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Mahdi Ben Ftima
Ing. (École Polytechnique de Tunisie), M.Ing., Ph.D. (Polytechnique Montréal)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  • Analyse non linéaire des structures

  • Conception des structures complexes en béton armé

  • Dynamique des structures

  • Génie sismique

  • Méthode des éléments finis

  • Fiabilité des structures

  • Modèles constitutifs, V&V

  • Mécanique de rupture du béton

  • Structures hydrauliques

Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1100 STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
  • 1101 Structural loads and safety
  • 1103 Concrete: materials and structures
  • 1104 Structural analysis
  • 1107 Earthquake engineering
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods
  • 2951 Continuum mechanics
  • 2955 Numerical analysis
  • 3008 Applied probability

Publications

Recent publications
Conference paper
Ben Ftima, M., Léger, P. & Boussaha, F. (2017). Nonlinear finite elements for the assessment of hydraulic concrete structures affected by alkali-aggregate reaction: a case study. Paper presented at the Dam Swelling Concrete (DSC 2017), Chambéry, France (pp. 176-187). Retrieved from http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781119437703.ch3/pdf
Journal article
Vulliet, F., Ben Ftima, M. & Léger, P. (2017). Stability of cracked concrete hydraulic structures by nonlinear quasi-static explicit finite element and 3D limit equilibrium methods. Computers & Structures, 184, 25-35. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruc.2017.02.007
Conference paper
Ben Ftima, M., Sadouki, H. & Brühwiler, E. (2016). Development of a computational multi-physical framework for the use of nonlinear explicit approach in the assessment of concrete structures affected by alkali-aggregate reaction. Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Fracture Mechanics of Concrete and Concrete Structures (FraMCoS-9), Berkeley, California. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.21012/FC9.221
Journal article
Ben Ftima, M. & Massicotte, B. (2015). Utilization of nonlinear finite elements for the design and assessment of large concrete structures. II: Applications. Journal of Structural Engineering (United States), 141(9). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001178

Biography

  • Professeur adjoint, Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines, École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, depuis 2014.

  • Ingénieur civil SNC-Lavalin, Division Hydro, Montréal, Canada, 2004-2014.

  • Ph.D. Génie civil, Polytechnique Montréal, 2014.

  • M.Ing. Génie civil, Polytechnique Montréal, 2003.

  • Ing. Mécanique et Structures, École Polytechnique de Tunisie, 2000.

Supervision at Polytechnique

COMPLETED

  • Master's Thesis (3)

    • Abra, O. (2017). Développement d'une approche de conception des structures en béton armé basée sur la réduction de capacité résistive (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2538/
    • Jolicoeur, O. (2016). Efficacité de réhabilitation sismique de piles de pont rectangulaires par chemisage en BFUP considérant la résistance à l'effort tranchant (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/2421/
    • Aubrée, N. (2014). Caractérisation du comportement post-pic en compression du béton armé et non armé, et extension au béton renforcé de fibres (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from http://publications.polymtl.ca/1514