Geotechnical engineering (general)

Major impacts
  • Theoretical and practical investigation of arching effects
Research areas
  • Diaphragm walls, grouting, and other foundation problems
  • Risk assessment in geotechnical engineering
Related publications

Seiphoori, A., Whittle, A.J., Krakowiak, K.J., and Einstein, H.H. (2017). Insights into diageneis and pore structure of opalinous shale through comparative studies of natural and reconstructed materials. Clays and Clay Minerals, 65 (2), 135-153. doi:10.1346/CCMN.2017.064055

Iglesia, G.R., and Einstein, H.H. (2015). Closure to “Investigation of Soil Arching with Centrifuge Tests”. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 141 (7). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0001276

Iglesia, G.R., Einstein, H.H., and Whitman, R.V. (2014). Investigation of Soil Arching with Centrifuge Tests. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 140 (2). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000998

Iglesia, G.R., Einstein, H.H., and Whitman, R.V. (2011). Validation of centrifuge model scaling for soil systems via trapdoor tests. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 137 (11), 1075-1089. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.0000517

Einstein, H.H. (2009). The importance of discontinuities. Geostata, 13 (6), 18-21, Nov/Dec 2009.

Einstein, H.H. (2009). Commentary: rock and soil. Geostata, 13 (6), 14, Nov/Dec 2009.

Einstein, H.H., and Sousa, R. (2006). Warning system for natural threats. In: Proceedings of Geohazards 2006 (F. Nadim, H.H. Einstein, R. Pottler, H. Klapperich, S. Kramer, eds.), 18-21 June 2006, Lillehammer, Norway, pp. 1-38. New York, NY: Engineering Conferences International. Retrieved from http://dc.engconfintl.org/geohazards/1/

Einstein, H.H. (2005). A systematic approach to natural threats. Keynote lecture. In: Proceedings of the 10th National Convention on Civil Engineering, Engineering Institute of Thailand, 2-4 May 2005, Pattaya, Thailand.

Einstein, H.H. (2002). Risk assessment and management in geotechnical engineering. Keynote lecture. In: Proceedings of the 8th Portuguese Geotechnical Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 2237–2262.

Einstein (2001). Quantifying uncertain engineering geology information. Invited lecture. In: Proceedings of the 50th Geomechanics Colloquium, October 2001, Zalzburg, Austria. Also in: Felsbau, 19 (5), 72-84. Austrian Society for Geomechanics.

Einstein, H.H. (1998). Boden oder Fels – Forschung oder Ingenieurerziehung – Gegensätze in der Geotechnik. (Soil or Rock – Research or Engineering Education – Contrasts in Geotechnical Engineering.) Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Geotechnik (IGT) der ETH Zürich Band 211, February 1998, pp. 9-34. ISBN 3-7281-2601-0

Masuda, T., Einstein, H.H., and Mitachi, T. (1994). Prediction of lateral deflection of diaphragm wall in deep excavations. JSCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 505/III-29, 19-29. doi:10.2208/jscej.1994.505_19

Joseph, P.J., Einstein, H.H., and Whitman, R.V. (1988). A Literature Review of Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling with Particular Emphasis on Rock Mechanics. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering. Final report, April-December 1986, 119 pages. Prepared for Air Force Engineering & Services Center, Tyndall Air Force Base, under Contract no. DACA88-86-D-0013, June 1988. DTIC citation | PDF

Einstein, H.H. (1985). Unsicherheit in der Geotechnik. (Uncertainty in geotechnical engineering.) Schweizer Ingenieur und Architekt, 103, 398-404. Retrieved from http://www.e-periodica.ch/digbib/view?pid=sbz-003:1985:103::301#2150

Schultz, M.S., Einstein, H.H., and Azzouz, A.S. (1984). Instrumentation and Evaluation of Slurry Wall Construction. Vol. 3. Empirical Investigations of the Behavior of Diaphragm Walls. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering. MIT report R86-08, 453 pages, June 1984. Prepared for Federal Highway Administration, Office of Research & Development, Washington, D.C. Final report No. FHWA/RD-84/055. Grant No. DOT-FH-11-9639. MIT Libraries: 001340661

Baecher, G.B., Einstein, H.H., Varmancke, E.H., Veneziano, D., and Whitman, R.V. (1984). Discussion of “Conventional and probabilistic embankment design” by Verne McGuffey, Dimitri Grivas, John Iori, and Zenon Kyfor. Geotechnical Engineering, 110 (7), 989-991. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9410(1984)110:7(989)

Azzouz, A.S., and Einstein, H.H. (1984). Instrumentation and Evaluation of Slurry Wall Construction. Vol. 4. Slurry Trench Stability. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering. MIT report R86-09, 192 pages, June 1984. Prepared for Federal Highway Administration, Office of Research & Development, Washington, D.C. Final report No. FHWA/RD-84/056. Grant No. DOT-FH-11-9639. MIT Libraries: 001340659

Adams, M., Azzouz, A.S., and Einstein, H.H. (1984). Instrumentation and Evaluation of Slurry Wall Construction. Vol. 2. Diaphragm Wall: Case Studies and Application of Finite Element Method. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering. MIT report R86-07, 504 pages, June 1984. Prepared for Federal Highway Administration, Office of Research & Development, Washington, D.C. Final report No. FHWA/RD-84/054. Grant No. DOT-FH-11-9639. MIT Libraries: 000966996

Einstein, H.H., and Barvenik, M.J. (1975). Grouting Applications in Civil Engineering. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering. MIT report R75-8, Vol. 1, 192 pages, and Vol. 2, 88 pages, January 1975. Prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory under Contract no. ORNL-SUB-3960-1. MIT Libraries: 000217351

Einstein, H.H., and Schnitter, G. (1970). Selection of a chemical grout for Mattmark Dam. Journal of the ASCE Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 96 (6), 2007-2023. Retrieved from http://cedb.asce.org/CEDBsearch/record.jsp?dockey=0017204

Einstein, H.H. (1970). Freifeldwerte von luftinduzierten und direkten Erschütterungen im Fels infolge von Nuklearexplosionen. (Freefield values of air-induced and direct vibrations in rock caused by nuclear explosions.) Forschungs-Institut für militärische Bautechnik FMB 70-6, 51 pages, March 1970.

Einstein, H.H. (1969). Das Nordostkorridor-Projekt, Bautechnische Forschungsarbeiten am M.I.T. (Northeast-Corridor Project – Research on civil engineering aspects at MIT.) Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 214, 13-16.

Einstein, H.H. (1967). Fractured Rocks in Nuclear Craters. Internal report, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, 1967.

Einstein, H.H. (1966). Triaxial Testing. Part in Erdbaukurs der ETH (special soil mechanics course), Zurich, 1966.

Einstein, H.H. (1966). Die Festigkeit kohäsiver Materialien untersucht an Lockergesteinen. (Strength of cohesive materials based on behavior of soils.) Jahresbericht des Vereins Schweiz. Zement-, Kalk-, und Gips-Fabrikanten, Zurich, 1-4, 1966.

Einstein, H.H. (1966). Die Scherfestigkeit dreir koläsiver Boeden in Abhängigkeit vom Lagerungszustand und der Materialart (Shear Strength of Cohesive Soils Related to Structural and Material Properties), Sc.D. thesis, also in: Mitteilungen der Versuchsanstalt für Wasserbau und Erdbau an der ETH, 176 pages, 1966.

Einstein, H.H. (1961-1966). Several reports by ETH in soil mechanics. Among others: Linth Limmern Dam, Grouting for Mattmark Dam, Sand Drains, Highway Embankmants, Retaining Walls, Excavations, Foundations.