Hassan Aoude


Hassan Aoude
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. (McGill, 2008)
M.Eng. (ÉTS, 2004)
B.Eng., (McGill, 2003)

Office: 613 562-5800 ext. 6914

Work E-mail: haoude@uottawa.ca

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Dr. Hassan Aoude joined the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa as an Assistant Professor in August 2009.  He is a PhD graduate from McGill University and has a Master`s degree from École de Technologie Supérieure (Montréal, Canada). 

Dr. Aoude`s main research interests relate to the structural use of high performance fiber reinforced concretes, particularly in extreme load applications (seismic and blast). Other interests include the seismic and blast resistant design and retrofit of concrete structures, the structural safety of concrete parking structures, the rehabilitation of concrete structures and the seismic risk assessment of concrete and masonry structures. In addition to research, Dr. Aoude teaches in both official languages at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Aoude has a strong passion for teaching and is interested in the use of innovative teaching & learning methodologies in engineering (hybrid learning, online learning, etc.).

Fields of Interest

  • High performance fiber reinforced concretes: steel fiber reinforced concrete (SFRC), combined use of SCC and fibres, ultra high performance fiber reinforced concretes (UHP-FRC)
  • Structural use of high performance concretes in extreme load applications (seismic and blast)
  • Seismic and Blast resistant design & retrofit of concrete structures
  • Structural safety of reinforced concrete parking structures
  • Rehabilitation of concrete structures
  • Seismic risk assessment of concrete and masonry structures

Sample papers representative of research interests:

1. Aoude, H., Cook W.D. and Mitchell, D., Behavior of columns constructed with fibers and self-consolidating concrete. ACI Structural Journal, 106(1):349-357, 2009.
2. Aoude, H., Cook W.D. and Mitchell, D., Response of SFRC beams with and without stirrups. ACI Structural Journal, 109(3):359-367, 2012.
3. Aoude, H., Aghniaey, N., Alfarra, A., Burrell, R. and De Carufel, S., Structural use of SCC and fibers in beams and columns, Fifth North American Conference on the Design and Use of Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC 2013), Chicago (USA), 2013.
4. Burrell, R., Aoude, H. and Saatcioglu, M., Blast behaviour of ultra high strength CRC columns, ACI SP 293: Reinforced Concrete Columns with High Strength Concrete & Steel Reinforcement, Paper SP 293-7, 7.1-7.18, 2013.
5. Burrell, R., Aoude, H. and Saatcioglu, M., Performance of steel fiber reinforced concrete columns under simulated blast loading, BEFIB 2012 conference (8th International Symposium on Fibre reinforced concrete), Guimarães (Portugal), 12 pages, 2012.
6. Aoude, H. and Saatcioglu, M., High performance fiber reinforced concretes for improved blast performance of critical infrastructure, Canadian Civil Engineer, 30:5, 2013 (in press).
7. Aoude, H., Cook W.D. and Mitchell, D., Effect of simulated corrosion and delamination on the response of two-way slabs. ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 2012 (in press).
8. Aoude, H., Cook W.D. and Mitchell, D., Two-way parking structures in Canada - Multiple factors can affect service life and safety. Concrete International, 35:12, 2013 (in press)
9. Elsabbagh, A., Sawada, M., Saatcioglu, M., Aoude, H., Ploeger, K. and Nastev, M. New Tools for the Seismic vulnerability assessment of buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, CSCE 2013- 3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montreal (Canada), 2013.
10. Elsabbagh, A., Ploeger, K., Sawada, M., Saatcioglu, M., Aoude, H., Rosetti, E., and Nastev, M.,  New tools for the seismic vulnerability assessment of unreinforced masonry buildings in Ottawa, Ontario, 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver (Canada), 2013.

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