Muhammad Usama Salim

Muhammad Usama Salim
Texas State University | TxSt · Ingram School of Engineering

Master of Science
Looking for research collaboration in the field of Civil Engineering Materials.

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Introduction
Muhammad Usama Salim is doing a Doctor of Philosophy in Materials Science Engineering and Commercialization (MSEC) at Texas State University. Muhammad Usama researches in the area of Civil Engineering Materials, Durability of Concrete, Green and Smart Building Materials, and Sustainability Development in the Construction industry.
Additional affiliations
November 2019 - September 2022
Sustainable Structures and Materials
Position
  • Editor
Education
October 2018 - July 2020
Cyprus International University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
October 2014 - August 2018

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Publications (16)
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Waste glass powder and cenosphere High-performance mortar Sustainable construction Rheological Mechanical Durability properties a b s t r a c t The construction industry is rapidly expanding due to urbanization and the growing economy. The consumption of Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) has enormously increased due to massive concrete demand. The rap...
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Concrete is an indispensable material in the construction industry; however, it is susceptible to many damaging mechanisms such as Alkali Aggregate Reaction (AAR). AAR initiates when alkali hydroxide in cement reacts with aggregates (fine/coarse) containing a bulk amount of silica or carbonate thereby triggering an Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) or A...
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For the past two decades, researchers are highlighting and countering the threats of environmental pollution due to the production of cementitious materials and industrial waste. The most viable attempt is to identify effective waste to be successfully incorporated in the production of cementitious materials. Biochar with its peculiar properties an...
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Rapid urbanization, industrialization, and economic expansion are driving up demand for cement-based products, particularly concrete, resulting in high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. This instigated investigators to look for environmentally sustainable materials to replace conventional concrete, like geopolymer concrete (GPC...
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3D printed cementitious composites (3DPCC) are one of the contemporary digitization and fabrication techniques being adopted by the construction industry. Improving interlayer bond strength (IBS) is one of the most significant barriers to commercializing 3DPCC. This article focuses on the characterization of interlayer bond mechanism via microstruc...
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The production and consequential waste of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) is increasing owing to its utilization in various industries like automotive, aviation, electronics, military, sporting goods, etc. Likewise, the production of cementitious composites and related environ- mental concerns are also increasing. Therefore, research instit...
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The increased demand for cementitious materials due to rapid industrialization and urbanization has raised several environmental concerns. To construct environmentally sustainable infrastructure, the possibility of using industrial waste (like cenospheres) as construction materials is highly desirable with various economical and practical advantage...
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Marble dust (MD) and granite dust (GD) are generated during the processing (cutting and grinding) of marble and granite, respectively. The dust generated by the mentioned stones is non-biodegradable, which creates various environmental and health hazards. In view of this, incorporation of MD/GD as a replacement for cement to prepare sustainable cem...
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The current pavement design practices do not take into consideration the mineralogy of clays. It was also recommended by researchers in the recent past that current standards should be revised and should take into consideration the clay mineralogy. The major task of this research was to study the soils of same type according to AASHTO classi cation...
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The internal curing of cementitious composites (CCs) has been a subject of supreme importance for the past few years. Although superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) have been utilized in several industries like sanitary, agriculture, and medical, their usability as an internal curing agent to counteract self-desiccation of CC is quite new. In consideratio...
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Concrete is the most vital composite construction material in industry of construction due to its properties/benefits like compressive strength, flexural strength, low permeability, resistance to fire and many more. Compressive strength is a standout property of concrete that can be determined by destructive/ non-destructive test. Due to non-linear...
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The uses of dynamic estimations on existing structures are numerous: evaluation of their seismic vulnerability, structure’s abilities in post-quake circumstances or after changes in the region, and so on. At present, this sort of estimation enables auxiliary conclusion on a global scale, while the identification and the assessment of local damage (...
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Concrete is being extensively used in construction industry worldwide because of its avail-ability and affordability but it is vulnerable to crack formation. Because of cracking concrete’sdurability reduces due to ingression of chloride and water which corrodes rebars in rein-forced concrete. Moreover, frequent inspection and maintenance of concret...
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Pakistan lies in earthquake-prone region and earthquakes pay a heavy toll on the economy of the country. It severely harms overall infrastructure, but slopes are greatly affected by earthquake simulations. Being a developing country, Pakistan is recently focusing on the development of road & railway networks across the country and China Pakistan Ec...
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The researchers and engineers encountered many problems to precisely replicate earthquake waves. Earthquakes are one of the nature's worst catastrophes and are still unpredictable. Statistical research has shown that the earthquakes have increased in frequency in recent years and have become a major concern for the world especially for those countr...
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It is evident from the history of cement that it's a vital construction material but its hazardous effects on environment cannot be ignored. Cement production causes serious environmental damages from its production to disposal which includes carbon dioxide emissions, noise/vibration pollution and damage to natural rocks (during extraction of raw m...

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Increased industrialization and globalization with corresponding growth in the economy and population have extensively increased the depletion of natural resources in the quest for materials required for building and road construction. This project will look for the novel and sustainable materials to replace old energy extensive building and road materials. Project Supervisor: Dr. Mohammad Ali Mosaberpanah
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This project is studying on the effect of different cenophere particle sizes on performance of concrete.