The Introduction of the Special Issue

Due to the continuously increasing complexity of the analyzed underground structures and the substantial research, advance computational models and methods are needed to solve these issues. We develop this special issue around the theme of Computational Methods in Geotechnical Engineering to highlight the critical importance of these topics for ongoing progress in geotechnical engineering.  Accepted papers will show a diversity of new developments in these areas.

This issue accepts high quality articles containing original research results and case studies in terms of studies on deep excavations, tunnels and foundations. And it will let the readers of this journal know more about this fundamental area of computational methods in geotechnical engineering.


The Article Title of the Special Issue

1:the numerical assessment of the stability of deep excavations and other underground structures

2:computational simulation and monitoring in mechanized tunneling

3:numerical modeling and design of retaining structures

4:optimizing of numerical methods for geotechnical engineering

5: constitutive modeling and parameter selection of soft soils

6:back analysis and inverse problems


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Urban Transportation and Construction submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due:September 01 , 2019


The Lead Guest Editor

Jianyong Han

Dr. Han joined the geotechnical research in 2012 at the Northeastern University in China. He has worked in the School of Resources and Civil Engineering on engineering projects for the deep excavations, tunnel excavations and slope engineering industries. His research interests and consulting activities include in-situ testing, numerical simulation, constitutive modelling of soil-structure interaction, laboratory testing techniques and underground structure behaviours.