Dr Hossein Derakhshan

Dr Hossein Derakhshan
 Position Research Associate
 Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering
 Email hossein.derakhshan@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 0598
 Mobile +61 4 2263 6741
 Location Floor/Room 2 32 ,  Engineering North ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    PhD in Civil Engineering (Structures), University of Auckland, 2011
    Master of Civil/Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, 2003
    Bachelor of Civil Engineering, Shiraz University, 2000

  • Awards & Achievements

    Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA), Australian Research Council, 2018.

    F. Stan Shaw Award, for the best paper published in the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials proceedings, 2016.

    Otto Glogau Award, for the best practice paper published in the Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2015.

    H.W.H. Timber West Best Paper Award, Canadian Masonry Symposium, 2009.

  • Research Interests

    I am interested in a broad range of research topics and activities...These include mechanics of structures, computational mechanics, numerical modelling (finite and boundary element methods), masonry materials and structural behaviour, concrete material and structures, and earthquake risk assessment and protection of masonry and concrete buildings.

    A PhD scholarship will become available soon on this project. Interested applicants, please email me for further information... Ideally, the prospective student should have good knowledge of dynamic loadingand finite element modelling (FEM) of structures. This ad will be removed once the student has been recruited (position not filled yet as of 21 Nov 2017).

  • Research Funding

    $360k funds for Seismic evaluation of non-structural unreinforced masonry components (DE180101593; 2018-2020), ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA).

     

    A PhD scholarship will become available soon on this project. Interested applicants please email me for further information. Ideally, the prospective student should have good knowledge of dynamic loading and finite element modelling (FEM) of structures. This ad will be removed once the student has been recruited (position not filled yet as of 21 Nov 2017).

  • Publications

     

    Scholarly Book Chapters

    Derakhshan, H. (2011). "Out-of-plane wall and parapet response", in Assessment and improvement of the structural performance of buildings in earthquakes, edited by J. M. Ingham, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Wellington, New Zealand.

     

    Journal Publications

    Derakhshan, H., Lucas, W., Visintin, P., Griffith, M. C. (2017). "Laboratory testing of strengthened unreinforced clay brick masonry cavity walls", Journal of Structural Engineering, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001987.

    Derakhshan, H., Lucas, W., Visintin, P., Griffith, M. C. (2017). "Out-of-plane strength of existing two-way spanning solid and cavity unreinforced masonry walls", Structures (Elsevier), DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2017.11.002.

    Derakhshan, H., Visintin, P., Griffith, M. C. (2017). "Case studies of material properties of late nineteenth-century unreinforced masonry buildings in Adelaide", Australian Journal of Civil Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/14488353.2017.1401196.

    Derakhshan, H., Lucas, W., Griffith, M. C. (2017). "In-situ seismic verification of non-structural components of unreinforced masonry buildings", Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/13287982.2017.1370963.

    Derakhshan, H., Nakamura, Y., Ingham, J. M., and Griffith, M. C. (2017). "Simulation of shake table tests on out-of-plane masonry buildings. Part (I): Displacement-based approach using simple failure mechanisms", International Journal of Architectural Heritage, 11(1), 72-78, 10.1080/15583058.2016.1237590.

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., Magenes, G., Sheikh, H. (2017). "Applicability of single-mode pushover analysis for the seismic demand evaluation of unreinforced masonry buildings with flexible diaphragms". Engineering Structures, 137, 1-18, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.01.049.

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Magenes, G., Griffith, M. (2017). "Influence of diaphragm flexibility on seismic response of unreinforced masonry buildings", Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 21(6), 935-960, DOI: 10.1080/13632469.2016.1190799.

    Walsh, K. Q., Dizhur, D. Y., Giongo, I., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J. M. (2017). "Unreinforced masonry wall out-of-plane behaviour: design demands, predicted capacity, and in-situ proof test results". Journal of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) of New Zealand, 30(1), 57-81.

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Sheikh, H., Ingham, J., Griffith, M. (2016). "Equivalent frame modelling of an unreinforced masonry building with flexible diaphragms - A case study". Bulletin of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 49(3), 234-244.

    Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., and Ingham, J. M. (2016). "Out-of-plane seismic response of vertically spanning unreinforced masonry walls connected to flexible diaphragms", Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 45(4), 563-580, DOI: 10.1002/eqe.2671.

    Walsh, K. Q., Dizhur, D. Y., Shafaei, J., Derakhshan, H, Ingham, J. (2015). "In Situ Out-of-Plane Testing of Unreinforced Masonry Cavity Walls in As-Built and Improved Conditions", Structures (Elsevier), 3, 187-199, DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2015.04.005..

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M., and Griffith, M. C. (2014). "Seismic analysis of in-plane loaded walls in unreinforced masonry buildings with flexible diaphragms", Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 47(4), 275-289.

    Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Griffith, M. C., and Ingham, J. M. (2014). "Seismic assessment of out-of-plane loaded unreinforced masonry walls in multi-storey buildings". Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 47(2), 119-138.

    Walsh, K. Q., Dizhur, D. Y., Almesfer, N, Cummuskey, A., Cousins, J., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., and Ingham, J. M. (2014), "Geometric Characterisation and Out-of-Plane Seismic Stability of Unreinforced Brick Masonry Buildings in Auckland, New Zealand". Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 47(2), 139-156.

    Giongo, I., Wilson, A., Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Tomasi, R., Griffith, M. C., Quenneville, P., and Ingham, J. M. (2014). "Detailed seismic assessment and improvement procedure for vintage flexible timber diaphragms". Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 47(2), 97-118.

    Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Griffith, M. C., and Ingham, J. M. (2014). "In-situ out-of- plane testing of as-built and retrofitted unreinforced masonry walls", Journal of Structural Engineering, 140(6), 04014022, 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000960.

    Moon, L., Dizhur, D., Senaldi, I., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., Magenes, G. and Ingham, J. (2014) "The demise of the URM building stock in Christchurch during the 2010/2011 Canterbury earthquake sequence", Earthquake Spectra, 30(1), 253-276, DOI: 10.1193/022113EQS044M.

    Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., and Ingham, J. M. (2013). "Airbag testing of multi-leaf unreinforced masonry walls subjected to one-way bending", Engineering Structures, 57, 512-522, DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.10.006.

    Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., and Ingham, J. M. (2013). "Out-of-plane behaviour of one-way spanning unreinforced masonry walls", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 139(4), 409-417, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000347.

    Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., Ingham, J. M. (2011). "In-Situ testing of a low intervention NSM seismic strengthening technique for historical URM buildings", International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity (IJMSI), Vol: 5 (2/3), pp. 168-191.

    Lin, Y.W., Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Lumantarna, R., Wotherspoon, L., Ingham, J. M. (2010). "Testing and seismic retrofit of 1917 Wintec F block URM building in Hamilton", Journal of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) of New Zealand, ISSN 0114-2879, Vol: 24 (1), 47-57.

    Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Lumantarna, R., Cuthbert, J., Griffith, M. C., Ingham, J. M. (2010). "In-field simulated seismic testing of as-built and retrofitted unreinforced masonry partition walls of the William Weir House in Wellington", Journal of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) of New Zealand, ISSN 0114-2879, 23 (1), 51-61.

    Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Lumantarna, R., Ingham, J. M. (2010). "Earthquake-Damaged Unreinforced Masonry Building Tested In-Situ", Journal of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) of New Zealand, ISSN 0114-2879, 23 (2), 76-89.

    Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Lumantarna, R., Griffith, M. C., Ingham, J. M. (2010). "Out-of-Plane Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Walls Using Near Surface Mounted Fibre Reinforced Polymer Strips", Journal of the Structural Engineering Society (SESOC) of New Zealand, ISSN 0114-2879, 23 (2), 91-103.

    Rahimian, M., Omidvar, B., Derakhshan, H., Noorzad, A. (2007). "Effects of arbitrary shaped surface topographies on earthquake ground motion using boundary element method in time domain", Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Transaction B: Engineering, 31 (5), 473-485.

    Derakhshan, H., Omidvar, B., Rahimian, M., Noorzad, A., (2005) "Study of surface topography effects of Gisha Hill on earthquake ground motion", Journal of Faculty of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, 39 (5), 595-607.

    Journal Papers accepted

     

    Journal Papers submitted

    Dizhur, D. Y., Walsh, K. Q., Giongo, I, Derakhshan, H, Ingham, J. (----). "Out-of-plane proof testing of masonry infill walls", submitted to Engineering Structures journal, Dec 2016.

    Journal Papers in preparation

    Derakhshan, H., Nakamura, Y., Griffith, M. (----). "Assessing the earthquake filtering effects of unreinforced masonry buildings on the out-of-plane stability of walls". In preparation to be submitted to EQ Spectra journal.

     

    Conference Papers

    (Accepted)

     

    (Published, Peer-Reviewed)

    Walsh, K., Dizhur, D., Giongo, I., Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. (2017). "Comparison between predicted unreinforced masonry wall out-of-plane capacity and in-situ proof test results". 13th Canadian Masonry Symposium, 04-07 Jun 2017, Halifax, Canada.

    Derakhshan, H., Lucas, W., Griffith, M. (2017). Two-way cavity clay brick walls tested in-situ, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 9-13 Jan, 2017, Santiago, Chile.

    Griffith MC, Derakhshan H, Vaculik J, Nakamura Y. (2016). "Recent developments in the seismic assessment of masonry buildings". Australian Earthquake Engineering Conference, Melbourne, 25 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016. Editors: Anderson S . Proceedings of Australian Earthquake Engineering Conference.

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Sheikh, H., Griffith, M., Ingham, J. (2016) Investigation of equivalent frame modelling for seismic analysis of unreinforced masonry building with flexible diaphragms. 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, 6-9 Dec 2016, Perth, Australia (Received F. Stan Shaw Award for best paper).

    Derakhshan, H., Lucas, W., Griffith M. (2016). Flexural retrofit of brick cavity walls, 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padova, Italy, 26 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016.

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. (2016). Multi-mode pushover analysis for seismic demand evaluation of unreinforced msaonry buildings with flexible diaphragms, 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padova, Italy, 26 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016.

    Allen, C., Masia, M.J., Page, A.W., Griffith, M.C., Derakhshan, H., Mojsilovic, N. (2016). Experimental testing of unreinforced masonry walls with openings subject to cyclic in-plane shear, 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Padova, Italy, 26 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016.

    Nakamura, Y., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., and Magenes, G. (2015). Estimating the accuracy of single-mode pushover analysis for unreinforced masonry buildings with flexible diaphragms, Proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 6-8 Nov 2015.

    Allen, C., Masia, M.J., Page, A.W., Griffith, M.C., Derakhshan, H. (2015). Cyclic in-plane shear testing of unreinforced masonry walls with openings, Proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sydney, Australia, 6-8 Nov 2015.

    Walsh, K. Q., Dizhur, D. Y., Derakhshan, H, Griffith, M., Ingham, J. (2015). Out-of-plane seismic assessment of clay brick masonry cavity walls considering different boundary conditions, Proc. of the 12th North American Masonry Conference, Denver, Colorado, May 17-20, 2015.

    Walsh, K. Q., Dizhur, D. Y., Shafaei, J., Derakhshan, H, Ingham, J. (2014). Out-of-plane in-situ testing of masonry cavity walls in as-built and improved conditions, Proc. 2014 Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES) Conference, Lorne, Victoria, Australia, November 21-23, 2014.

    Derakhshan, H. Griffith, M. C., Ingham, J. M. (2014). "A numerical model to assess the dynamic response of out-of-plane loaded one-way spanning URM walls connected to flexible diaphragms". 9th International Masonry Conference (9IMC), Guimarães, Portugal, July 07-09, 2014.

    Griffith, M. C., Moon, L., Ingham, J. M., and Derakhshan, H. (2013). 'Implications of the Canterbury earthquake sequence for Adelaide, South Australia', 12th Canadian Masonry Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2-5 June 2013.

    Allen, C., Masia, M., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., Dizhur, D. Ingham, J. M.  (2013) ‘What ductility value should be used when assessing unreinforced masonry buildings', NZSEE Conference, Wellington, 26-28 April.

    Tremayne, B., Turner, F., Russell, A., Oliver, S., and Derakhshan, H. (2012). "Proposed Update to Masonry Provisions of ASCE/SEI 41: Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings", 15th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering (15WCEE), Lisbon, Portugal, September 24-28, 2012. 

    Derakhshan, H., Lumantarna, R., Dizhur, D., and Ingham, J. M. (2010). "In- situ airbag testing of unreinforced masonry walls", 8th International Masonry Conference (8IMC), Dresden, Germany, July 04-07, 2010.

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M. and Griffith, M. C. (2010). "Effects of unreinforced masonry wall slenderness ratio on out-of-plane post-cracking dynamic stability", Proc. 2010 NZSEE Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, March 26-28, 2010.

    Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Lumantarna, R., and Ingham, J. M. (2010). "In- situ out-of-plane testing of unreinforced masonry wall segment in Wintec Block F Building", Proc. 2010 NZSEE Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, March 26-28, 2010.

    Dizhur, D., Lumantarna, R., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J. M. (2010). "Testing of an earthquake-damaged unreinforced masonry building", Joint conference proceedings, 7th International Conference on Urban Earthquake Engineering (7CUEE) & 5th International Conference on Earthquake Engineering (5ICEE), Tokyo, Japan, March 03-05, 2010.

    Dizhur, D., Lumantarna, R., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J. M. (2010). "In- situ testing of a residential unreinforced masonry building in Wellington, New Zealand", 8th International Masonry Conference (8IMC), Dresden, Germany, July 04-07, 2010.

    Lumantarna, R., Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., and Ingham, J. M. (2010). "Strength and stiffness of URM: comparison between laboratory and field tests", 8th International Masonry Conference (8IMC), Dresden, Germany, July 04-07, 2010.

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M., and Griffith, M. C. (2009). "Tri-linear force- displacement models representative of out-of-plane unreinforced masonry wall behaviour", 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2009.

    Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M. and Griffith, M. C. (2009). "In-situ out-of-plane testing of unreinforced masonry partition walls'' 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2009.

    Ismail, N., Mahmoud, H., Derakhshan, H., Clark, W., and Ingham, J. M. (2009). "Case study and development of retrofit application strategy for a heritage building", 11th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Toronto, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2009.

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M., and Griffith, M. C. (2009). "Out-of-plane assessment of an unreinforced masonry wall: comparison with NZSEE recommendations", Proc. 2009 NZSEE Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, April 3-5, 2009.

    Dizhur, D., Derakhshan, H., Cuthbert, J., and Ingham, J. M. (2009). "In-situ out-of-plane testing of unreinforced masonry partition walls", Proc. 2009 NZSEE Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, April 3-5, 2009.

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M. (2008). "Out-of-Plane testing of an unreinforced masonry wall subjected to one-way bending", Proc. of the 2008th Australian Earthquake Engineering Society (AEES) Conference, Ballarat, Australia, November 21-23, 2008.

    Reviewer

    Case Studies in Construction Materials, Elsevier, 2016+

    EQ Spectra, EERI, 2016+

    Journal of Architectural Heritage, 2015+

    Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 2013+

    Journal of Structural Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2012+

    International Journal of Protective Structures, Multi-Science Publishing, 2014+

    10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 2015

     

    Research reports

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. (2013) "Generic procedure for seismic assessment of out-of-plane loaded unreinforced masonry walls", Submitted to the NZSEE committee for seismic assessment and strengthening of building guidelines, New Zealand.

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. M., and Griffith, M. C. (2012). "Seismic assessment of out-of-plane loaded  unreinforced masonry walls", Masonry Research Newsletter, The Masonry Society.

    Derakhshan, H., Ingham, J. (2012) "Generic procedure for seismic assessment of out-of-plane loaded unreinforced masonry walls", Research report submitted to the Department of Building and Housing, New Zealand, 10 pg.

    M. Rahimian, A. Noorzad, B. Omidvar, H. Derakhshan, (2009) "Earthquake wave amplification in hilly cities", Tehran, Natural Disaster Research Press, Iranian ISBN: 964-308-108-7, 244 pg.

     

     

  • Professional Associations

    Member of ASCE 41 Masonry Subcommittee of Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings Standards

    Member of New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE)

     

    Professional experience

    Aurecon Consulting Engineers, Christchurch, Structural Engineer, (Jan 2011- Jun 2012)

        • Seismic assessment and retrofit of buildings

    Safa Rolling and Pipe Mills, Tehran, Head of Civil Engineering Office, (2004-2007)

         • In charge of design for civil works within Safa Industrial Group
         • Design and supervision on construction of machinery foundation and industrial steel structure

     

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