My name is Mohammad Malakoutian. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering in April 2003 from K.N.TOOSI University. I continued my education at AMIR KABIR (Polytechnic) University in Structural Engineering and received my Master's degree in October 2006. I worked for 6 years in the Civil Engineering Field and I received my PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering / Structure in Dec. 2012 from the University of Washington. I am now Affiliate Assistant Professor at the University of Washington.Download myResume
I started my career as an Assistant Engineer in 2001 for Alisaz Co in Tehran, Iran. I was responsible for supervising the installation of foundation piles for drilling rigs in Drilling Platforms as a part of Dorood Oilfield project in Kharg Island, Iran. At the end of 2002, I became a Site Engineer in Sea Water Intake project and Residential & Main Office Buildings of S.O.S project in Kharg Island. In 2006 I became a Site Engineer Manager . . .
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The seismic performance of mid-rise nonductile reinforced concrete (RC) building rehabilitated using eccentric steel bracing is investigated. Results of pushover experiments conducted on 5 and 10 stories buildings (with different plans), for existing and retrofitted models are presented.
This results indicate that the yield capacity and the strength capacity of RC frame can be increased, its global displacements can be decreased to the desired levels and safety performance levels gained almost in all models by directly using eccentric- bracing system to the frame.
The effect of distributing the steel bracing over the height and the frame bays of the RC frame on the seismic performance of rehabilitated building was studied. The effectiveness of the eccentric steel bracing in rehabilitating the building was compared with concentric steel bracing.
The Linked Column Frame system (LCF) is proposed as a structural steel frame system capable of achieving enhanced seismic performance. The LCF consists of two components: a primary lateral system, denoted the linked column, which is made up of dual columns interconnected with replaceable link beams; and a secondary moment frame lateral/gravity system that is a flexible moment resisting frame with beams having fully restrained connections at one end and simple connections at the other.
The linked columns are designed to limit seismic forces and provide energy dissipation via yielding of the links in shear or flexure, while preventing damage to the moment frame under certain earthquake hazard levels. In this document, a design procedure is proposed that ensures the links of the linked column yield at a significantly lower story drift than the beams of the moment frame. The large drift difference helps enable design of this system for two distinct performance states; rapid return to occupancy, where only link damage occurs and quick link replacement is possible, and collapse prevention, where both the linked column and moment frame may be damaged. The proposed design procedure aims to achieve rapid return to occupancy for the 10% probability of exceedance in 50 year seismic hazard level and collapse prevention for the 2% probability of exceedance in 50 year seismic hazard level.
A series of 3-, 6-, and 9- story prototype LCF buildings have been designed using the proposed design approach. The buildings were analyzed using OpenSees, and the response of these systems was investigated for ground motions representing various seismic hazard levels.
The results of the nonlinear response history analyses and parametric studies identify how the design parameters impact the ability of the LCF to achieve the performance objectives. The results show that the LCF system not only provides collapse prevention, but also has the capability to limit economic loss by reducing structural damage and allowing for rapid return to occupancy following earthquakes with shorter return periods.
Here are my publications:
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September, 2013, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA
August, 2013, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA
May, 2013, Structures 2013 Congress, ASCE, Pittsburg, PA, USA
December, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA
September, 2012, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA
September, 2012, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal
October, 2006, Journal of Structure, Tehran University, Iran
October 2006, Tehran, Iran
Here are my experiences:
ï Instructor - Structural Dynamics, CEE502, 41 students Winter 2013
ï Instructor - Steel Design class, CEE451, 58 students Fall 2011
ï Lab instructor - Intro to Mechanics of Materials Class, CEE220, 63 students Fall 2010
ï Postdoctoral Research Associate Assistant - Link Column Frame System 2013 ñ present
ï Pre Doctoral Research Assistant - Link Column Frame System 2009 ñ 2012
ï Conducting research on the Link Column Frame System Project with Professor J. Berman as an advisor
ï Teaching Assistant for Prof. M. Eberhard - Introduction to Mechanics of Materials, 170 students
ï Contract Department Manager September 2007 ñ September 2008
ï Responsible for negotiating, implementing and evaluating service contracts
ï Developed contractual agreements, proposals, negotiations, contractual financial setup, formal correspondence, customer and internal audits and administration.
ï Share holder at 6.7% 2004 ñ Present
ï Acting member, Board of Directors 2004 ñ Present
ï Civil Engineer with Master's Degree and full time employee 2006 ñ 2007
ï Civil Engineer with Bachelor's Degree and full time employee 2002 ñ 2006
ï Civil Engineering student and part time employee 2001 ñ 2002
Sep 2010 - Present University of Washington
Pre Doctoral Instructor Assistant
Teaching CEE451,Steel Design Class, and CEE220 lab, Intro to Mechanics of Materials Class, to undergraduate students; preparing lectures, presentations, homework problems and solutions, quizzes, midterm and final exam. Holding office hours and teaching sessions.
Sep 2008 - present University of Washington
Pre Doctoral Research Assistant
Doing research on the Link column Frame System Project with Professor J. Berman as my advisor in University of Washington in Seattle.
2007 - Sep 2008 Alisaz Int'l
Contracting Manager and Project Manager
Responsible for preparing documents and submitting the bid for the Sport City Tower Villagio Bridge contract in Qatar-Doha. Work as a project manager for 3 months on the same project including construction of 120m luxury bridge comprising heavy steel structure, aluminum envelope, concrete works, and landscaping.
2006 - 2007 Alisaz
Deputy Engineering and Contracting Manager
Responsible for trying to find suitable projects which are related to company experience, participating at those tenders, preparing documents and submitting the bid. Checking company invoices and preparing time schedule of the project. Preparing necessary correspondent to be sent to clients and consultant engineers.
2004 - 2006 Alisaz
Site Engineering Manager
The Project of Constructing a Cement plant (with the capacity of 3300 ton per day, Delijan Cement Company). In position of All of Engineer Activities, Preparing And Defending Site Invoices and Preparation of the Time Schedule of the Project.
2002 - 2004 Alisaz
The Sea Water Intake project and Residential and Main Office Buildings of S.O.S. Responsible for Conventional Activities of Technical Office. Checking and controlling steel structure's shop drawings. Working with Microsoft Office and Planning Software. Preparing the invoices of subcontractors.
2001 - 2002 Alisaz
Responsible for installation of foundation piles for drilling rigs in Drilling Platforms as a part of Dorood Oilfield project in Kharg Island, Iran.
I started my career as an Assistant Engineer in 2001 for Alisaz Co in Tehran, Iran. I was responsible for supervising the installation of foundation piles for drilling rigs in Drilling Platforms as a part of Dorood Oilfield project in Kharg Island, Iran. At the end of 2002, I became a Site Engineer in Sea Water Intake project and Residential & Main Office Buildings of S.O.S project in Kharg Island. In 2006 I became a Site Engineer Manager for Delijan 3300 ton Cement Plant project in Delijan, Iran. My duties included managing all engineering activities, preparing and defending site invoices, and preparing the project time schedule .
In September 2007, I began working as a Contract Department Manager for Alisaz International Company in Doha, Qatar. I was responsible for identifying suitable projects related to the company's experience, participation in preparing tenders, supplement documents, and submitting bids. My accomplishments included taking initiative and creating the terms of a bid that landed my employer its first international contract (Aspire Tower Villaggio Bridge in Doha, Qatar).
Structural Engineer and Civil Engineer
214C More Hall
Seattle, WA 98195-2700
Phone: (206) 543-1075
Mobile: (206) 910 0929
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