Dr S. Alireza Behnejad


Teaching Fellow
MArch, MSc, PhD, FHEA
+44 (0)1483 683002
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Academic and research departments

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

University roles and responsibilities

  • Associate Director of the Spatial Structures Research Centre
  • Examinations Officer for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • HE6 (Year 3) Year Coordinator for Civil Engineering
  • Manager of the Civil Engineering Annual Lectures
  • Head of Organising Committee for the International Conference on Spatial Structures in 2020

My qualifications

2016
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
UK Higher Education Academy

In the media

Research

Research interests

Research projects

My teaching

Courses I teach on

Supervision

Postgraduate research supervision

My publications

Publications

Behnejad SA, Parke GAR (2014) Half a century with the space structures research centre of the University of Surrey, International Journal of Space Structures 29 (4) pp. 205-214
The Space Structures Research Centre was founded by Professor Zygmunt Stanislaw Makowski in 1963. The Centre is a part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Many different activities have been organised by the Centre since its establishment in areas such as research, publication, teaching, organisation of conferences, as well as, consulting work. This paper outlines the activities of the Centre in the past 50 years and gives an overview of the role of the Centre in the development of spatial structures in the world.
Engineering students, usually, show a greater interest in topics which are demonstrated physically rather than those that are explained using the so called ?chalk and talk? methods, that is, by oral presentations and blackboard/whiteboard/OHP. Also, students are motivated by hands-on experience and by linking concepts and physical models to real engineering problems. A hands-on project has been designed by the Author for civil engineering students to improve their practical considerations in designing structures. The project is about Design, Assembly and Dismantling (DAD) of a full-scale lattice structure. A specific teaching kit including prefabricated full-scale tubular steel members, as well as required connectors has been designed and manufactured for the DAD Project and the participants design a structure using (all or part of) the provided structural components. The project is modified to suite the participants at different levels, i.e. postgraduate or undergraduate levels. Also, a simpler version has been offered as a part of the ?University Promotional Programmes? for secondary school students.
This paper provides further information about the background of the DAD Project and discusses the Project in more detail. Also, relevant literature is reviewed and a methodology is proposed to assess the potential benefits of using full-scale physical models as a part of a
master degree module offered in the academic year 2015-16. Finally, the outcomes of the research, as well as further recommendations are provided.
Parke GAR, Behnejad SA (2015) Z S Makowski: A Pioneer of Space Structures, International Journal of Space Structures 30 (3 - 4) pp. 191-201 Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd.
The objective of this paper is to present information about the life, personality and the contributions of Professor Zygmunt Stanislaw Makowski (1922-2005) as a pioneer in the field of Spatial Structures. He was the Head of the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Surrey, in the United Kingdom, for 22 years (from 1962 to 1984). Professor Makowski also created the Space Structures Research Centre of the University of Surrey in May 1963, and the work of this Centre, over the years, has won a great deal of international recognition.
Behnejad S, Parke G, Nooshin H (2013) Sphere Packing for Regularisation of Lattice Domes, Beyond the Limits of Man. Proceedings of the IASS 2013 Symposium, 23-27 September 2013, Wroclaw, Poland.
Behnejad S, Parke G Half a Century with the Space Structures Research Centre of the University of Surrey, Proceedings of the IASS 2014 Symposium
The Space Structures Research Centre was founded by Professor Zygmunt Stanislaw Makowski in 1963. The Centre is a part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Many different activities have been organised by the Centre since its establishment in areas such as research, publication, teaching, organisation of conferences, as well as, consulting work. This paper outlines the activities of the Centre in the past 50 years and gives an overview of the role of the Centre in the development of spatial structures in the world.
Behnejad S, ZAHEDI M (2010) Symmetry in Traditional Persian Poetry, The Journal of the International Society for Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (ISIS-Symmetry) pp. 16-19
A great many Persian poems have been composed by many famous or obscure poets throughout the centuries which Persians have learned, memorized and recited throughout their lives. Regardless of their meaning, there are other aspects that make learning these poems simple and pleasant. It seems that the rhythm in traditional Persian poems is an important factor that makes it possible for non-Persian speaking people to enjoy Persian poems. As Marco polo, writes in his itinerary: ?Persians are people who speak in poetry and walk on beautiful carpets?. Since Poem has a rhythm beyond the usual rhythm of the language, Which is due to the positions of syllables and how they sound, in this study with the help of graphs relating to syllables, we try to analyze the rhythm in different structural types of traditional Persian poems like elegy, lyric, couplet, etc. To this end, using dedicated software developed to analyze the music of poem through transcription of poems; samples of traditional Persian poems are analyzed.
Behnejad S, ZAHEDI M (2010) SYMMETRY IN TRADITIONAL PERSIAN POETRY, The Journal of the International Society for Interdisciplinary Study of Symmetry (ISIS-Symmetry) pp. 16-19
A great many Persian poems have been composed by many famous or obscure poets throughout the centuries which Persians have learned, memorized and recited throughout their lives. Regardless of their meaning, there are other aspects that make learning these poems simple and pleasant. It seems that the rhythm in traditional Persian poems is an important factor that makes it possible for non-Persian speaking people to enjoy Persian poems. As Marco polo, writes in his itinerary: ?Persians are people who speak in poetry and walk on beautiful carpets?. Since Poem has a rhythm beyond the usual rhythm of the language, Which is due to the positions of syllables and how they sound, in this study with the help of graphs relating to syllables, we try to analyze the rhythm in different structural types of traditional Persian poems like elegy, lyric, couplet, etc. To this end, using dedicated software developed to analyze the music of poem through transcription of poems; samples of traditional Persian poems are analyzed.
Parke G, Behnejad S (2013) Z S Makowski: A Pioneer, Beyond the Limits of Man. Proceedings of the IASS 2013 Symposium, 23-27 September 2013, Wroclaw, Poland.
Behnejad S, Parke G (2014) Half a Century with the Space Structures Research Centre of the University of Surrey, International Journal of Space Structures 29 (4) pp. 205-214 MULTI-SCIENCE PUBLISHING CO. LTD.
The Space Structures Research Centre was founded by Professor Zygmunt Stanislaw Makowski in 1963. The Centre is a part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Many different activities have been organised by the Centre since its establishment in areas such as research, publication, teaching, organisation of conferences, as well as, consulting work. This paper outlines the activities of the Centre in the past 50 years and gives an overview of the role of the Centre in the development of spatial structures in the world.