Ala Tabiei

Ala Tabiei

Associate Professor

Rhodes Hall

594

CEAS - Mechanical Eng - 0071

Professional Summary

Impact dynamics. Isotropic and anisotropic material modeling for extreme deformation, high rate of loading, and harsh environment. Material strength and experimental evaluation. Computational mechanics. 3-D nonlinear FE code development.

Education

PhD, UC 1994 (Aerospace Engineering)

MS, UC 1992 (Applied Mathematics)

MS, Wichita State University 1988 (Aeronautical Engineering)

BS, D. University 1985 (Mechanical Engineering)

Research Support

Grant: #05-50CP-UC-0001 Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 01-01-2005 -12-31-2005 Department of the Army Model Prediction of Crew Injury Caused by Acceleration from Mine/IED Blast Role:PI $70,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #IPA Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 10-01-2005 -06-30-2006 Department of State William C. Foster Fellow Visiting Scholars Program Role:PI $121,785.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #F33600-02-M-1025 Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 06-07-2002 -06-06-2003 Department of the Air Force Hyper Velocity Impact on Sled Slipper Impacting a Rail Role:PI $30,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #9782/Adden A Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 04-10-2000 -10-10-2002 Federal Highway Administration Finite Element Vehicle Impact Simulation Role:PI $56,546.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #PO IVS48501 Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 05-22-2000 -09-30-2001 Delphi Automotive Systems Airbag Simulation Using Fluid Structure Interaction Role:PI $50,000.00 Closed Level:Industry

Grant: #F33600-01-M-1030 Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 04-02-2001 -03-31-2002 Department of the Air Force Improving the Understanding of the Use of High Velocity Impact of a Sled Slipper Impacting Rail Role:PI $25,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #DTFH6197X00027/Amen1 Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 01-01-1998 -12-31-1999 Federal Highway Administration Research of G4(1S) Strong Post Guard Rail for Truck Rollover Role:PI $50,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #PO 98-265 Mod C Investigators:Tabiei, Ala 09-01-1998 -08-31-2001 Department of Energy Methods Development for Crashworthiness Simulation of Composite Structures Role:PI $120,203.00 Closed Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Medikonda S.;Tabiei A. (01-01-2019. )Studying delamination in composite laminates using shell elements and a strain-rate-dependent micro-.Journal of Composite Materials, ,

Medikonda S.;Tabiei A. (12-01-2018. )A nonlinear strain rate and pressure-dependent micro-mechanical composite material model for impact .Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ,31 (12 ),1634-1660

Zhang W.;Tabiei A.;French D. (09-03-2018. )Comparison Between Discontinuous Galerkin Method and Cohesive Element Method: On the Convergence and.International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, ,19 (5 ),363-373

Zhang W.;Tabiei A. (06-01-2018. )Improvement of an Exponential Cohesive Zone Model for Fatigue Analysis.Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, ,18 (3 ),607-618

Tabiei A.;Zhang W. (05-01-2018. )Composite laminate delamination simulation and experiment: A review of recent development.Applied Mechanics Reviews, ,70 (3 ),

Tabiei A.;Zhang W. (07-01-2017. )Cohesive element approach for dynamic crack propagation: Artificial compliance and mesh dependency.Engineering Fracture Mechanics, ,180 ,23-42

Tabiei A.;Khambati S. (01-01-2015. )A 3-D visco-hyperelastic constitutive model for rubber with damage for finite element simulation .CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, ,105 (1 ),25-45

Murugan M.;Tabiei A.;Hiemenz G. (01-01-2015. )Crash dynamic model for rotorcraft adaptive seat energy absorber evaluation .Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International, ,2 (January ),976-983

Tabiei A. (10-18-2013. )Nonlinear Strain Rate Dependent Micro-Mechanical Composite Material Model for Crashworthiness Simula.Advanced Composite Materials for Automotive Applications: Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness, ,175-204

Tabiei A.;Sockalingam S. (04-01-2012. )Multiphysics coupled fluid/thermal/structural simulation for hypersonic reentry vehicles.Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ,25 (2 ),273-281

Somers J.;Granderson B.;Melvin J.;Tabiei A.;Lawrence C.;Feiveson A.;Gernhardt M.;Ploutz-Snyder R.;Patalak J. (11-07-2011. )Development of Head Injury Assessment Reference Values Based on NASA Injury Modeling.SAE Technical Papers, ,2011-November (November ),

Somers J.;Granderson B.;Melvin J.;Tabiei A.;Lawrence C.;Feiveson A.;Gernhardt M.;Ploutz-Snyder R.;Patalak J. (01-01-2011. )Development of head injury assessment reference values based on NASA injury modeling. Stapp car crash journal, ,55 ,49-74

Tabiei A.;Chowdhury M.R.;Aquelet N.;Souli M. (07-01-2010. )Transient response of a projectile in gun launch simulation using lagrangian and ale methods.International Journal of Multiphysics, ,4 (2 ),151-173

Nilakantan G.;Tabiei A. (12-01-2009. )Computational assessment of occupant injury caused by mine blasts underneath infantry vehicles.International Journal of Vehicle Structures and Systems, ,1 (1-3 ),50-58

Lawrence C.;Littell J.;Fasanella E.;Tabiei A. (07-14-2009. )Orion crew member injury predictions during land and water landings.Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ,22 (3 ),214-221

Tabiei A.;Nilakantan G. (05-01-2009. )Axial crushing of tubes as an energy dissipating mechanism for the reduction of acceleration induced.International Journal of Impact Engineering, ,36 (5 ),729-736

Aminjikarai S.;Tabiei A. (04-03-2009. )Automated dynamic fracture procedure for modelling mixed-mode crack propagation using explicit time .Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, ,32 (4 ),357-377

Tabiei A.;Aminjikarai S. (03-01-2009. )A strain-rate dependent micro-mechanical model with progressive post-failure behavior for predicting.Composite Structures, ,88 (1 ),65-82

Lawrence C.;Littell J.;Fasanella E.;Tabiei A. (12-01-2008. )Orion crew member injury predictions during land and water landing .Earth and Space Conference 2008: Proceedings of the 11th Aerospace Division International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, ,323 ,

Han S.;Tabiei A.;Park W. (02-01-2008. )Geometrically nonlinear analysis of laminated composite thin shells using a modified first-order she.Composite Structures, ,82 (3 ),465-474

Tabiei A.;Nilakantan G. (01-01-2008. )Ballistic impact of dry woven fabric composites: A review.Applied Mechanics Reviews, ,61 (1-6 ),0108011-01080113

Babu Aminjikarai S.;Tabiei A. (12-01-2007. )A strain-rate dependent 3-D micromechanical model for finite element simulations of plain weave comp.Composite Structures, ,81 (3 ),407-418

Tabiei A.;Ivanov I. (06-01-2007. )Micro-mechanical model with strain-rate dependency and damage for impact simulation of woven fabric .Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, ,14 (5 ),365-377

Tanov R.;Tabiei A. (12-01-2006. )Adding transverse normal stresses to layered shell finite elements for the analysis of composite str.Composite Structures, ,76 (4 ),338-344

Tabiei A.;Yi W.;Goldberg R. (09-01-2005. )Non-linear strain rate dependent micro-mechanical composite material model for finite element impact.International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, ,40 (7 ),957-970

Ivanov I.;Tabiei A. (11-14-2004. )Loosely woven fabric model with viscoelastic crimped fibres for ballistic impact simulations.International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ,61 (10 ),1565-1583

Tabiei A.;Ivanov I. (03-01-2004. )Materially and geometrically non-linear woven composite micro-mechanical model with failure for fini.International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, ,39 (2 ),175-188

Tabiei A.;Ivanov I. (09-01-2003. )Fiber reorientation in laminated and woven composites for finite element simulations.Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ,16 (5 ),457-474

Tabiei A.;Wu J. (08-14-2003. )Development of the DYNA3D simulation code with automated fracture procedure for brick elements.International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ,57 (14 ),1979-2006

Ivanov I.;Tabiei A. (04-01-2003. )Collapsible shell finite element for composite materials.Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, ,39 (4 ),343-354

Tabiei A.;Song G.;Jiang Y. (01-01-2003. )Strength simulation of woven fabric composite materials with material nonlinearity using micromechan.Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ,16 (1 ),5-20

Tanov R.;Tabiei A. (11-01-2002. )Closure to "Discussion of 'computationally efficient micromechanical models for woven fabric composi.Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, ,69 (6 ),868

Tabiei A.;Yi W. (10-01-2002. )Comparative study of predictive methods for woven fabric composite elastic properties.Composite Structures, ,58 (1 ),149-164

Tabiei A.;Tanov R. (06-20-2002. )Sandwich shell finite element for dynamic explicit analysis.International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ,54 (5 ),763-787

Tabiei A.;Ivanov I. (02-28-2002. )Computational miro-mechanical model of flexible woven fabric for finite element impact simulation.International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ,53 (6 ),1259-1276

Tabiei A.;Ivanov I. (12-01-2001. )Computational micro-mechanical model of composite & flexible woven fabric with fiber reorien .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,249 ,333-350

Ivanov I.;Tabiei A. (12-01-2001. )Three-dimensional computational micro-mechanical model for woven fabric composites.Composite Structures, ,54 (4 ),489-496

Tabiei A.;Chen Q. (07-01-2001. )Micromechanics based composite material model for crashworthiness explicit finite element simulation.Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ,14 (4 ),264-289

Tanov R.;Tabiei A. (01-01-2001. )Computationally efficient micromechanical models for woven fabric composite elastic moduli.Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions ASME, ,68 (4 ),553-560

Tabiei A.;Tanov R. (12-01-2000. )Sandwich shell model with woven fabric facings for nonlinear finite element simulation .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,245 ,213-226

Tabiei A.;Tanov R.;Birman V. (12-01-2000. )Sandwich shell finite element for dynamic explicit analysis .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,245 ,245-258

Jiang Y.;Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (07-01-2000. )A novel micromechanics-based approach to the derivation of constitutive equations for local/global a.Composites Science and Technology, ,60 (9 ),1825-1833

Tanov R.;Tabiei A. (05-30-2000. )A note on finite element implementation of sandwich shell homogenization.International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, ,48 (3 ),467-473

Tabiei A.;Wu J. (02-01-2000. )Roadmap for crashworthiness finite element simulation of roadside safety structures.Finite elements in analysis and design, ,34 (2 ),145-157

Tabiei A.;Wu J. (01-01-2000. )Validated crash simulation of the most common guardrail system in the USA.International Journal of Crashworthiness, ,5 (2 ),153-168

Tabiei A.;Sun J. (01-01-2000. )Analytical simulation of strength size effect in composite materials.Composites Part B: Engineering, ,31 (2 ),133-139

Tanov R.;Tabiei A. (01-01-2000. )Simple correction to the first-order shear deformation shell finite element formulations.Finite elements in analysis and design, ,35 (2 ),189-197

Tanov R.;Tabiei A. (01-01-2000. )Finite element implementation of a new sandwich homogenization procedure.Composite Structures, ,50 (1 ),49-58

Tabiei A.;Wu J. (01-01-2000. )Three-dimensional nonlinear orthotropic finite element material model for wood.Composite Structures, ,50 (2 ),143-149

Tabiei A.;Tanov R. (01-01-2000. )A nonlinear higher order shear deformation shell element for dynamic explicit analysis: Part II. Per.Finite elements in analysis and design, ,36 (1 ),39-50

Tabiei A.;Tanov R. (01-01-2000. )Nonlinear higher order shear deformation shell element for dynamic explicit analysis: Part I. Formul.Finite elements in analysis and design, ,36 (1 ),17-37

Tabiei A.;Jiang Y.;Yi W. (01-01-2000. )Novel micromechanics-based woven-fabric composite constitutive model with material nonlinear behavio.AIAA journal, ,38 (8 ),1437-1443

Tabiei A. (12-01-1999. )Micromechanics based composite material model for impact and crashworthiness explicit finite element .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,237 ,287-302

Tabiei A.;Tanov R. (12-01-1999. )New formulation for composite sandwich shell finite element .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD, ,58 ,101-118

Tabiei A.;Jiang Y. (06-01-1999. )Woven fabric composite material model with material nonlinearity for nonlinear finite element simula.International Journal of Solids and Structures, ,36 (18 ),2757-2771

Tabiei A.;Sun J. (01-01-1999. )Statistical aspects of strength size effect of laminated composite materials.Composite Structures, ,46 (3 ),209-216

Tanov R.;Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1999. )Effect of static preloading on the dynamic buckling of laminated cylinders under sudden pressure.Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures, ,6 (3 ),195-206

Tabiei A.;Tanov R.;Simitses G. (01-01-1999. )Numerical simulation of cylindrical laminated shells under impulsive lateral pressure.AIAA journal, ,37 (5 ),629-633

Tabiei A.;Tanov R. (12-01-1998. )A local/global sandwich homogenization procedure for finite element simulation .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD, ,56 ,219-235

Tabiei A.;Tiszauer D. (12-01-1998. )Dynamic response of NIF bottom loading system during a seismic event .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Pressure Vessels and Piping Division (Publication) PVP, ,364 ,249-252

Tabiei A.;Svenson A.;Hargarve M.;Bank L. (07-01-1998. )Impact performance of pultruded beams for highway safety applications.Composite Structures, ,42 (3 ),231-237

Tabiei A.;Jiang Y. (05-01-1998. )Instability of laminated cylindrical shells with material non-linear effect .International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, ,33 (3 ),407-415

Tanov R.;Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1998. )Effect of static preloading on the dynamic buckling of laminated cylinders under sudden pressure .Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ,3 ,2352-2356

Tabiei A.;Tanov R.;Simitses G. (01-01-1998. )Numerical simulation of cylindrical laminated shells under impulsive lateral pressure .Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ,1 ,509-514

Tabiei A. (12-01-1997. )Finite element simulation of guardrail impact using DYNA3D .Civil Engineering Practice, ,12 (2 ),39-48

Tabiei A.;Sun J. (12-01-1997. )Analytical simulation of strength size effect in composite materials .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD, ,55 ,79-91

Tabiei A.;Jiang Y. (12-01-1997. )Woven fabric composite material model with material nonlinearity for nonlinear finite element simula .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,225 ,175-185

Tabiei A.;Wu J. (12-01-1997. )Finite element vehicle impact simulation for highway safety applications .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,225 ,165-171

Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1997. )Imperfection sensitivity of shear deformable moderately thick laminated cylindrical shells.Computers and Structures, ,62 (1 ),165-174

Simitses G.;Tabiei A. (01-01-1997. )Dynamic stability of shell structures .Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ,3 ,2438-2444

Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1997. )Scaled down imperfection sensitive composite cylindrical shells under axial compression and lateral .Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ,4 ,2502-2509

Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1997. )Torsional instability of moderately thick composite cylindrical shells by various shell theories.AIAA Journal, ,35 (7 ),1243-1246

Tabiei A.;Jiang Y.;Simitses G. (01-01-1997. )Compressive behavior of moderately thick plates with progressive damage.Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, ,4 (3 ),281-295

Tabiei A.;Sun J.;Simitses G.J. (01-01-1997. )Scaling laws of cylindrical shells under lateral pressure.AIAA Journal, ,35 (10 ),1669-1671

Tabiei A.;Svanson A.;Hargrave M. (09-01-1996. )Impact behavior of pultruded composite box-beams.Composite Structures, ,36 (1-2 ),155-160

Rezaeepazhand J.;Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1996. )Imperfection sensitivity of scaled down laminated cylindrical shells.37th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structure, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ,1-8

Huyan X.;Simitses G.;Tabiei A. (01-01-1996. )Nonlinear analysis of imperfect metallic and laminated cylinders under bending loads.AIAA Journal, ,34 (11 ),2406-2413

Tabiei A. (12-01-1995. )Impact simulation of 850-kg pendulum into a guard rail test fixture .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,213 ,67-78

Tabiei A. (01-01-1995. )Buckling of Moderately Thick Composite Cylindrical Shells under Destabilizing Loads.Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, ,8 (4 ),365-374

Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (12-01-1994. )Imperfection sensitivity of axially loaded moderately thick composite shells .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD, ,196 ,173-186

Tabiei A. (01-01-1994. )Buckling of moderately thick composite cylindrical shells under destabilizing loads .Proceedings of the American Society for Composites, ,987-993

Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1994. )Buckling of moderately thick, laminated cylindrical shells under torsion.AIAA Journal, ,32 (3 ),639-647

Anastasiadis J.;Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1994. )Instability of moderately thick, laminated, cylindrical shells under combined axial compression and .Composite Structures, ,27 (4 ),367-378

Simitses G.;Tabiei A. (12-01-1993. )Torsional instability of moderately thick composite cylindrical shells by various shell theories .American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD, ,37 ,149-162

Tabiei A.;Simitses G. (01-01-1993. )Buckling of moderately thick, laminated cylindrical shells under torsion .Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, ,(pt 1 ),315-325

Simitses G.;Tabiei A.;Anastasiadis J. (01-01-1993. )Buckling of moderately thick, laminated cylindrical shells under lateral pressure.Composites Engineering, ,3 (5 ),409-417