About this Research Topic
This Research Topic will focus on developing or proposing numerical approaches to provide better understanding of soil behaviour and soil-structure interaction, which will lead to a safer and economical design of civil structures. Additionally, it will also help to develop better computational techniques which can replicate the laboratory or field conditions. Furthermore, one of the main reasons for underestimating the failure potential of a structure is the inability of capture the interactions between the soil and the structure. Some recent computational approaches such as discrete element method or coupled finite and discrete element method have been adopted to tackle that problem. Finally, this topic will aim to explore the micro-structure of soil and its effect on the overall behaviour by using one of the recent numerical approaches.
The scope of this Research Topic is to examine various numerical modelling approaches which has been attracting the attention of researchers in geotechnical and structural engineering.
It will cover a diverse range of research areas (to name some, soil and structure response due static/cyclic load, dynamic analysis, earthquake engineering, pavement, etc.)
So, we would like to invite original submissions (research report, case study or conceptual analysis) covering the recent developments in computational modelling in any aspect of geotechnical and structural engineering. Here are the potential topics for this Research Topic
• Numerical modelling of soil
• Soil-structure interaction
• Engineering design related to soil-structure interaction such as footing, slope, retaining structures
• Innovation in geotechnical structures
• Pavement engineering
• Earthquake engineering
• Constitutive modelling
Keywords: Civil Engineering, Numerical Approach, Soil-Structure Interaction, Soil, Dynamic analysis
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