Golchin, A.


Ali joined the Section of Geo-engineering at Delft University of Technology as a Ph.D. researcher in 2017. Before joining TU Delft, Ali obtained his master’s degree in geotechnical engineering, from Shiraz University of Technology, Iran in 2012.
Currently he is part of a research team working on the project “Energy-piles in The Netherlands”. As a part of his research, he develops thermomechanical constitutive models for geomaterials. Ali also collaborates with DIANA FEA B.V. to implement thermomechanical models in in DIANA FEA boundary-value solver.
Ali also conduct temperature-controlled triaxial tests to understand the thermomechanical behaviour of fine-grained soils. This work is ongoing at Deltares research institutite, Delft, The Netherlands.


Ali’s main research interests 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).
Ali is also interested in advanced laboratory experiments such as temperature-controlled triaxial and direct shear soil element tests.

Journal papers

  • Numerical implementation of a thermomechanical hyperplasticity model for fine-grained soils based on Gibbs energy potential (2021). (in preparation)
    A. Golchin, P. Vardon, M. Hicks, W. Coombs
  • A thermodynamically consistent bubble thermomechanical model considering thermal cyclic behaviour of fine-grained soils (2021). (submitted)
    A. Golchin, P. Vardon, M. Hicks
  • A flexible and robust yield function for geomaterials (2021). (submitted)
    A. Golchin, P. Vardon, M. Hicks, W. Coombs
  • A thermomechnical constitutive model for fine-grained soils based on thermodynamics (2020). (In Press)
  • A critical state sand model with elastic-plastic coupling (2014). International Journal of Solids and Structures
    A. Golchin, A. Lashkari
  • On the influence of elastic-plastic coupling on sands response (2014). Computers and Geotechnics
    A. Lashkari, A. Golchin

Ali Golchin

PhD 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