Biography

Dr. Abboud is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. His research includes the evaluation/selection and design of countermeasures for bridges, which was funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

Research Interests

  • Scour Countermeasures for Bridges
  • Earthquake Mitigation
  • Seismic Evaluation, Design and Performance of Masonry and Concrete Structures
  • Structural Reliability
  • Building System and Design
  • Nondestructive Testing of Masonry Structures
  • Physical Testing of Masonry and Concrete Components.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

CEE 3411

Structural Analysis

Undergraduate

CEE 3412

Structural Analysis Laboratory

Undergraduate

CEE 3441

Steel & Concrete Design

Undergraduate

CEE 4421

Structural Dynamics

Undergraduate

CEE 4431

Behavior and Design of Steel Structures

Undergraduate

CEE 5421

Structural Dynamics

Graduate

CEE 5431

Behavior and Design of Steel Structures

Graduate

CMT 3145

Structural Analysis

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Abboud, B.E. (2014). Draft Design Guidelines of Partially Grouted Riprap at Bridge Piers and Abutments.

  • Abboud, B.E. (2014). Test Results of the Experimental Research on the Trial Grout Design Mix and The Correlation Between the European Flow Table Test “Tap-Test” and ASTM C 1611Standard Test Method for Slump of Self-Consolidating Concrete.

  • Abboud, B.E. (2014). Proposed Outlines for the Design Guidelines of Partially Grouted Riprap at Bridge Piers and Abutments.

  • Abboud, B.E. (2014). Task 1 Environmental and Cost Effectiveness of Partially Grouted Riprap for Scour Countermeasure.

  • Abboud, B.E. & Kaiser, S. (2012). Final Report - Selection & Design of Scour Countermeasures for Pennsylvania Bridges.

  • Abboud, B.E. (2012). Task 8 - Application of Research Results to District 6-0 scour Critical Bridges.

  • Abboud, B.E., Hamid, A.A., & Harris, H.G. (1996). Flexural behavior of reinforced concrete masonry walls under out-of-plane monotonic loads. ACI Structural Journal, 93(3), pp. 327-335.

  • Abboud, B.E., Hamid, A.A., & Harris, H.G. (1990). Small-scale modeling of concrete block masonry structures. ACI Structural Journal, 87(2), pp. 145-155.

  • Hamid, A.A. & Abboud, B.E. (1986). Direct modeling of concrete block masonry under shear and in-plane tension. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 14(2), pp. 112-121.

  • Hamid, A.A., Abboud, B.E., & Harris, H.G. (1985). Direct modeling of concrete block masonry under axial compression. ASTM Special Technical Publication, pp. 151-166.

  • Harris, H.G., Abboud, B.E., & Wang, G. (1982). Performance of wet horizontal joints and simple shear walls in precast concrete large panel buildings under earthquake loading., 5, pp. 123-133.