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dr. morteza monte mehrabadi

Morteza Monte Mehrabadi, Ph.D.

Dean of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-1326

Email: mehrabadi@mail.sdsu.edu
Voice: (619) 594-6061 
Fax: (619) 594-6005

 

BIOGRAPHY

Morteza Mehrabadi received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1969) from University of Tehran, and his M.S. (1973) and Ph.D. (1979) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University. He returned to Tulane as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1982 after a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1985 and Professor in 1992. He served as the department Chair from October 1998 until June 2007 when he became Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University. He began serving as the Dean of Engineering at San Diego State University on January 1, 2014. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Laboratoire de Mecanique des Solides, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France; at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; and at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C.

The special interests of Dr. Mehrabadi include: materials behavior, in particular, micromechanical aspects of deformation and failure of materials; modeling of mechanical behavior of granular materials, tissue mechanics, modeling of the initial rearrangement stage of particles in liquid phase sintering, conservation laws and constitutive equations of density-gradient-dependent fluids, and kinematics of continua.

Dr. Mehrabadi's research has been supported by NSF, NRL, DOE, and private industry. He has also received several fellowships from national laboratories. Dr. Mehrabadi has reported results of his research at national and international professional meetings, and has organized symposia and chaired technical sessions for professional societies. He currently serves on the editorial board of Mechanics of Materials. He served on the edotorial board of the International Journal of Plasticity from 2005-07. He is an ASME Fellow and has previously served on the joint Applied Mechanics-Materials Divisions Committee on Constitutive Equations and the Committee on Geomechanics. He is also a member of Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, and American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). He is the recipient of several teaching awards including the Society of Tulane Engineers and Lee H. Johnson Award for Teaching Excellence.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

Graduate Courses:

  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Elasticity
  • Anisotropic Elasticity
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Experimental Stress Analysis


Undergraduate Courses:

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Machine Component Design
  • Statics and Dynamics
  • Engineering Physics

Independent Studies:

  • Mechanics of Fluid Infiltrated Solids
  • Flow Through Porous Media
  • Theory of Plasticity
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials 
  • Particle Deposition and Aggregation
  • Simulation of Particle Packing

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Loret, B., and Mehrabadi, M. M., Guest eds., a Special Issue on the Evolving Microstructures and Anisotropies in Engineering Materials and Biological Tissues, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 44, No. 1, January 2012. 
  • Massoudi, M. and Mehrabadi, M. M. “Implicit Constitutive Relations in Thermoelasticity,” International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, Vol. 46, pp 286-290, 2011.
  • Massoudi, M. and Mehrabadi, M. M., “Implicit Continuum Mechanics Approach to Heat Conduction in Granular Materials,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 49, pp 5215-5221, 2010.
  • Zhu, H., Mehrabadi, M. M., and Massoudi, M., "The Frictional Flow of a Dense Granular Material Based on the Dilatant Double Shearing Model," Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 53, Issue 2, pp 244–259, 2007.
  • Zhu, H., Mehrabadi, M. M., and Massoudi, M., "A Comparative Study of Hypoplasticy and the Fabic-Dependent Dilatant Double Shearing Model for Granular Materials," International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp 735- 756, 2007.
  • Cowin, S. C. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "Compressible and Incompressible Constituents in Anisotropic Poroelasticity: The problem of unconfined compression of a disk," Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 55, Issue 1, pp161-193, 2007.
  • Mattei, N. J., Mehrabadi, M. M., and H. Zhu, "A Micromechanical Constitutive Model for the Behavior of Concrete," Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp 357-379, 2007.
  • Zhu, H., Mehrabadi, M. M., and Massoudi, M., "Three-Dimensional Constitutive Relations for Granular Materials Based on the Dilatant Double Shearing Mechanism and the Concept of Fabric," International J. of Plasticity, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp 826-857, 2006.
  • Zhu, H., Mehrabadi, M. M., and Massoudi, M., " Incorporating the Effects of Fabric in the Dilatant Double Shearing Model for Planar Deformation of Granular Materials," International J. of Plasticity, Vol. 22, Issue 4, pp 628-653, 2006.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., S. C. Cowin, and M. Massoudi "Conservation Laws and Constitutive Relations for Density-Gradient Dependent Viscous Fluids," Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Vol. 17, pp 183-200, 2005.
  • Kishino, Y., Larsen, K. and M. M. Mehrabadi, "Simulation of Capillary Effects in Powders using the Granular Element Model", in Proceedings of the 2002 IMECE, ASME Publications, 2002.
  • Zhu, H., M. M. Mehrabadi, and Massoudi, M., "Comparative Study of the Response of Double Shearing and Hypoplastic Models", in Proceedings of the 2002 IMECE, ASME Publications, 2002.
  • Arramon, Y. P., Mehrabadi, M. M., Martin, D., and Cowin, S. C., "A Multidimensional Anisotropic Strength Criterion Based on Kelvin Modes", International J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 37, pp 2915-2935, 2000.
  • Xu, K. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "A Micromechanical Model for the Initial Rearrangement Stage of Liquid Phase Sintering", Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 25, pp. 137-157, 1997.
  • Cowin, S. C., Mehrabadi, M. M., The Anisotropic Symmetries of Linear Elasticity, Appl. Mech. Rev., Vol. 48, No. 5, pp. 247-285, 1995.
  • Cowin, S. C., and Mehrabadi, M. M., The Mirror Symmetries of Anisotropic Elasticity, in Proc. IUTAM Symposium on Anisotropy, Inhomogeneity and Nonlinearity in Solid Mechanics, D. F. Parker and A. E. England (eds), pp. 31-36, 1995.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., Cowin, S. C., and Jaric, J., "Six-Dimensional Orthogonal Tensor Representation of the Rotation about an Axis in Three Dimensions", International J. Solids and Structures, Vol. 32, No. 3/4, pp. 439 - 449, 1995.
  • Biegler, M. W. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "An Energy-Based Constitutive Model for Anisotropic Solids Subject to Damage", Mechanics of Materials, Vol 19, Nos. 2 & 3, pp. 151- 164, 1995.
  • Mattei, N. J. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "A Micromechanical Constitutive Model for Rigid Particles Embedded in an Elastic matrix", Studies in Applied Mechanics, Vol. 41, pp. 261-272, 1994.
  • Chichili, D. R., Mouton, D. E., and Mehrabadi, M. M., "Simulation of Mechanical Behavior of Two Dimensional Granular Assemblies Utilizing Linear Programming", in the Mechanics in Materials Processing and Manufacturing, AMD-Vol. 194, pp. 261-279, ASME Publications, 1994.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., Loret, B. and Nemat-Nasser, S., "Incremental Constitutive Relations for Granular Materials Based on Micromechanics", Proc. Roy. Soc. of London, Series A., Vol. A441, pp. 433-463, 1993.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., Cowin, S.C., and Horgan, C.O., "Strain Energy Bounds for Linear Anisotropic Materials," J. of Elasticity, Vol. 30, pp. 191-196, 1993.
  • Loret, B., and Mehrabadi, M. M., Guest eds., Mechanics of Materials, a Special Issue on the Localization and Instability in Materials, Vol. 18, No. 2, July 1994.
  • Biegler, M. W. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "An Energy-Based Failure Criterion for Anisotropic Solids Subject to Damage", Studies in Applied Mechanics, Vol. 34, pp. 23-34, 1993.
  • Shen, H., Satake, M., Mehrabadi, M. M., Chang, C.S., and Campbell, C. S., eds., Advances in Micromechanics of Granular Materials, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, 1992.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., ed., Mechanics of Granular Materials and Powder Systems, MD-Vol. 37, ASME Publications, 1992.
  • Xu, K. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "On the Liquid Bridge Profile and Capillary Forces in the Initial Stage of Sintering", in the Mechanics of Granular Materials and Powder Systems, MD-Vol. 37, ASME Publications, 1992.
  • Cowin, S.C. and Mehrabadi, M.M., "On the Structure of the Linear Anisotropic Elastic Symmetries", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, Vol. 40, No. 7, pp. 1459-1471, 1992.
  • Subhash, G., Nemat-Nasser, S., Mehrabadi, M.M., and Shodja, H., "Experimental Investigation of Fabric-Stress Relations in Granular Materials," Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 11, 1991, 87-106.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M. and Cowin, S. C., "Eigentensors of Linear Anisotropic Elastic Materials," Quarterly J. of Mech. and Appl. Math., Vol. 43, 1990, 15-41.
  • Cowin, S. C. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "Identification of the Elastic Symmetry of Bone and Other Materials," J. of Biomechanics, 22, 1989, 503-516.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., "Modeling of Rate Independent Flow of Granular Materials," in the Proceedings of the 10th U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, J.P. Lamb, Ed., ASME, 1987, 321-326.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M. and Nemat-Nasser, S., "Some Basic Kinematical Relations for Finite Deformations of Continua," Mechanics of Materials, Vol.6, 1987, 127-138.
  • Cowin, S. C. and Mehrabadi, M. M., "On the Identification of Material Symmetry for Anisotropic Elastic Materials," Quarterly J. of Mech. and Appl. Math., Vol. 40, Pt. 4, 1987, 451-476.
  • Nemat-Nasser, S. and Mehrabadi, M. M., " A Micromechanically Based Rate Constitutive Description of Granular Materials," in Mechanics of Engineering Materials, eds., Desai, C.S. and Gallagher, R.H., 1984, 451-463.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M. and Cowin, S.C., "Granular Material Flow Rules Derived from Rate-Independent Constitutive Equations," in proceedings of the Int'l Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Symposium on Deformation and Flow of Granular Materials, held at Delft, 31 August- 3 September, 1982, 139-144.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M., Nemat-Nasser, S. and Oda, M., "On Statistical Description of Stress and Fabric in Granular Materials," Int'l J. for Numerical and Anal. Methods in Geomech., Vol. 6, 1982, 95-108.
  • Christoffersen, J., Mehrabadi, M. M., and Nemat-Nasser, S., "A Micromechanical Description of Granular Material Behavior," J. Appl. Mech., Trans. ASME, Vol. 48, No. 2, 1981, 339-344.
  • Nemat-Nasser, S., Mehrabadi, M. M. and Iwakuma, T., "On Certain Macroscopic and Microscopic Aspects of Plastic Flow of Ductile Materials," in proceedings of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) Symposium on Three-Dimensional Constitutive Relations and Ductile Fracture, held at Dourdan, France, June 2-5, 1980, 157-171.
  • Mehrabadi, M. M. and Cowin, S.C., "Prefailure and Post-failure Soil Plasticity Models, " J. Eng. Mech. Div., Trans. ASCE, Vol. 106, No. EM5, 1980, 991-1003. 
  • Mehrabadi, M. M. and Cowin, S.C., "Initial Planar Deformation of Dilatant Granular Materials," J. Mech. Phys. Solids, Vol. 26, 1978, 269-284.
 
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