Mohsen Zaker Esteghamati

Mohsen Zaker Esteghamati
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | VT · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy
Postdoctoral Associate

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Introduction
Mohsen Zaker Esteghamati currently works at Virginia Tech. Mohsen does research in Performance-based earthquake engineering and multi-hazard evaluation of structures.
Additional affiliations
June 2018 - present
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
June 2016 - June 2018
University of Akron
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2018 - May 2022
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Field of study
  • Structural Engineering

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Publications (18)
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The current manuscript presents a probabilistic seismic assessment of non-ductile RC structures retrofitted by pre-tensioned aramid fiber reinforced polymers (AFRP). Three RC buildings with different heights (4-, 6- and 8-stories) are designed according to older construction practice and the poorly detailed columns of each model are then retrofitte...
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Performance-based earthquake engineering (PBEE) assessments are data-, effort and time-intensive, usually requiring a detailed structural model and limiting their integration with early design. Decades of research have produced an abundance of PBEE assessments for different structural systems and building taxonomies. The results of these PBEE studi...
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Shear fuses are structural elements that protect surrounding members from damages by undergoing substantial yielding, and then are easily replaced after a major earthquake event. Butterfly-shaped shear fuse is a promising type of structural system, which can effectively align member's flexural capacity to the imposed moment demand due to its unique...
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This paper presents a framework to develop generalizable surrogate models to predict seismic vulnerability and environmental impacts of a class of buildings at a particular location. To this end, surrogate models are trained on a performance inventory, here simulation-based seismic and environmental assessments of 720 mid-rise concrete office build...
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Minimizing environmental impacts over a building's life cycle is critical to achieving sustainable communities. Early design is the most critical step to improve construction's sustainability, as the majority of important decisions have not yet been made. However, the implementation of sustainability assessment in early design is data-and effort-in...
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Systematically collected and curated data sets from historical events provide a strong basis for simulating the physical and functional effects of natural hazards on the built environment. This article develops a relational database to support post-earthquake damage and recovery modeling of building portfolios. The current version of the database h...
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Minimizing environmental impacts over a building's life cycle is critical to achieving sustainable communities. Early design is the most critical step to improve construction's sustainability, as the majority of important decisions have not yet been made. However, the implementation of sustainability assessment in early design is data- and effort-i...
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Minimizing environmental impacts over a building’s life cycle is critical to achieving sustainable communities. Early design is the most critical step to improve construction’s sustainability, as the majority of important decisions have not yet been made. However, the implementation of sustainability assessment in early design is data- and effort-i...
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Structural risk-based evaluation requires a large number of time-history analyses at different ground motion (GM) intensity levels, where the scenarios (e.g. magnitude and distance) of the GMs used in the time-history analyses should be consistent with the site's hazard. The current practice of GM selection typically simplifies the choice of scenar...
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While modern code-conforming steel buildings can withstand seismic events without collapse through substantial inelastic action, the damages to structural members limit the building's post-earthquake functionality and safety. An efficient approach to minimize structural damage is to implement elements with large ductility and energy dissipation cap...
Preprint
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Shear fuses are structural elements that protect surrounding members from damages by undergoing substantial yielding, and then are easily replaced after a major earthquake event. A promising type of structural fuses is butterfly-shaped shear fuse, which can effectively align member's flexural capacity to the imposed moment demand due to its unique...
Technical Report
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The INSSEPT relational database provides published seismic performance-based evaluation of mid-rise buildings, organized based on building taxonomy information. INSSEPT is expected to aid with early design or regional seismic risk assessments. DesignSafe registered users are able to directly extract necessary data using structured query language sy...
Poster
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This study compares the environmental impacts of four professionally-designed archetypes building with different combinations of foundation, structure, and envelopes (FSE) assemblies. In addition, detailed operational energy modeling using the EnergyPlus framework is performed. The result shows that early decisions regarding structural and foundati...
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In the quantitative seismic risk assessment of structures, cloud analysis has been widely used due to its simplicity to obtain the conditional probability of structural response exceeding a certain level, conditioned on the ground motion intensity. The accuracy of this analysis relies on the selected ground motion records in terms of seismic hazard...
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Current building codes aim to ensure the acceptable performance of structures implicitly. Because these provisions are empirically developed for low-to medium-rise buildings, their applicability to high-rise building warrants further investigation. In this paper, the effect of design drift limit on the seismic performance of reinforced concrete dua...
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Sulfate attack affects the durability and integrity of concrete members greatly. Sulfate ions cause expansion, cracking, strength loss and adhesion reduction in concrete components, which threatens concrete structures health. This paper discusses the devastating effects of sulfate attack in a tunnel which is located in the South west of Iran. Durin...

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I’m pleased to be launching a new Research Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Geotechnical and Structural Earthquake Engineering: Opportunities and Challenges (https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/34677/artificial-intelligence-in-geotechnical-and-structural-earthquake-engineering-opportunities-and-chal). This Research Topic is hosted by Frontiers in Built Environment, an ESCI OA journal in partnership with many universities and research institutes around the world (https://www.frontiersin.org/about/institutional-membership) in which case your organizations will partially or completely cover the publication costs. In this collection, we would focus on the limitations and opportunities in the application of AI in geotechnical and structural earthquake engineering, especially those using novel approaches to address the data challenges, physical consistency, interpretability, generality and uncertainty of AI models. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: • The development of large and open benchmark datasets for AI, e.g., from well-constrained validated numerical simulations and experiments/observations; • Soil characterization/site classification; • Site-specific modelling of linear site response, soil nonlinearity, topographic and basin effects; • Regional site-response mapping; • Liquefaction assessment; • Performance-based seismic design; • Surrogate models for structural seismic analysis; • Soil-structure interaction; • Seismic fragility and vulnerability assessment of structures; • Seismic structural health monitoring and early/rapid damage assessment; • Interdependency of smart infrastructures. We’re putting together a group of top researchers whose work we’d like to feature in this collection. This is a unique opportunity for us to collaborate and to showcase your research. If you would like your works to be featured, please contact me (chuanbin.zhu@hdr.qut.edu.au). I look forward to working together on this exciting project. Kind Regards, Chuanbin Zhu Topic Editor, Earthquake Engineering Section, Frontiers in Built Environment On behalf of the Topic Editors.
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This project aims to study the interdependencies between building subsystems, different possible hazards, and various performance indicators during a single building lifetime.
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This project explores the application and development of different machine learning (ML)/ artificial intelligence (AI) methods in risk-based hazard engineering.