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Civil Engineering

Hayder A. Rasheed | Professor

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Darold and Debbie Davis Cornerstone Teaching Scholar

Ph.D. - 1996, The University of Texas at Austin
Civil Engineering
M.S. - 1990, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Civil Engineering
B.S. - 1987, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Civil Engineering

Contact Information

2126 Fiedler Hall

Professional Experience

Professor Hayder Rasheed received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Baghdad in 1987. After one year of working as a design engineer, he pursued his master’s degree from the same university. He received his master’s degree in 1990. He worked as a structural consulting engineer for two years following his master’s. In 1993, he started his doctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his doctorate in 1996 with an emphasis on structural engineering and engineering mechanics. In 1996, he joined Zentech Houston as a senior structural engineer where he worked on the design of offshore structures as well as software development for offshore engineering. In 1997, he returned to academia by joining Bradley University as assistant professor. In 2001, he joined Kansas State University as assistant professor. He moved through the ranks at K-State until he was promoted to full professor in 2013. From 2007 to 2008, he spent a year of leave as a visiting associate professor at the American University of Sharjah in UAE where he taught and conducted research.  Between the years of 2013 and 2015, he received the Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Endowment position. He was re-awarded the Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Endowment position between the years 2019 and 2021. In 2021, professor Rasheed was named the Darold and Debbie Davis Cornerstone Teaching Scholar in the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering.


Rasheed’s research targets the behavior and nonlinear analysis of structural systems made of advanced composites and reinforced and pre-stressed concrete materials. He complements his analytical and numerical modeling work research with experiments of innovative structural systems and materials. In these areas, Rasheed’s research group developed closed form analytical solutions for the buckling of laminated composite rings and pipelines subjected to external or vacuum pressures as well as the bond slip and deflection analysis of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. Rasheed’s research group also developed numerical frameworks for the confinement analysis of reinforced concrete bridge piers reinforced with lateral spiral and ties as well as FRP wrapping when subjected to extreme load events. Rasheed’s research group also made progress in the area of Structural Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Girders. They combined Finite Element Simulations with Artificial Intelligence to train a Neural Network Model to act dually in Damage Evaluation and Damage Detection modes. In Damage Evaluation, they devised an objective ANN health index to rate the Bridge Girder Health level based on the cracking induced in the girder. In Damage Detection, the group solved the inverse problem to predict the number, location, depth and width of the cracks in the girder based on external load-deflection measurements at specific monitoring nodes on the girder. His group has also worked on solving the inverse problem of predicting the actual nonlinear constitutive model in metals and composites by using global load-displacement measurements in a deterministic way. Rasheed's group has also worked on solving problems in predicting the buckling loads of columns, plates and beams made of anisotropic laminated composites as well as closed form shear stress prediction in cracked reinforced concrete members.Rasheed introduced the use of aluminum alloy plates to replace FRP in strengthening concrete structures. Recently, Rasheed’s group developed comprehensive computational software for predicting the remaining fatigue life of aluminum overhead as well as steel cantilever and butterfly highway sign structures by building a long-term wind simulation model for the entire state of Kansas. Rasheed is currently working on developing novel Strut-and-Tie models for extracting the full response of reinforced concrete deep beams in addition to establishing testing and new models for FRP strengthened concrete beams anchored with FRP U-wraps and fiber splay anchors. Rasheed received the Best Paper Award for Research on FRP Strengthening of Existing Structures by the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) through its 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS2017) held in Singapore.

Academic Highlights

Rasheed authored one textbook for a graduate level course, and co-authored two reference books, three research-driven book chapters, over 90 journal papers, and over 140 conference papers and presentations, which, as of 2022, have resulted in a total of over 1930 citations, an H-index of 21 and an i-10 index of 37 according to Google Scholar Citations. Rasheed mentored six post doctorate fellows, directed 13 completed doctoral dissertations and 24 completed master's theses. Rasheed served the structural engineering and engineering mechanics community in the following capacities: past associate editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics; past associate editor, Open Journal of Composite Materials; current associate editor, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics; and numerous conference program committees. Rasheed's work has resulted in the development of the following software packages: KDOT Column Expert versions 1-8, KSU Bridge Rating of Inclined Damage in Girder Ends (BRIDGE), Bridge Rating of Induced Damage in Girders: Evaluation Software (BRIDGES), Damage Recognition Yielding Bridge Evaluation After Monitoring (DRY BEAM), Fatigue of Aluminum Overhead Sign Structure Simulator (FAO-SSS), Wind Simulator for the State of Kansas (WS-SKS) and Fatigue of Steel Cantilever and Butterfly Sign Structure Simulator (FSCB-SSS). Rasheed received the K-State College of Engineering James L. Hollis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2010, the K-State College of Engineering Myers-Alford Memorial Teaching Award in 2013, the K-State College of Engineering Charles H. Scholer Faculty Award in 2018, the Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research in 2019 and the Chi Epsilon James M. Robbins Excellence in Teaching Award for the Central District of the US.

Recent Faculty Publications
  • Zaki, M. A. and Rasheed, H. A., “Impact of Efficiency and Practicality of CFRP Anchor Installation Techniques on the Performance of RC Beams Strengthened with CFRP Sheets,” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering. 2019, 46(9), 796-809.
  • Zaki, M. A., Rasheed, H. A. and Alkhrdaji, T., “Performance of CFRP-Strengthened Concrete Beams Fastened with Distributed CFRP Dowel and Fiber Anchors,” Composites Part B:Engineering. Nov. 2019, 176, p. 107117.
  • Abouelleil, A. M., and Rasheed, H. A., “Shear Crack Prediction in Shallow RC Beams using a Nonlinear Approach,” ACI Structural Journal. Nov. 2019, 116(6), 153-163.
  • Zaki, M. A., Rasheed, H. A., Roukerd, R. R., and Raheem, M. M. “Performance of Reinforced Concrete T Beams Strengthened with Flexural CFRP Sheets and Secured Using CFRP Splay Anchors,” Engineering Structures. 210, 2020, 110304.
  • Saqan, E. I., Rasheed H. A. and Alkhrdaji, T.“Seismic Behavior of CFRP-Strengthened RC Members with Various Anchors,” ACI Structural Journal. Vol. 117, No. 4, 2020, pp. 1-12.
  • Zaki, M. A. and Rasheed, H. A., “Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened Using CFRP Sheets with Innovative Anchorage Devices,” Engineering Structures. 215, 2020, 110689.
  • Rasheed, H. A., Ahmadi, H., and Halim, A. H., “Stability of Thin Web Composite Cantilever Beams of Random Lamination,” International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics. Vol 20, No. 13, 2020, 2041016.
  • Zaki, M. A. and Rasheed, H. A., “Characterizing Debonding Strain in Sand-Lightweight High Strength Concrete T Beams Strengthened with CFRP Sheets,” Composite Structures, 262, 2021, 113630.
  • Raheem, M. M. and Rasheed, H. A., “Development of an Objective Model to Predict Shear Capacity of FRP U-wrap Anchors,” Composite Structures, 265, 2021, 113762.
  • Abouelleil, A. M., and Rasheed, H. A., “Calibrating a New Constitutive Tension Model to Extract a Simplified Nonlinear Sectional Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Beams,” Applied Sciences-Basel. 2021, 11, 2292.
  • Abouelleil, A. M., Rasheed, H. A., and Fletcher, E., “Damage Detection in Concrete Bridge T girders using 3D Finite Element Simulations Trained by Artificial Neural Network,” ACI Special Publication 350, SP 350-1, 2021, pp. 1-15.
  • Rasheed, H. A. and Raheem, M. M., “Novel Truss Analogy Approach to Analyze Reinforced Concrete Deep Beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded FRP Systems,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 147 (12), 2021, 04021200.
  • Al Shboul, K. W., Rasheed, H. A. and Alshareef, H. A., “Intelligent Approach for Accurately Predicting Fatigue Damage in Overhead Highway Sign Structures,” Structures, 34, 2021, pp. 3453-3463.
  • Al Shboul, K. W., Raheem, M. M. and Rasheed, H. A., “Debonding Characterization for All-Lightweight RC T-Beams Strengthened in Flexure with FRP,” Journal of Building Engineering, 44, 2021. 103377.
  • Rasheed, H. A., Zaki, M. A. and Foerster, A. S., “Efficient Bidirectional U-Wrap System to anchor CFRP sheets bonded to Reinforced Concrete T-Girders,” Structures, 38, 2022, pp. 226-236.
  • Raheem, M. M. and Rasheed, H. A., “Novel Truss Analogy Model to Predict Full Response of RC Deep Beams,” ACI Structural Journal, 119, (4), July 2022.
  • Abdalla, J. A. Hawileh, R. A. and Rasheed, H. A. “Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Beams Strengthened in Flexure using Externally Bonded Aluminum Alloy Plates,” Structural Integrity Procedia, 37, 2022, pp. 652-659.
  • Alshareef, H. A., Al Shboul, K. W., Rasheed, H. A., and Abouelleil, A. M. “Analytical-Based application software for Estimating remaining fatigue life of Non-Cantilevered sign structures,” Engineering Structures, 262, 2022, 114315.