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Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali

Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali
Name Ali Mirzaghorbanali
Position Senior 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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Dr Ali Mirzaghorbanali started his research career around a decade ago in leading and reputable Australian Universities in WA and NSW and in close collaboration with industry. Ali has conducted his Post-Doctoral fellowship in Rock Bolting and Strata Control research group at the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong under supervision of Professor Naj Aziz. Ali's research studies cover a wide range of applications in Civil and Mining Geomechanics as: Shear behaviour of rock joints and discontinuities, Resin and grout mechanical properties determination for strata reinforcement, Axial load transfer mechanisms of rock bolts, Shear load transfer mechanisms of rock bolts, Axial load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts, Shear load transfer mechanisms of cable bolts, and Fibre glass bolt load transfer mechanisms. Ali is currently a member of Centre for Future Material at the University of Southern Queensland, focusing on cutting edge research studies in the field of Geotechnical Engineering in collaboration with industry and University of Wollongong.


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
MIEAust, CPEng, NER
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)
6 Years

Administrative responsibilities
Chief investigator of geotechnical engineering projects

Research most recent
Li X, Yang G, Nemcik J, Mirzaghorbanali A and Aziz N (2019) Numerical investigation of the shear behaviour of a cable bolt in single shear test Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 84, 227-236
Aziz, N, Rasekh, H, Mirzaghorbanali, A, Yang, G, Khaleghparast, S and Nemcik, J (2018) An experimental study on the shear performance of fully encapsulated cable bolts in single shear test, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1450-0
Mirzaghorbanali, A, Rasekh, A, Aziz, N, Yang, G, Khaleghparast, S, Nemcik J (2017) Shear strength properties of cable bolts using a new double shear instrument, experimental study, and numerical simulation, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, V 70, pp 240-273, DOI: org/10.1016/j.tust.2017.07.018
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
Aziz, N, Rasekh, H, Mirzaghorbanali, A, Yang, G, Khaleghparast, S and Nemcik, J (2018) An experimental study on the shear performance of fully encapsulated cable bolts in single shear test, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1450-0
Aziz, N. Mirzaghorbanali, A. Heemann, K. Nemcik, J. Mayer, S and (2015), Shear strength properties of plain and spirally profiled cable bolts, Canadian Geotechnical journal DOI 10.1139/cgj-2014-0504
Mirzaghorbanali, A. Nemcik, J. and Aziz, N (2014), Effects of cyclic loading on shear behaviour of infilled rock joints under CNS conditions Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 47:1373-1391 DOI 10.1007/s00603-013-0452


Publications in ePrints

Nourizadeh, Hadi and Canbulat, Ismet and Oh, Joung and Zhang, Chengguo and Aziz, Naj and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali and McDougall, KevinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6088-1004 (2020) A review of overburden fracturing and changes in hydraulic characteristics due to longwall mining. In: 2020 Coal Operators' Conference, 12-14 Feb 2020, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Mohammadi, Sodjad and Ataei, Mohammad and Kakaie, Reza and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali and Faraji Rad, Zahra and Aziz, Naj (2020) A roof cavability classification system and its use for estimation of main caving interval in longwall mining. In: 2020 Coal Operators' Conference, 18-20 Feb, 2019, Wollongong, Australia.

Zohaib, Muhammad and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali and Helwig, Andreas and Aziz, Naj and Gregor, Peter and Rastegarmanesh, Ashkan and McDougall, KevinORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6088-1004 (2020) Shear strength properties of artificial rock joints. In: 2020 Coal Operators' Conference, 12-14 Feb 2020, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Khaleghparast, Saman and Anzanpour, Sina and Aziz, Naj and Remennikov, Alex and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali (2020) Static and dynamic testing of tendons. In: 2020 Coal Operators' Conference, 12-14 Feb 2020, Wollongong, NSW, Australia.

Mohammadi, Sadjad and Ataei, Mohammad and Kakaie, Reza and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali (2019) A new Roof Strata Cavability Index (RSCi) for longwall mining incorporating new rating system. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 37 (5). pp. 3619-3636. ISSN 0960-3182

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

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