Concordia University

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Khaled E. Galal

Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Office: S-EV 6167 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3196
Email: khaled.galal@concordia.ca
Website(s): Khaled Galal

Dr. Khaled ElMandooh Galal specializes in Structural Engineering. He has experimental and analytical research expertise in the areas of: reinforced concrete and masonry structures; earthquake engineering; highway and railway bridge infrastructure; rehabilitation of structures; applications of new FRP composite materials in structures; and mitigation of progressive collapse of structures.

Dr. Galal joined the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University as an Assistant Professor in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. Dr. Galal obtained his Ph.D. degree from McMaster University, Canada (2002), followed by two years as PostDoctoral Fellow in the Earthquake Engineering Research Group and the Centre for Effective Design of Structures at McMaster University (2002-2004). He obtained his M.Sc. (1998) and B.Sc. (1993) degrees from Ain Shams University, Egypt.

Research interests

  • Seismic rehabilitation of reinforced concrete and masonry structures
  • Applications of advanced composite materials (FRP) in new structures and in upgrading deteriorating structures
  • Use of concrete and masonry for sustainable buildings
  • Modeling and rehabilitation of deteriorated bridges
  • Mitigation of progressive collapse of buildings

Teaching excellence award

In June 2007, Dr. Galal was awarded the 10th Annual Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science “Teaching Excellence Award” in recognition of his contributions in teaching.

Global Engineering Award

In March 2014, Dr.Galal was awarded the 2013-2014Global Engineering Award. Starting 2012, each year Engineers Without Borders Concordia recognize a professor in theFaculty of Engineering and Computer Science who goes beyond the traditionalengineering curriculum and instills the mindset of being aware of the social,environmental and technological impacts of engineering decisions.


Teaching activities

Courses taught

  • BCEE 324: Structural Analysis I
  • BCEE 345: Structural Design II: Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CIVI 453: Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • BLDG 490: Capstone Building Engineering Design Project
  • CIVI 490: Integrated Civil Engineering Capstone Design Project
  • BCEE 455/6581: Introduction to Structural Dynamics
  • CIVI 6001: Advanced Reinforced Concrete
  • CIVI 6101: Planning and Design of Bridges
  • CIVI 6011: Precast and Prestressed Concrete Structures


Publications

Refereed journal papers:

[J74]      Hosseinzadeh, S, and Galal, K. (2019).“Seismic Fragility Assessment and Resilience of Reinforced Masonry Flanged WallSystems”. ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. Accepted

[J73]      Aly, N., and Galal, K. (2019). “Seismic Performance and Height Limits of Ductile Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall Buildings with Boundary Elements,” Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier, accepted.

[J72]      Seif ElDin, H., Aly, N., and Galal, K.(2019). “In-Plane Shear Strength Equation for Fully Grouted Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls,” Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier, accepted.

[J71]      Aly N., and Galal K. (2019). “Effect of Ductile Shear Wall Ratio and Cross-Section Configuration on the Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Shear Wall Buildings.” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE., Accepted.

[J70]      Seif ElDin, H., Ashour, A., and Galal, K.(2019). “Seismic Performance Parameters of Fully Grouted Reinforced Masonry Squat Shear Walls,”Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier, 187, 518-527.

[J69]      Ahmed, S., and Galal, K. (2019). “Response of Metallic Sandwich Panels to Blast Loads,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering,accepted.

[J68]      El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2019). “Performance of Eccentrically Loaded Reinforced Concrete Masonry Columns Strengthened using FRP Wraps,” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, 23(5): 1-12.

[J67]      Obaidat, A., Ashour, A., and Galal, K.(2018). “Stress-strainmodel for C-shape confined concrete masonry boundary elements of RM shear walls,”Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier, Volume 183, 1059-1071.

[J66]      Alotaibi, K.S., and Galal, K. (2018). “Experimental study of CFRP confined reinforced concrete masonry columns tested under concentric and eccentric loading” Elsevier Journal of Composites Part B: Engineering, 155:257-271.

[J65]      El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2018). “Effect of preliminary selection of RC shear wallsꞌ ductility level on material quantities,”International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials, Springer, 12: 48.

[J64]      Arabzadeh, H., and Galal, K. (2018). “Seismic Response Analysis of RC C-Shaped Core Walls Subjected to Combined Flexure, Shear and Torsion,” ASCE Structural Engineering Journal, 144(10): 04018165.

[J63]      Obaidat, A., Ashour, A., and Galal, K.(2018). “Stress-strain behavior of C-shaped confined concrete masonry boundary elements of RM shear walls,” ASCE Structural Engineering Journal, 144(8): 04018119.

[J62]      Rezaiefar, A., and Galal, K. (2018). “Free vibration of thin rectangular steel plates with geometrically-nonlinear load-displacement behavior,” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures, Elsevier, 129, 381-390.

[J61]      Ashour, A., Galal, K., and Farnia, N.(2018). “Analytical and experimental study on upgrading the seismic performance of reinforced masonry columns using GFRP and CFRP wraps,” ASCE Journal of Composites forConstruction, 22(4): 04018013, 1-13.

[J60]      Rouhani, F., Lin, L., and Galal, K.(2018). “Developing a Plastic Hinge Model for RC Beams prone to Progressive Collapse,” Canadian Journalfor Civil Engineering, 45(6): 504-515.

[J59]      Hamzeh, L., Ashour, A., and Galal, K.(2018). “Development of Fragility Curves for Reinforced Masonry Structural Walls with Boundary Elements,” ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, 32(4):04018034, 1-12.

[J58]      Seif ElDin, H., and Galal, K. (2018). “Effect of reinforcement anchorage end detail and spacing on seismic performance of masonry shear walls,”ASCE Structural Engineering Journal, 157: 268-279.

[J57]     Aly, N., AlHamaydeh, M., and Galal,K. (2018). “Quantification of the impact of detailing on the performance and cost of RC shear wall buildings in regions with high uncertainty in seismicity hazards”. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 2018, 1-26.

[J56]     ElAghoury, I, Seif ElDin, H, andGalal, K. (2017). “Nominal moment capacity of partially deteriorated AISC W-section beams”, J. of Engineering Failure Analysis, Elsevier, 82,123–137.

[J55]     AlHamaydeh, M., Aly, N., and Galal,K. (2017). “Seismic response and life-cycle cost of reinforced concrete special structural wall buildings inDubai, UAE”. Structural Concrete Journal, 10.1002/suco.201600177, 1–12.

[J54]     Li, Y., Han, X., Galal, K., and Ji,J. (2017). “Experimental study on the shear behavior of the interface between cushion materials and the concrete raft”. J. of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration,17(1), 165-178.

[J53]      Aly, N., AlHamaydeh, M., and Galal, K.(2017). “Impact of seismicity on performance and cost of RC shear wall buildings in Dubai, UAE”. J. of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 31(5): 04017083, 1–14.

[J52]      Alotaibi, K.S., and Galal, K. (2017). “Axial Compressive Behavior of Grouted Concrete Block Masonry Columns Confined by CFRP Jackets,”Elsevier Journal of Composites Part B: Engineering, 114(1), 467–479.

[J51]    Arabzadeh, H., and Galal, K. (2017). “Seismic Collapse Risk Assessment and FRP Retrofitting of RC Coupled C-Shaped Core Wallsusing the FEMA P695 Methodology,” ASCE Structural Engineering Journal, 143(9): 04017096, 1–20.

[J50]      Ahmed, S., and Galal, K. (2017). “Effectiveness of FRP sandwich panels for blast resistance,” Journal of Composite Structures,Elsevier, 163, 454–464.

[J49]      Seif ElDin, H., and Galal, K. (2017). “In-plane seismic performance of fully grouted reinforced masonry shear walls,” ASCEStructural Engineering Journal, 143(7):04017054, 1-13.

[J48]      Obaidat, A., Abo El Ezz, A., and Galal, K.(2017). “Compression behavior of confined concrete masonry boundary elements,” EngineeringStructures Journal, Elsevier, 132, 562–575.

[J47]      Rezaiefar, A., and Galal, K. (2016). “Structural design ofstiffened plates of industrial duct walls with relatively long panels undergoing large deformations,” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures,Elsevier, 108, 406-415.

[J46]      Ahmed, S., El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K.(2016). “Numerical simulation of FRP sandwich panels under blast effects,” ASCE Journal ofPerformance of Constructed Facilities, 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000934,04016077.

[J45]      Chen, Y., Galal, K., and Athienitis, A.K.(2016). “Integrating hollow-core masonry walls and precast concrete slabs into building space heating and cooling,” Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier, 5,277-287.

[J44]      Abo El Ezz, A., Seif ElDin, H., and Galal,K. (2015). “Influence of confinement reinforcement on the compression stress-strain of grouted reinforced concrete block masonry boundary elements,” Structures Journal,Elsevier, 2, 32-43.

[J43]      Alsharawy, M., Galal, K., andStathopoulos, T. (2014). “Torsional and Shear Wind Loads on Flat-Roofed Buildings,” Journal of Engineering Structures,84, 313-324.

[J42]  Chen Y., Athienitis A. Galal K. (2014). “ACharging Control Strategy for Active Building-Integrated Thermal Energy StorageSystems Using  requency Domain Modeling,” Journal of Energy and Buildings. Elsevier. 84:651-661.

[J41]  Chen Y., Galal K., Athienitis A. (2014). “Designand Operation Methodology for Active Building-Integrated Thermal Energy StorageSystems,” Journal of Energy and Buildings. Elsevier.84: 575-585.

[J40]      Alshamrany, O., Galal, K., and Alkass, S.(2014). “Integrated LCA–LEED sustainability assessment model for structure and envelope systems ofschool buildings,” Journal of Building and Environment, 80, 61-70.

[J39]      ElAghoury, I., and Galal, K. (2014). “Design of rectangular industrial duct plates subjected to out-of-plane pressure considering nonlinear largedeformations,” Journal of Thin-Walled Structures, 77, 1-7.

[J38]      ElAghoury, I., and Galal, K. (2014). “Corrosion-fatiguestrain-life model for steel bridge girders under various weathering conditions,”Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 140(6), 1-9.

[J37]      Elsharawy, M., Galal, K., andStathopoulos, T. (2014). “Design wind loads including torsion for rectangular buildings with horizontal aspect ratio of 1.6,”Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Note 140(4), 1-5.

[J36]      Elsharawy,M., Galal, K., and Stathopoulos, T. (2014). “Comparison of wind tunnel measurements with NBCC 2010 wind-induced torsion provisions for low- andmedium-rise buildings,” Canadian Journal of CivilEngineering, 41(5): 409-420.

[J35]      Stathopoulos, T., Elsharawy, M., andGalal, K. (2013). “Wind load combinations including torsion for rectangular medium-rise buildings,”International Journal of High-Rise Buildings, 2(3), 245-255.

[J34]      AlHamaydeh, M., Galal, K., and Yehia, S.(2013). “Impact of lateral force-resisting system and design/construction practices on seismic performance and cost of tall buildings in Dubai, UAE,” Journal ofEarthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibrations, 12(3), 385-397.

[J33]      Chen, Y., Athienitis, A.K., and Galal, K.(2013). “Frequency domain and finite difference modeling of ventilated concrete slabs and comparison with field measurements: Part 2, application,” InternationalJournal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier, 66, 957-966.

[J32]      Chen, Y., Athienitis, A.K., and Galal, K.(2013). “Frequency domain and finite difference modeling of ventilated concrete slabs and comparison with field measurements: Part 1, modeling methodology,”International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier, 66, 948-956.

[J31]      El-Aghoury, I., and Galal, K. (2013). “A fatigue stress-lifedamage accumulation model for variable amplitude fatigue loading based onvirtual target life,” Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier, 52,621-628.

[J30]    El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2013). “Seismic Behavior ofFRP-Strengthened RC Shear Walls,” Journal of Composites for Construction,ASCE, 17(5), 603–613.

[J29]    Azimi, H., Galal, K., and Pekau,O.A. (2013). “Anumerical element for real-time vehicle-bridge interaction analysis of vehicles experiencing acceleration or deceleration”, Engineering Structures, 49,792-805.

[J28]    ElTahan, M., Galal, K., and Hoa, SV.(2013). “New Thermoplastic CFRP bendable rebars for reinforcing Structural Elements,” J.of Composites Part B: Engineering, Elsevier, 45(2013), 1207-1215.

[J27]     El-Sokkary,H., Galal, K., Ghorbanirenani, I., Léger, P., Tremblay, R. (2012). Shake tabletests on FRP-rehabilitated RC shear walls,” Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, 17(1), 79-90.

[J26]    Chen, Y., Athienitis, and Galal,K. (2012). “Thermal Performance and Charge Control Strategy of a Ventilated Concrete Slab (VCS) with Active Cooling Using Outdoor Air,” ASHRAE Transactions, 118(2),556-568.

[J25]  ElSharawy, M., Stathopoulos, T.,and Galal, K. (2012). “Wind-induced torsional loads on low buildings,” Journal of Wind Engineering andIndustrial Aerodynamics, Elsevier,Vol. 104-106, pp. 40-48.

[J24]     Galal, K., Seif ElDin, H., andTirca, L. (2012). “Flexural performance of steel girders retrofitted using CFRP materials,” Journal ofComposites for Construction, ASCE, 16(3), 265-276.

[J23]    Galal, K., Farnia, N., and Pekau, O.A. (2012). “Upgrading the seismic performance of reinforced masonry columns using CFRP Wraps,”Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, 16(2), 196-206.

[J22]  Azimi, H., Galal, K., and Pekau, O.A. (2011). “A modified numerical vehicle bridge interaction (VBI) element for vehicles with constant velocities including road irregularities,” Engineering Structures Journal, ElSevier,33(7), 2212-2220.

[J21]    Galal, K., and Enginsal, M.A. (2011.) “Flexural behaviour of GFRP-reinforced concrete masonry beams,” Journal of Composites for Construction ASCE, 15(1), 21-31.

[J20]    Chen, Y., Athienitis, A., and Galal, K. (2010). “Modeling, design and thermal performance of a BIPV/T system thermally coupled with a ventilated concrete slab in a low energy solar house: part 1, BIPV/T system,” Journal of Solar Energy, Elsevier, 84(11), 1892-1907.

[J19]   Chen, Y., Galal, K., and Athienitis, A. (2010). “Modeling, design and thermal performance of a BIPV/T system thermally coupled with a ventilated concrete slab in a low energy solar house: part 2, ventilated concrete slab,”Journal of Solar Energy, 84(11), 1908-1919.

[J18]   Galal, K., and El-Sawy, T. (2010). “Effect of retrofit strategies on mitigating progressive collapse of steel frame structures,”Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 66, 520-531.

[J17]     Galal, K., and Mofidi, A. (2010). “Shear Strengthening of RC T-Beams using mechanically-anchored unbonded dry carbon fiber sheets,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE,24(1), 31-39.

[J16]     Galal, K., and Sasanian, N. (2009). “Out-of-plane flexural performance of GFRP-reinforced masonry walls,” Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, 14(2), 162-174.

[J15]     Yagob, O., Galal, K., and Naumoski, N.(2009). “Progressive collapse of reinforced concrete structures,” Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, an Int. Journal, 32(6), 771-786.

[J14]     El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2009). “Analytical investigation of the seismic performance of RC frames rehabilitated using different rehabilitation techniques.” Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier,31(9), 1955-1966.

[J13]     Galal, K., and Mofidi, A. (2009). “Strengthening RC beams in flexure using new hybrid FRP sheet / ductile anchor system.”Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, 13(3), 217-225.

[J12]     Azimi, H., Galal, K., and Pekau, O. (2009). “Incremental Modified Pushover Analysis”,The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal, 18, 839-859.

[J11]     Galal, K., and Yang, Q. (2009). “Experimental and analytical behaviour of haunched thin-walled RC girders and box girders”, Thin-Walled Structures Journal, 27(2), 202-218.

[J10]     Galal, K., and El-Sokkary, H. (2008). “Analytical evaluation of seismic performance of RC frames rehabilitated using FRP forincreased ductility of members.” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, ASCE, 22(5), 276-288.

[J9]    Galal, K., and Naimi, M. (2008). “Effect of soil conditions on theresponse of reinforced concrete tall structures to near-fault earthquakes,”The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal, WileyInterScience, 17(3), 541-562.

[J8]        Galal, K. (2008).Modeling of Lightly RC walls subjected to near-fault and far-field earthquake ground motions.” The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings Journal, 17(2), 295-312.

[J7]      Galal, K., and Sekar, M. (2008). “Rehabilitation of RCinverted-T girders using anchored CFRP sheets,” Journal of Composites PartB: Engineering, Elsevier, 39(4), 604-617.

[J6]     Galal, K. (2007). “Lateral force-displacement ductility relationship of non-ductile squat RC columns rehabilitated using FRPconfinement.” Journal of Structural Engineering and Mechanics, an International Journal, 25(1), 75-90.

[J5]       Galal, K. and Ghobarah, A. (2006). “Effect of near-faultearthquakes on the nuclear design spectra,” Journal of Nuclear Engineering and Design, Elsevier, 236(18), 1928-1936.

[J4]       Galal, K., Arafa, A., and Ghobarah, A.(2005). “Retrofit of RC square short columns,” Engineering Structures Journal, Elsevier,27(5), 801-813.

[J3]      Ghobarah, A., andGalal, K. (2004). “Out-of-plane strengthening of URM walls with openings,” Journal of Composites forConstruction, ASCE, 8(4), 298-305.

[J2]    Ghobarah, A., andGalal, K. (2004). “Seismic rehabilitation of short rectangular RC columns,” Journal of EarthquakeEngineering, 8(1), 45-68.

[J1]    Galal, K., andGhobarah, A. (2003). “Flexural and shearhysteretic behaviour of reinforced concrete columns with variable axial load,”Engineering Structures Journal, 25(11), 1353-1367.


Refereed Conference Papers (selected):

[C94]  Albutainy M., Galal K. (2019). “Ductility ofReinforced Masonry Shear Walls with C-Shaped Boundary Elements.” 12th CanadianConference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec City, Canada, 10 pages.

[C93]  Aly N., Galal K. (2019). Axial Load Effect onthe Seismic Response of Reinforced Masonry Shear Walls with Boundary Elements.12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec City, Canada, 10pages.

[C92]  Albutainy M., Galal K. (2019). PreliminaryTest Results of Seismic Response of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Shear Wallswith C-Shape Block Boundary Element. 13th North American Masonry Conference.Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

[C91]  Aly N., Galal K. (2019). “Influence of DuctileShear Wall Ratio on the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete MasonryShear Wall Buildings. 13th North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City,Utah, United States.

[C90]  Hosseinzadeh S., Galal K. (2019). “Enhancingthe Seismic Resilience of Reinforced Masonry Shear Wall Building using BoundaryElements.” 12th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Quebec City,Canada.

[C89]  Aly N., Galal K. (2019). “Effect of ShearSpan-to-Depth Ratio on the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete MasonryStructural Walls with Boundary Elements.” Canadian Society of Civil Engineering(CSCE) Annual Conference, Laval, Montreal, Canada, 9 pages.

[C88]  Albutainy M., Galal K. (2019). “Effect ofChanging Boundary Element Size on the Response of Reinforced Concrete MasonryShear Walls with C-Shape Boundary Element.” Canadian Society of CivilEngineering (CSCE) Annual Conference, Laval, Montreal, Canada, 10 pages.

[C87]  Zorainy M., Ashour A., Galal k. (2018).“Comparing Canadian and American Standards Requirements for Evaluating MasonryCompressive Strength.” 5th International Conference on Structural andGeotechnical Engineering: Advances in Construction Techniques, Cairo, Egypt.

[C86]  Aly N., Galal K. (2018) “Height Limits ofDuctile Reinforced Concrete Masonry Shear Wall Buildings.” 15th InternationalConference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering: Advances in ConstructionTechniques, Cairo, Egypt.

[C85]  Albutainy M., Galal K. (2018) “Response of ReinforcedConcrete Masonry Shear Walls with C-shape Boundary Element.” 15th InternationalConference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering: Advances in ConstructionTechniques, Cairo, Egypt.

[C84]  El-Sokkary H., Galal K. (2018) “MaterialQuantities of Reinforced Masonry Versus Reinforced Concrete Shear Walls.” 15thInternational Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering: Advancesin Construction Techniques, Cairo, Egypt.

[C83]  El Aghoury, I., and Galal, K. (2018)“Cost-Based Cross-section Optimization of U-Tub and Multi-cellular Box PrecastPrestressed Concrete Single Track Railway Bridges.” The 10th InternationalConference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Quebec City, Canada, 10 pages.

[C82] Hamzeh, L., Ashour, A., and Galal, K. (2017) “Effectof changing vertical reinforcement ratio and level of axial stress on thelateral response of reinforced masonry shear walls with boundaryelements.” 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada,11 pages.

[C81] Aly, N., Ashour, A., and Galal, K. (2017)“Seismic performance and height limits of ductile reinforced masonry shear wallbuildings with boundary elements.” 13th Canadian MasonrySymposium, Halifax, Canada, 11 pages.

[C80] Hosseinzadeh, S., Ashour, A., Aly, N., andGalal, K. (2017) “Seismic collapse evaluation of reinforced masonry core wallsystems.” 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada,11 pages.

[C79] Albutainy, M., Ashour, A., and Galal, K. (2017)“Effect of boundary elements confinement level on the behaviour of reinforcedmasonry structural walls with boundary elements.” 13th CanadianMasonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada, 11 pages.

[C78] Ashour, A., and Galal, K. (2017)“Load-displacement backbone model for flexure-dominated reinforced masonryshear walls.” 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Halifax, Canada, 11 pages.

[C77]  Galal, K. (2017). “New generationof sustainable and resilient reinforced masonry buildings.” Press Conference, The l'Association des entrepreneurs en maçonnerie du Québec (AEMQ),Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Video-1: Construction of reinforced masonry shear walls with boundaryelements.

Video-2: Concept of tall buildings constructed with reinforced masonry wallsand concrete slabs.

Video-3: Testing reinforced masonry shear walls subjected to earthquakeeffects.

[C76]  Galal,K.(2016).“FRP Retrofitting of Bridges.” The Second International Conferenceon Infrastructure Management, Assessment and Rehabilitation Techniques,Sharjah, UAE.

[C75] Ahmed, S., and Galal, K. (2016). “Energy dissipation capacity of FRP sandwich panels subjected to blast loads”. The 7thInternational Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges andStructures (ACMBS-VI), Vancouver, Canada, 6 pages.

[C74] Alotaibi, K., Abo ElEzz, A., and Galal, K. (2016).“Strengthening of concrete block masonry columns with FRP”. The 7thInternational Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges andStructures (ACMBS-VI), Vancouver, Canada, 6 pages.

[C73]  Seif ElDin, M., and Galal, K. (2015).“Influence of axial compression stress on the in-plane shear performance ofreinforced masonry shear walls.” 11th  Canadian Conference on EarthquakeEngineering, Victoria, BC, Canada.

[C72]  Hamzeh, L., Abo ElEzz, A., and Galal, K.(2015). “Numerical simulation of the seismic behavior of reinforced concretemasonry structural walls.” 11th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada.

[C71]  Obaidat, A., Abo ElEzz, A., and Galal, K.(2015). “Evaluation of the compression behaviour of confined boundary elementsin ductile reinforced concrete block masonry structural walls”. 11th  Canadian Conference on EarthquakeEngineering, Victoria, BC, Canada.

[C70]  El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2015). “Seismicperformance evaluation of RC shear walls with various ductility levels”. 11thCanadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada.

[C69]  Arabzadeh, H., and Galal, K. (2015).“Effectiveness of FRP wraps for retrofitting of existing RC shear walls”. 11thCanadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Victoria, BC, Canada.

[C68]  Seif ElDin, M., and Galal, K. (2015).“In-plane shear behavior of fully grouted reinforced masonry shear walls”. 12thNorth American Masonry Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA.

[C67]  Seif ElDin, M., AlButainy, M., and Galal, K.(2015). “Parametric study to investigate the shear behavior of reinforcedmasonry shear walls”. 12th North American Masonry Conference,Denver, Colorado, USA.

[C66]  Abo ElEzz, A., Seif ElDin, H., and Galal, K.(2015). “Experimental investigation on confined concrete block masonry boundaryelement columns”. 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver,Colorado, USA.

[C65]  Seif ElDin, M., and Galal, K. (2015). “Surveyof the design equations for in-plane shear capacity of reinforced masonry shearwalls”. 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver, Colorado,USA.

[C64]  Ali, A., Abdalla, J., Hawileh, R., and Galal,K. (2014). “CFRPmechanical anchorage for externally strengthened RC beams under flexure,”Physics Procedia, 55, 10-16.

[C63]  Abo ElEzz, A., Seif ElDin, H., and Galal, K.(2014). “Stress-strain relationship for concrete block masonry boundary elementcolumns”. 9th International Masonry Conference, Guimarães, Portugal,10p,

[C62]  Rezaiefar, A., ElAghoury, I., and Galal, K.(2014). “Vibration of rectangular sectioned industrial duct walls”. 4thInternational Structural Specialty Conference, Halifax, Canada, 10p.

[C61]  Seif ElDin, H., ElAghoury, I., and Galal, K.(2014). “Experimental and parametric study to investigate the flexural capacityof deteriorated steel girders”. 4th International StructuralSpecialty Conference, Halifax, Canada, 10p.

[C60]  Elsharawy, M., Stathopoulos, T., and Galal, K.(2013). “Wind tunnel study on load combinations including torsion for design ofmedium-rise buildings,” The Eighth Asia-Pacific Conference on Wind EngineeringAPCWE, Chennai, India, 10p.

[C59]  Elsharawy, M., Stathopoulos, T., and Galal, K.(2013), “Wind load combinations including torsion for medium-rise buildings,”European-African Conference on Wind Engineering EACWE, Cambridge, England, 10p.

[C58]  Mirvalad, S.J. and Galal, K. (2013). “Effectof retrofit method on mitigating progressive collapse of tall steel framestructure,” 3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation,Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C57]  ElSharawy, M., Galal, K., and Stathopoulos, T.(2013). “Comparison of wind tunnel results with Canadian wind-induced torsionprovisions for low- and medium-rise buildings,” 3rd Specialty Conference onDisaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montréal, Canada, 10p. Second BestStudent Paper Award.

[C56]  Rezaiefar, A. and Galal, K. (2013). “Numericalmodeling of the cyclically loaded FRP-retrofitted RC shear walls,” 3rdSpecialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montréal, Canada,10p.

[C55]  ElSokkary, H. and Galal, K. (2013). “CyclicLoading Tests on FRP-Retrofitted RC Shear Walls,” 3rd Specialty Conference onDisaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C54]  ElSawy, T. and Galal, K. (2013). “Increasingthe progressive collapse resistance of steel moment resisting frame buildings,”3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montréal,Canada, 10p.

[C53]  Yagoub, O., Galal, K., and Naumoski, N.(2013). “Mitigating progressive collapse of RC buildings with shear walls andflat slab system,” 3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention andMitigation, Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C52]  Yagoub, O., Galal, K., and Naumoski, N.(2013). “Effect of building bay span on the vulnerability of RC shear wallbuildings to progressive collapse,” 3rd Specialty Conference on DisasterPrevention and Mitigation, Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C51]  ElAghoury, I., Galal, K., and ElAghoury, M.(2013). “Towards a corrosion-fatigue strain-life model for steel beams incorrosive environments,” 3rd Specialty Conference on Material Engineering &Applied Mechanics, Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C50]  Elshamrany, O., Alkass, S., and Galal, K.(2013). “Development of Initial Costs Forecasting Models for School Buildingsusing Multiple Linear Regression,” 4th Construction Specialty Conference,Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C49]  Elshamrany, O., Galal, K., and Alkass, S.(2013). “Evaluation of Selection Criteria for School Buildings in Canada usingAHP and MAU,” 4th Construction Specialty Conference, Montréal, Canada, 10p.

[C48]  Chen, Y., Athienitis, A.K., Galal, K. (2012).“Thermal modeling for ventilated structural components using frequency responseand finite difference methods and comparison with experimental data,” eSimconference, Halifax, Canada, 10p.


[C47]  ElSharawy, M., Stathopoulos, T., and Galal, K.(2012). “Wind-induced torsional aerodynamic loads on low- and medium-heightbuildings,” Seventh International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics &Applications, Shanghai, China, 10p.

[C46] Mirvalad, S.J. and Galal, K. (2012). “Effect ofseismic design level and building height on the robustness of steel framestructures prone to progressive collapse,” 3rd International StructuralSpecialty Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 11 pages.

[C45] Yagob, O., Galal, K., and Naumoski, N. (2012).“Estimation of progressive collapse potential for shear wall buildings,” 3rdInternational Structural Specialty Conf., Edmonton, Canada, 11 pages.

[C44] Rezaiefar, A., and Galal, K. (2012). “Numericalmodelling of reinforced concrete structural walls rehabilitated with FRPcomposites” The 6th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials inBridges and Structures (ACMBS-VI), Kingston, Canada, 11 pages.

[C43] Farnia, N., and Galal, K. (2012). “Upgradingthe seismic performance of reinforced concrete masonry columns using CFRP andGFRP wraps,” The 6th Int. Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridgesand Structures (ACMBS-VI), Kingston, Canada, 11 pages.

[C42]  El-Sokkary, H., Galal, K., Ghorbanirenani, I,Tremblay, R., Léger, P, and Leclerc, M. (2012). “Shake table tests on FRPrehabilitated RC shear walls,” The 6th Int. Conference on Advanced CompositeMaterials in Bridges and Structures (ACMBS-VI), Kingston, Canada, 11 pages.

[C41]  ElSharawy, M., Galal, K and Stathopoulos, T.,(2011). “Wind-Induced Torsional Loads on Low-Rise Buildings: Effect ofGeometrical Variables.” Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE) AnnualConference, Ottawa, Canada, 10 pages.

[C40]  ElSharawy, M., Stathopoulos, T., and Galal, K.(2011). “Wind-Induced Torsional Loads on Low Buildings,” 13th InternationalConference on Wind Engineering, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

[C39]  Yagoub, O., Galal, K., and Naumoski, N.(2011). “Progressive collapse analysis of RC shear wall buildings,” CanadianSociety for Civil Engineering Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 10 pages.

[C38]  Azimi H., Galal, K., and Pekau, O.A. (2011). “Effectof Shear Deformations on the Bridge Response in the Vehicle-Bridge InteractionDynamic Analysis”, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Conference, Ottawa,Canada, 10 pages.

[C37]  ElSharawy, M., Stathopoulos, T., Galal, K.(2011). “Evaluation of wind-induced torsional loads on buildings by NorthAmerican and European codes and standards.” The 2011 ASCE/SEI StructuresCongress, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 10 pages.

[C36]  ElSharawy, M., Galal, K., and Stathopoulos,T., (2011). “Wind-induced torsional loads on low-rise buildings.” The 2011ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 10 pages.

[C35]  AlShamrani, O., Galal, K., and Alkass, S.(2011). “Evaluation of School Buildings Using Sustainability Measures andLife-Cycle Costing Technique”, The International Conference on SustainableSystems and the Environment ISSE 2011, AUS, Sharjah, UAE. 10 pages.

[C34]  AlShamrani, O., Alkass, S., Galal, K. (2011).“Incorporating LCA into LEED® in Evaluation of Structures and BuildingEnvelopes”, The International Conference on Sustainable Systems and theEnvironment ISSE 2011, AUS, Sharjah, UAE. 10 pages.

[C33]  ElTahan, M., Hoa, S.V., and Galal, K. (2010).“Mechanical characteristics of new thermoplastic CFRP rebars for reinforcingconcrete elements”, 8th International Conference on Short and Medium SpanBridges, Niagara Falls, Canada, 10 pages.

[C32]  ElAghoury, I., and Galal, K. (2010). “Towardsa Numerical Tool for Fatigue Life Prediction of Corroded Steel Members”, 8thInt. Conf. on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Niagara, Canada.

[C31]  Azimi, H., Galal, K., and Pekau, O.A. (2010).“A Modified 2-d Element for Vehicle-Bridge Interaction Analysis for Vehicleswith Constant Velocity”, 8th International Conference on Short and Medium SpanBridges, Niagara Falls, Canada, 10 pages.

[C30]  Naimi, M., and Galal, K. (2010). “3-D seismicanalysis of bridge including soil-structure interaction when subjected to nearfault earthquakes”, 8th International Conference on Short and Medium SpanBridges, Niagara Falls, Canada, 10 pages.

[C29] Seif ElDin, H., Galal, K., and Tirca, L.(2010). “Applications of CFRP in retrofitting existing steel girders inflexural behaviour”, 8th Intl. Conf. on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Canada.

[C28] Farnia, N., Galal, K., and Pekau, O.A. (2010).“Seismic rehabilitation of reinforced masonry columns using CFRP sheets”, 9thUS National and 10th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto,Canada, 10 pages.

[C27] Ghorbanirenani, I., Tremblay, R., El-Sokkary,H., Galal, K., Léger, P., and Leclerc, M. (2010). “Shake table tests and repairof ductile slender reinforced concrete shear walls”, 9th US National and 10thCanadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Toronto, Canada, 10 pages.

[C26]  Alshamrani, O., Alkass, S., and Galal, K.(2010). “Energy consumption reduction in school buildings in Kingdom of SaudiArabia”, International Engineering Conference on Hot Arid Regions (IECHAR2010), Al-Ahsa, KSA, 6 pages.

[C25]  Farnia, N., and Galal, K. (2009). “Upgradingthe seismic performance of reinforced masonry columns using CFRP wraps.” 11thCanadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 10 pages. First HonorableMention “M.A. Hatzinikolas Best Paper Award”.

[C24]  Sasanian, N., and Galal, K. (2009). “Flexuralperformance of FRP-reinforced masonry walls.” 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium,Toronto, Canada, 10 pages.

[C23]  El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2009). “Asurvey on masonry lateral force resisting systems: codes vs. Researchperspective,” 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Canada, 8 pages.

[C22]  El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2008). “Recentadvancement in modeling of RC shear walls.” 14th World Conference on EarthquakeEngineering, Beijing, China, 12 pages.

[C21]  El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2008). “Recentadvancement in rehabilitation of RC walls.” 14th World Conference on EarthquakeEngineering, Beijing, China, 13 pages.

[C20]  Tremblay, R., Ghorbanirenani, I., Velev, N.,Leger, P., Leclerc, M., Koboevic, S., Bouaanani, N., Galal, K., and Palermo, D.(2008). “Seismic response of multi-storey reinforced concrete walls subjectedto eastern North America high frequency ground motions,” 14th World Conferenceon Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China, 8 pages.

[C19]  Mofidi, A., and Galal, K. (2008).“Strengthening RC T-Beams in Flexure and Shear using new Mechanically-AnchoredFRP and dry Fibre Systems.” 2nd Canadian Conference on Effective Design ofStructures, Hamilton, Canada, 10 pages.

[C18]  Chen, Y., Athienitis, A.K., and Galal, K.(2008). “Modelling and performance of a solar demonstration house withintegrated storage and BIPV/T System,” Eurosun Conference, Lisbon, Portugal,10p.

[C17]  Chen, Y., Athienitis, A.K., Park, K-W, andGalal, K. (2008). “Design, thermal performance and modeling of a ventilatedconcrete slab coupled with BIPV/T system,” The 33rd  Annual Conference of the Solar Energy Societyof Canada and 3rd Canadian Solar Research Network Conference, Fredericton,Canada, 8p.

[C16]  Chen, Y., Athienitis, A.K., O’Neill, B., andGalal, K. (2008). “Design & Thermal Performance of a Solar House withBIPV/T System, Thermal Storage & Passive Solar Heating”, American SolarEnergy Society (ASES), San Diego, USA.

[C15] Chen, Y., Athienitis, A., Galal, K., and Poissant, Y. (2007). “Design andsimulation for a solar house with building integrated photovoltaic-thermalsystem and thermal storage.” ISES Solar World Congress, Beijing, China, 4pages.

[C14] El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2007). “Effect of FRP-confinement rehabilitationpattern on the seismic performance of nominally ductile existing RC framestructures.” 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering,Ottawa, 10 pp.

[C13] El-Sokkary, H., and Galal, K. (2007). “Upgrading the seismic performance ofexisting masonry-infilled RC frames using FRP bracing.” 9th CadianConf. on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, 10 pages.

[C12] Naimi, M., and Galal, K. (2007). “Nonlinear dynamic behaviour of RC tallstructures subjected to near-fault earthquakes including soil structureinteraction.” 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering,Ottawa, 10 pages.

[C11]  Galal, K. and Sekar, M. (2006). “Effect ofdesign variables on the failure mechanisms of FRP-rehabilitated RC invertedT-beam bridge bentcaps.” 7th International Conference on Short &Medium Span Bridges, Montréal, 10 pages.

[C10]  Galal, K. and Sekar, M. (2006). “Strengtheningof RC inverted T bentcap girders using anchored CFRP sheets.” 7thInt. Conf. on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Montréal, 10 pages.

[C9]    Galal, K., Ghobarah, A., and Elgohary, M.(2006). “Comparison of North-American codes' requirements for near-faultearthquakes effects on nuclear structures.” 8th US NationalConference on Earthquake Engineering, NCEE, San Francisco, 10 pages.

[C8]    Galal, K. (2006). “Influence of designvariables on the displacement ductility of FRP-rehabilitated RC rectangularshort columns.” 8th US NCEE, San Francisco, 10 pages.

[C7]   Galal, K., and Ghobarah, A. (2004). “Shear capacity of retrofitted rectangular RC short columns.” 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, 11 pages.


[C6]   Ghobarah, A., Galal, K., and Elgohary, M. (2004). “Dynamic response of lightly reinforced concrete walls.” 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, 13 pages.

[C5]   Galal, K., Ghobarah, A.,Drysdale R.G., and Mosallam, A. (2003). “Strengthening unreinforced masonrywalls with openings for extreme load.” Response of Structures to Extreme LoadingConference, Toronto, 8 pages.

[C4]   Ghobarah, A., and Galal, K.(2003). “Seismic rehabilitation of square short columns.” Response ofStructures to Extreme Loading Conference, Toronto, 8 pages.

[C3]   Soliman, M.I., Fayad, A.S.,Wahed, O.H., and Galal, K. (1998). “Response of continuous haunched RC girdertype bridges with and without bottom slab under coupled vertical loads,” TheEighth International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering,ICSGE, Cairo, Egypt, Vol. 1, pp. 1-12.

[C2]    Soliman, M.I., Fayad, A.S., Wahed, O.H., andGalal, K. (1997). “Effect of eccentric loading on R.C. haunched girder bridgeswith and without bottom slab,” The Seventh International Conference onComputing in Civil and Building Engineering, APCOM’97, Seoul, Korea AdvancedInstitute of Science, pp. 479-484.

[C1]    Soliman, M.I., Fayad, A.S., Wahed, O.H., andGalal, K. (1996). “Effect of bottom slab on the torsional behaviour of girderand box-girder R.C. bridges,” 7th  ICSGE, Vol. 2, pp. 297-312.

Technical Reports:

[R18]  Galal K., ElAghoury I. (2018). “RotationalStiffness for Simple Double Angle Shear Connections.” SAFI Canada.

[R17]  Galal, K., and ElAghoury, I. (2017).“Cost-based cross-section optimization of U-Tub and Multi-cellular box precastpre- and post-tensioned concrete single track railway bridges, Schokbeton,Canada.

[R16]  Galal, K., and Ashour, A. (2017). “Testing ofthermal break connections,” L & K Thermal Break Corp., Canada.

[R15]  Galal, K., and Ashour, A. (2016). “Seismicassessment and collapse evaluation of reinforced masonry core wall systems,”SBSA, Canada.

[R14] Galal, K., and El-Sokkary, H. (2015).“Effective seismic design of RC shear wall buildings with different ductilitylevels,” Stantec Canada.

[R13] Galal, K., and Abo El Ezz, A. (2015).“Strengthening of concrete block masonry columns with fiber reinforced polymercomposites,” Sika Canada.

[R12] Galal, K., and Rezaiefar, A. (2014). “Vibrationanalysis of steel thin-walled industrial ducts,” CADes Structures, Canada.

[R11] Galal, K., and Abo El Ezz, A. (2014).“Curvature ductility of reinforced masonry shear walls' confined boundaryelements,” Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Associations CCMPA, Canada.

[R10] Galal, K., and El-Aghoury, I. (2013).“Structural design of large industrial ducts considering large deformations andmembrane actions,” BAH Inc., Canada.

[R9]   Galal, K., and El-Sokkary, H. (2012). “Dynamicperformance of two FRP-rehabilitated 8-storey RC shear walls tested on shaketable," Fyfe Co, California, USA.

[R8]    Galal, K., and El-Sokkary, H. (2012). “Cyclicperformance of three FRP-rehabilitated RC shear wall panels,” Fyfe Co,California, USA.

[R7]    Galal, K (2011). “Design and detailing of anew Strong Reaction Frame at the American University of Sharjah”, Department ofCivil Engineering, American university of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

[R6]    Ghobarah, A., and Galal, K. (2004). “Safetyimplications of near-fault earthquakes on nuclear power plant structures,”International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), contribution of Atomic Energy ofCanada Limited (AECL) and McMaster University.

[R5]    Ghobarah, A., and Galal, K. (2003) “Seismicbehaviour of RC walls: Benchmark CAMUS test,” International Atomic EnergyAgency (IAEA), contribution of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) andMcMaster University.

[R4]    Ghobarah, A., and Galal, K. (2002) “Dynamicbehaviour of Welland ship canal bridge 6W,” St. Lawrence Seaway ManagementCorporation, Ontario, Canada.

[R3]    Galal, K. (2001) “Dynamic analysis of thepipes secondary system at the Mountainview power station manufactured by FosterWheeler Ltd.,” JNE Consulting Ltd., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

[R2]    Ghobarah, A., and Galal, K. (2001) “Seismicanalysis of Brickyard Landing masonry chimney,” Brickyard Landing OwnersAssociation, Point Richmond, California, USA.

[R1]     Ghobarah,A., and Galal, K. (2000) “Design and detailing of the 2D strong reaction wallat the Applied Dynamics Laboratory of McMaster University,” Internal report,Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.

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