Introduction to the thematic set of papers on: marine engineering geology

  • Yonggang Jia
  • Qing Yang
  • Yu Huang
  • Dong Wang
  • Xiaolei Liu
Original Paper


The First International Symposium on Marine Engineering Geology (ISMEG2016) was held in Qingdao, China, 21–24 October 2016. The symposium was sponsored by the Marine Engineering Geology Commission, International Association for Engineering Geology and Environment (IAEG-C34) and hosted by the Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Environment and Geological Engineering at Ocean University of China. Over 200 researchers worldwide participated in the symposium, which included 13 plenary reports, 17 keynote reports, and more than 40 oral presentations and posters. All papers appearing in this thematic issue of Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment are original scientific papers that have been internationally reviewed, focusing on the marine geohazards, engineering characteristics of marine soil, coastal and ocean engineering, and wave-soil interactions encountered in the latest practice of marine engineering geology.


ISMEG 2016 Marine engineering geology Thematic issue IAEG-C34 


  1. Cao C, Sun Y, Sun H, Song Y (2018) Erosion resistance and scouring depth of fine-grained seabed of the Huanghe River estuary, China. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–14.
  2. Deng J, Zhang X, Shen S, Koseki J (2018) Low friction coefficient (approximately tan1°) of subaqueous debris flow in rotating flume tests and its mechanism. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–9.
  3. Dong J, Chen F, Zhou M, Zhou X (2018) Numerical analysis of the boundary effect in model tests for single pile under lateral load. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–12.
  4. Huang Y, Jin P (2018) Impact of human interventions on coastal and marine geological hazards: a review. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–10.
  5. Jiang M, Liu J, Shen Z (2018) Investigating the shear band of methane hydrate-bearing sediments by FEM with an elasto-plastic constitutive model. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–11.
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  7. Leng J, Ye G, Liao C, Jeng D (2018) On the soil response of a coastal sandy slope subjected to tsunami-like solitary wave. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–16.
  8. Li H, Tong L, Liu S, Liu H, Zhang M (2018) Construction and verification of a unified p–y curve for laterally loaded piles. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–11.
  9. Meng Q, Liu S, Jia Y, Xiao Z, Wang X (2018) Analysis on acoustic velocity characteristics of sediments in the northern slope of the South China Sea. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–8.
  10. Shen Y, Zhu Y, Liu H, Li A, Ge H (2018a) Macro-meso effects of gradation and particle morphology on the compressibility characteristics of calcareous sand. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–9.
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  20. Yang M, Luo R, Li W (2018b) Numerical study on accumulated deformation of laterally loaded monopiles used by offshore wind turbine. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–11.
  21. Yang Q, Ren Y, Niu J, Cheng K, Hu Y, Wang Y (2018c) Characteristics of soft marine clay under cyclic loading: a review. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–20.
  22. Zhao X, Zhang C, Luan Y, Xiao Z (2018) Stereological analyses of microstructure of granular soils using the numerical method. Bull Eng Geol Environ 1–13.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yonggang Jia
    • 1
  • Qing Yang
    • 2
  • Yu Huang
    • 3
  • Dong Wang
    • 1
  • Xiaolei Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Shandong Provincial Key Laboratory of Marine Environment and Geological EngineeringOcean University of ChinaQingdaoChina
  2. 2.Department of Geotechnical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Coastal and Offshore EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  3. 3.Department of Geotechnical Engineering, College of Civil EngineeringTongji UniversityShanghaiChina

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