Recent Submissions

  • Towards reliable and effective site investigations 

    Jaksa, M. B., J. S. Goldsworthy, G. A. Fenton, W. S. Kaggwa, et al. 2005. "Towards reliable and effective site investigations." Geotechnique 55(2): 109-121.
    It is widely appreciated that, in civil engineering and building projects, the largest element of financial and technical risk usually lies in the ground. Almost exclusively, the scope of geotechnical investigations is ...
  • Reliability of traditional retaining wall design 

    Fenton, G. A., D. V. Griffiths, and M. B. Williams. 2005. "Reliability of traditional retaining wall design." Geotechnique 55(1): 55-62.
    Retaining wall design has long been carried out with the aid of either the Rankine or Coulomb theories of earth pressure. To obtain a closed-form solution, these traditional earth pressure theories assume that the soil is ...
  • Spatial variation in liquefaction risk 

    Fenton, G. A., and E. H. Vanmarcke. 1998. "Spatial variation in liquefaction risk." Geotechnique 48(6): 819-831.
    Basic concepts and methods of random field theory, useful for characterizing 'distributed disordered systems', are applied to a soil deposit to evaluate the spatial extent of liquefaction under typical conditions. The soil ...
  • Reliability analysis of beams on random elastic foundations 

    Griffiths, D. V., J. Paiboon, J. Huang, and G. A. Fenton. 2013. "Reliability analysis of beams on random elastic foundations." Geotechnique 63(2): 180-188.
    The classical problem of a beam on an elastic foundation has long been of practical interest to geotechnical engineers, because it provides a framework for computing deflections not only of foundations, but also of vertically ...
  • A mesh deformation algorithm for free surface problems 

    Fenton, G. A., and D. V. Griffiths. 1997. "A mesh deformation algorithm for free surface problems." International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 21(12): 817-824.
    Employing the simple iterative technique of adjusting the element positions using computed potentials to locate the free surface can lead to finite elements with large aspect ratios as the free surface drops towards the ...
  • KLT-Based quality controlled compression of single-lead ECG 

    Blanchett, T., G. C. Kember, and G. A. Fenton. 1998. "KLT-Based quality controlled compression of single-lead ECG." IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 45(7): 942-945.
    An electrocardiogram (ECG) compression algorithm based on a combination of the Karhunen-Loeve transform (KLT) and multirate sampling is introduced. The use of multirate sampling reduces KLT computational times to those ...
  • A method to assess risk reduction when utilizing geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) with compacted soil liners 

    Menzies, W. T., G. A. Fenton, C. B. Lake, and D. V. Griffiths. 2011. "A method to assess risk reduction when utilizing geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs) with compacted soil liners." Canadian Geotechnical Journal 48(1): 146-161.
    This paper presents an analytical solution developed to estimate probabilities of "failure" or advective flux "exceedance" for the case of a spatially variable geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) situated over a spatially variable ...
  • Extreme hydraulic gradient statistics in stochastic earth dam 

    Fenton, G. A., and D. V. Griffiths. 1997. "Extreme hydraulic gradient statistics in stochastic earth dam." Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering 123(11): 995-1000.
    The existence of large hydraulic gradients in regions of an earth dam where fine-grained soils are inadequately filtered can sometimes lead to internal erosion and piping failure. This paper investigates the stochastic ...