At the Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory, we study the impact of soil-related issues on structures. Our work includes:

  • Determination of typical resilient modulus values for selected soils representative of the soils distributions of Wisconsin
  • Evaluation of bridge approach settlement mitigation methods
  • Investigation of vertical members to resist surficial slope instabilities
  • Load and resistance factor design of deep foundations
  • Finite element analysis of time-dependent increase in capacity of driven piles
  • Analysis and design of dies for polymer extrusion