Computational Mechanics and Design Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering

Dr Maxime Gueguin

Research Associate

Contact

m.gueguin@sheffield.ac.uk

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street,
Sheffield,
S1 3JD

Profile

Maxime Gueguin graduated with a first class honours degree (MEng) in Civil Engineering from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) in 2010. He did then a masters degree in mechanics of materials and structures in the Université Paris-Est in 2011. In 2014, he completed his PhD thesis entitled “A homogenization approach for assessing the behaviour of reinforced soils by columns or trenches” in the Laboratoire Navier (CNRS, ENPC, IFSTTAR). He is currently a Research Associate. His primary research interests are in the homogenization method and limit analysis, in particular their application to geotechnical problems.

Qualifications

MEng, Civil Engineering, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, 2010
PhD, A homogenization approach for assessing the behaviour of reinforced soils by columns or trenches, Université Paris-Est, 2014

Research project(s)

Ultimate and permissible limit state behaviour of soil-filled masonry arch bridges

Masonry arch bridges form a vital part of the UK railway and highway infrastructures. These bridges typically contain soil backfill, which contributes significantly to their overall load-carrying capacity. This project aims to improve understanding of soil-arch interaction in masonry arch bridges under both static and cyclic loading regimes. This joint...

Publication(s)

Gueguin M, Hassen G, de Buhan P (2015). Stability analysis of homogenized stone column reinforced foundations using a numerical yield design approach. Computers and Geotechnics, 64 (18), pp. 10-19, Abstract: This paper deals with the ultimate bearing capacity of soft clayey soils, reinforced by stone columns, analyzed in the framework of the yield design theory. Since such geotechnical structures are almost impossible to analyze directly due to the strong heterogeneity of the reinforced soil, an...
Gueguin M, Hassen G, de Buhan P (2015). Ultimate bearing capacity of a foundation reinforced by columns or cross trenches under inclined loads: A homogenization approach. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 39 (3), pp. 277-294, Abstract: This paper addresses the geotechnical engineering problem of evaluating the ultimate bearing capacity of a strip foundation resting upon a reinforced soil, by means of the yield design homogenization approach. The analysis is notably focused on the determination of the macroscopic strength...
Gueguin M, Hassen G, De Buhan P (2015). Approximations of the macroscopic strength criterion of reinforced soils, with application to structural stability analyses. In Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics - Proceedings of the 14th Int. Conference of International Association for Computer Methods and Recent Advances in Geomechanics, IACMAG 2014 (pp. 1139-1144), Abstract: The macroscopic strength properties of a stone column reinforced soil are investigated numerically. Using the kinematic approach of the yield design theory applied to the reinforced soil's unit cell, a numerical upper bound estimate of its strength domain is provided. Since this domain cannot...
Gueguin M, Hassen G, de Buhan P (2014). Numerical assessment of the macroscopic strength criterion of reinforced soils using semidefinite programming. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 99 (7), pp. 522-541, Abstract: The macroscopic strength properties of reinforced soils, regarded as periodic composite materials, are investigated by means of a FEM-based formulation of both static and kinematic approaches of yield design applied to the reinforced soil's unit cell. Because the reinforced soil's...
Gueguin M, Hassen G, de Buhan P (2014). Ultimate bearing capacity of a foundation reinforced by columns or cross trenches under inclined loads: A homogenization approach. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Abstract: This paper addresses the geotechnical engineering problem of evaluating the ultimate bearing capacity of a strip foundation resting upon a reinforced soil, by means of the yield design homogenization approach. The analysis is notably focused on the determination of the macroscopic strength...
Gueguin M, De Buhan P, Hassen G (2013). A homogenization approach for evaluating the longitudinal shear stiffness of reinforced soils: Column versus cross trench configuration. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 37 (18), pp. 3150-3172, Abstract: The macroscopic linear elastic behaviour of inclusion-reinforced soils, regarded as periodic composite media, is investigated by means of the homogenization theory. Special attention is given here to the determination of their longitudinal shear stiffness properties, which strongly govern the...
Hassen G, Gueguin M, De Buhan P (2013). A homogenization approach for assessing the yield strength properties of stone column reinforced soils. European Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids, 37 (18), pp. 266-280, Abstract: The macroscopic strength properties of a purely cohesive soil reinforced by a periodic distribution of "stone columns" made of a highly frictional granular material are investigated in a rigorous way on the basis of the yield design homogenization approach. Starting from a first crude...