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<p>The paper focuses on the application of gabion structures in river control and particularly on transversal gabion weirs and spillways in flood storage projects. Storage has the general effect of attenuating the flood hydrograph, reducing its peak flow rate ...
Reference: 34th Dam days 2014
<p>One of the most important skills to develop in civil engineering practice is to be able to identify which material properties or problem variables most impact or influence the outcome of some analysis or design process in some specific application. This ...
Reference: Copyright 2014 by John S. Horvath.
<p>In 1997, the writer performed a small, very limited (in scope) contract‐research project on behalf of a client involved in heavy construction. The subject of the study was the common use of steel sheet‐piling in cantilever applications for temporary excavation‐support ...
Reference: John S. Horvath, Ph.D., P.E., LifeM.ASCE
<p>In 1990, the writer performed an academic research project to investigate earth‐retaining structure (ERS) applications using numerical modeling based on the finite‐element (FE) method (FEM). This work was documented in Horvath (1990). The genesis of this ...
Reference: Copyright 2014 by John S. Horvath
<p>The field performance of a geotechnical structures including its failure mechanism should be evaluated in detail before construction in order to minimize the possibility of potential failure. In this paper, the application of soil nailing system is documented ...
Reference: EJGE Vol. 18 [2013], Bund. Y
 
<p>The Designer shall consult with the Regional Geotechnical Engineer (RGE) as early as possible in the design phase to ensure adequate subsurface explorations are progressed to verify the feasibility of installing the soil nail wall system. Subsurface explorations ...
Reference: GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING MANUAL GEM-21 Revision #3
 
<p>The intent of this chapter is to inform designers, and earth-retaining-system manufacturers and suppliers, of the procedures and responsibilities associated with the preparation of plans for an earth-retaining system.</p>
Reference: INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION—2013 DESIGN MANUAL
 
<p>The purpose of this manual is to provide the inspector and Engineer-In-Charge with a quick and easy-to-use set of inspection guidelines for the various aspects of tieback construction, including pre-installation inspection, installation, testing and trouble ...
Reference: GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING MANUAL GEM-17 Revision #3
<p>In the following sections, we will first discuss basic considerations necessary for<br />calculating lateral earth pressure and then how to apply these pressures in developing the force. We will illustrate how the lateral forces are combined with vertical ...
Reference: PDHonline Course C155 (2 PDH)
<p>The performance of diaphragm walls in excavation for Shandao Temple Station of Taipei Metro is evaluated by using the concept of wall deflection path which is a plot of maximum wall deflections versus depth of excavation. Finite element analyses were performed ...
Reference: Journal of GeoEngineering, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 001-012, April 2012