Professional Biography

Dr Mostapha Boulbibane is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Bolton. His 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 has worked as a Research Fellow at Auckland University on 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.

Current research interests:

  • Pavement design and soil mechanics
  • Computational mechanics
  • Constitutive modelling of soil and unbound aggregates
  • Performance prediction of structural components under repeated cyclic loadings

Selected publications:

  • 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) Vol. 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, Vol. 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 multilayered 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.
  • 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 Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, pp. 50-59.