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Ali Tolooiyan

Senior Lecturer in Computational Geotechnics

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Dr Ali Tolooiyan is a senior lecturer in computational geotechnics at University of Tasmania, working in the areas of offshore geotechnics, mining geotechnical engineering, soil improvement, foundation systems, mine rehabilitation and soil dynamics.

Biography

Ali completed his PhD in the area of geotechnical engineering and geomechanics at the National University of Ireland, University College Dublin (UCD) in 2010 where he was subsequently employed as a Post-Doctoral researcher in the field of offshore geotechnical engineering at the UCD Geotechnical Research Group (GRG) until 2011. In 2012, he moved to Australia as a research fellow/lecturer and established the geotechnical engineering core of Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG) at Monash University. He subsequently took a senior research fellow/lecturer position after the creation of Federation University Australia in 2014. Prior to joining University of Tasmania in 2018, he held the position of Deputy Director of GHERG for a year and half when he worked in close collaboration with industrial partners of GHERG including; Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (Victorian Government); Energy Australia; Engie; AGL Energy; Australian Road Research Board (ARRB), BAUER Maschinen and Wagstaff Piling. He heavily contributed in attracting more than AU$ 3.9 million research funding for GHERG, and designed, established and managed the geotechnical engineering laboratory of GHERG. Ali is a professional member of Engineers Australia and the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), and held the position of president of the AGS Latrobe Valley Geotechnical Group (LVGG) for three years. Ali has taught several geotechnical engineering subjects and numerical modelling. He is the founder and member of the board of directors of ZAM Geo Solutions Pty Ltd, and he has been an active consultant on a variety of national and international scale projects in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Middle-East.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

University

Country

Awarded

PhD

National University of Ireland, University College Dublin (UCD)

Ireland

2011

Memberships

Professional practice

Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS)

Engineers Australia (EA)

Deep Foundation Institute (DFI)

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Expertise

Fields of Research

Civil Geotechnical Engineering (090501)

Ocean Engineering (091103)

Mining Engineering (091405)

Research Objectives

Coal Mining and Extraction (850201)

Wind Energy (850509)

Wave Energy (850508)

Natural Hazards in Mining Environments (961007)

Rehabilitation of Degraded Mining Environments (961205)

Urban and Industrial Soils (961407)

Stone, Ceramics and Clay Materials (870304)

Research Themes

Ali’s research falls under the University research theme of “Environment, Resources and Sustainability” and “Marine, Antarctic and Maritime”.

Fields of Research

  • Civil Geotechnical Engineering (090501)
  • Mining Engineering (091405)
  • Ocean Engineering (091103)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding Knowledge in Engineering (970109)
  • Natural Hazards in Mining Environments (961007)
  • Wind Energy (850509)

Publications

Total publications

33

Journal Article

(33 outputs)
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2020Dyson AP, Tolooiyan A, 'An investigation of cross-sectional spatial variation with random finite element method slope stability analysis', Geotechnical and Geological Engineering pp. 1-19. ISSN 0960-3182 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10706-020-01448-6 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Ghadrdan M, Shaghaghi T, Tolooiyan A, 'The effect of negative excess pore-water pressure on the stability of excavated slopes', Geotechnique Letters, 10, (1) pp. 1-10. ISSN 2045-2543 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1680/jgele.19.00040 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Jamali H, Tolooiyan A, 'Effect of sand content on the liquefaction potential and post-earthquake behaviour of Coode Island silt', Geotechnical and Geological Engineering pp. 1-15. ISSN 0960-3182 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10706-020-01512-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2020Karami M, Tolooiyan A, 'Investigating the elastoplasticity of an Australian soft rock based on laboratory test results', Engineering Geology, 276 Article 105762. ISSN 0013-7952 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2020.105762 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Shaghaghi T, Ghadrdan M, Tolooiyan A, 'Design and optimisation of drainage systems for fractured slopes using the XFEM and FEM', Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 103 Article 102110. ISSN 1569-190X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2020.102110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2020Shaghaghi T, Ghadrdan M, Tolooiyan A, 'Effect of rock mass permeability and rock fracture leak-off coefficient on the pore water pressure distribution in a fractured slope', Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 105 Article 102167. ISSN 1569-190X (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2020.102167 [eCite] [Details]

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2020Tolooiyan A, Dyson AP, Karami M, Shaghaghi T, Ghadrdan M, 'Investigation of an Australian soft rock permeability variation', Bulletin of Engineering Geology and The Environment, 79 pp. 3087-3104. ISSN 1435-9529 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10064-019-01715-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2019Dyson AP, Tolooiyan A, 'Prediction and classification for finite element slope stability analysis by random field comparison', Computers and Geotechnics, 109 pp. 117-129. ISSN 0266-352X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.01.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 16

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2019Dyson AP, Tolooiyan A, 'Probabilistic investigation of RFEM topologies for slope stability analysis', Computers and Geotechnics, 114 Article 103129. ISSN 0266-352X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103129 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

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2019Dyson AP, Tolooiyan A, 'Comparative approaches to probabilistic finite element methods for slope stability analysis', Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 100 Article 102061. ISSN 1569-190X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.simpat.2019.102061 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2019Rabbani P, Lajevardi SH, Tolooiyan A, Daghigh Y, Falah M, 'Effect of Cutter Soil Mixing (CSM) method and curing pressures on the tensile strength of a treated soft clay', Heliyon, 5, (8) Article e02186. ISSN 2405-8440 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2019.e02186 [eCite] [Details]

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2019Rabbani P, Tolooiyan A, Lajevardi S, Daghigh Y, Falah M, 'The effect of the depth of cutter soil mixing on the compressive behavior of soft clay treated by alkali-activated slag', KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 23, (10) pp. 4237-4249. ISSN 1976-3808 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12205-019-0335-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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2019Tolooiyan A, Dyson AP, Karami M, Shaghaghi T, Ghadrdan M, 'Application of ground penetrating radar (GPR) to detect joints in organic soft rock', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42, (2) ISSN 0149-6115 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20170279 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2018Ashley PD, Tolooiyan A, 'Optimisation of strength reduction finite element method codes for slope stability analysis', Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, 3 Article 38. ISSN 2364-4176 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s41062-018-0148-1 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 7

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2018Dyson AP, Tang Z, Tolooiyan A, 'Use of stochastic XFEM in the investigation of heterogeneity effects on the tensile strength of intermediate geotechnical materials', Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 145 pp. 1-9. ISSN 0168-874X (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2018.03.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

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2018Falah M, Pouya KR, Tolooiyan A, Mackenzie K, 'Structural behaviour of an Australian silty clay (Coode Island silt) stabilised by treatment with slag lime', Applied Clay Science, 157 pp. 198-203. ISSN 0169-1317 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.clay.2018.02.045 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

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2018Jamali H, Tolooiyan A, Dehghani M, Asakereh A, Kalantari B, 'Post-long-term cyclic behaviour of Coode Island Silt (CIS) containing different sand content', Applied Ocean Research, 80 pp. 11-23. ISSN 0141-1187 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2018.08.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Jamali H, Tolooiyan A, Dehghani M, Asakereh A, Kalantari B, 'Long-term dynamic behaviour of Coode Island Silt (CIS) containing different sand content', Applied Ocean Research, 73 pp. 59-69. ISSN 0141-1187 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apor.2018.02.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2018Zhalehjoo N, Tolooiyan A, Mackay R, Bodin D, 'The effect of instrumentation on the determination of the resilient modulus of unbound granular materials using advanced repeated load triaxial testing', Transportation Geotechnics, 14 pp. 190-201. ISSN 2214-3912 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.trgeo.2018.01.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2017Tang Z, Tolooiyan A, Mackay R, 'Unconfined Expansion Test (UET) for measuring the tensile strength of organic soft rock', Computers and Geotechnics, 82 pp. 54-66. ISSN 0266-352X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2016.09.016 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6

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2016Chen J-F, Tolooiyan A, Xue J-F, Shi Z-M, 'Performance of a geogrid reinforced soil wall on PVD drained multilayer soft soils', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44 pp. 219-229. ISSN 0266-1144 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2015.10.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

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2014Gavin K, Doherty P, Tolooiyan A, 'Field investigation of the axial resistance of helical piles in dense sand', Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51, (11) pp. 1343-1354. ISSN 0008-3674 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2012-0463 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 22Web of Science - 21

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2014Hemmingway P, Tolooiyan A, 'Numerical and finite element analysis of heat transfer in a closed loop geothermal system', International Journal of Green Energy, 11, (2) pp. 206-223. ISSN 1543-5075 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/15435075.2013.772517 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2014Tolooiyan A, Hemmingway P, 'A preliminary study of the effect of groundwater flow on the thermal front created by borehole heat exchangers', International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, 9, (4) pp. 284-295. ISSN 1748-1317 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ijlct/cts077 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3

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2014Tolooiyan A, Mackay R, Xue J, 'Measurement of the tensile strength of organic soft rock', Geotechnical Testing Journal, 37, (6) pp. 1-11. ISSN 1945-7545 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20140028 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 12

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2013Gavin K, Cadogan D, Tolooiyan A, Casey P, 'The base resistance of non-displacement piles in sand. Part I: field tests', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, 166, (6) pp. 540-548. ISSN 1353-2618 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1680/geng.11.00100 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

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2013Tolooiyan A, Gavin K, 'The base resistance of non-displacement piles in sand. Part II: finite-element analyses', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, 166, (6) pp. 549-560. ISSN 1353-2618 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1680/geng.11.00101 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 9

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2012Gavin K, Tolooiyan A, 'An investigation of correlation factors linking footing resistance on sand with cone penetration test results', Computers and Geotechnics, 46 pp. 84-92. ISSN 0266-352X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2012.06.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

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2012Hosseini SAA, Mohammadnejad M, Hoseini SM, Mikaeil R, Tolooiyan A, 'Numerical and analytical investigation of ground surface settlement due to subway excavation', Geosciences, 2, (6) pp. 185-191. ISSN 2163-1697 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5923/j.geo.20120206.06 [eCite] [Details]

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2012Rabbani P, Daghigh Y, Atrechian MR, Karimi M, Tolooiyan A, 'The potential of lime and grand granulated blast furnace slag (GGBFS) mixture for stabilisation of desert silty sands', Journal of Civil Engineering Research, 2, (6) pp. 108-119. ISSN 2163-2316 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5923/j.jce.20120206.07 [eCite] [Details]

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2011Donohue S, Gavin K, Tolooiyan A, 'Geophysical and geotechnical assessment of a railway embankment failure', Near Surface Geophysics, 9, (1) pp. 33-44. ISSN 1569-4445 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3997/1873-0604.2010040 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 30

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2011Tolooiyan A, Gavin K, 'Modelling the Cone Penetration Test in sand using Cavity Expansion and Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Finite Element Methods', Computers and Geotechnics, 38, (4) pp. 482-490. ISSN 0266-352X (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compgeo.2011.02.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 49

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2009Tolooiyan A, Abustan I, Selamat MR, Ghaffari S, 'A comprehensive method for analyzing the effect of geotextile layers on embankment stability', Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 27 pp. 399-405. ISSN 0266-1144 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.geotexmem.2008.11.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$358,750

Projects

Sensing technology and digital tools to support decision-making in hardwood timber drying (2019 - 2021)$358,750
Description
A Tasmanian based project aiming to develop and validate a timber drying technology suite with an accompanying decision support tool app, for higher value product recovery across the wider timber industry in Australia and overseas.
Funding
FWPA - National Institute for Forest Products Innovation ($315,000)
Collaborators
Britton Timbers ($20,000); McKay Investments Pty Ltd ($3,750); Porta Mouldings Pty Ltd ($5,000); Sustainable Timber Tasmania ($15,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Nolan G; Kefayati G; Tolooiyan AS; Lee MW; Vega Rivero MH; Williams DR; Wood K
Period
2019 - 2021

Research Supervision

Current

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDCoupled Sensing and Simulation as a Decision-Making Tool toward the Control of Hardwood Timber Moisture Content over Air-Drying and Supply Chain (a NIFPI Project)2020