Murray Grabinsky

Background

Our research group's focus is liquefaction of strong ground, and in particular the liquefaction of mine tailings mixed with binder and called Cemented Paste Backfill (CPB). The very nature of the underground mining environment and the methods used to extract ore result in boundary conditions and imposed static and dynamic loads that are fundamentally different from the near-surface natural soil deposits which have been the focus of traditional liquefaction studies. This provides the impetus to go beyond the traditional areas of liquefaction research and explore exciting new areas including the effects of binder hydration, unsaturated water phases, frequency dependance under sustained high frequency loading, heterogeneous in situ conditions, and also how rheology modifiers influence post-liquefaction behaviour.

Education and Designations

BASc. (UBC)
MASc. (Toronto)
PhD. (Toronto)
P.Eng. (Ontario)

 

Research Interests

Mining & Geomechanics

Mining Engineering

Liquefaction + CPB

Sustainable Infrastructure

Publications

Research

Teaching

Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
CIV1420H
Winter 2018Tuesday10:0012:000101
CME321HFall 2017Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.

Contact

Murray Grabinsky
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4

 

Room GB314

Tel: 416-978-7130
Fax: 416-978-6813

murray.grabinsky@utoronto.ca