Dr Rabee Shamass

Rabee Shamass, LSBU

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

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    Engineering / Civil and Building Services Engineering

Dr Rabee Shamass is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the Division of Civil Engineering and Building Services at London South Bank University (LSBU). Before joined LSBU, he was research assistant at Brunel University London from 2016 to 2017 in the area of composite concrete-steel structures and multi-scale numerical analysis of long flexible risers. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering and his MSc in Advanced Engineering Design from Brunel University London in 2017 and 2011, respectively. Moreover, he received his BSc from Damascus University in the subject of Civil Engineering-Structural Engineering in 2007 followed by one-year further study in Structural and Seismic Engineering at the Higher Institute for Earthquake Research and Studies.

Rabee's main research focus lies in the area of structural analysis and sustainable materials in constructions, including testing, theoretical and numerical modelling, and the developments of efficient design guidance. In particular, his expertise lies in the collapse of pipelines, structural behaviour of precast concrete segmental bridge (PCSB), behaviour of composite concrete-steel structures made from either high strength steel or stainless steel beam sections, multi-scale numerical analysis of flexible risers, finite-element modelling using ABAQUS, mechanical and structural behaviour of steel fibres reinforced concrete made from recycled concrete aggregates, structural behaviour of concrete beams/slabs reinforced with basalt FRP bars, and mechanical characteristics of basalt fibres reinforced concrete. His research studies are based on laboratory testing with validated numerical and analytical analysis to suggest design guidance and recommendations for the particular research study.

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Rabee is engaging in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Modules that Rabee teaches are Structures and Construction Technology, Mathematics, Construction Practice (Revit and AutoCad), and Finite-element and Stress Analysis. Furthermore, he supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.

Areas of expertise

  • Plastic buckling of metal structures, especially pipelines
  • Precast Concrete Segmental Bridge
  • Analysis of composite concrete-steel structures made from either high strength steel or stainless steel
  • Analysis of stainless steel reinforced concrete structures
  • Analysis of concrete beams/slabs reinforced with basalt FRP bars
  • Multi-scale numerical analysis of flexible risers
  • Steel fibres reinforced concrete and basalt fibres reinforced concrete.
  • Experimental and analytical analysis of recycled aggregates concrete

Areas of research and enterprise interests

  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Steel fibre reinforced concrete: numerical and experimental analysis
  • The application basalt fibres and bars in construction
  • Design and structural behaviour of structures under extreme loads such as fire and earthquake
  • Plastic buckling of cylindrical shells
  • Design and behaviour of steel and composite structures: numerical, analytical and experimental analysis
  • Structural-fluid interaction of flexible risers
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Applications of nanotechnology in cement and concrete
  • Structural test, and numerical modelling of structures and structural components
  • Testing and modelling of shrinkage cracking of concrete at early ages

Research student supervision

  • Kovacs, R., Experimental and Theoretical Investigation into the Effect of Steel Fibres on the Behaviour of Recycled Aggregates Concrete Beams and Slabs
  • Dagher, E., The Effect of High Temperature on Concrete Pavements

Most recent publications

Shamass, R and Cashell, KA Bending Moment Capacity of Stainless Steel-Concrete Composite Beams. In: 12th International Conference on Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures (ASCCS 2018), 27 June 2018 - 29 June 2018, Valencia-Spain.

Shamass, R and Cashell, KA Analysis of Stainless Steel-Concrete Composite Beams. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, DOI 10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.05.032

Shamass, R and Alfano, G and Guarracino, F Investigation on the Plastic Buckling Paradox for Metal Cylinders. In: Buckling and Postbuckling Structures II. London South Bank University, pp. 37-63. DOI 10.1142/9781786344335_0002

Shamass, R and Alfano, G and Guarracino, F On Elastoplastic Buckling Analysis of Cylinders under Nonproportional Loading by Differential Quadrature Method. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics, 17. DOI 10.1142/S0219455417500729

Shamass, R and Cashell, KA Behaviour of Composite Beams Made Using High Strength Steel. Structures, 12. 88-101. DOI 10.1016/j.istruc.2017.08.005

Shamass, R and Zhou, X and Wu, Z Numerical analysis of shear-off failure of keyed epoxied joints in precast concrete segmental bridges. Journal of Bridge Engineering, 22. DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000971

Sejkati, E and Zhou, X and Mancini, M and Shamass, R Modelling post-tensioned precast concrete segmental girder bridges with dry keyed joints – preliminary results. In: 9th International Concrete Conference 2016: Environment, Efficiency and Economic Challenges for Concrete, 04 July - 06 July 2016, Dundee, Scotland.

Shamass, R and Alfano, G and Guarracino, F On the elasto-plastic stability analysis of circular cylindrical shells. In: The International Colloquium On Stability And Ductility Of Steel Structures – SDSS 2016, 30 May - 1 June 2016, Timisoara, Romania.

Shamass, R and Alfano, G and Guarracino, F An investigation into the plastic buckling paradox for circular cylindrical shells under non-proportional loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 95. 347-362. DOI 10.1016/j.tws.2015.07.020

Shamass, R and Alfano, G and Guarracino, F An analytical insight into the buckling paradox for circular cylindrical shells under axial and lateral loading. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2015. DOI 10.1155/2015/514267

More publications at LSBU Research Open

Rabee is a member of the Institution of Structural Engineering (IStructE)


  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering Department, Brunel University London, UK
  • Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
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