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Farid Khayyer

Sch Natural & Built Environments

Telephone: +618 83026705


About me

Farid Khayyer has over 7 years of industry, research and teaching experience in the fields of Civil Engineering, Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Farid was graduated in BSc of Civil Engineering (2008) and MSc of Railway and Structures Engineering (2011) from Iran University of Science and Technology. Since 2009, he was engaged in several huge scale research, urban development and geotechnical engineering projects as a postgraduate researcher and consulting engineer. In 2016, Farid was awarded APA and RTS scholarships form Australian government to continue his doctoral studies at University of South Australia, Adelaide.


Modelling the Liquefaction Behaviour of Sand with Fines and the Effect of Bio-cementation

This study addresses the following objectives:

  1. To study the influence of microbial induced calcite precipitation (MICP) technique on soil properties and bonding conditions.
  2. To characterize the static liquefaction behaviour of MICP treated sand under critical state soil mechanics (CSSM) framework with an emphasis on the role of fabric anisotropy.
  3. To simulate a numerical model using discrete element method (DEM) in order to better understand the bio-cemented silty sand under various loading conditions, while studying the intrinsic fabric-induced anisotropy micromechanically.
  4. To modify an existing anisotropic critical state theory (ACST) constitutive model for fabric evolution and to validate model using laboratory test data.

Research publications

   Journal Papers:

Esmaeili, M., Nik, M., and Khayyer, F. (2013). "Experimental and Numerical Study of Micropiles to Reinforce High Railway Embankments", Int. J. Geomech., 13(6), 729-744 (doi:

Esmaeili, M., GharouniNik, M. and Khayyer, F., (2014), "Efficiency of Micro Piles in Reinforcing Embankments", Proceedings of the ICE - Ground Improvement, 167(2), 122-134 (doi: 10.1680/grim.12.00015).

Esmaeili, M., GharouniNik, M. and Khayyer, F., (2013), "Static and Dynamic Analyses of Micropiles to Reinforce the High Railway Embankments on Loose Beds", Journal of Rehabilitation in Civil Engineering, Semnan University. 1(2), 39-48.

Esmaeili, M., GharouniNik, M. and Khayyer, F., (2014), "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Efficiency of Micropiles for Reinforcing High Railway Embankments", Sharif - Journal of Science and Technology, Sharif University of Science and Technology. 30-2 (1/1), 59-72.

Khayyer, F., Esmaeili, M. and GharouniNik, M., (2012), "Using Micropiles to Improve the High Railway Embankments on Loose Beds", Journal of Transportation Engineering (ISSN 2008-6598), Iranian Society of Transportation Engineering, Tehran, Iran, September 2012, In press.

   Conference Papers:

Khayyer, F., Esmaeili, M. and GharouniNik, M., (2012), "IMPROVEMENT OF RAILWAY EMBANKMENTS WITH MICROPILES", Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Civil Engineering - ICCE09, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran, 8-11 May.

Khayyer, F. and GharouniNik, M., (2011), "Railway Embankment Stability by Application of Micropiles: With Emphasis on the Comparison with the Other Soil Improvement Methods", In 13th International Congress in Rail Transportation, Iranian Railway Transportation Engineering Association, Tehran, Iran, 24-25 October.

Khayyer, F., GharouniNik, M., Esmaeili, M. and Saheb Al Zamani, N., (2013), "Determining Minimized Arrangement of Micro piles to stabilize High Railway Embankments on Loose Foundations", 3rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Railway Engineering - ICRARE-2013, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran, Apr 30, May 1.