Research Projects

 

 

          

Participation in Sponsored-Research Projects

 

 

          

 

            1.         KACST-funded project on Identification, Evaluation and Improvement of Eastern Saudi Soils for Constructional Purposes, Project #AR-14-61, which started on 1/11/1414H (Duration: two and a half years).

 

            2.         Funded project by Saudi-ARAMCO on Rock Mechanics Study of the Ghawar Khuff Reservoirs*, Project # PN 21148, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Duration: two years).

 

            3.         Funded project by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) on An Assessment of the Deterioration of SAMA Building in Dammam, Project No. 90701 (SQ 0542), Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University or Petroleum and Minerals, October 1997 (Duration: five months).

 

            4.         Funded project by Saudi-ARAMCO on Concrete Durability Research Study**,   # PN 25090, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, September 1997 (Duration: two and a half years).

 

            5.         Funded project by Saudi-ARAMCO on Effect of the Quality of Indigenous Aggregates on Concrete Durability, Project No. 25092, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, September 1998 (Duration: two years).

 

            6.         Assessment project funded by Qanbar Steetley (Saudi) Ltd. on Investigation of Concrete Deterioration in Private Villa of Mr. Al-Mullah in Dammam, Project No. 90804 (SQ 0630), Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, January 1999 (Duration: two months).

 

            7.         Principal Investigator of a project funded by Saudi-ARAMCO on Specifications for Silica Fume to Produce Durable Concrete, Project No. 20013, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, November 1998 (Duration: two and a half years).

 

            8.         Principal Investigator of a testing project funded by Jodran Company Ltd., Dammam on Testing of Concrete Structural Units, Project No. CE2208, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, September 2000 (Duration: seven and a half months).         

 

            9.         Assessment project funded by the Naval Forces, Ministry of Defense and Aviation on Investigation of Cracking in Ground Beams in Building 5060 for Al-Yamamah Hunter Project, Jubail, Project No. CE2207, Department of Civil Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, December 2000 (Duration: six months).

 

            10.       Principal Investigator of a project funded by SABIC (through the Deanship of Scientific Research) on Corrosion Resistance of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy-Coated Bars in Chloride-Contaminated Concrete, Project No. SABIC/99-12, Deanship of Scientific Research (Duration: 12 months).

            11.       Experimental project funded by the Scientific Research Council, King Abdulaziz University, on Geological Hazards and Soil Stabilization of the Sabkhas in Yanbu, Rabigh, and Al-Qunfudhah, Project No. 207/419, Department of Earth Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, January 2001 (Duration: two years).

 

            12.       Experimental program on the assessment of means to stabilize ash waste “Management of Ash Waste Generated at Rabigh,” funded by the Saudi Company for Environmental Works, Project No. CEW2229, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, October 2001 (Duration: 18 months).

 

            13.       Experimental project funded by SABIC (through the Deanship of Scientific Research) on Assessment of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic Bars under Aggressive Local Exposure Conditions, Project No. SABIC/2001-01, April 2002 (Duration: 18 months).

 

            14.       Experimental project funded by SABIC (through the Deanship of Scientific Research) on Improving the Performance of Damaged FBECR in Chloride-Contaminated Concrete, Project No. SABIC/2001-04, April 2002 (Duration: 18 months).

 

            15.       Principal Investigator of a project entitled Compliance Criteria for Locally-Produced Concrete, Project No. ARI-012, Applied Research Income Grants, Research Institute, KFUPM, December 2002 (Duration: 18 months).

 

            16.       Experimental project funded by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, Jubail Industrial City, on Corrosion Research Studies, Project No. CER 2209, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, November 2001 (Duration: 24 months).

 

            17.       Task Leader (and thereafter Project Manager) of the project Comprehensive Development Plan for the Golden Belt Village, funded by the Village authority, Project No. CEMS 2215, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, November 2002 (Duration: 14 months).

 

            18.       Experimental project funded by SABIC (through the Deanship of Scientific Research) on Measurement of Chloride and Sulfate Ion Concentration in Concrete Samples for Corrosion Studies Using PGNAA Technique, Project No. SABIC/2002-03, September 2002 (Duration: 18 months).

 

            19.       Experimental program funded by AMERON, Dammam, on Development of an Improved Protection System for CCP Construction, Project No. CER 2264, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, January 2003 (Duration: 14 months).

 

            20.       Experimental research project funded by Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, on Development of a Construction Material System for Sulfur Pits, Project No. CER 2266, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, June 2003 (Duration:    months).

 

            21.       A member of the computer modelling project on Finite Element Analysis Failure in Heat Transfer Line, funded by SABIC Technology Center, Jubail Industrial City, Project No. CER 2274, June 2003 (Duration: 7 months).

            22.       Experimental research project funded by Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, on Size Optimization of Concrete Thrust Anchor Blocks for Pipelines, Project No. CER 2275, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, August 2003 (Duration: 30 months).

 

            23.       A member of the project Development of Computer Program for Precast Concrete Elements, funded by Industrial Contractors Company (INCO), Dammam, Project No. CER 2268, December 2003 (Duration: 9 months).

 

            24.       A member of the project Development of Design Guidelines for Precast Concrete, funded by Industrial Contractors Company (INCO), Dammam, Project No. CER 2269, December 2003 (Duration: 9 months).

 

            25.       Coordinator and principal instructor of a training program entitled Training in Testing of Construction Materials – Part I (Concrete Technology), for FUGRO-Suhaimi, Ltd., Dammam, Project No. CER 4903, December 2003 (Duration: 4 months).

 

            26.       A member of the project Protection through Chemical Inhibitors in Reinforced Concrete Structures with FBEC Bars, funded by Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, Project No. CER 2278, February 2004 (Duration: 24 months).

 

            27.       Principal Investigator of the project Investigation on Industrial Usage of Cement Kiln Dust Phase I: Literature Review and Preliminary Experimental Study, funded by the Arabian Cement Company Limited, Jeddah, Project No. CER 2294, July 2004 (Duration: 6 months).

 

            28.       A member of the project Formulating Supplementary Compliance Criteria for Locally Produced Concrete, funded by Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, Project No. CER 2308, April 2005 (Duration: 24 months).

 

29.       A member of the experimental project on Measurement of Chloride Concentration in Silica Fume and Fly Ash Cement Concretes Using PGNAA Technique, funded by KFUPM, Project No. PH/FLY ASH/305, March 2006 (Duration: 30 months).

 

             30.      A member of the experimental project on An Exploratory Study on Corrosion Protection of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete Using Conducting Polymer, to be funded by KFUPM.

 

            31.       A member of the experimental and theoretical project on Engineering Guidelines for Application and Design of Prestress Precast Hollow Core Concrete Slabs    Strengthened with CFRP, to be funded by KFUPM.

 

            32.       A member of the experimental project on Evaluation of Ternary Blended Cement Systems for Improving Concrete Durability in the Arabian Gulf, to be funded through SABIC Grants for the Year 2005-06, Project No. SABIC/2006-12.

 

            33.       Principal Investigator of the project Investigation on Industrial Usage of Cement Kiln Dust Phase II: Detailed Laboratory Investigations and Feasibility Study, funded by the Arabian Cement Company Limited, Jeddah, Project No. CER 2324, April 2006 (Duration: 13 months).

 

            34.       A member of the proposed experimental project on Optimization of Mix Design and Durability of Self-Compacted Concrete, submitted to KFUPM for funding.

 

            35.       A member of the proposed experimental and theoretical project on Hydrology and Economic Feasibility of Continental and Coastal Eastern Saudi Sabkhas, submitted to King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, for funding.

 


 

     *This project won the Distinction Award for Excellence in Applied Research in the Research Institute for the academic year 1998-99.

    **This project won the Distinction Award for Excellence in Applied Research in the Research Institute for the academic year 2000-01.