NGES at Northwestern University

Richard J. Finno, Sarah L. Gassman, Michele Calvello

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The subsurface conditions and full-scale field experiments conducted at the National Geotechnical Experimentation Site (NGES) at Northwestern University are summarized. The subsurface conditions consist of sand fill overlying a sequence of glacial clays and silts over dolomite bedrock. Field and laboratory geotechnical characterizations of the soil are summarized. The three full-scale test sections include an axial load test program on driven piles and drilled shafts, a permanent nondestructive evaluation test section for drilled shafts, and an axial load test program for multiple expanded tip micropiles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-159
Number of pages30
JournalGeotechnical Special Publication
Issue number93
StatePublished - 2000
EventA2K Specialty Conference on Performance Verification of Constructed Geotechnical Facilities - Amherst, MA, USA
Duration: Apr 9 2000Apr 12 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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