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

ENGR 2334

Engineering Statics/Dynamics

Undergraduate

CEE 3411

Structural Analysis

Undergraduate

CEE 3412

Structural Analysis Laboratory

Undergraduate

CEE 3441

Steel & Concrete Design

Undergraduate

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.