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Abass Braimah

Associate Professor in Blast Load Effects

Degrees:M.Sc. (High Inst of Architecture and Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia), M.Sc.Eng., Ph.D. (Queen's), P.Eng.
Phone:613-520-2600 x 2077
Office:2038 Minto Centre
Website:Visit my research group

Prof. Braimah’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Previous Teaching Assignments

  • CIVE 5507 / IPIS 5507 Blast Load Effects on Structures
  • ECOR 1101 Mechanics I
  • IPIS 5103 Infrastructure Engineering Principles

Research Interests

Blast wave – structure interaction, blast resistant design of structures, extreme load effects on structures, behaviour and design of reinforced concrete structures, use of FRP in reinforced/prestressed concrete construction, FRP retrofit of structures, blast risk assessment of critical infrastructure,  blast vulnerability assessment of critical infrastructure, behaviour of fibre reinforced concrete, impact design of structures.

Honours and Awards

  • 2008 Published Paper Award, Canadian Dam Association
  • 2006 Department Merit Award, Natural Resources Canada
  • 2006 Minerals and Metals Sector Award, Natural Resources Canada
  • 2000 – 2002 NSERC Industrial Research Fellowship

Graduate Students in Civil Engineering

Amanda Korlekie Agbetiameh M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)
Lenda T. Ahmed Al Saeab Ph.D. (In Prog.)
Alok Dua Ph.D. (2019)
Isaac Kwaffo M.A.Sc.(2017) Residual capacity of blast-damaged reinforced concrete columns 
Ph.D. (In Prog.)
Daniel Van-Johnson M.A.Sc. (In Prog.)
Danesh Nourzadeh Ph.D. (In Prog.) Response of Building Structure and its Components to Blast Loads (Co-supervised with Dr. Jag Humar)
George M. Adom M.A.Sc. (2015) Innovative foundations for bollards and barriers (Co-supervised with Dr. M. Rayhani)
Omar Abdelalim Ph.D. (2014) Blast Hazard Mitigation through Vented Suppressive Shields (co-supervised with Dr. A.O. Abd El Halim)
Lawrence Abladey M.A.Sc. (2014) Near-field Explosion effects on Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Columns: a numerical investigation
George A. Afriyie M.A.Sc. (2014) Effects of Explosions on embankment dams
Conrad Kyei M.A.Sc. (2014) Effects of blast loading on seismically detailed reinforced concrete columns
Farouk Siba M.A.Sc. (2014) Near-Field Explosion Effects on Reinforced Concrete Columns: an experimental investigation
Adelola Akande M.Eng. (Project) (2013)
Shireen Basheer M.Eng. (Project) (2013) Blast Load Effects on Roof Systems
Lauren Toikka M.A.Sc. (2013) Strain rate effect on development length of steel reinforcement using shock tube testing
Osama El-Desouky Ibrahim Ph.D.(2011) Dynamic Behaviour of Short-Term Floating Bridges

Graduate Students in Infrastructure Protection and International Security

Stephen Thompson
MIPIS (Project) (2013) Consequence Modelling of the Population at Risk Exposure Resulting from Airborne Toxic Material Release from Railcars within Toronto, Ontario
Eric Hurley
MIPIS (Project) (2012) Optimization of Expanded Asphalt Pavement for Airfield Construction