American Society of Civil Engineers

Site and Geomaterial Characterization

(Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP) No. 149)

by Anand J. Puppala, (editor), Dante Fratta, (editor), Khalid Alshibli, (editor), and Sibel Pamukcu, (editor)
Geo-Institute (G-I)
Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers, 978-0-7844-0861-2 / 0-7844-0861-0 (print), 9780784478110 (PDF), 2006, xv, 316 pp., (doi:, 22 cm., Includes references and indexes.     (Barcode: RMI MK31591)

Conference information: GeoShanghai International Conference 2006; June 6-8, 2006, Shanghai, China

ASCE sponsor: Geo-Institute (G-I)

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Document type: Books - Conference Proceedings
Abstract: Proceedings of sessions of the GeoShanghai Conference, held in Shanghai, China, June 6-8, 2006. Hosted by Shanghai Society of Civil Engineering, China. In cooperation with the Geo-Institute of ASCE; Georgia Institute of Technology; and University of Kansas. This Geotechnical Special Publication contains over 40 technical papers that address issues ranging from the micro-characterization of processes to the in situ evaluation of engineering properties of soils. This book is divided into four main sections, with all of the papers addressing one of the greatest challenges in geotechnical engineering research and practice: the evaluation of geomaterial properties with minimal to no disturbance states. The first section includes the general theme paper by James K. Mitchell, University Distinguished Professor, Emeritus, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, who focuses on the study of physico-chemical behavior of soils, soil improvement and geomaterial characterization. The second section is devoted to recognizing the services of Dr. Mehmet T. Tumay, Georgia Gulf Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Louisiana State University, for his immense contribution to research and practice in geotechnical engineering. The third section covers non-destructive evaluation and geophysical testing to address soil characterization problems relevant to foundation exploration, geoenvironmental evaluation and earthquake related topics. Finally, the fourth section contains other in situ testing methods that deal with the analysis of field data and interpretation of soil properties, as well as simulation of in situ testing using numerical methods.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Site investigation
Site evaluation

Library of Congress Call Number:  TA710.A1G368 2006
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Soil mechanics--Congresses.
Engineering geology--Congresses.