Research & Publications

Salloum N., Youssef Abdel Massih D., Soubra A.H., Harb J. (2011)

“Deterministic and probabilistic seismic analyses of a slope-footing system,” GeoRisk2011, Atlanta, GA, GeoInstitute, ASCE, June 26-28, 2011, 8p.

Assaad J. J., Harb J., (2011)

“Surface settlement of cementitious-based materials determined by oedometer testing” Rilem Materials and Structures International Journal, Nov. 2010, 44:845-856.

Harb J.N. (2011)

“Integrated River Basin Management Monitoring and Data Management of Groundwater Aquifer, Evaluation of the Pollution Load on Nahr El-Kalb,” 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment IPWE 2011, EWRI-ASCE, National University of Singapore, Singapore, January 4-6, 2011, 10p.

Jawad D. (2011)

“Dubai Transport System: Integrated or Segregated” First Integrated Transportation & Development Conference organized by ASCE, Chicago from March 13 to March 16, 2011

Khoury, C., Khoury, N. and Miller, G. (2011)

"Effect of Cyclic Suction Stress Loading History (Hydraulic Hysteresis) on Resilient Modulus of Unsaturated Fine-Grained Soil," Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, Issue No. 2232, Washington D.C., pp. 68-75

Maalouf, N., Khoury, N., Laguros, J. and Kumin, H. (2011)

"Support Vector Machine to Predict the Performance of Stabilized Aggregate Bases Subject to Wet-Dry Cycles," International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, DOI: 10.1002/nag.1023.

Bobo, A., Khoury, N., Li H. and Boufadel, M. (2011)

²Groundwater Flow in a Tidally Gravel Beach in Prince William Sound, Alaska,² ASCE, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, DOI:10.1061.

Khoury, N., Damodar, Y., Al-Bihani, J., Abousleiman, Y. and Khoury, C.,(2011)

Plastic Waste as an Effective Stormwater Best Management Practice, Proceedings of the GeoFrontiers, March 13-16, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Okoro, C., Vogtman, J., Yousif, M., Agnaou, M. and Khoury, N. (2011)

²Consolidation Characteristics of Soils Stabilized with Lime, Coal Combustion Products and Plastic Waste,² Proceedings of the GeoFrontiers, March 13-16, Dallas, Texas, USA.

Khoury, C., Khoury N., and Miller, G. (2011)

"Effect of Hydraulic Hysteresis on Resilient Modulus of Unsaturated Fine-Grained Soil, " Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, January 23-27, 2011, Washington D.C.

Youssef Abdel-Massih D.,, Soubra, A.H., Harb J. and Rouania, M. (2010)

“Dynamic slope stability analysis by a reliability-based approach.” Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California, May 24-29 2010, 10p

Assaad J. J., Asseily S. E., and Harb J. (2010)

“Use of cement grinding aids to optimize clinker factor” Advances in Cement Research , January 2010, pp. 29-36, 22, No.1 ISSN 0951-7197 (Print) 1751-7605 (Online)

Asmar G., Chakar E. (2010)

“Stress Analysis of an Isotropic Plate Containing Three Aligned Circular Holes under In-Plane Symmetric Loading”. ASME 2010 10th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2010).

Chakar, E., and Asmar, G. (2010)

“Resonant Mode Suppression in a Vibratory System: Application to Earthquake Engineering”, 17th International Scientific Conference, USEK, Kaslik, Lebanon, 2010.

Salem, T. (2010)

Intégration des Composants Solaires Thermiques dans la Structure Bâtie: Etat de l’Art et Propositions Innovantes d’Intégration. Editions Universitaires Européennes, Germany, ISBN: 978-613-1-51388-6.Salem, T. (2010) Impact of Façade-Integrated Solar Thermal Collectors on the Indoor Environment of Buildings. PALENC 2010, Rodos, Greece, September.

Youssef Abdel-Massih D., Harb J. (2009)

“Reliability analysis of slopes in seismic conditions: Case Study of a Lebanese Slope.” Active Tectonic Studies and Earthquake Hazard Assessment in Syria and Neighboring Countries, Damascus, 17 – 19 November 2009, 10p.

Assaad J. J. and Harb J. (2009)

“Triaxial Testing to Assess Static Stability of Cementitious-Based Materials,” Submitted to ASCE, 32 p.

Assaad J. J., Harb J., and Khayat K. H. (2009)

“Use of Triaxial Compression Test on Mortars to Evaluate Formwork Pressure of Self-Consolidating Concrete,” ACI Materials Journal, V. 106, No.5, September-October 2009

Youssef Abdel-Massih D., Harb J. (2009)

“Application of reliability analysis on seismic slope stability,” International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications ACTEA 2009, IEEE, NDU, Lebanon, July 15-17 2009 pp.52-57

Youssef Abdel-Massih D., Harb J. and Soubra A.H. (2009)

“Reliability analysis applied on Lebanese slopes subjected to seismic loads,” 2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering COMPDYN 2009, Rhodes, Greece, June 22-24, 2009

Assaad J. J., Harb J., and Chakar E. (2009)

“Relationships between key ASTM Test Methods determined on concrete and concrete-equivalent-mortar mixtures” Journal of ASTM International, V.6, No. 3 2009 14pp.

Assaad J. J., Asseily S. E., and Harb J. (2009)

“Effect of specific energy consumption on portland cement fineness incorporating amine or glycol-based grinding aids” Rilem Materials and Structures International Journal, October 2008, 27pages, ISSN 1359-5997 (Print) 1871-6873 (Online)

Asmar G., Chakar E. (2009)

“Analysis of an Isotropic Plate Containing Three Identical Circular Holes Arranged in a Triangular Configuration”. Proceedings of the 2009 Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, 62-67.

Richieri, F., Salem, T., Blanc-Gonnet J., Michel, P. and Guarracino, G. (2009)

An Experimental Tool for Research and Educational Applications on HVAC Systems. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Vol. 28(1), Pages 101-112.

Salem, T. (2009)

Prospects for Solar Thermal Energy Use in Residential Buildings in Lebanon. ACTEA 2009, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, July.

Richieri, F., Salem, T. and Michel, P. (2009)

Control of Outdoor Ventilation Airflow Rate: Evaluation of Setting Methods. AIVC BUILDAIR 09, Berlin, Germany, October.

Harb J.N. (2008)

“Addressing the Geotechnical Case Histories of Beirut” Sixth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Arlington, VA, August 11-16, 2008 No. 11-13a, U. Missouri S&T, ISBN 1-887009-13-2

Harb J. and Comair F. (2008)

“Monitoring irrigation water, analysis and data base maintenance for Nahr Ibrahim” Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies II, Sustainable Irrigation 2008, Villacampa Esteve Y. Ed., WIT 112, ISBN 978-1-84564-116-0

Richard Cantin, Pierre Michel, Yves Belmont, François Bonnard, Julie Constant, Jean-Claude Cryonnet, Mohamed El Mankibi, Gérard Guarracino, Guy Labor, Bassam Moujalled, Michel Paulin, and Talal Salem (2008)

Experience of a French Working Group about Systemic Approach of Buildings. Proceedings of the 7th European Systems Science Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, December.

Richieri, F., Salem, T. and Michel, P. (2007)

Control of Outdoor Ventilation Airflow Rate: Evaluation of Setting Methods. International Journal of Ventilation, Vol. 6(3), pp. 207-218.

Salem, T. and Michel, P. (2007)

Experimental Study of Active Thermal Solar Collectors Integrated in Building Façade. SWC 2007, Beijing, China, September

Salem, T. and Michel, P. (2007)

Development of a Prospective Method for the Conception and Evaluation of Integration of Active Thermal Solar Components in Buildings. CISBAT 2007, Lausanne, Switzerland, September.

Harb J.N. (2006)

“Geotechnical Risk with the Urban Expansion of the Coastal Metropole of Greater Beirut” First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, 3-8 September 2006 Geneva, Switzerland.

Harb J.N. (2005)

“Solid Waste Wild Dump Analysis – Case of Saida” Proceedings: Waste – The Social Context, May 11-14, 2005, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. pp 251-256.

Salem, T., Michel P. & al. (2005)

Integration of Active Thermal Solar Components in Façade Elements. CISBAT 2005, Lausanne, Switzerland, September.Harb J.N. (2004), “Leaking Septic Tanks in Lebanon” Proceeding WEERC seminar on Health Awareness: Health, Water Quality, Water Safety and Security, June 8, 2004

Harb J.N. and Pico L. (2004)

“L’Expansion d’une Métropole Côtière sur des Zones à Risques Géotechniques: Le Cas de Beyrouth” Proceeding: International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Beirut 2004, May 19-22, 2004.

Harb J.N. and Pico L. (2004)

“Liquefaction Risk Assessment and Implication on Urban Planning in the Greater Beirut Area” Proceeding: Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, New York, NY, April 13-17, 2004.

Harb J.N. (2003)

“Risks of Liquefaction in the Greater Beirut Area,” Soil Rock America 2003, 12th Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and 39th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, P.J. Culligan,H.H. Einstein and A.J. Whittle Editors, VGE, Vol. 1, ISBN 3-7739-5985-0 pp.1085-1090.

Harb J.N. (2002)

“Specialty Applications to the Dynamic Properties of Geosynthetic Interfaces”, Recent Developments in Civil Engineering, July 2-4, 2002, Proceedings, Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut.

Cantin, R., Adra, N., Guarracino G. and Salem, T. (2002)

A Dynamic Model for Managing the Energy Use in Buildings. The 3rd International Conference on Decision Making in Urban and Civil Engineering, London, UK, November.

Harb J.N. and Farah T. (2001)

“Les Risques de Liquéfaction dans la Région du Grand Beyrouth” Géosphères, Annales de Géographie Université St. Joseph, Vol. 21-22, 2000-2001, ISSN 0250-7668.

Yegian M.K., Harb J.N., and Kadakal U. (1998)

“Dynamic Response Analysis Procedure for Landfills with Geosynthetic Liners,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 124, No. 10.

Harb J.N., (1996)

“Dynamic Response of Geosynthetic Interfaces,” Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Harb J.N., (1996)

“Recent Developments in Ground Vibration,” Research Report 010/96, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

Yegian M.K. and Harb J.N. (1995)

“Slip Displacements of Geosynthetic Systems Under Dynamic Excitation,” Earthquake Design and Performance of Solid Waste Landfill, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 54, Mishac K. Yegian and W.D. Liam Finn Editors, ISBN 0-7844-0125-4. pp 212-236.

Yegian M.K., Yee Z.Y. and Harb J.N. (1995)

“Response of Geosynthetics Under Earthquake Excitations,” Proc. Geosynthetics ‘95, Nashville, TN (IGS awards competition).

Yegian M.K., Yee Z.Y. and Harb J.N. (1995)

“Seismic Response of Geosynthetics / Soil Systems,” GeoEnvironment 2000, ASCE Specialty Conference, New Orlean, LA.
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