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Dr Majid Nazem

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering (Civil Engineering)

Career Summary

Biography

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

Research Expertise
Computational Geomechanics Finite Elements Method Finite Plasticity Contact Mechanics Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction .

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.

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

Collaborations
Numerical analysis of reinforced concrete structures Dynamic analysis of geotechnical problems Adaptive finite element methods Multi-seam mining/ land subsidence.


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Adaptive Finite Element Methods
  • Contact Mechanics
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Finite Elements
  • Finite Plasticity
  • Fortran programming language
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Large deformations
  • Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Stress Analysis
  • Theory of Structures

Languages

  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Fluent)

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090501Civil Geotechnical Engineering65
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified25
010299Applied Mathematics not elsewhere classified10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
2/03/2014 - 1/03/2016Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/03/2011 - 30/06/2011Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
21/07/2008 - 28/11/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/12/2010 - University Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia
1/03/2009 - 1/03/2012Fellow UON
UoN Research Fellowship
University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
1/03/2009 - 1/12/2010University Research FellowUniversity of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia
1/06/2007 - 1/03/2009PostdoctorateUniversity of Newcastle
Engineering & Built Environment
Australia

Awards

Research Award

YearAward
2006D. H. Trollope Medal
Australian Geomechanics Society
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Publications

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


Journal article (20 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Wang D, Bienen B, Nazem M, Tian Y, Zheng J, Pucker T, Randolph MF, 'Large deformation finite element analyses in geotechnical engineering', Computers and Geotechnics, 65 104-114 (2015)

Geotechnical applications often involve large displacements of structural elements, such as penetrometers or footings, in soil. Three numerical analysis approaches capable of acco... [more]

Geotechnical applications often involve large displacements of structural elements, such as penetrometers or footings, in soil. Three numerical analysis approaches capable of accounting for large deformations are investigated here: the implicit remeshing and interpolation technique by small strain (RITSS), an efficient Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (EALE) implicit method and the Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) approach available as part of commercial software. The theoretical basis and implementation of the methods are discussed before their relative performance is evaluated through four benchmark cases covering static, dynamic and coupled problems in geotechnical engineering. Available established analytical and numerical results are also provided for comparison purpose. The advantages and limitation of the different approaches are highlighted. The RITSS and EALE predict comparable results in all cases, demonstrating the robustness of both in-house codes. Employing implicit integration scheme, RITSS and EALE have stable convergence although their computational efficiency may be low for high-speed problems. The CEL is commercially available, but user expertise on element size, critical step time and critical velocity for quasi-static analysis is required. Additionally, mesh-independency is not satisfactorily achieved in the CEL analysis for the dynamic case.

DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2014.12.005
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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)

The main aim of this study is to apply a robust time integration technique for simulating the behaviour of unsaturated soils subjected to dynamic loads. The governing equations of... [more]

The main aim of this study is to apply a robust time integration technique for simulating the behaviour of unsaturated soils subjected to dynamic loads. The governing equations of the three soil phases and their interactions are derived based on the mass conservation law, linear momentum balance and energy conservation of each phase in an isothermal environment. In addition, a number of experimental equations are employed to represent the hydraulic conductivity and the drainage characteristics of the soil, such as the suction-saturation relationship and the dependency of the hydraulic conductivity on suction. The global system of equations is then solved by using an implicit time-stepping algorithm based on the Generalised-a integration scheme. The accuracy of the numerical model and the finite element code is verified by comparing the numerical results with results obtained by an analytical solution. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Co-authorsJohn Carter
2015Carter JP, Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, 'One-dimensional test problems for dynamic consolidation', ACTA GEOTECHNICA, 10 173-178 (2015) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s11440-014-0336-xAuthor URL
Co-authorsJohn Carter, Scott Sloan
2015Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Frictionless contact formulation for dynamic analysis of nonlinear saturated porous media based on the mortar method', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, (2015)

Summary: A finite element algorithm for frictionless contact problems in a two-phase saturated porous medium, considering finite deformation and inertia effects, has been formulat... [more]

Summary: A finite element algorithm for frictionless contact problems in a two-phase saturated porous medium, considering finite deformation and inertia effects, has been formulated and implemented in a finite element programme. The mechanical behaviour of the saturated porous medium is predicted using mixture theory, which models the dynamic advection of fluids through a fully saturated porous solid matrix. The resulting mixed formulation predicts all field variables including the solid displacement, pore fluid pressure and Darcy velocity of the pore fluid. The contact constraints arising from the requirement for continuity of the contact traction, as well as the fluid flow across the contact interface, are enforced using a penalty approach that is regularised with an augmented Lagrangian method. The contact formulation is based on a mortar segment-to-segment scheme that allows the interpolation functions of the contact elements to be of order N. The main thrust of this paper is therefore how to deal with contact interfaces in problems that involve both dynamics and consolidation and possibly large deformations of porous media. The numerical algorithm is first verified using several illustrative examples. This algorithm is then employed to solve a pipe-seabed interaction problem, involving large deformations and dynamic effects, and the results of the analysis are also compared with those obtained using a node-to-segment contact algorithm. The results of this study indicate that the proposed method is able to solve the highly nonlinear problem of dynamic soil-structure interaction when coupled with pore water pressures and Darcy velocity.

DOI10.1002/nag.2386
Co-authorsJohn Carter, Scott Sloan
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]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2013.08.005Author URL
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsScott Sloan, John Carter
2014O'Loughlin CD, Nazem M, Chow SH, Randolph MF, Gaudin C, White DJ, 'Dynamic embedment of projectiles in clay', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49 133-145 (2014) [C1]

This paper provides an overview of the work of the Australian Research Council-funded Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering on free falling projectiles that have applica... [more]

This paper provides an overview of the work of the Australian Research Council-funded Centre for Geotechnical Science and Engineering on free falling projectiles that have applications as seabed characterisation tools and as anchoring systems for floating facilities. These projectiles are released in water and dynamically embed into the seabed through the kinetic energy they gain during freefall. The high penetration velocity, which can be up to 25 m/s at impact with the seabed, induces shear strain rates in the soil that are up to eight orders of magnitude higher than in a typical laboratory test. The difficulty in quantifying the soil strength at these very high strain rates, together with hydrodynamic aspects including pressure drag and potential water entrainment along the projectile-soil interface, complicates assessment of the penetration response. A large database of centrifuge and field data has been collated by the Centre and is used in this paper to quantify embedment potential and to examine the merit of a simple analytical framework that captures the dynamic response of free-falling projectiles. Aspects of the dynamic embedment process that cannot be predicted by the analytical framework, including potential hole closure during installation and pore pressure generation are investigated in finite element analyses that model the dynamic penetration of projectiles in soil. Example results from these analyses are provided.

CitationsScopus - 2
2014Kardani M, Nazem M, Carter JP, Abbo AJ, 'Large strain coupled analysis of geotechnical problems using high-order elements', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 49 167-174 (2014) [C1]

In this paper high-order triangular elements are implemented in the framework of the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for the analysis of large strain coupled consolidation pr... [more]

In this paper high-order triangular elements are implemented in the framework of the Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for the analysis of large strain coupled consolidation problems in geomechanics. The theory of coupled consolidation, as well as details of the high-order elements, including quadratic (6-noded), cubic (10-noded), quartic (15-noded) and quantic (21-noded) elements, are discussed. The accuracy and the efficiency of high-order elements in the analysis of undrained problems are presented by solving two classical geomechanics problems. These include the bearing capacity of soil under a footing and the large deformation analysis of a vertical cut subjected to a surcharge loading. Based on the numerical results, it is shown that high-order elements not only improve the accuracy of the solution, but can also significantly decrease the required computational time.

CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsJohn 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]

In this paper we study the performance of the discrete element method (DEM) and the extended finite element method (XFEM) modelling the crack initiation, propagation and coalescen... [more]

In this paper we study the performance of the discrete element method (DEM) and the extended finite element method (XFEM) modelling the crack initiation, propagation and coalescence in fractured rock masses. Firstly, the crack propagation in a rock sample with single closed and open flaws and subjected to an uniaxial compression is simulated by the DEM and XFEM. The results obtained by the two methods are then compared with the experimental results reported by Park and Bobet (2009). Under an uniaxial compression load, two types of cracks are observed including the tensile or wing cracks, and the shear or secondary cracks. The results obtained by the DEM are in good agreement with the experimental results, viz., both wing and shear cracks are accurately modelled. The XFEM, on the other hand, can predict the tensile (wing) cracks, but fails to model the shear cracks. In second part of this study we consider the analysis of fracture propagation and coalescence in rock masses containing two open or closed flaws. The results predicted by the DEM and XFEM are then compared with experimental test results. Coalescence is produced by the linkage of two flaws and a combination of wing and secondary cracks. In the crack propagation and coalescence problem, the DEM is able to predict all cracks involved in rock fracturing, such as the wing and secondary cracks, as well as the crack linkage between two adjacent flaws and their subsequent coalescence. However, the XFEM results only represent the wing cracks, and the method fails to predict the shear cracks. Finally, the effect of filling materials in open flaws on the crack propagation is investigated. The results indicate that the initiation and propagation of cracks and their coalescence in a material containing open flaws significantly change when the flaws are filled with a weak material. © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.commatsci.2014.04.006
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 3
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]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.09.013Author URL
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsJohn Carter, Daichao Sheng
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]
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsJohn Carter
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]
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsScott Sloan, Daichao Sheng
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]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.09.006
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng, 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]
DOI10.1016/j.finel.2009.09.006
CitationsScopus - 14Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsScott Sloan, Daichao Sheng, John Carter
2009Sheng D, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Some computational aspects for solving deep penetration problems in geomechanics', Computational Mechanics, 44 549-561 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00466-009-0391-6
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsJohn Carter, Daichao Sheng
2009Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW, 'Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for dynamic analysis of geotechnical problems', Computers and Geotechnics, 36 549-557 (2009) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.compgeo.2008.11.001
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsJohn Carter
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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
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]
DOI10.1002/nag.657
CitationsScopus - 35Web of Science - 25
Co-authorsScott Sloan, John Carter, Daichao Sheng
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]
DOI10.1007/s00231-006-0090-1
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsKristian Krabbenhoft
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]
DOI10.1002/nme.1470
CitationsScopus - 49Web of Science - 32
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng, John Carter
2003Rezaiee-Pajand M, Nazem M, 'Elasto-plastic analysis of three-dimensional structures', Engineering Computations, 20 274-295 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1108/02644400310467207
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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Conference (28 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
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)

This study outlines the development of a computational scheme which accounts for large deformation dynamic behaviour of saturated porous media and models soil-structure interactio... [more]

This study outlines the development of a computational scheme which accounts for large deformation dynamic behaviour of saturated porous media and models soil-structure interaction using a high-order frictional contact algorithm. The numerical scheme is employed to analyse a dynamic coupled problem of pipeline-seabed interaction in two steps, including the simulation of the dynamic embedment process as well as the subsequent consolidation stage. The analysis considers a frictional interface between the pipe and the soil which is normally ignored in most analyses due to numerical difficulties. The nonlinear behaviour of the solid constituent is captured by the Modified Cam Clay soil model, allowing the incorporation of shear-induced pore water pressures during the embedment process. The results of this study indicate that the proposed method is able to solve the highly nonlinear problem of dynamic soil-pipe interaction coupled with pore water pressures and Darcy velocity. The results also show that a dynamic approach is necessary for coupled problems of pipe-seabed interaction involving very fast loading. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London.

Co-authorsScott Sloan, John Carter
2015Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Numerical modelling of offshore pipe-seabed interaction problems', Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, Kyoto-Japan (2015)
Co-authorsScott Sloan, John Carter
2014Nazem M, Carter JP, Kardani M, 'Analysis of soil penetration problems by High-order elements', Applied Mechanics and Materials (2014) [E1]

This paper addresses the application of high-order elements in the analysis of soil penetration problems, particularly those involving inertia forces and large deformations. Among... [more]

This paper addresses the application of high-order elements in the analysis of soil penetration problems, particularly those involving inertia forces and large deformations. Among others, 15-node triangular elements are formulated within an Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element method. Preliminary studies indicate that high-order elements can significantly decrease the analysis time without significant loss of accuracy. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

DOI10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.553.401
Co-authorsJohn Carter
2014Nazem M, Carter JP, Airey DW, 'Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian method for non-linear problems of geomechanics', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (2014)

In many geotechnical problems it is vital to consider the geometrical non-linearity caused by large deformation in order to capture a more realistic model of the true behaviour. T... [more]

In many geotechnical problems it is vital to consider the geometrical non-linearity caused by large deformation in order to capture a more realistic model of the true behaviour. The solutions so obtained should then be more accurate and reliable, which should ultimately lead to cheaper and safer design. The Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method originated from fluid mechanics, but has now been well established for solving large deformation problems in geomechanics. This paper provides an overview of the ALE method and its challenges in tackling problems involving non-linearities due to material behaviour, large deformation, changing boundary conditions and time-dependency, including material rate effects and inertia effects in dynamic loading applications. Important aspects of ALE implementation into a finite element framework will also be discussed. This method is then employed to solve some interesting and challenging geotechnical problems such as the dynamic bearing capacity of footings on soft soils, consolidation of a soil layer under a footing, and the modelling of dynamic penetration of objects into soil layers.

DOI10.1088/1757-899X/10/1/012074
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng
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-authorsJohn 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]
2013Sabetamal H, Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Numerical analysis of torpedo anchors', ComGeo III, Computational Geomechanics, Krakow, Poland (2013) [E2]
Co-authorsJohn 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]
Co-authorsScott Sloan, John Carter
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-authorsJohn Carter
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, Sydney (2013) [E1]
DOI10.1201/b15320-3
Co-authorsJohn 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]
Co-authorsScott Sloan, John Carter
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-authorsJohn Carter
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, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsJohn 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-authorsJohn 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]
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng, 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]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsJohn Carter, Scott Sloan
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-authorsDaichao 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-authorsJohn Carter
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]
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng
2010Carter JP, Nazem M, 'Analysis of dynamic penetration of objects into soil layers', Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Trondheim, Norway (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsJohn 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]
DOI10.1061/41095(365)3
CitationsScopus - 3
Co-authorsJohn Carter
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]
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng
2008Nazem M, Carter JP, 'Stress-integration algorithms for geomechanics problems involving large deformations', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsJohn Carter
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-authorsJohn 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]
Co-authorsDaichao Sheng
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-authorsDaichao 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-authorsDaichao 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-authorsDaichao Sheng
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants5
Total funding$2,022,252

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $583,900

Unsaturated Soil Dynamics$583,900

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Majid Nazem, Emeritus Professor John Carter
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2015
Funding Finish2015
GNoG1400130
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20112 grants / $1,106,408

Dynamic soil structure interaction$676,408

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor John Carter, Doctor Majid Nazem, Associate Professor Andrew Abbo
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000200
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Geomechanics of multiple seam mining interactions$430,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Majid Nazem, Dr Richard Merifield
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000138
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20091 grants / $330,244

2007 Research Fellowship - PRCGMM$330,244

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Majid Nazem
SchemeResearch Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189727
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20081 grants / $1,700

IACMAG 12, Goa, India, 1/10/2008 - 6/10/2008$1,700

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDoctor Majid Nazem
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189280
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Experimental and Numerical Investigations for Hydraulic Fracturing in Geo-Materials.
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
2014Numerical Modelling of Offshore Foundations by Meshfree Methods
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014Numerical Investigation of the Mechanism of Post-Mining Subsidence
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2013Contact Mechanics Algorithms in Computational Geomechanics
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2012Numerical Simulation of Dynamic Compaction within the Framework of Unsaturated Porous Media
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2011Mesh Optimisation Methods for Large Deformation Analysis of Geomechanics Problems
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Finite Element Algorithms for Dynamic Analysis of Geotechnical Problems
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Principal Supervisor
2014Applications of Large Deformation Finite Element Method to Geotechnical Problems with Contact
Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
Co-Supervisor
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News

Australian Research Council (ARC)

ARC Discovery Project funding success

November 21, 2014

Dr Majidreza Nazem and Professor John Carter have been awarded more than $583,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Unsaturated Soil Dynamics.

Dr Majid Nazem

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

Emailmajidreza.nazem@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 6048
Fax(02) 4921 6991

Office

Room217
BuildingEA
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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