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Name Dr. Afaq Ahmad
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Civil Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification
Specialization Structural Engineering, Design and Analysis, Rehabilitation of Damaged Structure
Phone No +92-51-9047646
Cell No +92-345-5891475
Fax No +92-51-9047650
Email [email protected]

P.hD Structural Engineering Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Scotland UK (2014 - 2018)

Title: “Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures Analysis and Assessment with Artificial Neural networks”.

M.Sc. Structural Engineering (Honours) University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan (2009 - 2012)

Title: “Experimental Evaluation of Retrofitted Bridge Piers with CFRP under Seismic Loading”.

B.Sc. Civil (Honours) Engineering University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan (2004 - 2008)

Title: “Effect of Span Length on the Design of Deck Slab and Girders”.

Weblinks:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Afaq_Ahmad6

https://www.linkedin.com/in/afaqa

EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION CONTRIBUTION OF GFRP BARS IN CONCRETE MEMBERS UNDER STATIC LOADING

(2018- Expected 2020)

ANALYSIS OF RC STRUCTURES EMPLOYING NEURAL NETWORKS (ARCSENN)

(2014- Expected 2019)

BUILDING ENERGY AND INDOOR MICROCLIMATIC PREDICTIONS

(2015- Expected 2019)

REHABILITATION AND RETROFITTING OF LOW STRENGTH CIRCULAR BRIDGE PIERS WITH CFRP

(2011-2015)

Prediction of loading carrying capacity of RC/Composite Members through Artificial Neural Network

Optimization of Design and Structural Analysis problems  through Artificial Neural Network

Rehabilitation and Monitoring of Earthquake and Fire affected Buildings

Retrofitting Schemes for Low Strength Damaged RC components

Numerical modelling of FRP wrapped RC components on ABAQUS / IDARC

Qaiser-uz-Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmad, Ali Raza, Prediction of Axial Compressive Strength for FRP-Confined Concrete Compression Members, KSCE INPRESS

1.5

Qaiser-uz-Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmad, Ali Raza, Reliability Analysis of Proposed Capacity Equation for Predicting the Behavior of Steel-Tube C, Computer & Concrete INPRESS

1.9

Afaq Ahmad, Qaiser-uz-Zaman Khan, Ali Raza, Reliability Analysis of Strength Models for CFRP-Confined Concrete Cylinders, COMPOSITE STRUCTURE”.

4.6

M. Fiaz Tahir, Faisal Shabbir, Afaq Ahmad, Naeem Ejaz “Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Opening on Load Carrying Capacity of RC Columns” IRANIAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

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Afaq Ahmad, Gregoria Kotsovos, Demitrios M. Cotsovos, “Framework for the Development of Artificial Neural Networks for Predicting the Load Carrying Capacity of RC Members” SN APPLIED SCIENCE, (2020) 2:545, https://doi.org/10.1007/s42452-020-2353-8, 03 March 2020.

 

Muhammad Iqbal, Kashif Masood, Aiman Aljuhni, Afaq Ahmad, “Generalized finite element method with time-independent enrichment functions for 3D transient heat diffusion problems” December 2019, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118969

4.10

Abdul Waheed, Muhammad Usman Arshid, Saqib Mehboob, Afaq Ahmed, Tahir Sultan, Preparation of Low-Cost Foam Concrete Using Detergent”. TECHNICAL JOURNAL, UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY TAXILA, Vol 24 No 04 (2019):

Y Category HEC

Shashwat Ganguly, Afaq Ahmad, Fan Wang "Optimized building energy and indoor microclimatic predictions using knowledge-based system identification in a historical art gallery", NEURAL COMPUTING AND APPLICATIONS, 19,https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-019-04224-7.

4.23

Qaiser-uz-Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmad, Ali Raza, M. Fiaz Tahir, Saqib Meboob, “Proposed Equation of Elastic Modulus of Hybrid Fibers Reinforced Concrete Cylinders” TECHNICAL JOURNALUET TAXILA, Vol. 24 No. 1-2019.

Y Category HEC

Ali Raza, Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Afaq AhmedNumerical Investigation of Load-Carrying Capacity of GFRP-Reinforced Rectangular Concrete Members Using CDP Model in ABAQUS” ADVANCES IN CIVIL ENGINEERING 2019(1):21 March 2019 DOI: 10.1155/2019/1745341

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Gregoria Kotsovos, Afaq Ahmad, Demitrios M. Cotsovos “Reappraisal of methods for calculating flexural capacity of RC members”, ICE-STRUCTURES & BUILDINGS March 2019 DOI: 10.1680/jstbu.18.00110

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Afaq Ahmad, Gregoria Kotsovos, Demitrios M. Cotsovos “Assessing the Accuracy of RC Design Code Predictions Through The Use Of Artificial Neural Networks”, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 2018 ,9 Oct 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40091-018-0202-4

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M. Fiaz Tahir, Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmed. “Effect of Shape of Shear Wall on Performance of Mid-Rise Buildings Under Seismic Loading” TECHNICAL JOURNAL, UET TAXILA, Vol. 21 No. IV-2016

Y Category HEC

M. Fiaz Tahir, Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmed.Seismic Evaluation of Repaired and Retrofitted Circular Bridge Piers of Low-Strength Concrete” ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 40(11) July 2015 DOI: 10.1007/s13369-015-1769-8

1.10

Zain Saeed, Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmed.Experimental and Finite Element Investigation of Strengthened LSC Bridge Piers under Quasi-Static Cyclic Load Test” COMPOSITE STRUCTURE 131 June 2015 556-564 DOI: 10.1016/ j.compstruct. 2015. 06. 013

3.9

M. Fiaz Tahir, Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmed.Effect of Concrete Strength on Behavior of Strip Confined Columns” TECHNICAL JOURNAL, UET TAXILA, Vol. 19 No. II-2014

Y Category HEC

M. Fiaz Tahir, Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Afaq Ahmed. "Effect of Mild Steel Strip Confinement on Ductility Ratio of RC columns" LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL 2013; 10(12s):539-543. (ISSN: 1097-8135).

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Qaiser uz Zaman Khan, Qaisar Abbas, Afaq Ahmad. "Performance of Concrete Structure against construction tolerances and various kinds of Imperfections" LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL 2013;10(10s):227-234] (ISSN:1097-8135)

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MU Arshid, F Shabbir, Afaq Ahmad "Assessment of Variation in Soil Parameters, For Design of Lightly Loaded Structural Foundations" LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL 2013;10(12s):217-220].(ISSN:1097-8135)

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Kamran M.K, Faizan A., Afaq Ahmad. “Experimental study to compare the effects of Gradation, Additives and Filler Materials on performance of CIR Mixes” LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL 2013;10(4s):176-184(ISSN: 1097-8135)

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Kamran M.K, Haniffulah, Afaq Ahmad., Tahir S. “Rutting performance of Polyethylene modified, Lime modified and Elvaloy modified Asphalt Mixes” LIFE SCIENCE JOURNAL 2013;10(7s): 363-371(ISSN: 10978-135).

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  1. MAJOR COLLABORATIONS
  1. Numerical and Experimental Investigation of GFRP rebar and HFRC concrete RC members at ULS

Dr Mohamed Elchalakani, Senior Lecturer, University of Western Australia, Australia

(02 Journal papers are under-review)

  1. Application of Image Processing for Predicting and Classification Concrete Features

Dr. Vagelis Plevris, Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

(01 Journal papers are under-review)

  1. Prediction Model of Fiber-reinforced polymers bars for compression reinforcement

Dr Farid Abed, Professor, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Ahmed El Refai, Associate Professor, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

(02 Journal papers are under-review)

  1. Behavior of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) in concrete block masonry walls

Dr. Saeed Pourfalah, Head of Technical Department, Max Frank Limited, UK

(01 Journal papers are under-review)

  1. Reinforced Concrete (RC) Structures Analysis and Assessment with Artificial Neural networks

Dr Demitrios Cotsovos, Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

(03 papers are under-review)

During University beside teaching, I am also part of the following administration committees. level.

2019

Member of committee responsible for scrutiny for Post Graduate Admission and Interview Panel

2018

Focal Person for allocation of Final Year Project (FYP) & Outcome Based Education result

2017

Member of committee responsible for Outcome Based Education (OBE) Accreditation Team

2017

Member of committee responsible for Self-Assessment Report (SAR)

  1. TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, UET Taxila, Pakistan                                                10/2013 – To Date

Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila.

Lecturer, UET Taxila, Pakistan                                                                    03/2012 – 10/2013

Civil & Environmental Engineering Department

University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila.

At Undergraduate level, I have been involved in teaching the following Subjects:

  1. Civil Engineering Drawing
  2. Civil Engineering Materials
  3. Principle of Construction Management
  4. Properties of Concrete
  5. Theory of Structures –I & II
  6. Reinforced Concrete –I & II
  7. Supervision of (10) B.Sc. Research Projects

At Postgraduate level, I have been involved in teaching the following Subjects:

  1. Instability of Structures,
  2. Advance Design of Structures,
  3. Data Analysis and Quality Control,
  4. Dome and Shell Structures
  5. Supervision of (08) M.Sc. Research Projects
  6. Co-Supervision of (03) PhD. Research Project

Associate Fellow, Heriot-Watt University                                                  10/2014 – 09/2017

During PhD studies, I have taught the following Subjects in Undergraduate Levels

  1. Civil Engineering Materials
  2. Structural Mechanics (B)
  3. Co-Supervision of Project to Final Year Students

Besides these teaching, I was also involved in the Clinic Support program for undergraduate students from 1st year to 3rd year.

 

  1. DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Design Engineer                                                                                             02/2009-03/2012

M/s Asif Umar Associates

During Consultancy, I have involved in the following Activities.

  1. Design and Analysis of Residential and Commercial RCC Buildings
  2. Design and Analysis of Commercial Steel Buildings
  3. Design and Analysis of Confined Masonry Buildings
  4. Detail Working Drawings according to ACI Code
  5. Preparation of Bidding Documents
  6. Provide services as the Third party
  7. Detail Supervision
  8. Detail Bill of Quantities

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Design Engineer                                                                                                 8/2008– 2/2009

S.S. & A. ASSOCIATES Islamabad

To Design Commercial and Residential Buildings

  1. RESEARCH LAB EXPERIENCE

During PhD Research Program                                                                      10/2014– 09/2017

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK

Project title: Half Joint Project (08 samples)

  1. FEM Modelling for Samples
  2. LVDT and Strain Gauges Installation
  3. Work on Hydraulic Actuator & Hydraulic Pumps
  4. Work on Hydraulic Crane
  5. Work on Data Logger and Accelerometer
  6. Experimental and Numerical Investigation

During Master Research program                                                                 6/2010 – 6/2012

Earthquake Center, UET Peshawar Pakistan.

Project title: CFRP of Low-Strength Concrete bridges (16 Samples)

  1. Preparation of 1/4 scale down RCC bridge Pier Model
  2. Designing of CFRP layers on the damaged RCC bridge Pier Model
  3. Work on Hydraulic Actuator & Hydraulic Pumps
  4. Work on Hydraulic Crane
  5. Work on Data Logger and Accelerometer
  6. Knowledge of Free Vibration Test
  7. Knowledge of Free Quasi-Static Cyclic Testing

  1. Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy UK     (Reference: PR100109 01/02/2016)
  2. Member of Institute of Civil Engineers                                     (Student Membership)
  3. Member of University and College Union UK                         Number: 279000
  4. Chartered Engineer (Equivalent to Pakistan)                           PEC-Civil / 28116
  5. Member of American Concrete Institute                                  (Student Membership)
  6. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers                    (Student Membership)
  7. Member of UET Taxila Engineer’s Society                              (Faculty Membership)
  1. Reinforced Concrete –I & II
  2. Civil Engineering Drawing
  3. Civil Engineering Materials
  4. Principle of Construction Management
  5. Properties of Concrete
  6. Design of Structures
  7. Supervision of Project to Final Year Students
  8. Co-Supervision of M.Sc. Research Project

Assistant Professor, UET Taxila, Pakistan                               10/2013 – To Date

Civil & Environmental Engineering Department University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila.

Associate Fellow, Heriot-Watt University                                10/2014 – 09/2017

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Scotland, UK

Lecturer, UET Taxila, Pakistan                                                 03/2012 – 10/2013

Civil & Environmental Engineering Department University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila.

Professional Afflication

  1. Cecon (Pvt) Limited
  2. SS&A Associates Islamabad
  3. UET Taxila Structural Design Wing
  4. AU Associates 

Academic Afflication

  1. Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy UK     (Reference: PR100109 01/02/2016)
  2. Member of Institute of Civil Engineers                                     (Student Membership)
  3. Member of University and College Union UK                         Number: 279000
  4. Chartered Engineer (Equivalent to Pakistan)                           PEC-Civil / 28116
  5. Member of American Concrete Institute                                  (Student Membership)
  6. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers                    (Student Membership)
  7. Member of UET Taxila Engineer’s Society                              (Faculty Membership)
  1. BEST PAPER AWARD- Prediction of RC Frames through the use of Hybrid Artificial Neural Network Finite Element (ANN-FE) Model, AHMAD AFAQ, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS, (Infrastructure and Environment Scotland 4th Postgraduate Conference 30th May 2017 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
  2. TRAVEL GRANT AWARD -Assessment of structural response of RC frames through the use of hybrid ANN-FE models, AHMAD AFAQ, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS, (The Institution of Structural Engineers, Proceedings of the 19th Young Researchers’ Conference 5th April 2017 London, UK)
  3. Jame watt Scholarship (Fully Funded Scholarship ) for PhD Studies in Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  4. Overall 1st Position in M.Sc. Civil with Honors (1/15) in 2009 batch.
  5. Achieved Pakistan Engineering Council‘s Merit Scholarship for Master Studies in 2010, in all over Pakistan.
  6. Research Grant of 0.2 Million Rupees from UET Taxila and HEC for Master Experimental Research Work.
  7. Overall 6th Position in B.Sc. Civil with Honors (6/120) in 2004 batch.
  8. Achieved Topper Scholarship in 3rd Semester.

Published Conference Papers

  1. Assessing the Reliability of RC Code Predictions Through the Use of Artificial Neural Networks, AHMAD A, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS, (The First International Conference on Structural Safety under Fire & Blast CONFAB 2015 2nd -4th September 2015 Glasgow – United Kingdom)
  2. Assessing the Effect of Steel Fibers on the Load Bearing Capacity of RC Beams through the Use of Artificial Neural Networks, AHMAD AFAQ, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS, (Infrastructure and Environment Scotland 3rd Postgraduate Conference 9th December 2015 Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
  3. Assessing the Load Carrying Capacity of RC Members through the Use of Artificial Neural Networks, AFAQ AHMAD, GREGORIA KOTSOVOS, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS (11th HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics Athens, 27 – 30 May 2016, Greece)
  4. Assessment of structural response of RC frames through the use of hybrid ANN-FE models, AHMAD AFAQ, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS, (The Institution of Structural Engineers, Proceedings of the 19th Young Researchers’ Conference 5th April 2017 London, UK)
  5. Prediction of RC Frames through the use of Hybrid Artificial Neural Network Finite Element (ANN-FE) Model, AHMAD AFAQ, DEMITRIOS M. COTSOVOS AND NIKOS D. LAGAROS, BEST PAPER AWARD (Infrastructure and Environment Scotland 4th Postgraduate Conference 30th May 2017 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
  1. WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND STRENGTHENING By Dr.Manolis Vougioukas (National Technical University of Athens) 18-25/08/2016 at Heriot-Watt University
  2. TRAINING FOR APPLICATION OF ARTIFICIAL NEURAL NETWORK IN STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS By Dr Nikos D. Lagaros (National Technical University of Athens) 18-20/05/2016 at National Technical University of Athens
  3. WORKSHOP ON COMPRESSIVE FORCE PATH METHOD AND RC MEMBERS RESPONSE AT ULS By Prof. Dr M.D Kotsovos (National Technical University of Athens) 16-17/05/2016 at National Technical University of Athens
  4. LEARNING ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT SKILLS (LEADS) I&II by Heriot-Watt University Dec 2015& Feb 2016 at Heriot-Watt University