Director of Earthquake Simulation National LAB Head of Earthquake Eng. Research Center Civil Engineering Department Sharif University of Technology E-mail: Bakhshi@sharif.edu Tel. +98 21 66164243 Fax +98 21 66014828
2009 - Now
Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran
2000 - 2009
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
1998 – 2000
Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
1991 - 1994
Building and Housing Research Center, Tehran
Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran
Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Full scholarship for PhD studies by Japanese government (1994 – 1998)
Post - Graduate Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Science,
Research and Technology of Iran (1994 – 1998)
2015 - Present
Head of Earthquake Eng. Research Center
2002 – Present
Director of Earthquake Simulation National LAB
2007 – 2011
Head of Earthquake Engineering Division
2005 – 2007
Research Deputy & Head of Dept. Laboratories
Courses Taught (at Sharif University of Technology [SUT])
Structural Dynamics Seismic Hazard and Risk Analyses Random Vibrations Advanced Eng. Mathematics Experimental Analysis of Structures
Dynamics Solid Mechanics I & II Fundamental of Earthquake Eng. Theory of Structures I & II Loading
Human: Persian (Farsi), English and Japanese Computer: Fortran, C++, Matlab, LabView, Abaqus, and etc
Professional Projects Supervised
In-Situ Cyclic Testing on a Typical URM School Building; Part I: The Unreinforced Masonry Building, [Joint project with Tehran University], Sponsored by Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping Schools of Iran, 2013-2017
In-Situ Cyclic Testing on a Typical URM School Building; Part II: The Confined Masonry Building, [Joint project with Tehran University], Sponsored by Organization for Development, Renovation and Equipping Schools of Iran, 2013-2017
Investigation of Cyclic Behavior of Adobe Walls Strengthened with Various Retrofitting Methods, Partially Sponsored by Sazeh Consultans, 2010-2011
Evaluation of Seismic Performance of Existing and Retrofitted Adobe Buildings using Shaking Table Tests, Sponsored by Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution, 2008-2010
Seismic Performance of Tentative Retrofitting Techniques on Existing Traditional Buildings using Shaking Table Tests, Sponsored by Tehran Municipality Mitigation Organization, 2007-2008
Seismic Performance of Single-story and 4-story Buildings Constructed with a 3D-sandwich panel System using Shaking Table Tests, Sponsored by SAP Construction Company, 2004-2005
Recent Publications (Selective)
Yekrangnia M, Bakhshi A, and Ghannad MA., (2017), "Force-Displacement Model for Solid Confined Masonry Walls with Shear-dominated Failure Mode", of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2902
Abedi Koupai, Sh., Bakhshi, A., and Valadoust Tabrizi, V., (2017), "Experimental Investigation on Effects of Elastomer Components on Dynamic and Mechanical Properties in Seismic Isolator Compounds", Journal of Construction and Building Materials, 135, pp 267-278.
Yekrangnia M, Bakhshi A, Ghannad MA, and Panahi M., (2017), "Risk Assessment of Iranian Confined Masonry School Buildings", ASCE J. of Structural Engineering, (accepted)
Jamshidi M, Chang CC, and Bakhshi A, (2017), "Self-powered Hybrid Electromagnetic Damper for Cable Vibration Mitigation", Smart Structures and Systems, An International Journal, (accepted)
Rahai M, Esfandiari A, and Bakhshi A, "Finite Element Model Updating using Singular Value Decomposition of Transfer Function Subsets", of Computers and Structures, (under review)
Amini Tehrani H,and Bakhshi A, "An Effective Approach in Structural Damage Detection Based on Generalized S-transform", of Scientia Iranica, (under review)
Bakhshi A., Ghannad M.A., Yekrangnia M., and Masaeli H., (2016), “Shaking Table Tests on Dome-roof Adobe Houses”, of Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2800
Hashemi-Rafsanjani S.E., Bakhshi A., Ghannad M.A., Yekrangnia M., Soumi F., (2014), “Predictive Tri-Linear Benchmark Curve for In-Plane Behaviour of Adobe Walls”, International J. of Architectural Heritage, DOI:10.1080/15583058.2014.89940
Bakhshi, A., Jafari, M.H., and Valadoust Tabrizi, V., (2014), "Study on Dynamic and Mechanical Characteristics of Carbon Fiber- and Polyamide Fiber-Reinforced Seismic Isolators", Journal of Materials and Structures, 47,pp 447-457.
Bakhshi A, Ahmadi MH, Yekrangnia M., Development of fragility curves of confined masonry buildings, 9th International Masonry Conference (9IMC2014), Guimarães, Portugal, 7-9 July 2014.
Bakhshi A, Soleimanzadeh A, Yekrangnia M. Interaction of in plane-out plane masonry walls, 9th International Masonry Conference (9IMC2014), Guimarães, Portugal, 7-9 July 2014.
Bakhshi, A., Ghannad, M.A., Soumi, F., Yekrangnia, M., and Hashemi Rafsanjani, S.E., "Experimental Study on Cost-effective Rehabilitation of Adobe Walls, Part 1: Walls without Opening", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, (in progress).
Soumi, F., Yekrangnia, M., Bakhshi, A., and Ghannad, M.A., "Experimental Study on Cost-effective Rehabilitation of Adobe Walls, Part 2: Walls with Openings", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, (in progress).
Bakhshi, A., Asadi, P., "Probabilistic Evaluation of Seismic Design Parameters of RC Frames Based on Fragility Curves ", Journal of Scientia Iranica, 20, No.2, 2013, pp 231-241.
Bakhshi, A., Ghannad, M.A., Soumi, F., Yekrangnia, M., and Hashemi Rafsanjani, S.E., “Experimental Study of In-plane Behavior of Adobe Retrofitted Walls by Cyclic Tests”, Proc. of the XIth International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Terra 2012, Lima, Peru, 2012.
Bakhshi, A., Ghannad, M.A., Hashemi Rafsanjani, S.E., Yekrangnia, M., and Soumi, F., “In-plane Cyclic Behavior of Adobe Walls Strengthened by Various Retrofitting Methods”, Proc. of the XIth International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Terra 2012, Lima, Peru, 2012.
Kazemi, M.T., Hosseinzadeh Asl, M., Bakhshi, A. and Rahimzadeh Rofooei, F., "Shaking Table Study of a Full-Scale Single Story Confined Brick Masonry Building", Journal of Scientia Iranica, 17, No.3, 2010, pp 184-193.
Kabiri, E., Bakhshi, A. and Golafshani, A. A., " Semiactive Viscous Tensile Bracing System", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 135, No. 4, 2009, pp. 425-436.
Bakhshi, A. and Madarshahian, S.R., “Nonlinear Deformation Identification during Occurence of Earthquake in Steel Frame Structures Utilizing Time-Frequency Method”, Proc. of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Eng., Ohrid, Macedonia, 2010.
Bolverdi, V. and Bakhshi, A., “A Stady on Seismic Behavior of Buried Steel Pipelines Crossing Active Faults”, Proc. of the 14th World Conference on Earthquake Eng., Ohrid, Macedonia, 2010.
Rezaifar, O., Kabir, M. Z. and Bakhshi, A., "Shaking Table Test of a 1:2.35 Scale 4-story Building Constructed with a 3D panel System", Journal of Scientia Iranica, 16, No.3, 2009, pp 199-215.
Bakhshi, A., Ghannad, M.A., Yekrangnia, M., and Masaeli, H., "Seismic Performance of Existing and Retrofitted Dome-Roof Adobe Houses in Iran using Shaking Table Tests", PEER publication, Joint US-Iran Workshop entitled Improving Earthquake Mitigation through Innovations and Applications in Seismic Science, Eng., Communication, and Response, Irvine - California, USA, 2009, pp. 121-133.
Bakhshi, A., Karimi, K., "Performance Evaluation of Masonry Buildings using Probabilistic Approach ", Journal of Scientia Iranica, 15, No.3, 2008, pp 295-307.
Bakhshi, A., Ghannad, M.A., Yekrangnia, M., and Masaeli, H., "Dynamic Characteristics and Seismic Vulnerability of Typical Rural Houses in Iran", Sharif publication, Iran-US Joint Workshop entitled Seismic Performance of Adobe and Masonry Structures, Sharif - Tehran, Iran, 2008.
Bakhshi, A., Ghannad, M.A. Lotfalipour, M., and Dehghan Banadaki, A. “Dynamic Characteristics of Rural Adobe Houses in Iran using Ambient Vibration Measurements”, Proc. of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Eng., Beijing, China, 2008.
Bakhshi, A. and Hassanikhah, A. “Comparison between Seismic Responses of Anchored and Unanchored Cylindrical Steel Tanks”, Proc. of the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Eng., Beijing, China, 2008.
Bakhshi, A., Tavallali, H. and Karimi, K., "Evaluation of Structural Damage using Simplified Methods",European Journal of Earthquake Engineering, No.3, 2007, pp 61-68.
Tabeshpour, M.R., Golafshani, A. A., Bakhshi, A., Moayed Alaei, A., " Seismic Vulnerability of Special Structures: A Case Study of Toos Power Plant Stack ", Esteghlal, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2007 pp. 73-91.( in Persian)
Bakhshi, A. and Tavallali, H., "Discussion of Bound of Earthquake Input Energy by Izuru Takewaki", Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, 131, No. 10, 2005, pp. 1641-1642.
Golafshani, A., Bakhshi, A. and Tabeshpour, M.R.," Vulnerability and Damage Analysis of Existing Buildings", Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol.6, Nos. 1-2, 2005, pp. 85-100.
Hamidi, A., Haeri, S.M., Shirazi, A., Norooz Olyaei, M., Bakhshi, A., "Risk Analysis of Liquefaction Potential in South West Tehran", Journal of Amir Kabir, Vol. 15, No. 5-85, 2004 ( in Persian)
Ghannad, M.A., Bakhshi, A., Mousavi Eshkiki, S.E., Khosravifar, A., Bozorgnia, Y. and Taheri Behbahani, A.A., " A Study on Seismic Vulnerability of Rural Houses in Iran ", Proc. of the First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, 3-8 Sep.2006.
Karimi, K. and Bakhshi, A., "Development of Fragility Curves for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Before and After Upgrading Using Analytical Method", of the First European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Geneva, Switzerland, 3-8 Sep.2006.
Tavallali, H. and Bakhshi, A., “Displacement- Based Seismic Design using Energy Concept”, Proc. of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Eng., San Francisco, California, U.S.A., April 2006.
Mousavi Eshkiki, S.E., Khosravifar, A., Ghannad, M.A., Bakhshi, A., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., and Bozorgnia, Y. “Structural Typology of Traditional Houses in Iran Based on Their Seismic Behavior”, Proc. of the 8th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Eng., San Francisco, California, U.S.A., April 2006.
Bakhshi, A. and Tavallali, H., “Energy-based Design Spectra for Seismic Resistant Design”, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Civil Eng., Tehran, Iran, June 2006.
Bakhshi, A. and Karimi, K., “Method of Developing Fragility curves -a case study for Seismic Assessment of Masonry Buildings in Iran”, Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Civil Eng., Tehran, Iran, June 2006.
Bakhshi, A., Tavallali, H. and Karimi, K., "Structural Damage Estimation using Seismic and Spectral Parameters", Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing, B.H.V. Topping (Editor) Civil-Comp Press, Stirling, Scotland, 2005.,
Bakhshi, A., Bozorgnia, Y., Ghannad, M.A., Khosravifar, A., Mousavi Eshkiki, S.E., Rahimzadeh Rofooei, F. and Taheri Behbahani, A., "Seismic Vulnerability of Traditional Houses in Iran", Proc. of the international Sismo Adobe 2005 Conference - Lima, Peru, 2005.
Graduate Students Supervised
Houman Tavalla 82218807 "..."
Arash Khosravi Far 82227008 "..."
Kian Karimi 82257608 "..."
Esmaeil Abdollahi chekosari 83204172 "..."
Mostafa Lotfalipour 84206583 "..."
Vahab Blourdi 84700604 "..."
Arash Hasani khah 84701011 "..."
Amir Mashkouh 85206693 "identification of dynamic properties of dams using system identification techniques and real eartiquake excitations"
Akbar Mahvash Mohammadi 85207195 "analytical and experimental study on isolating vibration sensitive equipments from ambient vibration"
Mohammad Yekrangnia 85207868 "evaluation of seismic performance of adobe structures retrofitted by rubber straps using shaking table facility"
Seied Amin Madarshahian 85300444 "Damage identification by evluation of changes in random parameters in steel structers during damag occurance"
Ardavan Zandi Atashbar 85701262 "study on vibration isolation systems for sensitive equipments and their optimum perfomance"
Ehsan Yousefi 85703133 "investigation of the behavior of diagonal stiffened steel shear walls"
Hamed Nikbakht 86207453 ""
Mojahed Adel Shokr 86208696 "seismic behavior modeling of An Arched- roof adobe building"
Payam Asadi 86301142 "Evaluation of design criteria and random parameters on fraglity curve of RC frames"
MohammadHossein Jafari ghahroudi 86700592 "the study of dynamic and mechanical properties of carbon fiber reinforced isolator"
Mohammad Mahdizadeh Nasrabadi 86702293 "stockastic sciesmic analysis of buildings with base isolation system"
Alireza Bagher sheimirani 87201955 "studying on embedded foundation of shaking table with considering soil-foundation structure interaction effected on system dynamic responses"
Farzad Soumi 87205805 "investigation of cyclic behaviore of adobe walls strengthened with various retrofitting methods"
Mohammad Mahboubi nieh 87207777 "identification and optimization of effective characteristics of isolation devices for sensitive equipment against ambient vibrations using analytical and experimental methods"
Seied Vahid Nabavi 87208857 "study on base isolation codes and new requlation proposal"
Meisam Jahangiri Alikomar 88204376 "evaluation of foundation flexibility on seismic performance of achored and unanchored abovegroud cylindrical steel tanks"
Seiedeh Leila Zebarjad 88206269 "study on semi-active isolation systems for sensitive equipment subjected to earthquake"
Seied Ebrahim Hashemi Rafsanjani 88206803 "numerical modeling of in-plane behavior of adobe walls strengthened by various retrofitting methods under cyclic loading"
Behrouz Keshavarzi 88206825 "consideration of high cycle fatigue in performance base design with energy method"
Jalal Aslani 88701524 "method of estimating the response modification factor for stiffend steel shear wall systems"
Ali Yavari Froushani 89202825 "Ambient Vibrations Effect on Sensitive Equipment Using Passive and Active Control Methods"
Hossein MohammadPanah 89205352 "modeling of inplane retrofitted adobe wall with finite elements method under cyclic loading"
Zabihollah Mahdipour Picha 89208252 "Numerical solution for optimal design of position and number of actuators in a building under earthquake and wind excitation"
Elham Nakhostin 89209319 "Dynamic effects of wind and earthquake loads on tall buildings useing probabilistic approach"
Seied MohammadKazem Ghaemi Rozkenari 89209919 "eismic evaluation and rehabilitation of historic buildings:A case study about Soltaniyeh dome"
Shahram Abedi Kopaei 89301907 "Study on Effect of Elastomeric Seismic Isolator Components on Its Dynamic and Mechanical Properties"
Ahmad Dibaei 89301953 "Damage Assessment and Fragility Analysis of Steel Plate Shear Walls"
Miredris Sohrab 89701537 "Design and construction of a Benckmark model building for dynamic tests"
MohammadHossein Ahamadi 90208594 "Development of Fragility Curves of Confined Masonry Building"
Morteza Ashouri Bermchi 90208797 "Passive and semi-active control of adjacent structures using friction dampers)"
Mojtaba Ansari 90209396 "Development of seismic fragility curves for reinforced concrete high-rise buildings"
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Mahdi Rahimi Asl 90350079 "Development of Fragility Curves for Middle Rise Steel Structure with Additional Viscous Damper"
Amir SoleimanZadeh 90702156 "Numerical studies of in-plane and out-of-plane behavioral interaction of masonry walls"
Omid Falsafi 90702167 "FEM Analysis and Modeling of Steel, Carbon Fiber and Polyamide Reinforced Elastomeric Seismic Isolators"
Amin Hajilou 91207437 "Determination of aerodynamic characteristics of tall buildings and Occupant Comfort criteria based on reliability methods"
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Maziar Jamshidi 91300624 "Regenerative Electromagnetic Transducers for Structural Control and Energy Harvesting Application in Cable-stayed Bridges"
Hossein Rahimi 91701091 "Seismic Risk Analysis Using Reliability-based Methods for CAV Intensity Measure in the Iranian Plateau Depending on National Strong-motion Database"
Mohammad Mojarad Dorbadam 92210984 "Seismic performance evaluation of Electric Power Equipment and application of base-isolation for electric power transformers to improve their behavior and reduce the vibration caused by the earthquake"
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Hamideh Soltanieh 92211067 "Development of fragility curves for a number of existing buildings in Qazvin"
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Ali KhanSefid 92300207 "Probabilistic Multi-Objective Optimization of Nonlinear Structure Equipped with Active Vibration Control During the Building Lifetime"
Hamed Amini Tehrani 92301203 "Online Health Monitoring of Nonlinear Hysteretic Structures Using System Identification Techniques and Signal Processing Tools"
Masoud Kalani 92350458 "Cold – formed Steel Sections Development for Moment Resisting Frames"
Vahid Barzegar 93204598 "evaluation of performance based plastic design method in dual moment frame-shear wall concrete systems"
Sahand Salili 93204735 "Development of Fragility Curves of Multi Cell Box Girder Bridges of Iran"
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