News and Event 2017
The following EPSRC grants are funded this year:
SAFER: Seismic Safety and Resilience of Schools in Nepal
Project webpage: http://www.safernepal.net/
A PhD and a Postdoctoral positions are currently open for the above EPSRC funded project: Visit Opportunities for details
The following papers are now available online:
Kashani, M. M., & Gonzalez-Buelga, A. (2017). Nonlinear dynamics of self-centring segmental composite rocking column. Procedia Engineering, 199, 441-446.
Afsar Dizaj, E., Madandoust, R., & Kashani, M. M. (2017). Exploring the impact of chloride-induced corrosion on seismic damage limit states and residual capacity of reinforced concrete structures. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, 1-16.
Kashani, M. M., Salami, M. R., Goda, K., & Alexander, N. A. (2017). Nonlinear flexural behaviour of RC columns including bar buckling and fatigue degradation. Magazine of Concrete Research, 1-17.
Cai, S., Chen, W., Kashani, M. M., Vardanega, P. J., & Taylor, C. A. (2017). Fatigue life assessment of large scale T-jointed steel truss bridge components. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 133, 499-509.
Mohammad M. Kashani (2017). Size Effect on Inelastic Buckling Behavior of Accelerated Pitted Corroded Bars in Porous Media. ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001853.
Mohammad M. Kashani, Christian Málaga-ChuquitaypeShijia Yang, Nicholas A. Alexander (2017). Influence of non-stationary content of ground-motions on nonlinear dynamic response of RC bridge piers. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineerig. DOI: 10.1007/s10518-017-0116-8
Kashani, M. M., Crewe, A. J., & Alexander, N. A. (2017). Structural capacity assessment of corroded RC bridge piers. In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers-Bridge Engineering 170(1), 28-41.
Shterenlikht, A., Kashani, M. M., Alexander, N. A., Williams, G., & Crewe, A. J. (2017). Auto-tuning of isotropic hardening constitutive models on real steel buckling data with finite element based multistart global optimisation on parallel computers. Modelling and Simulation in Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 6132106, 10 pages. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6132106
News and Events 2016
Prof Mander visiting Bristol
Very Pleased to host the eminent Prof John Mander and my great friend Dr Christian Malaga in Bristol on 11 May 2016. From left to right in the photo: Myself, Prof John Mander, Dr Christian Malaga, Dr Anastasios Sextos and Dr Nicholas Alexander.
The following papers are now available online:
 Mohammad M. Kashani, Laura N. Lowes, Adam J. Crewe, Nicholas A. Alexander, (2016), Nonlinear fibre element modelling of RC bridge piers considering inelastic buckling of reinforcement, Engineering Structures, (116) 163-177.
 Lee Canning, Mohammad M. Kashani (2016), Assessment of U-type wrought iron railway bridges, Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering History and Heritage, DOI: 10.1680/jenhh.15.00017.
 Mohammad M. Kashani, Laura N. Lowes, Adam J. Crewe, Nicholas A. Alexander, (2016), Multi-mechanical nonlinear fibre beam-column model for corroded columns, International Journal of Structural Integrity. (Invited paper) DOI: 10.1108/IJSI-09-2014-0044.
 Mairéad Ni Choine, Mohammad M. Kashani, Laura N. Lowes, Alan O’Connor, Adam J. Crewe, Nicholas A. Alexander, Jamie E. Padgett, (2016), Nonlinear dynamic analysis and seismic fragility assessment of a corrosion damaged integral bridge, International Journal of Structural Integrity. (Invited paper) DOI: 10.1108/IJSI-09-2014-0045.
 Mohammad M. Kashani, Laura N. Lowes, Adam J. Crewe, Nicholas A. Alexander, (2016), Computational modelling strategies for nonlinear response prediction of corroded circular RC bridge piers, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering.
News and events in 2015
The paper titled Influence of inelastic buckling on low-cycle fatigue degradation of reinforcing bars is now available online Construction and Building Materials:
Mohammad M. Kashani, Aneeka K. Barmi, Viktoria S. Malinova (2015), Influence of inelastic buckling on low-cycle fatigue degradation of reinforcing bars. Construction and Building Materials; 94, 644-655.
Dr Mehdi Kashani Wins Award at the SEE7 Conference in the Middle East! Further information can be found here.
The paper titled Phenomenological hysteretic model for corroded reinforcing bars including inelastic buckling and low-cycle fatigue degradation is now available online Computers & Structures:
Mohammad M. Kashani, Laura N. Lowes, Adam J. Crewe, Nicholas Alexander (2015), Phenomenological hysteretic model for corroded reinforcing bars including inelastic buckling and low-cycle fatigue degradation, Computers & Structures; 156, 58-71.
The paper titled Impact of corrosion on low-cycle fatigue degradation of reinforcing bars with the effect of inelastic buckling is now available online at International Journal of Fatigue:
Mohammad M. Kashani, Peyman Alaghehband, Rafid Khan (2015), Impact of corrosion on low-cycle fatigue degradation of reinforcing bars with the effect of inelastic buckling, International Journal of Fatigue; doi:10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2015.03.013
News and events in 2014
OpenSees @ Bristol (June 2014)
The aim of this joint workshop between:
- University of Bristol
- University of Washington
- University of California Berkeley; and
- Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (PEER)
is to share the latest advances in computational techniques in modelling nonlinear behaviour of structural systems under extreme loading. The event will bring researchers from the US and the UK/EU together to exchange ideas and explore opportunities for future collaboration. Please visit the event page for further details.