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Nesar Ahmed

Nesar Ahmed, Ph.D., P.E.
Structural Engineering

Phone: (256)-372-4149

Ph.D. - Civil ( Structural) Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA (1989),
M.S. - Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology(BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh (1984)
B.S. - Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1981)

1996-Present: Professor of Civil Engineering (Tenured), Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, AL
2016-2018: Coordinator of Civil Engineering Program, AAMU, Huntsville, AL
1993-1996: Associate Professor, Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, AL,
1988-1993: Assistant Professor - Alabama A & M University, Huntsville, AL,
1992-Present: Consultant, Sami Engineering, Inc. (Structural Eng.), Huntsville, AL (17 yrs.), Engineering Design & Software, Inc., Decatur, AL (5 yrs.), Mesa Associates, Inc., (Eng. & Consultants), Madison, AL (1/2yr)
1985-1988: Research/Teaching Assistant, Summer School Instructor, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
1981-1984: Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh; Engineering Consultancy (Part-time): Bureau of Research, Testing& Consultation (BRTC), at Bangladesh Univ. of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka (3 yrs).

Research interests
Computational Solid Mechanics for Aero-Space Structural, p-Version FEM, Laminated Composites, delamination, Elasto-plastic Fracture, Fatigue, Thermo-Mechanical Modeling. Ground-improvement - Soil-stabilization by Lime and cement, dynamic compaction, Foundation on difficult soil-expansive soil and collapsible soil, Soil liquefaction. Earthquake Engineering & Seismic Design. Geofoam (EPS).

Teaching Interests
Structural Steel Design, Reinforced Concrete Design, Foundation Design, CE Capstone Design Project, and basic subjects of Engineering general courses.

Professional Memberships/Activities
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) (1988-present), AISC, IEB, BES, AEA/NEA

Selected Publications
1. N. U. Ahmed and P. K. Basu; "Higher Order Modeling of Plates by p-Version of Finite Element Method," Journal of Engineering Mechanics Division, American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), 119#6, 1228-1242, June 1993.
2. N. U. Ahmed and P. K. Basu; "Higher Order Finite Element Modeling of Laminated Composite Plates," International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 37, 123-139, January 1994.
3. Khushafati, W.H.; Ahmed, N.U.; Alim, M.A, "Review on the Potential Applications of Geofoam Material in Saudi Arabia for Highways and Building Construction" Journal of King Abdulaziz University: Engineering Science. 2015, Vol. 26, p23-47.