Tasnim Hassan


  • 919-515-8123
  • Mann Hall 416

Tasnim Hassan is a faculty member in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU) since January 1995. At the undergraduate and graduate levels, he teaches courses related to mechanics, strength of materials, fatigue, fracture, and constitutive modeling (CE214, CE215, CE313, CE515, CE718). His experimental and analytical research includes understanding and modeling low-cycle fatigue failures of steel structures and welded joints, seismic performance of steel and concrete structures, sensor development, constitutive modeling of various steels, high-temperature alloys, concrete and polymeric materials.

Currently, through a National Science Foundation project his research group (graduate students: Machel Morrison, Shahriar Quayyum, and Doug Schweizer, and undergrad student: P. Graham Pritchard) is conducting large scale experiments and simulations of steel building connections for validating and refining seismic performance enhancement techniques. Through two Department of Energy-Nuclear Engineering University Program and one Honeywell Aerospace projects his group (graduate students: Raasheduddin Ahmed, Paul Barrett, Yuanqing Wang, and Fengtao Bai) is making efforts in understanding very high temperature fatigue-creep failures of modern alloys. The experimental data and constitutive models to be developed through these projects will allow accurate life prediction of next generation nuclear power plant and jet engine components, and thereby safer and economical design of critical structural components. Two undergraduate students (Nick Smith and Brandon Mosiman) are currently working with him on pilot projects related to notch induced failure and concrete material.

Over his tenure at NCSU, he has developed research cooperation with researchers from Civil Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Material Science and Engineering Departments at NCSU, Penn State University, University of Notre Dame, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, INSA de Rouen, Ecole de Mines des Paris, Ecole Nationale d’Ingénieurs de Sfax Tunisia, and Yildiz Technical University in Turkey. He is affiliated with the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society of Materials, Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation, Inc., California Univ. for Research in Earthquake Engineering, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Academy of Mechanics, and American Society for Engineering Education. His research, education, and professional activities are geared toward understanding progressive failure of structures subjected to extreme loading conditions, developing constitutive models for more accurate prediction of structural failure, and finally developing techniques for enhancing fatigue life and/or performance of structures.


Ph.D. 1993

Civil Engineering

University of Texas at Austin

M.S. 1985

Civil Engineering

University of Arizona

B.S. 1981

Civil Engineering

Bangladesh Engineering University

Research Description

Dr. Hassan is interested in experimental and analytical studies towards understanding and modeling low-cycle fatigue failures of steel structures and welded joints, seismic behavior of steel and concrete structures, sensor development, and constitutive modeling of various steels, high-temperature alloys, concrete and polymeric materials.


Micromechanical modeling of the ratcheting behavior of 304 stainless steel
Ben Naceur, I., Sai, K., Hassan, T., & Cailletaud, G. (2016), Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 138(2).
A novel hybrid heating method for elevated temperature mechanical testing of miniature specimens
Li, L., Ngaile, G., & Hassan, T. (2016), (Proceedings of the ASME 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, 2016, vol 1, ).
Seismic enhancement of welded unreinforced flange-bolted web steel moment connections
Morrison, M. L., Schweizer, D. Q., & Hassan, T. (2016), Journal of Structural Engineering (New York, N.Y.), 142(11).
Resilient welded steel moment connections by enhanced beam buckling resistance
Morrison, M. L., & Hassan, T. (2016), Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 127, 77-91.
Isothermal low-cycle fatigue and fatigue-creep of Haynes 230
Barrett, P. R., Ahmed, R., Menon, M., & Hassan, T. (2016), International Journal of Solids and Structures, 88-89, 146-164.
Unified viscoplasticity modeling for isothermal low-cycle fatigue and fatigue-creep stress-strain responses of Haynes 230
Ahmed, R., Barrett, P. R., & Hassan, T. (2016), International Journal of Solids and Structures, 88-89, 131-145.
A unified viscoplastic model for creep and fatigue-creep response simulation of Haynes 230
Barrett, P. R., & Hassan, T. (2015), (ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - 2015, vol 3, ).
Long and short radius elbow experiments and evaluation of advanced constitutive models to simulate the responses
Islam, N., Fenton, M., & Hassan, T. (2015), (Asme Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference - 2015, vol 8, ).
An improved nonproportional cyclic plasticity model for multiaxial low-cycle fatigue and ratcheting responses of 304 stainless steel
Khutia, N., Dey, P. P., & Hassan, T. (2015), Mechanics of Materials, 91, 12-25.
Low-cycle fatigue and ratcheting responses of elbow piping components
Hassan, T., Rahman, M., & Bari, S. (2015), Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 137(3).

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ASME Code Application of the Compact Heat Exchanger for High Temperature Nuclear Service
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/16 - 9/30/19)
Advanced Constitutive Modeling of Grade 91 Coupled with Tertiary Creep Behavior and Damage
Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc.(3/01/15 - 2/28/18)
MRI: Development of a Miniature, High Temperature, Multiaxial Testing System for Advanced Materials and Engineering Research
National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/13 - 7/31/17)
GOALI: Continuous-Bending-Under-Tension Studies to Enhance the Formability of Advanced Steels and Aluminum Alloys
National Science Foundation (NSF)(7/01/14 - 5/15/16)
Monitoring microstructural evolution of Alloy 617 with nonlinear acoustics for remaining useful life prediction: multiaxial creep-fatigue and creep-ratcheting
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/04/10 - 12/31/13)
Development of a Constitutive Model for Simulation of Stress-Strain Responses of HA230 under Thermo-Mechanical Cyclic Loading
Honeywell International, Inc.(1/01/10 - 8/15/13)
US Army - Corps of Engineers(6/01/09 - 12/31/10)
NEESR CR, An Innovative Seismic Performance Enhancement Technique For Steel Building Beam-Column Connections
National Science Foundation (NSF)(1/01/10 - 9/30/13)
US-Tunisia Cooperation For Next Generation Material Model Development
National Science Foundation (NSF)(9/15/09 - 8/31/10)
Multiaxial creep-fatigue and creep-ratcheting failures of Grade 91 steel for addressing design issues of next generation reactor pressure vessel
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/09 - 9/30/14)