Nicholas Sitar

Research Expertise and Interest

geotechnical earthquake engineering, wireless sensors, seismic slope stability, seismic earth pressure, rock erosion, groundwater remediation, numerical modeling of solid-fluid interaction, geotechnical engineering, geological engineering

Research Description

Nicholas Sitar is a professor in the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  His research interests include:

  • Slope stability under static and seismic loading.
  • Seismic earth pressure on retaining structures.
  • Seismic performance of tunnels and underground structures.
  • Rock slope stability and rock erosion.
  • Self-configuring wireless sensor networks for monitoring of natural processes.
  • Numerical modeling and visualization of natural hazards.
  • Numerical modeling of discontinuous (fractured) rock masses and rock-fluid interaction.
  • Study of the influence of depositional/geologic environment on the properties of granular deposits.
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