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CSET Faculty - Arash Rahmatian

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Arash Rahmatian

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of Structural Engineering Program

Office: N709

Fatigue analysis, structural health monitoring of FRP-RC beams under different weathering and serviceability state study, finite element analysis and numerical modeling, Scanning electron microscope (SEM) study on degradation of FRP bars in alkali condition, bond and crack behavior of FRP-RC, Application of sensor in concrete girders and strain monitoring, High strength concrete material mix design.

Ph.D., Concordia University, Civil Engineering

ENGR 2407: Surveying (4)
ENGR 3311: Structural Analysis I (3) 
ENGR 4326: Structural Dynamics  (3)
ET 3320: Concrete Technology (3)
ET 3322: Structural Analysis II (3)
ET 4321: Structural Steel Design (3) 
ENGR 2409 Mechanics of Materials (3) 
ENGR 4435: Senior Capstone Project (4)
ENGR 4490: Traffic Engineering (3)

Dr. Rahmatian is specialized in concrete, FRP design, structural health monitoring, fatigue, and concrete technology. His post-doctoral research at Concordia university is related to SHM of concrete girders under harsh environment by application of sensors. Dr. Rahmatian holds a professional license in Ontario and ACI board of director of Houston and officer of the chapter. He is the author of several papers and presented at many conferences. Dr. Rahmatian has established a funded research concrete lab specifically for supporting the city of Houston for mitigation of flood issues.


Adhikari A., Bagchi A., Mosehi O., Rahmatian A.,(2016)Tracking of Defects in Reinforced Concrete Bridges using Digital Images,  Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000566.

Rahmatian, A., Bagchi, A., Nokken, M., (2015)” Serviceability and Structural Behavior of FRP-RC Beams under Different Weathering Conditions and Fatigue”, Applied  Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 704 ,(2015) pp 447-450 

Rahmatian A., Bagchi, A. and Nokken, M., 2015,”Performance Evaluation of FBG Sensors under Fatigue and Weathering”, The 10th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM): Sensors/ Actuators. Stanford, CA   September 1–3, Paper #1022 

Rahmatian A., Bagchi, A. and Nokken, M., 2015, “Fatigue Performance of Embedded-FOS in FRP-RC Beams under Different Weathering Conditions”, The Fifth International Conference on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations and Structural Implications. Whistler, B.C. August 18-21. Paper # 367 

Rahmatian, A., Bagchi, A., Nokken, M., (2013)," Serviceability and Structural Behavior of FRP-RC Beams under Different Weathering Conditions and Fatigue", 3rd International Conference on Mechanics and Control Engineering (ICMCE) Asheville, North Carolina, USA, 26-28Oct., 2014.

Rahmatian, A., Bagchi, A., Nokken, M., (2013),” Modelling Supplemental FRP reinforced concrete in bending using non-linear finite element “, Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC January 13-17, 2013.

Rahmatian, A., Bagchi, A., Nokken, M., “Non-linear Finite Element Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers Rectangular Concrete Beams in Structural Health Monitoring”, 6th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, (ACMBS) Kingston, 2012.

Deeba, F., Bagchi, A., Rahmatian, A., (2009), “Structural Health Monitoring of Railway Bridges Canadian Society of Civil Engineering”, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE). Montreal, Canada.

Rahmatian, A., Bagchi, A., Nokken, M., (2013),” Performance of an Innovative SHM System for RC Flexural Members under Normal and Adverse Environmental Conditions”, Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (CSCE) Annual Conference, May 29 – June 1, 2013.


2014 - Best chair of the session in ICMCE conference

2013 - Concordia University Accelerator Award

2011 - Concordia University Conference Competition Award

2008-2011 - Concordia University Research Assistant Award

2008 - Distinct graduate (GPA 4.20 out of 4.30)

1998 - 4th Rank in annual ACI high strength concrete completion

Academic Interest

SHM, FRP application, serviceability study, fatigue and life span prediction, Risk analysis, Self-consolidated concrete (SCC)and material, Application of FBG sensor in structure, FEM.


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