About Me!

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.

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 Projects

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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Teaching

Instructor - Structural Dynamics, CEE 502
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Instructor - Steel Design class, CEE451
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Instructor - Mechanics of Materials, CEE220 Course : Click Here
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Instructor - Structural Analysis Course, CEE456


Research

1- Master Research

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.


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2- PhD research

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.


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Software

Nonlinear Analysis Software: ABAQUS, OPENSEES

MATLAB

CSI Suite: SAP2000, ETABS2000, SAFE2000, CSI Col, Section Builder

Auto CAD 2005

Microsoft Office Suite, including: Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

LateX

Primavera Project Planner, Microsoft Project

Adobe Photoshop

Publications

Here are my publications:

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September, 2013, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA

  • Malakoutian M., Arlindo L., Berman W.J and Dusicka P., "Quantification of LCF Seismic Performance Factors For Use in Seismic Design", Engineering and Structural Dynamics, (Under Review).

August, 2013, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA

  • Arlindo L., Malakoutian M., Dusicka P. and Berman W.J., "Experimental Validation of the Linked Column Frame System Using Hybrid Testing", Engineering and Structural Dynamics, (Under Review).

May, 2013, Structures 2013 Congress, ASCE, Pittsburg, PA, USA

  • Malakoutian M., Berman W.J., Dusicka P, Lopes A. "Seismic Design Parameters for the Linked Column Frame System", May 2013, Structures 2013 Congress, ASCE, Pittsburg, PA, USA

December, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA

  • Malakoutian M., "Seismic Response Evaluation of the Linked Column Frame System", PhD Thesis, Civil Engineering Dept., University of Washington, Dec 2012, Seattle WA

September, 2012, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA

  • Malakoutian M., Berman W.J. and Dusicka P, "Seismic Response Evaluation of the Linked Column Frame System", September 2012, Engineering Structures, Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, USA.
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September, 2012, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Malakoutian M., Berman W.J., Dusicka P, Lopes A. "Seismic Performance and Design of Linked Column Frame System", September 2012, 15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal.
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October, 2006, Journal of Structure, Tehran University, Iran

  • Malakoutian M., Keramati A., " Rehabilitation of a Reinforced concrete frame using eccentric steel Bracing ", October, 2006, Journal of Structure, Tehran University, Iran
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October 2006, Tehran, Iran

  • Malakoutian M., " Rehabilitation of a Reinforced concrete frame using eccentric steel Bracing ", Master of Science Thesis, Civil Engineering Department, Amir Kabir University of Technology, October 2006, Tehran, Iran

Experiences

Here are my experiences:

 

ACADEMIC WORK EXPERIENCE

University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Instructor - Structural Dynamics, CEE502, 41 students Winter 2013
Instructor - Steel Design class, CEE451, 58 students Fall 2011
Lab instructor - Intro to Mechanics of Materials Class, CEE220, 63 students Fall 2010
Postdoctoral Research Associate Assistant - Link Column Frame System 2013 present
Pre Doctoral Research Assistant - Link Column Frame System 2009 2012
     Conducting research on the Link Column Frame System Project with Professor J. Berman as an advisor
Teaching Assistant for Prof. M. Eberhard - Introduction to Mechanics of Materials, 170 students

PROFESSIONAL / ENTREPRENEURIAL WORK EXPERIENCE

ALISAZ INTERNATIONAL CO.

Contract Department Manager September 2007 September 2008
     Responsible for negotiating, implementing and evaluating service contracts
     Developed contractual agreements, proposals, negotiations, contractual financial setup, formal correspondence, customer and internal audits and administration.

ALISAZ CO.

Share holder at 6.7% 2004 Present
Acting member, Board of Directors 2004 Present
Civil Engineer with Master's Degree and full time employee 2006 2007
Civil Engineer with Bachelor's Degree and full time employee 2002 2006
Civil Engineering student and part time employee 2001 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

Site Engineer

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

Assistant Engineer

Responsible for installation of foundation piles for drilling rigs in Drilling Platforms as a part of Dorood Oilfield project in Kharg Island, Iran.

Projects

 

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

  • Design and structural computations of large-scale projects such as heavy industrial constructions and silos.
  • Development of executive methods and quality control of heavy industrial projects.
  • Project control, project planning, time estimate and timetable control of large-scale industrial projects.
  • To negotiate and enter into consultation with the engineering staff of employers and contractual consultants.
  • Retrofit and rehabilitation of existing buildings (concrete and steel structures).
  • To study and complete technical specification and executive details of large industrial projects.
  • To direct and manage procurement of material and equipment needed for the projects.


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Sport City Bridge Delijan Cement Plant Sea Water Intake Buildings of S.S.O Three Drilling Platforms

Sport City Tower Villagio Bridge

Doha, Qatar

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Delijan 3300 ton Cement Plant

30 km from Delijan, Iran

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Sea Water Intake(Dorood Oildfield)

Kharg Island, Iran

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Official & Residential Buildings of S.S.O

Kharg Island, Iran

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Three Drilling Platforms (Dorood Oilfield)

Kharg Island, Iran

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Interests

Loyalty Sports and Cultural Management Group

Founding member of Loyalty Sports and Cultural Management Group www.loyaltysportmanagement.com


Coach of Jr.Boys and Girls Club basketball team (Kirkland,WA) 2010 - Present

Started and sold a profitable health food restaurant - FOODBOX (Tehran,Iran) 2007 - 2009

  • FoodBox Restaurant in Iran

Real Estate Investment

  • Real Estate Investment

Athletics: Basketball, Tennis, Skiing, Fitness, Kick boxing, Swimming, Mountain Climbing

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University of Washington

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214C More Hall

Seattle, WA 98195-2700

Phone: (206) 543-1075

Mobile: (206) 910 0929

E-mail: mo@malakoutian.com
              malakout@uw.edu

 

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