Abbas Kazemi Amiri
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Centre for Water Resource Systems,
Vienna University of Technology,
Karlsplatz 13/222, A-1040 Vienna, Austria




Ziegler F., Kazemi Amiri, A., 2013. Bridge vibrations effectively damped by means of tuned liquid column gas dampers.  Asian Journal of Civil Engineering (Building and Housing), 14(1), 1-16.

Ziegler F., Kazemi Amiri, A., 2012. Passive control of bridge vibrations by means of tuned liquid column gas dampers. 5th European conference on structural control, 18-20 June 2012, Genoa, Italy.

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Abbas Kazemi Amiri


Research Interests


• Seismic performance-based evaluation of structures

• Control of structural vibrations

• Identification of wind load models


Abbas has an undergraduate and Masters degree in Structural Engineering. Since he started his masters studies he has had a particular interest in structural dynamics, perhaps due to growing up in an earthquake-prone country (Iran).

His master’s thesis involved assessment of seismic vulnerability of buildings and evaluation of the methods used for performance-based analysis. After obtaining his master degree from the University of Mazandaran, Iran, Abbas moved to Vienna where he spent 18 months as a researcher at the Institute of Structural Mechanics and Dynamics at Vienna University of Technology. His work focused on strengthening vibration-prone structures by means of vibration dampers. His PhD topic in the Doctoral Programme has three main steps. Initial work identifies wind load models from structural responses. The second step deals with investigation of fatigue under wind loading and consequently prediction of the structure’s lifetime. Finally, the work will be concluded by designing the optimal energy-dissipating device in order to enhance the damping property, and the lifetime of the structure.

Key Facts


Abbas obtained a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Mazandaran, Faculty of Engineering (currently Babol University of Technology), Iran. He then completed a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from the University of Mazandaran. His thesis topic was “Evaluation of nonlinear static procedures for seismic analysis of eccentrically braced frames”. In parallel and following graduation, he trained students of civil engineering technician at Azad University of Amol, Iran, and worked as a construction supervisor in Sari, north of Iran, for a Structural and Road Construction Company.