Geotechnics plays an essential role in the construction sector, whether for building, civil engineering or development work. It consists of the study of soil/structure interactions directly related to the construction of structures, from construction to operation. Based on a body of knowledge in Engineering Sciences, the ESITC Paris curriculum integrates themes likely to predict and solve the problems posed by soils, while taking into account the evolution of regulations and the construction of safer and more sustainable structures over time : land use planning, environmental protection, risk prevention, waste management and earthquake engineering. Thus, the reinforcement and dynamics of research related to the field of "Earthquake Engineering and seismic effects on natural systems, structures and buildings" is achieved through research results from experimental observations carried out in the laboratory, publications in specialized journals and the organization of workshops and seminars



Research themes



♦ Soil dynamics and non-linear seismic response

  • Study of the cyclic and dynamic behavior of soils
  • Analysis of the nonlinear seismic response of soils and the phenomenon of liquefaction
  • Development and implementation of nonlinear dynamic behavior models


♦ Structural dynamics and dynamic soil-structure interactions

  • Analysis of the dynamic soil-foundation-structure interaction
  • Study of site-city interaction and seismic invisibility
  • Modeling of the seismic response of structures and homogenization
  • Seismic vulnerability of structures and service life analysis


♦ Numerical simulation of wave and vibration propagation

  • Advanced numerical simulation methods in wave and vibration propagation
  • Couplings of numerical methods and methods of absorbing layers


♦ Modeling of probe attenuation and vibration isolation