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    Seismic Performance Evaluation of Vertcial Irregular Structures through Nonlinear Time History Analysis

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sadeghipour, Arash (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Incremental Dynamic Analysis (IDA) is a parametric analysis method that has recently emerged in several different forms to estimate more thoroughly structural performance under seismic loads. Using IDA , the objective is to study the effect of the irregular distribution of stiffness and strength along the height of a 9 story 3D steel structure model. The reference and each modified structure are hence forced to show the complete spectrum of behavior from elasticity to final global instability, allowing the estimation of capacities for the full range of limit-states and enabling a straightforward comparison without needing to “tune” the structures to the same fundamental period and/or the... 

    On the Parametric Study of Tall Buildings with Different Lateral Force Resisting Systems

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Jorjani, Abdullah (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    General tall buildings consist of different types of structural systems, such as moment resisting frames, with and without shear walls, braces and outriggers. These types of structure have been widely analyzed by many researchers. However, only a few publications are available on the comparison of these structural systems with different stories. In this investigation five types of common structural systems including special moment resisting frame(SMRF), pin structure plus brace, pin structure plus shear wall, SMRF plus brace and SMRF plus shear wall are studied and by doing linear dynamic analysis, a criterion for both lateral displacement and steel tonnage of structures was presented.... 

    Parametric Studies of Seismic Behavior of Single Story Concrete Frame Equipped on Yielding Element

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Alirezaei, Mehdi (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    In this thesis, in order to evaluate the vulnerability of concrete structures equipped with Yielding Element (YE) against earthquakes, two single story/ span concrete frames with different bay-to-height ratios (B/H<1 and B/H>1) are considered. Since the nature of earthquakes is to release energy due to tectonic movements in the earth and the nature of damages in structures depends on the rate of absorbed energy, investigating the behavior of structures are based on the energy concept which is considered as the most important way to design structures against earthquake load. In order to provide seismic resistance against earthquakes and reduce the damages in main elements, it is required to... 

    A Parametric Study on Seismic Behavior of Multi-Story Steel Frames Equipped with Yielding Elements Using FEM

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Yarigarrvaesh, Mahdi Reza (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    In this Thesis Project the Behavior of Multi-story Steel Frames Equipped with Yielding elements has been investigated and analyzed. These elements act against severe earthquakes like fuse and cause dissipation in main part of input energy of structure. The position of these elements are at the cross point of braces. The most advantages of yielding elements in steel frames are ease to use and ability to replace after earthquake The main idea in this research is the effect of number of stories in buildings which are equipped with yielding elements.3,7 and 10-story steel frames with 3 bays and 15,20 and 25-story steel frames with 5 bays are the models for this investigation. At the first part... 

    Using Finite Element Method for Analyzing the Performance of Low Yield Point Steel Plate Shear Wall

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Jebelli, Houtan (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Steel plate shear walls are lateral load resisting systems, especially against earthquake excitation. They are constructed with or without stiffeners. Stiffened walls are more ductile than without stiffeners walls. In this research, nine thin steel plate shear walls models were considered in three groups of 5story, 01story and 05 story walls. In each group different yield point steel for the infill plate was used. The results showed that, using low yield point(LYP) steel will increase energy dissipation of models up to %36. LYP also improve shear capacity of models up to %96. The results showed that using LYP will cause lower lateral displacement in models  

    Response Modification Factor of Steel Plate Shear Wall in Steel Structures

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Merati, Saeed (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Steel shear wall systems have been introduced as a lateral load resisting system since 1970s. Based on the designer’s choice, this system can be used with or without stiffeners. Employing stiffeners prevents the elastic buckling of steel plates which can enhance the system to absorb more energy. The design code for using stiffeners has not developed yet in Iran since this kind of systems is not common practice. In this study, the Response Modification Factor (R), as an important factor in the design procedures of structures, is investigated for 1,3,5,7 and 10-story regular and irregular building structures which have un-stiffened steel shear walls with 3, 4.5 and 6 millimeters thickness with... 

    Response Modification Factor of Steel Plate Shear Walls in Concrete Structures

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Hosseinkhani, Ali (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    The Steel shear wall is one of resisting lateral load system which has been used since 1970.with respect to design we can apply this system with or without stiffeners .here our investigation is about steel shear wall without stiffeners. Also this system is called SSW. Since using this system is new fashion, there is no specific code for it in Iranian 2800 code .also there is no code for using this system in reinforced concrete frames in any code which makes this investigation much harder. Need to obtain R which is one of the most important seismic parameters, encouraged us to consider R for SSW in 3 to 7 storey structures .we obtained static pushover curves with nonlinear static analysis... 

    Effects of Thickness and Compressive Strength on The Behavior of Corrugated Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Shear Wall in a Steel Frame

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Sarmadi, Shayan (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Seismic loads are still a challenge for structures and engineers invent and provide seismic resisting systems to resist better against it. Concrete shear walls are well-known seismic resisting system that has had an acceptable performance in occurred seismic events. This system costs noticeable amount of time and material. Fiber-reinforced concretes can be useful to reduce negative effects and provides more positive effects like tensile strength, ductility, impact resisting and etc. Also changes in wall appearance such as corrugating helps to improve shear wall performance as it improves other kinds of plates and shell shaped members in structures. In this thesis, the focus is on “corrugated... 

    Parametric Study of Simple Column-Base Connections under Cyclic Loading

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ghaffari Cherati, Amir (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Column-base connections are one of the most important elements in steel structures which connect the steel frame to the foundation. Therefore, in structures erected in seismic areas, these connections are critical to convey cyclic inertia forces to the frame. In this research the author performed a parametric study utilizing Finite Elements Method (FEM) to investigate the connection’s cyclic behavior. Primarily, the modeling method is verified and calibrated by the use of available experimental data. Afterwards, the parametric computer models are made. Though some researchers have investigated similar connection types, some components’ parameters like the column’s dimensions have not been... 

    A Parametric Study on Application and Analysis of Beam to Column "Reversed Channel" Connection in Tubular Systems

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Kokabi, Sina (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Today steel tubular systems are used more than before, especially in recent years. A difficulty with this type of systems is making beam to column connections using bolts due to no access to holes of bolts from the inside of tube or hollow circular column. Reverse channel connection is devised and introduced to prevail this problem. Access to holes in this connection is from the inside of channel. In this connection, the web of the channel is connected to steel beam using bolts and the two legs of channel is welded to face of tube column.
    This type of connection does include some innovations; not too many researchers work on different versions of this connection. This thesis provides an... 

    Parametric Study of Concrete Connection Retrofitted by Steel Jacketing

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Makiabadi, Reza (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    This study investigates the cyclic experimental behavior of damaged exterior reinforced concrete beam–column joint specimens retrofitted with the proposed technique using steel elements called steel prop and curb. The technique is usable for local and global strengthening of reinforced concrete frames. Four half-scale RC joints were tested under the cyclic loading; two control specimens with the different beam heights were loaded up to their ultimate strength and this was followed by retrofitting of these damaged specimens as new specimens and tested again under the same loading system. This study indicate the importance of some parameters such as friction , jacket place , thickness of plate... 

    Dynamic Analysis of Timoshenko Beam with Nonuniform Cross Section and Kirchhoff Plate with Nonuniform Thickness Under Moving Mass

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Roshandel, Davood (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    In this study dynamic response of Timoshenko beam and rectangular Kirchhoff plate under moving mass are investigated. Applying Hamilton’s principle, governing differential equations of beam and plate are derived considering the effect of moving mass. Afterward, a numerical-analytical solution based on eigen function expansion method for analyzing nonuniform beams and plates by means of beams’ and plates’ free vibration modes is presented and convergence of the solution is proved by proving that the governing differential equations of Timoshenko beam and Kirchhoff plates are self adjoint. Modal orthogonality circumstances are discussed due to their important role in eigen function expansion... 

    Investigation on the Effect of Existence of Gusset Plate in Moment-otation Behavior of Double Angle Connection in Braced Frames

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Tabkhi Wayghan, Amir Reza (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Double web angle connection is one of the most simple connections in fabrication in simple frame structural systems. In common design procedures for this type of structural system, it is assumed that double web angle connection behaves as a simple connection, but in this system when bracing used, gusset plates of bracing are connected to top and bottom of double web angle connection, or just in top or bottom, and these gusset plates restraint beam to rotate at the places where it is connected to column. Restraning rotation of beam against column in beam to column connection, may change the classification of connection from simple connection to semi-rigid or even rigid connection. In this... 

    Analyzing and Modeling of Semi-hinged Connections in Steel Structure

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Haji kazemi, Mohsen (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Double angle connections, which are welded to the beam web and bolted to the column flange, are usually used to make hinged or semi-hinged connections. Several models are presented in this study whose geometrical properties are different. The finite element software package is used to develop the finite element analysis of the connections. An analytical method is presented that can be used to determine the behavior and deformation for this type of connection. The correctness of Moment-rotation curves of finite element analysis for each connection has been ascertained by comparison, using analytical technique; and a very good agreement has been obtained  

    Nonlinear Behavior of Buckling Knee Bracing and a New Design Method for Multi Story Structures

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Izadi, Mohammad Reza (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    New CKB system is implemented into the multistory frames and investigated how its ductility and energy absorption will be changed if its bracings are able to buckle.buckling braces can improve energy absorption of lateral systems with their post-buckling characteristics through cyclic motions of frames.in proceeding,Nonlinear behavior of multi-story CKB systems within a non-dimensional desigh graphs is presented.application of multi-linear behavior of these systems are controlled by checking their ductility demands and their capacity. Nonlinear dynamic response of multi-story CKB system is analyzed through FEM softwares and presente through curves with which designers can calculate... 

    Seisimc Performance of Dutile End Diaphragms For Slab-on-girder Steel Bridges

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Mareki, Hasan (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    This thesis illustrates the typical seismic retrofitting of bridges using a model governing transverse seismic response of retrofitted bridges by simplified analytical models of the end diaphragms based on the fundamental dynamic concept as well as previous research works. For three types of ductile diaphragm devices such as Eccentrically Braced Frames (EBF), Triangular-plate Added Damping and Stiffness Devices (TADAS) and Chevron Knee Bracing (CKB)and Shear Panel System(SPS), finite element nonlinear analytical models are developed in separate flexural and shear yielding modes, and the capability of the proposed finite element models is ascertained.The IDA (Incremental Dynamic Analyses) are... 

    Study and Design of a New Kind of Knee Bracing in Semi-Height Multi-Story Steel Building

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Foulad, Reza (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    In this thesis behavior of intermediate steel moment frames and intermediate steel moment frames equipped with knee element are investigated. The knee element attaches to the beam element by inverted-V type concentric braces. The knee element acts as a fuse to dissipate input energy during an earthquake by the formation of plastic hinges. On the other hand, brace elements remain in the elastic range without buckling and provide suitable lateral stiffness. Main object of this investigation is reducing deteriorations in the main frame in intermediate and sever earthquake by concentrating deteriorations in knee element. Whereas knee element is not a main element of the frame, retrofitting of the... 

    Dynamic Behavior Beam and Plate on Foundation under Moving Mass

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Ghannadiasl, Amin (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    The behavior of a beam under moving mass has been always interested in the dynamic of structures. In this study, the dynamic response of beam and plate with general boundary conditions under moving mass were investigated using the Dynamic Green Function. Since the majority of previous studies did not consider the Coriolis acceleration, therefore, this acceleration was used in the present study. Boundary conditions are modeled by the rotational and translational restraint. By moving close to the spring constants of the rotational and translational restraint to extreme values (zero and/or infinity), the boundary conditions can be attained for the desired combinations of end boundary conditions... 

    Examining Steel Plate Shear Wall with Various Infill Plates Under Cyclic Loads

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Darvishi, Hadi (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    In the present study, a number of Steel Plate Shear wall (SPSW) models with various infill plates such as perforated and slit infill panels are analyzed and the results are utilized to discuss about behavior of Steel Plate Shear walls with various infill plates. The ABAQUS finite element package is utilized for all Eigen value and incremental nonlinear pushover analyses. Cyclic loading is in compliance with the ATC 24 loading protocol (ATC 1992). To validate modeling, boundary conditions and loading procedures, the experimental results provided by Darren Vian et al. [102, 103] and In-Rak et al. [48, 49] was modeled and analyzed. Investigation of steel plate shear walls made of different... 

    Geometrically Nonlinear Vibration of Concrete Funicular Shells Under Impulse Loads

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Daneshmand, Niloofar (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Reinforced concrete shells are widely used to cover the small to large area with more aesthetics at minimum cost. Shell structures carry load through their shape rather than material strength. Funicular shells are special type of shells that their shape is obtained so that stresses be compressive under a special load (for shell, this load is its dead weight). This study deals with geometrically nonlinear vibration of funicular shells on a rectangular ground plan under impulse loads using nonlinear shallow shells theory. The boundary conditions are considered as clamped edges. Displacement components are product of position and time functions. The analysis is based on the expansion of...