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Dr. Robert L Parsons

Associate Professor
Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering
University of Kansas
2150 Learned Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045-7609
Phone: 785-864-2946
Fax: 785-684-5631
Email: rparsons@ku.edu
Education
1998 Ph.D. CEE Georgia Tech
1993 M.S. GE University of Missouri-Rolla
1991 B.S. GE University of Missouri-Rolla


Selected Publications
2011 Estimation of Safety Effectiveness of Widening Shoulders and Adding Passing Lanes on Rural Two-Lane Roads
published in Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board,
2011 Development of an Enhanced T-LINK Calculator
published in University of Kansas
2011 Numerical analysis of a laterally-loaded shaft constructed within an MSE wall
published in Geotextiles and Geomembranes, 29, 233-241
2011 Experimentally quantifying the influence of geosynthetics on performance of reinforced granular bases.”
published in Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society, 42(1), 74-83
2011 Stress analysis on triangular aperture geogrid-reinforced bases over weak subgrade under cyclic loading - an experimental study
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2204, Low-Volume Roads, Vol. 2
2011 Accelerated pavement testing of geocell-reinforced unpaved roads over weak subgrade
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2204, Low-Volume Roads, Vol. 2
2011 Lateral capacity of short rock sockets in weak rock.
published in Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2212, Soil Mechanics, 34-41
2011 Laterally loaded shaft group capacities and deflections behind an MSE wall.
published in Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE. Reston, Virginia
2011 Performance of geocell-reinforced RAP bases over weak subgrade under full-scale moving wheel loads
published in Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE
2011 Creep deformation of unreinforced and geocell-reinforced recycled asphalt pavements
published in Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 211, Proceedings of GeoFrontiers 2011
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Projects
Geosynthetic Reinforcement to Protect Underground Pipes against Damage from Construction and Traffic
Properties of Fouled Recycled Ballast
Mechanical and Hydraulic Properties of Recycled Railroad Ballast
Enhanced Sustainability of Railroad Ballast
Strength and Resistivity Properties of Fouled Ballast

Leadership Activities
2001 Committee on Cementitious Stabilization Transportation Research Board
Committee on Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Transportation Research Board
Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization Transportation Research Board

Selected Presentations
2011 Lateral Resistance of Short Rock Sockets in Weak Rock: A Case History
2011 Subgrade Stabilization
2009 Capacities and Deflections of Laterally Loaded Shafts behind a Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall
2009 Lateral Load Capacity of Cast-in-Place Shafts behind a Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall
2009 Longer Term Monitoring of Strains in Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall
2009 Capacity of Laterally Loaded Shafts Constructed behind a Mechanically Stabilized Earth Block Wall
2008 Capacities and Deflections of Laterally Loaded Shafts behind a Mechanically Stabilized Earth Wall
2007 P-Y Curves for Drilled Shafts in Loess
2007 P-Y Design Curves for Laterally Loaded Drilled Shafts in Loess
2007 Mixing Efficiency for Stabilized Subgrades for Low Volume Roads
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