Prof. Dr. Mehdi Farshad

Selected books

This book discusses in an honest manner the potential for failures in plastic pipes which include those made from resins of polyester. Polymer concrete. pvc, hdpe and fiberglass pipes are illustrated and discussed in a manner that brings focus to some more recent materials and how they can fail. Discussions of limitations due to polymer chain linkage deterioration with time and under stress provide insight in to limitations that must be considered for comparitive selection of pipes and understanding the performance life limitations. Construction techniques that may enhance performance or cause accelerated failure provide important guidance for installation specification requirements.

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Shell structures are widely used in the fields of civil, mechanical, architectural, aeronautical, and marine engineering. Shell technology has been enhanced by the development of new materials and prefabrication schemes. Despite the mechanical advantages and aesthetic value offered by shell structures, many engineers and architects are relatively unacquinted with shell behaviour and design. This book familiarizes the engineering and architectural student, as well as the practicing engineer and architect, with the behaviour and design aspects of shell structures. Three aspects are presented: the Physical behaviour, the structural analysis, and the design of shells in a simple, integrated, and yet concise fashion. Thus, the book contains three major aspects of shell engineering: (1) physical understanding of shell behaviour; (2) use of applied shell theories; and (3) development of design methodologies together with shell design examples. 

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Authored books

  • M. Farshad, (Editor), "Proceedings of the First Iranian Congress of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics", Shiraz, 1972.
  • M.Farshad,"StructuralForms",ShirazUniversityPress,Shiraz,1973
  • M.Farshad,"FundamentalsofShellStructures",ShirazUniversityPress,Shiraz,1975.
  • K. Firoozbakhsh, and M. Farshad, "Mechanics of Continuous Media", Shiraz University
    Press, Shiraz, 1976.
  • M.Farshad,"HistoryofEngineeringinIran",ShirazUniversityPress,Shiraz,1978.
  • M.Farshad and K.Firoozbakhsh,"Bioengineering",ShirazUniversityPress,1980.
  • M.Farshad,"EngineeringMechanicsI,Statics",ShirazUniversityPress,1980.
  • M.Farshad,"EngineeringMechanicsII,Dynamics",ShirazUniversityPress,1980.
  • M.Farshad,"EngineeringMechanicsIII,StrengthofMaterials",ShirazUniversityPress,
  • M. Farshad, "Systems Outlook", Amir Kabir Publications, Tehran, 1984.
  • M. Farshad, "Aristotle's ̈‘Physica‘" Translation with an introduction by M. Farshad,
    Amir Kabir Publications, Tehran, Iran, 1984.
  • M. Farshad and K. Firoosbakhsh, "Dictionary of Engineering Terms", Pazhuhesh Publications, Tehran, 1985.
  • M. Farshad, "Principles of Structures", Dehkhoda Publications, Tehran, 1983.
  • M. Farshad, "History of Engineering in Iran", (completely rewritten, extended and
    revised edition), Gooyesh and Bonyad Nieshabour Publications, Tehran, 1984.
  • M. Farshad, "History of Science in Iran", Volume 1 and 2, Amir Kabir Publications,
    Tehran, 1985.
  • M. Farshad, "Strength of Materials", Second edition, revised and enlarged.
  • M. Farshad, "shell structures", Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, University of Shiraz Publications,
  • M. Farshad, "Statics", Second Edition, Revised, University of Shiraz Publications, 1985.
  • M. Farshad, "Precast Concrete and Ferrocement Shells", Pub. No. 79, Building and
    Housing Research Center, Tehran, 1987.
  • M. Farshad, "Concrete Shell Roofs", Building and Housing Research Center, Tehran,
  • M. Farshad, "Advanced Engineering Mathematics", Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Baesat
    Institute, Tehran, 1988.
  • M. Farshad, "Strength of Materials", (fourth edition), Pazhuhesh Publications, Tehran,
  • M. Farshad, "Statics", (fourth edition), Pazhuhesh Publications, Tehran, 1989.
  • M. Farshad, "Mysticism and Systems World View", Bonyad Nieshaboor Publications,
    Tehran, 1989.
  • M. Farshad, (with M. Javan, N. Talebbeidokhti, P. Javaheri) "Gabion Structures",
    Iran Ministry of Jahad Publications, Tehran, 1991 ( Book of the year 1992).
  • M. Farshad, "Criteria for the Design, Analysis and Construction of concrete shells",
    (published by the Technical Research and Standards Bureau, Iranian Ministry of
    planning and Budget).
  • M. Farshad, Design and Analysis of Shell structures, Kluwer Academic Publishers, The
    Netherlands, 1992.
  • M. Farshad, Stability of Structures, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amesterdam, 1994. M. Farshad, Plastic Pipe Systems – Failure Investigation and Diagnosis, Elesevier,
    London, 2006.