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Prof. Abbas S. Milani

School of Engineering

University of British Columbia


Email: abbas.milani@ubc.ca


2005  Ph.D., McGill University, Mechanical Engineering

2000  M.Sc., IUST, Mechanical Engineering

1998  B.Sc., IUST, Mechanical Engineering

Publications (slected)

  1. H. Hosseini-Nasab, A. S. Milani (2012) “An improvement of quantitative strategic planning matrix using multiple criteria decision making and fuzzy numbers”, Applied Soft Computing (manuscript no.: ASOC-D-10-00308, accepted on March 3, 2012).
  2. H. Rokni, A. S. Milani, R. J. Seethaler (2012) "2D optimum distribution of carbon nanotubes to maximize fundamental natural frequency of polymer composite micro–beams”, Composites Part B: Engineering, 42(2): 779–785.
  3. M. Komeili, A. S. Milani (2012) “The effect of meso-level uncertainties on the mechanical response of woven fabric composites under axial loading”, Computers and Structures, 90-91: 163–171.
  4. M. Modirzadeh, S. Tesfamariam, A. S. Milani (2012) “Performance based earthquake evaluation of reinforced concrete buildings using design of experiments”, Expert Systems With Applications, 39(3): 2919–2926.
  5. M. Nourani, S. V. Sajadifar, M. Ketabchi, A. S. Milani, S. Yannacopoulos (2012) “On the microstructural evolution of 4130 steel during hot compression”, Recent Patents on Materials Science, 5(1): 74-83.
  6. S. Pakpour, A. S. Milani, M. Chenier (2012) “A multi-criteria decision-making approach for comparing different sample preservation and DNA extraction methods from swine feces, American Journal of Molecular Biology (manuscript no.: 1070057, in press).
  7. J. B. Torrez, A. S. Milani, D. D. C. Schuetze (2012) “Material selection for a light-weight naval craft using the modified digital logic method: dealing with ranking abnormalities”, International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, Special Issue on Materials Selection (manuscript no.: IJMS32, in press).
  8. R. T. Faal, M. B. Amiri, A. A. Pirmohammadi, A. S. Milani (2012) "Vibration analysis of undamped, suspended multi-beam absorber systems", Meccanica (DOI 10.1007/s11012-011-9493-2, in press).
  9. R. T. Faal, A. R. Hassani, A. S. Milani (2012) “Stress analysis of transversely isotropic sectors weakened by multiple defects”, International Journal of Solids and Structures (manuscript no.: in press).
  10. A. Shanian, A. S. Milani, N. Vermaak, K. Bertoldi, T. Scarinci, M. Gerendas (2012) “A combined finite element-multiple criteria optimization approach for materials selection of gas turbine components”, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics (manuscript no.: JAM-11-1219, in press).
  11. R. T. Faal, A. R. Pasrad, A. S. Milani (2012) “Anti-plane stress analysis of dissimilar sectors with multiple defects”, Applied Mathematical Modeling (DOI 10.1016/j.apm.2012.02.017, in press).
  12. M. Komeili, A. S. Milani (2012) “Shear response of woven fabric composites under meso-level uncertainties”, Journal of Composite Materials (manuscript no.: JCM-11-0645, in press).
  13. M. Komeili, A. S. Milani, S. Tesfamariam (2012) “Performance based earthquake engineering design of reinforced concrete structures using black-box optimization”, International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity (manuscript no.: in press).
  14. H. Rokni, R. J. Seethaler, A. S. Milani (2011) "An optimum flexible linkage design of a fully variable electromechanical valve actuation system for internal combustion engines", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 133(12): 121008 (9 pages).
  15. A. S. Milani, C. Eskicioglu, K. Robles, K. Bujun, H. Hosseini-Nasab (2011) “Multiple criteria decision making with life cycle assessment for material selection of composites”, eXPRESS Polymer Letters, 5(12): 1062-1074.
  16. D. Motamedi, A. S. Milani (2011) “Improving damage resistance of a composite pole using a computer experiment strategy”, ICE Engineering and Computational Mechanics, 164 (EM3): 171-181.
  17. H. Rajput, A. S. Milani, A. Labun (2011) “Time dependency and ANOVA in decision making process using the revised fuzzy AHP: A case study on wafer slicing machine selection”, Applied Soft Computing, 11: 5099–5109.
  18. H. Rokni, A. S. Milani, R. Seethaler (2011) “Maximum natural frequencies of polymer composite microbeams by optimum distribution of carbon nanotubes”, Materials & Design, 32(6): 3389-3398.
  19. M. Nourani, A. S. Milani, S. Yannacopoulos (2011) “Taguchi optimization of process parameters in friction stir welding of 6061 aluminum alloy: A review and case study”, SCIRP Engineering, 3(2): 144-155.
  20. R. T. Faal, M. Daliri, A. S. Milani (2011) “Anti-plane stress analysis of orthotropic rectangular planes weakened by multiple defects”, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 48: 661–672.