Muhammad Sherif

Muhammad Sherif
University of Alabama at Birmingham | UAB · Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy

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25 Research Items
399 Citations
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Additional affiliations
August 2019 - present
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2019 - August 2019
University of Virginia
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2018 - January 2019
University of Virginia
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
August 2013 - May 2018
University of Virginia
Field of study
  • Structural Engineering
August 2012 - May 2013
Carnegie Mellon University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
January 2007 - December 2010
United Arab Emirates University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering

Publications

Publications (32)
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Precast concrete sandwich panels (PCSPs) are utilized for the external cladding of structures (i.e., residential, and commercial) due to their high thermal efficiency and adequate composite action that resist applied loads. PCSPs are composed of an insulating layer with high thermal resistance that is mechanically connected to the concrete. In the...
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The applications of carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) to strengthen aging steel structures and bridges have recently gained a wide interest due to their ease of use, corrosion resistance, and high tensile strength. In this research, the effects of aggressive corrosion environment on the mechanical and fatigue properties of CFRP strand sheet/...
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This research investigates the impact of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the expansion, mechanical properties, and microstructure of cement mortar subjected to alkali-silica reaction (ASR). A total of eight compositions were cast to investigate the influence of CNT surface condition, concentration and aspect ratio, and ultrasonication energy. Two types...
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During the past decade, researchers investigated the incorporation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a reinforcement for cementitious materials to achieve multifunctional properties. Nevertheless, the mechanisms by which CNTs affect various properties of the cementitious composites including the fresh and hardened states remain elusive. Furthermore, co...
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Welding is a vital component of several industries such as automotive, aerospace, robotics, and construction. Without welding, these industries utilize aluminum alloys for the manufacturing of many components or systems. However, fusion welding of aluminum alloys is challenging due to several factors, including the presence of non-heat-treatable al...
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Palm oil clinker (POC) aggregates is a viable alternative to the naturally occurring sand and gravel in the manufacturing of concrete. The usage of POC aggregates assists in the reduction of solid waste and preserves the consumption of natural resources. Although researchers investigated the mechanical response of POC-containing concrete, limited r...
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In recent years, researchers have investigated the development of artificial neural networks (ANN) and finite element models (FEM) for predicting crack propagation in reinforced concrete (RC) members. However, most of the developed prediction models have been limited to focus on individual isolated RC members without considering the interaction of...
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This paper presents a long-term experimental investigation of E-glass/epoxy composites’ durability exposed to seawater at different temperatures. The thermoset composite samples were exposed to 23 °C, 45 °C and 65 °C seawater for a prolonged exposure time of 11 years. The mechanical performance as a function of exposure time was evaluated and a str...
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This article explores the tensile deformation and failure characteristics of a hybrid composite where microscale shape memory alloy (SMA) fibers and nanoscale graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) were used to reinforce a ductile epoxy matrix. First, the GNPs were incorporated into epoxy system using a hybrid dispersion technique at various weight percenta...
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This paper examines the mechanical, abrasive and erosive wear properties of a thermal spray enhanced with randomly dispersed solid lubricants. Two different solid lubricants including graphite and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) were mixed with a NiAl2O3 thermal spray to develop a stable thermal coating. The solid lubricants increased the wear resis...
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Superelastic shape memory alloys are a unique class of smart materials that can recover up to 6% strains. Due to their appealing properties such as high energy dissipation and corrosion resistance, several researchers have assessed the use of such materials in numerous applications ranging from biomedical to civil engineering. This article investig...
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This study characterizes tensile behavior of graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) reinforced cementitious composites using acoustic emissions (AE). Two acoustic sensors were attached to dog-bone specimens that were cast using GNP nano-reinforced mortar composites at concentration levels of 0% to 0.5% by weight of cement. The specimens were tested under di...
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This paper examines the buckling and post-buckling behavior of superelastic shape memory alloy (SMA) bars. A NiTi SMA bar with a diameter of 12 mm was used in all the experimental tests. First, the tensile and compression responses of NiTi bar were characterized under monotonic loading up to failure. A total of 15 specimens with slenderness ratios...
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The resiliency of advanced laminated nanocomposite materials to mitigate impact load is an essential characteristic for material selection and product design. This paper investigates the effect of nanofillers and its effect on the damage resistance performance of a newly developed woven Kevlar fabric. Three types of nanofillers were investigated: (...
Conference Paper
Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a class of metallic alloys that possess remarkable characteristics such as superelasticity and shape memory effect. Superelastic SMAs have been considered as fiber in polymer composites due to their ability to recover their deformation upon removal of load, good energy dissipation capacity and impact resistance. Graph...
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This study investigates the tensile behavior of ductile and brittle epoxy polymers reinforced by graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) dispersed by various methodologies. Dispersion of GNPs into the epoxy matrix using sonication or sonication in combination with high shear mixing was investigated. Also, the effectiveness of the dispersion of GNPs into epox...
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FULL TEXT AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Superelastic shape memory alloys (SMAs) are smart materials that can recover 6–8% elastic strains due to their phase transformation. SMAs also possess unique characteristics such as good energy dissipation, excellent re-centering capabilities and corrosion resistance. Recent studies have incorporated the use of super...
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This paper discusses the tensile response and functional fatigue characteristics of a NiTi shape memory alloy (SMA) cable with an outer diameter of 5.5 mm. The cable composed of multiple strands arranged as one inner core and two outer layers. The results of the tensile tests revealed that the SMA cable exhibits good superelastic behavior up to 10%...
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The addition of fibers to cementitious composites can provide improved ductility, energy dissipation, and resistance to cracking. However, it is also important to minimize residual deformations and provide crack-closing capabilities when the material is subjected to cyclic loading. In this study, the behavior of mortar mixtures with randomly distri...
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FULL TEXT AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Superelastic shape memory alloys (SMAs) are metallic alloys that can recover their nonlinear deformations upon unloading. The use of SMAs in cementitious composites as fibers can enable crack recovery and re-centering capabilities. In this study, the crack recovery characteristics of SMA fiber reinforced mortar speci...
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Superelastic shape memory alloys (SE SMAs) are smart materials that recover 6–8% of inelastic strains upon unloading and exhibit good energy dissipation. In this study, the mechanical behavior of cementitious composites, reinforced with steel and SE SMA fibers, under flexure was examined. Fiber reinforced concrete, with a total fiber volume ratio o...
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Shape memory alloys (SMAs) have attracted a great deal of attention as a smart material that can be used in various civil engineering applications. In contrast to the use of SMAs in the biomedical, mechanical, and aerospace applications, which requires mostly a small diameter of material, the larger size bars are usually needed in a structural appl...
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Shape memory alloys (SMAs) have attracted a great deal of attention as a smart material that can be used in various civil engineering applications. In contrast to the use of SMAs in the biomedical, mechanical, and aerospace applications, which requires mostly a small diameter of material, the larger size bars are usually needed in a structural appl...
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Shape memory alloys are a class of smart materials that recover apparent plastic deformation (μ6%-8% strain) after heating, thus "remembering" the original shape. This shape memory effect can be exploited for self-post-tensioning applications, and NiTi-based shape memory alloys are promising as shape memory effect is possible at elevated temperatur...
Conference Paper
Conventional seismic design of reinforced concrete structures relies on yielding of steel reinforcement to dissipate energy while undergoing residual deformations. Therefore, reinforced concrete structures subjected to strong earthquakes experience large permanent displacements and are prone to severe damage or collapse. Shape memory alloys (SMAs)...
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This study explores the use of shape memory alloys for self-post-tensioning concrete beams. SMAs have the ability to regain their original shape after being deformed up to 6-8% strain. This shape recovery is a result of an underlying reversible solid-solid phase transformation, which can be induced by either a stress (superelastic effect) or a temp...
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Shape memory alloys (SMAs) have attracted a great deal of attention as a smart material that can be used in various civil engineering applications due to their favorable mechanical properties such as ability to undergo large deformations, high corrosion and fatigue resistance, good energy dissipating capacity, and excellent re-centering ability. In...
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Shape memory alloys (SMAs) are a class of smart materials that recover apparent plastic deformation (~6-8% strain) after heating, thus “remembering” the original shape. This shape memory effect (SME) can be exploited for self post-tensioning applications. NiTi-based SMAs are promising due to their corrosion resistance and resistance against low fre...

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