Special Issue "Advances in Modelling of Landslide Hazards"

A special issue of Modelling (ISSN 2673-3951).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Luca Lenti
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Guest Editor
CEREMA (Centre d'études et d'expertise sur les risques, l'environnement, la mobilité et l'aménagement, Agence de Sophia Antipolis), 500 route des Lucioles - CS 80125 Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis Cedex, France
IFSTTAR, Dpt Geotechnical engineering, Environment, Natural hazards and Earth sciences Department Dpt GERS, Gustave Eiffel University, France
Interests: wave propagation; soils mechanics; landslides; vibrations
Dr. Salvatore Martino
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Guest Editor
Dpt. Earth Sciences and Research Centre for Geological Risks – CERI, University of Rome « Sapienza », P.le Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: landslides; local seismic response; natural risks; soil and rock mechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the last few decades, the rapid improvement in digital techniques such as GIS and photogrammetry, as well as of remote surveying techniques, lends support to landslide inventorying and geodatabase construction as suitable tools for deriving and validating landslide scenarios from a multihazard perspective. Advanced numerical methods are contributing to quantifying slope stability as well as landslide mass interaction with different triggering actions while analytical solutions and rheological equations were significantly improved for stress–strain numerical modeling in 2D or 3D domains by continuum and discontinuum approaches. Numerical models, accounting for geometrical, mechanical, and hydrogeological features, are suitable for assessing the susceptibility to first-time slope failures or landslide reactivations as well as for providing landslide evolution over time from back- to forward-analysis, depending on possible natural or anthropogenic factors, such as meteoclimatic conditions and environmental exploitation due to human activities. These analyses provide a quantitative contribution for mapping landslide susceptibility, also at regional scale, in addition landslide multihazard scenarios and represent useful tools for risk management.

This Special Issue focuses on 1) illustrating the available methodological approaches for empirical, analytical, and numerical models to derive landslide scenarios in a multihazard perspective and 2) highlighting the limits and potential of numerical modeling in quantifying slope stability conditions or landslide evolution over time through case studies referred to local or regional contexts.

Dr. Luca Lenti
Dr. Salvatore Martino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Landslide hazard
  • Slope stability
  • Empirical, analytical, and numerical modeling
  • Multihazard scenarios

Published Papers

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