Mr Farshid Ershadi


Pronouns: He/him
  • Doctoral Researcher

Research and expertise

I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, majoring in Hydraulic Structure. My expertise is in numerical modelling, programming, and development, focusing on Hydraulics and Structural modelling.

I am quite familiar with FEM, FDM, FVM, and CFD in general. In the structural aspect, however, I have gained some skills in Plasticity and working with constitutive material models, as well as in-depth FEM understanding.

I have a sincere passion for learning new skills, such as Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Soil-Structure Interaction, Turbulence, and High-Performance Computing. 

Current Research Activity

I am currently working on rainfall-induced landslides. As landslides are already a fairly complicated subject to tackle, it seems that limiting the research to a more specific type would be reasonable. This drew some questions, such as how to model rainfall infiltration, analyze slope stability, and use a GPU-Accelerated numerical architecture for them. 

Recently Completed Research Projects

My Master’s thesis title was “Evaluation of the Response of a Buried Pipeline, Subjected to a Surface Explosion”. This research was done numerically, using the FEM method (LS-DYNA), involving appropriate material models for soil, steel pipe, and contacts between soil, pipe, and water in the pipe.

Recent publications

  • M. T. Ahmadi and F. Ershadi, “Effects of groundwater table on buried pipeline response to a surface explosion,” Scientia Iranica, p., 2023, doi: 10.24200/sci.2023.60029.6559


Recently Completed Projects

  • May 2021 – April 2023: Moshaver Danesh Sabz Jonoob Engineering Company. Project title: Design of Dam and Watershed Management Structures for the Parsian Region in Iran.
  • May 2020 – May 2021: Hormozgan University, Hormozgan, Iran. Project title: Structural Health Monitoring of the No. 7, 8, and 10 Spans of the Access Bridge of the Persian Gulf Special Zone Port Using Statistical Bayesian Method.
  • July 2019 – April 2020:  Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. Project title: Collecting and Assorting Existing International Seismic Codes and Standards for Resistant Design of Pipelines, Steel and Non-steel Connections Subjected to Earthquake for Tehran Sewage Pipeline.


I graduated with a BSc from the Sharif University of Technology in Iran in Civil Engineering, one of the most prestigious universities in Iran. I gained a Master’s from Tarbiat Modares University in Iran, majoring in Hydraulic Structures.

I participated in some research projects both during my studies and following graduation, which, because they were project-based, provided useful skills and experiences, through which I am pursuing my PhD with ABCE, here at Loughborough University. 

Professional Affiliations

  • Research Assistance


  • Ranked 500th out of 300,000 participants in Iran’s university entrance exam in 2007