Dr Mehdi Serati

Lecturer

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
m.serati@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53911

Overview

Dr Mehdi Serati completed his PhD at The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) through The University of Queensland (UQ) in Brisbane, Australia in Rock Mechanics and Rock Fracture Mechanics. His main research interests include the design and setup of advanced experiments with diverse engineering materials including pavements, brittle composites, ceramics, hard rocks, and superbly hard diamond composites. In his current role as a Lecturer at UQ, he has been contributing as Chief Investigator (CI) to the management of the Large Open Pit Project (LOP II), which is an international research collaboration funded by eight mining companies (including AngloGold Ashanti, Barrick, BHP Billiton, De Beers, Debswana, Newcrest, Rio Tinto and Vale) with funding of $2.04 million from June 2016 to December 2019. The LOP II Project aims to address critical gaps in the current understanding of rock slope failures and landslides in large open pit mines worldwide.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Serati, M., Williams, D. J. and Song, S. (2019). A validation study for the estimation of point load index at varying slenderness ratio. In: ISRM2019 Specialized Conference. YSRM2019 & REIF2019, Okinawa, Japan, (). 1-4 December 2019.

  • Kazmi, Danish, Williams, David J. and Serati, Mehdi (2019). Comparison of basic geotechnical parameters of crushed waste glass with natural and manufactured sands. In: 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New York, NY, United States, (). 23-26 June 2019.

  • Mutaz Mahmoud, Serati, M., Nguyen, V.T. and Williams, D.J. (2019). Effects of testing conditions on measurement of material’s elastic properties. In: ISRM2019 Specialized Conference. YSRM2019 & REIF2019, Okinawa, Japan, (). 1-4 December 2019.

  • Serati, Mehdi and Williams, David J. (2019). Puzzles in tensile strength determination of hard rocks. In: 53rd US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, New York, NY, United States, (). 23-26 June 2019.

  • Roshan, H., Siddiqui, M. A. Q., Regenauer-Lieb, K., Lv, A., Hedayat, A. and Serati, M. (2018). Digital multiphysics interferometry: a new approach to study chemo-thermo-hydro-mechanical interactions in geomaterials. In: 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, Washington, United States, (). 17–20 June 2018.

  • Serati, Mehdi and Williams, David J. (2018). Improvements to tensile strength measurement of hard rocks. In: Programmme & Abstracts of 12th Australia & New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference. 12th Australia & New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professionals Conference, Hobart, Australia, (40-40). 6-9 November 2018.

  • Serati, M., Masoumi, H., Williams, D. J., Alehossein, H. and Roshan, H. (2018). Some new aspects on the diametral point load testing. In: Richard Schultz, Bill Dershowitz and Conrad Felice, 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle, WA, United States, (). 17-20 June 2018.

  • Serati, Mehdi, Williams, David J., del Pilar Durante Ingunza, Maria and Quintero Olaya, Sebastian (2017). Effect of Waste Additives on Mechanical Strength of Fired Clay Bricks. In: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. The 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, (89-97). 19-22 March 2017.

  • Xu, Youwei, Williams, David and Serati, Mehdi (2017). Effect of scalping on shear strength of aggregate. In: 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 51 st US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2495-2501). 25-28 June 2017.

  • Quintero Olaya, Sebastian, Williams, David J., del Pilar Durante Ingunza, Maria and Serati, Mehdi (2017). Geotechnical characterisation of neutralised red mud for use in civil engineering construction and manufacturing. In: Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management. The 32nd International Conference on Solid Waste Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA, (613-623). 19-22 March 2017.

  • Xu, Youwei, Williams, David and Serati, Mehdi (2017). Investigation of shear strength and breakdown of mine waste rock. In: 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. 51st US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA United States, (2502-2508). 25-28 June 2017.

  • Serati, Mehdi, Masoumi, Hossein, Williams, David J. and Alehossein, Habib (2017). Modified Brazilian test for indirect measurement of tensile strength of brittle materials. In: 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. ARMA 2017: 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2983-2987). 25-28 June 2017.

  • Masoumi, Hossein, Serati, Mehdi, Williams, David J. and Alehossein, Habib (2017). Size dependency of intact rocks with high brittleness: a potential solution to eliminate secondary fractures in Brazilian test. In: 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. ARMA 2017: 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, United States, (3003-3006). 25-28 June 2017.

  • Serati, M., Williams, D. J. and Erarslan, N. (2016). Hertzian contact damage in a hollow circular cylinder. In: ISRM International Symposium - EUROCK 2016. ISRM International Symposium (EUROCK 2016), Ürgüp-Nevşehir, Cappadocia, Turkey, (415-419). 29-31 August 2016.

  • Serati, Mehdi, Williams, David J. and Tiryaki (Erarslan), Nazife (2016). Hertzian contact damage in a hollow circular cylinder. In: Omer Aydan, Resat Ulusay, Ergun Tuncay, Mehmet Ali Hindistan and Hasan Gercek, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering: from the Past to the Future. Eurock 2016: ISRM International Symposium, Cappadocia, Turkey, (415-420). 29-31 August, 2016.

  • Serati, Mehdi and Williams, David J. (2015). Michell–Fourier analytical treatment of stresses in the ring test under parabolic compression. In: 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015. US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, United States, (2875-2880). 29 June - 1 July 2015.

  • Zhu, L., Erarslan, N., Williams, D. J., Serati, M. and Ghamgosar, M. (2015). Numerical study of rock aggregate materials under various loadings. In: 49th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium 2015. US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, CA, United States, (681-685). 29 June - 1 July 2015.

  • Serati, Mehdi, Tiryaki (Erarslan), Nazife and Williams, David J. (2015). The ring test under general interior and exterior loading. In: ISRM Congress 2015: Innovations in Applied and Theoretical Rock Mechanics. The 13th International Congress of Rock Mechanics-ISRM Congress 2015, Montreal, Canada, (1-9). 10-13 May 2015.

  • Serati, Mehdi, Alehossein, Habib, Erarslan, Nazife and Williams, David J. (2013). 3D elastic solutions for point load and Brazilian indirect tensile strength tests. In: Marek Kwaśniewski and Dariusz Łydżba, Rock mechanics for resources, energy and environment : Proceedings of Eurock 2013 - The 2013 ISRM International Symposium. Eurock 2013: ISRM International Symposium, Wrocław, Poland, (887-892). 23-26 September 2013. doi:10.1201/b15683-152

  • Serati, Mehdi, Alehossein, Habib and Williams, David J. (2012). Analytical and numerical study of hard rock cutting with roller disc cutters. In: Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2012). ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2012), Houston, TX, United States, (). 9-15 November 2012.

  • Alehossein, Habib, Serati, Mehdi and Williams, David J. (2012). Stress distribution inside thermally stable diamond composite picks used for abrasive hard rock cutting. In: ICDCM 2012: 23rd International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials, Granada, Spain, (P1.103-P1.103). 2–6 September, 2012.

  • Hosseini, S. M. F. and Serati, M. (2010). A Computer Program for Analysing Rock Behaviour Based on the Bieniawski Criterion. In: Paul Hagan and Serkan Saydam, Second Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference : proceedings. 2nd Australasian Ground Control in Mining Conference, Sydney, NSW, (). 23-24 November 2010.

  • Serati, M. and Moosavi, M. (2010). Analysis of influencing factors in response spectrum of underground structures using numerical method. In: Rock stress and earthquakes : proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress. 5th International Symposium on In-situ Rock Stress and Earthquakes, Beijing, China, (579-583). 25–27 August 2010.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision