Geotechnical

Geotechnical Properties of a New Transparent Clay

Author(s) Gangqiang Kong ; Yang Zhou, Ph.D ; Qing Yang ; Chengqing Wang   Abstract This paper presents a study of the mechanical properties of a synthetic transparent clay to be used in physical geotechnical models. The manufacturing processes of a synthetic...

Interface Shear Behavior of Cementing Underground Mine Backfill

Author(s) Shuai Guo ; Mamadou Fall ; and Sada Haruna   Abstract This paper presents the findings from an experimental investigation that was conducted to assess the shear behavior and the changes in the shear behavior and strength parameters for cemented paste...

Liquefied Strength and Its Relationship to Effective Stress

Authour(s) Robb Eric S. Moss, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE   Abstract The residual strength of liquefied soil (su,r) is a large-strain strength variable often used for forecasting the seismic stability of dams, embankments, and mine tailings. This variable is usually...

Contaminant Diffusion through a Novel Coextruded Vapor Barrier

Author(s) V. DiBattista and R. Kerry Rowe, Dist.M.ASCE   Abstract Organic contaminant diffusion through a novel multilayer coextruded vapor barrier is examined for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylenes (BTEX), trichloroethylene (TCE), and tetrachloroethylene...