Mohamed Ashour, Ph.D., P.E.

Mohamed AshourAssociate Professor
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering

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Education

1998
1991
1986

Ph.D.
M.S.
B.S.C.E.

Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Civil Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt
Civil Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt

Research Expertise

  • Laterally and axially loaded piles/shafts under static and seismic scenarios.
  • Soil-structure interaction.
  • Soil modeling and Soil liquefaction.
  • Slope stabilization.
  • Implementation of LRFD with deep foundation.
  • Development of design software packages based on research:
    • Computer program SWM for laterally loaded piles and pile groups.
    • Computer program DFSAP for laterally loaded large diameter shafts and shaft groups.
    • Computer program PSSLOPE for pile-stabilized slopes.
    • Computer program S-Liquefaction of liquefiable sands.

Recent Publications

Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2012) “P-y Curve and Lateral Response of Piles in Fully Liquefied Sands.” In press, the Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Research Press. 

Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2012) “Analysis of Pile Stabilized Slopes Based on Soil-Pile interaction.”  Journal of Computers and Geotechnics, ELSEVIER, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 85-97.

Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2011) “Piles in Fully Liquefied Soils with Lateral Spread.”Journal of Computers and Geotechnics, ELSEVIER, Vol. 38, No. 5, pp. 821-833.

Ashour, M., and Ardalan, H. (2011)  “The Employment of the P-multiplier in Pile Group Analysis.”  Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 612-623.

Ashour, M., Norris, G. M., Al-Hamdan, A., and Elfass, S.  (2010). “Mobilized Side and Tip Resistances of Piles in Clay.”  Journal of Computers and Geotechnics, ELSEVIER, Vol. 37, No. 8, pp. 858-866

Ashour, M., Norris, G. M., and Tung Nguyen (2009) “Assessment of the Undrained Response of Sands under Limited and Complete Liquefaction.”  Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 11, pp. 1772-1776.

Shamsabadi, A., Ashour, M. and Norris G. (2005)  “Bridge Abutment Nonlinear Force Displacement-Capacity Prediction for Seismic Design.”  Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 2, pp. 151-161.

Ashour, M., Pilling, P., and Norris, G. M. (2004)  “Lateral Behavior of Pile Group in Layered Soils.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 130, No. 6, pp. 580-592.

Ashour, M., and Norris, G. M. (2003)  “Lateral Load Pile Response in liquefied Soil.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 5, pp. 404-414.

Ashour, M., Pilling, P. and Norris, G. M. (2002) “Strain Wedge Model Capability of Analyzing the Behavior of Laterally Loaded Piles, Drilled Shafts, and Pile Groups.”  Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2002, pp. 245-254.

Ashour, M., and Norris, G. M. (2000)  “Modeling Lateral Soil-Pile Response Based on Soil-Pile Interaction.” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 5, pp. 420-428.