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Centrifuge Modeling of Geotechnical Systems

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Technical Journal Publications
  • Zornberg, J.G. and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Centrifuge Permeameter for Unsaturated Soils I: Theory and Experimental Philosophy.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  136(8), 1051-1063. (Awarded the 2012 J. James R. Croes Medal from ASCE) (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. and Zornberg, J.G. (2010). “Centrifuge Permeameter for Unsaturated Soils II: Results and Analysis.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  136(8), 1064-1076. (link)
  • Lee, Y.-B., Ko, H.-Y., and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Deformation Response of Shored MSE Walls under Surcharge Loading in the Centrifuge.” Geosynthetics International. 17(6), 389-402. (link)
  • Ghayoomi, M., McCartney, J.S., and Ko, H.-Y. (2011). “Centrifuge Test for Seismic Compression of Partially Saturated Sands.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34(4). 1-11. (link)
  • Ghayoomi, M. and McCartney, J.S. (2011). “Measurement of Small-Strain Shear Moduli  of Partially Saturated Sand During Infiltration in Geotechnical Centrifuge.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Special Issue on Advances in Experimental Characterization of Unsaturated Soils, Volume 1. 34(5), 1-10. 
  • Parks, J.M., Stewart, M.A., and McCartney, J.S. (2012). “Validation of a Centrifuge Permeameter for Investigation of Transient Infiltration and Drainage Flow Processes in Unsaturated Soils.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Special Issue on Advances in Experimental Characterization of Unsaturated Soils, Volume 2. 35(1), 1-11.
  • Ghayoomi, M., McCartney, J.S. and Ko, H.-Y. (2013). “Empirical Methodology to Estimate Seismically Induced Settlement of Partially Saturated Sand.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 139(3), 367-376. (Awarded 2014 International Award for Best Journal Paper by an Early Career Researcher in Unsaturated Soil Mechanics in the Category of “Application”) (link)
  • Ghayoomi, M., Dashti, S., and McCartney, J.S. (2013). “Performance of a Transparent, Flexible Shear Beam-Type Container in Dynamic Centrifuge Modeling of Geotechnical Systems.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 53(10), 230-239. (link)
  • Stewart, M.A. and McCartney, J.S. (2013). “Centrifuge Modeling of Soil-Structure Interaction in Energy Foundations.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 140(4), 04013044-1-11. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001061. (link)
  • Ghayoomi, M., Dashti, S., and McCartney, J.S. (2014). “Closure: Performance of a Transparent, Flexible Shear Beam-Type Container in Dynamic Centrifuge Modeling of Geotechnical Systems.” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering. 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soildyn.2014.02.002. (link) 
Book Chapters
  • McCartney, J.S. (2013). “Centrifuge Modeling of Energy Foundations.” In: Energy Geostructures: Innovation in Underground Engineering. Chapter 8. L. Laloui and A. DiDonna, eds. Wiley-ISTE. pp. 157-167. ISBN: 978-1-84821-572-6. (link)
Technical Conference Publications
  • McCartney, J.S., and Zornberg, J.G. (2005). “The Centrifuge Permeameter for Unsaturated Soils (CPUS).” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics (Experus 2005). Trento, Italy. Jun. 27-29. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. pp. 299-304. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., and Zornberg, J.G. (2006) “TDR System for Hydraulic Characterization of Unsaturated Soils in the Centrifuge.” Proceedings of the TDR 2006: 3rd International Symposium and Workshop on Time Domain Reflectometry for Innovative Soils Applications. West Lafayette, IN. Sep. 11-17. pp. 1-12. (CD-ROM). (link)
  • Walter, H., Coccia, C.J.R., Ko, H.-Y., and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Investigation of Tunnel Face Stability Using a Deformable Tunnel Lining with a Centrifuge Model.” GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design (GSP 199). Feb. 20-24. ASCE. pp. 2329-2338. (link)
  • Walter, H., Coccia, C.J.R., Ko, H.-Y., and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Modeling of Tunnel Lining Deformation due to Face Instability.” Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering. Zurich, Switzerland. Jun. 28 - Jul. 2. Vol. 1. Taylor and Francis Group, London. pp. 593-598. (link)
  • Lee, Y.-B., Ko, H.-Y., and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Deformation behavior of shored mechanically stabilized earth walls.” Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Physical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering. Zurich, Switzerland. Jun. 28 - Jul. 2. Vol. 1. Taylor and Francis Group, London. pp. 481- 486. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Rosenberg, J.E., and Sultanova, A. (2010). “Engineering Performance of Thermo-Active Foundation Systems.” GeoTrends: The Progress of Geological and Geotechnical Engineering in Colorado at the Cusp of a New Decade (GPP 6). C.M. Goss, J.B. Kerrigan, J. Malamo, M.O. McCarron, M.O. and R.L. Wiltshire, eds. pp. 27-42. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. and Rosenberg, J.E. (2011). “Impact of Heat Exchange on the Axial Capacity of Thermo-Active Foundations.” Proceedings of Geo-Frontiers 2011 (GSP 211). J. Han and D.E. Alzamora, eds. ASCE, Reston VA. pp. 488-498. (link)
  • Stewart, M.A. and McCartney, J.S. (2012). “Strain Distributions in Centrifuge Model Energy Foundations.” Proc., GeoCongress 2012 (GSP 225). R.D. Hryciw, A. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, and N. Yesiller, eds., ASCE, Reston, VA. pp. 4376-4385. (link)
  • Dashti, S., Hushmand, A., Ghayoomi, M., McCartney, J.S., Zhang, M., Hushmand, B., Mokarram, N., Bastani, A., Davis, C., Lee, Y., and Hu, J. (2013). “Centrifuge Modeling of Seismic Soil-Structure-Interaction and Lateral Earth Pressures for Large Near-Surface Underground Structures.” Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering. Paris, France. Sep. 1-5. IOS Press. 899-902. (link)
  • Stewart, M.A. and McCartney, J.S. (2013). “An Analytical Model for Predicting Lateral Face Deflections of Thermally Active Mechanically Stabilized Earth Walls.” International Symposium on Design and Practice of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Structures. H.I. Ling, G. Gottardi, D. Cazzuffi, J. Han, F. Tatsuoka, eds. DEStech Publications. 233-242. (link)
  • Timms, W., Whelan, M., Acworth, I., McGeeney, D., Bouzalakos, S., Crane, R., McCartney, J.S., and Hartland, A. (2014). “A Novel Centrifuge Permeameter to Characterize Flow through Low Permeability Strata.” Physical Modeling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Perth, Australia. Jan. 14-17. C. Gaudin and D. White, eds. Taylor and Francis. London. 193-200. (link)
  • Goode, J.C., III, Zhang, M. and McCartney, J.S. (2014). “Centrifuge Modeling of Energy Foundations in Sand.” Physical Modeling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics. Perth, Australia. Jan. 14-17. C. Gaudin and D. White, eds. Taylor and Francis. London. 729-736. (link)
  • Goode, J.C., III and McCartney, J.S. (2014). “Evaluation of Head Restraint Effects on Energy Foundations.” Proceedings of GeoCongress 2014 (GSP 234), M. Abu-Farsakh and L. Hoyos, eds. ASCE. 2685-2694. (link)
  • Hushmand, A., Dashti, S., Zhang, M., McCartney, J.S., Ghayoomi, M., Hushmand, B., Mokarram, N., Davis, C., Lee, Y., Hu, J. (2014). “Seismic Soil-Structure-Interaction and Lateral Earth Pressures on Buried Reservoir Structure.” Proceedings of GeoCongress 2014 (GSP 234), M. Abu-Farsakh and L. Hoyos, eds. ASCE. 1215-1224. (link) 
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