Qualifications & Memberships
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.
- Chiaro G., Umar M., Kiyota T. and Koseki J. (2019) Deformation and cyclic strength characteristics of loose and medium-dense clean sand under sloping ground conditions: insights from cyclic undrained torsional shear tests with static shear. Geotechnical Engineering Journal SEAGS 50(4): 8.
- Umar M., Kiyota T., Chiaro G. and Antoine D. (2019) Undrained monotonic behavior of sand in large strain torsional shear apparatus. Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center 52: 9.
- 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.
- Umar M., Kiyota T. and Chiaro G. (2018) Effect of specimen size on behaviour of dense sand in large strain torsional shear apparatus. Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center 51: 9.
- 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) 3: 9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40891-017-0120-8.