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Dr. Peijun Guo
B.Sc., M.A.Sc. (SWJTU),
Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.

Office JHE 227
Extension 27903
Email address

Professor, Civil Engineering

Graduate Student Advisor (2014-2015 academic year)

Geotechnical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Constitutive laws for geologic materials
  • Numerical modelling of complex geotechnical structures

Specific Research Interests and Activities:

Study of dilatancy of granular materials under both monotonic and cyclic loads; Modelling density and pressure level dependency of granular materials; Description of inherent and induced anisotropy through incorporation of some fabric tensor reflecting the evolution of material microstructure; Modelling of soil behaviour along various imposed stress/strain paths.

Numerical modelling of geotechnical structures
Development of robust plasticity algorithms with high efficiency and accuracy within numerical computations; Soil-pipeline interaction induced by soil movement; Liquefaction of soils under earthquake loading; Stability of slopes and deep excavations; Coupled thermal-elasto-plastic analysis with multi-phase flow through porous media; Bearing capacity of off-shore structure foundations under partially drained conditions;


  • Tiedje, E. and Guo, P. (2014). Modeling the influence of particulate geometry on the thermal conductivity of composites. Journal of Materials Science, 49(16): 5586-5597.
  • Tiedje, E. and Guo, P. (2014). ”Thermal Conductivity of Bentonite Grout Containing Graphite or Chopped Carbon Fibers.” J. Mater. Civ. Eng., 26(7), 06014013.
  • Guo, P. (2014). Coupled effects of capillary suction and fabric on the strength of moist granular materials. Acta Mechanica, 225(8): 2261-2275. DOI: 10.1007/s00707-014-1124-2.
  • Liu, Y., Stolle, D.F.E., Guo, P. and Emery, J. J. (2014). Stress-path dependency of resilient behaviour of granular materials, Int. J.  of Pavement Engineering,15(7): 614-622.
  • Emery, J., Guo, P. Stolle, D. F.E., Hernandez, J. and Zhang, L. (2014). Light coloured asphalt pavements: from theory to practice. International Journal Pavement Engineering,  15(1): 23-35, DOI: 10.1080/10298436.2013.782402.
  • Stolle, D.F.E., Guo, P., Emery, J. J. (2014). Mechanical properties of reclaimed asphalt pavement — natural aggregate blends for granular base, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 41(6): 493-499, 10.1139/cjce-2013-0009.
  • Stolle, D.F.E., Guo, P. and Emery, J.J. (2014). Use of reclaimed asphalt pavement in granular bases. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 41(6): 493-499, 10.1139/cjce-2013-0009.
  • Wang, C., Zhou, S., Guo, P. and Wang, B. (2014). Experimental analysis on settlement controlling of geogrid-reinforced pile-supported embankments on collapsible loess in high-speed railway.  Int. J.  Pavement Engineering, DOI: 10.1080/10298436.2014.943130. 12p.
  • Guo, P. (2005). Numerical modeling of pipe-soil interaction under oblique loading. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(2), 260-268.
  • Guo, P. and Stolle, D.F.E. (2005). On the failure of granular materials with fabric effects. Soils and Foundation, 45(4), 1-12.
  • Guo, P. and Stolle, D. F. E. (2005). Lateral pipe-soil interaction in sand with reference to scale effect. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 131(3), 338-349.
  • Wan, R.G., Guo, P. and Al-mamun, M. (2005). Behaviour of granular materials in relation to their fabric dependencies. Soils and Foundations, 45(2), 77-86.
  • Guo, P. and Stolle, D.F.E. (2004). The extension of Rowe’s stress-dilatancy model to general stress condition. Soils and Foundations, 44(4), 1-10.
  • Stolle, D., Guo, P. and Sedran, G. (2004). Impact of Random Soil Properties on Stress-Strain Response, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 41(2), 351-355.
  • Stolle, D. F. E. and Guo, P. (2004). A practical approach to FWD data reduction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42(2), 641-645.
  • Wan R. G. and Guo P. J. (2003). Stress-dilatancy and fabric dependencies on sand behaviour, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 130(6), 635-645.