Dr.-Ing. Feras Alkam



Marienstraße 15, Room 012
99423 Weimar


+49 3643 584512



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Research Interests

  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Bayesian inference
  • Inverse Problems
  • Stochastic Optimization
  • Experimental and Numerical modeling
  • Bridges
  • Concrete structures

Research Projects

Academic CV

 2015 - 2021

Ph.D. Researcher at the Institute of Structural Mechanics, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Prof. Tom Lahmer.

2013 - 2014

Master of science at Faculty of civil engineering, Damascus University, Damascus (Syria).

2000 - 2001

Post-graduate diploma at Faculty of civil engineering, Damascus University, Damascus (Syria).

1995 - 1999

Bachelor of science at Faculty of civil engineering, Damascus University, Damascus (Syria).


Supervised Master Thesis

  • Ermittlung von Temperatureinwirkungen auf Brücken und ausgewählte resultierende Beanspruchungen, Mahmoud Almohammad Ali, 2020
  • Moment Free Sensitivity Analysis of Engineering Models, Syed Safdar Abbas Zaidi, 2019
  • Risk Assessment in Technical and Financial Systems, Ni Michelle Ying, 2019
  • The Hilbert-Transform in the Context of Structural Health Monitoring, Quasim, Muhammad Ehtisham, 2019
  • Studying the Behavior of Pre-Stressed Concrete Pole Under Ambient Temperature, Fahim Zakir, 2019
  • Signal Processing for SHM activities supported by ANNs, Saboor Karimi, 2019
  • Investigation and Optimization of Risk Allocation in Construction Projects, Mohammad Anwar, 2019
  • Probabilistic Reliability Analysis of Wind Turbine, Zafar Usman, 2019. https://doi.org/10.25643/bauhaus-universitaet.3977
  • Dynamic Analysis of Poles In a Continuous Catenary System,  Chrisitan Chokolat Muhigwa, 2019
  • Model Selection and Sensitivity Analysis for Masonry Infilled RC Frames under Lateral Cyclic Displacements, Amol Rupakheti, 2018
  • Signal Analysis in the Context of Structural Health Monitoring of Dams, Hamidullah Attaulah, 2017
  • Simulation of Random Fields by the Turning Band Method, Everistus Oguadimma, 2017
  • Signal Transforms for dynamic data from dams, Hamidullah Attaullah, 2017
  • Implementing Flexibility in Engineering Designs for Foldable Hinged-Rod Roof Systems, Sohaib Anwar, 2016.

Proceedings and Talks

  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, Bayesian Inference for solving Inverse Problems, PhD Course "Applied and Computational Mathematics in Engineering Application", Aveiro, Portugal, 2018
  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, Solving Non-Uniqueness Issues in Parameter Identification problems for Pre-stressed Concrete Poles by Multiple Bayesian Updating, SAMM 2017, Braunschweig, Germany, 2017.
  • F. Alkam; L. Göbel; A. H. Hisham; S. Rau., On the Quality of Material Parameters Obtained by Different Identification Approaches, Graduiertenkolleg 1462, BauhausUniversität Weimar, Germany, 2017.

Publication List

  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, A robust method of the status monitoring of catenary poles installed along high-speed electrified train tracks, Results in Engineering (2021) 100289. doi:10.1016/j.rineng.2021.100289.
  • F. Alkam, Vibration-based Monitoring of Concrete Catenary Poles using Bayesian Inference, Ph.D. thesis. doi:10.13140/395RG.2.2.35446.52809.396. URLhttps://asw-verlage.de/katalog/vibration_based_monitoring_of_co-2363.html
  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, Eigenfrequency-Based Bayesian Approach for Damage Identification in Catenary Poles, Infrastructures 6 (4) (2021). doi:10.3390/infrastructures6040057.
  • F. Alkam; I. Pereira; T. Lahmer, Qualitatively-improved identified parameters of prestressed concrete catenary poles using sensitivity-based Bayesian approach, Results in Engineering 6 (2020) 100104. doi:10.1016/j.rineng.2020.100104.
  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, Quantifying the uncertainty of identification parameters of prestressed concrete poles using the experimental measurements and different optimization methods, Engineering and Applied Sciences 4 (4) (2019) 84. doi:10.11648/j.eas. 20190404.13.
  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, On the quality of identified parameters of prestressed concrete catenary poles in existence of uncertainty using experimental measurements and different optimization methods, in Proceedings of ISMA2018 & USD2018, KU Leuven, Belgium, 2018, pp. 3913–3923.
  • F. Alkam; T. Lahmer, Solving non-uniqueness issues in parameter identification problems for pre-stressed concrete poles by multiple Bayesian updating, in Proceedings of the 15th International Probabilistic Workshop & 10th Dresdner Probabilistic Workshop, TUDpress, 2017, pp. 303–315.
  • L. Abrahamczyk; F. Alkam; A. H. Hisham; L. Göbel; Z. Jaouadi; M. Kraus; I. Kavrakov; D. Legatiuk; F. Mucha; S. Rau, GRK 1462 - Reference Project “poles”: monitoring system, lab experiments and long-term measurements, in: GRK 1462 International Workshop 2017. 26th - 28th April, Weimar, Germany, 2017, ISBN:978-3-95773-239-2.
  • M. Batikha; F.  Alkam, The Effect of Mechanical Properties of Masonry on the behavior of FRP-strengthened Masonry-infilled RC Frame under Cyclic Load, Composite Structures 134 (2015) 513–522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2015.08.105.