Our research team works closely with government and industry within Northern Virginia, and our research outcomes are quickly adopted into practice in disciplines related to geo-engineering.
Our areas of expertise include:
Forecasting Landslides in Transportation Corridors
This research seeks methods to predict rainfall-caused landslides before they happen. Our research team uses advanced digital elevation models, along with storm and soil data, to develop a tool to save lives from this common natural disaster. Principal Investigator: Burak Tanyu.
Geosynthetics in Reinforced Soil/Bridge Systems
Our research team collects data from a bridge in Virginia to investigate the performance of geosynthetic reinforced soil/integrated bridge systems. Our research will be incorporated into AASHTO LRFD Bridge Design Specifications, ensuring that practicing engineers use best practices in their designs. Principal investigator: Burak Tanyu.
Recycled Asphalt-Highway Systems
Recycling concrete into new pavement provides a less expensive building material and diverts large quantities of construction waste from landfills. This research explores the maximum percentage of recycled concrete that may be used in pavement design with sacrificing strength and durability of the road. Principal investigator: Burak Tanyu.