# M.Sc.,B.Sc.

PhD Student, Civil Engineering, MIT

[Research]

[Skills]

[Teaching]

[Awards]

 Address: 77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 5-332A Cambridge, MA 02139 Phone: 617-715-4203 Fax: 617-253-6044 Email: davebra[at]mit[dot]edu

## Education

Cambridge, MA
PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering,
09/2007-

Boulder, Co
MSc, Geotechnical Engineering, (GPA 4.0)
Advisor: Professor Richard A. Regueiro                       09/2005 -  07/2007

Thesis: Three-dimensional finite element implementation for a dynamic solid-fluid mixture at finite strain

University of Tehran,Tehran, Iran
MSc, Geotechnical Engineering, (GPA 17.1/20.0)

Thesis: Wave propagation in continously non-homogeneous soil and site effects

Tehran, Iran
BSc, Civil Engineering, (GPA 16.8/20.0)                       09/1995 - 09/1999

Alborz High School,Tehran, Iran (GPA 18.8/20.0)

## Research Interests

Constitutive Modeling, Earthquake Engineering, Computational Geomechanics, Solid Mechanics, Multiphase flow in porous media, Soil Dynamics, Computer Aided Engineering

## Skills

Selected Graduate Courses: Finite Element Method(FEM), Soil Dynamics, Continuum Mechanics,Complex Variables and Applications, Applied Geotechnical Analysis, Modeling and Computation for Geomaterials, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Tunnel Engineering, Earth Dams, Rock Mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Advanced Foundation Engineering.

Selected Undergraduate Courses: Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Theory of Structures, System Engineering, Cost  Estimation, Earthquake Engineering, Hydrulic Structures,Numerical Analysis, Differential Equations, Calculus, Fluid  Mechanics, Computer Programming, Experimental Labs, Physics.

Programming/Utilities: C#, C/C++, Pascal, Fortran, Visual Basic, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Latex.

Software Design and Development:     Implementing 3D mixed  hexahedral elemnt in C++ code, Tahoe, for dynamic analysis of solid-fluid mixture at finite strain, Participation in developing a computer program for dynamic analysis of porous media, Dynaporous

## Publications

D. Ebrahimi, R. J. M. Pellenq, A. J. Whittle, “Nanoscale Elastic Properties of Montmorillonite upon Water Adsorption”, Langmuir, 28 (49), 16855-16863, 2012.

D. Ebrahimi, R. J. M. Pellenq, A. J. Whittle, "Simulation of hydration and Elastic Properties of Montmorillonite  using Molecular Dynamcs", Multiscale and Multiphysics Processes in Geomechanics, 105-108, 2011.

R.A. Regueiro, D. Ebrahimi , ”Implicit dynamic three-dimensional finite element analysis of an inelastic biphasic mixture at finite strain. Part 1: application to a simple geomaterial”, Comp. Meth. App. Mech. Engr., 199, 2024-2049, 2010.

Davoud Ebrahimi, "Three dimensional finite element implementation for  a dynamic solid-fluid mixture at finite strain", Masters thesis, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, August 2007.

Davoud Ebrahimi, Richard A. Regueiro,"Three-dimensional finite element implementation for a dynamic solid-fluid mixture at finite strain",  9th US national congress on computational mechanics, July 23-26 2007, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Asadollah Noorzad, Ali Noorzad, Davoud Ebrahimi, “The effect of vertical nonhomogeneity of half space medium on the vertical impedance of rigid circular foundations”, International Geotechnical conference(SSI: Soil Structure Interaction - Calculation methods and engineering practice), May 26-28 2005, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Asadollah Noorzad, Ali Noorzad, Davoud Ebrahimi, “Investigation of site effect on the wave- propagation in continuously inhomogeneous soil subjected to seismic motion”, 56th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 4th joint IAH-CNC/CGS conference, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2003.

## Teaching

University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Co

·                                 Spring 2006, TA for Geotechnical Engineering 2(CVEN 3718)

·                                 Fall 2005, TA for Geotechnical Engineering 1(CVEN 3708)

·                                 Fall 2005, TA for Geotechnical Engineering 2(CVEN 3718)

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

·         Fall 2000, TA for Advanced Engineering Mathematics(8102166)

Tehran Polytechnic University, Tehran, Iran

·                                 Fall 1998, TA for Strength of Materials 2(2405053)

·                                 Fall 1997, TA for Statics(2401033)

## Honors and Awards

·                                 Schoettler Fellowship Award, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Eng., MIT, Sept. 2007

·                                 Fellowship for the 9th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, San Francisco, CA, July 2007