Geotechnical IT Revolution: Intelligent Compaction and Beyond

by David J. White, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), R. L. Handy Professor; Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, IA,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2014, Vol. 18, Issue 5, Pg. 42-44,46,48

Document Type: Feature article


The explosion of innovative developments in the IT industry is making many of us geotechnical engineers green with envy. We want some new technology, too! Luckily, advances in sensors and wireless communication capabilities are making possible many innovations in geotechnical engineering and construction. Just as finite element analyses transformed our industry starting in the 1970s, intelligent compaction (IC) is slowly turning traditional earthwork observations upside down.

Subject Headings: Geotechnical engineering | Information Technology (IT)


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