Aly Abdelaziz

PhD Candidate

Biography

Aly Abdelaziz gained professional experience working for more than eight years with Al Hai & Al Mukaddam for Geotechnical Works LLC, a geotechnical investigation and construction monitoring and material testing laboratory in Dubai. Aly returned to academia in 2016, joining Professor Grasselli’s Geomechanics Group. He is working to expand his knowledge and make connections between that knowledge and industry. His current research interests include model generation using spatial Voronoi tessellations and shape tolerances, mainly for UCS testing. In addition, he wishes that the professional knowledge is brought into the academic world to achieve balance between academic practice and industry standards. Aly is a running fanatic on the verge of running his first half marathon. He has also recently started baking as a new hobby.

May 2019
May 2019

Nomination

Nominated as a Event Organizer in the Executive Committee of the Canadian Geotechnical Society - Southern Ontario Section (CGS-SOS)

May 2019
May 2019

Internship

Summer Internship at PETRONAS Canada Ltd. as a Summer Student in the Unconventional Center of Excellence (UCoE).

July 2018
July 2018

Award

Received the Winter/Spring 2018 School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Conference Grant.

December 2017
December 2017

Candidacy

Became a PhD candidate.

September 2017
September 2017

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/ George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship In Science And Technology
January 2017
January 2017

Program Transfer

Transferred from MASc Program to a PhD Program

September 2016
September 2016

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/ George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship In Science And Technology
January 2015
January 2015

Joined

Joined as a MASc Candidate

Publications

Ghafouri, S. M. H. S., Aboayanah, K. R., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2022). Numerical Investigation of the Influence of Bedding Plane Thickness and Friction on Cracking Pattern and Mechanical Behavior of Shale under Unconfined Loading Condition Using the Finite-Discrete Element Method (FDEM) (p. 11). Presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, ARMA: American Rock Mechanics Association.
Tatone, B. S. A., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2022). Novel Mechanical Classification Method of Rock Based on the Uniaxial Compressive Strength and Brazilian Disc Strength. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 55(4), 2503–2507.
Sun, L., Liu, Q., Abdelaziz, A., Tang, X., & Grasselli, G. (2022). Simulating the entire progressive failure process of rock slopes using the combined finite-discrete element method. Computers and Geotechnics, 141, 104557.
Sun, L., Grasselli, G., Liu, Q., Tang, X., & Abdelaziz, A. (2022). The role of discontinuities in rock slope stability: Insights from a combined finite-discrete element simulation. Computers and Geotechnics, 147, 104788.
Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2021). Mapping Fracture Complexity of Fractured Shale in Laboratory: Three-dimensional Reconstruction From Serial-section Images. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 55(5), 2937–2948.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2021). Modelling Failure in Layered Geological Formations - FDEM: A Micro-mechanical Approach that Bridges Across Scales. In A. Di Donna & D. Sterpi (Eds.), Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics (pp. 140–155). Presented at the 16th International Conference of IACMAG 2021: Challenges and Innovations in Geomechanics, Springer, Cham.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2020). How believable are published laboratory data? A deeper look into system-compliance and elastic modulus. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, 13(3), 487–499.
Grasselli, G., & Abdelaziz, A. (2020). FDEM: a laboratory calibrated, micro-mechanical approach that bridges across scales. Presented at the International Conference on Coupled Processes in Fractured Geological Media: Observation, Modeling, and Application - CouFrac2020, Seoul, Korea: ISRM Specialized Conference.
Magsipoc, E., Li, M., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Analysis of the Fracture Morphologies from a Laboratory Hydraulic Fracture Experiment on Montney Shale (p. 6). Presented at the ARMA/DGS/SEG International Geomechanics Symposium, ARMA: American Rock Mechanics Association.
Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Excavation stability in heterogeneous anisotropic shale formation. Presented at the 36th International Geological Congress, Delhi, India.
Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Guo, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Mapping Fracture Complexity in Hydraulically Fractured Montney Shale by Serial Section Reconstruction (p. 9). Presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, ARMA: American Rock Mechanics Association.
Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Abul Khair, H., Adams, M., Tan, C. P., Musa, I. H., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Unconventional Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Under True Triaxial Laboratory Conditions, the Value of Understanding Your Reservoir (p. 16). Presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition - ATCE 2019, SPE: Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Hydraulic Fracturing Under True Triaxial Laboratory Conditions - Value of understanding your reservoir rock.
Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Mapping Fracture Complexity in Shale Rock.
Abdelaziz, A., Zhao, Q., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Grain based modelling of rocks using the combined finite-discrete element method. Computers and Geotechnics, 103, 73–81.
Ha, J., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Hydraulic Fracturing under True Triaxial Conditions.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Microcracks Orientation and their Effect on Macroscopic Strength.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Micromechanical Characterization of Montney’s Lower Triassic Claraia Biostrome.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Modelling of concrete weight coating based on micromechanical characterization.
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Modelling of concrete weight coating based on micromechanical characterization. Presented at the RILEMweek/CONMOD, Delft Netherlands.
Zhou, H., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Rock Dilation and Its Effect on Fracture Transmissivity (p. 6). Presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, URTEC: Unconventional Resources Technology Conference.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Investigating frictional behavior of micro-cracks using grain based modelling in the combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM). Presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle: American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).
Abdelaziz, A., Thi, H. B., Saad, S., & Fuss, J. (2018). Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for Remote Communities. Presented at the University of Calgary CREATE ReDeveLoP Annual Innovation Program, Calgary, Alberta.
Zhao, Q., Abdelaziz, A., He, T.-M., Xia, K., & Grasselli, G. (2017). Understanding progressive rock failure using ultrasonic tomography and numerical simulation. Presented at the ISRM Progressive Rock Failure Conference, Ascona, Switzerland: International Society for Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering.
Zhou, H., Abdelaziz, A., Zhao, Q., & Grasselli, G. (2017). Simulating realistic rock behaviour using the combined finite-discrete element method.