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    Geometrically non-linear thermoelastic analysis of functionally graded shells using finite element method

    , Article International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering ; Volume 72, Issue 8 , 2007 , Pages 964-986 ; 00295981 (ISSN) Hosseini Kordkheili, S. A ; Naghdabadi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    A finite element formulation governing the geometrically non-linear thermoclastic behaviour of plates and shells made of functionally graded materials is derived in this paper using the updated Lagrangian approach. Derivation of the formulation is based on rewriting the Green-Lagrange strain as well as the 2nd Piola-Kirchhoff stress as two second-order functions in terms of a through-the-thickness parameter. Material properties are assumed to vary through the thickness according to the commonly used power law distribution of the volume fraction of the constituents. Within a non-linear finite element analysis framework, the main focus of the paper is the proposal of a formulation to account... 

    Nonlinear seismic behavior of elliptic-braced moment resisting frame using equivalent braced frame

    , Article Steel and Composite Structures ; Volume 40, Issue 1 , 2021 , Pages 45-64 ; 12299367 (ISSN) Ghasemi Jouneghani, H ; Haghollahi, A ; Talebi Kalaleh, M ; Beheshti Aval, B ; Sharif University of Technology
    Techno-Press  2021
    Recently, the elliptic-braced moment resisting frame (ELBRF) which is a new lateral bracing system installed in the middle bay of the frame in the facade of buildings is introduced. This system not only prevents a solution for opening space problem in view of architectural aspects, but also improves the structural behavior. The main drawback of its using in view of numerical modeling in multistory buildings is lack of curved frame element in design and analysis software. To overcome this shortcoming, in this paper, for the first time, an equivalent element for elliptic brace is presented for ELBRF through a laboratory program and nonlinear finite element analysis, which will contribute to... 

    The nonlinear finite element analysis of a novel dental implant with an interposed internal layer imitating periodontal ligament's function

    , Article ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011, 11 November 2011 through 17 November 2011 ; Volume 2 , November , 2011 , Pages 543-548 ; 9780791854884 (ISBN) Ahmadian, M. T ; Ghanati, G ; Firoozbakhsh, K ; Ghanati, P ; Sharif University of Technology
    Osseointegrated dental implants are deficient in natural periodontal ligaments. It may therefore, disrupts the natural function of implant and leads to excessive stress and strain in jaw bone. Our new proposed implant has the nonlinear internal component which imitates periodontal ligaments function. A nonlinear finite element analysis developed to investigate the efficiency of utilizing this nonlinear internal layer for three conditions of bone implant interface conditions under vertical and horizontal loading conditions. Our results so far indicate that the use of a class of material exhibiting incompressible hyperelastic behaviour as a internal layer can reduce the peak stress deduced... 

    Compressive behavior of concrete actively confined by metal strips, part B: Analysis

    , Article Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions ; Volume 43, Issue 10 , 2010 , Pages 1383-1396 ; 13595997 (ISSN) Moghaddam, H ; Samadi, M ; Pilakoutas, K ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents analytical part of an investigation on the application of prestressed strips for concrete confinement. In this paper, an analytical model is proposed to predict the compressive stress-strain curve of strapped concrete as a function of the confinement level. The model was calibrated based on the experimental data of compressive tests which were described in part A of this paper. Various parameters are considered in the proposed model including volumetric ratio, yield strength and ultimate strain of confining material, shape of cross section, strength of plain concrete. Three key points were defined on the stress-stress curve of strapped concrete columns and applied in... 

    Compactness requirements of RBS connections

    , Article Advances and Trends in Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, SEMC 2010, 6 September 2010 through 8 September 2010 ; 2010 , Pages 663-666 ; 9780415584722 (ISBN) Vasseghi, A ; Shahidi, S. G ; Zingoni A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Flexible steel frame system is the most common structural system for mid-rise buildings. Northridge earthquake is turning point in designing flexible steel frames and their connections. During this earthquake a large number of beam-column connections in such structures were ruptured in a brittle manner. After this earthquake many researches were conducted on a variety of beam-column connections with an aim of improving their behavior during earthquake. One such connection which have been studied extensively both experimentally and analytically is a connection with Reduced Beam Section (RBS). The most important advantage of this connection is its high ductility and its ability to dissipate... 

    Investigation of the effect of high +Gz accelerations on human cardiac function

    , Article Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials ; Volume 27 , 2013 , Pages 54-63 ; 17516161 (ISSN) Jamshidi, M ; Ahmadian, M. T ; Sharif University of Technology
    This study investigates the effect of body acceleration on human cardiac function. Finite element analysis is conducted to simulate geometrical and mechanical properties of human heart. Heart geometrical modeling in three-dimension is performed by segmentation of cardiac MRI images. The nonlinear mechanical behavior of myocardium is modeled by Mooney-Rivlin, Polynomial, Ogden and Yeoh hyperelastic material models. Stress-strain curves of myocardial tissue are obtained from experimental compression tests on bovine heart samples. The experimental results are employed for the evaluation of material coefficients by the nonlinear least squares method. Among hyperelastic models, the Yeoh model... 

    Study of behavior of concrete under axial and triaxial compression

    , Article ACI Materials Journal ; Volume 114, Issue 4 , 2017 , Pages 619-629 ; 0889325X (ISSN) Toufigh, V ; Jafarian Abyaneh, M ; Jafari, K ; Sharif University of Technology
    American Concrete Institute  2017
    In this investigation, polymer concrete (PC) with three different epoxy resin contents, ordinary cement concrete (OCC), lightweight concrete (LWC), and lime-mortar soil (LMS) have been studied under uniaxial and triaxial compression tests to determine their mechanical behavior by measuring axial stress-strain and volumetric strain versus axial strain curves. According to the results, PC showed higher strength, ductility, and energy absorption than that of OCC and LWC. Then, nonlinear finite element analysis (NFEA) was implemented to predict the experimental results using hierarchical single-surface (HISS) failure criterion and disturbed state concept (DSC) to capture the elastoplastic...