Project Listing

Lead Institution Project Title and Principal Investigators Sponsor Start date
UCLA Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction Effects on Cyclic Failure Potential of Silts and Clays
S. J. Brandenberg (PI; UCLA) and J. P. Stewart (co-PI; UCLA)
NSF 2016
UC Davis Collaborative Research: Validation of Constitutive and Numerical Modeling Techniques for Soil Liquefaction Analysis
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2016
UC Davis Liquefaction Evaluations of Finely Interlayered Sands, Silts and Clays
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis) and J. T. DeJong (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2016
Arizona State Engineering Research Center for Bio-mediated and Bio-inspired Geotechnics (CBBG)
E. Kavazanjian (PI; ASU), R. Krajmalnik-Brown (co-PI; ASU), J. T. DeJong (co-PI; UC Davis), J. D. Frost (co-PI), and P. Bandini (co-PI; New Mexico State)
NSF 2015
Oregon State Centrifuge Modeling of Coastal Soil-Structure Instability
H. B. Mason (PI; Oregon State) and H. Yeh (co-PI; Oregon State)
NSF 2015
UCLA Development of Validated Methods for Soil-Structure Interaction Analysis of Buried Structures
E. Taciroglu (PI; UCLA), S. J. Brandenberg (co-PI; UCLA), and J. P. Stewart (co-PI; UCLA)
Caltrans 2015
UC Davis Model Testing to Evaluate Degradation of Axial Capacity from Cyclic Loading
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
MMI / BSEE 2014
UC Davis Seismic Performance of Soil-Cement Grids in Soft Ground
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis)
PEER 2014
UC Davis NEESR Planning/Collaborative Research: Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects (LEAP) for Validation
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2013
UC Davis EAGER: Effect of Dimensionless Particle Weight on Maximum, Minimum, and Critical State Void Ratios
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2013
UC Davis CPT-Based Characterization of Intermediate Soils
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis) and J. T. DeJong (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2013
UC Davis Centrifuge testing to evaluate seismic displacements of subsea manifolds on deep clay deposits
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis) and D. W. Wilson (co-PI; UC Davis)
BP 2013
UC Davis Reinforcing Effects of Soil-cement Columns in Liquefiable  Sand
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis)
PEER, Other 2012
UCLA NEESR: Levees and Earthquakes: Averting an Impending Disaster 
S. Brandenberg (PI; UCLA), J. Stewart (co-PI; UCLA), A. Lemnitzer (co-PI; UC Irvine)
NSF NEESR 2012
Virginia Tech NEESR: Reduction of Seismic Shaking Intensity on Soft Soil Sites Using Stiff Ground Reinforcement
G. Olgun (PI; VaTech), K. Stokoe (co-PI; UT Austin), J. Martin (co-PI; VaTech), D. Wilson (co-PI; UC Davis), B. Tiwari (CSU Fullerton)
NSF NEESR 2012
Arizona State NEESR: Performance Based Seismic Design of Geomembrane Liner Systems for Waste Containment 
E. Kavazanjian (PI; Arizona State)
NSF NEESR 2012
UC Davis Steel Pile Jacket Seismic Soil Structure Interaction Study
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), D. W. Wilson (co-PI; UC Davis)
BP 2012
CU Boulder NEESR: Seismic Response of Shallow Underground Structures in Dense Urban Environments 
S. Dashti (PI; CU Boulder), Y. Hashash (co-PI; UIUC)
NSF NEESR 2011
UC Berkeley Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Structures
N. Sitar (PI; UC Berkeley)
Caltrans 2010
Stanford NEESR-CR: Properties of Cohesionless Soil Subsequent to Liquefaction and Resedimentation;
R. Borja (PI; Stanford), E. Kavazanjian (co-PI; Arizona State)
NSF NEESR 2009
Virginia Tech NEESR-CR: Topographic Effects in Strong Ground Motion – From Physical and Numerical Modeling to Design
A. Rodriquez-Marek (PI; VaTech), D. Assimaki (co-PI; GaTech), M. Pando (co-PI; UNC Charlotte), B. Cox (co-PI; UT Austin), J. Wartman (co-PI; U Washington)
NSF NEESR 2009
UC Berkeley NEESR-CR: Seismic Earth Pressures on Retaining Structures
N. Sitar (PI; UC Berkeley)
NSF NEESR 2009
UC Davis NEESR-CR: Design of Soil and Structure Compatible Yielding to Improve System Performance
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), S. Kunnath (co-PI; UC Davis), T. Hutchinson (co-PI; UCSD), M. Aschheim (Santa Clara Univ.)
NSF NEESR 2009
UC Davis Last Hurdles for Implementation of Rocking Foundations for Bridges
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
PEER 2009
UC Davis NEESR-II: Biological Improvement of Sands for Liquefaction Prevention and Damage Mitigation
J. T. DeJong (PI; UC Davis), D. Nelson (co-PI; UC Davis), R. W. Boulanger (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF NEESR 2008
Oklahoma NEESR-SG: Understanding and Improving the Seismic Behavior of Pile Foundations in Soft Clays
K. K. Muraleetharan (PI; UO), G. Miller (co-PI; Iowa State), S. Sritharan (co-PI; Iowa State), S. Vukazich (co-PI; SJSU), A. Cerato (co-PI; UO)
NSF NEESR 2008
UC Berkeley NEESR-SG: Seismic Performance Assessment in Dense Urban Environments
J. D. Bray (PI; UC Berkeley), R. Reitherman (co-PI; CUREE), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis), T. Hutchinson (co-PI; UCSD), A. Whittaker (co-PI; SUNY Buffalo)
NSF NEESR 2008
UCLA Evaluation of Nonlinear Site Response of Soft Clay Using Centrifuge Models
S. Brandenberg (PI; UCLA), J. Stewart (co-PI; UCLA)
USGS NEHRP 2007
Oregon State Modeling the Nonlinear, Effective Stress Seismic Response of Deep Silt Deposits
S. Dickenson (PI; Oregon State Univ.)
USGS NEHRP 2007
UC Davis Centrifuge Testing for Seismic retrofit of BART offshore transbay tube
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), D. Wilson (co-PI; UC Davis)
Fugro West (BART) 2007
UC Davis Innovative Economical Foundations with Improved Performance that is Less Sensitive to Site Conditions
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), S. Kunnath (co-PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 2007
Georgia Tech NEESR-GC: Seismic Risk Mitigation for Ports
G. Rix (PI; GaTech) et al.; Subteam for centrifuge testing included E. Rathje (co-PI; UT Austin), T. Gallagher (co-PI; Drexel), R. W. Boulanger (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF NEESR 2006
UC Berkeley Development of Improved Procedures for Seismic Design of Buried or Partially Buried Structures
N. Sitar (PI; UC Berkeley), J. D. Bray (co-PI; UC Berkeley)
BART / VTA 2006
UC Davis PIRE: Developing International Protocols for Offshore Sediments and their Role in Geohazards: Characterization, Assessment, and Mitigation
J. T. DeJong (PI; UC Davis), D. Degroot (co-PI; UMass Amherst), T. Sheahan (co-PI; Northeastern), B. McAdoo (co-PI; Vassar College), L. Baise (co-PI; Tufts)
NSF 2005
UC Berkeley NEESR-II: Towards Developing an Engineering Procedure for Evaluating Building Performance on Softened Ground
J. D. Bray (PI; UC Berkeley)
NSF NEESR 2005
UCSD SGER: Development and Verification of In-Flight Grouted Helical Pier Placement Technique for Use in Foundation Rehabilitation Investigations
T. Hutchinson (PI; UCSD), D. Wilson (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF SGER 2005
Tokyo Inst. Tech. Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading Ground
K. Tokimatsu (PI; Tokyo Tech), H. Suzuki (co-PI; Tokyo Tech), R. W. Boulanger (co-PI; UC Davis)
NIED 2005
UC Berkeley STAP13: Design Guidelines for Foundation Rocking of Bridge Piers
S. Mahin (PI; UC Berkeley), B. Jeremic (co-PI; UC Davis), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 2005
UC Davis Inertial and Kinematic Load Combinations on Pile Foundations in Liquefying and Laterally Spreading Abutments
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis)
PEER Lifelines 2004
UC Davis Effect of ground deformations and liquefaction on bridges
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis)
PEER 2004
Virginia Tech Collaborative Research: Dynamic Behavior of Slickensided Surfaces
J. M. Duncan (PI; VaTech), R. W. Boulanger (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2004
UT Austin Collaborative Research: Demonstration of NEES for Studying Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction
S. Wood (PI; UT Austin), B. Jeremic (co-PI; UC Davis), P. Arduino (co-PI; U of Washington), S. Kramer (co-PI; U of Washington), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis), and J. Ramirez (co-PI; Purdue)
NSF pre-NEESR 2003
UC Davis Performance of Shallow Foundations
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), G. Martin (co-PI; USC), T. Hutchinson (co-PI; UCSD)
NSF / PEER 2001
UC Davis Effects of void redistribution on liquefaction flow of layered soils
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), R. W. Boulanger (co-PI; UC Davis)
NSF 2000
UC Berkeley Performance of Improved Ground under Strong Seismic Loading
N. Sitar (PI; UC Berkeley)
NSF 2000
Oregon State Modeling of the Seismic Performance of Waterfront Embankment-Pile Wharf Systems
S. Dickenson (PI; Oregon State)
NSF / PEER 1999
UC Davis Centrifuge Characterization and Numerical Modeling of the Dynamic Properties of Tire Shreds for use as Bridge Abutment Backfill
B. Jeremic (PI; UC Davis), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis)
CIWMB 1999
UC Davis Centrifuge Modeling of Cyclic Mobility and Lateral Spreading
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
NSF / PEER 1999
UC Davis Behavior of piles in laterally spreading ground during earthquakes
R. W. Boulanger (PI; UC Davis), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 1999
UCSD Comprehensive Investigation of Nonlinear Site Response: Collaborative Research with UC San Diego and UC Davis
A. Elgamal (PI; UCSD), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis)
USGS NEHRP 1998
UC Davis Rockfill Dams
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Obayashi 1998
UC Davis Seawalls II
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Obayashi 1998
Oregon State CAREER: Soil Improvement for Mitigating Liquefaction Hazards to Waterfront Retaining Structures
S. Dickenson (PI; Oregon State)
NSF, Industry 1997
UC Berkeley Physical Modeling and Evaluation of Methods for the Analysis of the Seismic Performance of Reinforced Soil Walls
N. Sitar (PI; UC Berkeley)
Caltrans 1997
UC Davis Seismic response of LNG production facility structures
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Obayashi 1996
UN Reno Seismic Behavior of Reinforced Soil Walls
R. Siddharthan (PI; UN Reno), B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis), R. Whitman (co-PI; MIT)
NSF 1995
UC Davis Liquefaction Remediation at Bridge Sites
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 1994
UC Davis The response of piles during earthquakes:  Dynamic soil-pile-superstructure interaction.
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis), R. W. Boulanger (co-PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 1993
UC Davis Centrifuge Modeing of the Seismic Performance of Seawalls for Man-Made Islands
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Obayashi 1992
UC Davis Nonlinear Seismic Behavior of Cylindrical Earth Retaining Wall in Liquefiable Sandy Gravel
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Obayashi 1992
UC Davis Experimental Measurements of Bridge Abutment Behavior
K. Romstad (PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 1991
UC Davis Agreement to Provide Centrifuge Services to Obayashi Corporation of Japan in Consideration of Payment for Study and for Major Piece of Equipment
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Obayashi, UC, Other 1991
UC Davis Evaluation of Deformations of Earth Structures due to Earthquakes
I. M. Idriss (PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 1990
UC Davis Validation of a Proposed Rational Material Characterization for Granular Soils
C. K. Shen (PI; UC Davis)
Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory 1989
UC Davis Lateral Load Capacity of Posts and Footings for Metal Beam Guardrails Located Close to Slopes
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 1989
UC Davis Model Tests to Study Explosion – Produced Cavities
B. L. Kutter (PI; UC Davis)
LLNL 1986
UC Berkeley Behavior of Reinforced Soils
J. K. Mitchell (PI; UC Berkeley)
FHWA through STS Consultants 1984

 

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