Raymond B. Seed

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Raymond B. Seed
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Raymond
Middle Name
B.
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Professor Seed's research activities span a wide range of subject areas. His research has had a significant impact on geotechnical practice in a number of areas including: analysis of compaction-induced stresses and deformations, seismic stability analysis of dams and embankments, analysis of soil liquefaction potential and post-liquefaction behavior, analysis of reinforced soil systems and deep braced excavations, mitigation of membrane compliance effects in undrained testing of coarse granular soils, effects of site conditions on seismic site response, finite element analysis of soil-structure interaction, stability and performance evaluation for hazardous waste fills, and others.

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Education:

  • University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. - Geotechnical Engineering, December, 1983.
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.S. - Geotechnical Engineering, June, 1981.
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.S. - Civil Engineering, June, 1980.

 

Awards and Honors:

 

  • University of California Outstanding Freshman Award, 1975
  • Member of Dean's Honor Roll, 1975-1980
  • Graduated with Highest Honors, 1980
  • Regents Fellow, University of California, 1980-81
  • Converse Award for Most Outstanding Graduate Student in Geotechnical Engineering, 1981
  • Member, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, 1981
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, 1981
  • Exxon Teaching Fellow, 1982-1983
  • Presidential Young Investigator Award, U.S. National Science Foundation, 1985
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Woodward-Clyde Consultants and the Egyptian High and Aswan Dam Authority, 1985
  • Member, Sigma Xi Scientific and Engineering Honor Society, 1986
  • Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1987
  • Award for Outstanding Service, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1988
  • New Engineering Educator Excellence Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 1988
  • Best Professor Award, Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, University of California at Berkeley, 1988
  • Edmund Freidman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989
  • Best Professor Award, Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, University of California at Berkeley, 1989
  • University Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1989
  • Arthur Casagrande Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996
  • Shamsher Prakash Award for International Contributions to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 1997

 

Professional Affiliations:

 

  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers, Geotechnical Division (ASCE)
  • Member, International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMFE)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
  • Member, Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)
  • Member, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California at Berkeley (EERC)
  • Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
  • Individual Member, California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering (CUREe)
  • Faculty Member, ASFE; The Association of Engineering Firms Practicing in the Geosciences

 

Professional Service:

 

  • Member, Organizing Committee, Xith International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, San Francisco, 1985.
  • Chairman, U.S. National Society Publications Committee, XIIth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1989.
  • Member, Structural Engineers Association of Northern California (SEAONC), Committee (Se) on Geotechnical Issues Affecting the SEAOC and NEHRP Seismic Codes, 1990-present.
  • Chairman, SEAOUC Committee S4 Sub-Committee on SEAOC Seismic Code Issues Related to Liquefaction and Ground Failure, 1992-1995.
  • Member, CDMG Working Group for Implementation of the 1990 Seismic Hazard Mapping (and Mitigation) Act, California Division of Mines and Geology, 1991-1997.
  • Member, Publications Committee, Geotechnical Division, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1897-1992.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1992-1993.
  • Member, Committee on Embankment Dams and Slopes, American Society of Civil Engineers 1989-present.
  • Co-Chairman, Organizing Committee, ASCE Specialty Conference on "Stability and Performance of Slopes and Embankments - II (A 25-Year Perspective)", Berkeley, June, 1992; also
  • Proceedings editor.
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Society for Engineering Education, Pacific Southwest Section, 1988-1991.
  • Chairman, Committee on Younger Members, Pacific Southwest Section, American Society for Engineering Education, 1988-1991.
  • Vice Chairman, Membership, Pacific southwest Section, American Society for Engineering Education, 1989-1991.
  • Chairman, Organizing Committee, Annual Conference of the Pacific Southwest Section, American Society for Engineering Education, Berkeley, California, October 1991.
  • Member, Ad-hoc Committee on Younger Members, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute,l 1987-1992.
  • Member, Annual Research Proposal Review Panels, U.S. Geological Survey, 1988 and 1989.
  • Member, Research Review Panel to Review Proposals for Research Involving the October 17, 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake, U.S. Geological Survey, 1989.
  • Member, Organizing Committee for the Second International Conference on Recent Advances in, Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Rolla, Missouri, May 1991.
  • Member, TRB Committee on Subsurface Soil-Structure Interaction, National Research Council 1985-1993.
  • Member, U.S. NSF Post-Earthquake Investigation Team, Kobe, Japan, 1995.
  • Member, CAL-FED Panel for Assessment of Seismic Vulnerability of Levees in the Sacramento-, San Joaquin Delta Region, 1997-98.
  • Participating Instructor: Five-day short course on "Seismic Stability Analyses of Earth and Rockfill Dams" for the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, San Francisco, CA Sept. 9-13, 1985.
  • Participating Instructor: Four-day short course on "Microcomputers in Geotechnical Engineering Practice," Madison, WI, June 3-6, 1986.
  • Participating Instructor: Five day short courses on "Seismic Analysis, Design and Evaluation of Tunnels and Dams," for the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Berkeley, CA, June 18-22, 1990, and August 19-23, 1991.
  • Participating Instructor: Two-day short course/seminar on "Seismic Re-Evaluation and Retrofit of Bridges," University of California at Berkeley, June 8-9, 1992.
  • Organizer/Participating Instructor: Five-day short course on "Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering for Practicing Engineers," University of California at Berkeley, August 20-25, 1994.
  • Organizer/Participating Instructor: One-day short courses on "Seismic Analysis and Design of Waste Landfills"; Berkeley, California, June 4, 1994, and March 10, 1995; Los Angeles,, California, Jan. 21, 1995; and Washington, D.C., July 21, 1995.
  • Participating Instructor: Two-day short course/seminar on "Evaluation and Mitigation of Liquefaction Hazard," for Woodward-Clyde Consultants, Oakland, CA, Nov. 22-23, 1997.
  • Organizer/Participating Instructor: Three-day short course on "Evaluation and Mitigation of Seismic Liquefaction and Slope Instability Hazard," sponsored by the California Division of Mines and Geology, Los Angeles, Calif., Jan. 22-24, 1998.
  • Invited participant, Workshop on "Methods for Seismic Hazards Zonation," jointly sponsored by California SMGB, CDMG, California SSC, and USGS; Tomales Bay, California, February 19-21, 1991.
  • Invited participant, Workshop for planning of western U.S. strong motion and other seismic site instrumentation programs, US. Geological Survey, Asilomar, Calif., March 3-5, 1991.
  • Faculty participant, three-day invitational workshop to examine problems and solutions associated with providing new engineering faculty for the future, co-sponsored by NSF and the American Society for Engineering Education, Washington, D.C., January 12-14, 1989.
  • Invited participant, NSF Workshop for development of research plans and priorities in the areas of geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics, Sacramento, California, February 4-6, 1992. Member, Editorial Board: Computers and Geotechnics, 1986-1991.
  • Invited participant, NSF/NCEER Workshop to Define/Refine the State-of-the-Art for In-Situ Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 4-5, 1996.
  • Invited participant, ATC-35 Ground Motion Initiative Workshop, San Diego, California, July 30-31, 1997.

 

Journal Reviews:

 

  • Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, A.S.C.E.; Soils and Foundations;
  • Transportation Research Record, National Research Council; International Journal of Soil
  • Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering; Geotechnical Testing Journal, A.S.T.M.; International
  • Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics; ASME Transactions, American
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers; Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America; Earthquake
  • Marine Geotechnology; Journal of Engineering Sciences, Saudi Arabia; ASCE Journal of
  • Infrastructure Systems.

 

Research Proposal Reviews:

 

  • U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific
  • Research, California Division of Mines and Geology CSMIP, and the State of Louisiana Board of Regents.

 

Consulting Experience:
Since 1982, consultant to:

 

  • Governmental Port Authorities, Nice, France: Study of th 1979 slope failure and tidal wave at the New Port of Nice, 1982-84.
  • Converse Consultants: Seismic risk studies of the Mokelumne Aqueduct System in the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta Region, California, 1982.
  • Kaiser Aluminum Corporation: Soil-structure interaction aspects of flexible culvert design for large- span culvert structures; design, analysis, laboratory and field testing of new aluminum culvert types and new types of spiral pipe; field problems associated with construction and backfill placement operations; finited element analyses; forensic studies; expert testimony; consultation regarding individual culvert installations across the continental United States, 1982-88.
  • Nikken Sekkei, Ltd.: Soil-structure interaction effects and seismic earth pressure evaluation for large oil storage tank foundations in Japan, 1983.
  • H. Bolton Seed, Inc.: Generation of modified acceleration time histories and response spectra for seismic analyses, 1984.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Finite element analyses of Barkley Dam for liquefaction studies, 1983 development and implementation of methods for mitigation of membrane compliance effects in undrained testing of gravelly soils, 1985-86; post-liquefaction seismic slope stability studies of Lower San Fernando Dam in the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake, 1985-88; review of seismicity, soil liquefaction, and seismic stability and performance studies to Tuttle Creek Dam, Kansas, 1991; member of working group for development of seismic design manuals for the U.S. Navy dealing with evaluation and mitigation of soil liquefaction hazard design of wall, locks and other retaining structures, and evaluation of liquefaction-related settlements, 1991; consultation regarding development of national criteria for seismic safety evaluation of Federal dams and levee systems, 1996-97.
  • Woodward-Clyde Consultants: Laboratory cyclic triaxial and index testing for seismic stability studies of The Aswan Dam, 1984-85; Laboratory cyclic triaxial and steady-state residual strength testing for seismic stability studies of Lake Madigan Dam, Solano County, California, 1988; Consultation and review of seismicity and seismic stability studies of Big Dalton, Little Dalton, Santa Anita and Sawpit debris dams, studies performed for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, 1990-91; Consultation regarding seismic stability, soil liquefaction, and flow deformation studies for a tailings impoundment in the mid-western U.S., 1998.
  • Beachtel Civil and Minerals: Finite element analyses of Mount Tabor Reservoir embankment dam for liquefaction studies, 1985.
  • Lockwood, Singh and Associates: Consulting and review of finite element and conventional stability analyses of the Big Rock-Mesa landslide, Los Angeles, California, 1985-86.
  • City of Benicia: Review of geotechnical investigations, static and seismic stability analyses for the Panoche Repository Class I hazardous waste landfill in Solano County, California, 1987-88; Review of preliminary closure plans for the Panoche Repository, 1988.
  • Engineering Science: Consultation and review of finite element analyses for a proposed extension of Ramona Dam in San Diego County, California, 1987.
  • San Lorenzo Valley Water District: Consultation and review of static and seismic slope stability studies and seismic slope displacemtn studies for Big-Con Dam and Reservoir in Santa Cruz County, California, 1987-88.
  • Peter Kaldveer and Associates, Inc.: Probabilistic seismicity evaluation and seismic site response analyses for a bayshore development in Emeryville, California, 1987-88; Similar studies, as well as consultation and review of dynamic pile response analyses for Pier 39 in San Francisco, California 1988.
  • Northern Engineering and Testing, Inc.: Seismic slope displacement and post-liquefaction stability studies for the proposed seismic rehabilitation of Chessman Dam, Montana, 1987-88.
  • Gator Culvert, Inc., Florida: Finite element analyses of soil-structure interaction effects of multi-axle vehicle loads over long-span culverts at shallow cover depths and development of design procedures for such vehicle load conditions, 1988.
  • Rosenberg & Reisman: Finite element analyses, forensic post-failure investigation and expert testimony regarding the failure of a long-span culvert overpass structure in Cooper City, Florida, 1988.
  • Chemical Waste Management, Inc.: Studies of the slope stability failure of March 19, 1988 at the Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Management Facility, California, 1988; Review of slope stability studies for the Arlington Facility hazardous waste repository, Arlington, Oregon, 1988; Consultation and review of final cause of failure studies for Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A, Kettleman Hills Hazardous Waste Management Facility, California, 1990-91
  • Haro, Kasunich & Associates, Inc.: Consultation and review of seismic site response analyses for a proposed structure in Santa Cruz, California, 1989.
  • Canonie Environmental Services Corp.: Evaluation of liner system interface shear strengths for multi- ayered liner systems for three proposed hazardous waste landfills in Southern California, 1988.
  • Contech Construction Products, Inc.: Finite element analyses and studies of structural stability of in-service, deformed, corrugated aluminum box culverts, 1988.
  • CH2M Hill: Evaluation of liner system interface shear strengths for two lined waste repository basins in King County, Washington, 1989; Consultation and review of site characterization studies, preliminary design and static and seismic stability analyses for a proposed waste landfill in central California, 1989-1992; Consultation and review of stability analyses and closure plans for a second waste landfill in central California, 1989.
  • Williams, Kelly, Polverari & Skelton: Review and comment on geotechnical studies for a coastal site in Seal Cove, California distressed due to slope stability failures and coastal erosion, 1989.
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation: Large-scale (12-in. dia.) monotonic and cyclic triaxial testing of gravelly soils for the shells of the proposed Jordanelle Dam in northern Utah, 1989; Consultation and review of seismicity and seismic stability studies and remediation for Bradbury Dam, Santa Barbara Co., California, 1994-96.
  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS): Review of seismic design spectra for bayshore sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1989-1992.
  • Nelson & Leighton: Development of seismic design spectra, evaluation of seismic slope stability, and general geotechnical consultation of a San Francisco bayshore residential development in Marin County, California, 1990.
  • Browning-Ferris Industries: Consultation regarding evaluation of static and seismic stability and performance of a lined municipal waste fill in Los Angeles County, California, 1990.
  • Leighton and Associates, Inc.: Review of studies pertaining to liquefaction hazard for a proposed development in Los Angeles County, California, 1990.
  • California Department of Water Resources (DWR): Consultation and review of remedial works to prevent failure of levees on Sherman Island, Sacramento County, California, 1991; Consultation regarding studies of seismic response and performance of levees and related systems in the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta region, 1991 - present.
  • Emcon Associates, Inc.: Consultation regarding seismic stability and performance of the Palo Alto Sanitary Landfill, San Mateo County, California, 1991; Consultation regarding studies of seismic stability and performance of Richmond sanitary Services Class II Waste Landfill, Contra Costa County, California, 1991.
  • The Mark Group: Consultation regarding seismic site response studies and pile foundation analyses for the Contra Costa County Water District's proposed Old River Pumping Facility, Los Vaqueros Dam Project, Contra Costa County, California, 1992.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company: Consultation and review of seismicity, seismic stability and Performance studies of Lake Almador Dam, Plumas County, California, 1992; Consultation and review of similar studies for Butte Valley Reservoir Dam, Plumas County, California, 1992.
  • LAW Engineering: Undrained cyclic triaxial testing, and related index testing, for the Savannah River Tritium Replacement Facility, Georgia, 1993.
  • Harza Kaldveer: Consultation regarding seismic response analyses, soil-structure interaction and foundation element stability studies for the Corte Madera Creek Bridges, Marin County, California, 1993.
  • B.C. Hydro: Consultation and review of liquefaction and seismic stability studies for Keenleyside Dam, British Columbia, Canada, 1993-present.
  • CDM Federal Programs Corp.: Consultation and review of seismicity, statid and seismic stability and deformation and cover design studies of the OII Landfill, Los Angels, California, 1993-present.
  • Sindhu Rudianto: Consultation and review of seismicity and seismic site response studies for several highrise developments and a telecommunications tower, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1995-97.
  • AGS Consultants: Consultation and review of seismicity, site response and liquefaction studies, and deep foundation design studies, for proposed BART station and parking gargages at San Francisco International Airport, 1996.
  • Coffey Partners Intl. Pty. Ltd.: Consultation and review of seismicity, site response and soil liquefaction hazard evaluations on behalf of the Regional Government, MFP project area, Adelaide, Australia, 1996.
  • Tech Ion Industrial Brazil S.A.: Consultantion and review of seimicity studies, site response analyses, liquefaction studies, slope stability studies, and foundation design for a proposed nuclear facility in Manaus, Brazil, 1997; Similar studies for a second site in Belem, brazil, 1997-98.
  • Berloger Geotechnical Consultants: Consultation and review of liquefaction hazard evaluation and remediation studies for a proposed residential development in Alameda, California 1997-98.

 

Employment Record:

 

  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering: University of California, Berkeley, July 1991- present.
  • Associate Professor of Civil Engineering: University of California, Berkeley, July 1989 - June 1991.
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering: University of California, Berkeley, January 1987- February 1989.
  • Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering: Stanford University, August 1983 - December 1986 (and Part- Time Visiting Professor, January 1987-90).
  • Teaching Assistant and Graduate Research Assistant: University of California, Berkeley, September 1981-June 1983.
  • Lead Engineer: Converse Consultants, San Francisco, California, June 1981 - September 1981 Dynamic soil-structure interaction analyses, liquefaction analyses, statistical risk analyses. Project director for a major aqueduct lifeline hazard analysis study.
  • Staff Engineer: Woodward-Clyde Consultants, San Francisco, California, June 1980 - September 1980 Developed laboratory and field testing programs for the National Nuclear Waste Repository Study; Basalt Borehole Plugging Program.
  • Staff Engineer: Dames and Moore, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 1979 - January 1980 Soils laboratory work, pile load tests, pile driving inspection, excavation and fill inspection, borehole and test pit logging, rock probing, settlement and slope stability analyses, design of pavements and retaining walls, report and proposal preparation.
  • Engineer: EDS Nuclear, San Francisco, California, June 1978 - January 1979 Computer modeling and three-dimensional finite element analyses of nuclear reactor piping with respect to gravity, thermal, hydraulic, and seismic loadings.
  • Field Engineer: East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, California, June 1977 - September 1977 Fill inspector, Upper San Leandro Dam earth fill.

 

Publications

 

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

R. B. Seed and J.M. Duncan, "Soil-Sturcture Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Geotechnical Engineering Research Report No. UCB/GT/83-06, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983, 447 pp.

R. B. Seed and J.M. Duncan, "SSCOMP" A Finite Element Analysis Program for Evaluation of Soil-Structure Interaction and COMPaction Effects," Geotechnical Engineering Research Report No. UCB/GT/84-02, University of California, Berkeley, February 1984, 127 pp.

J. M. Duncan, R. B. Seed, and R. H. Drawsky, "Design of Corrugated Metal Box Culverts," Geotechnical Engineering Research Report No. UCB/GT/84-09, University of California, Berkeley, June 1984, 39 pp.

J. M. Duncan, R. B. Seed, K. S. Wong, and Y. Ozawa, "FEADAM84: A Computer Program for Finite Element Analysis of Dams," Geotechnical Engineering Research Report No. SU/GT/84-03, Stanford University, November 1984, 78 pp.

R. B. Seed and J. M. Duncan, "Earth Pressure and Surface Load Effects on Buried Pipelines," Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advances in Pipeline Engineering, Madison, Wisconsin, pp. 320-330, August 1985.

J. M. Duncan, R. B. Seed and R. H. Drawsky, "Design of Corrugated Metal Box Culverts," Transportation Research Record, No. 1008, pp. 33-41, September, 1985.

H. B. Seed, R. B. Seed, S. S. Lai and B. Khamenehpour, "Seismic Design of Concrete Faced Rockfill Dams," Proceedings, ASCE Symposium on Concrete Faced Rockfill Dams, Detroit, pp. 459-478, October 1985.

C. Y. Ou and R. B. Seed, "The Promontory Long-Span Culvert Overpass Structure: Field Measurements and Finite Element Analyses," Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/85-01, Stanford University, November 1985, 56 pp.

J. M. Duncan and R. B. Seed, "Compaction-Induced Earth Pressures Under KO-Conditions," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 112, No. 1, pp. 23-43, January 1986.

R. B. Seed and J. M. Duncan, "FE Analyses: Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deformations," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 112, No. 1, pp. 23-43, January 1986.

R. B. Seed, J. G. Collin and J. K. Mitchell, "FEM Analyses of Compacted Reinforced-Soil Walls," Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Numerical Methods in Geomechanics, Belgium, March 31-April 4, 1986, pp. 553-562.

R. B. Seed and J. M. Duncan, "Analysis of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deformations," Proceedings of the Second International Conference of Numberical Methods in Geomechanics, Belgium, March 31-April 4, 1986, pp. 439-450.

R. B. Seed, S. R. Lee, H. L. Jong and L. F. Harder, "Effects of Borehole Fluid and Seismic History on Penetration and Liquefaction Resistance Evaluations," report prepared for the U.S. National Bureau of Standards, Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/86-01, Stanford University, July 1986, 64 pp.

C. A. Human, R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and R. I. Borja, "Predicted Behavior of the Stanstead Abbotts Trial Embankment," invited prediction, Proceedings of the Reinforced Earth Prediction Symposium, King's College, London, England, September 17-18, 1986.

R. B. Seed and N. Dean Marachi, "Lifeline Risk Analysis: The Mokelumne Aqueduct Study," Proceedings of the Specialty Session on Seismic Evaluation of Lifeline Systems, ASCE Fall Conference, Boston, October 27-31, 1986, pp. 28-43.

R. B. Seed and H. Anwar, "Development of a Laboratory Technique for Correcting Results of Undrained Triaxial Shear Tests on Soils Containing Coarse Particles for Effects of Membrane Compliance," report prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/86-03, December 1986, 94 pp.

R. B. Seed and C. Y. Ou, "Measurement and Analysis of Compaction Effects on a Long-Span Culvert," Trnsportation Research Record, No. 1087, pp. 37-45, January, 1987.

H. L. Jong, P. G. Nicholson and R. B. Seed, "Laboratory Evaluation of Undrained Cyclid and Residual Strengths of Lower San Fernando Dam Soils," Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/87-01, Stanford University, June 1987, 168 pp.

J. R. Raines, R. I. Borja, H. Anwar and R. B. Seed, "Numerical Analysis of Membrane Penetration Effects on Undrained Triaxial Tests," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton, New Jersey, June 22-24, 1987, Elsevier Press series "Advances in Geotechnical Engineering," Vol. 42, pp. 353-364.

R. B. Seed and N. D. Marachi, "Seismic Risk Assessment for a Lifeline Aqueduct System," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Princeton, New Jersey, June 22-24, 1987, Elsevier Press series "Advances in Geotechnical Engineering," Vol. 45. pp. 415-426.

R. B. Seed and H. L. Jong, "Factors Affecting Post-Liquefaction Strength Assessment," Proceedings of the 5th Canadian Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ottawa, Canada, July 6-8, 1987, pp. 483-492.

R. B. Seed, J. R. Koseff and J. R. Raines, "Scale Model Hydraulic Flow Tests of Corrugated Box Culverts and Smooth-Walled Flexible Box Structures," Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/87-02, Stanford University, July 1987, 28 pp.

P. De Alba, H. B. Seed, E. Retamal and R. B. Seed, "Residual Strength of Sand from Dam Failures in the Chilean Earthquake of March 3, 1985," Report No. EERC 87-11, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, September 1987, 38 pp.

C. Y. Ou and R. B. Seed, "Finite Element Analysis of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deformations," Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/87-03, Stanford University, November 1987, 415 pp.

F. H. Siddiqi, R. B. Seed, C. K. Chan, R. Pyke and H. B. Seed, "Strength Evaluatio of Coarse- Grained Soils," Report No. EERC 87-22, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, December 1987, 53 pp.

H. L. Jong and R. B. Seed, "A Critical Investigation of Factors Affecting Seismic Pore Presure Generation and Post-Liquefaction Flow Behavior of Saturated Soils," Geotechnical Research Report No. SU/GT/88-01, Stanford University, April 1988, 407 pp.

R. B. Seed and C. Y. Ou, "Compaction-Induced Distress of a Long-Span Culvert Overpass Structure," Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, St. Louis, June 1-5, 1988, pp. 1183-1190.

H. B. Seed, R. B. Seed, L. F. Harder and H. L. Jong, "Re-Evaluation of the Slide in the Lower San Fernando Dam in the 1971 San Fernando Earthquake," Report No. UCB/EERC-88/04, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, April 1988, 118 pp.

R. B. Seed, S. R. Lee and H. L. Jong, "Penetration and Liquefaction Resistances: Seismic History Effects," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. 114, No. 6, June 1988, pp. 691-697.

H. B. Seed, R. B. Seed, F. Schlosser, F. Blondeau and I. Juran, "The Landslide at the Port of Nice on October 16, 1979," Report No. UCB/EERC-88/10, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, June, 1988, 68 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, L. F. Harder, T. L. Youd and M. Bennet, "Effects of Borehole Fluid on Standard Penetration Test Results," Geotechnical Testing Journal, American Society for Testing and Materials, Vol. 11, No. 4, December 1988, pp. 248-256.

P. De Alba, H. B. Seed, E. Retamal and R. B. Seed, "Analyses of Dam Failures in the 1985 Chilean Earthquake," Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineering, Vol. 114, No. 12, December 1988, pp. 1414-1434.

R. B. Seed and J. R. Raines, "Failure of Flexible Long-Span Culverts Under Exceptional Live Loads," Transportation Research Record, No. 1191, pp. 22-29, December, 1988.

S. R. Lee, R. I. Borja and R. B. Seed, "Nonlinear Elastoplastic Finite Element Analysis of Braced Excavations," Research Report No. SU/GT/88-02, Stanford University, March, 1989, 163 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. D. Bray, R. W. Boulanger and H. B. Seed, "Seismic Response of the Puddingstone and Cogswell Dams in the 1987 Whittier Narrows Earthquake," CSMIP89 Seminar on Seismological and Engineering Implications of Recent Strong-Motion Data, Sacramento, Calif., pp. 7-1 through 7-10, May 9, 1989.

R. I. Borja, S. R. Lee and R. B. Seed, "Excavation in Cohesive Soils: Modelling the Effects of Creep on Long-Term Performance," Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Numerical Models in Geomechanics, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 8-11, 1989, pp. 585-592.

R. I. Borja, S. R. Lee and R. B. Seed, "Numerical Simulation of Excavation in Elastoplastic Soils," International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 13, pp. 231-249 June, 1989.

H. B. Seed, R. B. Seed, L. F. Harder and H. L. Jong, "Re-Evaluation of the Lower San Fernando Dam; Report 2: Examination of the Post-Earthquake Slide of February 9, 1971," Report No. GL-89-2, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, July, 1989, 265 pp.

R. B. Seed, H. Anwar and P. G. Nicholson, "Elimination of Membrance Compliance Effects in Undrained Testing," Proceedings of the XIIth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and , Foundation Engineering, Rio De Janeiro, August 13-18, 1989, pp. 111-114.

K. Arulanandan, H. B. Seed, R. B. Seed, C. Yogachandran and K. Muraleetharan, "Centrifuge Model Tests to Study the Effects of Volume Change Characteristics on the Dynamic Stability of Heterogeneous Earth Dams," Geotechnical Research Report, University of California at Davis September, 1989.

A., Bertero, V. V., Bolt, B. A., Mahin, S. A., Moehle, J. P. and Seed, R. B., "Preliminary Report on the Seismological and Engineering Aspects of the October 17, 1989 Santa Cruz (Loma Prieta) Earthquake," Report No. UCB/EERC-89-14, Earthquake Engineering Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, October 1989, 51 pp.

J. K. Mitchell, N. Sitar and R. B. Seed, "Waste Geotechnics at the University of California at Berkeley," Geotechnical News, Vol. 7, No. 4, December, pp. 28-31, 1989.

R. B. Seed, J. D. Bray and D. Thomas, "Analysis, Design and Prototype Testing of a Smooth-Walled Box Culvert System," Transportation Research Record, No. 1231, National Research Council, pp. 1-13, December 1989.

R. Boulanger, R. B. Seed and J. C. Schluter, "Measurements and Analyses of Deformed Flexible Box Culverts," Transportation Research Record, No. 1231, National Research Council, pp. 25-35, December 1989.

R. B. Seed, H. Anwar and P. G. Nicholson, "Measurement and Elimination of Membrane Compliance Effects in Undrained Triaxial Testing," Research Report o. SU/GT/89-01, Stanford University, December, 1998 START**** University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, J. K. Mitchell and H. B. Seed, "Slope Stability Failure Investigation: Kettleman Hills Repository Landfill Unit B-19, Phase I-A," Geotechnical Research Report No. UCB/GT/88-01, University of California, Berkeley, July 1988, 96 pp.

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

R. B. Seed, "Soil Structure Interaction Effects of Compaction-Induced Stresses and Deflections," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California, Berkeley, December 1983.

Education

Ph.D. - Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1983
M.S. - Geotechnical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1981
B.S. - Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1980

Awards
  • Shamsher Prakash Award for International Contributions to Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, 1997
  • Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1996
  • Distinguished Teaching Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1989
  • Arthur Casagrande Professional Development Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989
  • Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1989
  • Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1987
  • Presidential Young Investigators Award, National Science Foundation, 1985
Publications

Recent Publications

Journal Papers

• Moss, R.E.S., R.B. Seed and R.S. Olsen, "Normalizing the CPT for Overburden Stress," Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, March 2006, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 378-387, doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)1090-0241(2006)132:3(378).

Technical Reports

• Seed, R.B., R.I. Abdelmalak, A.G. Athanasopoulos, R.G. Bea, G.P. Boutwell, J.D. Bray, J.L. Briaud, C. Cheung, B.D. Collins, D. Cobos-Roa, D. Farber, M. Hanenmann, L.F. Harder, M.S. Inamine, K.S. Inkabi, A.M. Kammerer, D. Karadeniz, R.E. Kayen, R.E.S. Moss, J. Nicks, S. Nimala, J.M. Pestana, J. Porter, K. Rhee, M.F. Riemer, K. Roberts, J.D. Rogers, R. Storesund, A. Thompson, A.V Govindasamy, X. Vera-Grunauer, J. Wartman, C.M. Watkins, E.Wenk and S. Yim., Investigation of the Performance of the New Orleans Flood Protection Systems in Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, CITRIS Center, University of California, Berkeley, July 2006, Report No. UCB/CITRIS-06/01.

Research Overview

Soil/structure interaction; slope stability and performance of dams and waste fills, geotechnical earthquake engineering

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  • W 11-12
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