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Department Chair at Department of Civil Engineering
University of Oklahoma
Ph.D.
Structural and Computational Mechanics
University of Oklahoma
M.S.
Structural Engineering and Mechanics
University of Oklahoma
B.S.
Civil Engineering
2013
Siringi, G., Abolmaali, A., and Aswath, P., (2013), “Properties of Concrete with Crumb Rubber Replacing Fine Aggregates (Sand),” Advances in Civil Engineering Materials Journal, in press.  
Journal Article
In-press
2013
Wilson, A., and Abolmaali, A., (2013), “Comparison of Material Behavior of Steel and Synthetic Fibers in Dry Cast Application,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, in press.
Journal Article
Published
2013
Dezfooli, M., Abolmaali, A., Razavi M., “Staged Construction Modeling of a Large Diameter Steel Pipe Using 3-D Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis,” Transportation Research Board Conference, Washington D.C., January 2013.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2013
Wilson, A., and Abolmaali, A. (2013), “Comparison of Material Behavior of Steel and Synthetic Fibers in Dry Cast Application,” In Transportation Research Board 92nd Annual Meeting (No. 13-3925).
Conference Paper
Published
2012
Abolmaali, A., Razavi, M., and Radulova, D. ,(2012), “On the Concept of Earthquake Resistant Hybrid Steel Frames,” The Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 68, pp. 34-42
Journal Article
Published
2012
Abolmaali, A., Mikhaylova, A., Wilson, A., & Lundy, J., (2012), “Performance of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Pipes,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2313(1), 168-177.  
Journal Article
Published
2012
Razavi, M., Kiamanesh, R., Abolmaali, A., (2012), “Computational benchmarks in simulation of cyclic performance of steel connections using three-dimensional nonlinear finite element method,” Journal on Structural Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 3, September - November 2012, pp 15-25.
Journal Article
Published
2012
Kiamanesh, R., Abolmaali, A, Razavi, M., (2012), “The Effect of the Circular Bolt Pattern on the Behavior of the Extended End-Plate Connection,” ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, in press.  
Journal Article
In-press
2011
Jalali, Banazadeh, Tafakori, and Abolmaali (2011). “Seismic performance assessment of steel moment frames with generic Locally Reinforced connections,” the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Volume 67, No. 8, pp. 1261-1271.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Motahari, A., andAbolmaali, A. (2011). “Effect of bedding thickness on behavior of rigid pipes as determined by using numerical crack modeling,” the Journal of Transportation Research Board, No. 2172, pp. 182-191.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Kari, A., Ghassemieh, M., and Abolmaali, A. (2011). “A new dual bracing system for improving the seismic behavior of steel structures,” the Journal of Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 20, No. 125020, 14 pages.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Jalali, A., Banazadeh, M., Abolmaali, A., and Tafakori, E. (2011). “Probabilistic seismic demand assessment of steel moment frames with side-plate connections,” the Journal of Scientia Iranica, Elsevier, Vol. 10, No. 1016, 14 pages.  
Journal Article
Published
2011
Abolmaali, A., and Kararam, A. (2011). “Nonlinear finite element modeling analysis of soil-pipe interaction,” ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics.
Journal Article
Published
2011
Abolmaali, A., Mikhaylova A., Wilson, A., and Lundy, J. (2011). “Performance of steel fiber reinforced concrete pipes,” proceedings of the 91st Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington D.C., January 22-26, 2012.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Abolmaali, A.; Motahari, A. “Structural Performance of Thermoplastic Hydraulic Structure,” the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering/Pipeline, Volume 136, No. 4, pp. 298-303.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Kiamanesh, R.; Abolmaali, A.; Ghammemieh, M. The Effect of Stiffeners on the Strain Patterns of the Welded Connection Zone. Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2010, 66(1), 19-27.
Journal Article
Published
2010
Kararam, A. and Abolmaali, A., (2010). “Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis on Reinforced Concrete Circular Structures,” ACI Structural and Materials Journals, Manuscript ID: S-2010-104, Under Reviewed.  
Journal Article
Published
2010
Abolmaali, A. and Motahari, A., (2010). “Effect of Bedding Thickness on the Behavior of Rigid Pipes By Using Numerical Crack Modeling," proceedings of the 89th Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington D.C., in press.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2010
Abolmaali, A. and Kararam, A., (2010). “Experimental and Finite Element Simulation of D-Load Test and Significance of Crack Width for Concrete Pipes," ”proceedings of the 89th Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington D.C.
Conference Paper
Published
2009
Abolmaali, A.; Kararam, A. Nonlinear Finite Element-Based Investigation of Effect of Bedding Thickness on Underground Pipe,. ASCE Journal of the Transportation Engineering, (ASCE) 2009 (TE.1943-54).
Journal Article
Published
2009
Abolmaali, A., Kukrei, A., Motahari, A., & Ghassemieh, M. (2009). Energy dissipation characteristics of semi-rigid connection,. the Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 65, 19-27.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Abolmaali, A.; Garg, A. Shear behavior and mode of failure for ASTM C1433 precast box culverts. the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering 2008, Vol. 13 (No. 4), 331-338.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Garg, A.; Abolmaali, A. Nonlinear finite element modeling of precast concrete box culverts. The ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Fernandez, R.; Abolmaali, A.; Le, T. Analysis and development of a passive mechanical vibration abatement device for traffic monitoring cameras. the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Le, T., Abolmaali, A., Motahari, S. A., Yeih, W., & Fernandez, R. (2008). Finite Element-based analyses of natural frequencies of long tapered hollow steel poles. The Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 64(3), 275-284.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Schachar, R. A.; Liao, R. D.; Kirby, R. D.; Kamangar, F.; Savoie, J. H.; Abolmaali, A.; Rosensteel, G. Unexpected shape changes of encapsulated oblate spheroids in response to equatorial traction. the Journal of theoretical and mathematical physics 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Abolmaali, A. Investigation of shear behavior in reinforced concrete boxes. the ACPA Journal/Magazine 2008, 60 (1), 9-12.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Ghobadi, M.; Ghassemieh, M.; Mazroi, A.; Abolmaali, A. Seismic performance of ductile welded connections using T-stiffeners. The Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2008.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Razavi, H.; Abolmaali, A.; Ghassemieh, M. A weighted residual parabolic acceleration time integration method for problems in structural dynamics. The Journal of Computational Methods in Applied Mathematics 2008, 7 (2), 227-238.
Journal Article
Published
2008
Abolmaali, A. and Radulva, D., (2008). “Computational methods in dynamic analysis of frames,” proceedings of the 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, IACM-ECCOMAS”, Venice, Italy, on CD Rom.
Conference Paper
Published
2007
Abolmaali, A.; Garg, A. K. Effect of wheel live load on shear behavior of precast reinforced concrete box culverts. The ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering 2007, 13 (1), 93-99.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Ghassemieh, M. & Abolmaali, A. (2007). Implementation of shape memory alloy dampers for passive control of structures subjected to seismic excitations. The Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 29(7), 945-968.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Schachar, R.; Pierscionek, B.; Abolmaali, A.; Le, T. The relationship between accommodative amplitude and the ratio of central lens thickness to its equatorial diameter in vertebrate eyes. the British Journal of Ophthalmology 2007, 91 (6), 812-817.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Abolmaali, A.; Schachar, R.; Le, T. Sensitivity study of human crystalline lens accommodation. The Journal of Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 2007, 85 (1), 77-90.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Choi, Y.; Abolmaali, A.; Jung, J.; Jong, S. Development of experimental test set up to evaluate abrasion characteristics of drainage pipes. The ASCE Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering 2007, 133 (3), 206-210.
Journal Article
Published
2007
Abolmaali, A. and Kararam, A. (2007). “Non Finite Element-Based Investigation of the Effect of Bedding Thickness on Underground Pipe,” Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, on CD Rom.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
Abolmaali, A. and Garg, A. (2007). “Failure Mode for Precast Concrete Box Culverts Subjected to Wheel Live Load,” Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, on CD Rom.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2007
Abolmaali, A. and Najafi, M. (2007). “Non-linear Finite Element Modeling and Analysis of Pipe-Soil Interaction,” Proceedings of the 86th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, on CD Rom.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2006
Razavi, H.; Abolmaali, A.; Ghassemieh, M. Invisible elastic bolt model concept for finite element analysis of bolted connections. The Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2006, 63 (5), 647-657.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Schachar, R.; Abolmaali, A.; Le, T. Insight into the etiology of the age-related decline amplitude of accommodation of human lens using a nonlinear finite element model of the accommodating human lens. The British Journal of Ophthalmology 2006, 90, 1304-1309.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Schachar, R.; Abolmaali, A.; Kamangar, F. Three-dimensional ultrasound, biomicroscopy environmental and conventional scanning electron microscopy investigations of the human zonula ciliaris for numerical modeling of accommodation. Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2006, 244 (8), 1062-1063.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Garg, A. K.; Abolmaali, A.; Fernandez, R. Experimental investigation of shear capacity of pre-cast reinforced concrete box culverts. The ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering 2006, 12 (4), 511-517.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Jung, J.; Abolmaali, A.; Choi, Y. Finite element analysis of tapered steel and fiber reinforced plastic bridge camera poles. The ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering 2006, 11 (5), 611-617.
Journal Article
Published
2006
Garg, Anil K. and Abolmaali, A.  (2006). "Shear Behavior of Small Span Single and Double Pre-cast Reinforced Concrete Box Culverts," Proceedings of the ASCE Pipeline Division Specialty Conference, “Pipelines 2006 Service to the Owner”, Chicago, Illinois, on CD Rom.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2005
A. Abolmaali, J. H. Matthys, M. Farooqi, and Y. Choi. "Development of Moment-Rotation Model Equations for Flush End-Plate Connections," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 61, pp. 1595-1612, 2005.
Journal Article
Published
2005
J. Jung, A. Abolmaali, and Y. Choi. "Finite Element Analysis of Tapered Steel and Fiber Reinforced Plastic Bridge Camera Poles," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 2005.
Journal Article
Accepted
2005
A. Abolmaali, J. Treadway, P. Aswath, F. Lu, and E. McCarthy. "Hysteresis Behavior of T-Stub Connections with Super-elastic Shape Memory Fasteners," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 2005.
Journal Article
Accepted
2005
Sukhvarsh, J., Abolmaali, A., and Kettleson, P. (2005). "Influence of Aggregate Gradation on the Performance of Concrete Used in Highway Pavements," Journal of Transportation Research Board, under review.
Journal Article
Published
2005
Ghassemieh, M., Iranmanesh, A., and Abolmaali, A. (2005). “Finite Element Analysis of Framed Structures Using Shape Memory Alloy Braces Subjected To Cyclic Loadings,” The 2006 Annual Stability Conference, San Antonio, Texas.
Conference Proceeding
Published
2005
Jung, J., and Abolmaali, A. (2005). “Finite Element Analysis of Tapered Fiber Reinforced Hollow Poles,” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering, Rome, Italy, on CD Rom.
Conference Paper
Published
2004
A. Abolmaali, H. Razavi, and Z. Godsell. "Stability Analysis of Steel Frames With Partially Constrained Connections," presented at 2004 Annual Stability Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2004.
Conference Paper
Published
2004
Abolmaali, A., Razavi, H., and Godsell, Z. (2004). “Stability Analysis of Steel Frames With Partially Constrained Connections,” The 2004 Annual Stability Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2004, pp. 519-538.
Conference Paper
Published
2003
A. Abolmaali, A. R. Kukreti, and S. H. Razavi. "Hysteresis Behavior of Semi-Rigid Double Web Angle Steel Connections," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 59, pp. 1057-1082, 2003.
Journal Article
Published
2003
Abolmaali, A., and Naveen, N. (2003). “Web-enabled interactive modules to display finite element models in structural engineering courses,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Golf Southwest Conference, Annual Conference Held at the University of Texas at Arlington, March 19-21, on CD Rom.
Conference Paper
Published
2003
Razavi, H., and Abolmaali, A. (2003). “A Dual Degree of Freedom Method for Problems in Contact Mechanics, Accepted for Publication in the Sixth International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements in Contact Mechanics,” Greece.
Conference Paper
Published
2002
Abolmaali, A., and Razavi, S. H. (2002). “Web-Based Finite-Element Mesh Generator for Testing Behavior of Steel Building Connections in Virtual Environment,” 22nd Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Conference Paper
Published
2002
Abolmaali, A., and Razavi, S. H. (2002). “Coupled Nonlinear Analysis of Frames with Double Web Angle Connections,” The Fourth International Conference on Computational Stochastic Mechanics” Sicily, Italy.
Conference Paper
Published
2002
Razavi, S.H. and Abolmaali, A. (2002). “An Efficient Reformulation of Duhamel’s Integral to Reduce Execution Time,” 4th US National Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA.
Conference Paper
Published
2000
Kukreti, A.R., and Abolmaali, A. (2000). “Dynamic Analysis of Steel Frames with Semi-Rigid Connections,” Proceedings of the XX Southeastern Conference on Developments in Theoretical Mechanics, College of Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, April 16-18, 16 pages.
Conference Paper
Published
1999
A. R. Kukreti and A. Abolmaali. "Moment-Rotation Hysteresis Behavior of Top and Seat Angle Steel Frame Connections," ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, vol. 125, no. 8, pp. 810-820, 1999.
Journal Article
Published
1998
Kukreti, A.R., and Abolmaali, A., (1998). “Moment-Rotation Hysteresis Behavior of Semi-Rigid Steel Building Joints,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Impact and Friction of Solids, Structures, and Intelligent Machines, Ottawa, Canada, June 27-30, pp. 39-42
Conference Proceeding
Published
1998
Kukreti, A.R., and Abolmaali, A. (1998). “Moment-Rotation Hysteresis Models for Top and Seat Angle Semi-Rigid Connections,” Proceedings of the XIX Southeastern Conference on Developments in Theoretical Mechanics, Vol. XIX, College of Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, May 3-5, pp. 235-245.
Conference Paper
Published
1987
A. R. Kukreti, T. M. Murray, and A. Abolmaali. "End-Plate Connection Moment-Rotation Relationship," Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 8, pp. 137-157, 1987.
Journal Article
Published
Fall 2013
CE 4325 - Ce 4325-001
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness method for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite element modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Credit not granted for both CE 4325 and CE 5303. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341. 
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Fall 2013
CE 5303 - Ce 5303-001
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness method for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite element modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Credit not granted for both CE 4325 and CE 5303. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341. 
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Fall 2013
CE 5303 - Ce 5303-002
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness method for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite element modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Credit not granted for both CE 4325 and CE 5303. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341. 
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Fall 2012
CE 4325 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness methods for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite elements modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.
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Fall 2012
CE 5303 - INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness method for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite element modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Credit not granted for both CE 4325 and CE 5303. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.
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Spring 2012
CE 6352 - Advanced Finite Element Method
Advance topics in nonlinear finite element analysis based on displacement and mixed formulations. This includes topics such as large displacement small strain, large displacement large strain, inelastic material property, and contact nonlinearities. 
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Fall 2011
CE 4324 - MECHANICS OF MATERIALS II
Theories of stress and deformation, stress-strain tensors, stress and strain relationships, stresses due to various loading conditions, theories of failure, energy methods, shear-center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, torsion in closed and open cell cross-sections and buckling analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 2313.
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Fall 2011
CE 5303 - INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness method for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite element modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Credit not granted for both CE 4325 and CE 5303. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.
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Fall 2011
CE 4325 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
Stiffness method using basic equations and virtual work; element equations using shape functions for axial, beam, frame, two dimensional elements; stiffness methods for three dimensional structures. Flexibility method; finite elements modeling and optimization of idealized structures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CE 3341.
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Fall 2011
CE 5315 - ADVANCED MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
Analysis of stresses and strains at a point, stress-strain relationships, stresses due to various leading conditions, theories of failure, energy methods, shear center, unsymmetrical bending, curved beams, torsion in closed and open cell cross-sections, principles of plastic analysis, and buckling analysis. Credit not granted for both CE 4324 and CE 5315. Prerequisite: CE 2313.
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Spring 2011
CE 6357 - STRUCTURAL STABILITY
Buckling of columns; approximate method of analysis for buckling problems; beam columns; structural system stability (buckling of frames); lateral torsional buckling; buckling of plates; and buckling of axially compressed cylindrical shells. Prerequisite: CE 5303 or concurrent registration therein.
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Fall 2010
CE 4325 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
An introductory course in the finite element method for analysis of one-two-and three dimensional structural systems.
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Fall 2010
CE 5303 - INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT
An introductory course in the finite element method for analysis of one-two-and three dimensional structural systems.
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Fall 2010
CE 2313 - Mechanics of materials
Relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory.
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Spring 2010
CE 4368 - Advanced Theory of Structures
Classical analysis of indeterminate beam, frames, and trusses. Analysis of single suspension systems; cable stayed structures; and nonlinearity of cable suspension systems. Analysis of structures for temperature loading; plastic analysis of structures; yield line analysis; and large deformation analysis. Analysis of arches and suspension systems: two hinged arches and fixed arches.
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Spring 2010
CE 2313 - Mechanics of materials
Relationship between stresses and strains in elastic bodies and tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loadings which produce them. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory.
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Spring 2010
CE 5351 - Advanced Theory of Structures
Classical analysis of indeterminate beam, frames, and trusses. Analysis of single suspension systems; cable stayed structures; and nonlinearity of cable suspension systems. Analysis of structures for temperature loading; plastic analysis of structures; yield line analysis; and large deformation analysis. Analysis of arches and suspension systems: two hinged arches and fixed arches.
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Fall 2009
CE 4325 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FINITE ELEMENT METHOD
An introductory course in the finite element method for analysis of one-two-and three dimensional structural systems.
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Fall 2009
CE 5303 - INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT
An introductory course in the finite element method for analysis of one-two-and three dimensional structural systems.
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