Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

Dr WE Hussien

College of Science, Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering
Department: Civil and Chemical Engineering
Senior Lecturer
Tel: 011 670 9479


  • BSc Honours (Civil)
  • B Eng Honours (Transportation)
  • M Eng (Transportation)
  • PhD (Civil Engineering)

Fields of academic interests

Research Interests

  • Fibre reinforced concrete materials
  • Concrete pavements behaviour and performance
  • Full-scale tests and Finite element modelling of concrete pavements
  • Characterisation of asphalt concrete materials
  • Use of waste materials in asphalt pavements

Field of Specialisation

  • Experimental and theoretical modelling of concrete pavements
  • Characterization of asphalt concrete materials


Selected Publications

  • Elsaigh, WA, Robberts, JM, and Kearsley, EP, "Modelling the Behaviour of Steel-Fibre Reinforced Concrete Ground Slabs I: Development of Material
  • Model" Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol 137, No 12, December 2011, PP882 – 888
  • Elsaigh, WA, Kearsley, EP, and Robberts, JM,  "Modelling the Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Ground Slabs II: Development of Slab Model" Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, Vol 137, No 12, December 2011,
  • Elsaigh, WA, Robberts, JM, and Kearsley, EP, Modelling Non-linear Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete"  Proceedings of the 6th RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete Lake Como, Italy September 2004
  • Elsaigh, WA, Robberts, JM and Kearsley, EP, "Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete for Road Pavement Applications"  Proceedings of the 24th Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) Pretoria – CSIR, South Africa July 2005
  • Elsaigh, WA, Ioannides, AM Bart, Ed, Hassan, A Beneficial Re-Use of Petroleum Contaminated Sediment in Hot-Mix Asphalt Mixtures Paper is under review by co-authors / University of Cincinnati and USEPA / USA (unpublished report)
  • Aldossari, K M, Elsaigh, W,Shannag, M, "Effect of Steel Fibers on Flexural Behavior of Normal and High Strength Concrete", World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index 85, International Journal of Civil, Architectural Science and Engineering, 8(1), 2014, 117 - 122

Professional positions, fellowships & awards

Professional Affiliation

  • Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA)

Short biography

Dr. Walied A. M. Hussien Elsaigh is a Senior lecturer and a researcher in Civil and Chemical Engineering department, University of South Africa. He obtained his basic degree, B.Sc. honours - Civil Engineering (University of Khartoum/Sudan). He has B.Eng. honours, M.Eng. and Ph.D. Engineering (Pretoria University/ South Africa). He worked as research assistant at Pretoria University, post-doctoral fellow at Cincinnati University/ USA, Assistant Professor for Omdurman Islamic University/ Sudan, Assistant Professor for King Saud University/ Saudi Arabia. He has authored and co-authored articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and reputable journals. He supervised and co-supervised post graduate students and also serves as a reviewer for some south African and International journals. His current teaching duties includes: Pavement Technology and Geometric Design of Highways.