Seismic Engineering Group

Led by: Ştefan Florin BĂLAN
Fields: Env. & Earth Sci.
Institution: National Institute for Earth Physics (INFP)
Scientists/Total: 5/7
Keywords:  Nonlinear mechanics of soils, local effects, microzonation, seismic hazard, vulnerability, propagation of seismic waves, earthquake statistics, urban seismology.

Main directions of research: mechanics of soils, nonlinear dynamics of soils; local effects; seismic response of the soil deposit: accelerations of the soil deposit at different depths, response spectra, acceleration spectra, design spectra; seismic hazard; mitigation of seismic risk; microzonation studies; vulnerability studies; propagation of seismic waves; statistical theories regarding earthquakes; urban seismology.


Resonant column Drnevich (USA); Resonant column Hardin (USA); Triaxial ELE (GB); Two nuclear Gamma densimetry apparatus ICPDP 1 and 2 (design and construction self made); Other classical devices for geotechnical research and investigation.



Str. Călugăreni nr. 12
Măgurele, jud. Ilfov, România
Tel: +40 214 050664 +40 214 050670
Fax: +40 21 4050673




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