Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Dr Rwayda Al Hamd

Research interests:

Structural engineering

Numerical modelling of reinforced concrete, timber and asphalt pavement.
Fire safety and risk analysis.
Structural steel design and traditional structural engineering.
Structural stability.
Civil and Environmental engineering

Using sustainable material to enhance pavement characteristics.
Human behaviour in fire and the effect of that on designing the buildings to maximizing its safety.
Artificial neural network uses in civil engineering.

Career history:

Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Division of Engineering and Food Science, School of Applied Sciences
Abertay University, Dundee, UK July 2020- Present
Research Associate in Civil Engineering with teaching responsibilities
The Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK Jan. 2020- July 2020
Research Associate in Structural and Fire Safety Engineering
York University, Toronto, Canada (remotely) July 2018- Jan 2020
Lecturer in Engineering
Al-Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq June 2019- Jan 2020
Al-Kindi Academy for Civil engineering analysis software courses, Baghdad, Iraq (e.g. ‘Abaqus for civil engineers’ workshops) Aug.2018- Jan 2020
Lecturer in Structural Engineering & Administrative team member
Ministry of higher education & scientific research/Scientific supervision and evaluation department, Baghdad, Iraq Dec. 2018- June 2019
Deputy Manager for Equality and Diversity team & Lecturer in Structural Engineering
Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research/ Human resources, Baghdad, Iraq Aug. 2018- Nov. 2018
Teaching Assistant in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2014- 2018
Site Engineer
Nabaa Al Kaboor Ltd, Baghdad, Iraq 2012- 2014

Active research projects:

– Using sustainable material in concrete
– AI implementation in Civil engineering topics
– fire safety modelling

Recent publications:

[1] Alzabeebee, S., Zuhaira, A., Al-Hamd, R., (2022) Development of a hybrid intelligent correlation to compute the undrained shaft friction adhesion coefficient of bored piles, Geomechanics and Engineering. DOI: 10.12989/gae.2022.28.4.397
[2] Alzabeebee, S., Mohamad, S., Al-Hamd, R., (2021) Surrogate models to predict maximum dry unit weight, optimum moisture content and California bearing ratio form grain size distribution curve, Road Materials and Pavement Design. DOI: 10.1080/14680629.2021.1995471
[3] Zghair, L., Hamad, H., Mohamad, S. A. & Al-Hamd, R., (20 Sep 2021), Evaluate the compressive strength of cement paste modified with high reactivity attapulgite and affected by curing temperature, Materials Today: Proceedings. DOI: 10.1016/j.matpr.2021.09.058
[4] Makki, Z., Zuhaira, A., Al-Jubouri, S., Al-Hamd, R., Cunningham, L., (2021) GIS-based assessment of groundwater quality for drinking and irrigation purposes in central Iraq, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI:10.1007/s10661-021-08858-w.
[5] Mohamad, S., Al-Hamd, R., Khaled, T., (2020) Investigating the effect of elevated temperatures on the properties of mortar produced with volcanic ash, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions. DOI: 10.1007/s41062-020-0274-4

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