Associate Professor in Geotechnical Engineering
|Degrees:||B.Sc. (Tabriz), M.E.Sc. (TMU, Tehran), Ph.D. (Western Ontario), P.Eng.|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 8890|
|Office:||4206 Canal Building|
|Website:||visit my research website|
Prof. Rayhani’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada
- CIVE 3208 Geotechnical Mechanics
- CIVE 4918 Design Project
- CIVE 5501 Advanced Foundation Engineering
- CIVE 5500 Earth Retaining Structures
Previous Teaching Assignments
- CIVE3208 Geotechnical Mechanics
- ENVE4002/ENVE 5201 Environment Geotechnical Engineering
- CIVE4208 Geotechnical Engineering
- CIVE4301 Foundation Engineering
- CIVE4918 Design Project
- CIVE5500 Earth Retaining Structures
- CIVE5501 Advanced Foundation Engineering
- Advanced Foundation Systems: Developing/retrofitting innovative foundation solutions for both inland and offshore infrastructure including Hook piles (developed and patented), FRP piles, bollard piles and pile setup/freeze.
- Soil and foundation improvement solutions for seismic resistant design: This program is focused on developing solutions to reduce the earthquake input motion and increase the resistance of foundations against earthquakes. A wide range of projects covering seismic site response, soil-structure interaction, and techniques to improve the capacity of pile foundations are performed.
- Modern landfills for municipal solid waste: The focus of this stream is on long-term hydraulic performance of landfill liner systems landfill stabilization and settlement, leachate collection and treatment, and cover design. A Nano-technology based novel filter has recently been invented from this research
- Geotechnical implications of climate change: Aims at developing prevention measures for climate change (e.g., developing biocovers for greenhouse gas reduction from landfills), and adaptation techniques from geoengineering perspective (e.g., develop/improve sustainable foundations in warming permafrost)
Recent Representative Publications
- Aldaeef A., and Rayhani M.T., (2020). Load transfer and creep behavior of helical piles in frozen ground. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.
- Aldaeef A.,and Rayhani, M.T. (2019). Load transfer and creep behavior of open-ended pipe piles in frozen and unfrozen ground, Innovative Infrastructure Solutions.
- Afriyie, G., Braimah, A., and Rayhani, M.T. (2018). Explosive effects on embankment dams. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering,DOI: 10.1080/19386362.2016.1262308.
- Torabi, H., and Rayhani, M.T., (2017). Equivalent-linear pile head impedance functions using a hybrid method. Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering.
- Safari, E., Al-Suwaidi, G., and Rayhani, M.T. (2017): Performance of biocover in mitigating methane emission from municipal solid waste landfills in cold climates. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering.
- Aldaeef, A., and Rayhani, M.T., (2017). Adfreeze strength and creep behavior of pile foundations in warming permafrost. Special Issue on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures (Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations), Springer, pp. 254-264.
- Giraldo, J., and Rayhani, M.T., (2016). Axial and lateral load transfer of fibre-reinforced polymer piles in soft clay. Int. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Doi:10.1080/19386362.2016.1198109.
- Aldaeef, A., and Rayhani, M.T., (2015). Hydraulic performance of compacted clay liners under simulated daily thermal cycles. Journal of Environmental Management. 162: 171-178.
- Torabi, H., and Rayhani, M.T., (2014). Three-dimensional finite element modeling of seismic soil-foundation-structure interaction in soft clay. J. of Computers and Geotechnics, 60:9-19.
- 2016 Best Paper Award, GeoVancouver Conference, Canadian Geotechnical Society
- 2008 (declined) NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship at Canadian Government Laboratories
- 2007 Novak Prestigious Award for Achievements in Research, University of Western Ontario
- 2006 SOGS 125th Anniversary Award: University of Western Ontario