Adi S.Abu-Obeiah, PhD

Adi S.Abu-Obeiah, PhD

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Dr. Adi Obeidah is a Research Associate at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He received his M.Sc and B.Sc degree in 2009 and 2012 from the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He obtained his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Hani Nassif in 2017. His research work focused on the investigating of the behavior of concrete beams prestressed with hybrid tendons. This system has a high potential of applications in many bridges in the United States, especially with innovative materials such as UHPC and Non-metallic tendons. He currently serves as an associate member on Committee 435 (Deflection) and Committee 209 (Creep and Shrinkage). He has been involved in various studies that utilize finite element analysis, and sensor technology in evaluating the structural performance of concrete bridges during construction and rehabilitation as part of New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and New Jersey Turnpike (NJTA) projects. 

Conference Proceedings: 

2021    Abu-Obeidah., A., Nassif., H., and Nasreddine., W. Flexural Behavior of Concrete Beams Prestressed with Hybrid (Steel/CFRP) Tendons, presented to the Standing Committee on Concrete Bridges (AKB30), Transportation Research Board (TRB), Presented on  July 28th, Washington, DC, USA. 

Ortiz, D., Abu-Obeidah., A., and Nassif, H. Early Age Bond Characteristics of Ferrocement-Concrete Interface Under Thermal Curing, paper presented at the 13th International Symposium on Ferrocement and Thin Fiber Reinforced Inorganic Matrices, presented June 22nd, Lyon, France. 

Meng, W., Nasreddine, W., Abu-Obeidah, A., and Nassif, H. Early-Age Performance of Fiber Reinforced Ferrocement and UHPC in Flexural Repair of Concrete Beams, paper presented at the 13th International Symposium on Ferrocement and Thin Fiber Reinforced Inorganic Matrices, June 22nd, Lyon, France.

Meng, W., Du., Jiang., Abu-Obeidah, A., and Nassif, H. Accelerated Thermal Curing of Cost-Effective UHPC for Bridge Deck Overlays, presented at the International Bridge Conference (IBC), presented June 10th, National Harbor, MD, USA. 

Nassif, H., Abu-Obeidah, A. and Nasreddine, W. Behavior of Simply Supported and Continuous Beams Prestressed with Bonded and Unbonded (CFRP and Steel) Tendons, presented to the Innovative Highway Structures and Appurtenances Committee (AKB10) at the 100th Annual Meeting of Transportation Research Board (TRB), January 14th, Washington, DC, USA. 

2019    Abdalla, J.A., Abu-Obeidah, A., Hawileh, R. Use of Aluminum Alloy Plates as Externally Bonded Shear Reinforcement for R/C Beams, presented at the 3rd International Conference on Structural Integrity on September 3rd, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Procedia Structural Integrity, 17, 403-410,

Choobbor, S.S., Hawileh, R.A., Abdalla, J.A, Abu-Obeidah, APerformance of Hybrid Carbon and Basalt FRP Sheets in Strengthening Concrete Beams in Bending, paper presented at MECHCOMP 2019 5thInternational Conference on Mechanics of Composites, presented on July 3rd, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisboa, Portugal.

2018    Nassif, H., and Abu-Obeidah, AComparison of Model Predictions for SCC with and without Fibers. Presented at the American Concrete Institute (ACI), presented on March 27th, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.

2017    Nassif, H., and Abu-Obeidah, A. Early Age Concrete Properties and their Effect on Shoring/Reshoring. Presented at the American Concrete Institute (ACI), presented on October 16th, Anaheim CA, USA.

2014    Hawileh, R.A., Abu-Obeidah, A., Abdalla, J.A, and Al-Tamimi., A. Residual mechanical properties of carbon and hybrid carbon-glass FRP sheets at elevated temperatures. Presented at the 7th International Conference on FRP Composites in Civil Engineering (CICE), presented on August 21st, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2012    Abu-Obeidah, A., Hawileh, R.A., and Abdalla, J.A. Finite Element Modeling of Shear Deficient Beams Bonded with aluminum plates. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology on September 5th, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

2011    Abdalla, J.A., Abu-Obeidah, A., and Hawileh, R.A. Behaviour of Shear Deficient Reinforced Concrete Beams with Externally Bonded Reinforcements Plates. Presented at Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures (CTCS) on September 19th, Seoul, Korea.

2010    Abdalla, J.A., Hawileh, R.A. and Abu-Obeidah, ALow-cycle Fatigue Life Characteristics of Grade 8.8 Steel Bolts, presented at the 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ECEE), presented on September 1st, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia.

Journal Papers: 

2021    Obeidah, A., and Nassif, H. (forthcoming, accepted October 2021). Serviceability of Beams Prestressed with Hybrid (Steel/CFRP) TendonsACI Structural Journal.

Du, J., Meng, W., Khayat, K.H., Bao, Y., Pengwei, G., Zhenghua, L., Abu-Obeidah, A., Nassif, H., and Wang, H. New development of ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC)Composites Part B: Engineering, 224.

Tan, X., Abu-Obeidah, A., Bao, Yi., Nassif, H., and Nasreddine, W. Measurement and visualization of strains and cracks in CFRP post-tensioned fiber reinforced concrete beams using distributed fiber optic sensorAutomation in Construction, 124.

2019    Choobbor, S.S., Hawileh, R.A., Abu-Obeidah, A., Abdalla, J.A. Performance of hybrid carbon and basalt FRP sheets in strengthening concrete beams in flexureComposite Structures, 227.

Abu-Obeidah, A., Abdalla, J.A., Hawileh, R. Shear strengthening of deficient concrete beams with marine grade aluminum alloy platesAdvances in Concrete Construction, (7)4, 249-262.

2016    Abdalla, J.A., Abu-Obeidah, A., Hawileh, R., H. Rasheed, H. Shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beams using externally-bonded aluminum alloy plates: An experimental studyConstruction and Building Materials 128, 24-37.

Hawileh, R. A., Abdalla, J. A., Hasan, S. S., Ziyada, M. B., & Abu-Obeidah, AModels for predicting elastic modulus and tensile strength of carbon, basalt and hybrid carbon-basalt FRP laminates at elevated temperaturesConstruction and building materials114, 364-373. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.03.175

2015    Abu-Obeidah, A., Hawileh, R. A., & Abdalla, J. A. Finite element analysis of strengthened RC beams in shear with aluminum platesComputers & Structures147, 36-46.

            Hawileh, R. A., Abu-Obeidah, A., Abdalla, J. A., & Al-Tamimi, A. Temperature effect on the mechanical properties of carbon, glass and carbon–glass FRP laminatesConstruction and Building Materials75, 342-348.

Hawileh, R. A., Tabatabai, H., Abu-Obeidah, A., Balloni, J., & Rahman, A. Evaluation of the low-cycle fatigue life in seven steel bar typesJournal of Materials in Civil Engineering28(5).

2013    Hawileh, R. A., Abed, F., Abu-Obeidah, A., & Abdalla, J. A. Experimental investigation of inelastic buckling of built-up steel columns. Steel & Composite Structures13(3), 295-308. DOI:10.12989/scs.2012.13.3.295. 


2019    Nassif, H., Abu-Obeidah, A., Na, C., Ozbay, K., Gao, J., & Khayat, K. Flexural Performance of Concrete Beams Strengthened using Different Repair TechniquesResearch on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation (RE-CAST), Rutgers University and the United States Department of Transportation.

Job Title: 
Research Associate, Head of Experimental Design