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Ashraf Ashour

Professor of Structural Engineering

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
(Faculty of Engineering and Informatics)
Emaila.f.ashour@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 233870

Biography

Ashraf is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Bradford. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering from Cambridge University in 1994. His research interests lie in the development of new structural materials and techniques to extend the life of concrete and masonry structures. Recent research projects include externally bonded fibre reinforced polymer laminates, near surface reinforcement and wire rope unit system, use of fibre reinforced polymer bars as internal reinforcement for concrete structures, use of recycled aggregate and rubber in concrete, self compacting concrete, engineered cementitious composites, lightweight concrete, self sensing concrete, preplaced aggregate concrete, nanomaterials as well geopolymer concrete. Prof. Ashour has worked in many research projects sponsored by national and international research organisations. He has successfully supervised 15 post-doctoral research fellows from South Korea, Malaysia, Turkey, Libya, China, Egypt, Gaza and Republic of Kazakhstan, and 20 PhD students. He has authored and co-authored more than 180 journal and conference papers. His publication citation indices in Google Scholar (h-index: 29; i10-index: 63, citation: 2745). Prof. Ashour was the Editor-in-Chief of the Structures and Buildings Journal (ICE) (2014-2017), is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also a member of many other journal and conference editorial boards and professional committees. Professor Ashour was the Head of the Civil Engineering at the University of Bradford from 2007-2012. He has been the external examiner for more than 20 PhD students in various UK universities and overseas as well as 5 undergraduate and one MSc courses in UK and overseas Universities.

Professional activities

  • 08-JUN-15: University of Bradford - Professor of Structural Engineering
  • Editor-in-Chief for the Structures and Buildings Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Fellow of IStructE
  • 20-MAY-19: FoEI RKT committee,
  • 01-JAN-94: Cambridge University - PhD
  • 01-JAN-85: Mansoura University, Egypt - MSc
  • 01-JAN-85: Mansoura University, Egypt - BSc(Hons)
  • 15-SEP-14: Fellow

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal
TitleLoad capacity predictions of continuous concrete deep beams reinforced with GFRP bars (2019)
AuthorsZinkaah, Othman H.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleBond strength between corroded steel reinforcement and recycled aggregate concrete (2019)
AuthorsAlhawat, Musab; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleImpact resistance of deflection-hardening fiber reinforced concretes with different mixture parameters (2019)
AuthorsBanyhussan, Q.S.; Yildirim, G.; Anil, O.; Erdem, R.T.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Sahmaran, M.
 
TitleExperimental investigation of bond behaviour of two common GFRP bar types in high-strength concrete (2019)
AuthorsSaleh, N.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lam, Dennis; Sheehan, Therese
 
TitleContinuous Concrete Beams Reinforced With CFRP Bars. (2019)
AuthorsAshour, Ashraf F.; Habeeb, M.N.
 
TitleFlexural behavior of ECC–concrete hybrid composite beams reinforced with FRP and steel bars (2019)
AuthorsGe, W-J.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Yu, J.; Gao, P.; Cao, D-F.; Cai, C.; Ji, X.
 
TitleWindow opening effects on structural behaviour of historical masonry Fatih Mosque (2019)
AuthorsBayraktar, A.; Hökelekli, E.; Türker, T.; Çalik, I.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Mosallam, A.
 
TitleA Feasibility Study of BBP for predicting shear capacity of FRP reinforced concrete beams without stirrups. (2019)
AuthorsGolafshani, E.M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleLong-term drying shrinkage of self-compacting concrete: experimental and analytical investigations (2019)
AuthorsAbdalhmid, Jamila M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Sheehan, Therese
 
TitleFlexural performance of hybrid GFRP-Steel reinforced concrete continuous beams (2018)
AuthorsAraba A.;Ashour A.
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
DOI10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.08.077
 
TitleFlexural performance of hybrid GFRP-steel reinforced concrete continuous beams (2018)
AuthorsAraba, A.M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleExperimental study on compressive behavior and failure analysis of composite concrete confined by glass/epoxy ±55° filament wound pipes (2018)
AuthorsGemi, L.; Koroglu, M.A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleBehaviour of interlocking mortarless hollow block walls under in-plane loading (2018)
AuthorsSafiee, N.A.; Nasir, N.A.M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Bakar, N.A.
 
TitleEffectiveness factor of self-compacting concrete in compression for limit analysis of continuous deep beams (2018)
AuthorsKhatab, Mahmoud A.T.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleFlexural behavior of ECC-concrete composite beams reinforced with steel bars (2018)
AuthorsGe, W-J.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Ji, X.; Cai, C.; Cao, D-F.
 
TitlePrediction of punching shear capacity of RC flat slabs using artificial neural network (2017)
AuthorsSafiee N.;Ashour A.
JournalAsian Journal of Civil Engineering
 
TitleAnalysis of R/C frames considering cracking effect and plastic hinge formation (2017)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Dundar, C.
 
TitleTests of continuous concrete slabs reinforced with basalt fibre reinforced plastic bars (2017)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Köroğlu, Mehmet A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleShear friction strength of monolithic concrete interfaces (2017)
AuthorsKwon, S-J.; Yang, Keun-Hyeok; Hwang, Y-H.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleSingle-lap shear bond tests on Steel Reinforced Geopolymeric Matrix-concrete joints (2017)
AuthorsBencardino, F.; Condello, A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleExperimental investigation on continuous reinforced SCC deep beams and Comparisons with Code provisions and models (2017)
AuthorsKhatab, Mahmoud A.T.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Sheehan, Therese; Lam, Dennis
 
TitleTests of self-compacting concrete filled elliptical steel tube columns (2017)
AuthorsMahgub, Munir; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lam, Dennis; Dai, Xianghe
 
TitleExperimental Study on the Mechanical Behaviors of PVA-ECC after Freeze-Thaw Cycles (2017)
AuthorsGe, W.; Cai, C.; Ji, X.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; DaFu, C.; Wang, B.
DOIGe W, Cai C, Ji X, Ashour AF, DaFu C and Wang B (2017) Experimental Study on the Mechanical Behaviors of PVA-ECC after Freeze-Thaw Cycles. Journal of Testing and Evaluation. 46(6): https://doi.org/10.1520/JTE20160145
 
TitleReview of Current Design Guidelines for Circular FRP-Wrapped Plain Concrete Cylinders (2016)
AuthorsGuler S.;Ashour A.
JournalJournal of Composites for Construction
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000619
 
TitleComparison of shear behaviour of engineered cementitious composite and normal concrete beams with different shear span lengths (2016)
AuthorsAlyousif A.;Anil O.;Sahmaran M.;Lachemi M.;Yildirim G.;Ashour A.
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
DOI10.1680/jmacr.14.00336
 
TitleA feasibility study of BBP for predicting shear capacity of FRP reinforced concrete beams without stirrups (2016)
AuthorsGolafshani E.;Ashour A.
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2016.02.007
 
TitlePrediction of self-compacting concrete elastic modulus using two symbolic regression techniques (2016)
AuthorsGolafshani, E.M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleExperimental Study on Demountable Shear Connectors in Composite Slabs with Profiled Decking (2016)
AuthorsRehman, Naveed; Lam, Dennis; Dai, Xianghe; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleFlexural performance of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with prestressed near-surface-mounted FRP reinforcements (2016)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Köroğlu, Mehmet A.
 
TitleSelf-healing capability of large-scale engineered cementitious composites beams (2016)
AuthorsKeskin, S.B.; Keskin, O.K.; Anil, O.; Sahmaran, M.; Alyousif, A.; Lachemi, M.; Amleh, L.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleTests of high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete beams with different shear span-to-depth ratios and main longitudinal reinforcement (2015)
AuthorsAlyousif A.;Anil O.;Sahmaran M.;Lachemi M.;Yildirim G.;Ashour A.
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
DOI10.1177/0731684415592717
 
TitleModification Factor for Shear Capacity of Lightweight Concrete Beams (2015)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleFlexural behavior of hybrid FRP/steel reinforced concrete beams (2015)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Köroğlu, Mehmet A.
 
TitleEffect of Corrosion on Shear Behavior of Reinforced Engineered Cementitious Composite Beams (2015)
AuthorsSahmaran, M.; Anil, O.; Lachemi, M.; Yildirim, G.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Acar, F.
 
TitleTests of continuous concrete slabs reinforced with carbon fibre reinforced polymer bars (2014)
AuthorsMahroug, Mohamed E.M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lam, Dennis
 
TitleSize effect on shear strength of FRP reinforced concrete beams (2014)
AuthorsAshour, Ashraf F.; Kara, Ilker F.
 
TitleExperimental response and code modelling of continuous concrete slabs reinforced with BFRP bars (2014)
AuthorsMahroug, Mohamed E.M.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lam, Dennis
 
TitleRheological properties of mortars prepared with different sands (2014)
AuthorsGanaw, Abdelhamed I.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleGrout rheological properties for preplaced aggregate concrete production (2014)
AuthorsGanaw, Abdelhamed I.; Hughes, David C.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleMoment redistribution in continuous FRP reinforced concrete beams (2013)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleDeflection of concrete structures reinforced with FRP bars. (2013)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Dundar, C.
 
TitleFlexural performance of FRP reinforced concrete beams (2012)
AuthorsKara, Ilker F.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleShear capacity of reinforced concrete corbels using mechanism analysis (2012)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleNeural network modelling for shear strength of concrete members reinforced with FRP bars (2012)
AuthorsBashir, Rizwan; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleShear Capacity of Monolithic Concrete Joints without Transverse Reinforcement. (2012)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Sim, J-I.; Kang, J-H.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleCorrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete of different compressive strengths (2011)
AuthorsAbosrra L.;Ashour A.;Youseffi M.
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
DOI10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.023
 
TitleFailure modes and serviceability of high strength self compacting concrete deep beams (2011)
AuthorsMohammadhassani M.;Jumaat M.;Ashour A.;Jameel M.
JournalEngineering Failure Analysis
DOI10.1016/j.engfailanal.2011.08.003
 
TitleAggregate interlock in lightweight concrete continuous deep beams (2011)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleShear strength of reinforced concrete dapped-end beams using mechanism analysis. (2011)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lee, J.K.
 
TitleStrut-and-tie model based on crack band theory for deep beams (2011)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleAxial behaviour of reinforced concrete short columns strengthened with wire rope and T-shaped steel plate units (2009)
AuthorsYang K.;Ashour A.;Lee E.
JournalMagazine of Concrete Research
DOI10.1680/macr.2008.00016
 
TitleFlow and Compressive Strength of Alkali-Activated Mortars. (2009)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Song, J-K.; Lee, K-S.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleA Hybrid Genetic Algorithm for Reinforced Concrete Flat Slab. (2009)
AuthorsSahab, M.G.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Toropov, V.V.
 
TitleShear strengthening of continuous reinforced concrete T-beams using wire rope units (2009)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Byun, H-Y.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleAxial behavior of reinforced concrete short columns strengthened with wire rope and T-shaped steel plate units. (2009)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lee, E-T.
 
TitleMoment/thrust interaction diagrams for reinforced masonry sections (2008)
AuthorsChen Y.;Ashour A.;Garrity S.
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
DOI10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2007.01.007
 
TitleContinuous concrete beams reinforced with CFRP bars (2008)
AuthorsAshour A.;Habeeb M.
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings
DOI10.1680/stbu.2008.161.6.349
 
TitleProperties of cementless mortars activated by sodium silicate. (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Song, J-K.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Lee, E-T.
 
TitleInfluence of Type and Replacement Level of Recycled Aggregates on Concrete Properties. (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Chung, H-S.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleEffectiveness of Web Reinforcement around Openings in Continuous Concrete Deep Beams. (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleNeural network modelling of RC deep beam shear strength (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Song, J-K.; Lee, E-T.
 
TitleNeural Network Modelling for Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Song, J-K.; Lee, E-T.
 
TitleApplication of Plasticity Theory to Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams (2008)
AuthorsAshour, Ashraf F.; Yang, Keun-Hyeok
 
TitleMechanism analysis for concrete breakout capacity of single anchors in tension (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleLoad capacity of reinforced concrete continuous deep beams (2008)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleFlexural Behavior of Continuous GFRP Reinforced Concrete Beams. (2008)
AuthorsHabeeb, M.N.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleTests of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with wire rope units (2007)
AuthorsKim S.;Yang K.;Byun H.;Ashour A.
JournalEngineering Structures
DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.12.013
 
TitleModified four-hinge mechanism analysis for masonry arches strengthened with near-surface reinforcement (2007)
AuthorsChen Y.;Ashour A.;Garrity S.
JournalEngineering Structures
DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2006.09.023
 
TitleInfluence of inclined web reinforcement on reinforced concrete deep beams with openings (2007)
AuthorsYang K.;Chung H.;Ashour A.
JournalACI Structural Journal
 
TitleInfluence of Shear Reinforcement on Reinforced Concrete Continuous Deep Beams (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Chung, H-S.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleStructural Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Continuous Deep Beams with Web Openings. (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleInfluence of inclined web reinforcement on reinforced concrete deep beams with web openings. (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Chung, H-S.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleInclined reinforcement around web opening in concrete beams (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleShear capacity of reinforced concrete beams using neural network (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Song, J-K.
 
TitleTests of reinforced concrete short columns laterally strengthened with wire rope units and steel elements (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleInfluence of section depth on the structural behaviour of reinforced concrete continuous deep beams (2007)
AuthorsYang, Keun-Hyeok; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleFlexural and shear capacities of concrete beams reinforced with GFRP bars (2006)
AuthorsAshour A.
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
DOI10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2005.06.023
 
TitleStatistical variations in impact resistance of polypropylene fibre-reinforced concrete. (2006)
AuthorsBadr, A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Platten, A.K.
 
TitleTests of concrete flanged beams reinforced with CFRP bars. (2006)
AuthorsAshour, Ashraf F.; Family, M.
 
TitleConcrete breakout strength of single anchors in tension using neural networks (2005)
AuthorsAshour A.;Alqedra M.
JournalAdvances in Engineering Software
DOI10.1016/j.advengsoft.2004.08.001
 
TitlePrediction of tensile capacity of single adhesive anchors using neural networks (2005)
AuthorsSakla S.;Ashour A.
JournalComputers and Structures
DOI10.1016/j.compstruc.2005.02.008
 
TitleA hybrid genetic algorithm for reinforced concrete flat slab buildings (2005)
AuthorsSahab M.;Ashour A.;Toropov V.
JournalComputers and Structures
DOI10.1016/j.compstruc.2004.10.013
 
TitleCost optimisation of reinforced concrete flat slab buildings (2005)
AuthorsSahab M.;Ashour A.;Toropov V.
JournalEngineering Structures
DOI10.1016/j.engstruct.2004.10.002
 
TitleModified ACI Drop-Weight Impact Test for Concrete. (2005)
AuthorsBadr, A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleFlexural strengthening of RC continuous beams using CFRP laminates (2004)
AuthorsAshour A.;El-Refaie S.;Garrity S.
JournalCement and Concrete Composites
DOI10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2003.07.002
 
TitleCFRP strengthened continuous concrete beams. (2003)
AuthorsEl-Refaie, S.A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Garrity, S.W.
 
TitleSagging and hogging strengthening of continuous reinforced concrete beams using carbon fiber-reinforced polymer sheets (2003)
AuthorsEl-Refaie S.;Ashour A.;Garrity S.
JournalACI Structural Journal
 
TitleEmpirical modelling of shear strength of RC deep beams by genetic programming (2003)
AuthorsAshour A.;Alvarez L.;Toropov V.
JournalComputers and Structures
DOI10.1016/S0045-7949(02)00437-6
 
TitleSagging and hogging strengthening of continuous reinforced concrete beams using CFRP sheets. (2003)
AuthorsEl-Refaie, S.A.; Ashour, Ashraf F.; Garrity, S.W.
 
TitleReinforced concrete two-span continuous deep beams (2002)
AuthorsAshour, Ashraf F.; Morley, C.T.; Subedi, N.K.
 
TitleSize of FRP laminates to strengthen reinforced concrete sections in flexure. (2002)
AuthorsAshour, Ashraf F.
 
TitleTests of reinforced concrete continuous deep beams with web openings (2000)
AuthorsAshour A.;Rishi G.
JournalACI Structural Journal
 
TitleShear capacity of reinforced concrete deep beams (2000)
AuthorsAshour A.
JournalJournal of Structural Engineering
DOI10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2000)126:9(1045)