Dr Soheil Tahmasbi

Dr Soheil Tahmasbi

Reseach Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Soheil Tahmasbi is a research associate at the Priority Research Center for Geotechnical Science and Engineering. As an Early-Career Researcher, she is mainly interested in numerical simulation of engineering phenomena.

Soheil completed her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in Iran where she worked for oil and gas industry and automotive industry for several years. In 2016, she received the Business and Industry scholarship, co-funded by Geobrugg A.G., to conduct her PhD research at University of Newcastle. As a PhD researcher, she worked towards improving the design of rockfall protection systems through numerical simulations.

Since finishing her PhD in March 2020, she has been working on an ARC project focusing on numerical simulation of soil-pipe interaction. Recently, she started working on an industry-funded project where she will be utilizing her simulation skills to improve the design of safety berms used in mining industry.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Bu-Ali Universidy Hamedan - Iran

Keywords

  • Computational methods
  • Discrete Element Analysis
  • Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Numerical Methods
  • Programming

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Persian (excluding Dari) (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091308 Solid Mechanics 20
010301 Numerical Analysis 60
090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Reseach Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Awards

Award

Year Award
2017 Research Prize
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
2016 Three Minute Thesis first prize
Priority Research Centre for Geotechnical and Materials Modelling

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
ENGG1500 Introduction to Professional Engineering
The University of Newcastle
Tutor and workshop leader 1/2/2018 - 1/6/2020
ENGG1002 Introduction to Engineering Computations
The University of Newcastle
Tutor 1/7/2017 - 1/11/2018
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Tahmasbi S, Giacomini A, Wendeler C, Buzzi O, 'Towards a novel and efficient method to determine the failure energy of rockfall chain-link meshes', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 119 (2020) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103299
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi
2019 Tahmasbi S, Giacomini A, Wendeler C, Buzzi O, 'On the Computational Efficiency of the Hybrid Approach in Numerical Simulation of Rockall Flexible Chain-Link Mesh', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52 3849-3866 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s00603-019-01795-8
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi
2016 Tang W, Cui H, Tahmasbi S, 'Fracture Properties of Polystyrene Aggregate Concrete after Exposure to High Temperatures', MATERIALS, 9 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.3390/ma9080630
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Patrick Tang

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2020 Tahmasbi S, Giacomini A, Bucher R, Buzzi O, 'A new approach to simulate the dynamic response of high-tensile chain-link drapery systems', Proceedings of the 2020 International Symposium on Slope Stability in Open Pit Mining and Civil Engineering (2020)
DOI 10.36487/acg_repo/2025_52
2018 Tahmasbi S, Giacomini A, Wendeler C, Buzzi O, '3D finite element modelling of chain-link drapery system', Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses (2018) [E1]

© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. Rockfall can cause loss of lives and significant damage to infrastructure and requires adequately designed protection structures t... [more]

© 2018 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. Rockfall can cause loss of lives and significant damage to infrastructure and requires adequately designed protection structures to reduce the risk to an acceptable level. In Australia, rockfall draperies are more and more used as a passive protection structure although some research is still required to fully characterize the performance of draperies. Full-scale experimentation on rockfall drapery systems is very expensive and time consuming so that numerical methods are a useful and more economical alternative in order to better understand the behaviour of such systems. This paper presents a realistic 3D model of a chain-link drapery system developed with the commercially available finite element package of ABAQUS. The dynamic response of the system was simulated by incorporating the elastoplastic constitutive model in the explicit procedure of the solution. The developed model was calibrated by comparing the numerical results with the results of the laboratory-scale experiments. Preliminary results showed that the calibrated model was capable of predicting the system response with reasonable accuracy. In future, the model will be used in order to conduct parametric studies on different aspects of rockfall drapery design including slope material properties, number and spacing of anchors, impact energy, slope inclination, height of drapery system and block size.

Co-authors Olivier Buzzi, Anna Giacomini
2017 Tahmasbi S, Giacomini A, Buzzi O, Wendeler C, 'Preliminary 3D modeling of chain-link TECCO mesh for rockfall protection', Barcelona (2017)
Co-authors Anna Giacomini, Olivier Buzzi
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $1,000

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20181 grants / $1,000

Conference Travel Grant$1,000

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Scheme Faculty Conference Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Projects

Development of recommendations for improved design, construction and maintenance of safety bunds in quarries 2020 - 2021


Numerical simulation of Sand-pipe interaction 2020


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Dr Soheil Tahmasbi

Positions

Reseach Associate
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Casual Academic
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email soheil.tahmasbi@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0452517716

Office

Room EA-217
Building EA Building
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