Dr. Itai Elkayam

Dr. Itai Elkayam

I'm a researcher and lecturer in the field of geotechnical engineering. My main research area is tunneling and tunneling effect on structures


Civil engineering


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2010-2013 Ph.D. in Civil Engineering- geotechnical engineering. Technion – Israel Institute of
Technology, Haifa, Israel. Dissertation title: “Tunneling Induced Ground Displacements
and Their Effects on Structures.”
Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Assaf Klar.
2007-2010 Master. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. for completing the re-
quirements for the Master’s degree during the PhD Studies.
2003-2007 B.Sc. in Civil Engineering- structures. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa,
Israel. Cum Laude.


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2017-now Lecturer. Shamoon College of Engineering. Classes taught:
• Soil Mechanics 2, (2016/2017 B, 2017/2018 A).
• Foundation Engineering (2016/2017 B).
• Introduction to Engineering Mechanics, (2017/2018 A).
A=winter term, B=spring term.


1. Marshall, A. M., Elkayam, I., and Klar, A. (2009). “Ground behaviour above tunnels in sand - DEM
simulations versus centrifuge test results”. In: EURO:TUN 2009. Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany,
pp. 183–190.
2. Elkayam, I. and Klar, A. (2010). “Nonlinear Analysis of Tunneling Effects on Buildings Using
Macro-Elements”. In: GeoFlorida 2010. Ed. by Dante, F., Anand, J. P., and Balasingam, M. Reston,
VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 2301–2310. doi: 10.1061/41095(365)233.
3. Elkayam, I., Klar, A., Linker, R., and Marshall, A. M. (2010). “Validation of a BOTDR-based system
for the detection of smuggling tunnels”. In: Sensors, and Command, Control, Communications, and
Intelligence (C3I) Technologies for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense IX. Ed. by Zelnio, E. G.
and Garber, F. D. Orlando, Florida, USA: SPIE, 76662A–76662A–8. doi: 10.1117/12.848748.
4. Klar, A. and Elkayam, I. (2010). “Direct and relaxation methods for soil-structure interaction due to
tunneling”. In: Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 11.1, pp. 9–17. doi:
5. Marshall, A. M., Elkayam, I., Klar, A., and Mair, R. J. (2010). “Centrifuge and discrete element
modelling of tunnelling effects on pipelines”. In: 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in
Geotechnics 2010 (ICPMG 2010). Zurich, Switzerland: A.A. Balkema Publishers, pp. 633–637.
6. Zhou, B., Elkayam, I., and Marshall, A. M. (2014). “The effect of relative density on tunnelling-induced
settlements – DEM simulations versus centrifuge test results”. In: International Symposium on
Geomechanics from Micro to Macro. Ed. by Soga, K., Kumar, K., Biscontin, G., and Kuo, M. Vol. 1.
Cambridge, U.K.: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015, pp. 589–594.
7. Elkayam, I., Mo, P.-Q., Marshall, A. M., Stace, R., and Wanatowski, D. (2015). “Performance of grout
columns as a mitigation technique for longwall mining”. In: Fifth International Symposium on Mineral
Resources and Mine Development. Aachen International Mining Symposia- AIMS 2015. RWTH Aachen
University Institute of Mining Engineering I. Aachen, Germany, pp. 569–578.
8. Klar, A., Elkayam, I., and Marshall, A. M. (2015). “Design Oriented Linear-Equivalent Approach for
Evaluating the Effect of Tunneling on Pipelines”. In: Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental
Engineering, p. 04015062. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001376.