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Dr Abbas Taheri
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Dr Abbas Taheri has over ten years of industry, research and teaching experience in the field of mining engineering, rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering.
Abbas earned his bachelor and MSc degrees in mining engineering (1999) and rock mechanics engineering (2002) from Amir-Kabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnics). Since 2002, he was engaged in several mining development and civil engineering projects in Iran as a consulting engineer for more than 3 years.
In 2005 Abbas obtained a scholarship from Japan government (Monbukagakusho) and earned a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from Yokohama National University in 2008. As his Ph.D research work he studied on shear strength and deformability properties of rock masses. He successfully developed an in-situ triaxial testing system. Abbas's PhD research work has been awarded a runner up certificate of "Rocha Medal 2010" from International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM).
In 2008 he awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and joined Tokyo University of Science. Abbas undertook a comprehensive research on properties of geomaterials using some advanced laboratory testing methods and simulation techniques. In November 2011 he joined the University of Adelaide as a lecturer.
• PhD (Civil - Geotechnical Engineering) - Yokohama National University, Japan (2008)
• 2011-present Lecturer, The University of Adelaide
Awards & Achievements
• Runner-up certificate award for the PhD Thesis from International Society for Rock Mechanics (2010) (click here)
• MINING 3072 Mining Geomechanics
• Laboratory Testing Methods for Geomaterials,
2011-2013: University of Adelaide Grant; $10,000; A. Taheri; Study on shear strength, deformability and drillability properties of rock mass by site investigations and laboratory testing.
2008-2010: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant; $150,000; A. Taheri, F. Tatsuoka; Study on time-dependant properties of soft rocks for deep underground repositories and openings.
Taheri A, Tani K. Developing a damage model to simulate multiple-step loading triaxial compression test in rocks. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 2013, 31(2) 541-556 (click here).
Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. Primary stress-strain relations inferred from multiple-step triaxial compression test results. Soils and Foundations, 2012, 52(4) 748-766 (click here).
Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Tatsuoka F, Watanabe, K. Strength and deformation characteristics of cemented-mixed gravelly soil in multiple-step triaxial compression. Soils and Foundations, 2012, 52(1): 126-145 (click here).
Taheri A, Tani K. Assessment of the Stability of rock slopes by the slope stability rating classification system. Rock Mech & Rock Eng, 2010, 43, pp 321-333 (click here).
Taheri A, Tani K. Characterization of a sedimentary soft rock by a small in-situ triaxial test. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 2010, 28, pp 241-249 (click here).
Taheri A, Tani K. Use of down-hole triaxial testing apparatus to estimate the mechanical properties of heterogeneous mudstone. Int J Rock Mech & Min Sci, 2008, 45(8), pp 1390-1402 (click here).
Taheri A, Tani K. Developing of an apparatus for down-hole triaxial tests in a rock mass. Int J Rock Mech & Min Sci, 2008, 45(5), pp 800-806 (click here).
Refereed Conference Papers
Taheri A, Chanda E. Effects of cyclic loading on pre-peak and post-peak behaviour of a brittle rock, First International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, 2013 [in press]
Taheri A, Design of rock slopes using SSR classification system. International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, (ICGI 2012), 1409-1414.
Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. Effect of apparatus response on small-strain stiffness of a cement-treated soil. 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 2012, 889-894.
Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. Study on variations of stiffness during multiple-step loading test on a cement-mixed gravel. 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 2012, 1455-1460.
Taheri Ali, Taheri Abbas. Study on gypsum distribution in alluvial deposits in Esfahan city region, central Iran, 5th Asian-Pacific Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Thailand, 2012, 6p.
Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Tatsuoka F. Effects of cyclic pre-shearing on the stress-strain behaviour of cemented-mixed gravel. 5th International Symposium for Deformation of Geomaterials, South Korea, 2011, 334-341.
Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. Damage on the stress-strain behaviour of cement-mixed gravel by unloading. 46th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2011, 623-624.
Ezaoui A, Tatsuoka F, Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Furusawa S, Arakawa K. Size effects on the strength properties of low cement-mixed granular soils. 46th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2011, 629-630.
Taheri A, Tani K. In-situ triaxial test procedure for rock masses - Apparatus description and testing procedure. The 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for disaster mitigation and rehabilitation, Indonesia, 2011, 475-480.
Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Tatsuoka F. Effect of stress history on mechanical properties of an artificial rock in multiple-step loading test. 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, India, 2010, 9p.
Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Maeda Y, Tatsuoka F. Small strain-stiffness of cement-mixed gravel during various loading histories. 45th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2010, 413-414.
Sasaki Y, Taguchi Y, Higawara M, Maeda Y, Ezoui A, Taheri A, Kiyota T, Tatsuoka F. Effect of the amount of added cement on the development of quasi-elastic stress area of cement-mixed gravelly soil. 45th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2010, 417-418.
Tani K, Taheri A. Applicability of multiple-step loading triaxial compression test evaluated by numerical simulation using a new damage model. 39th Japan National Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 2010, 6p (in Japanese).
Taheri A, Tani K. Developing a generalized multiple-step loading damage model to predict rock behaviour during multiple-step loading triaxial compression test. 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, Egypt, 2009, 429-432.
Taheri A. Stability analyses of earth cuts for cut & cover tunnels - limit analysis versus limit equilibrium method. 44th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2009, 793-794.
Taheri A, Tani K. Simulation of multiple-step loading triaxial compression test on a mudstone by a new damage model. International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, SINOROCK 2009, Hong Kong, 298-305.
Taheri A, Tani K. Proposal of a new multiple-step loading triaxial compression testing method. 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Iran, 2008, 517-524.
Taheri A, Tani K. Study on stiffness of a mudstone in multiple-step loading triaxial compression test. 43rd Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2008, 491-492.
Taheri A, Tani K. Characterization of a mudstone in a deep underground cavern - comparison of full-scale behaviour and field and laboratory tests. 3rd International Site Characterization Conference, Taiwan, 2008, 529-535.
Tani K, Taheri A, Okada T. In-situ triaxial test method in shallow and deep ground, 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Atlanta 2008, Vol.2, 869-874.
Taheri A, Tani K. Characterization of sedimentary soft rock by small down-hole triaxial test. 1st Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society International Conference, Sri Lanka, 2007, 8p.
Taheri A, Tani K. Rock slope design using slope stability rating (SSR) - Application and field verification. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Canada, 2007, 215-221.
Taheri A, Tani K. Improvements in down-hole triaxial testing system. 42nd Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2007, 942-943.
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali, Tani K. Characterization and stabilization of an unstable railway cut slope in marl- A case study. 1st North American Landslide Conference, 2007, USA, 1879-1887.
Ikenoya T, Taheri A, Kaneko S, Tani K. Application of small in-situ triaxial test equipment on a homogeneous sedimentary soft rock. 36th Japan National Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 2007, 407-412 (In Japanese).
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali, Tani K. A modified rock mass classification system for preliminary design of rock slopes. 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Singapore, 2006, 8p.
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. A rating system for preliminary design of rock slopes. 41st Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2006, 2245-2246.
Taheri A, Shamsi H. Estimation the advance rate of TBM in Dashte-Zahab tunnel project. 4th Iranian Conference on Engineering Geology and the Environment. 2006, 687-699 (in Persian).
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali, Rafia F, Najm K. A rock mass classification System for design of rock slopes in Iran. 4th Iranian Conference on Engineering Geology and the Environment. 2006, 74-89 (in Persian).
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. Stability analysis of cut & cover tunnels in Esfahan city region. 3rd Iranian Conference of engineering geology and environment, 2003, 282 -289 (in Persian).
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. Determination of discontinuity surfaces shear strength parameters by back analysis method in Gole-Gohar mine. 1st Iranian Conference of Mining Engineering Students, 1999, 150-157, (in Persian).
Taheri A, “Design of Rock Slopes Using Classification Systems” in “Advances in Engineering Research, Volume 2” Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2012 pp.453-488 (click here) [In press]
Miscellaneous Sientific Activities
Advance method in rock mass testing & characterization-In-situ triaxial test on rock mass. Scientific Seminar for Iranian Society of Rock Mechanics, (2006)
Member of the Scientific Committee of rock slope design regulations for open pit mines in Iran, (2004-2005)
Member of the Scientific and Executive Committee of 3rd Iranian Mining Engineering Students Conference, Amir Kabir University of Technology, (2002)
Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. Shield tunnelling and criteria for selecting shield tunnelling systems, Workshop on Mechanical Excavation, Tunneling & Microtunneling, 5th Iranian Tunneling Conference, 2001, Oct.27-28th.
Research-Assistant of Geotechnical Engineering Lecture (Undergraduate Level), other educational classes and short seminars, (1999-2001)
Experiences as a Consulting Engineer:
Mining projects (13 open-pit mines):
Geotechnical investigations and design for 13 open pit mines, including:
• Reviewing of the Geotechnical investigation plan, allocation of borings, logging the cores, sample selection for rock mechanics testing,
Tunnel engineering projects (3 long tunnels):
• Feasibility study for construction methodology,
Subway construction projects (2 projects):
• Geotechnical analysis of the ground conditions, including preparation of profiles and study of soil and rock mass properties,
A hydropower construction project:
• Geotechnical investigations,
A highway construction project:
• Review and approval of geotechnical investigations,
Building construction projects (4 projects):
• Field testing and analyzing of results,
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