Geomechanics and Geotechnics

Binod Kafle, M.Sc.

Scientific Staff Member

Ludewig-Meyn-Straße 10, R.365
Phone: +49 431 880-1977
Telefax: +49 431 880-4376

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Research interests

  • Static and cyclic macroelement modelling of soil
  • Constitutive modelling
  • Bearing capacity problems
  • Experimental validation of theoretical and numerical models
  • Behaviour of soil in multiphase media
  • Unsaturated soils
  • Small Strain Soil Behaviour
  • Soil Stabilization
  • Soil Improvements
  • Use of stone column in soil Improvements
  • Process monitoring of geomaterials


Journal articles

  1. Alalade, M.E.,  Kafle, B., Wuttke, F., Lahmer, T., (2018) "Calibration of cyclic constitutive models by oscillating functions", Geomechanics and Geoengineering- An International Journal, 13(2) pp.146-157
  2. Wuttke, F., Kafle, B., Lins, Y., Schanz, T. (2013) "A macro-element for static loaded shallow strip foundation resting on unsaturated soil", International Journal of Geomechanics13(5), pp. 557-564.

Conference proceedings (peer-reviewed)

  1. Wuttke, F., Kafle, B., Leydoph, B., Hagedorn, T., Schicke, S., Tintelnot, G., Strauch, G., (2017) "Glued stabilized hydropermeable stonecolumn" ( Harzstabilisierte hydropermeable Rüttelstopfsäulen), Österreichische Geotechniktagung, Vienna, Austria.
  2. Alalade, M., Kafle, B., Wuttke, F., Lahmer , T. (2016).Inverse analysis of cyclic constitutive models for unsaturated soil under consideration of oscillating functions,  3rd European conference on Unsaturated soils, Paris, France, 12-154
  3. Kafle, B., Wuttke, F. (2015). "Soil Behavior under Unsaturated and Long term Vertical Cyclic Loading". Sixth International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, V.A. Rinaldi et al. (Eds.), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  4. Alalade, M., Kafle, B., Wuttke, F., Lahmer , T. (2015). "Calibration of cyclic constitutive models for soils by oscillating functions", 20th International Conference on the Application of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering, K. Gürlebeck and T. Lahmer (eds.), Weimar, Germany.
  5. Kafle, B., Wuttke, F.,(2014) "A small to large strain stiffness macroelement for shallow foundations", 19th International Conference on the Applications of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering - IKM Weimar, Germany.
  6. Kafle, B., Wuttke, F., "Cyclic Macro-element for shallow footing over unsaturated sand", 1st Pan-American Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Columbia.
  7. Wuttke, F., Schmidt, H.G., Zabel, V., Kafle, B., Stade, I. (2011). "Vibration Induced Building  Settlement Assessment and Calculation".  8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics-EURODYN 2011, Leuven, Belgium. 

Book chapters

  1. Kafle, B., Hailemariam, H., Wuttke, F., (2014), "Theoretical & experimental modelling of rigid footing over collapsible soil". Proceedings of the International Symposium on Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, pp. 1617-1622, IS-Cambridge, UK.


Research Projects

  • SensInfra – Development of passive seismic vibration protection by using foams, Cooperation Partner: IAB Weimar, TPH Bausysteme Gmbh, Universal Bau Gmbh,2017-2020.
  • GLUESTRENGHT - Stabilized hydro-permeable vibro replacement stone columnsCooperation partner: TU Wien, University Innsbruck, Keller Austria, DMI Berlin, BMWi, 2014-2017.
  •  ExchangeRisk - Experimental & Computational Hybrid Assessment of Natural Gas Pipelines Exposed to Seismic Risk, Cooperation Partner: Univ. Bristol, AU Thessaloniki, Univ. Patras, Univ. Napoli, NGI, BU Weimar, VCE Vienna, Columbia Univ., Univ. Toronto, Hochtief, Univ. Sannio,  EU Horizon 2020, 2016-2020.
  • VIETFILL - Sustainable Reconstruction and Repair of Dikes and Earth Structures in Vietnam, Cooperation partner: Vietnam Institute of Material, Joint Stock Company for Water and Environment Hung Thangh, TPH Bausysteme Gmbh, Universal Bau Gmbh, Cristoffers Gmbh, G quadrat GmbH, IAB Weimar, BMWi, 2013-2016.
  • Sustainable design of earth work, Cooperation partner: HIB GmbH, Universal Bau GmbH, BMWi, 2012-2014.