Mourad Zeghal

About

Dr. Zeghal research interests include: Computational Soil Micro-Mechanics, Geotechnical-System Identification, Seismic Response Monitoring, and Information Technology Applications in Geomechnics. He is active with the Center for Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (CEES), Scientific Computation Research Center (SCOREC) and the Inverse Problems Center (IPRPI). Failure of geosystems due to natural or man-made hazards such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, or terrorist attacks may have monumental repercussions, sometimes with dramatic and unanticipated consequences on human life and the country’s economy. Dr. Zeghal’s research focuses on three areas that are central to the national effort to reduce the impact of these hazards: (1) multiscale modeling of geosystems, (2) model validation and calibration, and (3) development of improved optimal design tools. The methodology of evaluating and predicting the performance of geosystems is undergoing a significant paradigm shift. Computational simulations are destined to become more prominent than empirical approaches and will ultimately become the main tool for analysis and design of civil systems. A hierarchy of adaptive and cost-effective computational models capable of accurately predicting the multiscale and multiphysics response of geosystems is being developed. This hierarchy enables a seamless handling of the initiation and evolution of the various response and failure mechanisms of soils under extreme loading conditions. The hierarchical models range from homogenized continuum to discontinuous coarse-particle formulations. A class of innovative system identification and inverse problem tools are being developed to calibrate these models using experimental data ranging from soil sample and centrifuge tests to full-scale and field tests. This new generation of computational procedures is being translated to practice through careful interactions with practitioners (from industry and government laboratories) and the introduction of changes in the educational curricula of our students.

Research

Other Focus Areas

Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical, Earthquakes

Publications

The following is a selection of recent publications in Scopus. Mourad Zeghal has 108 indexed publications in the subjects of Engineering, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Agricultural and Biological Sciences.

Tetsuo Tobita, Kyohei Ueda, Ruben R. Vargas, Koji Ichii, Mitsu Okamura, Asri Nurani Sjafruddin, Jiro Takemura, Lyu Hang, Ryosuke Uzuoka, Susumu Iai, Jad Boksmati, Alessandro Fusco, Samy Torres-Garcia, Stuart Haigh, Gopal Madabhushi, Majid Manzari, Sandra Escoffier, Zheng Li, Dong Soo Kim, Satish Manandhar, Wen Yi Hung, Jun Xue Huang, Truong Nhat Phuong Pham, Mourad Zeghal, Tarek Abdoun, Evangelia Korre, Bruce L. Kutter, Trevor J. Carey, Nicholas Stone, Yan Guo Zhou, Kai Liu, Qiang Ma
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
, 157
, 2022
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E. Korre, T. Abdoun, M. Zeghal, P. Kokkali
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
, 141
, 2021
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Evangelia Korre, Tarek Abdoun, Mourad Zeghal
Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
, 134
, 2020
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Bruce L. Kutter, Majid T. Manzari, Mourad Zeghal, Pedro Arduino, Andres R. Barrero, Trevor J. Carey, Long Chen, Ahmed Elgamal, Alborz Ghofrani, Jack Montgomery, Osamu Ozutsumi, Zhijian Qiu, Mahdi Taiebat, Tetsuo Tobita, Thaleia Travasarou, Dimitra Tsiaousi, Kyohei Ueda, Jose Ugalde, Ming Yang, Bao Li Zheng, Katerina Ziotopoulou
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.219-236
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Bruce L. Kutter, Trevor J. Carey, Nicholas Stone, Masoud Hajialilue Bonab, Majid T. Manzari, Mourad Zeghal, Sandra Escoffier, Stuart K. Haigh, Gopal S.P. Madabhushi, Wen Yi Hung, Dong Soo Kim, Nam Ryong Kim, Mitsu Okamura, Tetsuo Tobita, Kyohei Ueda, Yan Guo Zhou
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.3-29
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Majid T. Manzari, Mohamed El Ghoraiby, Mourad Zeghal, Bruce L. Kutter, Pedro Arduino, Andres R. Barrero, Emilio Bilotta, Long Chen, Renren Chen, Anna Chiaradonna, Ahmed Elgamal, Gianluca Fasano, Kiyoshi Fukutake, William Fuentes, Alborz Ghofrani, Koji Ichii, Takatoshi Kiriyama, Carlos Lascarro, Vicente Mercado, Jack Montgomery, Osamu Ozutsumi, Zhijian Qiu, Mahdi Taiebat, Thaleia Travasarou, Dimitra Tsiaousi, Kyohei Ueda, Jose Ugalde, Toma Wada, Rui Wang, Ming Yang, Jian Min Zhang, Katerina Ziotopoulou
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.165-185
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Evangelia Korre, Tarek Abdoun, Mourad Zeghal
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.385-400
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Nithyagopal Goswami, Mourad Zeghal, Bruce L. Kutter, Majid T. Manzari, Tarek Abdoun, Trevor Carey, Yun Min Chen, Sandra Escoffier, Stuart K. Haigh, Wen Yi Hung, Dong Soo Kim, Seong Nam Kim, Evangelia Korre, Ting Wei Liao, Kai Liu, Gopal S.P. Madabhushi, Srikanth S.C. Madabhushi, Mitsu Okamura, Asri Nurani Sjafruddin, Tetsuo Tobita, Kyohei Ueda, Ruben Vargas, Yan Guo Zhou
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.131-156
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Bruce L. Kutter, Majid T. Manzari, Mourad Zeghal
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.V-X
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Bruce L. Kutter, Trevor J. Carey, Nicholas Stone, Bao Li Zheng, Andreas Gavras, Majid T. Manzari, Mourad Zeghal, Tarek Abdoun, Evangelia Korre, Sandra Escoffier, Stuart K. Haigh, Gopal S.P. Madabhushi, Srikanth S.C. Madabhushi, Wen Yi Hung, Ting Wei Liao, Dong Soo Kim, Seong Nam Kim, Jeong Gon Ha, Nam Ryong Kim, Mitsu Okamura, Asri Nurani Sjafruddin, Tetsuo Tobita, Kyohei Ueda, Ruben Vargas, Yan Guo Zhou, Kai Liu
Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading - LEAP-UCD-2017
, 2020
, pp.69-103
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