Assaf Klar, Associate Professor

Structural Engineering and Construction Management

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Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Technion  Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa 32000, Israel 
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Research Interests 

Tunneling induced soil displacements and their effect on buildings and buried structures; Strain measurements using optical fibers and their application to geotechnology; Reinforced soil walls; Penetration problems; Limit analysis; Pile foundations; Fault detection systems; Methane hydrate, Earthquake Engineering.


Academic Degrees:
 2003 Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnology), Technion, Haifa, Israel.
 1999 B.Sc. (Summa Cum Laude), Civil Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
Academic Appointments:
 2011present: Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
 20052011: Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel.
 20042005: Research Associate, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK.
 20032004: Research Fellow (type F), Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.
Teaching Experience:
 Constitutive models in soil mechanics (graduate, Technion)
 Plasticity in geomechanics (graduate, Technion)
 Foudations (graduate, Technion)
 Geotechnical aspects of earthquake engineering (graduate, Technion)
 Soil Engineering (undergraduate, Technion)
 Geomechanics (undergraduate, Technion)
 Soil mechanics lab. (undergraduate, Technion)
 Introduction to earthquake engineering (guest lecturer; undergraduate, Technion)
Honors and Awards:
 2009 A. Aharonson Faculty Award for excellence in teaching in the course “Soil Engineering'.
 2008 Excellence in teaching, Technion award  Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
 2007 Crampton Prize (ICE  UK institute of Civil Engineering) for best geotechnical paper.
 2006 Jennings Award (South African Geotechnical Society) for best geotechnical paper.
 2005 Harry Goldman Academic Lectureship  Canada.
 2003 British Technion Society, Scholarship for research at Cambridge University, UK.
 2003 Technion best geotechnical thesis of the year award.
 2003 Sylvia and David Fine excellence scholarship for PhD students.
 2003 Gutwirth Fellowship.
 2001 Gutwirth Special Fellowship.
 2001 Beryl Freed Leonards PhD Research Grant.
 2000 Prof. Gdalyah Wiseman Memorial Fund, for excelling in the course “Stability of Retaining Walls and Slopes”.
 2000 Uzi Manor Memorial Fund, for top student in the course ”Rigid Pavements”.
 1999 Ronen Cohen Memorial Fund, for top student in the course “Flexible Pavement Design”.
 1998 Beryl Freed Leonards Fund, for top student in the course “Soil and Foundation Engineering”.
 1998 Nisim Sechi Memorial Fund, for top student in the course “Statics of Structures 2”.
 1998 Genia and Prof. Aron Zaslavsky Memorial Fund, for top student in the course “Strength of Materials 2”.
Publications:
Journal Papers:
 Klar, A. and Frydman, S. (2002) 'Threedimensional analysis of lateral pile response using twodimensional explicit numerical scheme,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 128(9), pp. 775784.
 Cohen, S., Klar, A. and Frydman, S. (2003) 'The behavior of driven piles in sand  hydraulic gradient and numerical models,' International Journal of Physical Modeling in Geotechnics, Vol. 3, pp. 4358.
 Klar, A., Baker, R. and Frydman, S. (2004) 'Seismic soilpile interaction in liquefiable soil,' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 24(8), pp. 551564.
 Klar, A., Frydman, S. and Baker, R. (2004) 'Seismic analysis of infinite pile group in liquefiable soil,' Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 24(8), pp. 565575.
 Klar, A., Vorster, T.E.B., Soga, K. and Mair, R.J. (2005) 'Soilpipe interaction due to tunnelling: comparison between Winkler and elastic continuum solutions,' Geotechnique, Vol. 55(6), pp. 461466.
 Vorster, T.E.B., Klar A., Soga, K. and Mair, R.J. (2005) 'Estimating the effects of tunneling on existing pipelines,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 131(11), pp. 13991410.
 Ghosh, B., Klar, A., Madabhushi, S.P.G, (2005) 'Modification of site response in presence of localised soft layer,' Journal of Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 9(6), pp. 855876.
 Klar, A. and Soga, K. (2006) 'Mitigation of surface fault ruptures by use of ‘isolated’ pipelines,' ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 152, pp. 425432.
 Klar, A., Bennett, P.J. Soga, K., Mair, R.J., Tester, P., Fernie. R., St. John, H. and TorpPeterson, G. (2006) 'Distributed strain measurement for pile foundations' ICE, Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 159(3), pp. 135144.
 Klar, A. (2006) 'The effect of tunnel buoyancy on ground surface settlements in elastic soil,' Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 11, bundle C.
 Klar, A., Vorster, T.E.B., Soga, K. and Mair, R.J. (2007) 'Elastoplastic solutions for soilpipe tunnel interaction,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Vol. 133(7), pp. 782792.
 Klar, A., Osman, A.S. and Bolton, M. (2007) '2D and 3D upper bound solutions for tunnel excavation using ‘elastic’ flow fields,' International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 31(12), pp. 13671374.
 Klar, A. (2008) 'Upper bound for cylinder movement using ’elastic’ fields, and its possible application to pile deformation analysis,' ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 8(2), pp. 162167.
 Klar, A. and Osman, A.S. (2008) 'Continuous velocity field for the Tbar problem,' International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 32(8), pp. 949963.
 Klar, A. and Osman, A.S. (2008) 'Loaddisplacement solutions for piles and shallow foundations based on deformation fields and energy conservation,' Geotechnique, Vol. 58(7), pp. 571589.
 Klar, A. and Randolph, M.F. (2008) '3D upperbound and loaddisplacement solutions for laterally loaded piles in clays based on energy minimization,' Geotechnique, Vol. 58(10), pp. 815820.
 Klar, A., Marshall, A.M., Soga, K. and Mair, R.J. (2008) 'Tunneling effects of jointed pipeline,' Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 45(1), pp. 131139.
 Klar, A. and Marshall, A.M. (2008) 'Shell versus beam representation of pipes in the evaluation of tunneling effects on pipelines,' Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 23(4), pp. 431437.
 Klar, A. and Leung, Y.F. (2009) 'A simple energy based method for nonlinear pile group analysis,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Vol. 135(7), pp. 960965.
 Klar, A. and Sas, T. (2009) 'Rational approach for the analysis of segmental reinforced soil walls based on kinematic constraints,' Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 27(5), pp. 332340.
 Klar, A. and Pinkert, S. (2010) 'Steady state solution for cylindrical penetrometers,' International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 34(6). pp. 645659.
 Klar, A., Soga, K. and Ng, M.Y.A. (2010) 'Coupled deformationflow analysis for methane hydrate extraction,' Geotechnique, Vol. 60(10), pp. 765776.
 Leung, Y.F., Soga, K., Lehane, B.M. and Klar, A. (2010) 'Role of linearelasticity in pile group analysis and load test interpretation,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 136(12), pp. 16861694.
 Marshall, A.M., Klar, A. and Mair, R.J. (2010) 'Tunneling beneath buried pipes: A view of soil strain and its effects on pipeline behavior,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 136(12), pp. 16641672.
 Klar, A. and Sas, T. (2010) 'The KC method: Numerical investigation of a new analysis method for reinforced soil walls,' Computers and Geotechnics, Vol. 37(3). pp. 351358.
 Klar, A. and Elkayam, I. (2010) 'Direct and relaxation methods for soilstructure interaction due to tunneling,' JZUSA, Vol. 11(1). pp. 917.
 Leung, Y.F., Klar, A. and Soga, K. (2010) 'A theoretical study on pile length optimization of pile groups and piled rafts,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 136(2), pp. 319330.
 Klar, A. and Linker, R. (2010) 'Feasibility study of automated detection of tunnel excavation by Brillouin optical time domain reflectometry,' Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 25(5), pp. 575586.
 Klar, A., Aharonov, E., Kalderon, B. and Katz, O. (2011) 'Analytical and observational relations between landslides volume and surface area,' Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 116(FO2001), PP.110.
 Pinkert, S. and Klar, A. (2012) Discussion of 'Evaluation of undrained shear strength using fullflow penetrometers' by DeJong, J.T., Yarfrate, N.J. and DeGroot, D.J., ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 138(6), pp. 763765.
 Marshall, A.M., Farrell, R., Klar, A. and Mair, R. (2012) 'Tunnels in sands  the effect of size, depth, and volume loss on greenfield displacements,' Geotechnique, Vol. 62(5), pp. 385399.
 Klar, A., Uchida, S., Soga, K. and Yamamoto, K. (2012) 'Explicitly coupled thermalflowmechanical formulation for gas hydrate sediments,' SPE Journal, Vol 18(2), pp. 196206, SPE162859PA.
 Uchida, S., Soga, K., Klar, A. and Yamamoto, K. (2012) 'Geomechanical study of the mallik gas hydrate production field trials,' Bulletin of the Geological Survey Canada, Vol. 601, pp. 191204.
 Goldfeld, Y. and Klar, A. (2013) 'Damage identification in reinforced concrete beams using spatially distributed strain measurements,' ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering. Vol. 139(12), pp. 04013013.
 Kopito, D. and Klar, A. (2013) Discussion on 'Hypoplastic Camclay model' by D. Masin (2012),' Geotechnique, Vol. 63, No. 10, 889890.
 Eyov, E., Klar, A., Kadri, U. and Stiassnie, M. (2013) 'Progressive waves in a compressibleocean with an elastic bottom,' Wave Motion, Vo. 50, No.5, 929939.
 Klar, A. (2013) Discussion of 'Tunnelpile interaction analysis using cavity expansion method by Marhsall (2012),' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 139(11), pp. 20012002.
 Klar, A. Pinkert, S. and DeJong, J.T. (2013) 'Evaluation of the soil strength rate parameter using fullflow penetrometers,' ICE Geotechnical Research, Vol. 1(2), pp. 5359.
 Klar, A. Dromy, I. and Linker, R. (2013) 'Monitoring tunneling induced ground displacements using distributed fiberoptic sensing,' Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 40, pp. 141150.
 Brennan, A.J., Klar, A. and Madabhushi, S.P.G. (2014) 'Mitigation of seismic accelerations by soft caissons,' International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 4(2), pp. 117.
 Klar, A. and Klein, B. (2014) 'Energy based volume loss prediction for tunnel face advancement in clays,' Geotechnique, Vol. 64(10), pp. 776786.
 Uchida, S., Levenberg, E. and Klar, A. (2014) 'Onspecimen strain measurement with fiber optic distributed sensing', Measurement, Vol. 60, pp. 104113.
 Linker, R. and Klar, A. (2015) 'Detection of sinkholes formation by strain profile measurements using BOTDR  A simulation study,' ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.19437889.0000963, B4015002.
 Klar, A., Elkayam, I. and Marshall, A.M. (2015) 'Design oriented linearequivalent approach for evaluating the effect of tunneling on pipelines,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.19435606.0001376, 04015062
 Klar, A. and Marshall, A.M. (2015) 'Linear elastic tunnel pipeline interaction: the existence and consequence of volume loss equality,' Geotechnique, Vol. 65(9), pp. 788792.
 Pinkert, S. and Klar, A. (2015) 'An enhanced strain softening model from cyclic fullflow penetration tests,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.19435606.0001419, 04015087.
 Uchida, S., Klar, A. and Yamamoto, K. (2016) 'Sand production model in gas hydrate bearing sediments,' International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, Vol. 86, pp. 303316
 Klar, A., Uchida, S. and Levenberg, E. (2016) 'In situ stiffness profiling using high resolution fiber optic distributed sensing,' ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.19435606.0001493, 04016032.
Conference Papers:
 Klar, A., and S. Frydman. (2001) '3D formulation for dynamic lateral soil pile interaction using 2D FLAC,' in FLAC and Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics  2001 (2nd International FLAC Conference, Lyon, France, October 2001), pp. 7177.
 Klar, A., and I. Einav. (2003) 'Pile installation using FLAC,' in FLAC and Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics  2003. Proceedings of the 3rd International FLAC Symposium, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, October 2003, pp. 273278.
 Einav, I. and Klar, A. (2003) 'An approach for nonlinear contact surface analysis and application to pile installation,' BGA International Conference on Foundations, 25 Sep 2003, Dundee, pp. 259268
 Klar, A., (2003) 'End bearing capacity of driven piles,' Proceeding of the 2nd International Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Conference, ConstanzaMamaia, Romania
 Einav, I., Klar, A., O’Loughlin, C. and Randolph, M. (2004) 'Numerical modeling of dynamically penetrating arrow shaped anchors,' 18th Australasian Conference of Mechanics of Structures and Materials, Perth, Western Australia.
 Klar, A., Vorster, T.E.B., Soga, K. and Mair, R.J. (2005) 'Continuum solution of soilpipe tunnel interaction including local failure,' 11th International Conference of IACMAG, Torino, Italy. Vol. 2, pp. 687694.
 Klar, A. and Soga, K. (2005) 'Coupled deformationflow analysis for Methane hydrate Production by depressurized wells,' 3rd Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Oklahoma, USA. May 2527, pp. 652659.
 Vorster, T.E.B., Mair, R.J., Soga, K. and Klar, A. (2005) 'Centrifuge modelling of the effects of tunneling on buried pipelines: mechanisms observed,' 5th International Symposium TC28, Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 327333.
 Vorster, T.E.B., Mair, R.J, Soga, K., Klar, A. and Bennett, P.J. (2006) 'Using BOTDR fiber optic sensors to monitor pipeline behavior during tunneling,' 3rd European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, July 57, Granada, Spain, pp. 930937.
 Ng, M.Y.A., Klar, A., Soga, K., Takagi, K. and Okawa, K. (2006) 'Physical and numerical modeling of horizontal gashydrate wells,' 6th International Conference of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, HK. Vol. 2, pp. 15011506.
 Avishur, M., Klar, A. and Frydman, S. (2006) 'Hydraulic gradient models for study of seismic response of piles,' 6th International Conference of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, HK. Vol. 2, pp. 975978.
 Vorster, T.E.B., Soga, K., Mair, R.J., Bennett, P.J., Klar, A., and Choy, C.K. (2006) 'The use of fibre optic sensors to monitor pipeline behaviour,' ASCE Geocongress 2006. pp. 16. doi: 10.1061/40803(187)33
 Bennett, P.J, Klar, A., Vorster, T.E.B., Choy, C.K., Mohammed, H.B., Soga, K., Mair, R.J., Tester, P.D. and Fernie, R. (2006) 'Distributed optical fibre strain sensing in piles' International Conference on Reuse of Foundations for Urban Sites, Watford, UK, 2006, pp. 7178.
 Soga, K., Lee, S.L., Ng, M.Y.A. and Klar, A. (2006) 'Characterisation and engineering properties of Methane hydrate soils,' 2nd International Workshop on Characterisation and Engineering Properties of Natural Soils. Nov 29  1 Dec, Singapore, Hight and Lerouil (eds). Taylor & Francis Group. Vol. 4, pp. 25912642.
 Mohamad, H., Soga, K., Bennett, P.J., Klar, A. and Pellew, A. (2007) 'Distributed optical fiber strain sensing in a secant piled wall,' 7th International Symposium on Field Measurements in Geomechanics, ASCE, Boston, MA. September 2427, pp. 112.
 Ng, M.Y.A., Klar, A., and Soga, K. (2008) 'Jintegral based formulation for simulation of fracture propagation,' 1st International FLAC/DEM Symposium on Numerical Modeling, Minneapolis.
 Ng, M.Y.A., Klar, A., and Soga, K. (2008) 'Analysis of methane hydrate production in layered soil with coupled deformationflowthermal formulation,' 2008 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston. Paper No. 19364MS. DOI: 10.4043/19364MS.
 Klar, A. and Osman, A.S. (2008) 'Predicting undrained displacements of piles under lateral loading,' Proceedings of the 2nd BGA International Conference on Foundations, ICOF2008. Brown M. J., Bransby M. F., Brennan A. J. and Knappett J. A. (Editors). HIS BRE Press. 2427 Jun 2008, Dundee. pp. 395402.
 Klar, A. and Sas, T. (2008) 'Rational design of reinforced soil walls based on kinematic constraints,' Proceedings of the 2nd BGA International Conference on Foundations, ICOF2008. Brown M. J., Bransby M. F., Brennan A. J. and Knappett J. A. (Editors). IHS BRE Press. 2427 Jun 2008, Dundee. pp. 719728.
 Leung, Y.F., Soga, K. and Klar, A. (2008) 'Optimization analysis of pile length distribution of squared pile groups,' Proceedings of the 2nd BGA International Conference on Foundations, ICOF2008. Brown M. J., Bransby M. F., Brennan A. J. and Knappett J. A. (Editors). IHS BRE Press. 2427 Jun 2008, Dundee. pp. 505516.
 Klar, A. and Linker, R. (2009) 'Feasibility study of the automated detection and localization of underground tunnel excavation using Brillouin optical time domain reflectometer,' SPIE Conference on Defense, Security and Sensing. 1317 April 2009, Orlando. Paper No. 73162
 Marshall, A.M., Elkayam, I. and Klar, A. (2009) 'Ground behavior above tunnels in sands  DEM simulations versus centrifuge test results,' EUROTUN 2009 Computational Methods in Tunneling, 911 September, 2009, Bochum. Vol. 1, pp. 183190.
 Leung, Y.F., Hoult, N., Klar, A. and Soga, K. (2010) 'Coupled foundationsuperstructure analysis and Influance of Building Stiffness on Foundation Response,' 2nd ASCE GeoShanghai International Conference, 35 June, Shanghai. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 205  Deep Foundations and Geotechnical InSitu Testing, pp. 6166.
 Elkayam, I. and Klar, A. (2010) 'Nonlinear analysis of tunneling effects on buildings using macroelements' GeoFlorida 2010 Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, 2024 February, West Palm Beach, Florida. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 199, Volume 365, pp. 233.
 Klar, A. and Sas, T. (2010) 'Evaluation of kinematic constraints based method for reinforced soil walls,' GeoFlorida 2010 Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, 2024 February, West Palm Beach, Florida. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 199, Vol 365, pp. 227.
 Marshall, A.M., Elkayam, I., Klar, A. and Mair, R.J. (2010) 'Centrifuge and discrete element modelling of tunnelling effects on pipelines,' 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 28 June  1 July 2010, Zurich. pp. 633637.
 Klar, A., Goldfeld, Y. and Charas, Z. (2010) 'Measures for identifying cracks within reinforced concrete beams using BOTDR,' SPIE  smart structures/NDE, 2010, San Diego. Paper No. 764790.
 Elkayam, I., Klar, A. Linker, R. and Marshall, A. (2010) 'Validation of a BOTDR based system for the detection of smuggling tunnels,' SPIE  Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security VI, 2010, Orlando. Paper No. 766684.
 Klar, A. and Lavan, O. (2011) 'Disaggregation based regional maps for liquefaction analysis,' 5th International Conference of Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Santiago, 1013 January 2011. Paper No. DBRKL.
 Leung, Y.F., Soga, K. and Klar, A. (2011) 'Multiobjective foundation optimisation and its application to pile reuse' GeoFrontiers 2011  Advances in Geotechnical Engineering. 1316 March 2011, Dallas, Texas. pp. 7584.
 Goldfeld, Y., and Klar, A. (2011) 'Identification of the stiffness distribution using BOTDR,' In F.K. Chang (Ed.), Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring 2011: Conditionedbased Maintenance and Intelligent Structures (pp. 13761383). Standford: DEStech Publication, Inc.
 Linker, R. and Klar, A. (2013) 'Detection of tunnel excavation using fiber optic reflectometry: experimental validation,' SPIE Conference on Defense, Security and Sensing. 29 April  3 May 2013 Baltimore, Paper No. 8709–34.
 Uchida, S. and Klar, A. (2013) 'Statistical evaluation of the seismic serviceability of a bullet train along the Dead Sea Fault,' the 4th International Conference on Computational Methods in Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 1214 June 2013, Kos Island Greece. Paper No. 1314.
 Pinkert, S. and Klar, A. (2013) 'Analytical and experiementally based resistance factors for 'fullflow' penetrometers,' the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Paris 25 Sep. 2013. 781784.
 Klar, A. and Normand, E. (2012) 'Kinematic constraints based method for extensible reinforcement in MSE Walls,' International Symposium on Design and Practice of GeosyntheticReinforced Soil Structures, Bologna 1416 October, 2013. Paper accepted.
 Pinkert, S. and Klar, A. (2013) 'Solution of fullflow steady state large displacement problems using FLAC,' proceedings of the 3rd International FLAC/DEM Symposium, 2224 Oct, 2013, Hangzou, China. Paper accepted.
 Uchida, S., Klar, A. Charas, Z. and Yamamoto, K. (2013) 'Thermohydromechanical sand production model in hydratebearing sediments', EAGE International Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy  The Ground as Energy Source and Storage, 26  28 November 2013, Lausanne, Switzerland. Paper Th 01 11.
 Klar, A. Lloyd, N., Aharonov, E. and Katz, O. (2015) 'Beyond critical acceleration pseudostatic analysis,' 6^{th} International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering (6ICEGE), Christchurch, New Zealand, 24 November 2015.
 Viana da Fonseca, A., Ferreira, C., Soares, M., and Klar, A. (2015) 'Key Note Lecture: Improved laboratory techniques for advanced geotechnical characterization towards matching in situ properties,' the 6th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials.
 Klar, A. Ucihda, S. and Levenberg, E. (2015) 'In situ and laboratory mechanical characterization using highresolution fiber optic distributed sensing' the 6^{th} International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials. 1518 November 2015, Buenos Aires, Argentina, pp. 382389, DOI:10.3233/9781614996019382.
 Uchida, S., Klar, A. and Yamamoto, K. (2015) 'Geomechanical effect of hydrate dissociationinduced stress relaxation,' 2^{nd} EAGE Workshop on Geomechanics and Energy, 1315 Oct 2015, Celle, Germany, Extended abstract. DOI: 10.3997/22144609.201414292.
 Uchida, S., Deusner, C., Klar, A. and Haeckel, M. (2016) 'Chemothermohydromechanical formulation for CO2 and CH4 hydrate formation and dissociation within hydratebearing sediments,' GeoChicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment, 1418 Aug 2015, pp. 235244.
 Uchida, S., Klar, A. and Yamamoto, K. (2016) 'Sand production modeling of the 2013 Nankai offshore gas production test,' 1^{st} International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, 2931 August, Kiel, Germany, pp. 451458.
 Iten, M., Spera, Z., Jeyapalan, J., Duckworth, G., Inaudi, D., Bao, X., Noether, N., Klar, A., Marshall, A., Glisic, B., Facchini, M., Jason, J., Elshafie, M., Kechavarzi, C., Miles, W., Rajah, S., Johnston, B., Allen, J., Lee, H., Leffler, S., Zadok, A., Hayward, P., Waterman, K., and Artieres, O. (2015) 'Benefits of global standards on the use of Optical fiber sensing systems for the impact of construction of new utilities and tunnels on existing utilities,' Pipelines 2015: Recent Advances in Underground Pipeline Engineering and Construction, August 2326 2016, Baltimore, Maryland, pp. 16551666.
 Klar, A., Levenberg, E., Tur, M., and Zadok, A. (2016) 'Sensing for smart infrastructure: prospective engineering applications,' International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction (ICSIC), 27 29 June 2016, Cambridge, UK.
 Klar, A. and Elkayam, I. (2016) 'Tunnel face stability curves considering asymmetric yielding,' EURO:TUN 2017, 4th international conference on computational methods in tunneling and subsurface engineering, Innsbruck, Austria, 1820 Apr 2017, paper submitted.
 Klar, A. (2016) 'Exact elastic continuum solution for tunneling effects on buried pipelines,' EURO:TUN 2017, 4th international conference on computational methods in tunneling and subsurface engineering, Innsbruck, Austria, 1820 Apr 2017, paper submitted.
Research Reports or Case Reports:
 Klar, A., Spasojevic, A.D. and Soga, K. (2004) 'Continuum solution for lateral loading of large pile groups,' CUED/DSOIL/TR 334, Cambridge University.
 Klar, A., Vorster, T.E.B., Soga, K. and Mair, R.J. (2004) “Soilpipe interaction due to tunnelling: comparison between Winkler and elastic Continuum solutions,” CUED/DSOIL/ TR 332, Cambridge University
 Klar, A., and Soga, K. (2005) 'The effect of ground settlements on the axial response of piles: some closed form solutions,' CUED/DSOIL/TR 341, Cambridge University.
 Kovler, K., Rabinovitch, O., Goldfeld, Y., Linker, R. and Klar, A. (2008) 'Nanoand microdevices for monitoring transportation structures and the development of smart and interactive concretes,' Research Report 556, National Building Research Institute, Technion  IIT (in Hebrew).
 Klar, A. and Linker, R. (2008) 'Sinkhole detection system using BOTDR,' The Ministry of National Infrastructures, Research Report ES582008.
 Klar, A. and Sas, T. (2010) 'Rational design of reinforced soil walls using kinematic constraints,' Research Report 596, National Building Research Institute, Technion  IIT (in Hebrew).
 Klar, A. and Elkayam, I. (2011) 'Soil structure interaction due to tunneling,' Research Report 610, National Building Research Institute, Technion  IIT (in Hebrew).
 Klar, A. and Goldfeld, Y. (2011) 'Damage identification in bridges using fiberoptics,' Research Report 615, National Building Research Institute, Technion  IIT (in Hebrew).
 Klar, A. (2011) 'Disaggregation seismic maps for Israel,' Research Report 626, National Building Research Institute, Technion  IIT (in Hebrew).
 Klar, A., Meirova, T., Zaslavsky, Y. and Shapira, A. (2011) 'Spectral acceleration maps for use in SI 413 amendment No. 5,' GII Report No. 522/599/11 and NBRI Report No. 20129381 (in Hebrew).
 Normand, E. and Klar, A. (2014) 'Reinforced earth walls  inclusion of advanced aspects in rational design,' Research Report ???, National Building Research Institute, Technion  IIT.

