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Biography

Majid Nazem works in the area of computational mechanics, and is interested in the application of numerical methods in geotechnical problems.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 25/07/2006

Research

Research keywords

  • Adaptive Finite Element Methods
  • Contact Mechanics
  • Finite Plasticity
  • Large deformations
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis

Research expertise

Computational Geomechanics

Finite Elements Method

Finite Plasticity

Contact Mechanics

Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

Languages

  • English
  • Persian (Excluding Dari)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090501Civil Geotechnical Engineering65
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified25
010299Applied Mathematics Not Elsewhere Classified10

Awards

Research Award.

2006Trollope Medal
AGS (Australia)
Best paper published in Geotechnical Engineering

Collaboration

Numerical analysis of reinforced concrete structures

Dynamic analysis of geotechnical problems

Adaptive finite element methods

Multi-seam mining/ land subsidence

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Representative of Discipline of Civil, Surveying, and Environmental, Marketing Committee Group (MCG) of the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Finite Elements
  • Fortran programming language
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Stress Analysis
  • Theory of Structures

Teaching expertise

CIVL3280 – Geomechanics II.

CIVL4110 – Theory of Structures III.

CIVL4201 – Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

CIVL4830 – Stress and Finite Element Analysis.

GENG1001 – Introduction to Engineering Mechanics.

GENG1002 – Engineering Computations.

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Highlighted Publications

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2006Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP, 'Stress integration and mesh refinement for large deformation in geomechanics', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 65 1002-1027 (2006) [C1]

Publications

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Journal article (16 outputs)

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2015Ghorbani J, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Application of the generalised-a method in dynamic analysis of partially saturated media', 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, 129-134 (2015)

Co-authors: John Carter

2014Sharafisafa M, Nazem M, 'Application of the distinct element method and the extended finite element method in modelling cracks and coalescence in brittle materials', Computational Materials Science, 91 102-121 (2014) [C1]
2014Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Carter JP, Sloan SW, 'Large deformation dynamic analysis of saturated porous media with applications to penetration problems', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 55 117-131 (2014) [C1]
2014Carter JP, Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, 'One-dimensional test problems for dynamic consolidation', Acta Geotechnica, (2014)
2013Kardani M, Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP, 'Large deformation analysis of geomechanics problems by a combined rh-adaptive finite element method', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 49 90-99 (2013) [C1]
2012Nazem M, Kardani M, Carter JP, Sheng D, 'A comparative study of error assessment techniques for dynamic contact problems of geomechanics', Computers and Geotechnics, 40 62-73 (2012) [C1]
2012Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Refined h-adaptive finite element procedure for large deformation geotechnical problems', Computational Mechanics, 49 21-33 (2012) [C1]
2012Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW, Chow SH, 'Dynamic analysis of a smooth penetrometer free-falling into uniform clay', Geotechnique, 62 893-905 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2009Nazem M, Carter JP, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Alternative stress-integration schemes for large-deformation problems of solid mechanics', Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 45 934-943 (2009) [C1]
2009Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW, 'Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for dynamic analysis of geotechnical problems', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 549-557 (2009) [C1]
2009Sheng D, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Some computational aspects for solving deep penetration problems in geomechanics', Computational Mechanics, 44 549-561 (2009) [C1]
2009Nazem M, Rahmani I, Rezaee-Pajand M, 'Nonlinear FE analysis of reinforced concrete structures using a tresca-type yield surface', Scientia Iranica Transaction A-Civil Engineering, 16 512-519 (2009) [C1]
2008Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP, Sloan SW, 'Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for large-strain consolidation problems', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32 1023-1050 (2008) [C1]
2007Krabbenhoft K, Damkilde L, Nazem M, 'An implicit mixed enthalpy-temperature method for phase-change problems', Heat and Mass Transfer, 43 233-241 (2007) [C1]
2006Nazem M, Sheng D, Carter JP, 'Stress integration and mesh refinement for large deformation in geomechanics', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 65 1002-1027 (2006) [C1]
2003Rezaiee-Pajand M, Nazem M, 'Elasto-plastic analysis of three-dimensional structures', Engineering Computations, 20 274-295 (2003) [C1]
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Conference (27 outputs)

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2015Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Numerical modelling of offshore pipe-seabed interaction problems', 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)
2014Nazem M, Carter JP, Kardani M, 'Analysis of soil penetration problems by High-order elements', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2014) [E1]
2013Carter JP, Nazem M, 'Analysis of dynamic penetration of soils', From Materials to Structures: Advancement Through Innovation - Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM 2012 (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2013Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Numerical analysis of torpedo anchors', ComGeo III, Computational Geomechanics, Krakow, Poland (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: John Carter

2013Carter JP, Nazem M, Airey DW, 'Analysis of Dynamic Loading and Penetration of Soils - Application to site investigation and ground improvement', International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, ICGE 12, Hammamet, Tunisia (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: John Carter

2013Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, 'H-adaptive finite element analysis of consolidation problems in geomechanics', Computational Plasticity XII: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computational Plasticity - Fundamentals and Applications, COMPLAS 2013, Barcelona, Spain (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: Andrew Abbo

2013Moavenian M, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Numerical analysis of a penetrometer free-falling into a non-uniform soil layer', ComGeo III, Computational Geomechanics, Krakow, Poland (2013) [E2]

Co-authors: John Carter

2013Nazem M, Kardani M, Carter JP, Sloan SW, 'On the application of high-order elements in large deformation problems of geomechanics', ComGeo III, Computational Geomechanics, Krakow, Poland (2013) [E2]
2012Carter JP, Nazem M, 'Analysis of dynamic penetration of soils', From Materials to Structures: Advancement through Innovation, Sydney (2012) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2012Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Finite element simulation of dynamic pile penetration into a saturated porous medium', 6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2012, Vienna, Austria (2012) [E2]
2012Kardani M, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'A combined rh-adaptive finite element method for geotechnical problems', 12th Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics, PACAM XII, Port of Spain, Trinidad (2012)

Co-authors: John Carter

2011Nazem M, Kardani M, Carter JP, Sheng D, 'Application of h-adaptive fe method for dynamic analysis of geotechnical problems', COMGEO II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics, Cavtat, Croatia (2011) [E1]
2011Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Parametric study of a free-falling penetrometer in clay-like soils', Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics II - Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2011Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Numerical investigation of dynamic penetration factors for a free falling penetrometer', Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications. Volume 2, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2011Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Numerical simulation of dynamic pore fluid-solid interaction in fully saturated non-linear porous media', COMPLAS XI: 11th International Conference on Computational Plasticity, Barcelona, Spain (2011) [E2]
2011Kardani M, Nazem M, Sheng D, 'Application of h-adaptive FE method for analysis of contact problems in geomechanics', Program and abstracts: 2nd International Conference on Computational Contact Mechanics, Hanover, Germany (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2010Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW, 'Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for nonlinear problems of geomechanics', IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2010Carter JP, Nazem M, 'Analysis of dynamic penetration of objects into soil layers', Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Trondheim, Norway (2010) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2010Carter JP, Nazem M, Airey DW, Chow SH, 'Dynamic analysis of free-falling penetrometers in soil deposits', Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference, West Palm Beach, Florida (2010) [E2]
2010Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, 'A study of adaptive finite element methods in solving large deformation problems in geomechanics', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Palais des Congres, France (2010) [E3]
2010Kardani M, Nazem M, Abbo AJ, Sheng D, 'A comparative study of h-adaptive and r-adaptive finite element methods in geomechanics', Proceedings of the Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2008Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Dynamic analysis of geotechnical problems by arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method', Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), Goa, India (2008) [E1]

Co-authors: John Carter

2008Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Stress-integration algorithms for geomechanics problems involving large deformations', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]

Co-authors: John Carter

2007Nazem M, Sheng D, Abbo AJ, 'Alternative stress integration schemes in large deformation problems of geomechanics', Numerical Models in Geomechanics: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics (NUMOG X), Rhodes, Greece (2007) [E1]
2005Nazem M, Sheng D, 'Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method For Consolidation Problems In Geomechanics', Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Plasticity - Computational Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications (COMPLAS VIII), Barcelona, Spain (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2004Nazem M, Sheng D, 'Alternative Solution Methods For Large Deformations In Geomechanics', Proceedings of the 9th Symposium on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, Ottawa, Canada (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

2003Sheng D, Nazem M, 'Numerical Analysis Of Footings On Unsaturated Soils', Proceedings Of The 2nd Asian Conference On Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT-ASIA 2003), Osaka, Japan (2003) [E1]

Co-authors: Daichao Sheng

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$2,022,252

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2015 (1 grants)

Unsaturated Soil Dynamics$583,900
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Majid Nazem, Professor John Carter
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$583,90020152018
GNo:G1400130

2011 (2 grants)

Dynamic soil structure interaction$676,408
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor John Carter, Doctor Majid Nazem, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$676,40820112014
GNo:G1000200

Geomechanics of multiple seam mining interactions$430,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Majid Nazem, Dr Richard Merifield
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$430,00020112013
GNo:G1000138

2009 (1 grants)

2007 Research Fellowship - PRCGMM$330,244
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Majid Nazem
SchemeRole
Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$330,24420092012
GNo:G0189727

2008 (1 grants)

IACMAG 12, Goa, India, 1/10/2008 - 6/10/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Majid Nazem
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0189280
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions7
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL4.3

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorNumerical Analysis of Offshore Foundations
20142016PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorNumerical Investigation of the Mechanism of Post-Mining Subsidence
20132017PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorContact Mechanics Algorithms in Computational Geomechanics
20132017PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorApplication of Combined Distinct-Finite Element Method in Mining Engineering
20122016PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorNumerical Simulation of Dynamic Compaction within the Framework of Unsaturated Porous Media
20112015PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorMesh Optimisation Methods for Large Deformation Analysis of Geomechanics Problems
20112014PhD (Civil Eng)Principal SupervisorFinite Element Algorithms for Dynamic Analysis of Geotechnical Problems

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Civil Eng)Co-SupervisorApplications of Large Deformation Finite Element Method to Geotechnical Problems with Contact
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Dr Majidreza (Majid) Nazem

Work Phone(02) 4921 6048
Fax(02) 4921 6991
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
Office
217,
EA,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/majidreza-nazem