Research and Projects

    General Research Interest

    My research interest mainly focuses on Computational Mechanics and Numerical Simulation of the problems related to the field of Geotechnical, Earthquake, and Structural Engineering and Engineering Mechanics/Dynamics.

     

    Geotechnical Engineering

    I have recently worked on the following subjects related to the field of Geotechnical Engineering:

     

    • Design of wave barriers for mitigation of horizontal and vertical seismic waves;

    • Design of wave barriers for mitigation of train-induced vibrations;

    • Analytical and numerical simulation of the behavior of stone-columns;

    • Using Topology Optimization concepts in design of wave barriers;

    • Dynamic behavior of single and group piles.

     

    Earthquake and Structural Engineering and Computational Mechanics

    Dr. Mahdi Samadzad (an Assistant Professor at University of Tehran) and I have recently developed a new continuous wave-based software for wave propagation analysis of complex structural frames, railways, and group piles. We have  received a grant from Iran National Science Foundation (INSF) for this purpose. We have selected the name COMEND for this software which abbreviates "Computational Mechanics and Engineering Dynamics". The software contains many features such as a comprehensive library for refraction matrices at discontinuities, a general assembly subroutine, and a numerical solver for free and forced vibration analysis of  complex systems. The software is still under development and we are trying to add more features to it. 

     

    Engineering Mechanics and Identification of Systems

    Dr. Mahdi Samadzad, Dr. Maryam Bitaraf (Assistant Professors at University of Tehran) and I have newly established a research laboratory named LEMIS (Laboratory of Engineering Mechanics and Identification of Systems ) in which we do high-quality experimental and numerical research in the fields of Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Dynamics, Wave Propagation, and Identification of Systems. A separate website is under preparation for LEMIS lab and will be ready soon!

    About me

    I am an Assistant Professor in Civil Engineering Department at University of Tehran and my research interest mainly focuses on Computational Mechanics and Numerical Simulation of the problems related to the fields of Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics/Dynamics.

    I am really interested to simulate real-world engineering problems using analytical and numerical methodologies. Among various civil engineering subjects, I have found myself very interested in those which deal with the dynamic behavior of the materials and systems, especially the problems related to stress wave propagation. My background and experience in these fields have really helped me to understand the physics behind the problems with highly dynamic nature, and the following quote by Nikola Telsa really inspires me to perform high-quality research within these fields:

    "If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration"

     

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