• The University of Western Australia (M051), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1233 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Elchalakani is the Director of the Structural Laboratory at UWA. He is currently an associate editor of the Australian Journal for Civil Engineering. Dr Elchalakani current Google Scholar citations are in excess of 1700 with h-index 23 where he authored or co-authored more than 150 technical papers. He is also a Chartered Professional Engineer in Australia (CPEng) and a Registered Building Practitioner (RBP) and also Registered in the National Professional Engineer (NPE) in both Australia, Asia and Egypt.

Dr Elchalakani current main research interests are concrete durability, corrosion and repair of steel pipelines, and offshore structures as well as concrete structures using advanced carbon fibre laminates. Dr. Elchalakani, in addition to his solid and competent and academic background, has more than 25 years of Technical Experiences in the fields of Broadcast, Infrastructure and Buildings in Australia and the Middle East. His technical experience covers Design and Construction Fields & Structural, Geotechnical, and Geo-structural Engineering.

Dr. Elchalakani’s key industry and academic experiences include computational analysis, experimental testing, structural stability, and design of steel and composite structures, including Carbon Fibre repair of pipelines and metallic bridges. He is also active in contributing to the technical publication environment and has published over 150 peer reviewed technical papers on these topics. He is currently an approved reviewer for the Structural Engineering Journal published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Engineering Journal published by the American Institute of Steel Structural (AISC), Journal of Constructional Steel Research and Engineering Structures Journal and Composites Structures Journal and Thin-Walled Structures Journal, all published by Elsevier.

Dr. Elchalakani received several awards, including the Holman Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis and the Hunt Award for excellence in Research in Engineering. He also received the prestigious Japanese Society for Promotion of Science Fellowship and Monash University Postgraduate Publication Award for his outstanding publication record, in addition to receiving a number of collaborative research grants at Victoria University. Moreover, Dr Elchalakani is a certified Problem Based Learning Educator.

Funding overview

Woodside, Perth, repair of offshore structures, $52k (2019)

Water Corporation, Perth, Underground Champers, $15k (2018)

Floorwise, strength of composite floor panels, $20k (2017) 

UWA Startup Funds, New Staff Seed Funds $60k (2016)

Dubai Central Laboratory, Repair of offshore piplines, $50k (2015)

Dubai road Trnasport Authority, Repair of Steel box Girders, 30k (2013) 

Schoeck Pty Ltd, GFRP Bars in Concrete, $6 (2010)

Al-Rustumani Recycle Plant, UAE, Recycled Aggregates Concrete, $7k (2008)

Victoria University, Melbourne, CFRP Strengthining of Steel Structures, $20k (2007)

Victoria University, Melbourne, Repairof Structures using Advaned Polymers, $20k (2006)

Victoria University, Melbourne, Strength of Grain Silos, $60k (2005) 

Industrial relevance

Dr. Elchalakani’s Buildings/Structures (Low- to High-rise Buildings, Water and Sewage Plants, Water Tanks, and Communication Towers) Projects Expertise cover Concrete, Metallic, Rubberised Concrete, and Carbon  Fibre Repair of Structures, Underground, Water, and Marine Structures in addition to familiarity with different relevant Software, whereas his Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering Experiences cover  Different Types of Foundations (Shallow Foundations, Mats, Drilled Shafts, Piles, Pile Caps, and Piers), Soil-structure interaction, Temporary and Permanent Support of Excavation and Earth Retaining Structures/Walls, in addition to familiarity with different relevant Software.

Future research

Seeking PhD, Master and MPE students for projects related to:

Sustainable construction materials, and 3D priniting of composites

Advanced reinforced geopolymer concrete structures,

Seismic design and performance of structures,

Advanced reinforced concrete structures,

FRP-concrete, steel-concrete composite structures,

Advanced rehabilitation and strengthening techniques using polymers,

Offshore pipelines and platform structures.

Education/Academic qualification

Structures, PhD, Monash University

1 Apr 199931 Oct 2003

Civil Engineering, MEngSc, The University of Adelaide

1 Mar 199520 May 1997

Civil Engineering, BEng (Civil), Cairo University

Keywords

  • Geopolymer
  • buckling
  • steel
  • CFT
  • GFRP
  • CFRP
  • Seismic studies
  • repair of steel and concrete structures
  • composites

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Research Output 2001 2019

  • 1233 Citations
  • 19 h-Index
  • 73 Article
  • 16 Conference paper
  • 3 Conference presentation/ephemera
  • 1 Review article

Behaviour and design of rubberised concrete filled steel tubes under combined loading conditions

Dong, M., Elchalakani, M., Karrech, A., Hassanein, M. F., Xie, T. & Yang, B., 1 Jun 2019, In : Thin-Walled Structures. 139, p. 24-38 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Concretes
Steel
Ductility
Roadsides
Rubber

Data analysis and estimation of thermodynamic properties of aqueous monovalent metal-glycinate complexes

Azadi, M. R., Karrech, A., Attar, M. & Elchalakani, M., 25 Jan 2019, In : Fluid Phase Equilibria. 480, p. 25-40 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Energy dissipation and storage in underground mining operations

Dong, X., Karrech, A., Basarir, H., Elchalakani, M. & Seibi, A., Jan 2019, In : Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering. 52, 1, p. 229-245 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Longwall mining
energy dissipation
Excavation
Energy storage
Crack propagation

Experimental investigation of rectangular air-cured geopolymer concrete columns reinforced with GFRP bars and stirrups

Elchalakani, M., Dong, M., Karrech, A., Li, G., Mohamed Ali, M. S. & Yang, B., 23 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Composites for Construction. 23, 3, 04019011.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Geopolymers
Glass fibers
Polymers
Concretes
Air

Global buckling investigation on laterally-unrestrained Q460GJ steel beams under three-point bending

Yang, B., Zhang, Y., Xiong, G., Elchalakani, M. & Kang, S. B., 15 Feb 2019, In : Engineering Structures. 181, p. 271-280 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Buckling
Steel
Hydraulic tools
Residual stresses
Boundary conditions

Prizes

Adelaide University Scholarship

Mohamed Elchalakani (Recipient), 1 Mar 1995

Prize: Postgraduate Scholarship

Cairo University Undergraduate Scholarship

Mohamed Elchalakani (Recipient), 1 Oct 1984

Prize: Postgraduate Scholarship

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Mohamed Elchalakani (Recipient), 1 Aug 2003

Prize: Fellowship

science

Monash University Graduate Scholarship

Mohamed Elchalakani (Recipient), 30 Apr 1999

Prize: Postgraduate Scholarship

Activities 1997 2019

Structural Engineering Consulting Work for local firms in Australia

Mohamed Elchalakani (Consultant)
1 Jan 2019

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Adjunct Professor, Chongqing University

Mohamed Elchalakani (Participant)
13 Jul 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

FIB Conference, Session Chair, Melbourne, 2018

Mohamed Elchalakani (Participant)
4 Oct 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Taylor & Francis (Publisher)

Mohamed Elchalakani (Editor)
1 Jun 2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Kyoto University

Mohamed Elchalakani (Visiting researcher)
1 Apr 2009

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

Courses

CIVL4403

Mohamed Elchalakani

1/08/1630/07/17

Course

CIVL4404

Mohamed Elchalakani

1/03/18 → …

Course

CIVL5552

Mohamed Elchalakani

9/02/16 → …

Course

Press / Media