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Dr Sana Amir

Dr Sana Amir, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at UOWD

Dr Sana Amir

Assistant Professor

Dr Sana Amir is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). She specialises in Structural Engineering and has more than 5 years of teaching and research experience in this area.

Qualifications: PhD; Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands; MSc. Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan; BSc. Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan

Telephone:  +971 4 278 1957

Email: [email protected]

TEACHING

Dr Sana Amir is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Inforation Sciences at the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD). She specialises in Structural Engineering and has more than 5 years of teaching and research experience in this area. Dr Amir is involved in teaching courses related to Structural Mechanics, Analysis and Design of Steel and Concrete Structures.

Dr Amir’s teaching philosophy is based on encouraging and stimulating students to develop their engineering skills and analytical thinking. She believes in giving interactive lectures with practical examples and by using modern techniques. These lectures are complimented by performing relevant laboratory experiments and assigning challenging tasks to students where they can apply their learned skills.

Prior to joining UOWD, Dr Amir worked for the American University in Dubai. Dr Amir also worked as a lecturer while doing her masters from U.E.T. Lahore, Pakistan. Apart from her teaching and research activities, Dr Amir provides consultancy services through Engineering Axis Pvt Ltd, Pakistan.

She obtained her PhD from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands on the topic of “Compressive Membrane Action in Prestressed Concrete Deck Slabs.”
Dr Amir’s research interests include compressive membrane action, punching shear, seismic design of reinforced concrete structures, strengthening of masonry walls, durability of concrete, nonlinear finite element analysis, etc. She has presented her work in many conferences around the world like Scotland, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, India, Pakistan, Lebanon, South Africa, Australia etc. 

Her recent publications include:

  • Numerical investigation of the punching shear capacity of transversely prestressed concrete deck slabs, fib Structural Concrete, DOI: 10.1002/suco.201800285, Feb 2019. 
  • Punching shear behavior of prestressed concrete deck slabs: An experimental parametric study, ACI Structural Journal, Volume: 116, Issue: 04, 169-181pp, July 2019.
  • Experiments on Punching Shear Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Bridge Decks, ACI Structural Journal, Volume: 113, Issue: 03, 627-636pp, May 2016. 
  • Punching shear capacity of bridge decks regarding compressive membrane action, HERON 2015, Volume 60, Issue 3; Special issue: Shear in Concrete, Netherlands, 2015. 
  • Effect of confinement on bond strength and slip in high strength concrete, Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg, Volume 65, Issue 3, March 2015. 
  • Effect of compressive strength on slip of steel reinforcing bar in Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Mitteilungen Klosterneuburg, Volume 64, Issue 11, November 2014. 

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