Work by the faculty and students of the Department of Civil Engineering

Recent Submissions

  • Communication Network for Ultrasonic Acoustic Water Leakage Detectors 

    Awwad, Ameen; Yahyia, Mohamed; Albasha, Lutfi; Mortula, Maruf; Ali, Tarig (IEEE, 2020-02-10)
    Water leaks in the distribution network produce significant losses and cause serious economic inconvenience especially in areas with water shortage. In this paper, the operational aspects of the most popular offline detection ...
  • Use of Aluminum Alloy Plates as Externally Bonded Shear Reinforcement for R/C Beams 

    Abdalla, Jamal; Abu-Obeidah, Adi Salman; Hawileh, Rami (Elsevier, 2019)
    Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRP) and steel had proven to be very effective as externally bonded shear strengthening materials However, they both have their shortcomings. Recently developed high strength Aluminum Alloy (AA) ...
  • Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Using CFRP Wraps 

    Mhanna, Haya H.; Hawileh, Rami; Abdalla, Jamal (Elsevier, 2019)
    The need to retrofit existing reinforced concrete (RC) structures have increased over the decades due to corrosion of steel reinforcement inside the concrete, neglect and overuse, and increased loading. Experimental and ...
  • The flexural behavior of bolting and bonding Aluminum Alloy plates to RC beams 

    Abuodeh, Omar Raed; Abdalla, Jamal; Hawileh, Rami (Elsevier, 2019)
    The aim of this experimental investigation is to study the effect of using externally bonded and bolted Aluminum Alloy (AA) plates on the strength, stiffness, ductility and failure modes of Reinforced Concrete (RC) beams. ...
  • INSPECT-PBEE: A performance-based earthquake engineering GUI for IDARC-2D 

    AlHamaydeh, Mohammad; Aly, Nader Essam; Najib, Mohamad; Alawnah, Sameer Allan (Elsevier, 2019)
    Designs that are performance and functionality driven typically mandate the nonlinear analysis. Up To date, nonlinear analysis remains a sophisticated tool that may not appeal to majority of structural/ earthquake practicing ...
  • Up-to-date earthquake and focal mechanism solutions datasets for the assessment of seismic hazard in the vicinity of the United Arab Emirates 

    Sawires, Rashad; Pelaez, Jose A.; AlHamaydeh, Mohammad; Henares, Jesús (Elsevier, 2019)
    This article presents updated and unified Poissonian earthquake and focal mechanism catalogs for the United Arab Emirates and its surroundings. Data were compiled from different local, regional, and international sources. ...
  • INSPECT-PBEE: a performance-based earthquake engineering GUI for IDARC-2D 

    AlHamaydeh, Mohammad; Aly, Nader Essam; Najib, Mohamad; Alawnah, Sameer Allan (Elsevier, 2019)
    Designs that are performance and functionality driven typically mandate the nonlinear analysis. Up To date, nonlinear analysis remains a sophisticated tool that may not appeal to majority of structural/earthquake practicing ...
  • External strengthening of shear deficient reinforced concrete beams with flexural CFRP laminates 

    Hawileh, Rami; Nawaz, Waleed; Abdalla, Jamal; Saqan, Elias I. (International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading (PROTECT 2015), 2015-06)
    This paper presents an experimental investigation of reinforced concrete (RC) beams strengthened in shear with externally bonded flexural carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets attached to the soffit of the beam via ...
  • Strengthening of reinforced concrete beams in flexure with side bonded CFRP laminates 

    Hawileh, Rami; Salama, Ahmad S. D.; Abdalla, Jamal (Conference on Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction and Rehabilitation of Structures (CDCC 2017), 2017-07)
    Carbon fiber reinforcement polymer CFRP laminates are widely used nowadays in civil engineering applications to externally strengthen structural concrete elements against deficiencies in flexure and shear. These deficiencies ...
  • Modeling the fire response of concrete beams reinforced with GFRP beams 

    Hawileh, Rami; Naser, Mohannad (International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, 2016)
    In the last two decades, researchers and engineers studied the possibility of reinforcing slabs and beams with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) bars instead of the conventionally used steel reinforcement. Such FRP bars have ...
  • Strengthening of thin reinforced concrete slabs with CFRP laminates 

    Hawileh, Rami; Abdalla, Jamal; Mahmoud, Hasan Saleh (International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, 2016)
    Over the years, engineers and researchers have been working continuously to reduce the dead loads on buildings by reducing the sizes of structural elements. Slabs add significant dead load to buildings compared to other ...
  • Evaluation of the contribution of flexural CFRP plates in shear strengthening RC beams 

    Saqan, Elias I.; Nawaz, Waleed; Hawileh, Rami; Abdalla, Jamal (Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures, 2015)
    Strengthening of RC beams for shear has been typically done by externally attaching strips of steel plates or carbon-fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) sheets or plates on the sides of the beams. However, sides of beams ...
  • An Integrated Building Information Model (iBIM) for Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 

    Abdalla, Jamal; Eltayeb, Tilal M. (International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), 2018-06)
    The architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry involve many disciplines during the life cycle of the building from its conception to its demolition. The civil engineering discipline has many domains related ...
  • INSPECT: A graphical user interface software package for IDARC-2D 

    AlHamaydeh, Mohammad; Najib, Mohamad; Alawnah, Sameer (Elsevier, 2016)
    Modern day Performance-Based Earthquake Engineering (PBEE) pivots about nonlinear analysis and its feasibility. IDARC-2D is a widely used and accepted software for nonlinear analysis; it possesses many attractive features ...