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....

Shear and Interface Strength of Clay at Very Low Effective Stress
Thin-specimen direct shear (TSDS) tests were conducted to measure the shearing strength of kaolinite, and interface strengths between kaolinite and acrylic plastic and anodized aluminum,...

Cyclic Response of Steel-Stud Framed Wall Panels

Evaluation of Geotechnical Property Variability

Back-Analysis in Tunneling: Current State and Future Endeavors

On the Evaluation of Static Soil Properties

What Is Foundation Failure?

Hydrodynamic Damping on Flexible Cylinders in Sheared Flow

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

Effects of Offshore Sampling and Testing on Undrained Soil Shear Strength

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





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