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Biography

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. 

Qualifications

  • 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

Research

Research keywords

  • Dynamic response of structures
  • Numerical and analytical methods in geomechanics
  • Soil and topography effects on strong ground motion
  • Soil-structure interaction

Research expertise

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.

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
090501Civil Geotechnical Engineering85
090506Structural Engineering15

Collaboration

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Foundation engineering
  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering

Teaching expertise

  • 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.
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Highlighted Publications

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2011Kouretzis GP, 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]
2007Karamitros DK, Bouckovalas GD, Kouretzis GP, 'Stress analysis of buried steel pipelines at strike-slip fault crossings', SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 27 200-211 (2007) [C1]
2007Kouretzis GP, Bouckovalas GD, Gantes CJ, 'Analytical calculation of blast-induced strains to buried pipelines', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPACT ENGINEERING, 34 1683-1704 (2007) [C1]
2006Kouretzis GP, 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]

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Yiouta-Mitra P, Kouretzis G, Bouckovalas G, Sofianos A, Effect of underground structures in earthquake resistant design of surface structures (2007) [A3]

Journal article (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Ansari Y, Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, 'An effective stress analysis of partially embedded offshore pipelines: Vertical penetration and axial walking', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 58 69-80 (2014) [C1]
2014Kouretzis GP, Andrianopoulos KI, Sloan SW, Carter JP, 'Analysis of circular tunnels due to seismic P-wave propagation, with emphasis on unreinforced concrete liners', COMPUTERS AND GEOTECHNICS, 55 187-194 (2014) [C1]
2014Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, Wang D, 'Numerical simulation of cone penetration testing using a new critical state constitutive model for sand', Computers and Geotechnics, 56 50-60 (2014)
2014Ansari Y, Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, 'Coupled finite element analysis of partially embedded offshore pipelines during vertical penetration', Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553 428-433 (2014)
2014Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, Wang D, 'Numerical simulation of CPT cone penetration in sand', Applied Mechanics and Materials, 553 416-421 (2014)
2013Kouretzis 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]
2013Kouretzis GP, Sheng D, Sloan SW, 'Sand-pipeline-trench lateral interaction effects for shallow buried pipelines', Computers and Geotechnics, 54 53-59 (2013) [C1]
2011Karamitros DK, Bouckovalas GD, Kouretzis GP, Gkesouli V, 'An analytical method for strength verification of buried steel pipelines at normal fault crossings', SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 31 1452-1464 (2011) [C1]
2011Kouretzis GP, 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]
2007Karamitros DK, Bouckovalas GD, Kouretzis GP, 'Stress analysis of buried steel pipelines at strike-slip fault crossings', SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 27 200-211 (2007) [C1]
2007Kouretzis GP, Bouckovalas GD, Gantes CJ, 'Analytical calculation of blast-induced strains to buried pipelines', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF IMPACT ENGINEERING, 34 1683-1704 (2007) [C1]
2006Kouretzis GP, 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]
2002Bouckovalas GD, Kouretzis GP, Kalogeras IS, 'Site-specific analysis of strong motion data from the September 7, 1999 Athens, Greece earthquake', NATURAL HAZARDS, 27 105-131 (2002) [C1]
2001Bouckovalas GD, Kouretzis GP, 'Stiff soil amplification effects in the 7 September 1999 Athens (Greece) earthquake', SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 21 671-687 (2001) [C1]
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Grants and Funding

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Number of grants2
Total funding$45,000

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2014 (1 grants)

Research of partial embedment of pipelines and study of pipeline 3D lateral buckling analysis$40,000
Funding Body: Hyundai Heavy Industries

Project Team
Doctor George Kouretzis, Professor Daichao Sheng, Professor Scott Sloan, Mr Ji Lim
SchemeRole
Visiting ResearcherChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020142014
GNo:G1400118

2013 (1 grants)

New Staff Grant 2012$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor George Kouretzis
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1201169
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Dr Georgios (George) Kouretzis

Work Phone(02) 4921 6449
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCivil Engineering
Office
EA207,
EA Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/georgios-kouretzis