Dr Asaad Faramarzi BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, PGCert

Dr Asaad Faramarzi

School of Engineering
Associate Professor

Contact details

Address
School of Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Faramarzi is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering

His main research interests are application of computational modelling, and machine learning in geotechnical infrastructure. He also has interest in geophysical sensing, ground engineering, and offshore geotechnics. He has published over 50 research papers in prestigious journals and international conferences.

Please contact Dr Faramarzi, if you are interested to pursue a PhD study in any of the aforementioned areas of research.

Qualifications

  • FHEA, 2014
  • PGCert in HE, 2014
  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, 2011
  • MSc in Structural Engineering, 2006
  • BSc (Eng) in Civil Engineering, 2004

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Asaad Faramarzi's main research interest is in computational modelling applied to geotechnical engineering problems. He is interested in developing novel numerical procedures for sensing techniques to capture buried infrastructure-ground interaction, and locating and condition assessment of underground features. He also has interest in poroelasticity, inter-particle interaction of granular assemblies and novel foundations to support offshore structures.

Dr Faramarzi's current research includes:

Inferring data from quantum technology sensors
Finite element modelling of geotechnical problems
Simulation and prediction of inter-particle interaction of granular assemblies
Application of machine learning in geotechnical and civil engineering problems
Offshore geotechnics

Research

Research interests:

  • Computational Geotechnics
  • Application of machine learning in geotechnical and civil engineering problems
  • Condition assessment of buried infrastructure and their supporting ground
  • Inferring data from sensors
  • Quantum Technology (QT) gravity sensors

 

Most recent funded research projects:

  • Ground and Underground Infrastructure Damage Evaluation (GUIDE), PI - EPSRC
  • QVision2, PI - EPSRC
  • iFEEL, PI - EPSRC
  • FRP Shear Strengthening of Damaged Concrete Beams Subjected to Fatigue Loading, CI - British Council
  • UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensing and Timing, CI - EPSRC

Other activities

  • Chair, 25th UKACM Conference on Computational Mechanics, University of Birmingham, April 2017
  • Guest Editor: Environmental Geotechnics (ICE), special issue: Reservoir engineering: geo-environmental issues
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 22nd ACME Conference on Computational Mechanics, 2014.
  • Member of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA), UK.

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Samin, M, Faramarzi, A, Jefferson, I & Harireche, O 2019, 'A hybrid optimisation approach to improve long-term performance of enhanced geothermal system (EGS) reservoirs', Renewable Energy, vol. 134, pp. 379-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.11.045

Haji, T, Faramarzi, A, Metje, N, Chapman, D & Rahimzadeh, F 2019, 'Development of an infinite element boundary to model gravity for subsurface civil engineering applications', International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics. https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.3027

Faizi, K, Faramarzi, A, Dirar, S & Chapman, D 2019, 'Investigating the monotonic behaviour of hybrid tripod suction bucket foundations for offshore wind towers in sand', Applied Ocean Research, vol. 89, pp. 176-187. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2019.05.018

Faizi, K, Faramarzi, A, Dirar, S & Chapman, D 2019, 'Monotonic and cyclic lateral load tests on monopod winged caisson foundations in sand', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgeen.19.00056

Alzabeebee, S, Chapman, D & Faramarzi, A 2018, 'A comparative study of the response of buried pipes under static and moving loads', Transportation Geotechnics, vol. 15, pp. 39-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trgeo.2018.03.001

Faramarzi, A, Javadi, AA & Ahangar-Asr, A 2018, 'An evolutionary modelling approach to predicting stress-strain behaviour of saturated granular soils', Engineering Computations.

Alzabeebee, S, Chapman, D & Faramarzi, A 2018, 'Economical design of buried concrete pipes subjected to UK standard traffic loading', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Structures and Buildings. https://doi.org/10.1680/jstbu.17.00035

Conference contribution

Haji, T, Faramarzi, A, Rahimzadeh, F, Metje, N & Chapman, D 2019, Challenges associated with finite element methods for forward modelling of unbounded gravity fields. in Proceedings of the 2019 UK Association for Computational Mechanics Conference., P16, UKACM.

Faizi, K, Faramarzi, A, Dirar, S & Chapman, D 2018, Finite element modelling of the performance of hybrid foundation systems for offshore wind turbines. in Energy Geotechnics . 217729 edn, Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Springer, pp. 495-501, International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland, 25/09/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99670-7_61

Mehravar, M, Harireche, O & Faramarzi, A 2018, Geotechnical performance of suction caisson installation in multi-layered seabed profiles. in Energy Geotechnics. 217729 edn, Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Springer, pp. 467-474, International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, SEG 2018, Lausanne, Switzerland, 25/09/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99670-7_58

Editorial

Faramarzi, A & Dirar, S 2019, 'Editorial', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering and Computational Mechanics, vol. 171, no. 4, pp. 145-146. https://doi.org/10.1680/jencm.2018.171.4.145

Paper

Sogut, K, Dirar, S, Theofanous, M & Faramarzi, A 2019, 'Effect of existing steel-to-embedded FRP shear reinforcement ratio on the behaviour of reinforced concrete T-beams', Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, ACIC 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 3/09/19 - 5/09/19 pp. 11-16.

Darby, L, Faramarzi, A, Faizi, K, Mehravar, M & Harireche, O 2019, 'Finite element modelling of winged suction caissons in clay under uniaxial and combined loading', Paper presented at 2nd International Conference on Natural Hazards and Infrastructure, Chania, Greece, 23/06/19 - 26/06/19.

Dutta, B, Sogut, K, Dirar, S, Nayak, AN, Nanda, B, Theofanous, M & Faramarzi, A 2019, 'Nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete beams strengthened in shear with embedded steel bars', Paper presented at 9th Biennial Conference on Advanced Composites in Construction 2019, ACIC 2019, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 3/09/19 - 5/09/19 pp. 239-244.

Patent

Faramarzi, A, Chapman, D, Dirar, S, Faizi, K & Mehravar, M Jun. 11 2020, Support structure: Winged foundation to support offshore energy structures , Patent No. WO 2020/115474 Al. <https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2020115474>

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