Bio

Dr. Alireza Forghani is the Engineering Lead of Numerical Methods at Convergent Manufacturing Technologies Inc. in Vancouver, Canada. As the lead of Numerical Methods, Alireza oversees the development of new modeling methods to simulate various aspects of the manufacturing process of composite structures. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Prior to joining Convergent in 2014, Alireza received his Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from UBC in 2011 and worked as a research associate and lecturer at that same institution.

Research Interests

Computational mechanics

Multi-physics simulation

Fracture mechanics

Reduced Order Models and Machine Learning

Courses

CIVL 537 Computational Mechanics
MTRL 594 Composite Materials
CIVL 435 Advanced Structural Analysis
CIVL 230 Solid Mechanics

Awards & Recognitions

NSERC Industrial Research and Development Fellowship (IRDF), 2014-2016.

Recognition as the best 4th year instructor by the Civil Engineering undergraduate students, UBC, 2011.

University Graduate Fellowship (UGF), UBC, 2007-2009.

Josephine T. Berthier Fellowship, UBC, 2007-2008.

WCCM/ECCOMAS Conference Scholarship, June 2008.

Graduate Entrance Scholarship (GES), UBC, 2005.

Graduated Summa Cum Laude among master’s students in Structural Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, July 2005.

Recipient of Bronze medal in the National Physics Olympiad, Iran, August 1997.

Publications

Y. Long, W. Yu, B. Pipes, A. Forghani, A. Poursartip, K. Gordnian (2022), Simulation of composites curing using mechanics of structure genome based shell model, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 154, 106766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2021.106766

A. Forghani, A. Poursartip, R. Vaziri (2019), An orthotropic non-local approach to modeling intra-laminar damage progression in laminated composites, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 180–181, 160-175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.07.015

S. Amini Niaki, A. Forghani, A. Poursartip, R. Vaziri (2019), An Orthotropic Integrated Flow-Stress Model for Process Simulation of Composite Materials—Part I: Two-Phase Systems, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 141(3): 031010. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041861

S. Amini Niaki, A. Forghani, A. Poursartip, R. Vaziri (2019), An Orthotropic Integrated Flow-Stress Model for Process Simulation of Composite Materials—Part II: Three-Phase Systems, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 141(3): 031011. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4041862

S. Amini Niaki, A. Forghani, A. Poursartip, R. Vaziri (2018), A three-phase integrated flow-stress model for processing of composites, Mechanics of Materials, 117, 152-164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2017.10.012

S. Amini Niaki, A. Forghani, A. Poursartip, R. Vaziri (2017), A two-phase integrated flow-stress process model for composites with application to highly compressible phases, Mechanics of Materials, 109, 51-66. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mechmat.2017.03.016

N. Zobeiry, A. Forghani, C. McGregor, S. McClennan, R. Vaziri, A. Poursartip (2017), Effective calibration and validation of a nonlocal continuum damage model for laminated composites, Composite Structures, 173, 188-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.04.019

N. Zobeiry, A. Forghani, C. Li, K. Gordnian, R. Thorpe, R. Vaziri, G. Fernlund, A. Poursartip (2016), Multiscale characterization and representation of composite materials during processing. Philosophical Transactions A Royal Society, 374, 43-72.  https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2015.0278

A. Forghani, N. Zobeiry, A. Poursartip and R. Vaziri (2013), A structural modelling framework for prediction of damage development and failure of composite laminates. Journal of Composite Materials, 47(20–21), 2553–2573. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0021998312474044

A. Forghani, R. Vaziri (2009), Computational modeling of damage development in composite laminates subjected to transverse dynamic loading, Journal of Applied Mechanics (Transaction of the ASME), 76(5), 051304. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3129705