Hamed Ardalan, Ph.D.
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Office: TH S244
Phone: (256) 824-5029
Dr. Ardalan is a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2013. His Ph.D. research was part of projects for the Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) and University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA) regarding the use of piles to stabilize slopes and active landslides. His research focused on developing a reliable and representative technique with which to predict the load transfer mechanism in pile-stabilized slopes based on the soil-pile interaction. During his Ph.D. study, he has also been involved in many research projects conducted by Dr. Mohamed Ashour (his advisor and a previous member of the UAH faculty) in the areas of soil-structure interaction, soil liquefaction, and laterally and axially loaded piles/shafts (bridge foundations).
2013 Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville
2006 M.S. Civil Engineering, University of Guilan, Iran
2003 B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Guilan, Iran
·Analysis and design of pile stabilized slopes
·Analysis and design of piles under axial and lateral loads
·Soil liquefaction and lateral spread
Honors & Awards
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2012
Ardalan, H., and Ashour, M. (2013) “Analysis of landslides and slopes stabilized using one row of piles”, Deep Foundation Institute (DFI).
Ashour, M., Helal, A., and Ardalan, H. (2012) “Upgrade of axially loaded pile-soil modeling with the implementation of the LRFD design procedure”, Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT).
Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2010) “Road embankment and slope stabilization”, University Transportation Center for Alabama (UTCA).
Ardalan, H., and Ashour, M. (2013) “Application of the Strain Wedge Model in soil-pile interaction analysis of pile-stabilized slopes”, Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2013: Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments III, San Diego, CA, U.S.A., pp. 1944-1955.
Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2012) “Analysis of pile stabilized slopes based on soil–pile interaction”, Journal of Computers and Geotechnics, 39: 85-97.
Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2012) “P-y curve and lateral response of piles in fully liquefied sands”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49(6): 633-650.
Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2011) “Employment of the P-Multiplier in pile group analysis”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, 16(5): 612-623.
Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H (2011) “Piles in fully liquefied soils with lateral spread”, Journal of Computers and Geotechnics, 38(6): 821-833.
Ardalan, H., Eslami, A., Nariman-Zadeh, N. (2009) “Piles shaft capacity from CPT and CPTu data by polynomial neural networks and genetic algorithms”, Journal of Computers and Geotechnics, .36(4): 616-625.
Kalantary, F., Ardalan, H., Nariman-Zadeh, N. (2009) “An investigation on the Su-NSPT correlation using GMDH type neural networks and genetic algorithms”, Journal of Engineering Geology, 104(1-2): 144-155.
Ardalan, H., Eslami, A., and Nariman-Zadeh, N. (2008) “Shaft resistance of driven piles based on CPT and CPTu results using GMDH-type neural networks and genetic algorithms”, Proceedings of 12th IACMAG Conference, Goa, India, pp. 1850-1858.