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International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering

For a Special Issue on
Recent Developments in Pile Foundations: Design, Construction, Innovations, and Case Studies

Abstract deadline
31 March 2023

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Prof Sudip Basack, Professor and Principal, Elitte College of Engineering, Affiliated: MAKA University of Technology, Kolkata, India
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A/Prof Sanjay Nimbalkar, Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
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Prof Musarraf Zaman, David Ross Boyd Professor and Aaron Alexander Professor of Civil Engineering, The University of Oklahoma Norman, Oklahoma, USA
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Recent Developments in Pile Foundations: Design, Construction, Innovations, and Case Studies

International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor & Francis
Special Issue on Recent Developments in Pile Foundations: Design, Construction, Innovations, and Case Studies

Lead Editor: Prof Sudip Basack, Professor and Principal, Elitte College of Engineering, MAKA University of Technology, Kolkata, INDIA.
Guest-Co-Editor: Dr Sanjay Nimbalkar, Associate Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), NSW 2007, AUSTRALIA.
Guest-Co-Editor: Prof Musharraf Zaman, David Ross Boyd Professor and Aaron Alexander Professor of Civil Engineering, Alumni Chair Professor of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, Director, Southern Plains Transportation Center, School of Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.

Overview:
Providing safe, sound and cost-effective foundations for civil infrastructures with sufficient load bearing capacity and minimizing long-term settlement are of utmost importance for sustainable civil infrastructure development in most countries. Many parts of the world, including coastal zones and alluvial regions, consist of soft, compressible clay deposits. In some arid regions, loose sand exists up to significant depths where foundation construction is challenging. In order to satisfy stringent safety and serviceability criteria for long-term performance and low-cost maintenance, adoption of pile foundations is widely as an accepted feasible solution. Pile foundations not only transmit the superstructure loading to the stronger and stiffer subsoil
beneath, but they also assist in reducing short-term and long-term settlement of infrastructure. Apart from conventional vertical piles (single and group), there are other special types of pile foundations adopted in certain specific circumstances, such as batter piles, helical piles, under-reamed piles, piled raft, and perforated piles. This special issue is focused on the recent developments in pile foundations including the design, construction, innovations, and case studies.

Importance and Timeliness:
Pile foundations associated with major structures including high-rise buildings, offshore structures, and transport infrastructures such as railways and highways, waterway bridges, flyovers, are usually subjected to complex loading conditions owing to the effects of wind, wave and traffic movement. This requires appropriate analysis and design against safety and serviceability criteria employing proper analytical and numerical tools, besides experimentations (laboratory model studies and/or field-based investigations). In densely populated urban areas, installation of piles for a major infrastructure need to confront special challenges to safeguard the existing foundations of other important structures. This special issue aims to provide an insight in analysis, design, construction, maintenance and monitoring of pile foundations with an emphasis to current trends, challenges, innovations and future directions. Technical manuscripts from academicians, researchers, practicing engineers, specialist contractors, government agencies, and industry leaders, covering this general theme, will be sought.

The sub-themes of this special issue shall encompass any relevant topic, including but not limited to the following:

  • Piled raft
  • Helical piles
  • Offshore monopoles and pile-groups
  • Under-reamed and Batter piles
  • Perforated piles
  • Pile foundations under dynamic and cyclic loading
  • Analytical and Numerical Modelling
  • Laboratory Experimentations and/or Field-based Investigations
  • Challenges of pile foundation construction in populated urban regions
  • Case studies and design recommendations
  • Sustainable development of pile foundations

Important Dates: 
Abstracts (within 300 words) are to be received by March, 31 2023. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit full papers by June 30, 2023. All abstracts and papers should be submitted online as usual with the special issue name given in the option. All papers will undergo rigorous peer reviews before publication, as per journal policy.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts (within 300 words) are to be received by March, 31 2023. Authors of accepted abstracts are required to submit full papers by June 30, 2023. All abstracts and papers should be submitted online as usual with the special issue name given in the option. All papers will undergo rigorous peer reviews before publication, as per journal policy.

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