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Overview

  • An Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
    Teach and Research in different areas of Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics with focus on unsaturated soil mechanics and geotechnical earthquake engineering.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2019 The role of kinematic interaction on measured seismic response of soil-foundation-structure systemsSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.  125:105674-105674. 2019
    2019 Impact of subsurface water on structural performance of inundated flexible pavementsInternational Journal of Pavement Engineering.  20:947-957. 2019
    2019 Compositional and geoenvironmental factors in microbially induced partial saturationEnvironmental Geotechnics.  1-13. 2019
    2018 A Review on Soil-Water Retention Scaling in Centrifuge Modeling of Unsaturated SandsGeotechnical Testing Journal.  41:979-997. 2018
    2018 Seismic behavior of pile-supported systems in unsaturated sandSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.  112:162-173. 2018
    2018 The role of predictive models for resilient modulus of unbound materials in pavement FWD-deflection assessmentRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  1-19. 2018
    2018 Numerical Modeling of Cone Penetration Test in Unsaturated Sand inside a Calibration ChamberInternational Journal of Geomechanics.  18:04017148-04017148. 2018
    2018 Methodology to evaluate performance of pavement structure using soil moisture profileRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  19:952-971. 2018
    2017 Physical and mechanical properties of reconstructed bio-cemented sandSoils and Foundations.  57:698-706. 2017
    2017 Cyclic Triaxial Test to Measure Strain-Dependent Shear Modulus of Unsaturated SandInternational Journal of Geomechanics.  17:04017043-04017043. 2017
    2017 Cyclic Direct Simple Shear Test to Measure Strain-Dependent Dynamic Properties of Unsaturated SandGeotechnical Testing Journal.  40:20160128-20160128. 2017
    2017 Centrifuge tests to assess seismic site response of partially saturated sand layersSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.  94:254-265. 2017
    2016 Procedure to Estimate the Seismic Settlement of Partially Saturated SoilsIndian Geotechnical Journal.  46:272-275. 2016
    2016 Seismic Performance of Underground Reservoir Structures: Insight from Centrifuge Modeling on the Influence of Structure StiffnessJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  142:04016020-04016020. 2016
    2015 Evaluation of 1-D seismic site response modeling of sand using centrifuge experimentsSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.  78:19-31. 2015
    2015 Effect of Ground Motion Characteristics on Seismic Soil-Foundation-Structure InteractionEarthquake Spectra.  31:1789-1812. 2015
    2014 Closure to "performance of a transparent Flexible Shear Beam container for geotechnical centrifuge modelling of dynamic problems" by Ghayoomi M., Dashti S., and McCartney JSSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.  67:363-369. 2014
    2013 Performance of a transparent Flexible Shear Beam container for geotechnical centrifuge modeling of dynamic problemsSoil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering.  53:230-239. 2013
    2013 Empirical Methodology to Estimate Seismically Induced Settlement of Partially Saturated SandJournal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - ASCE Journal of Geotechcnical Engineering.  139:367-376. 2013
    2011 Measurement of Small-Strain Shear Moduli of Partially Saturated Sand During Infiltration in a Geotechnical CentrifugeGeotechnical Testing Journal.  34:503-513. 2011
    2011 Centrifuge Test to Assess the Seismic Compression of Partially Saturated Sand LayersGeotechnical Testing Journal.  34:321-331. 2011

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2018 Centrifuge Modeling to Evaluate Kinematic Soil-Foundation-Structure InteractionGeotechnical Special Publication. 321-329. 2018
    2018 Design and Calibration of a Miniature Cone for Testing in Unsaturated SoilsGeotechnical Special Publication. 436-446. 2018
    2017 Numerical Evaluation of the Effect of Unsaturated Soil above the Water Table on Cone ResistanceGeotechnical Special Publication. 623-632. 2017
    2016 Challenges in Seismic Modelling of Soil-Structure Systems with Unsaturated Soils using Geotechnical Centrifuge 2016
    2016 Simple Numerical Model to Simulate Penetration Testing in Unsaturated SoilsE3S Web of Conferences. 08011-08011. 2016
    2016 Suction-controlled dynamic simple shear apparatus for measurement of dynamic properties of unsaturated soilsE3S Web of Conferences. 09001-09001. 2016
    2015 Centrifuge Test to Evaluate Internal Strut Loads in Shallow Underground Retaining StructuresXV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2615-2622. 2015
    2015 Simplified Equivalent Linear and Nonlinear Site Response Analysis of Partially Saturated Soil LayersGeotechnical Special Publication. 2131-2140. 2015
    2015 Suction-Controlled Cyclic Triaxial System for Measurement of Dynamic Properties of Unsaturated SoilsXV Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2150-2157. 2015
    2014 Effect of Earthquake Shaking Intensity and Intensity Rate on Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction8th International Conference in Physical Modeling in Geotechnics. 1017-1023. 2014
    2014 Equivalent linear site response analysis of partially saturated sand layersInternational Conference in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics. 561-567. 2014
    2014 Renovation and Reoperation of a Geotechnical Centrifuge at the University of New Hampshire8th International Conference of Physical Modeling in Geotechnics. 201-205. 2014
    2014 Seismic Soil-Structure-Interaction and Lateral Earth Pressures on Buried Reservoir StructuresGeotechnical Special Publication. 1215-1224. 2014
    2013 Centrifuge Modeling of Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction, and Lateral Earth Pressures for Large Near-Surface Underground Structures18th International Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering,. 899-902. 2013
    2012 Centrifuge Evaluation of the Impact of Partial Saturation on the Amplification of Peak Ground Acceleration in Soil LayersGeotechnical Special Publication. 1968-1977. 2012
    2012 Sensing of Lateral Seismic Earth Pressures in Geotechnical Centrifuge Models15th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering,. 2012
    2010 Challenges in Predicting the Earthquake-Induced Settlements of Partially Saturated SandsGeotechnical Special Publication. 3052-3061. 2010
    2010 Impact of Effective Stress in Dynamic Shear Modulus of Unsaturated SandsGeotechnical Special Publication. 410-419. 2010
    2007 Cyclic Behavior of Limy Cemented Gravelly Sand4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. 2007
    2006 The Effect of Open Trench on Active Foundation Isolation Using Physical ModelingInternational Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics. 1217-1228. 2006
    2003 The Behavior of Reinforced High Strength Concrete Frames Under Impact Loading.10th Iran National Civil Engineering Conference. 2003
    2003 The effect of strength and Ductility of Steel on Impact Strength of High strength Concrete Frames10th Iran National Civil Engineering Conference. 2003
    Application of Cone Penetrometer for Unsaturated Soils inside Geotechnical Centrifuge
    Bearing Capacity Analysis of Pavement Structures for Short Term Flooding Events.  2127-2133.
    Centrifuge Tests to Evaluate Dynamic Impedance Functions of Square Surface Foundation.  1-1.
    Design and Performance of A Transparent Flexible Shear Beam- Container for Dynamic Geotechnical Centrifuge Testing
    Dynamic Response of Microbial Induced Partially Saturated Sand
    Earthquake Induced Lateral Deformation of Pile-Supported System in Unsaturated Sand
    Effect of Shaking Intensity on Seismic Response of Unsaturated Sand Layers
    Experimental Evaluation of Two-Stage Scaling in Physical Modeling of Soil-Foundation-Structure Systems
    Liquefaction Mitigation of Silty Sands via Microbial Induced Partial Saturation
    Modeling Experiments to Investigate Soil-Water Retention in Geotechnical Centrifuge
    Sensitivity of Seismic Site Response to Fluctuations in Water Levels.  1-1.
    Simulating Seismic Response of Unsaturated Sand Layers inside a Geotechnical Centrifuge.  1553-1553.

    Teaching Activities

  • Soil-Structure-Ineraction Taught course 2018
  • Engineering Behavior of Soils Taught course 2018
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2018
  • Soil Mechanics Taught course 2018
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2017
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2017
  • Intro to Geotec Earthquake Eng Taught course 2017
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2016
  • Soil-Structure-Ineraction Taught course 2016
  • Intro to Geotec Earthquake Eng Taught course 2016
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2016
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2015
  • Geotechnical Modeling Taught course 2015
  • Geotechnical Modeling Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Behavior of Soils Taught course 2015
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2015
  • Foundation Design I Taught course 2014
  • Soil-Structure-Ineraction Taught course 2014
  • Geotechnical Modeling Taught course 2014
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Civil Engineering, University of Tehran
  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Shariff University of Technology
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Full Name

  • Majid Ghayoomi
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    Civil and Environmental Engineering

    W175 Kingsbury Hall 33 Academic Way

    Durham, NH - New Hampshire  03824

    United States