Assist. Prof. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Fard Mousavi

Faculty of Architecture and Engineering

  • Group:Architecture and Engineering

Assist. Prof. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Fard Mousavi

Faculty of Architecture and Engineering

A. Education

Program University Degree Year
Civil Engineering Islamic Azad University (Central Tehran Branch)/Iran BSc 2000
Civil Engineering Eastern Mediterranean University MSc 2006
Civil Engineering Eastern Mediterranean University PhD 2019


B. Academic Titles

Title University Scientific Field Year
Assist. Prof. Dr. Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Structural Engineering 2020


 C. Work Experience

Program  Position  University Period
Civil Engineering Part Time-Lecturer Eastern Mediterranean University 2017-2019
Civil Engineering Lecturer Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi 2019-now


 D. Publications

  1. Publications listed under Web of Science (SSCI veya SCI-Expanded)

Mousavi, S. M. F., & Sensoy, S. (2019). Direct estimation of the P-delta effect through the “stability-coefficient-response-spectra” by introducing the “first-storey-single-degree-of-freedom” system. Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 1-22. doi: 10.1007/s10518-019-00599-z.

  1. Conference Publications
  • Mousavi S. M. F. & Baradarani, S. (2019), Green Project Management in the Construction Industry of North Cyprus, 24-25 April, Tenth International Congress on Cyprus Studies, Famagusta, North Cyprus.
  • Mousavi, S. M. F. & Sensoy, S. (2019), Effect of Geometric Nonlinearity at Global Level on Identification of Collapse, September 17-21, The 2019 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM19), ICC Jeju-in-Jeju island, Korea.
  • Mousavi S. M. F. & Baradarani, S. (2019), Influencing Factors that Affect Students’ Decision to Choose Civil Engineering. International Instructional Technologies in Engineering Education Conference, Ege University – Izmir/Turkey.
  • Şensoy, S., & Mousavi, S. M. F. (2007), Evaluation of MPA Method in Estimating Seismic Demand, 24-26 October, International Symposium on Advances in Earthquake & Structural Engineering, Antalya, Turkey.


E. Research Topics

Assist. Prof. Dr. Seyed Mohammad FARD MOUSAVI carries out his research mainly on the following four topics:

  1. Direct consideration of the P-delta effect in seismic design of buildings.

Currently, the available seismic design codes limit the secondary P-delta effects through limiting the inter-storey drifts in a trial-and-error manner. Direct consideration of the P-delta effect tries to enhance the procedure by recognising that among various parameters, the height of the first storey in a structure rarely changes.

  1. Effect of the geometric nonlinearity on global response of SDOFs.

Geometric nonlinearity has long been neglected in development of the equation of motion of SDOFs. In light of improvements and data analysis field and availability of high-speed computers, it is interesting to identify the errors introduced by geometric linearization.

  1. Effect of the vertical component of the ground motion on the seismic response of structures.

An important aim of earthquake engineering is to mitigate the risk associated with future earthquakes through elaborated probabilistic-seismic-hazard and risk analysis methods. To this end, annual frequency of exceeding a particular earthquake characteristic (hazard), and approximations of probable earthquake damage to building structures (damage functions), are used to form a reasonable estimate on frequency-of-exceedance versus potential-damage (risk). Upon recognizing the destructive effects of the vertical component of the ground motion, it seems necessary to account for its potential influence on the state of damage to have a more precise understanding of the risk associated with future earthquakes.

  1. Green structural design and construction

Recognizing the current environmental issues, construction industry is expected to adopt new methods and technologies to have lesser negative impacts. In this regard, a more flexible structural design, which permits for incorporation of recycled materials and reduces the material consumption is of great importance. Moreover, a green structural design may enhance green project management directly from the beginning of a project design.