Vicky Dimitriadi

vicky dimitriadi

Dr Vicky Dimitriadi

Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering

Biography

I am a Civil Engineer (PhD, Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece) and completed my undergraduate studies at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). I then joined University of California, Berkeley, where I completed a post-graduate degree in Geotechnical Engineering, before returning to NTUA for my doctoral studies.
I obtained my PhD under the research program Herakleitos II, under the auspices of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF).
As a PhD student, I have served as an Associate Lecturer for various geotechnical-related modules at the School of Civil Engineering at NTUA.

Following my PhD, I have obtained extensive industrial experience as a Civil/Geotechnical Engineer, working at a consulting firm in Athens, Greece, before joining Napier in 2018.
My research interests focus on the use of ground improvement methods to deal with static and dynamic problems of shallow foundations, with a particular interest on vibration and/or earthquake induced settlements in shallow foundations.

Research Groups

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Activity

  • Dimitriadi V., Bouckovalas G.D., Chaloulos Y. “Analysis of Strip Foundation Performance on Liquefied Ground with Limited Ground Improvement”, XVI European Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Tsitsas G., Dimitriadi V., Zekkos D., Dumitru M., Ciortan, Manea S. “Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soils – Case Study from a Motorway Project in Romania”, XVI European Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Dimitriadi V., Bouckovalas G.D., Chaloulos Y. “Numerical analysis of liquefaction affected shallow foundations performance on improved ground”, XVI European Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • Dimitriadi V., Bouckovalas G., Aggelis Α. “Simplified Design Methodology of Shallow Foundations on Liquefiable Ground with Controlled Ground Improvement, 7th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Athens, Greece (in Greek).
  • Dimitriadi V., Bouckovalas G., Aggelis Α. ''Analytical design methodology of shallow foundations on liquefiable ground with controlled ground improvement'', 7th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical Engineering Athens, Greece (in Greek).
  • Karamitros D., Bouckovalas G., Dimitriadi V., Papadimitriou A., Loukidis D., Madabhushi S., Cilingir U. "Experimental investigation of the seismic performance of shallow foundations in a liquefaction regime", 7th Hellenic Geotechnical Engineering Conference, Athens, Nov. 5-7 (in Greek).
  • Dimitriadi V., Bouckovalas G. “Numerical simulation of seismically induced settlements of shallow foundations on remediated ground against liquefaction”, International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering: from Case History to Practice, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Bouckovalas G., Papadimitriou Ach., Dimitriadi V. “Gravel Drain Performance in Liquefiable Soils: Numerical Simulation and Applicability”, 2nd International Conference on Performance‐based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Taormina, Italy.
  • Bouckovalas G., Dimitriadi V., Tsiapas Y., Tsioulou A. "Numerical Simulation of Drain Performance in Liquefiable Soils", 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, January 10 - 13, Santiago, Chile.
  • Valsamis A., Bouckovalas G., Dimitriadi V. "Parametric Investigation of Lateral Spreading in Free‐Face Ground Formations". 5th International Conference on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics & Symposium in honor of Prof. I.M. Idriss, San Diego, California U.S.A.
  • Valsamis A., Dimitriadi V., Bouckovalas G. "New Relationships for Liquefaction-induced Lateral Spreading in Gently Sloping Ground", 6th Hellenic Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, Volos (in Greek).
  • Valsamis A., Bouckovalas G., Dimitriadi V. “Numerical Evaluation of Lateral Spreading Displacements in Layered Soils”, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Graduate Scholar (PhD Level) of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation, Greece
  • Fellow of the School of Civil and Environment Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, USA,
  • Scholar of the Fulbright Foundation
  • Undergraduate Fellowship, Greek State Scholarship Foundation

 

Invited Speaker

  • "Geotechnical Issues on the Seismic Protection of Monuments", 3rd Greece - Japan Workshop on Seismic Design, Observation and Retrofit of Foundations with Special Issue on Protection of Cultural Heritages, Sept. 22 - 23, Santorini

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Technical Chamber of Greece

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. An Elsevier Journal.
  • Reviewer for Ships and Offshore Structures, Taylor and Francis Online.
  • Reviewer for Open Engineering Journal, an open-access journal published by Walter de Gruyter.
  • Reviewer for Scientia Iranica, Sharif University of Technology

 

Date


17 results

Grading entropy coordinates and criteria for evaluation of liquefaction potential

Conference Proceeding
Barreto Gonzalez, D., Leak, J., Dimitriadi, V., McDougall, J., Imre, E., & Lőrincz, J. (2019)
Grading entropy coordinates and criteria for evaluation of liquefaction potential. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1346-1353). https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429031274
Several methods are commonly used for the evaluation of liquefaction potential in soils. These include criteria based on SPT and CPT tests, shear wave velocity measurements an...

Use of Compaction Grouting as Ground Improvement Technique in Compressible Solid Waste Landfill

Conference Proceeding
Tsitsas, G., Dimitriadi, V., Barreto, D., & Ciortan, R. (2019)
Use of Compaction Grouting as Ground Improvement Technique in Compressible Solid Waste Landfill. In Proceedings of the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.32075/17ECSMGE-2019-0292
Ground improvement methods are increasingly being used as means to control settlements and improve the shear strength of foundation soils. The compaction grouting (...

Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels

Conference Proceeding
Bernal-Sanchez, J., Mcdougall, J., Barreto, D., Marinelli, A., Dimitriadi, V., Anbazhagan, P., & Miranda, M. (2019)
Experimental assessment of stiffness and damping in rubber-sand mixtures at various strain levels. In Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering for Protection and Development of Environment and Constructions, (1403-1410
The dynamic properties of shredded rubber-soil mixtures (ShRm), comprising a sub-rounded quartz sand combined with small rubber shreds at 0, 10, 20, 30% by mass, were investig...

Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms

Journal Article
Fonseca, J., Riaz, A., Bernal-Sanchez, J., Barreto Gonzalez, D., McDougall, J., Miranda Manzanares, M., …Dimitriadi, V. (2019)
Particle-scale interaction in sand-rubber mixtures and their influence on energy dissipation mechanisms. Géotechnique Letters, 9(4), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1680/jgele.18.00221
Sand-rubber mixture (SRm) behaviour is affected by rubber content (RC) whilst dissipation in sands is caused by inter-particle sliding. Dissipation in SRm is as, or more signi...

Seismic liquefaction performance of strip foundations: Effect of ground improvement dimensions

Journal Article
Dimitriadi, V. E., Bouckovalas, G. D., Chaloulos, Y. K., & Aggelis, A. S. (2018)
Seismic liquefaction performance of strip foundations: Effect of ground improvement dimensions. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 106, 298-307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.08.021
Evidence from field case studies, as well as from experimental and theoretical research, suggest that the detrimental effects of seismic liquefaction on the performance of sur...

Seismic performance of strip foundations on liquefiable soils with a permeable crust

Journal Article
Dimitriadi, V., Bouckovalas, G., & Papadimitriou, A. (2017)
Seismic performance of strip foundations on liquefiable soils with a permeable crust. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 100, 396-409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.04.021
Modern seismic codes dictate that the use of shallow foundations on liquefiable soils may be considered only after appropriate ground improvement. No further instructions are ...

Numerical analysis of liquefaction affected shallow foundations performance on improved ground.

Conference Proceeding
Dimitriadi, V., Bouckovalas, G., & Chaloulos, Y. (2015)
Numerical analysis of liquefaction affected shallow foundations performance on improved ground. In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol4.323
A novel numerical methodology is presented and used to simulate the seismic response of footings on liquefiable ground, locally improved in order to reduce settlements and inc...

Analysis of strip foundation performance on liquefied ground with limited ground improvement

Conference Proceeding
Dimitriadi, V., & Bouckovalas, G. (2015)
Analysis of strip foundation performance on liquefied ground with limited ground improvement. In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol4.322
According to modern seismic codes, the use of shallow foundations on liquefiable soils is only acceptable after proper ground improvement underneath and around the foundation....

Dynamic compaction of collapsible soils – case study from a motorway project in Romania

Conference Proceeding
Tsitsas, G., Dimitriadi, V., Zekkos, D., Dumitru, M., Ciortan, R., & Manea, S. (2015)
Dynamic compaction of collapsible soils – case study from a motorway project in Romania. In Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development: XVI European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineeringhttps://doi.org/10.1680/ecsmge.60678.vol.3.217
Dynamic compaction is a widely used ground improvement method applicable to a variety of soils including collapsible loess. The paper presents site characterization and ground...

GEER/EERI/ATC Earthquake Reconnaissance, January 26th/February 2nd, 2014 Cephalonia, Greece Events. Version 1: June 6, 2014

Report
Papazachos, C., Pavlides, S., Chatzipetros, A., Papathanassiou, G., Valkaniotis, S., Pitilakis, D., …Rouchotas, L. (2014)
GEER/EERI/ATC Earthquake Reconnaissance, January 26th/February 2nd, 2014 Cephalonia, Greece Events. Version 1: June 6, 2014. Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • “Numerical Simulation of Soil Dynamic Compaction Constanta ByPass, Interchange A2 Cumpana, Constanta, Romania”. A project funded by GT Ground Engineering & Construction Services
  • "Performance Based Design and Soil Improvement Methods of Shallow Foundations on Liquefiable Soils". Research co-funded by the European Union (ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program "Education and Life Long Learning" of the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) - Research funding program: HERACLEITUS II. Investing in knowledge society through the European Social Fund.
  • “Issues of Geotechnical Engineering and Soil – Monument Interaction”. A project co‐financed by the European Centre on Prevention & Forecasting of Earthquakes (E.C.P.F.E.) and the Earthquake Planning & Protection Organization of Greece (E.P.P.O.)

Current Post Grad projects