PUBLICATIONS - Radu Popescu

 

 

1.  Books and Chapters in Books

 

1.     R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and J.H. Prévost, “Randomly Heterogeneous Soil under Static and Seismic Loads”. In Reliability-Based Design in Geotechnical Engineering: Computations and Applications, K-K. Phoon editor, Taylor & Francis (submitted).

2.     R. Popescu, “Seismic soil liquefaction: Effects of Loading Rate”. In Earthquakes: Two Volume Set (Hazards and Disasters), C.M. Rodrigue and E. Rovai eds., Routlege, 2005.

3.     R. Phillips, P. Guo, and R. Popescu (eds), ICPMG 02 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnics”, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, Balkema, Rotterdam, 2002.

4.     D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Algorithms and Finite Element Programs for Embankment Dams”. Techn. Univ. Civil Engr. Ed., Bucharest, 1989.

5.     C. Stere, R. Popescu and D. Nicolescu “Waterways and Navigation Locks”, Techn. Univ. Civil Engr. Ed., Bucharest, 1988.

6.     D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Finite Element Analysis of Hydraulic Structures”. Techn. Univ. Civil Engr. Ed., Bucharest, 1986.

7.     D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Hydropower Systems”, Techn. Univ. Civil Engr. Ed., Bucharest, 1985.

8.     D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “GANILIB – A Finite Element Program for Tailrace Linings”. Techn. Univ. Civil Engr. Ed., Bucharest, 1983.

 

 

2.     Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

9.     A. Jafari-Mehrabadi and R. Popescu “Seismic mitigation of waterfront liquefiable slopes.” Journal of Earthquake Engineering (in review).

10.  N. Zangeneh and R. Popescu “Enhanced Newmark method for seismic analysis of submarine slopes.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in review).

11.  A. Jafari-Mehrabadi and R. Popescu “Mitigative measures against soil liquefaction: Numerical modeling and centrifuge experiments.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal (in review).

12.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost, G. Deodatis and P. Chakrabortty “Dynamics of nonlinear porous media with applications to soil liquefaction”. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2006, 26(6-7):648-665.

13.  A. Jafari-Mehrabadi, M. Abdi and R. Popescu “Modeling the effects of partial saturation on liquefaction susceptibility of soils.” International Journal for Numerical Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (in print).

14.  A. Azizian and R. Popescu “Three-dimensional Seismic Analysis of Submarine Slopes”. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 2006, 26(9):870-887.

15.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and A. Nobahar “Effects of Soil Heterogeneity on Bearing Capacity”. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 2005, 20(4):324-341.

16.  A. Azizian and R. Popescu “Finite Element Simulation of Retrogressive Failure of Submarine Slopes”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2005, 42:1532-1547.

17.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “3D Effects in Seismic Liquefaction of Stochastically Variable Soil Deposits”, Geotechnique, 2005, 55(1):21-32.

18.  J. Cao, J.M.E. Audibert, Z. Al-Khafaji, R. Phillips and R. Popescu, “Excess Pore Pressures Induced by Installation of Suction Caissons in NC Clays ”. Underwater Technology, 2004, 26(1):13-18.

19.  B. Wang, R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost “Effects of boundary conditions and partial drainage on cyclic simple shear test results”. International Journal for Numerical Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 2004, 28:1057–1082.

20.  J. Cao, R. Phillips, R. Popescu, J.M.E. Audibert and Z. Al-Khafaji “Numerical Analysis of the Behavior of Suction Caissons in Clay ”. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 2003, 13(2):154-159.

21.  D. Assimaki, A. Pecker, R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost “Effects of Spatial Variability of Soil Properties on Surface Ground Motion ”. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 2003, 7(1):1-44.

22.  A. Popescu and R. Popescu. “Building Research Skills: A Course Integrated Training Method”. Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, 2003, 129(1):40-43.

23.  R. Popescu, “Finite Element Assessment of the Effects of Seismic Loading Rate on Soil Liquefaction”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2002, 39:331-344.

24.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and J.H. Prevost, “Digital Simulation of Homogeneous Non-Gaussian Vector Fields”. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 1998, 13(1):1-13.

25.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Effects of Spatial Variability on Soil Liquefaction: Some Design Recommendations”. Geotechnique, 1997, 47(5):1019-1036.

26.  J.H. Prevost and R. Popescu, “Constitutive Relations for Soil Materials”, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, November, 1996, http://www.ejge.com/1996/Ppr9609/Ppr9609.htm.

27.  R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost, “Comparison between VELACS Numerical ‘Class A’ Predictions and Centrifuge Experimental Soil Test Results”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engr., 1995, 14(2): 79-92.

28.  R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost, “Reliability Assessment of Centrifuge Soil Test Results”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engr., 1995, 14(2): 93-101.

29.  R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost, “Centrifuge Validation of a Numerical Model for Dynamic Soil Liquefaction”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engr., 1993, 12(2): 73-90.

30.  D. Stematiu, R. Popescu and E. Luca, "Contact Clay Problems during the Erection of Maru Dam", Water Power & Dam Construction, Vol. 43, No. 4, April 1991, pp. 28-33

31.  D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Capabilities of a Viscous Model to Predict the Rockfill Dam Movements”, Scientific Bulletin, No 1, Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1991.

32.  D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Backanalysis of Riusor Dam Behavior Based on Field Measurements”,  Hidrotehnica, No 4, 1988, pp. 140-144.

33.  D. Stematiu, N. Raduica and R. Popescu, “Lining - Rock Mass Interaction Effects on Steel Sheet Stresses for a Pressure Tunnel”,  Hidrotehnica, No 4, 1987, pp. 134-138.

34.  D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Analysis of Structural Continuity for an Arch Dam under Low Level Operation”, Hidrotehnica, No 5, Bucharest, 1986, pp. 144-148.

35.  D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Clay Core - Rockfill Interaction during the Consolidation Process”, Hidrotehnica, No 7, Bucharest, 1984, pp. 214-219.

36.  R. Priscu, D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Rockfill Thrust on Cutoff Wall of Concrete Face Rockfill Dams”, Hidrotehnica, No 5, Bucharest, 1982, pp. 129-133.

 

3.     Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

 

37.  R. Popescu, P. Chakrabortty and J.H. Prevost, “Fragility Curves for Tall Structures on Stochastically Variable Soil”, Proc. 9th Int. Conf. on Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), G. Augusti, G.I. Schueller and M. Ciampoli eds., Millpress, Rotterdam, 2005. pp.977-984.

38.  A. Jafari-Mehrabadi and R. Popescu, “Solutions for Mitigating Soil Liquefaction Effects – A  Numerical Study”. Proc. 13th World Conf. on Earthq. Engr., Vancouver, BC, 2004, (on CD-ROM)

39.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and A. Nobahar, “Fragility Curves for Bearing Capacity of Heterogeneous Soils”, Proc. 9th ICASP, San Francisco, CA, 2003, pp.1357-1364.

40.  A. Azizian and R. Popescu, “Finite Element Simulation of Retrogressive Failure of Submarine Slopes”, Proc. 1st Int. Symp. Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, Nice, France, April 2003, pp.11-20.

41.  N. Zangeneh and R. Popescu, “Displacement Analysis of Submarine Slopes using Enhanced Newmark Method”, Proc. 1st Int. Symp. Submarine Mass Movements and their Consequences, Nice, France, April 2003, pp.193-204.

42.  R. Popescu, R. Phillips, I. Konuk, P. Guo and A. Nobahar, “Pipe-Soil Interaction: Large Scale Tests and Numerical Modelling”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Physical Modelling in Geotech., ICPMG02, St. John’s, NF, 2002, pp. 917-922.

43.  J. Cao, R. Phillips, R. Popescu, J.M.E. Audibert and Z. Al-Khafaji, “Numerical Analysis of the Behavior of Suction Caissons in Clay”, Proc. 12th ISOPE 2002, Kyushu, Japan.

44.  J. Cao, R. Phillips, R. Popescu, J.M.E. Audibert and Z. Al-Khafaji, “Penetration Resistance of Suction Caissons in Clay”, Proc. 12th ISOPE 2002, Kyushu, Japan.

45.  A. Nobahar and R. Popescu, "Some Effects of Soil Heterogeneity on Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations", Proc. ASCE Spec. Conf. 2001: A Geo-Odyssey. Blacksburg, 2001.

46.  R. Popescu. "Numerical Modelling of Pipe/Soil Interaction", Proc. 18th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, CANCAM 2001, pp. 215-216.

47.  J. Cao, R. Phillips and R. Popescu. "Physical and Numerical Modelling of Suction Caissons in Clay", Proc. 18th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, CANCAM 2001, pp. 217-218.

48.  A. Nobahar and R. Popescu. "Soil Heterogeneity – Effects on Bearing Capacity", Proc. 18th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, CANCAM 2001, pp. 225-226.

49.  A. Nobahar and R. Popescu. "Hardening/Softening Rule for Sand", Proc. 18th Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, CANCAM 2001, pp. 223-224.

50.  I. Handayanu, A.S.J. Swamidas and R. Popescu. "Assessment of failure modes of suction foundations ", Proc. 18th Canadian Congr. of Appl. Mech., CANCAM 2001, pp.213-214.

51.  R. Popescu and I. Konuk, "3D Finite Element Analysis of Rigid Pipe Interaction with Clay",  Proc.10th Int. Conf. Computer Meth. Adv. Geomech. Tucson, AZ, January 2001, Vol. 2, pp. 1203-1208.

52.  A. Nobahar and R. Popescu, "Effects of Spatial Variability of Soil Properties on Bearing Capacity", Proc.10th Int. Conf. Computer Meth. Adv. Geomech. Tucson, AZ, January 2001, Vol. 2, pp. 1479-1484.

53.  A. Nobahar, R. Popescu and I. Konuk, "Parameter Calibration of Strain Hardening/Softening of Sand from Direct Shear Tests", Proc.10th Int. Conf. Computer Meth. Adv. Geomech. Tucson, AZ, January 2001, Vol. 2, pp. 971-976.

54.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Spatial Variability of Soil Properties - Two Case Studies”. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 75, ASCE, 1998, pp. 568-579.

55.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Characteristic Percentile of Soil Strength for Dynamic Analyses”. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 75, ASCE, 1998, pp. 1461-1471.

56.  J.H. Prevost, R. Popescu and G. Deodatis, “Influence of Frequency Content of Ground Motion on Seismically Induced Soil Liquefaction”. Proc. 7th Int. Conf. on Structural Safety and Reliability, Kyoto, Japan, November 1997.

57.  J.H. Prevost, G. Deodatis, R. Popescu, Y. Nojiri and N. Ohbo, “Integrated Procedure for Dynamic Analysis of Fault-Soil-Structure Systems”. Proc. 14th Int. Conf. Soil Mech. Found. Engr., Hamburg, Germany, Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 2, 1997, pp 1009-1012.

58.  J.H. Prevost, R. Popescu and G. Deodatis, “Spatial Variability of Soil Properties - Analysis and Effects on Soil Liquefaction”, 9th Int. Conf. Int. Assoc. for Computer Meth. and Advances in Geomech., Wuhan, China, November 1997 (invited paper).

59.  J.H. Prevost, R. Popescu, N. Ohbo and K Suzuki, “Dynamic Analysis of Akita Harbor, Ohama #2 Wharf Seawall”, Proc. 9th Int. Conf. Int. Assoc. for Computer Meth. and Advances in Geomech., Wuhan, China, November 1997.

60.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Influence of Spatial Variability of Soil Properties on Seismically Induced Soil Liquefaction”. Proc. Uncertainty in the Geologic Environment: From Theory to Practice, ASCE. Madison, Wisconsin, August 1996, pp. 1098-1112.

61.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and J.H. Prevost, “Simulation of Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Variate, Non-Gaussian, Homogeneous Stochastic Fields with Applications to Soil Liquefaction”. Prob. Mech. & Struct. Reliab. - Proc. 7th Specialty Conf., ASCE, Worcester, Massachusetts, Aug. 1996, pp 808-811.

62.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Effects of Stochastic Variability of Soil Properties on Liquefaction Resistance”. Proc. 11th World Conf. on Earthq. Engr., Acapulco, Mexico, June 1996.

63.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Stochastic Input Finite Element Simulation of the Behavior of an Artificial Island”. Proc. Canadian Soc. of Civil Engr. Annual Conf., Edmonton, Alberta, May 1996, pp. 38-49.

64.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and E.H. Vanmarcke, “Numerical Simulations of Soil Liquefaction using Stochastic Input Parameters”. Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. Rec. Adv. in Geotech. Earthq. Engr. Soil Dyn., St. Louis, MO, April 1995, Vol. 1, pp. 275-280

65.  K. Hayashi, N. Ohbo, K. Ueno, J.H. Prevost and R. Popescu, “Numerical Simulations of Sandy Soil Deposit Liquefaction during Earthquakes”. Proc. 10th World Conf. on Earthq. Engr., Madrid, Spain, July 1992, Vol. 3, pp. 1373-1378.

66.  D. Stematiu, F. Lacatus and R. Popescu, “A Finite Element Model for Excavation, Lining and Lining Prestressing of Water Power Plant Tunnels”, Proc. Int. Symp. Rock Mechanics, Aachen, 1982, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 735-748.

67.  D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “Cutoff Wall - Rockfill Body Interaction for Concrete Face Rockfill Dams”, Proc. Int. Symp. on Num. Models in Geomech., Zurich, 1982, Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 610-618.

 

4.     Non-Refereed Publications

 

68.     P. Chakrabortty, and R. Popescu, “A Parametric Study - Frame Structures on Stochastically Variable Soil”, Proc. 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 27-29, 2007 (submitted).

69.     P. Chakrabortty, L. M. Lye, and R. Popescu, “Reliability Analysis of a Tower Structure Resting on Strip Footing upon a Liquefiable Soil”, Proc. 9th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, ON, Canada, June 27-29, 2007 (submitted).

70.     R. Popescu, and P. Chakrabortty , “Liquefaction Mechanism For Heterogeneous Soils”, Sea to Sky Geotechnique 2006 - 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 1-4, 2006 (accepted).

71.     A. Jafari-Mehrabadi and R. Popescu, “Study on Effectiveness of Liquefaction Countermeasures using Fragility Curves”, Sea to Sky Geotechnique 2006 - 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 1-4, 2006 (accepted).

72.     P. Chakrabortty, and R. Popescu, “2-D Analysis of 3-D Frame Structure on Liquefiable Soil”, Sea to Sky Geotechnique 2006 - 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 7th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Specialty Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 1-4, 2006 (accepted).

73.     P. Chakrabortty, A. Jafari-Mehrabadi and R. Popescu, “Effects of Low Permeability Soil Layers on Seismic Stability of Submarine Slopes”, Proc. 57th Can. Geotech. Conf., Quebec City, PQ, 2004 (on CD-ROM).

74.  A. Jafari-Mehrabadi and R. Popescu, “Effects of Partial Saturation on Liquefaction”, Proc. 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City, PQ, October 2004 (on CD-ROM).

75.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Seismic Liquefaction of 3D Randomly Variable Soils”, Proc. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Albuquerque, NM, July 2004 (on CD-ROM).

76.  P. Chakrabortty, R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost, “Tower Structures on Liquefiable Soil Excited by Random Seismic Input”, Proc. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Albuquerque, NM, July 2004 (on CD-ROM).

77.  R. Popescu, “Bearing capacity prediction of spatially random c – f soils” (Discussion). Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 2004, 41:366-367.

78.  R. Popescu, “Foundation Bearing Capacity of Heterogeneous Soils”. Proc. ASCE/AEG/UMKC Geotechnical Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2004, pp. 1-29.

79.  A. Azizian and R. Popescu, “3D Effects in Seismic Analysis of Submarine Slopes”. Proc. 11th International Conference on Soil Dynamics & Earthquake Engineering, Berkeley, CA, December 2003.

80.  N. Zangeneh, A. Azizian, L. Lye and R. Popescu, “Application of Response Surface Methodology in Numerical Geotechnical Analysis”, Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conf., Niagara Falls, ON, 2002, pp. 321-329.

81.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and A. Nobahar, “Bearing Capacity of Heterogeneous Soils – A Probabilistic Approach”, Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conf., Niagara Falls, ON, 2002, pp. 1021-1028.

82.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and J.H. Prevost, “Fragility Curves for Quantifying the Effects of Soil Liquefaction”, Proc. Probabilistics in Geotechnics: Technical and Economic Risk Estimation, Graz, Austria, 2002.

83.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and A. Nobahar, “Reliability Analysis of Structures on Heterogeneous Soils”, Proc. Probabilistics in Geotechnics: Technical and Economic Risk Estimation, Graz, Austria, 2002.

84.  J. Cao, R. Phillips, R. Popescu, J.M.E. Audibert and Z. Al-Khafaji, “Excess Pore Pressures in Clay Induced by Installation of Suction Caissons”, Proc. Conf. on Offs.  Site Investigation and Geotechnics, SUT, London, UK, Nov. 2002.

85.  R. Popescu, I. Konuk, P. Guo and A. Nobahar, “Some Aspects in Numerical Analysis of Pipe/Soil Interaction”, Proc. 2nd Canadian Spec. Conf. on Computer Appl. in Geotechnique. Winnipeg, 2002, pp. 290-297.

86.  A. Nobahar and R. Popescu, “Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations on Heterogeneous Soils”, Proc. 2nd Canadian Spec. Conf. on Computer Appl. in Geotechnique. Winnipeg, 2002, pp. 254-260.

87.  P. Guo and R. Popescu, “Trench Effects on Pipe/Soil Interaction”, Proc. 2nd Canadian Spec. Conf. on Computer Appl. in Geotechnique. Winnipeg, 2002, pp. 261-269.

88.  R. Popescu, "A Method for Seismic Evaluation of Embankment Dams", Proc. Annual Conf. of the Canadian Dam Association, September 2001, pp. 111-122.

89.  A. Azizian and R. Popescu, "Backanalysis of the 1929 Grand Banks Submarine Slope Failure", Proc. 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conf., Calgary, Alberta, September 2001. pp. 808-815.

90.  J. Locat, …, R. Popescu, … (14 authors), "COSTA Canada – A Canadian Contribution to the Study of Continental Slope Stability. An overview", Proc. 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Alberta, 2001, pp. 730-737.

91.  R. Phillips, R. Popescu and J.M. Konrad, "Simulating Submarine Slope Instability Initiation using Centrifuge Model Testing", Proc. Workshop on Continental Slope Stability of Ocean Margins, Strasbourg, April 2001.

92.  A. Popescu and R. Popescu, "Building research skills: Evaluation of a course-integrated training method", Proc. 1st Int. Conf. on Geotech. Engr. Education and Training, Sinaia, Romania, June, 2000.

93.  R. Popescu, "Influence of Frequency Content on Seismic Induced Liquefaction", Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Québec, October 2000, vol. 2, pp.833-840.

94.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and J.H. Prevost, "PRISM - A Strong Motion Database", Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Québec, October 2000, vol. 2, pp.825-832.

95.  A. Nobahar and R. Popescu, "Spatial Variability of Soil Properties - Effects on Foundation Design", Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Québec, October 2000, vol. 2, pp.1139-1144.

96.  A. Nobahar, R. Popescu and I. Konuk, "Estimating Progressive Mobilization of Soil Strength", Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Québec, October 2000, vol. 2, pp.1311-1318.

97.  R. Popescu, R. Phillips, D. Deacu and I. Konuk, "Physical and Numerical Analysis of Pipe-Soil Interaction", Proc. 52nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Regina, Sask., October 1999, pp. 437-444.

98.  R. Popescu, G. Deodatis and J.H. Prevost, “Simulation of Non-Gaussian, Stochastic Fields with Applications to Soil Liquefaction - Two Case Studies”. Proc. Engr. Mechanics: A Force for the 21st Century,  ASCE., La Jolla, CA, May 17-20, 1998.

99.  R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Seismic Analysis of a Wharf Seawall”. Proc. Struct. Engineers World Congress (SEWC), San Francisco, CA, July 18-23, 1998.

100.         J.H. Prevost, R. Popescu and G. Deodatis, “Effects of Stochastic Variability of Soil Properties and of Frequency content of Seismic Motion on Soil Liquefaction”. Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Summer '97 Meeting on Nonlinear Earthq. Resp. of Geomat. and Struct., Chicago, IL, June 1997 (invited paper).

101.         R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost and G. Deodatis, “Effects of Stochastic Variability of Soil Properties on Dynamically Induced Liquefaction. Proc. 32nd Annual Techn. Meeting Soc. Engr. Science, New Orleans, October 1995 pp. 447-448.

102.         G. Deodatis, R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost, “Simulation of Stochastic Processes and Fields for Monte Carlo Simulation Applications: Some Recent Developments”. Proc. 15th Biennial Conf. on Mech. Vibrations and Noise, ASME, Boston, MA, Sept. 1995, pp. 955-965.

103.         J.H. Prevost and R. Popescu, “An Assessment of VELACS ‘Class A’ Predictions'', Proc.  5th U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthq. Resist. Design of Lifeline Fac. and Count. for Soil Liquefaction, Snowbird, UT, Sept. 1994, pp. 415-423.

104.         J.H. Prevost and R. Popescu, “Overview Presentation of Predictions for Models No. 4a and 4b”. Proc. Int. Conf. on Verif. Numerical Proc. for the Analysis of Soil Liq. Problems, Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 2, 1994, pp. 1469-1514.

105.         J.H. Prevost, I. Krstelj and R. Popescu, “Overview of Experimental Results for Centrifuge Model No. 12”. Proc. Int. Conf. on Verif. Numerical Proc. for the Analysis of Soil Liq. Problems, Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 2, 1994, pp. 1619-1634.

106.         R. Popescu and J.H. Prevost, “Numerical ‘Class A’ Predictions for Models No 1, 2, 3, 4a, 4b, 6, 7, 11 and 12”. Proc. Int. Conf. on Verif. Numerical Proc. for the Analysis of Soil Liq. Problems, Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 1, 1993, pp. 1105-1207

107. R. Popescu, J.H. Prevost, N. Ohbo and K. Hayashi, “Numerical Simulations of Soil Liquefaction”. Proc. 4th U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthq. Resist. Design of Lifeline Fac. and Count. for Soil Liquefaction, Honolulu, May 1992, Vol. 1, pp. 269-282.

108. D. Stematiu and R. Popescu, “A Viscous Model for Prediction of  Rockfill Dam Movements”, Int. Coll. on Viscoplasticity of Geomaterials, Bucharest, Romania, 1990.

109. D. Stematiu, N. Raduica and R. Popescu, “Stress Analysis for Steel Lining of a Pressure Tunnel”, Proc. Int. Conf. on Met. Constr., Timisoara, Romania, 1985.

110. D. Stematiu, S. Ionescu and R. Popescu, “Embankment Creep Deformation Effects on Concrete Face Rockfill Dams in Narrow Gorges”, Int. Symp. on Layout of Dams in Narrow Gorges, Rio de Janeiro, 1982.

 

5.  Invited Lectures

 

"Seismic Verification of Embankment Dams". Canadian Geotechnical Society, Montreal Local Section, Montreal, November 2000.

“Dynamic Soil Liquefaction: Effects of Stochastic Variability of Soil Properties and Seismic Motion”. Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, June 1999, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NF, December 1997, Canadian Geotechnical Society - St. John’s Local Section, C-CORE, Aug. 1997. Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, July 1997, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY, July 1997, Univ. of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, June 1997, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, March 1997. Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Summer '97 Meeting on Nonlinear Earthq. Resp. of Geomat. and Struct., Chicago, IL, June 1997.

"Effects of Small Scale Soil Heterogeneity in Geotechnical Design". Saitama Univ., Saitama, Japan, February 2003, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ, April 2001, Institute for Marine Dynamics, National Research Council of Canada, St. John's, February 2001.

“Spatial Variability of Soil Properties - Analysis and Effects on Soil Liquefaction”, 9th Int. Conf. Int. Assoc. for Computer Meth. and Advances in Geomech., Wuhan, China, November 1997.

“Effects of Seismic Loading Rate on Soil Liquefaction”, Takenaka Co., Tokyo, Japan, February 2003.

 “Effects of Soil Heterogeneity on Bearing Capacity”, Kyoto Univ., Kyoto, Japan, March 2003;  ASCE/AEG/UMKC Geotechnical Conference, Kansas City, MO, April 2004

6.   Dissertations

 

 Stochastic Variability of Soil Properties: Data Analysis, Digital Simulation, Effects on System Behavior”. Ph.D. Thesis, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ, 1995.

 Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Embankment Dams”, Ph.D. Thesis, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 1993.

PLAVEP – Finite Element Code for Viscous-Elastic-Plastic Analysis of Rockfill Dams”. Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of requirements for Engineering Diploma, Technical Univ. of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania, 1977.

7.   Selected Technical Reports

 

Deodatis, G. and Popescu, R. “Identifying Market Inconsistencies in Terms of Differences between Implied Volatilities and Actual Future Volatilities”, Final Report for OTA-OTR, March, 2006.

Popescu, R. "Infrastructure of the New Outside Wharf at Cook’s Harbour", Technical Report for FracFlow Consultants, St. John’s, NL, September, 2005.

Popescu, R. “VESSP – Dynamic Finite Element Analysis Software for Vibratory Extraction of Sand-Stuck Pipes”. Technical Report for Baker Hughes, Houston, TX, November, 2004.

Popescu, R. “Extraction of Oil-Well Casing by Vibration – Eigenvalue Analysis”. Technical Report for Baker Hughes, Houston, TX, November, 2003.

Popescu, R. Small Stuck Pipe Experiment: Drained and Undrained Finite Element Analyses. Technical Report for Baker Hughes, Houston, TX, September, 2003.

Popescu, R. and Nobahar, A. “Effects of Groundwater on Pipe-Soil Interaction Forces”, Technical Report for the Minerals Management Service, US Department of the Interior,      C-CORE Report R-02-029-076, December, 2002.

Popescu, R. “Mitigation of Earthquake Effects by a Spatial Concrete-Shelled Structure”. Technical Report for Ecosphere Inc., Aurora, CO, September 2002.

Popescu, R., Guo, P. and Nobahar, A. “Numerical Modelling of Stand-up Time of Submarine Trenches”, Technical Report for Coflexip Stena Offshore, C-CORE Report R-01-18-606, October, 2001.

Popescu, R,. Guo, P. and Nobahar, A. "3D Finite Element Analysis of Pipe/Soil Interaction". Technical Report for the Geological Survey of Canada, Minerals Management Service, Chevron Corp. and Petro Canada. C-CORE Publication 01-C08, May 2001.

Popescu, R. "Estimation of Bearing Capacity and Settlements for Sango Bay Township Area based on CPT Results", Technical Report for FracFlow Consultants, Memorial University, January, 2001.

Popescu, R. and Guo, P. "Risk Assessment - Lighthouse, Bell Island NF" Technical report for the Canadian Coast Guard, C-CORE Publication No. 00-C37, November 2000.

Brown, R., Kenny, S., McKenna, R., Phillips, R., Popescu, R. and Stepanov, I. "Risk Assessment of Ice Damage to Buried Marine Pipelines. Technical Report for: BP Exploration, Chevron Petroleum Techn., ExxonMobil Production, Marathon Oil, Minerals Management Service, Mobil Oil Canada, Petro-Canada Resources, TransCanada Pipelines. C-CORE Publication 00-C31, October, 2000.

Phillips, R., Popescu, R. and Kenny, S. "Lake Erie / Ice Scour Pipeline Design Considering Trench Effects", Technical Report for Trans Canada Pipelines, C-CORE Publication 00-C17, June 2000

Popescu, R. "Finite Element Analysis of Pipe/Soil Interaction - Two-dimensional Plane Strain Analyses". Contract Report for the Geological Survey of Canada. C-CORE Publication 99-C23, June 1999.

Popescu, R., McKenna, R.F., Walter, D., Phillips, R., Clark, J.I. and Brown, R. "Feasibility of Seabed Structures as Alternatives to Glory Holes". Contract Report for the Terra Nova Alliance. C-CORE Publication 99-C4, May, 1999.

Popescu, R. "Seismic Evaluation of Tuttle Creek Dam". Contract Report for U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. C-CORE Publication 98-C24, Sept. 1998.

Phillips, R. and Popescu, R. "Safety and Integrity of Arctic Marine Pipelines". Contract Report for Minerals Management Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior. C-CORE Publication 98-C15, June, 1998.

McKenna, R.F., Popescu, R., King, A.D. and Crocker, G.B. "Analysis of pack ice and iceberg data from the 1997 CCGS Henry Larsen probe in Voisey's Bay". Contract Report for Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. C-CORE Publication 98-C7, April 1998.

Popescu, R. “Analysis of Pier 400, Container Wharf, Port of Los Angeles”. Technical Report for Earth Mechanics, Inc., February, 1998.

Prevost J.H., Deodatis, D. and Popescu, R.  “Integrated Procedure for Dynamic Analysis of Fault-Soil-Structure Systems”, part of Final Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research  - Phase V, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., June, 1997.

Popescu, R. “PRISM – A Strong Motion Database”, part of Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research  - Phase V, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., June, 1996.

Prevost, J.H., Deodatis, G. and Popescu, R. “Dynamic Analysis of a Cable-Stayed Bridge Subjected to Differential Support Ground Motion”, Contract Report for Kajima Corporation, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., December, 1995.

Popescu, R., Prevost, J.H. and Deodatis, G. “Stochastic Variability of Soil Properties: Data Analysis, Digital Simulation, Effects on System Behavior”, part of Final Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research  - Phase IV, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., September, 1995.

Popescu, R. and Deodatis, G. “Simulation of Multi-Dimensional, Multi-Variate,  Non-Gaussian Stochastic Fields”, Technical Report, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., January, 1995.

Popescu, R. “Numerical Simulations of Soil Liquefaction Using Stochastic Input Parameters”,  part of  Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research – Phase IV, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., January, 1994.

Popescu, R. and Prevost, J.H.  “Comparison between Numerical Class A Predictions and Experimental Results for VELACS Project Centrifuge Models”,  Technical Report No. NSF-BCS-9120028, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., October, 1993.

Popescu, R. and Prevost, J.H.  “Dynamic Analysis of Akita Harbor – Ohama No. 2 Wharf Seawall”, part of  Final Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research – Phase III, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., June, 1993.

Popescu, R. “Validation of in-situ response methods”, Contract Report for Pacific Engineering and Analysis, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., February, 1993.

Popescu, R. and Prevost, J.H.  “Numerical Class A Predictions – VELACS Project Technical Report No. NSF-BCS-9120028, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., September, 1992.

Popescu, R. and Prevost, J.H.  “Material Parameter Identification for Fuji River Sand'' part of Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research – Phase III, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., September, 1992.

Popescu, R. and Prevost, J.H.  “Dumbarton Bridge Replacement – Report on Material Properties for Dynamic Analyses”,  Contract Report for Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., February, 1992.

Prevost J.H., Ohbo, N., Hayashi, K. and Popescu, R.  “Analysis of Shaking Table Test Results”, part of  Final Technical Report of Princeton-Kajima Joint Research – Phase II, Dept. of Civil Engineering and Operations Res., Princeton Univ., May, 1991.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Estimation of supplementary fill for Gura Apelor Dam based on results of nonlinear finite element simulations”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1990.

Popescu, R. “Database for monitoring normal operation performance and vibration behavior of power-plant structures”, Contract Report for National Electric Power Admin., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1990.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Contact Clay Effects on the Stresses in the Core of Poiana Maru Dam”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1989.

Popescu, R., Stematiu, D. and Raduica, N. “Cost optimization of head-races, overfall dams and levees”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1988.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Stress state in the rock surrounding Rucar underground hydropower plant”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1987.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Structural Finite Element Analysis and Monitoring of Riusor Dam based on Field Measurements during Construction”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1986.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Technical Solutions for Temporary and Definitive Lining for Siret-Bahlui Diversion Tunnel”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1986.

Popovici, A., Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Seismic verification of Marun Dam”, Contract Report for Mahab Gods, Iran, Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1985.

Stematiu, D., Raduica, N. and Popescu, R. “Concrete-Rock Interaction for Underground Openings of Cerna-Belareca-Herculane Hydropower Plant”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1985.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Study on the Stress State in Bolboci Dam Concrete Face”, Contract Report for Hydroelectric Studies and Design Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1985.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Methodology for excavation, lining and lining prestressing of tunnels and underground openings”, Contract Report for Hydropower Structures Construction Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1984.

Stere, C. and Popescu, R. “Two-dimensional static and dynamic analysis of lock chambers of the Bucharest-Danube Waterway”, Contract Report for Hydropower Structures Construction Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1984.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Static and dynamic finite element analysis of Maneciu Dam”, Contract Report for Hydropower Structures Construction Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1984.

Stematiu, D. and Popescu, R. “Algorithm and computer code for finite element analysis of tailrace linings of Bistra-Poiana-Maru Hydropower Plant”, Contract Report for Hydropower Structures Constr. Co., Dept. of Hydr. Struct., Techn. Univ. Civil Engr., Bucharest, 1983.