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...

Working Platforms for Specialty Geo-Construction
A major cause of rigs toppling over is the state of the "working platform" that they must work from. A working platform is a layer of material, often compacted sand or gravel, placed over the subgrade,...

Application of Geotechnical Principles in Pavement Engineering
This proceedings, Application of Geotechnical Principles in Pavement Engineering, contains a compendium of five papers demonstrating a variety...

Detecting Leaks Electronically (Available only in Geo/Environmental Engineering Special Issue)
An innovative monitoring system originally developed to detect cyanide leaks at gold mines can now monitor the integrity of geosynthetic liners at municipal- and hazardous-waste landfills...

Mat Foundation Design: An Historical Perspective
Nearly a half century ago, Karl Terzaghi rationalized the analysis and design of mat foundations with the conclusion that subgrade reaction was the most important variable. Soon after...

Using Finite Element Analysis to Derive the Coefficient of Subgrade Reaction
The coefficient subgrade reaction is a concept used to generate spring constants which are commonly used to model the foundation subgrade in the analysis of mat foundations. This paper...

Incorporation of the two-parameter, Kerr and Zhemochkin-Sinitsyn-Shtaerman subgrade models into finite element code ILLI-SLAB is described. The two conventional idealizations, namely the...

Mathematical Modeling of Airport Pavements
Theories for analyzing rigid pavements are presented. The emphasis is on the choice of the proper models for the pavement and for the subgrade, and on the correct mathematical formulation...

Heavy Aircraft Damage to Rigid Airport Pavements
A theoretical solution is presented for the damage caused by heavy aircraft at the transverse joints in a rigid airport pavement. Large stresses in the subgrade generate significant permanent...

Modeling of Floating Ice Sheets
Rectangular finite elements are studied and their suitability to investigate behavior of floating ice sheets is discussed. A simple model of the plate on one parameter, Wrinkler type,...

Landfill Liners from Top to Bottom
Since EPA began requiring geomembrane liners in 1982, liner system components have multiplied rapidly. At the same time, there has been a movement toward relatively large, sophisticated,...

Strides in Nondestructive Testing
Stress wave methods of nondestructive testing are increasingly used in civil engineering applications. Four case histories of the use of different types of stress wave testing are given....

Model Tests for Bearing Capacity of Vertically Reinforced Foundations in Sand
Laboratory model test results for the bearing capacity of strip foundation supported by a sand layer with semi-flexible vertical rod reinforcements have been presented. All test results...

Subgrade Models for Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis
Historical development of improvements to Winkler's spring subgrade model are traced. The improvements consist of various ways to provide shear coupling between the springs....

Subgrade Model for Static and Dynamic Response Analysis of Surface Foundations
A new subgrade model is presented for the static and dynamic response analysis of surface foundations. The model consists of a number of horizontal layer model units. Each model unit is...

Dynamic Simulation of Foundations on Winkler Subgrade
The objective of this paper is to present a dynamic simulation of foundations on Winkler subgrade. The analysis is based on a direct simulation procedure. The structures have been modeled...

Evaluations of the long-term thermal performance of installations in Alaska for frost heave control have included sampling and testing of the insulations to determine the retained thickness,...

Frost Inducing Slides on Membrane-Lined Canal Slopes
Freezing beneath a polyvinyl chloride membrane lining caused water in the subgrade soil voids to migrate upward and to form thin ice lenses under the lining. During a spell of warm weather,...

Highway Applications of Geotextiles
The successful use of geotextiles on poor soils and water in highway subgrades and sideslopes is examined in this two-part article, In Lakeshore Resort Cuts Cost of Road Relocation with...

Geotechnical Research Needs
A National Science Foundation-ASCE workshop on research needs looked at, among other subfields, geotechnical engineering. The study identified a number of research needs�based on society's...