Amr Ba Rahim is a PhD student conducting research on the performance of Partially Grouted (PG) masonry walls against cyclic loading. Micro-scale finite element analysis will be carried out to generate a model of PG walls verified by the experimental results so that it can be used to study the effect of the design parameters on the performance of PG walls beyond the range considered in the experimental part. The performance of current equations used to predict the strength of PG walls will be assessed. This research is expected to develop a safer and more economic type of wall compared to other options.
He started his PhD program at U of A in September 2017, under the supervision of Dr. Cruz-Noguez. He obtained his MSc in Structural Engineering at KFUPM in 2015 and his BSc degree in Civil Engineering at University of Aden in 2010.