Bio

Dr. Mahdi Taiebat received his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis in 2008, and his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Civil Engineering from Iran’s Sharif University in 2003 and 2001, respectively. He joined the UBC Department of Civil Engineering in July 2009. His contributions in geotechnical research, professional practice, and education are primarily in the areas of theoretical and computational geomechanics, with a focus on constitutive modeling and applications in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. He leads the Theoretical & Applied Geomechanics (TAG) research group at UBC, has co-authored over 120 scientific papers, and serves in the ASCE Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering committee, and the Editorial Boards of Soils and Foundations Journal, Geotechnique Letters, and Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering Journal. He has spent a postdoctoral year at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI) in 2008-09, and a sabbatical year at MIT in 2015-16. He has received the UC Davis Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering Award in 2007, the Professor Appreciation Award from the UBC Civil Engineering Undergraduate Club in 2011, the Norman Medal of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2012, and the NSERC DAS Award in 2015.

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational geomechanics, constitutive modeling of engineering materials, physics and mechanics of granular materials, geotechnical earthquake engineering, static and dynamic soil-structure interaction.

Courses

CIVL 210 Soil Mechanics I
CIVL 575 Constitutive Models for Soil
CIVL 580 Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Awards & Recognitions

  • 2015, Discovery Accelerator Supplement, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • 2012, Norman Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers
  • 2011, Professor Appreciation Award, UBC Civil Engineering Undergraduate Student
  • 2008-2009, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
  • 2007, UC Davis I.M. Idriss Award for Excellence in Geotechnical Engineering

Student Research Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining our Theoretical & Applied Geomechanics (TAG) research team.

Prospective MASc and PhD Students:

We are always looking for bright and motivated individuals with a diversity of perspectives, backgrounds, cultures, and personalities.

Successful applicants must 1) distinguish themselves academically, 2) demonstrate a passion for geomechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering, 3) have good communication skills (for international students, minimum TOEFL or IELTS scores of 100 or 7, respectively), and 4) be independent and creative thinkers.

The ideal MASc candidate would have proficiency in a programming language (C++, Fortran, Python) and competency in solid, fluid, and soil mechanics. The ideal PhD candidate would be skilled in at least one of the following areas: a) FEM, FDM, MPM for solid mechanics (computation and/or program development); b) DEM for granular systems (computation and/or program development); c) Knowledge in mechanics and constitutive modeling of geomaterial. The PhD applicants must also have published at least one paper in a well-respected peer-reviewed journal.

If you meet the above qualifications, you are invited to e-mail a preliminary application with "GRADUATE-TAG" in the subject line to mtaiebat@civil.ubc.ca. The preliminary application should include the following in a single pdf file.

  • A one-page (maximum) statement outlining your relevant qualifications as a graduate research student in geomechanics or geotechnical earthquake engineering, and why you are interested in the type of research done by our team.
  • A brief CV (3 pages maximum) to include the contact information of two references.

After reviewing the preliminary applications, potential candidates will be contacted and encouraged to formally apply by Jan 31, 2023 for admission in September 2023. The number of MASc and PhD candidates admitted depends on the availability of funding. Please indicate in your Statement if you have (or are eligible for) an external fellowship (e.g., an NSERC Fellowship).

The final decision on the admissions will be communicated only after the full formal application is reviewed. More information about funding is available here: https://www.civil.ubc.ca/academic-programs/graduate-program/funding.

Prospective Postdoctoral Fellows:

We are only looking for postdocs with previous experience in a topic related to our research areas, so that they will be able to be productive and somewhat independent. If you think that you would be a productive contributor to our group as a postdoc, please e-mail me with the subject "POSTDOC-TAG" and include a concise explanation of how you would contribute to our group and an example of your prior research work (e.g., a notable publication).

Prospective Visiting Graduate Students:

We do not have the capacity to host short-term visiting students. If there is a compelling reason why you think we might make an exception to this policy (e.g., your research advisor has an ongoing collaboration with us), then please provide a concise explanation at the start of your e-mail when you contact us.

Publications

Journal papers:

  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., and Radjai, F. "Liquefaction of granular materials in constant-volume cyclic shearing: transition between solid-like and fluid-like states." Computers and Geotechnics, In Press. [link]
  • Duque, J., Yang, M., Fuentes, W., Masin, D., and Taiebat, M. "Characteristic limitations of advanced plasticity and hypoplasticity models for cyclic loading of sands." Acta Geotechnica, In Press. [link]
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., Mutabaruka, P., and Radjai, F. (2022) "Evolution of granular media under constant-volume multidirectional cyclic shearing." Acta Geotechnica, 17 (3), 779–802. [link]
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2022) "SANISAND-MSf: a memory surface and semifluidized state enhanced plasticity model for undrained cyclic shearing.'' Geotechnique, 72(3), 227–246. [link]
  • Reyes, A., Yang, M., Barrero, A., and Taiebat, M. (2021) "Numerical modeling of soil liquefaction and lateral spreading using the SANISAND-Sf model in the LEAP experiments." Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 143, 106613. [link]
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., Mutabaruka, P., and Radjai, F. (2021) "Evolution of granular materials under isochoric cyclic simple shearing." Physical Review E, 103, 032904. [link]
  • Schmudderich, C., Shahrabi, M., Taiebat, M., and Lavasan, A. (2020) "Strategies for numerical simulation of cast-in-place piles under axial loading." Computers and Geotechnics, 25, 103656. [link]
  • Dafalias, Y.F., Taiebat, M., Rollo, F., and Amorosi, A. (2020) "Convergence of rotational hardening with bounds in clay plasticity.'' Geotechnique Letters, 10(1), 16-19. [link]
  • Barrero, A., Taiebat, M., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2020) "Modeling cyclic shearing of sands in the semifluidized state.'' International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 44(3), 371-388. [link]
  • Mutabaruka, P., Taiebat, M., Pellenq, R.J.-M., and Radjai, F. (2019) "Effects of size polydispersity on random close-packed configurations of spherical particles." Physical Review E, 100, 042906. [link]
  • Reyes, A., Adinata, J., and Taiebat, M. (2019) "Impact of bidirectional seismic shearing on the volumetric response of sand deposits.'' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 125, 105665. [link]
  • Yang, M., Seidalinov, G., and Taiebat, M. (2019). "Multidirectional cyclic shearing of clays and sands: evaluation of two advanced plasticity models." Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 124, 230-258. [link]
  • Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2018). "Evaluation of p-y springs for nonlinear static and seismic soil-pile interaction analysis under lateral loading.'' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 115, 438-447. [link]
  • Ramirez, J., Barrero, A., Chen, L., Dashti, S., Ghofrani, A., Taiebat, M., Arduino, P. (2018). "Site response in a layered liquefiable deposit: evaluation of different numerical tools and methodologies with centrifuge experimental results.", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 144(10), 04018073. [link]
  • Chen, R., Taiebat, M., Wang, R., and Zhang, J.-M. (2018). "Seismic responses of an underground structure in layered liquefiable ground.'' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 113, 124-135. [link]
  • Kan, M.E. and Taiebat, M. (2018). "Reply to the Discussion by A. Chugh on the paper entitled Framework to Assess Newmark-type Simplified Methods for Evaluation of Earthquake-induced Deformation of Embankment Dams" Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 55(4), 603-606. [link]
  • Regnier, J. and Bonilla, L.-F. and Bard, P.-Y. and Bertrand, E. and Hollender, F. and Kawase, H. and Sicilia, D. and Arduino, P. and Amorosi, A. and Asimaki, D. and Boldini, D. and Chen, L. and Chiaradonna, A. and DeMartin, F. and Elgamal, A. and Falcone, G. and Foerster, E. and Foti, S. and Garini, E. and Gazetas, G. and Gelis, C. and Ghofrani, A. and Giannakou, A. and Gingery, J. and Glinsky, N. and Harmon, J. and Hashash, Y. and Iai, S. and Kramer, S. and Kontoe, S. and Kristek, J. and Lanzo, G. and di Lernia, A. and Lopez-Caballero, F. and Marot, M. and McAllister, G. and Mercerat, E.D. and Moczo, P. and Montoya-Noguera, S. and Musgrove, M. and Nieto-Ferro, A. and Pagliaroli, A. and Passeri, F. and Richterova, A. and Sajana, S. and d'Avila, M.P.S. and Shi, J. and Silvestri, F. and Taiebat, M. and Tropeano, G. and Vandeputte, D. and Verrucci, L. (2018). "PRENOLIN: international benchmark on 1D nonlinear site response analysis - Validation phase exercise." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108(2), 876-900. [link]
  • Rezania, M., Nguyen, H., Zanganeh, H., and Taiebat, M. (2018). "Numerical analysis of Ballina test embankment on a soft structured clay foundation." Computers and Geotechnics, 93, 61-74. [link]
  • Cerfontaine, B., Charlier, R., Collin, F., Taiebat, M. (2017). "Validation of a new elastoplastic constitutive model dedicated to the cyclic behaviour of brittle rock material.", Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 50(10), 2677-2694. [link]
  • Kan, M.E., Taiebat, H.A., and Taiebat, M. (2017). "A framework to assess Newmark-type simplified methods for evaluation of earthquake-induced deformation of earth dams." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 54, 392-404. [link]
  • Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2016). "Evaluation of substructuring method for seismic soil-structure interaction analysis of bridges.'' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 90, 112-127. [link]
  • Regnier, J., Bonilla, L.-F., Bard, P.-Y., Bertrand, E., Hollender, F., Kawase, H., Sicilia, D., Arduino, P., Amorosi, A., Asimaki, D., Boldini, D., Chen, L., Chiaradonna, A., DeMartin, F., Ebrille, M., Elgamal, A., Falcone, G., Foerster, E., Foti, S., Garini, E., Gazetas, G., Gelis, C., Ghofrani, A., Giannakou, A., Gingery, J., Glinsky, N., Harmon, J., Hashash, Y., Iai, S., Jeremic, B., Kramer, S., Kontoe, S., Kristek, J., Lanzo, G., di Lernia, A., Lopez-Caballero, F., Marot, M., McAllister, G., Mercerat, E.D., Moczo, P., Montoya-Noguera, S., Musgrove, M., Nieto-Ferro, A., Pagliaroli, A., Pisano, F., Richterova, A., Sajana, S., d'Avila, M. P. S., Shi, J., Silvestri, F., Taiebat, M., Tropeano, G., Verrucci, L. and Watanabe, K. (2016). "International benchmark on numerical simulations for 1D, nonlinear site response (PRENOLIN): verification phase based on canonical cases." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 106(5), 2112-2135. [link]
  • Dafalias, Y.F. and Taiebat, M. (2016). "SANISAND-Z: zero elastic range sand plasticity model." Geotechnique, 66(12), 999-1013. [link]
  • Dowling, J., Finn, W.D.L., Ventura, C.E., and Taiebat, M. (2016). "Load distribution in large pile groups under static and dynamic loading." Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 14, 1461-1474. [link]
  • Rezania M., Taiebat, M., and Poletti, E. (2016). "A viscoplastic SANICLAY model for natural soft soils." Computers and Geotechnics, 73, 128-141. [link]
  • Tasiopoulou, P., Taiebat, M., Tafazzoli, N., and Jeremic, B. (2015) "On validation of fully coupled behavior of porous media using centrifuge test results." Coupled Systems Mechanics, 4, 37-65. [link]
  • Tasiopoulou, P., Taiebat, M., Tafazzoli, N., and Jeremic, B. (2015) "Solution verification procedures for modeling and simulation of fully coupled porous media: static and dynamic behavior." Coupled Systems Mechanics, 4, 67-98. [link]
  • Taiebat, M., Amirzehni, E., and Finn, W.D.L. (2014) "Seismic design of basement walls: evaluation of the current practice in British Columbia." Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51(9), 1004-1020.[link]
  • Fayyazi, M.S., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L. (2014) "Group reduction factors for analysis of laterally loaded pile groups.'' Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 51(7), 758-769. [link]
  • Dafalias, Y.F. and Taiebat, M. (2014) "Rotational hardening with and without anisotropic fabric at critical state." Geotechnique, 64(6), 507-511. [link]
  • Rouse, P., Fannin, R.J., Taiebat, M. (2014) "Sand strength for back-calculation of pullout resistance." Geotechnique, 64(4), 320-324. [link]
  • Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., and Finn, W.D.L. (2014) "Nonlinear dynamic analysis of Meloland Road Overpass using three-dimensional continuum modeling approach.'' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 57, 121-132. [link]
  • Seidalinov, G. and Taiebat, M. (2014) "Bounding surface SANICLAY plasticity model for cyclic clay behavior." International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 38(7), 702-724. [link]
  • Dafalias, Y.F. and Taiebat, M. (2013) "Anatomy of rotational hardening in clay plasticity." Geotechnique, 63(16), 1406-1418. [link]
  • Shahir, H., Pak, A., Taiebat, M., and Jeremic. B. (2012). "Evaluation of variation of permeability in liquefiable soil under earthquake loading." Computers and Geotechnics, 40, 74-88. [link]
  • Taiebat, M., Kaynia, A.M., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2011). "Application of an anisotropic constitutive model for structured clay to seismic slope stability." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137(5), 492-504. [link]
  • Mahan, M., Dafalias, Y.F., Taiebat, M., Heo, Y.-A., and Kunnath, S.K. (2011). "SANISTEEL: simple anisotropic steel plasticity model." Journal of Structural Engineering, 137(2), 185-194. [link]
  • Taiebat, M. and Dafalias, Y.F. (2010). "Simple yield surface expressions appropriate for soil plasticity." International Journal of Geomechanics, 10(4), 161-169. [link]
  • Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., Dafalias, Y.F., Kaynia, A.M., and Cheng, Z. (2010). "Propagation of seismic waves through liquefied soils." Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 30(4), 236-257. [link]
  • Taiebat, M., Dafalias, Y.F., and Peek, R. (2010). "A destructuration theory and its application to SANICLAY model." International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 34(10), 1009-1040. [link]
  • Jeremic, B., Cheng, Z., Taiebat, M., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2008). "Numerical simulation of fully saturated porous materials." International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32(13), 1635-1660. [link]
  • Taiebat, M. and Dafalias, Y.F. (2008). "SANISAND: simple anisotropic sand plasticity model." International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 32(8), 915-948. [link]
  • Taiebat, M., Shahir, H., and Pak, A. (2007). "Study of pore pressure variation during liquefaction using two constitutive models for sand." Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 27(1), 60-72. [link]

Conference papers:

  • Duque, J., Yang, M., Fuentes, W., Masin, D., and Taiebat, M. (2021). "Evaluation of four advanced plasticity and hypoplasticity models in simulating cyclic response of sands." COMPLAS 2021, Sept. 7-9, Barcelona, Spain, Paper ID: 1327, 10 pages.
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., Mutabaruka, P., and Radjai, F. (2021). "Geometrical network of granular materials under isochoric cyclic shearing." Powders and Grains 2021, Jul. 5,13,21,29, Aug. 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina, published in EPJ Web of Conferences, 249, 11004.
  • Palmieri, F., Taiebat, M., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2021). "An anisotropic clay plasticity model for the cyclic resistance." in Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics (Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2022, Torino, Italy), M. Barla, A. Di Donna, D. Sterpi, eds., Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 126, pp 514-521, Springer, Cham.
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2021). "A new sand constitutive model for pre- and post-liquefaction stages." in Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics Proceedings of the 16th International Conference of IACMAG, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2022, Torino, Italy), M. Barla, A. Di Donna, D. Sterpi, eds., Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 126, pp 718-726, Springer, Cham.
  • Palmieri, F., Taiebat, M., and Lizcano, A. (2019). "A power law characterizing the plastic strain rate of fine-grained soils under cyclic shearing." Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (VII-ICEGE), F. Silvestri and N. Moraci, eds., Jun. 17-20, Rome, Italy, pp. 4292-4300.
  • Reyes, A., Adinata, J., and Taiebat, M. (2019). "Liquefaction hazard evaluation under bidirectional seismic shearing: Optimal ground motion intensity measures." Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (VII-ICEGE), F. Silvestri and N. Moraci, eds., Jun. 17-20, Rome, Italy, pp. 4694-4702.
  • Chen, R., Wang, R., Zhang, J.-M., and Taiebat, M. (2019). "Seismic response of buried reinforced concrete box structures in layered liquefiable grounds." Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (VII-ICEGE), F. Silvestri and N. Moraci, eds., Jun. 17-20, Rome, Italy, pp. 1739-1745.
  • Seidalinov, G., and Taiebat, M. (2019). "Nonlinear seismic site response analysis of soft clay deposits using SANICLAY-B constitutive model." Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (VII-ICEGE), F. Silvestri and N. Moraci, eds., Jun. 17-20, Rome, Italy, pp. 4923-4930.
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., Mutabaraka, P., and Radjai, F. (2019). "Multidirectional cyclic shearing of granular media using discrete element simulations", IS Atlanta 2018: Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro, September 10-13, 2018, Atlanta, GA, USA, 6 pages.
  • Barrero, A., Oquendo, W., Taiebat, M., Lizcano, A. (2018). "Cyclic shearing response of granular material in the semi-fluidized regime", Numerical Modeling and Soil Structure Interaction (GSP 292), Proceedings of Selected Sessions of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V, ASCE, S. Brandenberg and M. Manzari, eds., June 10-13, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 100-107.
  • Ramirez, J., Barrero, A., Chen, L., Ghofrani, A., Dashti, S., Taiebat, M., Arduino, P. (2018). "Capabilities and limitations of different numerical tools in capturing seismic site performance in a layered liquefiable site", Numerical Modeling and Soil Structure Interaction (GSP 292), Proceedings of Selected Sessions of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V, ASCE, S. Brandenberg and M. Manzari, eds., June 10-13, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 79-88.
  • Adinata, J., Reyes, A., Barrero, A., Taiebat, M. (2018). "An investigation on the effect of bidirectional seismic loading on volumetric strain and surface settlement of sand deposits", Seismic Hazard Analysis, Earthquake Ground Motions, and Regional-Scale Assessment (GSP 291), Proceedings of Selected Sessions of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V, ASCE, S. Brandenberg and M. Manzari, eds., June 10-13, Austin, TX, USA, pp. 237-246.
  • Kan, M.E., Taiebat, H.A., and Taiebat, M. (2017). "Seismic performance of existing and new embankment dams: the myth of the reliability of simplified Newmark-type methods." 2017 Australian National Committee on Large Dams (ANCOLD) Conference, Oct. 26-27, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Paper ID: xxx, 10 pages.
  • Palmieri, F., Seidalinov, G., and Taiebat, M. (2017). "Exploring a bounding surface SANICLAY plasticity model in capturing the cyclic threshold shear strains and modulus degradation of clays." GeoOttawa-2017: 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Oct. 1-4, Ottawa, ON, Canada, Paper ID: 773, 8 pages.
  • Kan, M.E., Taiebat, H.A., and Taiebat, M. (2017). "Reliability of simplified Newmark-type methods in performance-based seismic design of embankments." 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III), July 16-19, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 530, 8 pages.
  • Seidalinov, G., Yang, M., and Taiebat, M. (2017). "Multi-directional cyclic shearing of clays and sands: evaluation of two advanced plasticity models." 3rd International Conference on Performance-based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (PBD-III), July 16-19, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 523, 19 pages. invited paper
  • Taiebat, M., Mutabaruka, P., Pellenq, R.J.-M., and Radjai, F. (2017). "Effect of particle size distribution on 3D packings of spherical particles." Powders and Grains 2017 - 8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Jul. 3-7, Montpellier, France, published in EPJ Web of Conferences, 140, 02030.
  • Ramirez, J., Badanagki, M., Abkenar, M.R., ElGhoraiby, M.A., Manzari, M.T., Dashti, S., Barrero, A., Taiebat, M., Ziotopoulou, K., Liel, A. (2017). "Seismic performance of a layered liquefiable site: validation of numerical simulations using centrifuge modeling." Seismic Performance and Liquefaction (GSP 281), Proceedings of Selected Sessions of the Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, ASCE, T.L. Brandon and R.J. Valentine, eds., Mar. 12-15, Orlando, FL, USA. pp. 332-341.
  • Rezania, M., Zanganeh, H., and Taiebat, M. (2016). "Numerical modeling of natural soft soil embankments using a robust rotational hardening law." Sixty Ninth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Oct. 2-5, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 4233, 6 pages.
  • Yang, M., Taiebat, M., and Vaid, Y. (2016). "Bidirectional cyclic simple shear tests in granular soils: state of the knowledge." Sixty Ninth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Oct. 2-5, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 4198, 8 pages.
  • Kolev, B., Taiebat, M., Lizcano, A., and Pak, A. (2016). "Numerical Simulation of the effect of particle breakage in rockfill dams." Sixty Ninth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Oct. 2-5, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 4223, 7 pages.
  • Fayyazi, M.S., Taiebat, M., and Ji, J. (2016). "Soil­-pile separation and sliding in 3D simulation of pile groups under lateral loading." Sixty Ninth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Oct. 2-5, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 4183, 6 pages.
  • Rezania, M., Nguyen, H., Zanganeh, H., and Taiebat, M. (2016). "Modelling the rate-dependent behaviour of an embankment on soft Ballina clay using an anisotropic elastic-viscoplastic soil model."Embankment and Footing Prediction Symposium, ARC Centre of Excellence for Geotechnical Science and Engineering, S.W. Sloan and R.B. Kelly (Eds), CGSE EFPS-013, Sep. 12-13, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2015). "Nonlinear seismic soil-foundation-structure interaction for analysis of bridge systems." Sixth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Nov. 1-4, Christchurch, New Zealand, Paper ID: 466, 9 pages.
  • Amirzehni, E., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and DeVall, R.H. (2015). "Seismic performance of deep basement walls." Sixth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Nov. 1-4, Christchurch, New Zealand, Paper ID: 194, 8 pages.
  • Taiebat, M. and Dafalias, Y.F. (2015). "A true zero elastic range sand plasticity model." Sixth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Nov. 1-4, Christchurch, New Zealand, Paper ID: 196, 8 pages.
  • McAllister, G., Taiebat, M., Ghofrani, A., Chen, L., Arduino, P. (2015). "Nonlinear site response analyses and high frequency dilation pulses." Sixty Eighth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Sept. 20-23, Quebec, QC, Canada, Paper ID: 447, 8 pages.
  • Barrero, A., Taiebat, M., and Lizcano, A. (2015). "Application of an advanced constitutive model in nonlinear dynamic analysis of tailings dam." Sixty Eighth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Sept. 20-23, Quebec, QC, Canada, Paper ID: 748 , 7 pages.
  • Amirzehni, E., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and DeVall, R.H. (2015). "Ground motion scaling/matching for nonlinear dynamic analysis of basement walls." Eleventh Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Jul. 21-24, Victoria, BC, Canada, 10 pages.
  • Seidalinov, G. and Taiebat, M. (2014). "Propagation of seismic waves through saturated soft clay deposits: constitutive and numerical modeling." in Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics (Proceedings of the 14IACMAG, September 22-25, Kyoto, Japan), Oka, Murakami, Uzuoka, Kimoto, eds., London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 285-290.
  • Finn, W.D.L., Dowling, J., Taiebat, M., Wu, G. (2014). "Distribution of seismic loads in large pile groups." in Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics (Proceedings of the 14IACMAG, September 22-25, Kyoto, Japan), Oka, Murakami, Uzuoka, Kimoto, eds., London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 803-807.
  • Catacoli, S., Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D.L., and Taiebat, M. (2014). "In-plane rotational demands of skewed bridges due to earthquake induced pounding.'' Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Jul. 21-25, Anchorage, Alaska, US, Paper ID: 1299, 10 pages.
  • Bebamzadeh, A., Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., Ventura, C.E., and Finn, W.D.L. (2014). "Performance-based seismic design of bridges using high performance computing tools.'' Proceedings of the Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Jul. 21-25, Anchorage, Alaska, US, Paper ID: 1727, 10 pages.
  • Molnar, S., Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D.L., and Taiebat, M. (2014). "Development of an efficient procedure for probabilistic earthquake site class determination.'' Tenth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Jul. 21-25, Anchorage, Alaska, US, Paper ID: 1578, 10 pages.
  • Fraino, M., Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D.L., and Taiebat, M. (2014). "Evaluation of soil-structure interaction effects on seismic response using recorded motions from instrumented bridges.'' Proceedings of the Sixth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring, Jul. 15-17, Barcelona, Spain, Paper ID: 484, 15 pages.
  • Seidalinov, G. and Taiebat, M. (2013). "SANICLAY-B: a plasticity model for cyclic response of clays." Proceedings of the Sixty sixth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, Montreal, QC, Canada, Paper number 739, 7 pages.
  • Amirzehni, E., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and DeVall, R.H. (2013). "Effect of near-fault ground motions on seismic response of deep basement walls." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2013), M. Papadrakakis, V. Papadopoulos, and V. Plevris, eds., Jun. 12-14, Kos Island, Greece, Paper ID: 1576, 11 pages.
  • Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2012). "Determination of dynamic p-y curves for pile foundations under seismic loading.'' Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sept. 24-28, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper ID: 5228, 8 pages.
  • Fayyazi, M.S., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2012). "Evaluation of group reduction factors for dynamic analysis of pile groups.'' Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sept. 24-28, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper ID: 5546, 9 pages.
  • Molnar, S., Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D.L., Taiebat, M., Dosso, S.E., and Cassidy, J.F. (2012). "Evaluation of shear-wave velocity profiles from ambient vibration array recordings in SW British Columbia, Canada.'' Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sept. 24-28, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper ID: 3175, 10 pages.
  • Fraino, M., Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D.L., and Taiebat, M. (2012). "Seismic soil-structure interaction effects in instrumented bridges.'' Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sept. 24-28, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper ID: 5307, 10 pages.
  • Molnar, S., Ventura, C.E., Finn, W.D.L., Taiebat, M., Dosso, S.E., and Cassidy, J.F. (2012). "Probabilistic site characterization based on Bayesian inversion of ambient vibration array recordings in SW British Columbia, Canada.'' Proceedings of the Fifteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Sept. 24-28, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper ID: 2473, 10 pages.
  • Dafalias, Y. F. and Taiebat, M. (2012). "Advantages and disadvantages of some rotational hardening rules in clay plasticity." Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Modern Trends in Geomechanics IW-MTG3, H. S. Yu, ed., Sept. 24-28, Nottingham, United Kingdom. pp. 16-18. invited paper
  • Fayyazi, M.S., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2012). "Evaluation of p-multiplier method for performance-based design of pile groups." Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, M. Maugeri and C. Soccodato, eds., May 28-30, Taormina, Italy, Paper ID: 11.05, 11 pages.
  • Rahmani, A., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2012). "Evaluation of p-y curves used in practice for seismic analysis of soil-pile interaction." State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering (GSP 225), Proceedings of the GeoCongress 2012, ASCE, R. D. Hryciw, A. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, and N. Yesiller, eds., Mar. 25-29, Oakland, CA, USA. pp. 1780-1788.
  • Taiebat, M., Ahmadnia, A., Finn, W.D.L., Ventura, C.E., Naesgaard, E., and DeVall, R.H. (2011). "Seismic assessment of basement walls for different design criteria." Proceedings of the Fourteenth Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering & Sixty Fourth Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Oct. 2-6, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Paper ID: 1069, 7 pages.
  • Taiebat, M., Dafalias, Y.F., Mahan, M., Heo, Y.-A., and Kunnath, S.K. (2011). "SANISTEEL: Bounding surface steel plasticity model." Proceedings of the 2011 World Congress on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics (ASEM11plus), Sept. 18-23, Seoul, Korea, Paper ID: SC164-179, 12 pages.
  • Ahmadnia, A., Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., and Ventura, C.E. (2011). "Seismic evaluation of existing basement walls." Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering (COMPDYN 2011), M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis, and V. Plevris, eds., May 25-28, Corfu, Greece, Paper ID: 670, 12 pages.
  • Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2010). "Prediction of seismically induced voids and pore fluid volume/pressure redistribution in geotechnical earthquake engineering." Proceedings of the Sixty Third Canadian Geotechnical Conference & Sixth Canadian Permafrost Conference, Sept. 12-16, Calgary, AB, Canada. 233-237.
  • Taiebat, M., Kaynia, A.M., Dimmock, P., and Senders, M. (2010). "Three dimensional numerical model for nonlinear earthquake response of clay slopes." Proceedings of the Ninth U.S. National and Tenth Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering: Reaching Beyond Borders, Jul. 25-29, Toronto, ON, Canada, Paper ID: 661, 10 pages.
  • Taiebat, M., Dafalias, Y.F., and Kaynia, A.M. (2010). "Bounding surface model for natural anisotropic clays." Ninth HSTAM International Congress on Mechanics, Proceedings of Vardoulakis mini-symposia, P. Papanastasiou, E. Papamichos, A. Zervos, and M. Stavropoulou, eds., Jul. 12-14, Limassol, Cyprus. pp. 43-47.
  • Taiebat, M. and Kaynia, A.M. (2010). "A practical model for advanced nonlinear analysis of earthquake effects in clay slopes." Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, May 24-29, San Diego, CA, USA, Paper ID: 1.09a, 8 pages.
  • Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., Dafalias, Y.F., and Kaynia, A.M. (2009). "Earthquake-induced shear deformation of slopes for performance-based engineering." Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: From Case History to Practice, Kokusho et al., eds., Jun. 15-19, Tsukuba, Japan. pp. 907-914.
  • Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., and Kaynia, A.M. (2009). "Propagation of seismic waves through liquefied soils." Contemporary Topics in In Situ Testing, Analysis, and Reliability of Foundations (GSP 186), Proceedings of Selected Sessions of the International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo, ASCE, M. Iskander, D. F. Laefer, and M. H. Hussein, eds., Mar. 15-19, Orlando, FL, USA. pp. 198-205.
  • Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., Cheng, Z., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2008). "Numerical simulation of seismic ground motion isolation using fully coupled nonlinear response in saturated sands." Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics (GSP 181), Proceedings of the Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics IV Congress, ASCE, D. Zeng, M. Manzari, and D. Hiltunen, eds., May 18-22, Sacramento, CA, USA. 7 pages.
  • Cheng, Z., Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2007). "Issues in modeling and simulations of soil liquefaction." Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Jun. 25-28, Thessaloniki, Greece, Paper ID: 1159, 10 pages.
  • Cheng, Z., Taiebat, M., Jeremic, B., and Dafalias, Y.F. (2007). "Modeling and simulation of saturated geomaterials." Dynamic Response and Soil Properties (GSP 160), Proceedings of Geo-Congress 2007: New Peaks in Geotechnics, ASCE, M. M. Dewoolkar and J. P. Koester, eds., Feb. 18-21, Denver, CO, USA. 10 pages.
  • Taiebat, M. and Pak, A. (2004). "A fully coupled dynamic analysis of VELACS experiment no. 1, using a critical state two-surface plasticity model for sands." Proceedings of the Thirteenth World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Aug. 1-6, Vancouver, BC, Canada, Paper ID: 2239, 13 pages.

Book chapters:

  • Yang, M., Barrero, A., Taiebat, M. (2020). "Application of a SANISAND model for numerical simulations of the LEAP 2017 experiments", In Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading, LEAP-UCD-2017, Ch. 30, M. Manzari, B.L. Kutter, M. Zeghal, eds., Springer, pp. 595-610, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22818-7_30.
  • Kutter, B.L., Manzari, M.T., Zeghal, M., Arduino, P., Barrero, A., Carey, T.J., Chen, L., Elgamal, A., Ghofrani, A., Montgomery, J., Ozutsumi, O., Qiu, Z., Taiebat, M., Tobita, T., Travasarou, T., Tsiaousi, D., Ueda, K., Ugalde, J., Wada, T., Yang, M., Zheng, B.L., Ziotopoulou, K. (2020). "Numerical sensitivity study compared to trend of experiments for LEAP-UCD-2017", In Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading, Ch. 11, M. Manzari, B.L. Kutter, M. Zeghal, eds., Springer, pp. 219-236, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22818-7_11.
  • Manzari, M.T., El Ghoraiby, M., Zeghal, M., Kutter, B.L., Arduino, P., Barrero, A., Bilotta, E., Chen, L., Chen, R., Chiaradonna, A., Elgamal, A., Fasano, G., Fukutake, K., Fuentes, W., Ghofrani, A., Haigh, S., Hung, W.-Y., Ichii, K., Kim, D.S., Kiriyama, T., Lascarro, C., Madabhushi, G., Mercado, V., Montgomery, J., Okamura, M., Ozutsumi, O., Qiu, Z., Taiebat, M., Tobita, T., Travasarou, T., Tsiaousi, D., Ueda, K., Ugalde, J., Wada, T., Wang, R., Yang, M., Zhang, J.-M., Zhou, Y.-G., Ziotopoulou, K. (2020). "LEAP-2017: comparison of the type-B numerical simulations with centrifuge test results", In Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading, Ch. 10, M. Manzari, B.L. Kutter, M. Zeghal, eds., Springer, pp. 187-218, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22818-7_10.
  • Manzari, M.T., El Ghoraiby, M., Zeghal, M., Kutter, B.L., Arduino, P., Barrero, A., Bilotta, E., Chen, L., Chen, R., Chiaradonna, A., Elgamal, A., Fasano, G., Fukutake, K., Fuentes, W., Ghofrani, A., Ichii, K., Kiriyama, T., Lascarro, C., Mercado, V., Montgomery, J., Ozutsumi, O., Qiu, Z., Taiebat, M., Travasarou, T., Tsiaousi, D., Ueda, K., Ugalde, J., Wada, T., Wang, R., Yang, M., Zhang, J.-M., Ziotopoulou, K. (2020). "LEAP-2017 simulation exercise: calibration of constitutive models and simulation of the element tests", In Model Tests and Numerical Simulations of Liquefaction and Lateral Spreading, Ch. 9, M. Manzari, B.L. Kutter, M. Zeghal, eds., Springer, pp. 165-185, doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-22818-7_9.
  • Taiebat, M. and Dafalias, Y.F. (2017). "A zero elastic range hypoplasticity model for sand." Holistic Simulation of Geotechnical Installation Processes: Theoretical Results and Applications, Volume 82 of the series Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, T. Triantafyllidis (Ed.), ISBN 978-3-319-52590-7, Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 237-256.
  • Taiebat, M. and Seidalinov, G. (2014). "A bounding surface extension of SANICLAY plasticity model for nonlinear site response analysis." in Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (Proceedings of the NUMGE 2014, June 18-20, Delft, The Netherlands), vol. 2, 2 vol., M. Hicks, Brinkgreve, R., and Rohe, A., eds., London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 1295-1300.
  • Dafalias, Y.F. and Taiebat, M. (2014). "Attributes of rotational hardening rules in clay plasticity." in Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (Proceedings of the NUMGE 2014, June 18-20, Delft, The Netherlands), vol. 1, 2 vol., M. Hicks, Brinkgreve, R., and Rohe, A., eds., London: Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 27-32.
  • Jeremi'c, B., Sett, K., Taiebat, M., and Tafazzoli, N. (2014) "Computational Geomechanics." Chapter 28 in book: Structural, Geotechnical and Earthquake Engineering, Sashi K. Kunnath, ed., UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopaedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Eolss Publishers, Paris, France.
  • Taiebat, M., Finn, W.D.L., Ahmadnia, A., Amirzehni, E., and Ventura, C.E. (2013). "Seismic evaluation of existing basement walls." in Computational Methods in Earthquake Engineering, M. Papadrakakis, M. Fragiadakis, V. Plevris, eds., ISBN 978-94-007-6572-6, Vol. 30 of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences, Springer Netherlands, pp. 177-196.
  • Taiebat, M. and Dafalias, Y. F. (2013). "Rotational hardening and uniqueness of critical state line in clay plasticity." Constitutive Modeling of Geomaterials, Q. Yang, J.-M. Zhang, H. Zheng, and Y. Yao, eds., Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-642-32814-5, 223-230.


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