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Mostafa Tazarv

Mostafa Tazarv

Title

Assistant Professor

Office Building

Crothers Engineering Hall

Office

128

Mailing Address

Crothers Engineering Hall 128
Civil & Environ Engineering-Box 2219
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

Dr. Mostafa Tazarv is an assistant professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at South Dakota State University (SDSU). Prior to joining SDSU in 2015, Dr. Tazarv was a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he also received his Ph.D. His research interests include the behavior of concrete structures, advanced materials for civil infrastructure, accelerated bridge construction, and large-scale testing. Dr. Tazarv is currently working on different research projects as PI and Co-PI with a total funding exceeding $2.1 Million. His past research led to the development of a new generation of bridges that can be built faster, last longer, perform better in severe events, and cost less in long-term. The first shape memory alloy (SMA) bridge in the world was constructed in Seattle, in which design and construction guidelines were based on his study on advanced materials. The unique aspect of this bridge is its continuous functionality after severe events with minimal damage and repair needs. Furthermore, his large- and full-scale testing of bridges and buildings resulted in new design alternatives for the State of South Dakota and its local governments to save millions of dollars in bridge replacement, maintenance, and performance. He also invented a new connection for concrete structures to expedite construction and to quickly repair concrete buildings after a severe event such as earthquake or hurricane.

CV

Tazarv-CV-Academic-For Web.pdf(288.24 KB)

Education

• Ph.D in Structural Engineering, University of Nevada Reno, USA, August 2014
• M.Sc. in Earthquake Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, Jan. 2009
• B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, University of Tabriz, Iran, Sept. 2006

Academic Interests/Expertise

Structural Engineering

Committee Activities

• Member of the SEI ASCE Seismic Effect Committee (2015-2021)
• Young Member of the TRB AFF50 Seismic Committee (2015-2018)
• Member of the ACI Committee 341, Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges
• Member of the ASCE 7-22 Main and Seismic Committees

Awards and Honors

• Member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, SDSU, April 26, 2018.
• 2017 Young Investigator of the Year Award, J. Lohr College of Engineering, SDSU, Dec. 29, 2017.
• 2017 Grantswinship Award, J. Lohr College of Engineering, SDSU, Aug. 20, 2017.

Grants

1. South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC) – University Transportation Center (UTC), $164,125, “Methodology for Load Rating Double-Tee Bridges”, Project No. SDDOT 2016-01, PI: Tazarv, Co-PI: Seo and Wehbe, Jan. 2017 to Dec. 2018.
2. Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC) – University Transportation Center (UTC) and South Dakota State University, $285,146, “Mechanical Bar Splices for Accelerated Bridge Construction of Columns”, PI: Tazarv, Co-PI: Wehbe, May 2016 to May. 2018.
3. South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC) – University Transportation Center (UTC), $160,000, “Rehabilitation of Longitudinal Joints in Double-Tee Bridge Girders”, Project No. SDDOT 2014-20, PI: Wehbe, Co-PI: Tazarv, Sept. 2016 to Sept. 2018.
4. South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) and Mountain-Plains Consortium (MPC) – University Transportation Center (UTC), $160,000, “Development of an Alternative to the Double Tee Bridge System”, Project No. SDDOT 2014-14, PI: Wehbe, Co-PI: Tazarv, Sept. 2016 to Sept. 2018.
5. National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), $450,000, “Proposed AASHTO Seismic Specifications for ABC Column Connections”, Project No. NCHRP 12-105, PI: Saiidi, Co-PIs: Itani, Sanders, Tazarv, Murphy, and Reno, Sept. 2015 to Sept. 2019.
6. National Science Foundation (NSF), $16,000, “Supplement to Sustainable Highway Bridges with Novel Materials and Deconstructible Components- Research Experience for Undergraduate Students”, PI: Saiidi, Non-Co-PI: Tazarv; June 2015 to June 2016.
7. National Science Foundation (NSF), Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), Registration & Travel Grants for NM EPSCoR Post-Doc Leadership Workshop, Jan. 5-8, 2015, Socorro, NM.

Patents

1. Tazarv, M. and Boudaqa, A. “Repairable Precast Moment-Resisting Buildings”, US Patent Pending.
2. Tazarv, M. and Khaloo, A.R. “Self-centering Concrete Columns”, Patent No: IR61998.

Professional Memberships

• Registered Professional Engineer, Nevada
• Holder of Engineer Intern Certification, Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, Nevada
• Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (M.ASCE)
• Member of American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Work Experience

• Research Associate, Infrastructure Innovation, LLC, August 2014 to Feb. 2016- developing design specifications for AASHTO.
• Structural Engineer at MAHBAD, May 2009 to Sept. 2010- Structural Design of Low to Mid- Rise Structures.
• Structural Engineer at BASA, Jan. 2008 to July 2008- Rehabilitation of Yazd Schools.
• More than 861,000 ft2 Structural Design and Detailing of Buildings and Offices.

• 2015 - Present: Assistant Professor, South Dakota State University, USA
• 2014 - 2016: Research Associate, Infrastructure Innovation, LLC, Reno, USA
• 2014 - 2015: Post-Doctoral Scholar, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
• 2011 - 2014: Research Assistant, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
• 2010 - 2011: Research and Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
• 2009 - 2010: Structural Engineer (Designer), Mahbad Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran
• 2008 - 2009: Structural Engineer (Designer), BASA, Tehran, Iran
• 2007 - 2010: Teaching Assistant, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Creative Activities

Software/Programs
• Elastic Response Spectrum
• Modal Time History Analysis of Structures
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/profile/authors/2801335-mostafa-tazarv

Area(s) of Research

• Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Structures,
• Advanced and Sustainable Materials (e.g. SMA, ECC, UHPC, FRP, Polyurea, Timber) for Bridges and Buildings,
• Resiliency of Civil Infrastructure against Natural Hazards,
• Large- and Full-Scale Structural Component and System Testing,
• Accelerated Bridge and Building Construction,
• Nonlinear Structural Analysis,
• Performance-Based Design.

Applications of Research

1. Boudaqa, A., Tazarv, M., and Tuhin, I. (2017). “Ductility without Confinement - A New Design and Construction Approach for RC Bridge Columns,” International Journal of Bridge Engineering, Special Issue, pp. 53-77.
2. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2016) “Seismic Design of Bridge Columns Incorporating Mechanical Bar Splices in Plastic Hinge Regions,” Engineering Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.06.041, Vol. 124, pp. 507-520.
3. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2016) “Design and Construction of UHPC-Filled Duct Connections for Precast Bridge Columns in High Seismic Zones,” Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/15732479.2016.1188969, 11 pp.
4. Saiidi, M.S., Tazarv, M., Nakashoji, B., Varela, S., and Kavianipour, F. (2015) “Resilient and Sustainable Bridges of the Future”, International Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 37-48.
5. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2015) “UHPC-Filled Duct Connections for Accelerated Bridge Construction of RC Columns in High Seismic Zones,” Engineering Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2015.05.018, Vol. 99, pp. 413-422.
6. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2015) “Low-Damage Precast Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction in High Seismic Zones”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0000806, Vol. 21, No. 3, 13 pp.
7. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2014) “Reinforcing NiTi Superelastic SMA for Concrete Structures,” Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001176, 10 pp.
8. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2013) “Analytical Studies of the Seismic Performance of a Full-Scale SMA-Reinforced Bridge Column,” (Invited Paper), International Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 37-50.
9. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2013), Discussion on “Simulating Maximum and Residual Displacements of RC Structures: I. Accuracy,” by Yazgan, U. and Dazio, A., Earthquake Spectra, EERI, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 675-677.
10. Khaloo, A. and Tazarv, M. (2008) “Effective Parameters on the Displacement Responses and Residual Displacements of Concrete SDOF,” Concrete Journal of IRAN, Journal of Science and Research, summer, No. 1, 63-72.

Research Reports:
1. Carnahan, Z., Mingo, M., Tazarv, M., Wehbe, N. (2017). “Development of Alternative Superstructure Bridges for South Dakota Local Roads.” South Dakota Department of Transportation, 143 pp.
2. Bohn, L., Tazarv, M., Wehbe, N. (2017) “Rehabilitation of Longitudinal Joints in Double-Tee Girder Bridges.” South Dakota Department of Transportation, 107 pp.
3. Saiidi, M.S., Tazarv, M., Varela, S., Bennion, S., Marsh, M.L., Ghorbani, I., Murphy, T.M. (2017). “Seismic Evaluation of Bridge Columns with Energy Dissipating Mechanisms, Volume 1: Research Overview and Volume 2: Guidelines,” National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, NCHRP Report No. 864, Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/24985.
4. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2015). “Design and Construction of Bridge Columns Incorporating Mechanical Bar Splices in Plastic Hinge Zones,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-15-07, 149 pp.
5. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2015). “Design and Construction of Precast Bent Caps with Pocket Connections for High Seismic Regions,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-15-06, 101 pp.
6. Tazarv, M. and Saiidi, M.S. (2014). “Next Generation of Bridge Columns for Accelerated Bridge Construction in High Seismic Zones,” Center For Civil Engineering Earthquake Research, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada, Report No. CCEER-14-06, 400 pp.

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