Geotechnical Engineering: Geotechnical engineering resources

Geotechnical Engineering at Virginia Tech

Geotechnical Engineering is the branch of civil engineering concerned with the design and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining walls, tunnels, levees, and similar facilities. It plays a key role in all civil engineering projects built on or in the ground, and is vital for the assessment of natural hazards such as earthquakes, liquefaction, sinkholes, rock falls, and landslides.

Tools for finding geotechnical engineering articles, papers, and technical reports

Tools for obtaining an overview of geotechnical engineering topics

Engineering Librarian

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Larry Thompson
Contact:
3013 Newman Library
560 Drillfield Drive (MC 0434)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-8693

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Interlibrary Loan Services

All current Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, regardless of your location, may request through ILLiad for materials:

  • not owned by Virginia Tech (books, articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)
  • owned by Virginia Tech but are unavailable for use (print books)
  • owned by Virginia Tech and available in print (scans of articles from journals and conference proceedings, book chapters, standards, and technical papers)

We ship requests via UPS to users outside the immediate Blacksburg area (Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski counties).

Articles, book chapters, and many technical papers are delivered in PDF format to your ILLiad account.  Occasionally, due to copyright restrictions, a paper copy of an article or standard are sent to the mailing address listed on your account.