Dr Sherif Beskhyroun

Sherif Beskhyroun

Lecturer in Earthquake Engineering

Phone: +64 (0)9 921 9999 Ext 6381

Email: sherif.beskhyroun@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Department of Built Environment Engineering
School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006,
Room WS316E, WS Building, 34 St Paul Street, Auckland, New Zealand

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Qualifications:

PhD (Structural Engineering) Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
MSc (Technical Education), Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
BE (Hons), Cairo University, Egypt

Memberships and Affiliations:

The International Association for Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (or IALCCE)
Member

The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)
Member

Teaching Areas:

ENBU603 Building Construction
ENBU705 Concrete Structures
ENBU800 Structural Engineering Design
ENBU801 Structural Dynamics

Research Areas:

Structural health monitoring and damage detection
Earthquake engineering
Dynamic testing of bridges
Large scale field testing

Publications:

Reports:

Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, Shabbir Faisal, Chen Gewei, Chen Xinghua, Wang Shengzhe, Zha Alex, “Forced and ambient vibration testing of full scale bridges”, A report submitted to Earthquake Commission Research Foundation (Project No. UNI/578), October 2013.

Wotherspoon Liam, Hogan Lucas, Pender Michael and Beskhyroun Sherif “Henderson Creek Bridge Testing” A report submitted to New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA), March 2015.

Peer Reviewed Journals:

Chen Gewei, Beskhyroun Sherif, Omenzetter Piotr, “Experimental investigation into amplitude-dependent modal properties of an eleven-span motorway bridge” Journal of Engineering Structures, under review.



Simkin Gye, Beskhyroun Sherif, Ma Quincy, Wotherspoon Liam, Ingham Jason, “Measured response of instrumented buildings during the 2013 cook strait earthquake sequence”, NZSEE Bulletin, under review.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Beskhyroun Sherif, and Ingham Jason, “Dynamic field testing of a three span precast concrete bridge” Journal of Engineering Structures, under review.

Beskhyroun Sherif, "Matlab based toolbox for modal parameters identification", Journal of Structural Engineering International, ready for submission.

Chen Xinghua, Omenzetter Piotr and Beskhyroun Sherif, "Ambient vibration testing and operational modal analysis of a curved multiple-span viaduct: a comparison of four modal identification techniques", Journal of Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, under review.

Shafiei Seyedreza, Melville Bruce, Shamseldin Asaad, Beskhyroun Sherif and Keith Adam “Measurement of tsunami-borne debris impact on structures using embedded accelerometer”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, accepted for publication.

Shafiei Seyedreza, Melville Bruce, Shamseldin Asaad, Keith Adam and Beskhyroun Sherif, “Experimental investigation of tsunami-borne debris impact force on structures”, Journal of Hydraulic Research, accepted for publication.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki and Mikami Shuichi, “Assessment of vibration-based damage identification techniques using localized excitation source", Journal of Structural Health Monitoring-An International Journal, Sage publication, Published online 2013.

Oshima Toshiyuki, Miyamori Yasunori, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki,  Beskhyroun Sherif, Fabijanska Kopacz Maria, “Small damage detection of real steel bridge by using local excitation method”, Journal of Structural Health Monitoring-An International Journal, Sage publication, Published online 2013.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Beskhyroun Sherif and Ingham Jason, “Modal Identification of Bridge Abutment System using Forced Vibration Testing” Bulletin of the New Zealand Society of Earthquake Engineering, 2012.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Leon Wegner and Bruce Sparling, “New methodology for the application of vibration-based damage detection techniques”, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Wiley InterScience, 2011.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, “Wavelet-based technique for structural damage detection”, Journal of Structural Control and Health Monitoring, Wiley InterScience, 2009.

Mikami Shuichi, Beskhyroun Sherif, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Wavelet packet based damage detection in beam-like structures without baseline modal parameters”, Journal of Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Taylor and Francis group Ltd, 2008.

Mikami Shuichi, Beskhyroun Sherif, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Damage detection in concrete structures using tunable piezoelectric actuators”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.10, pp. 77-88, August 2007.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Nondestructive damage detection scheme for steel bridges”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.9, pp. 63-74, August 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Structural damage detection and localization using changes in phase angle”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.52A, pp. 659-669, March 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yutaka Tsubota, “Structural damage identification algorithm based on changes in power spectral density”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.8, pp. 73-84, August, 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “A numerical analysis of structural damage detection using changes in the curvature of power spectral density”, Journal of Structural Engineering, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.51A, pp. 965-976, March 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Oshima Toshiyuki, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Modified damage identification algorithm based on vibration measurements”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.7, pp. 97-107, August, 2004.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Damage detection and localization on structural connections using vibration based damage identification methods”, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Vol.6, pp. 1055-1064, August, 2003.

International Conferences:

Beskhyroun Sherif, Wotherspoon Liam and Ma Quincy, “Damage assessment of structures based on monitoring data”, Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10PCEE), Sydney, Australia 2015.

Tan Haozhi, Ma Quincy, Beskhyroun Sherif, Wotherspoon Liam, Simkin Gye “The influence of environmental conditions on instrumented building recordings”, Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10PCEE), Sydney, Australia 2015.

Chen Gewei, Beskhyroun Sherif, Omenzetter Piotr, “Influence of excitation methods on modal parameter extraction of a multi-span concrete motorway bridge data”, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Experimental Vibration (EVACES’15), 2015, Switzerland.

Bisadi Mehrdad, Ma Quincy, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Evaluation of the dynamic amplification factor for railway bridges subjected to a series of moving mass”, Proceedings of the 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Greece, May 2015.

Chen Gewei, Beskhyroun Sherif, Omenzetter Piotr, “A comparison of operational modal parameter identification methods for a multi-span concrete motorway bridge”, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2015), New Zealand 2015.

Hogan Lucas, Walsh Kevin, Beskhyroun Sherif, Ingham Jason, Dizhur Dmytro, “Contribution of timber-framed partition walls to the dynamic characteristics of an unreinforced masonry building”, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2015), New Zealand 2015.

Tan Haozhi, Ma Quincy, Beskhyroun Sherif, Wotherspoon Liam, “Influence of environmental effects on health prediction of instrumented buildings”, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2015), New Zealand 2015.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Pender Michael, Beskhyroun Sherif, Lambert Cecelia, “Full scale snap-back testing of reinforced concrete bridge piers”, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2015), New Zealand 2015.

Chen Gewei, Beskhyroun Sherif, Omenzetter Piotr, “Experimental and analytical modal analysis of a multiple-span motorway bridge”, Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Byron Bay, Australia,  December 2014.

Chen Xinghua, Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Assessment of a segmental post-tensioned box girder bridge using ambient vibration testing”, Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM23), Byron Bay, Australia,  December 2014.

Chen Gewei, Beskhyroun Sherif, Omenzetter Piotr, “Amplitude-dependent modal properties of an eleven-span motorway bridge under forced vibration conditions”, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2014), Tokyo, Japan, November 2014.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Beskhyroun Sherif, Ingham Jason, “In situ dynamic properties of an in-service bridge using forced vibration testing”, 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (10NCEE), July 2014, Alaska, USA.

Chen Gewei, Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Ambient and forced vibration testing of an eleven-span motorway off-ramp bridge”. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN 2014, Porto, Portugal, June 30– July 2, 2014.

Chen Xinghua, Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Ambient vibration testing, dynamic identification and model updating of a multiple-span elevated bridge”. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Structural Dynamics EURODYN 2014, Porto, Portugal, June 30– July 2, 2014.

Shafiei SeyedReza, Melville Bruce, Beskhyroun Sherif and Shamseldin Asaad, “Preliminary investigation of the tsunami-borne debris impact on structures: a new method for impact force measurement”, 5th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures (ISHS 2014), Brisbane, Australia, 25-27 June 2014.

Shafiei SeyedReza, Melville Bruce, Shamseldin Asaad, Beskhyroun Sherif and Adams Keith. “Pressure Distribution from Tsunami Bore Impact on a Cylindrical Structure”, 35th IAHR World Congress, Vol (8.6), A10075, Chengdu, China, 8-13 Sep 2013.

Shafiei SeyedReza, Melville Bruce, Shamseldin Asaad, Beskhyroun Sherif and Adams Keith. “Tsunami Bore Interaction with Inland Structures”, 35th IAHR World Congress, Vol (8.6), A10075, Chengdu, China, 8-13 Sep 2013.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Wotherspoon Liam, Ma Quincy and Popli Bharat, “System Identification of a 13-Story Reinforced Concrete Building through Ambient and Forced Vibration” 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN2013), Greece 2013.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Wotherspoon Liam, Ma Quincy, “Ambient and Forced Vibration Testing of a 13-Story Reinforced Concrete Building” Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2013), New Zealand 2013.

Chen Xinghua, Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, “System identification and model updating of a twelve-span viaduct using ambient vibration data”, Proceedings of the 5th International Operational Modal Analysis Conference (IOMAC'13), Portugal 2013.

Chen Xinghua, Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Dynamic testing and long term monitoring of a twelve span viaduct”, 10th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures, Ireland 2013.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Beskhyroun Sherif and Ingham Jason, “Dynamic Testing and Characterisation of In-situ Bridges”, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2013), New Zealand 2013.

Chen Xinghua, Omenzetter Piotr, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Ambient vibration tests and analysis of a multiple-span elevated bridge”, 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials “Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation”, Australia 2012.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Ma Quincy, “Low-cost accelerometers for experimental modal analysis”, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), Portugal 2012.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Beskhyroun Sherif and Ingham Jason, “Vibration testing of an in situ bridge span to determine soil-structure interaction effects determine soil-structure interaction effects”, Proceedings of the 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), Portugal 2012.

Pender Michael, Beskhyroun Sherif, Sa’don N. M., Orense Rolly, Wotherspoon Liam, Arvanaghian Setareh, Storie L. B., Tidbury Michael, Lambert Cecelia, “Snap-back testing of piles to estimate nonlinear lateral stiffness and damping properties”, Proceedings of the 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ2012), Australia 2012.

Pender Michael, Beskhyroun Sherif, Sa’don N. M., Lambert Cecelia,  Tidbury Michael, Arvanaghian Setareh, “Insights from snap-back response of piles embedded in cohesive soil”, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-Based Design In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Italy 2012.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Ma Quincy, Wotherspoon Liam, Davidson Barry, “Experimental modal identification of structures under earthquake excitation”, Proceedings of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Annual Conference (NZSEE2012), New Zealand 2012.

Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, Miyamori Yasunori, Fabijanska Maria, Beskhyroun Sherif, “Detection of small damage of secondary structure on a real composite steel bridge using local excitation method (LEM)”, Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Advanced Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology (ANCRiSST2011), Dalian, China, July, 2011.

Beskhyroun Sherif “Graphical Interface Toolbox for Modal Analysis”, Proceedings of the 9th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering Building an Earthquake-Resilient Society, New Zealand, April 2011.

Hogan Lucas, Wotherspoon Liam, Beskhyroun Sherif and Ingham Jason “Forced vibration testing of in situ bridge span to determine effects of soil-structure interaction”, Proceedings of the 9th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering Building an Earthquake-Resilient Society, New Zealand, April 2011.

Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, Miyamori Yasunori, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, Beskhyroun Sherif “Wireless transmission measurement of steel bridge by using local excitation method (LEM)”, Proceedings of the 5th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring (5WCSCM), Japan, July 2010.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Oshima Toshiyuki, Miyamori Yasunori, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Neural network based technique for on-line bridge diagnostics”, Proceedings of the International Conference Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR2009), Japan, September, 2009.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, Xinyu Li, d, Yuebing Li, “Online damage diagnosis for civil infrastructures employing a strain energy-based approach”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modern Science and Technology (IWMST2008), China, November, 2008.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Miyamori Yasunori, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Development of fully equipped test beds and an online damage identification system”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Civil Structural Health Monitoring 2, Italy, September 28 - October 1, 2008.

Oshima Toshiyuki, Miyamori Yasunori, Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, Li Xinyu, “Cooperative utilization of test-beds for technology development of structural health monitoring by using bridges on an abolished railway”, Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Structural Control and Monitoring, China, June 2008.

Mikami Shuichi, Beskhyroun Sherif, Yasunori Miyamori, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Application of a vibration-based damage detection algorithm on a benchmark structure”, Proceedings of  the 3rd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure, SHMII-3, Canada, November 2007.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Wavelet-based approach for structural damage detection and health monitoring”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Cold Regions Engineering in the Arctic Area, Japan, October 2007.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Takeda Toshiaki, Yasue Satoshi and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Experimental applications of a structural health monitoring methodology”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Bridge Engineering - Challenges in the 21st Century, Hong Kong, November 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, and Mikami Shuichi, “Health monitoring of steel bridges using local vibration excitation”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS'06, Portugal, July 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Vibration Based Monitoring Technology for FRP Structures”, Proceedings of the International Colloquium on Application of FRP to Bridges, The 2nd Symposium on FRP Bridges, Japan, pp. 55-62, January, 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Takeda Toshiaki, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yutaka Tsubota, “Damage identification of steel structures based on changes in the curvature of power spectral density”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (SHMII-2'2005), China, pp. 791-797, November, 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Structural health monitoring of bridges using vibration based damage identification techniques - a numerical approach”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modern Science and Technology (IWMST2004), Japan, pp. 308-313, September, 2004.

Oshima Toshiyuki, Takeda Toshiaki, Beskhyroun Sherif, Yasue Satoshi, and Tamba Ikue, “Structural health monitoring for life cycle management (LCM) of bridges”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring (SHM-ISIS2004), Canada, pp. 95-108, September, 2004.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Structural damage detection and localization using cross spectral density”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advanced Materials and Smart Structures Technology, U.S.A, pp. 409-416, January, 2004.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Comparative study of vibration-based structural damage identification methods”, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring of Bridges / Colloquium on Bridge Vibration, Japan, pp. 187-194, September, 2003.

 

National Conferences and Symposiums:

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yutaka Tsubota “Crack detection in simply supported beams without baseline modal parameters by wavelet packet transform”, Proceedings of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Hiroshima, September, 2007.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki “A vibration technique for nondestructively assessing the integrity of structures”, Proceedings of Hokkaido Chapter of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Muroran, February, 2007.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yutaka Tsubota “Vibration based technique for on-line bridge diagnostics”, Proceedings of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Kyoto, September, 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, and Mikami Shuichi, “Health monitoring technique for steel bridges”, Proceedings of Hokkaido Chapter of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Sapporo, No.62/I-42, February, 2006.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, Yutaka Tsubota, and Akihiko Atsumi, “Structural damage identification from measured dynamic response”, Proceedings of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Tokyo, No.60/I-549, pp. 1095-1096, September, 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yutaka Tsubota, “Damage detection in steel members using changes in the curvature of power spectral density”, Proceedings of Computational Engineering Conference, Tokyo, Vol.10, pp. 611-614, May, 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, Yutaka Tsubota, and Akihiko Atsumi, “A study on damage detection in steel structures using changes in the curvature of power spectral density”, Proceedings of Hokkaido Chapter of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Hakodate, No.61/I-30, February, 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, and Oshima Toshiyuki, “Modified damage identification algorithm based on vibration measurements”, Proceedings of the 54th National Congress of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics 2005 (NCTAM2005), Tokyo, pp. 81-82, January, 2005.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, and Daigo Mori, “Comparative study of two damage identification algorithms based on vibration measurements”, Proceedings of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Nagoya, No.59/I-424, pp. 845-846, September, 2004.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Mikami Shuichi, Yamazaki Tomoyuki, Oshima Toshiyuki, and Daigo Mori, “Crack detection in beam-type structures using vibrational measurements”, Proceedings of Hokkaido Chapter of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Sapporo, No.60/I-28, pp. 96-99, January, 2004.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Steel structural damage detection and localization using vibration-based damage identification methods”, Proceedings of the 8th Symposium on Shock and Vibration Control (MOVIC2003), Tokyo, pp. 395-400, October, 2003.

Beskhyroun Sherif, Oshima Toshiyuki, Mikami Shuichi, and Yamazaki Tomoyuki, “Structural damage detection using vibration-based damage identification”, Proceedings of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE), Tokushima, No.58/I-772, pp. 1543-1544, September, 2003.

Awards:

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) conference 2015, New Zealand
Co-author of the best paper

Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS), Japan
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship  

Spark $100k Challenge, New Zealand
Qualifier

Egyptian Engineers Syndicate, Egypt
Excellence Award in recognition for achieving Distinction and Honours in udergraduate study


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