Dr Mani Khezri

Ph.D. Structural Engineering (UNSW), M.Sc. (SUT), B.Sc. (IUT)

Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Civil Engineering

J05 - J05 Civil Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Biographical details

Dr Mani Khezri started with the University of Sydney in 2014. He focuses on the development of innovative numerical methods, buckling and post-buckling behaviour of plates and of laminated plate assemblies, mathematical theory and numerical applications of Meshfree methods, fracture mechanics, and computational solid mechanics.

Research interests

Cold-formed steel structures are used extensively in the building industry. They are light, relatively easy and cheap to assemble and maintain, and fully recyclable, making them ideal for developing lightweight, cost-effective, environmentally responsible structures. Dr Mani Khezri's research aims to expand their use even further by enabling them to safely and reliably be combined into strong and flexible built-up sections for use in mid-rise structures.

"There is increasing interest within industry in extending the application of cold-formed steel to mid-rise structures by connecting several single sections to create built-up sections that offer higher axial and bending capacities. However, the current standards offer virtually no guidance for the design of these built-up sections.

"The research I am currently engaged with will provide a deep and comprehensive understanding of the behaviour of these built-up sections - including buckling and post-buckling behaviours - and will facilitate their optimal structural design. The main outcome will be more affordable structures that can be built faster and even in pre-fabricated forms.

"Buckling - and its consequent instabilities - has traditionally been considered the first route towards failure in structures. However, we are now able to analyse and predict this behaviour with a great degree of accuracy.

"But a new and opposite trend in this field is to use buckling as a favourable function and create scalable, reversible and robust applications that use these behaviours to advantage, such as in smart buildings and other innovative technologies.

"I am mesmerised by buckling and its complex nature. The fact that significant and somewhat unpredictable deformations can occur with just a small additional load is just one of the reasons for my interest in this field. The diversity of potential applications also fuels my interest.

"I joined the University of Sydney in 2014 as a postdoctoral research fellow. Being an academic here has created great opportunities for me, and the journey has been an incredible experience. I have enjoyed working with world-famous scholars such as Professor Kim Rasmussen, whom I have been fortunate to have as my mentor and guide."

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Khezri, M., Abbasi, M., Rasmussen, K. (2017). A combined meshfree/finite strip method for analysis of plates with perforations and cracks. Thin-Walled Structures, 111, 113-125. [More Information]
  • Gharib, M., Khezri, M., Foster, S., Castel, A. (2017). Application of the meshless generalised RKPM to the transient advection-diffusion-reaction equation. Computers and Structures, 193, 172-186. [More Information]
  • Gharib, M., Khezri, M., Foster, S. (2017). Meshless and analytical solutions to the time-dependent advection-diffusion-reaction equation with variable coefficients and boundary conditions. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 49, 220-242. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Gharib, M., Bradford, M., Uy, B. (2015). A state space augmented generalised RKPM for three-dimensional analysis of thick and laminated composite plates. Computers and Structures, 158, 225-239. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Gharib, M., Bradford, M., Vrcelj, Z. (2015). Analysis of thick and orthotropic rectangular laminated composite plates using a state-space-based generalised RKP-FSM. Composite Structures, 133, 691-706. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Bradford, M., Vrcelj, Z. (2015). Application of RKP�?FSM in the buckling and free vibration analysis of thin plates with abrupt thickness changes and internal supports. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 104(2), 125-156. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Vrcelj, Z., Bradford, M. (2012). Thin Plate Bending Analysis and Treatment of Material Discontinuities Using the Generalised RKP-FSM. CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 87(4), 271-305. [More Information]
  • Behzadan, A., Shodja, H., Khezri, M. (2011). A unified approach to the mathematical analysis of generalized RKPM, gradient RKPM, and GMLS. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200(42952), 540-576. [More Information]
  • Shodja, H., Khezri, M., Hashemian, A., Behzadan, A. (2010). RKPM with augmented corrected collocation method for treatment of material discontinuities. CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 62(2), 171-204. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Khezri, M., Abbasi, M., Rasmussen, K. (2017). Application of the compound strip method in buckling analysis of cold-formed steel built-up sections. The 8th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (EUROSTEEL 2017), Germany: Wilhelm Ernst und Sohn. [More Information]
  • Abbasi, M., Khezri, M., Rasmussen, K. (2017). On extending the direct strength method to the design of cold-formed steel built-up columns. The 8th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (EUROSTEEL 2017), Germany: Wilhelm Ernst und Sohn. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Vrcelj, Z., Bradford, M. (2012). Thin plate bending analysis using the generalized RKP-FSM. 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 2012), Boca Rato: CRC Press.
  • Khezri, M., Hashemian, A., Shodja, H. (2009). Analysis of a crack problem via RKPM and GRKPM and a note on particle volume. ICCES: International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (2009), Thailand: ICCES 2009. [More Information]

2017

  • Khezri, M., Abbasi, M., Rasmussen, K. (2017). A combined meshfree/finite strip method for analysis of plates with perforations and cracks. Thin-Walled Structures, 111, 113-125. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Abbasi, M., Rasmussen, K. (2017). Application of the compound strip method in buckling analysis of cold-formed steel built-up sections. The 8th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (EUROSTEEL 2017), Germany: Wilhelm Ernst und Sohn. [More Information]
  • Gharib, M., Khezri, M., Foster, S., Castel, A. (2017). Application of the meshless generalised RKPM to the transient advection-diffusion-reaction equation. Computers and Structures, 193, 172-186. [More Information]
  • Gharib, M., Khezri, M., Foster, S. (2017). Meshless and analytical solutions to the time-dependent advection-diffusion-reaction equation with variable coefficients and boundary conditions. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 49, 220-242. [More Information]
  • Abbasi, M., Khezri, M., Rasmussen, K. (2017). On extending the direct strength method to the design of cold-formed steel built-up columns. The 8th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures (EUROSTEEL 2017), Germany: Wilhelm Ernst und Sohn. [More Information]

2015

  • Khezri, M., Gharib, M., Bradford, M., Uy, B. (2015). A state space augmented generalised RKPM for three-dimensional analysis of thick and laminated composite plates. Computers and Structures, 158, 225-239. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Gharib, M., Bradford, M., Vrcelj, Z. (2015). Analysis of thick and orthotropic rectangular laminated composite plates using a state-space-based generalised RKP-FSM. Composite Structures, 133, 691-706. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Bradford, M., Vrcelj, Z. (2015). Application of RKP�?FSM in the buckling and free vibration analysis of thin plates with abrupt thickness changes and internal supports. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 104(2), 125-156. [More Information]

2012

  • Khezri, M., Vrcelj, Z., Bradford, M. (2012). Thin Plate Bending Analysis and Treatment of Material Discontinuities Using the Generalised RKP-FSM. CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 87(4), 271-305. [More Information]
  • Khezri, M., Vrcelj, Z., Bradford, M. (2012). Thin plate bending analysis using the generalized RKP-FSM. 22nd Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM 2012), Boca Rato: CRC Press.

2011

  • Behzadan, A., Shodja, H., Khezri, M. (2011). A unified approach to the mathematical analysis of generalized RKPM, gradient RKPM, and GMLS. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 200(42952), 540-576. [More Information]

2010

  • Shodja, H., Khezri, M., Hashemian, A., Behzadan, A. (2010). RKPM with augmented corrected collocation method for treatment of material discontinuities. CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 62(2), 171-204. [More Information]

2009

  • Khezri, M., Hashemian, A., Shodja, H. (2009). Analysis of a crack problem via RKPM and GRKPM and a note on particle volume. ICCES: International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (2009), Thailand: ICCES 2009. [More Information]

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