Sameer A. Hamoush, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor and Department ChairHamoush



Contact: 448 McNair Hall
              Ph: (336) 285-3677
              Fax: (336) 334-7126


Ph.D. North Carolina State University 1988
M.S. University of Nebraska, Lincoln 1984
B.S. University of Damascus, Syria 1980

Teaching Interest

CAAE 530 Structural Design in Steel
CAAE 536 Reinforced Concrete
CIEN 598 Systems Design I
CIEN 640 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIEN 773 Advanced Reinforced Concrete

Research Interest

Damage assessment and strength evaluation of existing structures, rehabilitation techniques for existing structures, application of fracture mechanics to structural repair, designing of FRP systems for concrete and masonry structural repairs, cracking due to fatigue exposures, composite repairs, reinforced and fiber reinforced concrete and cracking controls of reinforced concrete member

Research Projects

Acquisition of Instrumentation on Experimental Studies on Application of By-Product of Bio-fuel in Construction Adhesives for Interdisciplinary Research, Teaching and Training in Civil Engineering, Biological Engineering and Chemistry, NSF, $455,251, August 2009 to September 2011.

Implementation of Super pave Asphalt Binder Technology into Undergraduate Civil Engineering Curriculum, Targeted Infusion Projects, submitted to National Science Foundation (NSF 09-512), NSF $147k, , August 2009 to September 2011.

Student Research Associate Program, DTRA, $285,000 for three years. August 23, 2005 to Dec. 31, 2009.

Performance-Based Design of New Masonry Structures, NSF, $88,364, 10/1/06 to 9/30/09

Innovative Research Initiatives DTRA, $150,000 for three years. March 1, 2007 to February 28, 2010.

Characterization of High-Performance and High-Strength Fiber Reinforced Concrete Armor in Materials, ERDC, $300,000, May 15, 2007 to May 14, 2010.

Selected Publications

  • Abu-Lebdeh, T., S.A. Hamoush, W. Heard, B. Zornig, “Effect of matrix strength on pullout behavior of steel fiber reinforced very-high strength concrete composites”, Construction and Building Materials Journal (In press). doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.06.059

  • Hamoush, S.A., T. Abu-Lebdeh, T. Cummins, “Deflection behavior of concrete beams reinforced with PVA micro-fibers”, Construction and Building Materials Journal 24(11): 2285-2293(2010).

  • Abu-Lebdeh, T., S.A. Hamoush, and B. Zornig, “Rate Effect on Pullout Behavior of Steel Fibers Embedded in Very-High Strength Concrete”, American J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences 3 (2): 454-463, 2010

  • Hamoush, S.A., T. Abu-Lebdeh, T. Cummins, and B. Zornig, “Pullout Characterizations of Various Steel Fibers Embedded in Very High-Strength Concrete”, American J. of Engineering and Applied Sciences 3 (2): 418-426, 2010.

  • Sivakumar, K.N., A. Bhargava, and S.A. Hamoush, "3-D Tensile Stress Concentration in Countersunk Rivet Holes," CMC October, 2007.

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