Boulent Imam

Dr Boulent Imam


Senior Lecturer
BSc, MSc (Distinction), PhD

Academic and research departments

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Biography

University roles and responsibilities

  • Programme Leader, MSc Bridge Engineering
  • Programme Leader, MSc Infrastructure Engineering and Management

My qualifications

2001
BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering
Middle East Technical University
2002
MSc (Distinction) Structural Engineering
University of Surrey
2006
PhD in Engineering
University of Surrey
2010
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
University of Surrey

Previous roles

2006 - 2007
Post-doctoral researcher
University of Surrey

Research

Research interests

Research projects

Research collaborations

Indicators of esteem

  • Keynote lecture – The Future of Ageing Metallic Bridges. 7th International Conference of Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management. Shanghai, China.

    Keynote lecture – The Future Ageing of Metallic Bridges. Bridges 2015 Conference. Manchester, UK

    Member of the editorial board for the Infrastructures journal

     

My teaching

Courses I teach on

Undergraduate

Postgraduate taught

Supervision

Postgraduate research supervision

My publications

Publications

Journal

  1. Dikanski H., Imam B., Hagen-Zanker A. (2018). Effects of uncertain stock data on the assessment of climate change risks: A case study of bridge scour in the UK. Structural Safety, 71: 1-12 
  2. Imam B., Salter P.A. (2017). Historical load effects on fatigue of metallic railway bridges. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal – Bridge Engineering, 171(1): 49-62.
  3. Dikanksi H., Hagen-Zanker A., Imam B., Avery K. (2017). Climate change impacts on railway structures: bridge scour. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal – Engineering Sustainability, 170(5): 237-248.
  4. Kallias A.N., Imam B., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2016). Performance profiles of metallic bridges subject to coating degradation and atmospheric corrosion. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 13(4): 440-453. Special Issue on Bridge Design, Assessment and Monitoring.
  5. Kallias A.N., Imam B. (2015). Probabilistic Assessment of Local Scour in Bridge Piers under Changing Environmental Conditions. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 12(9): 1228- 1241.
  6. Verkinderen E., Imam B. (2015). A simplified dynamic model for mast design of H-Darrieus vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). Engineering Structures, 100, 564-576.
  7. Kumar P., Imam B. (2013). Footprints of air pollution and changing environment on the sustainability of built infrastructure. Science of the Total Environment, 444 (0), 85-101.
  8. Imam B.M., Collins J. (2013). Assessment of flat deck metallic plates - Yield line and membrane analyses. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 82, 131-141.
  9. Imam B.M., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2012). Causes and consequences of metallic bridge failures. Structural Engineering International, 22(1): 93-98.
  10. Imam B., Rafiq I., Kumar P. (2011). Improving student learning in engineering discipline using student- and lecturer-led assessment approaching. European Journal of Higher Education, 1(2-3): 233-248.
  11. Imam B.M., Chryssanthopoulos M.K, Frangopol D.M. (2012). Fatigue system reliability analysis of riveted railway bridge connections. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 8 (10): 967-984.
  12. Kaliyaperumal G., Imam B., Righiniotis T.D. (2011). Advanced dynamic finite element analysis of a skew steel railway bridge. Engineering Structures, 33 (1): 181-190.
  13. Imam B.M., Righiniotis T.D. (2010). Fatigue evaluation of riveted railway bridges through global and local analysis. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 66 (11): 1411-1421.
  14. Kumar P., Rafiq I., Imam B. (2010). Negotiation on the assessment of research articles with academic reviewers: application of peer-review approach of teaching. Higher Education, 62 (3): 315-332.
  15. Righiniotis T.D., Imam B.M., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2008). Fatigue analysis of riveted railway bridge connections using the theory of critical distances. Engineering Structures, 30 (10): 2707-2715.
  16. Imam B.M., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2008). Probabilistic fatigue evaluation of riveted railway bridges. Journal of Bridge Engineering (ASCE), 13 (3): 237-244.
  17. Imam B.M., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2007). Numerical modelling of riveted railway bridge connections for fatigue evaluation. Engineering Structures, 29 (11): 3071-3081.
  18. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. and Bell B. (2006). Analytical fatigue assessment of a typical riveted UK rail bridge. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Journal – Bridge Engineering, 159 (3): 105-116.
  19. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D. and Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2005). Fatigue assessment of riveted railway bridges. International Journal of Steel Structures, 5 (5): 485-494.
  20. Righiniotis T.D. and Imam B. (2004). Fracture reliability of a typical Northridge steel moment resisting connection. Engineering Structures, 26 (3): 381-390.

Conference

  1. Ekuje F.T., Imam B. (2018). Modelling Uncertainty for Scour Assessment of Bridge Piers. IABSE Conference 2018 – Engineering the Past, to Meet the Needs of the Future, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  2. Kallias A., Imam B. (2017). The impact of climate change on bridge scour reliability. 12th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2017), Vienna, Austria.
  3. Dikanski H., Imam B., Hagen-Zanker A., Avery K. (2016). Bridge scour risk in a changing climate: a sensitivity analysis. 8th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’16), Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.
  4. Fom B.F., Imam B., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2015). Long term deterioration effects on buckling strength of metallic bridge girders. 2nd International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Brisbane, Australia.
  5. Chryssanthopoulos M.K, Imam B. (2014). The future of ageing metallic bridges. 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’14), Shanghai, China.
  6. Imam B., Yahya N. (2014). Dynamic amplification factors for existing truss bridges for the purposes of fatigue assessment. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN 2014), Porto, Portugal.
  7. Lee H.Y, Imam B., Chryssanthopoulos M.K., Murphy R.J. (2014). A Combined Economic and Environmental Performance Framework for Railway Infrastructure Maintenance. Proceedings of the ICE Asset Management Conference, London, UK.
  8. Lee H.Y., Imam B., Sadhukhan J., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2014). Evaluating Environmental Impacts of an Old Metallic Railway Bridge using LCA. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, Corsica.
  9. Kallias A.N., Imam B. (2013). Effect of Climate Change on the Deterioration of Steel Bridges. Proceedings of the IABSE Conference on Assessment, Upgrading and Refurbishment of Infrastructures, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
  10. Kallias A.N., Imam B.M. (2012). Risk assessment of existing bridges under the influence of changing environmental conditions. In: 1st International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering, Hong Kong, China.
  11. Imam B.M., Kaliyaperumal G. (2012). Fatigue assessment of a railway bridge detail using dynamic analysis and probabilistic fracture mechanics. In: 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’12), Lake Maggiore, Italy.
  12. Vallascas M., Frieze P.A., Imam B. (2012). Reliability tool for stiffened plates to Eurocode 3. In: 6th International ASRANet conference for Integrating Structural Analysis, Risk and Reliability, Croydon, UK.
  13. Kaliyaperumal G., Imam B., Righiniotis T., Chryssanthopoulos M. (2011). Dynamic FE analysis of a continuous steel railway bridge and comparisons with field measurements. In: 12th International Conference on Metal Structures (ICMS), Wroclaw, Poland.
  14. Chryssanthopoulos M.K., Janssens V., Imam B. (2011). Modelling of failure consequences for robustness evaluation. In: IABSE-IASS 2011 Symposium, London, UK.
  15. Vallascas M., Frieze P.A., Imam B. (2011). Impact of Eurocode 3 to the design of stiffened plated structures in the UK. In: 6th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (EUROSTEEL 2011), Budapest, Hungary.
  16. Imam B.M., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2010). A review of metallic bridge failure statistics. In: 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’10), Philadelphia, USA.
  17. Imam B.M., Chryssanthopoulos M.K., Frangopol D.M. (2009). System effects on the fatigue reliability of deteriorating riveted railway bridges. In: 10th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 2009), Osaka, Japan.
  18. Imam B.M., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2008). Failure statistics for metallic bridges. In: 2nd Working Group Meeting, COST Action TU0601: Robustness of Structures, Timisoara, Romania.
  19. Imam B.M., Righiniotis T.D. (2008). Fatigue evaluation of riveted bridge connections using the theory of critical distances. In: 6th National Conference on Metal Structures, Ioannina, Greece.
  20. Imam B.M., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2008). Global-local finite element analysis of riveted railway bridge connections for fatigue evaluation. In: 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’08), Seoul, Korea.
  21. Imam B.M., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2007). Probabilistic fatigue load spectra for riveted railway bridges. In: 10th International Conference on Applications of Statistics and Probability in Civil Engineering (ICASP10).
  22. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2006). Fatigue reliability of riveted railway bridges. In: 2nd International Symposium on Bridge & Infrastructure Research in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.
  23. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2006). Fatigue reliability of riveted connections in railway bridges. In: 3rd ASRANet International Colloquium – ASRANet 2006, Glasgow, UK.
  24. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2006). Fatigue crack initiation in riveted railway bridge connections. In: 1st International Conference on Fatigue and Fracture in the Infrastructure, Bridges and Structures of the 21st Century, Philadelphia, USA. (Student award recipient).
  25. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. and Bell B. (2006). Probabilistic fatigue life estimates for riveted railway bridges. In: 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’06), Porto, Portugal.
  26. Righiniotis T.D., Imam B. (2005). Effect of fracture on the reliability of a moment resisting frame under earthquake loading. In: 9th International Conference on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR 05), Rome, Italy.
  27. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2004). Remaining fatigue life estimates for riveted railway bridges. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Management, Guildford, Surrey, UK.
  28. Imam B., Righiniotis T.D., Chryssanthopoulos M.K. (2004). Connection fixity effects on stress histories in riveted rail bridges. In: 2nd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS’04), Kyoto, Japan.