Research and expertise
- Numerical modelling using finite elements (FEM), finite difference, boundary elements (BEM), discontinuous deformation analysis (DDA) and the scaled boundary finite element methods
- Numerical and analytical modelling of static and dynamic soil-structure interaction and wave propagation during earthquakes
- Adaptive mesh refinement (enrichment and remeshing) for non-linear elastic/elasto-plastic coupled 2-phase flow (fluid continuity and equilibrium equations coupled together) using FEM
- 2- and 3-D mesh generation
- Chemical and physical interactions between buried water pipes and the surrounding ground under static and dynamic loads, both internally and externally
- Developing constitutive models for municipal solid waste
- Developing surveillance control data acquisition systems( SCADA) for both humans and non-humans
- Development of converged network systems with VoIP, voice recognition and Wifi for the construction industry
- Incorporating Internet/web-based technology into the construction industry, with emphasis on intelligent agents and online interactive product libraries
- Non-destructive testing in civil engineering using advanced technologies
- Detection of landmines and UXOs using advanced technologies
Postill, H, Dixon, N, Fowmes, G, El-Hamalawi, A, Take, WA (2019) Modelling seasonal ratcheting and progressive failure in clay slopes: A validation, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, ISSN: 0008-3674. DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2018-0837.
Gallou, M, Temple, B, Hardwick, C, Frost, M, El-Hamalawi, A (2018) Potential for external reinforcement of insulated rail joints, Proc IMechE Part F: J Rail and Rapid Transit, 232(3), pp.697-708, DOI: 10.1177/0954409716684278.
Li, N, El-Hamalawi, A, Baxter, J, Barrett, R, Wheatley, AD (2018) Tuneable diode laser spectroscopy correction factor investigation on ammonia measurement, Atmospheric Environment, 172, pp.12-15, ISSN: 1352-2310. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2017.10.058.
Gallou, M, Frost, M, El-Hamalawi, A, Hardwick, C (2018) Assessing the deflection behaviour of mechanical and insulated rail joints through finite element analysis, IMechE Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 232(9), pp.2290-2308, ISSN: 0954-4097. DOI: 10.1177/0954409718766925.
- Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College
- Elected Chair of the ICE East Midlands Geotechnical Group (Part of the British Institution of Civil Engineers)
- Member of the British ICE Education and Training Sub-Committee
- Member of the British ICE Midlands Regional Committee
- Member on the 'Ground Engineering Advisory Panel' of the national construction body CIRIA
- Reviewer for several international journals published by national engineering institutions and publishers such as the ASCE and Elsevier
I joined Loughborough University as a member of faculty at the end of 1999. Previous to that, I did my PhD at Cambridge University and then worked at IGT in ETH-Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) for 2 years. I won the British Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) prize and was one of 5 finalists at the international "J. Melosh Medal" Competition at Duke University (USA) for the best student paper on finite element analysis.
Broad expertise and expertise
- Numerical and mathematical modelling of static and dynamic soil-structure interaction
- Adaptive finite element mesh refinement for multi-phase materials
- Computer-Aided Engineering
- Incorporating advanced networking, Internet and VoIP/voice-recognition technologies in the construction industry
- Nondestructive testing in civil engineering using advanced techniques
- Development of buried landmines and UXOs using advanced technologies
- Registered Professional Engineer
- Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE)
- Member of the British Institute of Leadership Management (ILM)
- Full Member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS)
- Member of the International HTML Writer's Guild