American Journal of Civil Engineering

Special Issue

Structural Analysis Progresses: Designing, Analyzing and Testing

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 30, 2015
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Mohammad Amin Hariri Ardebili
About This Special Issue
Structural analysis, in its general definition, is the determination of the effects of loads on physical structures and their components. Structures subject to this type of analysis include all that must withstand loads, such as buildings, bridges, vehicles, machinery, furniture, attire, soil strata, prostheses and biological tissue. Structural analysis incorporates the fields of applied mechanics, materials science and applied mathematics to compute a structure's deformations, internal forces, stresses, support reactions, accelerations, and stability. The results of the analysis are used to verify a structure's fitness for use, often saving physical tests. Structural analysis is thus a key part of the engineering design of structures.

Applicability, comprehensiveness and complexity of this field have attracted many researchers to increase the accuracy of the solution by challenging the simplifying assumptions and application of new techniques. These efforts led to the increasingly development of various aspects of this branch of science.

Now, Conditions have been provided to the latest advances in structural analysis be presented and evaluated. Some, but not all topics in this section include:

Structural Analysis
1. Linear and Nonlinear Analysis
2. Joints, Connections & Welding
3. Contact
4. Durability, Fatigue & Fracture
5. Thermal Structural Analysis

Dynamics & Testing
1. Crash Simulation
2. Seismic
3. Linear Dynamics
4. Non-linear Dynamics
5. Combining Physical & Virtual Testing
6. Impact
Lead Guest Editor
  • Mohammad Amin Hariri Ardebili

    Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, United States

Guest Editors
  • Mehmet Avcar

    Civil Engineering Department, Engineering Faculty, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

  • Mohammad Amin Hariri Ardebili

    Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, United States

  • S. Mahdi S. Kolbadi

    Department of Civil Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

  • Esmaeil Asadzadeh

    Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India

  • S. Mahdi S. Kolbadi

    Department of Civil Engineering, K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Published Articles
  • Effect of Ground Motions on Nonlinear Seismic Behavior of Corroded Buried Gas Pipeline

    S. Mohammad S. Kolbadi , Nemat Hassani , S. Mahdi S. Kolbadi , M. R. Shiravand

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 9-13
    Received: Jan. 03, 2015
    Accepted: Jan. 08, 2015
    Published: Jan. 14, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajce.s.2015030201.12
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    Abstract: Recent earthquakes have damaged many lifeline structures. Buried gas pipelines are also no exceptions. Sometimes, theses pipes are subjected to a thinning of the wall thickness due to corrosion. Therefore, it is important to evaluate the strength of the pipes undergoing local wall thinning to maintain the integrity of the piping systems. The main p... Show More
  • Comparison between Strain-Based vs. Stress-Based Criteria in Seismic Performance Evaluation of High Arch Dams

    Masood Heshmati , Seyed Mohammad Seyed Kolbadi , Seyed Mahdi Seyed Kolbadi

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 2-1, March 2015
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Oct. 24, 2014
    Accepted: Oct. 30, 2014
    Published: Nov. 12, 2014
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ajce.s.2015030201.11
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    Abstract: In the present paper, seismic performance of a high concrete arch dam is evaluated based on both the stress and strain criteria. For this purpose, the finite element model of the selected arch dam-reservoir-foundation system was provided. Reservoir was modeled using Eulerian approach as a compressible domain and the foundation rock was assumed to b... Show More