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Geosynthetic Clay Liners and Reliability Engineering

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Technical Journal Publications
  • McCartney, J.S. Zornberg, J.G., Swan, Jr., R.H., and Gilbert, R.B. (2004). “Reliability-Based Stability Analysis Considering GCL Shear Strength Variability.” Geosynthetics International. 11(3), 212-232. (link)
  • Zornberg, J.G. McCartney, J.S. and Swan, Jr., R.H. (2005). “Analysis of a Large Database of GCL Internal Shear Strength Results.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  131(3), 359-380. (link)
  • Zornberg, J.G. McCartney, J.S. and Swan, Jr., R.H. (2006). Closure of: "Analysis of a Large Database of GCL Internal Shear Strength Results.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.  132(10). 1373-1379. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R.H. (2009). “Analysis of a Large Database of GCL-Geomembrane Interface Shear Strength Results.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.   135(2), 1-15. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R.H. (2010). Closure to: “Analysis of a Large Database of GCL-Geomembrane Interface Shear Strength Results.” ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. 136(1), 276-277. (link) 
Book Chapters
  • Zornberg, J.G., and McCartney, J.S. (2010). “Internal and Interface Shear Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners.” In: Geosynthetic Clay Liners for Waste Containment. Chapter 8.  A. Bouazza and J.J. Bowders, eds. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 143-168. ISBN 9780-4154-6733-9. (link)
Technical Conference Publications
  • McCartney, J.S. and Zornberg, J.G., (2003). “Characterization of GCL Shear Strength Variability.” 56th Annual Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 4th IAH-CNC Joint Conference.  Winnipeg, Canada. Sep. 29-Oct. 1, 2003. pp. 1-8. (CDROM). (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R.H. (2004). “Effect of Specimen Conditioning on Geosynthetic Clay Liner Shear Strength.” Proceedings of the GeoAsia 2004 Conference: 3rd Asian Regional Conference on Geosynthetics. Seoul, Korea. J.B. Shim, C. Yoo, and H.Y. Jeon, eds. Jun. 21-24. pp. 635-643. (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R.H. (2005). “Effect of Geomembrane Texturing on GCL-Geomembrane Interface Shear Strength.” Waste Containment and Remediation (GSP 142). Alshawabkeh, Benson, Culligan, Evans, Gross, Narejo, Reddy, Shackelford, and Zornberg, eds. Austin, TX. Jan. 27-29. ASCE. pp. 1-10. (CD-ROM). (link)
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R. H. (2005). “Effect of Shear Displacement Rate on the Internal Shear Strength of GCLs.” Geosynthetics Research and Development in Progress, 18th Geosynthetic Research Institute Conference (GRI-18). Austin, TX. Jan. 26. ASCE. pp. 1-6. (link)
Research Reports
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R.H. (2002). Internal and Interface Shear Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs). Geotechnical Research Report, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder. May 2002. 386 p. 
  • McCartney, J.S., Zornberg, J.G., and Swan, R.H. (2002). Internal and Interface Shear Strength of Geosynthetic Clay Liners (GCLs): Additional Data. Geotechnical Research Report, Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder. Aug. 2002. 26 p. 
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