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Mr Elyas Malaki Zanjani

  • Qualifications: BSc, MSc
  • Role Title: Research Student
  • Address: Portland Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth PO1 3AH UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 2903
  • Email: elyas.zanjani@port.ac.uk
  • Department: School of Civil Engineering & Surveying
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology

Biography

I am a PhD Student in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Portsmouth. I began my PhD research on 'optimising the steel fibre in concrete composites' in October 2014, after completing an MSc in Civil Engineering with Geotechnical Engineering also from the University of Portsmouth. In 2012, I graduated with a BSc in Mining Engineering from the University of Zanjan, Iran.

Currently, my main research is studying the behaviour of steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC). This includes investigation into the effect of different parameters and admixtures on the behaviour of steel fibre reinforced concrete in applications such as micro-tunnelling and pipe jacking.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses as a teaching assistant. I have experience on industry placements and as a technical supervisor at mining and tunnelling projects.

Research

  • Optimising the performance of steel fibre-concrete composite, PhD project, on-going. The project involves experimental studies on the impact of a wide range of cement replacement materials such as silica fume, fly ash, limestone filler and GGBS and factors such as w/c ratio, steel fibre dosage, etc, on workability and mechanical behaviours of SFRC. The performance of steel fibres with the concrete mixes will be investigated by informing extensive laboratory tests such as compression, tension, pullout tests and microstructural analysis. Numerical and experimental studies are also being carried out on behaviour of SFRC jacking pipes. Supervisors: Dr Stephanie Barnett, Dr David Begg, Dr Jay Jayanandana.
  • Experimental studies of mechanical properties of concrete reinforced by new 4D and 5D steel fibres, MSc Dissertation, 2014
  • Design of Carbon & Glass Fibre Composites and laminated footpath bridge decks by LUSAS software, 2014
  • Design of lining support system for double level Hindhead SMART tunnel concept, 2014
  • Performance of Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) in soft and weak ground, Bachelor final project, 2012
  • Tunnelling and difficulties of Amirkabir Tunnel project, 2012
  • Mining process and Exploitation of Lead & Zinc in Anghoran Mine, 2011

Publications

  1. Malaki Zanjani, E., Barnett, S., & Begg, D. (2016). Effects of hook shape and cement replacement materials on pullout behaviour of steel fibres. International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Construction Engineering. doi: 10.15224/ 978-1- 63248-101- 6-11
  2. Malaki Zanjani, E., Barnett, S., & Begg, D. (2016a). Mechanical behaviour of hooked end steel fibre reinforced concrete containing various cement replacement materials. Paper presented at Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Cardiff.
  3. Malaki Zanjani, E., Barnett, S., & Begg, D. (2016b). Pullout behaviour of hooked end steel fibres embedded in cementitious composites with various cement replacement materials. Paper presented at Young researchers' forum III Innovation in construction materials.
  4. Malaki Zanjani, E., Barnett, S., & Begg, D. (2016c). Pullout behaviour of hooked end steel fibres embedded in concrete with various cement replacement materials. Paper presenterd at 9th Rilem International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete.