Arghavan Louhghalam
MIT Unit Affiliation:
Lab Affiliation(s):
Concrete Sustainability Hub
Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor:
Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm
Areas of Expertise:
  • Quantitative Engineering Sustainability
  • Engineering Mechanics, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Random Vibrations, Fracture and Fatigue
  • Application of Applied Statistics and Data Mining Techniques to Engineering Problems
Date PhD Completed:
August, 2010
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
July 30, 2015

Arghavan Louhghalam

  • Post Doctoral
Arghavan Louhghalam

MIT Unit Affiliation: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lab Affiliation(s): 

Concrete Sustainability Hub

Post Doc Sponsor / Advisor: 

Prof. Franz-Josef Ulm

Date PhD Completed: 

Aug, 2010

Top 3 Areas of Expertise: 

Quantitative Engineering Sustainability
Engineering Mechanics, Solid and Structural Mechanics, Dynamics and Random Vibrations, Fracture and Fatigue
Application of Applied Statistics and Data Mining Techniques to Engineering Problems

Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position: 

July 30, 2015

CV: 

Research Projects: 

  • Quantitative Engineering Sustainability: developing mechanistic pavement-vehicle interaction models for evaluating carbon footprint of road transportation systems.
  • Analysis of Primary-Secondary systems: studying variability in floor response spectra (FRS) to investigate the reliability of FRS for designing non-structural components and sensitive equipment.

 

Thesis Title: 

Fundamental Solid Mechanics Studies on Plate and Shell Structures with Applications to Vibration Analysis of High-Performance Structures

Thesis Abstract: 

N/A

5 Recent Papers: 

A. Louhghalam, M. Akbarian and F.J. Ulm, 2014, Flugge's Conjecture: Dissipation- vs. Deflection-Induced Pavement-Vehicle Interactions, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol 14, No 8, Featured Article

A. Louhghalam, T. Igusa and M. Tootkaboni, 2014, Dynamic Characteristics of Thin Laminated Composite Cylindrical Shells: Asymptotic Analysis Accounting for Edge Effect, Journal of Composite Structures, Vol 112, 22-37

A. Louhghalam, M. Akbarian and F.J. Ulm, 2014, Scaling Relations Of Dissipation-Induced Pavement-Vehicle Interactions, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, accepted for publication

A. Louhghalam and S.R. Arwade, 2010, Prediction of Incipient Damage Sites in Composites Using Classifiers, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol 19,  233-260

A. Louhghalam, M. Tootkaboni and F.J. Ulm, 2014, Roughness-Induced Vehicle Energy Dissipation: Statistical Analysis and Scaling, submitted to the Journal of Engineering Mechanics

For complete list of publications see: http://arghavan.mit.edu

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