Dr Mahmud Ashraf

Visiting Associate Professor
School of Engineering and Information Technology

Mahmud currently holds a visiting Associate Professorial role in UNSW Canberra. He is an Associate Professor in Structural Engineering at the School of Engineering in Deakin University (Waurn Ponds Campus). Prior to joining Deakin University in 2017, Mahmud held a number leadership roles in the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at UNSW Canberra. He also held academic positions in the University of Queensland, Australia and in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. 

His research interests are primarily related to investigating the structural behaviour of thin-walled metallic structures in a variety of loading conditions including cyclic and impact/blast loading. Recently, he is looking into the structural integrity of 3D printed metallic micro-lattice materials. He has published over 100 technical papers in the areas of stainless steel, high strength steel and aluminium structures. His research activities are funded by industry, government institutes and university grants.  

Mahmud is an assessor of various grant schemes including Australian Research Council (ARC). He is a regular reviewer of a number of leading engineering journals including Engineering Structures, Journal of Constructional Steel Research Proceedings of ICE - Bridge Engineering, Proceedings of ICE - Structures and Buildings, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Advanced Steel Construction - An International Journal.

Mahmud was awarded a number of research fellowships including Confucius Research Fellowship and William Mong Research Fellowship, and was a recipient of prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship. 

Mahmud is a highly motivated lecturer who loves to interact with students and has effectively managed very large classes. His teaching efforts have always been praised by his students as well as his peers, and he received recognition from the faculty and the university level both at the The University of Queensland and The University of New South Wales. He played key roles in developing innovative course curriculum and his main teaching responsibilities include Engineering Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials and Design of Steel Structures. 

Book Chapters

Li X; Ashraf M; Subhani M; Kafle B; Kremer P, 2020, 'Resistance of Cross Laminated Timber Members Under Axial Loading—A Review of Current Design Rules', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 179 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0802-8_25

Li X; Subhani M; Ashraf M; Kafle B; Kremer P, 2020, 'A Current-State-of-the-Art on Design Rules Vs Test Resistance of Cross Laminated Timber Members Subjected to Transverse Loading', in Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, pp. 185 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0802-8_26

Journal articles

Yang R; Li H; Lorenzo R; Ashraf M; Sun Y; Yuan Q, 2020, 'Mechanical behaviour of steel timber composite shear connections', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 258, pp. 119605 - 119605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119605

Shill SK; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M; Hossain MM, 2020, 'Residual properties of conventional concrete repetitively exposed to high thermal shocks and hydrocarbon fluids', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 252, pp. 119072 - 119072, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.119072

Li X; Ashraf M; Subhani M; Kremer P; Kafle B; Ghabraie K, 2020, 'Experimental and numerical study on bending properties of heterogeneous lamella layups in cross laminated timber using Australian Radiata Pine', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118525

Li X; Ashraf M; Li H; Zheng X; Al-Deen S; Wang H; Hazell PJ, 2020, 'Experimental study on the deformation and of parallel bamboo Strand Lumber under drop-weight penetration impact', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 242, pp. 118135 - 118135, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2020.118135

Shill SK; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M; Hutchison W, 2020, 'Resistance of fly ash based geopolymer mortar to both chemicals and high thermal cycles simultaneously', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 239, pp. 117886 - 117886, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117886

Shill SK; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M; Hutchison W; Hossain MM, 2020, 'Performance of amine cured epoxy and silica fume modified cement mortar under military airbase operating conditions', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 232, pp. 117280 - 117280, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.117280

Li X; Ashraf M; Li H; Zheng X; Wang H; Al-Deen S; Hazell PJ, 2019, 'An experimental investigation on Parallel Bamboo Strand Lumber specimens under quasi static and impact loading', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 228, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116724

Li X; Zheng X; Ashraf M; Li H, 2019, 'The longitudinal shear bond behavior of an innovative laminated fiber reinforced composite slab', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 215, pp. 508 - 522, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.04.153

Kumer Shill S; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2019, 'Saponification and scaling in ordinary concrete exposed to hydrocarbon fluids and high temperature at military airbases', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 215, pp. 765 - 776, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.04.215

Anbarasu M; Ashraf M, 2019, 'Structural behavior of intermediate length cold-formed steel rack columns with C-stitches', Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering, vol. 13, pp. 937 - 949, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11709-019-0528-4

Ameri A; Quadir Z; Ashraf M; Logos C; Escobedo-Diaz J, 2019, 'Effects of load partitioning and texture on the plastic anisotropy of duplex stainless steel alloys under quasi-static loading conditions', Materials Science and Engineering A, vol. 752, pp. 24 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2019.02.090

Hasan MJ; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2019, 'Behaviour of top-seat double web angle connection produced from austenitic stainless steel', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 155, pp. 460 - 479, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2018.12.015

Ameri AAH; Brown AD; Ashraf M; Hazell PJ; Quadir MZ; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2019, 'An Effective Pulse-Shaping Technique for Testing Stainless Steel Alloys in a Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar', Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials, vol. 5, pp. 39 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40870-019-00181-3

Ahmed S; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2018, 'Design rules for stainless steel welded I-columns based on experimental and numerical studies', Engineering Structures, vol. 172, pp. 850 - 868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2018.06.080

Anwar-Us-Saadat M; Ashraf M, 2018, 'The continuous strength method for lateral-torsional buckling of stainless steel I-beams', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 130, pp. 148 - 160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.05.017

Mendis ASM; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2018, 'Flexural shear behaviour of reinforced Crumbed Rubber Concrete beam', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 166, pp. 779 - 791, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.150

Shill SK; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2018, 'Concrete durability issues due to temperature effects and aviation oil spillage at military airbase a comprehensive review', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 160, pp. 240 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.11.025

Li X; Zheng X; Ashraf M; Li H, 2017, 'Experimental study on the longitudinal shear bond behavior of lightweight aggregate concrete – Closed profiled steel sheeting composite slabs', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 156, pp. 599 - 610, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.08.108

Mendis ASM; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2017, 'Effect of rubber particles on the flexural behaviour of reinforced crumbed rubber concrete beams', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 154, pp. 644 - 657, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.07.220

Yu K; Morozov EV; Ashraf MA; Shankar K, 2017, 'A review of the design and analysis of reinforced thermoplastic pipes for offshore applications', Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, vol. 36, pp. 1514 - 1530, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0731684417713666

Ahmed S; Ashraf M, 2017, 'Numerical investigation on buckling resistance of stainless steel hollow members', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 136, pp. 193 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.05.017

Ameri AAH; Elewa NN; Ashraf M; Escobedo-Diaz JP, 2017, 'General methodology to estimate the dislocation density from microhardness measurements', Materials Characterization, vol. 131, pp. 324 - 330, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matchar.2017.06.031

Miah MS; Hossain MS; Ashraf MA; Al-Assaf S; McMillan A, 2017, 'Numerical simulation of non-Newtonian polymer film flow on a rotating spoked annulus', Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/app.44943

Mohammad Jobaer Hasan ; Mahmud Ashraf , 2017, 'Moment-rotation behaviour of top-seat angle bolted connections produced from austenitic stainless steel', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 136, pp. 149 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2017.05.014

Mendis ASM; Al-Deen S; Ashraf M, 2017, 'Behaviour of similar strength crumbed rubber concrete (CRC) mixes with different mix proportions', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 137, pp. 354 - 366, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2017.01.125

Anbarasu M; Ashraf M, 2017, 'Interaction of local-flexural buckling for cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel hollow columns', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 112, pp. 20 - 30, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2016.12.006

Khan AA; Ahmad M; Ashraf MA, 2016, 'Residual Life Estimation of an Attach Angle for a Cargo Aircraft', Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention, vol. 16, pp. 1126 - 1133, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11668-016-0201-3

Li HT; Chen G; Zhang Q; Ashraf M; Xu B; Li Y, 2016, 'Mechanical properties of laminated bamboo lumber column under radial eccentric compression', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 121, pp. 644 - 652, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.06.031

Lin X; Ashraf M, 2016, 'Pressure–impulse response of semi-rigidly connected steel plates under blast loading', International Journal of Protective Structures, vol. 8, pp. 25 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041419616663274

ahmed S; Ashraf M; Anwar-Us-Saadat , 2016, 'The Continuous Strength Method for Slender Stainless Steel Cross-sections', Thin Walled Structures, vol. 107, pp. 362 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2016.06.023

Anbarasu M; Ashraf M, 2016, 'Behaviour and design of cold-formed lean duplex stainless steel lipped channel columns', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 104, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2016.03.012

Anwar-us-Saadat M; Ashraf M; Ahmed S, 2016, 'Behaviour and design of stainless steel slender cross-sections subjected to combined loading', Thin Walled Structures, vol. 104, pp. 225 - 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2016.03.020

Rashed MG; Ashraf M; Mines RAW; Hazell PJ, 2016, 'Metallic microlattice materials: A current state of the art on manufacturing, mechanical properties and applications', Materials and Design, vol. 95, pp. 518 - 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2016.01.146

Wang C; Shankar K; Ashraf MA; Morozov EV; Ray T, 2016, 'Surrogate-assisted optimisation design of composite riser', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications, vol. 230, pp. 18 - 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464420714539304

Mitra E; Hazell PJ; Ashraf M, 2015, 'A discrete element model to predict the pressure-density relationship of blocky and angular ceramic particles under uniaxial compression', Journal of Materials Science, vol. 50, pp. 7742 - 7751, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-9344-y

Fenercioglu I; Zaloglu B; Young J; Ashraf MA; Lai JCS; Platzer MF, 2015, 'Flow structures around an oscillating-wing power generator', AIAA Journal, vol. 52, pp. 3316 - 3326, http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J053950

Yu K; Morozov EV; Ashraf MA; Shankar K, 2014, 'Analysis of flexural behaviour of reinforced thermoplastic pipes considering material nonlinearity', Composite Structures, vol. 119, pp. 385 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.015

Lui WM; Ashraf M; Young B, 2014, 'Tests of cold-formed duplex stainless steel SHS beam-columns', Engineering Structures, vol. 74, pp. 111 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.05.009

Cao Van V; Ronagh H; Ashraf M; Baji H, 2014, 'A new damage index for reinforced concrete structures', Earthquakes and Structures, vol. 6, pp. 581 - 609, http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/eas.2014.6.6.581

Hossain, M. R. ; Ashraf M, 2014, 'Informational and hybrid-informational modelling of yielding shear panel device', KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 18, pp. 1119 - 1124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12205-014-0451-0

Alam MS; Billah AHMM; Quayyum S; Ashraf M; Rafi ANM; Rteil A, 2013, 'Fire performance curves for unprotected HSS steel columns', Steel and Composite Structures, vol. 15, pp. 705 - 724, http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/scs.2013.15.6.705

Hossain MR; Ashraf M; Padgett JE, 2013, 'Risk-based seismic performance assessment of Yielding Shear Panel Device', Engineering Structures, vol. 56, pp. 1570 - 1579, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.07.032

Hossain MR; Ashraf M, 2012, 'Mathematical modelling of yielding shear panel device', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 59, pp. 153 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2012.04.018

Ashraf M; Young B, 2011, 'Design formulations for non-welded and welded aluminium columns using Continuous Strength Method', Engineering Structures, vol. 33, pp. 3197 - 3207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2011.07.027

Hossain MR; Ashraf M; Albermani F, 2011, 'Numerical modelling of yielding shear panel device for passive energy dissipation', Thin-Walled Structures, vol. 49, pp. 1032 - 1044, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2011.03.003

Platzer MF; Sarigul-klijn N; Young J; Ashraf MA; Lai JCS, 2011, 'Renewable hydrogen production using sailing ships', Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2011, vol. 136, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026200

Gardner L; Insausti A; Ng KT; Ashraf M, 2010, 'Elevated temperature material properties of stainless steel alloys', Journal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 66, pp. 634 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2009.12.016

Ashraf M; Gardner L; Nethercot DA, 2008, 'Structural stainless steel design: Resistance based on deformation capacity', Journal of Structural Engineering - ASCE, vol. 134, pp. 402 - 411, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9445(2008)134:3(402

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