Geotechnical Engineering

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UT Arlington civil engineers using recycled plastic pins to shore up failing highway slopes

A UT Arlington civil engineering researcher has won a $1 million state transportation department grant to install pins made from reclaimed and recycled plastic along some of the region’s busiest highways to shore up clay soils that support the roads. Sahadat Hossain, an associate professor of civil engineering, demonstrated the technique as a cost effective [...]

Civil engineers using recycled plastic pins to shore up failing highway slopes

A UT Arlington civil engineering researcher has won a $1 million state transportation department grant to install pins made from reclaimed and recycled plastic along some of the region’s busiest highways to shore up clay soils that support the roads. Sahadat Hossain, an associate professor of civil engineering, demonstrated the technique as a cost effective [...]

Method Monitors Soil in Large Areas Over Long Periods

Large amounts of industrial contaminants, such as mineral oil, chlorinated hydrocarbons and heavy metals, are hidden in the soil and ground water across Europe. Until now, there was no easy way of mapping their distribution and follow their development in the ground. Under the SoilCAM project, funded by the EU, scientists have explored a combination [...]

UCSD’s advice sought about building on the moon

NASA doesn’t have any near-term plans to send humans back to the moon, but the space agency is exploring what it would take to construct a lunar dwelling in the event that such a mission becomes feasible. Read more at UD San Diego. Related:

Benchmarking indicates rail efficiency potential

Providing basic training in geotechnics for rail operatives could help improve delivery of Network Rail’s earthworks asset management programme, according to specialists from French rail operator SNCF. The suggestion was one of several that were raised during a recent exchange visit between geotechnical asset managers from SNCF and their counterparts at Network Rail. During the [...]

Slope Stability Analysis

Rock Mass Classification

Engineering Geology

Rock Mechanics

First Pisa, now Rome’s Colosseum – it’s leaning

The ancient Colosseum of Rome, where gladiators fought for their lives, is slanting about 40 cm (16 inches) lower on the south side than on the north, and authorities are investigating whether it needs urgent repairs. Experts first noticed the incline about a year ago and have been monitoring it for the past few months, [...]

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