Dr Yannis Chaloulos is a Geotechnical Engineer at GR8 GEO. He has over 10 years of experience specializing in the development of advanced 2D and 3D numerical models for the analysis of geotechnical problems with emphasis on earthquake and cyclic loading problems.
In 2012 he completed his PhD on pile response in laterally spreading soils. His research activities have resulted in the publication of several journal papers and led to the development of soil constitutive models for FLAC and FLAC3D which are available on Itasca’s website. In parallel with his research activities, he has worked as an external consultant for several infrastructure projects.
He has worked in projects related to the analysis and design of pipelines under permanent deformations, including the recent Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) in Greece and Albania. He has also worked on the seismic design of the 140m tall Karatzas Lakkos Tailings Dam in the Skouries Tailings Management Facility in Chalkidiki (Greece).
He was the lead analyst for the evaluation of the performance of typical residential houses in Groningen underlain by liquefiable sands, the results of which were adopted in the local seismic code. At GR8 GEO he worked on the implementation of Ta-Ger constitutive model for sand in the finite the difference code FLAC and FLAC3D. Subsequently he has been working on 2D and 3D numerical applications of Ta-Ger, on research and industry projects where the response of soils to dynamic and cyclic loading conditions is a critical design aspect, such as the earthquake performance evaluation of foundations founded on liquefiable soils and the cyclic response of OWT foundations (i.e. monopiles and suction caissons) subjected to wind/wave loading. He also was the lead analyst for projects involving the assessment of monotonic monopile response using FLAC3D for Offshore Wind Farm projects.