Elisabetta Cattoni, Associate Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at eCampus University. Graduated in Civil Engineering from University of Perugia in 2000, in 2004 she took the title of PhD in Civil Engineering from the same University. From 2010 to 2016 she has been Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at eCampus University. She has also been a geotechnical consultant for public and private institutions

The main research topics of Elisabetta Cattoni concern numerical analyses of the seismic response of flexible retaining walls, the study of mechanical and thermal interaction effects of energy piles, the prediction of movements at the ground surface associated with shield tunneling excavation, the experimental characterization and constitutive modelling of the mechanical behaviour of unsaturated soils and the landslide risk analysis and mitigation. Co-Author of more than 40 scientific publications including books, international and national journals and conference proceedings.

Email: elisabetta.cattoni@uniecampus.it

Main publications:

  1. VOLPE E., CIABATTA L, SALCIARINI D., CAMICI S., CATTONI E., BROCCA L. (2021). The Impact of Probability Density Functions Assessment on Model Performance for Slope Stability Analysis. Geosciences. 2021; Geosciences 2021, 11(8), 322;  https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences11080322.
  2. SALCIARINI, D.; VOLPE, E.; DI PIETRO, L.; CATTONI, E. (2020). A Case-Study of Sustainable Countermeasures against Shallow Landslides in Central Italy. Geosciences. 2020; 10(4):130. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10040130.
  3. CATTONI E., TAMAGNINI C. (2020). “On the seismic response of a propped r.c. diaphragm wall in a saturated clay”. Acta Geotechnica, n. 4, vol. 15: pp. 847-865 , DOI 10.1007/s11440-019-00771-4.
  4. CATTONI E., TAMAGNINI C. (2020). “Critical accelerations for propped diaphragm walls in sand by finite element limit analysis”. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 24.3: pp. 403-420, https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2018.1452805.
  5. CATTONI E., TAMAGNINI C. (2019). On the seismic response of a propped r.c. diaphragm wall in a saturated clay. Acta Geotechnica, DOI 10.1007/s11440-019-00771-4. Published online 9 Feb 2019
  6. CATTONI E., SALCIARINI D., TAMAGNINI C. (2019).A Generalized Newmark Method for the assessment of permanent displacements of flexible retaining structures under seismic loading conditions. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 117, February 2019, Pages 221-233, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2018.11.023
  7. CATTONI E., TAMAGNINI C. (2018). Critical accelerations for propped diaphragm walls in sand by finite element limit analysis. Journal of Earthquake Engineering, https://doi.org/10.1080/13632469.2018.1452805, published online 20 Mar 2018.
  8. CATTONI E., MIRIANO C., BOCO L., TAMAGNINI C. (2016). Time – dependent ground movements induced by shield tunnelling in soft clay: a parametric study. Acta Geotechnica (IF 2.493), Published online: 31 march 2016, DOI 10.1007/s11440-016-0452-x.
  9. MIRIANO C., CATTONI E., TAMAGNINI C. (2016). Advanced numerical modelling of seismic response of a propped r.c. diaphragm wall. Acta Geotechnica, vol. 11, Issue 1, 1 February 2016, Pages 161-175. (IF 2.493).
  10. SALCIARINI D., RONCHI F., CATTONI E., TAMAGNINI C. (2015). Thermomechanical Effects Induced by Energy Piles Operation in a Small Piled Raft. Int. J. Geomech., 10.1061/(ASCE) GM.1943-5622.0000375 (online Nov. 14, 2013), ISSN (print): 1532-3641; ISSN (online): 1943-5622. Volume 15, Issue 2 (April 2015) (IF 1.199).
  11. CATTONI E., CECCONI M., PANE V. (2012). Direct Displacement-Based Design of Embedded Retaining Structures. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 17/T, 2795 – 2807. ISSN 1089-3032 (IF del 2012: 1.212
  12. CECCONI M., PANE V., NAPOLI P., CATTONI E. (2012). Deep roots planting for surface slope protection. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 17/U, 2809 – 2820. ISSN 1089-3032 (IF del 2012: 1.212).
  13. PANE V., CECCONI M., CATTONI E. (2012). Osservazioni sul progetto di paratie secondo gli Eurocodici e le Norme Tecniche per le Costruzioni (NTC08). Progettazione Sismica, 2012, 01: 37 – 47. IUSS Press. ISBN 978-88-6198-071-6, ISSN: 1973-7432.
  14. CATTONI E., CECCONI M., PANE V. (2007). Geotechnical properties of an unsaturated pyroclastic soil from Roma. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 2007, 66: 403 – 414. DOI 10.1007/s10064-007-0096-z, Received 4 September 2006; Accepted 22 April 2007, Published online: 17 July 2007 (IF 0.76).
  15. SALCIARINI D., VOLPE E., CATTONI E. (2019). Probabilistic vs. Deterministic Approach in Landslide Triggering Prediction at Large–scale. Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020 F. Calvetti et al. (Eds.): Conference Proceedings CNRIG 2019 3 – 5 Luglio 2019, sede di Lecco del Politecnico di Milano, LNCE 40, pp. 1–9, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21359-6_7
  16. CATTONI E., SALCIARINI D., TAMAGNINI C. (2018). A simplified, Newmark-like approach for the assessment of seismic performance of anchored diaphragm walls. Extended abstract, Fourth International Symposium on Computational Geomechanics – ComGeo IV – Assisi, Italy. 2-4 May, 2018. Relatrice.
  17. CATTONI E., CECCONI M., PANE V., VECCHIETTI S. (2012). Development of DDBD method for retaining walls subjected to seismic loads. Conference Proceedings II International Conference on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Taormina, on CDrom: 1510-1521. Editors M. Maugeri e C. Soccodato, Pàtron Editore Bologna. ISBN: 9788855531788.
  18. CECCONI M., FERRETTI A., CATTONI E., RUSSO G., CAPOTOSTO A. (2012). Collapse upon wetting of lime stabilised pyroclastic soils. Conference Proceedings Unsaturated Soils: Research and Applications. E-UNSAT 2012 – 2nd European Conference on Unsaturated Soils, Napoli, 20-22 Giugno. Vol.1: 397-404. Springer Ed. ISBN: 978-3-642-31115-4, e-ISBN 978-3-642-31116-1, DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-31116-1.
  19. PANE V., CECCONI M., CATTONI E. (2011). On the design of embedded retaining structures following Eurocodes and the italian national code. Conference Proceedings Evaluation of Geotechnical Aspects of EC8. ISSMGE ERTC-12 Workshop Athens 11 September 2011. Patron Ed. ISBN: 978-88-555-3124-5.
  20. CATTONI E., CECCONI M., JOMMI C. (2005). Soil dilatancy and suction: some remarks on their mutual effects on the shear strength of granular soils. Conference Proceedings 11th International Conference of IACMAG, Torino, June 2005. Vol.2: 19-26. Patron Editore, Bologna. ISBN 88-555-2812-2.7.