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Top 10 Papers


The purpose of this session is to provide to any interested engineer or company a starting point of the best publications on a specific topic. Qualified and well-known Professors or engineers are invited to recommend the best 10 papers in a specific field of their expertise.


Top ten papers on Surface Wave Analysis for Geotechnical Site Characterization

Suggested by Professor Sebastiano Foti, Politecnico di Turin,Italy. List compiled in March 2013.

Top ten papers on the Flat Dilatometer

Suggested by Professor Marchetti S., Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, L' Aquila University, Italy. List compiled in January 2003.

Top ten papers on the properties of Municipal Solid-Waste

Suggested by Dr. Kavazanjian, E., and Dr. Matasovic, N. , Geosyntec Consultants, Huntington Beach, CA, USA. List compiled in March 2003.

Top ten papers on the Cone Penetration Test

Suggested by Professor Paul W. Mayne, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. List compiled in May 2003.

Top ten Introductory Papers on Macroscopic Soil Plasticity Constitutive Modelling

Suggested by Professor Y.F. Dafalias, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Davis, CA, USA, and Department of Mechanics, National Technical University of Athens, Hellas. List compiled in December 2003.

Top ten papers on the Pressuremeter

Suggested by Professor Jean-Louis Briaud, Professor and Holder of the Buchanan Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University. List compiled in October 2004.

Top ten papers on Embankment Dams

Suggested by David Rees Gillette, P.E., PhD, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver CO. List originally compiled: June 2005. Revision #: 2: Latest revision: May 2011.

Top ten papers on Active Faulting

Suggested by Robert H. Sydnor, Engineering Geologist, Seismologist, Hydrogeologist. List compiled: July 2005.