Faculty and Staff Profiles

Adel Abdelnaby, PhD, PE
Asst Professor, Civil Engineering
Email: bdelnaby@memphis.edu
Office Location: 106c Engineering Science Bldg
Education
  • PhD Civil and Environmental Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2012
  • MS Structural Engineering - Cairo University - 2008
  • BS Civil and Environmental Engineering - Cairo University - 2005
Honors/Awards
  • Engaged Learning Fellowship: - University of Memphis - 2014
  • Educator Award - American Institute of Steel Construction - 2014
  • NSF Travel Award, Quake Summit - National Science Foundation - 2013
  • NSF Travel Award, Career Proposal Writing - National Science Foundation - 2017
  • NHERI Travel Support - NHERI@UCSD - 2016
  • Visiting Scholar Support - Iranian Government - 2017
  • Best Paper Award, - International Conference on Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology, Orlando, FL - 2012
  • Second place presentation, - Elnashai, Kuchma, Spencer (EKS) 8th Annual Retreat, - 2012
  • Teaching/Research Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship - University of Illinois - 2008
  • Thesis Grant - Cairo University - 2007
  • Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship - Cairo University - 2007
  • Soil Mechanics and Foundations Research Laboratory Prize - Cairo University - 2005
  • Recognition of the review made for Engineering Structures Journal - Engineering Structures Journal - 2013
  • Recognition of the review made for Engineering Structures Journal - Engineering Structures Journal - 2014

Teaching Experience

  • Fundamentals of Earthquake Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Steel Structures I - Cairo University
  • Steel Structures II - Cairo University
  • High Rise Steel Buildings - Cairo University
  • Steel Bridges - Cairo University
  • Steel Structures and Bridges Senior Graduation Project - Cairo University
  • Qualifying Exam review sessions for PhD Students - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Intorduction to SAP2000 course - Cairo University
  • Mechanics of Materials - University of Memphis
  • Mechanics of Materials Lab - University of Memphis
  • Nonlinear Analysis of Structures - University of Memphis
  • Intermediate Steel Design - University of Memphis
  • Design of Steel Structures - University of Memphis
  • Structural Analysis II - University of Memphis
  • Earthquake Resistant Design - University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • PhD - Sepehr Movaghati - 2017
  • PhD - Farid Hosseinpour - 2018
  • PhD - Mehdi Rostamian - 2019
  • PhD - Astitwa Sharma - 2020
  • MS - Colton Baker - 2017
  • MS - Julie Furr - 2018
  • MS - Varshitha Avula - 2018
  • MS - Tarris Greer - 2016
  • MS - Ashenagi Kellil - 2019

Support

  • Increasing resiliency of reinforced concrete buildings against multiple earthquake excitations (PI) - NSF [Pending] - $504,208 [Pending] - 2018-2023
  • GPR for county road evaluation in TN (PI) - TDOT - $237,546 - 2016-2018
  • Integration of GPR data with FWD tests (preliminary study, extension to the project above) (PI) - TDOT - $11,500 - 2017-2017
  • Hernando Desoto i-40 bridge seismic instrumentation upgrade (co-PI) - TDOT - $199,729 - 2016-2017
  • Establishment of a hybrid simulation facility at the University of Memphis - FIT - $83,000 - 2013-2015
  • Karnak Hypostyle Hall: Structural Assessment and Evaluation of 134 Giant Columns - U of M - $20,000 - 2017-2019
  • Redesign of CIVL3131 - ELF - $2,500 -  
  • Data Acquisition System for Structural Engineering Laboratory - State Board - 34,116.19 -  
Service
  • University of Memphis - 1. Engineering seismology new faculty search committee - 2013
  • University of Memphis - 2. Ground water and surface water new faculty search committee - 2015
  • University of Memphis - Involvement in E-day activities -  
  • University of Memphis - ASCE committee -  
  • University of Memphis - Earthquake Engineering Research Institute EERI -  
  • University of Memphis - Computing committee -  
  • University of Memphis - ABET curriculum -  
  • University of Memphis - Graduate recruitment -  
Books Published
  • Abdelnaby, A. (October, 2011) “Earthquake Magnitude and Energy Release”, AAAEA Newsletter, Chicago, IL.
  • Abdelnaby, A. (2010) “Material Model Implementation in Zeus-NL”, Mid America Earthquake Center, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, http://code.google.com/p/zeus-nl/wiki/06MaterialModelImplementation
Journal Articles
  •   Movaghati, S., Abdelnaby, A. (2016) “Advancements in Fragility Analysis using Numerical Calibration Methods for a Horizontally Curved RC Bridge,” Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 125C, pp. 236-243.
  • Ismail, A., Abdelnaby, A., Larson, T. (2017) “High-resolution P- and S-wave Seismic Reflection Followed by Engineering Modeling for Geotechnical Site Characterization in Southern Illinois,” Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics (accepted for publication).
  • Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. (2017) “Fragility Curves for RC Frames under Multiple Earthquakes,” Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 98, pp. 222-234.
  • Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. (2017) “Effect of Multiple Earthquakes on the Nonlinear Behavior pf RC Structures,” Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 92, pp. 706-725.
  • Abdelnaby, A. (2016) “Fragility Curves for RC Frames Subjected to Tohoku Mainshock-aftershocks Sequences,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2016.1264328.
  • Abdelnaby, A., Elnashai, A. (2015) “Numerical Modeling and Analysis of RC Frames Subjected to Multiple Earthquakes,” Earthquakes and Structures, An International Journal, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 957-981.
  • Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. (2015) “Statistical Evaluation of the Monotonic Models for FRP Confined Concrete Prisms,” Advances in Concrete Construction, An International Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 161-185.
  • Abdelnaby, A., Frankie, T., Spencer, B. (2014) “Numerical and Hybrid Analysis of a Curved Bridge and Methods of Numerical Model Calibration,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 70C pp. 234-245 (D.O.I. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.04.009).
  • Abdelnaby, A., Elnashai, A. (2014) “Performance of Degrading Reinforced Concrete Frame Systems under Tohoku and Christchurch Earthquake Sequences,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 18(7) pp. 1009-1036 (DOI:10.1080/13632469.2014.923796).  
  • Spencer, B., Chang, C., Frankie, T., Kuchma, D., Silva, P., Abdelnaby, A. (2014) “A Phased Approach to Enable Hybrid Simulation of Complex Structures,” Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration, Vol. 13 pp. 63-77 (D.O.I. 10.1007/s11803-014-0240-2).
  • Abdelnaby, A., Elnashai, A. (2013) "Integrity Assessment of the Pharos of Alexandria during the AD 1303 Earthquake," Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 33c, pp. 119-138.
  • Abdelnaby, A., Frankie, T., Spencer, B. (2013) "Numerical Hybrid Simulation Modeling Verification for a 3-Pier Bridge,” Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Vol. 11(5), pp. 48-51.  
  • Oygus, R., Toros, C., Abdelnaby, A. “Seismic Behavior of Irregular Reinforced-Concrete Structures under Multiple Earthquake Excitations,” Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (accepted for publication).
  • Movaghati, S., Abdelnaby, A. “Experimental and Finite Element Studies of Bolted Angle Connections under Cyclic Loading,” (ready for submission to ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering).
  • Movaghati, S., Abdelnaby, A. “The Design and Seismic Performance of Post-tensioned Semi-rigid Connections,” (ready for submission to ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering).
  •  Machaly, E.S., Safar, S., and Abdelnaby, A., "Parametric Analysis of Plate Girder Web Panels Subjected to Pure Shear", Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Cairo University, Faculty of Engng, Vol. 54, December 2007.
  • Machaly, E.S., Safar, S., and Abdelnaby, A., "New Design Rules for Plate Girder Web Panels Subjected to Pure Shear", Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Cairo University, Faculty of Engng, Vol. 55, February 2008.
  • Rostamian, M., Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. (2017) “Effects of Seismic Retrofitting on the Behavior of RC Bridge Columns Subjected to Main shock-aftershock Sequence,” Structures Congress, Denver, Co. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784480403.038
  • Abdelnaby, A., Elnashai, A. (2012) "Response of Degrading RC Frames Under Replicate Motions”, the 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal, September 2012.
  • Frankie, T., Abdelnaby, A., Silva, P. (2013) “Hybrid Simulation of Curved Four-Span Bridge: Comparison of Numerical and Hybrid Experimental/Analytical Results and Methods of Numerical Model Calibration,” Structures Congress, Pittsburg, PA, pp. 721-732.
  • Abdelnaby, A. (2013) “Methods of Bridge Numerical Model Calibration Using Hybrid Simulation,” Quake summit, Nevada, Reno.
  • Assadollahi, A., Abdelnaby, A. (2014) “Improved Student Understanding of Materials and Structures through Non-Traditional Laboratory Project,” American Society of Engineering Education (Southeastern Section), Macon, GA.
  • Abdelnaby, A., Raji, F., Yohannes, A., Naimi, A., Mishra, S., Golias, M. (2014) “Impacts of the 1811-1812 Earthquakes on Existing Transportation Networks in Memphis Area.” Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Anchorage, AK.
  • Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. (2015) “Statistical Investigation of the Behavior of FRP Confined Concrete Prisms Based on Experimental Data,” Structures Congress, Portland, OR, pp. 2260-2271.
  • Movaghati, S., Abdelnaby, A. (2015) “Semi-rigid Steel Connection with Self-centering System,” Structures Congress, Portland, OR.
  • Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. (2015) “Statistical Evaluation of the Compressive Strength Models for FRP Confined Concrete Rectangular Prisms using Experimental Data,” Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Boston, MA.
  • Movaghati, S., Abdelnaby, A. (2015) “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Semi-rigid Connections with and without Self-centering Devices,” Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Boston, MA.
  • Ghaffari, Y., Pezeshk, S., Abdelnaby, A. (2015) “Improved Value for Load Increase Factor in Disproportionate Collapse,” Structures Congress, Portland, OR.
  • Movaghati, S., Abdelnaby, A. (2016) “Use of Self-centering System to Retrofit Steel Flexible Moment Connections,” Geo-Structures Congress, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Hosseinpour, F., Abdelnaby, A. B (2016) “Inelastic Behavior of Structures under Multiple Earthquakes,” Geo-Structures Congress, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rostamian, M., Abdelnaby, A. (2016) “Reliability Analysis of Steel Frames under Earthquake Loading using Meta-models,” Joint Engineering Mechanics Institute and Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference, Vanderbilt, TN.
  •  Abdelnaby, A., and Amr Elnashai (2010) "Response of RC Buildings under Multiple Earthquakes", the 7th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering & 5th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Tokyo, March 2010.
  • Abdelnaby, A., Frankie, T., and Spencer, B. (2012) “Hybrid Simulation Modeling of a Curved Bridge”, Design and Modeling in Science, Education, and Technology, Orlando, FL.

Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • CIVL3322 - Mechanics of Materials
  • 3325 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL7-8910 - Nonlinear Analysis of Structures
  • CIVL3325 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL4131 - Intermediate Steel Design
  • CIVL3131 - Desogn of Steel Structures
  • CIVL4122 - Structural Analysis II
  • CIVL3325 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL7-8119 - Earthquake Resist. Design
  • CIVL3131 - Design of Steel Structures
  • CIVL4122 - Structural Analysis II
  • CIVL3325 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL6131 - Intermediate Steel Design
  • CIVL3131 - Design of Steel Structures
  • CIVL4122 - Structural Analysis II
  • CIVL3325101 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL3325102 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL4-6131 - Intermediate Steel Design
  • CIVL3131 - Design of Steel Structures
  • CIVL4-6112 - Structural Analysis II
  • CIVL3325 - Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CIVL4131 - Intermediate Steel Design
  • CIVL7-8119 - Earthquake Resist. Design
  • CIVL7-8910 - Nonlinear Analysis of Structures