Inaugural Editorial of Journal of Geomechanics and Geoengineering
The Journal of Geomechanics and GeoEngineering is a scientific and technical peer-reviewed bi-annual journal edited by the ASPS (Alwaha Scientific Publications Services). This journal publishes high-quality articles focused on soil mechanics, rock mechanics, engineering geology, and their applications in the field of geotechnical and geophysical engineering.
Articles dealing with a topic of scientific or technical interest in geomechanics or geoengineering are welcome. The journal covers many engineering disciplines such as foundation engineering, slope engineering, tunneling, rock engineering, engineering geology, geotechnical earthquake engineering, and geo-environmental engineering. Case studies and innovative applications in geotechnical engineering are particularly welcome and encouraged.
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