Milan Maksimovic

University of Beograd
Civil Engineering Faculty
Bul. Revolucije 73

Phone: (+381) (11) 3221-271
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B.Sc. 1965, Civ. Eng. University of Beograd
M.Sc. 1971, Imperial College, London University
Ph.D. 1978, University of Zagreb

Additional Academic Experiences

Engineering seismology and Earthquake engineering, Politechnico di Milano & Instituto Sperimentale Modelli e Strutture (ISMES), Bergamo, Italy 1968
Geotechnical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Ohio, Department of Civil Engineering, USA, 1974/75, Fulbright Scholar.

Employment History

Consulting in Geotechnical Engineering 1965-1979 (with Energoprojekt Co.), and later, teaching, research and consulting from 1979 (University of Beograd). Chartered Engineer.
At present (1996): Head of Geotechnical Section, Civil Engineering Department, University of Beograd
President of National Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (YSSMFE).

Consulting Experience

In many countries, icluding Yugoslavia, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Gabon, Guyana, Tanzania, Ghana, Peru

Research Interests:

Soil and rock strength, stability problems. Interested mainly in Soil properties, dams and embankments, slope stability, landslides, earthquake engineering, numerical methods in geotechnical engineering.

Papers published internationally:

1. Maksimovic, M. (1973) Optimum position of the central clay core with respect to arching and hydraulic fracture. International Conference on Large Dams, Madrid
2. Maksimovic, M. (1979) Limit equilibrium for non-linear failure envelope and arbitrary slip surface. Proc. Third Int. Conf. on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.2, Aachen
3. Maksimovic, M. & Tonkovic, N. (1987) Evaluation of the swelling potential and derivation of design parameters for the large site., 6th.Int.Conf.on Expansive Soils, New Delhi
4. Maksimovic, M. (1988) General slope stability software package for micro-computers. 6th. Int. Conference on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol.3, Innsbruck
5. Maksimovic, M. (1989) Non-linear envelope for soils. Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, Vol.115, No.4
6. Maksimovic, M. (1989) Non-linear failure envelope for coarse-grained soils, 12 th. Int. Conf. SMFE, Vol.1, Rio de Janeiro
7. Maksimovic, M. (1989) On residual shearing strength of clays. Geotechnique 39, No.2, ICE, London
8. Maksimovic, M. (1992) New description of the shear strength for rock joints, Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, 25, (4), Springer Verlag, Wien
9. Maksimovic, M. (1993) Non-linear failure envelope for the limit state design, International Symp. on Limit State Design, Vol.1, Copenhagen
10. Day, R.W. and Maksimovic, M. (1994) Stability of compacted clay slopes using non-linear failure envelope, Bulletin of the association of engineering geologists, Dec. Vol.31, No.4
11. Maksimovic, M. (1995) Discussion on paper by Stark & Hisham, Drained residual strength of cohesive soils, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol.121, No.9, Sept.
12. Maksimovic, M. (1996) Shear strength components of rough rock joint, Int. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Pergamon (in print)

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