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Samuel Yniesta
M.S. (UCLA) - Ph.D. (UCLA)

Research interests and affiliations

Research interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering Soil dynamics Geomechanics Constitutive modeling Behavior of organic soils Behavior of sensitive clays Numerical simulations Stability of levees Centrifuge testing

Affiliation(s)
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1002 Geotechnical engineering (including engineering geology)
  • 2107 Modelling, simulation and finite element methods

Publications

Recent publications
Journal article
Yniesta, S., Brandenberg, S.J. & Shafiee, A. (2017). ARCS: A one dimensional nonlinear soil model for ground response analysis. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 102, 75-85. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2017.08.015
Journal article
Lemnitzer, A., Cappa, R., Yniesta, S. & Brandenberg, S. (2016). Centrifuge Testing of Model Levees atop Peat: Experimental Data. Earthquake Spectra, 32(3), 1903-1924. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1193/032715eqs048
Thesis
Yniesta, S. (2016). Constitutive Modeling of Peat in Dynamic Simulations (Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.). Retrieved from http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7j25282w
Journal article
Yniesta, S. & Brandenberg, S.J. (2016). Stress-Ratio-Based Interpretation of Modulus Reduction and Damping Curves. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 143(1), 4 pages. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001585

Press review about Samuel Yniesta

May 8, 2018, PLAN, De Mexico à Montréal : ce que nous apprend un séisme Samuel Yniesta, professeur adjoint au Département des génies civil, géologique et des mines de Polytechnique Montréal, a fait partie de l'équipe de six chercheurs et ingénieurs envoyés à Mexico par l'Association canadienne de génie parasismique afin d'étudier les enseignements à tirer du séisme de Mexico survenu en septembre dernier (page 54).