Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Amir Shoarian Sattari, M.Sc.

Scientific Staff Member

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, R.358
Phone: +49 431 880 1976
Telefax: +49 431 880-4376

Links to research databases:

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Research interests

  • Energy Geotechnics
  • Application of Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Unsaturated Soil Mechanics


Journal articles

  1. Sattari, A.S., Siebelist, M., Toker, N.K., Wuttke, F. (2020). Simulation of hysteresis in soil–water retention with a correlation between the invading pressure to the governing effective flow area. Granular Matter 22, 44. Springer
  2. Rizvi, Z.H., Zaidi, H.H., Akhtar, S.J., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F. (2020) "Soft and hard computation methods for estimation of the effective thermal conductivity of sands."Heat Mass Transfer" 56(6), 1947-1959. Springer
  3. Rizvi, Z.H., Shrestha, D.,  Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2018), "Numerical modelling of effective thermal conductivity for modified geomaterial using Lattice Element Method", Heat and Mass Transfer   54:2 483-499.  Springer
  4. Stutz, H., Mašín, D., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F. (2017). A general approach to model interfaces using existing soil constitutive models - application to hypoplasticity. Computers and Geotechnics , 87 pp. 115-127. ScienceDirect
  5. Sattari, A.S., Rizvi, Z.H., Motra, H.B., Wuttke, F., (2017). Meso-scale modeling of heat transport in a heterogeneous cemented geomaterial by lattice element method. Granular Matter19:66.  Springer
  6. Sattari, A.S., Toker, N.K. (2016). Obtaining Soil-Water Characteristic Curves by Numerical Modeling of Drainage in Particulate Media. Computers and Geotechnics, 74, 196-210. ScienceDirect

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

  1. Wuttke, F., Sattari, A.S., Motra, H., Sittig, F. (2020). Analyse der Wärmeleitfähigkeit von Gesteinen unter in-situ thermo-mechanischen Bedingungen, Geothermie-Kongress.
  2. Sattari, A.S., Rizvi, Z.H., Wuttke, F. (2019). The reinforcement of masonry walls in a mortar-brick interface: The experimental and numerical approach using the Lattice Element Method (LEM), 12th international congress on mechanics (12HSTAM), Thessaloniki, Greece. 
  3. Rizvi, Z. H., Mustafa, S.H., Ahmad, S., Sattari, A. S., Furtner, P., Wuttke, F., (2019) "Dynamic lattice element modelling of cemented Geomaterials"  International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, Gandhi Nagar, India.
  4. Rizvi, Z. H., Sattari, A.S.,Wuttke, F.,(2018) "Meso scale modelling of infill foam concrete wall for earthquake loads", 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16ECEE), Thessaloniki, Greece. 
  5. Rizvi, Z.H., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2018) "Coupled Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical modelling of geo-materials by Lattice Element Method". Interpore, New Orleans, USA.
  6. Wuttke, F., Sattari, A.S., Rizvi, Z.H., Dempwolf, N., (2017) “Thermo-mechanical fracture simulation of cohesive and bounded solids by Lattice Element Modelling”, 13th National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Sofia, Bulgaria.
  7. Rizvi, Z.H., Sattari, A.S., Motra, H.B., Wuttke, F., (2017) "Effective parameter evaluation in heterogeneous cemented geomaterials subjected to high temperature, pressure and constrained deformations", Second International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics, Leeds, UK.
  8. Rizvi, Z.H., Motra, H.B., Sembdner, K., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2016) “ Time lapsed monitoring and numerical simulation of thermo-mechanical properties of fractured porous rock“, Interpore, Ohio, Cincinnati, USA

Book chapters

  1. Sattari A.S. et al. (2021). Experimental Platform. In: Kolditz O. et al. (eds) GeomInt–Mechanical Integrity of Host Rocks. Terrestrial Environmental Sciences. Springer, Cham. Springer
  2. Rizvi Z.H., Mustafa S.H., Sattari A.S., Ahmad S., Furtner P., Wuttke F. (2020) Dynamic Lattice Element Modelling of Cemented Geomaterials. In: Prashant A., Sachan A., Desai C. (eds) Advances in Computer Methods and Geomechanics. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 55. Springer, Singapore.

  3. Sattari, A.S., Motra, H.B., Rizvi, Z.H., Wuttke, F., (2019). A new lattice element method (LEM) with integrated interface elements for determining the effective thermal conductivity of rock solids under thermo-mechanical processes. Energy Geotechnics, Springer Series in Geomechanics & Geoengineering.

  4. Rizvi, Z.H., Wuttke, F., Sattari, A.S., (2018) "Dynamic Analysis by Lattice Element Method Simulation" Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering , Springer Series in Geomechanics & Geoengineering.

  5. Wuttke, F., Sattari, A.S., Rizvi, Z.H., Motra, H.B., (2017), Advanced Meso-Scale Modelling to Study the Effective Thermo-Mechanical Parameter in Solid Geomaterial, Advances in Laboratory Testing and Modelling of Soils and Shales (ATMSS), Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering,

  6. Rizvi, Z.H., Sembdner, K., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2016) "Potential of nano material (SiC) for improving the thermal properties of sand", Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016 pp. 419-422.
  7. Rizvi, Z.H., Sattari, A.S., Wuttke, F., (2016) "Numerical analysis of heat conduction in granular geo-material using lattice element method", Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016 pp. 367-372.

Research Projects

In progress

  • GEOMINT -  Geomechanical integrity of host and barrier rocks - experiment, modeling and analysis of discontinuities, Cooperation partner:  Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe (BGR), Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU), Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH – UFZ (Gesamtkoordination), Institut für Gebirgsmechanik GmbH (IfG Leipzig), Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Universität Stuttgart, 2017-2020. 


  • SHEARWALL Modelling of fracture behavior in seismic loaded stone and brick structures, Cooperation Partner: AML GmbH, Reye & Söhne GmbH, Universalbau, BMWi, 2015-2018.