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Department of Civil Engineering

Camille Issa

Research interests

Finite elements analysis (displacement and mixed formulations, h and p versions), computer-aided analysis and design methods, laminated composite materials, nonlinear (geometric and material) analysis, dynamic and transient analysis, earthquake analysis and design, CRFP repair and rehabilitation of structures, and structural optimization.

Selected publications

* Indicates co-author is LAU undergraduate student
# Indicates co-author is MSU graduate student

  1. Issa, Camille A., “An Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Effects of Elevated Temperatures on Repaired Timber Joints”, Thesis submitted to the faculty of MSU, May, 1982.
  2. Avent, R. Richard, and Issa, Camille A., “The Effect of Fire on Epoxy-Repaired Timber”, Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 110, No. 12, December, 1984, pp. 2858-2875.
  3. Issa, Camille A., “Nonlinear Earthquake Analysis of Wall Pier Bridges”, Dissertation submitted to the faculty of Virginia Tech, May, 1985.
  4. Issa, Camille A., and Barker, Richard M., “The Effect of Wall Piers on Seismic Response of Bridges”, Third U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Charleston, South Carolina, August 24-28, 1986, Vol. III, pp. 2097-2106.
  5. Issa, Camille A., “Effects of Earthquakes on Wall Pier Bridges:  Plate vs. Beam-Column Analysis”, Report submitted to the Office of Research, Mississippi State University, September, 1986.
  6. Jones, E. William, and Issa, Camille A., “Ship Hull Vibration of AGOR 23 Swath Vessel”, A Study submitted to Design Associates, Inc., February, 1988.
  7. Issa, Camille A., Jones, E. William, Koelling, Harold A., and Bangalore#, Kumar N., “Phase One of Sleeve Punch Failure Analysis”, Report submitted to Mason Chamberlain, Inc., MSSU-EIRS-ASE-88-4, September, 1988.
  8. Jones, E. William, Issa, Camille A., “Analysis of All Welded Ramp for Air Cushion Landing Craft”, A study submitted to Avondale Gulfport Marine, Inc., June, 1989.
  9. Jones, E. Williams, Issa, Camille A., et al, “Finite Element Analysis of Cast Aluminum Ramps for Air Cushion Landing Craft”, Report submitted to Avondale Gulfport Marine, Inc., MSSU-EIRS-CRAAI-89-1, August, 1989.
  10. Issa, Camille A., Jones, E. William, et al, “Structural Analysis of Vacuum Jacketed Vessels”, Report submitted to Sverdrup Technology, Inc., MSSU-EIRS-ASE-89-3, August, 1989.
  11. Jones, E. William, and Issa, Camille A., “Analysis of New All Welded Ramps for Air Cushion Landing Craft”, A study submitted to Avondale Gulfport Marine, Inc., September, 1989.
  12. Smaili, Ahmad A., and Issa, Camille A., “Analysis of a Two Section Gym Set Leg”, A study submitted to Flexible Flyer Co., May, 1990.
  13. Issa, Camille A., and Tracy#, Fred T., “A PC Based Grid Generation Program for Eight Noded Isoparametric Elements”,8th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Orlando, FL, October 31 - November 1, 1990, pp.95-100.
  14. Tracy#, Fred T., Legget#, Mary Ann, and Issa, Camille A., “The Application of PC Based Graphics to the Display of Loads on Concrete Monolithic Structures”, Concrete International, ACI, Vol. 12, No. 12, December, 1990, pp. 29-33.
  15. Issa, Camille A., and Peters, John F., “Derivation and Finite Element Implementation of Constitutive Equations for Perlite”, Third International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials;  Theory and Applications, Tucson, AZ, January 7-12, 1991, pp. 727-730.
  16. Issa, Camille A., McWhorter, John C., and Coign#, Robert W., “Finite Element Analysis and Testing of a Laminated Composite Fuselage Test Structure”, ASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference:  “Mechanics Computing in 1990’s and Beyond”, Columbus, OH, May 20-22, 1991, Vol. II, pp. 995-999.
  17. Balasubramaniam, K., Issa, C., Bennett, A., and Sullivan#, R., “Multi-Mode Ultrasonic Evaluation for Composite Structure Fabrication Process”, Proceeding of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing 1991 Fall Conference , September 15 - 18, 1991, Boston, MA, PP. 171-173.
  18. Issa, Camille A. and Smaili, Ahmad A., “Finite Element Analysis of the 576C Engine Block” (16 Cylinder Marine Engine), A study submitted to Hatch and Kirk, Inc., Houston, TX, October 1991.
  19. Issa, Camille A., “Introducing the Undergraduate Level Students to the Finite Element Method:  Issues and Problems”, 9th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Orlando, FL, October 30-31, 1991, pp 188-192.
  20. Balasubramaniam, K., Issa, C., and Sullivan#, R., “Quantitative Evaluation of Adhesive Interface Layer Properties Using Ultrasonic Dispersion Techniques”,  Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 11, 1992, pp. 1229-1236.
  21. Issa, C., Balasubramaniam, K., and Liu#, W. L., “P-version Finite Element Modelling for NDE”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 11, 1992, pp. 2307-2314.
  22. Issa, Camille A., Balasubramaniam, K., and Liu,# Weng-Long, “A Novel Numerical Modelling Approach for NDE”, Proceedings of the American Society of Nondestructive Testing 1992 Spring Conference, Orlando, FL, March 30-April 3, 1992, pp. 56-58.
  23. Balasubramanian, K., and Issa, Camille A., “Multi-Layered Interface Model for the Simulation of Adhesive Bond Weakness Evaluation Using Multi-Mode Ultrasonic Techniques”, Vibro-Acoustic Characterization of Materials and Structures,  NCA-Vol. 14, ASME, 1992, pp. 63-72.
  24. Issa, Camille A. and Balasubramaniam, K., “Modeling of Ultrasonic NDE:  A Case study in p-Version Finite Element Analysis”, Vibro-Acoustic Characterization of Materials and Structures, NCA-Vol. 14, ASME, 1992, pp. 85-91.
  25. Balasubramaniam, K., Issa, C. A., and Ladnier#, D., “Imperfection Models and Simulations for NDE of Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials,” Non-Destructive Testing 92, WCNDT, 1992, pp. 789-793.
  26. Tracy#, Fred T. and Issa, Camille A., “Application of Finite Element, Grid Generation, and Scientific Visualization Techniques to 2-D and 3-D Seepage and Groundwater Modeling”, Transactions of the Tenth Army Conference on Applied Mathematics and Computing, 1992, pp. 743-760.
  27. Balasubramiam, K., Issa, C., and Alluri#, S., “Ultrasonic Wave Propagation Studies in Anisotropic Plates with Built-In Material Degradation”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 12, 1993, pp. 1375-1382.
  28. Balasubramiam, K., Issa, C. A., Alluri#, S., and Ji,# Y., “Composite Material Anomaly Characterization Using Advanced Ultrasonic Methods”, NOISE-CON 93, Williamsburg, VA, May 1993, pp. 447-452.
  29. Tracy, Fred T. and Issa, Camille A., “Application of Finite Element, Grid Generation, and Scientific Visualization Techniques to Seepage and Groundwater Modeling”,  Fluid/Particle Separation Journal, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1993, pp. 39-42.
  30. Issa, Camille A., Balasubramanian, Krishnan, and Srirengan#, Kanthikannan, “Adaptive hp-Finite Element Simulation of Ultrasonic NDE”,  Dynamic Characterization of Advanced Materials, NCA-Vol.16,ASME, 1993, pp. 117-126.
  31. Balasubramaniam, K.,Issa, C. A., and Ji,# Y., “Interface Quality Evaluation Using Ultrasonic Method for Adhesively Bonded Anisotropic Layered Structures”, Dynamic Characterization of Advanced Materials, NCA-Vol. 16, ASME, 1993, pp. 187-194.
  32. Balasubramaniam, K.,Issa, C. A., and Alluri#, S., “Expert System Based Ultrasonic Multi-Mode Anomaly Quantification Algorithm for Composite Structures”, Dynamic Characterization of Advanced Materials, NCA-Vol. 16, ASME, 1993, pp. 99-106.
  33. Gui#, Young Q., Jones, E. William, and Issa, Camille A., “A Finite Element Analysis for Heat and Mass Transfer Problems in Drying Wood”, Journal of Wood and Fiber Science ,Vol. 26, No. 2, 1994, pp.281-293.
  34. Issa, Camille A., Iyer#, K., and Balasubramaniam, K., “Numerical Modeling of Ultrasonic Wave Propagation Using the Efficient p-Version Finite Element Method”,  The Journal of Ultrasonics, Vol. 32, No. 1, January 1994, pp. 13-20.
  35. Issa, Camille A., Balasubramaniam, K. ,  and Srirengan#, K.,”Adaptive hp-Finite Element for Transient Analysis”, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 35, 1994, pp. 315-334.
  36. Balasubramaniam, K., Issa, C., and Alluri#, S., “Ultrasonic Wave Model for Evaluation of Interphase Between Fiber and Matrix in Graphite-Epoxy Composite Structures”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 13, pp. 1173-1180, 1994.
  37. Issa, C., Balasubramaniam, K., and Sriregan#, K., “Adaptive Finite Element Modeling of Oblique Ultrasonic NDE Waves”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 13, 1994, pp. 85-92.
  38. Sullivan#, R., Balasubramaniam, K., Bennett, A.G. ,and Issa, C.A. , “Experimental Imaging of Fiber Orientation in Multi-Layered Graphite-Epoxy Composite Structures”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 13, 1994, pp. 1313-20.
  39. Balasubramaniam, K., Issa, C. A., and Ji#, Y., “Analysis of a Multi-Layered Anistropic Model for Ultrasonic Evaluation of Adhesively Bonded Composite Structures”, Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 13, 1994, pp. 1555-62.
  40. Issa, R. R. A., Issa, C. A., Shankar, A., and Gencorelli, P. (1994), “Effectiveness of Storm Shutters in Hurricane Damage Prevention:’ Hurricanes of 1992: Lessons Learned and Implications for the Future, Proceedings of a Symposium organized by theASCE’, December 1-3, 1993, Hyatt Regency Miami City Center at Riverwalk, Cook, R. A. and Soltani, M. (Eds.), pp. 486-495.
  41. Balasubramaniam, K., and Issa, C. A., “Development of an Ultrasonic Cavitation Assisted Technique for Cleaning Contaminated Water”, US Department of Interior, Report #G2028-11, August 1994.
  42. Issa, Camille A., Peters, John F., and Jones, E. William, “Structural Effects of Perlite Compaction on Cryogenic Storage Vessels Subjected to Thermal Cycles and Vibrations”,  The International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol. 65, 1995, pp.51-65.
  43. Issa, Camille A., and Issa, Raja R. A., “Development of a Residual Stress State Measurement Technique for Structural Assessment Using Guided Ultrasonic Sub-Surface Waves”, 1996 CIB Beijing International Conference, 21-24 October ,1996, China, Architecture & Building Press CD-Rom, ISBN 7-112-02264-9.
  44. Issa, Camille A., and Tracy#, Fred T., “Finite Elements Simulation and Visualization of Seepage and Groundwater Flow”, CMWR IV: Computational Methods and Water Resources, WIT Press, pp. 101-109.
  45. Issa, Camille A., and Karam, Gebran, “Experimental Imaging of Fiber Orientation in Composite Structures”, Lebanese Scientific Research Reports, Vol. 2, November 1997, pp. 519-529.
  46. Karam, Gebran, and Issa, Camille A., “Effect of High Fibre Volume on the Mechanical Properties of Real Fibre Composites”, Lebanese Scientific Research Reports, Vol. 2, November 1997, pp. 559-566.
  47. Issa, Camille A., and Melhem*, Adib Jr, “Computer Aided Design, Analysis and Visualization of a Byzantine Cathedral”, The Eighth Annual Rinker International Conference on Technology Innovation and Integration in Construction, February 19-20, 1998, Gainesville, Florida, CD Rom, ISBN 1-886431-06-X.
  48. Chamkha, Ali J., and Issa, Camille A., “Mixed Convection Effects on Unsteady Flow and Heat Transfer Over a Stretched Surface”, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 26, No. 5, 1999, pp. 717-727.
  49. Issa, Camille A., “Adaptive hp-Finite Element Simulation of NDE Wave Propagation”, “Proceedings of the 13th American Society of Civil Engineers Engineering Mechanics Conference”, June 13-16, 1999, Baltimore, MA, USA.
  50. Chamkha, Ali J., and Issa, Camille A., “Effects of Heat Generation/Absorption and Thermophoresis on Hydromagnetic Flow with Heat and Mass Transfer Over a Flat Surface”, The International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2000, pp. 432-448.
  51. Chamkha, Ali J., Issa, Camille A., and Khanafer, K., “Natural Convection Due to Solar Radiation from a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium with Variable Porosity”, Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2001, pp.69-77.
  52. Issa, Camille A., and Kmeid*, Ziad, “Experimental Study of CFRP & Steel Reinforced Glulam Beams”, “2001 Mechanics and Materials Summer Conference (ASME & ASCE)”, June 27-29, 2001, San Diego, CA, USA.
  53. Chamkha, Ali J., Issa, Camille A., and Khanafer, K., “Natural Convection from an Inclined Plate Embedded in a variable Porosity Porous Medium Due to Solar Radiation”, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2002, pp. 73-81.
  54. Issa, Camille A., and Layoun*, Nabil F., “Structural Behavior of Cast-in-Place Post-Tensioned Voided Slab Bridges Under Seismic Loads”, IABMAS: First International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Barcelona, Spain, July 14-17, 2002.
  55. Sen, Rajan, Gergess, Antoine N., and Issa, Camille A., “Finite Element Modeling of Heat-Curved I-Girders”,  Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 8, No. 3, 2003, pp. 153-161.
  56. Chamkha, Ali J., Mujtaba, Mir, Quadri, M.A., and Issa, Camille A., “Thermal Radiation Effects on MHD Forced Convection Flow Adjacent to a Non-Isothermal Wedge in the Presence of a Heat Source or Sink”, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 39, No. 4, 2003, pp. 305-312.
  57. Issa, Camille A., and Debs*, Paul, “Repair of Cracks in Concrete Using Epoxy”, Proceedings of Structural Faults and Repair 2003 Conference, July 1- 3, 2003, London, UK.
  58. Issa, Camille A., and Abou Jouadeh*, Abdo, ” Experimental Study of CFRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams”, “Architectural Engineering Institute (ASCE) Conference”, September 17-20, 2003, Austin, TX, USA.
  59. Issa, Camille A. and Karam, Gebran N., “Compressive Strength of Concrete Cylinders with Variable Widths CFRP Wraps”, Proceedings of The 4th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, July 20-23, 2004, Calgary, Canada.
  60. Issa, Camille A., and Kassaa*, Pierre, “Tacoma Narrows Bridge: A Case Study”, “Proceedings of The 9th ASCE Speciality Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability (PMC2004)”, July 26-29, 2004, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
  61. Issa, Camille A., and Abou Jouadeh*, Abdo, “CFRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams: Experimental Study”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 120-125.
  62. Issa, Camille A., and Kmeid*, Ziad, “Advanced Wood Engineering: Gluelam Beams”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol.19, No. 2, 2005, pp. 99-106.
  63. Issa, Camille A., Awwad*, Rita, and Sfeir*, Anthony, “Numerical Modeling of Plain Concrete Beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded CFRP”, “Proceedings of the 2005 ASCE  International Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering”, Cancun, Mexico, July 11-15, 2005.
  64. Issa, Camille, “An Experimental Overview of CFRP Structural Strengthening Techniques”, “Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Materials for Construction of Bridges, Buildings and other Structures-IV”, Maui, Hawaii, August 14-19, 2005.
  65. Issa, Camille A., and Sfeir* Anthony, ” An experimental Study of CFRP Strengthening of Plain Concrete Beams”,  Proceedings of Structural Faults and Repair 2006 Conference, June 13- 15, 2006, Edinburgh, UK
  66. Issa, Camille A., and Younis*, Chadi, ” Integrating Virtual Reality with Structural Aided Design System”,  Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality, August 3- 4, 2006, Orlando, FL, USA
  67. Issa, Camille A., and Nasr*, Antoine, “Experimental Study of Welded Splices for Reinforcing Bars”, Journal of Building and Environment, Vol. 41, No. 10,  2006, pp. 1394-1405.
  68. Issa, Camille A., and Debs*, Paul, “Experimental Study of Epoxy Repairing of Cracks in Concrete”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2007, pp. 157-163.
  69. Issa, Camille A., and Merheb*, Mazen, “A Case Study of the Compressive Strength of the Typical Rock Formation in Lebanon”, Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2007, pp. 648-653.
  70. Issa, Camille A., “The Effect of Elevated Temperatures on CFRP Wrapped Concrete Cylinders”, “Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete Structures, FRPRCS-8”, Patras, Greece, July 16-18, 2007.
  71. Issa, Camille A., and Saad*, George A., ” Finite Element Simulation of Reinforced Concrete beams Strengthened with Externally Bonded CFRP”, “Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, CST2008”, Athens, Greece, September 2-5, 2008.
  72. Issa, Camille A., “The Effect of Elevated Temperatures on Half Wrapped and Fully Wrapped CFRP Concrete Cylinders”, “Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials for Bridges and Structures, ACMBS-V”, Winnipeg, Canada, September 22-24, 2008.
  73. Issa, Camille A., Chami*, Pedro, and Saad*, George, “Compressive Strength of Concrete Cylinders with Variable Width CFRP Wraps: Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol.23, No. 6, June 2009, pp. 2306-2318
  74. Failure, Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures, Editor Norbert Delatte, Authoring Chapter 12, “Crack Repair”, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Abington Cambridge, England, UK, 2009.
  75. Smaili, Ahmad, and Issa, Camille, Finite Element in Engineering Design, Manuscript of a book to be submitted for publication, 1990- Present.
  76. Issa, Camille, ACI Reinforced Concrete Design: Empirical & MKS Units, Manuscript of a book to be submitted for publication, 2000- Present.
     

Academic degrees

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, USA, 1985
M.S., Structural Engineering, Mississippi State University, USA, 1982
B.S., Civil Engineering, Mississippi State University, USA, 1980

Professional memberships

American Concrete Institute (ACI)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)
Mississippi Engineering Society (MES)
Registered Professional Engineer, Mississippi, No. 10062 (PE)
Orde des Ignenieurs et Architectes Liban, No. 1287
United States Association for Computational Mechanics (USACM)
International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering.(IALCCE)
International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)


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