Geotechnical Testing Journal

Geotechnical Testing Journal

About this journal

This journal is published in six issues per year. Some issues, in whole or in part, may be Special Issues focused on a topic of interest to our readers.

The purpose of the Geotechnical Testing Journal is (1) to provide a high-quality publication that informs the profession of new developments in soil and rock testing and related fields; (2) to provide a forum for the exchange of information, particularly that which leads to the development of new test procedures; and (3) to stimulate active participation of the profession in the work of ASTM International Committee D18 on Soil and Rock and related information.

Contributions include papers, technical notes, letters to the editor, discussions of previously published papers, and book reviews. The editorial scope of this journal covers test methods for soil and rock, sampling, nomenclature, and practices relating to the determination of properties and behavior of soil and rock for engineering purposes, and for soil as a medium for plant growth. Topics of interest include: new testing equipment, apparatus, and procedures for both field and laboratory applications; evaluation of existing ASTM International standards and recommendations for new standards for apparatus or test procedures; and test results that give insights into test procedures, techniques, and data interpretation. Topics must be related to soil and rock but may include use and testing of geosynthetic materials in conjunction with soil and rock, highway materials testing such as aggregate properties or pavement performance measurement, geophysical exploration, marine sediments, groundwater investigations, testing and stabilization of contaminated soils, and soil and rock engineering related to waste management.

First Look Papers

Note to users: The section First Look Papers contains peer reviewed and accepted articles to be published in this journal. When the final article is assigned to an issue of the journal, the First Look Papers version will be removed from this section and will appear in the associated journal issue.

A Tool for Processing and Inversion of MASW Data and a Study of Inter-session Variability of MASW

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Page Count: 20

Published Online: 05 June 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230380

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Thermo-mechanical Calibration of a Temperature-Controlled Oedometer

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Page Count: 13

Published Online: 17 June 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230403

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Calibration and Validation of S3F Sensor for Measuring Normal and Shear Stresses in Soil

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Page Count: 19

Published Online: 18 June 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230379

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Investigation of Earth Dam Filter Performance under Static and Dynamic Loading Conditions

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Page Count: 19

Published Online: 02 July 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230419

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Effects of Cable Sheath on Deformation Coordination between the Sensing Fiber and Sand

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Page Count: 24

Published Online: 02 July 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230370

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Influence of a Shaky Start upon Overdamped or Underdamped Field Permeability (Slug) Test Results

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Page Count: 23

Published Online: 03 July 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230319

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A Modified Rowe Cell with Bender Elements for Small Strain Shear Modulus Measurements

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Page Count: 21

Published Online: 22 July 2024

DOI: 10.1520/GTJ20230329

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Editorial Board


Kenneth R. Bell, Ph.D., P.E., Bechtel Energy, Pikesville, MD, USA 

Nazli Yesiller, Ph.D., Global Waste Research Institute, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Dr. David W. Airey, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr. Khalid A. Alshibli, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, USA
  • Dr. Richard J. Bathurst, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • Dr. Paul J. Bullock, Fugro Consultants, Inc. - Loadtest, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Dr. Andrew P. Bunger, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Dr. Guojun Cai, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • Dr. Bernardo Castellanos, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • Dr. A. Viana da Fonseca, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • Dr. Jennifer Day, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 
  • Dr. Mandar M. Dewoolkar, University of Vermont , Burlington, VT, USA
  • Dr. Vincent P. Drnevich, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Dr. Chadi S. El Mohtar, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
  • Dr. Dante Fratta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA
  • Dr. Majid Ghayoomi, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, USA
  • Dr. Karen S. Henry, United States Air Force Academy, CO, USA
  • Dr. Laureano R. Hoyos, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA
  • Dr. Zoubeir Lafhaj, École Centrale de Lille, Lille, France
  • Mr. Michael W. Laney, P.E., G.E., P.ENG., Geostabilization International, Olathe, KS, USA
  • Dr. Fook-Hou Lee, The National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr. Ali Maher, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, USA
  • Ms. Gabriela Mariscal, P.E., National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, VA, USA
  • Dr. John S. McCartney, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • James A. McKelvey, III, P.E., D.GE, Earth Engineering, Inc., East Norriton, PA, USA
  • Dr. Jay N. Meegoda, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA
  • Dr. Paola Monaco, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
  • Dr. Michael A. Mooney, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 80401, USA
  • Dr. Anand J. Puppala, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
  • Mr. Donald T. Robertson, Applied Foundation Testing, Inc., Green Cove Springs, FL, USA
  • Dr. Joel Sarout, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Bentley, Australia
  • Dr. Devendra N. Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India
  • Dr. Khaled Sobhan, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA
  • Dr. Muhannad T. Suleiman, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA USA
  • Dr. Anh Minh Tang, École des Ponts ParisTech, Marne-la-Vallée, France
  • Dr. Ingrid Tomac, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Dr. Dharma Wijewickreme, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Dr. Xiong Yu, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

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ISSN: 0149-6115
E-ISSN: 1945-7545