Mamdouh El-Badry

Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

PhD

University of Calgary, 1988

MSc

University of Calgary, 1982

BSc (Honours)

Cairo University, 1976

Contact information

Location

CNRL Engineering Complex : ENF 246

Courses

Since 1988, Dr. El-Badry has taught the following undergraduate and graduate courses at both the University of Calgary and Concordia University:

  • Undergraduate courses: Structural Concrete Design, Structural Steel Design, Structural Analysis I; Structural Design I (Steel & Wood); Design of Concrete Structures; Design of Steel Structures; Statics; Mechanical Analysis; Civil Engineering Drawing.
  • Graduate courses: Behaviour and Design of Prestressed Concrete Bridges and Other Structures, Behaviour and Design of Prestressed Concrete Members; Computational Modelling of Concrete Structures; Serviceability of Concrete Structures: Advanced Topics; Structural Dynamics; Advanced Structural Analysis; Reinforced Concrete; Planning and Design of Bridges; Advanced Matrix Analysis of Structures; Doctoral Seminar in Civil Engineering.

Research and teaching

Research areas

  • Analysis and design of major heavy industrial projects
  • Analysis and design of bridge structures
  • Analysis and design of building structures
  • Structural engineering
  • Intelligent sensing for structures
  • Composite materials
  • Analysis and design of concrete structures
  • Computational modelling of concrete structures
  • Dynamic and seismic behaviour of bridges
  • Computer-aided design and analysis of structures

Research activities

Dr. El-Badry has extensive industrial, consulting and academic teaching and research experience in the area of Structural Engineering since 1976. Before joining the Department in January 2000, he held faculty and administrative positions at Concordia University in Montréal from 1992 to 1999. He was Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary from 1990 to 1999 and Visiting Professor in 1998-1999. He is a Project Leader in the Network of Centres of Excellence, ISIS Canada, on "Intelligent Sensing for Innovative Structures". He is also member of the research team on monitoring the performance of the Confederation Bridge. He is co-author of the third edition of the book on Concrete Structures: Stresses and Deformations, by Ghali, A., Favre, R., and Elbadry, M., Spon Press, 2002, 608 pp. He is also author of several computer programs for the analysis, design and evaluation of bridges and other structures.

Dr. El-Badry's research interests are in the following topics:

  • Use of advanced composite materials in bridges and structures.
  • Analysis and design for serviceability and strength of concrete structures.
  • Computational modelling of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures.
  • Dynamic and seismic behaviour of bridges.
  • Computer-aided analysis and design of structures.

Work undertaken in these areas involves numerical modelling and experimental and analytical studies, all aiming at establishing better understanding of the behaviour of concrete structures and developing computer-based analysis and design procedures and tools suitable for use in practice. Several computer programs have been developed based on this research and are now in use by numerous organizations worldwide for analysis, design and performance evaluation of major bridges and other structures.

Current research projects include:

Use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) in concrete structures

Several investigations under this topic are currently in progress including: development of innovative corrosion-free bridge systems; temperature effects on concrete structures reinforced with FRP; optimum design of precast bridge systems prestressed with FRP tendons; serviceability and strength of concrete slabs reinforced with FRP; strengthening of concrete structures with externally prestressed FRP tendons; retrofitting of prestressed concrete railway crossties with fibre composite fabrics; seismic rehabilitation of concrete beam-column joints with FRP laminates.

Serviceability and strength of concrete structures

Numerical procedures and computer programs have been developed for the analysis of time-dependent stresses and deformations of a wide range of concrete structures due to the effects of creep and shrinkage of concrete, relaxation of prestressing steel, cracking and tension stiffening of concrete, and temperature variations. Structures that can be analyzed include: continuous bridges built span-by-span; segmental construction or structures built up of precast prestressed concrete members connected and made continuous by cast-in-situ concrete deck or joints and a second stage prestressing; multi-storey structures (Programs RPM, CRACK, and CPF: Cracked Plane Frames in Prestressed Concrete); and segmentally erected curved prestressed concrete box-girder bridges (Program TD-SFRAME: Time-Dependent Analysis of Space FRAMEs).

Monitoring performance of the Confederation Bridge

Field measurements and laboratory testing of properties of concrete and prestressing steel used in construction of the bridge are on-going. Code equations for prediction of the time-dependent material properties are calibrated by the measured values and new equations are developed. Also, short- and long-term deflections have been measured during construction, and in truck-loading tests and at several time intervals after completion of the bridge. The measured deflections are compared with the results of computer analyses using Program CPF and good agreement is obtained, particularly when the measured material properties and the effects of temperature variations are included in the analysis.

Temperature effects on concrete structures

Numerical procedures and computer programs based on finite element techniques for heat transfer and stress analysis have been developed to determine temperature variations due to weather conditions, and the induced thermal stresses in bridge structures and storage tanks. Two programs, FETAB and FETAB-3D are now available for two- and three-dimensional Finite Element Thermal Analysis of Bridges. Also, design guidelines have been established for control of thermal cracking in reinforced concrete structures with or without prestressing.

Seismic behaviour of cable-stayed bridges

Numerical studies have been conducted on the effects of cable vibration, support conditions, tower stiffness and soil conditions on the earthquake response of conventional and multi-span cable-stayed bridges.

 

The following research positions are available:

  • Post-doctoral Fellow with strong background and experience in full-scale structural testing, numerical modelling, and analytical development related to soil-structure interaction, fatigue behaviour of steel structures, and fracture mechanics - position is available for up to two years pending funding approval
  • PhD students with strong background in structural analysis, nonlinear computational modelling, structural optimization, experimental testing, structural health monitoring - qualifications: BSc degree or equivalent with GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher and MSc with GPA of 3.7/4.0 or higher
  • MSc students with a BSc degree or equivalent with GPA of 3.5/4.0 or higher

Biography

Consulting activities

Dr. El-Badry has served as consultant on the analysis and design of major heavy industrial projects and building and bridge structures in Canada, U.S.A., Korea, France and Saudi Arabia.

Professional activities

  • Dr. El-Badry served as the Faculty representative to the Calgary local chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. He is also an active member in the following organizations and technical committees:
  • The Canadian Society for Civil Engineeing, CSCE
  • The American Concrete Institutre, ACI
  • The American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE
  • The Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI
  • International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers, IABSE
  • Fédération internationale du béton, fib
  • International Institute for FRP in Construction, IIFC
  • Chair, Structural Division of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE.
  • Technical Committee on Use of Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures (CSCE-ACMBS).
  • Chair, CSCE Prately Award Committee, for best paper published in the area of bridge engineering.
  • ACI-ASCE Joint Committee 343 - Concrete Bridge Design. Also member, Sub-committee on Chapter 3 - "Loads", Chapter 4 - "Preliminary Evaluation" and Chapter 5 - "Analysis" of the 343 Report: Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Bridges.
  • ACI Committee 440 - Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement.
  • ACI Committee 435 - Deflection of Concrete Building Structures.
  • ACI Committee 118 - Use of Computer.

Dr. El-Badry was the Chair of the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-IV, held in Calgary in July 20-23, 2004. He also participated or is participating in organizing several national and international conferences as:

  • Member, Organizing Committee, 5th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-V, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 22-24, 2008.
  • Co-Chair, 6th Structural Specialty Conference, in conjunction with the CSCE 2008 Annual Conference, Québec City, June 10-13, 2008.
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, 8th International Symposium on Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, FRPRCS-8, Patras, Greece, July 16-18, 2007.
  • Member, National Organizing Committee, 3rd International Conference on Durability and Field Applications of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction, CDCC 2007, Québec City, May 22-24, 2007.
  • Chair of Technical Program, CSCE 2006 Annual Conference, Calgary, May 23-26, 2006.
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Bond Behaviour of FRP in Structures, BBFS 2005, Hong Kong, December 7-9, 2005.
  • Member, Scientific Steering Committee, 7th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, FRPRCS-7, Kansas, November 6-9, 2005.
  • Member, Technical Committee of the Fifth International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, SMSB-V, Calgary, July 13-16, 1998.
  • Member, Technical Committee of the Third Canadian Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Montréal, August 26-28, 1996.
  • Member, Organizing Committee of the Second International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-II, Montréal, August 11-14, 1996. Also, Editor of the proceedings.
  • Member, Organizing Committee of the Seventh Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 7CCEE, Montréal, June 5-7, 1995.

Publications

Selected publications:

Moravvej, M., El-Badry, M., and Joulani, P., “Smart Structural Health Monitoring System for Damage Identification in Bridges Using Relative Wavelet Entropy,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction, ICSIC 2016, Cambridge, UK, June 27-29, 2016, 6 pp.

El-Badry, M., Moravvej, M., and Aghahassani, M., “Static and Fatigue Performance of Hybrid Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge Truss Girders,” Proceedings of the 2014 PCI National Bridge Conference, PCI-NBC 2014, Washington, DC, September 6-9, 2014, 21 pp.

El-Badry, M., Ghali, A., and Gayed, R., “Deflection Control of Prestressed Box-Girder Bridges,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 5, May 2014, 8 pp., DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)BE. 1943-5592.0000564.

Qi, X., Lichti, D., El-Badry, M., Chow, J. and Ang K., “Vertical Dynamic Deflection Measurement in Concrete Beams with the Microsoft Kinect,” Sensors, Vol. 14, No. 2, February 2014, pp. 3293-3307.

Detchev, I., Habib, A., and Elbadry, M., “Dynamic Beam Deformation Measurements with Off-the-shelf Digital Cameras,” Journal of Applied Geodesy, Vol. 7, No. 3, August 2013, pp. 147-157.


Awards

2007 - Elected Member of the College of Reviewers of the Canada Research Chairs Program.

2006 - Received Certificate of Appreciation from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, for serving as Chair, Technical Program, of the CSCE 2006 Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 23-26, 2006.

2005 - Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE.

2005 - Outstanding Achievement Award, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, The Arab Republic of Egypt, presented to Dr. Mamdouh El-Badry in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contribution to engineering education and research.

2005 - Elected Member of the College of Reviewers of Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF).

2005 - Received Certificate of Appreciation from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, for organizing the Fourth International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-IV, held in Calgary, Alberta, July 2004.

2005 - The Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI, presented to Dr. Mamdouh El-Badry and his Engineering Student Team of Hatem Ibrahim, Nora Ragab and Mohamed Sorour at the University of Calgary an Award of Excellence in recognition as the National Fourth Place Winners of the PCI Engineering Design Competition - 2005 BIG BEAM Contest, jointly sponsored by PCI and Sika Corporation.

2004 - The Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI, presented to Dr. Mamdouh El-Badry and his Engineering Student Team of Rainer Herzinger and Mark Ritchie at the University of Calgary an Award of Excellence in recognition as the National Third Place Winners of the PCI Engineering Design Competition - 2004 BIG BEAM Contest, jointly sponsored by PCI and Sika Corporation.

2003 - The Prestressed Concrete Institute, PCI, presented to Dr. Mamdouh El-Badry and his Engineering Student Team of Rainer Herzinger, Gerd Birkle and Mark Ritchie at the University of Calgary an Award of Excellence in recognition as the National Fourth Place Winners of the PCI Engineering Design Competition - 2003 BIG BEAM Contest, jointly sponsored by PCI and Sika Corporation.

2002-2003 Civil Engineering Professor of the Year

2001 - CSCE awards Drs. Ghali, El-Badry, and Megally the P.L. Pratley Medal for their paper "Two-year deflection of the Confederation Bridge," CJCE, Vol. 27, No. 6, December 2000.

1999 - The 1998 CSCE P.L. Pratley Medal, Honourable Mention, awarded for the paper by Elbadry, M., and El-Hacha, R., "Ultimate Strength and Behavior of Concrete Members Strengthened with Externally Prestressed Carbon Fiber Composite Cables," Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, SMSB-V, Calgary, July 1998.

1996 - Outstanding Contribution Award, Engineering and Computer Science Council on Student Life, Concordia University, awarded for "an Outstanding Extra-Curricular Contribution to Student Life".

1988-1989, University of Calgary Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.

1984-1987, IZAAK WALTON KILLAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, the most highly competitive and prestigious graduate award at The University of Calgary.

1971-1976, Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship, awarded for consistent high academic standing in undergraduate studies, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt.