Lead Institution | Project Title and Principal Investigators | Sponsor | |
Auburn | CAREER: From Pore to Pipe: A Multiscale Experimental and Numerical Study of Piping in Unsaturated Soil J. Montgomery (Auburn) |
NSF | 2022 (2020 initial award) |
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, GaTech), 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 |