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Professor
Civil Engineering
University of Maryland
Room 1176, Engineering Building
College Park
Maryland 20742

Phone: (301) 405-1946
FAX: (301) 405-2585
Email: AW29@UMAIL.UMD.EDU
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Picture of Amde M. Amde
Amde M. Amde

Description of Research
Dr. Amde has been involved in research in the area of structural stability for the past twenty years. His research has focused on stability of prestressed arches and large-size dome structures. His work has led to a proposed expandable, self-erecting composite structure for terrestrial and extra-terrestrial applications. He holds a U.S. patent for the proposed structure. Dr. Amde has also done some of the pioneering research on integral abutment bridges and jointless bridges under the sponsorship of the Federal Highway Administration and of the Departments of Transportation in Iowa and in Maryland.

More recently Dr. Amde has been active in research n the area of masonry structures. His ongoing research in the masonry area includes investigation into the use of polymer and other admixtures to enhance the properties of mortar, and numerical modeling of masonry. His other research activities have included investigation of turbine missile impact in nuclear reactor power plants, under the sponsorship of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and experimental investigation of the effects of lightning on concrete.

Recent Papers or Publications
Amde, A. M. and A. Mirmiran, "Effect of Fabrication Process on Prestressed Composite Arches." ASCE Transactions Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 121, No. 1, January 1995, pp. 124-131.

Amde, A. M., A. Mirmiran, and T. Walter, "Local Damage Assessment of Metal Barriers Under Turbine Missile Impact." ASCE Transactions Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 1995.

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