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Dr Boulbibane is a Lecturer at Bolton University since 2013. He is a graduate of the University of Annaba (BEng Civil Engineering, 1988). He earned his MSc and PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Lille in 1990 and 1995, respectively.
Previously he was an Associate Professor at Nottingham University Malaysia campus. He taught Geotechnical Engineering and Structural Analysis to both undergraduate and postgraduates students. He has also worked as a Research Fellow at Auckland University from 1996 – 2000 on FRST funded project with Transit New Zealand as industrial partner to develop mechanistic design procedures for unbound pavements. Then as a postdoctoral researcher at Leicester University on two EPSRC Research Funded projects. The first project was in collaboration with British Energy and Rolls Royce (Derby) from 2000-2002. During that period he developed approaches to structural integrity assessment for problems involving high temperatures using simplified methods. The second project from 2002-2005 was in collaboration with the University of Nottingham with the aim of developing design procedure for flexible pavement using a mechanistic design procedure based on the Linear Matching Method.
Throughout his academic career, Dr Boulbibane has worked with leading institutions in UK, France, New Zealand, Australia, and USA. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His main areas of research are constitutive modelling and the use of finite elements for structural and geotechnical engineering design. He has published over 30 journal, conference papers and 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.
S. Elshafie, M. Boulbibane and G. Whittleston (2016). Influence of Mineral Admixtures on the Mechanical Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete. Construction Science, vol. 19, 4–12, doi: 10.1515/cons-2016-0005.
S. Elshafie, M. Boulbibane and G. Whittleston (2016). Mechanical Performance of Reinforced Concrete 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.
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.