RESEARCH INTERESTS & Selected Research Publications

Recent Research Outputs_2015

Selected Research Publications:

1. Published Papers (Journals; Conferences & Workshop):

1.       Alghamdi, S. A., "Adaptive System for Assigning Reliable Students' Grades - A Computer Code"; submitted to J. Intelligent Information Management", 2009; published 2010.


2.       Alghamdi, S. A., "Seismic Assessment and Retrofitting of Existing Buildings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Outline of a Proposed Plan", Invited Paper, Proceedings of the Turkish-Saudi Workshop on Structural & Earthquake Engineering (held at Istanbul Technical University), June 24, 2010, Istanbul, Turkey; pp. 1-6.


3.       Alghamdi, S. A., S. Ahmad, and M. O. Yusuf, "Analysis of durability-based design performance of coarse aggregates used for RC structures in corrosive environments", Proceedings; The Fourth Int. Conf. on Structural Engineering Mechanics and Computations, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 6-8 September, 2010.


4.      Ahmad S., and Alghamdi, S.A., Effect of Coarse Aggregate Type on the Performance of Concrete; Research Paper, Submitted (under review) to Arabian J. for Science and Engineering (AJSE), May 24, 2010.


5.       Saeid A. Alghamdi and Shamsad Ahmad, “Multi-Criteria Optimal Design Methodology for Durable RC Members in Corrosive Environments –An Experimental Investigation”, Proceedings of International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures, 26-27 November, 2008, Hangzhou, China, pp. 851-860.


6.       Saeid A. Alghamdi Shamsad Ahmad, and Moruf Olalaken Yusuf “Durability-based Design Performance of Coarse Aggregates used for RC Structures in Corrosive Environments – A Comparative Study”, Proceedings of International Conference on Durability of Concrete Structures, 6-8 September, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.


7.       Saeid A. Alghamdi, Shamsad Ahmad and Adamu Lawan “Corrosion-based Service Life Prediction of RC Structures uses Electrochemical and Gravimetric Methods - A Comparative Study”, Proceedings of 1st International Congress on Durability of Concrete (ICDC2012), Trondheim, Norway, June 18-21, 2012.


8.       Shamsad Ahmad and Saeid A. Alghamdi, “A Study on Effect of Coarse Aggregate Type on Concrete Performance", The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (K.S.A.), Vol. 37, August 2012, pp. 1777–1786.


9.     Saeid A. Alghamdi and Shamsad Ahmad, “Service Life Prediction of RC Structures based on Correlation between Electrochemical and Gravimetric Reinforcement Corrosion Rates ", Journal of Cement and Concrete Composites (U.K.), Volume 47, March 2014, Pages 64–68.














2. Research Projects:


1.           Alghamdi, S.A. (PI) and Ahmad S.(Co. Inv.): Multi-criterion Optimal Designs of R/C Beams and Columns: Experimental and Analytical Studies; KACST Research Project AT-23-21, Final (Revised) Report, submitted, September 15, 2010.


2.            Alghamdi, S.A. (PI), and Others: A Research Proposal entitled "Optimal Seismic Design of Slender Reinforced Concrete Columns Externally Strengthened by FRP Sheets – Experimental and Numerical Studies ", Submitted Jan. 1, 2010, KACST, Riyadh 2010; Under-review.