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Geotechnical Engineering

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Faculty Contacts

Shahin NAYYERI AMIRI Ph.D., P.E.

    SENIOR LECTURER
    137 B KAUFMAN HALL
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4412
  • snayyeri@odu.edu



Lab Resources

The Geotechnical/Soil dynamics Laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art routine geotechnical testing devices and a variety of unique research equipment. These include a resonant column/torsional triaxial shear device, cyclic torsional simple shear device, and others with a high-speed data acquisition system.


Research Highlights

Geotechnical Engineering Research

Recent doctoral research includes Behavior of Piled Raft Foundation in Partially Saturated Soil, A Study of Passive Earth Pressure in Anisotropic Sand with Various Wall Movement Modes, Use of EPS-Filled Tires as Lightweight Construction Materials, Determination of Anisotropy of Granular Materials and Its Relation to Liquefaction Resistance under Cyclic Loading, etc.