Project Listing

 

Lead Institution Project Title and Principal Investigators Sponsor
UC Davis A System-Level Study to Evaluate the Role of Soil Gradation on Seismically Induced Embankment Deformations
J. DeJong (UC Davis), M. Beaty (Beaty Engineering, LLC), T. Westover (Conforth Consultants)
PEER 2021
UC Davis GOALI/Collaborative Research: Novel and Efficient Seabed Ring Anchor for Omnidirectional Loading
A. Martinez (UC Davis), Sanjay Arwade and Don DeGroot (UMass-Amherst), Charles Aubeny and Senol Ozmutlu (Texas A&M)
NSF 2020
UC Davis CAREER: Soil Penetration through Bioinspired Stress State Manipulation
A. Martinez (UC Davis)
NSF 2020
UC Davis In Situ Characterization and Dynamic Response of Well-Graded Coarse-Grained Soils
J. DeJong (PI UC Davis),K. Ziotopoulou (co-PI; UC Davis) and A. Martinez (co-PI;UC Davis)
NSF 2019
UC Davis/UIUC Collaborative Research: Soil-Structure-Water Interaction Effects in Buried Reservoirs – Centrifuge and Numerical Modeling
K. Ziotopoulou (PI; UC Davis) and Y. Hashash (PI;UIUC)
NSF 2018
UC Davis Centrifuge Modeling of Fly Ash Impoundments
A. Martinez (PI; UC Davis) and D. W. Wilson (co-PI; UC Davis)
EPRI 2018
UC Davis Validation of Design for Liquefaction-Induced Downdrag on Piles
K. Ziotopoulou (PI, UC Davis) and B. L. Kutter (co-PI; UC Davis)
Caltrans 2018
Vermont/UIUC Collaborative Research: Novel Measurement of Shear Strength Evolution in Liquefied Soil and Calibration of a Fluid Dynamics-based Constitutive Model for Flow Liquefaction
M. Dewoolkar (PI; Vermont) and S. Olson (PI; UIUC)
NSF 2017
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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