Hamid Vali Pour Goudarzi
Civil Engineering Building (H20)
Level 7, Room CE710
Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Level 1: I do research on the behaviour of structures made of steel, concrete and timber.
Level 2: In particular, I am interested in the behaviour and development of innovative hybrid structures that fully exploit advantages of timber, steel and concrete.
Level 3: I develop efficient 1D frame finite element models that can be used to capture material as well as geometrical nonlinearities of frames subjected to extreme loading scenarios such as blasts and earthquakes. Also, I am interested in the constitutive modelling of concrete and timber.
Interest in engineering
Why did you get into engineering?
Actually, my interest in mechanics and mathematics motivated me to get into civil/structural engineering career.
What are your research goals?
My goal is to develop innovative structural systems with lower energy and carbon footprint and also structures (especially connections) which are easy to fabricate, assemble and dismantle.
Also, I am looking into new methods for efficient and accurate modelling, analysis and design of hybrid structural systems under short- and long-term service loads.
Advice for prospective engineers
If you are interested in applying your mathematics and physics knowledge in a wide range of engineering problems that are of interest to our society, then civil/structural engineering is one of the options you should definitely look at.
Reinforced Concrete Design
Mechanics of Solids
Steel and timber design
Number currently in lab: 5 PhD students
Number of PhD students graduated: 12
Structural behaviour of hybrid connections
Reliability-based design of hybrid structures
Short- and long-term constitutive modelling of materials at the different length scales
Looking for students for projects related to:
Short- and long-term testing and finite element modelling of hybrid structures
Prefabricated hybrid (steel, timber, concrete) composite structures with deconstruction potential
Constitutive modelling of timber and engineered wood product
Development of mechanistic models for hybrid steel-timber-concrete connections
Professional Organizations and Consulting positions
Associate Editor and member of the editorial board, Journal of Structural Engineering (ASCE)
Member of Editorial Board, Structures (IStrucE)
Member, Institute of Engineers Australia
Member, Concrete Institute of Australia
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)