Issam Elias Harik, Ph.D.

Raymond-Blythe Professor

Research Areas: Bridges, Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Hazard Mitigation, Impact Forces on Bridges, Mitigation, Plates and Shells, Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Structures, Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit, Structural Analysis and Design

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Kentucky Transportation Center - KTC
371 OHR
Lexington, KY 40506-0281
Phone: 859-257-3116
Fax: 859-257-1815
Email: iharik@engr.uky.edu


Professional Preparation

Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structures), Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 12/82.

M.S., Civil Engineering (Structures), Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 12/78.

B.S., Civil Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 6/77.

Experience

July 2000 – Present:  Raymond-Blythe Professor, Department of Civil Engineering.
March 1993 – 2004:    Program Manager, Structures and Coatings Section, Kentucky Transportation Center, University of Kentucky. (Head, Structures Section:  March 1993 – July 2004)
July 2001 – June 2006:    Chair, Department of Civil Engineering (Interim Chair: July 2000-June 2001)
July 1994-June 2000:    Professor of Structures; Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky.
July 1987 – June 1994:    Associate Professor of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky.
August 1982 – June 1987:    Assistant Professor of Structures, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kentucky.

Selected Publications

  • Sun, L., and Harik, I.E., “ASM Solution to Antisymmetric Laminated Plates,” Journal of Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers.  Vol. 136, No. 10, October 2010, pp.  1293-1298.
  • Yuan, P., and Harik, I.E., “Equivalent Barge and Flotilla Impact on Bridge Piers,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers.  Vol. 15, Issue 5, September/October  2010,  pp. 523-532.
  • Zatar, W.A., Harik, I.E., Sutterer, K., and Dodds, A., “Bridge Embankments: Part I – Seismic Risk Assessment and Ranking,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers.  Vol. 22, Issue 3, May/June 2008, pp. 171-180.
  • Zatar, W.A., and Harik, I.E., “Bridge Embankments: Part II – Seismic Risk for I-24 in Kentucky,” Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, American Society of Civil Engineers.  Vol. 22, Issue 3, May/June 2008, pp. 181-190.
  • Yuan, P., and Harik, I.E., “One Dimensional Model for Multi-Barge Flotillas Impacting Bridge Piers,” Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, Volume 23, 2008, pp. 437-447.
  • Harik, I.E., and Peiris, A.,  “Applications of High Performance Materials in Bridges,” International Symposium on Life-Cycle Performance of Bridge and Structures (ISLPBS), Changsha, China, June 27-29, 2010.  pp. 366-370.
  • Harik, I.E., and Peiris, A.,  “FRP Composites Applications in Civil Infrastructure,” 14th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM14), Budapest, Hungary, June 7-10, 2010.  9 pages.
  • Peiris, A., Harik, I.E., and Steele, D., “Bridge Strengthening With Post Installed Shear Studs”,  Federal Highway Administration Bridge Engineering Conference:  Highways for Life and Accelerated Bridge Construction, Orlando, Florida, April 8-9, 2010, 10 pages.
  • Choo, C.C., Harik, I.E., and Gesund, H., “Concrete Columns Reinforced With FRP Bars: Extending the Life of RC Structures,”  The 34th Conference on Our World in Concrete & Structures, Singapore, 16-18 August 2009, pp. 15-22.
  • Harik, I.E., and Peiris, A.,  “Twelve Years of Field Applications of FRP Materials in Kentucky,” 9th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement for Concrete Structures (FRPRCS-9), July 13-15, 2009, Sydney, Australia.  14 pages.
  • Simpson, J. W., II, and Harik, I.E., “Shear Repair of P/C Box Bridge Girders Using CFRP Fabric,” Ninth International Symposium on Ferrocement, May 18-20, 2009, Bali, Indonesia.  Pp. 285-294.