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Department of Civil Engineering

Grace Abou-Jaoude Estephan

Research interests

Foundation engineering, underground construction, pile dynamics, soil/structure interaction.

Selected publications

  1. Loukidis, D., Salgado, R., and Abou-Jaoude, G. “Assessment Of Axially-Loaded Pile Dynamic Design Methods and Review of INDOT Axially-Loaded Pile Design Procedure.” Final Report, JTRP, Indiana Department of Transportation, 2008
  2. Abou-Jaoude G., Sadek S., and Ghalayini I. (2008). “Evaluation of Dynamic Analyses and Static Pile Load Tests from Bored Cast-in-Situ Piles in Dense Sands and Sandstones”, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Application of Stress Wave Theory to Piles, 8-10 September, Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Foye, F.C, Abou-Jaoude, G., Prezzi, M. and Salgado, R. (2005).  “Resistance Factors for Use in Load and Resistance Factor Design of Driven Pipe Piles in Sands.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, in press.
  4. Foye, K.C., Abou-Jaoude, G., and Salgado, R. “Limit States Design (LSD) for Shallow and Deep Foundations.” Final Report, JTRP, Indiana Department of Transportation, 2004.

Academic degrees

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA, 2006
M.E., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, USA, 2003
B.E., Civil Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2001

Professional memberships

Associate Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Associate Member of the Geo-Institute of ASCE
Member of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS)
Member of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineers (ISSMGE)


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