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Geotechnical Engineering

Publications relevant to geotechnical engineering focus on liquefaction remediation, bridge foundation design and retrofit, methods to contain lateral spreading, and earth-movement related damage to infrastructure following an earthquake or other type of disaster. Most titles apply to bridge and highway systems.

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Centrifuge Modeling of Permeability and Pinning Reinforcement Effects on Pile Response to Lateral Spreading

L.L. Gonzalez-Lagos, T. Abdoun and R. Dobry; MCEER-07-0020; 12/10/2007; 382 pages;


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Bridge Foundations: Modeling Large Pile Groups and Caissons for Seismic Design

I. Po Lam, H. Law and G.R. Martin (Coordinating Author); MCEER-07-0018; 12/1/2007; 144 pages; A summary of this report is provided.


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Modeling of Seismic Wave Scattering on Pile Groups and Caissons

I. PoLam, H. Law and C.T. Yang; MCEER-07-0017; 9/17/2007; 118 pages;


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Modeling Pile Behavior in Large Pile Groups Under Lateral Loading

A.M. Dodds and G.R. Martin; MCEER-07-0004; 4/16/2007; 292 pages;


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Seismic Retrofitting Manual for Highway Structures: Part 2 - Retaining Structures, Slopes, Tunnels, Culverts and Roadways

M. Power (Lead Author), K. Fishman, F. Makdisi, S. Musser, R. Richards and T.L. Youd; MCEER-06-SP11; 12/1/2006; 370 pages; A summary of this report is provided.


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Liquefaction Remediation in Silty Soils Using Dynamic Compaction and Stone Columns

S. Thevanayagam, G.R. Martin, R. Nashed, T. Shenthan, T. Kanagalingam and N. Ecemis; MCEER-06-0009; 8/28/2006; 114 pages; A summary of this report is provided.


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Assessment of Geotechnical Issues in Acute Care Facilities in California

M. Lew, T.D. O'Rourke, R. Dobry and M.M. Koch; MCEER-04-0009; 9/15/2004; 142 pages;


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Liquefaction Study Report

ATC/MCEER Joint Venture; MCEER-03-SP08; 12/31/2003; 208 pages; To order this report, contact the Applied Technology Council (ATC).


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Proceedings of the Eighth U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design of Lifeline Facilities and Countermeasures Against Liquefaction

Edited by Masanori Hamada, Thomas D. O'Rourke and Jean-Pierre Bardet; MCEER-03-0003; 6/30/2003; 680 pages; A workshop summary is provided.


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Development of Analysis and Design Procedures for Spread Footings

G.Mylonakis, G.Gazetas, S.Nikolaou and A.Chauncey; MCEER-02-0003; 10/2/2002; 268 pages;


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Effect of Spatial Variation of Ground Motion on Highway Structures

M. Shinozuka, V. Saxena, G. Deodatis; MCEER-00-0013; 12/31/2000; 266 pages;


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Dynamic Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Analysis of Large Caissons

C-Y. Chang, C-M. Mok, Z-L. Wang, R. Settgast, F. Waggoner, M.A. Ketchum, H.M. Gonnermann, C-C. Chin; MCEER-00-0011; 12/30/2000; 108 pages;


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Soil Structure Interaction of Bridges for Seismic Analysis

I.PoLam, H.Law; MCEER-00-0008; 9/25/2000; 134 pages;


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Response of Buried Pipelines Subject to Earthquake Effects

M.J.O'Rourke, X. Liu; MCEER-99-MN03; 4/29/1999; 272 pages; This report has been updated. Learn about the new version here.


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Proceedings of the Seventh U.S.-Japan Workshop on Earthquake Resistant Design of Lifeline Facilities and Countermeasures Against Soil Liquefaction

Edited by T.D. O'Rourke, J.P. Bardet and M. Hamada; MCEER-99-0019; 11/11/1999; 674 pages; A workshop summary is provided.


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Proceedings of the MCEER Workshop on Ground Motion Methodologies for the Eastern United States

Edited by N.Abrahamson, A. Becker; MCEER-99-0016; 8/11/1999; 113 pages; The results of the scenario modeling exercises provided by eight of the workshop participants can be downloaded from here. A workshop summary is also provided.


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Guide to Remedial Measures for Liqufaction Mitigation at Existing Highway Bridge Sites

H.G. Cooke and J. K. Mitchell; MCEER-99-0015; 7/26/1999; 216 pages;


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Site Factors and Site Categories in Seismic Codes

R.Dobry, R.Ramos and M.Power; MCEER-99-0010; 7/19/1999; 118 pages;


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Modeling of Pile Footings and Drilled Shafts for Seismic Design

I. PoLam, M. Kapuskar and D. Chaudhuri; MCEER-98-0018; 12/21/1998; 156 pages;


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Proceedings of the NCEER Workshop on Evaluation of Liquefaction Resistance of Soils

Edited by T.L. Youd, I.M. Idriss; NCEER-97-0022; 12/31/1997; 310 pages; Also online is this publication's Summary Report


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Seismic Analysis for Design or Retrofit of Gravity Bridge Abutments

K.L. Fishman, R. Richards, Jr. and R.C. Divito; NCEER-97-0011; 10/2/1997; 122 pages;


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Seismic Analysis and Design of Bridge Abutments Considering Sliding and Rotation

K.L. Fishman and R. Richards, Jr.; NCEER-97-0009; 9/15/1997; 88 pages;


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Highway Culvert Performance During Past Earthquakes

T.L. Youd and C.J. Beckman; NCEER-96-0015; 11/25/1996; 94 pages;


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Kinematic Bending Moments in Seismically Stressed Piles

A. Nikolaou, G. Mylonakis and G. Gazetas; NCEER-95-0022; 12/23/1995; 260 pages;


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Parametric Results for Seismic Response of Pile-Supported Bridge Bents

G.Mylonakis, A.Nikolaou, G.Gazetas; NCEER-95-0021; 12/22/1995; 242 pages;


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The Northridge, California Earthquake of January 17, 1994: Performance of Gas Transmission Pipelines

T.D.O'Rourke, M.C.Palmer; NCEER-94-0011; 5/16/1994; 96 pages; The photographs and corresponding captions included in this report can be viewed online


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A Semi-Empirical Analysis of Strong-Motion Peaks in Terms of Seismic Source, Propagation Path and Local Site Conditions

M.Kamiyama, M.J.O'Rourke, R.Flores-Berrones; NCEER-92-0023; 9/9/1992; 164 pages;


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Longitudinal Permanent Ground Deformation Effects on Buried Continuous Pipelines

M.J.O'Rourke, C.Nordberg; NCEER-92-0014; 6/15/1992; 180 pages;


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Engineering Evaluation of Permanent Ground Deformations Due to Seismically Induced Liquefaction

M.H.Baziar, R.Dobry, A.-W.M.Elgamal; NCEER-92-0007; 3/24/1992; 306 pages;


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Proceedings from the Site Effects Workshop

Edited by R.V.Whitman; NCEER-92-0006; 2/29/1992; 82 pages;


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Case Studies of Liquefaction and Lifeline Performance During Past Earthquakes, Volume 1, Japanese Case Studies

Edited by M. Hamada and T.D. O'Rourke; NCEER-92-0001; 2/17/1992; 414 pages;


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Probabilistic Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

H.H.M.Hwang, C.S.Lee; NCEER-91-0025; 11/25/1991; 96 pages;


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Seismic Response of Single Piles and Pile Groups

K.Fan, G.Gazetas; NCEER-91-0003; 1/10/1991; 60 pages;


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Soil Effects on Earthquake Ground Motions in the Memphis Area

H.H.M.Hwang, C.S.Lee, K.W.Ng; NCEER-90-0029; 8/2/1990; 104 pages;


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Study of Site Response at a Selected Memphis Site

H.Desai, S.Ahmad, G.Gazetas, M.R.Oh; NCEER-90-0023; 10/11/1990; 52 pages;


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Dynamic Interaction Factors for Floating Pile Groups

G.Gazetas, K.Fan, A.Kaynia, E.Kausel; NCEER-90-0021; 9/10/1990; 92 pages;


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Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential in Memphis and Shelby County

T.S.Chang, P.S.Tang, C.S.Lee, H.H.M.Hwang; NCEER-90-0018; 8/10/1990; 192 pages;


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Two-Dimensional Two-Phase Elasto-Plastic Seismic Response of Earth Dams

A.N. Yiagos (Supervised by J.Prevost); NCEER-90-0012; 6/20/1990; 292 pages;


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Site-Specific Response Spectra for Memphis Sheahan Pumping Station

H.H.M.Hwang, C.S.Lee; NCEER-90-0007; 5/15/1990; 84 pages;


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Geotechnical and Lifeline Aspects of the October 17,1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake in San Francisco

T.D.O'Rourke, H.E.Stewart, F.T.Blackburn, T.S.Dickerman; NCEER-90-0001; 1/1/1990; 66 pages;


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Centrifugal Modeling of Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

K.Weissman (Supervised by J.H.Prevost); NCEER-89-0040; 5/10/1989; 148 pages;


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A Deterministic Assessment of Effects of Ground Motion Incoherence

A.S. Veletsos and Y. Tang; NCEER-89-0037; 7/15/1989; 52 pages;


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Liquefaction Potential of Surficial Deposits in the City of Buffalo, New York

M.Budhu, R.F.Giese, L.Baumgras; NCEER-89-0036; 1/17/1989; 64 pages;


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Cyclic Undrained Behavior of Nonplastic and Low Plasticity Silts

A.J. Walker and H.E. Stewart; NCEER-89-0035; 7/26/1989; 218 pages;


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Bedrock Accelerations in Memphis Area Due to Large New Madrid Earthquakes

H.H.M.Hwang, C.H.S.Chen, G.Yu; NCEER-89-0029; 11/7/1989; 66 pages;


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Subsurface Conditions of Memphis and Shelby County

K.W.Ng, T-S.Chang, H.H.M.Hwang; NCEER-89-0021; 7/26/1989; 44 pages;


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Liquefaction Hazards and Their Effects on Buried Pipelines

T.D.O'Rourke, P.A.Lane; NCEER-89-0007; 2/1/1989; 200 pages;


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Seismic Response of Pile Foundations

S.M. Mamoon, P.K. Banerjee, S. Ahmad; NCEER-88-0034; 11/1/1988; 62 pages;


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Design Approaches for Soil-Structure Interaction

A.S. Veletsos, A.M. Prasad and Y. Tang; NCEER-88-0031; 12/30/1988; 46 pages;


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Seismic Interaction of Structures and Soils: Stochastic Approach

A.S. Veletsos and A.M. Prasad; NCEER-88-0021; 7/21/1988; 70 pages;


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Dynamic Compliance of Vertically Loaded Strip Foundations in Multilayered Viscoelastic Soils

S. Ahmad, A.S.M. Israil; NCEER-88-0017; 6/17/1988; 60 pages;


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Two- and Three-Dimensional Dynamic Finite Element Analyses of the Long Valley Dam

D.V. Griffiths, J.H. Prevost; NCEER-88-0015; 6/17/1988; 64 pages;


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A Study of Radiation Damping and Soil-Structure Interaction Effects in the Centrifuge

K. Weissman (Supervised by J.H. Prevost); NCEER-88-0013; 5/24/1988; 118 pages;


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Vertical and Torsional Impedances for Radially Inhomogeneous Viscoelastic Soil Layers

K.W. Dotson and A.S. Veletsos; NCEER-87-0024; 12/1/1987; 48 pages;


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Horizontal Impedances for Radially Inhomogeneous Viscoelastic Soil Layers

A.S. Veletsos and K.W. Dotson; NCEER-87-0021; 10/15/1987; 56 pages;


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Vertical and Torsional Vibration of Foundations in Inhomogeneous Media

A.S. Veletsos and K.W. Dotson; NCEER-87-0010; 6/1/1987; 48 pages;


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Liquefaction Potential for New York State: A Preliminary Report on Sites in Manhattan and Buffalo

M. Budhu, V. Vijayakumar, R.F. Giese and L. Baumgras; NCEER-87-0009; 8/31/1987; 52 pages;


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A Finite Element Formulation for Nonlinear Viscoplastic Material Using a Q Model

O. Gyebi and G. Dasgupta; NCEER-87-0005; 11/2/1987; 166 pages;