Philippe L. Bourdeau

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-5031
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G233
Ph.D., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, 1986
M.S., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, 1977
B.S., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, 1976
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Soil mechanics; geosynthetics; particulate mechanics; geotechnical uncertainty; reliability and risk analysis.
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Selected Research Projects
    • Chemical and Biochemical Clogging of Geotextile Filters, 2007-2008, Indiana DOT/FHWA (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.)
    • Advanced Compaction Quality Control, 2005-2006, INDOT/FHWA (V. Drnevich, P.I., P. L. Bourdeau, Co-P.I.)
    • Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls for Bridge Support, 2004-2006, INDOT/FHWA (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.)
    • Dynamics of Soil-Reinforcement Interface, 2002-2004, Purdue University (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.)
    • Filter Performance and Design for Highway Drains, 2002-2004, INDOT/FHWA (P. L. Bourdeau, P.I.)
    • Improvement of Soft Subgrade Using Geosynthetics, 2001-2006, INDOT/FHWA (P.L. Bourdeau, P.I., D. Kim, Co-P.I.)