Aly Abdelaziz

Aly Abdelaziz
University of Toronto | U of T · Department of Civil Engineering

Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering

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Introduction
Aly Abdelaziz currently works at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto. Aly does research in Civil Engineering, Rock Mechanics, Mining Engineering and Geology.
Additional affiliations
January 2017 - present
University of Toronto
Position
  • PhD Student
September 2015 - January 2017
University of Toronto
Position
  • Master's Student
Education
September 2015 - January 2017
University of Toronto
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering - Geomechanics
September 2002 - June 2007
Benha University
Field of study
  • Civil Engineering - Structures

Publications

Publications (13)
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Rock slope failure is particularly detrimental to the safety of human life and engineering infrastructure. The pre-existing discontinuities in the jointed rock slopes play a key role in the slope stability, and the destabilization process often related to the complex interaction between the discontinuities and the intact rock bridge. Understanding...
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• Graphical classification based on the UCS:BDS ratio. • Practical tool to estimate the strength ratio of rock in a variety of engineering construction projects. • Estimating material properties in the pre-feasibility stages of projects. • Database of over 500 pairs of UCS and BDS values.
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This paper presents a novel approach (Y-slope) to simulate entire slope failure processes, from initiation, transport to deposition. The algorithm is implemented in a combined finite-discrete element method code. Absorbing boundary conditions are implemented to improve computational efficiency for the initial stress state equilibrium. Strength redu...
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The intrinsic anisotropy of sedimentary rocks such as shale, together with the presence of natural fractures and bedding planes, make it possible for hydraulic fracturing to generate complex fracture networks in unconventional hydrocarbon formations. However, it remains unclear how the fluid driven fractures propagate and how those newly created fr...
Chapter
The hybrid finite/discrete element method (FDEM) is an innovative numerical technology that combines the advantages of large-strain finite elements with those of discrete elements, allowing for explicit modelling of the propagation of cracks in heterogeneous brittle rocks, as well as the interaction between their different constituent phases and ma...
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Elastic modulus (E) interpretation is debatable with limited literature detailing the impact of system-compliance. To address this impact, a comprehensive testing schedule using an Aluminium 6061 (Al) sample is carried out on several systems under various test setups. Al is chosen as it is extruded and adheres to well defined shape tolerances and e...
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This paper describes the implementation and advantages of grain based modelling (GBM) in the combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM) to study the mechanical behaviour of crystalline rocks. GBM in FDEM honours grain petrological properties and explicitly models grain boundaries. The simulation results demonstrated that GBM in FDEM predicted m...
Conference Paper
The Montney Formation of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin has emerged as one of the most prolific unconventional resource plays in the North American unconventional space. The authors propose a novel method to better understand the failure mechanics associated with hydraulic fracturing through laboratory testing under true triaxial conditions...
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This paper describes the implementation and advantages of grain based modelling (GBM) in the combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM) to study the mechanical behaviour of crystalline rocks. GBM in FDEM honours grain petrological properties and explicitly models grain boundaries. The simulation results demonstrated that GBM in FDEM predicted m...
Conference Paper
Macroscopic behaviour and properties of rocks are dependent on their microstructure. In particular, the grain-grain interfaces and pre-existing cracks are of great importance as they act as flaws in the rock matrix and, based on their distribution, length, and orientation, can induce significant and variant effects on the macroscopic properties of...
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Pearl Jumeira is an artificial offshore land formation located in Jumeira Beach in the Arabian Gulf and is constructed from Dubai-sourced reclaimed sand and locally sourced rock works. Reclaimed sand was dredged from known borrow pits in Dubai waters. The island will cover approximately 8.3 million square feet of land (fully serviced with all infra...
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Pearl Jumeira is an artificial offshore land formation located in Jumeira Beach in the Arabian Gulf and is constructed from Dubai-sourced reclaimed sand and locally sourced rock works. Reclaimed sand was dredged from known borrow pits in Dubai waters. The island will cover approximately 8.3 million square feet of land (fully serviced with all infra...

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Pearl Jumeira Dubai, UAE