Faculty

Abdeldjelil "DJ" Belarbi, Ph.D., P.E.
Dr. Abdeldjelil "DJ" Belarbi, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor
Office Location: N127 Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-1609 | Fax: 713-743-4260
Email: belarbi [at] uh [dot] edu

Education: 

Ph.D. Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Houston, 1991
Dissertation: Stress-Strain Relationships of Reinforced Concrete in Biaxial Tension-Compression
M.S. Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Houston, 1986
B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Sciences and Technology of Oran, Algeria, 1983

Professional Experience: 

2009 – 2013: Chair and Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor
2005 – 2009: Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
March 2007/ Feb. 2008: Visiting Professor, Universite de Tlemcen, Algeria
June 2007/08: Visiting Professor, Universite de Cergy-Pontoise, France
2003 – 2004: Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
2004 – 2009: Research/Senior Investigator, Intelligent Systems Center, University of Missouri-Rolla
2004 – 2007: Dean's Teaching Scholar for the School of Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla
2004 – 2006: Structures Faculty Coordinator, University of Missouri-Rolla
2004: Visiting Professor, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France
2002 – 2009: Assistant Chair for Distance Education, University of Missouri-Rolla
1998 – 2001: Research Investigator, Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies, University of Missouri-Rolla
1997 – 2003: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
1995 – 2002: Research/Senior Investigator, Intelligent Systems Center, University of Missouri-Rolla
1994 – 2009: Research Investigator, Materials Research Graduate Center, University of Missouri-Rolla
1993 – 2001: Assistant Chair for Graduate Programs, University of Missouri-Rolla
1991 – 1997: Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
1990 – 1991: Teaching Fellow, University of Houston
1984 – 1990: Research Assistant, University of Houston

Classes: 

CIVE 1188: The Challenge of Civil Engineering

Awards & Honors: 

American Concrete Institute Joe w. Kelly Award, 2011
American Concrete Institute Chapter Activities Award, 2006
Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2004
Chi Epsilon "James M. Robbins" Excellence in Teaching National Award, 2004
Fulbright U.S. Distinguished Scholar Award, 2003-2004
Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003
Honorable Mention of the 9NAMC Outstanding Paper Award, The Masonry Society, 2003
Fellow of the American concrete Institute since 2000
Outstanding Paper Award, Earthquake Spectra Journal, EERI, 1995

Academic Awards: 

Teaching Excellence, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2006-07
Outstanding Teaching Commendation Award, School of Extended Learning, 2006-07
Leadership Development Program Award, President's Academic Leadership Institute, 2006-07

Research Interests: 

Research in structural health monitoring, smart sensors, structural performance and durability in natural disasters, constitutive modeling of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures.

Presentations: 

Murphy, M. S., Belarbi, A., and Kuchma, D., "Shear Design Equations for Concrete Girders Strengthened with FRP,” Proceedings of 5th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE2010), Beijing, China, September 2010.
Wieberg, K., Sneed, L., Belarbi, A., and Anderson, N., “Spalling of Partial-Depth Precast-Prestressed Bridge Deck Panel Investigation Using GPR.” 2010 fib Congress/PCI Convention and Bridge Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C., May 2010.
Moslehy, Y., Gu, H., Belabi, A., Mo, Y.L., and Song, G., “Smart Aggregate-Based Damage Detection of Circular RC columns under Cyclic Combined Loading,” ASCE Structures Congress 2010, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
Li., Q., Belarbi, A., and Suriya Prakash, S., “Seismic performance of square RC bridge columns under combined loading including torsion,” Proceedings of the ASCE Earth and Space Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2010.
Moslehy, Y., Gu, H., Belarbi, A., Mo, Y.L., and Song, G., “Structural health monitoring of reinforced concrete columns subjected to reversed cyclic loading using innovative smart aggregates,” Disaster Mitigation Symposium at ASCE 2010 Earth and Space conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2010.
Belarbi, A. and Bae, S.W., "Shear Resistance Mechanism of Structural Concrete Girders Strengthened with CFRP Composites." 11th Arab Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, October 2009.
Belarbi, A. and Suriya Prakash, S., “Assessment of Performance based design approach for RC bridge columns under combined loadings using damage index models,” Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment Infrastructures in Developing Countries (SBEIDCO 2009), Oran, Alegria, October 2009.
Belarbi, A., Li., Q., and Suriya Prakash, S., “Cyclic behavior of square versus circular RC columns under combined loading including torsion,” Proceedings of the 25th US-Japan bridge engineering workshop, Japan, September 2009.
Mullapudi, T.R.S., Ayoub, A. and., Belarbi, A., “A fiber beam element with axial, bending and shear interaction for seismic analysis of RC structures,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, 2008, ID: 05-01-0298, 8 pages.
You, Y.M. and Belarbi, A. “An Analytical Model for RC Columns Subjected to Combined Loading Including Torsion,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, 2008, ID: 05-01-0299, 8 pages.
Suriya Prakash, S., Belarbi, A. and Ayoub, A., “Behavior of RC Bridge Columns under Cyclic Flexural-Torsional Loadings with Moderate Shear,” Proceedings of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, October 12-17, 2008, ID: 05-02-0083, 8 pages.
Greene, G.G. and Belarbi, A., “Performance of Box Bridge Girders under Cyclic Torsion and Shear,” Proceedings of the PCI National Bridge Conference, Orlando, FL, October 4-7, 2008, Paper No. 73, 25 pages.
Belarbi, A., Suriya Prakash, S., and Silva, P. “Insight Investigation of Seismic Performance of RC Circular Bridge Columns under Combined Loadings,” Proceedings of the 24th US-Japan Bridge Engineering Workshop, Minneapolis, MN, September 22-24, 2008, pp. 57-70. (Invited Paper)
Shanmugam, S.P., Belarbi, A., and Ayoub, A., “Cyclic Behavior of RC Columns under Combined Loadings including Torsion,” Proceedings of the Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways (6NSC), Charleston, SC, July 27-30, 2008, Paper No. P18, 12 pages.
Mullapudi, T.R.S., Ayoub, A., and Belarbi, A., “Effect of Coupled Shear-Bending Deformations on the Behavior of RC Highway Structures Subjected to Extreme Seismic Loading,” Proceedings of the Sixth National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways (6NSC), Charleston, SC, July 27-30, 2008, Paper No. P19, 12 pages.
Ben Ouezdou, M., and Bae, S.W., and Belarbi, A., “Effective Bond Length of Externally Bonded FRP Sheets,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2008), Zurich, Switzerland, July 22-24, 2008, Paper 9.C.3, 6 pages (CD-ROM).
Belarbi, A., Silva, P., and Bae, S.W., “Retrofit using CFRP Composites of RC Bridge Columns under Combined Loads,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2008), Zurich, Switzerland, July 22-24, 2008, Paper 4.A.3, 6 pages (CD-ROM).
Sanders, D., Ayoub, A., Belarbi, A., Dyke, S., Elnashai, A., Silva, P., and Zhang, J. “Impact of Combined Actions on Column Design and its Implications on System Response,” Sixth NEES Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, June 18-20, 2008.
Belarbi, A., Shanmugam, S.P., and You, Y.M., “Effect of Spiral Ratio on Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns under Combined Loadings Including Torsion,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM 2008), Jeju, South Korea, May 26-28, 2008, pp. 1190-1205 (CD-ROM).
Ben Ouezdou, M., Bae, S.W., and Belarbi, A., “Effective Bond Length of Externally Bonded FRP Sheets,” Proceedings of the Second Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Advances in Geo Materials and Structures, Hammamet, Tunisia, May 5-7, 2008, pp. 401-406.
Belarbi, A. and Shanmugam, S., “Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns under Combined Cyclic Bending and Torsion,” Proceedings of the Second Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Advances in Geo Materials and Structures, Hammamet, Tunisia, May 5-7, 2008, pp. 453-458.
Belarbi, A., Shanmugam, S.P., and Silva, P.F, “Flexure-Shear-Torsion Interaction of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns,” Proceedings of the 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference, HPC-Safe, Affordable, and Efficient, St. Louis, MO, May 4-7, 2008, 18 pages (CD-ROM).
Belarbi, A., Shanmugam, S.P., and Ayoub, A., “An Experimental Study on Behavior of RC Circular Bridge Columns under Combined Cyclic Bending and Torsion,” Proceedings of the 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference, HPC-Safe, Affordable, and Efficient, St. Louis, MO, May 4-7, 2008, 15 pages (CD-ROM).
Mullapudi, T.R.S., Ayoub, A., and Belarbi, A., “Fiber Section Formulation with Bi-Axial Strength Envelope for Analysis of Shear Dominant RC Structures,” Proceedings of the 2008 Concrete Bridge Conference, HPC-Safe, Affordable, and Efficient, St. Louis, MO, May 4-7, 2008, 12 pages (CD-ROM).
Belarbi, A., Silva, P., and Bae, S.W., “Retrofit of RC Bridge Columns under Combined Axial, Shear, Flexure, and Torsion using CFRP Composites,” Proceedings of the 2008 Challenges for Civil construction (CCC) Composites in Construction Conferences, Porto, Portugal, April 16-18, 2008, 10 pages (CD-ROM).
Newman, N., Ayoub, A., and Belarbi, A., “Evaluation of Bond Specifications for Development Lengths of Straight Embedded FRP Bars,” Eight International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-8), University of Patras, Patras, Greece, July 16-18, 2007, (CD-ROM).
Bae, S.W., LaBoube, R., Belarbi, A., and Ashraf, A., “Estimating Progressive Collapse of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Structures”, Proceedings of Professor Jim Rhodes Retiral Thin-Wall Structures Conference, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, June 26-27, 2007.
Sanders, D., Ayoub, A., Belarbi, A., Dyke, S., Elnashai, A., Silva, P., and Zhang, J. “Impact of Combined Actions on Column Design and its Implications on System Response,” Fifth NEES Annual Meeting, Snowbird UT, June 19-21, 2007.
Bae, S.W., Belarbi, A., and Myers, J.J., “Design Guidelines for Axially Loaded RC Columns Wrapped with FRP Sheets under Combined Environmental Conditions,” Proceedings of the Third Conference on Durability & Field Applications of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction (CDCC 2007), Quebec City, Canada, May 22-24, 2007, pp. 321-328.
Belarbi, A., Ayoub, A., Greene, G., Shanmugam, S., and Mullapudi, R., “Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Subjected to Combined Loading Including Torsion,” Proceedings of 2007 ASCE Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA, May 16-19, 2007, (16 pages).
Belarbi, A., and Baghli Abdellatif., “Development of Engineering and Construction management Curricula: Goals and lessons Learned through a US-Algeria Educational Partnership,” Proceedings of the First Conference on the Role of Science and Knowledge in Algeria’s Economy and Society, April 16-18, 2007, (2 pages).
Belarbi, A., Bae, S.W., and Tumialan, R., “Toward Design Guidelines for Shear Strengthening of Concrete Structures Using External Bonded FRP Systems,” Proceedings of the Advanced Composites in Construction, University of bath, Bath, UK, April 2-4, 2007, pp. 345-354.
Baghli A., Grasman, S.E., and Belarbi, A., “Development of Engineering and Construction management Curricula: A US-Algeria Educational Partnership,” Institute of International Education Network, online Newsletter, March 2007, (4 pages).
Belarbi, A., Ayoub, A. and Bae, S.W., “State-of-the-Art of FRP Strengthened RC Girders in Shear,” Proceedings of the Third International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2006), Miami, FL, December 13-15, 2006, pp.605-608
Newman, N., Ayoub, A, and Belarbi, A., “Evaluation of FRP Bond Specifications for Development Length,” Proceedings of the Third International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE 2006), Miami, FL, December 13-15, 2006, pp. 55-58.
Schonberg, W., Baird, J., Worsey, P., Belarbi, A., LaBoube, R., Lusk, B., Woodley, R., and Noll, W., “Characterizing the Rubble Pile Following Building Collapse”, Paper No. PP-31, Proceedings of the 25th Army Sciences Conference, Orlando, Florida, November, 2006.
Schonberg, W.P., Serino, G., Nanni, A., Belarbi, A., Mazzolani, F., and DeLuca, A. “Curriculum for the Global Engineer: An Innovation Joint U.S.-Italy Master’s of Engineering Degree Program,” Proceedings of the Fifth Annual ASEE Global Colloquium on Engineering Education, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 9-12, 2006, Published in CD-ROM
Schonberg, W.P., Belarbi, A., Nanni, A., Serino, G., Mazzolani, F., and DeLuca, A. “International Innovation and Collaboration: A Joint U.S.-Italy Master’s of Engineering Degree Program,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Engineering Education, San Juan, PR, July 23-28, 2006, Published in CD-ROM.
Schonberg, W.P., Baird, J., Worsey, P., Belarbi, A., LaBoube, R., Lusk, B., Flanagan, R., Burleson, H., Woodley, R., and Noll, W., “Rubble Pile Characterization Model”, Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Structures Under Shock and Impact, ed. N. Jones and C. Brebbia, WIT Press, Southhampton, UK, July 2006
Sanders, D., Ayoub, A., Belarbi, A., Dyke, S., Elnashai, A., Silva, P., and Zhang, J. “NEESR-SG: Seismic Simulation and Design of Bridge Columns under Combined Actions, and Implication on System Response,” Proceedings of the Fourth NEES Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA, June 21-23, 2006.
Wang, H., and Belarbi, A., “Steel-Free Hybrid Reinforcement System for Concrete Bridge Decks,” Proceedings of the International Conference of Civil Engineering Infrastructure Systems-CEIS 2005, Beirut, Lebanon, June 12-14, 2006. (published in CDROM)
Greene, G., and Belarbi, A., “Tension-Stiffened Softened Truss Model for RC Members under Torsion,” Proceedings of Second FIB Congress, Naples, Italy, June 5-8, 2006, (12 pages), published in CD-ROM.
Greene, G., and Belarbi, A., “Softened Truss model for RC Torsional Members under Combined Action,” Proceedings of 2006 ASCE Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO, May 18-21, 2006, (8 pages).
Belarbi, A., Greene, G.G., and Chen, G., “Crack Mapping in Reinforced Concrete Girders Using Distributed Coaxial Cable Crack Sensors,” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Civil Engineering Infrastructure Systems, Dubai, UAE, April 29-May 1, 2006, pp. 11-23 (Invited NSF Paper)
Bae, S.W. and Belarbi, A., “Corrosion of RC Columns Repaired and Wrapped with FRP Sheets,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting, Cape Town, South Africa, November 21-23, 2005, pp. 279-285
Silva, F.P. and Belarbi, A., Performance Based Design for Multiple Span Bridges,” Proceedings of the First US-Portugal International Workshop on Grand Challenges in Earthquake Engineering-250 Years after the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, Lamego, Portugal, July 11-13, 2005, pp. 5.1-5.8
Greene, G., Belarbi, A., Chen, G., and McDaniel R., “Distributed Coaxial Cable Crack Sensors for Crack Mapping in RC,” Proceedings of the 2005 SPIE’s International Symposium on Smart Structures and Materials, San Diego, CA, March 6-10, 2005. (Published in CDROM)
Belarbi, A., and Wang, H., “Bond Splitting Behavior of FRP Reinforcing Bars Embedded in Fiber Reinforced Concrete,” Proceedings of the 84th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board, Washington D.C., January 11-13, 2005.
Belarbi, A., Greene, G.G. and Lusher, M. “The Importance of Laboratories in Teaching, research and Industry,” Proceedings of the 20th Mexican National Reunion of Laboratories for Construction Materials, Conference Theme: Laboratories in the International Market, Monterrey, Mexico, September 16-18, 2004. (Invited Paper)
Belarbi, A., and Greene, G.G., “Reinforced Concrete Box Girders Under Cyclic Torsion,” Proceedings of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, August 1-6, 2004, 15 pages. (Published in CDROM).
Belarbi, A., “50 Years of ACI-ASCE Activities on Torsion of Structural Concrete- A Historical Overview,” Proceedings of Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, Nashville, TN, May 22-26, 2004. (Published in CDROM) Session Chair
Belarbi, A., Greene, G.G., and Vigidal de Lima, M.C., “Overview of Structural Behavior of Members Subjected to Torsion,” Proceedings of Structures Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers, Nashville, TN, May 22-26, 2004. (Published in CDROM) Session Chair
Salah-Mars, S., Fenton, C., Bendimerad, F., Belarbi, A., and Wang, Y., “Preliminary Observations of Geotechnical Failures During the 21 May 2003 M 6.8 Boumerdes, Earthquake, Algeria, ” Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, New York, NY, April 13-17, 2004. Paper # OSP11, 14 pages. (Published in CDROM) (Invited Paper)
Greene, G. G. and Belarbi, A., “Reinforced Concrete Box Girders under Cyclic Torsion,” Proceedings of the Fourth National Seismic Conference and Workshop on Bridges and Highways, Memphis, TN, February 9-11, 2004. 11 pages.
Belarbi, A. and Wang, H. “Bond-Slip Response of FRP Reinforcing Bars in Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Direct Pullout,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Fibre Composites, High-Performance Concretes and Smart Materials, Chennai, India, January 8-10, 2004. Vol I, pp. 409-419 (Invited Paper)
Mosallam, A. and Belarbi, A. “Strengthening and Repair Applications of Polymer Composites: A State-of-the-Art Review,” Proceedings of the Ninth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Bali, Indonesia, December 16-18, 2003. pp. KS41-50. (Invited Paper and Keynote Presentation)
Chen, G.D., Sun, S.S., Shen, X.L., Pommerenke, D., Greene, G.G., Belarbi, A., and Mu, H.M., “Crack Detection of a 15 meter Long Reinforced Concrete Girder with a Single Distributed Cable Sensor,” Proceedings of the First International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring and Intelligent Infrastructure, Tokyo, Japan, November 13-15, 2003, pp. 181-190. (Invited Paper)
Belarbi, A., Silva, P., and Li, T., “An Experimental Evaluation of In-Plane URM Walls Strengthened with FRP Composites,” Proceedings of the Ninth North American Masonry Conference, Clemson, SC, June 1-4, 2003 (Published in CD-ROM).
Myers, J.J., Belarbi, A., and El-Domiaty, K.A., “Blast Resistance of Un-Reinforced Masonry Walls Fiber Retrofitted with Fiber Reinforced Polymers,” Proceedings of the Ninth North American Masonry Conference, Clemson, SC, June 1-4, 2003 (Published in CD-ROM) (Recipient of Honorable Mention for Outstanding Paper Award)
Alkhrdaji, T. and Belarbi, A., “Shear Flow Zone in Rectangular RC Members Subjected to Pure Torsion,” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Performance of Construction Materials in the New Millennium, Cairo, Egypt, February, 17-20, 2003, pp. 555-564.
Bae, S.W. and Belarbi, A., “Effect of Combined Environmental Cycles on Reinforced Concrete Column Wrapped with FRP Sheet,” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Performance of Construction Materials in the New Millennium, Cairo, Egypt, February, 17-20, 2003. pp. 725-734.
Panchacharam, S. and Belarbi, A., “Torsional Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened with FRP Composites,” Proceedings, First FIB Congress on Concrete Structures in the 21st Century, Osaka, Japan, October 13-19, 2002. 10 pages (Published in CD-ROM).
Campbell, K. and Belarbi, A., “Bond Behavior of FRP Bars Embedded in Fiber Reinforced Concrete,” Proceedings, First FIB Congress on Concrete Structures in the 21st Century, Osaka, Japan, October 13-19, 2002, 8 pages (Published in CD-ROM).
Bae, S.W. and Belarbi, A., “Evaluation of the Freeze-Thaw Cycles Effect on RC Columns Wrapped with FRP Sheet,” Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM 2002), Pusan, South Korea, August 21-23, 2002, 8 pages (Published in CD-ROM). (Invited Paper and Keynote Presentation)
Belarbi, A., Myers, J.J., and Puliyadi, S., “Evaluation of Lap Splice Length Requirement of CFRP Sheets in RC Beams under Fatigue Loading,” Proceedings, Second International Conference on Durability of FRP Composites for Construction, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 29-31, 2002, pp. 701-711.
Watkins, S.E., Eller, V.M., Corra, J., Molander, M.J., Konz, B., Hall, R.H., Chandrashekhara, K., and Belarbi, A., “Interdisciplinary Graduate Experience: Lessons Learned,” Proceedings, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 16-19, 2002, 10 pages, (Published in CD-ROM)
Alkhardaji, T., Wideman, M., Belarbi, A., and Nanni, A., “Shear Strength of GFRP RC Beams and Slabs,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites in Construction (CCC-2001), Porto, Portugal, October 10-12, 2001, pp. 409-414.
Li, T., Silva, P., Belarbi, A., Nanni, A., and Myers, J.J., “Retrofit of Un-Reinforced Infill Masonry Walls with FRP,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites in Construction (CCC-2001), Porto, Portugal, October 10-12, 2001, pp. 559-563.
Puliyadi, S., Belarbi, A., and Myers, J.J., “Performance of CFRP Strengthened Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams in the presence of Delaminations and Lap Splices under Fatigue Loading,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Composites in Construction (CCC-2001), Porto, Portugal, October 10-12, 2001, pp. 323-328.
Cole, C. and Belarbi, A., “Confinement Characteristics of Rectangular FRP-Jacketed RC Columns,” Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-5), Cambridge, UK, July 16-18, 2001, pp. 823-832.
Silva, P., Myers, J.J, Belarbi, A., El-Domiaty, K., Tumialan, G., and Nanni, A., “Performance of Infill URM Wall Systems Retrofitted with FRP Rods and Laminates to Resist In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Loads,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference and Exhibition on Structural Faults and Repair, London, UK, July 4-6, 2001. 12 pages, (Published in CD-ROM).
Watkins, S. E., Unser, J. F., Nanni, A. Chandrashekhara, K, and Belarbi, A. “Instrumentation and Manufacture of a Smart Composite Bridge for Short-Span Applications,” Proceedings of SPIE Smart Structures and Materials 2001: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways (Edited by S.C. Liu), Newport Beach, CA, March 5-7, 2001, Vol. 4330, pp. 147-157.
Belarbi, A. Watkins, S.E., Chandrashekhara, K., Corra, J., and Konz, B., “Smart FRP Reinforcing Bars for Health Monitoring of Concrete Structures,” European COST F3 Conference on System Identification and Structural Health Monitoring, Madrid, Spain, June 6-9, 2000, pp. 549-558.
Khalifa, A., Belarbi, A., and Nanni, A., “Shear Performance of RC Members Strengthened with Externally Bonded FRP Wraps,” Twelfth World Conference on Earthquake, Auckland, New Zealand, January 30 - February 4, 2000, 8 pages, (Published in CD-ROM).
Sengupta, A. and Belarbi, A., “Average Stress-Strain Relationships of Reinforcing Bars in RC Panels Subjected to Biaxial Stress Field,” Twelfth World Conference on Earthquake, Auckland, New Zealand, January 30 - February 4, 2000, 8 pages, (Published in CD-ROM).
Belarbi, A. and Koutchoukali N., “Softening Characteristics and Torsional Behavior of High-Strength Concrete Beams,” Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM 1999), Seoul, South Korea, August 23-25, 1999, Vol. 1 pp. 33-42.
Jiang, C., Chandrashekhara, K., Manis, P., Belarbi, A., and Watkins, S.E., “Manufacturing of FRP Rebars by a Combined Filament Winding and Pultrusion Process,” Proceedings of the 43rd International SAMPE Symposium & Exhibition, Anaheim, CA, May 31 - June 4, 1998, pp. 1818-1825.
Krishnamoorthy, R.K., Belarbi, A., Chandrashekhara, K., and Watkins, S.E., “Hybrid Composite Rebar for Smart Concrete Structures,” Proceedings of SPIE, 1997 Smart Structures and Materials (Edited by Norris Stubbs), San Diego, CA, March 5-6, 1997, Vol. 3043, pp. 65-71.
Belarbi, A., Zhang, L.X., and Hsu, T.T.C., “Constitutive Laws of Reinforced Concrete Membrane Elements,” Proceedings, Eleventh World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, Mexico, June 23-28, 1996, 10 pages, (Published in CD-ROM).
Belarbi, A., Chandrashekhara, K., and Watkins, S.E., “FRP Rebar with Enhanced Ductility and Sensing Capability,” Proceedings, Fourth National Workshop on Bridge Research in Progress, (Edited by I.G. Buckle and I.M. Friedland), National Science Foundation and National Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, Buffalo, NY, June 17-19, 1996, pp. 331-336.
Sengupta, A.K. and Belarbi, A., “Average Stress-Strain Relationships of Rebar in Cracked RC Panels under Biaxial Stresses,” Proceedings, First International Forum on Discontinuous Deformation Analysis, (Edited by M.R. Salami and D. Banks), Berkeley, CA, June 12-14, 1996, TSI Press, pp. 551-558.
Belarbi, A. and Sengupta, A.K., “Average Stress-Strain Relationships of Rebar in RC Panels,” Proceedings, Eleventh Engineering Mechanics Conference, (Edited by Y.K. Lin and T.C. Su), American Society of Civil Engineers, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 19-22, 1996, pp.743-746.
Belarbi, A., Chandrashekhara, K., and Watkins, S.E., “Smart Composite Rebar with Enhanced Ductility,” Proceedings, Eleventh Engineering Mechanics Conference, (Edited by Y.K. Lin and T.C. Su), American Society of Civil Engineers, Fort Lauderdale, FL, May 19-22, 1996, pp.789-791.
Behr, R.A. and Belarbi, A., “Dynamic Tests of Curtain Wall Glass Elements with In-Plane and Out-Of-Plane Motions,” Proceedings, Fifth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chicago, July 10-14, 1994, Vol. II, pp. 723-732.

Selected Publications: 

Sneed, L.H., Belarbi, A., and You, Y.-M., “Spalling Solution of Precast Prestressed Bridge Deck Panels,” Technical Report OR11-005, Missouri Department of Transportation, 211 pp., August 2010.Sneed, L.H., Belarbi, A., and You, Y.-M., “Spalling Solution of Precast Prestressed Bridge Deck Panels,” Technical Report OR11-005, Missouri Department of Transportation, 211 pp., August 2010.

Belarbi, A., Richardson, D.N., Swenty, M.K., and Taber, L.H., “Effect of Contamination on Reinforcing bar-Concrete Bond,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 206-214, May/June 2010.

Belarbi, A., Suriya Prakash, S.  and Silva, P.F. “Incorporation of decoupled damage index models in the performance-based evaluation of RC circular and square bridge columns under combined loadings,” American Concrete Institute, Special Publication-SP271, Vol. 271, pp. 79-102, May 2010.

Moslehy, Y., Gu, H., Belarbi, A., Mo, Y.L., and Song, G. “Smart Aggregate-Based Damage Detection of Circular RC columns under Cyclic Combined Loading,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 1-12, May 2010.

Suriya Prakash, S., and Belarbi, A., “Towards Damage Based Design Approach for RC Bridge Columns under Combined Loadings Using Damage Index Models,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 14, No. 3, pp. 363-389, March 2010.

Newman, N., Ayoub, A., and Belarbi, A., “Development Length of Straight FRP Composite Bars Embedded in Concrete,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 571-589, February 2010.

Bae, S.W. and Belarbi, A., “Effects of Various Environmental Conditions on RC Columns Wrapped with FRP Sheets,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 290-309, January 2010.

Suriya Prakash, Belarbi, A., and You, Y.-M., “Seismic Performance of Circular RC Columns Subjected to Axial force, Bending, and Torsion with Low and Moderate Shear,” Engineering Structures, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 46-59, January 2010.

Wang, H. and Belarbi, A., “Static and Fatigue Bond Characteristics of FRP Rebars Embedded in Fiber-reinforced Concrete,” Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 44, No. 13, pp. 1605-1622, January 2010.

Ouezdou, M. B., Belarbi, A., and Bae, S.W., "Effective Bond Length of FRP Sheets Externally Bonded to Concrete," International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.133-137, December 2009.

“Thomas TC Hsu Symposium on Shear and Torsion in Concrete Structures,” Edited by Belarbi, A., Mo, Y.L., and Ayoub, A.S., 654 pp., November 2009.

Suriya Prakash, S. and Belarbi, A., “Bending-shear-torsion interaction features of RC circular bridge columns-An experimental study,” American Concrete Institute Special Publication-SP265, Vol. 265, pp. 427-454, November 2009.

Belarbi, A., Suriya Prakash, and You, Y.-M., “Effect of Spiral Reinforcement on Flexural-Shear-Torsional Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Circular Bridge Columns,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 137-158, September 2009.

Greene, G.G., and Belarbi, A., “Model for Reinforced Concrete Members under Torsion, Bending, and Shear, Part 2:  Model Application and Validation,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 135, No. 9, pp. 970-977, September 2009.

Greene, G.G., and Belarbi, A., “Model for Reinforced Concrete Members under Torsion, Bending, and Shear, Part 1:  Theory,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 135, No. 9, pp. 961-969, September 2009.

Bae, S.W., Belarbi, A., and Brancaccio, A., "Behavior of Full-Scale RC T-Beams Strengthened in Shear with Externally Bonded FRP Sheets." Journal of Construction and Building Materials (In Press, Available on-line as of November 17, 2008: http://jrp.sagepub.com/pap.dtl).

Newman, N., Ayoub, A., and Belarbi, A., “Development Length of Straight FRP Composite Bars Embedded in Concrete,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites (In Press).

Bae, S.W. and Belarbi, A., “Effects of Various Environmental Conditions on RC Columns Wrapped with FRP Sheets,” Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 290-309, 2010.

Ouezdou, M.B., Belarbi, A., and Bae, S.W., "Effective Bond Length of FRP Sheets Externally Bonded to Concrete." International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp.133-137, 2009.

Bae, S.W., Belarbi, A., and Myers, J. J., “Performance of Corrosion-Damaged RC Columns Repaired by CFRP Sheets.”, ACI SP-230, Vol. 2, pp.1447-1464, 2005.

Greene, G.G., and Belarbi, A. “Model for Reinforced Concrete Members under Torsion, Bending, and Shear, Part 1:  Theory,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers (Accepted).

Greene, G.G., and Belarbi, A. “Model for Reinforced Concrete Members under Torsion, Bending, and Shear, Part 2:  Model Application and Validation,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers (Accepted).

Belarbi, A., and Richardson, D.N., Swenty, M.K., Taber, L.H., “Effect of Contamination on Reinforcing bar-Concrete Bond,” Materials Journal, American Concrete Institute (Accepted with Revisions).

Grasman, S., Belarbi, A., Saygin, C., and Baghli, A., “Educational Partnership to Establish Engineering/Construction Management Graduate Programs in Algeria,” ASCE Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, Vol. 134, No. 4, October 2008, pp. 353-358.

Bae, S.W. and Belarbi, A., “Effects of Corrosion of Steel Reinforcement on RC Columns Wrapped with FRP Sheets,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 28, No. 1, 20-31, 2009.

Bae, S.W., LaBoube, R.A., Belarbi, A., and Ayoub, A., “Progressive Collapse of Cold-Formed Steel Framed Structures,” Thin-Walled Structures Journal, Elsevier Ltd., Vol. 46, No. 7-9, July-September 2008, pp. 706-719.

Megnounif, A., Djafour, M., Belarbi, A., and Kerdal, D., “Strength Buckling Predictions of Cold-Formed Steel Built-up Columns,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, Vol. 28, No. 4, March 2008, pp. 443-460.

Djafour, M., Megnounif, A., Kerdal, D., and Belarbi, A., “A Numerical Method for Buckling Analysis of Built-up Columns with Stay Plates,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics Journal, Vol. 26, No. 4, July 2007, pp. 441-457.

Belarbi, A., and Bae, S.W., “An Experimental Study on the Effect of various Environmental Conditions and Corrosion on RC Columns Wrapped with FRP Sheets,” Composites Part B: Engineering Journal, Science Direct, Elsevier, Vol. 38, No. 5-6, 2007, pp. 674-684.

Silva, F.P., Belarbi, A., and Li, T., “In-Plane Performance Assessment of URM Walls Retrofitted with FRP,” The Masonry Society Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, November 2006, pp. 57-70.

Bae, S.W, Belarbi, A., and LaBoube, R., “Bearing Strength of Slabs on Grade Supporting Cold-Formed Steel Wall in Low-Rise Building,” ASCE Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2006, pp. 24-32.

Turcry, P., Loukili, A., Haidar, K., Pijaudier-Cabot, G. and Belarbi, A., “Evaluation of Shrinkage Cracking Potential of Self-Compacting Concrete at the Hardened State,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 18, No. 1, January-February 2006, pp. 46-54.

Bae, S.W., Belarbi, A., and Myers, J.J., “Performance of Corrosion-Damaged RC Columns Repaired by CFRP Sheets,” Seventh International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRP7RCS), American Concrete Institute Special Publication SP-230, 2005, pp. 1447-1464.

Wang, H. and Belarbi, A., “Flexural Behavior of Fiber-Reinforced-Concrete Beams Reinforced with FRP Rebars,” Seventh International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRP7RCS), American Concrete Institute Special Publication SP-230, 2005, pp. 895-914.

Greene, G.G., Belarbi, A. and Chen, G., “Crack Mapping in RC Members using Distributed Coaxial Cable Crack Sensors: Modeling and Application,” International Journal of Smart Materials and Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4, October 2005, pp. 385-404.

Chen, G.D., Sun, S.S., Pommerenke, D., Drewniak, J.L., Greene, G.G., McDaniel, R.D., Belarbi, A., and Mu, H.M., “Crack Detection of a Full-Scale Reinforced Concrete Girder with a Distributed Cable Sensor,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures , Vol. 14, pp. S88-S97, 2005.

Myers, J.J., Belarbi, A., and El-Domiaty, K.A. “Blast Resitance of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Retrofitted Un-Reinforced Masonry (URM) Walls with and without Arching Action,” The Masonry Society Journal Vol. 22, No. 1, September 2004, pp. 9-26.

Taber, L., Belarbi, A., and Richardson, D., “Effect of Reinforcing Bar Contamination on Steel-Concrete Bond During Concrete Construction,” ACI Fifth International Conference, Special Publication, SP-209, Cancun, Mexico, December 2002, pp. 839-861.

Kindervater, L., Luna, R., and Belarbi, A., “Spectral Response of Mortar Surfaces During Curing,” ACI Fifth International Conference, Special Publication, SP-209, Cancun, Mexico, December 2002, pp. 717-731.

Sengupta, A.K. and Belarbi, A., “Modeling Effect of Biaxial Stresses on Average Stress-Strain Relationship of Reinforcing Bar in Reinforced Concrete Panels,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 98, No.5, September-October 2001, pp. 629-637.

Koutchoukali N. and Belarbi, A., “Torsion of High-Strength Reinforced Concrete Beams and Minimum Reinforcement Requirements,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 98, No. 4, July-August 2001, pp. 462-469.

Belarbi, A. Watkins, S.E., Chandrashekhara, K., Corra, J., and Konz, B., “Smart Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Rods Featuring Improved Ductility and Health Monitoring Capabilities,” Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 10, No.3, June 2001, pp. 427-431.

Belarbi, A., Chandrashkhara, K., and Watkins, S.E., “Performance Evaluation of FRP Rebar Featuring Ductility and Health Monitoring Capability,” Fourth International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-4), American Concrete Institute Special Publication SP-188, 1999, pp. 1-12.

Khalifa, A. Tumialan, J.G., Nanni, A., and Belarbi, A., “Shear Strengthening of Continuous RC Beams Using Externally Bonded CFRP Sheets,” Fourth International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-4), American Concrete Institute Special Publication SP-188, 1999, pp. 995-1008.

Tumialan, J.G., Serra, P., Nanni, A., and Belarbi, A., “Concrete Cover Delamination in RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP Sheets,” Fourth International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer for Reinforced Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-4), American Concrete Institute Special Publication SP-188, 1999, pp. 725-735.

Koutchoukali, N. and Belarbi, A., “Effect of Concrete Strength on the Behavior of RC Beams Subjected to Pure Torsion,” Special Publication on High Strength Concrete, American Society of Civil Engineers, July 1997, pp. 38-51.

Pantelides, C.P., Truman, K.Z., Behr, R.A., and Belarbi, A., “Development of a Loading History for Seismic Testing of Architectural Glass in Storefront Wall System,” Engineering Structures Journal, Vol. 18, No. 12, December 1996, pp. 917-935.

Truman, K.Z., Pantelides, C.P., Behr, R.A., and Belarbi, A., “Comparison of Linear and Nonlinear Seismic Drift Histories for Mid-Rise Steel Frames,” Engineering Structures Journal, Vol. 18, No. 8, August 1996, pp. 577-588.

Behr, R.A. and Belarbi, A., “Seismic Test Methods for Architectural Glazing Systems,” Earthquake Spectra, Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Vol. 12. No. 1, February 1996, pp. 129-143.

Belarbi, A. and Hsu, T.T.C., “Constitutive Laws of Softened Concrete in Biaxial Tension-Compression,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 92, No. 5, September-October 1995, pp. 562-573.

Behr, R.A., Belarbi, A., and Brown, A.T., “Seismic Performance of Architectural Glass in a Storefront Wall System,” Earthquake Spectra, Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Vol. 11, No. 3, August 1995, pp. 367-391. (1995 Outstanding Paper of the Journal)

Hsu, T.T.C., Belarbi, A., and Pang, X., “A Universal Panel Tester,” Testing and Evaluation Journal, American Society for Testing and Materials, Vol. 23, No. 1, January-February 1995, pp. 41-49.

Behr, R.A., Belarbi, A., and Culp, J.H., “Dynamic Racking Tests of Curtain Wall Glass Elements with In-Plane and Out-Of-Plane Motions,” Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, January 1995, pp. 1-14.

Belarbi, A., Behr, R.A., Karson, M., and Effland, G.E., “Formal Assessment of the AN/EX Structural Engineering Teaching Laboratory,” Journal of Computer Applications in Engineering Education, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1994, pp. 109-121.

Belarbi, A. and Hsu, T.T.C., “Constitutive Laws of Concrete in Tension and Reinforcing Bar Stiffened by Concrete,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 91, No. 4, July-August 1994, pp. 465-474.

Hsu, T.T.C., Belarbi, A., and Pang, X., “Stress-Strain Relationships for Reinforced Concrete Membrane Element,” Special Publication of an International Workshop on Concrete Shear in Earthquake, Elsevier Science Publishers Ltd., 1992, pp. 43-54.

Belarbi, A. and Hsu, T.T.C., “Stirrup Stresses in Reinforced Concrete Beams,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 87, No. 5, September-October 1990, pp. 530-538.

Belarbi, A., “Discussion of a Paper: Edge Strength of Window Glass by Mechanical Tests,” by Pantelides, C.P., Sallee, G.P. and Minor, J.E. Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 121, No. 10, October 1995, pp. 1148.

Belarbi, A. and Hsu, T.T.C., “Discussion of a Paper: Compression Response of Cracked Reinforced Concrete,” by Vecchio, F.J. and Collins, M.P., Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 121, No. 7, July 1995, pp. 1151-1153.

Belarbi, A. and Hsu, T.T.C., author's closure paper “Stirrup Stresses in Reinforced Concrete Beams,” Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 88, No. 4, July-August 1991, pp. 517-519.

“State-of-the-Art of Torsion of Structural Concrete,” Reported by American Concrete Institute Committee 445, Author of Chapter 2 and Chair of the Sub-Committee (Under Review).

“Torsion of Structural Concrete: Bibliography of Last Millennium,” Reported by American Concrete Institute Committee 445, Author of several chapters of the document and Chair of the Sub-Committee (Under Review).

“The Boumerdes, Algeria, Earthquake of May 21,2003,” An EERI Learning from Earthquakes Reconnaissance Report,” Reported by Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Author of Chapter 4 and Member of the EERI Reconnaissance Team, October 2003, 57 pages.

“Guide for the design and Construction of Concrete reinforced with FRP Bars,” Reported by American Concrete Institute Committee 440, May 2001, Contributing Author, 41 pages.

Hall, R.H., Watkins, S.E., Davis, R.L., Belarbi, A., and Chandrashekhara, K., “Design and Assessment of Web-Based Learning Environments: The Smart Engineering Project and the Instructional Software Development Center at the University of Missouri-Rolla,” in Cybereducation: The Future of Long-Distance Learning, edited by L. R. Vandervert L. V. Shavinina, and R. A. Cornell, Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers, New York, 2001, Chapter 7, 137-156.