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Reza Mirzaeifar

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Education:

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic, 2006
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerman, 2004

Awards & Honors:

Mechanics of Materials most cited articles published since 2009
2013 – U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics Travel Award
2011 – National Science Foundation Student Participation Grant
2010 – >Anne Robinson Clough Conference Grant

Professional History:

2014–present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
2013–2014, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Associate
2010-2013, Georgia Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Assistant
2012–2012, California Institute of Technology, Visiting Researcher
2009–2010, Georgia Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar
2006–2009, Tehran Polytechnic, Research Engineer

Computational and experimental mechanics of materials, Multiscale analysis, Mechanics of carbon-based materials, Natural hazards mitigation, Shape Memory Alloys, Martensitic phase transformation, Micro-mechanical modeling of polycrystalline alloys, Bio-inspired design of materials, Mechanics of biological materials, Finite Element Method, Eigen-derivative solutions, Buckling analysis, Functionally Graded Materials, Piezoelectrics; Active control, Optimization, Impact Mechanics. Computational Mechanics of Materials
Smart Materials and Structures
Shape Memory Alloys
Multiscale Analysis
Molecular Dynamics
Materials Design

Book Chapters

  1. R. Mirzaeifar, M. Elahinia. Mathematical modeling and simulation. In: M. Elahinia (Ed.), Shape Memory Alloy Actuators: Modeling, Simulation, and Control. John Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, ISBN: 978-1-118-35944-0, December 2015. (Link).

Journal Papers:

Under Review:

  1. F. Yazdandoost, A. Y. Boroujeni, R. Mirzaeifar. A Nanocrystalline Nickel-Graphene Nanoplatelets Composite: Superior Mechanical Properties and Mechanics of Properties Enhancement at the Atomistic Level.
  2. A. Bhargava, K. Peng,J. Stieg, R. Mirzaeifar, S. Shahab. Focused Ultrasound Remote Actuation of Shape Memory Polymers; Acoustic-Thermoelastic Modeling and Testing.
  3. O. Sadeghi, M. Bakhtiari-Nejad, F. Yazdandoost, S. Shahab, R. Mirzaeifar. Dissipation of Cavitation-Induced Shock Waves Energy through Phase Transformation in NiTi Alloys.
  4. M.T. Andani, M.R.K. Ravari, R. Mirzaeifar, J. Ni. Micromechanics Modeling of Metallic Alloys Made by Selective Laser Melting.
  5. M.T. Andani, R. Dehghani, M.R.K. Ravari, R. Mirzaeifar, J. Ni. Effect of Energy Input on Spatter Formation during Selective Laser Melting Process.
  6. P. Behroozinia, S. Taheri, R. Mirzaeifar. An Investigation of Intelligent Tires Using Finite Element Analysis.
  7. P. Behroozinia, S. Taheri, R. Mirzaeifar. Tire Health Monitoring Using the Intelligent Tire Concept.
  8. P. Behroozinia, S. Taheri, R. Mirzaeifar. Damage Diagnosis in Intelligent Tires Using Time-Domain and Frequency-Domain Analysis..

Published:

  1. M.T. Andani, R. Dehghani, M.R.K. Ravari, R. Mirzaeifar, J. Ni. Spatter Formation in Selective Laser Melting Process using Multi-Laser Technology. Materials and Design. 2017. 131: 460-469.
  2. F. Yazdandoost, R. Mirzaeifar. Z. Qin, M. J. Buehler. Multiscale Mechanics of the Lateral Pressure Effect on Enhancing the Load Transfer Between Polymer Coated CNTs. Nanoscale. 2017. 9: 5565-5576.
  3. F. Yazdandoost, R. Mirzaeifar. Generalized Stacking Fault Energy and Dislocation properties in NiTi Shape memory Alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2017. 709: 72-81.
  4. F. Yazdandoost, R. Mirzaeifar. Tilt Grain Boundaries Energy and Structure in NiTi Alloys. Computational Materials Science. 2017. 131: 108-119.
  5. P. Behroozinia, R. Mirzaeifar, S. Taheri. A review of fatigue and fracture mechanics with a focus on rubber-based materials. Journal of Materials: Design and Applications. 2017. In Press.
  6. P. Behroozinia, S. Taheri, R. Mirzaeifar. An Investigation of Intelligent Tires Using Multiscale Modeling of Cord-Rubber Composites. Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines. 2017. In Press.
  7. S. Sadeghnejad, Y. T. Jamshidi, R. Mirzaeifar, M. Sadighi. Modeling, characterization and parametric identification of low velocity impact behavior of time-dependent hyper-viscoelastic sandwich panels. Journal of Materials: Design and Applications. 2017. In Press.
  8. A. Ahmadi, R. Mirzaeifar, N. S. Moghaddam, A. S. Turabi, H.E. Karaca, M. Elahinia. Effect of manufacturing parameters on mechanical properties of 316L stainless steel parts fabricated by selective laser melting: a computational framework. Materials and Design. 2016. 112: 328-338.
  9. S.N. Esfahani, M.T. Andani, N.S. Moghaddam, R. Mirzaeifar, M. Elahinia. Independent tuning of stiffness and toughness of additively manufactured titanium-polymer composites: Simulation, fabrication, and experimental studies. Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 2016. 238: 22-29.
  10. R. Mirzaeifar, L. S. Dimas, Z. Qin, M. J. Buehler. Defect-tolerant Bioinspired Hierarchical Composites: Simulation and Experiment. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering. 2015. 1(5): 295-304 (featured cover article).
  11. R. Mirzaeifar, Z. Qin, M. J. Buehler. Mesoscale Mechanics of Twisting Carbon Nanotube Yarns. Nanoscale. 2015. 7 (12), 5435-5445.
  12. R. Mirzaeifar, Z. Qin, M. J. Buehler. Tensile strength of carbyne chains in varied chemical environments and structural lengths. Nanotechnology. 2014. (Featured as fast track communication). 2014. 25, 371001.
  13. R. Mirzaeifar, K. Gall, T. Zhu, A. Yavari, R. DesRoches. Structural Transformations and Reorientations in NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Nanowires. Journal of Applied Physics. 2014. 115 (19), 194307.
  14. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari, K. Gall. A micromechanical analysis of the coupled thermomechanical superelastic response of textured and untextured polycrystalline NiTi shape memory alloys. Acta Materialia. 2013. 61(12): 4542-4558.
  15. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. K. Gall. On superelastic bending of shape memory alloy beams. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2013. 48(10): 1664-1680.
  16. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. K. Gall. Coupled Thermo-Mechanical analysis of Shape Memory Alloy Circular Bars in Pure Torsion. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics. 2012. 47(3): 118-128. Featured in: Georgia Tech Research News.
  17. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. Analysis of the Rate-Dependent Coupled Thermo-Mechanical Response of Shape Memory Alloy Bars and Wires in Tension. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics. 2011. 23(4): 363-385.
  18. S. Shahab, M. Mirtaheri, R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai. Improving the energy absorption capacity of metal shear walls by modifying the shear buckling loads. Advances in Structural Engineering. 2011. 14(6): 1247-1257.
  19. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. A combined analytical, numerical, and experimental study of shape-memory-alloy helical springs. International Journal of Solids and Structures. 2011. 48(3-4): 611-624. “ScienceDirect Top25 Hottest Articles for the journal in 2011 (Full year)”.
  20. R. Mirzaeifar, M Shakeri, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. A semi-analytic analysis of shape memory alloy thick-walled cylinders under internal pressure. Archive of Applied Mechanics. 2011. 81(8): 1093–1116.
  21. R Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. Exact solution for pure torsion of shape memory alloy bars. Mechanics of Materials. 2010. 42(8): 797-806. “Most Cited Mechanics of Materials Articles”, “ScienceDirect Top25 Hottest Articles for the journal, 2011”.
  22. R Mirzaeifar, M Shakeri and M Sadighi. Nonlinear finite element formulation for analyzing shape memory alloy cylindrical panels. Smart Materials and Structures. 2009. 18 (3): 034002.
  23. S. Shahab, R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai. Coupled modification of natural frequencies and buckling loads of composite cylindrical panels. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 2009. 51(9-10): 708-717.
  24. R. Mirzaeifar, S. Shahab, H. Bahai. An approximate method for simultaneous modification of natural frequencies and buckling loads of thin rectangular isotropic plates. Engineering Structures. 2009. 31 (1): 208-215.
  25. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar. Static and dynamic analysis of thick functionally graded plates with piezoelectric layers using layerwise finite element model. Mechanics of advanced materials and structures. 2009. 16(8): 561–575.
  26. R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai, S. Shahab. A new method for finding the first and second order eigenderivatives of asymmetric non-conserving systems with application to an FGM plate actively controlled by piezoelectric sensor/actuators. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2008. 75 (12): 1492-1510.
  27. R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai, S. Shahab. Active control of natural frequencies of FGM plates by piezoelectric sensor/actuator pairs. Smart Materials and Structures. 2008. 17 (4): 045003.  (Journal’s 30 most accessed papers in 2008).
  28. M. Naseralavi, F. Aryana, F. Bakhtiari-Nejad, R. Mirzaeifar. Analysis of natural frequencies for a laminated composite plate with piezoelectric patches using the first and second eigenvalue derivatives. International Journal of Engineering, Transactions B: Applications. 2008; 21(1): 85-96.
  29. F. Aryana, H. Bahai , R. Mirzaeifar, A. Yeilaghi. Modification of dynamic characteristics of FGM plates with integrated piezoelectric layers using first- and second-order approximations. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2007. 70 (12): 1409-1429.
  30. R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai, F. Aryana, A. Yeilaghi. Optimization of the dynamic characteristics of composite plates using an inverse approach. Journal of Composite Materials. 2007. 41 (26): 3091-3108.
  31. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar, S. Salehghaffary. New insights into the collapsing of cylindrical thin-walled tubes under axial impact load. Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (IMechE Part C). 2007. 221 (8): 869-885.
  32. M. Shakeri, S. Salehghaffary, R. Mirzaeifar. Expansion of circular tubes by rigid tubes as impact energy absorbers: Experimental and theoretical investigation. International Journal of Crashworthiness. 2007. 12 (5): 493-501.

† hindex=14, Sum of the Times Cited=510 (Google Scholar).

Books:

  1. R. Darvish, R. Mirzaeifar, F. R. Biglari. Simulation of advanced finite element problems using ABAQUS. (ISBN: 964-7493-22-3) Yamahdi publishing, Tehran, Iran. (In Farsi)

 Conference Proceedings:

  1. A. I. Azad, R. Dargazany, S. Mall, R. Mirzaeifar. Constitutive Modeling of the Hierarchical Load Transfer Mechanism in Twisted CNT Fibers. ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (2017). November 3-9. Tampa, Florida USA.
  2. Taheri Andani, M., Dehghani, R., Karamooz, M., Mirzaeifar, R., Ni, J.,”An Investigation into Spatter Creation during Selective Laser Melting”, 28th Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 7th-9th, 2017, Austin, Texas.
  3. Bhargava, A., Peng, K., Stieg, J., Mirzaeifar, R., and Shahab, S., 2017, Ultrasound Actuation 0f Shape Memory Polymer Filaments; Acoustic-Thermoelastic Modeling and Testing. Proceedings of the 10th ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, 18-20 September 2017. Snowbird, UT.
  4. J. Stieg, R. Mirzaeifar, S. Shahab. An Experimental Investigation Toward Ultrasound-Responsive Shape Memory Polymer-Based Mechanisms. 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research. April 6-8, 2017. Memphis, TN, USA.
  5. P. Behroozinia, S. Taheri, R. Mirzaeifar. Multiscale Progressive Failure Analysis of Cord-Rubber Composites. 190th ACS Rubber Division Technical Meeting. October 11-13, 2016, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  6. Nasr Esfahani, S., Mirzaeifar, R. Elahinia, M. Toward additively manufactured NiTi-polymer composites, Rapid 2016. May 16-19, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  7. Ahmadi A, Mirzaeifar R, Elahinia M. The effect of fabrication direction on the mechanical properties of stainless steel parts fabricated by selective laser melting., Rapid 2016, May 16-19, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  8. Nasr Esfahani, S., Taheri Andani, M., Shayesteh Moghaddam, N., Mirzaeifar, R. Elahinia, M. Experimental and Computational Study of Additively Manufactured Titanium- Polymer Composites, SPIE Smart Structures/NDE 2016, March 20-24, Las Vegas Nevada, USA.
  9. A. Ahmadi, N. S. Moghaddam,  M. Elahinia, H.E. Karaca, R. Mirzaeifar. Finite Element Modeling of Selective Laser Melting 316L Stainless Steel Parts for Evaluating the Mechanical Properties. ASME 11th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC2016). June 27-July 1, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
  10. P. Behroozinia, R. Mirzaeifar, J. Bayandor. Numerical Investigation of Scale Factor in Composites Applying Extended Finite Element Method. AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 4-8 2016. San Diego, California, USA.
  11. R. DesRoches, R. Mirzaeifar, A. Yavari, K. Gall.Testing, Modeling, and Analyzing Various Energy Absorbing SMA Devices. The 7th International Symposium on Steel Structures (ISSS 2013). November 7-9, 2013. Jeju, South Korea.
  12. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari, K. Gall. Analyzing the Pseudoelastic Response of NiTi Shape Memory Alloys at Different Length Scales. 12th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM12), July 22-25, 2013. Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
  13. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari . K. Gall. Bending analysis of textured polycrystalline shape memory alloy beams. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2012). September 19-21. Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA.
  14. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari . K. Gall. Thermo-mechanical coupling in polycrystalline shape memory alloys. Society of Engineering Science (SES) 49th Annual Technical Meeting. October 10-12, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  15. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari . K. Gall. A Closed-form Solution for Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Beams Subjected to Bending. SPIE Smart Structures/NDE (2012). March 11-15. San Diego, California, USA.
  16. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. Is the stress distribution uniform in the cross section of SMA bars subjected to uniaxial loading? Is it related to rate dependency? ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2011). September 18-21. Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  17. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. Exact solution for pure torsion of SMA curved bars with application to analyzing SMA helical springs. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2011). September 18-21, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  18. R. Mirzaeifar, W. Yang, A. Yavari, R. DesRoches. Experimental Evaluation and Numerical Analysis of Shape Memory Alloy “S” Shaped Elements Used as Energy Dissipating Devices. The 6th International Symposium on Steel Structures (ISSS 2011). November 3-5, 2011. Seoul, Korea.
  19. R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. A Simplified Constitutive Model for Simulating the Rate-Dependent Superelastic Shape Memory Alloys in Fast Loadings. 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. April 4-7, 2011. Denver, Colorado, USA.
  20. S. Shahab, R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai. An Iterative Method for Large Modification of Vibration and Buckling Characteristics of Plates Simultaneously. 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference. April 4-7, 2011. Denver, Colorado, USA.
  21. R. Mirzaeifar. A new method for analyzing thick walled shape memory alloy cylinders subjected to internal pressure. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures & Intelligent Systems (SMASIS 2009). September 21-23, 2009. Oxnard, California, USA.
  22. R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai. Eigenderivative analysis of actively controlled structures with asymmetric non-positive-definite stiffness and non-proportional damping matrices. 13th Conference on the Mathematics of Finite Elements and Applications (MAFELAP 2009). June 9-12, 2009. Brunel University, London, UK.
  23. H. Bahai, S. Shahab, R. Mirzaeifar. Stacking sequence modification of composite cylindrical panels for achieving predefined natural frequencies and buckling loads. 17th UK Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACME-UK). April 6-8, 2009. Nottingham. UK.
  24. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar and M Sadighi The effect of various Boundary conditions on phase transformation in shape memory alloy cylindrical panels. Smart structures and materials (SMART09) IV ECCOMAS Thematic Conference. July 13-15, 2009, Porto, Portugal.
  25. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar. Free Vibration analysis of FGM plates using layerwise finite element model. 1th International Conference on Modern Design, Construction and Maintenance of Structures (MDCMS), December 10-11, 2007, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  26. A. Yeilaghi, R. Mirzaeifar, A. R. Ohadi, M. R. Eslami. Vibration Control of FGM Plate With Piezoelectric Sensors and Actuators Using Higher Order Shear Deformation Theory. 8th Biennial ASME Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis (ESDA 2006) July 4-7, 2006, Torino, Italy.
  27. A. Yeilaghi, M. Abouhamze. R. Mirzaeifar, A. R. Ohadi, M. R. Eslami. Feedback control of piezo-laminate composite plate. 14th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV14), July 9-12, 2007, Cairns, Australia.
  28. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar. Optimising the collapsing behaviour of tubes using neural networks and genetic algorithm. 9th International Conference on Application of Artificial Intelligence to Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, (AICC07), September 18-21, 2007, St. Julians, Malta.
  29. R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai, S. Shahab. Modification of stiffness for shifting natural frequencies of functionally graded material (FGM) plate actively controlled by piezoelectric sensor/actuator pairs. 11th International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing (CC07), September 18-21, 2007, St. Julians, Malta.
  30. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar, A. Alibeiglou. Plastic buckling modes contribution to the modification of collapsing behaviour of circular tubes under axial impact load. Fourth international conference mechanical engineering advanced technology for industrial production (MEATIP4), December 12-14, 2006, Assiut University, Egypt.
  31. M. Shakeri, S. Salehghaffary, R. Mirzaeifar. A study on dissipating damaging energy by axial expansion of circular thin-walled tubes by a rigid cylinder. 12th International Conference on Aerospace Sciences and aviation technology (ASAT12), May 29-31, 2007, Cairo, Egypt.
  32. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar. Stress analysis of thick functionally graded plates with piezoelectric layers under static loading using layerwise finite element. 16th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference. May 2008 Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran.
  33. S. Shahab, R. Mirzaeifar, H. Bahai. Simultaneous modification of vibration and buckling characteristics of plates using the first and second order eigenderivatives. 16th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference. May 2008 Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran.
  34. A. Yeilaghi, R. Mirzaeifar, A. R. Ohadi, M. R. Eslami. Active Control of FGM Plates Using Piezoelectric Sensor/Actuator Patches. 14th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference, May 2006 Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran.
  35. M. Shakeri, R. Mirzaeifar, A. Alibeiglou. Extension of the axi-symmetric collapsing region in circular tubes under axial impact load. 14th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference. May 2006 Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. (In Farsi).
  36. R. Mirzaeifar. M. Shakeri. Controlling the collapsing behavior of thin-walled cylindrical tubes under axial impact load by using piezoelectric actuators. 1st Conference on Aerospace Structures and Separation Systems (ASSS). December 2006, Tehran, Iran. (In Farsi).
  37. F. Aryana, R. Mirzaeifar. Dynamic behavior modification of piezoelectric truss using finite element method. 13th Annual (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference (International) Mechanical Engineering Conference .May 2005, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran. (In Farsi).

 Poster Presentation:

  1.  R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches, A. Yavari. The flux of phase transformation latent heat at the surface and inside shape memory alloy bars and its effects on the response of bars subjected to torsion and tension. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (2011). November 11-17. Denver, Colorado USA.
  2. D.E. Hodgson, K. Parnell, J. Padgett, E. McCarthy, R. Mirzaeifar, R. DesRoches. Construction, testing and analytical confirmation of two new Structural Damping Components. The International Conference on Shape Memory and Superelastic Technologies (SMST2011), November 6-9, 2011. Hong Kong, China.

 

 

 

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