Advances in Civil Engineering

Geohazard Risk Reduction Technologies in Geotechnical Engineering


Publishing date
01 Feb 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
27 Sep 2019

Lead Editor

1Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

2Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

3Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Busan, Republic of Korea

4Korea National University of Transportation, Chungju, Republic of Korea

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Geohazard Risk Reduction Technologies in Geotechnical Engineering

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

A geohazard is defined as a natural or man-made phenomenon capable of causing serious damage to civil engineering structures. Examples of geohazards include landslides, debris flows, avalanches, rockfalls, earth fissures, earthquakes, sinkholes, tsunamis, subsidence, volcanoes, lahars, and hydrothermal activity.

With industries developing, cities growing, and the pace of global warming accelerating, geological hazards are quickly emerging as the greatest current threat to buildings and infrastructures. For instance, on July 27th, 2011, intense rainfall triggered mass debris flows and rockfalls in South Korea, resulting in multiple fatalities and inflicting extensive physical and financial infrastructural damage. As a result, debris flow control structures and smart monitoring systems have since been implemented in Seoul to protect civil engineering structures and prevent similar scenarios arising in the future.

Geotechnical engineers seek to prevent or minimize geohazard-based problems. In order to successfully protect geotechnical engineering projects that are likely to be threatened by geohazards, a risk assessment and analysis of natural and artificial systems in urban and coastal zones is required. Through site investigations, geotechnical engineers can clearly determine the material properties of geomaterials such as soils, rocks, minerals, and concrete and subsequently assess the potential risk they present to humans, properties, and the environment. As geohazards cannot be identified until they actually occur, risk reduction technologies that are based on the identification, analysis, and assessment of potential geohazards need to be established. Therefore, developing tools and techniques to quantify the uncertainties of geomaterials and advance safety risk assessment and management methods is of the utmost importance in geotechnical engineering.

The primary objective of this special issue is to showcase georisk reduction technologies and geohazard assessment methods used to minimize catastrophic disasters in urban and coastal zones. Both original research articles and review articles that explore the topic from a geotechnical engineering perspective are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • New geotechnical investigations and tests used to identify and evaluate geomaterials for geohazard reduction technologies
  • Experimental studies, numerical analysis, and field monitoring based on geotechnical engineering for the risk assessment of natural and man-made slopes
  • Geotechnical risk assessment and damage reduction technologies of natural and artificial seismic motions
  • Case studies and geotechnical analysis of subsidence or sinkholes in urban areas from an engineering perspective
  • Reliability-based design code development or modification of geotechnical structures influenced by geohazards
  • Practical-oriented geotechnical topics to minimize geohazards based on GIS databases, remote sensing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other data-based methodologies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2717356
  • - Research Article

Laboratory Experiment and Numerical Analysis on the Precursory Hydraulic Process of Rainfall-Induced Slope Failure

Joon-Young Park | Young-Suk Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6396379
  • - Research Article

The Propagation of Landslide-Generated Impulse Waves and Their Impacts on the Moored Ships: An Experimental Investigation

Ping Mu | Pingyi Wang | ... | Haiyong Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2360947
  • - Research Article

Effects of Rapid Water-Level Fluctuations on the Stability of an Unsaturated Reservoir Bank Slope

Jin-Zhu Mao | Jia Guo | ... | Ya-Nan Ding
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 7030425
  • - Review Article

Soil Fatigue from Induced Seismicity

Merissa L. Zuzulock | Oliver-Denzil S. Taylor | Norbert H. Maerz.
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1052618
  • - Research Article

Research on the Disaster-Inducing Mechanism of Coal-Gas Outburst

Fengxiang Nie | Honglei Wang | Liming Qiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 3610651
  • - Research Article

Mitigation Method of Rockfall Hazard on Rock Slope Using Large-Scale Field Tests and Numerical Simulations

Jinam Yoon | Hoki Ban | ... | Duhee Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 8241509
  • - Research Article

Numerical Simulation Analysis of NPR Anchorage Monitoring of Bedding Rock Landslide in Open-Pit Mine

Kai Zhang | Xiaojie Yang | ... | Zhigang Tao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3567374
  • - Research Article

Development of Debris Flow Impact Force Models Based on Flume Experiments for Design Criteria of Soil Erosion Control Dam

Song Eu | Sangjun Im | Dongyeob Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1365759
  • - Research Article

A Method for Cavity Scale Estimation Based on Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) Explorations: An Experimental Study

Jeong-Jun Park | Yoonseok Chung | Gigwon Hong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2183732
  • - Research Article

Stability Analysis of Slope with Multiple Sliding Surfaces Based on Dynamic Strength-Reduction DDA Method

Shuhong Wang | Chengjin Zhu | ... | Zishan Zhang
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