Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Coupling of energy and harmonic balance method for solving a conservative oscillator with strong oddnonlinearity
991
998
EN
M .
Abdur Razzak
Department of Mathematics, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET),Kazla, Rajshahi

6204, Bangladesh
10.24200/sci.2017.4258
In this paper, a new analytical technique, combining the energy balance method (EBM) with harmonic balance method (HBM), is presented to obtain higherorder approximations of a conservative oscillator with strong oddnonlinearity. To show the accuracy of the present method, one nonlinear oscillator named as cubicquintic Duffing oscillator is investigated. The results obtained in this paper are compared with those results determined by other methods and exact solutions. The results give high accuracy and also provide better result than other existing results for both small and large amplitudes of oscillation. The main advantage of the present paper is its simplicity, which contains a few harmonic terms with lower order terms and these terms make the solution quickly converges. The present technique can be used to other nonlinear oscillators.
Nonlinear oscillation,Oddnonlinearity,Cubicquintic Duffing oscillator,Energy balance method,Harmonic balance method
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4258.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4258_92b1e582cf94a2b0e7e938dc2484a145.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
A displacement finite volume formulation for the static and dynamic analysis of shear deformable circular curved beams
999
1014
EN
N.
Fallah
Department of
Civil Engineering, University of
Guilan,
Rasht,
Iran
A.
Ghanbari
Department of
Civil Engineering, University of
Guilan,
Rasht,
Iran
lwnzbmbz@scientiaunknown.non
10.24200/sci.2017.4259
In this paper, a finite volume formulation is proposed for static and inplane vibration analysis of curved beams in which the axis extensibility, shear deformation and rotary inertia are considered. A curved cell with three degrees of freedom is used in discretization. The unknowns and their derivatives on cell faces are approximated either by assuming a linear variation of unknowns between the two consecutive computational points or by using the moving least squares technique (MLS). The proposed method is validated through a series of benchmark comparisons where its capability in accurate predictions without shear and membrane locking deficiencies is revealed.
Curved beams,Finite volume,Inplane vibration,Membrane locking,Shear locking,Moving least squares
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4259.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4259_1bb233d7a742a212ca6d6bb2ac1d2aca.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Choice of Optimum Combination of Construction Machinery Using Modified Advanced Programmatic Risk Analysis and Management Model
1015
1024
EN
Mehran
Zeynalian
Department of
Civil E
ngineering, University of Isfahan
, Iran.
81746

73441
m.zeynalian@eng.ui.ac.ir
Iman
Kalantari Dehaghi
Department of
Civil E
ngineering, University of Isfahan
Iran.
81746

73441
kalantari.iman@gmail.com
10.24200/sci.2017.4197
Since the proper use of construction machinery in infrastructure projects is important, it is essential to employ an optimum selection of machinery in these projects. Advanced programmatic risk analysis and management model (APRAM) is one of recently developed methods that can be used for risk analysis and management purposes considering schedule, cost and quality, simultaneously. In this paper, first the APRAM method is introduced and then modified in order to consider environmental risks. This method can consider potential risks that might occur over the entire life cycle of the project, and can be employed as an efficient decisionsupport tool for construction managers selecting machinery for an infrastructure project where various alternatives might be technically feasible. A case study of three possible combinations of excavation machines is then discussed. All project risks related to cost, time, quality and environment are identified, considering the capital costs which should be spent on each combination. Finally, some graphs which are derived from the method are taken into account in order to decrease each combination’s risks and to optimize the selection of excavating machinery. The outcomes highlight the efficiency of the APRAM model for the optimal selection of machinery in construction projects.
Risk Management,Construction Management,Machinery Combination,Subway Project,Environmental impacts
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4197.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4197_bd39762216cba08effdfbc05ff293d74.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Evaluation of PR steel frame connection with torsional plate and its optimal placement
1025
1038
EN
Amin
Moghadam
Department
of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Ave., P.O. Box 11365

9313,
Tehran, Iran
aminmoghadam69@gmail.com
H.
E. Estekanchi
Department
of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Ave., P.O. Box 11365

9313, Tehran,
Iran
stkanchi@sharif.edu
M.
Yekrangnia
Department
of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Ave., P.O. Box 11365

9313,
Tehran, Iran
yekrangnia@mehr.sharif.edu
10.24200/sci.2017.4196
Characteristics of connections in steel momentresisting frames are of utmost importance in determining the seismic performance of these structural systems. The results of several previous experimental studies have indicated that Partiallyrestrained (PR) connections possess excellent properties, which makes this connection a reliable substitution for Fullyrestrained (FR) connections. These properties include needing less base shear, being more economic and in many cases, being able to absorb more energy. In this study, the behavior of two proposed PR connections with torsional plate is studied through finite element simulations. The results of the numerical studies regarding initial stiffness and maximum strength capacity of the proposed connections are calibrated against the results of solid mechanics formulations. Over 50 parametric studies are performed to determine the importance of various design variables of the proposed PR connections. A relation based on spring model is proposed to estimate the maximum strength capacity of the proposed connection. Seismic performance of the proposed connection is studied in a typical portal frame with various connection characteristics using nonlinear timehistory analysis. The results explicitly show that using PR connections can considerably reduce the momentrotation demands in the columns and as a result, higher performance levels can be achieved according to ASCE41.
PR connection,Torsional plate,Plastic rotation,Ultimate moment capacity,Stiffness of the connection,Nonlinear timehistory analyses,Finite Element Method
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4196.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4196_f8fd47f113a22e13fb5458c345a994a7.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Mode Choice and Number of NonWork Stops during the Commute: Application of a CopulaBased Joint Model
1039
1047
EN
arash
rasaizadi
Department of
Civil Engineering,
Sharif University of Technology
, Tehran, P.O. Box 9313

11155
arash_rasa@yahoo.com
Mohammad
Kermanshah
Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif
University of Technology,
Tehran, P.O. Box 9313

11155
mkerman@sharif.edu
10.24200/sci.2017.4194
Commute mode choice and number of nonwork stops during the commute are joint decisions that have interaction. If an individual chooses a vehicle for the commute, regarding restriction of that vehicle, could has some stops. On the other hand, if an individual need to has some stops, chooses a vehicle for commute regarding number of stops. In this study to consider the interaction between these decisions, we employed copulabased joint modeling framework.<br /> The data used in this study is drawn from origindestination travels data of ShirazIran conducted in 1997. The commute mode choice modeling is undertaken using a multinomial logit model and the number of nonwork stops is modeled using an ordered response formulation. To capturing interactive between these decisions several copula functions have been used. Results approve that mode and number of nonework stop choices are interrelated choices by estimating commonly observed factors and dependence parameters with high statistical significance. By determining common effective factors, we can analyze the current situation in the community. also, we can use results for forecasting future travel demand and set some policies leading to promoting trip chaining.
joint model,Copula,mode choice,number of stops,trip chain,work trips
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4194.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4194_b77c78cddb19fcf81c93ff51d1d3b9fc.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
STREAMFLOW MAP OF THE EASTERN BLACK SEA REGION, TURKEY
1048
1056
EN
Ebru
Eris
0000000306017666
Ege University,
Civil Engineering
Department
, Bornova, Izmir, 35100 Turkey
ebru.eris@ege.edu.tr
Necati
Agiralioglu
Istanbul Technical University,
Civil Engineering
Faculty
, Hydraulics Laboratory, Maslak,
Istanbul, 34469 Turkey
necati@itu.edu.tr
10.24200/sci.2017.4261
The purpose of this study is to generate a streamflow map for the coastal part of the Eastern Black Sea Region which is located in the north east of Turkey. The topographic structure of the region is an obstacle in terms of the number of observation gauges. In order to determine spatial variation of flow and to estimate flow on any ungauged points in the region, interpolation between gauged and ungauged points is applicable. For this purpose, any hydrological models which depend on a large number of meteorological dataset can be used. Instead, in this study, ordinary and universal kriging as geostatistical interpolation methods are used to interpolate mean annual flow depth over the study area, thus, flow values on ungauged points can be easily estimated. Kriging methods are compared to simple regression based on the relationship between flow data and basin area. Calibration results of observed and estimated flow depths for ordinary and universal kriging methods are satisfactory, the determination coefficients are found to be 0.84 and 0.87, respectively. Besides, the validation results show that the performance of kriging methods is superior compared to the regression model.
Streamflow map,ordinary kriging,universal kriging,simple regression,the Eastern Black Sea Region
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4261.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4261_17059a6610162b0f3df0d91031e4e6d4.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
STANDARD EQUATIONS FOR PREDICTING THE DISCHARGE COEFFICIENT OF A MODIFIED HIGHPERFORMANCE SIDE WEIR
1057
1069
EN
Amir Hossein
Zaji
Department of Civil Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
amirzaji@gmail.com
Hossein
Bonakdari
Department of Civil Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran
bonakdari@yahoo.com
Shahaboddin
Shamshirband
Department of Computer System, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology,
University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
shahab1396@gmail.com
10.24200/sci.2017.4198
Side weirs are hydraulic structures that are used as discharge adjustments to divert the surplus water flowing from the main channel. Predicting the discharge coefficient is one of the most important parameters in the side weir design process. In practical situations, it is preferred to predict the discharge coefficient with simple equations. The goal of this study was to develop accurate standard equations for use in predicting the discharge coefficient of a highperformance, modified triangular side weir. The Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm was used to optimize the parameters of the equations. Four different forms of the equations and two nondimensional input combinations were used to develop the most appropriate model. The results obtained by our simple standard equations optimized by the PSO algorithm were compared with the results of complex nonlinear regression equations, and our equations were more accurate more accurate in modeling the discharge coefficient. Our method reduced the error in the results by as much as 43% compared to the regression methods, and its simplicity makes it useful in solving practical problems.
Discharge coefficient,Modified triangular side weir,Nonlinear regression,particle swarm optimization,Standard equation
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4198.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4198_8d2980e6689610705df19615b0e088cf.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Modal databased approach to structural damage identification by means of imperialist competitive optimization algorithm
1070
1082
EN
H.
Dabbagh
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran
G.
Ghodrati Amiri
Center of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran
Sh.
Shaabani
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kurdistan, Sanandaj, Iran
10.24200/sci.2017.4590
In this paper, an effective method for structural damage detection is put forth in which an objective function based on the natural frequencies and modal shapes of the structure is established to identify and detect structural damage. The problem is defined and solved as an optimization problem employing Imperialist Competition Algorithm (ICA). Moreover, four numerical examples are examined each of which has different damage scenarios in order that the applicability of the method would be clearly proved. The results show the efficiency of the method in detecting single and multiple damages in different structures. Afterwards, the effects of measurement noises are included in some of the examples so that the method can be more consistent with real situations. Besides, a comparison among several evolutionary optimization algorithms in the research is made to enlighten the accuracy, robustness and reliability of the method. All of the results lead to the conclusion that the suggested method of the paper is of good accuracy, and, therefore, can be both used and trusted in solving damage detection problems, even in cases that measurement noises are encountered.
structural damage detection,model updating,ICA,Modal assurance criterion
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4590.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4590_d4ea6b9bbfa43af2d58474d3a438b83d.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Nonlinear seismic ground response analysis considering twodimensional topographic irregularities
1083
1093
EN
Navid
Soltani
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Bahonar
University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
n.soltani@eng.uk.ac.ir
Mohammad Hossein
Bagheripour
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid
Bahonar University
of Kerman, Kerman, Iran
bagheri@uk.ac.ir
10.24200/sci.2017.4257
In the event of an earthquake, local site conditions such as soil characteristics, dimension of topographic irregularities, seismic bedrock depth, etc. and also characteristics of incident wave have important effects on seismic ground response. In this study, Finite Element Method (FEM) coupled to Viscous Boundaries is used to evaluate the effect of empty twodimensional valleys on amplification or attenuation of seismic waves. Parametric studies carry out and the effects of dimension of the topography, frequency of the incident wave and bedrock depth on the seismic ground response are considered using nonlinear method in a time domain analysis. Results are shown by means of horizontal and vertical amplification ratio in valley span and its surrounding area. It is concluded that displacement variation on ground surface due to topographical effects is a considerable factor to select a site location or design structures in the valley mount and its surrounding area.
topographic irregularity,FEM,Viscous Boundary,nonlinear method
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4257.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4257_40b0d4f9bf9a216d30e48b128b53caea.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
A hybrid WOACBO algorithm for construction site layout planning problem
1094
1104
EN
A.
Kaveh
Centre of Excellence for Fundamental Studies in Structural Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran, P.O. Box 1684613114, Iran
alikaveh@iust.ac.ir
M.
Rastegar Moghaddam
School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Te
b
16846

13114
,
Iran
10.24200/sci.2017.4212
The whale optimization algorithm (WOA) is a recently developed swarmbased optimization algorithm inspired by the hunting behavior of humpback whales. This study attempts to enhance the original formulation of the WOA by hybridizing it with some concepts of the colliding bodies optimization (CBO) in order to improve solution accuracy, reliability and convergence speed. The new method, called WOACBO algorithm, is applied to construction site layout planning problem. To show the efficiency and performance of the WOA and WOACBO in construction site layout problems, three case studies are selected. First case is a discrete and equal area facility layout problem that every facility could assign to any location. Second case is an unequal area version of discrete facility layout problem with more constraints and the last case is a continuous model of construction site layouts. These cases are studied by WOA, CBO and WOACBO, and the results are compared with each other.
optimization,Site layout problem,metaheuristic algorithms,WOA algorithm,WOACBO algorithm
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4212.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4212_b841648df2860f1ae948e5c714a530ea.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
A nodebased Smoothed Finite Element Method for Stability Analysis of Dual Square Tunnels in Cohesivefrictional Soils
1105
1121
EN
ThienM
Vo
Department of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, HCMUT, Vietnam
AnN
Chau
Department of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, HCMUT, Vietnam
TamM
Nguyen
Department of Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, HCMUT, Vietnam
HoangC
Nguyen
Department of Civil Engineering, HCMC University of Technology, Hutech, Vietnam
10.24200/sci.2018.20193
This paper presents an upper bound limit analysis procedure using the nodebased smoothed finite element method (NSFEM) and second order cone programming (SOCP) to evaluate the stability of dual square tunnels in cohesivefrictional soils subjected to surcharge loading. The displacement field of the tunnel problems is approximated by using NSFEM triangular elements (NSFEMT3). Next, commercial software Mosek is employed to deal with optimization problems, which are formulated as second order cone. Collapse loads and failure mechanisms of dual square tunnels were performed by solving the optimization problems with a series of sizetodepth ratios and soil properties. For dual square tunnels, the distance between centers of two parallel tunnels is the major parameter used to determine the stability. In this study, surcharge loading is applied to the ground surface and drained conditions are considered. Numerical results are verified with those available to demonstrate the accuracy of the proposed method.
Limit analysis,dual square tunnels,stability,NSFEM,SOCP
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_20193.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_20193_4d9579ce7ec4999d808b6c0c88713533.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Employing nonlinear dynamic concepts for catchment classification using runoff response of catchments
1122
1131
EN
H.
Delafrouz
School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
A.
Ghaheri
School of Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran
M.A.
Ghorbani
Department of Water Engineering, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran
10.24200/sci.2017.4262
Classification has been considered as a fundamental step towards improved science and management data. Introducing methods which describe the underlying dynamics of runoff could be a promising way for catchment classification. In this respect chaos theory and correlation dimension was applied to test its ability to construct a concept to introduce a catchment classification framework in this study. The correlation dimension, as an indicator, was calculated for the daily river flow of sixty grouping stations in different catchments in Iran, ranging in size from 8 to 36500 (km<sup>2</sup>). The results confirmed that applying this indicator to catchments in varied ranges, from low to high complexity, can also be classified. The results showed that Iran’s catchments can be classified into four groups based on the complexity degree of runoff time series. The group is as flows: low dimension (<em>D<sub>2</sub></em> D<sub>2</sub> = 5) as group 2, high dimension (<em>D<sub>2</sub></em> => 6) as group 3 and unidentifiable as group 4.The spatial pattern classification of Iran's catchments indicates that catchments with different climate characteristics which are located at a far distance from each other might yield similar responses along with the same level of complexity.
Catchment Classification,Chaos theory,Correlation dimension,System Complexity,Streamflow variability
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4262.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4262_92fe77d01fb83d08d02f6dd2dc554c19.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Optimization actions for irrigation by the HowellBunger valves
1132
1139
EN
Ş.
Yurdagül KUMCU
Necmettin Erbakan University
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Dere Asiklar/Meram district Demec st. 42/A
Zip code:42140 room no:538 KONYA/TURKEY
10.24200/sci.2017.4584
In Bahçelik Dam, irrigation and drinking water is discharged from the bottom outlet to diversion channel when the reservoir water surface elevation is between1472 m1500 m. It is planned that the flow discharge will be controlled by the valves automatically depending on the water demand. In this system; the valve type is characterized by opening, closing and regulating time of the valves for controlling system placed at the downstream of the main diversion channel. HowellBunger valves which are cavitation and water hammer resistant, velocity limitless, electronically controllable water control systems are selected. In the experimental study, four HowellBunger valves each having D=1400 mm and maximum discharge capacities Q=8.5 m<sup>3</sup>/s were placed at the upstream part of the main diversion channel and tested in various valve openings to obtain optimum operating conditions for all reservoir water levels in a 1/10 scaled model. It is found that, as the reservoir elevation is getting high, valve performance increases up to 75% of valve opening. In spite of the expected discharge capacity is 8.5 m<sup>3</sup>/s from a valve which woks in 100% open condition, this value is reached with two valves which work in 100% opening at the minimum reservoir operation level, i.e. H=1472 m.
ahçelik dam,HowellBunger valves,optimum valve operating systems,bottom outlet,free discharge valves
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4584.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4584_9ae0ca50e7ff31fcbf35530344fe5d51.pdf
Sharif University of Technology
Scientia Iranica
10263098
23453605
25
3
2018
06
01
Evaluation the effects of stirrup spacing and buckling of steel reinforcing bars on the capacity of RC columns
1140
1151
EN
Seyed Shaker
Hashemi
Civil Engineering Department., Persian Gulf University,
Bushehr, Iran
sh.hashemi@pgu.ac.ir
Mohammad
Vaghefi
Civil Engineering Department., Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran.
Shahid Mahini Street, P.O Box
: 75169

13817
, Bushehr, Iran
vaghefi@pgu.ac.ir
Mehdi
Hemmat
Civil Engineering Department., Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran.
Shahid Mahini Street, P.O Box: 75169

13817, Bushehr, Iran
mehdihemmat88@gmail.com
10.24200/sci.2017.4260
The capacity of reinforced concrete sections highly depends on the interaction between reinforcing bars and surrounding concrete. The buckling of longitudinal steel bars have an important role in the nonlinear behavior of RC sections. In order to nonlinear analyzing of the bar’s buckling in RC columns, two types of column and joint elements are modeled and separate degrees of freedom are used for the reinforcing bars and concrete. Buckling effect is considered in the numerical modeling of bars and the ability and reliability of the numerical method is assessed through the verification of numerical and experimental results. The effect of stirrup spacing on the AxialForce–Moment (PM) interaction curve of the RC column is calculated using the nonlinear model of bar's buckling and compared with the ACI criteria. Results show that the numerical capacity in a RC section subject to pure axial compressive load and pure bending moment, with bar's buckling effect, are only about 6% and 9% lower than those obtained without buckling effect, respectively. Also, although ACI criteria does not takes bar's buckling effect into account in the estimation of ultimate strength capacity of RC section, the ultimate capacity recommended by ACI code is acceptable and conservatively enough.
buckling,Reinforced concrete column,Stirrup,Column Capacity,bondslip effect
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4260.html
http://scientiairanica.sharif.edu/article_4260_189baedafd388fdcc7741dee8a13d1ef.pdf