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Dr Farhad Aslani

Senior Lecturer
Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)

Contact details
Address
Academic Staff (Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering)
The University of Western Australia (M051)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 1841
Email
farhad.aslani@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 2.66, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Building, Perth campus
Biography
BSc, MSc, PhD University of Technology Sydney

Professional Engineer (MIEAust)

Author ID: 35788787900
Key research
Steel-Concrete Composite Structures,
Reinforced Concrete Structures,
Analytical and Numerical Modelling of Structures,
Fire Performance of Reinforced Concrete Structures,
Rehabilitation, Repair, Retrofitting, and Strengthening of Structures,
Offshore Structures.
Publications
Dr Aslani has published two scholarly books, an edited research book, 5 scholarly book chapters, 47 peer reviewed journal papers, and 18 refereed conference papers.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Acting as principal research supervisor: 1. Yasoja Gunawardena, PhD candidate at UWA, 2. Zikang Wu, PhD candidate at UWA, 3. Mahdi Sheikh Veisi, MPhil candidate at UWA.

Dr Aslani serves as a reviewer for Cambridge University Press for Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete and Concrete Technology related textbooks.

Dr Aslani regularly serves as an invited reviewer for 36 refereed international journals.

Chairman of 13th International Conference on Steel, Space and Composite Structures (SS18), Jan–Feb 2018, Perth, Australia: http://www.ceme.uwa.edu.au/research/structural/international-conference

Advisory Committee Member and Keynote Speaker of the 43rd Conference on Our World in Concrete & Structures,
29-31 August 2018, Singapore.

Honorary Advisory Committee Member of 12th International Conference on Shock & Impact Loads on Structures, Jun 2017, Singapore.

Organizing Committee Member of 4th World Congress and Exhibition on Construction & Steel Structure, Oct 2017, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

An organiser and chair of a Mini Symposium about Steel and Composite Structures in Australia in “the 2015 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM15)”, Aug 2015, Incheon, South Korea.

Chair of Numerical Modeling and Computational Mechanics session in “the 2015 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM15)”, Aug 2015, Incheon, South Korea.

One of the 25 top scientific committee members of the highly ranked conference “the 2013 International Conference on Computational Technologies in Concrete Structures”, Sep 2013, Jeju Island, South Korea.
Future research
Looking for students for projects related to: steel-concrete composite structures, reinforced concrete structures, steel structures, offshore structures, fire performance of structures, sustainable construction materials, and rehabilitation and strengthening techniques.
Funding received
Aslani, F., Paradowska, A., Uy, B. (2015). “Residual stresses in spiral and longitudinally welded mild steel tube columns,” NBI P5012, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Instrument: KOWARI, Grant Value: $50k.
Industrial relevance
Head of Structural Engineers in Arman Rah Gharb Consulting Engineers, 2007-2010 (Bridge Design, Engineering, Rehabilitation & Seismic Retrofitting).
Memberships
- Engineers Australia (EA),
- Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA),
- American Concrete Institute (ACI): Associate member of ACI committees: ACI-ASCE Committee 447 (Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Structures), ACI Committee 237 (Self-Consolidating Concrete), and 209 (Creep and Shrinkage in Concrete),
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
Honours and awards
- “National Engineering Bursary” award from Concrete Institute of Australia for the best national PhD thesis,
- Top ten reviewer award in November 2016 for the ‘Engineering Structures’ journal in the past two years,
- Top ten reviewer award in June 2016 for the ‘Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering’ journal in the past two years,
- Top ten reviewer award in August 2014 for the ‘Construction and Building Materials’ journal in the past two years,
- The UTS International Research Scholarship (UTS IRS),
- The UTS President’s Scholarship (UTSP).
Previous positions
Full-time Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety (CIES), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the University of New South Wales (UNSW) for the following projects:

- Australian Research Council Discovery Project under DP120101944 titled: “The behaviour and design of composite columns coupling the benefits of high-strength steel and high-strength concrete for large scale infrastructure”,

- Australian Research Council Discovery Project under DP140102134 titled: “The behaviour and design of innovative connections to promote the reduction and reuse of structural steel in steel-concrete composite buildings”.
Teaching
CIVL4403 Structural Concrete
CIVL5552 Civil Engineering Design Project 2
Useful links
https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=hzP0Pe0AAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Farhad_Aslani

http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7640-711X
New and noteworthy
Featured Articles:

Thai HT, Uy B, Yamesri, Aslani F, 2017, ‘Behaviour of bolted endplate composite joints to square and circular CFST columns’, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 131, pp. 68 - 82, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2016.12.022 (ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles April 2017-August 2017).

Aslani F, Uy B, Hur J, Carino P, 2016, ‘Behaviour and design of hollow and concrete-filled spiral welded steel tube columns subjected to axial compression’, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 128, pp. 261 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2016.08.023 (ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles September 2016-August 2017).

Aslani F, Lloyd R, Uy B, Kang W-H, Hicks SJ, 2016, ‘Statistical calibration of safety factors for flexural stiffness of composite columns’, Steel and Composite Structures, An International Journal, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 127 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2016.20.1.127 (included in the draft of ‘AS/NZS 2327:2016 - Composite structures—Composite steel-concrete construction in buildings’).

Noushini A, Aslani F, Castel A, Gilbert RI, Uy B, Foster S. 2016 ‘'Compressive stress-strain model for low-calcium fly ash-based geopolymer and heat-cured Portland cement concrete’, Cement & Concrete Composites, vol. 73, pp. 136 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2016.07.004 (ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles August 2016-February 2017).

Aslani F, Uy B, Tao Z, Mashiri F, 2015, ‘Behaviour and design of composite columns incorporating compact high-strength steel plates’, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 107, pp. 94 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.01.005 (ScienceDirect Top 25 Hottest Articles April-June 2015).

Aslani F, 2015, ‘Nanoparticles in self-compacting concrete - a review’, Magazine of Concrete Research, vol. 67, pp. 1084 - 1100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/macr.14.00381 (free accessed for the Best of Research and Practice in ICE Publishing, August-September 2015).

Aslani F, 2016, ‘Thermal performance modeling of geopolymer concrete’ Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 28, no. 1, 04015062 http://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0001291 (One of top most-viewed papers in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering over the past 12 calendar months).

Aslani F, 2016, ‘Mechanical properties of waste tire rubber concrete’ Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, vol. 28, no. 3, 04015152 http://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0001429 (One of top most-viewed papers in the Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering over the past 12 calendar months).
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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