Unconventional Fill Materials: A Little Research Helps!

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)....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Database on Beneficial Reuse of Foundry By-Products
This paper describes a database on beneficial reuse of foundry by-products that was assembled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The database was designed to identify (1) materials...

Brownfields by the Book
To spur the redevelopment of brownfield properties, many state legislatures have passed laws that allow developers to revitalize contaminated industrial sites without the high risks or...

Carlsbad Opportunistic Beach Fill Program

Sediment Bypass System for Grove Dam, Nebraska

 

 

 

 

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