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Characterization of Reinforced Soil Systems (Pavements, Retaining Walls)

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Technical Journal Publications
  • 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)
  • McCartney, J.S., Cox, B.R., Wood, C.M., and El Tawati, A. (2013). “Field Cyclic Plate Load Test for Pavement Deformation Evaluation.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Special Issue for Symposium on Dynamic Testing of Soil and Rock: Field and Laboratory. 36(2), 1 10. (link)
  • Lim, S.-Y. and McCartney, J.S. (2013). “Evaluation of the Role of Particle Size on the Installation Damage Factors for Geogrids.” Geosynthetics International. 20(2), 62-72. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. and Cox, B.R. (2013). “Role of Strain Magnitude on the Deformation Response of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Layers.” Geosynthetics International. 20(3), 1-12. (link) 
Technical Conference Publications
  • Gharaibeh, E.S., McCartney, J.S., Frangopol, D.M. (2001). “Reliability-Based Importance Assessment of Structural Members.” 1st MIT Conference on Computation Fluid and Solid Mechanics.  Boston, Jun. 12. pp. 1-10. (CD-ROM). (link)
  • Benjamim, C.V.S., Bueno, B.S., Zornberg, J.G., and McCartney, J.S. (2004). “Field and Modeling Results of a Nonwoven Geotextile Reinforced Soil Retaining Wall.” Proceedings of the International Conference on the Use of Geosynthetics in Soil Reinforcement and Dynamics. Schloss Pillnitz. Dresden, Germany. Sep. 5-8. pp. 357-366. (link)
  • Gupta, R., McCartney, J.S., Nogueira, C.L., and Zornberg, J.G. (2008). “Moisture Migration in Geogrid Reinforced Subgrades.” Proceedings of GeoAmericas 2008: the 1st PanAmerican Geosynthetics Conference and Exhibition. Cancún, Mexico. Mar. 2-5. IFAI. pp. 242-251.  (link)
  • Cox, B.R., McCartney, J.S., Curry, B., Wood, C., and Young, C. (2009). “In-situ Strain Measurement during Dynamic Shear Loading of An Unbound Geogrid Reinforced Flexible Pavement Section.” Proceedings of the 8th Int. Conference on the Bearing Capacity of Roads, Railways, and Airfields. E. Tutumluer and I.L. Al-Qadi, eds. Urbana-Champagne, IL. Jun. 29. CRC Press. pp. 1143-1166. (link)
  • Cox, B.R., McCartney, J.S. Wood, C.M. and Curry, B. (2010). “Analysis of Cyclic Plate Load Tests on Flexible, Reinforced Pavements.” 2010 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting. Washington, D.C. Jan. 10-13. pp. 1-11. (CD-ROM). (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Cox, B.R., Curry, B., and Wood, C.M. (2010). “Evaluation of Geosynthetic-Reinforced Flexible Pavements using Static Plate Load Tests.” Proceedings 9th International Conference on Geosynthetics. May 23-27. Guaruja, Brazil. pp. 1-6 (CD-ROM). (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)
  • Stewart, M.A., Coccia, C.J.R., and McCartney, J.S. (2014). “Issues in the Implementation of Sustainable Heat Exchange Technologies in Reinforced, Unsaturated Soil Structures.” Proceedings of GeoCongress 2014 (GSP 234), M. Abu-Farsakh and L. Hoyos, eds. ASCE. 4066-4075. (link)
  • Stewart, M.A., Coccia, C.J.R., and McCartney J.S. (2014). “Physical Modeling of the Thermal-Hydro-Mechanical Response of a Thermally Active Soil-Geosynthetic System. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Geosynthetics (ICG 10). Berlin, Germany. Sep. 21-25. pp. 1-10. (CD-ROM) (link)
  • Carpenter, D., Zhang, M., Stewart, M.A. and McCartney, J.S. (2015). “Pullout Device for Nonisothermal Response of Reinforcing Geosynthetics in Thermally-active Geotechnical Systems.” Geosynthetics 2015. Portland, OR. Feb. 15-18. pp. 1-9. Accepted.
Invited Papers and Articles (Non-refereed)
  • McCartney, J.S. (2008). “Geosynthetics in Unsaturated Conditions.” IGS News. International Geosynthetics Society. 24(3), 32-34.
  • McCartney, J.S. (2009). “Soil Structure Interaction in Geothermal Foundations.” Foundation Drilling Magazine. Aug. 2009. 
  • Coccia, C.J.R. and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Soil-Structure Interaction in Geothermal Foundations.” NSF CMMI Conference. Atlanta, GA. Jan. 4-7. pp. 1-15. (CD-ROM). 
  • Zitz, W. and McCartney, J.S. (2011). “Issues in the Installation of Energy Foundations.” 2011 SME Annual Meeting. Denver, CO. Mar. 1-3. pp. 1-10. (CD-ROM).  
  • Ghayoomi, M., McCartney, J.S., and Ko, H.-Y. (2011). “A New Centrifuge Physical Modeling Technique to Evaluate Seismic Compression of Partially-Saturated Sand” American Rock Mechanics Association Magazine. 1 p.
  • McCartney, J.S. (2011). “Engineering Performance of Energy Foundations.” Invited Theme Paper. 2011 PanAm CGS Geotechnical Conference. Canadian Geotechnical Society. Toronto, Canada. Oct. 2-6. pp. 1-14. (CD-ROM). (link)
  • McCartney, J.S. (2011). “Introduction: Special Issue on Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of Unsaturated Soils: Vol. 1.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. 34(5), 1 p. 
  • McCartney, J.S. (2012). “Introduction: Special Issue on Mechanical and Hydrological Properties of Unsaturated Soils: Vol. 2.” ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. 35(1), 1 p.
  • McCartney, J.S. and Benson, C.H. (2011). “Laboratory Testing of Unsaturated Soils: A Primer.” GeoStrata: The Magazine of the GeoInstitute of ASCE. Special Issue on Unsaturated Soils. Jan.-Feb. 2011 Issue. 15 (1), 19-20, 22-13. (link)
  • Zornberg, J.G., McCartney, J.S. U.S. Patent No. 7,367,218, “Centrifuge Permeameter for Unsaturated Soils System, Patent.” UT Ref. UTAU 1142. Issued on May 06, 2008.  
Research Reports
  • Zornberg, J.G., Prozzi, J. Gupta, R. Luo, R. McCartney, J.S., Ferreira, J.Z., and Nogueira, C. (2008). Validating Mechanisms in Geosynthetic Reinforced Pavements. TXDoT Report 0-4829. Austin, TX. 267 p.
  • McCartney, J.S., Selvam, R.P.S., King, J. and Khosravi, A. (2010). “Validation of the Enhanced Integrated Climate Model for Pavement Design in Arkansas.” Final Report for Project TRC-0902. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Little Rock, AR. 146 p.
  • Cox, B.R., McCartney, J.S., and Trowler, C. (2010). “Accelerated Characterization of Full-Scale Reinforced Flexible Pavements using a Vibroseis.” Report Number 3013.  Mack-Blackwell Rural Transportation Center. Fayetteville, AR. 99 p.
  • Cox, B.R., Goodman, T, and McCartney, J.S. (2011). “The Marked Tree Site: Evaluation of Geosynthetic Reinforcements in Flexible Pavements.” Final Report for Project TRC-0903. Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Little Rock, AR. 216 p.