Evaluation of a New High Corrosive Resistant Steel Reinforcement for Concrete Structures in the Mediterranean Salt Environment

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, USA in collaboration with North Carolina State University (US AID program). The main objective this research is to evaluate the structural performance of an innovative high-strength and high-corrosive resistance steel as reinforcement for concrete structures. The research aims at introducing the new material, which is commercially known as Micro-Composite Multi Structural Formable Steel (MMFX) steel to the Egyptian market. The project is funded by the Academy of science and research using the US-AID program with a total budget of $36,000 USD.  Dr. Hassan is the principal investigator of the project from the Egyptian side. The project is coordinated with NC State University, USA.

Research Team

  1. Tarek Hassan

Related Journal Publication List

  1. “Bond Characteristics and Shear Behavior of Concrete Beams Reinforced with High-Strength Steel Reinforcement”, Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 303-318. Hassan, T., Mantawy, A., Soliman, J., Sherif, A., and Rizkalla, S., (2012).
  2. “Splice Strength of Large Diameter, High Strength Steel Reinforcing Bars”, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 26, pp. 216-225. Hassan, T., Lucier, G., and Rizkalla, S., (2011).
  3. “Shear Behavior of Large-Size Concrete Beams Reinforced with High- and Conventional- Strength Steel”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 105, No. 2, pp.173-179. Hassan, T., Selim, H., Rizkalla, S., and Zia, P. (2008).