Murat Karakus

Associate Professor Murat Karakus

Associate Professor/Reader

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Computational Rock Mechanics

FEA for block cave mining

Rock burst analysis in deep mines/excavation

Source analysis of fractures in rocks using Moment Tensor inversion

ID Drill bit wear analysis by acoustic emission (AE)

In-situ stress measurements using AE and Deformation Rate Analysis (DRA)

Tunnelling (New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM))

Genetic Programming applied to Rock Mechanics

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2014 - 2016 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2009 - 2013 Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2009 Associate Professor Inonu University
    2000 - 2007 Assistant Professor Inonu University
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 University of Leeds United Kingdom PhD
    1991 Hacettepe University Turkey BEng
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2009 Certificate of Teaching at University University of Adelaide Australia

Selected Funded Research Projects (Total $4,206,000)

Year

Supporting Body

Research Area

Budget

2022

OZ Minerals

Characterisation of Mud Inrush hazard and fine particle generation within the Carrapateena.

$551,000

2021

OZ Minerals

Experimental and numerical investigation of strength improvement of fractured rocks by polyurethane [PU] resins.

$175,000

2021

OZ Minerals

The use of carrot particles in concrete mixture for lower carbon emission and higher strength

$20,000

2021

OZ Minerals

Experimental and Numerical modelling for Crusher Chamber Design

$42,000

2020

ARC-LP

A Machine Learning driven flow modelling of fragmented rocks in cave mining 

$516,000

2020

ACARP

Confinement loss with an innovative rock burst testing and in-situ stress measurements.

$570,000

2019

OZ Minerals

Strategic Partnership Agreement

$640,000

2019

OZ Minerals

Modern Cave Mining - Flow Modelling

$130,000

2018

ACARP

Rock burst management

$370,000

2016

MEA

Cemented Paste Backfill (CPB) design

$92,000

2015

DVCR Grant

Temperature, defect and stress imaging

$49,000

2015

ARC-LP

A new damage model for rockburst

$244,000

2014

ARC-LE

3D Hopkinson bar

$560,000

2014

OZ Minerals

Rockburst mitigation in deep mines

$80,000

2014

MEA

Moment tensor inversion

$32,000

2011

DET-CRC

Wear diagnostics of impregnated diamond bits

$135,000

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Experimental rock mechanics and rock mass characterisation for block caving mines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fauzan Yudho Pratomo
    2022 Co-Supervisor Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulations of fracture and fragmentation in cave mining Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thanh Nhan Nguyen
    2021 Principal Supervisor Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Strength Improvement of Fractured Rocks by Polyurethane [PU] Resin/Cement Grouting Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Luong Tuan Anh Doan
    2020 Principal Supervisor In-situ Stress Measurement using Deformation Rate Analysis and Acoustic Emission to Manage Coal Bursts Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zulfiqar Ali
    2020 Principal Supervisor Investigating the Preconditioning to Manage Cave Backpropagation and Rock Burst Risk Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin James Powlay
    2018 Principal Supervisor Damage Plasticity for Cool Burst By Numerical and Experimental Analyses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ugur Alkan
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Prediction and Control of Rock Burst Phenomenon in Deep Underground Mining Based on Rock Behaviour Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Roohollah Shirani Faradonbeh
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Numerical Modelling of the Time-Dependent Behaviour of Tunnels in Squeezing Ground Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Eugie Kabwe
    2016 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Experimental investigation of damage evolution during strain burst in brittle rocks for deep mines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Selahattin Akdag
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor A Combined Theoretical-Experimental-Numerical Approach to Characterization and Modelling of Rock Fracture and Rock Burst Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rupesh Kumar Verma
    2015 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Study on performance of Cement Paste Backfill (CPB) with different binder under various situation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yue Zhao
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Damage Process in Hard Rock with Application to Rockburst Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Thomas Daniel Bruning
    2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Theoretical and Numerical Modelling of the Anisotropic Behaviour of Jointed Rocks Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Changtai Zhou
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Acoustic Analysis of Rock Cutting Process for Impregnated Diamond Drilling Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Santiago Perez Ospina
    2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Relationship Between Input and Output: A Systematic Study of the Stability of Highly Fractured Rock Slopes Using the Hoek-Brown Strength Criterion Master of Engineering Science Master Part Time Mr Qian Qian
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Analytical and Numerical Analyses for Rock Slope Stability using the Generalized Hoek-Brown Criterion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jiayi Shen
  • Position: Associate Professor/Reader
  • Phone: 83136471
  • Email: murat.karakus@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 83134359
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor N1
  • Org Unit: School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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