Dr Sela Akdag
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Sela Akdag

Mineral and Energy Resources Engineering

Sela Akdag is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Minerals and Energy Resources Engineering of UNSW. He obtained his PhD from the School of Civil, Env & Mining Engineering at the University of Adelaide in 2019. Prior to joining UNSW, he worked as a postdoc focusing on rock/coal burst projects and in-situ stress measurement methods. His research interests focus on rock/coal burst analysis for deep mining activities, numerical modelling in underground mining, rock/fracture mechanics and ground support.

Research Interests

  • Rock burst analysis in deep mines/excavations
  • Coal burst mechanism investigation
  • Damage mechanism and post-peak response of rocks
  • Experimental and computational rock mechanics
  • Engineering fracture mechanics
  • Dynamic fracturing of materials
  • In-situ stress measurement using AE and DRA
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Akdag S; Karakus M; Nguyen GD; Taheri A; Zhang QB; Zhao J, 2023, 'Dynamic response and fracture characteristics of thermally-treated granite under dynamic loading', International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijrmms.2023.105482
    Journal articles | 2021
    Akdag S; Karakus M; Nguyen GD; Taheri A; Bruning T, 2021, 'Evaluation of the propensity of strain burst in brittle granite based on post-peak energy analysis', Underground Space (China), 6, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.undsp.2019.08.002
    Journal articles | 2020
    Akdag S; Karakus M; Nguyen GD; Taheri A, 2020, 'Strain burst vulnerability criterion based on energy-release rate', Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.engfracmech.2020.107232
    Journal articles | 2018
    Akdag S; Karakus M; Taheri A; Nguyen G; Manchao H, 2018, 'Effects of Thermal Damage on Strain Burst Mechanism for Brittle Rocks Under True-Triaxial Loading Conditions', Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 51, pp. 1657 - 1682, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00603-018-1415-3
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bruning T; Karakus M; Akdag S; Nguyen GD; Goodchild D, 2018, 'Influence of deviatoric stress on rockburst occurrence: An experimental study', International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, 28, pp. 763 - 766, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmst.2018.08.005
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Akdag S; Karakus M; Nguyen GD; Taheri A, 2022, 'EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE AND CONFINING PRESSURE ON ENERGY EVOLUTION CHARACTERISTICS AND ROCK BURST MECHANISM IN BRITTLE ROCKS', in Proceedings of the 27th International Mining Congress and Exhibition of Turkey, IMCET 2022, pp. 298 - 304
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Akdag S; Bruning T; Karakus M; Nguyen GD, 2019, 'How can accumulated damage lead to a violent rock failure? An innovative experimental study for rockburst', in 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Akdag S; Karakus M; Taheri A; Nguyen G; Manchao H, 2018, 'Effect of thermal damage on strain burst mechanism of brittle rock using acoustic emission', in Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses, pp. 581 - 586
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Karakus M; Akdag S; Randhawa LS; Zhao Y; Cao Z, 2018, 'State-of-the-art damage assessment methods for brittle rock using digital image correlation and infrared thermography', in Geomechanics and Geodynamics of Rock Masses, pp. 525 - 532

2019 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence The University of Adelaide Australia  
2018 Award Travelling Grant School of Civil, Environmental and Mining, The University of Adelaide Australia