Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, embankments, tunnels, levees, wharves, landfills and similar facilities; and with the engineering characterization and behavior of the ground and its constituent materials

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Coastal Sediments 2019

Dr. Nina Stark traveled with graduate students Nick, Dennis, Julie, and Matthew to St. Petersburg, Florida to attend the conference Coastal Sediments 2019

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Field Measurements in the York River, VA (SERDP project)

The VT Coastal and Marine Geotechnics team in collaboration with Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) team braved the scorching summer heat to collect data at the York River on May 20-23, 2019. The objective of this survey was to fill in the gaps in data and was a sequel to the survey conducted in Read more…

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Field Measurements in Delaware Bay

Dr. Nina Stark and PhD student Reem Jaber joined Prof.  Arthur Trembanis team from the University of Delaware for a field trip in Delaware Bay from May 13th to May 16th. The area of interest was located in southeast Delaware Bay, focusing on two specific sites and their surroundings. Our team deployed two of our portable free Read more…

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Kentland Farm Remote Sensing Experiment

The research team recently completed a week-long survey for the ONR beach trafficability project at Kentland Farms (https://www.vaes.vt.edu/college-farm.html), the college farm of Virginia Tech. Three different soil types were prepared in a variety of ways in order to look at how signatures detected by a variety of remote sensing techniques change for different densities and Read more…

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