Akhter B. Hossain, Ph.D.

Akhter B. Hossain, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor


Department of Civil Engineering
University of South Alabama
150 Jaguar Drive
Shelby Hall, Suite 3142
Mobile, AL 36688
Ph: (251) 460-6174
Email: ahossain@jaguar1.usouthal.edu


 

Education
Ph.D. Civil Engineering Purdue University
M.S. Civil Engineering University of Cincinnati
B.Sc. Civil Engineering Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Research Interests
Transportation Engineering: Shrinkage and creep of concrete, early age cracking of
concrete bridge decks and pavements, durability of concrete structures, non-
destructive testing of concrete, traffic safety, and hurricane evacuation.

Courses
CE 102 Introduction to Civil Engineering
CE 204 Surveying Fundamentals
CE 314 Civil Engineering Materials
CE 352 Transportation Engineering
CE 590 Transportation Geometric Design

Selected Publications

Hossain, A.B., Sreshta, S. and Summers J., “Properties of Concrete Incorporating Ultrafine Fly Ash and Silica Fume”, Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2009 (accepted).

Neithelath, N., Parsun, J. and Hossain, A.B., “Hydration In High-Performance Cementitious Systems Containing Vitreous Calcium Aluminosilicate Or Silica Fume”, Cement and Concrete Research, 2009 (in press).

Hossain, A.B., Shirazi, S., Persun, J. and Neithelath, N., "Properties of Concrete Containing Vitreous Aluminosilicate Pozzolan", Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2070, 2008, 32-38.

Hossain, A.B., Fonseka, A. and Bullock H., “Early Age Stress Development, Relaxation, and Cracking in Restrained Low W/B Ultrafine Fly Ash Mortars”, Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2008, 261-271.

Hossain, A. B., and Weiss, W. J., “The Role of Specimen Geometry and Boundary Conditions on Stress Development and Cracking in the Restrained Ring Test”, Cement and Concrete Research, 36, 2006, 189-199.

Hossain, A.B., Fonseka, A. and Bullock H., “Restrained Shrinkage Stress Development and Stress Relaxation in Low W/B Mortars Containing Ultrafine Fly Ash”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Creep, Shrinkage and Durability of Concrete and Concrete Structures, Ise-Shima, Japan, October 2008.

Hossain, A.B. and White, K. “Introducing Civil Engineering Undergraduates to the Premature Cracking of Concrete Bridge Decks”, ASEE Annual Conference, Hawaii, June 2007.

Hossain, A.B., Islam, S., and Brian, R. “A Comparative Study on Mortar Containing Silica Fume and High Reactivity Metakaolin in Relation to Restrained Shrinkage Stress Development and Cracking”, Proceedings of the 9th CANMET/ACI International Conference on Fly Ash, Silica Fume, Slag and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete, Warsaw, Poland, May 2007.

Hossain, A.B., Islam, S., and Copeland, K. “Influence Of Ultrafine Fly Ash On The Shrinkage And Cracking Tendency Of Concrete And The Implications For Bridge Decks”, Proceedings of the 86th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 2007.

Hossain, A.B., Islam, S., and Copeland, K. “ Influence of Ultrafine Fly Ash on the Early-age Stress Development and Cracking in Restrained Concrete – Implications for Bridge Decks”, Proceedings of Concrete Bridge Conference, Reno, NV, May 2006.

 
 
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University of South Alabama, Department of Civil Engineering.
150 Jaguar Drive
Shelby Hall, Suite 3142
Mobile, AL 36688

Phone Number: 251- 460-6174

 




 
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