Geological Science and Engineering

Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering

Ioannis Vazaios

PhD Candidate

Office: Miller 302
Email: Ioannis.vazaios87@gmail.com
Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ioannis_Vazaios2
Thesis Topic: Geometrical modelling of rockmasses and their application in deep geological repositories
Supervisor: Dr. Nicholas Vlachopoulos, Dr. Mark S. Diederichs

Research Interests

Numerical modeling and analysis of Geotechnical issues such as tunnelling, slope stability (soil and rock formations), retaining structures and deep and shallow foundations, and rock mechanics.

Brief Biography  

Currently a PhD candidate at the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering of Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. I graduated from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in 2010 after completing a 5-year program of studies. My major is in Geotechnical Engineering and in 2013 I completed my Master's Degree in Design and Construction of Underground Works by attending the interdepartmental graduate program of the School of Civil Engineering and the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering of NTUA.

Awards

Apr 2015 - Griff Murphy and Anne Raymond Teaching Assistant Award

Dec 2014 - Thurber Engineering Ltd. Teaching Assistant Award

Publications

  1. Vazaios I., Vlachopoulos N., Lato M.J., Diederichs M.S. 2014. LiDAR as input for Discrete Fracture Networks: A comparison of automated manual joint mapping using scanned surface model. In the Proceedings of the GeoRegina 2014 Conference, Regina, Canada, September 28 – October 1, 2014.
  2. Oke J., Vlachopoulos N., Vazaios I. 2014. Procedure and Consideration when Creating a Geomechanical Three Dimensional Numerical Analysis for Construction of Tunnel Infrastructure. In the Proceedings of the GeoRegina 2014 Conference, Regina, Canada, September 28 – October 1, 2014.
  3. Vazaios I., Diederichs M.S., Vlachopoulos N. 2014. Factors affecting realism of DFNs for Mechanical Stability Analysis in Tunnelling Environment. In the Proceedings of the DFNE 2014 International Conference, Vancouver, Canada, October 19 – 22, 2014.
  4. Vazaios, I., Vlachopoulos, N., Diederichs, M.S. 2015. A study of the geometrical scale-dependency of fractured rockmasses using LiDAR scanning: The case study of Brockville Tunnel. In Proceedings of ISRM Congress 2015, Montreal, Canada, May 10 - 13, 2015.
  5. Vazaios, I., Vlachopoulos, N., Diederichs, M.S. 2015. DFN generation for Mechanical Stability Analysis of Underground Works. In Proceedings of ITA WTC 2015 Congress and 41st General Assembly, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 22 - 28, 2015.
  6. Vazaios I., Vlachopoulos N. 2015. The Influence of Segmental Lining in Deep TBM Tunneling. In the Proceedings of the GeoQuebec 2015 Conference, Quebec, Canada, September 20 – 23, 2015.
  7. Vlachopoulos N., Vazaios I. 2015. The Influence of Tunnelling on Slope Stability. In the Proceedings of the GeoQuebec 2015 Conference, Quebec, Canada, September 20 – 23, 2015.
  8. Farahmand K., Vazaios, I., Diederichs, M.S., Vlachopoulos N. 2015. Generation of a Synthetic Rock Mass (SRM) Model for Simulation of Strength Crystalline Rock using a Hybrid DFN-DEM Approach. In Proceedings of Eurock 2015 & Geomechanics Colloquium, Saltsburg, Austria, October 7 - 10, 2015.

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