Prof. Khaldoun N. Rahal (FULL CV)
LAST UPDATED ON :: July 26, 2012
Name:Khaldoun N. Rahal
Rank:Professor
Department:Civil Engineering Department
Email:khaldoun.rahal@ku.edu.kw
Telephone:85734
Fax:24817524
Research Interests:Design of Reinforced and Prestressed concrete structures - Concrete Materials
Address:Civil Engineering Department, Kuwait University, P.O. Box 5969, Safat 13060, Kuwait
Degree
DegreeFieldInstitutionYear
Ph.DCivil Engineering (Structures)The University of Toronto1993
M.S.C.E.Civil Engineering (Structures)The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor1987
B.E.Civil EngineeringThe American University of Beirut, Lebanon1986
Rank
RankMonth-Year
Professor2007
Associate Professor2000
Assistant Professor1996
Own Thesis
TitleTypeInstitutionYear
The Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Subjected to Combined Shear and TorsionPhDnullNov, 1993
Societies
NameCountryMembershipYear/Period
ACI-Kuwait ChapterKuwaitMember, Director and Past President of Chapter1997 - 2012
ACI InternationalU.S.A.Member1990 - 2012
Syndicate of EngineersLebanonCivil Engineer1987 - 2012
Experience (Academic)
InstitutionDesignationYear/Period
Kuwait UniversityProfessorSep, 1996 - Jan, 2012
Experience (non-Academic)
OrganizationDesignationYear/Period
Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto, CanadaResearch EngineerApr, 1996 - Aug, 1996
Toronto, CanadaStructural EngineerApr, 1993 - Aug, 1996
Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto, CanadaResearch AssistantJun, 1990 - Apr, 1993
Civil Engineering Department, University of Toronto, CanadaTeaching AssistantSep, 1987 - May, 1992
Professional Activities
DesignationDetailsYear/Period
organizer of public seminarEvaluation of Compressive Strength of Concrete Drilled Cores, Kuwait Society of Civil Engineers, KuwaitFeb, 2009
organizer of public seminarConcrete in the Future:Green Concrete, First Symposium on Concrete, KuwaitOct, 2008
organizer of public seminarShear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams Using NSM Reinforcement, Kuwait Society of Engineers, KuwaitJan, 2008
Reviewer of technical papersACI Structural Journal, ASCE Structural Journal, ASCE Journal of Composites for Structures, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Mechanics-An International Journal, Advances in Structural Engineering, Engineering Structures, Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering, Research Administration-Kuwait University, Research Administration-Public Authority for Applied Education and Training KuwaitJan, 2006
organizer of public seminarDesign for Compatibility Torsion in Spandrel Beams of Reinforced Concrete Buildings, Kuwait Society of Engineers, KuwaitMar, 2004
Reviewer of paper for conferenceThe Ninth Arab Structural Engineering Conference, Abu-Dhabi, U.A.EJan, 2003
organizer of public seminarShear Strength of High Strength Concrete, Kuwait Society of Engineers, KuwaitMay, 2002
organizer of public seminarShear Design in the North American Codes, Nanyang Technical University, SingaporeAug, 2001
organizer of public seminarDesigning for Shear, KuwaitSociety of Engineers, KuwaitMar, 2000
organizer of public seminarTransfer and Development Length and Bond in Prestressed Beams, Kuwait Society of Engineers, KuwaitFeb, 1999
organizer of public seminarA Simplified Method for Shear Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Kuwait Society of Engineers, KuwaitFeb, 1998
organizer of public seminarShear Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams-Historical Backgroung and State of the Art, Kuwait Society of Engineers, KuwaitApr, 1997
organizer of public seminarNew Shear Design Method in American Bridge Code and Canadian Building Code, Morrison Hershfield Limited, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaMay, 1996
Reviewer of papers for conferencesThe ACI-KC Second International Conference, KuwaitMar, 2007 - Mar, 2007
CoordinatorStructures GroupJan, 2006 - Jan, 2008
memberCivil Engineering Industry consulting boardJan, 2006 - Jan, 2007
SupervisorStrength of Materials LaboratoryJan, 2005 - Jan, 2012
Reviewer of conference paper-Concrete and High Performance Concrete in Hot WeatherProceedings of the ACI-KC First International Conference and Fourth Exhibition, KuwaitOct, 2003 - Nov, 2003
conducted keynote presentationThe Development of the Shear Design Provisions in the North American Building Codes-Historical Background, The ACI-KC First International Conference and Fourth Exhibition, KuwaitOct, 2003 - Nov, 2003
memberof organizing committee 4th Exposition of Engineering Design projectsMay, 2003 - May, 2003
conducted keynote presentationBackground and Development of the New AASHTO LRFD Shear Design Method, 3rd International conference on New Dimensions in Bridges, Flyovers, Overpasses and Elevated Structures, MalaysiaApr, 2003 - Apr, 2003
Coordinatorcommon courses (Strength of materials)Jan, 2002 - Jan, 2005
Reviewer of paper for conferenceThe Seventh Arab Structural Engineering Conference, KuwaitNov, 1997 - Nov, 1997
Committees
Committee NameDesignationLevelTimesLast Time
Graduate Program in Civil EngineeringDirector2011 - 2012
Promotion Committeemember2008 - 2010
Stratergic Planning Committee 2.Faculty Award Committeemember2008 - 2009
Departmental CouncilSecretary2008 - 2012
Task Committee for developing the operational procedurecoordinator2007 - 2009
Scholarship Committeemember2007 - 2009
Public Seminars Committeecordinator2006 - 2009
ABET Task Force Committeemember2006 - 2007
Laboratory Committeemember and coordinator2004 - 2007
Petty cash committeecoordinator2004 - 2007
Common courses committeemember2004 - 2005
Yearbook CommitteeCoordinator2001 - 2003
Undergraduate Program Committeemember2001 - 2002
Department CouncilSecretary2000 - 2006
Budget Committeeccordinator2000 - 2003
Budget committeemember2000 - 2003
Courses
InstitutionCourse No.Course NameTypeLevelTimesLast Time
Kuwait UniversityENG202,ENG204,CIV252,CIV271,ARCH341,CIV3731.Statics 2.Strength of Materails 3.Engineering Materials 4.Structural Analysis 5.Structural Analysis II 6.Reinforced Concrete IAcademicUndergraduate1-52008
Kuwait UniversityCIV473,CIV473,CIV4971.Concrete Construction and Technology 2.Reinforced Concrete II 3.Structural Engineering Design(capstone design course)AcademicUndergraduate1-52008
Kuwait UniversityCIV572,CIV580,CIV5831.Design of Concrete Highway Bridges 2.Analysis and Design of Wall Structures and Tall Buildings 3.Advanced Topics in Reinforced Concrete DesignAcademicGraduate1-52008
OCCD, KUDefects in Reinforced Concrete:Causes and RepairsShort CourseUndergraduate1-52007
KU, OCCDConcreting in Gulf:Constituents, Properties, Durability and ImprovementsShort CourseUndergraduate1-52003
KU, OCCDHigh Strength Concrete: Properties and Applications in KuwaitShort CourseUndergraduate1-51999
OCCD, KURepair-Free Structures-Architectural, Structural and Material ConsiderationsShort CourseUndergraduate1-51998
OCCD, KUDesign of Repair-Free StructuresShort CourseUndergraduate1-51998
Honors and Awards
NameDetailsYear
Gzowski Medal, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, CanadaCo-Recipient of the 1999, Gzowski Medalߠfrom the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers for ࠂest paper in all subjects߮ Paper entitled "Background of the 1994 CSAࠁ23.3 General Method of Shear Design," by Rahal and Collins, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 26, Number 6,pp. 827߸39.Dec, 1999
Best Research Paper in the Field of Sciences Award, Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences, KuwaitCo-Recipient of the 1999 ࠂest Research Paper in the Field of SciencesߠAward from the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), Kuwait. Paper entitled ࠎeural Networks for Calculation of Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams,ߠby Rahal and Abu Kiefa, Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 2,pp. 239߲52.Dec, 1999
Award of Excellence, Association of Consulting Engineers Canada (to employer)Part of the team that earned the previous employer (Morrsion Hershfield Consulting Engineers Ltd.) the 1998 Association of Consulting Engineers ߠ(Canada) Award of Excellence for their part in the design verification of the two billion dollars Hibernia Gravity Base Structure. Total project cost was 5.2 Billion Canadian Dollars. Dr. Rahal was a member of Morrison Hershfield design verification team of 6 engineers1998
Outstanding Researcher, College of Engineering and Petroleum at Kuwait UniversityCo-Recipient of the Outstanding Researcher Award at the College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University2007 - 2008
Outstanding Researcher Award for Assistant Professors, Kuwait UniversityRecipient of the ࠏutstanding Researcher Award for Assistant Professorsߠat Kuwait University. Academic year 1999/2000.1999 - 2000
Outstanding Researcher Award for Assistant Professors, Faculty of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait UniversityRecipient of the ࠏutstanding Researcher Award for Assistant Professorsߠat the College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait University1999 - 2000
Conference
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1Effect of Pre-cracking on Near-Surface Mounted CFRP and Rebar Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Third International IMS COnferences on Applications of Traditional and High Performance Materials in Harsh Environments, _, Sharjah, U.A.E, Jan, 2008
2Strains in Longitudinal Steel at Support Regions of Beams, 27th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, _, Singapore, Aug, 2002
3Shear Tests on High Strength Concrete Beams with Low Transverse Reinforcement, Proeceedings of the International Conference on Advancement in Design, Construction, Construction Management and Maintenance of Building Structures, _, Bali, Mar, 2002
4Shear Tests of Epoxy Modified Reinforced Concrete Beams with Stirrups, 26th Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, _, Singapore, Aug, 2001
5Experimental Investigation of Shear Strength of Resin Modified Reinforced Concrete, Cement and Concrete Technology in the 2000s, _, Istanbul, Sep, 2000
6Behavior of Reinforced Resin Modified Reinforced Concrete Beams in Shear, Second Asia Pacific Conference on Durability of Building Systems, Harmonized Standards and Evaluation, _, Bandung, Indonesia, Jul, 2000
7Torsional Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams-A Simplified Approach, The First International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, _, Seoul, South Korea, Aug, 1999
8Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams, The Arab Conference on Repair and Rehabilitation of Structures, _, Egypt, Sep, 1998
9Post-Cracking Modulus of Reinforced Concrete Membranes Subjected to Pure Shear, Proceedings of the 11th Arab Structural Engineering Conference, _, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Oct, 2009 - Oct, 2009
10Near Surface Mounted Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the APSEC-EACEF 2009 Conference, _, Langkawi, Malaysia, Aug, 2009 - Aug, 2009
11Effect of Anchorage of NSM Bars and Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology, CONCET 09, _, Shah Alam, Malaysia, Mar, 2009 - Mar, 2009
12Simple model for Membrane Elements Subjected to Shearing Stresses, Proceedings of the International conferences on Advances in Cement Based Materials and Applications in Civil Infrastructure-(ACBM-ACI), _, Lahore, Pakistan, Dec, 2007 - Dec, 2007
13Shear Strengthening of Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Near-Surface Mounted CFRP Rods and Rebars, Proceedings of the First Housing Conference and Exhibition, _, Kuwait, Nov, 2007 - Nov, 2007
14Maximum Allowable In-Plane Shear Stresses in Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elements, Proceedings of thw ACI-KC Second International Conference, _, Kuwait, Mar, 2007 - Mar, 2007
15Shear Strengthening Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Near-Surface Mounted Conventional CFRP Bars, Proceedings of the ACI-KC Second International Conference, _, Kuwait, Mar, 2007 - Mar, 2007
16Mechanical Properties of Recycled Aggregate Concrete, Proceedings of the ACI-KC Second International Conference, _, Kuwait, Mar, 2007 - Mar, 2007
17Shear-Torsion-Bending Interaction Using AASHTO-LRFD General Procedure, Proceedings of the Tenth Arab Structural Engineering Conference, _, Kuwait, Nov, 2006 - Nov, 2006
18Combined Torsion and Bending in Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Simplified Method for Combined Stress-Resultants, Proceedinngs of the Ninth International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology (CONCET 2006), _, Malaysia, May, 2006 - May, 2006
19Preliminary Design of Standard Prestressed Concrete I-Girders Using AASHTO LRFD Specifications, 3rd International Conference on New Dimensions in Bridges, Flyovers, Overpasses and Elevated Structures, _, Malaysia, Apr, 2003 - Apr, 2003
20Shear Tests on 60 MPa Concrete Beams with Minimum Transverse Reinforcement, Proeceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics, _, Busan, Korea, Aug, 2002 - Aug, 2002
21Neural Networks for Calculation of Shear Strength of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Beams, Al-Azhar Engineering Fifth International Conference, _, Egypt, Dec, 1997 - Dec, 1997
22Strength of Reinforced concrete Elements Subjected to Pure Shear, The Seventh Arab Structural Engineering Conference, _, Kuwait, Nov, 1997 - Nov, 1997
23Compatibility Torsion in Spandrel Beams, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Concrete Technology in Developing Countries, _, Malaysia,
Journal
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1Rahal K.N. and Rumaih H.A., “Tests on reinforced concrete beams strengthening in shear using near surface mounted CFRP and steel bars”, Engineering Structures, Jan, 2011, _
2Rahal K.N., “Near surface mounted shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beams”, American Concrete Institute, Oct, 2010, _
3Rahal K.N, “Post-cracking shear modulus of reinforced concrete membrane elements”, Engineering Structures, Jan, 2010, _
4Rahal K.N., “Post-cracking shear modules of reinforced concrete membrane elements”, Engineering Structures, Sep, 2009, _
5Rahal K.N. and Rumaih H.A, “Strengthening Reinforced Concrete Beams for Shear Using Near Surface Mounted CFRP and Conventional Bars”, ACI Structural Journal, Jan, 2009, _
6Rahal K.N., “Simplified Design and Capacity Calculation of Shear Strength in Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elements”, Engineering Structures, Oct, 2008, _
7Al-Shaleh K.S and Rahal K.N., “Shear Behavior of K850 Reinforced Concrete Beams with Low Transverse Reinforcement”, Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering, Jan, 2007, Kuwait
8Rahal K.N., “Mechanical Properties of Concrete with Recycled Coarse Aggregate”, Building and Environment, Jan, 2007, _
9Rahal K.N., “Evaluation of AASHTO-LRFD General Procedure for Torsion and Combined Loading”, ACI Structural Journal, Sep, 2006, _
10Rahal, Khaldoun and Collins, M.P., “Compatibility Torsion in Spandrel Beams Using Modified Compression Field Theory”, ACI Structural Journal, May, 2006, _
11Rahal, K.N, “Membrane Elements Subjected to In Plane Shearing and Normal Stresses”, ASCE Structural Journal, 2002, _
12Rahal, K.N, “Analysis and Design for Torsion in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Beams”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics An International Journal, Jan, 2001, _
13Rahal, K.N., “Torsional Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Jun, 2000, _
14Rahal, K.N. and Collins, M.P, “Background of the 1994 CSA A23.3 General Method of Shear Design”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Dec, 1999, _
15Rahal, K.N. and Abu Kiefa, M., “Neural Networks for Calculation of Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams”, Kuwait Journal of Science and Engineering, Dec, 1999, _
16Rahal, K.N. and Collins, M.P., “Effect of Cover Thickness on Shear and Torsion Interaction: An Experimental Investigation”, ACI Structural Journal, May, 1995, _
17Rahal K.N, “Shear transfer capacity of reinforced concrete”, ACI Structural Journal, Jun, 2010 - Jul, 2010, _
18Rahal K.N., “Combined Torsion and Bending in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete beams Using SMCS”, ACI Structural Journal, Jul, 2007 - Aug, 2007, _
19Rahal K.N, “Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams with Variable Thickness of Concrete Side Cover”, ACI Structural Journal, Mar, 2006 - Apr, 2006, _
20Rahal, Khaldoun N., “Longitudinal Steel Stresses in Beams due to Shear and Torsion in AASHTO LRFD Specifications”, ACI Structural Journal, Sep, 2005 - Oct, 2005, _
21K.N. Rahal and K.S. Al-Shaleh, “Minimum Transverse Reinforcement in 65 MPa Concrete Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, Nov, 2004 - Dec, 2004, _
22Rahal, K.N. and Collins, M.P., “An Experimental Evaluation of the ACI and AASHTO-LRFD Provisions for Combined Shear and Torsion”, ACI Structural Journal, May, 2003 - Jun, 2003, _
23Rahal, K.N. and Collins, M.P, “Combined Torsion and Bending in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, Mar, 2003 - Apr, 2003, _
24Rahal, K.N. and El-Hawary, M, “Shear Tests of Epoxy Modified Reinforced Concrete Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, Nov, 2002 - Dec, 2002, _
25Rahal, K.N. and El Hawary, M, “Experimental Investigation of Shear Strength of Epoxy Modified Longitudinally Reinforced Concrete Beams”, ACI Structural Journal, Jan, 2002 - Feb, 2002, _
26Rahal, K.N, “Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete, Part I: Membrane Elements Subjected To Pure Shear”, ACI Structural Journal, Nov, 2000 - Dec, 2000, _
27Rahal, K.N, “Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete, Part II: Beams Subjected to Shear, Bending Moment and Axial Loads”, ACI Structural Journal, Mar, 2000 - Apr, 2000, _
28Khaldoun N. Rahal and Michael P.Collins, “Simple Model for Predicting the Torsional Strength of Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Sections”, ACI Structural Journal, Nov, 1996 - Dec, 1996, _
29Rahal, K.N. and Collins, M.P, “Analysis of Sections Subjected to Combined Shear and Torsion: A Theoretical Model”, ACI Structural Journal, Jul, 1995 - Aug, 1995, _
Other Publications
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1State-of-the-Art-Report on Torsion in Structural Concrete, Rahal K.N, ACI-ASCE Joint Committee 445 on shear and torsion, Jan, 2007
2Design and Sustainability of Structural Concrete in the Middle East, Rahal K.N, Editors: El-Hawary M.M, Al-Mutairi N.M, Rahal K.N and Kamal H, Mar, 2007 - Mar, 2007
3Concrete and High Performance Concrete in Hot Weather, Rahal K.N, Editors: Al-Mutairi N.M, El-Hawary M.M and Rahal K.N,
Thesis Supervision
Thesis TitleTypeRoleYear
Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams using Near Surface Mounted Conventional Reinforcing Steel and CFRP Rods
Effect of Inadequate Reinforcement around Opening on Strength and Deflection of Reinforced Concrete Beams
Effect of Test Setup on Shear Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams
Non-linear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Frames
Bond Stress at Support Regions in Prestressed Concrete I-Girders
Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Slab-Column Connection in Shear
Research Projects
Code No.TitleInstitutionPositionYear
EV-x3/08Shear-Friction Tests of Recycled Concrete AggregatesKuwait UniversityNov, 2008 - Nov, 2010
EV-x2Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Near-Surface Mounted FRP and Steel RodsKuwait UniversityApr, 2006 - Dec, 2008
EV-x1Stress Strain Relationship of Recycled Aggregate ConcreteKuwait UniversitySep, 2004 - Sep, 2005
EV 105Experimental Investigation of Shear Behavior of Resin Modified Reinforced ConcreteKuwait University1999 - 0000
EV 126Experimental Investigation of Minimum Shear Reinforcement in High Strength ConcreteKFAS1999 - 0000
EV-122Bond Stresses in Support Regions of Pretensioned Concrete Bridge GirdersKuwait University1998 - 1999
EV-098Simplified Shear Design of Reinforced Concrete BeamsKuwait University1997 - 1998
Consultation
Consultation FirmDetailsYear
Office of Consultation and Career Devlopment, College of Engineering and Petroleum, Kuwait UniversityStudies of the structural safety of more than 40 concrete and steel structures1997 - 2012
Ben. C. Gerwick Inc., San FranciscoSub-consultant to study the causes of failure of a 1600 m long floating bridge which failed during a storm1991 - 1992
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