Dr Bahman Ghiassi BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, MIstructE, CEng

Dr Bahman Ghiassi

School of Engineering
Associate Professor

Dr Ghiassi is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering.

His main research interests include innovative and old construction materials including masonry, cementitious and non-cementitious composites and innovative repair materials. His research focuses on experimental testing and computational modelling of the mechanics, durability and resilience of structures and infrastructure made of those materials.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Ghiassi, if you are passionate about research and are interested to pursue a PhD study in any of the aforementioned areas of research.

Qualifications

  • Chartered member of the Institute of Structural Engineering, 2021
  • Chartered Engineer, 2021
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2021
  • PhD in Structural Engineering, 2013
  • MSc in Structural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering, 2009
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, 2006

Research

Dr Bahman Ghiassi’s research interests include:

  • Computational modelling and experimental testing of building materials and structures
  • Masonry response to extreme hazards
  • Novel low carbon construction materials
  • Novel processing, curing and manufacturing techniques
  • Deterioration and aging of construction materials
  • Safety assessment of historical (masonry or concrete) constructions
  • Novel strengthening and repair techniques
  • Non-destructive testing and evaluation

Other activities

  • Conference Chair, International Brick and Block Masonry Conference (2024)
  • Peer review college member of the EPSRC
  • Member of RILEM TC 292-MCC committee: Mechanical Characterization and Structural design of Textile Reinforced Concrete. Chapter leader on repair of masonry structures
  • Member of RILEM TC 290-IMC committee: Durability of Inorganic Matrix Composites used for Strengthening of Masonry Constructions. Chapter leader on durability under combined actions
  • Associate Editor of ICE Journal of Construction Materials
  • Associate Editor of Structural Materials in Frontiers in Materials
  • Editorial board of open-access journal of Materials
  • Editorial board of ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction


Publications

Recent publications

Article

Taheri, H, Mastali, M, Falah, M, Abdollahnejad, Z, Ghiassi, B, Perrot, A & Kawashima, S 2022, 'Microfibrillated cellulose as a new approach to develop lightweight cementitious composites: rheological, mechanical, and microstructure perspectives', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 342, Part A, 128008. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.128008

Dalalbashi, A, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2021, 'A multi-level investigation on the mechanical response of TRM-strengthened masonry', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, vol. 54, no. 6, 224. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-021-01817-4

Dalalbashi, A, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2021, 'Aging of lime-based TRM composites under natural environmental conditions', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 270, 121853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.121853

Sanfilippo, D, Ghiassi, B, Alexiadis, A & Hernandez, AG 2021, 'Combined peridynamics and discrete multiphysics to study the effects of air voids and freeze-thaw on the mechanical properties of asphalt', Materials, vol. 14, no. 7, 1579. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071579, https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14071579

Alma’aitah, M, Ghiassi, B & Dalalbashi, A 2021, 'Durability of textile reinforced concrete: existing knowledge and current gaps', Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 6, 2771. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11062771

Ramirez, R, Ghiassi, B, Pineda, P & Lourenço, PB 2021, 'Experimental characterization of moisture transport in brick masonry with natural hydraulic lime mortar', Building and Environment, vol. 205, 108256. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108256

Zhang, S, Li, Z, Ghiassi, B, Yin, S & Ye, G 2021, 'Fracture properties and microstructure formation of hardened alkali-activated slag/fly ash pastes', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 144, 106447. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2021.106447

Dalalbashi, A, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2021, 'Influence of freeze–thaw cycles on the pull-out response of lime-based TRM composites', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 313, 125473. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2021.125473

Ruffini, G, Briganti, R, Girolamo, PD, Stolle, J, Ghiassi, B & Castellino, M 2021, 'Numerical modelling of flow-debris interaction during extreme hydrodynamic events with DualSPHysics-CHRONO', Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 8, 3618. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11083618

Comment/debate

Dalalbashi, A, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2022, 'Correction to: A multi-level investigation on the mechanical response of TRM-strengthened masonry (Materials and Structures, (2021), 54, 6, (224), 10.1617/s11527-021-01817-4)', Materials and Structures, vol. 55, no. 2, 66. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-022-01917-9

Conference contribution

Dalalbashi, A, De Santis, S, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2022, Cyclic load effects on the bond behavior of textile reinforced mortar (TRM) composites. in G Castellazzi, C Gentilini & A Di Tommaso (eds), Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials IV - Selected peer-reviewed full text papers from the 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials, MuRiCo 7 2021. Key Engineering Materials, vol. 916 KEM, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 74-81, 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials, MuRiCo 7 2021, Virtual, Online, 24/11/21. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-5r7onn

Ramirez, R, Ghiassi, B, Oliveira, DV & Lourenço, PB 2022, Preliminary results on natural aging of GFRP-reinforced masonry components exposed to outdoor environmental conditions. in G Castellazzi, C Gentilini & A Di Tommaso (eds), Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials IV - Selected peer-reviewed full text papers from the 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials, MuRiCo 7 2021. Key Engineering Materials, vol. 916 KEM, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 11-18, 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials, MuRiCo 7 2021, Virtual, Online, 24/11/21. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-tyg4l7

Azimi, N, Dalalbashi, A, Oliveira, DV, Ghiassi, B & Lourenço, PB 2022, Tensile behavior of textile-reinforced mortar: influence of the number of layers and their arrangement. in G Castellazzi, C Gentilini & A Di Tommaso (eds), Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened with Composite Materials IV - Selected peer-reviewed full text papers from the 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials, MuRiCo 7 2021. Key Engineering Materials, vol. 916 KEM, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 91-97, 7th International Conference on Mechanics of Masonry Structures Strengthened With Composite Materials, MuRiCo 7 2021, Virtual, Online, 24/11/21. https://doi.org/10.4028/p-m6x658

De Iasio, A, Wang, P, Milani, G & Ghiassi, B 2021, Behaviour factor assessment of ancient masonry towers through an innovative simplified pushover method. in M Papadrakakis & M Fragiadakis (eds), COMPDYN 2021, 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 1 edn, vol. 1, 19387, COMPDYN Proceedings, Institute of Structural Analysis and Antiseismic Research, pp. 508-518, 8th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 27/06/21. https://doi.org/10.7712/120121.8504.19387

Dalalbashi, A, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2021, In-plane behavior of clay brick masonry wallets strengthened by TRM system. in J Sena-Cruz, L Correia & M Azenha (eds), Proceedings of the 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference (RSCC 2020). 1 edn, vol. 3, RILEM Bookseries, vol. 34, Springer, pp. 143-151, 3rd RILEM Spring Convention and Conference , Guimarães, Portugal, 10/03/20. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76465-4_13

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