Jacques Harb
 
 
Faculty of Engineering

Professor
Phone: +961-9-218950 (ext. 2030)
E mail: jharb@ndu.edu.lb

 
   
 
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Jacques Harb has more than 15 years experience in graduate and undergraduate teaching and research. His area of research covers water and wastewater engineering, earthquakes engineering and geotechnical / geophysical investigation. He has experience in industry and worked with GeoLogic Associates in Diamond Bar, California, USA as Project GeoEnvironmental / Earthquake Engineer. Dr. Harb was also a consultant from 1997 to 2001 on several undertaking related to project management, site investigator for Geo-Environmental damage assessment, environmental impact evaluation, laboratory analysis, 3-D slope stability evaluation of side slopes with geosynthetic liner systems, design of bottom and cover geosynthetic liner and leachate collection and recovery systems (LCRS), dynamic response of municipal solid waste landfills (MSWL), seismic hazard evaluation of sites, structural geology assessment of sites, review of liner construction specifications, QCQA, ground water modelling and contaminant transport, statistical analysis of monitoring wells contaminants, daily cover site assessment, settlement analysis for closure plan, and hydrogeologic assessment of MSWL.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Northeastern University, USA, 1996


Chapters in Book(s)

Yegian, M.K. and Harb, J.N. (1995) Earthquake Design and Performance of Solid Waste Landfill, M. K. Yegian and W.D. Liam Finn (Ed.), Slip Displacements of Geosynthetic Systems Under Dynamic Excitation (pp 212-236), ASCE Geotechnical Special No. 54

Refereed Journal Articles

Assaad J. J., Harb J., and Maalouf Y. (2014) Measurement of Yield Stress of Cement Pastes Using the Direct Shear Test.  Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, Elsevier 214 (2014) pp. 18-27.

Assaad J. J., Daou Y., and Harb J., (2015) Influence of Thixotropy on Performance of Grouts Placed Using Vacuum Injection Techniques.  ACI Materials Journal, V. 112, No. 2, March-April- 2015, 10pp. doi: 10.14359/51686914

Salem, T. and Harb, J. (2012) ESD: Assessment of the Current Situation at the Faculty of Engineering of Notre Dame University-Louaize. Discourse and Communication for Sustainable Education, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 100-108 DOI: 10.2478/v10230-012-0007-9

Assaad J. J., and Harb J., (2013) Use of the Falling-head Method to Assess Permeability of Freshly Mixed Cementitious-based Materials. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 25, No.5, ISSN 0899-1561/2013/5-0-0:9pp

Assaad, J. J. and Harb, J., (2012) Assessment of Thixotropy of Fresh Mortars by Triaxial and Unconfined Compression Testing. Advances in Civil Engineering Materials, ASTM, Vol. 9, No. 5, 2012, pp. 1–19, doi:10.1520/ACEM104469. ISSN 2165-3984.

Assaad J. J., Daou Y., and Harb J., (2011) Use of CEM Approach to Develop and Optimize High-Performance Underwater Concrete.  Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 23, No.7, ISSN 0899-1561/2011/7:1094-1102

Assaad, J. J., and Harb, J., (2011) Surface settlement of cementitious-based materials determined by oedometer testing.  Rilem Materials and Structures International Journal, 44:845-856.

Assaad, J. J., Asseily, S. E., and Harb J. (2010) Use of cement grinding aids to optimize clinker factor. Advances in Cement Research, pp. 29-36, 22, No.1 ISSN 0951-7197 (Print) 1751-7605 (Online).

Assaad, J. J., Harb, J., and Khayat, K. H. (2009) Use of Triaxial Compression Test on Mortars to Evaluate Formwork Pressure of Self-Consolidating Concrete. ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 106(5).

Assaad, J. J., Harb, J., and Chakar, E. (2009) Relationships between key ASTM Test Methods determined on concrete and concrete-equivalent-mortar mixtures. Journal of ASTM International, Vol.6(3).

Assaad, J. J., Asseily, S. E., and Harb, J. (2008) Effect of specific energy consumption on portland cement fineness incorporating amine or glycol-based grinding aids. Rilem Materials and Structures International Journal, ISSN 1359-5997 (Print) 1871-6873 (Online).

Harb, J.N. and Farah, T. (2001) Les Risques de Liquéfaction dans la Région du Grand Beyrouth. Géosphères, Annales de Géographie Université St. Joseph, 21-22, pp 193-204.

Yegian, M.K., Harb, J.N., and Kadakal, U. (1998) Dynamic Response Analysis Procedure for Landfills with Geosynthetic Liners. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 124 (10), pp. 1027-1033.

Conference Proceedings

T. Matar, F. Hage Chehade, J. Harb, M. Rahhal, D. Youssef Abdel Massih, C. Abdallah, E. Ibrahim, L. Khalaf-Keyrouz, G. Nasr, G. Abou-Jaoude, and A. Sursock, (2015) Static and Dynamic Analyses of Dahr El Baidar Slope.  COMPDYN 2015, 5th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, M. Papadrakakis, V. Papadopoulos, V. Plevris (eds.), Crete Island, Greece.

Cornou C., Brax M., Salloum N., Rahhal M., Harakeh F. , Harb J., Abdel-Massih D. Y., Mariscal A., Voisin C., Jongmans D., Bard P.Y. (2014) Shear-Wave Velocity Structure and Correlation with N-SPT Values in Different Geologic Formations in Beirut, Lebanon. Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Aug. 25-29, pp. 9

Salameh C., Mariscal A., Harb J., Bard P.Y., Guillier B., Cornou C., Voisin C., (2014) Dynamic Properties of Beirut Buildings: Instrumental Results from Ambient Vibrations. Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Aug. 25-29, pp. 12

Rahhal M., Abdel-Massih D. Y., Harb J., Hage-Chehade F., Abdallah C., Khalaf-Keyrouz L., Abou-Jaoude G., Ibrahim E., Nasr G., Sursock A., (2014) Modeling Dahr El-Baidar Slope with an Integrated Geo-Assessment. Second European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Istanbul, Aug. 25-29, pp. 11

Youssef Abdel-Massih, D., and Harb, J. and Cornou C., (2014) Geophysical Investigation of Solid Waste Dumpsite at Ballouneh in Lebanon. ASCE - GI Geo-Congress 2014, Atlanta, GA, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234,
pp. 2062-2071.

Ibrahim E., Youssef Abdel Massih D., and Harb J., (2012) An Investigation of Beirut Soil Properties. International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications ACTEA 2012 (IEEE),  Notre Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon, 6p.

Neaimeh M., Azar R., Hmaymes R., Nasr G., Youssef Abdel Massih D., Harb J., Salloum N., Cornou C., and Jongmans, D. (2013) Effect of the Soil Spatial Variability on the Static and Dynamic Stability Analysis of a Lebanese Slope. Seventh International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Chicago, No. 3.52a, 8p.

Hammoud M., Youssef Abdel Massih D., Harb J., Cornou C., Mariscal A., Voisin C., Salloum N., (2012) Vertical Spatial Variability of Geotechnical and Geophysical Parameters – Application on a Slope Stability. 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering 15 WCEE, Lisboa, Portugal, p.10.

Salloum, N., Youssef- Abdel Massih, D., Soubra, A.H., Harb J. (2011) Deterministic and probabilistic seismic analyses of a slope-footing system. GeoRisk2011, Atlanta, GA, GeoInstitute, ASCE.

Harb, J.N. (2011) Integrated River Basin Management Monitoring and Data Management of Groundwater Aquifer, Evaluation of the Pollution Load on Nahr El-Kalb. 4th International Perspective on Water Resources and the Environment IPWE 2011, EWRI-ASCE, National University of Singapore, Singapore, p.10.

Youssef-Abdel-Massih, D., Soubra, A.H., Harb, J. and Rouania, M. (2010) Dynamic Slope Stability Analysis by a Reliability-Based Approach. Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, San Diego, California, USA, p.10.

Youssef-Abdel-Massih, D., Harb J. (2009) Application of reliability analysis on seismic slope stability. International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications ACTEA 2009, IEEE, Notre Dame University, Lebanon, pp.52-57.

Youssef-Abdel-Massih, D., Harb, J. and Soubra, A.H. (2009) Reliability analysis applied on Lebanese slopes subjected to seismic loads. 2nd International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering COMPDYN 2009, Rhodes, Greece.

Harb, J.N. (2008) Addressing the Geotechnical Case Histories of Beirut. Sixth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Arlington, VA, USA, No. 11-13a, U. Missouri S&T, ISBN 1-887009-13-2.

Harb, J. and Comair, F. (2008) Monitoring irrigation water, analysis and data base maintenance for Nahr Ibrahim Sustainable Irrigation Management, Technologies and Policies II. Sustainable Irrigation 2008, Villacampa Esteve Y. Ed., WIT 112, ISBN 978-1-84564-116-0.

Harb, J.N. (2006) Geotechnical Risk with the Urban Expansion of the Coastal Metropole of Greater Beirut. First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland.

Harb, J.N. (2005) Solid Waste Wild Dump Analysis – Case of Saida. Proceedings: Waste – The Social Context, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Harb, J.N. (2004) Leaking Septic Tanks in Lebanon. Proceeding WEERC seminar on: Health Awareness: Health, Water Quality, Water Safety and Security, June 8.

Harb, J.N. and Pico L. (2004) L’Expansion d’une Métropole Côtière sur des Zones à Risques Géotechniques: Le Cas de Beyrouth. Proceeding: International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Beirut, Lebanon.

Harb, J.N. and Pico L. (2004) Liquefaction Risk Assessment and Implication on Urban Planning in the Greater Beirut Area. Proceeding: Fifth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, New York, NY, USA.

Harb, J.N. (2003) Risks of Liquefaction in the Greater Beirut Area. Soil Rock America 2003, 12th Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and 39th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, P.J. Culligan, H.H. Einstein and A.J. Whittle Editors, VGE, Vol. 1

Harb, J.N. (2002) Specialty Applications to the Dynamic Properties of Geosynthetic Interfaces. Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut Recent Developments in Civil Engineering.

Yegian, M.K., Yee, Z.Y. and Harb, J.N. (1995) Response of Geosynthetics Under Earthquake Excitations. Geosynthetics‘95, Nashville, TN, USA.

Yegian, M.K., Yee, Z.Y. and Harb, J.N. (1995) Seismic Response of Geosynthetics / Soil Systems, ASCE Specialty Conference, GeoEnvironment 2000, New Orleans, USA.