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Murad

Dr. Murad Y. Abu-Farsakh

Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC)

Louisiana State University, USA

Research Associate Professor


Email: cefars@lsu.edu


Qualifications

1997 Ph.D., Louisiana State University, Civil Engineering

1988 M.S., Jordan University of Science and Technology, Civil Engineering

1985 B.S., University of Jordan, Civil Engineering


Publications (Selected)

  1. Nazzal, M. Abu-Farsakh, M., and Mohammad, L., 2010 “Implementation of a Critical State Two-Surface Model to Evaluate the Response of Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavements,” in press, ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics.
  2. Abu-Farsakh, M., Yu, X., Yoon, S., Tsai C., and Zhang Z., 2010, “Evaluation of the Effect of Compression Interpretation Criteria on LRFD Design of Drilled Shafts,” in press, Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
  3. Chen, Q., and Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., 2010 “Field Rutting Performance of Various Base/Subbase Materials under Two Types of Loading,” in press, Journal of the Transportation Research Board.
  4. Chen Q., Abu-Farsakh M., and Mingjiang Tao, 2009 “Laboratory Evaluation of Geogrid Base Reinforcement and Corresponding Instrumentation Program,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 32, No. 6, pp. 516-525.
  5. Chen Q., Abu-Farsakh M., and Sharma R., 2009 “Experimental and Analytical Studies of Reinforced Crushed Limestone,” Geotextile and Geomembrane Journal, Vol. 27, No. 5, pp. 357-367.
  6. Mohammad L., Nazzal M., Abu-Farsakh M., and Alshibli K., 2009 “Estimation of Subgrade Soils Resilient Modulus from In Situ Devices Test Results,” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 245-253.
  7. Yoon, S. and Abu-Farsakh M., 2009 “Laboratory Investigation on the Strength Characteristics of Cement-Sand as Base Material.” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 15-22.
  8. Sharma R., Chen Q., Abu-Farsakh M., and Yoon S., 2009 “Analytical Modeling of Geogrid Reinforced Soil Foundation,” Geotextile and Geomembrane Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 63-72.
  9. Abu-Farsakh M., Chen Q., Sharma R., and Zhang X., 2008, “Large-Scale Model Footing Tests on Geogrid Reinforced Marginal Embankment Soil,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 413-423.
  10. Yoon, S., Abu-Farsakh, M., Tsai C., and Zhang Z., 2008, “LRFD Calibration of Axially-Loaded Concrete Piles Driven into Soft Soils,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2045, Soil Mechanics, pp. 39 - 50.
  11. Abu-Farsakh M., Zhang Z., Tumay, T., and Morvant M., 2008, “Development of MS-Windows CPT Soil Classification Software,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2053, Geology and Properties of Earth Materials, pp. 47 - 64.
  12. Tao, M., Abu-Farsakh, M., and Zhang, Z., 2008, “Characterization of Unbound Aggregates Revealed Through Laboratory Tests,” Technical note, International Journal of Pavement Research and Technology, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 72-75.
  13. Abu-Farsakh M. Y., and Titi, H. H., 2007, “Probabilistic CPT Method for Predicting the Ultimate Capacity of Friction Piles” ASTM American society for Testing and Materials. Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 387-398.
  14. Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., Coronel, J., and Mingjiang T., 2007, “Investigating the Effect of Soil’s Moisture Content and Dry Density on Cohesive soil–Geosynthetic Interactions using Large Direct Shear Tests,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vo. 19, No. 7, pp. 540 – 549.
  15. Nazzal, M., Abu-Farsakh M. Y., and Mohammad, N. L., 2007, “Laboratory Characterization of Reinforced Crushed Limestone Material,” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering , Vol. 19, No. 9, pp. 772-783.
  16. Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., Nazzal, M., and Mohammad, N. L., 2007 “Finite Element Analyses to Evaluate the Benefits of Geogrid Base Reinforcement in Flexible Pavement,” International Journal of Pavements, Volume 6 Number 1-2-3, pp. 146-157.
  17. Mohammad L. N., Herath A., Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., Gaspard K., and Gudishala R, 2007, “Prediction of Resilient Modulus of Cohesive Subgrade Soils from Dynamic Cone Penetration Test Parameters,” ASCEJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 11, pp.986-992.
  18. Chen, Q., Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., Sharma R., and Zhang X., 2007, “Laboratory Investigation of the Behavior of Foundations on Geosynthetic Reinforced Clayey Soil,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2004, Soil Mechanics, pp. 28-40.
  19. Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., Zhange, Z., and Gautreau, G., 2007, “Evaluating the Deformation Modulus of Cohesive Soils from PCPT for Consolidation Settlement Estimation,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2004, Soil Mechanics, pp. 49-59.
  20. Abu-Farsakh, M. Y., Nazzal M., and Mohammad, L., 2007, “Effect of Reinforcement on Resilient and Permanent Deformations of Base Course Material,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2004, Soil Mechanics, pp. 120-131.

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