Curriculum Vitae






Glenn J. Rix

Adjunct Professor
Geosystems Engineering




Biography

Dr. Glenn J. Rix is a principal geotechnical engineer with Geosyntec Consultants. Formerly, he served as Associate Chair of Finance and Administration and remains an adjunct professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Rix earned his BSCE from Purdue University in 1982 and his MSCE and PhD degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 and 1988, respectively. His primary research and teaching interests are in soil dynamics and geotechnical earthquake engineering including laboratory and in situ measurement of dynamic soil properties, site response analysis, and liquefaction hazards. Current research projects are focusing on continued development of array-based surface wave methods, frequency dependence of shear modulus and material damping ratio, earthquake hazards in the Central and Eastern U.S., and seismic risk mitigation for ports. Dr. Rix is active in a variety of professional organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Seismological Society of America, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, and the NEES Consortium, Inc.

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1988.
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1984.
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University, 1982.

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical earthquake engineering
  • Dynamic properties of soils
  • Non-destructive and non-invasive methods for site and material characterization in geotechnical and transportation engineering

Honors

  • Gold Award, Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society, 2013.
  • Engineer of the Year in Education, 2005, awarded by the Georgia Engineering Alliance
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, 2001-2002, awarded by the Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award, 1995 - 1996, awarded by the Georgia Tech School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
  • Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, 1992 -1993.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member, 1990 - 1991, awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers Georgia Tech Student Chapter.
  • University Fellow, University of Texas at Austin, 1982-1985.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree with Highest Distinction, Purdue University, 1982.
  • Member, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society, 1982.
  • Member, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honorary Society, 1982.

Patents

  • Invention Disclosure No. 2801: Real-Time Reduction of Equipment-Generated Damping in the Resonant Column/Torsional Shear Test
  • Surface Wave Toolbox − a suite of software applications in the form of Fortran 95 programs and Matlab scripts for surface wave analysis. The toolbox includes programs for calculating experimental dispersion and attenuation curves from measured surface wave data, solving the forward (i.e. eigenvalue) problem for surface wave propagation in layered elastic and viscoelastic media, and solving the inverse problem to determine the shear wave velocity and material damping ratio profiles from experimental dispersion and attenuation data.

Articles

  1. Yang, C. S., R. ResRoches, and G. J. Rix, “Numerical Fragility Analysis of Vertical-Pile- Supported Wharves in the Western United States,” Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 16, 579- 594, 2012.
  2. Gregory, R., M. Harstone, G. J. Rix, and A. Bostrom, “Seismic Risk Mitigation Decisions at Ports: Multiple Challenges, Multiple Perspectives,” Natural Hazards Review, 13(1), 88-95, 2012.
  3. Green, R.A., Cubrinovski, M., Wotherspoon, L., Allen, J., Bradley, B., Bradshaw, A., Bray, J., DePascale, G., Orense, R., O’Rourke, T., Pender, M., Rix, G., Wells, D., Wood, C., Henderson, D., Hogan, L., Kailey, P., Robinson, K., Taylor, M., and Winkley, A. “Geotechnical Aspects of the Mw6.2 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake”, State of the Art and Practice in Geotechnical Engineering R. Hryciw, A. Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, and N. Yesiller, eds., ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 225, 1700-1709, 2012.
  4. Bignardi, S., Fedele, F., Yezzi, A. J., Rix, G. J., and Santarato, G. “Geometric Seismic-Wave Inversion by the Boundary Element Method,” Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 102(2), 802-811, 2012.
  5. Green, R., Wood, C., Cox, B., Cubrinovski, M., Wotherspoon, L., Bradley, B., Algie, T., Allen, J., Bradshaw, A., and Rix, G. “Use of DCP and SASW Tests to Evaluate Liquefaction Potential: Predictions vs. Observations during the Recent New Zealand Earthquakes,” Seismological Research Letters, 82(6), 927-938, 2011.
  6. Cubrinovski, M., Bradley, B., Wotherspoon, L., Green, R., Bray, J., Wood, C., Pender, M., Allen, J., Bradshaw, A., Rix, G., Taylor, M., Robinson, K., Henderson, D., Giorgini, S., Ma, K., Winkley, A., Zupan, J., O’Rourke, T., DePascale, G., and Wells, D. “Geotechnical Aspects of the 22 February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake,” Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 44(4), 205-226, 2011
  7. Werner, S. D., N. McCullough, W. Bruin, A. Augustine, G. J. Rix, B. Crowder, and J. Tomblin, “Seismic Performance of Port de Port-au-Prince during the Haiti Earthquke and Post-Earthquake Restoration of Cargo Throughput,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 27, No. S1, pp. S387-S410, 2011.
  8. Rathje, E.M., Bachhuber, J., Duhlberg, R., Cox, B.R., Kottke, A., Wood, C., Green, R., Olson, S., Wells, D., and Rix, G.J. (2011). “Damage Patterns in Port-au-Prince during the 2010 Haiti Earthquake,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 27, No. S1, pp. S117-S136, 2011.
  9. Green, R. A., S. M. Olson, B. M. Cox, G. J. Rix, E. M. Rathje, J. Bachhuber, J. French, S. Lasley, and N. Martin, “Geotechnical Aspects of Failures at Port-au-Prince Seaport during the January 12, 2010 Haiti Earthquake,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 27, No. S1, pp. S43-S65, 2011.
  10. DesRoches, R., Comerio, M., Eberhard, M., Mooney, W., and Rix, G.J. “Overview of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake,” Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 27, No. S1, pp. S1-S21, 2011.
  11. Fragaszy, R.J., Santamarina, J.C., Amekudzi, A., Assimaki, D., Bachus, R., Burns, S.E., Cha, M.S., Cho, G.C., Cortes, D.D., Dai, S., Espinoza, D.N., Garrow, L., Huang, H., Jang, J., Jung, J.W., Kim, S.H., Kurtis, K., Lee, C.H., Pasten, C.R., Phadnis, H., Rix, G., Shin, H.S., Torres, M.C., Tsouris, C. “Sustainable Development and Energy Geotechnology: Potential Roles for Geotechnical Engineering,” Journal of Civil Engineering, Korean Society of Civil Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 611-622, 2011.
  12. Ivey, L. M., G. J. Rix, S. D. Werner, and A. L. Erera, “A Framework for Earthquake Risk Assessment for Container Ports,” Marine Transportation and Port Operations 2010, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2166, pp. 116-123, 2010.
  13. Taylor, C. E., G. J. Rix, and F. Liu, “Exploring Financial Decision-Making Approaches for Use in Earthquake Risk Decision Processes for Ports,” Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 406-416, 2009.
  14. Yoon, S. and G. J. Rix, “Near-Field Effects on Array-Based Surface Wave Methods with Active Sources,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 3, pp. 399- 406, 2009.
  15. Cramer, C. H., G. J. Rix, and K. Tucker, “Probabilistic Liquefaction Hazard Maps for Memphis, Tennessee,” Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 79, No. 3, pp. 416-423, 2008.
  16. Zywicki, D. J. and G. J. Rix, “Mitigation of Near-Field Effects for Seismic Surface Wave Velocity Estimation with Cylindrical Beamformers,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 8, pp. 970-977, 2005.
  17. Lai, C. G., S. Foti, and G. J. Rix, “Propagation of Data Uncertainty in Surface Wave Inversion,” Journal of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 219-228, 2005.
  18. Rix, G. J. and J. Meng, “A Non-Resonance Method for Measuring Dynamic Soil Properties,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 1-8, 2005.
  19. Meng, J. and G. J. Rix, “Reduction of Equipment-Generated Damping in the Low Frequency Range,” Géotechnique, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 219-221, 2004.
  20. Meng, J., and G. J. Rix, “Reduction of Equipment-Generated Damping in Resonant Column Measurements,” Géotechnique, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 503-512, 2003.
  21. Lai, C. G., G. J. Rix, S. Foti, and V. Roma, “Simultaneous Measurement and Inversion of Surface Wave Dispersion and Attenuation Curves,” Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 22, pp. 923-930, 2002.
  22. Lai, C. G., and G. J. Rix, “Solution of the Rayleigh Eigenproblem in Viscoelastic Media,” Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 92, No. 6, pp. 2297-2309, 2002.
  23. Rix, G. J., G. L. Hebeler, and M. C. Orozco, “Near-Surface Vs Profiling in the New Madrid Seismic Zone Using Surface Wave Methods,” Seismological Research Letters, Vol. 73, No. 3, pp. 380-392, 2002.
  24. Rix, G. J., C. G. Lai, and S. Foti, “Simultaneous Measurement of Surface Wave Dispersion and Attenuation Curves,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 350-358, 2001.
  25. Schneider, J. A., P. W. Mayne, and G. J. Rix, “Geotechnical Site Characterization in the Greater Memphis Area Using Cone Penetration Tests,” Engineering Geology, Vol. 62, pp. 169-184, 2001.
  26. Romero, S., and G. J. Rix, “Regional Variations in Near-Surface Shear Wave Velocity in the Greater Memphis Area,” Engineering Geology, Vol. 62, pp. 137-158, 2001.
  27. Rix, G. J., C. G. Lai, M. C. Orozco, G. L. Hebeler, and V. Roma, “Recent Advances in Surface Wave Methods for Geotechnical Site Characterization,” Proceedings, XV International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, A.A. Balkema, Lisse, pp. 499-502, 2001.
  28. Romero, S., G. J. Rix, and S. P. French, "Transportation Routes in Soils Susceptible to Ground Failure: New Madrid Seismic Zone," Soil Mechanics 2000, Transportation Research Record No. 1736, Transportation Research Board, pp. 127-133, 2001.
  29. Lo Presti, D.C.F., S. Shibuya, and G. J. Rix, “Innovation in Soil Testing,” Pre-Failure Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Jamiolkowski, M., Lancellotta, R., and Lo Presti, D., Eds., Swets and Zeitlinger, Lisse, Vol. 2, pp. 1027-1076, 2001.
  30. Schneider, J. A., P. W. Mayne, and G. J. Rix, “Ground Improvement Assessment Using SCPTu and Crosshole Data,” Innovations and Applications in Geotechnical Site Characterization,” ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 97, Mayne, P.W. and Hryciw, R., Eds., pp. 169-180, 2000.
  31. Romero, S., and G. J. Rix, "Seismic Zonation in the New Madrid Seismic Zone," Soil Dynamics and Liquefaction 2000, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 107, Pak, R.Y.S. and Yamamura, J., Eds., pp. 163-177, 2000.
  32. Rix, G. J., C. G. Lai, and A. W. Spang, “In Situ Measurement of Damping Ratio Using Surface Waves,” Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 126(5), pp. 472- 480, 2000.
  33. Schneider, J. A., L. Hoyos, P. W. Mayne, E. J. Macari, and G. J. Rix, “Field and Laboratory Measurements of Dynamic Shear Modulus of Piedmont Residual Soils,” Behavioral Characteristics of Residual Soils, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 92, pp. 12-25, 1999.
  34. Lai, C. G., and G. J. Rix, “Inversion of Multi-Mode Effective Dispersion Curves,” Pre-Failure Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials, Jamiolkowski, M., Lancellotta, R., and Lo Presti, D., Eds., A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 1, pp. 411-418, 1999.
  35. Rix, G. J., C. G. Lai, S. Foti, and D. Zywicki, "Surface Wave Tests in Landfills and Embankments," Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics III, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 75, Dakoulas, P., Yegian, M., and Holtz, R.D., Eds., pp. 1008-1019, 1998.
  36. Rix, G. J. and A. W. Spang, “ Measurement of In Situ Damping Ratio Using Surface Waves,” Proceedings, First International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, K. Ishihara, Ed., A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Vol. 1, 345-350, 1995.
  37. Rix, G. J. and A. W. Spang, “In Situ Damping Ratio Measurements Using Surface Waves,” Proceedings, Xth Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Guadalajara, Mexico, Vol. 3, pp. 1831-1842, 1995.
  38. Meier, R. W., and G. J. Rix, “Backcalculation of Flexible Pavement Moduli From Dynamic Deflection Basins Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Pavement Sections and Pavement Rehabilitation, Transportation Research Record No. 1473, Transportation Research Board, pp. 72-81, 1995.
  39. Meier, R. W., and G. J. Rix, “Backcalculation of Flexible Pavement Moduli Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Pavement Sections, Transportation Research Record No. 1448, Transportation Research Board, pp. 75-82, 1995.
  40. Mayne, P. W., and G. J. Rix, “Correlation between Shear Wave Velocity and Cone Tip Resistance in Natural Clays,” Soils and Foundations, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 107-110, 1995.
  41. Sutterer, K. G., and G. J. Rix, “WAK and Full-Scale Load Tests on Granular Fill,” Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 40, A.T. Yeung and G.Y. Felio, Eds., pp. 153-163, 1994.
  42. Rix, G. J., “Tomographic Inversion Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Dynamic Geotechnical Testing II, Special Technical Publication 1213, ASTM, pp. 101-117, 1994.
  43. Rix, G. J. and J. S. Indridason, “Liquefaction During the 1886 Charleston Earthquake,” Proceedings, XIII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 1321-1324, 1994.
  44. Rix, G. J., L. J. Jacobs, and C. D. Reichert, “Evaluation of Nondestructive Test Methods for Length, Diameter, and Stiffness Measurements on Drilled Shafts,” Field Performance of Structures and Nondestructive Evaluation of Subsurface Infrastructure, Transportation Research Record No. 1415, Transportation Research Board, pp. 69-77, 1993.
  45. Meier, R. W., and G. J. Rix, “An Initial Study of Surface Wave Inversion Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 425-431, 1993.
  46. Mayne, P. W., and G. J. Rix, “Gmax – qc Relationships for Clays,” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 54-60, 1993.
  47. Brown, D. A., and G. J. Rix, “Geotechnical Investigation Strategies for a Lunar Base,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 199-213, 1992.
  48. Baker, N. C., and G. J. Rix, "Computing in Civil Engineering: Current Trends and Future Directions," Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 2, pp. 139-155, 1992
  49. Rix, G. J., J. A. Bay, and K. H. Stokoe, II, "Assessing the In Situ Stiffness of Curing Portland Cement Concrete with Seismic Tests," Cement, Admixtures, and Concrete 1990, Transportation Research Record No. 1284, Transportation Research Board, pp. 8-15, 1991
  50. Rix, G. J., and E. A. Leipski, “Accuracy and Resolution of Surface Wave Inversion,” Recent Advances in Instrumentation, Data Acquisition, and Testing in Soil Dynamics, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 29, S.K. Bhatia and G.W. Blaney, Eds., pp. 17-32, 1991.
  51. Rix, G. J. and K. H. Stokoe, II, "Stiffness Profiling of Pavement Subgrades," In Situ Testing of Soil Properties for Transportation, Transportation Research Record No. 1235, Transportation Research Board, pp. 1-9, 1990.
  52. Baldi, G., M. Jamiolkowski, D.C.F. Lo Presti, G. Manfredini, and G. J. Rix, "Italian Experience in Assessing Shear Wave Velocity from CPT and SPT," Proceedings, Discussion Section on Influence of Local Soils on Seismic Response, XII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, 1989.
  53. Stokoe, K. H., II, G. J. Rix, and S. Nazarian, "In Situ Seismic Testing with Surface Waves," Proceedings, XII International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 331-334, 1989.

Books

  1. DesRoches, R., J. Hellstrom, N. Pansic, and G. J. Rix, “Louisiana River and Coastal Ports Assessment,” Hurricane Katrina Damage Assessment, S. A. Curtis, Ed., American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, Virginia, pp. 97-130, 2007.
  2. Rix, G. J. “Near-Surface Site Characterization Using Surface Waves,” Surface Waves in Geomechanics: Direct and Inverse Modelling for Soils and Rocks, C. G. Lai and K. Wilmanski, Eds., SpringerWien, New York, pp. 1-46, 2005.
  3. Meier, R. W., and G. J. Rix, “Chapter 7 - Backcalculation of Flexible Pavement Moduli From Falling Weight Deflectometer Data Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Artificial Neural Networks for Civil Engineers: Advanced Features and Applications, I. Flood and N. Kartam, Eds., American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 162-190, 1998.

Proceedings

  1. Werner, S. D., G. J. Rix, and R. DesRoches, (2008). “Seismic Risk Management for Seaports,” Proceedings, 14th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, October 12-17, Beijing, China.
  2. Rix, G. J., R. W. Boulanger, C. Conlee, P. M. Gallagher, R. Kamai, S. Kano, A. Marinucci, and E. M. Rathje, “Large-Scale Geotechnical Simulations to Advance Seismic Risk Management for Ports,” Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. W1-1008, 2007.
  3. Spencer, L. M., G. J. Rix, and P. M. Gallagher, “Dynamic Properties of Colloidal Silica Gel and Sand Mixtures,” Proceedings, 4th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Paper No. 1324, 2007.
  4. Rix, G. J. and C. G. Lai, “Model-Based Uncertainty in Surface Wave Inversion,” Proceedings, 20th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 969-975, 2007. (Selected as one of ten best papers at SAGEEP 2007)
  5. Yoon, S. and G. J. Rix, “Evaluation of Soil Improvement via Blasting Using Array-Based Surface Wave Tests,” Proceedings, 20th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 501-508, 2007.
  6. Lawrence, B., P. W. Mayne, and G. J. Rix “Validation of Ground Motions in the Upper Mississippi Embayment,” Paper No. 1358, Proceedings, Eighth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006.
  7. Fernández, J. A. and G. J. Rix, “Soil Attenuation Relationships and Seismic Hazard Analyses in the Upper Mississippi Embayment,” Paper No. 521, Proceedings, Eighth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, San Francisco, CA, April, 2006.
  8. Rix, G. J., “Comparison of In Situ and Standard Penetration Tests in Residual Soils for Determining Site Class in Seismic Building Codes,” Proceedings, 19th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 1316-1324, 2006.
  9. Yoon, S. and G. J. Rix, “Evaluation of Near-Field Effects on Active Surface Wave Measurements with Multiple Receivers,” Proceedings, 19th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 1146-1155, 2006.
  10. Yoon, S. and G. J. Rix, “Combined Active-Passive Surface Wave Measurements for Near- Surface Site Characterization,” Proceedings, 17th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 1556-1564, 2004.
  11. Romero-Hudock, S. and G. J. Rix, “Liquefaction Hazard Mapping for Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee,” Proceedings, Eleventh International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Vol. 2, pp. 667-674, 2004.
  12. Romero, S., and G. J. Rix, “Site Response in the Upper Mississippi Embayment,” Proceedings, Seventh U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Boston, MA, July 2002.
  13. Hebeler, G. L., M. C. Orozco, and G. J. Rix, “Site Characterization in the New Madrid Seismic Zone Using Advanced Surface Wave Methods,” Proceedings, Tenth International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, October 2001.
  14. Romero, S., G. J. Rix, and W. J. Silva, “The Effect of the Upper Mississippi Embayment on Response Spectra,” Proceedings, Tenth International Conference on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Philadelphia, PA, October 2001.
  15. Zywicki, D. J., and G. J. Rix, “Frequency-Wavenumber Analysis of Passive Surface Waves,” Proceedings, 12th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 75-84, 1999.
  16. Hughes, M. L., G. J. Rix, and L. J. Jacobs, "Nondestructive Determination of Pile Tip Elevation Using Modal Analysis," Proceedings, Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Aging Infrastructure, SPIE, San Antonio, TX, March, 1998.
  17. Chameau, J. L., G. J. Rix, and L. Empie, "Measurement and Analysis of Civil Engineering Vibrations," Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 96-107, 1998.
  18. Haker, C. D., G. J. Rix, and C. G. Lai, "Dynamic Properties of Municipal Solid Waste Landfills from Surface Wave Tests," Proceedings, 10th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 301-310, 1997.
  19. Rix, G. J., L. J. Jacobs, P. B. Rhodes, and R. Q. Raparelli, “Nondestructive Assessment of Pile Tip Elevations Using Flexural Waves,” Proceedings, 9th Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, pp. 577-586, 1996.
  20. Rix, G. J., N.C. Baker, L. J. Jacobs, J. Vanegas, and A. Zureick, “Infrastructure Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction,” Engineering Education for the 21st Century, D. Budny and B. Herrick, Eds., Proceedings of the 25th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, pp. 4c1.11- 4c1.14, 1995.
  21. Rix, G. J., “Interpretation of Nondestructive Tests on Unknown Bridge Foundations Using Artificial Neural Networks,” in Nondestructive Evaluation of Aging Structures and Dams, S. Nazarian and L.D. Olson, Eds., Proceedings, SPIE 2457, pp. 102-112, 1995.
  22. Rix, G. J. and R. W. Meier, “Identification of Cast-In-Place Foundations from Nondestructive Integrity Tests Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Proceedings, U.S./Taiwan Geotechnical Engineering Collaboration Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan, January, pp. 167-176, 1995.
  23. DeBerardino, S. J., G. J. Rix, and J. S. Ellington, “A Study of Tall for Reinforcement with Respect to Polyester Geotextiles,” Proceedings, 5th International Conference on Geotextiles, Geomembranes, and Related Products, Vol. 3, pp. 1145-1148, 1994.
  24. Rix, G. J., and R. W. Meier, “Use of Artificial Neural Networks for Automated Nondestructive Test Interpretation,” Proceedings, Conference on the Repair and Rehabilitation of the Infrastructure of the Americas, Puerto Rico, August, 1994.
  25. Rix, G. J., “Interpretation of Nondestructive Test Results Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Proceedings, Structures Congress XII, Baker, N.C. and Goodno, B., Eds., Vol. 2, pp. 1346-1351, 1994.
  26. Rix, G. J., and J. C. Santamarina, (Editors). Geophysical Techniques for Site and Material Characterization, Proceedings of a Workshop Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, 1994.
  27. Baker, N. C., and G. J. Rix, "The Status of Computing in Civil Engineering: Curricula vs. Practice," Proceedings, Seventh Conference on Computing in Civil Engineering and Symposium on Data Bases, ASCE, L. F. Cohn and W. Rasdorf, Eds., pp. 910-919, 1991.
  28. Rix, G. J., J. A. Bay and K. H. Stokoe, II, "Use of Seismic Tests to Assess the Properties of Portland Cement Concrete During Curing," Proceedings, 6th International Symposium on Concrete Roads, 1990.
  29. Rix. G. J., K. H. Stokoe, II and J. M. Roesset, "Experimental Determination of Surface Wave Mode Contributions," Proceedings, 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, 1990.

Presentations

  1. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,” Short Course on Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, February 26-27, 2013.
  2. “Performance of Container Ports in Recent Earthquakes,” EERI Annual Meeting and National Earthquake Conference, Memphis, TN, April 11, 2012.
  3. “Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization,” ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee, Atlanta, GA, September 20, 2011.
  4. “The February 22, 2011 Mw6.3 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake,” University of California, Berkeley, March 9, 2011.
  5. “The January 12, 2010 Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake,” Northeast Florida Engineers Week Banquet, Jacksonville, FL, February 26, 2011.
  6. “Seismic Risk Assessment for Container Ports,” European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy, December 14, 2010.
  7. “Geotechnical Aspects of the Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake,” Studio Geotecnico Italiano, Milan, Italy, December 2, 2010.
  8. “Seismic Risk Assessment for Container Ports,” Studio Geotecnico Italiano, Milan, Italy, November 25, 2010.
  9. “Geotechnical Aspects of the Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake,” Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy, November 24, 2010.
  10. “Geotechnical Aspects of the Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake,” European Centre for Training and Research in Earthquake Engineering, Pavia, Italy, November 11, 2010.
  11. “Seismic Design and Risk Analyses for Container Ports,” Short Course at ASCE Ports 2010 Conference, Jacksonville, FL, April 25, 2010.
  12. “Geotechnical and Structural Damage Caused by the Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake,” ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee, Atlanta, GA, April 20, 2010.
  13. “Geotechnical Aspects of the Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake,” EERI Student Chapter, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, April 15, 2010.
  14. “The Mw7.0 Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010,” Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Board, Atlanta, GA, April 9, 2010.
  15. “Estimation of Earthquake-Induced Losses for Container Ports,” 7th NEES Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, June 22, 2009.
  16. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,” Short Course on Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE-129), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2009.
  17. “Recent Developments in Surface Wave Testing for Engineering Applications,” University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, October 3, 2008.
  18. “Seismic Risk Management for Container Ports,” Port of Long Beach, Long Beach, CA, August 7, 2008.
  19. “Seismic Risk Management for Container Ports,” 6th NEES Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, June 19, 2008.
  20. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,” Short Course on Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE-129), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, November 30, 2007.
  21. “NEESR Grand Challenge: Seismic Risk Management for Port Systems,” 5th NEES Annual Meeting, Snowbird, UT, June 20, 2007.
  22. “Impact of Hurricane Katrina on South Louisiana River and Coastal Ports,” Ports 2007, San Diego, CA, March 26, 2007.
  23. “Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation for Ports,” Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, March 21, 2007.
  24. “New Developments in Laboratory and In Situ Measurements of Dynamic Soil Properties,” Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, November 30, 2006.
  25. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,” Short Course on Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE-129), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, October 10, 2006.
  26. “Seismic Hazard and Site Response Analyses,” Short Course on Seismic Site Characterization and Geotechnical Earthquake Hazards (CE-138), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, May 8, 2006.
  27. “Hurricane Katrina’s Impact on Louisiana’s Transportation Infrastructure,” Georgia Institute of Technology Library and Information Center’s Faculty Speaker Series, Atlanta, GA, March 28, 2006 (with Dr. Reginald DesRoches).
  28. “Deterministic and Probabilistic Estimates of Ground Motions in the Central U.S.,” Mid-America Earthquake Center Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, January 20, 2006.
  29. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,” Short Course on Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE-129), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, September 6, 2005.
  30. “Seismic Hazard and Site Response Analyses,” Short Course on Seismic Site Characterization and Geotechnical Earthquake Hazards (CE-138), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, May 12, 2005.
  31. “Site Amplification and Liquefaction,” Short Course on Earthquake Ground Motions in Mid- America, Little Rock, AR, April 28, 2005.
  32. “Liquefaction Potential Mapping in Memphis/Shelby County, Tennessee,” ATC-35/USGS Seminar on New Knowledge of Earthquake Hazard in the Central United States and Implications for Building Seismic Design Practice, Memphis, TN, March 3, 2005.
  33. “Liquefaction,” Consequence-Based Engineering Institute, Mid-America Earthquake Center, College Station, TX, January 7, 2005.
  34. “Vertical Arrays and Deep Wells in the Central and Eastern United States,” International Workshop for Site Selection, Installation, and Operation of Geotechnical Strong-Motion Arrays, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, October 14-15, 2004.
  35. “Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering,” Short Course on Introduction to Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering (CE-129), Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education, Atlanta, GA, September 14, 2004.
  36. “Near-Surface Site Characterization Using Surface Waves,” Short Course on Surface Waves in Geomechanics: Direct and Inverse Modelling, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, September 6-7, 2004.
  37. “Frequency-Wavenumber Analysis of Active and Passive Surface Waves,” U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, May 3, 2004.
  38. “Frequency Dependence of Shear Modulus and Damping Ratio,” Technical University of Turin, Turin, Italy, March 26, 2004.
  39. “Liquefaction Hazard Mapping in Memphis, Tennessee,” University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, March 23, 2004.
  40. “Earthquake Ground Motions,” S&ME, Inc. 2004 Technical Seminar, Charlotte, NC, January 30, 2004.
  41. “Recent Developments in Laboratory and In Situ Characterization of Dynamic Soil Properties,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, December 9, 2003.
  42. “Site Amplification and Liquefaction,” Short Course on Earthquake Ground Motions in Mid- America, Memphis, TN, December 4, 2003.
  43. “Hazard Definition,” Session on Consequence-Based Earthquake Engineering in Mid-America, ASCE Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, November 14, 2003.
  44. ”Site Classification,” Session on International Building Codes Issues, ASCE Civil Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nashville, TN, November 14, 2003.
  45. “Recent Developments in Laboratory and In Situ Characterization of Dynamic Soil Properties,” University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, November 6, 2003.
  46. “Recent Developments in Laboratory and In Situ Characterization of Dynamic Soil Properties,” University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, September 12, 2003.
  47. “Soil Dynamics and Dynamically Loaded Foundations,” Short course offered at University of Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy, May 29-30, 2003.
  48. “Site Response and Ground Motions in Puerto Rico,” Short course on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering in Mid-America, San Juan, PR, May 22, 2003.
  49. “Design Earthquake Ground Motions for IBC2000 in the Southeast United States,” Seismic Design for IBC2000, Georgia Tech Continuing Education, January 9, 2003.
  50. “Liquefaction,” Consequence-Based Engineering Institute, Mid-America Earthquake Center, College Station, TX, January 8, 2003.
  51. “Site Response and Ground Motions in the Kansas City, KS Area,” Short course on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering in Mid-America, Kansas City, KS, September 12, 2002.
  52. “Geotechnical Site Characterization Using Surface Waves,” Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin, Germany, May 27, 2002.
  53. “Geophysical Methods for Subsurface Utility Identification,” Trenchless Technology Seminar, Atlanta, GA, April 16, 2002.
  54. “Site Response and Ground Motions in the Charleston, SC Area,” Short course on Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering in Mid-America, Charleston, SC, November 15, 2001.
  55. “Design Earthquake Ground Motions for IBC2000 in the Southeastern United States,” ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee Meeting, November 13, 2001.
  56. “Site Characterization with Surface Waves,” One-day short course offered at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, February 2000 to approximately 25 participants. Co-taught with Dr. J.C. Santamarina.
  57. “In Situ Seismic Methods,” Discussion Session 1B, 2nd International Symposium on Pre-Failure Deformation Properties of Characteristics, Torino, Italy, September 27, 1999.
  58. “Site Characterization Using Passive Surface Wave Methods,” University of California at Berkeley, March 17, 1999.
  59. “Mid-America Earthquake Center Hazards Evaluations Program,” International Workshop on Earthquake Engineering in Regions of Moderate Seismicity, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, December 7, 1998.
  60. "Measurement and Analysis of Civil Engineering Vibrations," ASCE Oregon Section Geotechnical Engineering Committee, Portland, OR, December 2, 1998.
  61. "Overview of the Georgia Transportation Institute," Institute of Transportation Engineers – Georgia Chapter, May 14, 1998.
  62. "Measurement and Analysis of Civil Engineering Vibrations," State-of-the-Art Speaker, Fourth International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, St. Louis, MO, March, 1998.
  63. In Situ Seismic Methods, Four-day short course offered at the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, May 1997. Co-taught with Dr. K.H. Stokoe, II, University of Texas at Austin, and Dr. Tom Lunne, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute.
  64. Site Characterization with Surface Waves, One-day short course offered at the Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Environmental and Engineering Problems, March 1997 to approximately 40 participants. Co-taught with Dr. J.C. Santamarina.
  65. Rix, G. J., “Interpretation of Nondestructive Test Data Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Presentation at the 1996 Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington, D.C., January 1996.
  66. “Infrastructure Management and Maintenance,” Workshop on “Roads and Bridges: Rural America’s Infrastructure,” National Association of Counties, Atlanta, Georgia, July 24, 1995
  67. “Infrastructure Projects in the City of Atlanta,” ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee Meeting, May 16, 1995.
  68. “Infrastructure Evaluation and Rehabilitation,” Annual Conference, Science Teacher’s Association of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 17, 1994.
  69. “Site Characterization with Surface Waves,” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, November 16, 1994.
  70. “Liquefaction Potential Evaluation,” 10th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vienna, August 28 - September 2, 1994.
  71. “Geotechnical Aspects of the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake,” ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee Meeting, March 15, 1994.
  72. “Nondestructive Test Interpretation Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Geotechnical Engineering Seminar, Purdue University, December 6, 1993.
  73. “Data Inversion in Engineering Geophysics Using Artificial Neural Networks,” Seminar on the Use of Artificial Neural Networks in Civil Engineering, US Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, July 29, 1993.
  74. “Nondestructive Integrity Tests on Cast-In-Place Foundations,” ASCE Georgia Section Geotechnical Committee Meeting, November 17, 1992.
  75. “Short Course on In Situ Measurements Using Surface Waves,” Florida Department of Transportation, September 3-4, 1992.
  76. "Applications of In Situ Seismic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering," University of California - Berkeley, Geotechnical Engineering Seminar, February 11, 1992.
  77. "Use of Geophysical Methods in Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering, Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems, Knoxville, March 11-14, 1991.
  78. "In Situ Measurement of Small-Strain Moduli Using Seismic Methods," Law Engineering, Inc., Geotechnical Engineering Seminar, September 7, 1990.

Reports

  1. Rathje, E., Bachhuber, J., Cox, B., French, J., Green, R., Olson, S., Rix, G., Wells, D., and Suncar, O. (2010). Geotechnical Engineering Reconnaissance of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake, Geo- Engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association, Report No. GEER-021, Version 1, 22 February, 97 pp.
  2. Eberhard, M.O., Baldridge, S., Marshall, J., Mooney, W., and Rix, G.J. (2010). The Mw 7.0 Haiti Earthquake of January 12, 2010, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2010-1048, 56 pp.
  3. Romero, S. and G. J. Rix, “Seismic Zonation of Soils Susceptible to Ground Motion Amplification,” Report to the Mid-America Earthquake Center, April 2001.
  4. Kelson, K. (Coordinator), J. Bray, L. Cluff, L. Harder, S. Kieffer, W. Page, W. Perkins, G. Rix, C. Roblee, N. Sitar, D. Wells, R. Wright, and M. Yashinsky (Contributors), “Fault-Related Surface Deformation,” Chapter 3 of 1999 Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake Reconnaissance Report, Earthquake Spectra, Supplement A to Vol. 17, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 19-36, 2001.
  5. Hebeler, G. L. and G. J. Rix, “Site Characterization in Shelby County, Tennessee Using Advanced Surface Wave Methods,” Report to the Mid-America Earthquake Center, March 2001.
  6. Lai, C. G., and G. J. Rix, “Simultaneous Inversion of Rayleigh Phase Velocity and Attenuation for Near-Surface Site Characterization,” Report No. GIT-CEE/GEO-98-2, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 258 pp. 1998.
  7. Rix, G. J., C. G. Lai, and A. W. Spang, "In Situ Measurements of Damping Ratio Using Surface Waves,” Report No. GIT-CEE/GEO-97-1, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 44 pp. 1997.
  8. Rix, G. J., L. J. Jacobs, P. B. Rhodes, and R. Q. Raparelli, “Nondestructive Assessment of Pile Tip Elevations Using Flexural Waves,” Report No. GIT-CEE/GEO-95-5, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 70 pp. 1995.
  9. Rix, G. J., J. P. Lydon, and P. B. Rhodes, “Installation Damage to Woven Polypropylene Geotextiles,” Report No. GIT-CEE/GEO-95-2, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 185 pp. 1995.

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