Advances in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering

A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

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Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Catania, 95131 Catania, Italy
Interests: seismic geotechnical hazard; ground response analysis; landslides induced by earthquakes; liquefaction; disaster management; environmental geotechnics and climate change
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Dear Colleagues,

Geotechnical earthquake engineering currently plays one of the most important roles among the disciplines of civil engineering. Following the 1964 Niigata and the 1999 Kocaeli and Duzce destructive earthquakes, the topic of geotechnical earthquake engineering has become of crucial importance. At the Opening Session of the International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, held in St. Louis in 1981, Professor Hudson said:

“I began to wonder if Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering is in fact any different from Earthquake Engineering. Even for the detailed problems of steel and concrete structural design, the importance of soil-structure interaction may be a critical matter. Geotechnical Engineering is indeed the foundation on which the whole subject is built.”

It is now widely recognized that geotechnical earthquake engineering is a multidisciplinary task covering structural engineering, seismology, geotechnical engineering, soil dynamics and microzonation disciplines. Performance-based design in geotechnical earthquake engineering has been developed mainly for new geotechnical systems designed to resist even severe earthquakes.

In this Special Issue, we offer the opportunity to present high-quality works regarding geotechnical earthquake engineering, considering the recent advances in performance-based design methodology, in damage evaluation due to local site amplification, in slope failure including landslide seismic hazard assessment and consequent risk mitigation, and in soil liquefaction phenomena.

We encourage submissions related, but not limited, to the seismic performance of buildings with shallow or pile foundations; to soil-structure interaction problems; to new developments on the performance-based analysis and design of buildings to resist earthquakes; and to displacement-based analysis for the seismic performance of retaining walls.

Contributions including case studies at local or regional scale, state-of-the-art reviews, and methodological papers are more than welcome.

Dr. Salvatore Grasso
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • ground motions
  • local site effects
  • seismic geotechnical hazards
  • landslides, liquefaction and lateral spreading
  • soil–structure interaction

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Centrifuge Modelling of Vertical and Horizontal Drains to Mitigate Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction
by Daniela Giretti and Vincenzo Fioravante
Geosciences 2023, 13(6), 174; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences13060174 - 10 Jun 2023
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This paper reports the results of dynamic centrifuge tests carried out on sandy models alternatively equipped with vertical or horizontal drains. The main aim of the experimentation was to investigate the use of horizontal drains to mitigate the liquefaction susceptibility of sandy deposits [...] Read more.
This paper reports the results of dynamic centrifuge tests carried out on sandy models alternatively equipped with vertical or horizontal drains. The main aim of the experimentation was to investigate the use of horizontal drains to mitigate the liquefaction susceptibility of sandy deposits and to validate their applicability as a remediation technique applicable in urban and industrial areas to protect existing buildings from liquefaction. The assessment and validation were carried out by comparing the seismic behavior of models treated with horizontal drains with that of the untreated model and models equipped with vertical drains. Full article
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A Systematic Review of the Geotechnical and Structural Behaviors of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Piles
by Fadhil Al-Darraji, Monower Sadique, Tina Marolt Čebašek, Abhijit Ganguli, Zelong Yu and Khalid Hashim
Geosciences 2023, 13(3), 78; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences13030078 - 9 Mar 2023
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Composite piles have emerged as a popular alternative to conventional piling materials for deep foundations and have gained significant traction as a specific type of pile due to their potential to mitigate durability issues often associated with standard piling materials. A new type [...] Read more.
Composite piles have emerged as a popular alternative to conventional piling materials for deep foundations and have gained significant traction as a specific type of pile due to their potential to mitigate durability issues often associated with standard piling materials. A new type of composite piles can improve structural behavior and extend service life. This research uses an inclusive review methodology to evaluate the geotechnical and structural behaviors of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite piles. Scopus was utilized to address the relevant keywords and state-of-the-art documents, and VSOviewer software was adopted to spot recurring patterns in the data using scientometric maps. Low-stiffness composite materials are a concern, according to the research work. Thus, researchers are working on confined concrete-filled FRP piles to improve the structural and geotechnical properties used in various load-bearing conditions. However, more research is required to comprehensively understand the behaviors of the studied types of composite piles. Indeed, there is a need for large-scale lab and field studies to determine how axial and lateral loads influence composite piles. This could help create guidelines for constructing the reviewed types of composite piles. Full article
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