Gabriele Chiaro

Senior LecturerGabriele Chiaro

Deputy Postgraduate Research Director
Civil & Natural Resources Engineering E446A
Internal Phone: 92248

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My research interests include mainly, but not limited to, Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering and related problems (e.g. soil liquefaction and its remediation); constitutive modelling for geomaterials; development of advanced laboratory testing devices (triaxial tests with static local deformation and dynamic measurements; torsional shear tests from very small to large strain levels); geo-hazard reconnaissance and mitigation (e.g. 2015 Gorkha Nepal Earthquake; sinkholes in Pokhara Valley, Nepal); beneficial reuse/recycling of waste materials for sustainable geo-constructions; ground improvement techniques for granular soils.

Recent Publications

  • Cubrinovski M., Bray JD., de la Torre C., Olsen M., Bradley B., Chiaro G., Stocks E., Wotherspoon L. and Krall T. (2018) Liquefaction-induced damage and CPT characterization of the reclamations at Centreport, Wellington. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108(3B): 1695-1708. http://dx.doi.org/10.1785/0120170246.
  • Zhang L., Chen Q., Gao G-Y., Nimbalkar S. and Chiaro G. (2018) A New Failure Load Criterion for Large-Diameter Under-Reamed Piles: Practical Perspective. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GEOSYNTHETICS AND GROUND ENGINEERING 4(1) UNSP 3 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40891-017-0120-8.
  • Chiaro G., Alexander G., Brabhaharan P., Massey C., Koseki J., Yamada S. and Aoyagi Y. (2017) Reconnissance report on geotechnical and geological aspects of the 14-16 April 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes, Japan. Bulletin of the New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(3): 365-393.
  • Chiaro G., De Silva LIN. and Koseki J. (2017) Modeling the effects of static shear on the undrained cyclic torsional simple shear behavior of liquefiable sand. Geotechnical Engineering Journal of the SEAGS & AGSSEA 48(4): 8.
  • Cubrinovski M., Bray JD., De La Torre C., Olsen MJ., Bradley BA., Chiaro G., Stocks E. and Wotherspoon L. (2017) Liquefaction effects and associated damages observed at the Wellington centreport from the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 50(2): 152-173.