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Rubberised concrete confined with thin-walled steel profiles: a ductile composite for building structures. (2023)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., BAGHERI SABBAGH, A. and UCHEHARA, I. 2023. Rubberised concrete confined with thin-walled steel profiles: a ductile composite for building structures. Structures [online], 49, pages 983-994. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2023.01.134

Tyre components are high-quality materials, which can be utilised and disposed into construction projects. Despite its high ductility and impact resistance, rubberised concrete (RuC) with high rubber content has a strength much lower than that of con... Read More about Rubberised concrete confined with thin-walled steel profiles: a ductile composite for building structures..

Experiments on cyclic behaviour of cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connections. (2022)
Journal Article
BAGHERI SABBAGH, A., JAFARIFAR, N., DAVIDSON, P. and IBRAHIMOV, K. 2022. Experiments on cyclic behaviour of cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connections. Engineering structures [online], 271, article 114956. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2022.114956

This paper presents the results of full-scale physical tests on a recently developed cold-formed steel (CFS) semi-rigid moment-resisting connection infilled with rubberised concrete (RuC) for seismic application. The connection comprises side-plates... Read More about Experiments on cyclic behaviour of cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connections..

Composite cold-formed steel rubberised concrete building framed systems. (2022)
Conference Proceeding
IRAGUHA, D., DENIZ, D., SABBAGH, A.B., TORABIAN, S. and JAFARIFAR, N. 2022. Composite cold-formed steel rubberised concrete building framed systems. In Proceedings of the 7th International conference on civil, structural and transportation engineering 2022 (ICCSTE'22), 5-7 June 2022, Niagara Falls, Canada. Orléans, Ontario: Avestia [online], paper 210. Available from: https://doi.org/10.11159/iccste22.210

In this research, with the use of cold-formed steel (CFS) sections in-filled with rubberized concrete (RuC), a new low-carbon construction system is developed and assessed for its structural resilience and environmental impact compared to the current... Read More about Composite cold-formed steel rubberised concrete building framed systems..

Development of composite cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connections. (2022)
Journal Article
BAGHERI SABBAGH, A., JAFARIFAR, N., DENIZ, D. and TORABIAN, S. 2022. Development of composite cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connections. Structures [online], 40, pages 866-879. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2022.04.069

This paper presents the development of a composite cold-formed steel (CFS)-rubberised concrete (RuC) semi-rigid moment-resisting connection suitable for framed building structures. The connection comprises built-up tubular cold-formed steel beam and... Read More about Development of composite cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connections..

Sustainability rating system for highway design: a key focus for developing sustainable cities and societies in Nigeria. (2021)
Journal Article
UCHEHARA, I., MOORE, D., JAFARIFAR, N. and OMOTAYO, T. 2022. Sustainability rating system for highway design: a key focus for developing sustainable cities and societies in Nigeria. Sustainable cities and society [online], 78, article number 103620. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2021.103620

A growing body of evidence suggests that continuous increases in global population and urbanisation wield pressure across biodiversity. Nigeria and a few other Asian nations will account for 35% of the urban increase in the future, and there is a sci... Read More about Sustainability rating system for highway design: a key focus for developing sustainable cities and societies in Nigeria..

Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life. (2021)
Report
BELKOURI, D., KHAIRY, L. and LAING, R. 2021. Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

Due to the unprecedented global pandemic and subsequent measures to control the spread of COVID-19, cities have had to quickly re-evaluate the importance and use of public, accessible places around us, and acknowledge that the quality of outdoor spac... Read More about Is what cities need what people want? An evaluation of "Spaces for people" in Aberdeen city centre, in order to ensure post-pandemic-induced people-first approach to future sustainable public life..

Impacts and risk management of COVID-19 pandemic on real estate supply chain. (2020)
Journal Article
UCHEHARA, I., HAMMA-ADAMA, M., OBIRI, K.A., JAFARIFAR, N. and MOORE, D. 2020. Impacts and risk management of COVID-19 pandemic on real estate supply chain. International journal of real estate studies [online], 14(Special Issue 1), pages 41-53. Available from: https://www.utm.my/intrest/files/2020/11/5_Final_MS_CRES-Covid-006_Latest.pdf

Industry experts internationally have raised concerns regarding the significant risk posed to the real estate sector by the unprecedented global pandemic of Covid-19. The influence of Covid-19 has been swift, and with emerging wide-ranging consequenc... Read More about Impacts and risk management of COVID-19 pandemic on real estate supply chain..

4D BIM integrated construction supply chain logistics to optimise on-site production. (2020)
Journal Article
MAGILL, L.J., JAFARIFAR, N., WATSON, A. and OMOTAYO, T. 2022. 4D BIM integrated construction supply chain logistics to optimise on-site production. International journal of construction management [online], 22(12), pages 2325-2334. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1786623

Loss of productivity through on-site delays and disruptions is a significant problem in the construction industry. This can be caused by workforce, materials, and equipment clashes. A major need for the industry is to improve construction logistic ef... Read More about 4D BIM integrated construction supply chain logistics to optimise on-site production..

The effect of strong ambient winds on the efficiency of solar updraft power towers: a numerical case study for Orkney. (2019)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., BEHZADI, M.M. and YAGHINI, M. 2019. The effect of strong ambient winds on the efficiency of solar updraft power towers: a numerical case study for Orkney. Renewable energy [online], 136, pages 937-944. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.01.058

Solar updraft tower (SUT) is a simple power plant in which ventilation of heated air inside a channel drives a turbine. This system is recognised as suitable for areas with abundant solar radiation. As a result, there is no extensive research on the... Read More about The effect of strong ambient winds on the efficiency of solar updraft power towers: a numerical case study for Orkney..

Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes. (2017)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K., ANGELAKOPOULOS, H. and BENNETT, T. 2017. Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes. Materiales de construcción [online], 67(326), article ID e122. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2017.06716

Fracture of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete occurs mostly in the form of a smeared crack band undergoing progressive microcracking. For FE modelling and design purposes, this crack band could be characterised by a stress-strain (σ-ϵ) relationship. Fo... Read More about Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for FE modelling and design purposes..

Shrinkage behaviour of SFRC industrial ground floors. (2015)
Presentation / Conference
JAFARIFAR, N. and SABBAGH, A.B. 2015. Shrinkage behaviour of SFRC industrial ground floors. Presented at the 35th Cement and concrete science conference (CCSC35), 26-29 August 2015, Aberdeen, UK.

Restrained shrinkage is an important issue in design of concrete industrial ground floors, although it is often overlooked. This paper studies shrinkage behaviour of a SFRC floor subjected to static racking load, through FE simulation. The ultimate l... Read More about Shrinkage behaviour of SFRC industrial ground floors..

The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. (2015)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2015. The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. Materials and structues [online], 49(6), pages 2329-2347. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-015-0652-0

This paper demonstrates the effect of shrinkage cracks on the static load bearing capacity and on the fatigue performance of RCC pavements reinforced with steel fibres recycled from post-consumer tyres, with the aid of a case study. A numerical metho... Read More about The effect of shrinkage cracks on the load bearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements..

Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. (2014)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and BENNETT, T. 2014. Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. Construction and building materials [online], 73, pages 41-50. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039

Drying shrinkage has a serious impact on the structural and durability performance of concrete pavements. Shrinkage strain development and distress can only be fully understood by knowing the moisture transport and free shrinkage properties of concre... Read More about Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete..

Steel-fibre-reinforcement and increasing the load-bearing capacity of concrete pavements. (2009)
Journal Article
JAFARIFAR, N., PILAKOUTAS, K. and NEOCLEOUS, K. 2009. Steel-fibre-reinforcement and increasing the load-bearing capacity of concrete pavements. Intersectii/intersections journal [online], 6(3), pages 53-61. Available from: http://www.intersections.tuiasi.ro/index.php/JIIR/article/view/507

Elastic theories form the basic concept used in most of the existing design codes for industrial or transportation plain and conventionally reinforced concrete ground slabs. The post-cracking load bearing capacity of slabs-on-ground is not taken into... Read More about Steel-fibre-reinforcement and increasing the load-bearing capacity of concrete pavements..