Mohammad Javad Tolou Kian

Mohammad Javad Tolou Kian is a PhD candidate conducting research on damage-resilient reinforced concrete (RC) shear wall structures. In 2014 Mohammad joined the reinforced concrete research group at the U of A (supervised by Dr. Cruz-Noguez), and started his project, including numerical modelling and experimental testing of four full-scale shear wall specimens – one conventional and three innovative specimens.

Mohammad’s research project and interests lie in the use of advanced materials such as shape memory alloy (SMA), glass fibre-reinforced polymer (GFRP) and fibre-reinforced concrete (FRC), as well as pre-stressing techniques to reduce damage in RC shear walls. His goal is to reduce two main indicators considered to identify post-earthquake damage in RC shear wall structures: permanent lateral deformations and local concrete damage.