Geotechnical Aspects Of Coastal Impacts During Hurricanes Harvey And Irma: Logistical and Technical Challenges During Reconnaissance

by R. Lee Wooten, P.E., (M.ASCE), Principal at GEI Consultants, Inc., in Woburn, MA.,,
Nina Stark, Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Assistant professor in The Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. VA.,,
Nick Hudyma, P.E., Ph.D., (M.ASCE), Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL.,,

Serial Information: Geo-Strata —Geo Institute of ASCE, 2019, Vol. 23, Issue 3, Pg. 28-35

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: As designers and managers for society’s infrastructure, civil engineers, including the geotechnical community, must understand and predict the most severe expected loadings from physical or environmental events and how their designs will respond to those loadings. Geotechnical engineers have used a variety of methods to gain this understanding — analytical evaluation, laboratory tests, field mock-ups — but our most memorable lessons have come from observation of failures and successes after severe loading events.

Subject Headings: Load tests | Geotechnical engineering | Coastal environment | Hurricanes and typhoons | Sustainable development | Laboratory tests | Field tests | Failure loads


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