Ir. S. (Samira) Jafari

Profile

After a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, I received my master in earthquake engineering at Iran University of Science and Technology. In 2014, I joined the group of Computational Modelling of Structures at TU Delft as a researcher. In May 2016 I was appointed as PhD candidate to further study the masonry characteristics at material level.

B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Iran University of Science, and Technology (IUST)
M.Sc., Civil Engineering track Earthquake Engineering, Iran University of Science, and Technology (IUST)

Research

To assess the seismic vulnerability of unreinforced masonry buildings in seismic prone regions, a complete overview of the mechanical properties at material level is required. In my research by means of a comprehensive laboratory testing program, insights into the strength, stiffness as well as post-peak softening behaviour of masonry in compression, bending and in shear are provided. In addition, an ambitious target of this research is to establish a quick and slightly-destructive in-situ testing method to characterise the mechanical properties of masonry. To this end, the suitability of core testing method in which small-diameter cores are extracted and subjected to splitting loading is investigated to address the compression and shear properties of the brick-mortar interface.

2018

  • From Brick to Element: Investigating the Mechanical Properties of Calcium Silicate Masonry.
    Jafari, S., Esposito, R., and Rots, J.G. (2018). In 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC). 11-13 September, Cusco, Peru.
  • A Comparative study on the evaluation of different testing techniques: evaluating the mechanical properties of masonry.
    Jafari, S., Esposito, R., and Rots, J.G. (2018). In 10th International Masonry Conference (IMC). 9-11 July, Milan, Italy.
  • Investigation of the shear-sliding behaviour of masonry through shove test: experimental and numerical studies.
    Ferretti, F., Jafari, S., Esposito, R., Rots, J.G., and Mazzotti, C. (2018). In 11th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC). 11-13 September, Cusco, Peru.
  • A multiscale experimental characterisation of Dutch unreinforced masonry buildings.
    Messali F., Esposito R., Jafari, S., Ravenshorst, G.J.P, Korswagen, P. and Rots J. (2018). Proceeding of 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ECEE), 18-21 June, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • A masonry catalogue for the Groningen region.
    Zapico B., Tondelli M., Jafri S., Graziotti F., Millekamp H., Rots J., Palmieri M. (2018). Proceeding of 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ECEE), 18-21 June, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Interpretation of In-situ Shear Test for Brick Masonry: a Benchmark Study.
    Bonura V., Zapico B., Jafri S., Graziotti F. (2018). Proceeding of 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ECEE), 18-21 June, Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Influence of the behaviour of calcium silicate brick and element masonry on the lateral capacity of structures.
    Esposito, R., Jafari, S., Ravenshorst, G.J.P., Schipper, H.R. and Rots, J.G. (2018). Proceeding of the 10th Australasian Masonry Conference, 11-14 February, Sydney, Australia.

2017

  • Literature review on the assessment of masonry properties by tests on core samples.
    Jafari, S., Esposito, R. and Rots, J.G. (2017) International WTA PhD Symposium 14-16 September, Delft, the Netherlands.
  • Computational modelling of the cyclic pushover test on calcium silicate masonry assemblage.
    Pari, M., Jafari, S., Messali, F., Esposito, R. and Rots, J.G. (2017). International WTA PhD Symposium 14-16 September, Delft, the Netherlands.

2016

  • Characterizing the Material Properties of Dutch Unreinforced Masonry
    Jafari, S., Rots, J. G., Esposito, R. & Messali, F. 2017 In: Procedia Engineering. 193, p. 250-257 8 p.
  • Multi-scale approach towards Groningen masonry and induced seismicity
    Rots, J. G., Messali, F., Esposito, R., Mariani, V. & Jafari, S. 1 Jan 2017 In: Key Engineering Materials. 747 KEM, p. 653-661 9 p.
  • Computational modelling of masonry with a view to Groningen induced seismicity
    Rots, J. G., Messali, F., Esposito, R., Jafari, S. & Mariani, V. Proceedings of 10th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC), Leuven, Belgium.

2016-2017: TU Delft large-scale testing campaign 2016 for the assessment and upgrading of Dutch URM structure
2014-2016
: Large-scale testing campaign 2015 for the assessment of Dutch URM structure

Samira Jafari

PhD candidate

Department:
Materials, Mechanics, Management & Design (3Md)

Section:
Applied Mechanics

Secretary: 
Iris Nederhof-van Woggelum


S. (Samira) Jafari MSc

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