering Building 116B