Geotechnical Research Needs

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 7, Pg. 68-71

Document Type: Feature article


A National Science Foundation-ASCE workshop on research needs looked at, among other subfields, geotechnical engineering. The study identified a number of research needs—based on society's needs, not the geotechnical profession's interests—and prioritized them. Some of the top needs identified are: containing hazardous wastes, dam safety, improving railroad subgrades, tunneling in soft ground, and systematically reporting failures and analyzing information on them.

Subject Headings: Failure analysis | Geotechnical engineering | Dam failures | Soft soils | Geohazards | Public health and safety | Hazardous wastes | Dam safety

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