Low-Gravity Experiments: Shear Testing Takes a Nose Dive
A major challenge to making celestial soil mechanics viable is to re-engineer the profession's toolkit to provide geotechnical solutions without the luxury of ex-situ and in-situ testing as we know them...

Military Geotechnics in the Ancient World: Geo-Innovating the Hard Way
The technical expertise that is now part of geotechnical engineering was of paramount importance in the ancient worlds. This is because before, but also after, the invention of siege equipment, nearly...

Nature Sides with the Hidden Flaw: Lessons Learned from Failures of Earth-Support Systems
In recent years, the demand for excavations and fills of significant height has increased due to many factors, including requirements for below-grade parking for urban buildings and the need to construct...

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

On the Evaluation of Static Soil Properties

Evaluation of Geotechnical Property Variability

Hydrodynamic Damping on Flexible Cylinders in Sheared Flow

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 1

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 2

Seawalls, Seacliffs, Beachrock: What Beach Effects? Part 3

Evaluation of the Stone Strong Gravity Wall System by Stone Strong Systems: Final Report
This report was prepared as part of the HITEC evaluation for earth retaining systems. This evaluation was performed on STONE STRONG gravity walls, a precast modular wall developed, designed,...

Effects of Offshore Sampling and Testing on Undrained Soil Shear Strength

Permanent Soil Nail Wall Construction in Unstable Sands

Introduction
This chapter serves as an introduction to the book. The application and scope of its recommendations for hybrid coupled wall systems are discussed....

Prescriptive Design Method (PrDM)
This chapter discusses the prescriptive design method (PrDM). Topics include classification according to current provisions; system analysis; vertical redistribution of coupling beam forces;...

Component Design
This chapter discusses component design. Topics include coupling beam design; beam-wall connection design; and wall pier design....

Alternative Hybrid Wall Systems
This chapter discusses alternative hybrid wall systems. Topics include unbonded post-tensioned coupled wall systems; steel coupling beam with fuse; and composite shear plate coupling beam....

Development of Fundamental Wall Geometry

Size and Scale Effects on the Shear Strength of Concrete Beams
This paper identifies and discusses the role of proper geometric scale of relevant parameters in the size effect in shear, particularly in terms of practical beam design. In the overall...

 

 

 

 

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