ISSMGE International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories

The International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories is an official journal of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, the premier scientific organization for geotechnical engineering worldwide. The Case Histories Journal covers the broad area of practice in geotechnical engineering (soils and rocks), including geotechnical earthquake engineering, environmental geotechnics and engineering geology, and energy geo-construction.

The Case Histories Journal is a peer-review journal on the geotechnical engineering practice with a focus on careful documentation of case histories with and emphasis on observations and data collected during and after project construction. Papers are reviewed by a distinguished international Editorial Board and a selected number of reviewers. All paper published in the journal are accompanied by electronic data for better documentation of each case history.

Latest Published Case History Papers

Lessons Learned from Dike Failures in Recent Decades

Zwanenburg, C., López-Acosta, N. P., Tourment, R., Tarantino, A., Pozzato, A. and Pinto, A.



uplifting dikes failure erosion stability uplift


The paper describes five different dike failures that occurred in recent decades. The case histories were located on different rivers and involved different loading conditions. The observed failure mechanisms involved erosion and stability problems...

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The Observation Method for Bridge Scour: Case Histories

Briaud, J.L., Jung, I., Govindasamy, A., Kim, D., Lee, J.



Observation Method Bridge scour Z-future charts Probability of failure


Bridge scour is the number one cause of bridge collapse in the USA yet the existing guidelines are felt to be excessively conservative. These apparently conflicting statements are due to the fact that most bridge foundations designed before 1987 did not consider scour as part of the design...

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Geotechnical and Structural Challenges over an Active Landslide

Seferoglou K., Vassilopoulou I. and Chrysohoidis F.



geotechnical and structural design deep foundation temporary piers geotechnical monitoring active landslide sliding movements


The construction of the steel arched Tsakona Bridge, designed to overpass an active landslide, required several temporary projects. Auxiliary steel towers were used for the erection and welding of the arch segments. Most of them had to be founded in the body of the sliding mass...

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Performance of CAPS Method Considering its Interaction with Adjacent Structures – The Q7 Station of Tehran Metro Line 7

Eslami, B. and Golshani, A.



Surface settlement CAPS method Q7 station λ factor FLAC3D numerical simulation


In recent years, innovative underground construction techniques have been extensively utilized for many purposes in Iran. Using construction methods such as CAPS (concrete arc pre-supporting system) in the case of nearby special structures is regarded as a valuable technique...

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