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    Asymmetric elastic rod model for DNA

    , Article Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics ; Volume 80, Issue 1 , 2009 ; 15393755 (ISSN) Eslami Mossallam, B ; Ejtehadi, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    2009
    Abstract
    In this paper we consider the anharmonic corrections to the anisotropic elastic rod model for DNA. Our model accounts for the difference between the bending energies of positive and negative rolls, which comes from the asymmetric structure of the DNA molecule. We will show that the model can explain the high flexibility of DNA at small length scales, as well as kink formation at high deformation limit. © 2009 The American Physical Society  

    Dynamic-based pushover analysis for one-way plan-asymmetric buildings

    , Article Engineering Structures ; Volume 163 , 2018 , Pages 332-346 ; 01410296 (ISSN) Rahimzadeh Rofooei, F ; Mirjalili, M. R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2018
    Abstract
    A simple Dynamic-based Pushover analysis for Plan Asymmetric buildings (DPPA) is proposed with the aim of properly considering the effects of torsional behavior as well as the higher modes in the applied lateral load pattern. According to the proposed method, the peak story drifts obtained from the response spectrum analysis (RSA) can be resolved into their translational and rotational components, and the related equivalent static lateral forces and torsional moments can be calculated. Consequently, for accurate estimation of the maximum drift demands of plan-asymmetric buildings, it is proposed that the drift responses obtained from the RSA for the stiff and flexible edges of the building... 

    Developing of MIDA Method in Irregular Structures in Plan with Concentrated Plasticity Model

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Yari, Mohammad Hossein (Author) ; Mofid, Massoud (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    In this research, modal incremental dynamic analysis (MIDA) has been investigated on three-dimensional structures with irregular plans. The MIDA method is an incremental static analysis that considers higher modes of the structure. In fact, it is a combination of modal pushover (MPO) and incremental dynamic analysis (IDA) methods that incorporate the advantages of both and is much faster than the IDA method. Compared to constant analyses, incremental analysis is more extensive in terms of results and response to earthquakes. Due to the uncertainties in the nature of future earthquakes, engineers use the IDA method to achieve a broader view of the structure's response under potential... 

    3D asymmetric carbozole hole transporting materials for perovskite solar cells

    , Article Solar Energy ; Volume 189 , 2019 , Pages 404-411 ; 0038092X (ISSN) Sheibani, E ; Heydari, M ; Ahangar, H ; Mohammadi, H ; Taherian Fard, H ; Taghavinia, N ; Samadpour, M ; Tajabadi, F ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier Ltd  2019
    Abstract
    Carbazole compounds are p-type hole-transporting materials (HTMs) useful for perovskite solar cells (PSCs). In this work, we developed a new class of carbazol based HTMs; non-fused 3-D asymmetric structures (S14 and S12) as HTM of PSCs. To the best of our knowledge, there is no report on non-fused HTMs with a high glass transition temperature (Tg = 165 °C), which reduces crystallization and suppresses grain boundaries in glassy film, resulting in long-term durability. Experimental results show that tuning the carbazole moiety in S14 structure has a constructive influence on geometrical alignment, hole mobility, hydrophobicity, stability as well as efficiency. The resultant power conversion... 

    Asymmetrical 4×4 butler matrix and its application for single layer 8×8 butler matrix

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation ; Volume 67, Issue 8 , 2019 , Pages 5372-5379 ; 0018926X (ISSN) Tajik, A ; Shafiei Alavijeh, A ; Fakharzadeh, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc  2019
    Abstract
    The design procedure and measured results of a novel 4 × 4 Butler matrix are presented in this paper. This asymmetrical structure provides fairly flexible phase outputs; therefore, the array radiation pattern can be rotated around the array normal axis. The structure of this modified Butler matrix is discussed in detail, and the explicit design formulas are derived to achieve the arbitrary main beams direction. Using the proposed design procedure, the Butler matrix can provide even broadside and endfire beams. In addition, this structure is employed to design two Butler matrices, which generate similar patterns as a conventional 8 × 8 Butler matrix, using only single layer circuits with...