Akram Jawdhari, M.S., Ph.D.


Akram Jawdhari, M.S., Ph.D. Visiting Professor of Civil Engineering 219.464.6959 Gellersen, Room 204


B.S. – University of Babylon, Iraq
M.S. – University of Babylon, Iraq
Ph.D. – University Kentucky


Courses Taught

  • Prestress Concrete
  • Advanced Concrete Design
  • Dynamics of Structure
  • Structural Analysis
  • Introduction to Matrix Structural Analysis
  • Elementary Structural Design
  • Intermediate Structural Analysis

Research Interests

  • Novel retrofit technique using ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) overlay reinforced by carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) bars.
  • Connections Design in New Double Wythe Insulated Wall Panel Containing UHPC.
  • One- and two-way slabs strengthened with fiber reinforced cementitious mortar (FRCM) system.
  • Side near surface mounted (SNSM) FRP for strengthening concrete structures.
  • Design charts for concrete columns strengthened with longitudinal NSM FRP bars and transverse FRP wraps under axial load and biaxial bending.
  • Developing a stress-strain curve for angle-ply FRP tubes in tension, considering nonlinearity and concrete filling.
  • Evaluation of Spliced ultra-high modulus (UHM) CFRP Strip Panels for Strengthening Steel Beams.
  • Finite element analysis of novel bridge deck with stay in place (SIP) FRP reinforcement under pulsating and moving loads.
  • Finite element analysis of short and slender UHPC filled-steel tubes.


  • Kadhim, M. A., Jawdhari, A., and Peiris, A. (2021). “Evaluation of Lap-Splices in NSM FRP Rods for Retrofitting RC Members.” Structures, vol 30, April 2021, 877-894.
  • Kadhim, M. A., Jawdhari, A., and Peiris, A. (2021). “Development of Hybrid UHPC-NC Beams: A Numerical Study.” Engineering Structures, vol 23, 111893.
  • Jawdhari, A., Hadhood, A., and Fam, A. (2021). “Confinement Model for FRP-Wrapped Circular Columns when the Wraps are subjected to Damage.” Construction and Building Materials, vol 275, 122101. Jawdhari, A., Peiris, A., and Harik, I. (2020). “Load Rating of Bridge-Size RC Culverts.” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2020.1850803.
  • Kadhim, M., Jawdhari, A., Altaee, M., and Adheem, A. (2020). “Finite Element Modelling and Parametric Analysis of FRP Strengthened RC Beams under Impact Load.” Building Engineering, vol 32, 101526. Jawdhari, A., and Fam, A. (2020). “Thermal-Structural Analysis and Thermal Bowing of Double Wythe UHPC Insulated Walls.” Energy and Buildings, vol 223, 110012.
  • Jawdhari, A., Adheem, A., and Kadhim, M. (2020). “Parametric 3D Finite Element Analysis of FRCM-Confined RC Columns under Eccentric Loading.” Engineering Structures, vol 212, 110504.
  • Dutta, D., Jawdhari, A., and Fam, A. (2020). “A New Studded Precast Concrete Sandwich Wall with Embedded GFRP Channel Sections – Part I: Experimental Study.” PCI Journal, vol 65(3), 78-99.
  • Jawdhari, A., and Fam, A. (2020). “A New Studded Precast Concrete Sandwich Wall with Embedded GFRP Channel Sections – Part II: Finite Element and Parametric Studies.” PCI Journal, vol 65(4), 51-70. Jawdhari, A., Fam, A., and Harik, I. (2020). “Bond between CFRP Rod Panels and Concrete using Cementitious Adhesive.” Construction and Building Materials, vol 235, 117503.