Publications

Journal Articles

  1. Haghi, N., Epackachi, S., and Kazemi, M.T. (2020). “Cyclic performance of composite shear walls with boundary elements” Structures,DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2020.05.020
  2. Haghi, N., Epackachi, S., and Kazemi, M.T. (2020). “Macro modeling of steel-concrete composite shear walls” Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.istruc.2019.10.018
  3. Mohammadgholibeyki, N., and Epackachi, S. (2020). “Fragility functions for steel-plate concrete composite shear walls” Journal of Constructional Steel Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.105776
  4. Ahmadi, M.T., Aghakouchak, A., Mirghaderi, R., Tahouni, S., Garivani, S., Shahmari, A., and Epackachi, S. (2020). “Collapse of the 16-Story Plasco Building in Tehran due to Fire”Journal of Fire Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s10694-019-00903-y
  5. Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A.S. (2019). “A cyclic backbone curve for shear-critical reinforced concrete walls”Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002277.
  6. Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A.S. (2016). “A validated numerical model for predicting the in-plane seismic response of lightly reinforced, low-aspect ratio concrete shear walls” Engineering Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.04.025.
  7. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A.S, and Aref, A. (2016). “Seismic analysis and design of steel-plate concrete composite shear wall piers” Engineering Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.12.024.
  8. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A.S, Varma, A.H., and Kurt, E.G. (2015). “Finite element modeling of steel-plate concrete composite wall piers” Engineering Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.06.02.
  9. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Mirghaderi, R., and Taheri Behbahani, A.A., (2015). “Behavior of adhesive bonded anchors under tension and shear loads” Journal of Construction Steel Research, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcsr.2015.07.022.
  10. Farhidzadeh, A., Epackachi, S., Salamone, S., Whittaker, A.S. (2015). “Bayesian decision and mixture models for AE monitoring of steel-concrete composite shear walls” Smart Materials and Structures, DOI: 10.1088/0964-1726/24/11/115028.
  11. Epackachi, S., Dolatshahi, K.M, Oliveto, N.D., and Reinhorn, A. (2015). “Mechanical behavior of electrical hollow composite post insulators: experimental and analytical study” Engineering Structures, DOI:10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.03.013.
  12. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A.S, and Huang, Y.N. (2014). “Analytical modeling of rectangular SC wall panels” Journal of Construction Steel Research, DOI:10.1016/j.jcsr.2014.10.016.
  13. Epackachi, S., Nguyen, N.H., Kurt, E.G., Whittaker, A.S, and Varma, A.H. (2013). “In-plane seismic behavior of rectangular steel-plate composite wall piers” Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE), DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001148.
  14. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Mirghaderi, R., Taheri Behbahani, A. A., Vahdani, S. (2012). “Seismic evaluation of a 56 story residential reinforced concrete high-rise building based on nonlinear dynamic time-history analyses” Journal of the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 21(4), 233–248, DOI: 10.1002/tal.586.
  15. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Mirghaderi, R., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., Vahdani, S. (2011). “Rehabilitation of a high-rise coupled shear wall system in a 56 story residential reinforced concrete building (Tehran Tower), based on nonlinear dynamic time-history analyses” Journal of the Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 20(8), 1035–1047,  DOI: 10.1002/tal.580.

 
Conference Proceedings and Manuscripts

  1. Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A. S. (2017). “Effective lateral stiffness of steel-plate concrete composite wall piers” Trans., 24th Int. Conf. on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 24), Busan, Korea.
  2. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A. S. (2017). “Design of steel-plate concrete composite wall piers” Trans., 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chile.
  3. Terranova, B., Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A. S. (2017). “Effect of out-of-plane loading on the in-plane response of SC wall piers” Trans., 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Chile.
  4. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A. S., and Varma, A.H.  (2015). “An analytical model for a baseplate connection of an SC wall to an RC foundation” Proc., 8th International Conference on Steel Structures, Jeju, South Korea.
  5. Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A. S. (2015). “Numerical investigation of the in-plane behavior of low-aspect ratio reinforced concrete shear walls” Trans., 23rd Int. Conf. on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 23), Manchester, UK.
  6. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A. S. and Varma, A.H. (2015). “Experimental behavior of flexure critical steel-Plate composite SC shear walls” Trans., 23rd Int. Conf. on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 23), Manchester, UK.
  7. Chang, C.C., Huang, Y.N., Chen, B.A., Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A. S. (2015). “An experimental study for in-plane cyclic behavior of low aspect-ratio SC wall piers” Trans., 23rd Int. Conf. on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 23), Manchester, UK.
  8. Kurt, E.G., Varma, A.H., Epackachi, S., and Whittaker, A.S. (2015). “Rectangular SC wall piers: summary of seismic behavior and design” Trans., 2015 Structures Congress (ASCE), Portland, Oregon, USA.
  9. Epackachi, S., Whittaker, A.S., and Varma, A.H. (2014). “Numerical and experimental investigation on in-plane behavior of steel-concrete composite walls” Trans., 2014 Structures Congress (ASCE), Boston, MA, USA.
  10. Nguyen, N.H., Epackachi, S., Kurt, E.G., Whittaker, A.S., and Varma, A.H. (2013). “In-plane shear response of steel-concrete composite shear walls: results of experiments”, Trans., Australian Earthquake Engineering Society 2013 Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  11. Epackachi, S., Nguyen, N. H., Kurt, E. G., Whittaker, A. S. and Varma, A.H. (2013). “An experimental study of the in-plane shear response of steel concrete composite walls,” Trans., 22nd Int. Conf. on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT 22), San Francisco, California, USA, Paper ID #938.
  12. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Mirghaderi, R. and Taheri Behbahani, A.A. (2008). “Review on seismic rehabilitation of a 56-story RC tall building having shear wall system based on a nonlinear dynamic performance evaluation”, Proc., Seismic Engineering International Conference commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake (MERCEA’08), Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  13. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Mirghaderi, R., and Taheri Behbahani, A.A. (2008). “Numerical investigation of reinforced concrete frames considering nonlinear geometric, material and time dependent effects with incremental construction loadings,”, Proc., Seismic Engineering International Conference commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake (MERCEA’08), Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  14. Mirghaderi, R., Khafaf, b., and Epackachi, S. (2008). “Study on the response coefficient of setback structures compared to regular moment frame structures,”, Proc., Seismic Engineering International Conference commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake (MERCEA’08), Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  15. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Samadzad, Mirghaderi, R., and Taheri Behbahani, A.A. (2008). “Study of structural RC shear wall system in a 56-story RC tall building” Proc., 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (14WCEE), Beijing, China.
  16. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Mirghaderi, R., Ghalibafian, M. and Taheri Behbahani, A.A. (2007). “Evaluation of the construction sequence loading effects on seismic performance of high-rise buildings with different structural systems” Proc., Ninth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  17. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Samadzad, M., Mirghaderi, R., Ghalibafian, M., Taheri Behbahani,  A.A. and Vahdani, S. (2007). “Seismic retrofitting of a 56-story RC tall building based on a nonlinear dynamic performance evaluation” Proc., Ninth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  18. Samadzad, M., Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Mirghaderi, R., Ghalibafian, M., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., and Vahdani, S. (2007). “Effects of time-domain ground motion scaling method on nonlinear response of tall shear walls and RC structures” Proc., Ninth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  19. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Ardakani, A., Samadzad, M., Mirghaderi, R. and Taheri Behbahani,  A.A. (2007). “Wind flow effects on a 56-story tall building and its surrounding environment” Proc., ASCE Structures Conference – Long Beach, California, USA.
  20. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Mirghaderi, R., Ghalibafian, M. and Taheri Behbahani, A.A. (2007). “Performance evaluation of single and group embedded steel fastenings in concrete under shear load based on experimental measurements” Proc., 2nd CEB-FIP Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete, Stuttgart, Germany.
  21. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Mirghaderi, R., Ghalibafian, M. and Taheri Behbahani, A.A. (2007). “Performance evaluation of single and group embedded steel fastenings in concrete under tension load based on experimental measurements” Proc., 2nd CEB-FIP Symposium on Connections between Steel and Concrete, Stuttgart, Germany.
  22. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Mirghaderi, R., Ghalibafian, M. (2007). “Evaluation of the time dependent effects on seismic performance of high-rise buildings with different structural systems” Proc., Fifth International Conference on Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE5), Tehran, Iran.
  23. Okhovat. M.R., Tafazoli, N., Rahimian, M., Mirghaderi, R., Epackachi, S. (2007). “Evaluation of site effect on TMD’s performance for seismic response reduction of Tehran Tower” Proc., 4th International conference on earthquake engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  24. Epackachi, S., Esmaili, O., Samadzad, M., Shamsian, A., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., Mirghaderi, R., and Vahdani, S. (2007). “Seismic evaluation of 56 story Tehran Tower building structure on the basis of nonlinear dynamic time-history analysis” Proc., Tehran International Tower Rehabilitation Congress, Tehran, Iran (In Persian).
  25. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Samadzad, M., Shamsian, A., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., Mirghaderi, R., and Ghalibafian, M. (2007). “Considering sequential construction loadings with material time dependency effects in 56 story Tehran Tower building” Proc., Tehran International Tower Rehabilitation Congress, Tehran, Iran (In Persian).
  26. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Samadzad, M., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., Mirghaderi, R., and Vahdani, S. (2007). “Rehabilitation design of 56 story Tehran Tower building structure on the basis of nonlinear dynamic time-history analysis” Proc., Tehran International Tower Rehabilitation Congress, Tehran, Iran (In Persian).
  27. Esmaili, O., Epackachi, S., Eghtedari, A., Taheri Behbahani, A.A., Mirghaderi, R., and Ghalibafian, M. (2007). “Reviewing of the rehabilitation construction of 56 story Tehran Tower building structure” Proc., Tehran International Tower Rehabilitation Congress, Tehran, Iran (In Persian).