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Dr Murat Karakus

Telephone +61 8 8313 6471
Position Senior Lecturer
Email murat.karakus@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4359
Building Engineering North
Floor/Room 1 51
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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Qualifications

2000 - PhD, Mining and Mineral Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

1996 - MEng - Transferred to PhD, METU, Turkey

1991 - BEng (Hons.) - Mining Engineering, Hacettepe University, Turkey

Teaching Interests

Undergraduate (UG) and Postgraduate (PG)

Mining Geomechanics (UG/PG)

Coal Mine Design and Feasibility (UG)

Mining Systems (UG/PG)

Rock Breakage (UG/PG)

Mine Ventilation (UG)

Honours projects (UG)

Masters Research Project (PG)

 

Research Funding

Recently Funded Research Projects

2016-2017

Mining Education Australia (MEA)

AbbasTaheri (Lead CI), Murat Karakus, Zhongwei Chen

Optimisation of cemented paste backfill (CPB) using various fly ash additives to reduce the CBP cost

$62,000

 

2015-2018

 

Australian Research Council (ARC)  ­­Linkage Grant

M. Karakus (Lead CI), Giang Nguyen, Abbas Taheri, David Goodchild

 

A new damage model for rock burst in hard rocks during deep mining

 

$244,000

 

2014-2015

 

Australian Research Council (ARC) LIEF Grant (ARC support is $560k)

Zhao J. (Lead CI).Zhao J., Ranjith P, Khalili N., Dyskin A., Liyanapathirana S., Williams D. Einav I, Karakus M., Sanjayan J., Shen L., Ma G., Wu C., Xu C., Scheuermann A., Pasternak E., Leo C., Zhao GF., Perera S.

 

Three dimensionally compressed and monitored Hopkinson bar

 

$832,000

 

2014-2017

 

OZ Minerals Pty Ltd (Industry Project)

Murat Karakus (Lead CI), G. Nguyen, D. Goodchild

 

Developing a new method to mitigate rock burst in brittle rocks during deep mining

 

$80,000

 

2014-2015

 

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences (ECMS), UofA

M. Karakus

 

Advances numerical modelling of deep mines using continuum and discontinuum approaches

 

$36,000

 

2014-2015

 

Mining Education Australia (MEA)

M. Karakus (Lead CI), C. Xu, R. Mitra, Youhei Kawamura

 

Source analysis of fractures in anisotropic rocks using moment tensor inversion

 

$32,000

 

2011-2013

 

The Deep Exploration Technologies Cooperative Research Centre (DET-CRC)

M. Karakus (Lead CI), Chaoshui Xu

 

AE Monitoring of the rock cutting response of impregnated diamond segment

 

$123,000

 

2013-2014

 

School of CEME, UofA

M. Karakus

 

Stress-Strain characteristics of Hawkesbury sandstone by strain gauges and extensometers

 

$20,000

 

Research Interests 

Computational Rock Mechanics - FEA

FEA for block cave mining

Rock burst analysis in deep mines/excavations (PhD opportunities)

Source analysis of fractures in rocks using Moment Tensor inversion

ID Drill bit wear analysis by acoustic emission (AE)

In-situ stress measurements using AE and Deformation Rate Analysis (DRA)

Tunnelling (New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM))

Genetic Programming applied to Rock Mechanics

 

Postgraduate Students

Name Degree Duration Thesis Title/Topic
S. Akdag PhD 2016 continue Numerical and experimental rock burst analysis for deep mines

  R.K. Verma

  PhD   2016 continue

  A new micromechanics based model for rock burst analysis

A. Safarizadeh

PhD

2016 continue

Cemented Paste Backfill Design

E. F. Salmi

PhD

2015 continue

Numerical modelling of mining induced subsidence

Z. Chang

PhD

2016 continue

Flow analysis in block cave mining by SPH

Y. Zhao

PhD

2015 continue

Effects of loading rate on rock burst in hard rocks

C. Zhou

PhD

2015 continue

Hybrid approach for stability analysis of rock excavation

T. Bruning

PhD

2015 continue

Rock burst analysis for deep mining

S. Perez

PhD

2013 continue

The rock cutting response of an impregnated diamond segment by AE

J. Shen

PhD

20102013

Analytical and Numerical Analyses for Rock Slope Stability

Q. Qian

MEng

20102012

Probabilistic slope stability

 

Honours and Masters Projects Supervised in the past 5 years

Stability analysis for Ankata Mine, Prominent Hill, using 3D numerical modelling (2015)

Investigation of complex stress history on the Kaiser effect (2015)

Effect of mobilised friction angle on the shear strength of rock joints (2015)

Source analysis of factures in the anisotropic rocks (2015) 

Numerical and experimental analysis for the influence of mobilised friction angle on the shear strength of rock joints (2014)

Numerical Modelling of Rock Fatigue Behavior under Cyclic Loading (2014) Master Project

Rock fatigue damage evaluation under cyclic loading using acoustic emission (2014)

Investigating the Point of Inflexion in Kaiser Effect for Better Estimation of Deep In-situ Stresses for Hard Rocks (2014)

Optimization of the Pastefill Cycle at Angas Zinc Mine (2013)

Metaheuristic analysis of current open cut blasting fragmentation prediction models (2012)

Development of a geotechnical testing method for the Brukunga drilling site (2012)

Development of a failure criterion based on acoustic emission propagation for rocks (2012)

Acoustic Emission monitoring during rock drilling for optimising drilling performance (2011)

Estimating in-situ stress level by Acoustic Emission (AE) (2011)

Probabilistic Assessment of Underground Excavations (2011)

Flow Analysis for Hot Dry Rock Geothermal Applications (2011)

Developing early age strength in fiber reinforced shotcrete (2010)

 

Publications

Book Chapters

 

Books

  • Karakus, M. (2012). Numerical modelling for NATM in soft ground. Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

 

Journal papers

 

  • Perez S., Karakus M., Pellet F., 2016. Development of a tool condition monitoring system for impregnated diamond bits in rock drilling applications under laboratory conditions, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, (Under review).
  • Salmi E.F, Nazem M., Karakus M., 2016. The effect of rock mass gradual deterioration on the mechanism of post-mining subsidence over shallow abandoned room and pillar coal mines. Int. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci. (Under review).
  • Guangcheng Zhang, Karakus Murat, Huiming Tang, Yunfeng Ge, Qiangqiang J. 2016. The estimation of 3D Joint Roughness Coefficient for discontinuity surfaces in rock masses. Int. J. Rock Mech. and Min. Sci. (Under review).
  • D.S. Hettiarachchi, Y. Kawamura, Y. Takarada, M. Karakus, H. Jang, 2016. A case study of assessing button bits failure through Wavelet Transform using rock drilling induced noise signals. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology (Under review).
  • Jian C. Lim., Karakus, M., Ozbakkaloglu, T. (2016). Evaluation of ultimate conditions of FRP-confined concrete columns using genetic programming. Computers and Structures, 162, 28-37.
  • Perez, S., Karakus, M. Sepulveda E. (2015). A preliminary study on the role of acoustic emission on inferring Cerchar abrasivity index of rocks using artificial neural network. Wear, 344-345 (2015), 1–8 doi:10.1016/j.wear.2015.10.006
  • Guangcheng, Z., Huiming, T., Xin, X., Karakus, M., Jiangpeng, W. (2015). Theoretical study of rockfall impacts based on logistic curves. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 78, 133-143. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.06.001
  • Momeni, A., Karakus, M., Khanlari, G. R., Heidari, M. (2015). Effects of cyclic loading on the mechanical properties of a granite. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 77, 89-96. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2015.03.029
  • Khanlari, G. R., Momeni, A., Karakus, M. (2014). Assessment of Fatigue Behavior of Alvand Monzogranite. Journal of Engineering Geology, 8(1), 2003-2020.
  • Zhang, G., Karakus, M., Tang, H., Ge, Y., Zhang, L. (2014). A new method estimating the 2D Joint Roughness Coefficient for discontinuity surfaces in rock masses. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 72, 191-198. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2014.09.009
  • Shen, J., Karakus, M. (2014). Simplified Method for Estimating the Hoek-Brown Constant for Intact Rocks. ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140(6), 1-8. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001116
  • Shen, J., Karakus, M. (2014). Three-dimensional numerical analysis for rock slope stability using shear strength reduction method. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51(2), 164-172. doi:10.1139/cgj-2013-0191
  • Shen, J., Jimenez, R., Karakus, M., Xu, C. (2014). A simplified failure criterion for intact rocks based on rock type and uniaxial compressive strength. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 47(2), 357-369. doi:10.1007/s00603-013-0408-5
  • Karakus, M., Perez, S. (2014). Acoustic emission analysis for rock–bit interactions in impregnated diamond core drilling. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 68, 36-43. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2014.02.009
  • Holland, A., Iles, M., & Karakus, M. (2013). Metaheuristic analysis of current open cut blasting fragmentation prediction models. Research Projects Review, 2(1), 37-44.
  • Shen, J., Karakus, M., Xu, C. (2013). Chart-based slope stability assessment using the Generalized Hoek-Brown criterion. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 64, 210-219. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.09.002
  • Shen, J., Priest, S., Karakus, M. (2012). Determination of Mohr-Coulomb shear strength parameters from generalized Hoek-Brown criterion for slope stability analysis. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45(1), 123-129. doi:10.1007/s00603-011-0184-z
  • Shen, J., Karakus, M., Xu, C. (2012). A comparative study for empirical equations in estimating deformation modulus of rock masses. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 32, 245-250. doi:10.1016/j.tust.2012.07.004
  • Shen, J., Karakus, M., Xu, C. (2012). Direct expressions for linearization of shear strength envelopes given by the Generalized Hoek-Brown criterion using genetic programming. Computers and Geotechnics, 44, 139-146. doi:10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.04.008
  • Karakus, M. (2011). Function identification for the intrinsic strength and elastic properties of granitic rocks via genetic programming (GP). Computers & Geosciences, 37(9), 1318-1323. doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2010.09.002
  • Karakus, M. (2007). Appraising the methods accounting for 3D tunnelling effects in 2D plane strain FE analysis. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 22(1), 47-56. doi:10.1016/j.tust.2006.01.004
  • Karakus, M., Ozsan, A., Basarir, H. (2007). Finite element analysis for the twin metro tunnel constructed in Ankara Clay, Turkey. Bulletin of Engineering Geology & the Environment, 66(1), 71-79. doi:10.1007/s10064-006-0056-z
  • Karakus, M., Tutmez, B. (2006). Fuzzy and Multiple Regression Modelling for Evaluation of Intact Rock Strength Based on Point Load, Schmidt Hammer and Sonic Velocity. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 39(1), 45-57. doi:10.1007/s00603-005-0050-y
  • Basarir, H., Ozsan, A., Karakus, M. (2005). Analysis of support requirements for a shallow diversion tunnel at Guledar dam site, Turkey. Engineering Geology, 81(2), 131-145. doi:10.1016/j.enggeo.2005.07.010
  • Karakus, M., Fowell, R. (2005). Back analysis for tunnelling induced ground movements and stress redistribution. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 20(6), 514-524. doi:10.1016/j.tust.2005.02.007
  • Karakus, M., Kumral, M., Kilic, O. (2005). Predicting elastic properties of intact rocks from index tests using multiple regression modelling. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 42(2), 323-330. doi:10.1016/j.ijrmms.2004.08.005
  • Karakus, M., Fowell, R. (2003). Effects of different tunnel face advance excavation on the settlement by FEM. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 18(5), 513-523. doi:10.1016/S0886-7798(03)00068-3

 

Conference papers

  • Nguyen G.D, Bui H.H., Karakus M., Taheri A. 2016. The smoothed particle hydrodynamics in modelling rock fracture and caving. International Conference on Geo-mechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources - 28, 29 September, Melbourne (Accepted).
  • Perez S., Karakus M., Pellet F., 2016. A study on the wear process of impregnated diamond bits via acoustic emission, 2016 ISRM International Symposium“EUROCK 2016″, 29-31 August 2016, Cappadocia (Accepted).
  • Zhoua C., Xu C., Karakus M. and Shen J. 2016. Sensitivity analysis for the effects of fracture geometry on rock mass failure using synthetic rock mass approach, International Conference on Geo-mechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources - 28, 29 September, Melbourne (Accepted).
  • Bruning T., Karakus M., Nguyen G., 2016. Development of a new constitutive model for strainburst using a unified yield-failure criterion, International Conference on Geo-mechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources - 28, 29 September, Melbourne (Accepted).
  • Karakus M., Xiang Ji, Jialun Qi, Zhongyu Xu, Chuanwei Wang. 2015. Rock Fatigue Damage Evaluation under Cyclic Loading using Acoustic Emission, World Multidisciplinary Earth Science Symposium 2015 – WMESS 2015, Prague. (Abstract)
  • Karakus M., Ingerson A., Thurlow W., Genockey M., Jones J. 2015. A New Method to Estimate Pre-Loads in Rocks using Kaiser Effect, World Multidisciplinary Earth Science Symposium 2015 – WMESS 2015, Prague. (Abstract)
  • Karakus, M., Ebong, U., Liu, C., & Zhou, H. (2015). Three-Dimensional finite element analysis of rock fatigue damage under dynamic loading. In W. Schubert (Ed.), Future Development of Rock Mechanics. Salzburg, Austria.
  • Perez, S., Karakus, M. (2015). An artificial neural network approach for the prediction of abrasivity of hard rocks using acoustic emission. In W. Schubert (Ed.), Future Development of Rock Mechanics. Salzburg, Austria.
  • Perez, S., Karakus, M. (2015). The influence of mineral contents of granitic rocks on the acoustic emission during single contact abrasivity test. In ISRM Congress 2015 Proceedings (pp. 1-4). Montreal, Canada.
  • Karakus, M., Perez, S., Goodchild, D. (2015). In-situ stress measurements from oriented sub-cores using acoustic emission and deformation rate analysis. In Proceedings of the 24th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey. Antalya, Turkey.
  • Chanda, E., Karakus, M., Light, L., Cook, B., Harris, A. (2014). Optimization of the paste fill cycle at Angas Zinc Mine, Strathalbyn, South Australia. The 12th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference, Adelaide, Australia.. In The 12th AusIMM Underground Operators’ Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Karakus, M. (2014). Quantifying the discrepancy in preloads estimated by acoustic emission and deformation rate analysis. In Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses - Proceedings of EUROCK 2014, ISRM European Regional Symposium (pp. 89-94). Taylor and Francis - Balkema.
  • Karakus, M., Baillie, T. S., Cannon, O. R., Forsyth, B. F. H., Snell, T. J. (2014). Developing early age strength in Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete (FRS): Effects of accelerator types and rate of dosages. In Rock Engineering and Rock Mechanics: Structures in and on Rock Masses - Proceedings of EUROCK 2014, ISRM European Regional Symposium (pp. 1021-1026). Taylor and Francis - Balkema.
  • Karakus, M., May, T., Ollerenshaw, D. (2013). Acoustic emission (AE) signatures of rock cutting response of an impregnated diamond drill bit. In S. I. Ao, L. Gelman, D. W. L. Hukins, & A. Hunter (Eds.), Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering 2013 Vol. 3 LNECS (pp. 2068-2074). Online: International Association of Engineers. Retrieved from http://www.iaeng.org/publication/WCE2013/WCE2013_pp2068-2074.pdf
  • Shen, J., Karakus, M., Xu, C. (2012). Equivalent Hoek-Brown shear strength for slope stability analysis in highly fractured rock mass. In Proceedings of the 2012 ISRM International Symposium, Eurock 2012 (pp. 1-11). online: ISRM. Retrieved from http://www.onepetro.org/mslib/app/Preview.do?paperNumber=ISRM-EUROCK-2012-071&societyCode=ISRM#
  • Melkoumian, N., Xu, C., Karakus, M., Cox, P., I'Anson, R., Stojakovich, J., . . . Ciancio, O. (2012). Feasibility study of a deep geological repository for high level radioactive waste (HLW) in Central Australia. In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, SWEMP 2012 (pp. 203-212). CD: MPES-CAMI-SWEMP.
  • Karakus, M., Tutmez, B. (2011). Assessing deformability of siltstone under compressive loading by ultrasonic wave propagation. In Conference proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium 2011 (pp. 625-633). CD ROM: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
  • Xu, C., Karakus, M., Melkoumian, N., Wang, C., Sui, Q., Wang, J., . . . Goodchild, D. (2011). Probabilistic slope stability assessment of fresh bulldog shale in prominent hill open pit. In Proceedings of the 35th APCOM Symposium 2011 (pp. 643-649). CD ROM: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
  • Karakus, M., Tutmez, B., Kaleci, D. (2009). Ultrasonic evaluation of igneous and metamorphic rocks under compressive loading. In Proceedings of IMTEC 2009 (pp. 1-8). Turkey: The Chamber of Mining Engineersof Turkey.
  • Karakus, M., Tutmez, B., Kaleci, D. (2008). Symbolic Regression Analysis for the Relationship Between Static and Dynamic Elasticity Moduli of Some Intact Rocks via Genetic Programming. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9 TH REGIONAL ROCK MECHANICS SYMPOSIUM. Izmir, Turkey.
  • Karakus, M. (2008). Genetic Programming (GP) in Rock Mechanics. In I. Yilmaz (Ed.), Symposium on Soft Computing Techniques in Earth Sciences. Sivas, Turkey.
  • Karakus, M., Tutmez, B. (2006). A fuzzy model to predict elasticity modulus of some intact rocks. In Proceedings of the VIIIth Regional Rock Mechanics Symposium (pp. 93-98). Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Ozsan, A., Karakus, M. (2006). Site investigations and convergence measurements for a twin metro tunnel driven in Ankara clay, Turkey. In International Association for Engineering Geology Congress Proceedings 2006 (pp. 6 pages). Online: The Geological Society of London. Retrieved from http://www.iaeg.info/iaeg2006/INDEXES/THEMES8.HTM
  • Karakus, M., Fowell, R. (2006). 2-D and 3-D finite element analyses for the settlement due to soft ground tunnelling. In ITA-AITES 2006 World Tunnel Congress and 32nd ITA General Assembly:  Proceedings Safety in the underground space Vol. 21 (pp. 392). Online: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.tust.2005.12.203
  • Karakus, M., Fowell, R. (2004). An insight into the New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM). In The 7th Regional Rock Mechanics Symposium, Sivas, 21-22 October 2004 Proceedings (pp. 14 pages). Online: ROCKMEC.
  • Karakus, M., Fowell, R. J. (2002). Effects of lining thickness on settlement, lining moment and hoop stress for a tunnel driven in soft ground, , Konya, pp. 299-304.. In Proceedings of the 6th Regional Rock Mechanics Symposium (pp. 299-304). Konya, Turkey.
  • Depci, T., Karakus, M., Onal, A. (2002). Index properties of alluvial soils in Malatya Plain. In Proceedings of the 6. Regional Rock mechanics Symposium (pp. 217-222). Konya, Turkey.
  • Karakus, M. (2001). Predicting Horizontal Movement for a Tunnel by Empirical and FE Methods. In E. Unal, B. Unver, & E. Tercan (Eds.), Proceeding of the seventeenth International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey. Ankara, Turkey.
  • Karakus, M., Fowell, R. J. (2000). Fem analysis for the effects of the NATM construction technique on settlement above shallow soft ground tunnels. In M. C. ERVIN (Ed.), GeoEng2000. Melbourne, Australia.

 

Google Scholar Citations

ResearchGate

 

Professional Associations

Editorial/Review activities

Board Member

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology

International Journal of Mining Reclamation and Environment

 

Journal Review

International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences

ASCE, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Engineering Geology

Mining Technology IMM Transactions, Section A

Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology

Canadian Geotechnical Journal

International Journal of Mining Reclamation and Environment

International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology

International Journal of Geophysics

Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastucture Engineering

Advances in Mechanical Engineering

Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

Soils and Foundations

Neural Computing and Applications

Engineering Computations

Energies

Bulletin of Engineering Geology

Engineering Review

The KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics

Engineering with Computers

SpringerPlus

Applied Soft Computing

Applied Mathematical Modelling

Applied Mathematics and Computation

Australian Journal of Civil Engineering

Arabian Journal of Geosciences

Geomechanics and Geoengineering

Earth Sciences Research Journal

Environmental Earth Sciences

Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Scientific Research and Essays

Natural Hazards

Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A

 

Professional Memberships

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM)

International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)

Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS)

Engineers Australia

International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG)

Turkish National Society for Rock Mechanics

Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey

Eastern Australian Ground Control Group (EAGCG)

Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG)

 

Entry last updated: Monday, 27 Jun 2016

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