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    The effect of transverse steel and FRP jacket confinement on mechanical properties of concrete cylinders: An experimental study

    , Article ISEC 2011 - 6th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction ; 2011 , Pages 827-832 ; 9789810879204 (ISBN) Khaloo, A. R ; Javid, Y ; Khosravi, H ; Yazdani S ; Cheung S. O ; Singh A ; Ghafoori N ; American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ); Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); et al.; University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), College of Engineering; Wayne State College of Engineering ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents the results of an experimental study on the behavior of concrete cylinders externally wrapped with fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites and internally reinforced with steel spirals. The experimental work was performed by testing 30 concrete cylinders (120 × 400mm2) subjected to pure compression to achieve the complete stress-strain curve. Test specimens were confined with various internal and external confinement ratios and different types of confining material such as steel, Carbon FRP (CFRP) and Glass FRP (GFRP). The compressive strength, corresponding strain and the complete stress-strain curve of the tested specimenswere indicated. The test results showthat the... 

    Investigation of the interphase effects on the mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube polymer composites by multiscale modeling

    , Article Journal of Applied Polymer Science ; Volume 117, Issue 1 , March , 2010 , Pages 361-367 ; 00218995 (ISSN) Montazeri, A ; Naghdabadi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this article, a multiscale modeling procedure is implemented to study the effect of interphase on the Young's modulus of CNT/polymer composites. For this purpose, a three-phase RVE is introduced which consists of three components, i.e., a carbon nanotube, an interphase layer, and an outer polymer matrix. The nanotube is modeled at the atomistic scale using molecular structural mechanics. Moreover, three-dimensional elements are employed to model the interphase layer and polymer matrix. The nanotube and polymer matrix are assumed to be bonded by van der Waals interactions based on the Lennard-Jones potential at the interface. Using this Molecular Structural Mechanics/Finite Element... 

    Dynamic analysis of laminated composite plates traversed by a moving mass based on a first-order theory

    , Article Composite Structures ; Volume 92, Issue 8 , 2010 , Pages 1865-1876 ; 02638223 (ISSN) Ghafoori, E ; Asghari, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    The dynamic response of angle-ply laminated composite plates traversed by a moving mass or a moving force is investigated. For this purpose, a finite element method based on the first-order shear deformation theory is used. Stationary and adaptive mesh techniques have been applied as two different meshing schemes. The adaptive mesh strategy is then used to avoid off-nodal position of moving mass. In this manner, the finite element mesh is continuously adapted to follow and comply with the path of moving mass. A Newmark direct integration method is employed to solve the equations of motion. Parametric study is directed to find out how different parameters like mass of the moving object as... 

    Statistical, morphological, and corrosion behavior of PECVD derived cobalt oxide thin films

    , Article Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics ; Volume 30, Issue 24 , 2019 , Pages 21185-21198 ; 09574522 (ISSN) Jafari, A ; Alam, M. H ; Dastan, D ; Ziakhodadadian, S ; Shi, Z ; Garmestani, H ; Weidenbach, A. S ; Ţălu, Ş ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer  2019
    Experimental parameters have direct influences on materials properties and therefore their applications. The effect of plasma power on the properties of cobalt oxide thin films, prepared using plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique, on stainless steel substrates have been addressed in this paper. The structural, morphological, and compositional properties of these films were investigated by means of X-ray diffraction (XRD), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) technique. The XRD patterns demonstrated the growth of polycrystalline Co3O4 thin film with a cubic spinel structure such that the intensity of (511) and (311) peaks increase as the... 

    A thermoelasticity solution of sandwich structures with functionally graded coating

    , Article Composites Science and Technology ; Volume 67, Issue 6 , 2007 , Pages 1073-1080 ; 02663538 (ISSN) Shodja, H. M ; Haftbaradaran, H ; Asghari, M ; Sharif University of Technology
    An exact thermoelasticity solution for a two-dimensional thick composite consisting of homogeneous and functionally graded layers is presented. The thermomechanical properties of functionally graded layers are assumed to vary exponentially through the thickness while the Poisson's ratio is taken to be constant. The heat transfer problem is solved under steady state condition accounting for the heat convection. Utilizing the stress function the governing equation reduces to a fourth order inhomogeneous partial differential equation which is solved exactly using Fourier series method. A comparative study is done between two sandwich structures with homogeneous and functionally graded coatings,... 

    Damage behavior of fiber reinforced composite plates subjected to drop weight impacts

    , Article Composites Science and Technology ; Volume 66, Issue 1 , 2006 , Pages 61-68 ; 02663538 (ISSN) Hosseinzadeh, R ; Shokrieh, M. M ; Lessard, L ; Sharif University of Technology
    Fiber reinforced materials are widely used in many industrial structures including automotive, aviation, and civil due to their lower weights compared to metal structures. Full-composite body structures, especially in automotive and aviation applications, are becoming a proper replacement for current metal ones. For this reason, damage of such structures subjected to impact is a crucial case study in current research. The typical types of damages are mainly caused during production, repair, maintenance, or by particle crashes during function, and collisions between different structures. In this paper, four different fiber reinforced composite plates are studied after being impacted by a... 

    Nanoscale vibrational analysis of a multi-layered graphene sheet embedded in an elastic medium

    , Article Composites Science and Technology ; Volume 65, Issue 7-8 , 2005 , Pages 1159-1164 ; 02663538 (ISSN) Behfar, K ; Naghdabadi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    In this paper, nanoscale vibrational analysis of a multi-layered graphene sheet embedded in an elastic medium is investigated and the corresponding natural frequencies and the associated modes are determined. The modeling is based on the fact that the elastic moduli of a graphene sheet in two perpendicular orientations are different, so the plate is considered to be anisotropic. The graphene layers stacking at the top of each other bond with carbon-carbon van der Waals forces between two adjacent ones. Also, the whole multi-layered graphene sheet is influenced by polymer-carbon van der Waals forces from the surrounding elastic medium. © 2005 Elsevier Ltd. Al rights reserved