Ala Tabiei

Ala Tabiei

Associate Professor

Rhodes Hall

594

CEAS - Mechanical Eng - 0072

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, , More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 ) , More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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

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

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information

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 More Information