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Advances in Earthquake Geotechnics 2

Advances in Earthquake Geotechnics


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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