Publications

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Journal Papers

  1. Pretell, R., Ziotopoulou, K., Abrahamson, N.A. (2020). Capturing 2D seismic response using 1D site response analyses. Earthquake Spectra (under review).
  2. El Kortbawi, M., Ziotopoulou, K., Lee, M., and Gomez, M. G. (2020). Mechanical behavior of artificially cemented sands: Review of Experimental and Numerical Developments. Géotechnique, ICE (under review)
  3. Salam, S., Xiao, M., Khosravifar, A., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2020). Seismic stability and liquefaction behavior of coal tailings dam with pore pressure plasticity models considering spatial variability of the properties. Computers and Geotechnics (under review).
  4. Pretell, R. A., Ziotopoulou, K., and Davis, C. (2019). Numerical modeling of ground deformations at Balboa Blvd. in the Northridge 1994 Earthquake.  ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (under 2nd review).
  5. Huang, Z., Ziotopoulou, K., and Filz, G. M. (2019). Lateral Thrust Distribution of Column-Supported Embankments for Limiting Cases of Lateral Spreading. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (accepted).
  6. Huang, Z., Ziotopoulou, K., and Filz, G. M. (2019). 3D Numerical Analyses of Column-Supported Embankments: Failure Heights, Failure Modes, and Deformations.ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (accepted).
  7. Huang, Z., Ziotopoulou, K., and Filz, G. M. (2019). Three-Dimensional Numerical Limiting Case Analyses of Lateral Spreading in a Column-Supported Embankment Case History. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 145(11), doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002162
  8. Tasiopoulou, P., Ziotopoulou, Κ., Humire, F., Giannakou, A., Chacko, J., and Travasarou, T. (2019). Development and implementation of semiempirical framework for modeling postliquefaction deformation accumulation in sands. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0002179.
  9. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2019). A constitutive model for clays and plastic silts in plane-strain earthquake engineering applications. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 127, doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2019.105832.
  10. Garini, E., Gazetas, G., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2018). “Inelastic soil amplification in three sites during the Tokachi-oki MJMA 8.0 earthquake.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Publications, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.01.017.
  11. Zeghal, M., Goswami, N., Kutter, B. L., Manzari, M. T, Abdoun, T., Arduino, P., Armstrong, R. J., Beaty, M. H., Chen, Y., Ghofrani, A., Haigh, S. K., Hung, W-Y, Iai, S., Kokkali, P., Lee, C. J., Madabhushi, S. P. G., Tobita, T., Ueda, K., Zhou, Y., Ziotopoulou, K. (2018). “Stress-strain response of the LEAP centrifuge tests and numerical predictions.” Special issue of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Publications dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.10.014
  12. Manzari, M. T, El Ghoraiby, M., Kutter, B. L., Zeghal, M., Abdoun, T., Arduino, P., Armstrong, R. J., Beaty, M. H., Carey, T., Chen, Y., Ghofrani, A., Gutierrez, D., Goswami, N., Haigh, S. K., Hung, W-Y, Iai, S., Kokkali, P., Lee, C. J., Madabhushi, S. P. G., Mejia, L., Sharp, M., Tobita, T., Ueda, K., Zhou, Y., Ziotopoulou, K. (2016). “Liquefaction Experiment and Analysis Projects (LEAP): Summary of Observations from the Planning Phase.” Special issue of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Elsevier Publications dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.05.015
  13. Ziotopoulou, K. (2017). “Seismic response of liquefiable sloping ground: Class A and C numerical predictions of centrifuge model responses.” Special issue of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.01.038
  14. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2016). “Plasticity modeling of liquefaction effects under sloping ground conditions and irregular cyclic loading.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 84, 269-283, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2016.02.013
  15. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2013). “Calibration and implementation of a sand plasticity plane-strain model for earthquake engineering applications.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 53, 268-280. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2013.07.009
  16. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2013). “Formulation of a sand plasticity plane-strain model for earthquake engineering applications.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 53, 254-267, dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2013.07.006
  17. Boulanger, R. W., Kamai, R., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2012). “Liquefaction induced strength loss and deformation: simulation and design.” Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering, 12, 1107-1128, doi.org/10.1007/s10518-013-9549-x

Refereed Book Chapters

  1. Kutter, B.L., Manzari, M.T., Zeghal, M., Arduino, P., Barrero, A.R., Carey, T.J., Chen, L., Elgamal, A., Ghofrani, A., Montgomery, J., Ozutsumi, O., Qiu, Z., Taiebat, M., Tobita, T., Travasarou, T., Tsiaousi, D., Ueda, K., Ugalde, J., Wada, T., Yang, M., Zheng, B.-L., Ziotopoulou, K. (2019). Numerical sensitivity study compared to trend of experiments for LEAP-UCD-2017. LEAP-UCD-2017 Workshop Proceedings, Springer.
  2. Manzari, M.T., Ghoraiby, M.E., Zeghal, M., Kutter, B.L., Arduino, P., Barrero, A.R., Bilotta, E., Chen, L., Chen, R., Chiaradonna, A., Elgamal, A., Fasano, G., Fukutake, K., Fuentes, W., Ghofrani, A., Haigh, S., Hung, W.-Y., Ichii, K., Kim, D.S., Kiriyama, T., Lascarro, C., Madabhushi, M.S.P.G., Mercado, V., Montgomery, J., Okamura, M., Ozutsumi, O., Qiu, Z., Taiebat, M., Tobita, T., Travasarou, T., Tsiaousi, D., Ueda, K., Ugalde, J., Wada, T., Wang, R., Yang, M., Zhang, J.-M., Zhou, Y.-G., Ziotopoulou, K. (2019). LEAP-2017: Comparison of the type-B numerical simulations with centrifuge test results. LEAP-UCD-2017 Workshop Proceedings, Springer.
  3. Manzari, M.T., Ghoraiby, M.E., Zeghal, M., Kutter, B.L., Arduino, P., Barrero, A.R., Bilotta, E., Chen, L., Chen, R., Chiaradonna, A., Elgamal, A., Fasano, G., Fukutake, K., Fuentes, W., Ghofrani, A., Ichii, K., Kim, D.S., Kiriyama, T., Lascarro, C., Mercado, V., Montgomery, J., Ozutsumi, O., Qiu, Z., Taiebat, M., Travasarou, T., Tsiaousi, D., Ueda, K., Ugalde, J., Wada, T., Wang, R., Yang, M., Zhang, J.-M., Ziotopoulou, K. (2019). LEAP-2017 simulation exercise: calibration of constitutive models and simulation of the element tests, LEAP-UCD-2017 Workshop Proceedings, Springer.
  4. Montgomery, J., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2019). Numerical simulations of selected LEAP centrifuge experiments with PM4Sand in FLAC, LEAP-UCD-2017 Workshop Proceedings, Springer.
  5. Boulanger, R. W., Montgomery, J., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2015). “Ch. 10: Nonlinear deformation analyses of liquefaction effects on embankment dams.” In Atilla Ansal and Mohamed Sakr, (Eds.), Perspectives on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. Springer Publishing, Switzerland, dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10786-8_10
  6. Ziotopoulou, K., and Gazetas, G. (2010). “Ch. 8: Are current design spectra sufficient for soil-structure systems on soft soils?” In: Advances in Performance-based Earthquake Engineering, M.N. Fardis ed., Springer, pp. 79-87, dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8746-1_8

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. DeJong, J. T., Ziotopoulou, K., Gomez, M. G., El Kortbawi, M., San Pablo, A.[et al.] (2021). Biocementation Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Hazard Mitigation. Invited Keynote. 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Sydney, Australia. Abstract submitted.
  2. Carey, T. J., Chiaradonna, A., DeJong, J. T., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2021). The effects of gradation on the dynamic response of sloping ground. 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Sydney, Australia. Abstract submitted.
  3. Sinha, S. K., Ziotopoulou, K., and Kutter, B. L. (2021). Downdrag on axially loaded piles in liquefiable soils. 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Sydney, Australia. Abstract submitted.
  4. Pretell, R., Humire, F. A., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2021). On the performance of three advanced constitutive models in capturing the element response of tailings. Tailings and Mine Waste 2020, November 15-18, Keystone, CO. Abstract submitted.
  5. Humire, F. A., Pretell, R., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2021). Calibration of constitutive models to capture the undrained cyclic response of tailings materials. XI Congreso Chileno de Geotecnia, Sociedad Chilena de Geotecnia, 1-2 December, 2020. Abstract submitted.
  6. Morales, B., Sawamura, Y., Ziotopoulou, K., Hashash, Y. M. A., and Alkhatib, K. (2021). Centrifuge Modeling of Hydrodynamic Loads in Water Storage Tanks. San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering, ASCE-UCLA, Los Angeles, California, February 7-10. Abstract submitted
  7. Ziotopoulou, K., Pretell, R., and Davis, C.A. (2021). Investigation of pipeline failures at Balboa Blvd. during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering, ASCE-UCLA, Los Angeles, California, February 7-10. Abstract submitted
  8. Humire, F. A., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2021). Evaluating the accumulation of shear strains of sands exhibiting cyclic mobility behavior using direct simple shear tests. 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Sydney, Australia. Abstract submitted.
  9. Pretell, R., Ziotopoulou, K., and Davis, C.A. (2021). Parametric investigation of ground failure at Balboa Blvd. during the 1994 Northridge Earthquake via nonlinear deformation analyses. San Fernando Earthquake Conference – 50 Years of Lifeline Engineering, ASCE-UCLA, Los Angeles, California, February 7-10. Abstract submitted
  10. Pretell, R., Ziotopoulou, K., and Davis, C.A. (2021). Ground deformations at Balboa Blvd. in the Northridge 1994 Earthquake: a parametric study via 2D nonlinear deformation analyses. 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE). Sydney, Australia. Abstract submitted.
  11. Ziotopoulou, K., El Kortbawi, M., Humire, F. A., Pretell, R., Sinha, S. K. (2020). Blended mentoring approaches towards building and sustaining developmental networks: from a diverse first-generation graduate group to the boundaryless world. American Society of Engineering Education, 2020 Pacific Southwest Section Annual Conference, April 30 – May 2.
  12. Ziotopoulou, K., Bronner, C. E., and Moug, D. M. (2020). Geotechnical student perceptions of mentoring: a pilot case study in the Geotechnical Graduate Student Society at UC Davis. Geotechnical Engineering Education 2020, Int. Conf. by TC306 ISSMGE. Athens, Greece, 24-25 June.
  13. Lee, M., El Kortbawi, M., Gomez, M. G., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2020). Examining the liquefaction resistance of cemented sands using Microbially-Induced Calcite Precipitation and Gypsum. ASCE GeoCongress, Minneapolis (in press).
  14. Huang, Z., Ziotopoulou, K., and Filz, G. M. (2020). Lateral thrust distribution for lateral spreading analysis of geosynthetic-reinforced column-supported embankments: a parametric study via 3D simulations. ASCE GeoCongress, Minneapolis (in press).
  15. Ziotopoulou, K., Montgomery, J., Tsiaousi, D., Tasiopoulou, P., Ugalde, J., and Travasarou, T. (2019). Effect of numerical modeling protocols on the seismic response of a liquefiable slope. 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Rome, Italy.
  16. Sinha, S.K., Ziotopoulou, K., and Kutter, B. L. (2019). Numerical modeling of liquefaction-induced downdrag on axially loaded piles. 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Rome, Italy.
  17. El Kortbawi, M., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2019). Constitutive modeling of the cyclic response of (bio-) cemented sands. 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Rome, Italy.
  18. Pretell-Ductram, A.R., Ziotopoulou, K., and Abrahamson, N. (2019). Methodology for the development of input motions for nonlinear deformation analyses. 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Rome, Italy.
  19. Humire, F. A., Ziotopoulou, K., Singh, M.B., and Martinez, A. (2019). Framework for tracking the accumulation of shear strains during cyclic mobility. 7th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Rome, Italy.
  20. Martinez, A., O’Hara, K. B., Sinha, S. K., Wilson, D., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2018). Monotonic and cyclic centrifuge testing of snake skin-inspired piles. B2G Atlanta, September.
  21. El Kortbawi, M., Ziotopoulou, K., Gomez, M. G., and Lee, M. (2019). Validation of a bounding surface plasticity model against the experimental response of (bio-) cemented sands. ASCE GeoCongress, Philadelphia, PA, March, doi.org/10.1061/9780784482100.021
  22. Bronner, C. E., Wilson, D. W., Ziotopoulou, K., Darby, K. M., Sturm, A., Raymond, A. J., Boulanger, R. W., and DeJong, J. T. (2018) An example of effective mentoring for research centers, Theme Paper, 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, McNamara et al. (Eds), Taylor & Francis Group, London.
  23. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2018) “On NDA practices for evaluating liquefaction effects.” Proc. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V (GEESDV 2018) Invited Paper, June 10 – 13, 2018, Austin, Texas.
  24. Ziotopoulou, K., Montgomery, J., Parra Bastidas, A. M., and Morales, B. (2018). “Cyclic Response of Ottawa F-65 Sand: Laboratory and Numerical Investigation.” Proc. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics V (GEESDV 2018), June 10 – 13, 2018, Austin, Texas.
  25. Boulanger, R. W., Price, A. B., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2018). “Constitutive modeling of the cyclic loading response of low plasticity fine-grained soils.” GSIC 2018, Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2018 International Conference: Fundamentals of Soil Behaviours, A. Zhou et al. (Eds.), Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., pp. 1–13, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-0125-4_1.
  26. Huang, G., Ziotopoulou, K., and Filz, G. M. (2018) “Numerical Predictions of Deformations in Geosynthetic-Reinforced Column-Supported Embankments: Validation of Manual Dissipation of Excess Pore Pressures Approach for Undrained and Drained Analyses.” Proc. International Foundations Congress and Equipment Exposition (IFCEE 2018), March 5-10, Orlando, Florida.
  27. Stark, N., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2017) “Undrained Shear Strength of Offshore Sediments from Portable Free Fall Penetrometers: Theory, Field Observation and Numerical Simulations.” Society for Underwater Technology OSIG (Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics) 8th International Conference, 12-14 September 2017, Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, London.
  28. Montgomery, J., Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2017). “Effects of Spatial Variability on the Seismic Response of the Wildlife Liquefaction Array.” Performance Based Design III (PBDIII) Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, July 16-19.
  29. Giannakogiorgos, A., Awad, A., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2017). “Liquefaction susceptibility and triggering potential of the Wakatipu varved lake sediments in Queenstown, New Zealand.” Performance Based Design III (PBDIII) Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, July 16-19.
  30. Ziotopoulou, K., O’Connell, S., Stark, N., and Ghose Hajra, M. (2017). “Preliminary simulations of free-fall penetrometer behavior: towards validating against geotechnical field and laboratory observations and predicting sediment erosion and deposition in waterways in coastal Louisiana.” Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 GSP 280, Orlando, FL.
  31. Ekstrom, L. T., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2017). “Seismic response of liquefiable sloping ground: validation of Class B predictions against the LEAP centrifuge tests”, Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 GSP 281, Orlando, FL.
  32. Ramirez, J., Badanagki, M., Abkenar, M. R., ElGhoraiby, M. A., Manzari, M. T., Dashti, S., Barrero, A., Taiebat, M., Ziotopoulou, K., and Liel, A. (2017). “Seismic performance of a layered liquefiable site: validation of numerical simulations using centrifuge modeling”, Geotechnical Frontiers 2017 GSP 281, Orlando, FL.
  33. Ziotopoulou, K., and Montgomery, J. (2017). “Numerical modeling of earthquake-induced liquefaction effects on shallow foundations.” Proc. 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering (16WCEE), January 9-13, Santiago, Chile.
  34. Montgomery, J., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2016). “Simulating the effects of earthquake-induced liquefaction on shallow footings.” Proc. 2nd Huixian International Forum on Earthquake Engineering for Young Researchers, August 19-21, Beijing, China.
  35. Ghanat, S., Kaklamanos, J., Ziotopoulou, K., and Selvaraj, S. I. (2016). A multi-institutional study of pre- and post-course knowledge surveys in undergraduate geotechnical engineering courses.” Proc. 123rd Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26-29, New Orleans, LA.
  36. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2015). “PM4Sand: A sand plasticity model for earthquake engineering applications.” 5th International Workshop for Young Doctors in Geomechanics, W(H)YDOC15, Pereira, Delage, Ghabezloo, Vandamme (eds), 2-4 December, Ecole des Ponts Paris Tech, France.
  37. Green, R. A., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2015). “Overview of screening criteria for liquefaction triggering susceptibility.” Proceedings 10th Pacific Conference on Earthquake Engineering, November 6-8, Sydney, Australia.
  38. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2015). “Validation protocols for constitutive modeling of liquefaction”, Proc. 6th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, November 1-4, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  39. Stark N., Quinn, B., Ziotopoulou, K., and Lantuit, H. (2015). “Geotechnical investigation of pore pressure behavior of muddy seafloor sediments in an arctic permafrost environment.” Proc. ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering OMAE 2015, Volume 1: Offshore Technology, May 31-June 5, St. John’s, Canada, dx.doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2015-41583
  40. Ziotopoulou, K., Maharjan, M., Boulanger, R. W., Beaty, M. H., Armstrong, R. J., and Takahashi, A. (2014). “Constitutive modeling of liquefaction effects in sloping ground.” Proc. 10th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, July 21-25, Anchorage, AK.
  41. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2013). “Numerical modeling issues in predicting post-liquefaction reconsolidation strains and settlements.” Proc. 10th International Conference on Urban Geotechnical Engineering (CUEE), March 1-2, Tokyo, Japan.
  42. Boulanger, R. W., Kamai, R., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2013). “Simulation of liquefaction-induced void redistribution in a centrifuge test.” Proc. 10th International Conference on Urban Geotechnical Engineering (CUEE), March 1-2, Tokyo, Japan.
  43. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2012). “Constitutive modeling of duration and overburden effects in liquefaction evaluations.” Proc. 2nd International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), May 28-30, Taormina, Italy, Paper no. 03.10, 467-482.
  44. Ziotopoulou, K., Boulanger, R. W., and Kramer, S. L. (2012). “Site response analysis at liquefiable sites.” ASCE Geo-Congress 2012: State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering, R. D. Hryciw, A. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, and N. Yesiller eds., Geotechnical Special Publication No.225, American Society of Civil Engineers, Geo-Institute, 1799-1808.
  45. Boulanger, R. W., Kamai, R., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2011). “Numerical modeling of liquefaction effects.” Effects of Surface Geology on Seismic Motion, 4th International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior and International Association for Earthquake Engineering (IASPEI / IAEE) International Symposium, August 23-26, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.
  46. Gazetas, G., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2010). “Bi-normalized response spectrum for a rational soil structure interaction analysis.” Workshop on Soil Structure Interaction (SSI) Knowledge and Effect on the Seismic Assessment of Nuclear Power Plant Structures and Components, October 6-8, Ottawa, Canada.
  47. Ziotopoulou, K., Gazetas, G., and Tazoh, T. (2010). “Soil amplification during the 2003 Tokachi-Oki earthquake: Analysis of surface and bedrock recordings.” 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, September 29-October 1, Volos, Greece (in Greek).
  48. Tasiopoulou, P., Ziotopoulou, K., and Gazetas G. (2010). “Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center: Seismic analysis of tall reinforced earth wall on precarious soil.” 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, September 29- October 1, Volos, Greece (in Greek).
  49. Gerolymos, N., Ziotopoulou, K., and Gazetas, G. (2010). “Reinforced soil retaining walls: Numerical analysis of a centrifuge test.” 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering, September 29-October 1, Volos, Greece (in Greek).
  50. Ziotopoulou, K., and Gazetas, G. (2009). “The irrationality of current seismic code spectra for soft soils: Proposed remedy.” 3rd Greece–Japan Workshop on Seismic Design, Observation, Retrofit of Foundations, Special Theme: Seismic Protection of Cultural Heritage, Ed. G. Gazetas, Y. Goto, T. Tazoh, September 22-23, Santorini, Greece.
  51. Ziotopoulou, K., Gazetas, G., and Garini, E. (2008). “Towards a unique bi-normalized response spectrum for all soil categories.” 3rd Hellenic Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, November 5-7, Athens, Greece (in Greek).
  52. Gazetas, G., Gerolymos, N., Garini, E., Gelagoti. F., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2008). “Asterios earthfill dam: Seismic analysis using rigorous and simplified methods.” 3rd Hellenic Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology, November 5-7, Athens, Greece (in Greek).

Abstracts

  1. Ziotopoulou, K. (2017) “The Liquefaction Evaluation and Analysis Project as a source of experimental and numerical data: Towards the Quantification of uncertainty in the numerical modeling of liquefaction effects”, Extended Abstract, QuakeCore Annual Meeting, Taupo, New Zealand, September 4. Extended abstract.
  2. Ziotopoulou, K. (2017) “The Liquefaction Evaluation and Analysis Project as a source of experimental data: insights and opportunities for validation efforts”, Extended Abstract, QuakeCore Annual Meeting, Taupo, New Zealand, September 4. Extended abstract.
  3. Ziotopoulou, K. (2016) “Challenges in predicting post-liquefaction reconsolidation strains and settlements: a multitude of implications”, Extended Abstract, U.S. – New Zealand – Japan International Workshop Liquefaction-Induced Ground Movements Effects, Berkeley, CA, November 2-4. Extended abstract.
  4. Ziotopoulou, K. (2016) “Plasticity Modeling of Liquefaction Effects under Sloping Ground Conditions: Investigation of Underlying Mechanisms and Recent Advancements”, Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference and Probabilistic Mechanics & Reliability Conference, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, May 22-25. Abstract.
  5. Ziotopoulou, K. (2015) “Systematic Validation as a Key to Moving Forward: Constitutive Modeling of Liquefaction”, 5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS) Thematic Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering, Minisymposium “Loss, Risk, Uncertainty and Modeling for Seismic Performance Assessment of Structures”, Crete, Greece, May 26. Abstract.
  6. Ziotopoulou, K. (2015) “Problem-Specific Validation of Constitutive Models”, Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects (LEAP), Washington Meeting, The George Washington University, January 26-27, 2015. Abstract
  7. Ziotopoulou, K., and Boulanger, R. W. (2014) “Effect of earthquake aftershocks on the response of liquefiable soils under sloping ground conditions.” Eastern Section of Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, November 4. Abstract: dx.doi.org/10.1785/0220150009

Reports

  1. Basu, D., Pretell, R., Montgomery, J., Ziotopoulou, K. LEAP 2020 Simulation Exercise Phase II: Type-B Prediction of Centrifuge Experiments. Report and prediction results. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted April 2020.
  2. Montgomery, J., Ziotopoulou, K., Basu, D., and Pretell, R. (2020). LEAP 2020 Simulation Exercise Phase I: Model Calibration. Report and calibration results. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted January 2020.
  3. Mosalam, K.M., Roueche, D., Abuchar, V., Archbold, J., Arteta, C., Fischer, E., Gunay, S., Hakhamaneshi, M., Hassan, W.M., Micheli, L., Muin, S., Pajaro, C., Peng, H., Pretell, R., Robertson, I., Vera, X., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2019) StEER – M6.4 and M7.1 Ridgecrest, CA Earthquakes on July 4-5, 2019: Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR). PRJ-2444. July 8, DesignSafe-CI.
  4. Fischer, E., Hakhamaneshi, M., Alam, M. Alberto, Y. Aranha, C. Derakhshan, S. Djima, W. Greenwood, W. Haro, G. Hassan, W. Hudson, K. Julius, A. Laughery, L. Ma, X. Maddalozzo, W. Mulchandani, H. Rodriguez-Nikl, T. Tsai, Y. Unal, M. Wong, J. Yoo, D., Ziotopoulou, K. (2019) EERI VERT Searles Valley Earthquake Phase 1 Report, July 8, DesignSafe-CI.
  5. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K.(2018). A silt plasticity model for earthquake engineering applications: Version 1.0. Report No. UCD/CGM-18-01, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 109 pp.
  6. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K.(2017). A sand plasticity model for earthquake engineering applications: Version 3.1. Report No. UCD/CGM-17-01, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 114 pp.
  7. Ziotopoulou, K., and Montgomery, J. (2017). LEAP 2017 Simulation Exercise Phase III: Sensitivity Study. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted December 2017.
  8. Ziotopoulou, K., and Montgomery, J. (2017). LEAP 2017 Simulation Exercise Phase II: Type-B Prediction of Centrifuge Experiments. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted November 2017.
  9. Ziotopoulou, K., and Montgomery, J. (2017). LEAP 2017 Simulation Exercise Phase I: Model Calibration. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted July 2017.
  10. Kontozoglou, E., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2016). Physical and Numerical Modeling of Earthquake-Induced Liquefaction Effects on Shallow Foundations: Review of Recent Developments and Insights. Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research (CGPR) Report, Blacksburg, VA, 72 pp.
  11. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2015). A sand plasticity model for earthquake engineering applications: Version 3.0. Report No. UCD/CGM-15-01, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 113 pp.
  12. Ziotopoulou, K. (2015). LEAP 2014 Simulation Exercise Phase II: Type-A Prediction of Centrifuge Experiments. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted January 2014.
  13. Ziotopoulou, K. (2014). LEAP 2014 Simulation Exercise Phase I: Model Calibration. Liquefaction Analyses and Experiments Projects. Submitted December 2014.
  14. Ziotopoulou, K., Price, A. B., DeJong, J. T., and Boulanger, R. W. (2013). Direct Simple Shear testing of Sands: procedures and specifications. Soil Interactions Laboratory (SIL), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 27 pp.
  15. Boulanger, R. W., and Ziotopoulou, K. (2012). A sand plasticity model for earthquake engineering applications: Version 2.0. Report No. UCD/CGM-12-01, Center for Geotechnical Modeling, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, 100 pp.
  16. Ziotopoulou, K., and Gazetas, G. (2009). Non-linear seismic response analysis of soil deposits and piles and proposed unique bi-normalized spectrum. Research Report LSM. NTUA-09-01, Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.
  17. Ziotopoulou, K., and Gazetas, G. (2008). Tokachi-Oki earthquake 2003: 1-D soil amplification studies with the Hokkaido base and surface records. Gazetas and Associates, Athens, Greece, 37 pp.

Refereed Magazine Articles

  1. Montgomery, J., Allmond, J., Ziotopoulou, K., Hakhamaneshi, M., and Kamai, R. (2013). “UC Davis Geotechnical Graduate Student Society: Enhancing education.” ASCE GI Geo-Strata issue on Geo-Education, March/April, pp. 49-52.

Book Translations

  1. Ziotopoulou, K. (2015). “Graham Barnes – Soil Mechanics: Principles and Practice – 3rd Edition”. Translation from English to Greek, Klidarithmos publications (currently used as the textbook of the two undergraduate Soil Mechanics courses at the National Technical University of Athens).

Dissertation and Theses

  1. Ziotopoulou, K. (2014). “A Sand Plasticity Model for Earthquake Engineering Applications.” Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, Davis, Advisor: Ross W. Boulanger.
  2. Ziotopoulou, K. (2010). “Evaluating Model Uncertainty against Strong Motion Records at Liquefiable Sites.” M.S. Thesis, University of California, Davis, Advisor: Ross W. Boulanger.
  3. Ziotopoulou, K. (2007). “Non–linear Seismic Response of Soil Deposits and Piles and Proposal of Unique Bi-normalized Design Spectrum.” Diploma Thesis, National Technical University of Athens, Advisor: George Gazetas.

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