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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Geotechnical Laboratory Publications

The Geotechnical Research Team continually publishes its research results in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles. A list of FHWA reports can be accessed, searched, and downloaded here. The following is a list of recent publications by the Geotechnical Research Team:

  • Mishra, D., McAtee, J., Chowdhury, M.S., Chittoori, B., Tutumluer, E., and Nicks, J.E. (2021). Statistical Analysis of Pavement Profiler Data to Evaluate the Bump at the End of the Bridge. FHWA Report No. FHWA-HRT-21-037, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.

  • Petek, K., Nicks, J.E., and McVay, M. (2021). “Evaluation of Existing Static Design Methods for Prediction of Large Diameter Open-End Pile Resistance.” Proceedings of the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2021, Dallas, Texas.

  • Nicks, J.E., Gebrenegus, T., and Adams, M.T. (2021). “Interlaboratory Large-Scale Direct Shear Testing of Open-Graded Aggregates: Round One.” Proceedings of the International Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo 2021, Dallas, Texas.

  • Nicks, J.E., Adams, M.T., and Khan, M.S. (2021). Sheffield GRS-IBS: Thermal interaction between superstructure and substructure. Geosynthetics Conference 2021, IFAI, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
     
  • Nicks, J.E., Shan, H., Kerenyi, K., Huang, C., and Alzamora, D. (2021). “Preliminary Results of Soil and Erosion Testing for Five Cohesive Sites.” Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Scour and Erosion, Arlington, VA.
     
  • Khosrojerdi, M., Qui, T., Xiao, M., and Nicks, J.E. (2020). Numerical Evaluation of Long-term Performance of a Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Pier and Reinforced Soil Foundation. Geo-Congress 2020 Proceedings American Society of Civil Engineers, Minneapolis, MN.
     
  • Nicks, J.E., Adams, M.T., Stabile, T., and Li, J. (2020). Instrumentation and 5-Year Performance Monitoring of a GRS-IBS in St. Lawrence County, NY. Report No. FHWA-HRT-20-040, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Puppala, A.J., Brennan, J., Nazarian, S., Fishman, K., Janusz, L., Affan, H., Nicks, J., Parsons, R., Anderson, S., Jayaprakash, G.P. (2020). “AFS00 Section on Geotechnical Engineering and Committees’ Contributions: Centennial Paper.” Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
     
  • Alzamora, D.A., Nicks, J.E., and Adams, M.T. (2020). “GRS IBS - Cost Analysis and Comparison.” Proceedings of Geosynthetics 2020: CASE STUDIES, Charleston, SC, March 8-11, 2020.
     
  • Mashayekhi, M., Kaliakin, V., Meehan, C., Adams, M.T., and Nicks, J.E. (2020). Simulation of Gravelly Soils for Low Confinement Geotechnical Applications. Computer Geotechnics, New York, NY.
     
  • Khosrojerdi, M., Qui, T., Xiao, M., and Nicks, J.E. (2020). Effects of Backfill Constitutive Behavior on Deformations of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Piers under Static Axial Loading, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, DC.
     
  • Xiao, M., Khosrojerdi, M., Qui, T., and Nicks, J.E. (2020). Prediction Equations for Estimating Maximum Lateral Deformation and Settlement of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Abutments. Computers and Geotechnics., Elsevier, New York, NY.
     
  • Nicks, J.E. (2020). “Profilers Smooth Out Bridge Bumps.” FHWA R&T Now, January/February 2020 edition, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Nicks, J. (2019). TechNote: Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil–Integrated Bridge System — Bid Price Analysis and Cost
    Comparisons with Alternative Foundation Systems. FHWA Report No. FHWA-HRT-19-024, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Nicks, J.E., Gebrenegus, T., Adams, M.T. (2018). TechBrief: Impact of Initial Density on Strength-Deformation Characteristics of Open-Graded Aggregates. Report No. FHWA-HRT-18-048, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Adams, M.T. and Nicks, J.E. (2018). Design and Construction Guidelines for Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil Abutments and Integrated Bridge Systems. Report No. FHWA-HRT-17-080. Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Wu., J.T.H., Tung, C-Y., Adams, M.T., and Nicks, J.E. (2018). Analysis of Stress-Deformation Behavior of Soil-Geosynthetic Composites in Plane Strain Condition. Transportation Infrastructure Geotechnology, Vol. 5(3), Springer, New York, NY.
     
  • Rollins, K., Hollenbaugh, and Nicks, J.E. (2017). “Liquefaction-Induced Downdrag on Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Piles from Full-Scale Tests Using Blast Liquefaction.” FHWA-HRT-17-060, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Nicks, J.E., Gebrenegus, T., and Adams, M.T. (2015). Strength Characterization of Open-Graded Aggregates for Structural Backfills. FHWA-HRT-15-034, Federal Highway Administration, McLean, VA.
     
  • Gebrenegus, T., Nicks, J.E., Adams, M.T. (2017). Strain Rate Effect on Shear Behavior of Open-Graded Aggregates.” Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
     
  • Nicks, J.E., Adams, M.T., Stabile, T. and Ocel, J. (2017). Case Study: Condition Assessment of a 36-Year Old MSE Wall in Virginia. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 143(5), ASCE, Reston, VA.
     
  • Nicks, J.E., Esmaili, D., and Adams, M.T. (2016). Deformations of Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil under Bridge Service Loads, Geotextiles and Geomembranes, Vol. 44(4), Elsevier, Oxford, UK.
Last updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2022