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Associate Professor 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 15 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 industry funded projects.

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, geomechanics and 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 rockfall protection systems with the Discrete Element Method. Other areas of general interest are photogrammetry, programming, parallel processing, machine learning 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. He is currently supervising FYP projects and teaching ENGG1002 and CIVL2050 at the University of Newcastle.

Administrative Expertise
Dr Thoeni was second deputy head of the Institute for Structural Analysis at Graz University of Technology were he was computer and network administrator and fire warden. Currently he is a member of the Cloud Migration Senior User Group (SUG) representing the School of Engineering. He is also member of the Faculty Research Committee (FRC).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Technology, Graz University of Technology, Austria

Keywords

  • 3D Mapping
  • 3D Modelling
  • Boundary Element Method (BEM)
  • Computational Geomechanics
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Programming
  • Coupling of Numerical Methods
  • Discrete Element Method (DEM)
  • Finite Element Method (FEM)
  • Geomechanics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Granular Material
  • Mining
  • Monitoring
  • Natural Hazards
  • Numerical Modelling
  • Photogrammetry
  • Proximity Remote Sensing
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Rockfall Analysis
  • Structure from Motion (SfM)

Languages

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

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
401902 Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering 40
401304 Photogrammetry and remote sensing 20
409903 Granular mechanics 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
Learning and Teaching
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/3/2010 - 1/7/2010 Research Associate Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute for Structural Analysis
Austria
1/1/2006 - 1/10/2006 ELBENet Research Fellow University of Sao Paolo (USP), Sao Carlos
Brazil
1/3/2005 - 1/2/2010 Research Assistant Graz University of Technology, Austria
Institute for Structural Analysis
Austria
1/1/2005 -  Membership - Ordine Ingegneri della Provincia di Bolzano Ordine Ingegneri della Provincia di Bolzano (Order of Engineers of the Province of Bolzano)
Italy

Awards

Award

Year Award
2020 Excellence Award for Research Supervision
FEBE, UoN
2017 Outstanding Research Award, FEBE
FEBE, UoN
2014 IACMAG Excellent Paper Award
International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics
2003 Amann Award
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Research Award

Year Award
2010 SIMNET Styria Geotechnics Research Award
SIMNET Styria

Scholarship

Year Award
2006 ELBENet Europe Latin-America Boundary Element NETwork/Alfa Program
European Commission, European Union

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ENGG1002 Introduction to Engineering Computations
The University of Newcastle
Course coordinator and lecturer 1/6/2017 - 1/1/2021
FNEG1003 Engineering Computations and Procedural Programming
The University of Newcastle
Course coordinator and lecturer 1/7/2021 - 31/12/2021
CIVL2050 Engineering Computations and Probability
The University of Newcastle
Course coordinator 1/1/2019 - 1/1/2021
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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
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
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
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
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 (47 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2022 Kozicki J, Gladky A, Thoeni K, 'Implementation of high-precision computation capabilities into the open-source dynamic simulation framework YADE', Computer Physics Communications, 270 108167-108167 (2022)
DOI 10.1016/j.cpc.2021.108167
2022 Hartmann P, Cheng H, Thoeni K, 'Performance study of iterative Bayesian filtering to develop an efficient calibration framework for DEM', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 141 (2022)
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104491
2022 Barros G, Pereira A, Rojek J, Thoeni K, 'DEM-BEM coupling in time domain for one-dimensional wave propagation', Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 135 26-37 (2022)

This work presents a novel scheme to couple the Discrete Element Method (DEM) and the Boundary Element Method (BEM) for the multi-scale modelling in the time domain. The DEM can m... [more]

This work presents a novel scheme to couple the Discrete Element Method (DEM) and the Boundary Element Method (BEM) for the multi-scale modelling in the time domain. The DEM can model discontinuous material at micro scale very well, but it cannot represent infinite domains. Hence, coupling with the BEM is proposed. A formulation employing the DEM and BEM in different subdomains of the same body is presented. There is no overlap between the sub-domains, and the system of equations is derived based on strong equilibrium and compatibility conditions at the interface. The proposed coupling scheme is based on monolithic time integration. The conducted numerical experiments of one-dimensional wave propagation show excellent agreement with the analytical solution. Some spurious wave reflections are observed at the interface, but their effect is quantified and deemed not critical for infinite domains, which are of main interest. Even though the applications for one-dimensional wave propagation are of limited practical engineering interest, this work represents a significant theoretical breakthrough. This paper establishes a reference for future coupling schemes for two- and three-dimensional multi-scale analysis.

DOI 10.1016/j.enganabound.2021.10.017
2021 Vaneghi RG, Saberhosseini SE, Dyskin AV, Thoeni K, Sharifzadeh M, Sarmadivaleh M, 'Sources of variability in laboratory rock test results', Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 13 985-1001 (2021)
DOI 10.1016/j.jrmge.2021.03.007
2021 Rojek J, Nosewicz S, Thoeni K, '3D formulation of the deformable discrete element method', International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 122 3335-3367 (2021)

This work presents a 3D extension of the deformable discrete element method (DDEM) developed previously for 2D problems. The 3D formulation employs spherical particles. The partic... [more]

This work presents a 3D extension of the deformable discrete element method (DDEM) developed previously for 2D problems. The 3D formulation employs spherical particles. The particle deformation is made up of a global and local deformation mode. The global mode is assumed to be produced by uniform stress due to the contact forces. Particle deformability yields a nonlocal contact model, in which one contact between particles is influenced by contacts with other particles. It also leads to the formation of new contacts in the particle assembly. The DDEM affects the behavior of the granular material at the macroscopic level and gives new possibilities in material modeling by the discrete element method (DEM). The new algorithm is verified on a unconfined uniaxial compression test of a cuboid specimen discretized with equal-size bonded particles aligned in a simple cubic pattern using an analytical solution. Enhanced modeling capabilities are presented by simulating cylindrical specimens discretized with a nonuniform size of bonded particles. The micro¿macro relationships for elastic parameters are obtained. It is shown that the DDEM extends the range of the Poisson's ratio achievable with the DEM. Additional simulations are performed to determine the stability limits of the DDEM.

DOI 10.1002/nme.6666
2021 Roncella R, Bruno N, Diotri F, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Photogrammetric digital surface model reconstruction in extreme low-light environments', Remote Sensing, 13 (2021) [C1]

Digital surface models (DSM) have become one of the main sources of geometrical information for a broad range of applications. Image-based systems typically rely on passive sensor... [more]

Digital surface models (DSM) have become one of the main sources of geometrical information for a broad range of applications. Image-based systems typically rely on passive sensors which can represent a strong limitation in several survey activities (e.g., night-time monitoring, underground survey and night surveillance). However, recent progresses in sensor technology allow very high sensitivity which drastically improves low-light image quality by applying innovative noise reduction techniques. This work focuses on the performances of night-time photogrammetric systems devoted to the monitoring of rock slopes. The study investigates the application of different camera settings and their reliability to produce accurate DSM. A total of 672 stereo-pairs acquired with high-sensitivity cameras (Nikon D800 and D810) at three different testing sites were considered. The dataset includes different camera configurations (ISO speed, shutter speed, aperture and image under-/over-exposure). The use of image quality assessment (IQA) methods to evaluate the quality of the images prior to the 3D reconstruction is investigated. The results show that modern highsensitivity cameras allow the reconstruction of accurate DSM in an extreme low-light environment and, exploiting the correct camera setup, achieving comparable results to daylight acquisitions. This makes imaging sensors extremely versatile for monitoring applications at generally low costs.

DOI 10.3390/rs13071261
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2021 Guccione DE, Thoeni K, Fityus S, Nader F, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, 'An Experimental Setup to Study the Fragmentation of Rocks Upon Impact', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 54 4201-4223 (2021)

Rockfall is a natural hazard that needs to be rigorously managed along all the major road and railways transport networks by identifying the most appropriate mitigation measures. ... [more]

Rockfall is a natural hazard that needs to be rigorously managed along all the major road and railways transport networks by identifying the most appropriate mitigation measures. There has been significant progress in rockfall modelling and rockfall protection systems in recent years but there remains one aspect that is not very well understood and quite challenging to account for in the design of rockfall protection structures, namely the fragmentation of falling blocks upon impact. Rocks often break up upon impact, which leads to a change in size, shape and energy of falling blocks, parameters that affect the design of the protective structures. Before being able to incorporate fragmentation into predictive trajectory models, it is required to better understand the fragmentation process and its likely outcome (number, volume of fragments and their trajectories). To that aim, an innovative experimental setup was developed at the University of Newcastle (Australia) to study rock fragmentation upon impact. The setup was designed to perform controlled vertical drop tests and record the following impact parameters: impact force, impulse, impact duration, velocities (of the block before impact and its fragment after impact) and all components of energy, pre and post impact. Six views (four high-speed cameras and two mirrors) are used for an accurate reconstruction of the 3D trajectory of blocks and fragments, in translation and rotation. This paper presents the validation of the setup via two series of drop tests using mortar spheres. Attention was focused on the evaluation of impact force and impulse from load cells placed under the impacted surface, tracking of translational and rotational velocity and the computation of total kinetic energy (before and after impact) and all components of energy dissipation. The results confirm that the experimental setup and the approach developed can be used to obtain impact force, impulse and to compute the energy balance during the impact and fragmentation and conduct advanced fragmentation testing.

DOI 10.1007/s00603-021-02501-3
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Davide Guccione, Olivier Buzzi, Stephen Fityus
2021 Bruno N, Giacomini A, Roncella R, Thoeni K, 'Influence of illumination changes on image-based 3D surface reconstruction', The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIII-B2-2021 701-708 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b2-2021-701-2021
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2021 Guccione DE, Buzzi O, Thoeni K, Fityus S, Giacomini A, 'Predicting the fragmentation survival probability of brittle spheres upon impact from statistical distribution of material properties', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 142 (2021) [C1]

Fragmentation of rocks upon impact during rockfall is a phenomenon that is poorly understood, scarcely researched and difficult to predict. However, to adequately predict the outc... [more]

Fragmentation of rocks upon impact during rockfall is a phenomenon that is poorly understood, scarcely researched and difficult to predict. However, to adequately predict the outcomes of rockfall events, it is essential to know whether a given block is likely to fragment given the impact conditions and what will be the outcome of the fragmentation process; that is, the number, size and trajectory of fragments. To date, there is no model or data that can be used to fully answer these questions. This paper presents the first theoretical model that can predict the fragmentation survival probability of brittle spherical blocks upon dynamic impact (i.e. drop tests) from the statistical distribution of material properties, determined from a range of standard quasi-static tests. Considering that survival probabilities tend to follow a Weibull distribution, the model focuses on predicting the two Weibull parameters, commonly known as the shape parameter (m) and the scale parameter (here, the critical kinetic energy). The model is based on theoretically-derived conversion factors used to turn the critical work required to fail disc samples in quasi-static indirect tension into the critical kinetic energy to cause failure of spheres at impact in drop tests. The mechanistic conversion factors specifically account for the shape and size of the specimens tested and the increase of strength under dynamic loading (strain rate effect). Three series of drop tests were conducted (on spheres of three different diameters) and complemented by extensive material characterisation testing in order to validate the novel predictive model. The variability of material properties was characterised, and it was found that the material strength found by the characterisation tests generally follows a Weibull form, but the survival probability distribution of the drop tests seems to be linear. The predicted conversion factors were first compared against their experimental counterparts before validating the prediction of survival probability of the spheres upon dynamic impact (in drop tests). It was found that it is possible to predict the survival probability of artificial rock of three different diameters (50 mm, 75 mm, 100 mm) and two different strengths upon impact solely from the statistical information coming from Brazilian tests and with an average relative error of less than 9%.

DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2021.104768
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi, Davide Guccione, Stephen Fityus
2021 Mousakhani M, Thoeni K, Fityus S, Giacomini A, 'A novel and robust contact detection algorithm for arbitrarily shaped blocks', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 140 (2021) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2021.104430
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini
2020 Geranmayeh Vaneghi R, Thoeni K, Dyskin AV, Sharifzadeh M, Sarmadivaleh M, 'Strength and Damage Response of Sandstone and Granodiorite under Different Loading Conditions of Multistage Uniaxial Cyclic Compression', International Journal of Geomechanics, 20 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1061/(asce)gm.1943-5622.0001801
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9
2020 Ye Y, Thoeni K, Zeng Y, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, 'Numerical Investigation of the Fragmentation Process in Marble Spheres Upon Dynamic Impact', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 53 1287-1304 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00603-019-01972-9
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Olivier Buzzi, Anna Giacomini
2020 Bruno N, Thoeni K, Diotri F, Santise M, Roncella R, Giacomini A, 'A Comparison of Low-Cost Cameras Applied to Fixed Multi-Image Monitoring Systems', ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIII-B2-2020 1033-1040 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b2-2020-1033-2020
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2020 Guccione DE, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Fityus S, 'Efficient Multi-View 3D Tracking Of Arbitrary Rock Fragments Upon Impact', ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLIII-B2-2020 589-596 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-xliii-b2-2020-589-2020
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Stephen Fityus, Olivier Buzzi, Davide Guccione
2020 Geranmayeh Vaneghi R, Thoeni K, Dyskin AV, Sharifzadeh M, Sarmadivaleh M, 'Fatigue damage response of typical crystalline and granular rocks to uniaxial cyclic compression', International Journal of Fatigue, 138 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105667
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
2020 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Santise M, Diotri F, Booth S, Fityus S, Roncella R, 'Temporal-Spatial Frequency Rockfall Data from Open-Pit Highwalls Using a Low-Cost Monitoring System', Remote Sensing, 12 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/rs12152459
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Stephen Fityus
2019 Cheng H, Shuku T, Thoeni K, Tempone P, Luding S, Magnanimo V, 'An iterative Bayesian filtering framework for fast and automated calibration of DEM models', Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 350 268-294 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cma.2019.01.027
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 22
2019 Ye Y, Zeng Y, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'An Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Normal Coefficient of Restitution for Marble Spheres', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52 1705-1722 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00603-018-1709-5
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2019 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Servin M, Sloan S, 'Designing waste rock barriers by advanced numerical modelling', Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 11 659-659 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.jrmge.2018.11.005
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2019 Ye Y, Thoeni K, Yawu Z, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, 'A novel 3D clumped particle method to simulate the complex mechanical behavior of rock', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Minings Sciences, (2019) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi
2018 Asadi M, Mahboubi A, Thoeni K, 'Discrete modeling of sand tire mixture considering grain-scale deformability', Granular Matter, 20 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10035-018-0791-4
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21
2018 Cheng H, Shuku T, Thoeni K, Yamamoto H, 'Probabilistic calibration of discrete element simulations using the sequential quasi-Monte Carlo filter', GRANULAR MATTER, 20 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s10035-017-0781-y
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 25
2018 Asadi M, Thoeni K, Mahboubi A, 'An experimental and numerical study on the compressive behavior of sand-rubber particle mixtures', Computers and Geotechnics, 104 185-195 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.08.006
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
2018 Thoeni K, Santise M, Guccione DE, Fityus S, Roncella R, Giacomini A, 'Use of low-cost terrestrial and aerial imaging sensors for geotechnical applications', Australian Geomechanics Journal, 53 101-122 (2018) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Davide Guccione, Anna Giacomini
2018 Duarte VDJ, Thoeni K, Garzon-Alvarado D, Cerrolaza M, 'A Simplified Scheme for Piezoelectric Anisotropic Analysis in Human Vertebrae Using Integral Methods', MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2018 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1155/2018/2783867
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2018 Santise M, Thoeni K, Roncella R, Diotri F, Giacomini A, 'Analysis of low-light and night-time stereo-pair images for photogrammetric reconstruction', International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives, 42 1015-1022 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-1015-2018
Citations Scopus - 6
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Effeindzourou A, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Sloan SW, 'Numerical Investigation of Rockfall Impacts on Muckpiles for Underground Portals', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 50 1569-1583 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00603-017-1183-5
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Ferrari F, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'Qualitative Rockfall Hazard Assessment: A Comprehensive Review of Current Practices (vol 49, pg 2865, 2016)', ROCK MECHANICS AND ROCK ENGINEERING, 50 1365-1365 (2017)
DOI 10.1007/s00603-017-1214-2
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Ferrari F, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Lambert C, 'Qualitative Evolving Rockfall Hazard Assessment for Highwalls', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Minings Sciences, 98 88-101 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2017.07.013
Citations Scopus - 15Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Cheng H, Yamamoto H, Thoeni K, Wu Y, 'An analytical solution for geotextile-wrapped soil based on insights from DEM analysis', GEOTEXTILES AND GEOMEMBRANES, 45 361-376 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2017.05.001
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
2017 Santise M, Thoeni K, Roncella R, Sloan SW, Giacomini A, 'Preliminary tests of a new low-cost photogrammetric system', ISPRS - International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLII-2/W8 229-236 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W8-229-2017
Citations Scopus - 8
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Effeindzourou A, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Wendeler C, 'Efficient discrete modelling of composite structures for rockfall protection', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 87 99-114 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2017.02.005
Citations Scopus - 20Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
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 - 34Web of Science - 27
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
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26
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) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00603-016-0918-z
Citations Web of Science - 37
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, XLI 909-916 (2016) [E1]
DOI 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B5-909-2016
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Davide Guccione, 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) [C1]
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]

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 cl... [more]

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
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
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 - 23Web of Science - 21
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
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
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 - 59Web of Science - 48
Co-authors John Carter, 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 - 61Web of Science - 51
Co-authors 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.10.005
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 26
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 - 30Web of Science - 30
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
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 - 52Web of Science - 45
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
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 - 6Web of Science - 3
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Conference (50 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Nader F, Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Fityus S, Buzzi O, 'Numerical Investigation of the Strength Variability of Rock Using DEM', Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG, Virtual (2021) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-64514-4_97
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi
2021 Butcher C, Fityus S, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Guccione D, Buzzi O, 'The effect of impact angle and bond strength on fragmentation in laminated materials', IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Turin, Italy (2021) [E1]
DOI 10.1088/1755-1315/833/1/012021
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi, Stephen Fityus, Davide Guccione
2021 Guccione DE, Buzzi O, Thoeni K, Fityus S, Butcher C, Giacomini A, 'Sensitivity analysis of a new model to predict the survival probability of artificial rock blocks upon dynamic impact', EUROCK 2021 Mechanics and Rock Engineering, from Theory to Practice, Turin, Italy (2021) [E1]
DOI 10.1088/1755-1315/833/1/012114
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi, Davide Guccione
2020 Geranmayeh Vaneghi R, V Dyskin A, Thoeni K, Sharifzadeh M, Sarmadivaleh M, 'The effect of seismic-like induced cyclic loading on damage response of sandstone and granite', Online (2020)
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-4046
2020 Ye Y, Thoeni K, Zeng YW, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, 'A simple and efficient 3D clumped particle strategy to model brittle rocks', Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development- Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, ISRM 2019, Foz Do Iguassu, Brazil (2020) [E1]
Co-authors Olivier Buzzi, Anna Giacomini
2019 Guccione DE, Thoeni K, Buzzi O, Fityus S, Giacomini A, 'Development of an apparatus to track rock fragment trajectory in 3D', Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development - Full Papers: Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM 2019), Foz do Iguaçu, (2019) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Olivier Buzzi, Anna Giacomini, Davide Guccione, Stephen Fityus
2019 Ye Y, Thoeni K, Zeng YW, Buzzi O, Giacomini A, 'A novel 3D clumped particle strategy to simulate the complex mechanical behavior of brittle rocks', Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development - Full Papers: Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM 2019), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi
2019 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Santise M, Fityus S, Sloan SW, Roncella R, 'A low-cost terrestrial photogrammetric system for rockfall monitoring and hazard assessment in open-pit mines', Rock Mechanics for Natural Resources and Infrastructure Development - Full Papers: Proceedings of the 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM 2019), Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil (2019) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini
2019 Asadi M, Thoeni K, Mahboubi A, 'Micromechanical study on the compression behaviour of sand-rubber particle mixtures considering grain-scale deformability', 8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM 8) (2019)
2019 Cheng H, Shuku T, Thoeni K, Weinhart T, Luding S, 'GrainLearning: an efficient Bayesian uncertainty quantification framework for discrete element simulations of granular materials', 8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM 8) (2019)
2018 Gabrieli F, Pol A, Thoeni K, Mazzon N, 'Particle-based modelling of cortical meshes for soil retaining applications', Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2018), Porto, Portugal (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/9780429446931
Citations Scopus - 6
2018 Cheng H, Luding S, Magnanimo V, Shuku T, Thoeni K, Tempone P, 'An iterative sequential Monte Carlo filter for Bayesian calibration of DEM models', Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering IX: Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2018), Porto, Portugal (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/9780429446931
2018 Cheng H, Shuku T, Thoeni K, Tempone P, Luding S, Magnanimo V, 'Grain learning: Bayesian calibration of DEM models and validation against elastic wave propagation', Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Vienna, Austria (2018) [E1]
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-97112-4_29
2018 Giacomini A, Thoeni K, Ferrari F, Lambert C, 'Rockfall in Mining: mitigation measures design and hazard assessment', International Symposium Rock Slope Stability, Chambery, France (2018)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2018 Giacomini A, McCallum R, Thoeni K, Santise M, Roncella R, Fityus S, 'Monitoring of unstable rock volumes for rockfall hazard assessment', Adelaide, Australia (2018)
Co-authors Stephen Fityus, Anna Giacomini
2018 Pol A, Gabrieli F, Thoeni K, Mazzon N, 'Discrete element modelling of a soil-mesh interaction problem', Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses: Proceedings of the 2018 European Rock Mechanics Symposium, Saint Petersburg, Russia (2018) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2017 Gabrieli F, Pol A, Thoeni K, 'Comparison of two dem strategies for modelling cortical meshes', 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017, Hannover, Germany (2017) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 6
2017 Thoeni K, Servin M, Giacomini A, 'Using Non-Smooth Multi-Domain dynamics to improve the safety on haul roads in surface mining', 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017, Hannover, Germany (2017) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Lambert C, McMorran T, Giacomini A, Thoeni K, 'A design approach to residual rockfall hazard of drapery systems: example from Clifton Hill, Sumner', Proceedings of the 20th NZGS Geotechnical Symposium, Napier, NZ (2017) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2017 Cheng H, Shuku T, Thoeni K, Yamamoto H, 'Calibration of micromechanical parameters for DEM simulations by using the particle filter', EPJ Web of Conferences, Montpellier, France (2017) [E1]
DOI 10.1051/epjconf/201714012011
Citations Scopus - 4
2016 Thoeni K, Renton C, Giacomini A, 'A multirotor platform for mapping and inspecting sub-vertical rock faces', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna (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, Vienna (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, Vienna (2016)
Co-authors Davide Guccione, Anna Giacomini
2016 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Discrete modelling of drapery systems', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna (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', Melbourne, AU (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', Lyon, France (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', APSSIM 2016. Proceedings of the First Asia Pacific Slope Stability in Mining Conference, Brisbane, Australia (2016) [E1]
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.

DOI 10.1201/b17435-275
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
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, Brisbane, Qld (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, Brisbane, Qld (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, Barcelona, Spain (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.

DOI 10.1201/b17435-189
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors 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, Brisbane, Qld (2015) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2014 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Seedsman R, 'Rockfall analysis for highwalls with drapery systems', RocExs 2014, Lecco (2014) [E3]
Co-authors 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, Riva del Garda, Italy (2014) [E1]
DOI 10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-5-573-2014
Citations Scopus - 55
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, Brisbane (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, John Carter
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.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2012 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, Lambert C, Sloan SW, 'Numerical and experimental investigation of a rockfall drapery system', Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vienna, Austria (2012) [E3]
Co-authors 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, Melbourne, Victoria (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, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors 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, Barcelona, SPAIN (2011) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors 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, Barcelona (2011) [E2]
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
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, Vancouver, BC (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, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil (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), Cote d'Azur, France (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, Bochum, Germany (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, Seville, Spain (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, Venice, Italy (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, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela (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), Vienna, Austria (2007) [E1]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Prazeres PGC, Thoeni K, Beer G, 'Corrigendum to 'Nonlinear analysis of NATM tunnel construction with the boundary element method'', ( pp.98): Elsevier (2012) [C3]

Report (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Spadari M, Thoeni K, 'Characterisation of a new and innovative surface stabilisation and erosion control system', Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, 123 (2020)
2017 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Energy Absorption Capacity of Muck Piles and their Status as Engineered Hard Barriers Stage Two', Australian Coal Association Research Program, 281 (2017)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
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
2016 Giacomini A, Ferrari F, Thoeni K, Lambert C, 'Rockfall Hazard Matrix for Risk Reduction in Mine Sites', ACARP, 135 (2016)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini
2014 Thoeni K, Giacomini A, 'Energy Absorption Capacity of Muck Piles and their Status as Engineered Hard Barriers', 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 30
Total funding $3,438,562

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


20216 grants / $1,527,486

Underground Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project$615,000

Funding body: Banpu Energy Australia Pty Ltd

Funding body Banpu Energy Australia Pty Ltd
Project Team Professor Stephen Fityus, Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Professor Anna Giacomini, Professor Olivier Buzzi
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G2100319
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Efficient geotechnical risk management of rock cliffs$389,905

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Anna Giacomini, Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Associate Professor Riccardo Roncella, Dr Denwood Griffiths, Denwood Griffiths
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2023
GNo G1901589
Type Of Funding C1200 - Aust Competitive - ARC
Category 1200
UON Y

Understanding Horizontal Closure and its Impact on Deformation and Height of Fracture$330,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Mr Adam Lines
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP) Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2024
GNo G2100684
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Feasibility study to use machine learning for rockfall analysis$92,580

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Anna Giacomini, Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Professor Jinsong Huang, Marc Elmouttie
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2000605
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Development of a framework to determine the design life of Ausdrain geocellular tanks$50,001

Funding body: Australian Drainage Modules PTY LIMITED

Funding body Australian Drainage Modules PTY LIMITED
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100015
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Development of a framework to determine the design life of Ausdrain geocellular tanks$50,000

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2021
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2100047
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

20203 grants / $668,195

Development of recommendations for improved design, construction and maintenance of safety bunds in quarries$259,625

Funding body: Stevenson Aggregates Ltd

Funding body Stevenson Aggregates Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2000931
Type Of Funding C3400 – International For Profit
Category 3400
UON Y

Low-cost terrestrial stereo-pair photogrammetric monitoring system for highly hazardous areas$210,720

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Professor Anna Giacomini, Riccardo Roncella
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1900858
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

Baseline Data for the development of Automated Characterisation of Waste Materials$197,850

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Professor Stephen Fityus, Dr John Simmons, Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2020
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G2000293
Type Of Funding C1700 - Aust Competitive - Other
Category 1700
UON Y

20196 grants / $515,534

A new framework for large-scale dynamic geotechnical simulations$336,776

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Emeritus Professor John Carter, Mr Guilherme Coelho Gomes Barros, Professor Jerzy Rojek
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1800146
Type Of Funding C1200 - Aust Competitive - ARC
Category 1200
UON Y

Characterisation of a new and innovative surface stabilisation and erosion control system$44,235

Funding body: A Plus Plastics and Tooling Pty Ltd

Funding body A Plus Plastics and Tooling Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900731
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

Characterisation of a new and innovative surface stabilisation and erosion control system$44,235

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1900847
Type Of Funding C2200 - Aust Commonwealth – Other
Category 2200
UON Y

To develop a geotechnical chemical underpinning solution for the ground improvement of sand-based soils $43,894

Funding body: Resinject Pty Ltd

Funding body Resinject Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1901189
Type Of Funding C3100 – Aust For Profit
Category 3100
UON Y

To research and develop a geotechnical chemical underpinning solution$43,894

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2021
GNo G1901227
Type Of Funding C1500 - Aust Competitive - Commonwealth Other
Category 1500
UON Y

8th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods (DEM8), Enschede, The Netherlands, 21-26 July 2019$2,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Klaus Thoeni

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2019
Funding Finish 2019
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20173 grants / $52,842

UON 2017 Researcher Equipment Grant $45,191

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Researcher Equipment Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701157
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

UON 2017 Researcher Equipment Grant (FEBE contribution)$5,151

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle
Project Team

Klaus Thoeni

Scheme Researcher Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Fifth Conference on Particle-based Methods (PARTICLES 2017), Hannover, Germany, 18-20 September 2017$2,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Klaus Thoeni

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20162 grants / $11,250

Equipment Grant$9,750

Funding body: FEBE, UoN

Funding body FEBE, UoN
Project Team

Klaus Thoeni

Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

1st International Conference on Geo-mechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources (IC3G 2016), Melbourne, Australia, 28-29 September 2016$1,500

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Klaus Thoeni

Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20153 grants / $131,030

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 Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni, Professor 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

Pilot Grant$5,000

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Klaus Thoeni, Christopher Renton

Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

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 Associate Professor 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 Professor Anna Giacomini, Associate Professor 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 Associate Professor 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 Associate Professor 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 Associate Professor 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 Professor Anna Giacomini, Associate Professor 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 Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2013
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 Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100694
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed6
Current3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD Understanding Horizontal Closure and its Impact on Deformation and Height of Fracture PhD (Civil Eng), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2020 PhD Fully Dynamic Coupling of the Boundary and Discrete Element Method for the Simulation of Large-Scale Geotechnical Problems PhD (Civil Eng), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2017 PhD Modelling the True Rolling of Rocks in Low Energy Environments PhD (Civil Eng), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2021 PhD An Experimental Investigation of Fragmentation Occurrence and Outcome in the Context of Rockfall PhD (Civil Eng), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2020 PhD Progressive Damage Mechanism of Rocks Subjected to Cyclic Loading Mining Engineering, Curtin University Co-Supervisor
2019 PhD Energy dissipation and fragmentation of rock spheres upon normal impact Civil Engineering, Wuhan University Co-Supervisor
2018 PhD Simulation of sand-tire crumb mixture by discrete element method Civil Engineering, Shahid Beheshti University Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Numerical Investigation of the Energy Absorption Capacity of Rockfall Protection Measures for Underground Portals PhD (Civil Eng), College of Engineering, Science and Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2016 PhD Multiscale characterization of geosynthetic-reinforced granular soil Civil Engineering, Hiroshima University 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 66
Italy 17
Austria 16
New Zealand 10
Japan 6
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Associate Professor Klaus Thoeni

Positions

Research Associate
PRC for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Lecturer
PRC for Geotechnical Science and Engineering
Learning and Teaching
Academic Division

Focus area

Civil Engineering

Contact Details

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

Office

Room EA.215
Building Engineering Building EA
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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