Talat Salama

Associate Professor
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Education

Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2003)
M.S., The American University in Cairo (2000)
B.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (1994)

Professional Affiliations

  • Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey State
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in Alabama State
  • Member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)


Courses Taught

Structural:
CE 655 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
CE 562/462 Advanced Structural Analysis
CE 561/461 Intro to Finite Element Methods
CE 520/420 Advanced Mechanics
CE 553/453 Design of Wood Structures
CE 455 Reinforced Concrete Design
CE 450 Structural Steel Design
CE 360 Structural Analysis
CE 220 Mechanics of Solids
CE 210 Statics

Construction Management:
CE 601 Construction Methods
CE 602 Construction Contracting, Bidding and Estimating
CE 603 Construction Accounting and Financial Management
CE 606 Advanced Project Management
CE 497 Construction Engineering Management
CE 395 Engineering Economics


Experience

Dr. Salama is a faculty of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at UAB. His specialties are in the areas of structural engineering (with emphasis in bridge design, testing, and finite element methods), and construction engineering management. Dr. Salama is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New Jersey and Alabama. He has several years of industrial experience in construction management of multi story buildings as well as design of steel and façade structures.

Research Interest and Activities Include

  • Non-destructive evaluation of bridges. His work utilized Bridge Weigh-In-Motion (B-WIM) technology, and was involved the validation of bridge structure design procedures and models of the new AASHTO-LRFD code
  • Structural analysis using Finite Element modeling tools such as ABAQUS and ANSYS
  • Rehabilitation, retrofitting and strengthening of structural members using FRP

Research Funding

  • Improving Bridge Load Rating Accuracy, University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA) # 12202, (2012 – 2012), PI, with Dr. Christopher Waldron (Co-PI)
  • Developing Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (B-WIM) Health Monitoring Systems for Bridge Infrastructure Safety, National Science Foundation (NSF) # 1100742, (2011 – 2014), Co-PI, with Dr. Nasim Uddin (PI)
  • Composite Structural Insulated Panels (CSIPs) for Hazard Resistant Structures, National Science Foundation (NSF) # 0825938, $546,475, 09/01/2008 – 08/31/2012, Co-PI, with Dr. Nasim Uddin (PI)
  • Expanded Portable B-WIM Application, (UTCA & ALDOT # 08204), (2007 - 2008), Co-PI, with Dr. Wilbur Hitchcock (PI)
  • Bridge Weigh-In-Motion (B-WIM) System Testing and Evaluation, (UTCA & ALDOT # 07212), (2007 - 2008), Co-PI, with Dr. Wilbur Hitchcock (PI)
  • Strengthening Steel Bridge Girders Using CFRP, (UTCA # 06217), (2006 - 2007), PI
  • Evaluation of Transit Tunnel Construction Technologies, (GCU/FTA), (2005 - 2007), PI


Honors and Awards

  • Awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching for School of Engineering, UAB, January 2012
  • Faculty Advisor, UAB Chi Epsilon, the Civil Engineering Honor Society, Student Chapter
  • Member and Elected Vice-President of the Alabama Society for Professional Engineers - Birmingham Chapter, 2012-13
  • Awarded Circle of Excellence Award by the Alabama Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE), AL, 2007
  • Nominated and was accepted for the ExCEEd 2009 Teaching Fellowship offered by ASCE

Select Refereed Publications

  • Salama, T. and Mostafa, M. (2012) “Techniques used to Repair and Strengthen Concrete Structures in Egypt,” The Construction Specifier, 65(3): 70-80
  • Salama, T. and Huie, J. (January 2012) “Shear Connectors Analyzed at Regions of Positive and Negative Moments of Composite Beams,” Proceedings of the 91th Annual Meetings of Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., 12-0288, 15 pp.
  • Salama, T. and Nassif, H. (2011) “Effective Flange Width for Composite Steel Beams,” The Journal of Engineering Research, 8(1): 28-43
  • Nassif, H., Abu-Amra, T. (former last name), Suksawang, N., Khodair, Y., and Shah, N. (2009), “Field Investigation and Performance of Bridge Approach Slabs,” Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering: Maintenance, Management, Life-Cycle Design and Performance, Taylor & Francis, 5(2): 105-121
  • Abd-El-Meguid, A., and Salama, T. (2009) “Parametric Study Using Finite Element Analysis of Steel Beams Strengthened by Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Laminates,” Proceedings of the 88th Annual Meetings of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 09-1366, 18 pp.
  • Salama, T., and Abd-El-Meguid, A. (2008) “Experimentation and Finite Element Analysis of Steel Beams Strengthened by CFRP Laminates,” Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meetings of Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 08-2521, 15 pp.
  • Fahmy, E., and Abu-Amra, T. (2008) “Longitudinal Cracking of Concrete Slabs in Composite Beams with Ribbed Metal Deck,” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier, 64(6): 670-679
  • Zhao, H., Uddin, N., Hitchcock, H., Salama, T., and Abd-El-Meguid, A. (2008) “Innovative Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System for Bridge Maintenance; A Case Study with Bridge on Highway I-59,” Tenth International Conference on Bridge and Structure Management, Transportation Research Board, Structure Vulnerability and Weigh-In-Motion, IBSMC08-021, Buffalo, New York, pp. 369-383


Contact

UAB School of Engineering
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Phone: 205 934-8462
Fax: 205 934-9855
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1530 3rd Ave S
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