Geotechnical Engineering

Faculty in Civil Engineering in the geotechnical area have interests in slope stability, fFoundations, geoenvironmental ground water, geotextiles, behavior of deep fFoundations and soil dynamics. Research projects of current interest are being performed for soil stabilization, geotextiles associated with bridge abutments and highway embankments, fly ash as a binder for road subgrades and freeze-thaw on the resilient modulus of low plasticity soils.

Technical publications and active participation on national and state committees is a trademark of the faculty in this area. Modern soil testing laboratories exist with state-of-the-art equipment.