Skip to main content


Geotechnical and Geological Engineering

An International Journal

Geotechnical and Geological Engineering OnlineFirst articles

16-06-2021 | Original Paper

Numerical Analysis of the Drilled Horizontal Drains Efficiency in Physical Slope Model: The Role of the Soil Water Retention Property

Rainfall leading to a variation of the groundwater regime has been considered as a main factor that caused slope failures in many regions in the world, particularly in Tunisia, where roads were recently well damaged under intensive precipitations.

16-06-2021 | Original Paper

Strain Energy, Yielding and Undrained Shear Characteristics of High Plasticity Compacted Clay Subjected to Stress Anisotropy

This experimental study investigates the effect of K0, anisotropic and isotropic consolidation stress paths on the undrained mechanical response of compacted high plasticity clay. This type of soils is being used for the construction of the core …

15-06-2021 | Original Paper

Optimization of a Cable Support Strategy for Roadways in Coal Mines by Using the PSO Algorithm

Cables are commonly used for roadway support in coal mines. Traditionally, support schemes show characteristics of excessive strength and resource waste; therefore, determining how to scientifically and economically arrange the distribution of …

15-06-2021 | Technical Note

The Flat Dilatometer Test in an Unsaturated Tropical Soil Site

The site characterization of unsaturated soils is well stablished based on laboratory tests, which are expensive and time-consuming. In-situ testing methods, such as the flat dilatometer test (DMT), are an alternative to the traditional approach …

15-06-2021 | Original Paper

Trajectory Analysis of the Rockfall Based on the Effect of Rotating Angular Velocity

The trajectory of a rolling stone begins and is characteristically accompanied by a certain initial rotation. Considering the influence of the initial rotation, the four basic motion forms of a rolling rock movement are analyzed, based on contact …

Current Publications

About this journal

Geotechnical and Geological Engineering publishes papers in the areas of soil and rock engineering and also of geology as applied in the civil engineering, mining and petroleum industries. The emphasis is on the engineering aspects of soil and rock mechanics, geology and hydrogeology, although papers on theoretical and experimental advances in ground mechanics are also welcomed for inclusion.

The journal encompasses a broad spectrum of geo-engineering although several areas have been identified which will be given particular priority:

Soil and rock engineering;

Foundation engineering;

Applied geology for design and construction;

Geo-environmental engineering;

Earthquake engineering and dynamic behavior of soils and rocks;

Geohazards and mitigation;

Mining engineering;

Geotechnical aspects of petroleum engineering;

Information technology applications in geo-engineering;

Novel geotechnical construction techniques;

Case histories describing important geo-engineering projects.

Geotechnical and Geological Engineering publishes contributions in the form of original and review papers, or as short technical notes. A Book Review section informs the discerning reader of the type and quality of literature available to the geotechnical engineer and engineering geologist. 

Additional information