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

CMT 3145

Structural Analysis

Undergraduate

CEE 3412

Structural Analysis Laboratory

Undergraduate

CEE 3441

Steel & Concrete Design

Undergraduate

CEE 4421

Structural Dynamics

Undergraduate

CEE 5421

Structural Dynamics

Graduate

ENGR 2332

Engineering Dynamics

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). Task 1 Environmental and Cost Effectiveness of Partially Grouted Riprap for Scour Countermeasure.

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