• Calculated versus measured static capacity for two pile types 

    Akkus, Huseyin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    The Missouri Department of Transportation decided to replace two bridges in northeast New Madrid Country, Missouri. The bridges were in service for approximately 50 years and both were founded on driven piles. The bridge ...
  • Determination of the scale of fluctuation of cone penetration test data obtained from an alluvial site in Missouri 

    Sutton, Laura (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    To account for uncertainty in geotechnical projects, knowledge of the uncertainties should be understood. Many sources of uncertainties can be reduced with increased sampling and good practices, but due to the nature of ...
  • Performance observations of geosynthetic reinforced bridge abutments 

    Lindsey, Eric Duffin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Geosynthetic Reinforced Soil - Integrated Bridge System (GRS-IBS) is a technology which has been around for almost 40 years in the United States but is now being pushed by the FHWA due to improved performance and promised ...
  • Post-construction verification of hydraulic conductivity of soil in an earthen dam 

    Friedman, Kyle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2018)
    Earthen dams are used throughout the country to hold back flood waters from cities, towns, and farmlands, make reservoirs to supply drinking water, and create lakes for recreational purposes. The hydraulic conductivity of ...
  • Predicting surface water profiles in sand 

    Turner, Keyden Kriens (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Electromagnetic (EM) wave methods are used in many civil engineering applications for non-destructive investigations such as locating reinforcing steel and voids in concrete, sinkholes, buried utilities, the groundwater ...
  • Reliability-based design (RBD) of shallow foundations on rock masses 

    Abu El-Ela, Ahmed Abdallah Abdallah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    [ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] The reliability-based design (RBD) approach that separately accounts for variability and uncertainty in load(s) and resistance(s) can be incorporated ...