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Karekal, Shivakumar Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Overview


Professional Highlights: Past employments with National Institute of Rock mechanics, CRC Centre for Mining Technology and Equipment (CMTE, Australia), CRC-Mining (Australia), University of Queensland (Australia), CSIRO (Australia).  Co-development and Coordination of geomechanics and rock breakage courses for Mining Education Australia. Research grants overall several million dollars include - Board of Research and Nuclear Sciences (BRNS) grant; Department of Energy grants, Australia-India Strategic Research Funded (AISRF)/ DIISR grant; several ACARP grants, and worked on an AMIRA project, Indo-Japan and Australia-Japan grants with National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST, Japan). Patents – Rock cutting machine/Oscillating Disc Cutting (ODC) technology, Co-authored book “Highwall Mining - Applicability, Design and Safety” (CRC Press); Book chapter - “Application of fractals in the study of rock fracture and rockbursts-associated seismicity”, in Application of Fractals in Earth Sciences, Balkema Publishers. Best technical paper in R&D titled “Fractal analysis of acoustic emission and its application in the investigation of compressive fracture of brittle rock” in Journal of Non-Destructive Evaluation; International adviser for iCEM; Adjunct Professor PDPU; Editorial Advisor Board of Journal of Energy and Management; international adviser/committee member of several rock mechanics/mining conferences. Author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and high quality technical reports.

Research Overview


  • Research Interests: Mining Geomechanics/ Rock Mechanics; Advanced Numerical Modelling (FEM/BEM/DEM/CFD) of Mining Excavations; Rock Fracture Mechanics; Advanced rock joints characterisation and constitutive modelling; Slope stability; Mechanical Rock Breakage; Microseismics and Acoustic Emissions; Geophysics and Radar applications to mining; CFD applications to Mining problems; Development and application of new technologies for Mining industry.

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluation of Mechanical Behaviour of Polymeric Skin Support for Mining Applications using Experimental and Numerical Modelling Methods Dondapati, Gopikrishna
    Doctor of Philosophy Landslide Risk Management utilising periodic and continuous monitoring data Larkin, Connor
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigation of Shear Behaviour Rock Joints under Cyclic Loading Tu, Jiaxing
    Doctor of Philosophy Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Shear Behavior of Discrete Fractured Rock Joints and Mass under Cyclic Conditions. Hasnain, Hasnain

Keywords


  • Mining Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, Advanced Numerical Modelling (FEM/BEM/DEM/CFD) of Mining Excavations, Rock Fracture Mechanics, Advanced rock joints characterisation and constitutive modelling; Slope stability; Mechanical Rock Breakage; Microseismics and Acoustic Emissions; Geophysics and Radar applications to mining; CFD 

Research Overview


  • Research Interests: Mining Geomechanics/ Rock Mechanics; Advanced Numerical Modelling (FEM/BEM/DEM/CFD) of Mining Excavations; Rock Fracture Mechanics; Advanced rock joints characterisation and constitutive modelling; Slope stability; Mechanical Rock Breakage; Microseismics and Acoustic Emissions; Geophysics and Radar applications to mining; CFD applications to Mining problems; Development and application of new technologies for Mining industry.

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluation of Mechanical Behaviour of Polymeric Skin Support for Mining Applications using Experimental and Numerical Modelling Methods Dondapati, Gopikrishna
    Doctor of Philosophy Landslide Risk Management utilising periodic and continuous monitoring data Larkin, Connor
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigation of Shear Behaviour Rock Joints under Cyclic Loading Tu, Jiaxing
    Doctor of Philosophy Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Shear Behavior of Discrete Fractured Rock Joints and Mass under Cyclic Conditions. Hasnain, Hasnain

Keywords


  • Mining Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, Advanced Numerical Modelling (FEM/BEM/DEM/CFD) of Mining Excavations, Rock Fracture Mechanics, Advanced rock joints characterisation and constitutive modelling; Slope stability; Mechanical Rock Breakage; Microseismics and Acoustic Emissions; Geophysics and Radar applications to mining; CFD 
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