Narges Mohammadi

ESR 7:
Narges Mohammadi

joined the THREAD project in July 2020 (read her welcome message)

My name is Narges Mohammadi, and I was born in Tehran, Iran. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering at Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic). My main interest lies in modeling real-world mechanical problems in the form of mathematical formulation, striving to find the most effective method to solve them. Owing to such scientific direction and passion, I decided to develop my research area in the dynamic simulation of different novel structural elements in contact with the fluid in my Master’s project. I have also tried to extend my knowledge of mathematics, which is an indispensable part of studying the mechanical behavior of different structures. I have gained some knowledge of various numerical and analytical methods to solve PDEs. Moreover, having worked in a research institute, I could also be acquainted with some optimization methods and Machine Learning techniques. My teaching experience in Mechanical Design course and Strength of Materials Laboratory for undergraduate students increased my passion for working in an academic atmosphere.

I think the THREAD project would set me on the right path to achieve my ultimate goal since I will be engaged in a scientific work that can assist me in linking my research interests to a practical issue as well as developing my transferable skills. I am also highly pleased that I am of the chance to be in contact with different researchers with different fields in both academic and industrial environments.

Narges Mohammadi, July 2020

Host Institution
University of Seville (Spain)


Development of a general flexible multibody formulation for physically meaningful automatic modelling and real-time simulation of reeving systems as a set of rigid bodies connected with wire ropes or belts using sheaves or reels. The dynamics of many industrial machines (e.g. cranes, printers, elevators, deployable structures, … ) fit to this definition.

Expected Results

A computational code for the automatic generation and numerical solution of the equations of motion of reeving systems based on a systematic and well-structured set of input data. The model must show the overall dynamic of the system for common operation condition of industrial machines based on the knowledge of commonly used parameters associated to the wire ropes, sheaves, reels and drive motors.


planned at Mevea (industrial partner) and University of Innsbruck

associated with the Industrial Challenges

IC 2 Mechanical engineering
IC 9 Software development


Articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals

  • Grzegorz Orzechowski, José Escalona, Oleg Dmitrochenko, Narges Mohammadi, Aki M. Mikkola (2022): Modeling viscous damping for transverse oscillations in reeving systems using the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Modal approach; Journal of Sound and Vibration 534, 117009; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsv.2022.117009, see also link
  • José Escalona, Narges Mohammadi (2022): Advances in the modeling and dynamic simulation of reeving systems using the arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian modal method; Nonlinear Dynamics 108, 3985–4003; DOI: 10.1007/s11071-022-07357-y, see also link

Publications in conference proceedings

  • Narges Mohammadi, José Escalona (2021): Dynamic Simulation of Reeving Systems With the Extension of the Modal Approach in the Axial Direction. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2021 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 9: 17th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Control (MSNDC); DOI: 10.1115/DETC2021-71078, see also link