George (Georgios) Kouretzis obtained a diploma in Civil Engineering from the Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and received his MSc and PhD from the School of Civil Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece in 2005. In the following years, he continued his engagement with the School of Civil Engineering, NTUA first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as a part-time lecturer. His research interests include numerical simulation of dynamic soil-structure interaction effects under cyclic loading, analytical and numerical methods to assess pipeline and tunnel performance under transient and permanent ground displacements, design of protective structures to resist conventional weapons effects, numerical simulation of moving boundary problems in geomechanics, and evaluation of soil and topography effects on strong earthquake ground motion. Parallel to his research activities, he has been involved since 2000 as an engineering consultant and as an auditor in a series of major energy and transportation infrastructure projects, including high- and medium-pressure natural gas and crude oil pipeline networks, bridges and motorway tunnels in areas of high seismicity, critical runway embankments etc. He has published over 30 papers in monographs, refereed journals and peer-reviewed conferences, and serves as an active reviewer for a number of international journals.
- PhD (Geotechnical Engineering), National Technical University of Athens - Greece, 08/11/2005
- Master of Science (Engineering), National Technical University of Athens - Greece, 31/03/2000
- Diploma of Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace - Greece, 17/07/1998
- Dynamic response of structures
- Numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics
- Soil and topography effects on strong ground motion
- Soil-structure interaction
Oriented towards the following four fields, lying in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering, dynamic response of structures and computational geomechanics:
- Evaluation of soil and topography effects on strong earthquake ground motion,
- Soil-structure interaction under earthquake and blast loading,
- Aseismic design of underground structures under transient and permanent ground displacements,
- Design of protective structures to resist conventional weapons effects, and
- Moving boundary problems in geomechanics.
Fields of Research
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He has been a member of research groups of the School of Civil Engineering and of the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens Greece, as well as of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
- Foundation engineering
- Geotechnical earthquake engineering
- Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering: soil investigation methods and in situ testing, analysis and design of shallow and deep foundations, soil and groundwater contamination and remediation techniques, application of numerical methods in geotechnical engineering problems.
- Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering; aseismic design of pipelines and tunnels, mitigation of liquefaction effects on structures, seismic slope stability, assessment of soil effects and microzonation studies, seismic design of retaining walls.
- Foundation Engineering; Analysis and design of flexible retaining walls, soil anchors, methods for soil improvement.
|2011||Kouretzis G, Bouckovalas GD, Karamitros DK, 'Seismic verification of long cylindrical underground structures considering Rayleigh wave effects', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 26 789-794 (2011) [C1]|
|2007||Karamitros DK, Bouckovalas GD, Kouretzis G, 'Stress analysis of buried steel pipelines at strike-slip fault crossings', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 27 200-211 (2007) [C1]|
|2007||Kouretzis G, Bouckovalas GD, Gantes CJ, 'Analytical calculation of blast-induced buried pipeline strains', International Journal of Impact Engineering, 34 1683-1704 (2007) [C1]|
|2006||Kouretzis G, Bouckovalas GD, Gantes CJ, '3-D shell analysis of cylindrical underground structures under seismic shear (S) wave action', Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 26 909-921 (2006) [C1]|
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Book (1 outputs)
|2007||Yiouta-Mitra V, Kouretzis G, Sofianos A, Bouckovalas GD, Effect of underground structures in earthquake resistant design of surface structures, American Society of Civil Engineers, Athens, Greece (2007) [A3]|
Journal article (10 outputs)
|2014||Kouretzis GP, Sloan SW, Carter JP, Andrianopoulos KI, 'Analysis of circular tunnels due to seismic P-wave propagation, with emphasis on unreinforced concrete liners', Computers and Geotechnics, 55 187-194 (2014)|
|2013||Kouretzis GP, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Effect of interface friction on tunnel liner internal forces due to seismic S- and P-wave propagation', SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 46 41-51 (2013) [C1]|
|2013||Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Sand-pipeline-trench lateral interaction effects for shallow buried pipelines', Computers and Geotechnics, 54 53-59 (2013)|
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Grants and Funding
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2013 (1 grants)
New Staff Grant 2012$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
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Dr Georgios (George) Kouretzis
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6449|
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Focus Area||Civil Engineering|
Callaghan NSW 2308