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  • Doctor of Engineering, Kyoto University - Japan, 25/09/2006


Research keywords

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Geomaterials
  • Geomechanics
  • Resource Engineering

Research expertise

Computational mechanics and numerical modelling, Microstructural optimization and homogenization, Finite deformation geomechanics, Constitutive modelling of geomaterials, Soil consolidation, Wave-seabed interaction.

Fields of Research

090599Civil Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified50
090499Chemical Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified25
090799Environmental Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified25


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Chapter (1 outputs)

2013Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, 'Extraction of Effective Cement Paste Diffusivities from X-Ray Microtomography Scans', Advances in Computed Tomography for Geomaterials: GeoX 2010, John Wiley and Sons 156-163 (2013)

Journal article (8 outputs)

2014Karim MR, Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, 'Permeability determination of porous media using large-scale finite elements and iterative solver', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 38 991-1012 (2014) [C1]
2013Karim MR, Oka F, Krabbenhoft K, Leroueil S, Kimoto S, 'Simulation of long-term consolidation behavior of soft sensitive clay using an elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37 2801-2824 (2013) [C1]
2012Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, Lyamin AV, Sloan SW, 'Associated computational plasticity schemes for nonassociated frictional materials', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 90 1089-1117 (2012) [C1]
2010Karim MR, Krabbenhoft K, 'Extraction of effective cement paste diffusivities from X-ray microtomography scans', Transport in Porous Media, 84 371-388 (2010) [C1]
2010Karim MR, Krabbenhoft K, 'New renormalization schemes for conductivity upscaling in heterogeneous media', Transport in Porous Media, 85 677-690 (2010) [C1]
2010Karim MR, Oka F, 'An automatic time increment selection scheme for simulation of elasto-viscoplastic consolidation of clayey soils', Geomechanics and Geoengineering, 5 153-177 (2010) [C1]
2007Wang JG, Karim MR, Lin PZ, 'Analysis of seabed instability using element free Galerkin method', OCEAN ENGINEERING, 34 247-260 (2007) [C1]
2002Karim MR, Nogami T, Wang JG, 'Analysis of transient response of saturated porous elastic soil under cyclic loading using element-free Galerkin method', International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39 6011-6033 (2002) [C1]
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Conference (5 outputs)

2010Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, 'Extraction of effective cement paste diffusivities from X-ray microtomography images', Proceedings of the IV European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Palais des Congres, France (2010) [E3]
2010Karim MR, Krabbenhoft K, 'Computational homgenization of geomaterials on the basis of x-ray microtomography images', Proceedings of the Joint 9th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and 4th Asian Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2008Karim MR, Oka F, Krabbenhoft K, Lyamin AV, 'Simulation of long-term consolidation behaviour of soft sensitive clay', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]
2008Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, Altarawneh M, Buzzi OP, Lyamin AV, 'Virtual testing and computational homogenization of geomaterials', WCCM8, ECCOMAS 2008, Venice, Italy (2008) [E3]
2007Krabbenhoft K, Karim MR, 'Virtual testing and homogenization of geomaterials', APCOM'07. 3rd Asian-Pacific Congress on Computational Mechanics. EPMESC XI. 11th International Conference on Enhancement and Promotion of Computational Methods in Engineering and Science. Proceedings, Kyoto, Japan (2007) [E2]
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Grants and Funding


Number of grants1
Total funding$1,700

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2008 (1 grants)

IACM-ECCOMAS 2008 Congress, Venice, Italy, 30/6/2008 - 4/7/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Md Rezaul Karim
Travel GrantChief Investigator
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Md Rezaul Karim

Work Phone(02) 4921 5745
Cell / Mobile Phone0423430474
Fax(02) 4921 6991
PositionResearch Associate
Geotechnical Research Group/Civil Engineering
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
Engineering A,
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308