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Dr Kazem Ghabraie

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Graduate Certificate of Higher Ed. Learning & Teaching, Deakin University, 2018
Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2010
Master of Civil Engineering – Structure, University of Tehran, 2005
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, 2002

Contact

k.ghabraie@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 524 79574

Biography

Kazem is a Senior Lecturer in civil engineering at the School of Engineering in Deakin University based at Waurn Ponds Campus. Before joining Deakin in 2016, he was a Lecturer in civil engineering at USQ. He has also taught at RMIT and Victoria University.

Kazem completed his undergraduate and master's degree in civil engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran. He obtained a PhD in civil engineering from RMIT, Melbourne. 

Kazem is an expert in topology and structural optimisation. He is also doing research on using sustainable and recycled material in construction. His current research projects include:

  • Topology optimisation considering manufacturing constraints, particularly additive manufacturing.
  • Lightweight structures
  • Designing and optimising connections
  • Timber structures, particularly cross laminated timber (CLT)
  • Sustainable and recycled material in construction
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Biography summary

Kazem is an expert in topology and structural optimisation. His research interests also includes using sustainable and recycled material in construction. Before joining Deakin in 2016, he was a Lecturer at USQ. He has also taught at RMIT and Victoria University. He completed his undergraduate and master's degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Tehran, Iran and obtained a PhD in civil engineering from RMIT, Melbourne in 2009.

Research interests

Topology optimisaiton

Structural optimisaiton

Finite element method

Mechanics of materials

Units taught

SEV200 - Geotechnical investigation and design

SEV254 - Road design and construction

SEV362 - Geotechnical engineering

SEJ201 - Structural design

SEV210 - Construction engineering

Publications

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2020

Parametric studies and manufacturability experiments on smooth self-supporting topologies

Yun-Fei Fu, Bernard Rolfe, Louis Chiu, Yanan Wang, Xiaodong Huang, Kazem Ghabraie

(2020), Vol. 15, pp. 22-34, Virtual and physical prototyping, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Smooth topological design of 3D continuum structures using elemental volume fractions

Y Fu, B Rolfe, L Chiu, Yanan Wang, X Huang, K Ghabraie

(2020), Vol. 231, pp. 1-14, Computers and Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Experimental and numerical study on bending properties of heterogeneous lamella layups in cross laminated timber using Australian Radiata Pine

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer, Bidur Kafle, Kazem Ghabraie

(2020), Vol. 247, pp. 1-14, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

SEMDOT: Smooth-edged material distribution for optimizing topology algorithm

Yun Fu, Bernard Rolfe, Louis Chiu, Yanan Wang, Xiaodong Huang, Kazem Ghabraie

(2020), Vol. 150, pp. 1-26, Advances in engineering software, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Evaluating Timoshenko Method for Analyzing CLT under Out?of?Plane Loading

M Rahman, Mahmud Ashraf, Kazem Ghabraie, Mahbube Subhani

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-21, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Optimizing 3D self-supporting topologies for additive manufacturing

Yun Fu, Kazem Ghabraie, Bernard Rolfe, Yanan Wang, Louis Chiu, Xiaodong Huang

(2020), pp. 220-223, ICCMS 2020 : Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation, Brisbane, Qld. (Online), E1

conference
2019

Self-compacting concrete reinforced with twisted-bundle macro-synthetic fiber

E Garcez, M Kabir, A MacLeod, M Subhani, K Ghabraie

(2019), Vol. 9, pp. 1-16, Applied sciences, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Design and experimental validation of self-supporting topologies for additive manufacturing

Y Fu, B Rolfe, L Chiu, Y Wang, X Huang, K Ghabraie

(2019), Vol. 14, pp. 382-394, Virtual and physical prototyping, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

On optimal reinforcement layout for underground openings

Kazem Ghabraie

(2019), pp. 217-224, GeoChina 2018: Civil Infrastructures Confronting Severe Weathers and Climate Changes Conference: Sustainable Design and Construction for Geomaterials and Geostructures, HangZhou, China, E1

conference
2018

Evaluation of an innovative composite railway sleeper for a narrow-gauge track under static load

W Ferdous, A Manalo, G Van Erp, T Aravinthan, K Ghabraie

(2018), Vol. 22, pp. 04017050-1-04017050-13, Journal of composites for construction, Reston, Va., C1

journal article

A simple approach to deal with zero densities in topology optimisation

Kazem Ghabraie

(2018), pp. 1019-1026, WCSMO 2017 : Advances in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization : Proceedings of the World Congress of Structural and Multidisiplinary Optimization (WCSM012), Braunschweig, Germany, E1

conference
2017

Numerical modelling of multistage caving processes: insights from multi-seam longwall mining-induced subsidence

B Ghabraie, K Ghabraie, G Ren, J Smith

(2017), Vol. 41, pp. 959-975, International journal for numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics, Chichester, United Kingdom, C1

journal article
2016

Improving rockbolt design in tunnels using topology optimization

T Nguyen, K Ghabraie, T Tran-Cong, B Fatahi

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 1-14, International journal of geomechanics, Reston, Va., C1-1

journal article
2015

Evaluation of numerical procedures to determine seismic response of structures under influence of soil-structure interaction

H Tabatabaiefar, B Fatahi, K Ghabraie, W Zhou

(2015), Vol. 56, pp. 27-47, Structural engineering and mechanics, Taejon, Korea, C1-1

journal article

An improved soft-kill BESO algorithm for optimal distribution of single or multiple material phases

K Ghabraie

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 773-792, Structural and multidisciplinary optimization, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Evaluating temporal changes in hydraulic conductivities near karst-terrain dams: Dokan Dam (Kurdistan-Iraq)

E Dafny, K Tawfeeq, K Ghabraie

(2015), Vol. 529, pp. 265-275, Journal of hydrology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

The ESO method revisited

K Ghabraie

(2015), Vol. 51, pp. 1211-1224, Structural and multidisciplinary optimization, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Simultaneous pattern and size optimisation of rock bolts for underground excavations

T Nguyen, K Ghabraie, T Tran-Cong

(2015), Vol. 66, pp. 264-277, Computers and geotechnics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

An improvement technique for Bi-directional Evolutionary Structural optimisation (BESO) method

Kazem Ghabraie

(2015), pp. 1-7, WCSMO-11 : Advances in structural and multidisciplinary optimization : Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimisation, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1

conference
2014

Applying bi-directional evolutionary structural optimisation method for tunnel reinforcement design considering nonlinear material behaviour

T Nguyen, K Ghabraie, T Tran-Cong

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 57-66, Computers and geotechnics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2013

Effects of thickness of roof layers on optimum design of truss bolt system using finite element modeling techniques

B Ghabraie, G Ren, K Ghabraie

(2013), Vol. 18 A, pp. 147-158, Electronic journal of geotechnical engineering, [Stillwater, Okla.], C1-1

journal article

A study on truss bolt mechanism in controlling stability of underground excavation and cutter roof failure

B Ghabraie, G Ren, K Ghabraie, Y Xie

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 667-682, Geotechnical and geological engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2012

Applications of topology optimization techniques in seismic design of structure

K Ghabraie

(2012), pp. 232-268, Structural seismic design optimization and earthquake engineering: formulations and applications, Hershey, Pa., B1-1

book chapter
2010

Shape optimization of metallic yielding devices for passive mitigation of seismic energy

K Ghabraie, R Chan, X Huang, Y Xie

(2010), Vol. 32, pp. 2258-2267, Engineering structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Fiba-Struct Research Project

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, Dr Kazem Ghabraie, Mr Ned Volk, Mr Mitchell Johnson

  • 2017: $49,500

Fiba-struct Research Project Stage 2: Span and depth limits extension

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, Dr Kazem Ghabraie

  • 2019: $24,930
  • 2018: $24,930

Materials Development and Design for Electrification and Automation

Prof Bernard Rolfe, Mr Matthias Weiss, Prof Russell Varley, A/Prof Minoo Naebe, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Thomas Dorin, Dr Kazem Ghabraie

  • 2019: $242,706

Industry and Other Funding

Fiba-Struct Research Project

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, Dr Kazem Ghabraie, Mr Ned Volk, Mr Mitchell Johnson

  • 2017: $24,750
  • 2016: $24,750

Preliminary concept and modelling of pedestrian bridge built from carbon fibre reinforced geopolymer concrete

Dr Kazem Ghabraie, Dr Mahbube Subhani

  • 2017: $9,990

Fiba-struct Research Project Stage 2: Span and depth limits extension

Dr Estela Oliari Garcez, Dr Kazem Ghabraie

  • 2018: $49,861

Prefabricated composite panels, beams and footing systems for housing construction.

Dr Kazem Ghabraie, Dr Mahbube Subhani, Dr Mahmud Ashraf, Dr Estela Oliari Garcez

  • 2020: $20,228
  • 2019: $48,550

Pedestrian bridge design using geopolymer concrete and fibre reinforced polymer bars.

Dr Kazem Ghabraie, Dr Mahbube Subhani

  • 2019: $20,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Ning Yang

Thesis entitled: Analysis of Tunnel Excavation in Different Geological Conditions Based on Hoek-Brown Failure Criterion

Master of Engineering, School of Engineering

Associate Supervisor
2020

Ali M Ahmmed Alnedawi

Thesis entitled: The Behaviour of Unbound Granular Materials under Traffic Loading

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering