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., Tasalloti A., Banasiak LJ., Palermo A., Granello G. and Rees S. (2020) Sustainable recycling of end-of-life tyres in civil (geotechnical) engineering applications: turning issues into opportunities in the New Zealand context. NZ Geomechanics News 99: 38-47.
- Hernández E., Palermo A., Granello G., Chiaro G. and Banasiak LJ. (2020) Eco-rubber Seismic-Isolation Foundation Systems: A Sustainable Solution for the New Zealand Context. Structural Engineering International 30(2): 192-200. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10168664.2019.1702487.
- Umar M., Kiyota T., Ullah N. and Chiaro G. (2020) Effects of initial static shear on cyclic resistance and pore water generation of dense Toyoura sand in large-strain torsional shear tests. Bulletin of Earthquake Resistant Structure Research Center 53: 1-9.
- 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.