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Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali

Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali
Name Ali Mirzaghorbanali
Position Lecturer (Geotechnical Engineering)
Section School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Office Z402
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 2919
Extension 2919
Email
Qualifications BEng Isfahan UT , MPWE Curtin , PhD Wollongong
Homepage https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=RmLRBHkAAAAJ&hl=en
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Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Mining Engineering ( 091405 )
  • Civil Geotechnical Engineering ( 090501 )
  • Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering ( 091402 )

Research interests
Rock defects: mechanical properties of rock joints
Strata control: fiber glass rock bolting, steel rock bolting, cable bolting, mesh mechanical properties, grout and resin mechanical properties
Numerical simulation: Numerical simulation using UDEC, FLAC 2D&3D, 3DEC

Professional memberships
Visiting fellow of school of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong

Industry affiliations
Member of Centre for Future Material (CFM)
Member of editorial board and advisory committee of Coal Operators' Conference

USQ Research affiliations

  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Currently teaching courses/programs
CIV2403: geology and geomechanics
CIV2901: geology and geomechanics practice
ENG3104: engineering simulation and computation
ENG8411-8412: research project

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
3 Years

Research most recent
A New Equation for the Shear Strength of Cable Bolts Incorporating the Energy Balance Theory
H Rasekh, A Mirzaghorbanali, J Nemcik, N Aziz, X Li - Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 2017
Factors Influencing the Quality of Encapsulation in Rock Bolting
N Aziz, P Craig, A Mirzaghorbanali, J Nemcik - Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2016
Shear strength properties of plain and spirally profiled cable bolts
N Aziz, A Mirzaghorbanali, J Nemcik, K Heemann… - Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2015
Effects of cyclic loading on the shear behaviour of infilled rock joints under constant normal stiffness conditions
A Mirzaghorbanali, J Nemcik, N Aziz - Rock mechanics and rock engineering, 2014


Research most notable
Behaviour of cable bolts in shear; experimental study and mathematical modelling
N Aziz, P Craig, A Mirzaghorbanali, H Rasekh… - 2015


Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Mining Engineering ( 091405 )
  • Civil Geotechnical Engineering ( 090501 )
  • Geomechanics and Resources Geotechnical Engineering ( 091402 )