Finite Element Analysis of an embankment failure using MIT-E3 anisotropic soil model.
1) Numerical Analysis:
After completing her PhD at Imperial College in 1996, Dr Zdravkovic became involved with the development and use of the Imperial College Finite Element Program (ICFEP), a specialist finite element program for geotechnical analysis. New developments include constitutive models for partially saturated soils, kinematic yield surface(s) (or bubble) models for stiff clays, extension of the existing Fourier Series Aided Finite Element Method for analysing tunnel heading problems, dynamic soil behaviour and 3D shell elements. She has co-authored, with Professor David Potts of Imperial College, two books on finite element analysis in geotechnical engineering, published by Thomas Telford.
2) Laboratory studies of soil anisotropy:
Dr Zdravkovic supervises laboratory research into soil anisotropy, using the large Imperial College hollow cylinder apparatus. This is a continuation of her PhD work that involved experimental research into the stress-strain-strength anisotropy of granular soils and she has recently been looking into the behaviour of loose, brittle sediments, as well as natural soft clays (from Bothkennar). The results of this work are used to develop and verify constitutive models that are then used in finite element analysis to investigate the effects of soil anisotropy on the behaviour of boundary value problems. Work to date has investigated the behaviour of shallow foundations, offshore suction caissons and anchors and embankments on soft ground.
Application of advanced numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering design; Geotec-Hanoi 2019 keynote lecture, 4th International Conference on Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure development; Geotech Hanoi 2019; 28-29 Nov 2019, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2019
Extending the life of existing infrastructure; ECSMGE 2019 invited lecture, 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2019; 1-6 Sep 2019 Reykjavik, Iceland, 2019
Integrating laboratory and field testing into advanced geotechnical design; IS-Glasgow 2019 keynote lecture, 7th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, IS-Glasgow 2019; 26-28 June 2019, Strathclyde University Technology & Innovation Centre, Glasgow, 2019
Numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering: current practice and future trends; BGA annual conference invited lecture, British Geotechnical Association (BGA) annual conference; 19 June 2019; Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 2019
Application of advanced numerical analysis for optimised pile design; REMS 2019 keynote lecture, 4th Renewable Energy Marine Structures annual conference, REMS 2019; 23 May 2019, Strathclyde University Innovation Centre, Glasgow, 2019
Assessing the geotechnical risk associated with natural and cut slopes;Athenian Lecture 2019, Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, Greece, 2019
On the modelling of soil-atmosphere interaction in cut and natural slopes; UNSAT 2018 keynote lecture, 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils; The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2018
PISA: new design methods for offshore wind turbine monopiles; SUT OSIG 2017 keynote lecture, 8th International Conference on Offshore Site Investigation & Geotechnics (OSIG); 12-14 Sep 2017, Royal Geographical Society, London; Society for Underwater Technology, London, 2017
New design methods for offshore wind turbine monopiles; OES special lecture, Offshore Engineering Society Special Lecture; 3 May 2017, Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, 2017
Numerical analysis of geotechnical infrastructure; ISRBT 2016 keynote lecture, International Seminar on Roads, Bridges & Tunnels, ISRBT 2016; 18-24 Nov 2016, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2016
Recent advances in flooding-related research; BGA 2016 annual conference special lecture, British Geotechnical Association annual conference;Institution of Civil Engineers, London, 2016
How to build confidence in numerical analysis; EYGEC 2014 keynote lecture, 23rd European Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference, EYGEC 2014;Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 2014
Geotechnical numerical analysis: a road map; Geotechnique Lecture 2013, British Geotechnical Association;Institution of Civil Engineers, London, UK, 2013
Limit state design, Eurocode 7 and numerical methods; ECSMGE 2011 panel lecture, 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ECSMGE 2011; ERT C7 & TC 205 workshop;Hellenic Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Athens, Greece, 2011
Application of numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering practice; Geo-Florida 2010 keynote lecture, ASCE Geo-Institute annual conference, Geo-Florida 2010; 20-24 Feb 2010, West Palm Beach, Florida, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, 2010
Research Student Supervision
Dominguez,C, Experimental investigations of cyclic and dynamic behaviour of sands (Co-sup.: L. Zdravkovic), PhD