Abolhassan ASTANEH-ASL

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

• Zhao, Q. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Seismic Behavior of Steel Shear Wall Systems and Application of Smart Structures Technology," International Journal of Steel Structures, March 2007, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 61-67.

• Zhao, Q. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Seismic Behavior of Composite Shear Wall Systems and Application of Smart Structures Technology," International Journal of Steel Structures, March 2007, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 69-75.

Conference Papers

• Son, J. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Blast Protection of Cable-Stayed and Suspension Bridges," Proceedings, TCLEE Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment, Oakland, CA, June 28-July 1, 2009, 12 pp.

• McCallen, D.B., A. Astaneh-Asl, S.C. Larsen and L.J. Hutchings, "The Response of Long-Span Bridges to Low Frequency, Near-Fault Earthquake Ground Motions," Proceedings, TCLEE Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment, Oakland, CA, June 28-July 1, 2009, 10 pp.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., C.R. Noble, J. Son, A.P. Wemhoff, M.P. Thomas and L.D. McMichael, "Fire Protection of Steel Bridges and the Case of the MacArthur Maze Fire Collapse," Proceedings, TCLEE Conference on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering in a Multihazard Environment, Oakland, CA, June 28-July 1, 2009, 12 pp.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., "Steel Shear Walls, Behavior, Modeling and Design," Proceedings, 2008 Seismic Engineering International Conference Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake, Reggio Calabria, Italy, July 8-11, 2008, 14 pp.

• D'Amore, E. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Case Study of Expected Seismic Performance of an Instrumented Steel Moment Frame Building," Proceedings, 2008 Seismic Engineering International Conference Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake, Reggio Calabria, Italy, July 8-11, 2008, pp. 1827-1836.

• D'Amore, E., A. Astaneh-Asl and C. Amaddeo, "System Identification of Burbank Using Six-Story Building Earthquake Data," Proceedings, 2008 Seismic Engineering International Conference Commemorating the 1908 Messina and Reggio Calabria Earthquake, Reggio Calabria, Italy, July 8-11, 2008, pp. 1819-1826.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., "Progressive Collapse of Steel Truss Bridges, The Case of I-35W Collapse," Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Steel Bridges, Guimaraes, Portugal, June 4-6, 2008, pp. 1-10.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., "Fire Protection of Steel Bridges - the Case of the MacArthur Maze Bridge," Proceedings, 3rd International Conference on Bridges, Tehran, Iran, May 27-29, 2008, 8 pp.

• Shi, Y. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Lateral Stiffness of Steel Shear Wall Systems," Proceedings, Structures Congress, ASCE, Vancouver, Canada, April 2008, 10 pp.

• Zhao, Q. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Experimental and Analytical Studies of a Steel Plate Shear Wall System," Proceedings, Structures Congress, ASCE, Vancouver, Canada, April 2008, 10 pp.

• Rutner, M., A. Astaneh-Asl and J. Son, "Blast Resistant Performance of Steel and Composite Bridge Piers," Proceedings, IABSE 2006-Annual Meetings and Symposium of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, Budapest, Hungary, September 2006, 8 pp.

• Zhao, Q. and A. Astaneh-Asl, "Cyclic Behavior of Steel and Composite Shear Walls," Proceedings, 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference Commemorating the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.

• McCallen, D., A. Astaneh-Asl, S. Larsen and L. Hutchings, "Dynamic Response of the Suspension Spans of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge," Proceedings, 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference Commemorating the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, San Francisco, CA, April 2006, 10 pp.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., M., Saeedikia, M.H. Havaii, M. Fat'hi, S.M. Fatemi-Aghda, S.R. Mir Ghaderi and G. Heidarinejad, "Reconstruction of Housing Destroyed in the 2003 Bam-Iran Earthquake," Proceedings, 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference Commemorating the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake, San Francisco, CA, April 2006, 11 pp.

Technical Reports

• Astaneh-Asl, A., Notes of Blast Resistance of Steel and Composite Building Structures, Steel TIPS Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, Moraga, CA, May 2010, 89 pp.

• Over, M., A. Astaneh-Asl and D. Dreger, The Elastic Time History Analysis of Long Period Structure Undergoing Long Distance, Low Amplitude, Backward Directivity and Long Duration Earthquake Excitations, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, May 2010, Report No. UCB/CEE-STEEL-10/01.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., Gusset Plates in Steel Bridges-Design and Evaluation, Steel TIPS Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, Moraga, CA, April 2010, 156 pp.

• Son, J. and A. Astaneh-Asl, Increasing Blast-Resistance of Cable-Stayed and Suspension Bridges, Report No. UCB/CEE-STEEL-08/01, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, July 2008, 211 pp.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., Seismic Behavior and Design of Base Plates in Braced Frames, Steel Technical Information and Product Service Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, Moraga, CA,, June 2008, pp. 1-44.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., Progressive-Collapse-Prevention of Steel Frames with Shear Connections, Steel Technical Information and Product Service Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, CA, April 2007, 73 pp..

• Thomas, M.P. and A. Astaneh-Asl, Progressive Collapse Resistance Using Catenary Action in Steel and Concrete Moment Frames, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2007, Report No. UCB/CEE-STEEL-07/01, 388 pp..

• Zhao, Q. and A. Astaneh-Asl, Experimental and Analytical Studies of Cyclic Behavior of Steel and Composite Shear Wall Systems, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, Report No. UCB/CEE-STEEL-06/01, 2006, 222 pp.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., M. Cochran and R. Sabelli, Seismic Detailing of Gusset Plates for Special Concentrically Braced Frames, Steel Technical Information and Product Service Report, Structural Steel Educational Council, CA, July 2006, pp. 1-27.

Other Publications

• Simons, E., "Bureaucratic Maze-Collapsed freeway is just the beginning", California Magazine, UC Berkeley, (The story was on A. Astaneh's research on Mac Arthur Maze fire collapse) , September 2007, 2 pp.

• Hutchinson, A., "Engineers Go Gonzo to Bombproof U.S. Bridges," Popular Mechanics, (The story was on A. Astaneh's research on blast protection of bridges), November 30, 2007, 2 pp.

• Simons, E., "Why Bridges Fail - A Berkeley Engineer Discusses the Minneapolis Disaster, and Whether it Could Happen Here," California Magazine, UC Berkeley, August 3, 2007, 2 pp.

• Lehrer, J. and S. Michels, "Collapse of Overpass in California Becomes Lesson in Construction," PBS, Lehrer News Hour. Originally aired: May 8, 2007, 4 pp.

• Astaneh-Asl, A. and J. Son, "Studies of Blast-Resistance of Bridge Decks Using MSC.Dytran," MSC.Software 2006 Americas Virtual Product Development Conference, Huntington Beach, California , July 17-19, July 2006, Presentation, p. 1.

• Astaneh-Asl, A., "National Standard for Blast Resistant Design of Buildings," ASCE, Reviewed drafts and commented, 2006.