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Geotechnical Engineering Research

Geotechnical Engineering research in the Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University includes both experimental and analytical investigations of soil liquefaction, earthquake ground response, braced excavation systems, pile foundations, landslides, and dynamic soil/rock properties.

Read about the "Characterization of Liquefaction Resistance of Aged Soils" research project.

A list of selected recent publications is presented below.

Balon, D.R. and Andrus, R.D. (2006), "Liquefaction potential index of soils in Charleston, South Carolina based on the 1886 earthquake," Proceeding of the 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, held in San Francisco, CA, April 18-22.

Juang, C.H., Fang, S.Y., and Khor, E.H. (2006), "First order reliability method for probabilistic liquefaction triggering analysis using CPT," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 3.

Zhang, J., Andrus, R.D., and Juang, C.H. (2005), "Normalized shear modulus and material damping ratio relationships," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 4, pp. 453-464.

Andrus, R.D., Paratheepan, P., Ellis, B.S., Zhang, J., and Juang, C.H. (2004), "Comparing liquefaction evaluation methods using penetration-VS relationships," Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 24, pp. 713-721.

Andrus, R.D., Stokoe, K.H., II, and Juang, C.H. (2004), "Guide for shear wave-based liquefaction potential evaluation," Earthquake Spectra, EERI, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 285-308.

Juang, C.H., Yuan, H., Lee, D.H., and Lin, P.S. (2003), "Simplified CPT-based method for evaluating liquefaction potential of soils," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 129, No. 1, pp. 66-80.

Juang, C.H., Jiang, T., and Andrus, R.D. (2002), "Assessing probability-based methods for liquefaction evaluation," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 128, No. 7, pp. 580-589.

Andrus, R.D. and Stokoe, K.H., II (2000), "Liquefaction resistance of soils from shear wave velocity," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 11, pp. 1015-1025.

Juang, C.H., Chen, C.J., Tang, W.H., and Rosowsky, D.V. (2000), "CPT-based liquefaction analysis, Part 1: Determination of limit state function," Geotechnique, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 583-592.

Juang, C.H., Chen, C.J., Rosowsky, D.V., and Tang, W.H. (2000), "CPT-based liquefaction analysis, Part 2: Reliability for design, Geotechnique, Vol. 50, No. 5, pp. 593-599.