Shadi Saadeh, PhD

Education

Honors

Research Interests

Affiliation

Courses

CP2C

Graduate Students

Publications

Highway Laboratory @ the Beach

 

 

 

Associate Professor

Department of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Management

California Pavement Preservation Center  

California State University, Long Beach 

1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA, 90840

Voice: (562) 985-4147  Fax: (562) 985-2380

shadi.saadeh@csulb.edu

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Education

 

 

Ph.D.   Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (December 2005)

Dissertation Title: “Characterization of Asphalt Concrete Using Anisotropic Damage Viscoelastic-Viscoplastic Model”

 

M.Sc.   Civil Engineering, Washington State University,  Pullman, Washington (May 2002)

            Thesis Title: “Comparative Analysis of Axial and Shear Moduli of Asphalt Mixes”

 

B.Sc.   Civil Engineering, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, (May 1997)

 

 

Honors

 

 

 

·           CSULB Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award, 2011, 2013

·           Enhancing Educational Effectiveness Through Technology Award 2010

·           ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering Education Fellow, 2009

·           CSULB Scholarly and Creative Activity Award 2009

·           CSULB Scholarly and Creative Activity Travel Award 2008

·           CSULB Scholarly and Creative Activity Award 2008

·           Academic Excellence Award, Texas A&M University 2005

·           First place, Student research week, (http://srw.tamu.edu/ ), Texas A&M University, 2004

·          International Student Travel Grant, (http://international.tamu.edu/iss/Issschol.asp ), Texas A&M University, 2005

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Research Interests

 

 

 

·         Pavement performance and preservation

·         Experimental characterization of highway materials

·         Constitutive modeling of highway materials at the microstructural level

·         Performance evaluation of highway infrastructure

·         Experimental characterization of highway materials using X-ray computed tomography (CT) image analysis techniques, and mechanical testing

 

Awarded Research Grants,

Sponsor  

 PI / Co-PI

 Project Title  

Status

 Amount  

 Dates  

CSULB COE

RISG

Sepideh Faraji, (PI) Shadi Saadeh, (Co-PI)

NOx Reduction by Self-Cleaning Air Purifying Concrete Pavement

Active

$10,000

Jul. 2013 - Sep. 2013

METRANS

Shadi Saadeh, (PI)

Investigation of Fracture Properties of California Asphalt Concrete Mixtures

Completed

$89,945

Fab. 2011 – Sep. 2012

Partnered Pavement Research, UC Davis

John Harvey

Shadi Saadeh, (Co-PI)

Ashraf Rahim

 David Johns

Development of Soil Stabilization Technical Advisory Guide

Completed

$53,016

Feb. 2010 – Dec. 2010

CSULB – IRA 2012

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Attending the Annual Meeting of the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists

Completed

$4,059

Mar 2012

CSULB – IRA 2011

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Attending the Annual Meeting of the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists

Completed

$3,043

Mar 2011

CSULB – IRA 2010

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Attending the Annual Meeting of the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Pavement Technologists

Completed

$3,005

Mar 2010

Caltrans Via CSU Chico

Mary Strop-Gardiner, Shadi Saadeh (Co-PI), Dragos Andrei

Identify - Assess - Develop - Deliver,  existing/needed pavement related training

Active

$600,000

May 2009 –  TBD

Caltrans Via CSU Chico

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Pavement Preservation Project (Investigation of Fog and Rejuvenating seal coat)

Active

$35,000

March 2009 –  TBD

METRANS

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Development of Quality Control Test Procedure for Characterizing Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixture

Completed

$35,000

August 2009 –

July 2010

CSULB – SCAC 2009

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Performance of Asphalt Mixtures Designed Using Bailey Method and the Locking Point Concept

Completed

$4,650

June 2009 – August 2009

CSULB – SCAC 2008

Shadi Saadeh (PI)

Investigation of Anisotropic behavior of Hot Mix Asphalt Using Microstructural Anisotropic Damage Viscoelastic-viscoplastic Model

Completed

$4,650

June 2008 – August 2008

 

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Affiliation

 

 

·         American Socity of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

·         Geo-Institute  

·         Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT)

·         Transportation Research Board (TRB)

·         Pavement Preservation Task Group (PPTG)

·         California Pavement Preservation Center (CP2C)

 

 

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Courses

 

 

·         CE 200 Materials for Civil Engineering

·         CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics)

·         CE 346 Geotechnical Engineering

·         CE 427 Highway Design

·         CE 428 Highway Engineering Materials

·         CE 490 Senior Design

·         CE 526 Pavement Engineering

·         CE 504 Advanced Highway Materials

·         CEM 335 Soil Mechanics Technology

·         CEM 335L Soil Mechanics Technology (Laboratory)

 

 

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CP2C

 

 

California Pavement Preservation Center

 

·         The purpose of the CP2 Center is to:

o   Define and quantify benefits of preservation

o   Provide training and education

o   Identify practices and research that can improve pavement preservation performance

o   Document, facilitate and provide technology transfer for innovative pavement preservation materials and construction methods

o   Provide technical assistance for state and local agencies

o   Promote the effective pavement preservation to sustain the built environment

 

 

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Fall 2008, Attendees from left to right, Dean Hohmann - Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Saadeh - CSULB, Vice Provost David Dowel - CSULB, Associate Dean Amouzegar - CSULB, Dr Shatnawi - Caltrans, Richard Stubstad - ARA, Dean Ward - CSU Chico.

Graduate Students

 

 

·         Hamed Hakimelahi, MSc 2013

·         Michael Plotnic, MSc 2013

·         Houman Jalaie, MSc 2013

·         Sophea Ek, MSc 2012

·         Omer A. Kh. Eljairi, MSc 2011

·         Ganesh Mohanchandran, MSc 2010

·         Ignasius Parlindungan, MSc 2009

 

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Publications

 

 

Papers:

1.                  Mahmoud, E., Saadeh, S., Hakimelahi*, H., Harvey, J., “Modeling and Experimental Measurements of Asphalt Mixtures Fracture Properties Using the Semi-Circular Bending Test.” Accepted for presentation in the Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2013.

2.                  Hakimelahi*, H., Saadeh, S., Harvey, J., “Comparison of Fracture Properties of Four Point Beam and Semi Circular Bending of Asphalt Concrete.” Accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist, 2013

3.      Saadeh, S., Eljairi, O.*, Kramer, B., Hajj, E “Development of Quality Control Test Procedure for Characterizing Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures”. Four-Point Bending, Taylor and Francs Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-64331-3, pp. 223 – 238, 2012.

4.                  Saadeh, S., Eljairi, O.*, Kramer, B., Hajj, E., “Development Quality Control Test Procedure for Characterizing Fracture Properties of Asphalt Mixtures”, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Boston, MA, June 2-4, 2011.

5.                  Saadeh, S., Masad, E. “On the Relationship of Microstructure Properties of Asphalt Mixtures to Their Constitutive Behavior” International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, Vol. 4, Nos. 2/3/4, 2010.

6.                  Saadeh S., Density Comparison of Conventional and Warm Asphalt Mixtures Containing Sasobit®, 16th Annual Great Lakes Geotechnical/ Geoenvironmental Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2010.

7.                  Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., Obulareddy, S., and Cooper, S., “Characterization of Louisiana Asphalt Mixtures Using Simple Performance Tests,” ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 36, No. 1, 2008, pp. 5-16.

8.      Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., and Kabir, M. D., “Evaluation of Fracture Properties of Hot Mix Asphalt” 6th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements, Pavement Cracking: Mechanisms, Modeling, Detection, Testing and Case Histories, p 427-436, Chicago, Illinois, June 16-18, 2008.

9.                  Mohammad, L.; Saadeh, S.; Kabir, M.; Othman, A.; Cooper, S. “Mechanistic properties of hot-mix asphalt mixtures containing hydrated lime”, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, n 2051, p 49-63, 2008.

10.              Mohammad, L., and Saadeh, S., “Performance Evaluation of Stabilized Base and Subbase Material,” ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 1078, The Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment, 2008, pp. 1073-1080.

11.              Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., and Cooper S., “Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Sasobit Warm Mix Additive.” ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 1078, The Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment, 2008, pp. 1016-1023.

12.              Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., Qi, Y., Bottom, J., and Scherocman, J.  “Worldwide State of Practice on the Use of Tack Coats: Survey”. Submitted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 77, 2008.

13.              Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., Zhang, C., Cooper, S., Abadie, C., and Khattak, J. “Comparative Study of The Mechanical Properties of HMA Mixture: Field Vs Laboratory”. Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 76, 2007.

14.              Mohammad L., Saadeh, S. “Evaluation Of The Rutting Susceptibility Of Louisiana Superpave Mixtures” The 5th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, The Canyons Resort, Park City, Utah, August 8-10, 2007.

15.              Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., Obulareddy, and S., Cooper, S. “Characterization Of Louisiana Asphalt Mixtures Using Simple Performance Tests”. Accepted for presentation. Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Record, 2007.

16.              Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S. “Laboratory Evaluation Of Asphalt Mixtures Using Simple Performance Tests”. 4th International Conference; Bituminous Mixture and Pavements Thessaloniki, Greece, 19-20 April 2007.

17.              Saadeh, S., Masad, E., and Little D. “Characterization of Hot Mix Asphalt Using Anisotropic Damage Viscoelastic-Viscoplastic Model and Repeated Loading” ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, v 19, n 10, October, 2007, p 912-924.

18.              Saadeh, S., Masad, E. “A Viscoelastic-Viscoplastic Damage Model for Asphalt Mixes” 15th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Boulder, CO, June 2006.

19.              Mohammad L., Raqib M., and Saadeh S., “Laboratory Evaluation of Asphalt Tack Coat Materials on Interface Bond Strength”, 12th REAAA Conference, Philippines, November 20-24, 2006.

20.              Tashman, L., Masad, E., Saadeh, S., and Little, D., “Non-Associated Viscoplastic Model For Asphalt Mixes Based On Microstructure Analysis”. Proceedings of the 17th Engineering Mechanics Conference. 2004.

21.              Dessouky, S., Saadeh, S., Masad, E., and Little, D. (2004).  “Microstructural Viscoplastic Continuum model for asphalt mixes,” International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES’04), Madeira, Portugal, July 26-29.

22.              Masad, E., Saadeh, S., Al-Rousan, T., Garboczi, E., Little, D. (2004) “Computations Of Particle Surface Characteristics Using Optical and X-Ray CT Images,” Journal of Computational Materials Science, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 406-424.

23.              Saadeh, S., Masad, E., Stuart, K., Abbas, A., Papagainnakis, T., Al-Khateeb, G. (2003).  "Comparative Analysis of Axial and Shear Viscoelastic Properties of Asphalt Mixes”, Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists, Vol. 72, p 122-153

24.              Saadeh, S., Masad, E., Garboczi, E., Harman, T., “Aggregate Shape Analysis Using X-Ray Computed Tomography”. Proceedings of the 11th Symposium of the International Center for Aggregate Research, Austin, TX. 2003. (CD Publications). 

25.              Saadeh, S., Tashman, L., Masad, E., and Mogawer, W. (2002).  “Spatial and Directional Distributions of Aggregates in Asphalt Mixes,” Journal of Testing and Evaluation, American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 483-491.

 

Presentations

 

1.                  Saadeh, S., Hakimelahi, H*. “Investigation of Fracture Properties of California Asphalt Concrete Mixtures”, CSULB Foundation , Nov. 16, 2011

2.      Saadeh, S., Eljairi, O.*, Kramer, B., Hajj, E “Development of Quality Control Test Procedure for Characterizing Fracture Properties of asphalt mixtures”, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Oct. 28, 2011.

3.      Shadi S., Density Comparison of Conventional and Warm Asphalt Mixtures Containing Sasobit®, 16th Annual Great Lakes Geotechnical/Geoenvironmental Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2010

4.      Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., and Cooper S., “Evaluation of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Sasobit Warm Mix Additive,” Presented at the GeoCongress 2008: The Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9-12, 2008.

5.      Mohammad, L., and Saadeh, S., “Performance Evaluation of Stabilized Base and Subbase Material,” Presented at the GeoCongress 2008: The Challenge of Sustainability in the Geoenvironment, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 9-12, 2008.

6.      Mohammad, L., Saadeh, S., Qi, Y., Button, J., Scherocman, J., “Worldwide State of Practice on the Use of Tack Coats: A Survey,” Journal of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologist, Vol. 77, 2008.

7.      Mohammad, L.; Saadeh, S.; Kabir, M.; Othman, A.; Cooper, S. “Mechanistic properties of hot-mix asphalt mixtures containing hydrated lime”, Transportation Research Record, n 2051, p 49-63, 2008.

 

Technical Reports:

  1. Saadeh, S., Eljairi, O.*, “Development of Quality Control Test Procedure for Characterizing Fracture Properties of asphalt mixtures”, National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research, Report number 10-24, 2011.
  2. Mohammad, L., and Saadeh, S., Comparison of the In Situ Strength and Laboratory Mechanical Properties of Asphalt Concrete Mixtures, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Technical Report Number 02-3B, 2006.
  3. Cooper, S., Mohammad, L., and Saadeh, S., “Evaluation Of HMA Mixtures Containing Sasobit®”, Louisiana Transportation Research Center, Technical Assistance Report Number 06-1TA, July 2006.
  4. Masad, E., Little, D., Tashman, L., Saadeh, S., Al-Rousan, T., Sukhwani, R. (2003).  Evaluation of Aggregate Characteristics Affecting HMA Concrete Performance.  Final Report of ICAR 203 Project, The Aggregate Foundation of Technology, Research, and Education, VA., 204 pp.
  5. Saadeh, S., and Masad, E. (2002).  Comparative Analysis of Axial and Shear Moduli of Asphalt Mixes, Final Report Submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and the Asphalt Institute, Washington Center for Asphalt Technology, Pullman, WA (WSU/WCAT 01-3), 177 pp.

 

*My graduate student

 

 

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Highway Laboratory @

 

Highway Materials Laboratory has asphalt binder and mixture characterization equipment.

 

l  Instron servo-hydraulic testing frames

v  Instron servo-hydraulic testing frames

v  Computer Controlled Thermal Chambers capable of temperatures ranging from –120 F to 700 F.

v  There are a total of 11 test frames :

v  One- 110 kip

v  Five- 55 kip

v  Four- 22 kip

v  One - 2 kip

v  4’x3’x6’ Standing Oven (450F)

v  5’x4’x8’ Freezer

 

C17_010613M_05D       C17_010613M_08D    C17_010613M_19D

 

 

l  Dynamic Shear Rheometer

 

l  Bending Beam Rheometer

 

l  Rotational Viscometer

l  Pressure Aging Vessele  & Degassing Oven

   

 

l  Direct Tension

 

l  Fine Aggregate Angularity

 

 

 

l  Flat or Elongated Particles in Coarse Aggregate

 

l  Maximum Specific Gravity

 

l  Bulk Specific Gravity

 

 

 

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