Papers

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    Journal Publications

  • Lisjak A, Liu Q, Zhao Q, Mahabadi OK and Grasselli G (2013). "Numerical simulation of acoustic emission in brittle rocks by two-dimensional finite-discrete element analysis". Geophysical Journal International. (DOI: 10.1093/gji/ggt221)
  • Lisjak A, Tatone B, Grasselli G and Vietor T (2013). "Numerical modelling of the anisotropic mechanical behaviour of Opalinus Clay at the laboratory-scale using FEM/DEM". Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. (DOI: 10.1007/s00603-012-0354-7)
  • Lisjak A, Grasselli G and Vietor T (2013). "Continuum-discontinuum analysis of failure mechanisms around unsupported circular excavations in anisotropic clay shales". International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.10.006)
  • Mahabadi OK, Randall NX, Zong Z and Grasselli G (2012). "A novel approach for micro-mechanical characterization and modelling of geomaterials incorporating actual material heterogeneity". Geophysical Research Letters. 39(L01303) (DOI: 10.1029/2011GL050411)
  • Mahabadi OK, Lisjak A, Grasselli G and Munjiza A (2012). "Y-Geo: a new combined finite-discrete element numerical code for geomechanical applications". International Journal of Geomechanics. 12(6), 676-688. (DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.0000216)
  • Mahabadi OK, Cottrell BE and Grasselli G (2010). "An example of realistic modelling of rock dynamics problems: FEM/DEM simulation of dynamic Brazilian test on Barre granite". Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 43(6), 707-716. (DOI: 10.1007/s00603-010-0092-7)
  • Mahabadi OK, Grasselli G and Munjiza A (2010). "Y-GUI: A graphical user interface and pre-processor for the combined finite-discrete element code, Y2D, incorporating material inhomogeneity". Computer and Geosciences. 36(2), 241-252. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cageo.2009.05.010)
  • Conference Proceedings

  • Lisjak A, Tatone B, Mahabadi O and Grasselli G (2012). "Block caving modelling using the Y-Geo hybrid finite-discrete element code". In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mass Mining. Sudbury. 10-14 June, 2012.
  • Lisjak A, Tatone B, Grasselli G and Vietor T (2012). "Modelling of the strength and deformation anisotropy of an argillaceous rock (Opalinus Clay) at the laboratory scale". In Proceedings of the 46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium. Chicago. 24-27 June, 2012.
  • Lisjak A and Grasselli G (2011). "Rock slope stability under dynamic loading using a combined finite-discrete element approach". In Proceedings of the Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference. Toronto. 2-6 October, 2011.
  • Lisjak A and Grasselli G (2010). "Rock impact modelling using FEM/DEM". In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods. London. 25-26 August, 2010.
  • Lisjak A, Spadari M, Giacomini A and Grasselli G (2010). "Numerical modelling of rock falls using a combined finite discrete-element approach". In Proceedings of the Rock Slope Stability Symposium. Paris. 24-25 November, 2010.
  • Mahabadi OK, Lisjak A, Grasselli G, Lukas T and Munjiza A (2010). "Numerical modelling of a triaxial test of homogeneous rocks using the combined finite-discrete element method". In Proceedings of the European rock mechanics symposium (EUROCK) 2010. Lausanne, Switzerland. 15-18 June, 2010.
  • Tatone BSA, Lisjak A, Mahabadi OK and Grasselli G (2010). "Evaluation of the combined finite-discrete element method for the assessment of gravity dam stability". In Proceedings of the Canadian Dam Association Conference. Niagara Falls, ON, Canada. 2-7 October, 2010.
  • Mahabadi OK, Grasselli G and Munjiza A (2009). "Numerical modelling of a Brazilian Disc test of layered rocks using the combined finite-discrete element method". In Proceedings of 3rd Canada-US (CANUS) Rock Mechanics Symposium (RockEng09). Toronto, Canada. 9-14 May, 2009.
  • Theses

  • Lisjak A (2013). "Investigating the influence of mechanical anisotropy on the fracturing behaviour of brittle clay shales with application to deep geological repositories". Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. (URL )
  • Mahabadi OK (2012). "Investigating the influence of micro-scale heterogeneity and microstructure on the failure and mechanical behaviour of geomaterials". Ph.D. Thesis, University of Toronto. Toronto, Canada. (URL )