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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
Qualifications BEng Isfahan UT , MPWE Curtin , PhD Wollongong
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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

Publications in ePrints

Aziz, Naj and Rasekh, Haleh and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali and Yang, Guanyu and Khaleghparast, Saman and Nemcik, Jan (2018) An experimental study on the shear performance of fully encapsulated cable bolts in single shear test. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. ISSN 0723-2632

Aziz, N. and Mirzaghorbanali, A. and Yang, G. and Khaleghparast, S. and Rasekh, H. (2018) Innovative approach to strata reinforcement in coal mines with reference to evaluation cable bolts shear strength. Journal of Mining and Environment. pp. 1-13. ISSN 2251-8592

Mohammadi, S. and Ataei, M. and Khaloo Kakaie, R. and Mirzaghorbanali, A. (2018) Prediction of the main caving span in longwall mining using fuzzy MCDM technique and statistical method. Journal of Mining and Environment. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2251-8592

Rasekh, Haleh and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali and Nemcik, Jan and Aziz, Naj and Li, Xuwei (2017) A new equation for the shear strength of cable bolts incorporating the energy balance theory. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 35 (4). pp. 1529-1548. ISSN 0960-3182

Mirzaghorbanali, A. and Aziz, N. (2017) An experimental study of axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts using axially split embedment apparatus. Journal of Mining and Environment, 8 (2). pp. 131-137. ISSN 2251-8592

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

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