Faez Sayahi
Faez Sayahi

Faez Sayahi

Research Assistant
Luleå University of Technology
Structural Engineering
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)


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
Conference paper

Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Concrete (2017)

Influence of Test Methods
Sayahi. F, Emborg. M, Hedlund. H
Paper presented at : 2nd International RILEM/COST Conference on Early Age Cracking and Serviceability in Cement-based Materials and Structures - EAC2, Brussels, Belgium, 12–14 September 2017
Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary

Plastic Shrinkage Cracking in Concrete (2016)

Sayahi. F
Conference paper


Sayahi. F, Emborg. M, Hedlund. H, Löfgren. I
Part of: International RILEM conference on Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 (MSSCE 2016), Service Life of Cement-Based Materials and Structures, s. 609-619, Rilem publications, 2016