Faham Tahmasebinia

Faham Tahmasebinia
UNSW Sydney | UNSW · School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering

BE , MSc , ME , MPhil , PhD ( Structural Engineering- Rock Mechanics)
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July 2015 - February 2020
UNSW Sydney
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  • Researcher
February 2009 - February 2020
The University of Sydney
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  • Researcher
January 2006 - July 2008
University of Wollongong
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  • Research Assistant

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Publications (83)
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Energy consumption in the building sector poses a huge burden in terms of global energy and pollution. Recent advancements in building information modelling and simulating building energy performance (BEP) have provided opportunities for energy optimization. The use of building information modelling (BIM) also has increased significantly in the las...
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The energy performance prediction of buildings plays a significant role in the design phases. Theoretical analysis and statistical analysis are typically carried out to predict energy consumption. However, due to the complexity of the building characteristics, precise energy performance can hardly be predicted in the early design stage. This study...
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The construction sector is one of the essential sectors in the world; it aids in developing all the countries in the world because it is the foundation of other industries. However, delays in construction projects are a common issue that has been found in all global construction projects. This research aims to understand the issues that lead to con...
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This paper aims to investigate the dynamic behavior of composite steel-concrete floor systems under both free and forced vibrations. A combination of numerical and analytical methods was comprehensively employed to calibrate the suggested solutions to extend the application of accurate numerical methods in future design purposes. Different commerci...
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A rock and/or coal burst is an uncontrolled failure that releases a massive amount of kinetic energy, inducing excessive displacement of coal/rock mass. Combined support to controlling rock and/or coal dynamic failures is an essential part of the rock burst management. In the design of rock support, it is essential to consider not only the capacity...
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The rapid urbanisation and infrastructure development projects have increased infinite property regeneration and construction projects in the developed countries. This study aims to examine the current construction waste management literature, including key authors, university networks, and relevant information systems, considering four selected co...
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This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of a steel-glass spindle torus structure based on the prototype of the Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore. Instead of studying a common cuboid building, the research in this paper focuses on a spindle torus shape structure which incorporates tremendous, curved members. Hence, the advanced modeling and struc...
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This study investigates the local and global stability of the Luzzone Dam. Two finite element models were built; one with foundation rock, the other without. The purpose of this was to demonstrate a potential gulf between rigid connection modelling, and rock–structure interaction (RSI). Strand7 is not a traditional geotechnical finite element model...
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Bamboo is known as a sustainable alternative for green building design, and it has been tied culturally to some regions around the world. However, bamboo’s structural strength for different design scenarios needs more investigation before it is widely adopted. Timber and bamboo have similar mechanical properties, but the latter is a repaid, renewab...
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Structural integrity and failure assessment have been considered by many fields of engineers as it is a multi-disciplinary concept. The assessment procedure vitally ensures that structural elements will remain functional throughout their service lives. Structural failure refers to the loss of structural integrity by means of loss at the component-...
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Reinforced concrete (RC) members in critical structures, such as bridge piers, high-rise buildings, and offshore facilities, are vulnerable to impact loads throughout their service life. For example, vehicle collisions, accidental loading, or unpredicted attacks could occur. The numerical models presented in this paper are shown to adequately repli...
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Rock masses consist of various discontinuities that significantly affect the crack development patterns which dominates the ultimate failure of geostructures. The interaction of the pre-existing flaws with each other and with the newly formed cracks is complicated and demands a comprehensive investigation. This paper couples the 3D printing technol...
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Rock masses contain various discontinuities such as flaws, cracks, join sets and more, each significantly affect the crack initiation, propagation and coalescence patterns of new cracks which dominates the ultimate failure of geostructures. The interaction of the pre-existing flaws with each other and with the newly formed cracks is complicated whi...
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The aim of this paper is to examine students’ performance in a computation-based course by evaluating the effects of key factors including sketching, visualization resources provided to them during the lectures, their attendance and tutors’ experience. A systematic review was conducted including 192 articles published during January 2010 to Decembe...
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A floating cities bridge is designed to connect two floating cities or nearby land to resolve the problem of shortage of construction land due to an increase of population and sea level. The Yumemai floating bridge is referenced as a sample structure; the member sizes and dimensions are modified to suit the need of the project. A finite element str...
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This chapter reports on the finite element analysis of the "earthscraper," proposed by BNKR Arquitectura. It was proposed as an alternative building method for the future, as it requires less surface area and lower operating costs than an equivalent aboveground structure. A 2D model of the cross section of the structure was created using Strand7 fo...
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Coal burst occurrences are affected by a range of mining and geological factors. Excessive slipping between the strata layers may release a considerable amount of strain energy, which can be destructive. A competent strata is also more vulnerable to riveting a large amount of strain energy. If the stored energy in the rigid roof reaches a certain l...
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Purpose This paper aims to present the sustainable performance criteria for 3D printing practices, while reporting the primarily computations and lab experimentations. The potential advantages for integrating three-dimensional (3D) printing into house construction are significant in Construction Industry 4.0; these include the capacity for mass cus...
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Rock bolts and cable bolts are usually considered to experience static loads under relatively low-stress conditions. However, in burst-prone conditions, support elements are subjected to dynamic loading. Therefore, it is important to understand cable bolt behaviour under dynamic loading conditions, particularly their energy absorption capacity. Roc...
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Coal burst is a violent and uncontrolled failure of rock or coal mass in underground coal mines. It results in large rock or coal deformation and ejection into excavations that can cause fatalities and severe damage to underground facilities. It is also unpredictable and extremely complex in its nature. Inadequate knowledge and/or understanding of...
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Bamboo is emerging as a lightweight, versatile and renewable material that is projected to realise new methods of construction. There is a growing demand for using bamboo in different regions across the world. However, there are no specific design standards or guidelines that capitalise on the unique circular hollow cross section and internal nodal...
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The dynamic capacity of a support system is dependent on the connectivity and compatibility of its reinforcement and surface support elements. Connectivity refers to the capacity of a system to transfer the dynamic load from an element to another, for example, from the reinforcement to the surface support through plates and terminating arrangements...
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The dynamic capacity of a support system is dependent on the connectivity and compatibility of its reinforcement and surface support elements. Connectivity refers to the capacity of a system to transfer the dynamic load from an element to another, for example, from the reinforcement to the surface support through plates and terminating arrangements...
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This paper presents a preliminary finite element model in Strand7 software to analyse creep and shrinkage effects on the prestressed concrete ribs of the Sydney Opera House as remarkable heritage. A linear static analysis was performed to investigate the instantaneous impacts of dead and wind loads on the complex concrete structure which was comple...
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Composite steel-concrete floor beams consist of a steel girder interconnected to a solid or composite slab by means of shear connectors. This combination leads to enhanced strength and stiffness when compared to the contribution of their components acting separately, and represents a competitive structural solution in many civil engineering applica...
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Three-dimensional (3D) printing technologies are transforming the design and manufacture of components and products across many disciplines, but their application in the construction industry is still limited. Material deposition processes can achieve infinite geometries. They have advanced from rapid prototyping and model-scale markets to applicat...
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Stability of underground excavations in mining and tunneling is one of the most significant concerns of geotechnical engineers. Rock reinforcement methods can be used to increase rock strength and minimise the displacement of unstable rock mass. It is important to understand how the reinforcement systems work to ensure the stability of underground...
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Innovation of new technology has led the construction industry to modify the traditional practices and adapt to new trends and techniques. It is a necessity for each industry to be par with the technology as well as sustainability. The construction industry is experiencing one such shift towards energy efficiency buildings which utilizes the availa...
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Coal joints and cleats are geological discontinuities that are the most important factors that affect the mechanical responses of a coal mass under stress. The joint and coal mass interaction and the mode of failure dominate the mechanical behaviour of jointed coal masses, and therefore the stability of coal excavations. The shear or mixed shear/te...
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Designing reliable yielding support system to mitigate the effect of the kinetic energy in burst-prone conditions in mining and tunneling excavations is one of the challenges for geotechnical engineers. A combination of the support elements can be used to increase rock strength and minimise the displacement of unstable rock mass. It is important to...
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Pre-and post-peak behaviour of rock/coal masses, and energy storage and release rates, are critical elements associated with pressure burst prone environments. Additionally, uniformity of the energy release is also of significance; as rapid changes in the released energy indicate unstable failures occurring in the rock/coal mass. This uniformity ca...
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In underground mining, it is not currently feasible to forecast a coal burst incident. A coal burst usually includes suddenly abrupt energy release in line with the significant deformed shape in a coal mass as well as coal ejection. The major source of the released energy is the energy stored in the coal. The effect of geological characteristics in...
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Coal burst is a sudden and violent rock/coal failure that occurs in underground coal mines. It is considered to be a highly catastrophic phenomenon which can cause significant damage to mine workings and equipment as well as result in multiple fatalities. Throughout the history of underground pillar design, the relation between the post-peak behavi...
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Off-site construction involves the process of designing, fabricating, transporting and installing building elements for rapid site assembly to a greater degree of finish than in other types of on-site construction methods. However, some pieces of the building depending on the geometry, materials and weight can be produced using 3D printing on-site....
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Transport infrastructure represents a major investment for any economy. There are not only the direct capital and maintenance costs, but significant indirect costs when such infrastructure fails. Given the increasing propensity for severe and more frequent extreme weather events, especially flooding and significant storm damage, bridges have become...
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Coalburst is referred to as the violent failure of overstressed coal, which has been recognised as one of the most critical dynamic failures in coal mines. This paper aims to analytically and numerically evaluate the energy transformation between the different strata and coal layers. An accurate closed-form solution is developed. Due to the complex...
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Coal burst is a dynamic release of energy within the rock (or coal) mass leading to high velocity expulsion of the broken/failed material into mine openings. This phenomenon has been recognised as one of the most catastrophic failures associated with the coal mining industry, which can often lead to injuries and fatalities of miners as well as sign...
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Coal burst is referred to as the violent failure of the overstressed coal, which has been recognised as one to the most critical dynamic failures in coal mines. This paper aims to examine the interaction between coal burst occurrence and the critical geological and mining contributing factors. Numerical modelling is utilised in this paper to quanti...
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A finite element model of the Eiffel Tower was constructed using Strand7 software. The model replicates the existing tower, with dimensions justified through the use of original design drawings. A static and dynamic analysis was conducted to determine the actions of the tower under permanent, imposed and wind loadings, as well as under blast pressu...
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In the 1970s, world famous Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer designed an avant-garde suspended skyscraper for the new BMW headquarters. The BMW Tower was envisioned to resemble a four-cylinder motor and become a symbol for the recent flourishing success of BMW. Throughout its four decades, the BMW Tower has become the main architectural feature of...
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The main aim of this report is to provide an analysis of Twin Towers of the New York City’s World Trade Centre collapsed after attacked by two jet aircrafts. The approach mainly focused on the effect of temperature on mechanical properties of the building, by modelling heat energy in the south tower. Energy balance during the collapse between the e...
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This report involves the modelling of the Milad Tower using the finite element analysis program Strand7. A dynamic analysis was performed on the structure in order to understand the deflections and stresses as a result of earthquake and wind loading. In particular, Linear Static as well as Natural Frequency and Spectral Response solvers were used t...
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Bao’An Stadium is a unique structure that utilises 54m span cantilevers with tensioned members to support the roof. This report involves a simplified finite element model of Bao’An stadium using Strand7 to analyse the effects of deflections, buckling and earthquake loading. Modelling the cantilevers of the original structure with a double curvature...
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An investigation into the structural systems of the Golden Gate Bridge when subject to dead, live, wind and earthquake loading was carried out using finite element modelling. This investigation was carried out using Strand7 and was verified through analytical calculations. This report begins with a study into the structural elements of the actual b...
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Coal burst is a dynamic release of energy within the rock (or coal) mass leading to high velocity expulsion of the broken/failed material into mine openings. This phenomenon has been recognised as one of the most catastrophic failures associated with the coal mining industry, which can often lead to injuries and fatalities of miners as well as sign...
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This paper describes an extensive experimental and numerical study conducted to evaluate the thermo-structural response of shear connectors embedded in composite slabs with steel sheeting parallel to the steel beam, with particular focus on opentrapezoidal profiles. For this purpose, eight push-out tests were carried out at different levels of temp...