A Sunken Submarine Full of Mercury: Safe, Controlled Construction of a Counter Fill for Seabed Slope Stabilization at about 155 to 177 Meters
On December 5, 1944, with World War II still raging and peace in Europe still six months away, the German submarine U-864 set out on her maiden voyage on a secret mission to deliver strategic war supplies...

The Uselessness of Elephants in Compacting Fill
This article is based on an article that was originally published in the August 1967 Canadian Geotechnical Journal (Vol. IV, Number 3)....

Density Tests above Zero Air Voids Line
(Originally published in J. of Geotechnical Engineering, 1989, 115(7), 1003-1018.)...

Estimating Slope Stability Reduction due to Rain Infiltration Mounding
(Originally published in J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 2006, 132(9), 1219-1228.)...

The Road to Reuse
Many types of wastes and by-products have potential uses in the highway environment. Applications for recycled materials include asphalt pavement, portland cement concrete pavement, granular...

On Martian Soil
Discussions are ongoing about how and when to build human settlements on other worlds. Many scientific discussions have focused on settlements on Mars, and how the initial colonists would...

Monitoring the Fresh Kills Landfill (Available in the Geoenvironmental Special Section only)
A unique system has been developed to assess the stability of the Fresh Kills Landfill, in New York City, using more than 260 geotechnical instruments and automatic processes. The system...

On the Erodibility of Rock and Other Earth Materials

Practical Use of High-Strength and High-Flowable Concrete to be Filled Inside the Steel Tube Columns

Sand Size and Fill Geometry Effects on Longshore Transport at a Nourished Beach

Use of Stable Isotopes for Tracking an Aragonite Beach Fill

Sinkhole Solution (Available in Geo-Environmental Special Issue only)
In the summer of 1998, a large sinkhole developed overnight in the center of the two-year-old Eagle Ridge Mall in Haines City, FL. The surface depression measured approximately 4.3 m deep...

Construction Control for Earth and Rockfill Dams
Technical Engineering and Design Guides, as adapted from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, No. 27 This manual provides critical guidance for constructors...

Seismic Ground Motion Studies for Assessing Failure Probability of an Earth Dam

Calculation of the Seismic Risk of an Earth Dam Susceptible to Liquefaction

Evaluation of Wood Chip Fill on MN TH 53

Deformability Parameters of Shredded Tire Lightweight Fills

Tire Shreds as Lightweight Fill for Embankments and Retaining Walls
Use of tire shreds in three highway projects is described. In the first project, tire shreds were used as a compressible inclusion to reduce pressures on a rigid frame bridge. Earth pressures...

Role of Constituents on the Behavior of Flowable Fly Ash Fill
Flowable fills are increasingly used as backfill materials for pipes and retaining structures because of ease of placement and performance of the solidified material. But the role of its...

The Safe Disposal of Fly Ash in Pavement or Earth Structures Not Requiring High Strength Materials
Highway agencies throughout the country face the challenge of safe disposal of various waste products in pavements and earth structures. Some of these waste products can be hazardous to...

 

 

 

 

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