Ousmane Hisseine

Ousmane Hisseine
McMaster University | McMaster · Department of Civil Engineering

PhD (NSERC Vanier Scholar)

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15 Research Items
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Introduction
Hisseine Ousmane Ahmat is a Canada Vanier scholar of NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada). He is currently working in the cement and concrete research group at the University of Sherbrooke (QC, Canada). Hisseine’s research focuses on development of nano-engineered cement composites for high performance and eco-efficient construction materials. His current project is: Nano Cellulose Filaments for High Performance Concrete. Besides, Hisseine Ousmane is following a graduate micro-program in pedagogy of higher education where he developed a keen interest in competence-based teaching, active pedagogies, and student-centered teaching approaches.
Additional affiliations
June 2020 - February 2021
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Material Sciences and Techology, Advanced Materials, Multifunctional materials, Mechanical performance, Instrumentation and measurements of mechanical properties.
July 2019 - May 2020
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2015 - June 2019
Université de Sherbrooke
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2016 - December 2018
Université de Sherbrooke
Field of study
  • Pedagogy of Teaching in Higher Education
June 2015 - December 2018
Université de Sherbrooke
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering
September 2006 - December 2009
University of Sharjah
Field of study
  • Structural Engineering

Publications

Publications (21)
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Nanomodification of concrete has a promising potential to allow engineering concrete properties for specific applications. This study shows how nanoscale cellulose filaments (CF) can be used as a novel tool for tailoring the properties of strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCC) incorporating high-volume ground-glass pozzolans (HVGP) towards...
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A major challenge in today's concrete construction is to lower its carbon footprint to the least possible level. This study provides insights on a new low-CO2 alternative concrete whereby glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) materials from waste wind-turbine blades (WWTB)—termed as WWTB-GFRP—was utilized as: (ⅰ) replacement of Portland cement at 0...
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In recent years, ecoefficiency incentives have recently attracted growing research attention towards the valorization of natural fibers in cement systems. Specific attractive features of natural fibers include cost-effectiveness, abundance, renewability, and non-toxicity while providing several functionalities to concrete such as volumetric stabili...
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This article examines the viability of valorizing waste glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) materials extracted from wind-turbine blades (WWTB)-(WWTB-GFRP)-into concrete. A comprehensive material characterization was carried out and the influence of WWTB-GFRP as powder, aggregate, or fiber on concrete performance was investigated. Cement replacem...
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For its superior mechanical strength and durability aspects, ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) offers an advanced construction solution for resilient concrete infrastructures. Nonetheless, one major handicap of UHPC is autogenous shrinkage, particularly for insitu casting. This study proposes nanoengineering using nanoscale cellulose filaments...
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Considering the hierarchical nature of cracking in cement composites, multi-scale reinforcement bears the potential to enhance the fracture performance of fibre-reinforced cementitious composites. This study shows how nanoscale cellulose filaments (CF) can be used as a novel tool for tailoring the properties of strain-hardening cementitious composi...
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A novel strain-hardening cementitious composite (SHCC) incorporating high-volume ground-glass pozzolan (HVGP) has been developed by coupling particle packing optimization with micromechanical tailoring. For the former, the compressible packing density model was adopted, while for the latter, single-fiber pull-out and fracture mechanics tests were c...
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In the context of enhancing concrete ecoefficiency through the valorization of domestic materials into concrete design, increasing research attention is being paid to the development of strain-hardening cementitious composites (SHCC) with various supplementary cementitious materials (SCM) in replacement of the commonly used fly ash (FA). In this re...
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In light of the well-established multi-scale nature of flaws in concrete, it follows that existing diverse attempts in fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) technology-intended to mitigate the inherent tendency of concrete to cracking-remain relatively inefficient. This is majorly attributed to the fact that the large inter-fiber spacing in conventionall...
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Nanomaterials are currently attracting a rising research attention in versatile realms including the concrete industry. Thus, the promising properties of nanocellulose materials (NCM) are expected to unveil new horizons for enhancing concrete performance. This paper discusses the perspectives of using NCM for tailoring the properties of cement comp...
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Nanomodification of concrete represents one of the phenomenal leaps in concrete technology providing innovative tools for engineering cement composites with improved performance. In self-consolidating concrete (SCC), for instance, designing flowable–yet stable and robust–SCC mixtures requires an optimum balance between flowability and stability. Th...
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In light of the current increasing interest toward nanomaterials for concrete technology, it appears that nanocellulose (with its incredible properties) can shape a promising sustainable candidate. This study investigates the influence of a new type of nanocellulose materials, namely, cellulose filaments (CF), on the properties of cement pastes and...
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In light of the current increasing interest toward nanomaterials for concrete technology, it appears that nanocellulose (with its incredible properties) can shape a promising sustainable candidate. This study investigates the influence of a new type of nanocellulose materials, namely, cellulose filaments (CF), on the properties of cement pastes and...
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This study investigates the in-plane shear behavior of composite slabs reinforced with different types of secondary reinforcements. 6 Experimental results of 20 large-scale composite slabs constructed with two different deck profiles (reentrant and trapezoidal) are presented. 7 The slabs were instrumented and tested in a cantilever diaphragm config...
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Twelve large-scale composite deck slabs were instrumented and tested in a cantilever diaphragm configuration to assess the effect of fibers and welded wire mesh (WWM) on the in-plane shear capacity of composite deck slabs. The slabs were constructed with reentrant decking profile and reinforced with different types and dosages of secondary reinforc...
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This paper investigates the effect of secondary reinforcement on the horizontal shear capacity of composite deck slabs when tested in the weak direction, a condition that practically exists between composite slabs and primary steel beams. Six large-scale composited metal deck (CMD) slabs were constructed and tested in a cantilever diaphragm configu...
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A conference paper on diaphragm testing of composite deck slabs.
Conference Paper
In this research, six large-scale composited metal deck (CMD) slabs were constructed and tested in a cantilever diaphragm configuration to assess the viability of using discreet macro fibers as an alternative secondary reinforcement. Two common commercial steel deck types, Holorib and Ribdeck AL, with a reentrant and trapezoidal profile; respective...
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Composite metal decking has become one of the prevalent forms of Fast Track Construction for multi-story steel buildings. The in-plane stiffness of composite metal decks however is of considerable importance as they typically act as a diaphragm in lateral-load- resisting systems and thus attract a large in-plane shear. The diaphragm action or the i...
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Composite metal decking has been used in the construction industry for decades and has become now one of the prevalent forms of Fast Track Construction. In today’s construction of multi-story steel buildings, composite metal deck slabs have almost replaced the traditional reinforced concrete slabs. The in-plane stiffness of composite metal deck sla...

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Project
This project aims at establishing a general framework for the implementation of active-learning (particularly project-based learning) as a tool for restructuring course content around authentic scenarios most likely students will encounter in the professional ecosystem. The project also targets the implementation of active-learning at an institutional level where curricular reforms and innovations are more effective.
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Leveraging the versatile opportunities offered by nano-modification of concrete in order to develop ecological and high performance strain hardening cement composites.
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This project investigates the effectives of incorporating cellulose filament in cementitious matrices to develop a novel, sustainable, high performance concrete. Major project aspects include filament characterization and dispersion, matrix microstructure, matrix durability, mechanical properties, and structural applications.