Areas of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
Mehrdad is a professional industrial research and development program coordinator with several achievements in innovation, product design and industrial academia collaborations.
Mehrdad's specialisms are focused in metal/carbon composite mechanics, applied finite element techniques, vehicle crashworthiness and experiment design for material characteristic identification in simulations. He has over twelve years of industrial career background and a wide experience in managing industrial projects.
Mehrdad has been a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at ARU since 2012. Prior to joining our University he was a Structural Analyst for the Force India Formula 1 team, FEA Engineer and Project Coordinator at Cellbond, a Structural Engineer at Beton Pash and a Design Team Consultant for Water Corporation.
First supervisor for four full-time and one part-time PhD students in:
Chahardoli, S., Alavi Nia, A. and Asadi, M., 2019. A parametric study of the mechanical behavior of nested multi tube structures under quasi-static loading. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 19(4), pp.943-957.
Chahardoli, S., Alavi Nia, A. and Asadi, M., 2019. Parametric investigation of the mechanical behavior of expanding-folding absorbers and their implementation in sandwich panels core. Thin-Walled Structures, 137, pp.53-56.
Asadi, M., Walker, B. and Shirvani, H., 2014. Shell or Solid Elements? Terminology to Choose the Modelling Technique for Offset Deformable Barrier. iCrash Conference. Malaysia. 2014.
Asadi, M., Walker, B., Mebrahtu, H. and Ashmead, M., 2013. Finite Element Modeling of Aluminium Honeycomb with Variable Crush Strength and Its Application in AE-MDB Model. 9th European LS-DYNA conference. Manchester, UK. 2013.
Asadi, M. and Abdennader, S., 2011. The New Terminology to Develop and Evaluate IIHS Barrier Model Using Shell Elements. HTC Conference. Bonn, Germany. 2011.
Asadi, M. and Walker, B., 2011. Application of Shell Elements to Create Advanced Finite Element Model for Offset Deformable Barrier. International Journal of Vehicle Structures & Systems, 3(2), pp.139-143.
Asadi, M., Bruce, I. and Shirvani, H., 2009. An Investigation to Compare the Application of Shell and Solid Element Honeycomb Model in ODB. 7th European LS-DYNA Conference, May 2009.
Asadi, M. and Tattersall, P., 2009. Full-Scale modelling and Correlation of Nuclear Flask Energy absorber. UKAEA official report (confidential), 2009.
Asadi, M., Walker, B. and Shirvani, H., 2008. Development of the Advanced Finite Element Model for ODB Impact Barrier. Japan LS-DYNA User Conference, October 2008.
Asadi, M., and Tattersall, P., 2008. Full Validation of the Pedestrian Friendly Bonnet. Aprosys Official Paper (confidential), 2008.
Asadi, M., Walker, B. and Shirvani, H., 2008. New Finite Element Model for NHTSA Impact Barrier. 10th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, June 2008.
Asadi, M., and Shirvani, H., 2008. Optimized Material Model for Aluminium Honeycomb in NHTSA Crash Test Barriers. Research Student Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, UK, 2008.
Asadi, M., Walker, B. and Shirvani, H., 2007. Evaluation of New Finite Element Model for IIHS Side Impact Barrier. Japan LS-DYNA User Conference, October 2007.
Asadi, M., Tattersall, P., Walker, B. and Shirvani, H., 2007. Advanced Finite Element Model for AE-MDB Side Impact Barrier. 6th European LsDyna User Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2007.
Asadi, M., Volltaire, A.C., Ashmead, M. and Shirvani, H., 2007. Experimental test and Finite Element modelling of pedestrian Headform Impact on Honeycomb Sandwich Panel. 18th ASCE Engineering Mechanics Division Conference, Virginia, USA, 2007.
Asadi, M., Shirvani, H., Sanaei, E. and Ashmead, M., 2006. A Simplified Model to simulate crash Behaviour of Honeycomb. International conference on Advanced Design and Manufacture, Harbin, China, 2006.
Asadi, M. and Sanaei, E., 2002. Linear and Nonlinear Behaviour of Double Layer Braced Domes. International Conference of Steel and Space Structures, Singapore, October 2002.
Asadi, M. and Sanaei, E., Optimized Parametrical Design of Double Layer Braced Domes. MSc, Thesis, Civil Engineering Department, IUST, 2001.
Featured in The Engineer magazine after innovation of a Pedestrian Friendly Bonnet in 2011.