ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories

The International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is an official journal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the premier scientific organization for geotechnical engineering worldwide. The Case Histories Journal covers the broad area of practice in geotechnical engineering (soils and rocks), including geotechnical earthquake engineering, environmental geotechnics and engineering geology, and energy geo-construction.

The Case Histories Journal is a peer-review journal on the geotechnical engineering practice with a focus on careful documentation of case histories with and emphasis on observations and data collected during and after project construction. Papers are reviewed by a distinguished international Editorial Board and a selected number of reviewers. All paper published in the journal are accompanied by electronic data for better documentation of each case history.

Latest Published Case History Papers

St. Isaac Cathedral (St. Petersburg, Russia): A Case History

Shidlovskaya, A., Briaud, J. L., Mohammadrajabi, M.



Monuments St. Isaac’s Cathedral Engineering properties of soil Foundation capacity Settlement analysis Microbial activity Numerical simulation


St Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg was completed in 1858 after 40 years of construction; it is today the fourth largest domed Cathedral in Europe. The soil is a relatively soft saturated sediment and carries this 3155 MN structure that is 100 meters high with an imprint of 92 m by 100 m...

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A High Rock Cut Stabilization in Muscat City, Oman

Hayat, T. M., Bhatti, T. J., Goldsmith, R.



rock slope shear strength parameters Barton Bandis model limit equilibrium analysis Shear Strength Reduction (SSR)


A large road box cut was constructed in hilly terrain of Muscat city, Oman, in an area underlain by the geologically complex Sahtan and Mahil formations comprising of limestone, dolomite, sandstone and siltstone...

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Geotechnical Damage Caused by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake, Japan

Takashi Kiyota, Takaaki Ikeda, Kazuo Konagai, Masataka Shiga



2016 Kumamoto earthquake damage survey liquefaction, embankment landslide volcanic soil


On the 16th of April 2016, the Kumamoto earthquake (Mw 7.0) hit the Central Kyushu Region, Japan, following a Mw 6.2 shock on the 14th of April. The earthquake sequences caused severe damage in Kumamoto Prefecture. This paper presents quick reconnaissance results focusing on geotechnical damage fea...
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Rock Mass Characterization and Assessment of Ground Behavior for the Trikokkia Railway Tunnel (Central Greece)

Alexandris, A., Abatiori, M., Griva, I.



Rock Tunneling Rock mass Characterization Rock mass Behavior Discrete Fracture Networks Molasse


The Trikokkia Railway tunnel is a 5000 m long single tube tunnel, foreseen to be constructed along the future Kalambaka–Kozani railway line in central Greece...

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