Curriculum Vitae

of

Ali Abedian

 

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

Contact:

 

TeleFax:  +98 (0)21 6602 2731-3

Phone:   † +98 (0)21 6616 4947

Mobile:†† +98 (0)912 279 3858

Email:      abedian@sharif.edu

Personal Homepage: aero.sharif.edu/~abedian

 

 

Education:

 1984-1989:††††† Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

†††††††† Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran.

†††††††† Average: (15.42/20).

†††††††† Final project: Design of a gate for a medium volume dam.

 1990-1992:††††† Masters of Technology in Mechanical Engineering

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

†††††††† With Honors (First Class, First Division).

†††††††† Masterís Thesis: Stress and failure analysis of composite materials using finite element method.

†††††††† Supervisor: Professor E. W. Smith

 1992-1998:††††† Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

†††††††† University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.

†††††††† Average: (84.5%)

†††††††† PhD Thesis: Thermal stress analysis of unidirectional fiber reinforced composites.

†††††††† Supervisors: Professor W. Szyszkowski

†††††††† Professor S. Yannacopoulos

Awards:

 High School Scholarship: Iranís Imam Reza Foundation (1979-1980).

 Bachelor of Science Scholarship: Ministry of Reconstruction, Government of Iran†††††† (1985-1988).

 Master of Science Scholarship: Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Iran†††† (1990-1992).

 Doctor of Philosophy Scholarship: Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Iran††† (1992-1998).

 Ph.D. Scholarship: Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Canada†† (1994-1997).

 Teaching Fellowship: Dept. of Mechanical Eng., University of Saskatchewan, Canada (1997-1998).

 Ph.D. Thesis Nomination for the Governor General Gold Medal of Canada (May, 1999).

Publications:

Articles Published In Refereed Journals:

1. Abedian, A., Szyszkowski, W., "Influence of the free surface on the thermal stresses in unidirectional composites", Composites Part A, 28A, pp. 573-579, 1997.

2. Abedian, A., Szyszkowski, W., Yannacopoulos, S., "Residual thermal stresses in metallic and inter metallic matrix composites after cooling from processing temperature", Composites Technology & Research, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 161-169, 1998.

3. Abedian, A., Szyszkowski, W., Yannacopoulos, S., "Effects of surface geometry of composites on thermal stress distribution: a numerical study", Composites Science and Technology, Vol. 59, pp. 41-54, 1999.

4. Abedian, A., Yannacopoulos, S., Szyszkowski, W., "Effects of free surface geometry on damage initiation in unidirectional composites due to temperature cycling: an Experimental investigation", Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 99-112, 2000.

5. Abedian, A., Szyszkowski, W., Yannacopoulos, S., "Analysis of creep effects on the residual stress in SCS-6/Ti-6Al-4V composites using FEM", Thermal Stresses, Vol. 24, pp. 1-17, 2001.

6. Mondali, M., Abedian, A., Adibnazari, S., "FEM study of the second stage creep behavior of Al6061/SiC metal matrix composite", Computational Materials Science, Vol. 34, pp. 140-150, 2005.

7. Abedian, A., Ghiasi, M.H., Dehghan-Manshadi, B., "Effects of a linear-exponential penalty function on the GA's Efficiency in Optimization of laminated composite panel", International Journal of Computational Intelligence (IJCI), Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 5-11, 2005.

8. Abedian, A., Adibnazari, S., Rashidi-Moghadam, A., "FEM elasto-plastic analysis of a new manufacturing method for covering the free surface of unidirectional composites", Computational Materials Science, Vol. 36, pp. 411-424, 2006.

9. Abedian, A., Ghiasi, M.H., Dehghan-Manshadi, B., "An introduction to a new criterion proposed for stopping GA optimization process of a laminated composite plate", Journal of Aerospace Science and Technology (JAST), Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 167-176, 2006.

10. Dehghan-Manshadi, B., Mahmudi, H., Abedian, A., Mahmudi, R., "A novel method for materials selection in mechanical design: combination of non-linear normalization and a modified digital logic method", Materials & Design, Vol. 28, pp. 8-15, 2007.

11. Abedian, A., Mondali, M., Pahlavanpour, M., "Basic modifications in 3D micromechanical modeling of short fiber composites with bonded and debonded fiber end", Computational Materials Science, Vol. 40, pp. 421-433, 2007.

12. Zabihpour, M., Adibnazari, S., Moslemian, R., Abedian, A., "Mechanisms of fatigue damage in foam core sandwich composites with unsymmetrical Carbon/Glass Face Sheets", Journal of Reinforced Plastics & Composites, Vol. 26, pp. 1831-1842, 2007.

13. Sarfaraz-Kahbaz, R., Dehghan-Manshadi, B., Abedian, A., Mahmudi, R., "A simplified fuzzy logic approach for materials selection in mechanical engineering design", Materials & Design, 2008 (Accepted).

14. Sarfaraz-Khabaz, R., Dehghan-Manshadi, B., Abedian, A, "Non-linear analysis of FGM plates under pressure loads using the higher-order shear deformation theories", Composite Structures, 2008 (Accepted).

Mondali, M., Abedian, A., Ghavami, A."A new analytical shear-lag based model for prediction of the steady state creep deformations of short fiber composites", Materials & Design, 2008 (Accepted).

 

Conference Proceedings:

1. Abedian, A., Szyszkowski, W., "Numerical study of thermal stress concentration on the free surface of unidirectional composites" Proceedings of the Third Annual ISME Conference, Tehran, Iran, pp. 633-647, 1995.

2. Abedian, A., Szyszkowski, W., Yannacopoulos, S., "Numerical analysis of process-induced thermal residual stresses in metallic matrix composites" Thermal Stresses í97, The Second International Symposium on Thermal Stresses and Related Topics R.I.F., Rochester, New York, pp. 107-115, 1997.

3. Abedian, A., Mondali, M., "Creep Analysis of MMC Composites Using FEM", Proceeding of the 10th International Conference of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tehran, Iran, Vol. 4, pp. 2294-2304, 2002.

4. Abedian, A., Mondali, M., Saffari, P., "Effects of the Geometric Parameters on the Creep Behavior of MMC Composites", Proceeding of the 4th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2003.

5. Abedian, A., Mondali, M., "A New Method for Analysis of Creep Behavior of MMC Composites by Means of Finite Element Method" Proceeding of the 11th Annual Conference (International) of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mashhad, Iran, Vol. 3, pp. 1271-1380, 2003.

6. Abedian, A., Rashidi-M, A.R., "Effect of the IN-Phase and Out-of-Phase Thermo-Mechanical Loads on the Free Surface Covering of Unidirectional Composites", Proceeding of the 4th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2003.

7. Abedian, A., Rashidi-M, A.R., "New Procedure for the Surface Covering of Unidirectional Composites", Proceeding of the 11th Annual Conference (International) of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mashhad, Iran, Vol. 3, pp. 1287-1294, 2003.

8. Abedian, A., Yavaripur, H.R., Mondali, M., "A New Method for Study State Creep Analysis of MMC Composites", Proceeding of the 11th Annual Conference (International) of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mashhad, Iran, Vol. 3, pp. 1295-1305, 2003.

9. Abedian, A., Ghiasi, H.M., Dehghan-M, B., "Application of Genetic algorithms (GAs) to the Design of Laminated Composites", Proceeding of the 11th Annual Conference (International) of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Mashhad, Iran, Vol. 6, pp. 402-409, 2003.

10. Abedian, A., Ghiasi, H.M., Dehghan-M, B., "Influence of External Penalty Functions in Optimization of Stiffened Composite Panels Using Genetic Algorithm", Proceeding of the 5th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Isfehan, Iran, 2004.

11.  Abedian, A., Naderi, D., Faghidian, A., "A New Procedure for FEM Modeling of Contacting Bodies", Proceeding of the 5th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Isfehan, Iran, 2004.

12. Abedian, A., Ghiasi, H.M., Dehghan-M, B., "Comparison of Static and Dynamic Penalty Factors on the Efficiency of GA in Optimization of Stiffened Composite Panels" Proceeding of the 12th International Conference of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tehran, Iran, Vol. 4, pp. 2294-2304, 2002.

13. Abedian, A., Mondali, M., "FEM Study of Interference of Fiber Offsetting on the Second Stage Creep Rate of Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs)" Proceeding of the 12th International Conference of the Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Tehran, Iran, Vol. 4, pp. 2294-2304, 2002.

14. Abedian, A., Malekpour, A."FEM Analysis of Internal Stress Super-Plasticity in Al/SiCw Composite Subjected to Thermal Cycling" 24th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS-2004), Japan, 2004.

15. Mondali, M., Abedian, A., Pahlavanpour, M., "Finite Element Analysis of the Fiber Offsetting Effects on the Creep Behavior of MMC Composites", 8th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2006.

16. Pahlavanpour, M., Abedian, A., Mondali, M., "A Modified Three-Dimensional Analytical Model for Stress Prediction in Short Fibre Composites", 8th International Conference on Computational Structures Technology, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2006.

17. Abedian, A., Barakati, A., Malekpour, A., "Effects of geometry aspects on the simulation of superplasticity in MMC Composites", 25th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS-2006), Hamburg, Germany, 2006.

18. Abedian, A., Farahpour, H., "3-D FEM analysis of plastic behavior inside MMC composites considering damage theory", 25th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS-2006), Hamburg, Germany, 2006.

19. Naderi, D., Massod, H., Abedian, A., Adibnazari, S., "Frictionless non-symmetrical contact of a tilted wedge", 35th Conference of Solid Mechanics, Crakow, Poland, 2006

20. Pahlavanpour, M., Abedian, A., Mondali, M., "An analytical model for 3-D radial and axial dependent stress distribution field in short fiber composites", 14th annual conference of Iranian Mechanical Engineering Society (ISME-2006), Isfehan, Iran, 2006.

21. Mahboobi, Abedian, A., Shahidi, Meghdari, A., "Closed loop FEM modeling for analysis of smart structures in Ansys environment", Proceedings of IMECE2006, 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2006.

22. Adibnazari, S., Abedian, A., Naderi, D., Massod, H., "An Analytical Solution of the Stress Field at the Contact Area of A Symmetric Indenter and A Half Space", Proceeding of the 6th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2007.

23. Barakati, A., Abedian, A., Koochakzade, M. A., "FEM simulation of the effects of fiber/matrix debonding and matrix strain hardening on the superplastic behavior of MMCs", Proceeding of the 6th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2007.

24. Sarfaraz, S., Dehghan-Manshadi, B., Abedian, A., Mahmudi, R., "Materials selection for spar of a human powered aircraft (HPA) using a simplified Fuzzy logic approach", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2008.

25. Akbarpour, S., Abedian, A., Motamedian, H. R., "Micromechanical FEM modeling of thermal stresses in functionally graded materials", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran,2008.

26. Salehi, S. M., Abedian, A., "Effects of genetic Operators on the Optimum Tailoring of Laminated Composites Using GA", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2008.

27. Fazli, N., Malaek, M. B., Abedian, A., "Effects of the Space and Load on Geometric Complication of a Cantilever Beam", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2008.

28. Fayaz-Bakhsh, K., Abedian, A., "Optimum Design of Internal Structure of A Pico-Satellite Based on Modal Concept Using FEM", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2008.

Abedian, A., Naderi, D., Gholizade, A., "Investigation of An Applied Load to A FGM Half Space Using FEM", Proceeding of the 7th International Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2008.

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate Level:

Introductory FEM

Mechanics of Materials I

Mechanics of Materials II

Aerospace Structural Analysis

Design of Airframe Structures

Graduate Level:

Advanced Finite Element Method (I)

Continuum Mechanics

Advance Mechanics of Composite Materials

Visco-Elasticity

Materials Selection

Research Interests and Activities:

 Materials Selection

 Free Surface Damage of Unidirectional Composites Under Thermal Stresses

 Numerical/Analytical Analysis of Elastic, Creep, Super-Plasticity of short Fiber Reinforced MMCs

 Damage Analysis of Laminated Composites

 Tailoring of Optimum Laminate Composites Using Genetic Algorithms (GA)

 Thermal Stress, Creep, and Deformation Analyses of Functionally Graded Materials (FGM) using FEM and Higher Order Shear Deformation Theories

 UAV Jet Structure Design Using Composite Materials

 Design of Micro-Satellite Structures

 Application of Shape Memory Alloys (SMA) in Aerospace Field

 Design and Manufacturing of Turbo-Machine Parts

 Nano Technology (HVOF coating of metals with nano particles)

 

Industrial Experiences:

 

 Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of a Gearbox Cap, Hastia Rail Way Corporation, 2008.

 Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of a complete Turbo-Train Car, Hastia Rail Way Corporation, 2008.††††††††

 Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of a complete Train Car, RAJA Rail Way Corporation, 2006.

 Supervising the Know-How Development, Design and Manufacturing of Shaft and Rotor for Three different Types of Gas Turbines, Iran Oil Ministry, 2005-2008.

 Development of Repair Procedures for the Hot Sections and NGV of AVONE Gas Turbine, Iran Oil Ministry, 2006.

 Design and Manufacturing of the Mold for ABB Gas Turbine Blade, Stage 4, Badr System Co., 2006.

 Design and Manufacturing of the Mold for GE Gas Turbine Blade, Stage 3., Mavad-Karan Corporation, 2006.

 Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) of the Surimi Production Plant, Shad-Chin Co., 2004

 Design of a Packaging System, Homogenized Pegah Milk Production Co., Tehran, Iran, (1999).

 Design of a Packaging System and Optimization of Production Line, Minoo Industrial Corp., Tehran, Iran, (1999).

 Supervision-Consultation on the Design of Banki-Turbine, Sharif Univ. of Technology, (1988-1989).

 Mechanical Design and Construction of Mini-Hydro Power Stations, Ministry of Reconstruction, I.R. of Iran, (1988-1989).

 Reverse Engineering of knitting machines, Ministry of Reconstruction, I.R. of Iran, (1985-1986).

Positions Held:

 Faculty Member (Structure Group), Aerospace Eng. School, Sharif Univ. of Technology, since 2000 till the current time.

 Graduate Coordinator, Aerospace Eng. School, Sharif Univ. of Technology, from Aug. 2006 till Nov. 2007.

 Chairman of the Structure Group, Aerospace Eng. School, Sharif Univ. of Technology, 2001-2006.

 Head of the Industrial Affairs Division, Office of the Special Investigation, President of the I.R. of Iran, 2000-2005.

 Advisor to the Technical Vice President, I.R.I. Shipping Lines, 1999-2000.

 

Personal Information:

Date and place of birth: April 29, 1964, Mashhad, Iran

Marital status: Happily married with one child

Hobbies and Interests:

 Scientific research

 Poetry & Music & sight seeing

 Soccer and Swimming

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