Special Issue on Uncertainty, Reliability and Risk Analysis in Geotechnical Problems

Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2020

This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Special Issue Editor
    • Arash Sekhavatian
      Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
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    • Saman Soleimani Kutanaei
      Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
    • Mahtab Alitalesh
      Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
    • Sadegh Rezaei
      Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
    • Samieh Rezazadeh
      Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    • Meisam Rabiei
      Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Babol, Mazandaran, Iran
    • Akram Karimian
      Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin, Iran
  • Introduction

    Geotechnical engineers deal with uncertainties by recognizing that risk and uncertainty are inevitable.In most cases, the uncertainties inherent in geotechnical problems are considered by applying theobservational method to maintain control over them. These methods suffer from some shortcomings,especially in situations when the critical behavior can not be observed until too late to make changes. Inthis cases, the designer must rely on a calculated risk. Although prominent engineers have longemphasized the role of the calculated risk in geotechnical engineering, the literature contains relativelyfew examples of evaluation of risk for geotechnical problems considering the performance quality ofeach of non-deterministic methods, comparing the applicability of different methods with differentmathematical concepts and proposing practical recommendations regarding the foregoing cases.
    The aim of this special issue is to highlight the newest researches in the area of uncertainty, reliability,and risk analysis in geotechnical engineering problems. Thus, we plan to publish a set of high-qualitytopical collections (special issues) on cross-cutting themes of employing reliability and risk analysis in geotechnical problems such as Slope engineering, Excavations, Soil Improvement, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (e.g. Liquefaction), Deep Foundations, Semi-Deep Foundations and other fields in geotechnical engineering which deal with uncertainties in soil parameters, geometry and etc. All non-deterministic methods of analysis includingprobabilistic and non-probabilistic techniques are welcome. Practice-oriented papers and case studies are particularly welcomed and encouraged.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Uncertainty
    2. Reliability analysis
    3. Risk analysis
    4. Geotechnical engineering
    5. Numerical modelling
    6. Probabilistic and non-probabilistic analysis

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.journalofcivileng.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.

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