Geomaterials and Infrastructure Systems Research Group - GeoSI
Geomaterials and Infrastructure System Research Group – GeoSI - was founded in 1995. The research group focuses on basic and applied research on the mechanical behavior of soils, rocks, granular materials, asphalt materials and pavement structures under diverse scales of analysis and load conditions among other areas. Additionally, it aims to include the uncertain nature of design variables in infrastructure construction work and in the formulation of a disaster prevention plan and to conduct stochastic modeling of the behavior and deterioration of infrastructure systems.
The group, composed of professors Bernardo Caicedo, Mauricio Sanchez-Silva, Nicolas Estrada and Silvia Caro, as well as undergraduate, master’s and doctoral program students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is classified as Research Group A1 in the research group system evaluation of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias).
The research areas are:
- Study and modeling of multiscale behavior of geomaterials.
- Numerical study and modeling of geotechnical structures, such as pavements, slopes, tunnels and foundations.
- Physical/experimental and numerical modeling of the behavior of infrastructure works.
- Study and stochastic modeling of infrastructure systems.
Director: Dr. Silvia Caro