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Dr Klaus Thoeni

Research Associate

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

Klaus Thoeni holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. degree in Civil Engineering of Graz University of Technology in Austria and has been working with advanced numerical methods (BEM, FEM, DEM) and their application to underground excavations, rock mechanics and structural analysis for more than 6 years. In July 2010, he moved to Australia and took a position as research associate at the University of Newcastle. Since then, he has been mainly working on ACARP projects including "Improved Management of the Rock Fall Hazard at the Base of Highwalls" and "Energy absorption capacity of muck piles and their status as engineered hard barriers".

He has also joined the development team of the open-source software YADE, which is an efficient numerical tool for simulating the dynamic behaviour of geomaterials by using the Discrete Element Method. Prior to this, he was a research associate at the Institute for Structural Analysis at Graz University of Technology where he focussed on the European project SeRoN. He was strongly involved in the initial stage of the project the identification and classification of critical infrastructures (D100, D200).

He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in September 2009. During his Ph.D., he worked as a full time research and teaching assistant at the same institution. As a teaching assistant, he taught structural analysis (statics and dynamics of structures) and numerical methods (FEM, BEM) and he supervised several bachelor and master projects. As a researcher, he was strongly involved in the integrated European project TunConstruct and the application of the Boundary Element Method to anisotropic material, piezoelectricity and non-linear problems. He was in the development team of the research software BEFE++, which is a new generation numerical analysis tool for underground excavations.

Research Expertise
Dr Thoeni's areas of expertise are in numerical methods (BEM, DEM, FEM) and their application in structural analysis, rock mechanics and coal mining. He has extensive knowledge in the analysis of tunnelling and underground excavation problems with the Boundary Element Method and Finite Element Method (including the coupling of the methods) and in the simulation of rock fall protection systems with the Discrete Element Method. Other areas of general interest are photogrammetry, programming, parallel processing and open source software (Linux).

Teaching Expertise
Dr Thoeni was strongly involved in teaching structural analysis (statics and dynamics of structures) and numerical methods (FEM, BEM) at the Institute for Structural Analysis at Graz University of Technology, where he supervised several bachelor and master projects.

Administrative Expertise
Dr Thoeni was second deputy head of the Institute for Structural Analysis at Graz University of Technology. He was computer and network administrator and fire warden.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Keywords

  • 3D Mapping
  • 3D Modelling
  • Boundary Element Method (BEM)
  • Computer programming
  • Coupling of Numerical Methods
  • Discrete Element Method (DEM)
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Mining
  • Numerical modelling
  • Photogrammetry
  • Remote Sensing
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rockfall analysis
  • Structural analysis
  • Structure from Motion (SfM)

Languages

  • German (Mother)
  • Italian (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
010299 Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified 20
090599 Civil Engineering not elsewhere classified 70
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/03/2010 - 1/07/2010 PostDoc Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute for Structural Analysis
Austria
1/01/2010 -  Research Fellowship SIMNET
Austria
1/01/2006 -  ELBENet Research Fellowship

Europe Latin-America Boundary Element NETwork/Alfa Program

European Union
Austria
1/03/2005 - 1/02/2010 Research Assistant Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute for Structural Analysis
Austria
1/01/2005 -  Membership - Ordine Ingegneri della Provincia di Bolzano Ordine Ingegneri della Provincia di Bolzano (Order of Engineers of the Province of Bolzano)
Italy

Awards

Honours

Year Award
2003 Amann Award
Unknown

Recognition

Year Award
2014 Excellent Paper Award to Juniors
Unknown
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Smilauer V, Catalano E, Chareyre B, Dorofeenko S, Duriez J, Dyck N, Elias J, Yade Documentation, The Yade Project, http://yade-dem.org/ (2015) [A4]
DOI 10.5281/zenodo.34073
2010 Smilauer V, Catalano E, Chareyre B, Dorofenko S, Duriez J, Gladky A, et al., Yade Documentation, The Yade Project, http://yade-dem.org/ (2010)
2009 Thoeni K, The Boundary Element Method for Non-Linear Problems: A Novel Approach for an Error-Controlled Adaptive Analysis, Verlag der Technischen Universitat Graz, Graz, Austria, 211 (2009) [A1]

Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Lambert C, Sloan S, 'Rockfall trajectory analysis with drapery systems', Engineering Geology for Society and Territory: Landslide Processes, Springer, Heidelberg 2007-2011 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_356
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Scott Sloan
2015 Fityus S, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'The Influence of Shape on the Inherent Rolling Potential of Loose Rocks', Engineering Geology for Society and Territory - Volume 2, Springer, Heidelberg 2045-2048 (2015) [B1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-09057-3_364
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini
2010 Beer G, Duenser C, Riederer K, Carvalho Dos Prazeres PG, Thoeni K, Zechner J, Stettner M, 'Chapter 7: Computer Simulation of Conventional Construction', Technology Innovation in Underground Construction, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, United States of America 129-161 (2010) [B1]

Journal article (16 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Effeindzourou M, Chareyre B, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Kneib F, 'Modelling of deformable structures in the general framework of the discrete element method', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44 143-156 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2015.07.015
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Cheng H, Yamamoto H, Thoeni K, 'Numerical study on stress states and fabric anisotropies in soilbags using the DEM', Computers and Geotechnics, 76 170-183 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.03.006
2016 Ferrari F, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'Qualitative Rockfall Hazard Assessment: A Comprehensive Review of Current Practices', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49 2865-2922 (2016)
DOI 10.1007/s00603-016-0918-z
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Thoeni K, Effeindzourou A, Chareyre B, Giacomini A, 'Discrete modelling of soil-inclusion problems', Applied Mechanics and Materials, 846 397-402 (2016)
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.846.397
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Ferrari F, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Lambert C, 'A rapid approach to estimate the rockfall energies and distances at the base of rock cliffs', Georisk, 10 179-199 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.This paper presents a new methodology for estimating the expected energies and first impact distances at the base of ... [more]

© 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.This paper presents a new methodology for estimating the expected energies and first impact distances at the base of a rock cliff, subject to the geometry and properties of the cliff and the representative block being known. The method is based on a sensitivity analysis, conducted by means of kinematic simulations and carried out for a large range of input parameters and their combinations, taking into account the uncertainty associated with their estimate. The proposed approach is validated by comparing predictions to experimental data and shows great potential for a quick qualitative hazard assessment.

DOI 10.1080/17499518.2016.1139729
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2015 Dall'Asta E, Thoeni K, Santise M, Forlani G, Giacomini A, Roncella R, 'Network Design and Quality Checks in Automatic Orientation of Close-Range Photogrammetric Blocks', Sensors, 15 7985-8008 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/s150407985
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2015 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'Full-scale experimental testing of dump-point safety berms in surface mining', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 52 1791-1810 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1139/cgj-2014-0455
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2014 Dall'Asta E, Perini L, Thoeni K, Roncella R, Giacomini A, 'METRIC COMPARISON OF AUTOMATIC ORIENTATION TECHNIQUES', Bollettino SIFET, 1-14 (2014) [C2]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2014 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Lambert C, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'A 3D discrete element modelling approach for rockfall analysis with drapery systems', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROCK MECHANICS AND MINING SCIENCES, 68 107-119 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2014.02.008
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Scott Sloan, John Carter, Anna Giacomini
2014 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Murtagh R, Kniest E, 'A comparison of multi-view 3D reconstruction of a rock wall using several cameras and a laser scanner', ISPRS: International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XL-5 573-580 (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-573-2014
Citations Scopus - 7
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2013 Thoeni K, Lambert C, Giacomini A, Sloan SW, 'Discrete modelling of hexagonal wire meshes with a stochastically distorted contact model', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 49 158-169 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.10.014
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2012 Prazeres PGC, Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Nonlinear analysis of NATM tunnel construction with the boundary element method', Computers and Geotechnics, 40 160-173 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10
2012 Prazeres PGC, Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Corrigendum to 'Nonlinear analysis of NATM tunnel construction with the boundary element method'', Computers and Geotechnics, 42 98 (2012) [C3]
2012 Lambert C, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Casagrande D, Sloan SW, 'Rockfall hazard analysis from discrete fracture network modelling with finite persistence discontinuities', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 45 871-884 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00603-012-0250-1
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Scott Sloan
2012 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Lambert C, Booth S, Sloan SW, 'Experimental study on rockfall drapery systems for open pit highwalls', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 56 171-181 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Scott Sloan
2012 Duenser C, Thoeni K, Riederer K, Lindner B, Beer G, 'New Developments of the Boundary Element Method for Underground Constructions', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOMECHANICS, 12 665-675 (2012) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000173
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
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Conference (30 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Thoeni K, Renton C, Giacomini A, 'A multirotor platform for mapping and inspecting sub-vertical rock faces', Geophysical Research Abstracts (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Giacomini A, Ferrari F, Thoeni K, Lambert C, 'A new rapid method for rockfall energies and distances estimation', Geophysical Research Abstracts (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Guccione DE, Thoeni K, Santise M, Giacomini A, Roncella R, Forlani F, 'The potential of low-cost RPAS for multi-view reconstruction of rock cliffs', Geophysical Research Abstracts (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Discrete modelling of drapery systems', Geophysical Research Abstracts (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Thoeni K, Ferrari F, Giacomini A, Lambert C, 'Qualitative assessment of the rockfall hazard at the base of highwalls' (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Ferrari F, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Lambert C, 'Assessment of rockfall hazard in open-pit coal mines: practical application' (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Lambert C, Ferrari F, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Rockfall mitigation measures and design scenarios at the base of highwalls' (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2016 Thoeni K, Guccione DE, Santise M, Giacomini A, Roncella R, Forlani G, 'The potential of low-cost RPAS for multi-view reconstruction of sub-vertical rock faces', International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B5-909-2016
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2015 Thoeni K, Fityus SG, Giacomini A, Vaha J, 'Discrete modelling of a tilt box test for granular materials', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (2015) [E1]

This paper investigates the factors affecting the shear strength of granular materials by means of the tilt box test. The test involves the titling of a specifically designed spli... [more]

This paper investigates the factors affecting the shear strength of granular materials by means of the tilt box test. The test involves the titling of a specifically designed split-box and measuring the angle at which the upper half of the box slides off. This angle can be interpreted as the peak friction angle of the sample for a low stress state. Experimental tests and numerical analyses using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) are carried out and compared. The study is carried out for two different materials, a rounded and an angular aggregate. It is shown that rolling resistance is needed to match the experimental results if only spheres are used but this is not the case for non-spherical particles. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini
2015 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Determining the Energy absorption capacity of safety berms in surface mining', Bowen Basin Symposium 2015: Bowen Basin and Beyond (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2015 Seedsman R, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Management of the rockfall hazard at the base of a highwall', Bowen Basin Symposium 2015: Bowen Basin and Beyond (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2015 Effeindzourou A, Thoeni K, Chareyre B, Giacomini A, 'A general method for modelling deformable structures in DEM', Particle-Based Methods IV: Fundamentals and Applications (2015) [E2]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2015 Effeindzourou A, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Sloan SW, 'A discrete model for rock impacts on muckpiles', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (2015) [E1]

This work consists of a preliminary numerical study on the impact behaviour of rock blocks on muckpiles using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). A contact law using a linear hyste... [more]

This work consists of a preliminary numerical study on the impact behaviour of rock blocks on muckpiles using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). A contact law using a linear hysteresis model for normal contacts and a Mohr-Coulomb model for tangential contacts is used. In addition, two dissipative laws are introduced consisting of a moment transfer law and normal viscous damping law. One of the aims of this study is to investigate if the contact law enables a realistic modelling of the rebound characteristics of a block during impact on a muckpile. A parametric study is carried out in order to investigate the influence of the constitutive model parameters and the presence of clumps. Numerical predictions are compared to experimental results. It is shown that clumps in the muckpile are essential to reproduce realistic results. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Co-authors Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2015 Ferrari F, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Lambert C, 'A new rockfall hazard methodology for open-pit coal mines', Bowen Basin Symposium 2015: Bowen Basin and Beyond (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2014 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Seedsman R, 'Rockfall analysis for highwalls with drapery systems', RocExs 2014 (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2013 Thoeni K, Lambert C, Giacomini A, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'An integrated approach for rockfall analysis with drapery systems', Slope Stability 2013 (2013) [E1]
Co-authors John Carter, Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2013 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Lambert C, Sloan SW, 'Numerical investigation on the performance of a rockfall drapery system', Particle-Based Methods III: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Particle-based MethodsFundamentals and Applications, Particles 2013 (2013) [E2]

This paper presents a discrete modelling approach which allows the simulation of rockfalls behind drapery systems. The falling rock is represented by a rigid assembly of spheres w... [more]

This paper presents a discrete modelling approach which allows the simulation of rockfalls behind drapery systems. The falling rock is represented by a rigid assembly of spheres whereas the slope is represented by triangular elements. Energy dissipation during impact on the slope is considered via friction and viscous damping. The drapery is represented by a set of spherical particles which interact remotely. The numerical model is used to investigate the efficiency of a drapery system. Various simulations with two different block sizes are performed and the numerical predictions of simulations with drapery are compared to simulations without drapery in order to assess the performance of the protection system.

Co-authors Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2012 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Lambert C, Sloan SW, 'Numerical and experimental investigation of a rockfall drapery system', Geophysical Research Abstracts (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2012 Thoeni K, Irschara A, Giacomini A, 'Efficient photogrammetric reconstruction of highwalls in open pit coal mines', 16th Australasian Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Conference Proceedings (2012) [E2]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2011 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Sloan SW, Lambert C, Casagrande D, 'Numerical analysis of rockfall hazard in open pit coal mines', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 2 (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2011 Thoeni K, Lambert C, Giacomini A, Sloan SW, 'Discrete modelling of a rockfall protective system', Particle-Based Methods II - Fundamentals and Applications (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Scott Sloan, Anna Giacomini
2011 Thoeni K, Lambert C, Giacomini A, Sloan SW, 'Discrete modelling of a rockfall protective system', Proceedings of the II International Conference on Particle -Based Methods Fundamentals and Applications: Particles 2011 (2011) [E2]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Scott Sloan
2011 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Kniest HT, Lambert C, 'In situ experiments of rockfall in an open pit coal mine', Proceedings, Slope Stability 2011: International Symposium on Rock Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2010 Beer G, Riederer K, Thoeni K, 'New developments of the boundary element method with internal cells', Proceedings of PACAM XI - 11th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (2010) [E1]
2009 Beer G, Dunser C, Riederer K, Terkovics R, Thoeni K, 'New developments in the simulation of problems in underground construction', 1st International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics (ComGeo I) (2009) [E1]
2009 Carvalho Dos Prazeres PG, Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Non-linear Tunnel Analysis with the Boundary Element Method', Proceedings of Computational Methods in Tunnelling - EURO:TUN 2009 (2009) [E1]
2008 Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Error controlled analysis of non-linear problems using the boundary element method', Advances In Boundary Element Techniques IX (2008) [E1]
2008 Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Efficient (Error Controlled) Calculation of Non-Linear Problems by the Boundary Ele- ment Method', 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics WCCM8 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering ECCOMAS 2008 (2008) [E1]
2008 Duarte V, Cerrolaza M, Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Three dimensional piezoelectric boundary element simulation', Desarrollo y avances en métodos numéricos para ingeniería y ciencias aplicadas (2008) [E3]
2007 Thoeni K, Hafizi R, Beer G, 'Efficient Calculation of Non-Linear Problems using the Boundary Element Method in Tunnelling', CD-ROM Proceedings of the ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Tunnelling (EURO:TUN 2007) (2007) [E1]
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Report (5 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Allemand J, Elmouttie M, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'Recommendations on the use of Terrestrial Laser Scanning and 3D Photogrammetry for mine highwall stability analysis', CSIRO, 62 (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2014 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'Energy Absorption Capacity of Muck Piles and their Status as Engineered Hard Barriers Stage One', Australian Coal Association Research Program, 250 (2014) [R1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2012 Giacomini A, Lambert C, Thoeni K, 'Improved Management of the Rock Fall Hazard at the Base of the Highwalls', Australian Coal Association Research Program, 184 (2012) [R1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2011 Beer G, Thoeni K, Julia U, Kaundinya I, Hamann E, Kostrzewa M, et al., 'SeRoN deliverable D200: Identification and risk classification of critical infrastructures', European Commission (2011) [R2]
2010 Holthausen N, Zulauf C, Ruf D, Kaundinya I, Heimbecher F, Thoeni K, et al., 'SeRoN deliverable D100: Identification of threats to transport infrastructures', European Commission (2010) [R2]
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Thesis / Dissertation (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Thoeni K, Error-Controlled Adaptive Analysis of Non-Linear Problems using the BEM, Graz University of Technology, Austria (2009) [T1]
2005 Thoeni K, Efficient calculation of anisotropic fundamental solutions for the boundary element method, Graz University of Technology, Austria (2005) [T1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 9
Total funding $658,255

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20152 grants / $126,030

Advanced Analysis of Collisions Between Ultra Class Haul Trucks and Windrows (Additional Funding)$124,780

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni, Doctor Anna Giacomini
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1401016
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics, QUT Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane, Australia, 30/11/15 - 1/12/2015$1,250

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501250
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $261,090

Rockfall Hazard Matrix for Risk Reduction in Mine Sites$259,590

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Anna Giacomini, Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300807
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

5th Interdisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection (RocExs 2014), Lecco Italy, 29-31 May 2014$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400590
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $11,200

Efficient multi-view 3D reconstruction combining terrestrial and aerial photography for geotechnical applications$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Early Career Researcher Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300601
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Third Conference on Particle-based Methods (PARTICLES 2013), Stuttgard, Germany, 18 - 20 September 2013$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300865
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $258,735

Energy absorption capacity of muck piles and their status as engineered hard barriers$257,935

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Anna Giacomini, Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1100942
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

EGU Vienna, Austria, 22 - 27 April 2012$800

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200509
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $1,200

PARTICLE 2011, Barcelona, Spain, 26 - 28 October 2011$1,200

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team Doctor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100694
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.25

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Numerical Investigation of the Energy Absorption Capacity of Rockfall Protection Measures for Underground Portals
PhD (Civil Eng), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 21
Austria 16
New Zealand 9
Italy 4
France 2
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Dr Klaus Thoeni

Position

Research Associate
PRC for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Email klaus.thoeni@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5735
Fax (02) 4921 6946
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Office

Room EA215
Building Engineering Building EA
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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