Current Research Projects

Projects managed by Geotechnical faculty

  • The Application of Energy Concepts to the Evaluation and Remediation of Liquefiable Soils
  • Assessment of current scour prediction methods with regard to specific site conditions
  • Behavior of Soils Under High Pressure Impact
  • Characterization of Rock Fractures Based on Cylindrical Samples
  • Columnar Reinforcement of Soft Ground beneath Roadway Embankments
  • Deformation-Based Design of Geotechnical Composite Foundation Systems Incorporating Columnar Support with or without Geosynthetic Reinforcement
  • Deformations and Stability of Water-Filled Tubes
  • Development and Implementation of a Rockfall Hazard Rating System
  • Development of an Internet/GIS-Based Landslide Inventory
  • Development of a mobile seafloor layer sampler as an add-on unit for portable free-fall penetrometers
  • Discrete Element Modeling of Interphase Systems
  • The Effects of Vibration on the Penetration Resistance and Pore Water Pressure in Sands
  • Effects of within-day and within-week peaking on bank erosion of the Roanoke River downstream of the Roanoke Rapids Dam
  • Enhanced Performance Specifications for Embankment Construction
  • Experimental Study of Liquefaction Behavior of Sand
  • GAANN: An Interdisciplinary Program in Environmental Biogeochemistry
  • Geotechnical and Environmental Problems with Pyritic Shales
  • Geotechnical investigation of Arctic nearshore sediments
  • Geotechnical investigation of Great Bay, NH, with regard to prevailing hydrodynamic conditions and in comparison to acoustic backscatter intensity
  • Geotechnical survey strategies for cost-efficient ocean renewable energy early site characterization
  • IGERT: Exploring Interfaces through Graduate Education and Research
  • In-situ geotechnical investigation of wetland channels in coastal Louisiana with regard to ongoing sediment dynamics
  • Intelligent Compaction Primer
  • Investigation of Shear Strength for Pseudo-Static Analysis of Repaired Landslides
  • ITR: Adaptive and real-time geologic mapping, analysis and design of underground space (AMADEUS)
  • Laboratory Procedure for Preparing and Curing Soil-Cement Specimens
  • Leaching Study of Soil-Lime Mixtures using Marine Clay from Northern Virginia
  • Nanoscale modeling and macroscopic homogenization of the behavior of rock minerals and interfaces
  • Nano- to macro-scale modeling of rock mechanical behavior under extreme loading conditions
  • New Failure Criterion for Interphase Systems
  • Passive Site Remediation for Liquefaction Risk Mitigation
  • Performance of Dam Filters in the Event of Cracking
  • Performance of Improved Ground and Reinforced Soil Systems during Earthquakes ? Case Studies and Numerical Analysis
  • Prediction and Geographical Information System (GIS) Mapping of Ground Motions and Site Response Due to Varying Local Soil Conditions in Charleston, SC and Two Neighboring Counties: First Phase Development of a GIS for Seismic Hazard Evaluation
  • Procedures for post-liquefaction stability analysis of embankment dams and foundations
  • Quality Control for Ground Improvement
  • Rapid Mapping of Rock Fractures by Close-Range Remote Sensing
  • Rapid Stabilization/Polymerization of Wet Clay Soils
  • Reconnaissance Survey of the February 17, 2006 Leyte, Philippines, Landslide
  • Residual shear strength of cohesionless soil deposits
  • Stabilization of Soft Clay Subgrades in Virginia ? Phase I Laboratory Study
  • Unified Approach for Multiscale Characterization, Modeling, and Simulation for Stone-based Infrastructure Materials
  • Unique Geological and Geotechnical Factors Associated with Liquefaction of Ancient Beach Deposits in Coastal SC