Faez Sayahi
Faez Sayahi

Faez Sayahi

Luleå University of Technology
Building Materials
Structural and Fire Engineering
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 493419
F952 Luleå

Personal Description

In 2012 I got my master degree in Mining and Geotechnical Engineering from Luleå University of Technology and directly started to work as researcher in the Division of Rock Mechanics. I remained in that position until September 2013 when I started my PhD in the division of Structural and Construction Engineering.  

In my research I focus on plastic shrinkage cracking in concrete in general and in slabs and thin concrete structures in particular. Through a combination of experimental and theoretical researches, I aim to gain a better understanding of the whole plastic shrinkage cracking process and the influence of different variables.

Research Interests

  • Plastic shrinkage cracks in concrete
  • Concrete structures
  • Seismology
  • Geotechnic
  • Rock Mechanics

Professional Experties

  • Numerical analysis
  • Finite element modelling
  • Design of reinforced concrete and steel structures
  • Workshop management
  • Seismic wave analysis

Activities and Projects

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • RILEM (2013-present)


Article in journal

Plastic Shrinkage Cracking of Self-compacting Concrete (2019)

Influence of Capillary Pressure and Dormant Period
Sayahi. F, Emborg. M, Hedlund. H, Cwirzen. A
Nordic Concrete Research, Vol. 60, nr. 1, s. 67-88
Article in journal

The Severity of Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Concrete (2019)

A New Model
Sayahi. F, Emborg. M, Hedlund. H, Cwirzen. A, Stelmarczyk. M
Magazine of Concrete Research
Conference paper

Effect of Water-Cement Ratio on Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Self-Compacting Concrete (2017)

Sayahi. F, Emborg. M, Hedlund. H
Part of: Proceedings of the 23rd Nordic Concrete Research Symposium, Nordic Concrete Federation, 2017