S.E. Rahimi PhD (Elias)

About Me

I am Said Elias Rahim and I was born 4th of May 1986 in Afghanistan, proud husband to Morsal Tawakol and father of one beautiful girl (Ayesha Rahimi). I am having more than three years of postdoctoral experience. I have gained strong theoretical and methodological knowledge of dynamics of structures, wind-induced vibrations, and control of structures, and of earthquake-induced vibration research. My current focus in research is to develop skills in structural health monitoring (SHM) with the help of artificial intelligent (AI) tools. I have gained mentorship experience through supervising teaching assistants for PhD students and several post-graduates and undergraduate students in research activities. I have editorial experience in several top journals like  editor of Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE); (ISSN 1943-5576). Recently, he was listed as outstanding reviewer by American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE). 


Engineering & Materials Science
Equations Of Motion
Reinforced Concrete
Seismic Response
Vibration Control
Earth & Environmental Sciences
Physics & Astronomy


Jami, M. , Elias, S., Rupakhety, R., De Domenico, D., Falsone, G., & Ricciardi, G. (2022). Are Bridges Safe Under Near-Fault Pulse-Type Ground Motions Considering the Vertical Component? In C. Pellegrino, F. Faleschini, M. A. Zanini, J. C. Matos, J. R. Casas, & A. Strauss (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st Conference of the European Association on Quality Control of Bridges and Structures - EUROSTRUCT 2021 (pp. 1207-1215). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 200 LNCE). Springer Science + Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91877-4_137
Djerouni, S. , Elias, S., Abdeddaim, M., & Rupakhety, R. (2022). Optimal design and performance assessment of multiple tuned mass damper inerters to mitigate seismic pounding of adjacent buildings. Journal of Building Engineering, 48, [103994]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.103994
Elias, S., Gill, D., Rupakhety, R., & Olafsson, S. (2021). Passive Vibration Control of Tall Structures with Uncertain Parameters—A Reliability Analysis. In S. K. Saha, & M. Mukherjee (Eds.), Recent Advances in Computational Mechanics and Simulations - Volume-I: Materials to Structures (pp. 613-622). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering; Vol. 103). Springer Science + Business Media. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-8138-0_47
Talyan, N. , Elias, S., & Matsagar, V. (2021). Earthquake Response Control of Isolated Bridges Using Supplementary Passive Dampers. Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, 26(2), [04021002-1]. https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000563
Elias, S., Rupakhety, R., De Domenico, D., & Olafsson, S. (2021). Seismic response control of bridges with nonlinear tuned vibration absorbers. Structures, 34, 262-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2021.07.066
Saeed, M. U., Sun, Z. , & Elias, S. (2021). Research developments in adaptive intelligent vibration control of smart civil structures. Journal of Low Frequency Noise Vibration and Active Control, 1-38. https://doi.org/10.1177/14613484211032758
Djerouni, S., Abdeddaim, M. , Elias, S., & Rupakhety, R. (2021). Optimum Double Mass Tuned Damper Inerter for Control of Structure Subjected to ground motions. Journal of Building Engineering, 44, [103259]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2021.103259
Dhakal, R., Rupakhety, R., Gautam, D. , & Rahimi, S. E. (2020). System identification of code conforming low-rise rc building in Lalitpur, Nepal. In M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis, & C. Papadimitriou (Eds.), EURODYN 2020 - 11th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Proceedings (Vol. 1, pp. 972-980). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Dynamic, EURODYN; Vol. 2020). European Association for Structural Dynamics. https://eurodyn2020.org/
Matin, A. , Elias, S., & Matsagar, V. (2020). Distributed multiple tuned mass dampers for seismic response control in bridges. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings, 173(3), 217-234. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.18.00067
Sigurðsson, G., Rupakhety, R. , Rahimi, S. E., & Olafsson, S. (2020). Effect of pulse-like near-fault ground motions on utility-scale land-based wind turbines. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 18(3), 953-968. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10518-019-00743-9
Elias, S., & Matsagar, V. (2020). Seismic response control of steel benchmark building with a tuned mass damper. Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 21(2), 267-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42107-019-00206-1
Gaur, S. , Elias, S., Höbbel, T., Matsagar, V. A., & Thiele, K. (2020). Tuned mass dampers in wind response control of wind turbine with soil-structure interaction. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 132, [106071]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2020.106071
Stanikzai, M. H. , Elias, S., & Rupakhety, R. (2020). Seismic response mitigation of base-isolated buildings. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(4), [1230]. https://doi.org/10.3390/app10041230

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