Discussion of The Standard Penetration Test
(Originally published in Proc. of the Fourth Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, ASCE, San Juan, Puerto Rico,1971....

Optimization of Well Placement in Groundwater Long Term Monitoring Networks
Long Term Monitoring (LTM) networks play critical roles in tracking the migration of contaminants in groundwater, evaluating the efficiency of the existing remediation techniques, and...

Modeling Fort Ord Site OU2's Remediation System Using Optimization
Fort Ord.s Site OU2 is located approximately 80 miles south of San Francisco near Monterey Bay in Monterey County, California. Fort Ord contains two landfills which were used for residential...

History of the USDA-ARS Experimental Watersheds on the Washita River, Oklahoma
A national experimental watershed network, operated by the Agricultural Research Service of the US Department of Agriculture, was established in 1959 to conduct research on the effects...

Introduction
Permafrost is defined as soil that remains frozen for more than two years. At elevations less than 304.8 m (1000 ft.), it is frequently encountered north of latitude 60. It may also be...

The Need for Geotechnical Investigation
Knowledge of the subsurface conditions is needed to decide which type of foundation to use. In the discontinuous permafrost zone, some generalizations may be made about the location of...

Structurally Enhanced Foundations: A Functional Solution to Thaw Strain in Frozen Sand and Gravel
Some building sites with perennially frozen soil profiles are developed using nonelevated, conventional-appearing foundation systems. These sites consist of frozen sands and gravels and...

Post and Pad
As the name implies, this type of foundation consists of a concrete or wood pad placed on or buried in the ground. It is the lowest priced option for buildings on frozen silt, which may...

Adjustable Foundation Design Development Innovations in Arctic Engineering
The purpose of adjustable foundation systems is to accommodate a wide variety of soils, including those which have low bearing capacity or which may be subject to settlement and/or horizontal...

Refrigerated Foundations
Refrigeration systems used to cool foundations on frozen ground can be classified as either active or passive, depending on whether external energy is used to power the systems. If pumps,...

Challenges in Drinking Water Distribution Systems Security Modeling
This paper is on challenges in drinking water distribution systems security modeling connected to OCMS, addressing research and practical issues coming-out from two recent activities which...

Exploring Soil Conditions in Deepwater

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,...

Characterization of Interaction of Surface Water and Groundwater in the El Paso Lower Valley of Texas
El Paso is located in the Chihuahua desert and prone to long periods of extreme drought. With the river drought, regional irrigation districts only received 34% and 38%of a full water...

Drinking Water Distribution Systems: A Dual-Use Vision for Implementing an Environmental Observatory for an Engineered System
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under Homeland Security Presidential Directive 7, has been tasked as the lead federal agency in protecting water infrastructure in the U.S....

Summary and Analysis of Findings
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overall perspective of water resources planning being conducted in the fifty states of the United States. Commonalities, variances, and highlights...

State-by-State Water Resources Planning Profiles
This chapter contains water resources planning profiles for each of the 50 states (2004-2005). The profiles reflect a consideration of: water resources planning vision and goals; agencies...

Correlations for Design of Laterally Loaded Piles in Soft Clay

Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles in Sand

Field Testing and Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles in Stiff Clay

 

 

 

 

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