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Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Professor

Structural Engineering Swinburne University of Technology, Australia Department of Civil & Construction Engineering

Riadh Al-Mahaidi, Professor

  • Education
  • PhD - Cornell University, USA

    MSc - Cornell University, USA

    BSc - University of Baghdad, Iraq

  • Technical Focus
  • Civil Engineering-090500

    Advanced Composite Materials

    Smart Structure

  • Biography
  • Dr Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He also holds the position of Vice President (International Engagement). Prior to joining Swinburne in January 2010, he was the Head of the Structures Group at Monash University. Over the past 20 years, he focused his research and practice on the lifetime integrity of bridges, particularly in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials. He currently leads a number of research projects on strengthening of bridges using fibre reinforced polymers combined cement-based bonding agents, fatigue life improvement of metallic structures using advanced composite systems, and shape memory alloys. He recently started some projects on hybrid testing of structures. He received a BSc (Hon 1) degree in civil engineering from the University of Baghdad and MSc and PhD degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University in the United States.

  • Newest Selected Publications
  • Yazdi, Hamidreza A. ; Hashemi, M. Javad ; Al-Mahaidi, Riadh ; Gad, Emad ; 2021. Multi-axis testing of concrete-filled steel tube columns forming ductile soft-story in multi-story buildings, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 183 (Aug 2021)

    - Al-Abdwais, Ahmed H. ; Al-Mahaidi, Riadh S. ; 2021. Experimental and finite element analysis of flexural performance of RC beams retrofitted using near-surface mounted with CFRP composites and cement adhesive, Engineering Structures (2021), 112429

    - Al-Ghrery, Khattab ; Kalfat, Robin ; Al-Mahaidi, Riadh ; Oukaili, Nazar ; Al-Mosawe, Alaa ; 2021. Prediction of Concrete Cover Separation in Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with FRP, Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 25, no. 4 (Aug 2021), 04021022