Dr. Dagan Bakun Mazor

Dr. Dagan Bakun Mazor

Dr. Dagan Bakun-Mazor is an expert in the field of engineering geology. He earned his PhD in Geology and Environmental Sciences at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beer-Sheva, Israel, with his dissertation on dynamic behavior of rock masses. Dr. Bakun-Mazor works in the field of Soil and Rock Mechanics, currently researching remote sensing approaches to evaluate mechanical properties of rock masses. Dr. Bakun-Mazor raises grants from competitive and prestigious research funds. He is the Vice President of the Israel Rock Mechanics Association (ISRM-NG) and the former Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at SCE

Profile

Civil engineering
Lecturer
Be'er Sheva
חדר

Be'er Sheva

103 Katsir(50)

Education

2007-2011 Ph.D., Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Dissertation title: Dynamic behavior of rock masses. Advisers: Prof. Yossef H. Hatzor (BGU), Prof. Steven D. Glaser (U.C. Berkeley)
2005-2007 M.Sc., Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Research area: Rock Mechanics. Adviser: Prof. Yossef H. Hatzor.
2002-2005 B.Sc. (Cum Laude), Dept. of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. Major field of studies: Engineering Geology.

Research

Rock mass characterization using remote sensing techniques, Geological mapping and statistical analysis of rock fractures, Seismic hazards for rock slope stability, Site response evaluation of seismic motion, Thermally-induce block sliding in rock slopes. Technical skills and expertise: Numerical modeling using discrete methods; analytical solutions for stability problems in three dimensions; geological mapping and statistical analysis of rock fractures; intact rock and discontinuity strength determination using tri-axial and direct shear testing; Dynamic block sliding validations using shaking table experiments. Operating field monitoring station for rock blocks displacement and expensive soil expansion; Assessment of seismic hazards for rock slope stability.

Grants

2013-2017 Dagan Bakun-Mazor (SCE - Shamoon College of Engineering), Yossef H. Hatzor (BGU – Ben Gurion University of the Negev). Project title: Thermally-induced irreversible displacements in discontinuous rock slopes. Grant from Israel Science Foundation, research proposal No. 1442/13.
Total Budget: 760,000 NIS.

2021-2022 Dagan Bakun-Mazor, Project title: Geo-engineering characterization of quarrying materials using hyper-spectral remote sensing. Grant from the Israel Ministry of Energy. Total Budget: 210,000 NIS.

Courses

Intro to engineering geology
Soil mechanics
Intro to earthquakes

Publications

Bakun-Mazor, D., Keissar, Y., Feldheim, A., Detournay, c., Hatzor, Y.H. Thermally-induced wedging-ratcheting failure mechanism in rock slopes. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 2020, 53(6), 2521-2538.

Bakun-Mazor, D., Davidian, M. and Mark, S. User Story Technique in Scientific Software Product Project: Measuring Rock Block Displacement. The 15th International Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Rhodes, Greece, May, 2019. 5p.

Bakun-Mazor, D., The Experience of Teaching a Seismic Hazards Course for Civil Engineering Students Using the Project-Oriented Method, The Project Oriented Teaching Conference SCE, 31 May 2018, 3p.

Bakun-Mazor, D. and Hatzor Y.H. Measuring thermally-induced rock block displacement inside a controlled climate laboratory. The 13th International ISRM Congress 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 2015, 11p.

Hatzor Y.H., and Bakun-Mazor, D. Thermally vs. seismically induced block displacements in jointed rock slopes. The International Conference Vajont 1963-2013, Padua, Italy, October 2013, p. 41-49.

Bakun-Mazor, D., Hatzor, Y.H., S.D. Glaser, and Santamarina J.C. Thermally vs. seismically induced displacements in Masada rock slopes. the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 2013, 61; p. 196-211.

Bakun-Mazor, D. and Hatzor, Y.H. Thermally vs. seismically induced block displacements in rock slopes. 11th International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation, Fukuoka, Japan, 2013, 6p.

Bakun-Mazor, D., Hatzor, Y.H. and Glaser, S.D. Dynamic Sliding of Tetrahedral Wedge: the Role of Interface Friction. the International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2012, 36; p. 327-343

Hatzor, Y.H. and Bakun-Mazor, D. Modelling dynamic deformation in natural rock slopes and underground openings with DDA: review of recent results. Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal. 2011,  6; p. 283–292

Bakun-Mazor, D., Hatzor, Y.H., Glaser, S.D. and Santamarina, J.C. Climatic effects on key-block motion: evidence from the rock slopes of Masada world heritage site. 45th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, 2011. ARMA 11-487, 7p.

Hatzor, Y.H., Wainshtein, I. and Bakun-Mazor, D. Stability of shallow caverns in blocky rock masses. 45th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, San Francisco, 2011. ARMA 11-465, 9p.

Hatzor, Y.H., Wainshtein, I. and Bakun-Mazor, D. Stability of shallow karstic caverns in blocky rock masses. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 2010, 47; p. 1289-1303.

Bakun-Mazor, D. Hatzor, Y. H., and Dershowitz, W. S. Modeling mechanical layering effects on stability of underground openings in jointed sedimentary rocks. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences. 2009; 46; p.262-271.

Bakun-Mazor, D., Hatzor, Y.H. and Glaser, S.D. 3D DDA vs. analytical solutions for dynamic sliding of a tetrahedral wedge. 9th International Conference on Analysis of Discontinuous Deformation, Singapore, 2009. p.193-200.

Bakun-Mazor, D., Hatzor, Y. H., and Dershowitz, W. S. Numerical simulation of mechanical layering in sedimentary rock masses: a new hybrid geoDFN-DDA approach. 42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics and 2nd U.S.-Canada Rock Mechanics Symposium, San Francisco, 2008. ARMA 08-073, 9p.

Collaborations

Geometrical constraints on cavern stability in mechanically layered rock formations. Submitted to Israel Cement Enterprises Ltd (in Hebrew).