Special Issue "Experimental Works in Geotechnical Engineering: Challenges on Innovation and Reliability"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Civil Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 1551
Special Issue Editor
Interests: numerical modeling; mining backfill; backfilling of openings (trenches, silos, mine stopes); stability analysis; soil mechanics; rock mechanics; barricades
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Special Issue Information
Experimental work is often necessary either in the laboratory or in field testing conditions. Both can involve uncertainties. As people generally focus much on innovation and less on reliability, the reproducibility of experimental results published even in some high-caliber journals is usually quite low. In geotechnical engineering, people follow some testing standards or norms to do their tests for obtaining material parameters. The reliability of used norms or standards is seldom questioned. For some, working on existing norms and standards lacks originality and novelty. For others, improvement of existing norms or standards is non-significant because geotechnical engineering is full of empiricism and lacks accuracy. The uncertainty is taken into account by the use of a factor of safety. These points of view are not wrong for a practitioner-engineer, but incomplete for a researcher. Innovation is necessary to push the edge of our knowledge further. Without reliability, however, test results can lead us to false conclusions. Innovation and reliability are both essential in research. To emphasize the importance of the two aspects, this Special Issue is calling for high quality articles, which should not only focus on the original and novel contributions, but also on the reliability of experimental results. Sufficient details should be provided in order for readers to be able to reproduce the authors’ test results.
Prof. Dr. Li Li
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- laboratory tests
- field (in situ) measurement
- testing norms
- testing standards
- experimental results