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Faculty Research Projects/Publications

Geotechnical

Publications

  • Yu, H., Chen, J., Bobet, A., and Yuan, Y. (2016). Damage observation and assessment of the Longxi tunnel at a faulted zone crossing. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 54, pp. 102-116.
  • Bobet, A. and Yu, H. (2016). Full Stress and Displacement Fields for Steel-Lined Deep Pressure Tunnels in Transversely Anisotropic Rock. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 56, pp. 125-135.
  • Ma, J., Tang, H., Hu, X., Bobet, A., Zhang, M., Zhu, T., Song, Y., and Ez Eldin, M.A.M. (2016). Identification of Causal Factors for the Majiagou Landslide using Modern Data Mining Methods. Landslides, DOI:10.1007/s10346-016-0693-7.
  • Bobet, A. (2016). Lined Circular Tunnels in Transversely Anisotropic Rock at Depth: Complementary Solutions. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, Vol. 49, No. 9, pp. 3817-3822.
  • Yan, X., Yuan, J., Yu, H., Bobet, A., and Yuan, Y. (2016). Multi-point Shaking Table Test Design for Long Tunnels under Non-uniform Seismic Loading. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Vol. 59, pp. 114-126.
  • Santagata, M., Ochoa-Cornejo, F., Bobet, A., Johnston, C.T., and Sinfield, J.V. (2016). Cyclic behavior and pore pressure generation in sands with laponite, a superplastic nanoparticle. Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 88, pp. 265-279.
  • Bobet, A. (2016). Deep Tunnel In Transversely Anisotropic Rock with Groundwater Flow. Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering, DOI: 10.1007/s00603-016-1118-6.
  • Kim, B., and Prezzi, M., (2007), "Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of Ash", Waste Management, in press.
  • Carraro, A. and Prezzi, M. (2007), "A New Slurry-Based Method of Preparation of Specimens of Sands Containing Fines", Geotechnical Testing Journal, in press.
  • Murthy, T., Loukidis, D., Carraro, A., Prezzi, M., and Salgado, R., (2007), "Undrained Monotonic Response of Clean and Silty Sands", Geotechnique, in press.
  • Salgado, R., and Prezzi, M., (2007), "Computation of Cavity Expansion Pressure and Penetration Resistance in Sands", ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, in press.
  • Lee, K., Prezzi, M., and Kim, N., (2007), "Subgrade Design Parameters from Samples Prepared with Different Compaction Methods", Journal of Transportation Engineering, ASCE, in press.
  • Kim, B., and Prezzi, M., (2007), "Compaction Characteristics and Corrosivity of Fly and Bottom Ash Mixtures", Construction and Building Materials Journal, in press.
  • Arshad, M., Tehrani, F., Prezzi, M., and Salgado, R., (2014). "Experimental study of cone penetration in sand using digital image correlation." Géotechnique, 64(7), 551-569. Winner of the Geotechnical Research Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers for the best geotechnical paper published by ICE in 2014.
  • Woo, S.I., and Salgado, R., (2015). "Bounding surface modeling of sand with consideration of fabric and its evolution during shearing." International Journal of Solids and Structures, 63, 277-288.
  • Salgado, R., Loukidis, D., Abou-Jaoude, G., and Zhang, Y., (2015). "The role of soil stiffness non-linearity in 1-D pile driving simulations." Géotechnique, 65(3), 169-187.
  • Tehrani, F., Han, F., Salgado, R., Prezzi, M., Dario Tovar, R., and Galvis-Castro, A., (2016). "Effect of surface Roughness on the shaft resistance of non-displacement piles embedded in sand." Géotechnique 66(5), 386-400.
  • Han, F., Salgado, R., Prezzi, M., Lim, J., (2017). "Shaft and base resistance of non-displacement piles in sand." Computers and Geotechnics.
  • Bobet, A., Lee, H.S., and Santagata, M.C., (2007), "Pullout capacity of a stiff inclusion in a saturated poroelastic matrix", International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, in press (available on line).
  • Santagata, M.C., and Kang, Y.I., (2007), "Geologic time effects on the initial stiffness of clays", Journal of Engineering Geology 89 (1-2), 98-111.
  • Santagata, M.C., Germaine, J.T., and Ladd, C.C., (2007), "Small strain non-linearity of normally consolidated clays", to appear in February 2007 issue of ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 133 (1), 72-82.
  • Sreekrishnavilasam, A., Rahardja, S., Kmetz, R., and Santagata, M.C., (2007), "Soil treatment using fresh and landfilled cement kiln dust", Construction and Building Materials, 21(2) 318-327.
  • Santagata, M.C., Sinfield, J.V., and Germaine, J.T., (2006), "Laboratory simulation of field sampling: comparison with ideal sampling and field data", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 132 (3), 351-362.
  • Sreekrishnavilasam, A., King, S., Santagata, M.C., (2006), "Characterization of fresh and landfilled cement kiln dust for reuse in construction applications", Journal of Engineering Geology 85 (1-2), 163-173.
  • Sinfield, J.V., Fagerman, D., and Colic, O., "Evaluation of Sensing Technologies for On-the-Go Detection of Macro-Nutrients in Cultivated Soils," Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, v, 70, n. 1, 1-18, 2010.
  • Sinfield, J.V., Colic, O., Fagerman, D., and Monwuba, C., "A Low-cost Time-resolved Raman Spectroscopic Sensing System Enabling Fluorescence Suppression," Applied Spectroscopy, v. 63, n. 2, 201-210, 2010.
  • Sinfield, J.V., Hemond, H.F., Germaine, J.T., Johnson, B., and Bloch, B., "Contaminant Detection, Identification, and Quantification Using a Microchip Laser Fluorescence Sensor," ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, v.133, n. 3, 346-351, 2007.
  • Dunston, P.S., Sinfield, J.V., Lee, T.Y., "Technology Development Decision Economics for Real-time Rolling Resistance Monitoring of Haul Roads," ASCE Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, v. 133, n. 5, 393-402, 2007.
  • Anthony, S.D., Johnson, M.W., Sinfield, J.V., "Institutionalizing Innovation," Sloan Management Review, v. 49, n. 2, 45-50, Winter 2008.
  • Anthony, S.D., Johnson, M.W., Sinfield, J.V., Altman, E.J., The Innovator's Guide to Growth - Putting Disruptive Innovation to Work, Harvard Business Press, 2008, 299 p. (translated into Japanese (October 2008), Mandarin (December 2008), and Polish (March 2010)).

Current Research Projects

  • Building on Collapsible Soils, JTRP (2007-2008)
  • Classification of Organic Soils, JTRP (2005-2006)
  • Soil Treatment with Thixotropic Fluids: An Autoadaptive Design for Liquefaction Prevention (Phase II), NSF (2004-2007)
  • Rheometrical Techniques for the Characterization of Clay-Based Suspensions Relevant to Geotechnical Engineering, NSF (2003-2004)
  • Recycling of Landfilled Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) in Highway Infrastructures, Lehigh Cement Company/Indiana Department of Commerce (2003-2005)
  • Mitigating the Expansive Behavior of Chemically Treated Soils, JTRP (2002-2005)
  • Experimental Study of the Load Response of Large-Diameter Steel Pipe Piles, JTRP (FHWA-INDOT)
  • Experimental Investigation of Deep Penetration in Sand, NSF
  • Pile Driving Analysis for Design and Quality Assurance, JTRP (FHWA-INDOT)
  • Assessment of the Performance of MSE Abutment Walls in Indiana, JTRP (FHWA-INDOT)
  • Moisture-Strength-Constructability Guidelines for Subgrade Foundation Soils Found in Indiana
  • National Science Foundation - Geoenvironmental Influences on Raman Spectroscopic Monitoring of Chlorinated Solvents (PI) - January 2010 - December 2011
  • National Science Foundation - Engineering the Pore Fluid of Sands with Highly Plastic Nanoparticles for Liquefaction Prevention (co-PI with A. Bobet, M. Santagata, C. Johnston) - August 2009 - July 2011
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MIT Sea Grant Program - Enabling high- and low-molecular weight AUV-based chemical analysis: Complementing mass spectrometry with multichannel time-resolved fluorometry aboard the NEREUS/Odyssey vehicle (co-PI with H. Hemond [MIT]) - February 2009 - January 2011
  • Joint Transportation Research Program (INDOT/FHWA) - Non-destructive Evaluation of the Condition of Subsurface Drainage in Pavements Using GPR (PI) - January 2010 - December 2011
  • Joint Transportation Research Program (INDOT/FHWA) - Refine Process to Identify, Evaluate, and Adopt New Technologies and Identify New Proven Technologies for Indiana (PI) - January 2008 - August 2010
  • Purdue Engineer of 2020 Curriculum Development Grant - Seeking "The Innovator's DNA" in Engineering Students (with D. Beaudoin and J. Jones) - Summer 2010
  • Purdue Engineer of 2020 Curriculum Development Grant - Incorporating Entrepreneurial Lessons from the Kentlands Development Case into CE51200 - The Comprehensive Urban Planning Process (with J. Fricker) - Summer 2010
  • Polymer-MFT Interactions: From surface chemistry to rheology (Co-PI). COSIA: Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, (2014-2016).
  • Propagation of Frictional Fractures under Complex Loading (PI). National Science Foundation, (2012-2017).
  • Correlation between Resilience Modulus (MR) of Soil, Light Weight Deflectometer, and Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) (PI). Joint Transportation Research Program. (INDOT-FHWA), (2013-2017).
  • Seismic behavior of deep tunnels under undrained seismic loading. COLCIENCIAS, Colombia, (2013-2017).
  • International Cooperation Grant (Co-PI). Tongji University, Shanghai, China, (2016-2019).
  • Seismic Stabilization of the Gatun Dam in the Panama Canal. Panama Canal Authority (2016-2018).
  • Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure: Network Coordination Office (Co-PI). National Science Foundation, (2016-2021).
  • A Novel Method of Analysis of Single Piles and Pile Groups Subjected to Lateral Loads, JTRP (2007-2009)
  • Development of a Constitutive Model for Tire Shreds Mixed with Bottom Ash, Korea Railroad Research Institute (2006-2007)
  • Geotechnical Design Based on CPT and PMT, JTRP (2006-2009)
  • Use of Dynamic Cone Penetration and Clegg Hammer Tests for Quality Control of Roadway Construction, JTRP (2006-2008)
  • Use of BOF Steel Slag in Subgrade Applications, Multiserv and JTRP (2006-2007)
  • Design and Applications of Drilled Displacement (Screw) Piles, JTRP (2006-2008)