Golchin, A.


Ali is currently a postdoc researcher as a part of a research team working on the project “BLUE piling” at the Section of Geo-engineering at Delft University of Technology. His main focus is to numerically study the behaviour of soils, using advanced numerical approaches and soil constitutive models, when offshore mono-piles are installed via different techniques.

 Before that, Ali joined the Section of Geo-engineering as a PhD researcher in 2017. He was a research member of the project “Energy-piles in The Netherlands”. As a part of his research, he developed thermomechanical constitutive models for geomaterials. Ali also collaborated with DIANA FEA B.V. to implement thermomechanical models in in DIANA FEA boundary-value solver. He also conducted temperature-controlled triaxial tests to understand the thermomechanical behaviour of fine-grained soils.


Ali’s main research interest focuses on theoretical and computational solid mechanics and geomechanics, particularly on developing constitutive models for geomaterials and numerical implementation of constitutive models in boundary value solvers (e.g. FEM). He also uses advanced numerical approaches for large deformation problems such as Arbitrary-Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) method and advanced soil constitutive models, to investigate the behaviour of granular soils and excess pore water pressure generation, when offshore monopoles are installed via impact and vibratory driving techniques.  

Ali Golchin

Postdoc Researcher

  • A.Golchin@tudelft.nl
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
    Building 23
    Stevinweg 1 / PO-box 5048
    2628 CN Delft / 2600 GA Delft

    Room number: 00.460

Geoscience & Engineering


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