Antonio Bobet

Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051

Office: HAMP G239
Phone: (765) 494-5033

Specialty Area(s)

Personal Web Site

Research Summary
Engineering geology, underground construction, rock mechanics, fracture mechanics.

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
M.S., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, 1983
B.S., Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Honors & Awards

  • Roy E. and Myrna Wansik Research Award, School of Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 2005

  • Guerra y Rubio Prize for best Civil Engineering graduating students, Universidad Politica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain, 1983


  • Huo, H., Bobet, A., Fernandez, G. and Ramirez, J. (2006), "Analytical Solution for Deep Rectangular Structures Subjected to Far-Field Shear Stresses", Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 613-625.

  • Mutlu, O. and Bobet, A. (2006), "Slip Propagation along Frictional Discontinuities", International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 43, pp. 860-876.

  • Nam, S. and Bobet, A. (2006), "Liner Stresses in Deep Tunnels below the Water Table", Tunneling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp. 626-635.

  • Parra-Montesinos, G.J., Bobet, A., and Ramirez, J. (2006), "Evaluation of Soil-Structure Interaction And Structural Collapse In Daikai Subway Station During Kobe Earthquake", Structural Journal, American Concrete Institute, Vol. 103, No. 1, pp. 113-122.

  • Bobet, A. (2005), "A Simple Method for the Design of Tunnel Support with Anchored Rockbolts", Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 315-338.

  • Huo, H., Bobet, A., Fernandez, G., and Ramirez, J. (2005), "Load Transfer Mechanisms between Underground Structure and Surrounding Ground: Evaluation of the Failure of the Daikai Station", ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 12, pp. 1522-1533.