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Induced Partial Saturation Being Field Tested

May 23, 2012

CEE Professors Mishac Yegian and Akram Alshawabkeh were featured in ASCE Civil Engineering magazine for their upcoming field tests using Induced Partial Saturation (IPS) to prevent soil liquefaction during earthquakes. These field tests will be conducted as part of the $1.2-million grant they received last year from the National Science Foundation's George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) program. The IPS method would cost less than conventional methods and allow for more targeted treatments.

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