Hamid Alielahi

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Surname:  Alielahi
First Name:  Hamid
Date of Birth:             
Nationality:    Iranian
Phone:   Office: +98-024-33421001-5
Fax:   +98-024-33421192
Email:h.alielahi@iauz.ac.ir | h.alielahi@gmail.com
Homepage:   halielahi.ir
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Hamid_Alielahi
ORCID:  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5761-0884

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Research Excellence Award, Islamic Azad University of Zanjan Branch, (2016).
  • Research Excellence Award among the Four Top Researcher in Zanjan province in all Technical and Engineering Fields, (2017).
  • One journal publication among 25 most cited articles of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering published since 2015, extracted from Scopus.
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Islamic Azad University of Zanjan Branch, (2009). 

OFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

PROFESSIONAL & RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Boundary Element Method in Time-domain
  • Marine Structures
  • Soil Structure Interaction

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCES

University

Period

Position

Islamic Azad University, Zanjan Branch, School of Civil Engineering,
Zanjan, Iran

2008-Now

Faculty Member,
Head of Geotechnical Engineering Department (2011-2014),
Course Lecturer: Soil Mechanics, Foundation Engineering, Advanced Foundation Engineering, Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Soil-Structure Interaction

University of Science and Culture

2017-Now

Visiting Professor,
Course Lecturer: Soil Dynamics, Ground Improvement

Zanjan Province Construction Engineering Organization

2008-Now

Course Lecturer: Deep Foundations, Excavation Methods, and Ways of Stabilizing It and Practical Points of Shallow Foundations

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

 

Company

Period

Position

Activity

Tehran Berkeley, Tehran, Iran

2018-Now

Geotechnical Engineer

  • Shahid Rajaee Port Complex Development-Phase III, Bandarabbas, Iran
  • Specification for Geotechnical Site Investigations
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Geotechnical Design of Diaphragm Wall and Anchor Piles
  • Soil Liquefaction Assessment
  • Design of Ground Improvement by Dynamic Compaction 
  • Geotechnical Design of Rear Crane Beam Piles

Sahel Omid Iranian, Tehran, Iran

2015-2018

Head of Geotechnical Department

  • Mared River Lock Project, Abadan, Iran
  • Specification of Geotechnical Site Investigation
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters Based on CPT, SPT and Laboratory Tests
  • Geotechnical Soldier Pile Design
  • Geotechnical Design of Dewatering System (Sheet pile with Berm)

 

  • Development of Shahid Rajaei Port Oil Terminals, Bandarabbas, Iran
  • Specification of Geotechnical Site Investigation
  • Site Investigation Factual Report
  •  Specification of Pile Dynamic Load Test (PDA)
  • Specification of Pile Static Load Test
  • Specifications of Piles and Pile Driving
  • Pile Design Methodology
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Pile Load Test Results and Interpretation
  • Pile Design
  • Soil Liquefaction Assessment
  • Soil Improvement Method
  • Stability Assessment of Rajaiee Breakwater
  • Pile Driving Study
  • Parsian Port Complex Development, Bushehr, Iran
  • Specification of Geotechnical Site Investigation
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Design of Block Concrete Quay wall
  • Slope Stability Assessment of Breakwaters

Petro-Sahel Persian Gulf Development, Tehran, Iran

2012-2015

Head of Geotechnical Department

  • Persian Gulf Regional Transportation Network Project, Qeshm Island, Iran
  • Specification of Geotechnical Site Investigation
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Numerical Analysis of Qeshm bridge
  • Pile Design of Access Bridges
  • Soil Liquefaction Assessment
  • Soil Improvement Method
  • Basic Design of Kavel Port Development

Sahel Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran

2004-2012

 

 

 

 

Geotechnical Engineer

  • Pars Service Port, Asaluyeh, Iran
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Geotechnical Soldier Pile Design
  • Design of Ground Improvement by Dynamic Compaction and Method Statement

 

  • Mahshahr Oil Deposit Project, Mahshahr, Iran
  • Planned site investigation of the project and specified drilling, sampling, as well as field and lab testing procedures 
  • Assessed the subsurface geotechnical profile of the project area and geotechnical design parameters of different soil layers
  • Design of ground improvement beneath the foundation of oil storage tanks using preloading embankments along with prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) to accelerate consolidation settlement of soft soils
  • Analyzed the stability of preloading embankments' slopes using SLOPE/W and calculated the embankments settlements using PLAXIS 2D
  • Specified geotechnical instrumentations for monitoring preloading embankments, and interpreted the monitoring data
  • Specified secondary boreholes and field tests after preloading, and assessed the improvement of soil properties due to construction of preloading embankments
  • Shahid Rajaee Port Complex Development-Phase II, Bandarabbas, Iran
  • Specification for Geotechnical Site Investigations
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Calculated the probability of liquefaction during earthquake for soil layers in behind quay wall and port yard based on soil types and SPT and CPT data
  • Geotechnical Design of Diaphragm and Anchor wall
  • Soil Liquefaction Assessment
  • Design of Ground Improvement by Dynamic Compaction 
  • Geotechnical Design of Rear Crane Beam Piles

 

  • LNG Package III Project, Tombak, Iran
  • Specification for Geotechnical Site Investigations
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Soil Liquefaction Assessment
  • Pile Design Methodology
  • Specification of Pile Static Load Test
  • Slope Stability Assessment of Breakwaters
  • Pile Load Test Results and Interpretation
  • Pile Design of  Ro-Ro berth
  • Pile Design of general cargo berth
  • Pile Design of Sulphur berth
  • Shahid Beheshti Port Complex Development, Chabahar, Iran
  • Preparation of tender proposal for quay wall

 

  • Phase 12 of South Pars Gas Field Development Project
  • Preparation of tender proposal for quay wall
  • NPC Petrochemical port
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Design of Block Concrete Quay wall (Pseudo-Static and Dynamic Analysis)

Nehadab Engineering Consultant Company, Tehran, Iran

2003-2004

Geotechnical Engineer

  • Sardasht Embankment Dam, Khuzestan Province, Iran
  • Geotechnical Design Parameters
  • Design of Embankment Dam and Slope Stability Assessment

 

Tehran Soil & Foundation Consulting Engineers, Tehran, Iran

2002-2003

 

  • Apprenticeship at Soil Mechanics Laboratory

 

ISI JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

  • Alielahi, H., Adampira, M., (2018) “Evaluation of 2D Seismic Site Response due to Hill-Cavity Interaction Using Boundary Element Technique” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 1137-1167. 
  • Kavand, A., Alielahi, H., (2017) “Site-specific probabilistic seismic hazard analysis for northern part of the Qeshm Island, IranNatural Hazards 88 (2), 919-946.
  • Koohsari, H., Alielahi, H., Najafi, A., Adampira, M., (2017) “Evaluation of Influential Factors on the Estimated Improvement Depth of Dynamic Compaction using Fuzzy Method and PSO” Soils and Foundations Journal, Elsevier Publication. DOI: 10.1016/j.sandf.2016.08.012.
  • Alielahi, H., Rabeti Moghadam, M., (2017) "Fragility Curves Evaluation for Broken-Back Block Quay Walls" Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp.1–22.
  • Rabeti Moghadam M., Alielahi, H., and Sadeghi Abdollahi A. (2017), “Numerical Evaluation of Liquefaction-induced Damages in Composite Breakwaters and Its Application for Performance-Based Improvement Design”, Marine Georesources & Geotechnology, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 35, No. 3, 376–396.
  • Alielahi, H., Adampira, M., (2016) “Seismic Effects of Two-Dimensional Subsurface Cavity on the Ground Motion by BEM: Amplification Patterns and Engineering Applications” International Journal of Civil Engineering. Springer publication, June 2016, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp. 233-251.
  • Panji, M., Koohsari, H., Adampira, M., Alielahi, H.,Asgari Marnani, J., (2016), “Stability analysis of shallow tunnels subjected to eccentric loads by a boundary element method” Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Elsevier Publication, Volume 8, Issue 4, August 2016, Pages 480–488.
  • Alielahi, H., Adampira, M., (2016) "Effect of twin-parallel tunnels on seismic ground response due to vertically in-plane waves" International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Elsevier Publication, Volume 85, May 2016, pp. 67–83.
  • Alielahi, H., Adampira, M., (2016) "Site-specific response spectra for seismic motions in half-plane with shallow cavities" Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Publication, Volume 80, Jan 2016, pp. 163–167.
  • Hamid Alielahi, Mohamad Adampira, (2016), "Comparison between Empirical and Experimental Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Bored Piles – Case Study", Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer publication, January 2016, 9:78.
  • H. Alielahi, M. Kamalian, M. Adampira., (2016) “A BEM investigation on the influence of underground cavities on the seismic response of canyons” Acta Geotechnica Journal, Springer publication, April 2016, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp. 391-413.
  • Alielahi, H., Kamalian, M., Adampira, M., (2015), "Seismic Ground Amplification by Unlined Tunnels Subjected to Vertically Propagating SV and P Waves using BEM" Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Publication, Volume 71, April 2015, pp.63–79.
  • Adampira, M., Alielahi, H., Panji, M., Koohsari, H., (2015), “Comparison of equivalent linear and nonlinear methods in seismic analysis of liquefiable site response due to near-fault incident waves: a case study” Arabian Journal of Geosciences, Springer publication, Issue 5, Vol. 8, pp 3103-3118.
  • H. Alielahi, M. Kamalian, J. Asgari Marnani, Mohammad K. Jafari, M. Panji., (2013)‌”Applying a Time-domain Boundary Element Method for Study of Seismic Ground Response in the Vicinity of Embedded Cylindrical Cavity " . International Journal of Civil Engineering. Vol. 11, No. 1; pp. 45-54.

 

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS (Peer-Reviewed)

 

  • Khosrow Mehrshahi, Hamid Alielahi, (2018), “Estimating Geotechnical Design Pararmeters of Improved Soil by the Preloading Method Using Instrumentation Results and Numerical Approach- a Case Study” Journal of Civil Engineering, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran, DOI:10.22067/civil.v1i30.52137 (In Persian).
  • Arash Rostami, Hamid Alielahi, Abdoreza Sarvghad Moghadam, Mahmood Hosseini, (2016), “Steel Buildings’ Seismic and Interaction Behavior, Under Different Shapes of Tunnel Drilling” International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Volume 7, Issue 2.
  • H. Alielahi, P. Karimkhani, (2016), ”Studying the Effects of U-Shaped Canyons and Underground Cavities Interaction on the Surface Ground Motion due to SV and P Waves by BE ApproachJournal of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 18, No. 4.
  • Zahra Mardani, Hamid Alielahi, Seyyed Mehdi Hashemi, (2015), “Comparison of Lateral Bearing Capacity of Tapered Pile Groups with Simple Piles in Granular Soils using Numerical Method” Electronically Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), Vol. 20, Bund. 21.
  • Alielahi, H.,, Mardani, Z., Daneshvar, S., (2014), “Influence of Under-reamed Pile Groups Arrangement on Tensile Bearing Capacity using FE Method” Electronically Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), Vol. 19, Bund. G.
  • Sanaei Farokhi. A., Alielahi, H.,, Mardani, Z., (2014), “Optimizing the Performance of Underreamed Piles in Clay using Numerical Method” Electronically Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), Vol. 19, Bund. G.
  • M. Jalili., I. Rahmani., H. Alielahi., (2010), “Clarification on the Methodology of Calculation of  Seismic Lateral Earth Pressure in Cohesive Soils”Electronically Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), Vol. 15, Bund. L.
  • Y. Jafarian., H. Alielahi., A. sadeghi Abdollahi., R. Vakili., (2010), “Seismic Numerical Simulation of Breakwater on a Liquefiable Layer: IRAN LNG Port” Electronically Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (EJGE), Vol. 13, Bund. B.

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (Peer-Reviewed)

 

  • Alielahi, H., Adampira, M., (2016) “Seismic Amplification of the Topographic Irregularities with a Circular Tunnel Caused by SV Waves” 5th International conference on Geotechnical Engineering and Soil Mechanics, Tehran, Iran.
  • Alielahi, H., Karimkhani, P., (2015), “Influence of Underground Cavity on the Seismic Response of U-Shaped Canyon Using BEM”, 7th International Conference of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (SEE7), Tehran, Iran.
  • Mardani, Z., Alielahi, H., Sanaei Farokhi. A., (2014), “Evaluating the Effect of Geometrical Shape of Underreamed Piles in Clay on their Bearing Capacity Using Numerical Method 8th National Congress on Civil Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran .
  • Alielahi, H.,, Mardani, Z., Daneshvar, S., (2014), Arrangement optimization of asymmetric Under-reamed pile groups in order to evaluate tensile bearing capacity using numerical method” 8th National Congress on Civil Engineering, Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Iran .
  • H. Alielahi, P.Karimkhani, M. Adampira, (2015) “Seismic Response of U-shaped Canyon in Presence of Underground Cavity Using BEM” 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, 1-4 November 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • A. Sadeghi Abdollahi., R. Vakili., H. Alielahi., (2010), “Designing Pipeline Protection by Static Equilibrium Analysis in IRAN LNG Port” International Canadian Geotechnical Engineering Conference (GEO2010).
  • H. Alielahi., H. Nouri., B. Ebrahimian., (2009), “Performance based design of Shahid Rajaee diaphragm wall: pseudo -static and dynamic perspective” International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (IS Tokyo2009).
  • Razmkhah, A., Kamalian, M., Alielahi, H., (2008), Seismic Behavior of 2D Topographic Features Subjected to Vertically Propagating Incident SV at High Frequencies” GEESD IV, the 4th decennial Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics Conference organized by the EESD Committee of ASCE's Geo-Institute. 
  • H. Nouri., Alielahi, H., Jalili, M., Seyedi Hosseininia, E.  (2008), “Evaluation of Empirical Relationships for Dynamic Compaction in Liquefiable Reclaimed Silty Sand Layers using Pre/Post Cone Penetration Tests”, Sixth International Conference on Case histories in Geotechnical Engineering and symposium in honor of professor James k. Mitchell.
  • Razmkhah, A., Kamalian, M., Alielahi, H., (2008), Two-dimensional Numerical Analysis of homogenous Topographic Features Using BEM” The 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India.
  • Razmkhah, A., Kamalian, M., Alielahi, H., (2007), Low Period amplification Patterns of Topographic Features Subjected to Vertically Propagating Incident SV Waves”, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Greece.

 

                BOOKS

 

  1. Seyed Ehsan Seyyedi Hosseininia, Hamid Alielahi,  (2013), “An Overview of the Block Quay Wall Design” (in Persian).
  2. Hamid Alielahi,Maryam Rahimi, “Soil Dynamics” under prepared, (in Persian).
  3. Hamid Alielahi,Maryam Rahimi, “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering” under prepared, (in Persian).
  4. Hamid Alielahi,Shayan Mahjoobi, “An Introduction to Ground Improvement Techniques” under prepared, (in Persian).

TECHNICAL JOURNAL REFEREE

Journal                   Journal of Earthquake Engineering
Reviewer               Journal of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology
Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Journal of Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibration
International Journal of Civil Engineering

 

SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIPS

Member, Iranian Geotechnical Engineering Society
Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Member, Zanjan Construction Engineering Organization