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Areas of expertise

  • Structural mechanics and stability
  • Sustainable materials
  • High strength steel
  • Thermal effects on structures
  • Infrastructure sustainability

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About Yanni Bouras

Yanni Bouras is a lecturer with the College of Engineering and Science. He has been a part of Victoria University since 2011 when he begun his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering. Yanni then completed his PhD with Victoria University in Structural Engineering. His doctoral research investigated the thermal stability of concrete and concrete-filled-steel tubular arches.  

In addition to structural mechanics, Yanni holds research interests in sustainable construction and has initiated research projects on the development of building products containing recycled waste materials, and infrastructure sustainability rating tools.

Yanni has taught across both the Engineering and Built Environment disciplines in the College of Engineering and Science. He has experience teaching structural analysis and design, construction techniques and operations, land surveying and building science.  


  • BEng (Hons), Victoria University, Australia, 2015
  • PhD, Victoria University, Australia, 2020
  • GCTE, Victoria University, Australia, 2020

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Bouras, Y., Torres-Don, E., & Vrcelj, Z. (180101). Thermal in-plane buckling of concrete-filled steel tubular arches Paper presented at Tubular Structures XVI - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017 (pp. 101-108).

doi: 10.1201/9781351210843-13

2017 Bouras, Y., & Vrcelj, Z. (170101). Effect of transient thermal strain on the stability of shallow concrete arches Paper presented at Mechanics of Structures and Materials: Advancements and Challenges - Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM24 2016 (pp. 963-970).

Year Citation
2020 Bouras, Y., & Vrcelj, Z. (201201). Out-of-plane stability of concrete-filled steel tubular arches at elevated temperatures. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 187

doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2020.105916

2020 Sandanayake, M., Bouras, Y., Haigh, R., & Vrcelj, Z. (201102). Current sustainable trends of using waste materials in concretea decade review. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(22), (1-38).

doi: 10.3390/su12229622

2020 Bouras, Y., & Vrcelj, Z. (200101). In-plane stability of shallow concrete arches under fire. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering,

doi: 10.1108/JSFE-11-2018-0039

2019 Bouras, Y., & Vrcelj, Z. (191101). Thermal in-plane stability of concrete-filled steel tubular arches. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 163

doi: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2019.105130

2018 Bouras, Y., Zorica, D., Atanackovic, T. M., & Vrcelj, Z. (180301). A non-linear thermo-viscoelastic rheological model based on fractional derivatives for high temperature creep in concrete. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 55 (551-568).

doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2017.11.028

2017 Bouras, Y., & Vrcelj, Z. (171201). Non-linear in-plane buckling of shallow concrete arches subjected to combined mechanical and thermal loading. Engineering Structures, 152 (413-423).

doi: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2017.09.029

2015 Atanackovic, T. M., Bouras, Y., & Zorica, D. (150723). Nano- and viscoelastic Beck s column on elastic foundation. Acta Mechanica, 226(7), (2335-2345).

doi: 10.1007/s00707-015-1327-1

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Professional memberships

  • Professional member, Engineers Australia
  • Accredited Professional, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia