Increasing Role of Seismic Measurements in Geotechnical Engineering
Dr. Kenneth H. Stokoe, II delivered the 21st Annual Mueser Rutledge Lecture on "The Increasing Role of Seismic Measurements in Geotechnical Engineering" at the CUNY Graduate Center on November 14, 2011.
Dr. Kenneth H. Stokoe, II (right) receiving a golden apple from Geotechnical Group Chair Gianni Chieruzzi at the end of the lecture.
Dr. Kenneth H. Stokoe, II is the holder of the Jennie C. and Milton T. Graves Chair in
Engineering in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department at the
University of Texas at Austin. He has been working in the areas of field seismic
measurements, dynamic laboratory measurements, and dynamic soil-structure
interaction for more than 40 years.
In this lecture, Dr. Stokoe presented a brief background on seismic measurements in
the field as well as in the laboratory. He also presented a number of example
applications, ranging from investigations of a tunnel, an earth dam, hard-to-sample soils
such as gravels and cemented alluvium, and deeper profiling (> 100 m) in soil and rock.
Recent advances in field measurements of nonlinear shear modulus and soil
liquefaction were also briefly presented.
Summary by Nidal AbiSaab, photo by Michael Chow