Acta Geotechnica

(The TQCC of Acta Geotechnica is 10. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-05-01 to 2024-05-01.)
One-phase-low-pH enzyme induced carbonate precipitation (EICP) method for soil improvement101
The detailed particle breakage around the pile in coral sand100
Dynamic prediction of jet grouted column diameter in soft soil using Bi-LSTM deep learning98
An experimental study of mitigating coastal sand dune erosion by microbial- and enzymatic-induced carbonate precipitation86
Energy evolution analysis and failure criteria for rock under different stress paths76
Displacement prediction of Jiuxianping landslide using gated recurrent unit (GRU) networks73
Investigating the effect of flow direction on suffusion and its impacts on gap-graded granular soils71
Compression behavior of MICP-treated sand with various gradations71
A comparative study of different machine learning algorithms in predicting EPB shield behaviour: a case study at the Xi’an metro, China69
Predicting tunnel squeezing using support vector machine optimized by whale optimization algorithm67
Homogeneity and mechanical behaviors of sands improved by a temperature-controlled one-phase MICP method64
Quantitative evaluation of geological uncertainty and its influence on tunnel structural performance using improved coupled Markov chain63
Real-time prediction of shield moving trajectory during tunnelling62
An anisotropic plasticity model incorporating fabric evolution for monotonic and cyclic behavior of sand58
Three-dimensional Wadell roundness for particle angularity characterization of granular soils56
Investigating the effect of degree of compaction, initial water content, and electric field intensity on electrokinetic remediation of an artificially Cu- and Pb-contaminated loess54
The effect of temperature on the drained shear behavior of calcareous sand54
Bio-mediated calcium carbonate precipitation and its effect on the shear behaviour of calcareous sand50
Monotonic behavior of interface shear between carbonate sands and steel50
Retarding effect of concentration of cementation solution on biocementation of soil48
Effects of internal pores on the mechanical properties of marine calcareous sand particles48
Comparative performance of eight ensemble learning approaches for the development of models of slope stability prediction48
Failure characteristics of brittle rock containing two rectangular holes under uniaxial compression and coupled static-dynamic loads47
Cyclic behavior of interface shear between carbonate sand and steel47
Real-time prediction of shield moving trajectory during tunnelling using GRU deep neural network45
A new approach for stabilization of lateritic soil with Portland cement and sand: strength and durability45
Coupled thermal–hydraulic modeling of artificial ground freezing with uncertainties in pipe inclination and thermal conductivity45
A 2D mixed fracture–pore seepage model and hydromechanical coupling for fractured porous media45
Hypoplastic modeling of anisotropic sand behavior accounting for fabric evolution under monotonic and cyclic loading45
Bayesian estimation of spatially varying soil parameters with spatiotemporal monitoring data44
A 2D FDEM-based moisture diffusion–fracture coupling model for simulating soil desiccation cracking44
Constitutive modelling of state-dependent behaviour of unsaturated soils: an overview44
Poroelastic coefficients for anisotropic single and double porosity media42
Vertical dynamic response of a pile embedded in a poroelastic soil layer overlying rigid base41
Predicting permeability of tight carbonates using a hybrid machine learning approach of modified equilibrium optimizer and extreme learning machine41
Effect of wool fiber addition on the reinforcement of loose sands by microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP): mechanical property and underlying mechanism41
A triaxial creep model for deep coal considering temperature effect based on fractional derivative40
The compaction effect on the performance of a compaction-grouted soil nail in sand40
Numerical investigation of the mechanism of granular flow impact on rigid control structures40
Evaluation of undrained shear strength of surficial marine clays using ball penetration-based CFD modelling40
Intelligent assistant driving method for tunnel boring machine based on big data39
Modelling three-dimensional stress-dependent failure of hard rocks39
Centrifuge modelling of rainfall-induced slope failure in variably saturated soil38
Kinetic biomineralization through microfluidic chip tests37
Vertical time-harmonic coupling vibration of an impermeable, rigid, circular plate resting on a finite, poroelastic soil layer36
Assessing the influence of a rapid water drawdown on the seismic response characteristics of a reservoir rock slope using time–frequency analysis36
Investigation of the hydro-mechanical behaviour of GMZ bentonite pellet mixtures35
A continuum-based model on axial pile-head dynamic impedance in inhomogeneous soil35
Energy dissimilation characteristics and shock mechanism of coal-rock mass induced in steeply-inclined mining: comparison based on physical simulation and numerical calculation35
Ground movements induced by installation of twin large diameter deeply-buried caissons: 3D numerical modeling35
Experimental study and numerical modeling of the thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in soil freezing with different frost penetration directions34
Design optimization of the soil nail wall-retaining pile-anchor cable supporting system in a large-scale deep foundation pit34
A simple hypoplastic model for overconsolidated clays34
Soil water retention behavior and microstructure evolution of lateritic soil in the suction range of 0–286.7 MPa33
Particle finite element method implementation for large deformation analysis using Abaqus33
Effect of water chemical corrosion on mechanical properties and failure modes of pre-fissured sandstone under uniaxial compression33
Mechanical behaviors of conjugate-flawed rocks subjected to coupled static–dynamic compression33
Physical model tests and discrete element simulation of shield tunnel face stability in anisotropic granular media33
Changes in strength, hydraulic conductivity and microstructure of superabsorbent polymer stabilized soil subjected to wetting–drying cycles32
Machine learning-assisted distinct element model calibration: ANFIS, SVM, GPR, and MARS approaches32
3D DEM method for compaction and breakage characteristics simulation of broken rock mass in goaf31
Kitchen waste for Sporosarcina pasteurii cultivation and its application in wind erosion control of desert soil via microbially induced carbonate precipitation31
Estimation of tensile strength of sandy soil from soil–water characteristic curve31
A Caputo variable-order fractional damage creep model for sandstone considering effect of relaxation time30
Assessment of rockburst risk using multivariate adaptive regression splines and deep forest model30
Study on the mechanical behavior of sands using 3D discrete element method with realistic particle models30
Micro-mechanical analysis of soil–structure interface behavior under constant normal stiffness condition with DEM29
Exploring efficiency of biochar in enhancing water retention in soils with varying grain size distributions using ANN technique29
Time-dependent reliability analysis of unsaturated slopes under rapid drawdown with intelligent surrogate models29
SPH–DEM coupling method based on GPU and its application to the landslide tsunami. Part II: reproduction of the Vajont landslide tsunami29
An experimental study on the apparent viscosity of sandy soils: from liquefaction triggering to pseudo-plastic behaviour of liquefied sands29
Interval prediction of landslide displacement with dual-output least squares support vector machine and particle swarm optimization algorithms28
Triaxial behavior of cement-stabilized organic matter–disseminated sand28
Kinematic response of pipe piles subjected to vertically propagating seismic P-waves28
Anisotropy in volume change behaviour of soils during shrinkage28
Numerical investigation on performance of braced excavation considering soil stress-induced anisotropy28
Thermal properties of GMZ bentonite pellet mixtures subjected to different temperatures for high-level radioactive waste repository28
Transmission effect of eroded particles in suffusion using the CFD-DEM coupling method28
Characteristic limitations of advanced plasticity and hypoplasticity models for cyclic loading of sands28
Biocarbonation of reactive magnesia for soil improvement28
Resilient and permanent deformation of unsaturated unbound granular materials under cyclic loading by the large-scale triaxial tests28
Assessment of apparent earth pressure for braced excavations in anisotropic clay27
Microscopic mechanism of particle detachment in granular materials subjected to suffusion in anisotropic stress states27
Effectiveness of a buttress wall in reducing retaining wall movement during dewatering before bulk excavation27
Experimental and numerical study of failure characteristics of brittle rocks with single internal 3D open-type flaw27
Calibration of a hypoplastic model using genetic algorithms26
A novel multi-scale large deformation approach for modelling of granular collapse26
Two-layer material point method for modeling soil–water interaction in unsaturated soils and rainfall-induced slope failure26
On the role of pre-existing discontinuities on the micromechanical behavior of confined rock samples: a numerical study26
A fractional elasto-viscoplastic model for describing creep behavior of soft soil25
A maximum entropy method using fractional moments and deep learning for geotechnical reliability analysis25
Study of grouting effectiveness based on shear strength evaluation with experimental and numerical approaches25
Comprehensive simulations of rock fracturing with pre-existing cracks by the numerical manifold method25
Use of microfluidic experiments to optimize MICP treatment protocols for effective strength enhancement of MICP-treated sandy soils25
A review of research on the shaft resistance of rock-socketed piles25
Large scale model testing to investigate the influence of granular cushion layer on the performance of disconnected piled raft system25
A novel approach of random packing generation of complex-shaped 3D particles with controllable sizes and shapes25
Correlation between grain shape and critical state characteristics of uniformly graded sands: A 3D DEM study24
Experimental investigation of the strain rate effect on crack initiation and crack damage thresholds of hard rock under quasi-static compression24
A rigorous elastoplastic load-transfer model for axially loaded pile installed in saturated modified Cam-clay soils24
3D DEM simulations of monotonic interface behaviour between cohesionless sand and rigid wall of different roughness24
Influence of particle size on the drained shear behavior of a dense fluvial sand23
Quantitative bearing capacity assessment of strip footings adjacent to two-layered slopes considering spatial soil variability23
Deterioration of an infrastructure cutting subjected to climate change23
Identification of geological characteristics from construction parameters during shield tunnelling23
Impacts of saturation-dependent anisotropy on the shrinkage behavior of clay rocks23
The 2015 Shenzhen catastrophic landslide in a construction waste dump: analyses of undrained strength and slope stability23
Effects of calcium sources and magnesium ions on the mechanical behavior of MICP-treated calcareous sand: experimental evidence and precipitated crystal insights23
A generalized model for effective thermal conductivity of soils considering porosity and mineral composition23
Hybrid machine learning model with random field and limited CPT data to quantify horizontal scale of fluctuation of soil spatial variability23
A novel vertical stress-controlled apparatus for studying suffusion along horizontal seepage through soils23
Simulating landslide-induced tsunamis in the Yangtze River at the Three Gorges in China22
Validation of a simple hypoplastic constitutive model for overconsolidated clays22
Experimental study on the pile group-soil vibration induced by railway traffic under the inclined bedrock condition22
Measurement of local and volumetric deformation in geotechnical triaxial testing using 3D-digital image correlation and a subpixel edge detection algorithm22
Study of hidden factors affecting the mechanical behavior of soil–rock mixtures based on abstraction idea22
Fault propagation and surface rupture in geologic materials with a meshfree continuum method21
Phenomenological fractional stress–dilatancy model for granular soil and soil-structure interface under monotonic and cyclic loads21
Micromechanical behaviour in shearing of reproduced flat LBS grains with strong and weak artificial bonds21
A high-cycle accumulation model for clay and its application to monopile foundations21
Experimental study on the velocity-dependent frictional resistance of a rough rock fracture exposed to normal load vibrations21
A depth integrated, coupled, two-phase model for debris flow propagation21
Characteristics of ground settlement due to combined actions of groundwater drawdown and enclosure wall movement21
Transport coefficients and pressure conditions for growth of ice lens in frozen soil21
Dynamic multifield coupling model of gas drainage and a new remedy method for borehole leakage21
Kaolin-nucleation-based biotreated calcareous sand through unsaturated percolation method21
Bayesian probabilistic characterization of consolidation behavior of clays using CPTU data21
Characterization of volume change and strength behavior of micro-silica and lime-stabilized Cyprus clay21
Single-particle crushing behaviour of carbonate sands studied by X-ray microtomography and a combined finite–discrete element method21
Liquefaction triggering in silty sands: effects of non-plastic fines and mixture-packing conditions20
A state-dependent hypoplastic model for methane hydrate-bearing sands20
Effect of waste rubber particles on the shear behaviour of bio-cemented calcareous sand20
Improvement to the intergranular strain model for larger numbers of repetitive cycles20
Effect of mesoscale internal structure on effective thermal conductivity of anisotropic geomaterials20
Cyclic and creep combination effects on the long-term undrained behavior of overconsolidated clay20
Pseudo-dynamic stability of rock slope considering Hoek–Brown strength criterion20
Centrifuge study on behavior of rigid pile composite foundation under embankment in soft soil20
Efficient approach in modeling the shear strength of unsaturated soil using soil water retention curve20
UH model for granular soils considering low confining pressure19
Spatiotemporal deep learning approach on estimation of diaphragm wall deformation induced by excavation19
Numerical study on the tunnel stability in granular soil using DEM virtual air bag model19
Characteristics and generation mechanisms of key infrared radiation signals during damage evolution in sandstone19
Micro-mechanism and efficiency of baffle structure in deceleration of granular flows19
Effect of tamping interval on consolidation of dredged slurry using vacuum preloading combined with dynamic consolidation19
Spectral induced polarization study on enzyme induced carbonate precipitations: influences of size and content on stiffness of a fine sand19
Modelling the mechanical behaviour of soils using machine learning algorithms with explicit formulations19
Pseudo-static analysis of reinforced earth retaining walls19
Comparative 3D DEM simulations of sand–structure interfaces with similarly shaped clumps versus spheres with contact moments19
Deep learning for efficient stochastic analysis with spatial variability19
3D modelling of strip reinforced MSE walls19
Insights into the deformation and failure characteristic of a slope due to excavation through multi-field monitoring: a model test19
Effect of particle rolling resistance on drained and undrained behaviour of silty sand19
A multisurface elastoplastic model for frozen soil18
Creep characteristics of calcareous coral sand in the South China Sea18
Proposing several hybrid SSA—machine learning techniques for estimating rock cuttability by conical pick with relieved cutting modes18
Visco-plastic response of deep tunnels based on a fractional damage creep constitutive model18
Breakage mechanism and pore evolution characteristics of gangue materials under compression18
Mechanical and biodeterioration behaviours of a clayey soil strengthened with combined carrageenan and casein18
Effects of particle shape on the cushioning mechanics of rock-filled gabions18
Laboratory investigation of pullout behavior of hollow and solid shaft helical nail in frictional soil18
Shaking table tests on slope reinforced by anchored piles under random earthquake ground motions18
Single-particle crushing strength under different relative humidity conditions18
Coupled three-dimensional discrete element–finite difference simulation of dynamic compaction18
Analysis on face stability of rectangular cross-sectional shield tunneling based on an improved two-dimensional rotational mechanism18
Influence of plastic fines content on the liquefaction susceptibility of sands: monotonic loading18
An extended TODIM-based model for evaluating risks of excavation system17
Development of a coupled pile-to-pile interaction model for the dynamic analysis of pile groups subjected to vertical loads17
Field study on the behavior of pre-bored grouted planted pile with enlarged grout base17
The stress–strain behaviour and critical state parameters of an unsaturated granular fill material under different suctions17
Experimental investigation of the failure mechanism of deep granite under high seepage water pressure and strong unloading effect17
Effect of particle characteristics on the evolution of particle size, particle morphology, and fabric of sands loaded under uniaxial compression17
Influence of structure on the compression and shear behaviour of a saturated lateritic clay17
Microscale analysis to characterize effects of water content on the strength of cement-stabilized sand–clay mixtures17
Salinity effect on the liquid limit of soils17
Comparison of SPH boundary approaches in simulating frictional soil–structure interaction17
Applications of micropolar SPH in geomechanics17
A double-yield-surface plasticity theory for transversely isotropic rocks17
Machine learning reveals the influences of grain morphology on grain crushing strength17
Strength behavior of dredged mud slurry treated jointly by cement, flocculant and vacuum preloading17
Convergence-confinement analysis for tunnels with combined bolt–cable system considering the effects of intermediate principal stress17
Experimental study of particle migration under cyclic loading: effects of load frequency and load magnitude17
Large deformation dynamic analysis of progressive failure in layered clayey slopes under seismic loading using the particle finite element method17
Crack development and damage patterns under combined dynamic-static loading of parallel double fractured rocks based on DIC technique17
Stress–dilatancy behavior of cemented sand: comparison between bonding provided by cement and biocement16
Fracture evolution of transversely isotropic rocks with a pre-existing flaw under compression tests based on moment tensor analysis16
A state-dependent hyperelastic-plastic constitutive model considering shear-induced particle breakage in granular soils16
Experimental evaluation of sandstone under cyclic coupled compression-shear loading: fatigue mechanical response and failure behavior16
Particle breakage of granular soils: changing critical state line and constitutive modelling16
Determination of unsaturated hydraulic conductivity of sandy soils: a new pore network approach16
A study of suffusion kinetics inspired from experimental data: comparison of three different approaches16
Long-term groundwater level changes and land subsidence in Tianjin, China16
A water retention model accounting for void ratio changes in double porosity clays16
Denitrification-based MICP for cementation of soil: treatment process and mechanical performance16
Influence of geosynthetic reinforcement on the progressive failure of rigid columns under an embankment load16
On the seismic stability of soil slopes containing dual weak layers: true failure load assessment by finite-element limit-analysis16
Interpretation of cone penetration test in clay with smoothed particle finite element method16
Mechanical characteristics and particle breakage of coral sand under one-dimensional repeated loading16
Seismic stability analysis of a hunchbacked retaining wall under passive state using method of stress characteristics16
Influence of dry density and water salinity on the swelling pressure and hydraulic conductivity of compacted GMZ01 bentonite–sand mixtures16
Use of machine learning for classification of sand particles16
Investigation of the penetration characteristics of snake skin-inspired pile using DEM16
Creep behavior of soft clay subjected to artificial freeze–thaw from multiple-scale perspectives16
Investigating the hydromechanical behaviour of bentonite pellets by swelling pressure tests and discrete element modelling15
A new phase field model for mixed-mode brittle fractures in rocks modified from triple shear energy criterion15
Horizontal transient response of a pile group partially embedded in multilayered transversely isotropic soils15
The influence of carbonate textures and rock composition on durability cycles and geomechanical aspects of carbonate rocks15
Microscopic origin of shape-dependent shear strength of granular materials: a granular dynamics perspective15
SPH-DEM coupling method based on GPU and its application to the landslide tsunami. Part I: method and validation15
New interpretable shear strength criterion for rock joints15
Novel integrated approaches for predicting the compressibility of clay using cascade forward neural networks optimized by swarm- and evolution-based algorithms15
Automated calibration of advanced soil constitutive models. Part I: hypoplastic sand15
Microscopic characteristics of partially saturated dense sand and their link to macroscopic responses under triaxial compression conditions15
Novel findings on the dilatancy and non-coaxiality of sand under generalised loading15
Instability and liquefaction flow slide of granular soils: the role of initial shear stress15
Effect of stress path on the shear response of bio-cemented sands15
A soft computing approach to tunnel face stability in a probabilistic framework15
Coupled transient saturated–unsaturated seepage and limit equilibrium analysis for slopes: influence of rapid water level changes15
Inspection of four advanced constitutive models for fine-grained soils under monotonic and cyclic loading15
Effect of anchor plate on the mechanical behavior of prestressed rock bolt used in squeezing large deformation tunnel15
Assessing annual probability of rainfall-induced slope failure through a mechanics-based model15
Modified one-phase-low-pH method for bacteria or enzyme-induced carbonate precipitation for soil improvement15
Triaxial strength behavior of carbide sludge (CS)–ground-granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS)-treated clay slurry15
Stability analysis of soil slopes based on strain information15
The coefficient of earth pressure at rest in hydrate-bearing sediments15
Numerical analysis of subsurface deformation induced by groundwater level changes in the Bangkok aquifer system14
Directionally dependent strength and dilatancy behavior of soil–structure interfaces14
Quantitative risk assessment of landslides with direct simulation of pre-failure to post-failure behaviors14
Unified constitutive model for granular–fluid mixture in quasi-static and dense flow regimes14
An experimental study of the active failure mechanism of narrow backfills installed behind rigid retaining walls conducted using Geo-PIV14
Predicting occurrence of liquefaction-induced lateral spreading using gradient boosting algorithms integrated with particle swarm optimization: PSO-XGBoost, PSO-LightGBM, and PSO-CatBoost14
Microscale investigations of temperature-dependent microbially induced carbonate precipitation (MICP) in the temperature range 4–50 °C14
Study on the response of postside-grouted piles subjected to lateral loading in calcareous sand14
Hydro-mechanical coupled analysis of near-wellbore fines migration from unconsolidated reservoirs14
A coupled hydro-mechanical model for subsurface erosion with analyses of soil piping and void formation14
On the role of joint roughness on the micromechanics of rock fracturing process: a numerical study14
Scale model test study on negative skin friction of piles considering the collapsibility of loess14
Short-term rockburst prediction in underground project: insights from an explainable and interpretable ensemble learning model14
The impact of stress disturbance on undrained cyclic behaviour of a kaolin clay and settlement of tunnels under cyclic loading14
Experimental and modeling study of water-retention behavior of fine-grained soils with dual-porosity structures14
Field and numerical study of the lateral response of rigid piles in sand14
Nonconforming Dirichlet boundary conditions in implicit material point method by means of penalty augmentation14
Toward state-of-the-art techniques in predicting and controlling slope stability in open-pit mines based on limit equilibrium analysis, radial basis function neural network, and brainstorm optimizatio14
Changes in microstructure and water retention property of a lime-treated saline soil during curing14
Stability evaluation of rock slope based on discrete fracture network and discrete element model: a case study for the right bank of Yigong Zangbu Bridge13
A general simple method for calculating consolidation settlements of layered clayey soils with vertical drains under staged loadings13
Two-stage column–hemispherical penetration diffusion model considering porosity tortuosity and time-dependent viscosity behavior13
Load transfer and performance evaluation of piled beam-supported embankments13
Exploring the application of the MICP technique for the suppression of erosion in granite residual soil in Shantou using a rainfall erosion simulator13
Liquefaction resistance from cyclic simple and triaxial shearing: a comparative study13
Influence of grain size gradation of sand impurities on strength behaviour of cement-treated clay13