Mohamed Meguid

Title: 
Professor and Chair
Academic title(s): 

P.Eng., Ph.D.
 

Contact Information
Phone: 
514-398-1537
514-398-6857
Fax number: 
514-398-7361
Email address: 
mohamed.meguid [at] mcgill.ca
Biography: 

Professor Meguid’s research can be broadly categorized into three primary areas of specialization (i) soil-structure interaction, (ii) geosynthetic engineering, (iii) multi-scale modeling of granular material in contact with buried 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.
 

Unit: 
Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics
Degree(s): 

M.Sc. (Western Ontario, Canada)
Ph.D. (Western Ontario, Canada)
Postdoctoral Fellow (Queen's, Canada)

 

Area of expertise: 

Geotechnical Engineering

 

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

  • CIVE 460 Matrix Structural Analysis 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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


     
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • 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)
     
Selected publications: 

2019

  • Meguid, M.A. Idrissi, M. and Youssef, T. (2019) On the time-dependent behavior of EPS geofoam: Experimental and numerical investigations. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 37 (2), 755-764.
  • Meidani, M., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.E. (2019) A finite-discrete element approach for modeling polyethylene pipes subjected to axial ground movement. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, doi: 10.1080/19386362.2018.1483812.
  • Hussein, M. and Meguid, M.A. (2019) Improved understanding of geogrid response to pullout loading: Insights from three-dimensional finite element analysis. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, (In Press).
  • Khan, M.I. and Meguid, M.A. (2019) on the role of geofoam density on the interface shear behavior of composite geosystems. International Journal of Geo-Engineering, (In Press).

2018

  • Gao, G. and Meguid, M.A. (2018) Effect of particle shape on the response of geogrid-reinforced systems: Insights from 3D discrete element analysis. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 46 (6), 685-698.
  • Meidani, M., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.E. (2018) A finite-discrete element approach for modeling polyethylene pipes subjected to axial ground movement. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, doi: 10.1080/19386362.2018.1483812.
  • Meidani, M., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.E. (2018) Estimating Earth Loads on Buried Pipes under Axial Loading Condition: Insights from 3D discrete element analysis. International Journal of Geo-Engineering, International Journal of Geo-Engineering, 9 (1), 1-20.
  • Khan, M.I. and Meguid, M.A. (2018) Experimental investigation of the shear behavior of EPS geofoam. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 4(2), 1-12.
  • Gao, G. and Meguid, M.A. (2018) Modeling the impact of a falling rock cluster on rigid structures. ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, 18(2), 1-15.
  • Meguid, M.A., Youssef, T. (2018) Experimental Investigation of the Earth Pressure Distribution on Buried Pipes Backfilled with Tire-Derived Aggregate. Transportation Geotechnics, 14(1), 117-125.
  • Gao, G. and Meguid, M.A. (2018) On the role of sphericity of falling rocks: experimental and numerical investigations. Landslides, 15(2), 219–232.
  • Alobaidi, M., Chebana, F. and Meguid, M.A. (2018) Robust ensemble learning framework for day-ahead forecasting of household based energy consumption. Applied Energy, 212(2), 997-1012.

2017

  • Saghaee, G., Mousa, A., and Meguid, M.A. (2017) Plausible failure mechanisms of wildlife-damaged earth levees: Insights from centrifuge modeling and numerical analysis. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54(10), 1496-1508.
  • Meguid, M.A., Ahmed, M.R., Hussein, M. and Omeman, Z. (2017) Earth pressure distribution on a rigid box covered with U-shaped geofoam wrap. International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering, 3(2): 1-14.
  • Meguid, M.A., Hussein, M., Ahmed, M.R., Omeman, Z. and Whalen, J. (2017) Investigation of soil-geosynthetic-structure interaction associated with induced trench installation. Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 45(4), 320-330.
  • Meidani, M., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard L.E. (2017) Evaluation of Soil–Pipe Interaction under Relative Axial Ground Movement, ASCE Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 8(4), 1-10. 
  • Meguid, M.A. and Hussein, M.G. (2017) A Numerical Procedure for the Assessment of Contact Pressures on Buried Structures Overlain by EPS Geofoam Inclusion, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering 3(1), 1-14. 
  • Meidani M., Meguid, M.A. and Chuoinard, L.E. (2017). Analyzing HDPE geomembrane wrinkle overlying sand subgrade using finite-discrete element framework, 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference (GeoOttawa), Ottawa, Canada, 2017.
  • Salem N. and Meguid, M.A. (2017). On the particulate modeling of soil-fluid interaction in geotechnical engineering. 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference (GeoOttawa), Ottawa, Canada, 2017.

2016

  • Hussein, M.G. and Meguid, M.A. (2016) A three-dimensional finite element approach for modeling biaxial geogrid with application to geogrid-reinforced soils, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 44(3), 295-307.
  • Saghaee, G., Mousa, A., and Meguid, M.A. (2016) Experimental evaluation of the performance of earth levees deteriorated by wildlife activities, Acta Geotechnica, 11(1), 83-93.
  • Meidani M., Meguid, M.A. and Chuoinard, L.E. (2016). A Calibration Procedure for Modeling HDPE Geomembrane Using Discrete Element Method, 69th Canadian Geotechnical Conference (GeoVancouver), British Columbia, Canada, October 2-5, 2016.
  • Meidani M., Meguid, M.A. and Chouinard, L.E. (2016). Finite-Discrete Element Analysis of Interface Shear Damage to HDPE Drainage Layer, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods, Dalian, China, August 1-4, 2016.
  • Gao G. and Meguid, M.A. (2016). Modeling the impact of Particle Flow on Rigid Structures: Experimental and Numerical Investigations, 3rd International Symposium on Mine Safety Science and Engineering, Montreal, August 13-19, 2016.

2015

  • Ahmed, M., Tran, V. and Meguid, M.A. (2015) On the role of geogrid reinforcement in reducing earth pressures on buried pipes. Soils and Foundations, 55(3), 588-599.
  • Hussein, M.G. and Meguid, M.A. (2015) Numerical modeling of soil-structure interaction with applications to geosynthetics. International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain Shams University, December, Cairo, Egypt, 12 pages.
  • Meguid, M.A., Kamili, M. and Youssef, T.A. (2015) An experimental study on the creep behavior of expanded polystyrene (EPS) geofoam under sustained load. International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Ain Shams University, December, Cairo, Egypt, 9 pages.
  • Hussein, M.G., Meguid, M.A. and Whalen, J. (2015) On the numerical modeling of buried structures with compressible inclusion, GeoQuebec, September, Quebec City, 8 pages.

2014

  • 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, Cairo, Egypt.
  • 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, 15(4), 1-19.
  • Kamel, S. and Meguid, M.A. (2014) Three-dimensional analysis of the effect of erosion voids on rigid pipes, Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, 43(7), 276-289.
  • 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.

2013

  • 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. (2013) The application of coupled finite-discrete element method in analyzing soil-structure interaction problems, III International Conference on Particle-based Methods, September, 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, 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, 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, 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, Montreal, Quebec, 7 pages.

2012

  • 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.
  • 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, 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, 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, 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, Delft, The Netherlands, 8 pages.

2011

  • 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.
  • 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, DC, CD, 10 pages.

2010

  • 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.
  • Meguid, M.A., Leung, C. and Dang, H.K. (2010) Performance assessment of underground tunnels, 11th International Al-Azhar Engineering International Conference (AEIC) Conference, Cairo, Egypt, CD, 10 pages.

Previous

  • Hussein, M. and Meguid, M.A. (2009) On the three-dimensional modeling of soil-geogrid interaction, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, September, 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, Nova Scotia, September, CD, 6 pages.
  • Tobar, T. and Meguid, M.A. (2009) Distribution of earth pressure on vertical shafts, 62nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Halifax, September, CD, 6 pages.
  • 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) Investigating the properties of specimens generated using dynamic packing algorithms in discrete element method, 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September, CD, 6 pages.
  • Dang, H.K. and Meguid, M.A. (2008) 3D simulation of the trap door problem using the discrete element method, 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, September, CD, 6 pages.
  • 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.
  • Meguid, M.A. and Dang, H.K. (2008) A numerical framework for soft ground tunneling applications, 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September, 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, 10 pages.
  • Gaetano E. and Meguid, M.A. (2007) The response of geogrid-reinforced unpaved roads to subsurface voids, 60st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, October, 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, 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, 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, CD, 5 pages.
  • 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.

 

 

Graduate supervision: 

Current Masters Students

  • Luyu Wang (M.Eng. Thesis – McGill University) Modeling landslides using discrete element approach.

Current PhD Students

  • Muhammad Imran Khan (PhD Thesis – McGill University) Using EPS geofoam as a seismic buffer behind retaining walls.

  • Zainab Almheiri (PhD Thesis- McGill University) Application of Machine Learning to predict failure of buried structures.

  • Ge Gao (PhD Thesis- McGill University) Modeling earthquake-induced landslides using coupled DEM-DFN approach.

Areas of interest: 
  • Physical modeling in geomechanics
  • Geosynthetic Engineering
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Micromechanical behavior of granular soils
  • Analysis and design of buried lifeline systems

 

 

Professional activities: 
  • Chair, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics (2018-2021)
  • Member of the Technical Committee (TC-R), International Geosynthetics Society (2018-2019)
  • Editorial Board Member, Geotextiles and Geomembranes (2018-2021)
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Geosynthetics and Ground Engineering (2017-2020)
  • Associate Dean-Student Affairs, Faculty of Engineering (2014-2016)
  • Associate Dean–Undergraduate Education, Faculty of Engineering (2012-2014)
  • Associate Chair, Department of Civil Engineering (2010-2012)
  • Member, Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering & Design