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Prof Mahmud Ashraf

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head of School, Research

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Biography summary

Mahmud is a Professor of Structural Engineering and has been serving as the Associate Head of School (Research) in the School of Engineering at Deakin University since July 2021. He held many leadrship roles incluidng the head of civil and environemntal engineering discipline, member of the Deakin University Academic Board, SEBE faculty "champion" in Deakin Early Career Academic Futures (DECAF) Research Peer Mentoring program. Before joining Deakin University in 2017, Mahmud worked as an academic in The University of New South Wales and The University of Queensland in Australia. Since 2014, Mahmud has been working closely with Nanjing Forestry University and played a key role in establishing an International Research Centre on Bio-composite Materials and Structures. He is also one of the founding chairs of the biennial conference on bio-composite materials and structures.

He is leading the Engineered Timber Structures Research Group in Deakin University and is also one of the research theme leaders in 3DEC (Deakin Digital Design and Engineering Centre). His research projects are funded by various industry partners including XLam, AKD Softwoods, DAF, FWPA, EWPAA.        

Mahmud obtained his PhD as a commonwealth scholar from Imperial College London. His research on “Structural Stainless Steel Design: Resistance Based on Deformation Capacity” was one of the early contributions that formed the basis for Continuous Strength Method (CSM). Although his initial research contributions were mostly focussed on thin-walled nonlinear metallic structures including stainless steel, high strength steel and aluminium; Mahmud always embraces new concepts and materials in structural applications. Over the years, he contributed to various aspects of geopolymer concrete, innovative composite materials and 3D printed metallic structures. In recent times, Mahmud has been contributing heavily in structural applications of renewable materials including timber and bamboo for a sustainable future. He is an academic adviser to WoodSolutions and is a task force member of INBAR (International Network for Bamboo and Rattan). He is involved in developing a number of ISO Standards for structural bamboo. Mahmud is an advocate of hybrid structures to have the least, if any, impact on future environment.

Career highlights

2021 -  | Associate Head of School - Research 

2021 - 22 | Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering discipline

2020 - 21 | Member of the University Academic Board, Deakin University

Research interests

  • Stability and design of mass timber and other engineered timber products in construction
  • Behaviour and design of thin-walled metallic structures including stainless steel, high strength steel, aluminium and other high strength alloys
  • Numerical analysis of complex structural problems
  • 3D printed metallic and bio-composite structural components for engineering applications

Research groups

Leader | Engineered Timber Research Group | Infrastrcuture and Environemnt Research at Deakin University

Leader | Computational Structures Lab | 3DEC - Deakin Digital Design and Engineering Centre

Founding Co-Director | International Research Center for Bio-composite Building Materials and Structures (IRCBBMS) | Nanjing Forestry University | Nanjing | China 

Awards

2019 - Faculty Award for Teaching and Learning (Faculty of SEBE, Deakin University)

2011 - Confucius Fellowship, The University of Queensland and Tianjin University China

2009 - William Mong Visiting Fellowship, University of Hong Kong

2005 - Best speaker (PhD Student), Young Researchers Conference, The Instituion of Structural Engineers (IStructE), London, UK

2003 - 2006 Commonwelath Scholarship for PhD at Imperial College London

Publications

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2023

Experimental and theoretical investigation of prestressed-steel-reinforced laminated bamboo lumber beams

Y Tian, H Li, B Chen, R Lorenzo, M Ashraf

(2023), Vol. 47, pp. 434-448, Structures, C1

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2022

Consequences of aircraft operating conditions at military airbases: degradation of ordinary mortar and resistance mechanism of acrylic and silica fume modified cement mortar

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf, M Rashed, W Hutchison

(2022), Vol. 23, pp. 98-111, Road Materials and Pavement Design, C1

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A Review of Basic Mechanical Behavior of Laminated Bamboo Lumber

Assima Dauletbek, Haitao Li, Rodolfo Lorenzo, Ileana Corbi, Ottavia Corbi, Mahmud Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 273-300, Journal of Renewable Materials, Henderson, Nev., C1

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Properties and Applications of Bamboo Fiber-A Current-State-of-the Art

Chen Chen, Haitao Li, Assima Dauletbek, Feng Shen, David Hui, Milan Gaff, Rodolfo Lorenzo, Ileana Corbi, Ottavia Corbi, Mahmud Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 605-624, Journal of Renewable Materials, Henderson, Nev., C1

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Resistance of Geopolymer, Epoxy and Cement Mortar to Hydrocarbon-Based Synthetic Engine Lubricant, Hydraulic Fluid, Jet Fuel and Elevated Temperatures

Sukanta Shill, Safat Al-Deen, Mahmud Ashraf, Estela Oliari Garcez, Mahbube Subhani, Muhammad Hossain

(2022), Vol. 2, pp. 15-26, Construction Materials, C1

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Compression resistance of short LBL columns with local damage after retrofitting using basalt fiber reinforced polymer

G Cheng, H Li, H Li, M Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 48, pp. 1-13, Journal of Building Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Comparative Study on Various Strength Parameters of Structural Elements Made from Cross-Laminated Timber

Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Janeshka Goonewardena, Bidur Kafle, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 1575-1606, Journal of Renewable Materials, Beverly, MA, C1

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Behavior of CFRP-Strengthened Chamfered Laminated Bamboo Lumber under Eccentric Compression

C Chen, H Li, K Zhou, A Dauletbek, Z Xiong, R Lorenzo, M Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 26, pp. 1-11, Journal of Composites for Construction, Reston, Va., C1

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Review on materials and structures inspired by bamboo

H Sun, H Li, A Dauletbek, R Lorenzo, I Corbi, O Corbi, M Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 325, pp. 1-24, Construction and Building Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Densification of timber: a review on the process, material properties, and application

J Cabral, B Kafle, M Subhani, J Reiner, M Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 68, pp. 1-24, Journal of Wood Science, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Mechanical properties of aramid fiber reinforced polymer confined laminated bamboo lumber column under cyclic loading

H Li, B Chen, B Fei, H Li, Z Xiong, R Lorenzo, C Fang, M Ashraf

(2022), pp. 1-14, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Comparison of continuum damage models for nonlinear finite element analysis of timber under tension in parallel and perpendicular to grain directions

S Rahman, M Ashraf, M Subhani, J Reiner

(2022), pp. 1-20, European Journal of Wood and Wood Products, Berlin, Germany, C1

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A Review on Strengthening of Timber Beams Using Fiber Reinforced Polymers

B Jian, K Cheng, H Li, M Ashraf, X Zheng, A Dauletbek, M Hosseini, R Lorenzo, I Corbi, O Corbi, K Zhou

(2022), Vol. 10, pp. 2073-2098, Journal of Renewable Materials, Henderson, Nev., C1

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Harmonising life cycle sustainability thinking in material substitution for buildings

O Tokede, G Rodgers, B Waschl, J Salter, M Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 185, pp. 1-15, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Mechanical behavior of bolted steel laminated bamboo lumber connections loaded perpendicular to grain

S Wang, H Li, G Cheng, Z Xiong, Mahmud Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 345, pp. 128302-128302, Construction and Building Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Flexural performance of splice connections in cross-laminated timber

Mahbube Subhani, Sukanta Shill, Safat Al-Deen, Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Mahmud Ashraf

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1124-1124, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Parametric finite element study of novel corrugated steel deck for two-way action in steel-concrete composite floors

Keerthana John, Mahmud Ashraf, Matthias Weiss, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2022), Vol. 44, pp. 1152-1167, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Experimental and Finite Element Study of a Novel Two-Way Corrugated Steel Deck System for Composite Slabs

Keerthana John, Mahmud Ashraf, Matthias Weiss, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2022), Vol. 6, pp. 1-15, Journal of Composites Science, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Constitutive Material Model for the Compressive Behaviour of Engineered Bamboo

J Goonewardena, M Ashraf, J Reiner, B Kafle, M Subhani

(2022), Vol. 12, Buildings, C1

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A Review on Flexural Properties of Wood-Plastic Composites

Bingyu Jian, Sarah Mohrmann, Haitao Li, Yuanjie Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Jun Zhou, Xiaoyan Zheng

(2022), Vol. 14, pp. 1-19, Polymers, Basel, Switzerland, C1

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Laminated bamboo lumber in compression perpendicular to the grain direction: Experimental investigation and the finite element analysis

C Hong, H Li, D Yang, X Li, R Lorenzo, M Ashraf

(2022), pp. 1-17, Wood Material Science and Engineering, London, Eng., C1

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Mechanical evaluation on BFRP laminated bamboo lumber columns under eccentric compression

B Jian, H Li, K Zhou, M Ashraf, Z Xiong, X Zheng

(2022), Advances in Structural Engineering, C1

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2021

Enhancing the bond strength in the meta-crystal lattice of architected materials by harnessing the non-equilibrium solidification in metal additive manufacturing

M Rashed, D Bhattacharyya, R Mines, M Saadatfar, A Xu, M Ashraf, M Smith, P Hazell

(2021), Vol. 37, Additive Manufacturing, C1

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Mechanical properties of large-scale parallel bamboo strand lumber under local compression

K Zhou, H Li, C Hong, M Ashraf, U Sayed, R Lorenzo, I Corbi, O Corbi, D Yang, Y Zuo

(2021), Vol. 271, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Evaluation of axial capacity of engineered bamboo columns

C Tan, H Li, M Ashraf, I Corbi, O Corbi, R Lorenzo

(2021), Vol. 34, Journal of Building Engineering, C1

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Axial compressive performance of laminated bamboo column with aramid fiber reinforced polymer

Z Wang, H Li, B Fei, M Ashraf, Z Xiong, R Lorenzo, C Fang

(2021), Vol. 258, Composite Structures, C1

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A comparative study on the performance of cementitious composites resilient to airfield conditions

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf, M Elahi, M Subhani, W Hutchison

(2021), Vol. 282, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Withdrawal resistance of self-tapping screws inserted on the narrow face of cross laminated timber made from Radiata Pine

X Li, M Ashraf, M Subhani, K Ghabraie, H Li, P Kremer

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 1130-1140, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effects of freeze-thaw cycles on physical and mechanical properties of glulam exposed to outdoor environment

R Yang, H Li, A Dauletbek, M Ashraf, R Lorenzo, Y Sun, Y Wu

(2021), Vol. 9, pp. 1293-1307, Journal of Renewable Materials, Henderson, Nev., C1

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Rolling shear properties of cross-laminated timber (CLT) made from Australian Radiata Pine - An experimental study

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer, Haitao Li, Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat

(2021), Vol. 33, pp. 423-432, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effect of nodes on mechanical properties and microstructure of laminated bamboo lumber units

H Zhang, H Li, Y Li, Z Xiong, N Zhang, R Lorenzo, M Ashraf

(2021), Vol. 304, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Effects of chemical modification and nanotechnology on wood properties

W Bi, H Li, D Hui, M Gaff, R Lorenzo, I Corbi, O Corbi, M Ashraf

(2021), Vol. 10, pp. 978-1008, Nanotechnology Reviews, Berlin, Germany, C1

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Stainless steel top-seat angle beam-to-column connection: Full-scale test and analytical modelling

M Hasan, M Ashraf, S Al-Deen, S Shill, B Uy

(2021), Vol. 34, pp. 4322-4338, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Flexural behaviour of Steel Timber Composite (STC) beams

R Yang, H Li, R Lorenzo, Y Sun, M Ashraf

(2021), Vol. 41, pp. 193-207, Steel and Composite Structures, C1

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Experimental behaviour of circular concrete filled steel tube columns under lateral cyclic loading

Vui Van Cao, Cuong Vo, Phuoc Nguyen, Mahmud Ashraf

(2021), Vol. 21, pp. 445-460, Earthquakes and Structures, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, C1

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A review of factors influencing rolling shear in CLT and test methodology

C Kumar, X Li, M Subhani, J Shanks, T Dakin, R McGavin, M Ashraf

(2021), Vol. 50, pp. 1-24, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, West Conshohocken, PA, C1

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Effect of heterogeneity within cross-layer on the performance of cross-laminated timber under out-of-plane loading

Md Rahman, Mahmud Ashraf, Kazem Ghabraie, Mahbube Subhani

(2021), pp. 1-9, Timber engineering. Conference (2021) : Santiago, Chile), Santiago, Chile, E1

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Experimental investigation on shear properties of cross laminated timber made from Australian Radiata Pine

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer

(2021), pp. 1-7, WCTE 2021 : Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Santiago, Chile, E1

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The effects of thickness and layup on bending resistance of cross laminated timber panels

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Paul Kremer

(2021), pp. 1-8, WCTE 2021 : Proceedings of the World Conference on Timber Engineering, Santiago, Chile, E1

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Feasibility study of steel-concrete composite two-way slabs

Keerthana John, Mahmud Ashraf, Matthias Weiss, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2021), pp. 1-6, CONCRETE 2021 : Proceedings of the 30th Concrete Institute of Australia's Biennial National Conference, Virtual Event, E1

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Numerical investigation on two-way action of innovative corrugated composite slab configuration

Keerthana John, Mahmud Ashraf, Matthias Weiss, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2021), pp. 1-8, CONCRETE 2021 : Proceedings of the 30th Concrete Institute of Australia's Biennial National Conference, Virtual Event, E1

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Numerical analysis of Mode-I fracture behaviour of timber adhesive bond

Shaikh Rahman, Mahmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Johannes Reiner

(2021), pp. 251-253, ACCM 2021 : Recent Advances in Computational Methods and Applications : Proceedings of the Fifth Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics 2021 conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

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2020

Performance of amine cured epoxy and silica fume modified cement mortar under military airbase operating conditions

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf, W Hutchison, M Hossain

(2020), Vol. 232, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Resistance of fly ash based geopolymer mortar to both chemicals and high thermal cycles simultaneously

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf, W Hutchison

(2020), Vol. 239, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Experimental study on the deformation and of parallel bamboo Strand Lumber under drop-weight penetration impact

X Li, M Ashraf, H Li, X Zheng, S Al-Deen, H Wang, P Hazell

(2020), Vol. 242, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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

X Li, M Ashraf, M Subhani, P Kremer, B Kafle, K Ghabraie

(2020), Vol. 247, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Residual properties of conventional concrete repetitively exposed to high thermal shocks and hydrocarbon fluids

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf, M Hossain

(2020), Vol. 252, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Mechanical behaviour of steel timber composite shear connections

R Yang, H Li, R Lorenzo, M Ashraf, Y Sun, Q Yuan

(2020), Vol. 258, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Evaluation on the ultimate bearing capacity for laminated bamboo lumber columns under eccentric compression

Haitao Li, Jingwen Su, Zhenhua Xiong, Mahmud Ashraf, Ileana Corbi, Ottavia Corbi

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 1572-1579, Structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Evaluating timoshenko method for analyzing clt under out-of-plane loading

M Rahman, M Ashraf, K Ghabraie, M Subhani

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

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Experimental investigation of novel corrugated steel deck under construction load for composite slim-flooring

K John, M Ashraf, M Weiss, R Al-Ameri

(2020), Vol. 10, pp. 1-24, Buildings, C1

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Assessment of Shear Analogy and Timoshenko Method for Analyzing Hybrid CLT Under Out-of-Plane Loading

M Rahman, Mahud Ashraf, Kazem Ghabraie, Mahbube Subhani

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, ISEC 2020 : Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction, Canterbury, New Zealand, E1

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Pull-out resistance of self-tapping screws in cross-laminated timber made from radiata pine

Xin Li, Mafmud Ashraf, Mahbube Subhani, Paul Kremer

(2020), Vol. 7, pp. 1-6, ISEC 2020 : Proceedings of International Structural Engineering and Construction, Christchurch, New Zealand, E1

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2019

An effective pulse-shaping technique for testing stainless steel alloys in a split-hopkinson pressure bar

A Ameri, A Brown, M Ashraf, P Hazell, M Quadir, J Escobedo-Diaz

(2019), Vol. 5, pp. 39-50, Journal of dynamic behavior of materials, Cham, Switzerland, C1

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Behaviour of top-seat double web angle connection produced from austenitic stainless steel

M Hasan, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2019), Vol. 155, pp. 460-479, Journal of constructional steel research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effects of load partitioning and texture on the plastic anisotropy of duplex stainless steel alloys under quasi-static loading conditions

A Ameri, Z Quadir, M Ashraf, C Logos, J Escobedo-Diaz

(2019), Vol. 752, pp. 24-35, Materials Science and Engineering A, C1

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The longitudinal shear bond behavior of an innovative laminated fiber reinforced composite slab

X Li, X Zheng, M Ashraf, H Li

(2019), Vol. 215, pp. 508-522, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Structural behavior of intermediate length cold-formed steel rack columns with C-stitches

M Anbarasu, Mahmud Ashraf

(2019), Vol. 13, pp. 937-949, Frontiers of structural and civil engineering, [Berlin, Germany], C1

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Saponification and scaling in ordinary concrete exposed to hydrocarbon fluids and high temperature at military airbases

S Kumer Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2019), Vol. 215, pp. 765-776, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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An experimental investigation on Parallel Bamboo Strand Lumber specimens under quasi static and impact loading

X Li, M Ashraf, H Li, X Zheng, H Wang, S Al-Deen, P Hazell

(2019), Vol. 228, Construction and Building Materials, C1

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Behaviour of parallel bamboo strand lumber under compression loading - an experimental study

Xin Li, Mahmud Ashraf, Haitao Li, Xiaoyan Zheng, Ali Ameri, Safat Al-Deen

(2019), pp. 1-7, MATEC Web of Conferences : ACEM2018 and SBMS1 : Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Advances in Civil Engineering and Materials and 1st World Symposium on Sustainable Bio-composite Materials and Structures, Nanjing, China, E1

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Experimental investigation and numerical modelling of mechanical properties of CLTs

X Li, M Ashraf, M Subhani, P Kremer

(2019), pp. 1725-1730, SEMC 2019 : Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural, Engineering, Mechanics and Computation 2019, Cape Town, South Africa, E1

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Resistance of cross laminated timber members under axial loading-a review of current design rules

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

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 179-184, CIGOS 2019 : Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, Hanoi, Vietnam, E1

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A current-state-of-the-art on design rules vs test resistance of cross laminated timber members subjected to transverse loading

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

(2019), Vol. 54, pp. 185-190, CIGOS 2019 : Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, Hanoi, Vietnam, E1

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2018

Concrete durability issues due to temperature effects and aviation oil spillage at military airbase - A comprehensive review

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2018), Vol. 160, pp. 240-251, Construction and Building Materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Flexural shear behaviour of reinforced crumbed rubber concrete beam

A Mendis, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2018), Vol. 166, pp. 779-791, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The continuous strength method for lateral-torsional buckling of stainless steel I-beams

M Anwar-Us-Saadat, M Ashraf

(2018), Vol. 130, pp. 148-160, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Design rules for stainless steel welded I-columns based on experimental and numerical studies

S Ahmed, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2018), Vol. 172, pp. 850-868, Engineering structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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The effect of loading direction on the dynamic damage in lean duplex stainless steel 2101

A Ameri, J Escobedo-Diaz, M Quadir, A Brown, M Ashraf, P Hazell

(2018), Vol. 1979, pp. 1-6, AIP 2017 : Proceedings of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, St. Louis, Missouri, E1

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Strain rate effect on the mechanical response of duplex stainless steel

A Ameri, J Escobedo-Diaz, M Quadir, M Ashraf, W Hutchison

(2018), Vol. 1979, pp. 1-5, Proceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, St. Louis, Missouri, E1

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Bending resistance of stainless steel I-sections about minor axis

Mohammad Anwar-Us-Saadat, Mahmud Ashraf

(2018), pp. 1-19, ICTWS 2018 : Proceedings of International Conference on Thin-Walled Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, E1

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2017

Moment-rotation behaviour of top-seat angle bolted connections produced from austenitic stainless steel

M Hasan, M Ashraf, B Uy

(2017), Vol. 136, pp. 149-161, Journal of constructional steel research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Numerical investigation on buckling resistance of stainless steel hollow members

S Ahmed, M Ashraf

(2017), Vol. 136, pp. 193-203, Journal of constructional steel research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Interaction of local-flexural buckling for cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel hollow columns

M Anbarasu, M Ashraf

(2017), Vol. 112, pp. 20-30, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Behaviour of similar strength crumbed rubber concrete (CRC) mixes with different mix proportions

A Mendis, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2017), Vol. 137, pp. 354-366, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Experimental study on the longitudinal shear bond behavior of lightweight aggregate concrete - closed profiled steel sheeting composite slabs

X Li, X Zheng, M Ashraf, H Li

(2017), Vol. 156, pp. 599-610, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Effect of rubber particles on the flexural behaviour of reinforced crumbed rubber concrete beams

A Mendis, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2017), Vol. 154, pp. 644-657, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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General methodology to estimate the dislocation density from microhardness measurements

A Ameri, N Elewa, M Ashraf, J Escobedo-Diaz

(2017), Vol. 131, pp. 324-330, Materials characterization, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Pressure-impulse response of semi-rigidly connected steel plates under blast loading

X Lin, M Ashraf

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 25-57, International journal of protective structures, London, Eng., C1-1

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Estimation of dislocation density in metals from hardness measurements

A Ameri, N Elewa, M Ashraf, J Escobedo-Diaz, P Hazell

(2017), pp. 441-449, TMS 2017 : Proceedings of the The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 2017 146th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, San Diego, Calif., E1-1

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Investigating the anisotropic behaviour of lean duplex stainless steel 2101

A Ameri, J Escobedo-Diaz, M Ashraf, M Quadir

(2017), pp. 181-190, TMS 2017 : Proceedings of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society 2017 146th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Diego, Calif., E1-1

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Thermal and chemical degradation of Portland cement concrete in the military airbase

S Shill, S Al-Deen, M Ashraf

(2017), pp. 43-50, CRIOCM 2017 : Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Melbourne, Victoria, E1-1

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Analytical prediction of moment-rotation behaviour of austenitic stainless steel bolted connections

Mohammad Hasan, Mahmud Ashraf, Brian Uy

(2017), Vol. 1, pp. 766-775, Eurosteel 2017 : Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, Copenhagen, Denmark, E1-1

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Mechanical and microstructural investigation of dual phase stainless steel (LDX2101) under a wide range of strain rates

Ali Ameri, Juan Escobedo-Diaz, Mahmud Ashraf, Andrew Brown, Paul Hazell, Hutchison Wayne, Zakaria Quadir

(2017), Proceedings of the 20th Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, St. Louis, Mo., E1-1

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An Experimental Study on Flexural and Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Crumbed Rubber Concrete (CRC) Beams

A Mendis, Safat Al-Deen, Mahmud Ashraf

(2017), pp. 1-8, Proceedings of the 2017 Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia & International Congress on Durability of Concrete. Combined Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, E1-1

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Durability Issues of Military Airfield Rigid Pavements due to Combined Influence of Chemical Oil Spills and Repeated Thermal Shocks from Jet Fighter Exhaust

Safat Al-Deen, B Duanne, S Shill, Mahmud Ashraf

(2017), pp. 1-9, Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia & International Congress on Durability of Concrete. Combined Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, E1-1

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2016

Metallic microlattice materials: A current state of the art on manufacturing, mechanical properties and applications

M Rashed, M Ashraf, R Mines, P Hazell

(2016), Vol. 95, pp. 518-533, Materials and Design, C1-1

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Mechanical properties of laminated bamboo lumber column under radial eccentric compression

H Li, G Chen, Q Zhang, M Ashraf, B Xu, Y Li

(2016), Vol. 121, pp. 644-652, Construction and building materials, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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The continuous strength method for slender stainless steel cross-sections

S Ahmed, M Ashraf, M Anwar-Us-Saadat

(2016), Vol. 107, pp. 362-376, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Behaviour and design of stainless steel slender cross-sections subjected to combined loading

M Anwar-Us-Saadat, M Ashraf, S Ahmed

(2016), Vol. 104, pp. 225-237, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Behaviour and design of cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel lipped channel columns

M Anbarasu, M Ashraf

(2016), Vol. 104, pp. 106-115, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Manufacturing issues and the resulting complexity in modeling of additively manufactured metallic microlattices

M Rashed, Mahmud Ashraf, P Hazell

(2016), Vol. 853, pp. 394-398, ISSI2016 : Testing and evaluation of structural integrity : Proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Structural Integrity, Tianjin, China, E1-1

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2015

A discrete element model to predict the pressure-density relationship of blocky and angular ceramic particles under uniaxial compression

E Mitra, P Hazell, M Ashraf

(2015), Vol. 50, pp. 7742-7751, Journal of materials science, New York, N.Y., C1-1

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Compression capacity of slender stainless steel cross-sections

S Ahmed, M Ashraf

(2015), pp. 119-124, ISEC 2015 - 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management, Parramatta, New South Wales, E1-1

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Behavior of stainless steel lipped channel sections subjected to eccentric compression

M Anwar-Us-Saadat, S Ahmed, M Ashraf

(2015), pp. 131-136, ISEC 2015 - 8th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference: Implementing Innovative Ideas in Structural Engineering and Project Management, Parramatta, New South Wales, E1-1

conference
2014

Tests of cold-formed duplex stainless steel SHS beam-columns

W Lui, M Ashraf, B Young

(2014), Vol. 74, pp. 111-121, Engineering Structures, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Informational and hybrid-informational modelling of yielding shear panel device

M Hossain, M Ashraf

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 1119-1124, KSCE journal of civil engineering, Seoul, South Korea, C1-1

journal article

A new damage index for reinforced concrete structures

V Cao, H Ronagh, M Ashraf, H Baji

(2014), Vol. 6, pp. 581-609, Earthquake and Structures, Daejeon, Republic of Korea, C1-1

journal article
2013

Fire performance curves for unprotected HSS steel columns

M Alam, A Billah, S Quayyum, M Ashraf, A Rafi, A Rteil

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 705-724, Steel and composite structures, [Korea], C1-1

journal article

Risk-based seismic performance assessment of Yielding Shear Panel Device

M Hossain, M Ashraf, J Padgett

(2013), Vol. 56, pp. 1570-1579, Engineering structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Passive energy dissipation characteristics of yielding shear panel device produced from steel and stainless steel

M Ashraf, M Hossain

(2013), pp. 111-112, SEMC 2013 : Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation 2013, Cape Town, South Africa, E1-1

conference

Performance of reinforced concrete structures in post-earthquake fire

B Behnam, H Ronagh, M Ashraf

(2013), pp. 727-728, SEMC 2013 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, E1-1

conference

Flexural strengthening of code-compliant RC beam-column joints using CFRP

A Eslami, H Ronagh, M Ashraf

(2013), pp. 1-6, APFIS 2013 : Proceedings of the 4th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures, Melbourne, Vic., E1-1

conference
2012

Mathematical modelling of yielding shear panel device

M Hossain, M Ashraf

(2012), Vol. 59, pp. 153-161, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Eccentric compression tests on high strength duplex stainless steel columns

W Lui, B Young, M Ashraf

(2012), pp. 431-438, Tubular Structures XIV - Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2012, London, ENGLAND, E1-1

conference
2011

Numerical modelling of yielding shear panel device for passive energy dissipation

M Raquibul Hossain, M Ashraf, F Albermani

(2011), Vol. 49, pp. 1032-1044, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Design formulations for non-welded and welded aluminium columns using Continuous Strength Method

M Ashraf, B Young

(2011), Vol. 33, pp. 3197-3207, Engineering structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2010

Elevated temperature material properties of stainless steel alloys

L Gardner, A Insausti, K Ng, M Ashraf

(2010), Vol. 66, pp. 634-647, Journal of constructional steel research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Compression resistance of aluminium stub columns using Continuous Strength Method

M Ashraf, B Young

(2010), pp. 257-263, Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, Hong Kong, China, E1-1

conference
2008

Structural stainless steel design: resistance based on deformation capacity

M Ashraf, L Gardner, D Nethercot

(2008), Vol. 134, pp. 402-411, Journal of structural engineering, Reston, Va., C1-1

journal article

Resistance of stainless steel CHS columns based on cross-section deformation capacity

M Ashraf, L Gardner, D Nethercot

(2008), Vol. 64, pp. 962-970, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2007

Sway of semi-rigid steel frames, part 2: Irregular frames

M Ashraf, D Nethercot, B Ahmed

(2007), Vol. 29, pp. 1854-1863, Engineering Structures, C1-1

journal article

Local buckling of cold-formed steel lipped Z section beams under pure bending

M Haidarali, D Nethercot, M Ashraf

(2007), Vol. 3, pp. 474-480, ICASS 2007 : Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, Singapore, E1-1

conference
2006

Structural design for non-linear metallic materials

L Gardner, M Ashraf

(2006), Vol. 28, pp. 926-934, Engineering structures, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Finite element modelling of structural stainless steel cross-sections

M Ashraf, L Gardner, D Nethercot

(2006), Vol. 44, pp. 1048-1062, Thin-walled structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Compression strength of stainless steel cross-sections

M Ashraf, L Gardner, D Nethercot

(2006), Vol. 62, pp. 105-115, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, E1-1

conference
2005

Strength enhancement of the corner regions of stainless steel cross-sections

M Ashraf, L Gardner, D Nethercot

(2005), Vol. 61, pp. 37-52, Journal of constructional steel research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2004

Sway of semi-rigid steel frames - part 1: regular frames

M Ashraf, D Nethercot, B Ahmed

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 403-418, Steel and composite structures, Daejeon, Korea, C1-1

journal article

A simplified method to predict sway of rigid multi-storey steel frames

M Ashraf, D Nethercot, B Ahmed

(2004), Vol. 4, pp. 317-331, Steel and Composite Structures, C1-1

journal article

Sway of semi-rigid steel frames: part 1: regular frames

M Ashraf, D Nethercot, B Ahmed

(2004), Vol. 26, pp. 1809-1819, Engineering structures, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Research Study: Product Fraud Impacts on Australian Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Industries.

Mr Michael Smith, Prof Chris Austin, Prof Mahmud Ashraf, Miss Brodie Lamb

AgriFutures Australia

  • 2021: $21,500
  • 2020: $45,000

Failure analysis of cross laminated timber under out of-plane loading.

Prof Mahmud Ashraf, Mr Shaik Rahman

International Education Resilience Fund

  • 2022: $15,000

Industry and Other Funding

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

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

United Construction and Investment Pty Ltd t/as Atomic 6 (Vic)

  • 2019: $48,550

Experimental analysis of FormFlow's new structural panel.

Dr Riyadh Al-Ameri, Prof Mahmud Ashraf, A/Prof Matthias Weiss

Formflow Pty Ltd

  • 2020: $5,000

Communities above our Cities: Using Mass Timber Construction to reimagine our global cities creating socially sustainable communities at heights.

Prof Mahmud Ashraf, Dr Paul Kremer, Prof James Doerfler

Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

  • 2022: $14,647
  • 2021: $7,127

Other Funding Sources

Working Near Traffic - Work Zone End of Queue Study.

A/Prof Ashim Debnath, Dr Nhu Nguyen, Prof Mahmud Ashraf

iMove Australia Limited

  • 2022: $75,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2022

Xin Li

Thesis entitled: Mechanical characterisation of Australian heterogeneous cross-laminated timber

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering