1.  L.-Y. Wang†, H. Rajabi†, N. Ghoroubi, C.-P. Lin, S. N. Gorb, “Biomechanical strategies underlying the robust body armour of an aposematic weevil”, Frontiers in Physiology, 2018, 9, 1410.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2018.01410

† First authors with equal contribution

2.  Sh. Eshghi, M. Jafarpour, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “A simple, high-resolution, non-destructive method for determining the spatial gradient of the elastic modulus of insect cuticle”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2018, 15, 20180312.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0312

3.  H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, V. Dürr, J.-H. Dirks, “Both stiff and compliant: Morphological and biomechanical adaptations of stick insect antenna for tactile exploration”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2018, 15, 20180246.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2018.0246

4.  H. Rajabi, K. Stamm, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Micro-morphological adaptations of the wing nodus to flight behaviour in four dragonfly species from the family Libellulidae (Odonata: Anisoptera)”, Arthropod Structure & Development (Special Issue in Insect Flight), 2018, 47, 442-448.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asd.2018.01.003

5.  M. Schmitt, T. H. Büscher, S. N. Gorb, H. Rajabi “How does a slender tibia resist buckling? Effect of material, structural and geometric characteristics on buckling behaviour of the hindleg tibia in stick insect postembryonic development”, Journal of Experimental Biology, 2018, 221, jeb173047.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.173047

6.  H. Rajabi, V. Schroeter, Sh. Eshghi, S. N. Gorb, “The probability of wing damage in the dragonfly Sympetrum vulgatum (Anisoptera: Libellulidae): a field study”, Biology Open, 2017, 6, 1290-1293.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1242/bio.027078

7.  H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, K. Stamm, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Dragonfly wing nodus: A one-way hinge contributing to the asymmetric wing deformation”, Acta Biomaterialia, 2017, 60, 330-338.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2017.07.034

8.  H. Rajabi, M. Jafarpour, A. Darvizeh, J.-H. Dirks, S. N. Gorb, “Stiffness distribution in insect cuticle: a continuous or a discontinuous profile?”, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, 2017, 14, 20170310.

doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2017.0310

9.  H. Rajabi, P. Bazargan, A. Pourbabaei, Sh. Eshghi, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, D. Taylor, J.-H. Dirks, “Wing cross veins: an efficient biomechanical strategy to mitigate fatigue failure of insect cuticle”, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2017, 16, 1-9.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1007/s10237-017-0930-6

10.  H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, “Resilin microjoints: a smart design strategy to avoid failure in dragonfly wings”, Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 39039.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep39039

11.  H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, M. Malaki, A. Darvizeh, S. N. Gorb, “Basal Complex and Basal Venation of Odonata Wings: Structural Diversity and Potential Role in the Wing Deformation”, PLoS ONE, 2016, 11(8), e0160610.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0160610

12.  H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, A. Darvizeh, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Effects of multiple vein microjoints on the mechanical behaviour of dragonfly wings: numerical modelling”, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3, 150610.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1098/rsos.150610

13.  H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “Effect of microstructure on the mechanical and damping behaviour of dragonfly wing veins”, Royal Society Open Science, 2016, 3, 160006.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160006

14.  H. Rajabi, M. Rezasefat, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, Sh. Eshghi, A. Shafiei, T. Mirzababaie Mostofi, S. N. Gorb, “A comparative study of the effects of constructional elements on the mechanical behaviour of dragonfly wings”, Applied Physics A, 2016, 122(1), 1-13.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-015-9557-6

15.  Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, V. Nooraeefar, M. Alitavoli, H. Babaei, “Simple finite element modeling of planar composite structures using digital image processing technique in Matlab”, Journal of Science and Technology of Composites, 2016, 3(2), 195-202. (Persian)

16.  Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, V. Nooraeefar, A. Shafiei, T. Mirzababaie Mostofi, M. Monsef.  A Simple method for geometric modelling of biological structures using image processing technique, Scientia Iranica, 2016, 23(5), 2194-2202.

17.  H. Rajabi, A. Shafiei, A. Darvizeh, H. Babaei, “Experimental and numerical investigations of crack propagation in dragonfly wing veins”, AmirKabir Journal of Science & Research (Mechanical Engineering), 2016, 48(2), 61-64.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.22060/mej.2016.598

18.  H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, A. Darvizeh, J-H. Dirks, E. Appel, S. N. Gorb, “A comparative study of the effects of vein-joints on the mechanical behaviour of insect wings: I. Single joints”, Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 2015, 10(5), 056003.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-3190/10/5/056003

19.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, J-H. Dirks, D. Taylor, “Numerical investigation of insect wing fracture behaviour”, Journal of Biomechanics, 2015, 48(1), 89-94.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiomech.2014.10.037

20.  H. Rajabi, H. Monsef, M. Zare, A. Armandei, M. Moghadami, “Design, development and demonstration of an improved bird washing machine”, Ecotoxicology, 2014, 23(5), 960-965. (Distinguished by European Commission)

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10646-014-1238-2

21.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, Sh. Eshghi, A. Khaheshi, “Experimental and numerical investigations of Otala lactea’s shell I. Quasi-static analysis”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2014, 32, 8-16.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.12.008

22.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of the dynamic behavior of thick piezoelectric cylinders”, Scientia Iranica, 2014, 21(3), 587-599.

23.  A. Darvizeh, S. Anami Rad, M. Darvizeh, R. Ansari and H. Rajabi, “Investigation of microstructure and mechanical behavior of Woodlouse shells using experimental methods and numerical modeling”. Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 14(7), 183-190. (Persian)

24.  A. Darvizeh, N. Shafiee, M. darvizeh, H. Habibollahi and H. Rajabi, “Investigation of the effects of constructional elements on the biomechanical behavior of desert locust hind wing”. Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2014, 14(14), 235-244. (Persian)

25.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Experimental investigations of the functional morphology of dragonfly wings”, Chinese Physics B, 2013, 22(8), 088702.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1674-1056/22/8/088702

26.  M. Faghih-Shojaei, V. Mohammadi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Experimental analysis and numerical modeling of mollusk shells as a three dimensional integrated volume”, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2012, 16, 38-54.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2012.08.006

27.  H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Elasto-Plastic Analysis of Thick Cylinders Subjected to Internal Electro-magnetic Loading”, Journal of Mechanics, 2012, 28(3), 423-430.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmech.2012.51

28.  A. Rezaei, A. Darvizeh, A. Basti, H. Rajabi, “Three Dimensional Static and Dynamic Analysis of thick Functionally Graded Plates by the Meshless Local Petrov-Galerkin (MLPG) Method”, Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 2011, 35, 1168-1180. (Selected as a Top Paper)

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2011.05.011

29.  A. Rezaei, M. Alitavoli, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, “Modeling and Simulation of Spider’s Walking”, International Journal of Nature & Design & Ecodynamics, 2011, 6(2), 83-96.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/ 10.2495/DNE-V6-N2-83-96 

30.  H. Rajabi, M. Moghadami, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of Microstructure, Natural Frequencies and Vibration Modes of Dragonfly Wing”, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2011, 8(2), 165-173. (Selected as a Top Paper)

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1672-6529(11)60014-0

31.  M. Darvizeh, A. Darvizeh, V. Arab Zadeh, H. Rajabi, “Nonlinear analysis of multi-layered beams with piezoelectric layers considering large deformations”, Modares Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 2010, 10(2), 57-67. (Persian)

32.  M. Darvizeh, A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Rezaei, “Free Vibration Analysis of Dragonfly Wings using Finite Element Method”, International Journal of Multiphysics, 2009, 3(1), 101-110.

doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1260/175095409787924454

CONFERENCE TALKS/PAPERS/POSTERS:

33.  K. Stamm, H. Rajabi, E. Appel, S.N. Gorb, “The structure and function of nodus in Libellulid wings”, The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Meeting, Florence-Italy, 3-6 July 2018.

34.  L-Y. Wang, H. Rajabi, W-S. Huang, H-C. Tang, L-C. Huang, S. N. Gorb, C-P. Lin, “To hard to swallow: the secondary defence strategies of an aposematic insect and its underlying mechanisms”, The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Meeting, Florence-Italy, 3-6 July 2018.

35.  T. H. Büscher, M. Schmitt, H. Rajabi, S. N. Gorb, “Buckling prevention strategies in the hindleg tibia of the stick insect Carausius Morosus (Sinety, 1901) during the postembryonic development”, The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Meeting, Florence-Italy, 3-6 July 2018.

36.  A. Sander, K. Stamm, H. Rajabi, J-H. Dirks, S.N. Gorb, D. Matz, A. Baars, “A novel, highly automated method for high resolution modelling of complex insect wings”, The Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Annual Meeting, Florence-Italy, 3-6 July 2018.

37.  E. Appel, L. Heepe, H. Rajabi, S.N. Gorb, “Resilin-A rubber-like protein in insect flight system”, 4th International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology (ICIM4), Moscow-Russia, 18-23 August 2017.

38.  E. Appel, H. Rajabi, S.N. Gorb, “Structure and properties of dragonfly wings: composite structure of fibrous material supplemented by resilin”, The International Congress of Odonatology 2017 (ICO2017), Cambridge-UK, 15-20 July 2017.

39.  C. Lietz, S.N. Gorb, H. Rajabi, “Comparative study of the damping properties of dragonfly and damselfly wings”, 36th Meeting of German-Speaking Odonatologists (GdO), Berlin-Germany, 17-19 March 2017.

40.  K. Stamm, H. Rajabi, E. Appel, S.N. Gorb, “Morphological comparison of the forewing nodus of four different species of Libellulidae”, 36th Meeting of German-Speaking Odonatologists (GdO), Berlin-Germany, 17-19 March 2017.

41.  K. Deng, A. Kovalev, H. Rajabi, C. F. Schaber, Z. D. Dai, S. N. Gorb, “Damping behaviour of primary flight feathers of wood pigeon Columba palumbus”, 109th Annual Meeting of the German Zoological Society (DZG), Kiel-Germany, 14–17 September 2016.

42.  H. Rajabi, N. Ghoroubi, E. Appel, A. Khaheshi, S. N. Gorb, “How do vein-joints influence the deformation of dragonfly wings?” The 5th International Conference of Bionic Engineering, Ningbo-China, 21-24 June 2016.

43.  H. Rajabi, P. Bazargan, A. Pourbabaei, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, S. Eshghi, “Simulation of fatigue crack propagation in insect cuticle”, The 4th International Conference on Composites: Characterization, Fabrication and Application (CCFA-4), Tehran-Iran, 16-17 December 2014.

44.  H. Rajabi, M. Monsef, A. Darvizeh, A. Shafiei, “Numerical investigation of fracture behavior of beetle elytra”, The 4th International Conference on Composites: Characterization, Fabrication and Application (CCFA-4), Tehran-Iran, 16-17 December 2014.

45.  A. Darvizeh, R. Ansari, A. Momen, H. Rajabi, “Experimental and numerical studies of the mechanical behavior of mollusk shells”, The Bi-Annual International Conference on Experimental Solid Mechanics (X-Mech-2014), Tehran-Iran, 18-19 February 2014.

46.  Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, V. Nooraeifar, K. Rashvand, A. Darvizeh, “Two and three dimensional FE modeling of dragonfly wings using image processing technique”, 8th Students Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Rasht-Iran, 8-10 October 2014. (Persian)

47.  M. Jafarpoor, A. Asgharnia, Sh. Eshghi, H. Rajabi, V. Nooraeifar, A. Darvizeh, “Mathematical modeling of claw-shaped structures using image processing technique”, 8th Students Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Rasht-Iran, 8-10 October 2014. (Persian)

48.  A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, S. Fatahtooei Nejad, A. Khaheshi, P. Haghdoust, “Biomechanical Properties of Hen’s Eggshell: Experimental Study and Numerical Modeling”, International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (ICMIME 2013), Copenhagen-Denmark, 13-14 June 2013.

49.   H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, N. Rezaei, F. Sharifi, A. Shahnazari, “Experimental and numerical studies on composite microstructure of Otala lactea’s shell”, The 3rd International Conference on Composites: Characterization, Fabrication and Application (CCFA-3), Tehran-Iran, 18-19 December 2012.

50.   S. Daryadel, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Experimental and numerical investigations on quail eggshells composite structure”, The 3rd International Conference on Composites: Characterization, Fabrication and Application (CCFA-3), Tehran-Iran, 18-19 December 2012.

51.  M. Faghih-Shojaei, V. Mohammadi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Microstructural investigation and three dimensional modeling Of snail shells”, The 20th Annual (International) Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME, Shiraz-Iran, 15-17 May 2012. (Persian)

52.  A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, “Numerical analysis of thick circular cylinders subjected to explosive loading”, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference 2011, Boston, MA USA, 2-4 June 2011.

53.   A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Rezaei, A. Tajallipour, “Mathematical prediction of dynamic behavior of double shell systems”, The 16th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Bolu-Turkey, 19-23 September 2011.

54.  A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Khaheshi, “Biomechanical aspects of dragonfly wing composite structure”, Book of Abstracts, International Bionic Engineering Conference, Boston-USA, 18-20 September 2011.

55.   A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Khaheshi, J. Etedadi, M. K. Sobhani, “Morphological and numerical investigations of butterfly wing composite structure”, Book of Abstracts, International Bionic Engineering Conference, Boston-USA, 18-20 September 2011.

56.   A. Darvizeh, H. Rajabi, A. Khaheshi, M. K. Sobhani, J. Etedadi, “Investigation of bee wing composite structure: A scanning electron microscopy study and numerical analysis”, Book of Abstracts, International Bionic Engineering Conference, Boston-USA, 18-20 September 2011.

57.  A. Darvizeh, M. Faghih-Shojaei, V. Mohammadi, H. Rajabi, “3D finite element simulation of seashells”, Internal Congress of The University of Guilan, Rasht-Iran, 9-11 May 2011. (Persian)

58.   M. Tofighi, S. Chehresa, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Investigation of Biomechanical aspects of Butterfly Wing microstructure”, The first Regional Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 10 December 2011. (Persian)

59.   H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, A. Khaheshi, A. Naser-Eslami, S. Ghadimi, “Numerical Investigation of Aerodynamic Characteristics of Dragonfly Wing”, The 1st Regional Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 10 December 2011. (Persian)

60.   M. Faghih-Shojaei, V. Mohammadi, H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Numerical Simulation of Conch Shells as a Three Dimensional Integrated Valume”, The 1st Regional Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Lahijan-Iran, 10 December 2011. (Persian)

61.   H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Free vibration analysis of non-circular cylindrical shells coated with piezoelectric layers”, The 15th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia, 17-21 December 2010.

62.  A. Rezaei , A. Basti, H. Rajabi,  “Three Dimensional Elasto-Dynamic Analysis Of Thick Plates By The Meshless Local Petrov-galerkin Method”, The 18th Annual (International) Conference on Mechanical Engineering-ISME, Tehran-Iran, 11-13 May 2010.

63.   H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, “Theoretical investigation of the plastic deformation of circular cylindrical shells”, International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing, Muscat-Oman,13-15 December 2010.

64.   H. Rajabi, A. Darvizeh, Kh. Fallah Nejad, A. Khaheshi, “Dynamic response of piezoelectric circular cylinders to internal dynamic loading”, International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing, Muscat-Oman,13-15 December 2010.

65.   H. Rajabi, A. Rezaei, A. Darvizeh, M. Darvizeh, “Analytical Analysis of Thick-Walled Tubes Coated with Piezoelectric Layers under Dynamic Loading”, Asian Pacific Conference for Materials and Mechanics, Yokohama-Japan, 13-16 November 2009.