Join the New Zealand Geotechnical Society and Dr Hemanta Hazarika for a discussion on fluidized flow in ground with gentle slopes during earthquakes.
The 2018 Sulawesi (Indonesia) earthquake triggered fluidized landslides associated with the liquefaction of gentle slopes, Based on field reconnaissance, the topography, geology, and ground structure are quantitatively evaluated and, through laboratory soil tests, model experiments, and numerical simulations, the mechanism of slip vulnerability of low-gradient ground is clarified.
Dr Hemanta Hazarika is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Engineering and Department of Interdisciplinary Science and Innovation, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India in 1990, and his master and PhD degrees from Nagoya University in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He has more than 350 technical papers in various international journals, International conferences, workshops, and symposia to date. He has also authored two books on Soil Mechanics: “Soil Mechanics Fundamentals and Applications” (Published by CRC Press, USA) and its Japanese version (Published by Kyoritsu Publisher, Tokyo). His research interests include disaster prevention and mitigation, soil-structure interaction, stability of soil structures during earthquakes and tsunami, ground improvement, application of recycled waste and lightweight materials in constructions, stability of cut slopes, and landslides and their protection.