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Susan Faraji

Susan Faraji
Susan FarajiProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentCivil and Environmental Engineering
  • Phone(978) 934-2276
  • EmailSusan_Faraji@uml.edu

Research Interests

Structural Engineering

She has conducted funded research for a wide variety of organizations. This includes extensive research on integral abutment bridges, funded by the Mass DOT, which resulted in a number of publications, analytical modeling of tentage frame structure for the United States Army, and additional research funded by other sources.

Education

  • Ph D: Mechanical Engineering, (2004), Old Dominion University -
  • Ph D: Civil Engineering, (1983), University of Massachusetts - Amherst Massachusetts
  • BS: Structural Engineering, (1979), Arya-Mehr University - Tehran, Iran
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: A Study of Steel Bridges.
  • MS, (1979), Northeastern University - Boston Massachusetts

Awards and Honors

  • Pahlavi Foundation Scholar - Northeastern University
  • University Merit Award, Teaching
  • University Merit Award, Scholarship/Research
  • University Merit Award, Service, University
  • University Scholar - Arya-Mehr University

Publications

  • Connor, J.J., Faraji, S. (2013) "Introduction to Structural Engineering," Fundamentals of Structural Engineering pp. 3-49
  • Connor, J.J., Faraji, S. (2012) "Fundamentals of structural engineering,"
  • Faraji, S., Ting, J.M., Crovo, D.S., Ernst, H. (2001) "Nonlinear analysis of integral bridges: Finite-element model," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 127:5 pp. 454-461
  • Faraji, S. (1998) "“Streamlined Analysis and Design of Integral Abutment Bridges”," University of Massachusetts Transportation Center
  • Faraji, S. (1997) "“Behavior of Integral Abutment Bridges in Massachusetts. Year II”," University of Massachusetts Transportation Center
  • Faraji, S. (1996) "“Behavior of Integral Abutment Bridges in Massachusetts. Year I,”," University of Massachusetts Transportation Center
  • Faraji, S. (1995) "“Development of the Means of Performing Seismic Design and Analysis of Bridges”," University of Massachusetts Transportation Center
  • Faraji, S. (1994) "“Analytical Modeling of Tentage Frame Structures”," University of Massachusetts Lowell department of Civil Engineering
  • Faraji, S. (1990) "“Higher Order Theories for Thick Transversely Isotropic Plates”," Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 15: pp. 606 - 613
  • Faraji, S., Archer, R. (1989) "“Method of Initial Functions for Thick Transversely Isotropic Cylindrical Shells”," Ingénieur-Archiv 60: pp. 1 - 9
  • Faraji, S. (1989) "“Higher Order Theories for Thick Layers of Transversely Isotropic Materials with Loading Symmetric about the Middle Plane”," Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing
  • Faraji, S., Archer, R.R. (1988) "Higher order theories for thick cylindrical shells," Acta Mechanica 74:1-4 pp. 9-24
  • Faraji, S. (1988) "“Higher Order Theories for Transversely Isotropic Thick Cylindrical Shells”," Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 14: pp. 9 - 24
  • Faraji, S., Archer, R. (1985) "“Method of Initial Functions for Thick Shells”," International Journal of Solids and Structures 21:8 pp. 851 - 863
  • Faraji, S., Archer, R. (1985) "“Method of Initial Functions for Dynamic Thick Cylindrical Shell Theories”," Proceedings of the 3rd National Conference on Microcomputers

Presentations

  • “Higher Order Theories for Thick Transversely Isotropic Plates” - Southeastern Conference for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, (SECTAM XV), March 1990 - Atlanta Georgia
  • “Higher Order Theories for Thick Layers of Transversely Isotropic Materials with Loading Symmetric about the Middle Plane” - Fourth International Conference on Civil and Structural Engineering Computing, September 1989 - London, England
  • “Higher Order Theories for Transversely Isotropic Thick Cylindrical Shells” - Southeastern Conference for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, April 1988 - Biloxi, Mississippi
  • “Method of Initial Functions for Dynamic Thick Cylindrical Shell Theories” - 3rd National Conference on Microcomputers, November 1985 - Orlando, Florida

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Multi-modal Remote Sensing System (MRSS) for Transportation Infrastructure Inspection and Monitoring (2011), Sponsored Research - Massachusetts Highway Department
  • Streamlined Analysis and Design of Integral Abutment Bridges (1999), - Massachusetts Highway Department
    Faraji, S. (Co-Principal), Ting, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Forced Displacement Testing for Integral Abutment Bridges (1996), - Massachusetts Highway Department
    Faraji, S. (Co-Principal), Ting, J. (Co-Principal)
  • Behavior of Integral Abutment (Jointless) Bridges in Massachusetts (1995), - Massachusetts Highway Department
    Faraji, S.
  • Behavior of Integral Abutment (Jointless) Bridges in Massachusetts (1994), - Massachusetts Highway Department
    Faraji, S.
  • Finite Element Modeling of Structures (1994), - United States Army
    Faraji, S.
  • Structural Design (1994), - United States Army
    Faraji, S. (Principal)
  • (1993), - Massachusetts Highway Department
    Faraji, S. (Principal)
  • (1993), - United States Army
    Faraji, S. (Principal)
  • Beyond the Industrial Revolution in the Middle School. Teacher Enhancement in Science, Mathematics and Technology (1990), - National Science Foundation
    Faraji, S.
  • Investigation of Bridge No. L-15-49, Lowell, Massachusetts (1991), - Tenaska, Inc.
    Faraji, S.
  • Investigation of the University Avenue Bridge for Expected Deformation (1991), - Tenaska, Inc
    Faraji, S., Alberti, F.
  • Investigation of the Western Canal Bridge, Lowell, Massachusetts (1991), - Tenaska, Inc.
    Faraji, S., Alberti, F.
  • Dynamic Stress Analysis of a Six-story Concrete Parking Garage (1989), - Arthur Choo Associates, Inc.
    Faraji, S. (Principal)
  • Static and Dynamic Stress Analysis of a Bicycle Pathway (1989), - Arthur Choo Associates, Inc.
    Faraji, S. (Principal)
  • Stress Analysis of Structures under Time-Varying Loads (1987), - Maguire Group
    Faraji, S. (Principal)