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Mohamed A. Meguid

M. Meguid

Associate Professor

PEng, PhD

Associate Dean

(Student Affairs)

 

Education

BSc(Azhar, Cairo, Egypt)
MSc (Western Ontario, Canada)
PhD (Western Ontario, Canada)
Postdoctoral Fellow (Queen's, Canada)

Contact

Tel: 514-398-1537
Fax: 514-398-7361
mohamed [dot] meguid [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Geogroup Website

 

 

General information

Professor Meguid completed his PhD degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Western Ontario under the co-supervision of Professors Kerry Rowe and K.Y. Lo. His doctoral research in the area of 3D modelling of underground tunnels received the “Best Graduate Thesis Award” in 2002 from the Canadian Tunneling Association. He worked as a Postdoctoral fellow at the GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC where he conducted 3D modelling of a hazardous waste landfill in Ontario. He then spent one year in the industry before accepting an Assistant Professor position at McGill University in 2004.

Professor Meguid’s research can be broadly categorized into three primary areas of specialization (i) the development of multi-scale models to investigate the micro mechanical behavior of granular materials and their interaction with solid structures, (ii) the development and application of new pressure sensing techniques to study the 3D response of subsurface structures subjected to extreme loading conditions, (iii) Utilizing image-based deformation and pattern recognition methods to understand the progressive failure of earth structures.

Professor Meguid has an international reputation in sustainable design of buried lifeline systems. He is currently a member of the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design at McGill University and has been invited to join the Trenchless Engineering International Research Advisory Committee since 2011. Professor Meguid has served as an expert reviewer for major tunneling projects in Canada.

Since joining McGill, Professor Meguid’s teaching activities have been largely in geotechnical engineering and numerical modeling in geomechanics. In 2010, he received the Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Faculty of Engineering. He was also nominated by the Department for the Principal’s Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 2011.

 

Appointments

  • Associate Chair, Department of Civil Engineering (2010-2012)
  • Associate Dean–Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Engineering (2012-2014)
  • Associate Dean-Student Affairs, Faculty of Engineering (2014-Present)

Research interests

  • Micromechanical behavior of granular soils
  • Physical modeling in geomechanics
  • Analysis and design of buried lifeline systems
  • Soil liquefaction and geo-hazard mitigation

Courses offered

  • CIVE 284 Structural Engineering Basics 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 416 Geotechnical Engineering 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CIVE 683 Adv Foundation Design 4 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Awards

  • Winner of Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for outstanding teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University (2010)
  • Nominated for the Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award, McGill University (2006)
  • Best Professor's Award, CEUS, McGill University (2006)
  • Best Professor's Award, CEUS, McGill University (2005)
  • Industrial Research Fellowship, NSERC-IRF (2004)
  • Queen's PDF Fellowship (2003)
  • Best Graduate Thesis Award, Canadian Tunneling Association (2002)
  • L.G. Soderman Award for excellence in Geomechanics research, The University of Western Ontario (2002)
  • NSERC Industrial Research Fellowship (2002)
  • NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, PGSA and PGSB (1996-2000)
  • Milos Novak Memorial Award, Geotechnical Research Centre, The University of Western Ontario (1996)

Representative Publications

(1) Journal Papers

  • Tran, V.,Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard L.E., (2014) Three-dimensional analysis of geogrid-reinforced soil using a finite-discrete element framework, ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, (In Press)
  • Kamel, S. and Meguid, M.A.,(2014) Three-dimensional analysis of the effect of erosion voids on rigid pipes, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology,(In Press)
  • Tran, V.,Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.E., (2014) Discrete element and experimental investigations of the earth pressure distribution on cylindrical shafts, ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics,14(1) 80-91.
  • Tran, V.,Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard L.E., (2013) A finite-discrete element framework for the 3D modeling of geogrid-soil interaction under pullout loading conditions, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 37, 1-9.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A., (2013) An efficient finite-discrete element method for quasi-static nonlinear soil-structure interaction problems,International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37(2), 130-149.
  • Kamel, S. and Meguid, M.A., (2013) Investigating the effects of local contact loss on the earth pressure distribution on rigid pipes, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering 31(1), 199–212.
  • Tran, V., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.E., (2012) An algorithm for the propagation of uncertainty in soils using the discrete element method, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 17(V), 3053-3074.
  • Jebelli, J. and Meguid, M.A., (2012) Low Input Techniques for the Installation of Sewer Lines in Saturated Sandy Soil: A Case Study, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 17(L), 1687-1700.
  • Tobar, T. and Meguid, M.A., (2011) An experimental study of the earth pressure distribution on cylindrical shafts, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(11), 1121-1125.
  • Bayoumi, A. and Meguid, M.A., (2011) Wildlife and safety of earthen structures: A review, Journal of failure analysis and prevention, 11(4), 295-319.
  • Leung, C. and Meguid, M.A., (2011) An experimental study of the effect of local contact loss on the pressure distribution on tunnel lining, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 26(1), 139-145.
  • Jebilli, J. Meguid, M.A. and Sedghinejad, M.K., (2010) Excavation failure during microtunnelling in fine sands: A case study, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 25(6), 811-818.
  • Tobar, T. and Meguid, M.A., (2010) Comparative evaluation of methods to determine the earth pressure distribution on cylindrical shafts, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 25(2), 188-197.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A., (2010) Algorithm to generate a discrete element specimen with predefined properties, International Journal of Geomechanics, 10(2), 85-91.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A., (2010) Evaluating the performance of an explicit dynamic relaxation technique in analyzing nonlinear geotechnical engineering problems, Computers and Geotechnics, 37(1), 125-131.
  • Ahmed, M.R. and Meguid, M.A., (2009) Patents and techniques of contact pressure measurement in geotechnical engineering, Recent Patents on Engineering, Bentham Science Publishers, 3(3), 210-219.
  • Nunes, M.A. and Meguid, M.A., (2009) A study on the effects of overlying soil strata on the stresses developing in a tunnel lining, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 24(6), 716-722.
  • Menaa, M., Meguid, M.A. and Assaf, J.G., (2009) On the effects of subgrade erosion on the contact pressure distribution under rigid surface structures, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(10), 1538-1542.
  • Meguid, M.A. and Mattar, J., (2009) An investigation of tunnel-soil-pile interaction in cohesive soils, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(7), 973-979.
  • Meguid, M.A. and Dang, H.K., (2009) The effect of erosion voids on existing tunnel linings, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 24(3), 278-286.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A., (2008) The application of a multilaminate model to simulate the response of structured clays to shield tunneling, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 45, 14-28.
  • Meguid, M.A., Saada, O., Nunes, M. and Mattar, J., (2008) Physical modelling of shallow tunnels in soft ground: A review, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 23, 185-198.
  • Nunes, M. and Meguid, M.A., (2006) The near-face displacement of D-shaped tunnels in isotropic and anisotropic media, Electronic Journal of Geomechanics, 11A(652).
  • Meguid, M.A. and Rowe, R.K., (2006) Stability of D-shaped tunnels in a Mohr-Coulomb material under anisotropic stress conditions, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43(1), 1-9.

(2) Conference Papers

  • Meguid, M.A., (2014) Recent developments in numerical modeling of composite soil systems with geogrid inclusions. Keynote Lecture, The International Workshop on Advanced Composites for Engineering Applications, GUC May 5-6, 2014, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Tran, V., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L., (2013) The Application of Coupled Finite-Discrete Element Method in Analyzing Soil-Structure Interaction Problems, III International Conference on Particle-based Methods, September 2013, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Hussein, M., and Meguid, M.A., (2013) Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Soil-Geogrid Interaction under Pull-out Loading Condition, GeoMontreal, September 2013, Montreal, Quebec, 7 pages.
  • Ahmed, M.R., and Meguid, M.A., (2013) Laboratory Measurement of the Load Reduction on Buried Structures overlain by EPS Geofoam, GeoMontreal, September 2013, Montreal, Quebec, 7 pages.
  • Tran, V., Thamer E. Yacoub and Meguid, M.A., (2013) On the analysis of vertical shafts in soft ground: Evaluating Soil-Structure Interaction Using Two Different Numerical Modeling Techniques, GeoMontreal, September 2013, Montreal, Quebec, 7 pages.
  • Tran, V., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L., (2013) Soil-Geogrid Interaction Analysis Using a Coupled Finite-Discrete Element Method, GeoMontreal, September 2013, Montreal, Quebec, 7 pages.
  • Tran, V., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.,(2012) Coupling of Random Field Theory and the Discrete Element Method in the Reliability Analysis of Geotechnical Problems, Canadian Society of Civil Engineering, June 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, 10 pages.
  • Tran, V., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L., (2012) Experimental and numerical Studies of the Earth Pressure Distribution on Cylindrical Shafts, Canadian Tunneling Conference, October 2012, Montreal, Quebec, 7 pages.
  • Saghaee, G.R., Meguid, M.A. and Bayoumi, M.(2012) On the effects of animal activities on the performance of earth structures, GeoManitoba, September 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 6 pages.
  • Saghaee, G.R., Meguid, M.A. and Bayoumi, M.(2012) An experimental procedure to study the impact of animal burrows on existing levee structures, Eurofuge 2012, April 2012, Delft, The Netherlands, 8 pages.
  • Kamel, S. and Meguid, M.A., (2011) A three-dimensional study of the effects of soil erosion on rigid pipes, No-Dig Conference, North American Society of Trenchless Technology, Washington, CD, 10 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A., Leung, C. and Dang, H.K., (2010) Performance assessment of underground tunnels, 11th International AEIC Conference, Cairo, CD, 10 pages.
  • Hussein, M. and Meguid, M.A., (2009) On the three-dimensional modeling of soil-geogrid interaction, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, September 2009, CD, 7 pages.
  • Ahmed, M. and Meguid, M.A., (2009) The effect of subsurface volume loss on the bearing capacity of reinforced granular material, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, September 2009, CD, 6 pages.
  • Tobar, T. and Meguid, M.A., (2009) Distribution of earth pressure on vertical shafts, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, September 2009, CD, 6 pages.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A., (2008) Investigating the properties of specimens generated using dynamic packing algorithms in Discrete Element Method, 61th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, September 2008, CD, 6 pages.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A., (2008) 3D simulation of the trap door problem using the discrete element method, 61th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, September 2008, CD, 6 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A. and Dang, H.K., (2008) A numerical framework for soft ground tunneling applications, 61th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, September 2008, CD, 6 pages.
  • Kamel, S. and Meguid, M.A., (2008) An experimental study of soil erosion around leaking pipes, 2008 No-Dig Conference, North American Society of Trenchless Technology, Texas, April 2008, 10 pages.
  • Gaetano E. and Meguid, M.A., (2007) The response of geogrid-reinforced unpaved roads to subsurface voids, 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, October 2007, CD, 6 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A. and Nunes, M., (2006) The analysis of D-shaped tunnels under anisotropic stress conditions, 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2006, CD, 7 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A. and Dang, K.H., (2006) On the numerical modeling of tunnels in structured clay, 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2006, CD, 8 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A., Mattar, J., Nunes, M. and Saxe, S., (2006) On the physical modelling of tunnels in soft ground, 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2006, CD, 5 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A., (2005) On the face stability of tunnels in weak rock, 33rd. Annual General Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, June, V. GC343, pp. 1-9.