Vincent P. Drnevich

Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering

Purdue University

Lyles School of Civil Engineering

550 Stadium Mall Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-5029
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP G175F
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1967
M.S.C.E., University of Notre Dame, 1964
B.S.C.E., University of Notre Dame, 1962
Professional Registration
Licensed Professional Engineer in Indiana
Specialty Group(s)
Research Interests
Static and dynamic properties of soils and engineering materials as measured by laboratory and field tests, including non-destructive testing procedures such as wave propagation and time domain reflectometry; earthquake engineering and effects of earthquakes on natural and engineered facilities.
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Selected Research Projects
  • May 2006-April 2007, NSF, TDR 2006 Third International Symposium and Workshop on Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Feb. 2006-Dec. 2006, Durham GeoEnterprises, Inc., Conductivity and Temperature Effects on TDR Measurements
  • Apr. 2005-July 2006, FHWA/INDOT/JTRP, Advanced Compaction Quality Control, co-PI
  • Aug. 2004-July 2007, NSF, Soil Treatment with Thixotropic Fluids: An Autoadaptive Design for Liquefaction Prevention, co-PI
  • Nov. 2003-Feb. 2004, Durham Geo-Enterprises, Inc., Use of Personal Data Assistants (PDA) for Control of Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Measurement
  • Aug. 2003-July 2005, FHWA/INDOT/JTRP, Family of Curves for Chemically Modified Soils