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, diamond-level open access 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

40 YEARS OF FULL SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE TESTING AT A NATIONAL GEOTECHNICAL EXPERIMENTATION SITE: SAND SITE

BRIAUD, J.

 

 

embankment shallow foundations deep foundations retaining walls culverts in-situ testing laboratory tests full-scale testing infrastructure elements vehicle crash testing sand

 

A site at the Texas A&M University RELLIS campus near College Station, Texas, was dedicated to full-scale infrastructure testing in 1978. It was designated as a National Geotechnical Experimentation Site by NSF and FHWA in 1992. The site is made of 15 m of medium dense silty sand, within which m...

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40 YEARS OF FULL SCALE INFRASTRUCTURE TESTING AT A NATIONAL GEOTECHNICAL EXPERIMENTATION SITE: CLAY SITE

BRIAUD, J.

 

 

drilled and grouted piles grouted anchors soil nails post-grouted drilled shafts defects in drilled shafts geothermal piles in-situ tests laboratory tests full-scale testing

 

A site at the Texas A&M University RELLIS campus was dedicated to full-scale infrastructure testing in 1978. It was designated as a National Geotechnical Experimentation Site by NSF and FHWA in 1992. The site is made of 12 m of stiff to very stiff clay, within which most experiments took place, ...

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Assessment of Wall Deflections and Ground Settlements for Braced Excavations Subjected to Groundwater Drawdown: Numerical Simulations and Design Charts

Zhang, R., Zhang, W., Goh, A. T.

 

 

BTG residual soil braced excavation wall deflection ground settlement groundwater drawdown design charts

 

Due to the dense population and limited space in urban areas, the development of underground space is desirable, highlighting the importance of deep excavation. Deep excavations in soft clay deposits may cause excessive ground movements and thus result in potential damage to adjacent buildings and...

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Large Diameter Piles Under Lateral Loading – A Database Study

Wang, Y., Briaud, J.

 

 

piles large diameter load tests database P-y curves deflection lateral load LPILE probability

 

The question to be answered is: how well are current P-y curves predicting the behavior of large diameter piles subjected to monotonic lateral loading? Current P-y curves were developed about 60 years ago based on lateral load tests on piles which ranged from 0.3 to 0.6 m in diameter. Today’s ...

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Field Test of Temporary Excavation Wall Support in Sensitive Clay

Alam, M., Chaallal, O., Galy, B.

 

 

Field test; Earth pressure; Soft and sensitive clay; Flexible temporary shield; Trench box; Total pressure cells

 

This paper presents the results of a field experimental study carried out to investigate the soil pressure on a temporary flexible trench shoring in sensitive clay. The installation, instrumentation, and field test procedures are presented for two trench boxes “stacked upon each other” i...

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Performance Monitoring of Rammed Aggregate Piers® (RAPs)

KURT BAL, E., ONER, L., OZAYDIN, K.

 

 

Impact rammed aggregate piers stiffness consolidation settlement monitoring ground improvement

 

In this paper, settlement performance during water testing of structures at a wastewater treatment facility in Turkey, constructed on soils improved by the Rammed Aggregate Pier® (RAP) System, are presented. The soil profile is comprised of firm to stiff silty clay and medium dense silty sand ...

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The Multi-Purpose Bottom Plug for the Galataport Project

Miranda, S.

 

 

Ground improvement Elliptical Jet Grouting Bottom Plug Liquefaction Seepage Control Micropiles

 

The paper describes an innovative geotechnical engineering solution that was provided by TREVI for the renovation project at Galataport in Istanbul, Turkey. Among other interesting geotechnical works included in the project, this paper also presents the design considerations and construction of the ...

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A Constructability Problem in a Deep Shoring System

Köpüklü, H., Ekli, O., Akçakal, ., Durgunoğlu, H. T.

 

 

Deep Excavation Retaining Wall Secant Bored Pile Prestressed Anchors Shotcrete Inclinometer Measurements

 

The construction of deep excavations and retaining structures for the deep basements and infrastructures has frequently been implemented in İstanbul. Primary design concerns for underground construction are the protection of adjacent buildings, properties of the project site, and planned structur...

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Latest Announcements

 

 

Abstract submission for Special Issue on Case Histories of Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management in Engineering Practice – deadline has been extended until July 17

 

Kindly note that the deadline for abstract submission has been extended and interested authors can submit their 300-word abstracts to Guest Editor Dr. Andy Y.F. Leung at [email protected] by 17 July 2020. Authors will be notified shortly after about the acceptance of their abstract. Submission date of full papers is 31 October 2020. Please consult […]

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Call for Papers for Special Issue on Case Histories of Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management in Engineering Practice

 

TC304 on Engineering Practice of Risk Assessment and Management is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for Case Histories of Geotechnical Risk Assessment and Management in Engineering Practice that will be published in ISSMGE’s International Journal of Geoengineering Case Histories (https://www.geocasehistoriesjournal.org). Well-documented case histories with detailed site characterization data and performance/monitoring data to assess […]

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Call for Papers for Special Issue on Numerical Analysis in Geoengineering Case Histories

 

Guest Editors: Giovanna Biscontin, PhD, Secretary of ISSMGE Technical Committee 103 Numerical Methods in Geomechanics; email: [email protected] Ryosuke Uzuoka, PhD, Core Member of ISSMGE Technical Committee 103; email: [email protected] TC103 on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for Case Histories on applications of numerical analysis to the design, study, […]

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