Dr. Hossein Masoumi

Dr. Hossein Masoumi

Senior Lecturer in Resources Engineering, Leader of Bachelor of Resources Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Room 155, 23 College Walk (B60), Clayton Campus

Academic Experience

  • 2018-Present    Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University
  • 2018-2019         Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering, UNSW Australia
  • 2016-2018         Lecturer, School of Mining Engineering, UNSW Australia
  • 2012-2016         Associate Lecturer, School of Mining Engineering, UNSW Australia
  • 2009-2012        Tutor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia
  • 2008-2012        Tutor, School of Mining Engineering, UNSW Australia

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW, Australia, 2013
  • MEng. in Mine Management and Mine Geomechanics, School of Mining Engineering, UNSW, Australia, 2009
  • B.Sc in Mining Engineering, Tehran University, Iran, 2007

Expertise

Rock mechanics with particular interest in size/scale and shape effects on intact rock
Constitutive modelling of intact rock exhibiting size/scale dependent behaviour under uniaxial and triaxial conditions
Cable bolt characterisation and modelling
Shaly Sandstone micro-scale characterisation
Non-persistent jointed rocks modelling

Book

  • Masoumi, H. (2014) Size effects in intact rock, Scholars’ Press, ISBN: 978-3-639-66045-6.

Journal Papers

  1. Bahaaddini, M., Serati, M., Masoumi, H. and Rahimi, E. (2019) Numerical assessment of rupture mechanism in Brazilian test of brittle materials. International Journal of Solids and Structures, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2019.07.004. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  2. Asadizadeh, M., Masoumi, H., Roshan, H. and Hedayat, A. (2019) Coupling Taguchi and response surface methodologies for the efficient characterization of jointed rocks mechanical properties. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-019-01853-1. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  3. Asadizadeh, M., Hossaini, MF., Moosavi, M., Masoumi, H. and Ranjith, PG. (2019) Mechanical characterisation of jointed rock-like material with non-persistent rough joints subjected to uniaxial compression. Engineering Geology, DOI:10.1016/j.enggeo.2019.105224. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  4. Lv, A., Masoumi, H., Walsh, SDC. and Roshan, H. (2019) Elastic-Softening-Plasticity Around a Borehole: An Analytical and Experimental Study. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 52(4), 1149 – 1164. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  5. Li, D., Masoumi, H., Hagan, PC. and Saydam, S., (2019) Experimental and analytical study on the mechanical behaviour of cable bolts subjected to axial loading and constant normal stiffness. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 113, 83 – 91. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  6. Lv, A., Ramandi, HL., Masoumi, H., Saadatfar, M., Regenaur-Lieb, K. and Roshan, H. (2019) Analytical and experimental investigation of pore pressure induced strain softening around boreholes. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 113, 1 – 10. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  7. Li, D., Masoumi, H., Saydam, S., Hagan, PC. and Asadizadeh, M. (2019) Parametric study of fully grouted cable bolts subjected to axial loading. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, DOI: 10.1139/cgj-2018-0470. [SJR Q1, JCR Q2]
  8. Roshan, H., Lv, A., Xu, Y., Masoumi, H. and Regenaur-Lieb, K. (2019) New generation of Hoek cells. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 42(3), 747 – 760. [SJR Q1, JCR Q2]
  9. Shirole, D., Walton, G., Ostrovsky, L., Masoumi, H. and Hedayat, A. (2018) Non-linear ultrasonic monitoring of damage progression in disparate rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 111, 33–44. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  10. Li, D., Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, PC. (2018) Mechanical Characterisation of modified cable bolts under axial loading: An extensive parametric study. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 51(9), 2895-2910. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  11. Hedayat, A., Hinton, J., H. Haeri, Masoumi, H. and Spagnoli, G. (2018) Geophysical signatures of shear induced damage and frictional processes on rock joints. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 123(2), 1143-1160. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  12. Masoumi, H., Roshan, H., Hedayat, A. and Hagan, PC. (2018) Scale-Size dependency of intact rock under point load and indirect tensile Brazilian testing. International Journal of Geomechanics, 18(3), 04018006. [SJR Q1, JCR Q2]
  13. Asadizadeh, M., Moosavi, M., Hossaini, MF. and Masoumi, H. (2018) Shear strength and cracking process of non-persistent jointed rocks: An extensive experimental investigation. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 51(2), 415-428. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  14. Roshan, H., Masoumi, H., Zhang, Y., Al-Yaseri, AZ., Iglauer, S., Lebedev, M. and Sarmadivaleh, M. (2018) Micro-structural effects on mechanical properties of Shaly-sandstone. Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, 144(2), 06017019. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  15. Masoumi, H., Horne, J. and Timms, W. (2017) Establishing relationships for the effects of water content on the mechanical behaviour of Gosford sandstone. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50(8), 2235 – 2242. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  16. Li, D., Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, PC. (2017) A constitutive model for load-displacement performance of modified cable bolts. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 68, 95-105. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  17. Masoumi, H., Roshan, H. and Hagan, PC. (2017) Size-dependent Hoek-Brown failure criterion. International Journal of Geomechanics, 17(2), 04016048. [SJR Q1, JCR Q2]
  18. Roshan, H., Masoumi, H. and Regenaur-Lieb, K. (2017) Frictional behaviour of Sandstone: A sample-size dependent triaxial investigation. Journal of Structural Geology, 94, 154-165. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  19. Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, P. (2016) Unified size-effect law for intact rock. International Journal of Geomechanics, 16 (2), 04015059. [SJR Q1, JCR Q2]
  20. Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, PC. (2016) Incorporating scale effect into a multiaxial failure criterion for intact rock. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 83, 49 – 56. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  21. Masoumi, H., Douglas, KJ. and Russell, AR. (2016) A bounding surface plasticity model for intact rock exhibiting size-dependent behaviour. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 49(1), 47 – 62. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  22. Roshan, H., Sari, M., Arandiyan, H.R., Hu, Y., Mostaghimi, P., Sarmadivaleh, M., Masoumi, H., Veveakis, M., Iglauer, S. and Regenaur-Lieb, K. (2016) Total porosity of tight rocks: A welcome to heat transfer technique. Energy and Fuels, 30 (12), 10072-10079. [SJR Q1, JCR Q1]
  23. Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, PC. (2015) A modification to radial strain calculation in rock testing. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 38(6), 813 – 822. [SJR Q1, JCR Q2]
  24. Keaveney, R. and Masoumi, H. (2015) Investigation into the applicability of the different failure criteria to conventional triaxial data. Journal of Research Projects Review, 4(1), 1 – 10.

Conference Papers

  1. Roshan, H., Lv, A. and Masoumi, H. (2018) Newly designed cell for triaxial testing. In Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 17 – 20 June, Seattle, US.
  2. Serati, M., Masoumi, H., Williams, DJ., Alehossein, H. and Roshan, H. (2018) Some new aspects on the diametral point load testing. In Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 17 – 20 June, Seattle, US.
  3. Li, D., Saydam, S., Hagan, P. and Masoumi, H. (2018) Modelling the load-displacement behaviour of fully grouted cable bolts under constant normal stiffness. In Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 17 – 20 June, Seattle, US.
  4. Shirole, D., Walton, G., Ostrovsky, L., Masoumi, H. and Hedayat, A. (2018) A Non-Linear Ultrasonic Method for Damage Characterization in a Shaly Sandstones. In Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 17 – 20 June, Seattle, US.
  5. Aragon, L. E., Gheibi, A., Masoumi, H., and Hedayat, A. (2018) Geophysical imaging of frictional contacts and processes in shaly sandstone rock joints. In Proceedings of the 52nd US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 17 – 20 June, Seattle, US.
  6. Li, D., Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, P. (2018) An analytical model for load-displacement performance of modified cable bolts. In Proceedings of the 2018 European Rock Mechanics Symposium, Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses, 22 – 26 May, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Vol 2, pp 1249-1258, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-429-86859-7.
  7. Masoumi, H., Arefi, A., Hagan, P., Roshan, H. and Sharifzadeh, M. (2017) An improvement to unified size effect law for intact rock. In Proceedings of the 51st US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 25 – 28 June, San Francisco, US, Vol. 1, pp 507 – 512.
  8. Masoumi, H., Serati, M., Williams, DJ. and Alehossein, H. (2017) Size dependency of intact rocks with high brittleness: A potential solution to eliminate secondary fractures in Brazilian test. In Proceedings of the 51st US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 25 – 28 June, San Francisco, US, Vol. 5, pp 3003 – 3006.
  9. Serati, M., Masoumi, H., Williams, DJ. and Alehossein, H. (2017) Modified Brazilian test for indirect measurement of tensile strength of brittle materials. In Proceedings of the 51st US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 25 – 28 June, San Francisco, US, Vol. 5, pp 2983 – 2987.
  10. Cagnola, A., Li, Z., Roshan, H. and Masoumi, H. (2017) Microstructural evolution of organic matter-rich shales by ionic solution. In Proceedings of the 51st US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 25 – 28 June, San Francisco, US, Vol. 1, pp 442 – 446.
  11. Roshan, H., Masoumi, H. and Hagan, P. (2016) On size-dependent uniaxial compressive strength of sedimentary rocks in reservoir geomechanics. In Proceedings of the 50th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 26 – 29 June, Houston, US, Vol. 3, pp 2322 – 2327.
  12. Forbes, M., Masoumi, H., Saydam, S. and Hagan, P. (2015) Investigation into the effect of length to diameter ratio on the point load strength index of Gosford sandstone. In Proceedings of the 49th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 28 June – 1 July, San Francisco, US, Vol. 1, pp 478 – 488.
  13. Masoumi, H., Bahaaddini, M., Kim, G. and Hagan, P. (2014) Experimental investigation into the mechanical behaviour of Gosford sandstone at different sizes. In Proceedings of the 48th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 1-4 June, Minneapolis, US, Vol. 2, pp 1210 – 1215.
  14. Bahaaddini, M., Saymontry, J., Masoumi, H. and Hagan, P. (2014) Experimental study of the shear behaviour of rock joints under constant normal load and constant normal stiffness conditions. In Proceedings of the 48th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 1-4 June, Minneapolis, US, Vol. 3, pp 1650 – 1656.
  15. Masoumi, H., Hagan, P. and Saydam, S. (2013) A modified failure criterion with scale effect parameter. In Proceedings of the 47th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 23-26 June, San Francisco, US, Vol. 4, pp 2986 – 2990.
  16. Sherpa, M.D., Hagan, P. and Masoumi, H. (2013) The effect of joint frequency on a discontinuous rock mass under experimental compressive strength testing condition. In Proceedings of the 47th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 23-26 June, San Francisco, US, Vol. 2, pp 1088 – 1096.
  17. Masoumi, H., Douglas, K.J., Saydam, S. and Hagan, P. (2012) Experimental study of size effects of rock on UCS and point load tests. In Proceedings of the 46th US Rock Mechanics Geomechanics Symposium (ARMA), 24-27 June, Chicago, USA, Vol. 4, pp 2561 – 2568.
  18. Masoumi H., Douglas, KJ. and Russell AR. (2012) Experimental investigation of the size effect of Gosford Sandstone. In Proceedings of the 11th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics (ANZ 2012), 15 – 18 July, Melbourne, Australia, pp 644 – 649.
  19. Masoumi, H., Douglas, KJ. and Seyed Alizadeh, SM. (2010) Yielding in intact rock at different scales. In Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Insitu Rock Stress and Earthquakes, 25‐27 August, Beijing, China, Vol 1, pp 769-776, Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-0-415-60165-8.
  20. Masoumi H and Douglas KJ, (2010) Review of rock slope displacement-time curves and failure prediction models, In Extracting the Science: A Century of Mining Research, Society of Mining Engineers (SME) Annual Meeting, 28 February – 3 March, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, pp 247 – 259.

Hossein Masoumi, A. Heidarpour, M. Arashpour, Optimising the cablebolt pre-tensioning practice to control roadway roof failure using advanced combined axial and shear testing facility, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2019-2020, $165,000.

Hossein Masoumi, H. Roshan, M. Arashpour, Partnering Geophysical Strata Rating (GSR) and numerical modelling for optimum characterisation of rock mass in open cut coal mines to improve slope design and stability, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2019-2020, $116,500.

A. Heidarpour, Hossein Masoumi, J. Zhao, Q. Zhang, Advanced fracture propagation testing of coal measure rocks under dynamic loading and abrupt unloading to replicate coal burst, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2019-2021, $287,500.

N. Karmakar, Hossein Masoumi, S. Dey, O. Salim, Wireless health monitoring of assets in open cut coal mines using radio frequency identification (RFID) sensors and machine learning, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2019-2020, $250,000.

V. Chang, D. Chalmers, Hossein Masoumi, X. Zhang, Developing suitable gas separation membrane for breathing apparatus, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2019-2020, $196,500.

H Roshan, Hossein Masoumi, Advances in acoustic logs to predict the stress re-distribution in coal strata as a result of degassing-dewatering, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2018-2019, $106,000.

S Saydam, I Canbulat, Hossein Masoumi, B Hebblewhite, W. Timms. Floor stability – A comprehensive investigation into failure mechanisms and controlling factors, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2017-2018, $299,000.

S Raval,  J Shen, Hossein Masoumi, D Tannant. Improved structural mapping of pit walls using UAV-based mobile laser scanning, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2017-2018, $96,000.

J Oh, I Canbulat, B Hebblewhite, Hossein Masoumi. Reliable estimation of horizontal stress magnitudes from borehole breakout data, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2017-2018, $123,000.

I Canbualt, M Ruest, J Esterle, Hossein Masoumi and M Zoorabadi. Guidelines for estimating rock mass strength from laboratory properties, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2016-2017, $397,000.

M Serati, Hossein Masoumi. Technological improvement for rock tensile strength measurement. Mining Education Australia (MEA) Collaborative Research Project 2016, $22,000.

P Hagan, S Saydam, Hossein Masoumi. Determination of cablebolt performance under axial loading and subject to varying geotechnical conditions, Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP), 2015-2016, $118,000.

M Sharifzadeh, Hossein Masoumi, A Taheri. Failure prediction in underground mine excavations using the combination of critical strain and Ground Reaction Curve (GRC). Mining Education Australia (MEA) Collaborative Research Project 2014, $20,000.

Supervision

PHD

Danqi Li
Analytical and laboratory investigations into the failure mechanisms of grouted cable bolts subjected to axial loading
2015 to 2019

Hao Zhai
2016 to Present

Sungsoon Mo
2016 to Present

Huasheng Lin
2017 to Present

Adelina Lv
2018 to Present

Mustafa Yaser
2019 to Present

Teaching Commitments

  • MNE3040 - Surface Mining Systems, 2018
  • MNE3050 - Underground Mining Systems, 2018
  • RSE4020 - Mine Design and Feasibility Project
  • RSE1010 - Natural Resources Engineering
  • RSE3040 - Mining Systems
Last modified: July 31, 2019