Research Proposals

 

 

 

            1.         Al-Sulaimani, G.J., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Maslehuddin, M., and Al-Shaikh, A.H., “Assessment of Bond Strength and Durability of FBEC Steel Bars Subjected to Harsh Environmental Conditions,” a proposal submitted to King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) for funding, January 1994.

 

            2.         Azad, A.K., Sharif, A., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., and Al-Gahtani, H.J., “Prediction of Corrosion-Free Service Life of Reinforced Structures in Eastern Saudi Arabia,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, January 1994.

            3.         Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Maslehuddin, M., and Baluch, M.H., “Development and Assessment of Concrete Repair Materials,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, May 1995.

 

            4.         Al-Shayea, N.A., Abdulraheem, A., and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “An Investigation into the Fracture Toughness and Tensile Strength of Indigenous Rocks,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, October 1996.

 

            5.         Al-Gahtani, H.J., Azad, A.K., and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “A Study of the Durability of Concrete-Lined Steel Pipes,” a proposal submitted to AMERON Company, Dammam, March 1997.

 

            6.         “Prevention of Earthquake and Rainfall Hazards in the Makkah Area,” a proposal to be submitted to the Municipality of Makkah through the Gulf Group Consult, Dammam, Saudi Arabia (Dr. S.A. Aiban, principal investigator), May 1997.

 

            7.         “ARAMCO Concrete Durability Study,” a detailed, contractual proposal submitted to Saudi-ARAMCO for funding of research on repair materials, prepared by the Research Institute (Dr. M. Maslehuddin), KFUPM, Dhahran, June 1997.

 

            8.         Maslehuddin, M., and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Effect of the Quality of Indigenous Aggregates on Concrete Durability,” a proposal submitted to Saudi-ARAMCO for funding, June 1997.

 

            9.         Abduljauwad, S.N., et al., “An Assessment of the Deterioration of SAMA Building in Dammam,” a proposal submitted to the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, Dammam, October 1997.

 

            10.       Al-Zahrani, M.M., Al-Dulaijan, S.U., Maslehuddin, M., and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “Corrosion Resistant Measures for RC Structures in Saudi Aggressive Environments,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, December 1997.

 

            11.       Azad, A.K., Al-Gahtani, A.S., and Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., “A Predictive Model for Corrosion-Free Service Life of RC Structures in Eastern Saudi Arabia,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, December 1997.

 

            12.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Aiban, S.A., and Asi, I.M., “Improvement of Indigenous Soils for Urban Roads in Residential Saudi Regions,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, December 1997.

 

            13.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., and Maslehuddin, M., “Specifications for Silica Fume to Produce Durable Concrete,” a proposal submitted to Saudi-ARAMCO for funding, April 1998.

 

            14.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., and Khan, M.M., “Corrosion Resistance of Fusion-Bonded Epoxy-Coated Steel Bars in Chloride-Contaminated Concrete,” a proposal submitted to the College of Graduate Studies, KFUPM, to be funded by SABIC, September 1998.

 

            15.       Khan, M.A. et al., “Laser-Based Ultrasonic Techniques for Non-Contact Inspection of Concrete,” a proposal submitted to KACST for funding, December 1998.

 

            16.       Bader, M.A. et al., “Study of the Concrete Failure at Qurayyah Power Plant,” a proposal submitted to SCECO-East, Dammam, for funding, October 1999.

 

            17.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. et al., “Testing of Concrete Structural Units,” a proposal submitted to Jodran Company Ltd., Dammam, June 2000.

 

            18.       Naqvi, A.A. and others, “Development of a Pulsed Prompt Gamma-Ray Activation Analysis (PGNAA) Facility at KFUPM for Elemental Analysis of Bulk Samples,” an internal proposal submitted through CAPS, Research Institute, for funding, December 2000.

 

            19.       Abo Shamma, H. et al. (Center for Economics and Management Systems, Research Institute), “Comprehensive Development Plan for the Golden Belt Village,” a proposal submitted to the Golden Belt Village, Al-Khobar for funding, December 2001.

 

            20.       In-situ Measurement of Corrosion Rate of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete,” a proposal submitted to the Consulting Services Department, Saudi-ARAMCO, Dhahran, December 2001.

 

            21.       “Effectiveness of Corrosion Inhibitors in Contaminated Concrete,” a revised proposal submitted to the Consulting Services Department, Saudi-ARAMCO, Dhahran, April 2002.

 

            22.       “Establishing Compliance Criteria for Locally-Produced Concrete,” a revised proposal submitted to the Consulting Services Department, Saudi-ARAMCO, Dhahran, April 2002.

 

            23.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., and Shamshad Ahmad, “Online Development for the Course: Structural Materials (CE 303),” a proposal submitted to the Academic Development Center, KFUPM, for funding, September 2002.

 

            24.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., A Discussion Paper (Proposal) entitled “Minimizing Shrinkage Cracks in Silica Fume Cement Concrete Exposed to Hot Weather,” submitted to the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu (through the Research Institute, Dr. H. Saricimen) for funding, September 2002.

 

            25.       Maslehuddin, M. et al., A Discussion Paper (Proposal) entitled “Evaluation of Curing Methods for Concreting under Hot Weather Conditions,” submitted to Saudi ARAMCO for funding, September 2002.

 

            26.       Azad, A.K. et al., “Development of an Improved Protection System for CCP Construction,” a proposal submitted for the second time to AMERON Company, Dammam, October 2002.

 

            27.       Maslehuddin, M. et al., “Investigation of EKISORON for Improving the Properties of Concrete and Soils,” a proposal submitted to Daghestani, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, CER 2267, March 2003.

 

            28.       Al-Dulaijan, S.U. et al., “Protection through Chemical Inhibitors in Reinforced Concrete Structures with FBEC Bars,” submitted to Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, CER 2278, June 2003.

 

            29.       Kalimur-Rahman, M. et al., “Size Optimization of Concrete Thrust Anchor Blocks for Pipelines,” submitted to Saudi ARAMCO, Dhahran, CER 2275, May 2003.  

 

            30.       Kalimur-Rahman, M. et al., “Study on New Cement Products-II: Market, Technical and Economical Feasibility Study,” submitted to the Eastern Province Cement Company, Dammam, CER 2280, July 2003.

 

            31.       Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. et al., “Investigation on Industrial Usage of Cement Kiln Dust Phase I: Literature Review and Preliminary Experimental Study,” submitted to the Arabian Cement Company Limited, Jeddah, CER 2294, December 2003.