Liquefaction Susceptibility of Saturated Coral Sand Subjected to Various Patterns of Principal Stress Rotation | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Professor, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Nanjing Tech Univ., Nanjing 210009, China; Director, Civil Engineering and Earthquake Disaster Prevention Center of Jiangsu Province, Nanjing 210009, China (corresponding author). Email: [email protected] Ph.D. Student, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Nanjing Tech Univ., Nanjing 210009, China. Ph.D. Student, Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Nanjing Tech Univ., Nanjing 210009, China. Associate Professor,…

Influence of Coal Fouling on the Shear Behavior of Elastan-Treated Railroad Ballast | Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Abstract The shear behavior of coal-fouled unstabilized ballast and that stabilized with Elastan was assessed in direct shear mode at various normal stresses ( σn ) and shearing rates ( Sr ). The materials used in the test were fresh granite ballast and coal fines of mean particle sizes ( D50 ) of 42 mm and…

Assessment of Physical Properties of Water-Repellent Soils | Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Abstract This note reports the physical and mechanical properties of two postwildfire sands collected in Southern California and chemically induced hydrophobic sand. Hydrophobicity decreases the attraction between water molecules and solid surfaces and manifests a modification of hydraulic soil properties that lead to postwildfire rain soil erosion and mudflows. Wildfires induce different hydrophobicity levels in…

Seismic Performance of RC Short Columns Retrofitted with a Novel System in Shear and Flexure Using CFRP Composites | Journal of Composites for Construction

Abstract Shear is the predominant failure mode in most reinforced concrete (RC) short columns under seismic loads. The overall structural performance of short columns can be improved by shear strengthening the columns accompanied by confinement. Nevertheless, as the aspect ratio of short columns is lower than that of other columns within the same story, the…

Linking Engineering Students’ Professional Identity Development to Diversity and Working Inclusively in Technical Courses | Journal of Civil Engineering Education

Introduction Engineering education and professional practice continue to lack diversity in the United States even though calls to diversify the profession are long-standing. The founding of the professional societies, such as the Women’s Engineering Society in 1919, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in 1950, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) in 1974, and…

Cable glands for harsh environments

TR Fastenings has partnered with the world-renowned manufacturer of connection technology and electromechanical components, HUMMEL AG to launch a range of cable gland products designed to meet a variety of demanding environmental applications. An example of such an application is in the use of industrial level sensing equipment. Sensors for level measurement are exposed to…