Post

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Teaching Responsibilities

Geotechnical Engineering and Ground Improvement; Geotechnical Engineering; Geotechnical Modelling and Analysis; Mathematics and Structural Analysis; Construction Materials and Technology; Civil Engineering Surveying and Technology; Research Methods. 

Overview

Dr Mostapha Boulbibane's main areas of research are constitutive modelling and the use of finite elements for structural and geotechnical design. Other research includes mathematical and numerical modelling of cyclic responses and failure mechanisms: creep and fatigue interaction, rapid cycle creep solution, extension of the Linear Matching Method to materials obeying hydrostatic pressure dependent yield criterion.

Prior to this position he was an Associate Professor at Nottingham University Malaysia Campus. From 2000 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Leicester University. During this time he developed approaches to structural integrity assessment for problems involving high temperatures using simplified methods. Earlier he worked as a Research Fellow at Auckland University developing mechanistic design procedures for unbound pavements. 

His doctoral research (1991-1995) at the University of Lille was about extending the lower bound shakedown theorem to non-associative materials. He obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering in 1988 and his Master's degree in 1990 from the University of Lille.

Publications

Book Chapters

A.R.S. Ponter and M. Boulbibane (2006). The Linear Matching Method for Limit and Shakedown Analysis. Modern trends in Geomechanics, Eds. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-540-25135-4, 347-359.

I.F. Collins and M. Boulbibane (2000). Shakedown under moving loads with applications to pavement design and wear. Developments in Theoretical Geomechanics, The J. Booker Memorial Volume, 655-674, Eds. D. Smith and J. Carter, Balkema, Rotterdam.

M. Boulbibane and I.F. Collins (2000). Application of the kinematic shakedown theorem to pavement design. Inelastic Analysis of Structures under Variable Loads. Theory and Engineering Applications, Eds. Dieter Weichert and Giulio Maier, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 365-380.

M. Boulbibane and I.F. Collins (1997).Pavements as structures subject to repeated loadings. The Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Eds. Al-Mahaidi & Wilson, Grzebieta, Belkema Rotterdam, 511-516.

Journal Papers

S. Elshafie, M. Boulbibane and G. Whittleston (2016). Mechanical Performance of Reinforced Concert with Different Proportions and lengths of Basalt Fibres. J. Material Science & Engineering 5:5 271.

M. Boulbibane and I.F. Collins (2015). Development of a pavement rutting model using shakedown theory. International Journal of Pavement Engineering and Asphalt Technology (PEAT), Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 55-65.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2014). Slope stability analysis based upon the linear matching method. International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering Research (IJCSER), Vol. 2, Issue 1, pp. 150-157.

M. Boulbibane (2014). The Linear Matching Method for Limit Loads and Shakedown Analysis of Portal Frames. Study of Civil Engineering and Architecture (SCEA) Volume 3, pp. 48-53.

M. Boulbibane and A.A. Mohamed (2012). Design of Unbound Pavement Layer Materials Based Upon The Shakedown Concept. Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 174-177, pp. 726-732.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2006). The linear matching method for the shakedown analysis of geotechnical problems. International J. for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 30, pp. 157-179.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2006). Limit loads for multi-layered half-space using the Linear Matching Method. Computers and Geotechnics, 32, pp. 535-544.

M. Boulbibane, I.F. Collins, A.R.S. Ponter and D. Weichert (2005). Shakedown of unbound pavements. International Journal Road Materials and Pavement Design, Vol. 6 No 1, pp. 81-96.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2005). Extension of the linear matching method applicability to geotechnical problems. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 194, pp. 4633-4650.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2005). Linear matching method for limit load problems using the Drucker-Prager yield condition. Geotechnique, 55 No 10, pp. 731-739.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2003). Finite element analysis and evaluation of design limits for structural materials in a cyclic state of creep. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 58, pp. 2065-2082.

A.R.S. Ponter and M. Boulbibane (2002). Minimum theorem and the linear marching method for bodies in a cyclic state of creep. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids 21, pp. 899-914.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2002). A method for the evaluation of limit loads for bodies in a cyclic state of creep. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids 21, pp. 915-925.

I.F. Collins and M. Boulbibane (2000). A Geomechanical analysis of unbound pavements based upon shakedown theory. J. Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering, ASCE, pp. 50-59.

M. Boulbibane, I. Collins, D. Weichert and L. Raad (2000). Shakedown analysis of anisotropic asphalt concrete pavements with clay subgrade. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, pp. 882-889.

M. Boulbibane and I. Collins (2000). The calculation of shakedown loads for contact problems. Key Engineering Materials Vol. 177-180, pp. 763-774.

M. Boulbibane, D. Weichert and L. Raad (1999). Numerical application of shakedown theory to pavements with anisotropic layer properties. Transportation Research Record 1687, pp. 75-81.

I.F. Collins and M. Boulbibane (1998). Application of shakedown theory to pavement design. Metals and Materials, Vol. 4, No.4 pp.832-837.

M. Boulbibane and D. Weichert (1997). Application of shakedown theory to soils with non-associated flow rules. Mechanics Research communications, Vol. 24, No. 5, pp. 513-519.

Conference Papers

M. Boulbibane, A.R.S. Ponter and P Farrell (2013). Shakedown Analysis of Portal Frames Subjected to Variable Repeated Loads. IMS/7 International Conference on Advances in Engineering Materials, University of Sharjah Dubai (UAE).

M. Boulbibane and  A.A. Mohamed. Design of Unbound Pavement Layer Materials Based Upon The Shakedown Concept. Submitted 2nd international Conference on Civil Engineering, Architecture and Building Materials (CEABM), 25-27 May 2012, Yantai China.

A.A. Mohamed and M. Boulbibane. Effect of Asphalt Mixture Compaction on Stability and Volumetric Properties of ACW14. In: International Conference on “Structural Engineering, Construction and Management 2011.

M. Boulbibane, (2010). Rut prediction of pavement structures. World Congress on Computational Mechanics WCCM, 19-23 Sydney Australia.

M. Boulbibane (2009). Shakedown analysis of asphalt pavements under moving wheel loads. Thirteenth International Conference on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Cairo December 2009.

M. Boulbibane and A.R.S. Ponter (2004). Shakedown theory and related programming method applications to pavement structures design. RILEM 5th International RILEM Conference Cracking in Pavements, Limoges, France, 5-8 May 2004.

A.R.S. Ponter, H. Chen, M. Boulbibane and S.M. Habibullah (2002).The Linear Matching Method for the evaluation for limit loads, shakedown limits and related problems, Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress on Computational Mechanics (WCCM V), July 7-12, Vienna, Austria, ISBN 3-9501554-0-6, 21 pages.

A.R.S. Ponter, H. Chen, M. Boulbibane and S.M. Habibullah (2001). A direct method for the evaluation of the properties of the cyclic behaviour of structures. 2nd European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Cracow, June 26-29, 2001.

M. Boulbibane and I.F. Collins (1998). Geotechnical models of failure in unbound pavement. Proceeding of the 8th Australia New Zealand Conference on Geomechanics, Hobart, pp. 733-738.

M. Boulbibane and I.F. Collins (1998). Application of the kinematic shakedown theorem to pavement design. Euromech-Colloquium 385, Inelastic Analysis of Structures under Variable Loads. Theory and Engineering Applications, Aachen Germany October 1998.

I.F. Collins and M. Boulbibane (1997). Shakedown analysis and design of unbound pavements. Proceeding of the Roading Geotechnics 98, Vol. 24, Auckland, pp. 59-64.