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Dr.Moussa Leblouba Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Earthquake Engineering), Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania.

Research Interests:

  • Linear/Nonlinear Static/Dynamic analysis of structures and structural systems. Behavior of Seismic isolation systems and seismically isolated structures. Passive and Active Control of structures. Performance-Based Seismic Design (PBSD) for ordinary, base isolated, and high rise buildings. Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SFSI).

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 2009. State Engineer of Public Works, National School of Public Works, Algeria, 2005.
2018-Present : Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah. 2014-2018 : Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah. 2013-2014 : Assistant Professor, National School of Public Works, Algiers, Algeria. 2011-2013 : Lecturer, Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, School of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Sarawak Campus, Malaysia, 01/12-30/06/2013. 2009-2011 : Assistant Professor, Post-Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, National School of Public Works, Algiers, Algeria.
•Experimental Study on the Shear Strength of Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (EB-FRP) Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams, Competitive research grant, University of Sharjah, Amount: 80,000 AED (05/2018: Current). •Restrained Shrinkage and Cracking Behavior of Ambient Cured Geopolymer Concrete, Competitive research grant, University of Sharjah, Amount: 69,100 AED (2017-Current). •Estimation of Earthquake Hazard in Sharjah, Targeted Research Grant, University of Sharjah, Amount: 199,600 AED (11/2016-Current). •Polycal Wire Rope Vibration Isolator for Industrial Equipment- A Mathematical Model, FRGS, Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Amount: 50,000 RM (2015-Completed). •Investigation on the behavior and performance of wire rope isolators, SEED fund, University of Sharjah, Amount: 20,000 AED (2015-Completed). •Innovative vibration attenuation devices for equipment and structures, University of Sharjah, Amount: 48,000 AED, Competitive research grant (6/2015-Completed). •Rapid strengthening of unreinforced masonry walls for out-of-plane action using fiber reinforced shotcrete, University of Sharjah, Amount: 60,000 AED, Competitive research grant (6/2016-Current). •Experimental study on shear strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs, University of Sharjah, Amount: 60,000 AED, Competitive research grant (9/2015-Completed). •Innovative vibration isolation systems for equipment and structures, Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research, Malaysia, Amount: 10,000 RM. (2013-Completed). •Innovative Vibration Isolation Systems for Equipment and Structures, ERGS, Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, Amount: 50,000 RM (2012-Completed). •Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Educational Tools for Undergraduate and Graduate Students, University Research Project (J0405020100002), Algeria, Amount: 48,500 US$ (2011-Completed).
Journal papers •Samer B., M. Leblouba, 2018, “Experimental and Analytical Study on the Shear Strength of Corrugated Web Steel Beams”, Steel and Composite Structures, accepted for publication. •M. Leblouba, Samer B., Salah A., Talha M., Mohamed M., 2017, “Normalized shear strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.05.007 •B. Chikh , N. Laouami, A. Mebarki, M. Leblouba, Mehani Youcef, Kibboua Abderrahmane, Hadid Mohamed, Benouar Djillali, 2017, “Seismic structural demands and inelastic deformation ratios: Sensitivity analysis and simplified models”, Earthquakes and Structures, DOI: 10.12989/eas.2017.13.1.059 •B. Chikh, A. Mebarki, N. Laouami, M. Leblouba, Y. Mehani, M. Hadid, A. Kibboua, and D. Benouar, 2017, “Seismic structural demands and inelastic deformation ratios: a theoretical approach”, Earthquakes and Structures, 12(4),Techno-press, DOI: 10.12989/eas.2017.12.4.397 •Abdelkader B., M. Leblouba, Ali Z., 2017, “Stiffness and Energy Dissipation of Oval Leaf Spring Mounts under Unidirectional Line Loading”, Mechanics and Industry, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.1051/meca/2017012 •Salah A., Talha M., M. Leblouba, Deena B., 2017, “Effectiveness of fly ash on the restrained shrinkage cracking resistance of self-compacting concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Elsevier, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.01.010 •M. Leblouba, Talha M., Samer B., Salah A., Mohamed M., 2017, “Shear Buckling and Stress Distribution in Trapezoidal Web Corrugated Steel Beams”, Thin Walled Structures, Elsevier, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2017.01.002 •M. Leblouba, M. Maalej., and Salah A., 2016, “Engineering Cementitious Composites for Improved Crack-Width Control of FRC Beams – A Review”, ACI-Special Publication •Salah A., Deena B., Talha M., M. Leblouba, 2016, “Restrained shrinkage behavior of Self-Compacting Concrete containing ground-granulated blast-furnace slag”, Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.115 •B Chikh, Y Mehani, M. Leblouba, 2016, “Simplified procedure for seismic demands assessment of structures”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 10.12989/sem.2016.59.3.455 •M. Leblouba, Salah A., Muhammad E.R., Omer M., 2016, “Practical Soil-Shallow Foundation Model for Nonlinear Structural Analysis”, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, doi:10.1155/2016/4514152 •Balaji P.S. M. Leblouba, Muhammad E.R., Lau Ho, 2015, “An analytical study on the static vertical stiffness of wire rope isolators”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Springer, doi:10.1007/s12206-015-1232-5 •Balaji P.S. M. Leblouba, Muhammad E.R., Lau Ho, 2015, “Static lateral stiffness of wire rope isolators”, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, Taylor and Francis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15397734.2015.1116996 •M. Leblouba, A. Salah, M.E. Rahman, and P.S. Balaji, 2015, “Elliptical Leaf Spring Shock and Vibration Mounts with Enhanced Damping and Energy Dissipation Capabilities Using Lead Spring”, Shock and Vibration, doi:10.1155/2015/482063. •P.S. Balaji, M. Leblouba, M.E. Rahman, and L. T. Vuia, 2015, “Experimental investigation on the hysteresis behavior of the wire rope isolators,” Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, Springer, doi:10.1007/s12206-015-0325-5 •P. Balaji, M. Rahman, M. Leblouba, and H. Lau, 2015, “Wire rope isolators for vibration isolation of equipment and structures–A review,” Materials Science and Engineering, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/78/1/012001, IOP Conference Proceedings •Samer B., M. Leblouba, 2018, “Shear Strength of Corrugated Web Steel Beams: Experimental and Analytical Investigation”, Transportation Research Board 97th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, 2018-1-7 to 2018-1-11, Washington DC, USA •PS Balaji, M. Leblouba, Ting Yuk Shyh Noman Khandoker, ME Rahman, Lau Hieng Ho., 2017, “Experimental study on vertical static stiffnesses of polycal wire rope isolators”, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering •M. Leblouba, S. Barakat, 2017, “Performance of Wire Rope Isolators in the Seismic Protection of Equipment”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17) Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 18–20, 2017 •P.S.Balaji, M. Leblouba, M.E.Rahaman, P. L.. Y. Tiong, Lau Hieng Ho, and A. Adnan, 2016, “Performance Study of Wire Rope Isolators for Vibration Isolation Equipment and Structures”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design, Analysis, Manufacturing and Simulation (ICDAMS-2016), April 07-08, 2016, Chennai, India •Salah A., M. Leblouba, Deena B., 2015, “Shrinkage Cracking of Self Compacting Concrete (SCC) with Supplementary Cementitious Materials”, Proceedings of the 2nd R.N. Raikar International Conference and Banthia-Basheer International Symposium on Advances in Science and Technology of Concrete, 18-19 December 2015, Mumbai, India •M. Leblouba, 2015, “Using computer algebra systems in teaching structural analysis and design optimization”, 7th international forum on Engineering Education (IFEE 2015), 17-19 March, 2015, Sharjah •P.S.Balaji, M.E.Rahaman, M. Leblouba, and Lau Hieng Ho, 2015, “Vibration isolation of structures and equipment using Wire rope isolators”, 4th International Conference on Recent Trends in Engineering & Technology (ICRTET 2015), 2-5 July 2015, Nashik, India •B. Chikh, M. Leblouba, M. Youcef, and K. Abderrahmane, 2015, “Improved procedure for design and evaluation of structures: multi-degree-of-freedom systems”, International Conference on Innovations in Civil and Structural Engineering (ICICSE'15), June 3-4, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey •B. Chikh, M. Leblouba, Y. Mehani, A. Zerzour, H. Bechtoula1 and A. Benyoucef, 2013, “Improved Procedure For Design and Evaluation of Structures: Single-degree-of-freedom Bilinear Systems” COMPDYN 2013, Kos Island, Greece, 12–14 June 2013. •M. Leblouba and Muhammad E. R., 2012, “Computation of Vibration Properties of Base Isolated Structures”, Proceeding of the 2012 CUTSE conference, Miri, Malaysia, 6-7 November 2012.
MSc Experimental Study on the Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams Strengthened with Externally U-Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (EB-FRP), Basil Ayman Kamel Ibrahim, (2018), @ University of Sharjah, Joint supervision, ongoing. MPhil An Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Polycal Wire Rope Vibration Isolators for Industrial Equipment, Ting Yuk Shyh, (2016), @ Curtin University, Joint supervision, completed. MSc Stability Analysis of Thin-Walled Steel Multi-Column Bundles, Saif Uddin M. Al-Khaled, (2017), @ University of Sharjah, Joint supervision, ongoing. MSc Dynamic Behavior of the Connection Girder-Shear Connector-Deck of Reinforced Concrete Bridges: An Experimental Study, Mohammed Siraj Aldeen, (2017), @ University of Sharjah, Joint supervision, ongoing. MSc Control of Wind-Induced Motions in Tall Buildings-Performance and Cost-Efficient Solutions, Anas Mustapha Cherkaoui, (2016), @ University of Sharjah, Joint supervision, completed. MSc Optimization of the Seismic Performance of Frames with Engineered Cementitious Composites, Abdulrahman Mustafa, (2016), @ University of Sharjah, ongoing. MSc One-dimensional Dynamic Nonlinear Site Response Analysis: Sharjah City Case Study, Baroud Mohammed (2015), @ University of Sharjah, completed. PhD An Analytical and Experimental Study on Wire Rope Isolators for Vibration Isolation of Equipment and Structures, Balaji Palani Selvaraj, @ Curtin University (2013-2017), Joint supervision, completed. PhD Static and Dynamic Behavior of a Class of Shock and Vibration Mounts, Benyoucef Abdelkader (2012), @ ENSTP, Joint supervision, completed. PhD Performance-Based Seismic Design Procedures and Seismic Isolation Techniques for the Future Algerian Seismic Code, Cheikh Banazouz (2010-2013), @ ENSTP, completed. MSc Evaluation of the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete bridges, Bentamoune Nacereddine (2011), @ ENSTP, completed.
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