DR. Vakhtang Arabidze

DR.  Vakhtang Arabidze ,

Head researcher

M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics, I. Javakishvili Tbilisi State University; 1 M. Aleksidze str., 0171 Tbilisi, Georgia; Tel.: (+995) 599627112; E-mail: vakhtang.arabidze@tsu.ge
Georgian Agrarian University; Kakha Bendukidze University Campus, # 240 David Aghmashenebeli Alley, Tbilisi, Georgia; Tel.: (+995) 591209010; E-mail: v.arabidze@agruni.edu.ge

 

Education:
1990 – Georgian Technical University, Master of Civil and Industrial Engineering;
2005 – Kiriak Zavriev Institute of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering, Ph.D.

 

Work Experience:
2017 to present – Chief scientist M. Nodia Institute of Geophysics;
2017 to present – Full professor of Georgian Agrarian University;
2011-2017 – Association professor of Georgian Agrarian University;
2011-2017 – Chief constructor of the Ministry of Defense of Georgia, the Building-Construction Bureau of Logistics Supply Command of the Army;
2006-2010 – Head of laboratory of seismic risk management, Kiriak Zavriev Institute of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering;
1990-2006 – Engineer, main scientist, Georgian Academy of Science, Kiriak Zavriev Institute of Structural Mechanics and Earthquake Engineering.

Additional information:
2004- to present – Member of the Georgian Association of the Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Seismology.
2015- to present – Member of the Georgian Geophysical Association.
Publications (last 10 year):

I. Publications in PR impact factor journals of Web of Science and Scopus

1. Varazanashvili, O., Tsereteli, N., Bonali, F. L., Arabidze, V., Russo, E., Pasquale Mariotto, F., Gogoladze, Z., Tibaldi, A., Kvavadze, N., Oppizzi, P. 2018. GeoInt: the first macroseismic intensity database for the Republic of Georgia. Journal of Seismology, Springer Netherlands, 1-43.

II. Publications in journals of Web of Science, Scopus, SCImago Journal & Country Rank

1. Tsereteli, N., Arabidze, V., Varazanashvili, O., Gugeshashvili, T., Mukhadze, T., Gvencadze, A. 2014. Vulnerability analysis and GIS based seismic risk assessment Georgia case. Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation – IT Means and Tools. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security, Teodorescu, H.N., Kirschenbaum, A., Cojocaru, S., Bruderlein, C. (Eds.). Springer, vol. 16, pp. 307-321.
2. Tsereteli, N., Varazanashvili, O., Arabidze, V., Mukhadze, T., Arevadze N. 2011. Seismic hazard and risk assessment for Tbilisi – new approaches. Stimulus for human and societal dynamics in the prevention of catastrophes. Ed. by A. Avagyan, D. L. Barry, W. G. Coldewey, D.W.G. Reimer. ISBN 978-1-60750-737-6. Published by IOS Press, vol. 80, pp. 109-130.

 

III. Publications in Books of Web of Science or Scopus

1. Tsereteli, N., Varazanashvili, O., Arabidze, V., Mukhadze, T., Arevadze N. 2011.Seismic hazard and risk assessment for Tbilisi – new approaches. Stimulus for human and societal dynamics in the prevention of catastrophes. Ed. by A. Avagyan, D. L. Barry, W. G. Coldewey, D.W.G. Reimer. ISBN 978-1-60750-737-6. Published by IOS Press, vol. 80, pp. 109-130.
2. Nino Tsereteli, Vakhtang Arabidze, Otar Varazanashvili, Tengiz Gugeshashvili, Teimuraz Mukhadze and Alexander Gvencadze. 2014. Vulnerability Analysis and GIS Based Seismic Risk Assessment Georgia Case. Improving Disaster Resilience and Mitigation – IT Means and Tools. ISBN: NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security 143, pp.307-321.

 

IV. Other Publications

1. Nino Tsereteli, Viktor Alania, Otar Varazanashvili, Vakhtang Arabidze, Teimuraz Mukhadze, Tengiz Gugeshashvili, Emil Tsereteli.2014. Loss Estimation Modeling for Earthquake Scenarios. ECCE-GSCE-WCCE International Conference Seismic 2014. “Seismic resistance and rehabilitation of buildings”. Pp104 – 111. Tbilisi, Georgia. 29-30 May http://www.ecceengineers.eu/news/2014/59_Intl-onf_Seismic_design_Final_Agenda.pdf
2. V. Arabidze, S. Gogmachadze. SOME QUESTION SEISMIC MICROZONING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF GEORGIAN NATIONAL APPENDIX TO EUROCODE-8. Mikhail Nodia Institute of Geophysics TRANSACTIONS. Vol. LXVII, pp 92-95, Tbilisi, 2017 (Russian)
3. P. Rekvava, K. Mdivani, V. Arabidze. Reliability of Multistory RC Frame Buildings of Different Seismic Performance Levels. 14 European Conference of Earthquake Engineering. T3. Seismic Performance of Buildings / Vulnerability. http://www.14ecee.mk/ 2010.

 

Books:

1. G. Gabrichidze, V. Arabidze … ONI EARTHQUAKE OF SEPTEMBER 8 2009. Levan Samkharauli National Forensics Bureau, 95 p. (Geo) 2011.
2. Tsereteli, N., Varazanashvili, O., Chelidze, T., Gvencadze, A., Arabidze, V. Seismic risk assessment for Tbilisi. Monograph, SDC, GNCDR, UNDP, Tbilisi, 44 p 2010.
3. G. Gabrichidze, P. Rekvava, V. Arabidze etc. MATERIALS OF TBILISI EARTHQUAKE OF APRIL 25 2002. Published by “Mermisi” – Tbilisi, 2005.
4. V. Arabidze. Flexible rod systems and active seismic protection. GTU, Tbilisi, 2005.
Patents:

1. GE P 2003 3099B. Seismic Isolation System. “SaqPatent” National Centre of Intellectual Property. Tbilisi, 2003.
2. GE P 2003 3100B. Seismic Isolation System. “SaqPatent” National Centre of Intellectual Property. Tbilisi, 2003.
Participation in national and international research projects:

1. 2015-2018. Evaluation seismic hazard for Georgia and seismic risk for city-museum Mtskheta (as examples) with modern aproaches. SRNSF-216758 – Project director.
2. 2015-2018. Security Against Geohazards at the Major Engury Hydroelectric Scheme in Georgia. NATO SFP-G4934 – Project director.
3. 2010-2013. Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region EMME, WP4. JTI – Group Leader.
4. 2010-2013. Earthquake Model of the Middle East Region EMME, WP5. JTI–Key Personnel.
5. 2006-2008. Building Reliability Evaluation in Cases of Seismic and Explosion Caused Effects on the Basis of Performance Based Design Methodology. GNSF/ST06/7-078 Georgian National Science Foundation – Key Personnel.

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