Dr. Muhammad Akram Tahir

Dr. Muhammad Akram Tahir

Dean, Faculty of Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

Muhammad Akram Tahir is currently working as professor at UCP. His areas of specialization are

  • Vast Experience in Load Testing of Buildings and Bridges
  • Post Failure Investigation of Roads, Bridges, and other Structures
  • Design, Vetting and Review Design of buildings and bridges.
  • Extensive Experience in Testing of Materials
  • Development of Manufacturing System for High Quality Tor Steel Bars.
  • Development of Educational Software for teaching Civil Engineering

He has more than 34 years teaching experience at Undergraduate level including 27 years teaching experience at postgraduate level.

Undergraduate Level

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Solids I
  • Strength of Materials I
  • Mechanics of Solids II
  • Structural Engineering

Postgraduate Level

  • Advanced structural Analysis
  • Finite Element Methods in Engineering

Education

Ph.D., Structural Engineering & Mechanics
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, (December 1998)

M.Eng; Structural Engineering & Mechanics
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, (December 1989)

B.Sc. Civil Engineering
University of Engg. & Tech. Lahore, Pakistan, (December, 1982)

Experience

Research Groups

1: Water Management, Ground Water Recharging by Rain Run-off and related Economics and Legislation (Self Funded)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Tahir, Ms. Khadija Amer and Dr. Bilal Ahmad Khawaja

2: Harvesting Water from Atmosphere using Renewable Energy
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Tahir, Engr Bilal Ahmad Awan

3: Warka Water Tower: Harvesting Water from Atmosphere (Funded by UCP)
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Tahir, Engr. Mirza Imran Ahmad, Engr Muhammad Ahmad, and Engr. Hannan Saif

List of Publications

1. 1986, “Instantaneous Deflection of RC Beams”, Proceedings of First East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, pp. 562-573, Bangkok, Thailand.
2. 1989, “Computation of Service Load Deflections”, Second East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, pp. 378-383, Chaing Mai, Thailand.
3. 1989, “Short Term Deflections of R.C. Beams”, M. Engineering Thesis No ST-23-89, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
4. 1990, “Analysis of Hydraulic Data for Canals”, Pakistan Journal of Water Resources, Volume 3, No. 1, pp. 70-72, June 1990, Pakistan.
5. 1990, “The Strength Properties of Pakistani Woods: Deodar and Shisham”, Journal of University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
6. 1990, “Measurement of Inelastic Flexural Deformation at a Crack in a Beam”, JCI Journal of Concrete Technology, Volume 12 No.2, pp. 831-834, Tokyo, Japan.
7 1993, “Matrix Moment Distribution”, Journal of NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 12, No.2, pp.51-55, Peshawar, Pakistan.
8. 1993, “Short Term Deflection Prediction of RC Beams Using Different Moment-Curvature Relationships”, Fourth East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, pp.571-576, Seoul, South Korea.
9. 1994, “Measurement of Inelastic Deflection by Laser Speckle Technique”, Proceedings of Institute of Engineers Pakistan, Vol. 65, pp. 75-85, Lahore, Pakistan.
10. 1994, “Asian Model Code & Pakistan- Contributions and Difficulties”, Proceedings of Japan Concrete Institute: Symposium of International Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia, pp. 113-118, Bangkok, Thailand.
11. 1994, “Construction Industry and Concrete Engineering”, Proceedings of Japan Concrete Institute: Symposium of: International Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia, pp. 316-320, Tokyo, Japan.
12. 1994, “Framework of Asian Model Code-A Critical Review”, Proceedings of Japan Concrete Institute: Symposium of International Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia, pp. 63-65, Bangkok, Thailand.
13. 1994, “Historical Background and Summary of Design Codes for Concrete Structures Currently Used in Pakistan”, Proceedings of Japan Concrete Institute: Symposium of International Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia, pp. 231-238, Tokyo, Japan.
14. 1994, “Post Yielding Deflections of RC Beams”, Proceedings of Institute of Engineers Pakistan, Vol. 65, pp. 347-356, Lahore, Pakistan.
15. 1996, “Design of Pile Caps”, ACECOMS: News and Views, pp.4-9, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
16. 1996, “A Space Truss Model for Design of Concrete Pile Caps”, Proceedings of International Colloquium on Concrete in Developing Countries, pp.97-106, Lahore, Pakistan.
17. 1998, “Model For Predicting 28-Day Compressive Strength of Fly Ash-Concretes”, Japan Concrete Institute Journal (JCI), Vol. 20 No. 2, pp. 139-144, Tokyo, Japan.
18. 1998, “Model for Predicting Strength Development of Concrete Incorporating Fly Ash of Variable Chemical Composition and Fineness”, Doctor of Engineering Dissertation No. ST 3-98, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
19. 1998, “Model for Predicting Strength Development of Fly Ash Concretes”, Proceedings of Sixth ACI/CANMET Conference on Fly ash, Silica Fume, Slag and Natural Pozzolan, pp. 33-48, Bangkok, Thailand.
20. 1998, “Role of Chemical Composition in Strength Development of Fly Ash-Concrete”, Proceedings of Sixth East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, pp.1247-1252, Taipei, Taiwan.
21. 1999, “Model for Predicting Strength Development of Concretes Incorporating Fly Ash of Variable Chemical Composition and Fineness “, Proceedings of Seventh East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, pp.1402-1407, Kochi, Japan.
22. 1999, “Influence of Chemical Composition of Fly Ash on Pozzolanic Strength of Fly Ash Concrete”, Proceedings of Lee Symposium on Innovative Solutions in Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, pp.29-36, AIT, Bangkok, Thailand.
23. 1999, “Prediction of Strength of Fly Ash-Concrete Based on Chemical Composition And Fineness of Binder Materials”, Proceedings of Engineering Institute of Thailand, pp. Mat7-Mat14, Thailand.
24. 2001, “Influence of Paste Content and Composition on Strength Development of Fly Ash Concrete”, ICCMC/IBST International Conference on Advanced Technologies in Design, Construction and Maintenance of Concrete Structures, pp. 635-641, Hanoi, Vietnam.
25. 2001, “Influence of Fineness of Fly Ash on Pozzolanic Strength of Fly Ash-Cement Mortars”, ICCMC/IBST International Conference on Advanced Technologies in Design, Construction and Maintenance of Concrete Structures, pp. 628-634, Hanoi, Vietnam.
26. 2001, “Strengthening of Existing R.C. Columns”, First International Conference on Concrete and Development, Vol. 2, pp. 167-175, Tehran, Iran.
27. 2001, “Water-Cement ratio Law for Fly Ash-Concretes”, Proceedings of 26th International conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, pp. 613-620, Singapore.
28. 2001, “On Strengthening of R.C. Columns”, Proceedings of 7th International Conference on: Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs and Maintenance of Buildings and Structures, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
29. 2001, “Strength of Strengthened R.C. Columns”, Proceedings of 8th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction in Singapore.
30. 2001, “Performance of The Model for Predicting Strength Development of Fly Ash Concrete”, Proceedings of 8th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction in Singapore.
31. 2002, “Performance Test of a Model for Predicting Strength of Fly Ash-Concrete”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Building Technology, Hong Kong.
32. 2002, “Efficiency of Strengthened R. C. Columns”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Building Technology, Hong Kong.
33. 2003, “Suitability of Locally Available Fly Ash For Making Concrete”, Proceedings of 28th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, Singapore.
34. 2003, “Pulse Velocity Test on Highway Bridge Girders: Quest for Uniformity – A Case Study”, 3rd International Conference on New Dimensions in Bridges, Flyovers, Overpasses & Elevated Structures, Malaysia.
35. 2003, “Modified Water-Binder Ratio Law for Fly Ash Concrete”, Proceedings of 9th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bali, Indonesia.
36. 2003, “The Strength Development of Mechanically Processed Fly Ash-Concrete”, Proceedings of 9th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bali, Indonesia.
37. 2003, “Comparison of ACI Approaches of Two-Way Slab Design: Direct Design Method vs. Method of Coefficients”, Proceedings of 9th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bali, Indonesia.
38. 2003, “Influence of Interfacing Conditions on Efficiency Factors of Strengthened R. C. Columns”, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs & Maintenance of Structures, August, 2004, Singapore.
39. 2004. “Characterization of Two Locally Available Fly Ashes for Making Concrete”, Proceedings of 29th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2004, Singapore.
40. 2004,”Formulation of Durability Design of Concrete Structures”, Proceedings of 29th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2004, Singapore.
41. 2004, “Strength Development Characteristics of Alkali and Lime Added Fly Ash Concretes”, Proceedings of 29th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2004, Singapore
42. 2005. “Strength Development of Concrete Due to Chemical Composition of Incorporated Fly Ash”, Proceedings of 30th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2005, Singapore.
43. 2005, “Strength Development of Fly Ash Concrete Dried at Early Ages”, Proceedings of 30th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2005, Singapore.
44. 2005, “A Study on Durability of Fly Ash-Cement Mortars “, Proceedings of 30th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2005, Singapore.
45. 2005, “Influence of Locally Manufactured Super-Plasticiser on the Durability of Concrete “, Proceedings of 30th International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2005, Singapore.
46. 2006, “Relationship between fineness of fly ash and pozzolanic strength”, Proceedings of 10th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand.
47. 2006, “Durability of superplasticized concretes against acid and sulphate attack”, Proceedings of 10th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand.
48. 2006, “Strength development of class F fly ash concretes subjected to discontinuous curing” , Proceedings of 10th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand.
49. 2006, “Mixture proportioning of fly ash concretes”, Proceedings of 10th East Asia and Pacific Conference on Structural Eng. and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand.
50. 2006, “The workability and strength development of ground fly ash-concretes”, Proceedings of 31st International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2006, Singapore.
51. 2006, “A simple and efficient way of mixture proportioning of fly ash concretes”, Proceedings of 31st International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2006, Singapore.
52. 2006, “Strengthening and rehabilitation alternatives for a decorative archeological heritage”, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs & Maintenance of Structures, October, 2006, Hong Kong.
53. 2006, “Theoretical aspects in strengthening of R. C. Columns”, Proceedings of 9th International Conference on Inspection, Appraisal, Repairs & Maintenance of Structures, October, 2006, Hong Kong.
54. 2007, “Design of R.C. Walls” Proceedings of 32nd International Conference on Our World in Concrete and Structures, August, 2007, Singapore.
55. 2007, “A new approach towards durability design of concrete structures” NWFP UET Journal of Engg and Applied Sciences, Vol.26.1 January 2007, Peshawar.
56. 2008, “Mixture proportioning of fly ash-concretes based on mortar strength and flow data” Pakistan Journal of Engg and Applied Sciences, Vol. 2 January 2008, Lahore.
57. 2008, “Mughal Architecture under the Cloud of Demolition: Environmental Effect on Monuments”, International Journal of Building Appraisals”, Vol.4, No.2.
58. 2009, “Study of Optimized Orientation of the British Colonial Bungalows, Lahore” Mehran University Research Journal of Engg & Technology, Jamshoro, Vol. 28, No 4, 2009.
59. 2010, “Development of Local Metakaolin as Pozzolanic Material”, Mehran University Research Journal of Engg & Technology, Jamshoro, Vol. 29 No 1, 2010.
60. 2011, “Effect of Surface Texture on Bond Strength of GFRP rebars in Concrete”, Mehran University Research Journal of Engg & Technology, Jamshoro, Vol. 30 No 1, 2011.
61. 2011″Seismic Evaluation of Equipment Supporting Structures”, Pakistan Journal of Science, Vol. 63, No. 2, June 2011.
62. 2013, “Performance of Pozzolanic Concrete Using Different Mineral Admixtures”, Pakistan Journal of Engg and Applied Sciences, Vol. 12, 2013, Lahore.
63. 2014, “Evaluation of Concrete Compressive Strength by incorporating Used Foundry Sand”, American Journal of Engineering Research, Volume 3 , No. 2 ,Feb. 2014 pp 109-116.
64. 2015, “Development of Local Bagasse Ash as Pozzolanic Material for Use in Concrete”, Pak. Journal of. Engineering & Appl. Sciences, Vol. 17, Jul., 2015 (p. 39–45)
65. 2016, “Experimental Investigation of Utilization of Waste Rubber Tyres as Filler in Concrete”, Journal of. Engineering & Appl. Sciences Peshawar, Vol. 35 No. 2, Jul., 2016 (p. 63–69),
66. 2018, “Influence of Organic Agents to Compressive Strength of Cement Mortar”, International Journal of Construction & Building Materials.
67. 2018, “Formulation of Direct Force Method”, International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications, Vol. 8, Issue 9 (Part I) (p.17-23).

makram@ucp.edu.pk
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Faculty of Engineering, University of Central Punjab