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Dr. Ronald D. Andrus

Professor of Civil Engineering

NSF Characterization of Liquefaction Resistance of Aged Soils Projects
NSF Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure Project

Areas of Interest:
Geotechnical Engineering
Soil Dynamics
Site Characterization
Non-Destructive Testing
Earthquake Engineering
Earthquake Hazard Mapping
Liquefaction

Education:
B.S., Geology and Mathematics, 1983, Brigham Young University
M.S., Civil Engineering, 1986, Brigham Young University
Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 1994, The University of Texas at Austin

Classes typically taught:
CE 3210 Geotechnical Engineering
CE 4240/6240 Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures
CE 8200 Geotechnical Site Characterization
CE 8210 Advanced Soil Mechanics
CE 8250 Soil Dynamics and Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Professional Registration
Professional Engineer in South Carolina

Professional Society Membership
American Society of Civil Engineers
Geo-Institute (GI)
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical
Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
American Society for Engineering Education
Seismological Society of America

Sample Publications:
Hosssain, M.A., Andrus, R.D., and Camp, W.M. (2013), "Correcting Liquefaction Resistance of Unsaturated Soil Using Wave Velocity," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, in press.

Heidari, T., and Andrus, R.D. (2012), "Liquefaction Potential of Pleistocene Beach Sands in the Charleston Area, South Carolina," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 138(10), in press.

Heidari, T., and Andrus, R.D. (2010), "Mapping Liquefaction Potential of Aged Soil Deposits in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina," Engineering Geology, 112(1-4), 1-12.

Hayati, H., and Andrus, R.D. (2009), "Updated Liquefaction Resistance Corredtion Factors of Aged Sands," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(11), 1683-1692.

Andrus, R.D., Hayati, H., and Mohanan, N. (2009), "Correcting Liquefaction Resistance of Aged Sands Using Measured to Estimated Velocity Ratio," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(6), 735-744.

Fairbanks, C.D., Andrus, R.D., Camp, W.M. III, and Wright, W.B. (2008), "Dynamic Periods and Building Damage at Charleston, South Carolina during the 1886 Earthquake," Earthquake Spectra, 24(4), 867-888.

Hayati, H., and Andrus, R.D. (2008), "Liquefaction Potential Map of Charleston, South Carolina Based on the 1886 Earthquake," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 134(6), 815-828.

Ron Andrus
Contact Information:
Office: 200 Lowry Hall
Phone: (864) 656-0488
FAX: (864) 656-2670
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