The Ph.D. student Riyadh Abdel-Abbas Ali innovated under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ibtisam Raheem Karim from the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Technology and in partnership with Prof. Dr. Saleh Issa Khassaf from the College of Engineering at the University of Basra on the topic (Innovative Intelligent Laboratory System to Simulate the Real Water-Structure-Earthquake Interaction Test (RWSEIT) and Its Influence for Dynamic Response of Marine Concrete Structures).
It is considered the first innovation in the field of civil engineering that has the ability to simulate real earthquakes combined with the water forces represented by currents and waves to discover the effect of these forces on the dynamic behavior of sea bridges.
The work included the manufacture of a laboratory channel with a length of (6) meters, a width of (1.5) meters, and a height of (1.25) meters, which is a contains on a (Biaxial Shaking Table) device to represent the real earthquakes and their actual directions (X&Y) and approved in the international codes (ASTM & ACI), and the channel also contains two technologies to generate waves and currents of water with variable characteristics and controlled electronically through an intelligent control system that designed software for this purpose.
The innovative system was registered as an Iraqi patent approved by the American (University of New Mexico) and under the title:
(Innovative Intelligent Laboratory System to Simulate the Real Water-Structure-Earthquake Interaction Test (RWSEIT) and Its Influence for Dynamic Response of Marine Concrete Structures).