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Civil Engineering

Hayder A. Rasheed | Professor

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Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member

Ph.D. - 1996, University of Texas at Austin
Civil Engineering
M.S. - 1990, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Civil Engineering
B.S. - 1987, University of Baghdad, Iraq
Civil Engineering

Contact Information

2126 Fiedler Hall

Professional Experience

Professor Hayder Rasheed received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Baghdad in 1987. After one year of working as a design engineer, he pursued his master’s degree from the same university. He received his master’s degree in 1990. He worked as a structural consulting engineer for two years following his master’s. In 1993, he started his doctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his doctorate in 1996 with an emphasis on structural engineering and engineering mechanics. In 1996, he joined Zentech Houston as a senior structural engineer where he worked on the design of offshore structures as well as software development for offshore engineering. In 1997, he returned to academia by joining Bradley University as assistant professor. In 2001, he joined Kansas State University as assistant professor. He moved through the ranks at K-State until he was promoted to full professor in 2013. From 2007 to 2008, he spent a year of leave as a visiting associate professor at the American University of Sharjah in UAE where he taught and conducted research.  Between the years of 2013 and 2015, he received the Thomas and Connie Paulson Civil Engineering Outstanding Faculty Endowment position.


Rasheed’s research targets the behavior and nonlinear analysis of structural systems made of advanced composites and reinforced and pre-stressed concrete materials. He complements his modeling research with experiments of innovative structural systems and materials. In these areas, Rasheed’s research group developed closed form analytical solutions for the buckling of laminated composite rings and pipelines subjected to external or vacuum pressures as well as the bond slip analysis of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites. Rasheed’s research group also developed numerical frameworks for the confinement analysis of reinforced concrete bridge piers reinforced with lateral spiral and ties as well as FRP wrapping when subjected to extreme load events. Rasheed’s research group also made progress in the area of Structural Health Monitoring of Reinforced Concrete Bridge Girders. They combined Finite Element Simulations with Artificial Intelligence to train a Neural Network Model to act dually in Damage Evaluation and Damage Detection. In Damage Evaluation, they devised an objective ANN health index to rate the Bridge Girder Health level based on the cracking induced in the girder. In Damage Detection, the group solved the inverse problem to predict the number, location, depth and width of the cracks in the girder based on external load-deflection measurements at specific monitoring nodes on the girder. His group also worked on solving the inverse problem of predicting the actual nonlinear constitutive model in metals by using global load-displacement measurements in a deterministic way. Rasheed is currently working on solving problems in predicting the buckling loads of columns, plates and beams made of anisotropic laminated composites as well as closed form shear stress prediction in cracked reinforced concrete members.

Academic Highlights

Rasheed authored one textbook for a graduate level course, and co-authored two reference books, one research-driven book chapter, over 60 journal papers, and over 80 conference papers and published abstracts, which, as of 2016, have resulted in a total of over 561 citations, an H-index of 14 and an i-10 index of 16 according to Google Scholar. Rasheed directed four completed doctoral dissertations and 21 completed master's theses. Rasheed served the structural engineering and engineering mechanics community in the following capacities: past associate editor, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics; past associate editor, Open Journal of Composite Materials; current associate editor, International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics; and numerous conference program committees. Rasheed's work has resulted in the development of the following software packages: KDOT Column Expert versions 1-7, KSU Bridge Rating of Inclined Damage in Girder Ends (BRIDGE), Bridge Rating of Induced Damage in Girders: Evaluation Software (BRIDGES), Damage Recognition Yielding Bridge Evaluation After Monitoring (DRY BEAM). Rasheed received the K-State College of Engineering James L. Hollis Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2010 and the Myers-Alford Memorial Teaching Award in 2013.