Rahman Daraei (Ako Daraei)

Full Name: Rahman Daraei

 Faculty: Engineering

Department: Civil Engineering Department

Address: Deliziyan, Faculty of Engineering

Email: rahman.daraei@soran.edu.iq

Academic title: Assist. Professor

Responsibility: Lecturer

General Expertise: Geotechnics

Special Expertise: Rock mechanics, Soil Mechanics, Tunneling, Foundation Eng.

Research Interests:

Underground structures design, Sequential tunneling methods, Instrumentation and monitoring, Slope stability, Back analysis, Rock dynamics



  • PhD candidate in Rock mechanics, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran
  • MSc. in Rock mechanics, Sahand University of Technology, Iran
  • BSc. in Mining Engineering, University of Lorestan, Iran


Rahman Daraei is specialized in rock mechanics and rock engineering fields. He has 10 years industrial experience having served as consultant, independent reviewer and member of contractor company on major civil engineering projects in Iran, Iraq & Tajikistan. Dr. Daraei is cooperated in the design and construction of more than 40 Km tunnels. His main research interests are in the underground structures design, sequential tunneling methods, instrumentation and monitoring, slope stability, back analysis and rock dynamics. He has published more than 15 journal articles and conference proceedings.

Publications: (Books, researches)

  • English for mining students (Exploitation), 2010. Authors : Roshanzamir,  Moshiri, Translated by : Daraei R., Almasi N., Hashemi. M., Frozesh publishing company Inc., Tabriz,Iran

Journal Papers:

  • Daraei R., Zare S., 2017. Prediction of overbreak depth in Ghalaje road tunnel using strength factor, International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, (in press)
  • Sharifzadeh M., Daraei R., Sharifi M., 2012. Design of sequential excavation tunneling in weak rocks through findings obtained from displacements based back analysis, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology;17(28);10 – 17

Conference papers:

  • Daraei R., Zare S., 2017. A numerical study of the rapid drawdown and its effect upon subsidence at Haybat sultan twin tunnels inlet portal. 6th Iranian Rock Mechanics Conference, Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Daraei R., Zare S., 2017. the effective parameters in selecting the sequential excavation method in tunnels utilizing the strength factor. 6th Iranian Rock Mechanics Conference, Amirkabir University of Technology
  • Daraei R., Zare S., 2016. Study the relationship between specific charge and drilling with face advance in tunneling, 4th International Mine & Mining Industrial Congress & 6th Iranian Mining Engineering Conference, 7-9 Nov.,Tehran
  • Mahmodzadeh A., Zare S., Daraei R., 2015. The application of Decision Aids for Tunneling (DAT), Case Study: Hamro Tunnel, 2nd Regional Tunneling  Conference, Tehran, 2 - 5 Nov.
  • Daraei R., Zare S., 2014. Leakage control in hydrocarbon underground storage. 1th Iranian underground oil and gas storage Conference. Tehran, 20 & 21 May 2014
  •  Daraei R., Mahmodzadeh A. 2014. Urban tunnels design, case study ; conceptual design of Sanandaj subway. Civil, architecture engineering  & urban sustainable management Conference, Gorgan
  • Daraei R., 2012. Design of tunneling software. 4th Iranian mining engineering Conference, 9-10 Oct., Tehran
  • Daraei R., 2011. Dynamic analysis of underground structures against earthquake loads, Case study : Shibli twin tunnel’s concrete lining- type one, Proceedings of the First Asian and 9th Iranian Tunnelling Symposium, Tehran
  • Daraei R., Sharifzadeh M., Daeian M., 2011. Design of excavation method of tunnel in soft rocks based on displacements data obtain from back analysis, Proceedings of the First Asian and 9th Iranian Tunnelling Symposium
  • Daraei R., Dezyanian H.R., Oskuie R., 2010. Applying forepoling in collapsed area based on geotechnical characteristics. 3th Iranian mining engineering Conference, pp 700 – 706
  • Daraei R., 2009. Design of Shibli tunnel ventilation system. 7th Iranian student Mining Engineering Conference, Sahand University of Technology, Tabriz, 25-27 October,pp 169 – 176,

Scientific Activities: (Seminars)


  • How do you find a scholarship and submit a ISI paper? Soran University, Kurdistan, March 2017.
  • Mechanized tunneling, Soran University, Iraqi Kurdistan, 2016.
  • Tunneling methods, emphasis on design and excavation methods, Soran University, Kurdistan, December 2015.
  • Value engineering, Ministry of construction & housing, Kurdistan, January 2015.