Hani Titi, Ph.D.

Hani Titi, Ph.D.
, hanititi@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6893
Eng & Math Sciences 1139
Associate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering

Education:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Louisiana State University, 1996
  • M.S.,Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Jordan University of Science & Technology, 1990
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Yarmouk University, 1987

Research Focus:

  • Geotechnical and pavement engineering.
  • Characterization of subgrade soils and unbound pavement materials for Mechanistic-Empirical pavement design.
  • Finite element analysis with emphasis on behavior of driven piles.
  • Constitutive modeling of geomaterials.
  • Advanced laboratory test of geomaterials.
  • X-ray micro computed tomography for durability characterization of aggregates.
  • Nondestructive test methods for pavement evaluation.

Honors and Awards:

  • 2007/2008 Fulbright Teaching/Research Scholarship – U.S. Scholar to Jordan University of Science and Technology
  • The 13th Great Lakes Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering Service Award, 2005

Publications:

  • Titi, H. H., English, R. and Faheem, A., (2015). “Characterization of Resilient Modulus of Fine-Grained Soils for Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design,” in press, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.
  • Titi, H. H., Faheem, A., Tabatabai, H., and Tutumluer, E. (2014). “Influence of Aggregate Base Layer Variability on Pavement Performance,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 2457 / Pavement Management 2014, Vol. 3, pp 58–71.
  • Titi, H. H., Coley, N., Latifi, V. and Matar, M. (2014). “Characterization of Overweight Permitted Truck Routes and Loads in Wisconsin,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 2411 / Freight Systems 2014, Vol. 2: Urban Freight, Hazardous Materials, and Trucking, pp. 72-81
  • Titi, H. H., Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Druckrey, A., Tutumluer, E., and Bautista, E. (2014). “Evaluation of Compacted Aggregate Base Course Layers,” Geocongress 2014, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 2921-2930.
  • Titi, H. H., Druckrey, A., Alshibli, K., and Tabatabai, H. (2014). “X-ray Micro-computed Tomography for the Durability Characterization of Limestone Aggregate,” Geocongress 2014, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 234, American Society of Civil Engineers. pp. 2877-2886.
  • Tabatabai, H., Titi, H.H., Lee, C.W., Qamhia, I., and Puerta Fella, G. (2013) “Investigation of Testing Methods to Determine Long-Term Durability of Wisconsin Aggregates,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-10-08, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 104 p.
  • Titi, H. H., Druckrey, A. and Alshibli, K. (2012). “Characterization of Aggregates for Sustainable Freight Transportation Infrastructure,” Paper No 11-2, National Center for Freight & Infrastructure Research & Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, p.142.
  • Titi, H.H., Tabatabai, H., Faheem, A., Bautista, E., Tutumluer, E., and Druckrey, A. (2012) “Base Compaction Specification Feasibility Analysis,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-11-02, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 127 p.
  • Titi, H.H, Druckrey, A., and Bautista, E.G. (2011). “Resilient Modulus Testing of Steel Slag and Steel Slag-Aggregate Mixtures,” Report submitted to Bureau of Technical Services, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Project ID: 0657-45-14. 293p.
  • Titi, H.H., and English, R. (2011) “Determination of Resilient Modulus Values for Typical Plastic Soils in Wisconsin,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-08-12, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 193 p.
  • Coenen, A. R., Titi, H. H., and Elias, M. B. (2011). “Resilient Characteristics of Bottom Ash and Bottom Ash-Soil Mixtures,” Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 8, No. 9, Paper ID JAI103700
  • Titi, H. H., and Abu-Farsakh, M. (2010). “Evaluation of Bearing Capacity of Driven Piles from CPT Data and Development of Design Software,” Art of Foundation Engineering Practice, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 198, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 670-686.
  • Abu-Farsakh, M., Titi, H. H., and Tumay, M. T. (2010). “Development of a Probabilistic-Based CPT Method for Evaluating the Ultimate Capacity of Friction Piles,” ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 186, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 1-8.
  • Von Quintus, H.L., Rao, C., Titi, H.H., Bhattacharya, B., and English, R. (2010). “Evaluation of Intelligent Compaction Technology for Densification of Roadway Subgrades and Structural Layers,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR# 0092-08-07, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 162 p.
  • Titi, H.H. (2010). “Implementation: Investigation of Vertical Members to Resist Surficial Slope Instabilities,” Research Bulletin, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR# 0092-08-38, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 12 p.
  • Titi, H. H., Coenen, A. R., and Elias, M. B. (2009). “Resilient Characteristics of Bottom Ash,” Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields – Tutumluer and Al-Qadi (eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 117-124.
  • Helwany, S., Panda, R., and Titi, H.H. (2009) “Development of Full Scale Testing of an Alternate Foundation System for Post and Panel Retaining Walls” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-07-06, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 127 p.
  • Titi, H. H., and Rasoulian, M. (2008). “Evaluation of Smoothness of Louisiana Pavements Based on International Roughness Index and Ride Number,” Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 2, No. 3, pp. 238-249.
  • Titi, H. H., and Tumay, M. T. (2008). “Conventional and Miniature Cone Penetration Tests in Normally Consolidated and Sensitive Clays in Louisiana, USA and Tiller, Norway,” Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Taylor & Francis Group, London, pp. 545-550.
  • Crovetti, J.A., Titi, H.H., Williams, R. C., Coenen, A., Elias, M.B., Xinjun, L. (2008). “Materials Characterization and Analysis of the Marquette Interchange HMA Perpetual Pavement,” Midwest Regional University Transportation Center Report 08-08, p 80.
  • Titi, H.H., and Helwany, S. (2007). “Investigation of Vertical Members to Resist Surficial Slope Instabilities,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR# 0092-05-09, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 100 p.
  • Abu-Farsakh, M. and Titi, H. H. (2007). “Probabilistic CPT Method for Estimating the Ultimate Capacity of Friction Piles,” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, American Society for Testing and Materials, Volume 30, No. 5, pp. 387-398.
  • Zimmer, A. and Titi, H. H. (2007). “Evaluation of Shallow Slope Failures and Repairs along Wisconsin Highways,” First North American Landslide Conference, Vail, CO.
  • Elias, M. B. and Titi, H. H. (2006). “Evaluation of Resilient Modulus Model Parameters for Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design,” Journal of the Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., No. 1967, Geology and Properties of Earth Materials 2006, pp.89-100.
  • Wen, H., Titi, H. H., and Berry, D. (2006). “Study of Best Practices for Pre-Overlay Repair and Asphalt Overlay,” Proceedings of the 2006 Airfield and Highway Pavement Specialty Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Atlanta, GA, pp 815-823.
  • Titi, H.H., Editor, (2006). “Geotechnical Applications for Transportation Infrastructure: Featuring the Marquette Interchange Project in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,” Proceedings of the 13th Great Lakes Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Conference (GLGGC), Geotechnical Practice Publication GPP#3, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA.
  • Titi, H.H., Elias, M.B., and Helwany, S. (2006) “Determination of Typical Resilient Modulus Values for Selected Soils Representative of the Soils Distributions of Wisconsin,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-03-11, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 175 p.
  • Ruiz, J.M., Rasmussen, R.O., Dick, J.C., Resendez, Y.A., Mattern, S., and Titi, H.H. (2006). “Research and Development of the Application of the Federal Highway Administration’s HIPERPAV Model to Wisconsin,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-04-11, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 105 p.
  • Rasoulian, M., Titi, H. H., and Martinez, M. (2005). “Evaluation of Narrow Transverse Contraction Joints in Jointed Plain Concrete Pavements,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Concrete Pavements, Colorado Springs, Co, pp. 357-371.
  • Wen, H., and Titi, H.H. (2005). “Guidelines for the Surface Preparation/Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete and Asphaltic Pavements Prior to an Asphaltic Concrete Overlay,” Research Report, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR# 0092-04-05, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Madison, WI, 110 p.

Research Projects

  • Evaluation of Wisconsin Department of Transportation QMP (Quality Management Program) Activities and Impacts on Pavement Performance, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-15-05. PI: Titi, (Subcontract with Temple University, PI: Faheem) UWM Project Budget: $29,565, (Total Budget: $100,000), Project Dates: 2/1/2015 -1/31/2017.
  • Evaluation of the Long-Term Degradation and Strength Characteristics of In-situ Wisconsin Virgin Base Aggregates under HMA Pavements, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-15-06. PI: Titi, Co-PI: Tabatabai, Project Budget: $119,997, Project Dates: 11/25/2014 -11/24/2016.
  • CFIRE Partner Grant Re-competition, USDOT, The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: Titi, Co-PI Horowitz and Liu, Project Budget: $100,000, Project Dates: 1/1/2014 - 1/31/2015.
  • CFIRE Partner Grant, USDOT, The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: Titi, Co-PI Horowitz and Liu, Project Budget: $100,000, Project Dates: 1/1/2014 to 1/31/2016.
  • Non-Destructive Technologies for Monitoring and Condition Assessment to Support Safety, Maintenance Programming, and Cost Allocation, USDOT, The National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI: Titi, Co-PIs: El-Hajjar and Tabatabai, Project Budget: $110,000, Project Dates: 9/30/2012 - 1/31/2014.
  • Predicting Scour of Bedrock in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-12-07. PI: Titi, Co-PI: Liao and Hooyer, Project Budget: $94,989, Project Dates: 11/1/2011 - 5/1/2013.
  • Base Compaction Specification Feasibility Analysis, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-11-02. PI: Titi, Co-PI: Tabatabai, Project Budget: $106,936, Project Dates: 10/21/2010 - 1/20/2012.
  • Correlation of ASTM D4833 and D6241 Geotextile Puncture Test Methods and Results for Use on Wisconsin Department of Transportation Projects, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-13-03. PI: El-Hajjar, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $59,945, Project Dates: 11/12/2014 - 2/11/2016.
  • Effect of Heating/Cooling Cycles on the Thermomechanical Performance of Energy Piles, National Science Foundation, Award # 1335395, PI: Helwany, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $361,454, Project Dates: 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2016.
  • Class F Fly Ash Assessment for Use in Concrete Pavements, Wisconsin Department of Transportation. PI: Sobolev, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $49,990, Project Dates: 12/18/2014 - 6/17/2016.
  • WisDOT Stormwater Mitigation, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Department of Transportation SPR # 0092-13-03. PI: Liao, Co-PI: Titi, Project Budget: $74,998, Project Dates: 8/14/2012 - 2/13/2014.