I’m Fabio Gabrieli and this is my website! It collects several programs, utilities, ideas on the geotechnical laboratory. It is wonderful a way to share contents with other people having the same topics. Enjoy!



Geotechlab (formally DICEA dept.) is member of the project  “Sistemi di Computer Vision per la Sicurezza Strutturale e la Protezione Civile” in partnership with M3E srl, EPC srl, and Dalla Gassa srl.

The project is granted by the POR FESR 2014-2020 program for research and innovation financed by the European Union, the Italian governement and Veneto Region.

Collaborations and Partners:

GeoTechLab is part of the Granular Research Group:

  • GeoTechLab (Dept. Civil Architectural and Environmental Engineering)
  • APTLab (Dept. Industrial Engineering)
  • PharmaTeG (Dept. Pharmaceutical Science)

Active collaborations with:

Research projects and partners:

  • DOMINO (Dikes and Debris Flow Monitoring by Novel Optical Fiber Sensors)
  • Sistemi di Computer Vision per la Sicurezza Strutturale e la Protezione Civile, POR FESR 2014-2020

Recent articles:

Zorzi, G., Kirsch, F., Gabrieli, F., Rackwitz, F.

Long-term cyclic triaxial tests with DEM simulations (2017). Proceedings of Particles 2017, V International Conference on Particle-based Methods.Fundamentals and Applications, 26 – 28 September 2017, Hannover, Germany, Pages 273–284. link

Gabrieli, F., Pol, A., Thoeni, K.

Comparison of two DEM strategies for modelling cortical meshes (2017). Proceedings of Particles 2017, V International Conference on Particle-based Methods.Fundamentals and Applications, 26 – 28 September 2017, Hannover, Germany, Pages 489–496. link

capillarybridgeWang., J.P., Gallo, E., François, B., Gabrieli, F., Lambert, P.

Capillary force and rupture of funicular liquid bridges between three spherical bodies (2017). Powder Technology, Volume 305, Pages 89–98.

DOI: 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.09.060

Zorzi G., Artoni R., Gabrieli F.

Experiments and DEM Simulations of Granular Ratcheting (2017). In Proceedings of Powders and Grains 2017 – 8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Montpellier, France, Edited by Radjai, F.; Nezamabadi, S.; Luding, S.; Delenne, J.Y.; EPJ Web of Conferences, Volume 140, id.03061.

DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201714003061

Pol A., Gabrieli F., Thoeni K., Mazzon N.

Discrete element modelling of punch tests with a double-twist hexagonal wire mesh (2017). In Proceedings of RocExs 2017, 6th Interndisciplinary Workshop on Rockfall Protection 22-24 May 2017, Barcelona, Spain, Corominas J., Moya J. and Janeras M. (Eds.)

ISBN: 978-84-946909-4-5

Zorzi G., Baeßler M., Gabrieli F.

Influence of Structural Stiffness on Ratcheting Convection Cells of Granular Soil under Cyclic Lateral Loading (2017) Procedia Engineering, Volume 175, Pages 148-156.

DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.046

Brezzi L., Cola S., Gabrieli F., Gidoni G.

Spreading of Kaolin and Sand Mixtures on a Horizontal Plane: Physical Experiments and SPH Numerical Modelling (2017) Procedia Engineering, Volume 175, Pages 197-203.

DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2017.01.046

image21Gabrieli, F., Ceccato, F.

Impact of Dry Granular Flows on a Rigid Wall: Discrete and Continuum Approach (2016) Procedia Engineering, Volume 158, Pages 152–157.

DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2016.08.421

movimentitessinaCola, S., Gabrieli, F., Marcato, G., Pasuto, A., Simonini P.

Evolutionary behaviour of the Tessina landslide (2016). RIG, Volume 50, Issue 1, Pages 51-70


contoruplotGabrieli, F., Corain, L., Vettore, .L.

A low-cost landslide displacement activity assessment from time-lapse photogrammetry and rainfall data: Application to the Tessina landslide site (2016). Geomorphology, Volume 269, Pages 56–74.

DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.06.030


Brezzi, L., Bossi, G., Gabrieli, F., Marcato,  G., Pastor, M., Cola, S.

A new data assimilation procedure to develop a debris flow run-out model (2015) Landslides, Volume 13, Issue 5, pp 1083–1096.

DOI: 10.1007/s10346-015-0625-y

avg_contactpdfactiveGabrieli, F., Zorzi, G., Wan, R.

Granular ratcheting phenomena behind a model retaining wall (2014), Geomechanics from Micro to Macro, IS-Cambridge, CRC Press, pages 601-606.

DOI: 10.1201/b17395-107


Gabrieli, F., Artoni, R., Santomaso, A., Cola, S.

Discrete particle simulations and experiments on the collapse of wet granular columns (2013) Physics of Fluids, 25 (10), art. no. 103303.

DOI: 10.1063/1.4826622

collapse_expArtoni, R., Santomaso, A.C., Gabrieli, F., Tono, D., Cola, S.

Collapse of quasi-two-dimensional wet granular columns (2013) Physical Review E – Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 87 (3), art. no. 032205.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.032205


Gabrieli F., Lambert P., Cola S., Calvetti F.

Micromechanical modelling of erosion due to evaporation in a partially wet granular slope (2011) International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, 36 (7)

DOI: DOI: 10.1002/nag.1038