Moving Down the Road of Progress: Geosynthetics Subdue Failures on Expansive Clays and Frost-susceptible Soils
Using geosynthetics in roadway projects has provided sustainable alternatives for reconstruction and maintenance and now represents a significant portion of the total geosynthetics market. Geosynthetics...

The investigations: The World Trade Center towers
On Aug. 21, 2002, the National Institute of Standards and Technology announced it would conduct a building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster. This investigation was conducted...

Errata for "Moving Down the Road of Progress: Geosynthetics Subdue Failures on Expansive Clays and Frost-susceptible Soils"

Poison Oak, Mistakes, and Lessons
When things go wrong in geotechnicalengineering — like ground movements andearthwork construction delays — failureinvestigations are often performed. In a typical geotechnical project, the path is relatively...

ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering
The journal will meet the needs of the researchers and engineers to address risk, disaster and failure-related challenges due to many sources and types of uncertainty in planning, design, analysis, construction,...

Achieving Success and Avoiding Failures with Permeable Pavements
This chapter provides experienced-based recommendations on how to achieve success with permeable pavements. This information is based on an informational survey completed by designers,...

Failure of a Large Circular Excavation
A circular excavation, 117 feet (36 m) in diameter by 90 feet (27 m) deep, was designed by an experienced engineering firm and construction was performed by an experienced contractor....

Failure of a Twenty-Foot High Retaining Wall
A cantilever retaining wall, designed in apparent accord with provisions in a civil engineering handbook, failed soon after construction. Analyses of the causes of the failure are presented....

Back-Analysis in Tunneling: Current State and Future Endeavors

What Is Foundation Failure?

To Forgive Design: Understanding Failure, By Henry Petroski. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press, 2012

The Failure of the South Pass 70 B Platform in Hurricane Camille

Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers by Norbert J. Delatte Jr., Reston, Va.: ASCE Press, 2008

Book Review: Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats, and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk by James Bessen and Michael J. Meurer. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2008

Toward a Unified Approach to Anchorage in Reinforced Concrete Design
The introduction of rationalized design procedures for cast-in and post-installed anchors inEurope and the U.S. was intended to provide a uniform factor of safety for anchorages inconcrete,...

Levee Failure Mechanisms

Hydrosystems Engineering Uncertainty Analysis
Focusing on issues of civic interest, this comprehensive practice manual teaches the application of uncertainty analysis for more sustainable hydrosystem design and management. Created...

Structures Congress 2006
Structural Engineering and Public Safety
Structures Congress 2006 highlights research in the broad areas of applied structural analysis, optimal structural design, structural control,...

Lessons Learned from the St. Francis Dam Failure

The 1953 Dike Failures in the Netherlands

 

 

 

 

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