Geotechnical Engineering

Drones and Natural Disasters

Typically surveying natural disasters like earthquakes, floods, and landslides involves putting boots on the ground and using tools like measuring tape or GPS to take stock of how the area has been affected. As you might imagine this takes a significant amount of time, is potentially dangerous, and costs a lot to pursue.

Facilities

The Geotechnical group has laboratories with state-of the-art equipment and field testing facilities. The F.E. Richart Soil Dynamics Laboratory is a fully equipped geotechnical laboratory with specialized and unique testing devices to evaluate the dynamic properties of soil.

Graduate Courses

CEE 535. Excavation and Tunneling
Prerequisite: CEE 345. II (3 credits)
Selection of methods of attack for excavation of tunnels and deep vertical-sided openings. Tunneling procedures based on behavioral characteristics of soil and rock. Study of tunnel boring machines, shielded and drill-and-blast operations, linings. Soil liner interaction. Deep excavation procedures related to support of excavation systems, methods of installation and dewatering.
 
CEE 541. Soil Sampling and Testing

Richard D. Woods

Richard D. Woods
Emeritus Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2020 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 764-4303
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  rdw@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2020 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Donald H. Gray

Emeritus Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2320 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 764-4354
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  dhgray@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2320 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Dimitrios Zekkos

Dimitrios Zekkos
Associate Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2016 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 647-1843
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  zekkos@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2016 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Radoslaw L. Michalowski

Radoslaw L. Michalowski
Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2028 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 763-2146
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  rlmich@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2028 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Roman D. Hryciw

Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2032 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 763-5491
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  romanh@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2032 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos
Associate Professor

Office:  2350 Hayward, 2024 GG Brown
Phone:  (734) 764-0057
Fax:  (734) 764-4292
Email:  addazekk@umich.edu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
2350 Hayward, 2024 GG Brown
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125


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