Taher Abu-Lebdeh, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate ProfessorTaher



Contact: 437B McNair Hall
               Email: taher@ncat.edu
               Ph: (336) 285-3670
               Fax: (336) 334-7126


Ph.D. Louisiana State University 1992
M.S. Yarmouk University, Jordan 1988
B.S. Yarmouk University, Jordan 1984

Teaching Interest

CIEN 640 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIEN 730 Reinforced Concrete II
CIEN 731 Structural Steel II
CIEN 733 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CIEN 785 Prestressed Concrete Design
CAAE 536 Reinforced Concrete Design
CAAE 331 Engineering Mechanics I-Statics
CAAE 332Solid Mechanics

Research Interest

Durability, repair and rehabilitation of concrete; Inelastic Analysis of Structural Element; Damage and Fracture Mechanics; Constitutive modeling of material behavior

Research Projects

  • Using Sulfur Cement as a Lunar Soil Stabilizer, Funding Agency: NC SPACE GRANT-NASA.

  • Major Research Instrumentation Program (MRI). National Science Foundation (NSF 09-502). $317,965. August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2011.

  • Implementation of Superpave Asphalt Binder Tests into Transportation Design Course in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Curriculum. NSF 09-512. $147,990. August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2011.

  • Student Education and Research Traineeship. DOD-DTRA-Defense Threat Reduction Agency. $108,778.75. January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010.

  • Supporting the Strategic Plan of the Technology Transition Office, DOD-DTRA-Defense Threat Reduction Agency. $21,550. June 1 to December 31, 2010.

Selected Publications

  • Abu-Lebdeh, T., S.A. Hamoush, W. Heard, and 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), 2010 DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2010.06.059.

  • 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, and T. Cummins, “Deflection behavior of Concrete Beams Reinforced with PVA Micro-Fibers”, Construction and Building Materials 24 (2010) 2285–2293.

  • S.A. Hamoush, 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.

  • T. Abu-Lebdeh and George Z. Voyiadjis, "Plasticity-Damage Model for Concrete Under Cyclic Multiaxial Loading," Journal of Engineering mechanics, SCE,119(7),July 993, pp.1465-1484.