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 Morteza Gharouni Nik

 University: Iran University of Science & Technology (IUST)

 Faculty: School of Railway Engineering

 Department: Railway Infrastructure

 Phone: +98-21-7391-3504

 Email: gharouni@doctor.com 

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 EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:

  Doctor of Geotechnical Engineering (Rock Mechanics)

  University of Newcastle upon Tyne , England

 AFFILATION:

  Member of International Tunnelling Association (ITA)

  Member of International Society for Rock Mechanics (ISRM)

  Member of Iranian Tunnelling Association (IRTA)

  Member of Iranian Society for Rock Mechanics (IRSRM)

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE:

 School of Railway Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran , Iran

  Period: 1380 till now

  Position: Research Vice-Head

  Period: 1386 till now

 

  

 

 Teaching Courses:

  • Tunnelling,

  • Rock Mechanics,

  • Soil Mechanics

 

 RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  - Tunnelling : Design and Stability Analysis

  - Rock and Soil Mechanics

  - Slope Stability Analysis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 PUBLICATION:

 BOOKS:

  1) Support of Underground Excavations in Hard Rock.

  2) Application of Rock Mechanics in Engineering Practice.

 

 JOURNALS:

  Fundamentals of Ventilation Design in Railway Tunnels.

 

 CONFERENCES:

  10. Punlications

 M. Gharouni Nik, Translation: Support of underground excavations in hard rock, E. Hoek, et. al.

 M. Gharouni Nik, Translation: Rock mechanics principle in engineering practice, J. Hudson

 M. Gharouni Nik, Experimental investigation for comparison of shear strength of joint surface in triaxial system and direct shear apparatus, MSc thesis, Newcastle university, England (1989)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Laboratory investigations on the engineering behaviour of rock joints using triaxial and direct shear techniques, Phd thesis, Newcastle University, England (1993)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Instrumentation & monitoring in tunnels, Proceedings, Research & training center, ministry of road & transportation (1995)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of triaxial and direct shear techniques for testing specimens containing different types of a single discontinuity, 2nd North American symposium of rock mechanics, NARMS 2, Montreal, Canada (1996)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of Hoek cell and a laboratory made cell in performing triaxial tests on intact and jointed specimens, 1st Asian rock mechanics symposium, ARMS97, S. Korea (1997)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Geotechnical characteristics of Hezar Darreh conglomerate in exploratory adit of Lavarak underground cavern, 4th Iranian tunneling conference, Amirkabir University (1998)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Application of flexible dilatometer test (FDT) in determination the moduli of rock mass at Karun4 dam project, 9th ISRM International Congress , Paris, France (1999)

 M. Gharouni Nik, The Karun3 hydro-electric project, review of the April 12, 1999 event in the underground complex, Eurock 2000 symposium, Germany (2000)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Application of 800 tones plate load test (PLT) to determine the moduli of rock mass at Nimrud dam, Eurock 2000 symposium, Germany (2000)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of fiber and mesh reinforced shotcrete in Karun3 underground powerhouse cavern, 1st international conference on concrete and development, Tehran (2001)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Design of tunnel lining in karstic media, Case study: Della tunnel, 5th Iranian tunneling conference, Tehran University (2001)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Stability slope assessment of Izeh-Shahrekord road at the 140th Km, International conference of engineering geotechnique and soil mechanics, research center, Iran energy ministry (2002)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Basic steps for safety improvement in Iranian roads, 6th international conference in civil engineering, Isfahan University (2003)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Design of primary support of water conveyer tunnels of Gotvand Dam in Iran, 6th Iranian tunneling conference, IUST University (2003)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Design of reinforced concrete lining of water conveyer tunnels of Gotvand Dam in Iran based on hydromechanical interaction of concrete lining, 6th Iranian tunneling conference, IUST University (2003)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Risk management in design, construction and operation of tunnels, 2nd international project management conference, Tehran (2005)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Determination of deformation modulus of rock mass at Chamshir Damsite in Iran, 7th Iranian tunneling conference, Sharif University of technology (2006)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Assessment of rock mass permeability around the second section of Nowsud tunnel in Iran, 7th Iranian tunneling conference, Sharif University of technology (2006)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Design of ventilation system for tunnel 102 of Lorestan railway, Transportation Journal, Road Ministry (2006)

  M. Gharouni Nik, Assessment of in-situ initial rock stress in underground powerhouse cavern of Karun3 dam , International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress, Norway (2006)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of direct shear test results using a portable developed and conventional direct shear test apparatus, 4th Asian rock mechanics symposium, Singapore (2006)

 M. Gharouni Nik, A case study of deformation measurements of slates at Javeh damsite in Iran, 4th Asian rock mechanics symposium, Singapore (2006)

M. Gharouni Nik, Design of ventilation for a highway tunnel in a very crowded urban area , 11th ACCUS conference, Greece (2007)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of the results of FDT and PLT in determining deformability modulus of the rock mass in Chamshir Dam site in Iran, 3rd International Conference on Site Characterization , Taiwan (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of performance of two commonly used flexible dilatometers (FDT) in determining deformation modulus of a tunnel host rocks, North American tunneling conference, California (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparison of various shear failure criteria using the results of direct shear tests on artificial rough surfaces, 42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium and 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, California (2008)

  M. Gharouni Nik, Rock slope stability analysis for the slope in the vicinity of take-off yard of Karun-3 dam , 10th international symposium on landslides and engineered slopes, China (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Railway tunnel management system in Iran (RTMS), 2nd international railway symposium, Turkey (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Determination of In-situ shear strength of rock-concrete contact surface at the abutment of a concrete dam, 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS5), Iran (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Comparing different In-situ methods for measuring Deformability characteristics of rock masses in Roudbar Lorestan, 5th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium (ARMS5), Iran (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Determining the role of Instrumentation and Monitoring in stabilization of slopes, 10th Railway Transportation Conference , Iran (2008)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Determination the tunnel support system reliability using Decomposition and Minimum path Methods, 8th Iranian Tunnelling Conference, Iran (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Measurment of deformability modulus of rock mass in the abutment of a concrete dam, Sinorock 2009, Hong Kong (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Grouting in soft ground for stabilization of Metro tunnels, ICRARE 2009, Iran (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Simulation of vibration behavior due to train movement in Isfahan Metro, ICRARE 2009, Iran (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Application of stone column for stabilization of loose sub grade railways, ICRARE 2009, Iran (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Assessment of the effect of carugation and distance on vibration in underground Metro tunnels, 11th Railway Transportation Conference , Iran (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Widening of rocky tunnels with current traffic for decreasing accidents, 1st conference on road accidents, Iran (2009)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Assessment the compaction of stabilized soils with natural fibres, 2nd national geotechnical conference on irrigation and drainage networks, Iran (2010)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Designing an Underground Lead and Zink Mine Using In-situ Initial State of Stresses, The 5th International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress –Rock Stress and Earthquakes, China (2010)

 M. Gharouni Nik, Evaluating rock mass behaviour in dilatometer tests, ISRM International Symposium 2010 and 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium - Advances in Rock Engineering , India (2010)

 M. Gharouni Nik, New methods for widening transportation tunnels in soft ground with current traffic, 5th civil engineering conference, Iran (2010)

 M. Gharouni Nik, In-situ shear strength of rock -concrete contact surface at the abutment of a concrete dam, 44th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium , USA (2010)

  M. Gharouni- nik, Designing an underground lead and zink mine using in-situ initial state of stresses, Rock Stress and Earthquakes- Xie (ed.), Taylor &Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-60165-8.2010. (Abstract) 

  M. Gharouni-Nik, S. Hashemi, Evaluating Rock Mass Behaviour in Dilatometer tests, ISRM International Symposium 2010 and 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium- Advances in Rock Engineering, 23-27 October, 2010, New Delhi, India. (Abstract)

  M. Gharonouni-Nik, In-situ shear Strength of Rock- Concrete Contact Surface at the Abutments of a Concrete Dam, ARMA 10-266,2010 (Abstract)

 

 RESEARCH GRANTS OBTAINED:

  Tunnel Management System

 

 CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS (GRANTS)ABSTRACTS:

  Tunnel Management System

 

 

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