Meet Professor Raid Karoumi, Civil and Architectural Engineering

Raid Karoumi, PhD, Professor at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at KTH.

Contact

Telephone:
+46 8 790 90 84
E-mail:
raidk@kth.se
Visiting address:
Brinellvägen 23

Short biography

Raid Karoumi has been working with research and education at KTH since 1999. He has developed methods for analysis of traffic induced vibrations on bridges including vehicle-bridge dynamic interaction. His research activity incorporates also instrumentation and structural health monitoring of bridges, development of methods for evaluation of traffic loads from measurements as well as life-cycle analysis (LCC & LCA) of bridges. He has been responsible for instrumentation and monitoring of several bridges in Sweden. Karoumi has authored/co-authored more than 80 papers, reports and books. The title of his doctoral thesis is “Response of Cable-Stayed and Suspension Bridges to Moving Vehicles, Analysis methods and practical modelling techniques”.

Current research

  • Advanced methods for structural analysis
  • Bridges for high-speed trains
  • Train-track-bridge and soil-bridge interaction
  • Enhanced fatigue evaluation of bridges based on monitored data
  • Structural health monitoring and damage detection
  • LCC & LCA of structures
  • Composite structures and soil-steel composite bridges
  • Productivity development for the construction process of bridges
  • Modern construction techniques

Current teaching

Raid Karoumi is responsible for the following courses in the master’s programme:

  • Structural Engineering, adv. course
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Finite Element Methods in Analysis and Design
  • Bridge Design
  • Advanced Bridge Design
  • Research Methodology and Risk and Safety Analysis in Building Sciences
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