MMD
Consulting Engineers
 
Centered in Chicago, Illinois

Providing Affordable National Engineering Services Since 1998
Behrooz Moradi, PhD, PE, SE, PLS
CEO & President
Education  

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering - Structures, U. of IL. at Urbana-Champaign, 1991 (Scholarship)

MS In Civil Engineering - Hydraulic Structures, U. of IL. at Urbana-Champaign, 1986 (Scholarship)

BS in Civil Engineering, Isfahan Technical University (Iran), 1984

Professional Registrations


P.E., Licensed Professional Engineer (IL. 0062-051611)

S.E., Licensed Structural Engineer (IL. 081-005580)

P.L.S., Licensed Land Surveyor (IL. 035-003349)

Licensed in more than 40 States in the U.S.

Approved by World Bank for international bridge/aqueduct evaluations

According to the Illinois Board of Professional Engineers, the only person in the state of Illinois with the combination of all civil engineers licenses, structural engineers licenses, and land surveying licenses (PhD, PE, SE, PLS)

Experience

CEO and President of MMD Consulting Engineers, 1998 - present 

Participated in structural design and review of many projects including bridges, airports, buildings, towers, antennas, platforms and shoring systems. Sample projects in Chicago area:

Curved Girder Bridge on I-294 over I-80, Kankakee Bridge over I-57, Wabash Avenue Bridge, Army Trail Road Bridge on N.W. Tollway and many other bridges in Chicago area 

Chicago high rises including Trump International Tower, 401 N Wabash, Hilton Garden Inn, 55 East Erie, Renaissance Suites, O’Hare International Airport, Millennium Center, 400 N LaSalle, High Rise Residential Building, The High-Rise Royal Palm Hotel, Miami, Florida and many other buildings and high-rises

Participated in correcting Chicago Building Code for porch design and temporary shoring systems

Evaluated 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse and provided report to WGN TV news in Chicago

Evaluated Ghandhar Aqueduct in Dera Esmail Khan, Pakistan (one of the largest aqueducts in the world, carries 2 levels of water and 1 level of traffic). This evaluation was performed on behalf of the World Bank. Provided a report on deficiencies of this new built aqueduct 

Utilized advanced surveying techniques including GPS, Laser, and Robotic systems to perform land surveying including Plat of Survey, Alta Survey, Subdivision Survey, Dedication Survey, and Consolidation Survey for more than 5000 surveying projects in Chicago area

Occasionally taught university at IIT (Illinois Institute of Technology): Bridge Design CAE 408, and Surveying CAE 305

Worked with Chastain & Associates (1994-99)

Worked on bridge design, buildings, and structural work on both the Midway and O’Hare airports in Chicago 

Researched on submarine body, bucking, and post buckling behavior of stiffened composite shell, a research that was funded by US Navy and NCCMR (National Center for Composite Material Research Lab) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    
Publications    

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "A Comparison of Techniques for Computing the Buckling Loads of Stiffened Shells," Journal of Computers and Structures, May 1993.

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "Dimensional Analysis of Buckling of Stiffened Composite Shells," ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 118, pp. 557-574, 1992

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "A Comparison of Modeling Techniques for the Buckling of Stiffened Shells," Proceedings of the ASCE Engineering Mechanics Specialty Conference, May, 1991

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "Modeling Consideration for the Buckling of Stiffened Shells," Proceeding of the CSME Mechanical Engineering Forum 1990, vol. 2, pp. 211-215, 1990

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "The Buckling of Stiffened Composite Shells," Eleventh U.S. National Congress of Applied Mechanics, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, May 21-25, 1990.

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "The Influence of Material Anisotropy on the Buckling of Composite Structures", Proceedings of the NSF U.S.-Korea-Japan Seminar on Frontier R&D for Constructed Facilities, Honolulu, Hawaii, October 1991.

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "The Effect of Material Orthotropy on the Buckling and Postbuckling Behavior of Cylindrical Shells,” Recent Advances in Structural Mechanics, pp. 27-32, PVP-vol. 225/NE-vol. 7, ASME Special Publication, 1991.

Moradi, B., and Parsons, I.D., "Computing the Buckling Loads of Stiffened Shells Using the Finite Element Method," Proceedings of the First International Computer Conference in Science, Technology and Medicine, pp. 185-188, 1991.

Moradi, B., “Buckling Loads and Imperfection Sensitivity of Stiffened Composite Shells," International Conference on Engineering Applications of Mechanics, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, June 9-12, 1992.

Moradi, B., "A Study of the Computation of the Buckling Behavior of Some Ring Stiffened Shells,” UIUC-NCCMR-90-11 (report), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990.

Moradi, B., "Dimensional Analysis of the Buckling of Stiffened Composite Shells," UIUC-NCCMR-90-12 (report), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990.
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