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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Dimitrios Loukidis received his Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in July 1999. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he pursued graduate studies at Purdue University in the area of geotechnical engineering, where he received his MSCE degree (December 2000) and PhD degree (May 2006). His PhD dissertation was about constitutive modeling of sands and its application to foundation engineering. After completion of his studies, he worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Purdue University (2006-2008). In January of 2009, he joined the faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the University of Cyprus.
foundation engineering, expansive soils, slope stability, landslides, offshore geotechnical engineering, computational geomechanics, constitutive modeling, geotechnical earthquake engineering

Loukidis, D. & Salgado, R. (2008). “Analysis of the shaft resistance of non-displacement piles in sand.” Geotechnique, Vol. 58, No. 4, pp. 283-296.

Loukidis, D., Chakraborty, T. & Salgado, R. (2008). “Bearing capacity of strip footings on purely frictional soil under eccentric and inclined loads.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 768-787.

Loukidis, D., Bouckovalas, G. D., Papadimitriou, A. (2009). “Analysis of fault rupture propagation through uniform soil cover.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 29, pp. 1389-1404.

Loukidis, D. & Salgado, R. (2011). “Effect of relative density and stress level on the bearing capacity of footings on sand.” Geotechnique, Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 107-119.

Loukidis, D. & Salgado, R. (2012). “Active pressure on gravity walls supporting purely frictional soils.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 78-97.

Vavourakis, V., Loukidis, D., Charmpis, D. C. & Papanastasiou, P. (2013). “A robust finite element approach for large deformation elastoplastic plane-strain problems.” Finite Element Analysis and Design, Vol. 77, pp. 1-15.

Salgado, R., Loukidis, D. Abou-Jaoude, G. & Zhang, Y. (2015). “The role of soil stiffness non-linearity in 1D pile driving simulations.” Géotechnique, Vol. 65, pp. 169-187.

Loukidis, D. and Tamiolakis, G-P (2017). “Spatial distribution of Winkler spring stiffness for rectangular mat foundation analysis.” Engineering Structures, 153, 443-459.
Lazarou, G., Loukidis, D. & Bardanis, M. (2018). “Moisture migration under mat foundations in Nicosia marl”. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 37(3), 1585-1608.
Triantafyllaki, A., Papanastasiou, P., & Loukidis, D. (2020). “Numerical analysis of the structural response of unburied offshore pipelines crossing active normal and reverse faults”. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 137, 106296.

Tzampoglou, P., Loukidis, D. & Koulermou, N. (2022). Seasonal Ground Movement Due to Swelling/Shrinkage of Nicosia Marl. Remote Sensing, 14(6), 1440.

Aivaliotis-Apostolopoulos, P. & Loukidis, D. (2022). Swarming genetic algorithm: A nested fully coupled hybrid of genetic algorithm and particle swarm optimization. PLoS ONE, 17(9), e0275094.

Triantafyllaki, A., Loukidis, D., & Papanastasiou, P. (2023). Design of offshore gas pipelines against active tectonic fault movement. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 166, 107702.