Yaghoob Farnam

Civil Engineering Materials

   

Yaghoob Farnam

 

 

Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate

Materials Group,

School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Room CIVL G144, School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051, USA

Phone: +1-(765) 494-7999

Fax: +1-(765) 494-0395

Email: yfarnam@purdue.edu

Webpage: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~yfarnam

 

  • OVERVIEW
  • EDUCATION
  • RESEARCH AREAS
  • HONORS AND AWARDS
  • PUBLICATIONS

 

 

OVERVIEW:

 

Yaghoob Farnam is a PhD candidate at Purdue University. He earned his B.Sc. from K.N. Toosi University of Technology and his M.Sc. from University of Tehran. He joined Civil Engineering Materials Group at Purdue University on August, 2012. His advisor is Professor Jason Weiss, Director of the Pankow Materials Laboratory at Purdue University. He is involved in research on cement and concrete materials. His research is mainly focused on damage and durability of cementitious materials exposed to deicing salts.

 

EDUCATION:

  

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Civil Engineering (Current)

Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA. 

  • M.Sc., Civil Engineering (2008)

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.

  • B.Sc., Civil Engineering (2005)

K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

 

RESEARCH AREAS:

 

  • Deterioration of Concrete Exposed to Deicing Salts
  • Freeze and Thaw Behavior of Concrete
  • Transport Properties of Concrete
  • Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • High-Performance Concrete
  • Fiber-Reinforced Concrete
 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

 

  • MELS Merit Research Scholarship; Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FQRNT), Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports, Government of Quebec, Canada (2012).

  • Institutional Scholarship (Twice); University of Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (2011)

  • Best Master’s Thesis Award; University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran (2008).
  • Honored by Minister of Science, Research and Technology for Research on Concrete Technology, Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran, Iran (2004).
  • Honored by President of K.N. Toosi University of Technology for Research on Concrete Technology, Tehran, Iran (2004).
  • ACI Award Winner, 2nd Place in the international “ACI 2004 FRC Bowling Ball Competition”, International American Concrete Institute, (ACI) student competition, Washington, USA (2004).
  • ACI Award Winner, 1st Place in the international “ACI 2003 concrete cube competition”, International American Concrete Institute (ACI) student competition, Boston, USA (2003).
  • ICI Award Winner, 2nd Place in the ICI cube competition, Iranian Concrete Institute (ICI) student competition, Tehran, Iran (2003).
 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Journal Papers:            

  • Farnam, Y., Geiker, M.R., Bentz, D., and Weiss, J., Using Acoustic Emission Waveform Characterization to Ascertain Where Cracks Originate in Concrete, Under Review. 
  • Farnam, Y., Bentz, D., Sakulich, A., Flynn, D., and Weiss, J. Measuring Freeze and Thaw Damage in Mortars Containing Deicing Salt Using a Low Temperature Longitudinal Guarded Comparative Calorimeter and Acoustic Emission (AE-LGCC), Accepted for Publication in Journal of Advances in Civil Engineering Materials (ASTM).

  • Farnam, Y., Bentz, D., Hampton, A., and Weiss, J., Acoustic Emission and Low Temperature Calorimetry Study of Freeze and Thaw Behavior in Cementitious Materials Exposed to NaCl Salt, Accepted for Publication in Journal of the Transportation Research Record.
  • Gandomi H, Babanajad SK, Alavi AH, Farnam Y (2012). A novel approach to strength modeling of concrete under triaxial compression. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), 2012, 24 (9), 1132-1143.

  • Babanejad SK, Farnam Y, Shekarchi M (2012). Failure criteria and triaxial behaviour of HPFRC containing high reactivity metakaolin and silica fume. Journal of Construction and Building Materials (Elsevier), Vol. 29, 215-229.

  • Farnam Y, Moosavi M, Shekarchi M, Babanajad SK, Bagherzadeh A (2010). Behaviour of slurry infiltrated fibre concrete (SIFCON) under triaxial compression. Journal of Cement and Concrete Research (Elsevier), Vol. 40 (11), 1571-1581.

  • Farnam Y, Mohammadi S, Shekarchi M (2010). Experimental and numerical investigations of low velocity impact behavior of high-performance fiber-reinforced cement based composite. International Journal of Impact Engineering (Elsevier), Vol. 37 (2), 220-229.

Chapters in Book:            

  • Co-Author in: Code No. 446, Introduction to heavy construction machinery. Publisher: Bureau of Technical Execution, Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Tehran (Iran), 2009,ISBN 978-964-179067-9 (in Farsi).

  • Co-Author in: Code No. 447, Site safety management. Publisher: Bureau of Technical Execution, Vice Presidency for Strategic Planning and Supervision, Tehran (Iran), 2009, ISBN 978-964-179070-9 (in Farsi).

Conference Papers/Presentations:            

  • Y Farnam, DP Bentz, A Hampton, J Weiss; Acoustic Emission and Low Temperature Calorimetry Study of Freeze and Thaw Behavior in Cementitious Materials Exposed to NaCl Salt; Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, USA, January 12-16, 2014.

  • Y Farnam, DP Bentz, A Sakulich, D Flynn, and J Weiss; Evaluation of Freeze and Thaw Damage in Mortars Containing Deicing Salt Using A Low Temperature Guarded Comparative Longitudinal Calorimeter and Acoustic Emission; in: 4th Advances in Cement-based Materials: Characterization, Processing, Modeling and Sensing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA, July 8-10, 2013.

  • Y Farnam, DP Bentz, A Sakulich, D Flynn, and J Weiss; Using Acoustic Emission to Quantify Damage in Cementitious Materials Exposed to Freezing and Thawing; in: AEWG 55th conference on acoustic emission, Anaheim/Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 11-13, 2013.

  • Y Qian, Y Farnam, J Weiss, Using acoustic emission to quantify freeze-thaw damage of mortar saturated with NaCl solutions, in: T. Miyagawa (Ed.), International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials & Technologies, Kyoto, Japan, 2013: pp. 1–10.

  • Rahmani T, Kiani B, Sami F, Fard BN, Farnam Y, Shekarchi M (2011). Durability of glass, polypropylene and steel fiber reinforced concrete. In: Proceedings of 12th International Conf. on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Porto (Portugal), Apr. 2011, Article No. T31.

  • Farnam Y, Behrouzikhah A, Sabet FS, Jalili SM, Shekarchi M (2009). The effect of cement content on concrete durability with respect to environmental compatibility. In: Proceedings of 4th International Conf. on Construction Materials (ConMat'09), Nagoya (Japan), Aug. 2009, 289-294.

  • Farnam Y, Mohammadi S, Bagherzadeh A, Babanejad SK (2009). Numerical simulation of concrete beam under low velocity impact. In: Proceedings of 4th International Conf. on Construction Materials (ConMat'09), Nagoya (Japan), Aug. 2009, 185-190.

  • Farnam Y, Shekarchi M, Mirdamadi M (2008). Experimental investigation of impact behaviour of high strength fiber reinforced concrete panels. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Ultra High Performance Concrete, Kassel (Germany), Mar. 2008, 751-758.

  • Farnam Y, Mahoutian M, Mohammadi S, Shekarchi M (2008). Experimental and numerical studies of impact behavior of fiber lightweight aggregate concrete. In:Proceedings of ASCE & SEI 2008 Structures Conf., Vancouver (Canada), Apr. 2008, 1-10.

  • Farnam Y, Mohammadi S, Shekarchi M (2008). Study of impact behavior of slurry-infiltrated fiber concrete. In: Proceedings of the 4th National Congress in Civil Engineering, Tehran (Iran), May 2008 (in Farsi).

 

 

 

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