Publications And Presentations

Refereed Journal Publications

Kenneth K. Walsh, Makola M. Abdullah and Carl A. Moore (2008),”Control of Civil Structures Using a Semiactive Stiffness System Based on Variable Amplification”, ASCE JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING 1246-1251

Kurtis Gurley, Robert H. Davis, Jr, Sean-Paul Ferrera, Jeff Burton, Forrest Masters, Tim Reinhold, and Makola Abdullah (2006), “Post 2004 Hurricane Field Survey --- An Evaluation of the Relative Performance of the Standard Building Code and the Florida Building Code” Structures Congress 2006: Structural Engineering and Public Safety, Proceedings of the 2006 Structures Congress, ASCE Conf. Proc. 201, 8 (2006), DOI:10.1061/40889(201)8

Walsh, K. K. and Abdullah, M. M. (2006), “Adaptive base-isolation of civil structures using variable amplification,” Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration 2006 Vol.5 No.2 P.223-233

Wilson, C.M.D. and Abdullah, M. (2005). “Structural Vibration Reduction Using Fuzzy Control of Magnetorheological Dampers”, Proceedings of the 2005 Structures Congress and the 2005 Forensic Engineering Symposium ASCE Conf. Proc. 171, 198 (2005), DOI:10.1061/40753(171)198

Ping Tan, Shirley J. Dyke, Andy Richardson and Makola Abdullah, “Integrated Device Placement and Control Design In Civil Structures Using Genetic Algorithms”, Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Vol. 131, No. 10, October 2005, pp. 1489-1496

Grady, S., M. Y. Hussaini, M. M. Abdullah, “Placement of Wind Turbines Using Genetic Algorithms”, Renewable Energy, 30(12), October 2005, pp 259-270

Abdullah, M., K., Walsh, S. Grady, G. D. Wesson, “Modeling Flow Around Bluff Bodies”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 19, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 104-107

Grady, S., G. D. Wesson, M. M. Abdullah, and E. E. Kalu, “Prediction of 10-mm Hydrocyclone Separation Efficiency Using Computational Fluid Dynamics.” Filtrations & Separations, 40(9), p. 41-46 (2003).

Grady, S., G. D. Wesson, M. M. Abdullah, and E. E. Kalu, “Prediction of Flow Field in 10-mm Hydrocyclone Using Computational Dynamics”, Fluid / Particle Separations Journal, 14, 1 (2002).

Abdullah, M., Richardson, A., and Hanif, J. " Placement of sensors/actuators on civil structures using genetic algorithms ", August 2001, Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 1167-1184

Abdullah, M., Hanif, J., Sobanjo, J. and Richardson, A. " Use of a shared tuned mass damper (STMD) to reduce vibration and pounding in adjacent structures", August 2001, Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics 1185-1201

Abdullah, M. "Optimal Placement of Output Feedback Controllers on Slender Civil Structures", Engineering Structures, V. 22, 1042–1047, 2000

Abdullah, M. "Optimal Placement of DVFC Controllers on Buildings Subjected to Earthquake Loading", Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 1999, Vol. 28, 127-141

Abdullah, M. "Optimal Placement of Output Feedback Sensor/Actuator Systems at Discrete Locations", AIAA Journal, November 1998, 2109-2116



Conference Proceedings

Walsh, K. K. and Abdullah, M. M., “Semi-active control of civil structures using variable amplification,” Proceedings of the 4th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, San Diego, California, 2005.

Kurtis Gurley, Jeff Burton, Rob Davis, Makola Abdullah, Timothy Reinhold. Post 2004 Hurricane Field Survey – an Evaluation of the Relative Performance of Building Codes, Preproceedings, 10th Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, American Association for Wind Engineering, May 31-June 4 2005, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Wilson, C.M.D., Abdullah, M., "Fuzzy Control of Magnetorheological Dampers in Civil Structures", 6th European Conference on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN), Paris, France. (2005)

Wilson, C.M.D., Abdullah, M. ,"Structural Vibration Reduction Using Fuzzy Control of Magnetorheological Dampers", ASCE Structures Congress, New York, NY. (2005)

Norton, T., Abdullah, M., Stephens, D., “Combined Hurricane and Earthquake Hazard Component Vulnerability Analysis”, Proceedings of ANCER, Annual Meeting of the Asia- Pacific Network of Centers for Earthquake Engineering Research, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2004.

Abdullah, M. and Richardson, A.,. “Use of Genetic Algorithms for Placement on Slender Structures”, Proceedings of Ninth International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (9th ISCOPS), November, Pasadena, California, U.S.A., 291-300.

Richardson, Andy; Abdullah, Makola M., “Sensor/actuators placement on civil structures using a real-coded genetic algorithm”, Proc. SPIE Vol. 4696, p. 244-255, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, 06/2002

Henry, A., Richardson, A., and Abdullah, M. “Placement and Elimination of Vibration Controllers in Buildings”, SEMS 2001: International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Vol 2, 887-895 (2001)

Grady, S., G. D. Wesson, M. M. Abdullah, and E. E. Kalu, “A Comparison of the Flow Fields of a Volute and Tangential Feed Geometry 10mm-Hydrocyclone Using Computational Fluid Dynamics”, Proceedings of 7th International Petroleum Environmental Conference, CD-ROM (published by SCG, Inc.), Albuquerque, NM, November 7-10 (2000).

Abdullah, M., Richardson, A., and Hanif, J. “Placement of Feedback Controllers on Civil Structures Using Genetic Algorithms”, in Smart Systems for Bridges, Structures, and Highways, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 3988, 418-428 (2000).



Other Journal Publications

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “Using Virtual Reality as an Educational Tool for Earthquake Damage Mitigation”, East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI). Final Report. http://www.nsftokyo.org/spmenu.html, 2002.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “At a Glance: Natural Hazard Mitigation in Japan 2002”, Natural Hazard Mitigation in Japan (NHMJ). Final Report. http://www.nd.edu/~quake/nhmj/, 2002.

Hill, M., Richardson, A., Wilson, C. and Abdullah, M. "The Effectiveness of the Passive Tuned Mass Damper in Reducing Building Vibrations ", FAMU McNair Journal, Fall 2000

Hill, M., Richardson, A., Wilson, C. and Abdullah, M. "The Effectiveness of the Passive Tuned Mass Damper in Reducing Building Vibrations ", The National McNair Journal, Fall 2000

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. "The Effectiveness of the Tuned Mass Damper in Reducing Building Vibrations", FAMU McNair Journal, Fall 1999, 30-35

Abdullah, M., and Richardson, A., "Placement of Controllers in Buildings that Utilize Base-Isolation", November 1998, NTA Conference Proceedings

Abdullah, M., and Hanif, J., "Mitigation of Pounding Through Strategically Placed Damping Mechanisms", November 1998, NTA Conference Proceedings



Technical Reports

ZG Adme, MM Abdullah, , “Analysis Of NATM Tunnel Responses Due To Earthquake Loading In Various Soils” Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Japan. Final Report. http://wusceel.cive.wustl.edu/reujat/, 2003

Jones, A. and Abdullah, M.. “Wind Flows Using Gambit/Fluent Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Predict Maximum Flows on a High Rise Building”, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Japan. Final Report. http://wusceel.cive.wustl.edu/reujat/, 2003

Marcelin, S. and Abdullah, M.. “Modeling of the Toggle-Brace Fluid Viscous Damper Configuration”, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Japan. Final Report. http://wusceel.cive.wustl.edu/reujat/, 2002

Henry, A. and Abdullah, M.. “Developing a Magnetic Induction Structural Damper”, Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Japan. Final Report. http://wusceel.cive.wustl.edu/reujat/, 2002

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “Using Virtual Reality as an Educational Tool for Earthquake Damage Mitigation”, East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI). Final Report. http://www.nsftokyo.org/spmenu.html, 2002.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “At a Glance: Natural Hazard Mitigation in Japan 2002”, Natural Hazard Mitigation in Japan (NHMJ). Final Report. http://www.nd.edu/~quake/nhmj/, 2002.

Abdullah, M., Hill, M. and Wilson, C. “Determination of Natural Frequencies and Mode Shapes of Multi Degree of Freedom Structures”, University Consortium on Instructional Shake Tables. Final Report. http://wusceel.cive.wustl.edu/ucist/, 2001



Technical Presentations

Walsh, K.K. and Abdullah, M. M., “Control of Civil Structures Using Semi-Active Stiffness System Based on Variable Amplification,” PRC-US Earthquake Engineering Forum for Young Researchers, Harbin, China, 2006.

Walsh, K. K. and Abdullah, M. M., “Semi-active control of civil structures using variable amplification,” World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, San Diego, California, 2005.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M. “Development of the Universal Damage Function for Natural Hazard Damage Assessment”, Young Researchers Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, June 2004.

Adme, Z., and Abdullah, M., “Analysis of NATM Tunnel Responses due to Earthquake Loading in Various Soils”, REUJAT Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 7/2004

Villarreal, K., Wilson, C. and Abdullah, M., “Effects of MR Damper Placement on Structure Vibration Parameters”, REUJAT Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 7/2004

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M., “Development of Combined Earthquake and Hurricane Damage Functions”, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, 6/2004

Jones, A., Ishihara, T., Abdullah, M., and Walsh, K. K. “Use of wind turbines in urban environments”, REUJAT Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2003

Hill, M. and Abdullah, M., “Structural Health Monitoring”, Young Researchers Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, 6/2003

Walsh, K. and Abdullah, M., “Flow Around Bluff Bodies”, Young Researchers Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, 6/2003

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “An Earthquake Analysis of an Existing Structure in the Southeast Region of the United States”, Young Researchers Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, June 2002.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “An Earthquake Analysis of an Existing Structure in the Southeast Region of the United States”, National Society of Black Engineers National Convention, Orlando, Florida, March 2002.

Henry, A. and Abdullah, M. “Use of a Structural Magnetic Induction Damper (SMID) for Reducing Building Response”, REUJAT Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 6//2002

Marcelin, S. and Abdullah, M. “Alanysis of the Toggle Brace Damper Configuration”, REUJAT Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 6/2002

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M., “An Earthquake Analysis of an Existing Structure in the Southeast Region of the United States”, National Society of Black Engineers National Convention, Orlando, Florida, 3/2002

Noriega D., Austin Q., and Abdullah, M., “Use of Mathcad and Matlab in Civil Engineering Mechanics”, HBCU-UP Conference Albany GA, 2/2002

Richardson A and Abdullah, M. “Use of Genetic Algorithms for Sensor/Actuator Placement”, Washington University in St. Louis, 9/2001

Abdullah, M., “Overview of the Wind Hazard and Earthquake Engineering Lab (WHEEL) at the FAMU/FSU College of Engineering”, University of Tokyo, Japan, 6/17/2001

Richardson A. and Abdullah, M. “Use of Genetic Algorithms for Sensor/Actuator Placement on Civil Engineering Structures”, University of Tokyo, Japan, 6/17/2001

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M., “An Earthquake Analysis of an Existing Structure in the Southeast Region of the United States: Preliminary Findings”, Young Researchers Symposium, Kyoto, Japan, 6/2001

Richardson A. and Abdullah, M. “Use of Genetic Algorithms for Sensor/Actuator Placement on Civil Engineering Structures”, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 6/17/2001

Wilson, C. and Abdullah, M. “Use of MR Fluid Dampers to Reduce Building Vibrations”, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 6/17/2001

Henry, A., Abdullah, M., and Richardson, A. “Placement using Elimination of Feedback Controllers", National Society of Black Engineers Regional Conference, Spring 2001

Henry, A. Abdullah, M., and Richardson, A. “Placement using Elimination of Feedback Controllers", National Society of Black Engineers National Conference, 2001

Hill, M., Wilson, C., Richardson, A. and Abdullah, M., “The Effectiveness of the TMD in Reducing Building Vibrations”, 9th Annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars National Conference, Delevan, WI, 11/2000

Hill, M., Wilson, C., Richardson, A. and Abdullah, M., “The Effectiveness of the TMD in Reducing Building Vibrations”, 6th Annual SAEOPP/UTK McNair Scholars Conference, Knoxville, TN, 07/2000

Abdullah, M., “Mitigation of Wind Damage from Hurricanes”, University of Cape Town, Capetown South Africa, 7/15/2000

Richardson A and Abdullah, M. “Use of Genetic Algorithms for Sensor/Actuator Placement”, NASA Dryden Space Flight Center at Edwards Air Force Base for Technical Personnel, 3/2000

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using a TMD on a Multi-story Building with Base Isolation”, 8th Annual Ronald E. McNair Scholars National Conference, Delevan, WI, November 1999.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M., “The Effectiveness of the Tuned Mass Damper in Reducing Building Vibrations”, 5th Annual SAEOPP/UTK McNair Scholars Conference, Knoxville, TN, 07/1999

Abdullah, M. "Location and Gains of Feedback Controllers on Civil Structures ", NSF Workshop on the Advancement and Retention of Underrepresented and Minority Engineering Educators, 9/1998

Abdullah, M. "Location and Gains of Feedback Controllers on Civil Structures ",Duke University, 12/1997

Abdullah, M. "Optimal Output Feedback Control of Civil Structures", John D. Miles Lecture Series, Notre Dame University 3/1997



Other Invited Presentations

Abdullah, M., Norton, T., and Wilson, C.M.D., “Women in Engineering”, Girls in Science Enrichment Program, Florida A&M University, May 2004.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “MCEER WEBCAST: Earthquake Engineering Research at Florida A&M University”, May 2003.

Hill M., Norton, T., Richardson, A., Gross, S. and Abdullah, M. M., “Why You Should Go To Graduate School”, FAMU FGAMP, March 2002.

Abdullah, M., Starks, O., Richardson, A., Norton, T., and Christmas, A., “How to Succeed in Graduate School”, FGAMP, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, May 2001.

Starks, O., Norton, T., Richardson, A., Gross, S. and Abdullah, M. M., “Why You Should Go To Graduate School”, FAMU FGAMP, March 2001.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M. M., “The Effectiveness of the Tuned Mass Damper in Reducing Building Vibrations”, FAMU-FSU ASCE Student Chapter Meeting, Tallahassee, FL, January 2000.

Abdullah, M. “Images of Possibility”, Promise Summer Institute, UMBC, 8/2005

Abdullah, M., Norton, T., and Wilson, C.M.D., “Women in Engineering”, Girls in Science Enrichment Program, Florida A&M University, May 2004.

Norton, T. and Abdullah, M., “MCEER WEBCAST: Earthquake Engineering Research at Florida A & M University”, 5/2003

Abdullah, M. “Why You Should Go To Graduate School”, FAMU FGAMP, 6/2003

Hill M., Norton T., Richardson A., Gross S. and Abdullah, M. “Why You Should Go To Graduate School”, FAMU FGAMP, 3/2002

Abdullah, M., Starks, O., Richardson, A., Norton, T., and Christmas, A., “How to Succeed in Graduate School”, FGAMP, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, 5/2001

Hitchmon, K., Henry, T. and Abdullah, M. “Role of Kemetic Women in Science, Engineering and Technology”, Annual Imhotep Research Conference, FAMU, 4/2001

Starks O., Norton T., Richardson A., Gross S. and Abdullah, M. “Why You Should Go To Graduate School”, FAMU FGAMP, 3/2001

Abdullah, M. "Life Choices ", Dade Street Community Center, 10/1997

Abdullah, M. "Going from F's to A's", Guest Expert, Black Entertainment Television, 1/1997