Monday 3/13/2017


9:45–11:15 a.m.

Bridge & Offshore Structure Scour

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Chairs: Cheng Lin, University of Victoria; Fayun Liang, Tongji University

Effect of Level of Compaction on Internal Erosion Potential for Granular Soils
Jahanzaib Israr, Buddhima Indraratna, and Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn, University of Wollongong

Comparison and Estimation of Local Scour Depth around Pile Groups and Wide Piers
Chen Wang and Xiong (Bill) Yu, Case Western Reserve University; Fayun Liang, Tongji University

Experimental Study of Pier Streamlining Effect on Bridge Local Scour Under Clear-Water Conditions
Junhong Li and Junliang Tao, University of Akron

Modified Strain Wedge Calculation of a Laterally Loaded Pile in Sand Considering Scouring
Chenrong Zhang and Xiaofeng Yang, Tongji University

Study of the Particle Shape Influence on Soil Erodibility using the Coupled CFD-DEM Modeling
Yuan Guo and Xiong (Bill) Yu, Case Western Reserve University

Two Dimensional Soil Erosion Profile Using Electrical Resistivity Surveys
Md Zahidul Karim and Stacey Tucker-Kulesza, Kansas State University

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Geosynthetics Research & Modeling 1

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Chairs: Jose Clemente, Bechtel NS&E; James McKelvey, Earth Engineering Inc.

A Perfect Manufacturing Data Sheet from the Geomembrane Manufacturer—Does that mean all is well? A Lesson Learned
Anjan K Kundu and Craig Messer, GHD Pty. Ltd.; Symon Jackson, Arrow Energy Pty. Ltd.; Phillip Bennet, Geotest Pty. Ltd.

Soil Survey: Methodology Improvement in Brazil, Adopted by CTR–RIO for Quality Control of Geomembrane Installations
Priscila Zidan and Luiz Frigo, Evolui Consultoria Ambiental; Matthew Kemnitz, LLSI

Service Life and Design Implications of HDPE Geomembranes at Elevated Temperature Landfills
Navid Jafari, Louisiana State University; Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Temperature Effects on Swelling and Bentonite Extrusion Characteristics of GCLs
James L Hanson and Everett Allen, California Polytechnic State University; Nazli Yesiller, Global Waste Research Institute

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Heat Generation at Solid Waste Landfills

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Chairs: Morton Barlaz, North Carolina State University; Craig Benson, University of Virginia

A Model to Describe Heat Generation and Accumulation at Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Morton Barlaz, Zisu Hao and Joel Ducoste, North Carolina State University

Landfill Operational Techniques in Presence of Elevated Temperatures
Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Navid H. Jafari, Louisiana State University

Field Investigation of an Elevated Temperature Florida Landfill
Sam Levin and Robert Mackey, S2Li; Ryan Joslyn and Amir Motlagh, University of Central Florida

Temperature Effect on Transport of VOCs in Co-extruded EVOH Geomembrane
Jongwan Eun, New York University Abu Dhabi; Mehmet Yilmaz and James Tinjum, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia

Characteristics of Gas and Leachate at an Elevated Temperature Landfill
Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia

Pyrolytic Reaction in MSW Landfills: Experiment and theory
Marco J Castaldi, The City College of New York / City University of New York

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Pile, Shaft and Pier Foundations 1

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Chairs: Aaron Budge, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Allen Cadden, Schnabel Engineering LLC

Parametric Study for Understanding the Behavior of Integral Abutment Bridges
Karrthik Kirupakaran, NTH Consultants Ltd.; Kanthasamy K. Muraleetharan, University of Oklahoma

Applications of Continuous Wavelet Transform in Crosshole Sonic Logging Tests
Farnyuh Menq, University of Texas at Austin; Shin Tower Wang and William Isenhower, Ensoft Inc.

A Robust Method for Lateral Loading Analysis of Large Diameter Piles
Bret Lingwall and Omololu Ogunseye, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; Byron Foster, Kleinfelder Inc.

Development of Empirical Models to Estimate the Increase in Pile Resistance (Set-Up) with Time
Md. Nafiul Haque and Murad Abu-Farsakh, Louisiana State University

Robust Geotechnical Design of Piled-raft Foundation for Tall Onshore Wind Turbines
Shweta Shrestha, Nadarajah Ravichandran, and Parishad Rahbari, Clemson University

Drivability and Performance of Steel H-Piles in Schist Saprolite
Lei Gu and Ara G. Mouradian, Gannett Fleming Inc.; Sarah E. McInnes, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation


9:45–11:15 a.m.

Roadway Materials, Monitoring and Testing 1

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Chairs: Burak Tanyu, George Mason University; Bora Cetin, Iowa State University

The Influence of Curing Regime on Geotechnical Properties of Ladle Furnace Slag as Used in Pavement Applications
Farshid Maghool, Arul Arulrajah, and Hamed Haghighi, Swinburne University of Technology; Suksun Horpibulsuk, Suranaree University of Technology; Yan-Jun Du, Southeast University

Leaching Behavior of Concrete Containing Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Bottom Ash
Jinwoo An and Boo Hyun Nam, University of Central Florida; Jongwan Eun, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Performance of Overlay Tester in Cyclic Loading Mode
Victor M. Garcia, Jose L. Garibay, Imad Abdallah, and Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas at El Paso

Effect of Various Warm-Mix Technologies on Stiffness and Rutting Characteristics of Asphalt Concrete
A.S.M. Rahman and Rafiqul Tarefder, University of New Mexico; Matias M. Mendez, Roca Engineering Inc.

RAP and Aging of Asphalt Concrete
Hasan M. Faisal, A.S.M. Rahman, Umme Mannan, and Rafiqul Tarefde, University of New Mexico

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Seismic Parameters 1

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Chairs: Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech; Ashly Cabas-Mijares, Virginia Tech

Damping and Shear Moduli of Laboratory Prepared Mineral Mixtures
Beena Ajmera and Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton

What Can We Learn from Kappa (κ) to Achieve a Better Characterization of Damping in Geotechnical Site Response Models?
Ashly M. Cabas, North Carolina State University; Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech

Use of Pore Pressure Response to Determine Shear Strength Degradation from Cyclic Loading
Beena Ajmera, Binod Tiwari, and Pavitra Pandey, California State University, Fullerton

Parametric Study on Effectiveness of Deep-Soil Mixed Soil-Reinforcement Panels on the Seismic De-amplification at Soft Clay Sites
Prakash Khanal, Binod Tiwari, Beena Ajmera, Michael Mann, and Murtdha Al Quraishi, California State University, Fullerton

Centrifuge modeling and analysis of soil structure interaction under biaxial dynamic excitations
Omar El Shafee, Tarek Abdoun, and Mourad Zeghal, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A Relationship between Modulus and Damping Provides for Simple, Unified Modeling of Both
Vincent Drnevich and Vincent Drnevich, Purdue University
 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Slope Stability and Stabilization 1

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Chairs: Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton; Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton

Effect of Infiltration from Retrofit Rain Gardens on Slope Stability
Zachary Zukowski and Andrea L Welker, Villanova University

Cleveland Harbor, Ohio Interim Dredge Disposal Plan: Geotextile Reinforcement of Raised Dredged Disposal Containment Dikes
Eugene Lenhardt, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District

Stability Analysis and Support Assessment in Rockfall Zone
Altaf Usmani, Chandan Kumar, and Atul Nanda, Engineers India Ltd.; Anirban Mandal, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur

Resilience of Transportation Network from a Geotechnical Perspective
MIna Lee and Dipanjan Basu, University of Waterloo

Geological, Topographical and Seismological Control on the Co-Seismic Landslides Triggered by the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake
Binod Tiwari, Beena Ajmera, and Smriti Dhital, California State University, Fullerton

Dam Failures From a 1,000-Year Rainfall Event in South Carolina
Inthuorn Sasanakul, Sarah Gassman, Charles Pierce, Emad Gheibi, Wiliam Ovalle, Mostaqur Rahman, and Ryan Starcher, University of South Carolina

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 1

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Chairs: Maurice Morvant, Trautwein GeoTAC; Neil Schwanz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Strain-Dependent Settlement Analysis of Heavily-Loaded Structures
John R. Davie, Bechtel Infrastructure; Jose L.M. Clemente, Bechtel NS&E; Michael R. Lewis, Bechtel Infrastructure; Tyler Liao, Bechtel Infrastructure

Analysis of Various Drained and Undrained Instability Modes in Medium Dense Sand Subjected to Biaxial Loading Condition
Mousumi Mukherjee and Anurag Gupta, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur; Amit Prashant, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Experimental Investigation on Settlement of Fills under Saturated and Unsaturated Conditions
Wen-bo Chen, Jian-Hua Yin, Lalit Borana, and Wei-Qiang Feng, Hong Kong Polytechnic Univeristy

Numerical Prediction of Stress-Deformation Behavior for a Bridge Approach Embankment on Soft Compressible Clay
Evan S.Y. Ma, Arup; Andrew J. Whittle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Effect of Sand Overconsolidation and Extensive Liquefaction on K0
Waleed El-Sekelly, Mansoura University; Tarek Abdoun and Ricardo Dobry, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Advancements in Coastal Geotechnics 1

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Chairs: Nina Stark, Virginia Tech; Malay Ghose Hajra, University of New Orleans

Development of a P-Wave Transponder System for Tracking Buried Objects in 1-g and Geotechnical Centrifuge Models
Ryan D. Beemer, Andrew Van Dam, and Mark J. Cassidy, University of Western Australia

Design and Preliminary Tests of Mobile Seafloor Layer Sampler Prototypes as an Add-on Unit for Portable Free-fall Penetrometers
Cagdas Bilici and Nina Stark, Virginia Tech

Soil-torpedo Interactions during Installation of Finless Torpedoes
Mehdi Omidvar, Manhattan College; Magued Iskander, New York University

In-situ geotechnical investigation of nearshore sediments with regard to cross-shore morphodynamics
Ali Albatal and Nina Stark, Virginia Tech; Jesse E. McNinch and Heidi Wadman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Alternative Final Covers

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Chairs: Tarek Abichou, Florida State University; Bernardo Castellanos, Virginia Tech

The Critical Role of Lateral Drainage Capacity in Limiting Leakage through a Low Permeability Geomembrane Cover
Greg Meiers and Cody Bradley, O’Kane Consultants Inc.; Tarek Abichou; Bernardo Castellanos

The Durability of Exposed Geomembrane Covers
George Koerner, Geosynthetic Institute

Liner Performance: Interesting Observations and Test Results
Ian D. Peggs, I-Corp International Inc.

The Viability of Using Mixtures of Mine Tailings and Waste Rock in Water Balance Covers
Mohammad R. H. Gorakhki and Christopher Bareither, Colorado State University

Combined Seepage and Slope Stability Analysis of Landfill Cover System
Sid Nadukuru, Ming Zhu, Cuneyt Gokmen, and Rudolph Bonaparte, Geosyntec Consultants

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Geosynthetics Research & Modeling 2

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Chairs: Jose Clemente, Bechtel NS&E; James McKelvey, Earth Engineering Inc.

Local Stiffness Quantification of Geogrid-Reinforced Aggregate Base Materials using Shear Waves under Repeated Loading
Yong-Hoon Byun and Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Laboratory Measurement of the Linear Thermal Expansion of Geomembranes Using a Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer (DMA)
David Beaumier, Patricia Dolez, and Eric Blond, SAGEOS/CTT Group

Effect of Geogrid Geometry on Interface Resistance in Pullout Test
Jongwan Eun, New York University Abu Dhabi; Rajiv Gupta, Geosyntec Consultants; Jorge Zornberg, University of Texas at Austin

A Modular Approach for Dune Protection and Shoreline Stabilization in East Hampton, N.Y. Using Geotextile Sand Containers
Chris Timpson, TenCate Geosynthetics

Unique Approaches of Coal Ash Management Using Geotextile Tubes
Chris Timpson, TenCate Geosynthetics

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Pile, Shaft and Pier Foundations 2

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Chairs: Aaron Budge, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Allen Cadden, Schnabel Engineering LLC

Elastic Analysis of Differential Settlement for Steel Storage Tank Foundations
Suranga Gunerathne, Hoyoung Seo, William Lawson, and Priyantha Jayawickrama, Texas Tech University

Sustainable Slope Protection and Cut-off Wall Installation in Densely Populated Areas by the Press-in Pile Driving Method
Takefumi Takuma and Shigeru Kambe, Giken America Corp.

Load-Carrying Capacity of Slab-on-Grade Foundations Supporting Rack Post Loads
Xiaochao Tang and Mohamad Jlilati, Widener University

A Semi-analytical Solution for Analysis of Axially Loaded Pile Groups in Layered Elastic Soil
Faraz Tehrani, Deltares; Rodrigo Salgado and Monica Prezzi, Purdue University

Laboratory Study of the Effect of Pile Surface Roughness on the Response of Soil and Non-displacement Piles
Faraz Tehrani, Deltares; Fei Han, Purdue University; Rodrigo Salgado, Purdue University; Monica Prezzi, Purdue University

The Sensitivity of Settlement Predictions for an Axially Loaded Drilled Shaft to ε50
Kevin Stanton, Maryam Ostovar, and Ramin Motamed, University of Nevada, Reno

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Roadway Materials, Monitoring and Testing 2

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Chairs: Burak Tanyu, George Mason University; Bora Cetin, Iowa State University

Performance Assessment of Geocell-reinforced Subballast: Modeling and Design Implications
Trung Ngo and Buddhima Indraratna, University of Wollongong; Michael M. Biabani, Coffey Geotechnics Pty. Ltd., Australia

Comparison of Laboratory and Field Test Results for Granular Bases
Prajwol Tamrakar and Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas at El Paso

Laboratory Investigation of Mechanical Stability of Unbound Permeable Aggregate Base Materials: Preliminary Direct Shear Test Results
Daiqi Lv, Yuanjie Xiao, Liuxin Chen, and Zhen Zhang, Central South University

The Rapid Soils Analysis Kit—Enabling Contingency Construction Anywhere
Ernest Berney and William Myers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Seismic Parameters 2

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Chairs: Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech; Ashly Cabas-Mijares, Virginia Tech

Numerical Modelling of Dynamic Behavior of Unsaturated Soils including Hydraulic Hysteresis
Bo Zhang and Kanthasamy Muraleetharan, University of Oklahoma

Constant-Volume Cyclic Testing to Determine Input Parameters for the GMP Pore Pressure Generation Model
Carmine Polito, Valparaiso University

Measurement of Damping in Soils by the Resonant Column Test
Vincent Drnevich, Purdue University; Jeramy Ashlock, Iowa State University

Estimation of Shear Wave Velocity in Centrifuge Models
Waleed El-Sekelly, Mansoura University; Tarek Abdoun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Vicente Mercado, Universidad del Norte

Modulus Reduction and Damping Curves for Landfill Covers
Neven Matasovic, Geo-Logic Associates; Dimitrios Zekkos, University of Michigan

Post-cyclic Recompression of Clays Subjected to Undrained Cyclic Shear
Tran Thanh Nhan and Hiroshi Matsuda, Yamaguchi University

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Slope Stability and Stabilization 2

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Chairs: Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton; Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton

Ultimate Bearing Capacity Near Slopes: Transition from a Bearing Capacity Problem to a Slope Stability Problem
Yonggui Xie and Ben Leshchinsky, Oregon State University

Mining in a landslide, is it possible? Geotechnical investigation and analysis
Chrysanthos Steiakakis, Geosysta Ltd.; Zacharias Agioutantis, University of Kentucky; Evangelia Apostolou, Geosysta Ltd.; Georgia Papavgeri, Geosysta Ltd.

A Note on Deep-seated Failure in Supported Vertical Cuts in Sands below the Groundwater Table by a Coupled Numerical-Analytical Method
Mehdi Veiskarami, Shiraz University; Sina Fadaie, University of Guilan

Importance of Side Resistance in 3D Stability Analysis
Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Kamran Akhtar, National University of Sciences and Technology

Effect of Soil Relative Density and Inclination Angle on Impact Force from a Granular Sliding Mass on a Rigid Obstruction
Amir Ahmadipur and Tong Qiu, Pennsylvania State University

Consequences of seismic excitation on slopes in soils with tensile strength cutoff
Dowon Park, Zhijie Wang, and Radoslaw L Michalowski, University of Michigan

 

12:15–1:45 p.m.

Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 2

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Chairs: Maurice Morvant, Trautwein GeoTAC; Neil Schwanz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Numerical Modeling and Analysis of Suffusion Patterns for Granular Soils
Hui Tao and Junliang Tao, University of Akron

Probing the Mechanical Properties of Shales by Nanoindentation
Degui Xiang, Zhaowei Chen, Simin Wang, and Qian Wang, Drilling Research Institute, China National Petroleum Corp.; Zhenning Yang, Yibing Deng, and Guoping Zhang, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Dongwei Hou, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering;

Understanding of Florida’s Sinkhole Hazard: Hydrogeological Laboratory Study
Adam L. Perez, BooHyun Nam, Ethan Denison, Manoj Chopra, and Amr M. Sallam, University of Central Florida

Kinematics of Shear Banding in 3D Plane Strain DEM
Clay Goodman, Farshid Vahedifard, and John F. Peters, Mississippi State University

A Semi-empirical Shear Strength Model for Infilled Rock Fractures with Infills in an Unsaturated State
Ali Khosravi and Sayedmasoud Mousavi, Sharif University of Technology; Mahdi Khosravi, Amirkabir University of Technology

 

2–3:30 p.m.

Advancements in Coastal Geotechnics 2

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Chairs: Nina Stark, Virginia Tech; Malay Ghose Hajra, University of New Orleans

Pore Pressure Response to Irregular Waves at a Sandy Beach
Nina Stark, Virginia Tech

Preliminary Simulations of Free-fall Penetrometer Behavior: Toward Validating Against Geotechnical Field and Laboratory Observations and Predicting Sediment Erosion and Deposition in Waterways in Coastal Louisiana
Katerina Ziotopoulou, University of California, Davis; Sean O’Connell, Virginia Tech; Nina Stark, Virginia Tech; Malay Ghose-Hajra, University of New Orleans

Earthquake-induced Water Level Rise: Implications for Tsunami-Induced Sediment Instability in Coastal Areas
Abbas Abdollahi, Rachel K. Adams, and H. Benjamin Mason, Oregon State University

 

2–3:30 p.m.

Geosynthetics Testing

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Chairs: Huabei Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Rob Swan, Drexel University

Soil/geosynthetic Interface Strengths from Torsional Ring Shear Tests
Timothy D. Stark and Rodrigo Fernandez, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Evaluation of Geotextile Performance for the Filtration of Fine-grained Tailings
Patricia Dolez and Eric Blond, SAGEOS/CTT Group

A Preliminary Study of Self-healing of Fully Penetrating Hole in GCLs on Full Hydration
Tikang Li and Kerry Rowe, Queen’s University

Temperature-Dependent Shear behavior of Geosynthetic Clay Liners
Shahin Ghazizadeh and Christopher Bareither, Colorado State University

Numerical Evaluation of Boundary Effects on Interaction between Geosynthetic Reinforcement and Backfill
Yan Jiang and Jie Han, University of Kansas

 

2–3:30 p.m.

Ground Improvement

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Chairs: Aaron Goldberg, U.S. Wick Drain Inc.; Miriam Smith, Geopier SRT; Chris Woods, Densification Inc.

Strengthening of Montmorillonitic and Kaolinitic Clays with Calcium Carbide Residue: A Sustainable Additive for Soil Stabilization
Nima Latifi and Christopher L. Meehan, University of Delaware

Design and Construction of an Experimental Soil-Bentonite Cutoff Wall
Jeffrey Evans and Michael Malusis, Bucknell University; Daniel Ruffing, Geo-Solutions Inc.

Lessons from Case Histories of Electro Osmosis Consolidation
Milad Naghibi and Rolando P. Orense, University of Auckland; Hossam Abuel-Naga, Latrobe University

Rapid Load Testing of Stone Columns
John Touma, Salah Sadek, and Shadi Najjar, American University of Beirut

Mineralogy of Calcium Carbonate in MICP-treated Soil Using Soaking and Injection Treatment Methods
Hamed Khodadadi Tirkolaei and Edward Kavazanjian, Arizona State University; Huriye Bilsel, Eastern Mediterranean University

 

2–3:30 p.m.

Life Cycle Assessment & Sustainable Engineering

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Chairs: Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Kristi Bumpas, Red Rock Consulting

Sustainability Assessment of Conventional and Alternate Landfill Cover Systems
Marat Goldenberg, Burns & McDonnell Engineering Co.; Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Life-Cycle Carbon, Energy, and Cost Analysis of Utilizing Municipal Solid Waste Bottom Ash and Recycled Asphalt Shingle in Hot-Mix Asphalt
Behnam Golestani, Professional Service Industries Inc.; Boo Hyun Nam,Tolga Ercan, and Omer Tatari, University of Central Florida;

Life Cycle Assessment of Ground Improvement Alternatives for Treasure Island, California Redevelopment
Alena J Raymond, Alissa Kendall, and Jason DeJong, University of California, Davis; Mark Pinske, McMillen Jacobs Associates

Life-Cycle Modeling of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Morton Barlaz and James W. Levis, North Carolina State University

Evaluation of Mitigation Techniques for Expansive Behavior of Steel Slag
Asli Yalcin Dayioglu, Istanbul Technical University; Ahmet H. Aydilek, University of Maryland

Use of Jute as a Sustainable Alternative for PP in Geotextile Tubes
Zeru Kiffle, Samantha Steele, and Shobha K. Bhatia, Syracuse University; Jennifer L. Smith, John P. Stopen Engineering LLP
 

2–3:30 p.m.

Modeling of Pavement Variability

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Chairs: Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland; Mahmoud Enad, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Base Course Resilient Modulus for the Mechanistic-Empirical Pavement Design Guide
Aditya Ayithi, Loadtest Inc.; Dennis Hiltunen, University of Florida

Moisture Sensitivity of Warm and Hot Mix Asphalt: Comparison of Loaded Wheel Tracking and Modified Lottman Tests
Shadi Saadeh, California State University, Long Beach; Louay Mohammad, Louisiana State University

Probabilistic Modeling of Material Properties of Flexible Pavements for Mechanistic Empirical and Reliability Analysis
Sudip Bhattacharjee, Alabama A&M University

Inherent Variability in the Parameters Describing the Linear Viscoelastic Response of Asphalt Concrete
Hussein Kassem, Shadi Najjar, and Ghassan Chehab, American University of Beirut

Discrete Element Analysis of SCB Variability – Asphalt Mixtures
Enad Mahmoud, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley; David Renteria, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley; Rolando Yanez, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley; Victoria Burbach, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

Probability Density Functions Associated with Resilient Modulus of Virgin Aggregate Bases
Pranav R.T. Peddinti, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad; Munwar B Basha, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad; Sireesh Saride, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

 

2–3:30 p.m.

MSE Retaining Walls 1

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Chairs: Christopher Meehan, University of Delaware; Mike Adams, Federal Highway Administration

V-Shaped Failure Surfaces in Bearing Capacity Type Limit Equilibrium Analyses
Daniel VandenBerge, Tennessee Tech

A Case Study on Evaluating the Performance of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System (GRS–IBS)
Murad Abu-Farsakh, Milad Saghebfar, Allam Ardah, and Qiming Chen, Louisiana State University; Benjamin Fernandez, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Passive Force-Deflection Behavior of Geosythetically Reinforced Soil (GRS) Backfill Based on Large-Scale Tests
Amy Fredrickson, AECom; Kyle M. Rollins, Brigham Young University; Jennifer Nicks, Federal Highway Administration

Numerical Study of Compaction Effect on the Static Behavior of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil-Integrated Bridge System
Yewei Zheng, University of California, San Diego; Patrick Fox, Pennsylvania State University; John McCartney, University of California, San Diego

3D Deformation Behavior of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Bridge Abutments
Wenyong Rong, Yewei Zheng, and John McCartney, University of California, San Diego; Patrick J Fox, Pennsylvania State University;

Experimental Design for Half-Scale Shaking Table Test of a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Bridge Abutment
Zheng Yewei, Andrew Sander, Wenyong Rong, John McCartney, and P. Benson Shing, University of California, San Diego; Patrick J. Fox, Pennsylvania State University

 

2–3:30 p.m.

Soil Liquefaction 1

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Chairs: Katerina Ziotopoulou, Virginia Tech; Jack Montgomery, Auburn University

Influence of Soil and Structural Properties on the Response of Shallow-founded Structures on Layered Liquefiable Deposits
Zana Karimi, Shideh Dashti, and Zach Bullock, University of Colorado, Boulder

Verification of Random Field-Based Liquefaction Mapping Using a Synthetic Digital Soil Field
Qiushi Chen, Mengfen Shen, Chaofeng Wang, and Charng H. Juang, Clemson University

Monotonic, Cyclic and Post-cyclic Shear Response of a Gravelly Sand
Jonathan F. Hubler, Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, and Dimitrios Zekkos, University of Michigan

Evaluation of Liquefaction-induced Lateral Spreading Procedures for Interbedded Deposits: Çark Canal in the 1999 M7.5 Kocaeli Earthquake
Sean K. Munter, Ross W. Boulanger, Christopher Krage, and Jason DeJong, University of California, Davis

Prediction of Lateral Spreading Displacement on Gently Sloping Liquefiable Ground
Omid Ghasemi Fare, University of Louisville; Ali Pak, Sharif University of Technology

 

2–3:30 p.m.

Thermal & Hydraulic Conduction 1

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Chairs: Ingrid Tomac, University of California, San Diego; John McCartney, University of California, San Diego

Comparison of Modified Transient Plane Source and Transient Line Source Techniques for Measuring Thermal Conductivity of Two Sands
Jun Yao and William J Likos, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Modeling of the Coupled Hydro-Mechanical Response of Geological Sequestration Reservoirs Due to CO2 Injection
Marte Gutierrez and Simon Heru Prassetyo, Colorado School of Mines

Piping Phenomenon of Embankments Constructed by Volcanic Soils and its Evaluation
DAO Minh Hieu and Shima Kawamura, Muroran Institute of Technology; Satoshi Matsumura, Port and Airport Research Institute; Yunzeheng Lan, University of Science and Technology Beijing

Simulation of Seepage through Fixed Porous Media using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method
Elnaz Kermani and Tong Qiu, Pennsylvania State University

Comparison of Field and Laboratory Methods for Measuring Hydraulic Conductivity in the Unsaturated Zone in Engineered and Native Soils
Pablo Garza, Zachary Zukowski, and Andrea L. Welker, Villanova University; Derron LaBrake, Wetlands & Ecology Inc.; Richard Nalbandian, MRNenvironmental

Coupled Heat Transfer and Groundwater Flow Models for Ground Freezing Design and Analysis in Construction
Joseph A. Sopko, Moretrench American Corp. 


Tuesday 3/14/2017


9:45–11:15 a.m.

Application of Geofibers

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Chairs: Jie Huang, University of Texas at San Antonio; Ben Leshchinsky, Oregon State University

Use of Microgrid Inclusions to Reinforce Sand
Ben Leshchinsky, Oregon State University

Study of Discrete Randomly Distributed Fiber on the Tensile Strength Improvement of Microbial-Induced Soil Stabilization
Lin Li, Changming Bu, Ubani Ogbonnaya, Kenjun Wen, and Farshad Amini, Jackson State University; Yingzi Xu, Guangxi University

The Effect of Fiber Type and Size on Strength and Ductility of Fly Ash and Fiber Stabilized Fine-Grained Soil Subbase
Sazzad Bin-Shafique, Jie Huang, and Sepehr Rezaeimalek, University of Texas at San Antonio; Sanjoy D. Gupta, Consolidated Reinforcement LP.

Optimizing Fiber Parameters Coupled with Chemical Treatment: Promethee Approach
Arif Ali Baig Moghal and Ateekh Ur Rehman, King Saud University; Bhaskar Chittooti, Boise State University

Reliability-Based Design Application for Fiber-Reinforced Clay
Assile Abou Diab, Shadi Najjar, and Salah Sadek, American University of Beirut

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Geosynthetics in Foundations

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Chairs: Reinaldo Vega-Meyer, TEK+ Integral Solutions LLC; Amr Morsy, University of Texas at Austin

Geofoam Inclusions for Reducing Passive Force on Bridge Abutments Based on Large-Scale Tests
Kyle M. Rollins, Brigham Young University; Eric Scott, CKR Engineers; Aaron Marsh, DOWL Engineers

Observation of Progressive Failure Mechanism of Reinforced Foundation Soil Using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Technique
Mazhar Arshad, MCE, NUST; Monica Prezzi and Rodrigo Salgado, Purdue Universty

Numerical Modeling, Design and Construction of a Geotextile Reinforced Soil-Metal Buried Structure (GRS) under Deep Fills in Challenging Soil Conditions
Meckkey MME El-Sharnouby, Phil Carroll, Dave Worsley, Atlantic Industries Ltd.; Calvin VanBuskirk, Terratech Consulting Ltd.

Protecting Buried HDPE Pipes Subjected to Ground Subsidence Using Geosynthetics
Min Zhou, Fei Wang, and Yanjun Du, Southeast University

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Geotechnical Aspects of Transportation Systems

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Chairs: Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland; Boo Hyun Nam, University of Central Florida

Influence of Chemical Stabilization on Flexural Fatigue Performance of Subgrade Soil
Moeen Nazari, University of Oklahoma; Rouzbeh Ghabchi, South Dakota State University; Musharraf Zaman, University of Oklahoma; Sesh Commuri, University of Nevada, Reno

Failures of Pipe Culverts from a 1,000-Year Rainfall Event in South Carolina
Sarah Gassman, Inthuorn Sasanakul, Charles Pierce, Emad Gheibi, William Ovalle, Mostaqur Rahman, and Ryan Starcher, University of South Carolina

Evaluation of Freeze and Thaw Durability of Road Soils Stabilized with Biofuel Co-Product
Bo Yang, Halil Ceylan, Gopalakrishnan Kasthurirangan, and Sunghwan Kim, Iowa State University

Comparison between the Permeability and Diffusivity Function Derived from Different Methods of Unsaturated Expansive Soils
Hussein Al-Dakheeli, and Rifat Bulut, Oklahoma State University; Charles Aubeny and Robert Lytton, Texas A&M University

Measurement and Finite Element Modeling of Pavement Response to Superloads
Joseph Podolsky, Jeramy C. Ashlock, and R. Christopher Williams, Iowa State University

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Laboratory Testing of Offshore Sediments

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Chairs: Antonio Carraro, Imperial College London; Rune Dyvik, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Effects of Salinity on Compression and Shear Behavior of Offshore Gulf of Mexico Sediments
Brendan Casey, Exponent; John Germaine, Tufts University; Brian Fahy, Ward & Burke Construction

Linking Carbonate Sand Fabric and Mechanical Anisotropy from Hollow Cylinder Tests: Motivation and Application
Ming Fook Lim, J. Antonio H. Carraro, and Susan Gourvenec, University of Western Australia

Challenges in Assessing the Shear Strength of Offshore Sediments using Simple Shear Tests
Shambhu Sharma, Nick Ramsey, Francis Lee, and Binaya Bhattarai, Fugro AG Pty. Ltd., Perth, Australia

In-Situ and Laboratory Measured Dynamic Properties of a Marine Clay
Albert Kottke and Michael R. Lewis, Bechtel Corp.; Andrew K. Keene, Yaning Wang, Boonam Shin, and Kenneth H. Stokoe, University of Texas at Austin

Comparisons of Two Reconstitution Methods for Clay Specimens
Yusuke Suzuki and Rune Dyvik, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

Interface Friction Angle Soil-on-Steel from Ring Shear Tests on Offshore North Sea Sands
Vicente S. Quinteros and Rune Dyvik, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute; Niels Mortensen, nmGeo

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

MSE Retaining Walls 2

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Chairs: Christopher Meehan, University of Delaware; Mike Adams, Federal Highway Administration

Time-dependent Load Redistribution in Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls Considering Strain Softening of Backfill Soils
Huabei Liu, Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Column Supported Embankment and MSE Walls in Grapevine, Texas
Hosam Salman, Ravi Vedantham, and John Jenkins, WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff

Thermal Interaction of a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Integrated Bridge System in St. Lawrence County, N.Y.
Michael T. Adams and Jennifer E. Nicks, Federal Highway Administration; Thomas Stabile, Engineering & Software Consultant Inc.; Andrew E. Willard, St. Lawrence County Department of Highways

Development of a Risk Assessment for MSE Wall Projects
Michael T. Adams, Federal Highway Administration; Jennifer E. Nicks, Federal Highway Administration

16-year Performance Update: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Walls as Integral Bridge Abutment Walls
Michael R. Simac, Earth Improvement Technologies; David J. Elton, Auburn University

Effect of Reinforcement Spacing on the Behavior of Geosynthetic-reinforced Soil
Amr M. Morsy and Jorge G. Zornberg, University of Texas at Austin; Dov Leshchinsky, ADAMA Engineering Inc.

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 3

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Chairs: Maurice Morvant, Trautwein GeoTAC; Neil Schwanz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Contact Testing and Simulation of Time-dependent Interaction Between Sand Particles
Zhijie Wang, Dowon Park, and Radoslaw Michalowski, University of Michigan

High-speed Trains and Ground Mach 1: Numerical Simulation
Somayeh Rezaei Tafti, Jean-Luis Briaud, and Gary Fry, Texas A&M University

Evaluation of Earthquake-induced Free-field Settlement under Partially Drained Conditions from Dynamic Centrifuge Tests
Joon Han Kim and Scott M. Olson, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Investigating the Creep Response of Marcellus Shale Formation
Arash Kamali-Asl and Ehsan Ghazanfari, University of Vermont

Influence of Weathering on Engineering Behavior of Rocks under Triaxial Confining Conditions
Endalu Tadele Chala and K. Seshagiri Rao, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Soil Liquefaction 2

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Chairs: Katerina Ziotopoulou, Virginia Tech; Jack Montgomery, Auburn University

Analysis of Liquefaction at a Bridge Site in the 2014 Napa Earthquake
Kathleen M. Darby, Ross W. Boulanger, and Jason DeJong, University of California, Davis; Martin W. McIlroy, Shannon & Wilson

Shearing and Hydraulic Behavior of MICP Treated Silty Sand
Atefeh Zamani, and Brina Montoya, North Carolina State University

Study of Electromagnetic-Induced Liquefaction Mitigation and Alteration of Hydraulic Conductivity of Coarse-grained Soils
Rakesh Acharya and Arvin Farid, Boise State University

Modeling the Response of a Pleistocene Sand During In Situ Liquefaction Testing
Michael Esposito, HDR Inc.; Ronald D Andrus and Nadarajah Ravichandran, Clemson University

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Unconventional Materials 1

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Chairs: Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton; Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton

Dynamic Characteristics of Lightweight Cellular Concrete
Binod Tiwari and Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton; Diego Villegas, Cell-Crete Corp.

Small Strain Stiffness and Elastic Behavior of Gellan-treated Soils with Confinement
Jooyoung Im and Gye-Chun Cho, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; Ilhan Chang, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology

Thixotropy of a Sludge from the Cubatão Water Treatment Plant, Brazil
Juliana Keiko Tsugawa, Kelly Fiama, and Maria Eugênia Gimenez Boscov, University of Sao Paulo

Experimental Studies on Reinforced Bottom Ash-based Geomaterial
Sonali Nawkhare and Ram Rathan Lal Birali, K.I.T.S., Ramtek

A Bio-inspired Perspective for Geotechnical Engineering Innovation
Jason DeJong, Matthew Burrall, and Daniel W. Wilson, University of California, Davis; David Frost, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities 1

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Chairs: Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Nazli Yesiller, Global Waste Research Institute / Cal Poly

Performance of Blended Polyolefin Geomembrane in Various Incubation Media Based on Std-OIT
Mohamed Morsy and Kerry Rowe, Queen’s University

Laboratory Study of Geosynthetic Clay Liner Panel Shrinkage Forces and Seam Strength
Robert S. Valorio, CETCO; Julio A.Z. Ferreira and John M. Allen, TRI Environmental; Chris Athanassopoulos, William Rainey Harper College

Long-term Performance of HDPE Geomembranes Exposed to High Service Temperature
Andrew Mills, Layfield Group; David Beaumier, SAGEOS

Automation of Large-Scale Geotextile and Geomembrane Fabrication
Andrew Mills and Naeem Yassin, Layfield Group

Comparison of Single and Multi-Layer Interface Strengths for Geosynthetic/Geosynthetic and Soil/Geosynthetic Interfaces
Kris Khilnani, Advanced Earth Sciences Inc.; Timothy D. Stark, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Taj M. Bahadori, San Joaquin County Dept. of Public Works

Numerical Modeling of Shear Response of Composite Liner System with Municipal Solid Waste Degradation in Landfills
Krishna R. Reddy Girish Kumar, and Rajiv Giri, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Numerical Modeling for Soil Liquefaction 1

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Chairs: Mourad Zeghal, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute; Majid Manzari, George Washington University

Calibration of the PM4Sand Model for Sands with Substantial Amounts of Fines
Bret Lingwall, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Seismic Performance of a Layered Liquefiable Site: Validation of Numerical Simulations Using Centrifuge Modeling
Jenny Calderon, Mahir Badanagki, and Shideh Dashti, University of Colorado, Boulder; Majid Manzari, Mohamed El Ghoraiby and Morteza R. Abkenar, George Washington University; Andres Barrero and Mahdi Taiebat, University of British Columbia; Katerina Ziotopoulou, Virginia Tech

Seismic Response of Liquefiable Sloping Ground: Validation of Class B Predictions against the LEAP Centrifuge Tests
Levi Ekstrom and Katerina Ziotopoulou, University of California, Davis

Evaluation of a simplified soil constitutive model considering implied strength and porewater pressure generation for 1-D seismic site response
Xuan Mei, Scott M. Olson, and Youssef Hashash, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Microscale Modeling of Soil Liquefaction under Multidirectional Shaking
Usama El Shamy, Southern Methodist University; Yasser Abdelhamid, Alpha Testing Inc.

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Offshore Foundation Systems

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Chairs: Malay Ghose Hajra, University of New Orleans; Nina Stark, Virginia Tech

Numerical Study of the Effect of Pile Driving on the Position of the Neutral Plane
Arindam Dey, IIT Guwahati; Michael Conrad Koch, University of Hong Kong

Numerical Simulation of Lateral Loading Capacity of Bucket Foundation
Xu Yang, Xuefei Wang, and Xiangwu Zeng, Case Western Reserve University

Three Dimensional Finite Element Modeling for Spudcan Penetration into Clayey Seabed
Volkan Emren, Nejan Huvaj, and Kagan Tuncay, METU

Offshore Anchor Penetration in Sands: Granular Simulations
Nan Zhang and T. Matthew Evans, Oregon State University

Drop Weight Dynamic Load Testing for Construction Monitoring and Quality Control of Offshore Drilled Foundations
Seth Robertson and Samuel Paikowsky, GeoDynamica Inc.

Experimental Investigation of the Horizontal Resistance of Group Suction Piles with Different Pile Spacing
Juhyung Lee, Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology; Jinung Do, North Carolina State University

 

1:15-2:45pm

Pile, Shaft and Pier Foundations 3

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Chairs: Aaron Budge, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Allen Cadden, Schnabel Engineering LLC

Multi-level O-cell Tests on the Instrumented Bored Piles in Mekong Delta
Minh H Nguyen, Anand J. Puppala, Ujwalkumar D. Patil, Leila Mosadegh, and Aritra Banerjee, University of Texas at Arlington

Use of the High-Strain Dynamic Testing to Efficiently Design and Construct Bridge Foundations in Glacial Soils
Morgan Race, Matthew Glisson, and Bryan Field, Braun Intertec

Underpinning a Boston Landmark for the Ages: The First Church of Christ, Scientist (TFCCS), The Original Mother Church (TOMC) Foundation Repairs
Giuliana Zelada and Sean M. Homem, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

Augered Cast-in-Place Pile Foundation Design and Construction for the MLK Bridge, New Stadium Project, Atlanta
Graham Elliott, WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff; Natale Marini, previously WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff, now HNTB; Matthew Meyer, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Inc.; Morgan NeSmith, Berkel & Co. Contractors Inc.

General Bearing Capacity Theory and Soil Extraction Method for the Mitigation of Differential Settlements
Rozbeh B. Moghaddam and Priyantha W. Jayawickrama, Texas Tech University

Minimization of Cost and CO2 Emissions for Strip Footings under Dynamic Loading Using a Big Bang-Big Crunch Algorithm
Andrew Assadollahi, Christian Brothers University

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Rigid Walls and Non-gravity Walls

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Chairs: Elizabeth Dwyer, WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff; Anne Lemnitzer, University of California, Irvine

Use of Lightweight Fill for Landslide Repair:Media Vía Stabilization Project, Cuenca, Molleturo Roadway, Ecuador
Carlos M. Sevilla, Thiele Geotech Inc.

Observed Deformation Characteristics and Internal Force of Pile-Anchor Retaining Excavation: A Case Study
Jicheng Shu and Dingwen Zhang, Southeast University

Robust Geotechnical Design of Retaining Wall Subjected to Earthquake Load
Parishad Rahbari Nadarajah Ravichandran, and C. Hsein Juang, Clemson University

Investigation of Active Soil Pressures on Retaining Walls using Finite Element Analysis
George Saad, Shadi Najjar, and Nader Nasreddine, American University of Beirut

Sheet Pile Interlocks and Ring Beam Installation Effects on the Performance of Urban Cofferdams
Andres F. Uribe-Henao and Luis G. Arboleda-Monsalve, California State University, Long Beach

Practical Robust Geotechnical Design of Supported Excavations: A Case History of Excavation in Taiwan
Sara Khoshnevisan, and Hsein Juang, Clemson University; Lei Wang, University of Montana

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Roadway Materials, Monitoring and Testing 3

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Chairs: Burak Tanyu, George Mason University; Bora Cetin, Iowa State University 

Characterization of Geo-environmental Properties of Untreated or Cement Treated Recycled Base Materials in Pavement Base Layer Applications
Mohammad Faysal, Md. Sahadat Hossain, Saif B. Salah, and Sangeeta Bhattercharjee, University of Texas at Arlington; Boon Thian, Texas Department of Transportation; Md. Sadik Khan, Jackson State University

The Effect of Crushing of Unbound Granular Materials Forming Part of Flexible Pavement Systems
Luis Vallejo, University of Pittsburgh; Zamri Chik, University of Malaysia; Sebastian Lobo-Guerrero, AGES

Evaluating Railroad Ballast Degradation Trends Using Machine Vision and Machine Learning Techniques
Benjamin L. Delay, Maziar Moaveni, John M. Hart, and Erol Tutumluer, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Phil Sharpe, AECOM

Interfacial shear properties of geosynthetic interlayered asphalt overlays
Vinay Kumar V., Sireesh Saride, and Pranav R.T. Peddinti, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 4

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Chairs: Maurice Morvant, Trautwein GeoTAC; Neil Schwanz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Evaluation of Uncertainty for Soil Water Characteristic Curve Measurements and Implications for Predicting the Hydro-mechanical Behavior of Unsaturated Soils
Lauren Fissel and Ronald Breitmeyer, University of Nevada, Reno

Analysis of the Fabric Changes in a Clay-Rock Mixture under Shear
Luis Vallejo, University of Pittsburgh

Investigating the Role of Soil Fabric in Unsaturated Soils
Mohammad Motalleb Nejad and Kalehiwot Nega Manahiloh, University of Delaware

Effects of Common Boundary Types in Direct Shear Tests
Anjana Kittu and Michelle L. Bernhardt, University of Arkansas

Impact of Wet-Dry Cycle on Shear Strength of High Plastic Clay Based on Direct Shear Testing
Md. Ashrafuzzaman Khan, Md. Sahadat Hossain, and Sonia Samir, University of Texas at Arlington; Md. Sadik Khan, Jackson State University; Al Aramoon, Texas Department of Transportation

 

1:15–2:45 p.m.

Unconventional Materials 2

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Chairs: Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton; Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton

Influence of Bio-Cementation on Shearing Behavior of Sand using X-ray Computed Tomography
Jason DeJong, Michael Gomez, and Jack Waller, University of California, Davis; Gioacchino Viggiani, Laboratoire 3S–R (Sols, Solides, Structures–Risques)

Stabilizing Very High Moisture Content Fine Grained Soils: Early Age Strength and Later Age Property Correlations
Isaac L. Hoard and W. Griffin Sullivan, Mississippi State University

Time Dependent Properties of Very High Moisture Content Fine Grained Soils Stabilized with Portland and Slag Cement
Isaac L Howard and Brennan K. Anderson, Mississippi State University

The Intersection of Modern Soil Mechanics with Ants and Roots
J. David Frost and Alejandro Martinez, Georgia Tech; Seth D. Mallett, Georgia Tech; Mahdi M. Roozbahani, Georgia Tech; Jason DeJoong, University of California, Davis

Reliability Analysis of Embankment Dams
Suzanne M. Lacasse, Farrokh Nadim, Zhongqiang Liu, and Unni K. Eidsvig, NGI

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Energy Geostructures 1

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Chairs: Guney Olgun, Virginia Tech; John McCartney, University of California, San Diego

Investigation of Small-scale CAES (compressed air energy storage) Pile as a Foundation System
Sihyun Kim, and Manideep Tummalapudi, Bradley University; Junyoung Ko and Hoyoung Seo, Texas Tech University; Seunghee Kim, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Role of Thermally Induced Buoyant Flow in Altering Energy Harvesting Using Geothermal Piles
Omid Ghasemi Fare, University of Louisville; Prasenjit Basu, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Reliability-Based Geotechnical Design of Geothermal Foundations
Lei Wang and Nicholas Smith, Montana Tech of the University of Montana; Sara Khoshnevisan and C. Hsein Juang, Clemson University; Zhe Luo, Tongji University

Response of Suction Caissons in Clay Under Monotonic and Cyclic Horizontal Loading
Jeff F. Wallace and Cassandra J. Rutherford, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Field Construction QA and QC

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Chairs: Stacey Kulesza, Kansas State University; Jason Hertz, Langan Engineering

Utilizing a Neighboring Weighted-Estimation Method for Anomaly Detection with a Continuous Compaction Control Data Set
William Baker and Christopher L. Meehan, University of Delaware

Non-destructive Testing of Drilled Foundations at Cove Point using Thermal Integrity Profiling
Justin Zarrella, John Regan, Seth Hamblin, and James McDermott, GZA

Variability of Intelligent Compaction Data on Embankment and Subgrade Geomaterials
Mehran Mazari, California State University, Los Angeles; Jorge Beltran, Raed Aldouri, and Soheil Nazarian, University of Texas at El Paso

Field Measurement of Noise and Ground Surface Vibration during Pile Jetting and Grouting
Sudheesh Thiyyakkandi, Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad, Kerala, India; Michael McVay, University of Florida; Peter Lai and Rodrigo Herrera, Florida Department of Transportation

Resistivity Measurement of Backfill for Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls
Zachary Brady, Robert Parsons, and Jie Han, University of Kansas; Stacey Kulesza, Kansas State University; James Brennan, Kansas Department of Transportation

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Geosynthetics in Waste Containment Facilities 2

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Chairs: Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Nazli Yesiller, Global Waste Research Institute / Cal Poly

Protection Geotextiles for Geomembranes in Landfill Applications
Henning Ehrenberg and Kent P. von Maubeuge, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG

Capping a Waste Sludge Lagoon In-Place without Solidification
David Farber, O’Brien & Gere

Sorption and Transport of Benzene Through Organoclay Amended Geosynthetic Clay Liner (GCL)
Sadra Javadi, Mohammad Ghavami, and Qian Zhao, University of Louisville

Geomembrane Cracking and Final Cover Performance
Kevin Foye and Te-Yang Soong, CTI and Associates Inc.

Study of the Parameters Controlling Nanoparticle Dispersion for Nanocomposite Geomembrane Applications
Patricia Dolez, CTT Group; Marek Weltrowski, Cegep de St-Hyacinthe; Eric David, Ecole de technologie superieure

Comparing Testing of Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs) with Bentonite Powder and Granular Cores
Antje Mueller-Kirchenbauer, MKP Geotechnical Engineering; Kent P. von Maubeuge, NAUE GmbH & Co. KG; Carsten Schloetzer, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences, Germany

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Load Distribution on Buried Structures

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Chairs: Fei Wang, Southeast University; Ryan Corey, RTE Technologies

The Effect of Soil Depth and Box Culvert Geometry on the Static Soil-Culvert Interaction
Osama Abuhajar, Tim Newson, and Hesham El Naggar, Western University

Seismic Response of Shallow Buried Box Tunnels with Geofoam Side Cushions
Ozgur L. Ertugrul, Mersin University; Aurelian Trandafir, Fugro GeoConsulting Inc.

Selection of Soil Stiffnesses for Load Rating of In-Service Culverts
Mehdi Mousavi, Priyantha W. Jayawickrama, Timothy Wood, and William D. Lawson, Texas Tech University

Estimation of Coefficient of Lateral Stress Used in the Calculation of Loads on Buried Structures
Talia S. da Silva, Mohammed Z.E.B. Elshafie, and Gopal S.P. Madabhushi, University of Cambridge

Modeling Factors Influencing Culvert Load Rating: A Parametric Analysis
Timothy Wood, Citadel; James G. Surles, S. Mehdi Mousavi, Priyantha Jayawickrama, Amir H. Javid, Hoyoung Seo, and William D. Lawson, Texas Tech University;

Full-Scale Burial Testing of Pipes and Storm Chambers
Joel Sprague and James Sprague, TRI/Environmental Inc.

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Numerical Modeling for Soil Liquefaction 2

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Chairs: Mourad Zeghal, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute; Majid Manzari, George Washington University

Liquefaction Analyses of the Port of Long Beach Using the UBC3D–PLM Constitutive Soil Model
Luis G. Arboleda-Monsalve and Andrew Sover, California State University, Long Beach; Jaime Mercado and David G. Zapata-Medina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia;

Nonlinear 3-D Modeling of Dense Sand and Simulation of Soil-Structure System under Multi-directional Loading
Ozgun A. Numanoglu, Youssef M.A. Hashash, Alfonso Cerna-Diaz, Scott M. Olson, Lopamudra Bhaumik, and Cassandra J. Rutherford, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Thomas Weaver, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Comparison of Liquefaction Constitutive Models for a Hypothetical Sand
Trevor J. Carey and Bruce L. Kutter, University of California, Davis

Energy Dissipation in Soil Structure During Uniform Cyclic Loading
Guney Olgun and Soheil Kamalzare, Virginia Tech

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Site Investigation and Characterization 1

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Chairs: David Frost, Georgia Tech; Alejandro Martinez, University of California, Davis

Site Characterization of an Abandoned Gold Mine using the Multi-Channel Analysis of Surface Waves Method
Nigel Crook, Shawn Calendine, and Marc Levitt, HydroGeophysics Inc.

Penetrating in Granular Materials: Effects of the Penetrator Dynamics
Sichuan Huang and Junliang Tao, University of Akron

An Instrumented Becker Penetration Test for Estimation of Soil Penetration Resistance and Pile Capacity in Gravelly Soils
Kevin Kuei, Anthony Rossiter, Alexander Sturm, Jason DeJong, and Daniel W. Wilson, University of California, Davis

Three-dimensional Visualization Model of the Eagle Mountain Dam Using Cone Penetration Test Data Based on Geostatistics
Santiago Caballero, Tejo Bheemasetti, and Anand J. Puppala, University of Texas at Arlington; Louie Verreault and Dorota Koterba, Tarrant Regional Water District

New Research Benchmark Test Sites in Norway
Jean-Sebastien L’Heureux, Roselyn Caroll, Suzanne Lacasse, Tom Lunne, and Stein O. Strandvik, NGI; Samson A. Degago, NPRA; Arne Instanæs, UNIS; Steinar Nordal, NTNU; Anatoly Synitsen, SINTEF Building & Infrastructure

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Slope Stability and Stabilization 3

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Chairs: Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton; Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton

Slope Liquefaction Failure of a Riprap Slope During Springtime in a Northern Climate
Amaneh E. Kenarsari and Stanley J. Vitton, Michigan Technological University

Emergency Stabilization of the White Point Landslide
Travis Deane, Jason M. Buenker, and Daniel Pradel, Shannon & Wilson Inc.

Ground Deformation at Lokanthali, Kathmandu due to Mw 7.8 2015 Gorkha Earthquake
Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton; Daniel Pradel, Shannon & Wilson Inc.

Optimizing Deflectors for Channelized Dry Granular Flows
George R. Goodwin, Clarence E. Choi, Charles W. W. Ng, and William W. Cheung, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;

Fragility Curves of Earthen Levees under Extreme Precipitations
Firas Jasim and Farshid Vahedifard, Mississippi State University

Probabilistic Slope Stability Analyses: Effects of Coefficient of Variation and Cross-Correlation of Shear Strength Parameters
Emir A. Oguz, Yagizer Yalcin, and Nejan Huvaj, METU

 

3–4:30 p.m.

Thermal & Hydraulic Conduction 2

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Chairs: Ingrid Tomac, University of California, San Diego; John McCartney, University of California, San Diego

Infiltration Characteristics of Chemically Treated Water-repellent Kaolin
Youngmin Choi, Sanghyeong Lim, and Woojin Lee, Korea University; Changho Lee, Chonnam National University; Tae Sup Yun, Yonsei University

Comparison of Averaging Methods for Interface Conductivities in One-dimensional Unsaturated Flow in Layered Unsaturated Soils
Ruowen Liu, Bruno Welfert, and Sandra Houston, Arizona State University

A Review on Coupled Heat and Water Vapor Transport in Unsaturated Soils
Arsha Lekshmi K.R. and D.N. Arnepalli, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

A Fast-convergence Solution for Modeling Transient Flow in Variably Saturated Soils Using Isogeometric Analysis
Shahriar Shahrokhabadi, Farshid Vahedifard, and Manav Bhatia, Mississippi State University

Water and Gas Flows in Hydrate-bearing Sediments
Yue Xu and Sheng Dai, Georgia Institute of Technology; Yongkoo Seol, National Energy Technology Laboratory; Jaewon Jang, Arizona State University

Experimental Evaluation of Thermal Conductivity of Silica Sands with Varying Porosity and Particle Size
Jongwon Jung and Mohammad Jafari, Louisiana State University; Jaehun Ahn, Pusan National University


Wednesday, 3/15/2017

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Behavior of Compacted Clays

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Chairs: Daniel VandenBerge, Tennessee Technological University; Corrie Walton-Macaulay, Bucknell University

Practical Considerations for Measuring the Shear Strength of Compacted Clay
Daniel VandenBerge, Tennessee Tech; James M. Duncan and Thomas L. Brandon, Virginia Tech

Post-construction Deformation of Compacted Fills Caused by Wetting
Timothy D. Stark and Stephen Wilk, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign

Tensile Strength of Compacted Clay between Residual Saturation and Air-Entry
Idil Deniz Akin and William J. Likos, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Shear Strength of Remolded and Compacted Beaumont Clay
Mark J. Thompson, CH2M; Daniel R. VandenBerge, Tennessee Technological University

The Use of Thermogravimetry in Quantifying the Hydration Products in Cement-Stabilized Kaolinite
Wassim Tabet, Geosyntec Consultants; Amy Cerato, University of Oklahoma; Rolf Jentoft, University of Massachusetts

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Energy Geostructures 2

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Chairs: Guney Olgun, Virginia Tech; John McCartney, University of California, San Diego

A Geothermal Perspective on Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells in Sedimentary Georeservoirs Located in California, USA
Robert Caulk and Ingrid Tomac, University of California, San Diego

Long-term Performance of Heat Exchanger Boreholes at Different Climatic Conditions
Guney Olgun and Mertcan Geyin, Virginia Tech; Tolga Y. Ozudogru, Istanbul Technical University

Effect of End-restraint Conditions on Energy Pile Behavior
Melis Sutman and Guney Olgun, Virginia Tech; Lyesse Laloui, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL; Tracy Brettmann, A.H. Beck Foundation Co. Inc.

Soil-concrete Interface Properties Subjected to Temperature Change and Cycles Using Direct Shear Test
Suguang Xiao, Muhannad Suleiman, Rehab Elzeiny, and Huan Xie, Lehigh University; Mohammed Al-Khawaja, Qatar University

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Fiber Optic and Remote Sensing

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Chairs: Assaf Klar, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology; Ashley MacMillan, Geocomp

Performance Evaluation of Multi-span Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS)
Ashley H. MacMillan and Martin Hawkes, Geocomp; Joey Goode, Shannon & Wilson

Wireless Subsurface Sensors Supporting Remote Roadway Management
Ramprasad Balasubramanian, Heather Miller, Benjamin Viall, Somayeh Eftekhari, and Philip Igoe, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Quantifying Streambank Erosion Using Unmanned Aerial Systems at the Site-specific and River Network Scales
Scott D. Hamshaw, University of Vermont; Thomas Bryce, University of Vermont; Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, Donna Rizzo, Jeff Frolik, Tayler Engel, and Mandar Dewoolkar, University of Vermont

Structure Mapping through Spatial and Temporal Deformation Monitoring using Persistent Scatterer Interferometry and Geographic Information Systems
El Hachemi Y. Bouali, Thomas Oommen, and Rudiger Escobar-Wolf, Michigan Technological University

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Structure from Motion (SfM) to Measure Volume Change at a Deep Dynamic Compaction Site
Kevin W. Franke, Christopher W. Bender, Derek Wolfe, John D. Hedengren, and Brandon Reimschiissel, Brigham Young University; Thang Van Nguyen and Lisheng Shao, Hayward Baker Inc.

Monitoring and Modeling of Peat Decomposition in Sacramento Delta Levees
Amr Helal, North Carolina State University; Victoria Bennett, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Mohammed Gabr, North Carolina State University; Roy Borden, North Carolina State University;
Tarek Abdoun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Geomembranes

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Chairs: Don Hullings, Cornerstone Environmental Group; Eric Blond, SAGEOS / CTT Group

Determining Long-Term Transmissivity of Selected Drainage Geocomposites to Landfill Leachate
Stephan B. Fourmont, Affitex-Texel and George Koerner,

Case History of Six 25-Year-Old Geomembrane Lined Ponds
Dan Rohe and Mark Wolschon, EPI

Geomembrane Water Proofing of 16.3-1km Hydroelectric Structural Wood Flume
Brian Fraser, Mike Neal, and Ross Hartsock, Layfield Group

The Benefits of Exposed Geomembrane Covers for Intermediate Applications at Landfills
Donald Hullings, Cornerstone Environmental Group; Tom Hasek, Seneca Meadows Inc.

Effect of White and Black Color on Heat Generation in Polyethylene Geomembranes Exposed to Solar Radiation
Patricia Dolez, SAGEOS/CTT Group; David Beaumier, SAGEOS/CTT Group; and Eric Blond, SAGEOS/CTT Group; Ata Taghizadeh, Solmax

Performance Evaluation of a Bioreactor Landfill Operation
Md. Zahangir Alam and Md. Sahadat Hossain, University of Texas at Arlington; Sonia Samir, Solid Waste Institute for Sustainability

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Seismic Parameters 3

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Chairs: Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech; Ashly Cabas-Mijares, Virginia Tech 

Free-field Cyclic Response of Dense Sands in Dynamic Centrifuge Tests with 1D and 2D Shaking
Alfonso Cerna Diaz, Scott M. Olson, Ozgun A. Numanoglu, Youssef M.A. Hashash, Lopamudra Bhaumik, and Cassandra J. Rutherford, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Thomas Weaver, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

A Framework for Evaluating the Effects of Drained Cyclic Preshearing on the Liquefaction Resistance of Ottawa Sand
Erin L.D. Sibley and Scott M. Olson, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Carmine Polito, Valparaiso University

Site Classification of Strong Motion Stations of Uttarakhand, India, Based on Model Horizontal to Vertical Spectral Ratio
Harinarayan NH and Abhishek Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Volumetric Strain in Non-plastic Silty Sand Subject to Multi-directional Cyclic Loading
Lopamudra Bhaumik, Cassandra J. Rutherford, Alfonso A. C. Diaz, Scott M. Olson, Ozgun A. Numanoglu, and Youssef M. A. Hashash, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign; Thomas Weaver, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Linear and Nonlinear Shear Moduli of Materials Associated with Heap Leach-Pad Mining
Andrew K. Keene, Hamza Jaffal, Kenneth H. Stokoe, and Chadi S. El Mohtar, University of Texas at Austin; Andres Reyes, Anddes Asociados SAC; Renzo Ayala and Denys Parra, Anddes Associates

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Slope Stability and Stabilization 4

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Chairs: Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton; Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton

An Explanation for the Delayed Failure of Natural Slopes and Earth Dams
Luis E. Vallejo, University of Pittsburgh; Mahiru Shettima, Zell Engineers Inc.

Feasibility Analyses of Using Renewable Wind Energy for Landslides Mitigation
Jiale Li and Xiong (Bill) Yu, Case Western Reserve University

Performance-based Slope Stability Analysis and the Pseudo-static Factor of Safety
Bogart Mendez, Erdem Tastan, and Juan M. Gutierrez, Rizzo Associates

Numerical Modeling of Blast Induced Landslide
Gokhan Saygili, University of Texas at Tyler; Christian Madshus and Harun K. Engin, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute; Steinar Nordal, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Numerical Study of an Anchor-reinforced Vegetation System
Ali Ebrahimi and Ming Zhu, Geosyntec Consultants; Drew Loizeaux and Scott Manning, Propex Operating Co. LLC

Geotechnical Stability Analysis for Anchored Reinforced Vegetation Systems Assuming Shallow Potential Failure Paths
Stanley M. Miller, University of Idaho; Drew Loizeaux, Propex Operating Co. LLC

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Soil and Groundwater Remediation 1

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Chairs: Arvin Farid, Boise State University; Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Impact of Mix Water Quality on Bentonite-Water Slurry for Soil-Bentonite Cutoff Wall Applications
Melissa Replogle and Michael Malusis, Bucknell University

Field Evaluation of Switchgrass (Panicum virgatur) to Phytoremediate Mixed Contaminants at Slag Fill Site
Gema Amaya Santos and Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Use of Minitube Blanket for Horizontal Landfill Gas Collection and Control
Stephan Fourmont and Pascal Saunier, Afitex-Texel; Toraj Ghofrani, King County

Analysis of Workability of Soil-Bentonite Slurry-Trench Cutoff Walls
Ri-Dong Fan, Yan-Jun Du, Song-Yu Liu, and Yu-Ling Yang, Southeast University; Krishna R. Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Permeable Reactive Filter System for Treatment of Urban Stormwater Runoff with Mixed Pollutants
Krishna Reddy and Girish Kumar, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

8–9:30 a.m.

Tunneling Methods, Modeling and Effects 1

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Chairs: Alec Marshall, University of Nottingham; Elizabeth Dwyer, WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff

Effect of the Existing Tunnel Shape on Crossing Tunnels Interaction
Ran Wang, and Charles Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Thayanan Boonyarak, Seafco Public Co. Ltd.

Study on Use of a New Pre-Supporting Technique for Construction of an Underground Transit System
Ali M. Sheikhbahaei, Burgess & Niple Inc.

Monitoring the Behavior of Existing Royal Mail Tunnel During the London Underground Bond Street Station Upgrade Works
Chang Y. Gue, Matthew J. Wilcock, Mohammad M.Alhaddad, Mohammed Z.E.B Elshafie, Kenichi Soga, and Robert J. Mair, University of Cambridge

The Use of Permanent Tiedown Anchors for Underground Structures
James Parkes and Raymond J. Castelli, WSP–Parsons Brinckerhoff

Managing Ground Deformation Risks on Underground Construction Projects in Urban Settings
Jennifer Sketchley and Peter Kottke, McMillen Jacobs Associates; Moussa Wone, DC Water

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Bentonite Barrier Materials

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Chairs: Joseph Scalia, Colorado State University; Kristin Sample-Lord, Villanova University

Effect of Anion Ratio on Hydraulic Conductivity of a Bentonite-Polymer Geosynthetic Clay Liner
Kuo Tian and Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia; William J Likos, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Compatibility of Phosphate-amended Ca-bentonite Soil Backfill with Groundwater Impacted by Coal Ash Leachate
Yuling Yang, Yanjun Du, and Ridong Fan, Southeast University; Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Diffusion of Calcium Chloride through Polymerized Bentonite
Kristin M. Sample-Lord and Shan Tong, Villanova University; Gretchen L. Bohnhoff, University of Wisconsin–Platteville

Water Vapor Sorption of Bentonite/Polymer Mixtures Contacted with Aggressive Leachates
Idil Deniz and William J. Likos, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Jiannan Chen, Southwest Jiaotong University; Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia;

Interface Shear Strength of a Bentonite/Polymer Geosynthetic Clay Liner and Textured Geomembrane
Jiannan Chen, Southwest Jiaotong University; Craig H. Benson, University of Virginia; William J Likos and Tuncer B. Edil, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Effect of Backpressure Saturation on Hydraulic Conductivity of GCLs
Joel Conzelmann, Joseph Scalia, and Charles Shackelford, Colorado State University

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Pile, Shaft and Pier Foundations 4

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Chairs: Aaron Budge, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Allen Cadden, Schnabel Engineering LLC

Three-Dimensional Soil-Pile Group Interaction in Layered Soil with Disturbed-Zone by Boundary Element Analysis
Jeramy Ashlock and Zhiyan Jiang, Iowa State University

Discussion for Concrete Pier Foundation Design for Transmission Structures
Haijian Shi and Drew Pizzo, Pepco Holdings Inc.

Case History of a Full Scale Axial Load Test of Sheet Piles
Matthew Sylvain, Miguel Pando, Corey Rice, Matthew Whelan, Vincent Ogunro, and Youngjin Park, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Thomas Koch, North Carolina Department of Transportation

Load Testing and Performance of Instrumented ACIP Piles in Texas Clays
Nasser Massoudi, Bechtel Infrastructure; Kenneth R. Bell, Bechtel Infrastructure

Variability of Pile-Soil Interaction: A Comparison of Behavior Seen in Instrumented Pile Pairs at Three MnDOT Bridge Sites
Aaron S. Budge, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Derrick D. Dasenbrock, Minnesota Department of Transportation

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Seismic Parameters 4

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Chairs: Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, Virginia Tech; Ashly Cabas-Mijares, Virginia Tech

Topography Effects Are Not Dominated By Ground Surface Geometry: A Site Effects Paradox
Kami Mohammadi and Domniki Asimaki, California Institute of Technology

Effect of Sudden Shear Wave Velocity Contrast at Shallow Layer Interfaces on Seismic Site Response for Charleston, S.C.
Md. Ariful H. Bhuiyan, S&ME Inc.; Nadarajah Ravichandran and Ronald D. Andrus, Clemson University; Shimelies Aboye, Tetra Tech

Site-specific Dynamic Analysis 1-D vs. 2-D
Jianchao Li and Bashar S. Qubain, GeoStructures Inc.

Site Response Effects of Reference Rock and Weathered Zone in the National Capital Region
Morgan Eddy, Steele Foundation LLC; Guney Olgun, Adrian Rodriguez-Marek, and Martin Chapman, Virginia Tech

Metrics for Comparison of Acceleration Time Histories
Mourad Zeghal and Nithyagopal Goswami, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Majid Manzari, George Washington University; Bruce Kutter, University of California, Davis

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Slope Stability and Stabilization 5

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Chairs: Binod Tiwari, California State University, Fullerton; Beena Ajmera, California State University, Fullerton

Numerical Simulation of Pier Scouring Applying Eulerian Multi-phase Model
Aneseh Alborzi and Abdolreza Osouli, SIUE

A Prediction Model for Overtopped Levee-Floodwall Erosion Rate Based on Plasticity Index and Compaction Level
Seyed Sina Nassiri, Parham Safarian, David Molohon, and Abdolreza Osouli, SIUE; Julian Chastain, Southern Illinois University

Probabilistic Slope Stability Analyses–A Case Study
Rabindra Chaulagai and Abdolreza Osouli, SIUE; Jose Clemente, Bechtel

Use of Recycled Drill Pipe for Soldier Pile and Anchored Walls for Roadway Embankment Reconstruction
Chris Sneddon and Steven Manuel, Santa Barbara County Public Works

Application of Terrestrial Lidar and Photogrammetry to As-built Verification and Displacement Monitoring of a Segmental Retaining Wall
Michael P. McGuire, Lafayette College; Michael B.S. Yust, University of Texas at Austin; Bart Shippee, Shippee Engineering Inc.

Total Failure Probability of a Slope at a Given Site in a Seismic Prone Zone in a Specified Exposure Time
Wenping Gong, C. Hsein Juang, James R. Martin II, Wenxin Liu, and Sara Khoshnevisan, Clemson University

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Soil and Groundwater Remediation 2

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Chairs: Arvin Farid, Boise State University; Krishna Reddy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Acidic Groundwater Remediation in the Shoalhaven Floodplain
Buddhima Indraratna, Ana Heitor, and Udeshini Pathirage, Univeristy of Wollongong

Effect of Carbonation on Engineering Properties and Microstructural Characteristics of Cement Solidified Lead-contaminated Soils
Zhiguo Cao and Dingwen Zhang, Southeast University; Tao Zhang, Jiangsu Province Communications Planning and Design Institute Ltd. Co.

Comparison of Various Filter Media Mixtures’ Hydraulic Properties from a Laboratory Testing Program
Joshua Swanson, David Saftner, and Rebecca L. Teasley, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Laboratory Remediation Test of MTBE-contaminated Sands with Surfactant-enhanced Air Sparging
Zhibin Liu, Songyu Liu, and Boyang Mao, Southeast University; Yuan Cheng, Suzhou Rail Transit Group Co. Ltd.

Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Biochar on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Soils
Jing Jin, Kokeb Abera, Paul Imhoff, and Kalehiwot Nega Manahiloh, University of Delaware

 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Soil and Rock Testing and Modeling 5

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Chairs: Maurice Morvant, Trautwein GeoTAC; Neil Schwanz, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Numerical Evaluation of the Effect of Unsaturated Soil above the Water Table on Cone Resistance
Pegah Jarast S. and Majid Ghayoomi, University of New Hampshire

Geophysical Waveform’s Frequency Attenuation as a Precursor to Rock Shear Failure
Ahmadreza Hedayat and John Hinton, Colorado School of Mines

Evaluating the Behavior of a Cohesive Soil Undergoing One Cycle of Freeze-Thaw
Yuchen Huang and Christopher W. Swan, Tufts University

A New Correlation of Eagle Ford Shale Strength Based on Texas Cone Penetrometer’s Results
Minh Le and Tim Abrams, Terracon Consultants

Applying the techniques of microstructural image processing towards measuring interface angles in Unsaturated Geomaterials
Mohammad Motalleb Nejad, Kalehiwot Nega Manahiloh, and Christopher L. Meehan, University of Delaware
 

9:45–11:15 a.m.

Tunneling Methods, Modeling and Effects 2

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Chairs: Alec Marshall, University of Nottingham; Elizabeth Dwyer, WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff

Silvertown Tunnel, London, England–A Case Study Applying BIM Principles to the Geotechnical Process
Gary Morin, and Roger Chandler, Keynetix; Scott L. Deaton, Dataforensics; Roger Chandler, Simon Miles, Atkins Ltd.

Evaluation of Construction Effectiveness for Shield Tunneling in Complex Ground based on FCE and AHP
Mengbo Liu, and Shaoming Liao, Tongji University; Jichao Li, China State Construction Engineering Corp.

Pipeline Response to Ground Deformations Induced by Tunneling
Evangelia Ieronymaki, Manhattan College; Andrew J. Whittle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Centrifuge Modeling of Tunnelling Beneath Axially Loaded Displacement and Non-displacement Piles in Sand
Andrea Franza, and Alec M. Marshall, University of Nottingham

 

1:30–3 p.m.

Column Supported Embankments

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Chairs: Victor Kaliakin, University of Delaware; Majid Khabbazian, Earth Engineering Inc.

Polymeric Shell-confined Aggregate Pier Ground Improvement Method to Support Bridge Embankments Over Soft Clay Soil
Tony Sangiuliano, Ontario Ministry of Transportation; Jason Brown, GeoSolv Design/Build Inc.; Brian Metcalfe and Kord J. Wissmann, Geopier Foundation Co. Inc.

A Geogrid-reinforced Timber Piled Embankment over Kettle-fill Deposits near Chicago, Illinois
Mickey L. Snider and Liviu M Iordache, Wang Engineering Inc.

I-295 / I-76 / Route 42 Direct Connect–CSES Design Considerations and Measured Results
Kyle Shatzer, Frederic Masse, and Brandon Buschmeier, Menard USA; Mary Nodine, GEI Consultants

Numerical Analysis of Rigid Inclusion Behavior under Lateral Loads
Alfonso Rivera, Guney Olgun, and Thomas Brandon, Virginia Tech; Frederic Masse, Menard USA

Numerical Modeling of Columnar-Reinforced Ground Behavior during Dynamic Centrifuge Testing
Soheil Kamalzare, Guney Olgun, and Mohammad Khosravi, Virginia Tech

How Geosynthetic Reinforcement Supports the Piled Embankment: A Numerical Approach
Taehee Lee and Young-Hoon Jung, Kyung Hee University; Su-Hyung Lee and Il-Wha Lee, Korea Railroad Research Institute

 

1:30– 3 p.m.

New Coal Combustion Residual Rules

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Chairs: Chris Richgels, Agru America Inc.; Nathan Ivy, Agru America Inc.

Using a Tufted Geosynthetic Final Cover System to Effectively Close an Ash/Sludge Impoundment
Paul O’Malley and Jose Urrutia, Watershed Geosynthetics; Don DiGuilio, Agru America

2D Ground Response Analysis of Pond Ash Deposit
Anmol Khanna and Supriya Mohanty, International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad 

Water Balance of Coal Ash Ponds
Milind Khire, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Water Retention Characteristics of Compacted Coal Combustion Residuals
Livingstone Dumenu, Miguel A. Pando, Vincent O. Ogunro, John Daniels, Mehrab I. Moid, and Carlos Rodriguez, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

1:30–3 p.m.

Reactive Geo-materials for Waste Containment

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Chairs: Qian Zhao, University of Louisville; Angel Palomino, University of Tennessee

Study on the Semi-dynamic Leaching Characteristic of Cd-contaminated Soils Solidified/Stabilized with Phosphate Under the Condition of Acid Rain
Haoliang Wu, Yanjun Du, Fei Wang, and Mingli Wei, Southeast University

Compressibility of a “Tunable” Clay-Polymer Composite
Bijoy Halder and Angelica M. Palomino, University of Tennessee; Matthew D. Bishop, Amec Foster Wheeler; Jong-Sub Lee, Korea University

Cadmium Fixation Studies on Contaminated Soils using Nano Calcium Silicate–Treatment Strategy
Syed Abu Sayeed Mohammed, HKBK College of Engineering; Arif Ali Baig Moghal, King Saud University; Sanaulla F. and Kotresha K., HKBK College of Engineering; Hari Prasad Reddy, NIT Warangal

Organic Surfactant Modified Zeolite as Permeable Reactive Barrier Component–A Laboratory Study
Hong Shang, Sadra Javadi, and Qian Zhao, University of Louisville

Remediation of Acid Mine Drainages with Recycled Concrete Aggregates
Stephanie Jones, Geosyntec Consultants; Bora Cetin, Iowa State University

A Study on Heavy Metal Contaminated Slurries Using Reactive Soil Mineral and Cellulosic Absorbents
Prabesh Rupakheti, Shobha K. Bhatia, and Nuzhath Fatema, Syracuse University

 

1:30–3 p.m.

Sinkholes

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Chairs: Charles Schwartz, University of Maryland; Boo Hyun Nam, University of Central Florida

Sinkhole Early Detection System
Matthew Dettman and Ron Rizzo, Western Kentucky University

Development of Sinkhole Hazard Mapping for Central Florida
YongJe Kim, Han Xiao, Dingbao Wang, and Boo Hyun Nam, University of Central Florida; Yeon Woo Choi, Seoul Metropolitan Government

Sinkhole Risk Evaluation by Subsurface Cone Penetration Test
Ryan Shamet and Boo Hyun Nam, University of Central Florida; Kathy Gray, Florida Department of Transportation

Numerical Investigation of the Geomechanics of Sinkhole Formation and Subsidence
Kishor Rawal and Liangbo Hu, University of Toledo; Zhongmei Wang, Guizhou University

Development of a Large Warehouse Complex Overlying Slag, a Landfill, and Karst
Eric Backlund, Kleinfelder

Limit State Sinkhole Risk Assessment
Michael Perlow, Engineering Knowledge Management LLC; Max William Perlow, Pennoni Associates; Josh Wagner, DiGioia Gray & Associates

 

1:30–3 p.m.

Site Investigation and Characterization 2

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Chairs: David Frost, Georgia Tech; Alejandro Martinez, University of California, Davis

Qualitative Endoscopic Observation of Hydraulic Fractures to Investigate The Effect of Fluid Viscosity
Seong Jun Ha and Tae Sup Yun, Yonsei University; Kwang Yeom Kim, Korea Institute of Construction Technology

Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) Using Both Rayleigh and Love Waves to Characterize Site Conditions
Siavash Mahvelati, Siavash Mahvelati, and Joseph Coe, Temple University

The Use of Two Dimensional (2D) Multichannel Analysis of Surface Waves (MASW) Testing to Evaluate the Geometry of an Unknown Bridge Foundation
Siavash Mahvelati and Joseph Coe, Temple University

Quantifying and Analyzing the Signal to Noise Ratio in Down-hole Seismic Testing
Mark Styler and Ilmar Weemees, ConeTec Investigations; John Rogie CPT Inc.

 

1:30–3 p.m.

Thermal & Hydraulic Conduction 3

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Chairs: Ingrid Tomac, University of California, San Diego; John McCartney, University of California, San Diego

Microstructure-based Random Finite Element Simulation of Thermal and Hydraulic Conduction Processes in Unsaturated Frozen Soils
Shaoyang Dong and Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve University

Measurement of Thermal Conductivity Dry-out Curves for Sands and Model Prediction
Nan Zhang, Xuelin Wang, and Xinbao Yu, University of Texast at Arlington

A Review of Two Methods to Model the Thermal Conductivity of Sands
Aaron J. Rubin and Carlton L. Ho, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Comparison of Two Laboratory Methods for Measuring Critical Temperature of Sandy Soils
Hyunjun Oh and James M. Tinjum, University of Wisconsin–Madison

Coupled Flow of Heat and Moisture through Compacted Geomaterials
Surya S. S., Arsha Lekshmi K. R., Nkhil John, and Dali Naidu Arnepalli, IIT Madras