Abbas Taheri

Chair in Mine design/Associate Professor

 (613) 533-2199, Goodwin 345
Abbas.taheri@queensu.ca 

Engineering properties and Behaviors of Rocks, Backfill Material and Expansive Soils, Experimental Geomechanics, Modeling of surface and Underground Excavations, Soil stabilization and improvement methods, Deep and High-Stress Mining 

 

Abbas Taheri

Abbas Taheri is a Tenured Associate Professor at the Robert M. Buchan Department of Mining at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, where he holds the Chair in Mine Design.   

Abbas has over 20 years of industry, research, and teaching experience in geotechnical engineering, rock mechanics, and mining engineering. In 1999 he earned a BSc in Mining Engineering and in 2002 an MSc in Rock Mechanics from Amir Kabir University of Technology, Iran. He worked for over four years in the industry in civil and mining engineering projects before moving to Japan in 2005 to a PhD in geotechnical engineering at Yokohama National University. His PhD thesis has been internationally acknowledged as outstanding research work and has been awarded a runner-up certificate (Proxime Accessit) of "ISRM Rocha Medal 2010" from the International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering (ISRM). In 2008 he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and joined Tokyo University of Science. In 2011 he was appointed as a lecturer and then a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Australia, until 2021, when he moved to Queen’s University, Canada, as an Associate Professor.

Abbas is the president of the Commission on Deep Mining of the ISRM. Dr Taheri is/was a member of the Editorial Board of several scientific journals, including “Soils and Foundations”, “Bulletin of Engineering Geology and Environment”, “International Journal of Mining Science and Technology,” “Minerals” etc. Abbas is/was the chair, organizer, and member of the organization committee of many international symposiums and workshops. He has produced more than 160 refereed publications. Dr Taheri has developed and toughed several courses in geotechnical engineering and mining operation. 

Patent

P1     Verma, R. K., Nguyen, G. D., Karakus, M., Golding, S., & Taheri, A. (2019). 2019101006, Snap-Back Indirect Tensile Test. Australia.

 Refereed Book Chapter

  • Taheri A. 2012. Design of Rock Slopes Using Classification Systems, In: Advances in Engineering Research, Volume 2, Nova Science Publishers, Inc. pp.453-488

 Edited Special Issue

  • Taheri A. 2021. Special Issue on Backfilling Materials for Underground Mining (Volume II), Minerals, (Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/BMvolumeII)
  • Taheri A. 2020. Special Issue on Clay Minerals in Geoengineering Applications: Behaviour, Hazards and Solutions, Minerals, (Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/Clay_Minerals_Geoeng_Appl)
  • Taheri A. Zhang J. 2019. Special Issue on Backfilling Materials for Underground Mining, Minerals, (Website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/minerals/special_issues/backfill?view=compact&listby=typ)

 Refereed Journal Articles

  • Shirani Faradonbeh R, Taheri A, Karakus M. 2022. The propensity of the over-stressed rock masses to different failure mechanisms based on a hybrid probabilistic approach, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology 119, 104214 (12p).
  • Zhao Y, Taheri A, Karakus M, Deng A, Guo L. 2021. The effect of curing under applied stress on the mechanical performance of cement paste backfill, Minerals, 11, 1107 (18p).
  • Farrokhrouz M, Taheri A, Iglauer S, Keshavarz A. 2021. Analytical exact solution for co-current spontaneous imbibition in porous media considering early- and late-time effects, Energy & Fuels [In Press]
  • Verma RK, Nguyen GD, Karakus M, Taheri A. 2021. Capturing snapback in indirect tensile testing using AUSBIT - Adelaide University Snap-Back Indirect Tensile test, International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 147: 1-15.
  • Shirani Faradonbeh R, Taheri A, Karakus M. 2021. Failure behaviour of a sandstone subjected to the systematic cyclic loading: Insights from the double-criteria damage-controlled test method, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00603-021-02553-5 (21p).
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, O'Kelly B C. 2021. Intermittent swelling and shrinkage of a highly expansive soil treated with polyacrylamide, Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrmge.2021.04.009 (11p)
  • Saadat M, Taheri A, Kawamura Y. 2021. Incorporating asperity strength into rock joint constitutive model for approximating asperity damage: An insight from DEM modelling, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 248, 107744 (15p)
  • Saadat M, Taheri A, Kawamura Y. 2021. Investigating asperity damage of natural rock joints in polycrystalline rocks under confining pressure using grain-based model, Computers and Geotechnics, 135:104144 (9p).
  • Soltani A, Raeesi R, Taheri A, Deng A, Mirzababaei M. 2021. Improved shear strength performance of compacted rubberized clays treated with Sodium Alginate biopolymer, Polymers, 13(5), 764 (21p).
  • Bayati M, Taheri A, Rasouli V, Saadat M. 2021. A numerical approach to simulate stresses around tunnels in swelling rocks, Journal of GeoEngineering, 16(1):155-22.
  • Ghasemi S, Khamehchiyan M, Taheri A, Nikudel MR, Zalooli A. 2021. Microcracking behavior of gabbro during monotonic and cyclic loading, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 54: 2441–2463.
  • Shirani Faradonbeh R, Taheri A, Karakus M. 2021. Post-peak behaviour of rocks under cyclic loading using a double-criteria damage-controlled test method, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 80: 1713–1727.
  • Akdag S, Karakus M, Nguyen G, Taheri A, Bruning T. 2021. Evaluation of the propensity of strain burst in granite based on post-peak energy analysis. Underground Space, 6(1): 1-11.
  • Soltani A, Taheri A, Deng A, O'Kelly BC. 2020. Improved geotechnical behavior of an expansive soil amended with tire-derived aggregates having different gradations, Minerals 10(10), 923 (20p).
  • Farrokhrouz M, Taheri A, Keshavarz A. 2020. Numerical Reactive Flow Transport Simulation on Core Samples during Acid Fracturing in Carbonaceous Shale, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 84, 103615 (12p).
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2020. Modelling micro-cracking behaviour of granite during direct tensile test using cohesive GBM approach, Engineering Fracture Mechanics 239, 107297 (19p).
  • Akdag S, Karakus M, Nguyen G, Taheri A. 2020. Strain burst vulnerability criterion based on energy-release rate. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 237, 107232 (17p).
  • Weng L, Wu Z, Taheri A, Liu Q, Lu H. 2020. Deterioration of dynamic mechanical properties of granite due to freeze-thaw weathering: considering the effects of moisture conditions. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 176: 103092 (15p).
  • Ito Y, Mikami M, Jang H, Taheri A, Tanaka K, Kawamura Y. 2020. University Students' Preferences for Labour Conditions at a Mining Site: Evidence from Two Australian Universities. Resources, 9(3): 29 (13p).
  • Shirani Faradonbeh R, Taheri A, Sousa LR, Karakus M. 2020. Rockburst assessment in deep geotechnical conditions using true-triaxial tests and data-driven approaches. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 128: 104279 (19p).
  • Taheri A, Zhang Y, Munoz H. 2020. Performance of rock crack stress thresholds determination criteria and investigating strength and confining pressure effects. Construction & Building Materials, 243: 118263 (9p).
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Mirzababaei M, Jaksa M. 2020. A dimensional description of the unconfined compressive strength of artificially-cemented fine-grained soils. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 34(15): 1679-1703.
  • Zhao Y, Taheri A, Karakus M, Chen Z, Deng A. 2020. Effects of water content, water type and temperature on the rheological behaviour of Slag-cement and fly ash-cement Paste backfill. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 30(3): 271-278.
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2020. A numerical study to investigate the influence of surface roughness and boundary condition on the shear behaviour of rock joints, Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 79: 2483–2498.
  • Wang C, Deng A, Taheri A, Ge L. 2020. A mesh-free approach for multiscale modeling in continuum-granular systems. International Journal of Computational Methods., 17(10): 2050006 (27p).
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2020. A cohesive grain based model to simulate shear behaviour of rock joints with asperity damage in polycrystalline rock, Computers and Geotechnics, 117: 103254 (15p).
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2020. Effect of contributing parameters on the behaviour of a bolted rock joint subjected to combined pull-and-shear loading. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 53(1): 383-409.
  • Ghasemi S, Khamehchiyan M, Taheri A, Nikudel MR, Zalooli A. 2020. Crack evolution in damage stress thresholds in different minerals of granite rock. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 53: 1163-1178.
  • Shirani Faradonbeh R, Shaffiee Haghshenas S, Taheri A, Mikaei 2020. pplication of self-organizing map and fuzzy c-mean techniques for rockburst clustering in deep underground projects. Neural Computing and Applications, 32: 8545–8559.
  • Soltani A, Taheri A, Deng A, Nikraz H. 2020. Tire rubber-reinforced expansive soils: two hazards, one solution? ICE Construction Materials, (17p) https://doi.org/10.1680/jcoma.18.00075.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, O'Kelly, B C. 2019. Engineering reactive clay systems by ground rubber replacement and Polyacrylamide treatment. Polymers, 11(10): 1675 (23p).
  • Zhao Y, Taheri A, Soltani A, Karakus M, Deng A. 2019. Strength development and strain localization behavior of cemented paste backfills using Portland cement and fly ash. Materials, 12(20): 3282 (21p).
  • Shaffiee Haghshenas S, Shirani Faradonbeh R, Mikaeil R, Sami Shaffiee Haghshenas S, Taheri A, Saghatforoush A, Dormishi A. 2019. A new conventional criterion for the performance evaluation of gang saw machines. Measurement, 146: 159-170.
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2019. A cohesive discrete element based approach to characterizing the shear behavior of cohesive soil and clay-infilled rock joints Computers and Geotechnics 114:103109 (20p).
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2019. Modelling micro-cracking behaviour of pre-cracked granite using grain-based distinct element mode. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: 52: 4669-4692.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A. 2019. Mirzababaei M, Vanapalli SK. Swell-shrink behavior of rubberized expansive clays during alternate wetting and drying. Minerals 9: 224 (18p).
  • Wang C, Deng A, Taheri A, Zhao H, Jie Li. 2019. Modelling particle kinetic behaviour considering asperity contact: formulation and DEM simulations. Granular Matter 21:27 (16p).
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2019. A numerical approach to investigate the effects of rock texture on the damage and crack propagation of a pre-cracked granite. Computers and Geotechnics, 111: 89-111.
  • Zhang Y, Zhao T, Taheri A, Tan Y, Fang K. 2019. Damage characteristics of sandstone subjected to pre-peak and post-peak cyclic loading. Acta Geodyn. Geomater., 15, No. 2 (194): 143-150.
  • Yin Y, Zhao T, Zhang Y, Tan Y, Qiu Y, Taheri A, Jing Y. 2019. An Innovative Method for Placement of Gangue Backfilling Material in Steep Underground Coal Mines. Minerals, 9, 107 (14p).
  • Al-Halbouni D, Holohan EP, Taheri A, Watson RA, Polom U, Schöpfer MPJ, Emam S, Dahm T. 2019. Distinct Element geomechanical modelling of the formation of sinkhole cluster within large-scale karstic depressions. Solid Earth, 10: 1219-1241.
  • Zhang J, Deng H, Taheri A, Ke B, Liu C. 2019. Deterioration and strain energy development of sandstones under quasi-static and dynamic loading after freeze-thaw cycles. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 155: 37-46.
  • Zhang J, Li M, Taheri A, Zhang W, Song W. 2019. Properties and application of backfill materials in coal mines in China. Minerals, 9(1), 53 (21p).
  • Zhao Y, Soltani A, Taheri A, Karakus M, Deng A. 2019. Application of slag-cement and fly ash for strength development of cemented paste backfills. Minerals, 9(1), 22 (19p).
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Mirzababaei M, Nikraz H. 2019. Interfacial shear strength of rubber-reinforced clays: A dimensional analysis perspective. Geosynthetics International, 26(2): 164-183.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A. 2019. Post-peak deformability parameters of localised and non-localised damage zones of rocks under cyclic loading. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42(6): 1663-1684.
  • Soltani A, Taheri A, Deng A, Azimi M. 2019. A Note on determination of the preconsolidation pressure. ASTM Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 47(6): 47(6): 4535-4550.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Sridharan A. 2019. Swell-shrink-consolidation behavior of rubber-reinforced expansive soils. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42(3): 761-788.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Sridharan A. 2019. Consistency limits and compaction characteristics of clay soils containing rubber waste ICE Geotechnical Engineering, 172(2): 174–188.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Mirzababaei M. 2019. A Sulfonated oil for stabilization of expansive soils.International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 20(11): 1285-1298.
  • Soltani A, Azimi M, Deng A, Taheri A. 2019. A simplified method for determination of the soil-water characteristic curve variables. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 13(4): 316-325.
  • Soltani A, Estabragh AR, Taheri A, Deng A, Meegoda JN. 2019. Experiments and dimensional analysis of contaminated clay soils. Environmental Geotechnics, 6(7): 434-449.
  • Shirani Faradonbeh R, Taheri A. 2019. Long-term prediction of rockburst hazard in deep underground openings using three robust data mining techniques. Engineering with Computers, 35: 659–675.
  • Zhang J, Deng H, Taheri A, Deng J, Ke B. 2018. Effects of superplasticizer on the hydration, consistency, and strength development of cemented paste backfill. Minerals, 8, 381 (13p).
  • Zhang J, Deng H, Taheri A, Ke B, Liu C, Yang X. 2018. Degradation of physical and mechanical properties of sandstone subjected to freeze-thaw cycles and chemical erosion. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 155: 37-46.
  • Al-Halbouni D, Holohan EP, Taheri A, Schöpfer MPJ, Emam S, and Dahm T. 2018. Geomechanical modelling of sinkhole development using Distinct Elements: Model verification for a single void space and application to the Dead Sea area. Solid Earth, 9: 1341-1373.
  • Karatela E, Taheri A. 2018. Localized stress field modelling around fractures using three-dimensional discrete element method Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 171: 472-483.
  • Wang C, Deng A, Taheri A. 2018. Digital image processing on segregation of rubber sand mixture. ASCE's International Journal of Geomechanics, 97: 204-216.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Mirzababaei M. 2018. Rubber powder-polymer combined stabilization of South Australian expansive soils. Geosynthetics International, 25(3): 304-321.
  • Wang Y, Taheri A, Xu X. 2018. Application of Coal Mine Roof Rating (CMRR) in Chinese coal mines. International Journal of Mining Science and Technology 28: 491-497.
  • Karatela E, Taheri A. 2018. Three-dimensional hydro-mechanical model of borehole in fractured rock mass using discrete element method. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 53: 263-275.
  • Wang C, Deng A, Taheri A. 2018. Three-dimensional discrete element modeling of direct shear test for granular rubber-sand. Computers and Geotechnics 97: 204-216.
  • Akdag S, Karakus M, Taheri A, Nguyen G, He M. 2018. Effects of thermal damage on strain burst mechanism for brittle rocks under true-triaxial loading conditions. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 51(6): 1657-1682.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A. 2018. Swell-compression characteristics of a fiber-reinforced expansive soil: Experiments and Modelling. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 46: 183-189.
  • Soltani A, Deng A, Taheri A, Sridharan A, Estabragh A. 2018. A Framework for interpretation of the compressibility behavior of soils. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 41(1): 1-16.
  • Weng L, Li X, Taheri A, Wu Q, Xie X. 2018. Fracture evolution around a cavity in brittle rock under uniaxial compression and coupled static-dynamic loads. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 51(2): 531–545.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A. 2017. Local damage and progressive localisation in porous sandstone during cyclic loading. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50(12): 3253-3259.
  • Weng L, Huang L, Taheri A, Li X. 2017. Rockburst characteristics and numerical simulation based on a strain energy density index: a case study of a roadway in Linglong gold mine. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 69: 223-232.
  • Taheri A, Squires J, Meng Z, Zhang Z. 2017. Study on mechanical properties of brown coal under different loading conditions. ASCE's International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(11): 06017020 (10p).
  • Wang YY, Taheri A, Liu P, Pan QZ. 2017. Some Aspects of Australian universities for Chinese universities to consider. Education Journal, 6(3): 106-111.
  • Soltani A, Taheri A, Khatibi A and Estabragh AR. 2017. Swelling potential of a stabilized expansive soil: a comparative experimental study. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 35(4): 1717-1744.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A. 2017. Specimen aspect ratio and progressive field-strain pattern development of sandstone under uniaxial compression by 3D Digital Image Correlation. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 9 (4): 599-610.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A, Chanda E. 2017, Rock cutting performance assessment using strain energy characteristics of rocks. Mining Technology (TIMM A), 126 (4): 191-199.
  • Taheri A, Hamzah N, Dai Q. 2017. Degradation and improvement of mechanical properties of rock under triaxial compressive cyclic loading. J-Stage, Japanese Geotechnical Society Special Publication, 5(2): 71-78.
  • Taheri A, Lee Y, Guardado Medina MA. 2017. A modified Coal Mine Roof Rating classification system to design support requirements in coal mines. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series D, 98(2): 157-166.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A, Chanda E. 2016. Fracture energy-based brittleness index development and brittleness quantification by pre-peak strength parameters in rock uniaxial compression. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49(12): 4587-4606.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A, Chanda E. 2016. Rock cutting characteristics on soft-to-hard rocks under different cutter inclinations. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 87: 85-89.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A, Chanda E. 2016. Rock drilling performance evaluation by an energy dissipation based rock brittleness index. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49: 3343–3355.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A, Chanda E. 2016. Pre-peak and post-peak rock strain characteristics during uniaxial compression by 3D Digital Image Correlation. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49: 2541-2554.
  • Taheri A, Yfantidis N, Lazo Olivares CS, Connelly BJ, Bastian TJ. 2016. An experimental study on degradation of mechanical properties of sandstone under different cyclic loadings. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 39(4): 673-687.
  • Taheri A, Qao Q, Chanda E. 2016. Drilling penetration rate estimation using rock Drillability Characterization Index. Journal of The Institution of Engineers (India): Series D, 97(2): 159-170.
  • Karatela E, Taheri A, Xu C, Stevenson G. 2016. Study on effect of in-situ stress ratio and discontinuities orientation on borehole stability in heavily fractured rocks using discrete element method. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 139: 94-103.
  • Taheri A, Royle A, Yang Z, Zhao Y. 2016. Study on variations of peak strength of a sandstone during cyclic loading. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-energy and Geo-Resources, 2(1): 1-10.
  • Hashemi SS, Taheri A, Melkoumian NS. 2015. An experimental study on the relationship between localised zones and borehole instability in poorly cemented sands. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 135: 101-117.
  • Hashemi SS, Melkoumian NS, Taheri A. 2015. A borehole stability study by newly designed laboratory tests on thick-walled hollow cylinders. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 7: 519-531.
  • Hashemi S, Melkoumian N S, Taheri A, Jaksa M. 2015. The failure behaviour of poorly cemented sands at a borehole wall using laboratory tests. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 77: 348-357.
  • Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. 2015. Small- and large-strain behaviour of a cement-treated soil during various loading histories and testing conditions. Acta Geotechnica, 10(1): 131-155.
  • Hashemi SS, Taheri A, Melkoumian N. 2014. Shear failure analysis of a shallow depth unsupported borehole drilled through poorly cemented granular rock. Engineering Geology, 183: 39-52.
  • Bastian TJ, Connelly BJ, Lazo Olivares CS, Yfantidis N, Taheri A. 2014. Progressive Damage of Hawkesbury Sandstone Subjected to Systematic Cyclic Loading. Research Journal Review, AusIMM, 3, 15-22.
  • Taheri A, Tatsuoka 2013.A new method to simulate stress-strain relations from multiple-step loading triaxial compression test results. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 2013, 36(6): 799-810.
  • Taheri A, Tani 2013. Developing a damage model to simulate multiple-step loading triaxial compression test in rocks. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 31(2): 541-556.
  • Taheri A, Tatsuoka 2012. Primary stress-strain relations inferred from multiple-step triaxial compression test results. Soils and Foundations, 52(4): 748-766.
  • Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Tatsuoka F, Watanabe, K. 2012. Strength and deformation characteristics of cemented-mixed gravelly soil in multiple-step triaxial compression. Soils and Foundations, 52(1): 151-170.
  • Taheri A, Tani 2010. Assessment of the Stability of rock slopes by the slope stability rating classification system. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 43: 321-333.
  • Taheri A, Tani 2010. Characterization of a sedimentary soft rock by a small in-situ triaxial test. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 28: 241-249.
  • Taheri A, Tani 2008. Use of down-hole triaxial testing apparatus to estimate the mechanical properties of a heterogeneous mudstone. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45(8): 1390-1402.
  • Taheri A, Tani 2008. Developing of an apparatus for down-hole triaxial tests in a rock mass. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 45(5): 800-806. 

 

Refereed Conference Articles in Conference Proceedings (** presented by Taheri A)

  • Zhao Y, Guo L, Taheri A, Karakus M, Deng A. 2021. Strain localisation behaviour of cemented paste backfill, Minerals, 11, 1107. Paste 2021, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth.
  • **Taheri A, Soltani A, Saadat M. Dastoor N. 2021. Improving the behaviour of expansive soils using recycled rubber, New Zealand Geotechnical Society Symposium 2021 (8p).
  • Saadat M, Taheri A. 2021. Effect of pretension on the mechanical behaviour of bolted rock, The Resource Operators Conference (8p).
  • Halbouni D, Emam S, Holohan EP, Taheri A, Schöpfer M, Dahm T. 2020. PFC2D modelling of sinkhole cluster in karstic depressions, Applied Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics - 2020 - Billaux, Hazzard, Nelson & Schöpfer (eds.) Paper: 01-07 ©2020 Itasca International, Inc., Minneapolis, ISBN 978-0-9767577-5-7
  • **Taheri A, Karlovsek J. 2019. Tunnelling boom in Australia: Prospect of Educating Tunnel Engineers. In Proceeding of Tunnelling Under Adelaide Symposium.
  • **Taheri A, Munoz H. 2019. Effect of different parameters on post-peak response of rocks. In Proceeding of 2019 Rock Dynamics Summit in Okinawa.
  • **Taheri A. Zhao Y, Soltani A, Karakus M, Deng A. 2019. Improving workability of cement paste backfill using new binders, In Proceeding of 13th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics.
  • **Taheri A. 2018. A new method to describe post-peak stress-strain behaviour of rocks under confined loading condition, In Proceeding of 10th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, 8p.
  • Akdag S, Karakus M, Taheri A, Nguyen G, He M. 2018. Effect of thermal damage on strain burst mechanism of brittle rock using acoustic emission, EUROCK 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Rupesh V, Nguyen G, Karakus M, Taheri A and Bui H. 2018. A 3D Dis-continuum approach to analysing facture in Brazilian disc test. In Proc. of The Third Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics.
  • Wang C, Deng A, Taheri A. 2018. Energy dissipation due to surface asperity: A micro-scale study. In: Zhou A., Tao J., Gu X., Hu L. (eds) Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours. GSIC 2018. Springer, Singapore.
  • **Taheri A, Munoz, H. 2017. Post-peak rock strain localization during monotonic and cyclic loading. Poc. 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, 1079-1082.
  • Akdag S, Karakus M, Nguyen G, Taheri A. 2017. Influence of specimen dimensions on bursting behaviour of rocks under true triaxial loading condition, in J Wesseloo (ed.), Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, 447-457.
  • **Taheri A, Guardado, M. 2016. Application of CMRR classification system to determine rock mass design parameters in underground coal mines. Poc. 9th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Bali, Indonesia, 9p.
  • **Taheri A and Munoz, H. Pre-peak damage threshold of different rocks in confined and unconfined conditions. International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources, 9(3-10).
  • Nguyen CT, Nguyen GD, Bui HH, Karakus M, Taheri A. 2016. The smoothed particle hydrodynamics in modelling rock fracture and caving. Poc. International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources, Melbourne, Australia, 5(55-62).
  • Munoz H, Taheri A, and Chanda E. 2016. Rock brittleness capacity upon compressive fracture energy dissipation to assess drilling efficiency. American Rock Mechanics Association 50th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Houston, Texas, 6p.
  • Munoz H, Taheri A and Chanda E. 2016. Strain localisation characteristics in sandstones during uniaxial compression by 3D digital image correlation. ISRM International Symposium EUROCK 2016, Cappadocia, Turkey, 165-170.
  • **Taheri A. 2016. Mechanical behaviour of an anisotropic porous sandstone affected by different loading histories and rates, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure, Adelaide, Australia, 192-196.
  • **Taheri A and Munoz H. 2016. New brittleness indices to describe rock failure under compressive load, Rock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, Edited by Jian Zhao, CRC Press, 489-494, DOI: 10.1201/b21378-74.
  • **Taheri A. 2016. Effect of loading rate on mechanical properties of an anisotropic sandstone under compressive loading, Rock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, Edited by Jian Zhao, CRC Press, 185-190, DOI: 10.1201/b21378-26.
  • **Taheri A, Yfantidis N, Lazo Olivares CS, Connelly BJ, Bastian TJ. 2015. Study on strength and deformability of Hawkesbury sandstone subjected to cyclic loading. Proc. 12th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2015): 428-435.
  • Munoz HE, Taheri A, and Chanda E. 2015. Experimental assessment of rock-cutting characteristics by strength- and fracture-driven mechanisms. Proc. Africa Australia Mining Conference. AusIMM – The Minerals Institute, (1): 133-137.
  • Munoz HE, Taheri A, Chanda E, Xu C, Grant D, Franca L. 2014. Strain rock energy approach to the optimisation of rock drilling processes. Proc. Seventh International Conference on Deep and High Stress Mining, Canada, 2014, (1):513-524.
  • **Taheri A, Akkari S, Frimpong R, Ji J, Piotrowskin 2014. Study on borehole stability in fractured rock mass in deep ground using distinct element method. Proc. 8th European Conf. on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 978-1-138-00146-6, Delft, The Netherlands, 2014, 421-426.
  • **Taheri A, Chanda E. 2013. A new multiple-step loading triaxial test method for brittle rocks, Proc. 19th NZGS Geotechnical Symposium. CY Chin: pp. 882-889.
  • **Taheri A, Chanda 2013. Effects of cyclic loading on pre-peak and post-peak behaviour of a brittle rock, First International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications, 2013 pp. 207-212.
  • **Taheri A. 2012. Design of rock slopes using SSR classification system. International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, (ICGI 2012), 1409-1414.
  • **Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. 2012. Effect of apparatus response on small-strain stiffness of a cement-treated soil. 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 2012, 889-894.
  • **Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. 2012. Study on variations of stiffness during multiple-step loading test on a cement-mixed 11th Australia - New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, 2012, 1455-1460.
  • **Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Tatsuoka F. 2011. Effects of cyclic pre-shearing on the stress-strain behaviour of cemented-mixed gravel. 5th International Symposium for Deformation of Geomaterials, South Korea, 2011, 334-341.
  • **Taheri A, Tatsuoka F. 2011. Damage on the stress-strain behaviour of cement-mixed gravel by unloading. 46th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2011, 623-624.
  • Ezaoui A, Tatsuoka F, Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Furusawa S, Arakawa K. 2011. Size effects on the strength properties of low cement-mixed granular soils. 46th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2011, 629-630.
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2011. In-situ triaxial test procedure for rock masses - Apparatus description and testing procedure. The 3rd International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering for disaster mitigation and rehabilitation, Indonesia, 2011, 475-480.
  • **Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Tatsuoka F. 2010. Effect of stress history on mechanical properties of an artificial rock in multiple-step loading test. 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, India, 2010, 9p.
  • **Taheri A, Sasaki Y, Maeda Y, Tatsuoka F. 2010. Small strain-stiffness of cement-mixed gravel during various loading histories. 45th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2010, 413-414.
  • Sasaki Y, Taguchi Y, Higawara M, Maeda Y, Ezoui A, Taheri A, Kiyota T, Tatsuoka F. 2010. Effect of the amount of added cement on the development of quasi-elastic stress area of cement-mixed gravelly soil. 45th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2010, 417-418.
  • Tani K, Taheri A. 2010. Applicability of multiple-step loading triaxial compression test evaluated by numerical simulation using a new damage model. 39th Japan National Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 2010, 6p (in Japanese).
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2009. Developing a generalized multiple-step loading damage model to predict rock behaviour during multiple-step loading triaxial compression test. 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering, Egypt, 2009, 429-432.
  • **Taheri A. 2009. Stability analyses of earth cuts for cut & cover tunnels - limit analysis versus limit equilibrium method. 44th Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2009, 793-794.
  • **Taheri A, 2009.Tani K. Simulation of multiple-step loading triaxial compression test on a mudstone by a new damage model. International Symposium on Rock Mechanics, SINOROCK 2009, Hong Kong, 298-305.
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2008. Proposal of a new multiple-step loading triaxial compression testing method. 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Iran, 2008, 517-524.
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2008. Study on stiffness of a mudstone in multiple-step loading triaxial compression test. 43rd Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2008, 491-492.
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2008. Characterization of a mudstone in a deep underground cavern - comparison of full-scale behaviour and field and laboratory tests. 3rd International Site Characterization Conference, Taiwan, 2008, 529-535.
  • Tani K, Taheri A, Okada T. 2008. In-situ triaxial test method in shallow and deep ground, 4th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Atlanta 2008, Vol.2, 869-874. 
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2007.Characterization of sedimentary soft rock by small down-hole triaxial test. 1st Sri Lankan Geotechnical Society International Conference, Sri Lanka, 2007, 8p.
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2007. Rock slope design using slope stability rating (SSR) - Application and field verification. 1st Canada-U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, Canada, 2007, 215-221.
  • **Taheri A, Tani K. 2007. Improvements in down-hole triaxial testing system. 42nd Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2007, 942-943.
  • **Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali, Tani K. 2007. Characterization and stabilization of an unstable railway cut slope in marl- A case study. 1st North American Landslide Conference, 2007, USA, 1879-1887.
  • Ikenoya T, Taheri A, Kaneko S, Tani K. 2007. Application of small in-situ triaxial test equipment on a homogeneous sedimentary soft rock. 36th Japan National Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 2007, 407-412 (In Japanese).
  • **Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali, Tani K. 2006. A modified rock mass classification system for preliminary design of rock slopes. 4th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium, Singapore, 2006, 8p.
  • **Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. 2006. A rating system for preliminary design of rock slopes. 41st Japan Geotechnical Society Conference (JGS), 2006, 2245-2246.
  • **Taheri A, Shamsi H. 2006. Estimation the advance rate of TBM in Dashte-Zahab tunnel project. 4th Iranian Conference on Engineering Geology and the Environment. 2006, 687-699 (in Persian).
  • **Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali, Rafia F, Najm K. 2006. A rock mass classification System for design of rock slopes in Iran. 4th Iranian Conference on Engineering Geology and the Environment. 2006, 74-89 (in Persian).
  • **Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. 2003. Stability analysis of cut & cover tunnels in Esfahan city region. 3rd Iranian Conference of Engineering Geology and Environment, 2003, 282 -289 (in Persian).
  • **Taheri Abbas, Taheri Ali. 1999. Determination of discontinuity surfaces shear strength parameters by back analysis method in Gole-Gohar mine. 1st Iranian Conference of Mining Engineering Students, 1999, 150-157, (in Persian).

 Refereed Conference Items

  • Al-Halbouni D, Holohan EP, Taheri A, Watson RA, Emam S, Schöpfer M, Dahm T. 2019. Geomechanical modelling of sinkhole cluster and large-scale depression formation by using Distinct Elements, Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly 2019.
  • Al-Halbouni D, Holohan EP, Taheri A, Emam S, Schöpfer M, Dahm T. 2018. Geomechanical modelling of sinkhole development using Distinct Elements with application to the Dead Sea, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 20, EGU2018-6291, EGU General Assembly 2018.
  • Al-Halbouni D, Holohan EP, Taheri A, Dahm T. 2017. Distinct Element modelling of geophysical signatures during sinkhole collapse, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-922-1, 2017; EGU General Assembly 2017.
  • Al-Halbouni, D., Holohan, E., Dahm, T., Taheri, A. 2016. Geophysical signatures of sinkhole formation - a Distinct Element Method modelling perspective. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of the International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo-energy and Geo-resources. Melbourne, Australia.
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