Fari Barzegar, Ph.D., P.E.
Habitat Engineering & Forensics
446 17th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94612
510-891-0300 Fax: 510-891-0333
Email: Fari@HabitatEngineering.com
Web Site: www.HabitatEngineering.com


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Dr. Barzegar is a registered professional engineer providing a broad range of services in civil/structural engineering to insurance companies, law firms, utilities, construction, high technology & mining industries, governmental & educational institutions, engineering & architectural firms, as well as individuals. With over 23 years of experience in consulting, design, construction project management, university teaching and research, Dr. Barzegar has provided clients with structural analysis and design, engineering forensic investigations, failure analysis, simulation & reconstruction using finite element stress & thermal analysis, expert testimony, & research & development support.

Dr. Barzegar's experience includes analysis of buildings, bridges, power plant cooling towers & offshore platforms subjected to earthquakes and extreme winds, damage investigations in single & multi-family residential, commercial & historic buildings, storage tanks & underground water conduits, grain silos, retaining walls, slabs & foundations, blast in underground coal mines, explosion in a chemical plant, effect of demolition, pile driving & construction on adjacent buildings, excessive floor vibrations, cracking, settlement, wind, fire & flooding damage, distress in pavements, evaluation of defective concrete, construction defects, accidents & disputes, failures during construction, damage & injuries caused by demolition, slip, trip & fall.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Expert Consulting/Witness; Insurance Claims (Analysis, Preparation); Legal-Support Consulting; Peer Reviews
  • Civil & Structural Engineering; Residential, Commercial & Institutional Building Design, Construction, Repair & Retrofit; Concrete, Steel, Wood, Brick Masonry & Adobe Construction; Historic Structures
  • Condition Assessment of Bridges, Foundations, Containment Vessels, Retaining Walls, Conduits & Pipelines, Roads, Slabs, Pavements; Seismic Resistant Design; Defective Concrete
  • Construction Defects & Accidents; Contract Disputes; OSHA Standards
  • Code Compliance; Errors & Omissions; Standards of Care
  • Diagnostic & Failure Investigation, Analysis & Report
  • Vibration, Explosion, Impact, Earthquake, Wind, Fire, Hurricane & Flood Damage Investigations
  • Effect of Demolition & Pile Driving on Existing Facilities; Cracking & Settlement Damage
  • Due Diligence & Forensic Investigations
  • Slip, Trip & Fall Injuries
  • Engineering Mechanics; Finite Element Dynamic, Stress & Thermal Analysis (Linear & Nonlinear); Product Design; Failure Simulation & Reconstruction
  • Intellectual Property & Patent Infringement
CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS
  • Ph.D. (Civil/Structural Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987
  • M.S. (Civil/Structural Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1983
  • B.S. (Civil Engineering, High Honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981
  • Registered Professional Engineer (Civil), State of California (Registration # C61998)
  • Licensed California General Contractor (B, 846888)
  • Charter Member, Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Chartered Professional Engineer, The Institution of Engineers, Australia (Registration #1044611)
  • Interviewed by NPR, Pacifica Radio, Bloomberg & CNN News for expertise on failure investigations & San Francisco Bay Bridge retrofit
  • Expert reviewer for California Board for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors, on cases filed against licensed engineers
  • Member:
    • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
    • Structural Engineers Association of Northern California
    • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
    • The American Concrete Institute (ACI)
    • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)
    • International Code Council
    • Forensic Expert Witness Association
    • California Preservation Foundation
    • California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Safety Assessment Program Volunteer)
    • The Institution of Engineers-Australia
    • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society
    • Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 447 on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Associate Member: Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352 on Joints & Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures
  • Alfred Noble Prize of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for a meritorious technical paper published in the Journal of Structural Engineering (1990)
  • Associate Editor: Journal of Structural Engineering ASCE (Committee on Concrete & Masonry Structures), October 1991- May 1992
  • Reviewer: technical articles for the Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), the Structural Journal of the American Concrete Institute, & International Journal of Structural Engineering & Mechanics
  • Reviewed the manuscripts of two texts on Finite Element Structural Analysis, & Fundamentals of the Finite Element Method, for West Educational Publishing
  • Chair: Technical session on “Structural Shapes”, Third International Conference on Composites in Infrastructure, San Francisco, California (2002)
  • Cited in Who’s Who in Science & Engineering, 3rd Edition (1996-97)
  • Principal Investigator on several research grants from U.S. National Science Foundation (1988-90), Louisiana State University Council on Research (1988), Louisiana Transportation Research Center/Federal Highway Administration (1989-92), Australian Research Council (1994-95), & the College of Engineering at the University of New South Wales (1993-96)
  • Supervised five doctoral dissertations & eight masters’ theses/reports (Louisiana State University & the University of New South Wales)
  • Coordinator of Post-Graduate Research Studies, School of Civil Engineering & a member of the Higher Degree Committee, College of Engineering, University of New South Wales (1994-95)
  • Halliburton Education Foundation Faculty Development Grant, College of Engineering, Louisiana State University, 1987
  • Scholarship for graduate studies, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1981-86)
  • Dean’s List for academic excellence (1979-81)
  • Completed “Construction Management” course, Cal State East Bay SBDC,Oakland, CA, 2006
  • Completed “Systems Analysis & Design” computer course, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, 2001
  • Completed “Spread-Sheets & Data Bases” computer course, TAEF College, Sydney, Australia, 1996
EXPERIENCE
  • Habitat Engineering & Forensics, Oakland, CA
    Founding principal, 2004 to Present

    Practice areas: Structural analysis & design (new buildings, additions, tenant improvements, seismic retrofit); dynamic & seismic analysis of buildings, infrastructure & structural/mechanical components; Diagnostic & failure investigations; Root-cause analysis & computer simulations using finite element analysis method; Construction accidents & defects; Slip, trip & fall injury cases.

    The following is a partial list of projects & cases for which Dr. Barzegar has assisted the client & or their legal counsel as an expert consultant or witness:

    Partial Case - Project ListPartial Client List
    Nationwide Mutual Insurance v. Pneumatic Conveying & Manufacturing, et al. McCarthy & Rubright, LLP
    Pacific Bell Telephone Company v. Beliveau Engineering Contractors, et al. Vogl & Meredith LLP
    Shah v. Chabra, et al.Farmers Insurance Company & Law Offices of Valerian, Patterson & Stratman
    Caesars Palace (Octavius Tower- Las Vegas) v. Southwest Post-Tension Systems, Inc.Interstate Fire & Casualty/Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies
    Creekside Gardens ApartmentsJCM Partners, LLC
    Cutrufelli v. Macerich Company, Inc., et al.Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
    Dept. of the Army v. Bar Cal Steel CompanyInterstate Fire & Casualty/Fireman’s Fund Insurance Companies
    Hetrick v. Nibbi Construction, et al.Carlson, Calladine & Peterson LLP
    Armstrong v. United StatesUnited States Attorney’s Office- Northern District of California
    Wittsack ResidenceLaw Offices of James G.Schwartz
    Zavala Mini-Storage FacilityChubb Insurance
    Clemente v. CamposLaw Offices of Ewing & Associates
    Gizzarelli v. HakimiStoddard, Berquist, Wood & Anderson, LLP
    Kingsway Cathedral v. City of Des Moines (Iowa), et al.Kingsway Cathedral, Inc.
    Berger v. Mirov Construction & Telesis Engineers, et al.The Schinner Law Group
    Fregoso v. Pacific Gas & Electric, et al.Law Offices of Van Blois & Associates
    Sollars Construction et al. v. Clayton Johnson, Inc., et al.Law Offices of James G. Schwartz
    Panoramic Hill Association v. The Regents of the University of California at BerkeleyLaw Office of Michael Lozeau
    Granite Construction v. Carter & Burgess & M. Arthur Gensler & Associates, Inc.Wood & Bender, LLP
    Fong v. Mesa Development, et al.ACE Westchester Specialty Claims & Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP
    Shayesteh v. Norwalk Home Owners Assoc.The Law Offices of Friedland, Rivas & Associates
    Bustamante v. Vu, et al.Allstate Insurance Company & Calendo, Puckett, Sheedy & DiCorrado, LLP
    Charleston Place v. Bron ConcreteWarda & Yonano, LLP
    Andrews v. The City of LivermoreLaw Office of Victor M. Castro
    Sheldon United Terminals v. Industrial Specialists, Inc.Cox, Wootton, Griffin, Hansen & Poulos, LLP
    Judith Ireland v. San Francisco Municipal RailwaySheppard-Rosen Law Firm, LLC
    Ewrudje v. City of Berkeley, et al.Law Offices of George Holland
    Gresham v. City of San JoseO'Brien & Kelleher, LLP
    Coakley v. Kreger, et al.; Albert v. Frontline Inspection Services; Crane v. Brenlar Investments; Yen v. De Wolf Inspection Services, et al.Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker, LLP
    Dwivedi v. Corrie DevelopmentVeres Reed & Veres
    Town of Woodside v. BridgmanMcCracken, Byers & Haesloop, LLP
    Mohsanian v. MahalatiSweeney, Mason, Wilson & Bosomworth
    ACACIA Bank v. ChanLaw Offices of Cary L. Dictor
    Great American Insurance Company v. Diablo Valley Masonry, Inc.Ellison, Nielsen, Knibbs, Zehe & Antas, P.C.
    Analysis of Explosion-Proof Ventilation Seals in MinesMinova International
    Analysis & Design of Structural Support System for Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Installed in Buildings subjected to Earthquakes Aviza Technology, Inc.
    Besharati v. Marin County Public Works DepartmentKesten, Colton, Bogaards & Brandt

  • Zolman Construction & Development, San Carlos, CA - May to July 2004
    Professional experience includes the following:
    Construction Project Manager, School Modernization, Hillsborough City School District: North Elementary School, Crocker Middle School & South Elementary School

  • Struct-Tech Group, Inc., Berkeley, CA- Design/Build Firm - 2000 to 2003
    Professional experience includes the following projects:
    • Inspection/report of damage in several buildings
    • Retrofit design of damaged buildings, foundations, retaining walls & pavements.
    • Walker Avenue Condominiums, Oakland, CA – Analysis & design of a 5-story building using wood, concrete & masonry materials.
    • The Key Route Lofts, Emeryville, CA – Analysis & design of a 5-story work+live building using wood, concrete & steel materials.
    • Emerybay Lofts, Emeryville, CA – Analysis & design of an 8-story work+live steel moment resisting framed building (with RBS connections) including 3-D seismic & pushover analyses of various design options.
    • Goldin Design Office Buildings A & B, Berkeley, CA – Analysis & design of two irregular 3-story concrete buildings including 3-D dynamic spectral analyses of various design options.
    • American Industrial Center, San Francisco, CA – 3-D seismic analyses of a 5-story steel moment framed building which was constructed by Struct-Tech Group.
    • Seismic retrofit of an existing church, Berkeley, CA – Wood & masonry building leased by UC-Berkeley Art Museum.
    • Design of several custom residential buildings in San Francisco Bay Area & Napa including Portola Valley, Palo Alto, Fremont, Hayward, Oakland, Orinda, Berkeley & Laguna Beach, CA.
    • Design of a custom adobe building in Riverside, CA.


  • Rutherford & Chekene, San Francisco, CA - 1999 to 2000
    Professional experience includes the following major projects:
    • New de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA - Sensitivity analyses of various design options for wind & seismic forces.
    • Public Works Headquarters Building, Los Angeles, CA - Performance-based seismic evaluation & assessment of retrofit options for a steel moment resisting framed building damaged during the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
    • Lakewood Apartment Complex, San Francisco, CA - Evaluation of seismic performance of concrete framed buildings with masonry shear walls; development of retrofit & strengthening schemes based on performance objectives.
    • Fox Theatre, San Jose, CA - Analysis of retrofit options for the existing roof structure.


  • Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Menlo Park, CA (1998 to 1999)
    Professional experience includes the following major projects:
    • Cabrini Villas, Burbank, CA: Inspection of damage to residential buildings caused by the 1994 Northridge earthquake.
    • Grain Silos, Modesto, CA: Analyses of cracking in shotcrete hoppers over grade; soil-structure interaction & water intrusion issues.
    • Westminster Tank, Westminster, CA: Failure investigation of a large concrete water tank, identification of causes using computer analyses & recommendations for design modifications in a new tank with similar structural attributes planned for the City of Beverly Hills, CA.
    • Denver Water, Denver, CO: Inspection of burst prestressed concrete water pipes & underground conduits, material sampling & root cause analyses.
    • Condea Vista Explosion, Baltimore, MD: Analyses of damage to structures & installations in the plant caused by explosion of a pressure vessel; correlation of pressure attenuation with damage indicators.


  • Associate Professor (tenured), School of Civil Engineering
    The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia - 1992 to 1998
    Professional experience includes the following projects:
    • Protective Seals in Underground Mining: R&D project sponsored by BHP-Coal (Australia) & Tecrete Industries involving design, testing & modeling of shotcrete seals & bulkheads to protect against accidental blast, fire & water intrusion.
    • Structural Evaluation of Highway Bridges, Cincinnati, Ohio: Project supported by the Ohio Department of Transportation & Infrastructure Research Institute at the University of Cincinnati to instrument & analyze three highway composite bridges to predict behavior under overloads; correlation of simulated & observed performance during passage of a 350-ton trailer truck.
    • Seismic Response of Offshore Steel Jacket Platforms: R&D project to investigate the dynamic behavior of medium-rise platforms under simulated ground motions.
    • Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Concrete Structures: R&D project sponsored by the Australian Research Council to study the serviceability & ultimate behavior of reinforced & prestressed concrete connections in framed buildings.
    • Strength & Ductility of High-Strength Concrete Columns: Development of analytical/numerical procedures to simulate behavior under axial loads & biaxial bending for various cross-sectional geometries & reinforcement arrangements.
    • Vulnerability Assessment of a Hyperbolic Cooling Tower: Nonlinear finite element analysis to determine the effect of extreme winds & seasonal/operational temperature gradients on the ultimate response of a reinforced concrete cooling tower in Mississippi.


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
    Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA - 1986 to 1991
    Professional experience includes the following projects:
    • Three Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of Response of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column-Slab Connections: R&D project sponsored by the National Science Foundation involving constitutive modeling of concrete under triaxial stresses, bond between concrete & reinforcement & determination of response mechanisms & ultimate capacities.
    • Engineering properties of Brittle Repair Materials: Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration & Louisiana Transportation Research Center to test & model the behavior of various concrete materials to repair rigid concrete pavements.
    • Finite Element Analysis of Jointed Concrete Pavements: Sponsored by Federal Highway Administration & Louisiana Transportation Research Center to investigate the modes of failure under mechanical & thermal loading.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

  1. Journal/Magazine Articles
    • "Three Dimensional Modeling of Concrete Structures. I: Plain Concrete,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 123(10), pp. 1339-1346, October 1997 (with S. Maddipudi).
    • "Three Dimensional Modeling of Concrete Structures. II: Reinforced Concrete,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 123(10), pp. 1347-1356, October 1997 (with S. Maddipudi).
    • "Influence of Local Inertia on Seismic Response of Offshore Jackets,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 123(1), pp. 52-61, January 1997 (with K. Kayvani).
    • "Hysteretic Modeling of Tubular Members & Offshore Platforms," Engineering Structures, Vol. 18(2), pp. 93-101, February 1996 (with K. Kayvani).
    • “A Study of Layering Procedures in Finite Element Analysis of RC Flexural & Torsional Elements,” Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 121(12), pp. 1773-1783, December 1995 (with A. Ramaswamy & G.Z. Voyiadjis)
    • "Concrete Sections Under Biaxial Bending: Interactive Analysis with Spreadsheets," Concrete International, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 17(12), pp. 28-33, December 1995 (with T. Erasito).
    • “A Post-Cracking Formulation for Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of RC Based on Secant Stiffness,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil , Vol. 120(12), pp. 2621-2640, December 1994 (with A. Ramaswamy & G.Z. Voyiadjis).
    • "Generating Reinforcement in FE Modeling of Concrete Structures," Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 120(5), pp. 1656-1662, May 1994 (with S. Maddipudi).
    • "Analytical Formulation of the Biaxial Behavior of Concrete Repair Material," Discussion, Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 90(6), pp. 627-629, November-December 1993 (with K. Behfarnia).
    • "Biaxial Testing of Repaired Concrete," Discussion, Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 90(5), pp. 524-528, September-October 1993 (with K. Behfarnia).
    • "Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Plain Concrete Pavements with Doweled Joints," Journal of Transportation Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 199(5), pp. 763-781, September-October 1993 (with C. Channakeshava & G.Z. Voyiadjis).
    • "Moment Transfer & Slab Effective Widths in Laterally Loaded Edge Connections," Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 88(5), pp. 615-623, September-October 1991 (with R. Echle & M. Foroozesh).
    • "Layering of RC Membrane & Plate Elements in Nonlinear Analysis," Closure, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 117(1), pp. 299-300, January 1991.
    • "Elasto-Plastic Cracking Analysis of Reinforced Concrete," Discussion, Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 117(1), pp. 292-294, January 1991.
    • "Post-Cracking Analysis of RC Panels Including Tension-Stiffening," Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 17, pp. 311-320, June 1990 (with W.C. Schnobrich).
    • "Analytical Investigation of RC Membrane Elements with Anisotropic Reinforcement," Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 115(3), pp. 647-665, March 1989.
    • "Layering of RC Membrane & Plate Elements in Nonlinear Analysis," Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 114(11), pp. 2474-2492, November 1988.


  2. Chapter in Book
    • “Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures II,” Chapter 8, Generic Problems, J. Isenberg, ed., New York, New York, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1993, pp. 490-569 (with J. Isenberg, et al.)


  3. Society/Conference Meeting Papers
    • “Strength of Reinforced Concrete Sections under Eccentric Compression,” Proceedings, FIP Symposium, Johannesburg, South Africa, March 1997, Vol. 1, pp. 203-211 (with W.T. Wo).
    • “A Modeling Approach for 3-D Dynamic Analysis of Offshore Jackets,” Proceedings, 14th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures & Materials, Hobart, Australia, December 1995, Vol. 1, pp. 88-93 (with K. Kayvani)
    • “Three Dimensional Finite Element Model for Reinforced & Prestressed Concrete Structures,” Proceedings, 14th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures & Materials, Hobart, Australia, December 1995, Vol. 1, pp. 278-283 (with K. Behfarnia & R.I. )
    • "Local Inertia Effects on Seismic Response of Offshore Platforms," Proceedings, International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural & Geotechnical Engineering, Hong Kong, December 1994, Vol. IV, pp. 1313-1318 (with K. Kayvani).
    • "Seismic Response of Offshore Platforms: Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis," Proceedings, Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Sydney, Australia, September 1994, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, Publication NCP No. 94/8, Vol. 1, pp. 439-444 (with K. Kayvani)
    • "Finite Element Analysis of a Rein¬forced Concrete Cooling Tower Subjected to Wind & Thermal Loadings," Proceedings, Australasian Structural Engineering Conference, Sydney, Australia, September 1994, The Institution of Engineers, Australia, Publication NCP No. 94/8, Vol. 2, pp. 937- 942 (with R. Veysi)
    • "Generic Problems in Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures," Proceedings, Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, April 1992, pp. 951-953 (with J. Isenberg et al.).
    • "3-D Finite Element Modeling of RC Columns," Proceedings, Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, San Antonio, Texas, April 1992, pp. 177-180 (with S. Maddipudi)
    • "A Secant Post-Cracking Model for Reinforced Concrete with Particular Emphasis on Tension Stiffening," Proceedings, Second International Conference on Computer Aided Analysis & Design of Concrete Structures, Austria, April 1990, Pineridge Press, Vol. II, , pp. 1001-1016 (with A. Ramaswamy)
    • "Modeling Tension Stiffening in Finite Element Analysis of RC Panels," Proceedings, Annual Conference of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Calgary, Canada, May 1988, Volume III, pp. 277-303 (with W.C. Schnobrich).
    • "Skew Anisotropic Reinforcement in 2-D Reinforced Concrete Elements,"Proceedings, International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials: Theory & Applications, Tucson, Arizona, January 1987, Elsevier Publishing Company, Vol. II, pp. 813-820 (with W.C. Schnobrich)


  4. Technical Reports
    • “Constitutive Models for Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures,“ UNICIV Report No. R-346, School of Civil Engineering, The University of New South Wales, ISBN No. 858413132, 74 pages, July 1995.
    • "A Study on the Effect of Local Inertia on Seismic Response of Steel Offshore Platforms" UNICIV Report No. R-340, School of Civil Engineering, The University of New South Wales, ISBN No. 858413078, 67 pages, December 1994 (with K. Kayvani)
    • "Modeling of Tubular Members in Offshore Steel Jackets under Severe Cyclic Loading," UNICIV Report No. R-324, School of Civil Engineering, The University of New South Wales, ISBN No. 858412918, 51 pages, December 1993 (with K. Kayvani)
    • "Engineering Properties of Brittle Repair Materials," Final Report, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, two parts, 712 pages, April 1992 (with G.Z. Voyiadjis et al.).
    • "Final Report: Experimental Studies on Engineering Properties of Brit¬tle Repair Materials," Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 124 pages, February 1991 (with G.Z. Voyiadjis & T.M. Abu-Lebdeh).
    • "3-D Response of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column- Slab Connections," 2nd Annual Report on a Research Project Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 75 pages, August 1990.
    • "Report No. 2B: Engineering Properties of Brittle Repair Materials - Analytical Studies," Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 51 pages, June 1990 (with C. Channakeshava & G.Z. Voyiadjis).
    • "Report No. 2A: Engineering Properties of Brittle Repair Materials - Experimental Studies," Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 25 pages, June 1990 (with G.Z. Voyiadjis & T.M. Abu-Lebdeh).
    • "A Study on Edge Connections of Flat Plate Structures Subjected to Lateral Loading," Dept. of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 157 pages, April 1990 (with R. Echle).
    • "Report No. 1: Engineering Properties of Brittle Repair Materials," Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 21 pages, December 1989 (with G.Z. Voyiadjis & T.M. Abu-Lebdeh)
    • "3-D Response of Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column- Slab Connections," 1st Annual Report on a Research Project Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Dept. of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 90 pages, June 1989.
    • "Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete under Short Term Monotonic Loading," Civil Engineering Studies, SRS 530, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, 137 pages (also available through University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Micro-film #NF 087-11773), November 1986 (with W.C. Schnobrich)
    • "User's Manual for Program ROOF," Prepared for Union Carbide Company, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 88 pages, August 1984 (with R.B. Haber).
    • "Evaluation of Selected Grouts for Installation of Load Transfer Devices," Prepared for Dayton Superior Company, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 22 pages, January 1983 (with E.J. Barenberg)


  5. Presentations
    • Invited Speaker, "Generic Problems in Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures," International Workshop on Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete
      Columbia University, New York, June 1991
    • Presented a short course on “Bridge Dynamics,” training course for bridge engineers from Vietnam
      School of Civil Engineering (UNSW), 1996.
    • Presented a short course on “Finite Element Method for Engineers & Scientists,” Infrastructure Research Institute
      Department of Civil Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1997


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