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Structural Dynamics Department
The Structural Dynamics
Group (SDG), a branch of the Structural Engineering Department, has been playing
a major role in the development and success of the International Institute of
Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES). Ever since IIEES was established,
SDG has published numerous reports and technical articles in both domestic and
international arenas on a variety of subjects related to structural engineering.
The faculty at SDG is involved in different research projects covering different
areas of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering. These areas include
dynamic measurements and structural identification, experimental studies of
steel structures, soil-structures interaction, isolation techniques in
structural dynamics, and stability of structures.
Strengthening and Vulnerability Department
Helping to design seismically safer structures is the ultimate objective of the Vulnerability and Retrofitting Department of IIEES. The prime responsibility of the department is to conduct research studies on structural safety, particularly in the area of upgrading and strengthening different types of constructions in Iran against major earthquakes. The guidelines can also be applied in many other countries of the region with similar structures. The department is systematically working on the following plans:
On education side, the department is constantly involved in preparing instruction manuals on various general and cost-effective strengthening solutions for different types of structures and for low-income constructions. As a public service, the vulnerability and retrofitting department is directly working with city officials to identify the potential seismic hazard of the populated centers. In this regard, the department has developed a seismic evaluation plan for existing hospitals, fire stations, schools, hotels, and many other major buildings of Iran.
Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Department
As one of the groups in the Structural Engineering Department at the IIEES, Lifeline Earthquake Engineering Group has started its activity since 1991, just two years after the establishment of the IIEES. The main goal of this group is performing researches, which can result in upgrading the seismic behavior of the Lifeline systems. As it name implies, the Lifeline group has a crucial role in the Seismic Hazard Reduction Program of the country by providing the policy-makers with the basic knowledge for: Aseismic Design and Construction of Lifeline systems, Seismic Vulnerability Analysis of Lifeline systems which is necessary for the disaster Scenario & Emergency Management, and finally upgrading techniques for strengthening and retrofitting of existing Lifeline systems before and after the probable earthquakes. The Lifeline Group currently has 6 full-time personnel.
Special Structures Department
Department of special structures provides research and technical consultations on the following subjects: