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Elyas Ghafoori

  • PhD, Eng.
  • Project leader and Scientist
  • Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)
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About

Research Scientist and Project Leader with PhD on fatigue strengthening of metallic members using pre-stressed bonded and un-bonded carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) laminates. The main research focuses are: (i) Fatigue and fracture strengthening of metallic structures using CFRP composites. (ii) Retrofitting and maintenance of existing steel bridges and infrastructures. (iii) Mechanisms of mode-I and mixed-modes I & II fatigue crack initiation and propagation in steel members.

Co-authors (38)

  • Lingzhen Li
  • Cláudio Horas
  • Kambiz Narmashiri

Publications (5)

  • Effect of crack orientation on fatigue behavior of CFRP-strengthened steel plates

    • Aljabar N
    • Zhao X
    • Al-Mahaidi R
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    13Citations
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  • Design criterion for fatigue strengthening of riveted beams in a 120-year-old railway metallic bridge using pre-stressed CFRP plates

    • Ghafoori E
    • Motavalli M
    • Nussbaumer A
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    44Citations
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  • Determination of minimum CFRP pre-stress levels for fatigue crack prevention in retrofitted metallic beams

    • Ghafoori E
    • Motavalli M
    • Nussbaumer A
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    38Citations
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  • Constant life diagrams to prevent fatigue crack initiation in metallic beams using CFRP plates

    • Ghafoori E
    • Motavalli M
    • Nussbaumer A
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    0Citations
  • Finite element analysis for fatigue damage reduction in metallic riveted bridges using pre-stressed CFRP plates

    • Ghafoori E
    • Prinz G
    • Mayor E
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    22Citations
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Professional experience

Project leader and Scientist

Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)

January 2015 - Present

Education

PhD

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Department of Civil Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

January 2012 - January 2015(3 years)

Master of Engineering

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

January 2008 - January 2011(3 years)