Fadi Alhomaidat

Fadi Alhomaidat
Al-Hussein Bin Talal University | AHU · Department of Civil Engineering

Ph.D. Civil Engineering /Traffic and Transportation

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August 2015 - present
Western Michigan University
Position
  • Research Assistant
January 2015 - January 2018
Western Michigan University
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
August 2015 - January 2019
Western Michigan University
Field of study
  • Transportation engineering
August 2013 - May 2015
University of Texas at Arlington
Field of study
  • Transportation Engineering
August 2006 - January 2011
Mu’tah University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

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Publications (20)
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Urban arterial roads carry the most traffic on urban road networks and experience the highest percentage of crashes in urban areas. Safety on urban arterials that are adjacent to a higher speed freeway may be impacted by speed spillover or adaptation. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of raising freeway speed limits on the fr...
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Speed limit is one of the essential factors associated with roadway safety. Spillover effect is the tendency of drivers to drive at a higher speed on relatively lower-speed non-freeway roadways after exiting higher-speed freeways. Speed studies were conducted on urban arterial roads with speed limits of 45 mph-all adjacent to freeways with speed li...
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Over the last decade, there has been a growing number of individuals using cycling for transport. However, a fraction of workers in the United States of America (USA) are riding bicycles for commuting due to different risk and need factors. Cycling still has serious obstacles to be utilized as alternative transportation. Therefore, there is a need...
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The present study examined State of Michigan Traffic Crash Reports filed between 2015 and 2019 to explore the interaction between age and liability for crashes at stop-sign-controlled intersections. A driver’s liability for a crash was derived from the “Hazardous Action” field in each crash report. The likelihood of assigning liability to an elderl...
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Transportation Mode Detection (TMD) is important in planning new transportation projects as well as improving existing ones. Therefore, this study aims to develop predictive modes of transportation through the use of smartphone data and smartwatches and the use of machine learning techniques. To achieve the objective of this study, a review of t...
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a driving simulator study was utilized to evaluate a potential countermeasure for speeding behaviour in order to reduce speed spillover. the behaviour of 56 subjects was observed. Participants drove a freeway for 5300 metres before exiting onto a three-kilometre urban arterial. Field data from trajectory speed profiles validated the diving simulato...
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Rebound hammer (RH) is a non-destructive testing (NDT) technique that has a significant role in the field assessment of ancient and modern buildings made of natural stones. This study aims to establish correlation models for utilising the RH technique in evaluating weathered limestone walls and to provide an efficient in-situ assessment. Compressiv...
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Natural building stones are widely used in the construction field in the Middle East and Mediterranean areas. Stones are chosen for their durability, attractiveness, and low cost compared to other construction materials. Building stones come with different natural origins and vary in their mechanical and thermal characterizations. Compressive stren...
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Background and Objective This study aims to improve the capacity and level of service at the sixth circle in Jordan by using traffic signals and a roundabout metering approach. Methods VISSIM software and C++ program were used to improve the capacity and level of service. The site area (Sixth circle) was located near Crown Plaza and the Jordan Gat...
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This study provides with a safety assessment of the pedestrian’s crash data in one of the largest cities of the state of Michigan, Grand Rapids. Crash data reviewed included a 9-year period between years 2010 and 2018. Crash clusters with largest number of accidents were selected to perform analysis based on the normalization of crash with populati...
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Urban arterials carry the most traffic on urban road networks and experience the highest percentage of crashes in urban areas. Safety on the lower speed urban arterials that are adjacent to a higher speed freeway may be impacted by speed spillover or adaptation. In this context, speed spillover is defined as the tendency of drivers to speed on the...
Conference Paper
1 The speed limit is one of the essential factors associated with roadway safety. The spillover effect 2 is the tendency of drivers to drive at a higher speed on non-freeway roadways after exiting the 3 freeway. Speed studies were conducted on urban arterial roads with speed limits of 45 mph. These 4 roads are adjacent to freeways with speed limits...
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While the percentage of people cycling for transportation rose during the last decade, still only 1% of all U.S. workers use a bicycle for commuting (1). It was found that cyclists’ discomfort regarding the risk of cycling near traffic remains a significant hurdle to foster cycling. This study identifying the impact of age and skill level on risk/n...
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16. Abstract This study seeks to improve the methodology for determining the relationship between cycling dynamic performance and roadway environment characteristics across different bicyclists' skill levels. To achieve the goal of this study, an Instrumented Probe Bicycle (IPB) equipped with various sensors was built. A naturalistic field experime...
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There are several factors on the roads that impact bicyclists’ safety. This research aims to find the most important risk factors on roads, mainly in infrastructure facilities, to improve the safety for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. Most mobile cycling applications currently used by cyclists and runners were reviewed in this study in order to g...
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Data of traffic flow, speed and density are required for planning, designing, and modelling of traffic stream for all parts of the road system. Specialized equipments such as stationary counts are used to record volume and speed; but they are expensive, difficult to set up, and require periodic maintenance. The moving observer method was proposed i...

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This project aims to identify the structural integrity of historical masonry bridges that serve the Hejaz railway line in Jordan. The Hejaz Railway was constructed during the reign of Sultan Abdul Hamid II between 1900 and 1908. The project presents a structural assessment of different bridges including field inspections, experimental investigations, and numerical structural analyses.