Dr. Ahmad Abu Abdo


 

Title:  Department Chair / Associate Professor – Civil Engineering
School: School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Department
Office:  Bldg. G-320
Phone: Ext. 1189
Email: ahmed.abuabdo@aurak.ac.ae

Dr. Ahmad Abu Abdo is currently working as an associate professor at the Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the American University of Ras Alkhaimah. Dr. Abu Abdo received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2001 from the University of Jordan, Jordan, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Idaho, USA in 2005 and 2008, respectively. His field of expertise is Construction Materials with emphasis on Flexible Pavement Materials, Design, and Performance. In addition to, Traffic Safety and Awareness and Rock Mechanics. He is currently the IE coordinator, Internship coordinator for the School of Engineering and Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate.

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Idaho, USA, 2008
  • M.S in Civil Engineering, University of Idaho, USA, 2005
  • B.S in Civil Engineering, University of Jordan, 2001
Research Interests

Performance of Flexible Pavements (Permanent Deformation, Fatigue, and Fracture of Asphalt Mixes), Flexible Pavement Designs, Superpave Asphalt Mix Design, and Traffic Safety and Awareness.

Google Scholar Page: http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=yCX20R0AAAAJ

Journal Publications

  • Abu Abdo, A. and S.J. Jung “Effects of Asphalt Mix Design Properties on Pavement Performance: A Mechanistic Approach” Advances in Civil Engineers, Article No. 9354058, 2016.
  • Akash O., A. M. Abu Abdo, B. Akash, and M.S. Mohsen “A Note on Solar Energy Research in Jordan” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 11, No. 10, 2016.
  • Abu Abdo, A., B. Akash, M.S. Mohsen, and O. Akash, “Scopus Based Analysis of Related Literature to Traffic Safety and Awareness in the Arab Countries” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 11, No. 6, 2016.
  • Abu Abdo, A. and Y. A. Al-Ibrahim, “Assessment of Traffic Safety Awareness Among Road Users in Salalah, Sultanate of Oman” Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2016.
  • Abu Abdo, A., “Utilizing Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) Materials in New Pavements – A Review” International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016.
  • Abu Abdo, A. and A. A. Al-Ojaili, “Assessment of Awareness of Livestock-Vehicle Traffic Accidents in Dhofar Region, Oman” International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 10, No. 18, 2015.
  • Abu Abdo, A. “Utilizing a Simple Numerical Model in Discrete Element Analysis to Simulate Flow Time and Number Tests of Asphalt Mixes” The Journal of Engineering Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2014.
  • Abu Abdo, A., F. Eckwright, S.J. Jung, F. Bayomy, and R. Nielsen “Semi-Circular Notched Beam Testing Procedure for Hot Mixture Asphalt” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport, Vol. 167, No. 1, 2014.
  • Eckwright, F., S.J. Jung, and A. Abu Abdo “Utilizing A Particle Flow Code in 2-Dimensional Discrete Element Analyses of Fracture Resistance Evaluation of HMA and Brittle Rock” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (BHRC), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014.
  • Abu Abdo, A. & S.J. Jung “Evaluation of Prediction Models of Fatigue for Asphalt Mixes” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT), Vol. 6, No. 6, 2013.
  • Abu Abdo, A., S.J. Jung, and S.I. Baek “Verification of Testing Parameters of Semi-Circle Notched Beam Fatigue Test” Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (BHRC), Vol. 14, No. 5, 2013.
  • Abu Abdo, A. “Sensitivity Analysis of a New Dynamic Modulus (|E*|) Model for Asphalt Mixtures” Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2012.
  • Abu Abdo, A. “Simplified Numerical Modeling for Asphalt Mixes” International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology (IJPRT), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012.
  • Abu Abdo, A. and B. Muhunthan “Prediction of HMA Dynamic Modulus Using Dimensional Analysis” Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Transport, Vol. 165, No. 1, 2012.
  • Abu Abdo, A. “Comparison of Two Fracture Parameters for Asphalt Mixes Using Sensitivity Analyses” Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS). Vol. 2, No. 4, 2011.
  • Gharaibeh, E. and A. Abu Abdo “Assessment of Traffic Safety and Awareness Among Youth In Al-Ahsa Region, Saudi Arabia” Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS), Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011.
  • Abu Abdo, A., F. Bayomy, R. Nielsen, T. Weaver, S.J. Jung, and M. Santi “Development and Evaluation of Hot Mix Asphalt Stability Index” International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 6, 2010.

Book Chapters

  • Bayomy, F., A. Abu Abdo and M. Santi “Permanent Deformation Evaluation of Idaho Superpave Mixes Using the Gyratory Stability” in Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways, and Airfields, E. Tutumluer and I. Al-Qadi (Eds.), pp. 295-303. Taylor and Francis, 2009, London, UK (ISBN: 978-0-415-87199-0).
  • Abu Abdo, A., F. Bayomy, R. Nielsen, T. Weaver, SJ Jung, and M. Santi “Prediction of the Dynamic Modulus of Superpave Mixes” in Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways, and Airfields, E. Tutumluer and I. Al-Qadi (Eds.), pp. 305-314. Taylor and Francis, 2009, London, UK (ISBN: 978-0-415-87199-0).

Refereed Proceedings Papers

  • Akash B., A. M. Abu Abdo, O. Akash, and M.S. Mohsen “Scopus-Based Analysis of Peer-Reviewed Literature Related to Solar Energy in GCC Countries” The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2016), May 23-26, 2016, Madrid, Spain.
  • Mohsen M.S., B. Akash, A. M. Abu Abdo, and O. Akash, “Energy Options for Water Desalination in UAE” The 6th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Information Technology (SEIT 2016), May 23-26, 2016, Madrid, Spain.
  • Akash O., A. M. Abu Abdo, B. Akash, and M.S. Mohsen “A Review on Solar Energy Research in Jordan” 5th Global Conference on Renewables and Energy Efficiency for Desert Regions (GCREEDER 2016), April 4-6 2016, Amman, Jordan.
  • Bayomy, F., A. Abu Abdo, M. Mull, and M. Santi “Evaluation of Fracture Resistance of Hot-Mix Asphalt” Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Characterization of Pavement and Soil Engineering Materials (Athens-’07), 2007, Athens, Greece. Paper no. AP1132.
  • Abu Abdo, A., F. Bayomy, and M. Santi “Evaluation of Gyratory Stability for Hveem-Designed Mixes” Proceedings of the 86th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, 2007, Washington D.C., USA, Paper no. 07-1704.
  • Bayomy, F., A. Abu Abdo, M. Mull, and M. Santi “Evaluation of Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) Fracture Resistance Using the Critical Strain Energy Release Rate, Jc” Proceedings of the 85th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, 2006, Washington D.C., USA, Paper no. 06-2745.
  • Abu Abdo, A., F. Bayomy, E. Masad, and M. Santi “Evaluation of Aggregate Structure Stability Using the Superpave Gyratory Compactor” Proceedings of the 85th Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, 2006, Washington D.C., USA, Paper no. 06-1402.
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