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Mehdi Pouragha

Assistant Professor in Geotechnical Engineering

Degrees:BSc, MSc (Sharif University of Technology, Iran), PhD (University of Calgary)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8307
Office:MC 2034

Prof. Pouragha’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Teaching Assignments 2020-2021

  • CIVE 4208 Geotechnical Engineering
  • CIVE 5801 Fundamentals of Geomechanics
  • ECOR 1045 Statics
  • ECOR 4995 Professional Practice

Research interests:

  • Constitutive modelling of geomaterials
    • Micromechanics of granular materials
    • Thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) behaviours
    • Mechanics of anisotropic rocks
  • Geomechanics of cold regions
    • Thawing/freezing effects on permafrost layers
    • Climate change effects
  • Mechanics of unsaturated geomaterials
    • Micromechanics of effective stress
    • Water retention
  • Computational geomechanics
    • Discrete Elements (DEM) and Finite Elements (FEM) modelling of multiphysic processes.
  • Complex systems approach to geomaterials
    • Self-organized criticality in granular materials
    • Pattern formation processes
    • Contact network evolution

Recent Publications: