Sahar Ghadirianniari


Geological Engineering

5035A ESB

I am part of the Geohazard Research Team at UBC and my research is focused on modeling the behaviour of mud rush in underground mines (i.e. block cave mines) using probabilistic and numerical methods. Mud rushes are sudden inflows of mud from drawpoints or other underground openings and they are responsible for loss of life, severe damage to infrastructure and production delays. Evaluating mud rush risk and developing risk mitigation strategies are essential for performing safe yet optimal ore extraction in underground mines.

PhD Geological Engineering, University of British Columbia (2019-present)

Geotechnical Engineer, Farnofan Civil Engineering Group, Iran  (2017-2019)

MASc Geotechnical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2014-2017)

Visiting Scholar, University of New Hampshire, NH, US (Oct 2015- Mar 2016)

BASc Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2009-2014)

Ghayoomi, M., Ghadirianniari, S., Khosravi, A., and Mirshekari, A. (2018) “Seismic Behavior of Pile-Supported Systems in Unsaturated Sand”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 112, 162-173.

Ghadirianniari, S., Khosravi, A, Ghayoomi, M. and Mirshekari, M. (2017) “Earthquake Induced Lateral deformation of a Pile-Supported System in Unsaturated Sand”, 3rd International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III), Vancouver, CA.

Khosravi, A., Ghadirian, S., and J. S. McCartney (2016). "Effect of Subsequent Drying and Wetting on the Small Strain Shear Modulus of Unsaturated Soils." World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering 10.2 (2016): 184-189.