Professional Qualifications

Chartered Engineer in Iran (1983)
Member of Iranian Institute of Structural Engineers (1983)
Member of Institution of Structural Engineers (1995) (UK)
Fellow of Institution of Structural Engineers (2002)
Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (2001) (UK)
Chartered Engineer (1995) (UK)
Member of Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (1997)

Education

BSc(Hons.1) Amir Kabir University (Tehran-Iran) (1980)
MSc University of Surrey (Distinction) (1985)
PhD University of Surrey (1988)

Professional Activities

Writing technical papers related to in-situ stress determination, load testing and assessment of post-tensioned bridges.

Publications

More than 100 technical reports and papers relating to monitoring of full-scale structures, load tests and assessment of in situ stresses in concrete structures.

1. "Multinormic Problems". MSc Dissertation, University of Surrey, September 1985.

2. Lindsell, P., Buchner, S.H. and Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Stresses in the Channel Tunnel Linings". Final report for Gage Technique/Mott Hay & Anderson, November 1986.

3. "Direct Measurement of Stresses in Concrete Structures". PhD thesis, University of Surrey, September 1988.

4. Brookes, C.L., Buchner, S.H. and Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Assessment of Stresses in Post-tensioned Concrete Bridges". International Conference on Bridge Management, University of Surrey, Guildford. Edited by Harding, J.E., Park, G.A.R. and Ryall, M.J. Published by Elsevier Applied Science, pp 439-446, March 1990.

5. Lindsell, P., Buchner, S.H. and Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"The Assessment of Segmental Concrete Bridges", Second International Conference on Bridge Management, University of Surrey, Guildford. Edited by Harding, J.E., Park, G.A.R. and Ryall, M.J. Published by Thomas Telford, pp690-699, April 1993.
(copy in PDF format 8MB)


6. Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Testing and Assessment of Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridges in Hampshire" in "Bridge Assessment, Management and Design" Proceedings of the Centenary Year Bridge Conference, Cardiff. Edited by Barr, B.I.G. and Evans, H.R. Published by Elsevier, pp347-352, September 1994.
(copy in PDF format 5MB)

7. Mehrkar-Asl, S and Brookes, C.L.
"Load Testing in Bridge Assessment", Proceedings of the City University International Seminar, London 1-3 July 1996, "Structural Assessment: The Role of Large and Full Scale Testing" Edited by Virdi, K.S., Garas, F.K., Clarke, J.L. and Armer, G.S.T, Published by E & FN Spon, 1997, pp45-52.
(copy in PDF format 60kB)


8. Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Concrete Stress-relief Coring: Theory and Application". Proceeding of FIP Symposium 1996, London, UK, 25-27 September 1996, "Post-tensioned Concrete Structures", pp 569-576.
(copy in PDF format 127kB)

9. Brookes, C.L. and Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Numerical modelling of masonry using discrete elements". Proceeding of the sixth SECED conference on "Seismic Design Practice into the Next Century" Oxford/UK/26-27 March 1998. Edited by E Booth, Published by A.A.Balkema/Rotterdam/Brookfield, pp131-137

10. Mehrkar-Asl, S. and Ricketts, N.
"Load Testing of Pont Sir Y Fflint", Hidden Strength Conference 17 November 1998, paper presented at the Surveyor's conference, ICE London.
(copy in PDF format 1.24MB)

11. Mehrkar-Asl, S. and Bolton, I.R.
"Assessment of Bridges Using Supplementary Load Testing", CONCET '99, Sixth International Conference on Concrete Engineering Technology, 29 June - 1 July 1999, Malaysia, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia.
(copy in PDF format 72kB)

12. Mehrkar-Asl, S."Supplementary Load Testing in Assessment of Bridges", Presented in Concrete 2000 conference at Amir-Kabir University, Tehran-Iran, May 2000. Paper not published in the proceedings of the conference.
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13. Mehrkar-Asl, S."Monitoring to Prolong Service Life", Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Bridge Management Edited by Ryall, M.J., Park, G.A.R and Harding, J.E., University of Surrey, 16-19 April 2000, Published by Thomas Telford, pp137-144.
(copy in PDF format 59kB)

14. Webster, PM and Mehrkar-Asl, S."Battersea Yard - Bridge Infill Project", Proceeding of the Railway Engineering -2000 on CR-ROM, ECS Publications, July 2000.
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15. Brookes, C. L. and Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Numerical Modelling of reinforced masonry to enhance seismic resistance", Presented in the 1st Conference on Strengthening and Retrofitting of Structures", University of Amir-Kabir, Tehran-Iran, 6 to 8 May 2002.
(copy in PDF format - large file - 2.4MB)

16. Bohloulzadeh, E., Broad, A. and Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Strengthening Structures Using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer", Presented in the 1st Conference on Strengthening and Retrofitting of Structures", University of Amir-Kabir, Tehran-Iran, 6 to 8 May 2002.
(copy in PDF format 45kB)

 

17.  Tilley, DG., Keogh, PS. ,  Mutch, K., Robotham, M.,  Curran, P. and  Mehrkar-Asl, S.
"Making the eye blink - modelling the operation of the Gateshead Millennium Bridge", Proc. Instn Mech Engrs, Vol 217, Part C, J Mechanical Engineering Science, 2003, pp 735-758.

 

18. Mehrkar-Asl, S., Brookes, C.L. and Ducketts, W.G., 

“Saving half though girder bridges using non-linear finite element”, Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Bridge Management organized by the University of Surrey, 11-13 April 2005, Thomas Telford, edited by Park, G.A.R and Disney, P. pp 345-352, 2005

(copy in PDF format 519kB)


19. Shahdadpuri, C., Mehrkar-Asl, S. and Chandunni, R.E. "DMCC Al Mas Tower - Structural Design", 8th International Conference on Multi-purpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings, Abu Dhabi, UAE, 10-11 December 2007

(copy in PDF format 875KB)

(Program for Column Shortening 436kB)

(Presentation on Column Shortening 5.3 MB)

(Paper by Fintel et al on Column Shortening 3.8 MB)

 

 

Lectures Delivered and Committees

Presentation of papers and lectures on in-situ stress determination and load testing, such as Gifford and Partners' Seminar on Post-tensioned Bridges.

 

Oxford University March 1991 “Appraisal and Strengthening of Bridges”.

 

Launch of the Guide Lines on Supplementary Load Testing, ICE, Nov. 1998.

 

Seminars at Road and Transportation Research and Training Centre of Iran in November 1999 and May 2000 on the construction and load testing of Pont Sir Y Flint (North Wales) and strengthening of Kingston Bridge in Glasgow.

 

Seminars at Planning and Budget Organisation of Iran November 1999 on analysis and strengthening of masonry structures against seismic loads.

 

Demolition ‘from cradle to grave’ Institution of Structural Engineers, 14 March 2001.

 

Presentation of Papers in the 1st Conference on Strengthening and Retrofitting of Structures”, University of Amir-Kabir, Tehran-Iran, 6 to 8 May 2002

 

Seminar at Sharif University in Iran on 17 November 2001 on the Construction of Gateshead Millennium Bridge in Newcastle UK. This was repeated at Road and Transportation Research and Training Centre of Iran in August 2003.

 

Esteghlal Grand Hotel South Tower – Seismic Retrofitting Seminar – 22 June 2003. Tehran-Iran

 

Seminar to Housing Foundation of Iran in August 2003 on the seismic retrofitting of structures.

 

Seminar on Advanced Technology in Building and Civil Engineering Industry in Tehran-Iran, 30 November 2003, speaking on Prestressed Concrete Buildings and Water tanks, and Inspection and Maintenance of Prestressed Structures.

 

Seminar to National Iranian Oil Company on Seismic, Fire and Explosion Assessment, in Tehran-Iran, 6 December 2003.  

Seminar on Advanced Technology in Building and Civil Engineering Industry in Tehran-Iran, 17 January 2005, speaking on Strengthening Post-tensioned bridges.

Member of the Engineering and Practice Committee of the Institution of Structural Engineers, September 2002 to September 2004.

Council Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers 2004, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

Chairman of the Southern Branch of the Institution of Structural Engineers, 2004-2005.

Chairman of UAE Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014

Coordinator for the Part 3 Exam interviews in UAE on behalf of the Institution of Structural Engineers of UK From 2006 to 2014.

 

Lewis Kent Award from the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2013 for dedicated services to the Institution through Council, Southern and UAE Regional Groups.

 

Special Courses attended

Practical Seismic Design and Repair of Structures: Imperial College 17-18 September 1997.

Seismic Design and Retrofit of Bridges: SECED and Institute of Structural Engineers, 22-23 June 2000.

FIB course on Strengthening with Externally Bonded FRP reinforcement – Behaviour, design and application, 4-5 May 2003, Athens, Greece.

 

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