Dr Fethi Azizi
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Dr Fethi Azizi

Lecturer in Geomechanics

School of Engineering (Faculty of Science & Engineering)

Qualifications

1994 - date:    Lecturer in Geomechanics, School of Engineering, University of Plymouth.

1989 - 94:       Lecturer in Geotechnics, School of Civil Engineering, The Queen's University, Belfast.

1987 - 89:       Research Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Canada.

1987:              Postdoctural Fellow, Laboratoire Central des Pont et Chaussées, Paris.

1978 - 87:       Masters in Civil Engineering, MSc in Applied mechanics, PhD in Geotechnics (University
                     of Technology of Compiegne and Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris).

Professional membership

  •  Elected Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications (FIMA)
  •  Chartered Mathematician (CMath) 
  •  Chartered Engineer (CEng)  
  •  European Engineer (EUR ING)
  •  Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE)
  •  Member of the EPSRC UK Network for Stabilisation/Solidification Treatment and Remediation (STARNET)
  • Reviewer for International Scientific Journals including Geotechnique,  Journal of Hazardous Materials, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Journal of Hydrology,
  • External Examiner for PhD degrees at the School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, Exeter University
  • Acted as Referee for the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology of New Zealand

 

 

Teaching interests

  •  Engineering Geology
  •  Introductory Geotechnics
  •  Geotechnical Engineering
  •  Foundation Engineering
  •  Advanced Getechnical Engineering
  •  Applied Mathematics (Finite Difference Modelling)
  •  Geology Field Course

Staff serving as external examiners

 2006 (Dec)      External Examiner of a PhD thesis at the School of Engineering, Computer 
                      Science and Mathematics, Exeter University, Re Finite Element Modeling of 
                      Contaminant Transport in Unsaturated Soils
 

2008 (July)      External Examiner of a PhD thesis at the School of Engineering, Computer 
                      Science and Mathematics, Exeter University, Re Evolutionary Polynomial Regression
                      Based Constitutive Modelling And Incorporation In Finite Element Analysis

2010 (Sep)      External Examiner of a PhD thesis at the School of Engineering, Mathematics 
                      and Physical Sciences, Exeter University, Re Stochastic Finite Element
                      Modelling of Flow and Solute Transport in Dual Domain

Research interests

  • Finite Element Modelling of the Creep Behaviour of Glaciers and Frozen Soils
  • Environmental Impact of the Legacy of Metal Mining in the Tamar Valley, South West of England

Other research

  PhD Supervision Completion:   

2009: Miss Krongkaew Mighanetara.  
         Thesis entitled: Impact of metal mining on water quality in the Tamar catchment.
         PhD Degree awarded: January 2009

2006-09     Co-supervisor of a PhD research project in collaboration with Exeter University, Sponsored by Great Western Research.

Research theme: A decision support system for sustainable management of contaminated land.

Other co-supervisors: Dr Charlotte Braungardt School of Earth, Ocean and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Dr Javadi, School of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics, Exeter University.

 BOOKS: (click on each title for more details)

1- New...

Engineering Design in Geotechnics, 2nd Edition...New

 
 234 x 156 mm, 582 pages, 353 illustrations, 58 worked examples
    Published by Fethi Azizi, July 2013 
     ISBN  978-0-9555996-4-4   (pb)
              978-0-9555996-5-1   (hb)
2- NEW...Physical Behaviour in Geotechnics, 2nd Edition...NEW
    234 x 156 mm, 621 pages, 399 illustrations, 70 worked examples 
    Published by Fethi Azizi, July, 2013. 
    ISBN  978-0-9555996-7-5   (pb)
              978-0-9555996-6-8   (hb)
3-   Engineering Design in Geotechnics
    234 x 156 mm, 470 pages, 320 illustrations, 50 worked examples .
       Published by Fethi Azizi, July, 2013. 
     ISBN  978-0-9555996-1-3   (pb)
              978-0-9555996-0-6   (hb)
4-   Physical Behaviour in Geotechnics
    234 x 156 mm, 484 pages, 320 illustrations, 50 worked examples 
    Published by Fethi Azizi, June 2007.
    ISBN  978-0-9555996-2-0   (pb)
5-   Engineering Aspects of Geomechanics, Glaciology & Geocryology
   216 x 138 mm, 228 pages, 130 illustrations, 20 worked examples 
   Published by Fethi Azizi, June 2007.    
   ISBN 978-0-9555996-3-7    (pb)
6-   Applied Analyses in Geotechnics
   E & FN Spon, London 2000.  234 x 156 mm, 753 pages, 450 illustrations, 65 worked examples
    ISBN 0-419-25350-5 (pb).

RESEARCH PAPERS:   

  • John S Rieuwerts, Krongkaew Mighanetara, Charlotte B Braungardt, G.K. Rollinson, D. Pirrie, Fethi Azizi (2014). Geochemistry and mineralogy of arsenic in mine wastes and stream sediments in a historic metal mining area in the UK.  Science of the Total Environment Journal, 472 (2014), pp. 226-234.   Available online at: http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0048969713013107
  •  Krongkaew Mighanetara, Charlotte B Braungardt, John S Rieuwerts, Fethi Azizi (2009). Contaminant fluxes from Point and diffuse sources from abandoned mines in the River Tamar catchment, UK.  Journal of Geochemical Exploration 100 (2009), pp. 116-124.  DOI information: 10.1016/j.gexplo.2008.03.003 . Available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gexplo.2008.03.003
  • Mighanetara. K, Azizi. F, Braungardt. C and Rieuwerts, J. (2007) Geochemistry and geomechanics of mining waste in the Tamar Valley.Geo-Environmental Engineering Conference. London, June 2007. pp 89-98 
  • Whalley, W.B. and Azizi, F. (2003). Rock Glaciers and protalus landforms: analogous forms and ice sources on Earth and Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research. Vol.108, No E4, 8032, doi:10.1029/2002JE001864, 2003
  • Whalley, W.B and Azizi, F. (2003). Snowbanks and their relation to very small glaciers and debris-related landforms, and the local thermal environment. Meetting of theBritish Geomorphological Reseach Group at the Geological Society.London. Jan 13-14, 2003.
  • Azizi, F. and Roger, F. (1996). Design of deep foundations using the pressuremeter method. Proceedings of the 6th International offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Los Angeles. Vol I, pp. 549–557.
  • Azizi, F. and Whalley, W.B. (1996). Numerical modelling of the creep behaviour of ice-debris mixtures under variable thermal regimes. Proceedings of the 6th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Los Angeles. Vol II, pp. 362–366.
  • Azizi, F. and Whalley, W.B. (1995). Finite element analysis of the creep of debris containing thin ice bodies. Proceedings of the 5th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference (ISOPE 95), The Hague. Vol. II, pp 336–341.
  •  Whalley, W.B. and Azizi, F. (1994). Rheological models of active rock glaciers : evaluation, critique and a possible test. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes. Vol 5 (1), pp. 37–51.
  • Azizi, F., Jun, S. and Whalley, W.B. (1994). Finite element modelling of the creep behaviour of ice-debris mixtures under low stresses. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on ice Technology (ITC 94), Southampton, England. pp 113–120.
  • Azizi, F. and Whalley, W.B. (1994). Constitutive modelling of the visco-plastic behaviour of ice. Proceedings of the 4th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Osaka, Japan. Vol. 2, pp 449–454.
  • Azizi, F. (1992). Assessment of the mathematical modelling of the creep of ice and frozen soils. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Ice Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. pp 3–14.
  • Josseaume, H. and Azizi, F. (1991). Détermination expérimentale de la courbe d'état limite d'une argile raide très plastique(in French). Revue Française de Géotechnique, 54, pp. 13–25.
  • Graham, J., Jamieson, M., Ho, D.Y.F. and Azizi, F. (1990). Influence of storage and reconsolidation procedures on the measured properties of reconstituted clay samples. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol 13 (4), pp. 280–290
  • Azizi, F. & Frank, R. (1990). Recent results on pile  design in France using the pressuremeter. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Deep Foundation Practice, Singapore. pp. 5–12.
  • Azizi, F. (1989) Primary creep of polycrystalline ice under constant stress. Cold Regions Science and Technology. Vol 16 (2), pp. 159–165.
  • Shields, D.H., Domaschuk, L. Azizi, F. and Kjartanson, B.H. (1989). Primary creep parameters for ice as measured in situ. Cold Regions Science and Technology. Vol 16 (3), pp. 281–290.
  • Graham, J., Yin, J.-H. and Azizi, F. (1989). Prediction of triaxial stress-strain behaviour of Winnipeg clay using an anisotropic elastic-plastic model. Proceedings of the 42nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Canada. pp. 2–9.
  • Yin, J.-H., Graham, J. Saadat, F. and Azizi, F. (1989). Constitutive modelling of soil behaviour using three modulus hypoelasticity. Proceedings of the 12th ICSMFE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 143–147.
  • Shields, D.H., Domaschuk, L., Funegard, E. and Azizi, F. (1989). Pressuremeter creep tests in spray ice. Proceedings of the 12th ICSMFE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pp. 313–317.
  • Shields, D.H., Domaschuk, L. Funegard, E., Kjartanson, B.H. and Azizi, F. (1989). Comparing the creep behaviour of spray ice and polycrystalline freshwater ice. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. The Hague.
  • Azizi, F. & Josseaume, H. (1988). Loi de comportement des sols raides : détermination de la courbe d'état limite de l'argile verte de Romainville (in French). Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris. Rapport de Recherche . Série Géotechnique, Mécanique des Sols, Sciences de la terre. GT-33. (Monograph 188 pages).
  • Shields, D.H., Domaschuk, L., Kjartanson, B.H. and Azizi, F. (1988). Measuring the creep properties of ice in place. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Technology for Polar Areas, Polartech 88, Trondheim, Norway.
  • Shields, D.H., Domaschuk, L., Kjartanson, B.H. and Azizi, F. (1988). Measuring the creep properties of ice in situ. Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Engineering Group of the Geological Society.Field testing in Engineering Geology, London. pp. 111–116.
  • Shields, D.H., Domaschuk, L., Funegard, E. and Azizi, F. (1988). Creep rates of spray ice. Proceedings of the 41st Canadian Geotechnical  Conference, Waterloo, Canada.
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    DELIVERY OF SHORT COURSES IN GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING

    These courses are designed to provide new graduates as well as practising engineers with deeper understanding and a specialised knowledge about different geotechnical engineering themes. They combine theoretical analyses and applied design methods, and are endorsed by the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors as a process of Continuous Professional Development. Subjects on offer include:

  • Laboratory testing in geotechnics
  • Site investigation & in situ testing in geotechnics
  • Design of shallow foundations (including double eccentricities)
  • Design of deep foundations (including negative skin friction & pile groups)
  • Settlement calculations (for shallow & deep foundations)
  • Design of retaining structures
  • Design of sheet piles & diaphragm walls
  • Analysis of slope stability
  • Numerical modelling of underground water seepage
  • Numerical modelling of the consolidation process of fine grained soils