Imperial College London

Dr J Antonio H Carraro

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Experimental Geotechnical Engineering
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 6038antonio.carraro Website

 
 
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Location

 

528BSkempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Dr Antonio Carraro researches Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics and Sustainable Geo-Materials, and uses Quality Laboratory Testing to improve geotechnical analyses. His research has been sponsored by the American Coal Ash Association, Australian Research Council, BP Exploration & Production, Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment, Colorado Dept. of Transportation, Fugro Singapore, GHD, Golder Associates, Knight Piésold, MWH Global, NGI, Rio Tinto, SRK Consulting, Technip UK, Tetra Tech, United States Dept. of Transportation, Woodside Energy and WorleyParsons, among others.

Dr Carraro is Associate Editor of the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering and has served on the editorial boards of Géotechnique and ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering. He is UK-nominated member of ISSMGE TC221 Tailings & Mine Wastes Committee and member of ASTM D18 Committee on Soil & Rock.

Dr Carraro earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from Purdue Univ. in the United States and MSc and BSc degrees in Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) in Brazil. Prior to joining Imperial, he was Associate Professor in the Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems at The Univ. of Western Australia, in Perth (Australia), and in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. at Colorado State (United States). Dr Carraro taught several undergraduate and postgraduate classes in Civil and Geotechnical engineering at Purdue and Colorado State universities, in the United States.

Areas of Expertise: 


Fabric-Sensitive Soil Mechanics

- Undisturbed soil properties & geotechnical design

Fundamental behaviour of soil mixtures / intermediate soils

- Cyclic loading, liquefaction & specimen reconstitution of tailings, offshore sediments & fluvial / alluvial soils

Sustainable Geo-Materials

- Green geo-materials & sustainable soil stabilisation (soil-tyre rubber mixtures, waste lime, waste glass, off-specification fly ashes, tailings, rammed earth)

- Recycling & beneficial use of waste materials in resilient infrastructure

Quality Laboratory Testing of Soils

- Analysis of experimental uncertainty & error

- Machine learning & adaptive control of testing apparatus

- Cyclic hollow cylinder, triaxial & simple shear testing

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Quinteros VS, Harb Carraro JA, The initial fabric of undisturbed and reconstituted fluvial sand, Geotechnique, ISSN:0016-8505

Barnett N, Rahman MM, Karim MR, et al., 2021, Equivalent state theory for sand with non-plastic fine mixtures: A DEM investigation, Geotechnique, Vol:71, ISSN:0016-8505, Pages:423-440

Liu D, O'Sullivan C, Harb Carraro JA, 2021, Influence of particle size distribution on the proportion of stress-transmitting particles and implications for measures of soil state, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol:147, ISSN:0733-9410, Pages:04020182-1-04020182-14

Consoli NC, Carretta MS, Leon HB, et al., 2020, Behaviour of silty sands stabilised with cement subjected to hard environmental conditions, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, Vol:173, ISSN:1353-2618, Pages:40-48

Mashiri MS, Vinod JS, Sheikh MN, et al., 2018, Shear modulus of sand-tyre chip mixtures, Environmental Geotechnics, Vol:5, ISSN:2051-803X, Pages:336-344

Lim GT, Pineda JA, Boukpeti N, et al., 2018, Predicted and measured behaviour of an embankment on PVD-improved Ballina clay, Computers and Geotechnics, Vol:93, ISSN:0266-352X, Pages:204-221

Carraro JAH, 2017, Analysis of simple shear tests with cell pressure confinement, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, Vol:12, ISSN:1748-6025, Pages:169-180

Tastan EO, Carraro JAH, 2013, A New Slurry-Based Method of Preparation of Hollow Cylinder Specimens of Clean and Silty Sands, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol:36, ISSN:0149-6115, Pages:811-822

Prezzi M, Bandini P, Carraro JAH, et al., 2011, Use of Recyclable Materials in Sustainable Civil Engineering Applications, Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol:2011, ISSN:1687-8094

Carraro JAH, Prezzi M, Salgado R, 2009, Shear Strength and Stiffness of Sands Containing Plastic or Nonplastic Fines, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol:135, ISSN:1090-0241, Pages:1167-1178

Carraro JAH, Prezzi M, 2008, A new slurry-based method of preparation of specimens of sand containing fines, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol:31, ISSN:0149-6115, Pages:1-11

Murthy TG, Loukidis D, Carraro JAH, et al., 2007, Undrained monotonic response of clean and silty sands, Geotechnique, Vol:57, ISSN:0016-8505, Pages:273-288

Carraro JAH, Bandini P, Salgado R, 2003, Liquefaction resistance of clean and nonplastic silty sands based on cone penetration resistance, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol:129, ISSN:1090-0241, Pages:965-976

Chapters

Carraro JAH, Boukpeti N, Guadalupe-Torres Y, et al., 2018, Laboratory Testing, Encyclopedia of Maritime and Offshore Engineering, Editor(s): Randolph, John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., ISBN:9781118476352

Conference

Dominguez-Quintans C, Quinteros VS, Carraro JAH, et al., 2019, Quality assessment of a new in-mould slurry deposition method for triaxial specimen reconstitution of clean and silty sands, 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials - IS Glasgow 2019

H. Carraro JA, Bortolotto MS, 2015, Stiffness degradation and damping of carbonate and silica sands, Pages:1179-1184

Dunham-Friel J, Carraro JAH, 2014, Effects of compaction effort, inclusion stiffness, and rubber size on the shear strength and stiffness of expansive soil-rubber (ESR) mixtures, Pages:3635-3644, ISSN:0895-0563

Dunham-Friel J, Carraro JAH, 2011, Shear strength and stiffness of Expansive Soil and Rubber (ESR) mixtures in undrained axisymmetric compression, Pages:1111-1120, ISSN:0895-0563

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