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Keivan Kiani, Ph.D.
The expert field of Dr. Kiani is modelling of structures from nano- to macro- scales. After finding the physical nature of phenomena of concern, a suitable model is developed. This is the most critical stage in developing a simple but a sophisticated model aimed to capture of interest data. After this stage, he commonly uses meshfree methods as well as analytical solutions to interpret the physical/chemical/engineering nature of the phenomena of concern. His current research focuses on advanced continuum-based modeling of vibrations of assemblage of nanostructures such as vertically aligned single- and double-walled carbon nanotubes as well as current-carrying nanowires which are expected to be building blocks of the upcoming micro-/nano- electromechanical systems.
Major scientific contributions:
§ Theoretical explorations of microcell and macrocell corrosion of steel reinforcements in reinforced concrete structures via generalized reproducing kernel particle method.
§ Analytical and numerical modeling of nanotubes acted upon by moving nanoparticles accounting for friction, van der Waals interactional forces, inertia, and nonlocality effects.
§ Wave propagation in, and vibration behavior of magnetically affected conductive nanostructures via advanced theories of elasticity.
§ Continuum-based modeling of van der Waals interactional forces between orthogonal carbon nanotubes.
§ Column buckling of-, vibrations of-, and wave propagation in- vertically aligned membranes and forests of carbon nanotubes using nonlocal discrete and continuous models.
§ Static, buckling, dynamic instability, and vibrations of current-carrying surface energetic nanowires in the presence of magnetic fields.
§ Development of nonlocal-surface energy-based models for dynamic analysis of nanostructures.
Ph.D., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 2002-2010.
Ph.D. Thesis: Deterioration of reinforced concrete structures due to reinforcement corrosion via an elasticity solution and a meshless technique.
M.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999-2001.
M.Sc. Thesis: A study of corrosion mechanism in reinforced concrete structures using reproducing kernel particle method.
B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, 1995-1999.