Riyadh Hindi, Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI

Associate Dean of Graduate Education and Research; Professor of Civil Engineering


Education

Ph.D. Structural and Earthquake Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
M.Sc in Structural Engineering, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
B.Sc. (Hon I) in Civil Engineering, University of Baghdad

Research Interests

Hindi’s area of expertise includes non-linear behavior, modeling, and damage of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete elements under static, cyclic and seismic loadings, confinement of reinforced concrete bridge columns, low-cycle fatigue of bridge elements and reinforcement, behavior of bridges under vehicular live load. His research includes experimental, analytical and finite element modeling of bridges and structures. He has developed a damage model of R/C concrete bridge columns under seismic loading based on degraded energy. Hindi has served as a PI/Co-PI on many research projects sponsored by NSF, Caltrans, IDOT, MODOT, and internally. Hindi has supervised more than 20 graduate students’ research theses.

Labs and Facilities

Concrete and Materials Laboratory
A materials testing laboratory is available for developing design criteria and evaluating various types of building materials, such as concrete, masonry, wood, and steel. The laboratory includes facilities for performing many tests on concrete. A 500,000 lbs. capacity testing machine, smaller testing machines and other equipment are also available.

Publications and Media Placements

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals 
Md Ashiquzzaman, Li Hui, Ahmed Ibrahim, Will Lindquist, Mark Thomson, and Riyadh Hindi. “Effect of Inconsistent Diaphragms on Exterior Girder Rotation during Overhang Deck Construction”, Elsevier Journal of Structures, Vol. 8 (part 1), November 2016, pp. 25-34. DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2016.08.002

Jonathan West, Ahmed Ibrahim, and Riyadh Hindi, “Analytical Compressive Stress-Strain Model for High-Strength Concrete Confined with Cross-Spirals”, Elsevier Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 113, pp. 362–370. April 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.01.049

Will Lindquist, Ahmed Ibrahim, Ying Tung, Mehdi Motaleb, Daniel Tobias, and Riyadh Hindi, 2015, “Distortion-Induced Fatigue Cracking in a Seismically-Retrofitted Steel Bridge: Case Study”, ASCE Journal of Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities. July 2015. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000783

Richardson, D., Tung, Y., Tobias, D., and Hindi, R. “An Experimental Study of Bridge Deck Cracking using type k-cement”, Elsevier Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 52, February 2014, pp. 366–374. DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.11.052

Marvel, L., Doty, N., Lindquist, W., and Hindi, R., “Axial behavior of high-strength concrete confined with multiple spirals”, Elsevier Journal of Engineering Structures, Vol. 60, February 2014, pp. 68–80. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.12.019

Marvel, L., and Hindi, R. 2013, “High-Strength Concrete Columns Confined with Spirals, ACI SP-293 Reinforced Concrete Columns with High Strength Concrete and Steel Reinforcement.” October, pp. 1-14. http://www.concrete.org/Store/ProductDetail.aspx?ItemID=SP293CD

Hindi, R., and Browning, B., 2011, “Torsionally Loaded Circular Concrete Member Confined with Spirals”, ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 108, No. 2, March-April, pp. 139-147. 

Hindi, R., Turechek, W., “Experimental behavior of circular concrete columns under reversed cyclic loading,” Construction and Building Materials, 22(4), April 2008, pp. 684-693, DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2006.09.002

Hindi, R., Hassan, M., “Simplified Trilinear Behavior of Diagonally Reinforced Coupling Beams,” ACI Structural Journal, 104(2), March 2007, pp. 199-206.

Yousif, Z. and Hindi, R., ”AASHTO-LRFD Live Load Distribution for Beam-and-Slab Bridges: Limitations and Applicability,” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 12(6), 2007, pp. 765–773, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0702(2007)12:6(765)

Hindi, R., and Dicleli, M., 2006, “Effect of Modifying Bearing Fixities on the Seismic Response of Short-to-Medium Length Bridges with Heavy Substructures”, Earthquake Spectra, EERI, 22(1), February, pp. 65-84. DOI: 10.1193/1.2163367

Mansour, M., Lee, J.Y., and Hindi, R., 2005, “Analytical prediction of the pinching mechanism of R/C elements under cyclic shear using rotation-angle softened truss model”, Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier Science, 27(8) , July, pp. 1138-1150. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2005.02.011

Dicleli, M., and Hindi, R., 2005, “Seismic Retrofitting of Bridges by Response Modification Techniques Based on Altering Bearing Fixities”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Imperial College Press, 9(4), July, pp. 483-495. DOI: 10.1080/13632460509350552

Hindi, R., Mansour, M., and Dicleli, M., 2005, “Prediction of Damage in R/C Shear Panels Subjected to Reversed Cyclic Loading”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Imperial College Press, 9(1), January, pp. 41-66. DOI: 10.1142/S1363246905001827

Hindi, R., and Sexsmith, R.G., 2004, “Inelastic Damage Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns Based on Degraded Monotonic Energy”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 9(4), July-August, pp. 326-332. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)1084-0702(2004)9:4(326)

Hindi, R., and Hassan, M., 2004, “Shear Capacity of Diagonally Reinforced Coupling Beams”, Journal of Engineering Structures, Elsevier Science, 26(10), August, pp. 1437-1446. DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2004.05.012

Hindi, R., and Sexsmith, R., 2001, “A Proposed Damage Model for R/C Bridge Columns under Cyclic Loading”, Earthquake Spectra, EERI, 17(2), May, pp. 261-290. DOI: 10.1193/1.1586175

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
Hindi, R., “Behavior of concrete columns confined with cross spirals under different loads”, accepted, 2013 ASCE Structures Congress, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2-4, 2013.

Richardson, D., and Hindi, R., “Alleviation of Cracking to Improve the Durability of Concrete Bridge Bays”, accepted, First International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Hong Kong, China, December, 2012.

Tiruchirapalli, V., Hindi, R., 2010, “A simplified approach to calculate the secondary moments of continuous prestressed concrete bridges”. Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia, PA, July 11-15.

West, J., and Hindi, R., 2010, “Compressive stress-strain model for high-strength concrete confined with spirals. Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia, PA, July 11-15.

Tiruchirapalli, V., and Hindi, R., 2009, “Secondary Moments of Continuous Prestressed Concrete Beams Using Closed Form Equation”, ASCE Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April 30-May 02.

West, J., and Hindi, R., 2009, “Theoretical Stress-Strain Model for High Strength Concrete Confined with Spirals”, ASCE Structures Congress, Austin, TX, April 30-May 02.

Dicleli, M., and Hindi, R., 2008, “Seismic Retrofitting of Bridges Based on Response Modification by Conventional Techniques”, 10th International Conference on Applications of Advanced Technologies in Transportation, Athens, Greece, May 27- 31.

Hindi, R., and Marvel, L., 2008, “Axial Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Columns Confined with Two Spirals”, Second Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, CCEDS 2008, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, May 20-23.

Marvel, L., West, J., and Hindi, R., 2008, “Enhancement of Axial Ductility of Circular Concrete Bridge Columns”, Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2008, Seoul, Korea, July 13-17.

Doerrer R., and Hindi, R., 2008, “Analysis of Box Girder Bridges Using Finite Element And AASHTO-LRFD”, Fourth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2008, Seoul, Korea, July 13-17.

Marvel, L., and Hindi, R., 2008, “Compressive Stress-Strain Behavior of R/C Columns using Opposing Spirals”, 2008 ASCE Structures Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 24-26.

Doerrer, R., and Hindi, R., 2008, “Live Load Distribution for Cast-In-Place Box Girder Bridges”, 2008 ASCE Structures Congress, Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 24-26.

Hindi, R., Browning, B., and Stahl, D., 2007, “Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Columns under Reversed Cyclic Torsion”, 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering (9CCEE), Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 26-29.

Browning, B., Marvel, L., and Hindi, R., 2007, “Torsional Ductility of Circular Concrete Bridge Columns”, ASCE Structures Congress, Long Beach, CA, May 16-20.

Yousif, Z., and Hindi, R., 2006, “Effect of Longitudinal Stiffness on Bridge Live Load Distribution using the CHBDC, AASHTO-LRFD and Finite Element Analysis”, 1st International Structural Specialty Conference, CSCE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 23-26.

Yousif, Z., and Hindi, R., 2006, “Live Load Distribution for Concrete Bridges with AASHTO/PCI Girders”, 7th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges 2006, Montreal, Canada, August 23-25.

Yousif, Z., and Hindi, R., 2006, “AASHTO LRFD Live Load Distribution; Limitations and Applicability”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2006, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19.

Hindi, R., and Yousif, Z., 2006, “Live Load Distribution for Highway Bridges Based on AASHTO LRFD and Finite Element Analysis”, ASCE 2006 Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO, May 18-21.

Turechek, W., and Hindi, R., 2006, “Using Opposing Spirals to Enhance Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Columns”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2006, Porto, Portugal, July 16-19.

Hindi, R., Turechek, W., Hoven, B., and Stahl, D., 2006, “Hysteretic Behavior of R/C Columns Confined with Opposing Spirals”, ASCE 2006 Structures Congress, St. Louis, MO, May 18-21.

Hindi, R., Al-Qattawi, M., and Turechek, W., 2005, “Innovative Confinement Technique for Reinforced Concrete Columns”, Construction Material Third International Conference, ConMat’05, Vancouver, Canada, August 22-24.

Hindi, R., and Hassan, M., 2005, “A Simplified Procedure to Predict the Force-Displacement Behavior of Concrete Coupling Beams”, First Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, CCEDS2005, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 10-13.

Hindi, R., Al-Qattawi, M., and Elsharief, A., 2005, “Influence of Different Confinement Patterns on the Axial Behavior of R/C Columns”, ASCE-SEI 2005 Structures Congress, New York, NY, April 20-24.

Dicleli, M., and Hindi, R., 2004, “Innovative Seismic Retrofitting Technique for Bridges with Wall Type Piers in Illinois”, Second International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS’04, Kyoto, Japan, 19-22 October.

Hindi, R., and Hassan, M., 2004, “Effect of Confinement on the Behavior of Diagonally Reinforced Coupling Beams”, 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 1-6.

Hindi, R., and Hassan, M., 2004, “Nonlinear Behavior of Diagonally Reinforced Coupling Beams”, ASCE 2004 Structures Congress, Nashville, TN, May 22-26.

Hindi, R., and Dicleli, M., 2004, “A Proposed Seismic Retrofitting Method for Bridges with Multi-Column Bents”, Concrete Bridge Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 17-18.

Hindi, R., and Mansour, M., 2003, “Damage Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Panels Under Cyclic Shear”, ASSCCA’03, Conference on Advances in Structures, Steel, Concrete, Composite and Aluminum, Sydney, Australia, 23-36 June.

Hindi, R., and Sexsmith, R., 2002, “Damage Analysis of Existing Bridge Columns”, First International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS’02, Barcelona, 14-17 July.

Professional Organizations and Associations

He is a member of several professional organizations including; ACI, ASCE, ASEE, IABMAS, and NEES. He is the chair of ACI-343A subcommittee on concrete bridge design and the secretary of ACI-342 committee evaluation of concrete bridges. He is also a member of ACI 341 on earthquake-resistant concrete bridges, and ACI 441 (concrete columns). He has chaired and organized many technical sessions.

Community Work

Riyadh Hindi was named associate dean for graduate education and research in July 2016. He had held the position of director of graduate programs since the fall of 2013, He previously served as the interim chair of the civil engineering department. He joined Saint Louis University in August 2010. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois for nine years. He is a registered professional engineer in British Columbia, Canada. He has worked as a structural and bridge engineer in the US and abroad for more than 25 years.