Cost-effective Design of Pipeline Distribution Network for Irrigation Projects

Irrigation is one of the largest consumers of water in the world, which means creating robust—and efficient—micro irrigation systems is essential. Enter computer modeling for network design. You can look at everything from piped irrigation network(s) for conveyance, to distribution and application. Read more

Application of Geosynthetics and Natural Fibres in Infrastructure Development

Geosynthetics is a generic name representing a broad range of products, such as geotextiles, geogrids, geonets, geomembranes, geocells, geofoams and geocomposites. They are manufactured under controlled conditions, mainly from the synthetic polymeric materials (e.g., polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polyamide Read more

Liquefaction-Induced Downdrag on Piles: Centrifuge and Numerical Modeling, and Design Procedures

Pile foundations are designed to transfer superstructure loads through positive skin friction and tipresistance while undergoing acceptable settlements. For sites with liquefiable soil, estimating dragload (from soil reconsolidation) and pile settlement (from seismic loads, reduced pile capacity fromexcess pore pressures, Read more

Integrity Testing of Concrete Foundations by Low Strain Dynamic Testing, Cross Hole Sonic Logging and Basic Principles of Thermal Integrity Profiling

A pile is a slender element cast in the ground or driven into it. Since pile construction as well as the final product are mostly invisible, engineers have often questioned their integrity, i.e. their compliance with project drawings and specifications. Read more

Current market trends in construction with sustainable practices in future

India’s construction industry is the second biggest after agriculture. It accounts for about 9 percent of India’ Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and also contributes to the National economy by generating immense employment opportunities for the masses. With regard to India’s Read more

Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Solutions for Managing Natural Resources

Geo-Environmental Engineering is concerned with engineering solutions relating to environmental impacts of contaminants within soils, and includes such aspects as understanding the migration, interactions and fate of contaminants, the protection of uncontaminated regions, the remediation or clean up of contaminated Read more