Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 5, Room CE503 Kensington Campus
Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr Arman Khoshghalb is a Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNSW Sydney. He joined the academic staff of the School in 2012. He teaches the following Geotechnical Engineering courses to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students:
- Fundamentals of Geomechanics
- Soil Mechanics
His main area of research is numerical modelling of multi-phase porous media. He has developed a Meshfree based computer program (in FORTRAN) for the coupled analysis of flow and deformation in unsaturated soils including large deformations and hydraulic hysteresis. The formulation and the program he has developed can be used for modelling existing Geotechnical structures like earth dams and natural/manmade slopes.
His areas of interest include the following research topics:
- Mechanics of porous media - unsaturated soils in particular
- Application of numerical methods (meshfree methods in particular) to model geotechnical engineering problems
- Investigation of the Soil Water Retention Curves (SWRC)
- Inclusion of effects of large deformation in numerical modelling of geotechnical (coupled) problems
- Modelling the cone penetration test in unsaturated soils
- Soil behavior under dynamic loading
To date, he has supervised two PhD students to completion. He is also supervising or joint-supervising another four PhD students in the areas mentioned above. Furthermore, he is an active member of the IT and Teaching and Learning committees of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.