American Society of Civil Engineers

GeoCongress 2006: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age

by Don J. DeGroot, (editor), Jason T. DeJong, (editor), David Frost, (editor), and Laurie G. Baise, (editor)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0803-2 / 0-7844-0803-3 (CD-Rom), 2006, 1710 pp., (doi:     (Barcode: RMI MK31591)

Conference information: GeoCongress 2006; February 26-March 1, 2006, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings - CD-ROM
Abstract: Proceedings of GeoCongress 2006: Geptechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age, held in Atlanta, Georgia, February 26-March 1, 2006. Sponsored by the Geo-Institute of the ASCE. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains 287 papers that showcase recent advancements in all geo-applications as a result of the adoption of information technologies, and explore future opportunities for the geo-industry. The adoption and integration of information technologies in practice and academia has had significant impact on all aspects of the field of geotechnical engineering including field characterization, laboratory characterization, numerical simulation, data management, subsurface visualization and geotechnical education. Topics include: sensing methods and devices; measurement of soil properties; advanced sensing and monitoring techniques for earthwork QA/QC; applications of X-ray computed tomography; sensing and data management tools for pavement systems; monitoring and control of deep foundation construction; innovations in retaining structure construction; soil structure?contact and interaction; analysis and uncertainty in wave testing; geostatistics: applications and visualizations; data management standards; data management systems and applications; GIS based site characterization and geohazard analysis; neural networks modeling for geotechnical systems; uncertainty in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis; numerical modeling and analysis: soil and rock behavior; modeling and control of deep foundation construction; large scale computations and simulations; probabilistic modeling and design; multi-scale earthquake modeling; blast effects on below-grade walls and underground structures; modeling of complex deep foundation systems; engineered earth structures; numerical modeling and analysis for pavement systems; earth retaining structures: intelligent design; modeling and characterization of deep soil cement; modeling of soil improvement; simulations for education and training; imaging based quantification; and 3-D visualization.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Geotechnical engineering
Information management
Computer applications