TC202 Transportation

Transportation Geotechnics

The goal of Technical Committee (TC) 202 is to apply broad engineering to bridge the gap between Pavement/Railway Engineering and Geotechnical Engineering. The main task is to promote co-operation and exchange of information and knowledge about the geotechnical aspects in design, construction, maintenance, monitoring and upgrading of roads, railways, airfields and harbor facilities. The task also covers the related environmental aspects. For these purposes, several main topics were identified and materialized in the main Task Forces of the Committee as follows.

Task Force 1. Promoting of use of nontraditional (such as recycled, large-sized or by-product) materials in road embankments and structural layers. Leaders: Mike Winter, Tuncer Edil, and Erol Tutumluer.

Task Force 2. Stabilization and reinforcement of geomaterials and its implications in pavement and rail track design. Leaders: Erol Tutumluer and Seong-Wan Park.

Task Force 3. Intelligent construction in earthworks, development of guidelines, codes and specifications for effective use of IC technologies in earthworks. Leaders: Antonio Gomes Correia, Soheil Nazarian, George Chang.

Task Force 4. Rail track substructures, including transition zones, and transportation geodynamics. Leaders: William Powrie, Xuecheng Bian, Pauli Kolisoja, Tatsuya Ishikawa, and Buddhima Indraratna.

Task Force 5. Harbor geotechnics. Leaders: Yoshiaki Kikuchi and Tatsuya Ishikawa.

Task Force 6. Subsurface sensing for transportation infrastructure condition diagnostics among others. Leaders: Soheil Nazarian, and Andreas Loizos.

Task Force 7. Climatic effects on geomaterial behavior related to mechanics of unsaturated transportation foundations. Leaders: Yujun Cui, Bernardo Caicedo, Tatsuya Ishikawa, and Jiankun Liu.

Task Force 8. Organization of TC202-hosted Conferences, Workshops, and Webinars. Leader: Erol Tutumluer.

  • 4th International Conference on Transportation Geotechnics (ICTG), Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 30 - September 2, 2020. Chairman Erol Tutumluer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ISSMGE TC202).

(i) Themes: Optimized geomaterial (including hydraulically bound materials and asphalt mixtures) use, reuse and recycling; Stabilization and reinforcement of geomaterials and its implications in pavement and rail track design; Climatic effects and unsaturated soil mechanics in transportation geotechnics; Intelligent construction in earthworks technology and management; Slope stability, stabilization, and asset management; Mechanistic-empirical design (road, railways, airfields and harbor facilities); Rail track substructures, including transition zones, and transportation geodynamics; Subsurface sensing for transportation infrastructure; Macro and Nanotechnology applied to transportation geotechnics; Effect of climate change; Sustainability in transportation geotechnics; and Case histories.

(ii) Workshops including 3rd Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE) Meeting will be organized during the conference event.

(iii) 3rd Proctor lecture will be delivered during at the 4th ICTG in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

(iv) Special attention will be paid to the publication of all the peer review papers that will be submitted to be indexed by Scopus and ISI Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index.

  • 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV) and Transportation Geodynamics and 2nd Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE) Meeting in Changsha, Hunan, China, October 26-28, 2018. Chairman Erol Tutumluer (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, ISSMGE TC202).
  • TC202 workshops will be organized during the following conference events: (1) XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE) in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2019; (2) XVI Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ARC) in Taipei, Taiwan in 2019; (3) XVI Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Cancun, Mexico in 2019; and (4) ICSMGE 2021 in Sydney, Australia.

Task Force 9. Transportation Geotechnics; Elsevier journal of TC202. Editors-in-Chief: António Gomes Correia; Erol Tutumluer, and Yunmin Chen.  First issue was published in March 2014 of this quarterly journal, which aims to publish high quality, theoretical and applied papers on all aspects of geotechnics for roads, highways, railways, airfields and waterways.

Interactive communication between TC202 members: To maintain an international website and email network, is as important as holding several meetings, for interactive communication among the TC202 members and geotechnical affiliates to share ideas, information, and technical solutions. The current TC 202 website is maintained by TC202 Secretary Tatsuya Ishikawa.

(i) Reports for ISSMGE (Erol Tutumluer and Tatsuya Ishikawa).

(ii) Proc. 3rd and 4th International Conferences on Transportation Geotechnics.

(iii) Identify Special Guest Editors to contribute to the Transportation Geotechnics Elsevier journal.

(iv) Identify members that can prepare articles to the International Journal of GeoEngineering Case Histories.

(v) Publications with the contributions of Task Forces (Coordination: Erol Tutumluer).

To cooperate actively with other technical committees whose field of activity involves important questions related with transportation geotechnics.

Liaisons: TRB; ASCE Geo-Institute; ASTM; IGS; AIPCR; UIC, UK EPSRC, CEN TC396, TC 101 Laboratory Stress Strain Strength Testing of Geomaterials; TC 105 Geo-Mechanics from Micro to Macro; TC 106 Unsaturated Soils; TC 211 Ground Improvement; TC 215 Environmental Geotechnics; TC 216 Frost Geotechnics; TC 307 Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering; JTC2 Representation of Geo-Engineering Data.

Student and Young Members Presidential Group (SYMPG): This group has the objectives to increase the attractiveness of the ISSMGE for the next generation of geotechnical engineers. To contribute the activities of the SYMPG, special workshops and sessions will be organized during the Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineer (YTGE) meetings, which will take place at the 2018 ISEV and 4th ICTG events.

To host and endorse international conferences, symposiums and other events: Technical Committee 202 works closely with its members to organize symposia, workshops, and international exchanges dealing with all aspects of Transportation Geotechnics in both traditional and emerging areas. TC202-sponsored sessions on Geotechnics will be promoted for transportation infrastructures at ISSMGE - international, European and regional conferences on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, and to support special geotechnical, geoenvironmental, unsaturated soils and sustainability focused conferences related to transportation geotechnics.

  • TC202 organized a workshop on “Moisture and Compaction Measurements of Subgrade Soils and Road Infrastructure Materials” at the 19th ICSMGE in Seoul on Sep. 20, 2017.
  • TC202 co-sponsored the 1st International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group (IICTG) Conference which was held in Minneapolis, MN, USA on Sep. 26-28, 2017.  IICTG is a source for knowledge and information on intelligent construction technologies for public agencies, contractors, consultants, academia, and other relevant industries. IICTG provides a forum for the dissemination of knowledge concerning the collection, analysis, and application of information relating to intelligent construction technologies.
  • Through TC202, ISSMGE is one of the main sponsors of the 1st the International Symposium on Geotechnics for Transportation Infrastructure (ISGTI 2018), Delhi, India, April 7-8 2018.
  • TC202 will co-sponsor a pre-conference workshop on “Railroad Substructures: Assessment and Improvements,” during the 5th GeoChina (2018) International Conference in Hangzhou, China on July 22, 2018.
  • TC 202 will co-sponsor the China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, which will take place in Vienna, on August 13-16, 2018.
  • TC202 will co-sponsor the 4th International Conference on Railway Technology: Research, Development and Maintenance, to be held in Barcelona Spain, September 3-7, 2018.
  • Through TC202, ISSMGE is one of the main sponsors of the 8th International Symposium on Environmental Vibration (ISEV) and Transportation Geodynamics and 2nd Young Transportation Geotechnics Engineers (YTGE) Meeting in Changsha, Hunan, China, October 26-28, 2018.
  • TC202 will organize a workshop at 17th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE) in Reykjavik, Iceland on September 1-6, 2019.
  • TC202 will organize a workshop at 16th Asian Regional Conference (ARC) on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Taipei, Taiwan on October 14-18, 2019.
  • TC202 will organize a workshop at 16th Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Cancun, Mexico on November 17-20, 2019.
  • TC202 will co-sponsor the 3rd International Conference on Information Technology in Geo-Engineering to be held in Portugal in 2019 (other co-sponsors:  ISRM, IAEG, and IGS).
  • 4th ICTG Conference will take place in Chicago, Illinois on August 30 – September 2, 2020;
  • TC202 will organize a workshop at ICSMGE 2021 in Sydney, Australia.
  • TC202 will co-sponsor the 3rd IICTG Conference event of the International Intelligent Construction Technologies Group to be held in Portugal in 2021.

To cooperate actively with other industry affiliate whose field of activity involves important questions related with transportation geotechnics. Liaisons include TRB; ASCE Geo-Institute; ASTM; IGS; UIC, CEN. To elaborate documental descriptions of special projects where Transportation Geotechnics projects were conducted for design purposes or other interventions, that can be included in the ISSMGE bulletin, or others; complementary or alternatively, to organize webinars on such topics.

# Type Full Name Country
1 Chair Erol Tutumluer United States
2 Secretary Tatsuya Ishikawa Japan
3 Nominated by TC Chair Xuecheng Bian China
4 Nominated by TC Chair Soheil Nazarian United States
5 Nominated by TC Chair Mike Winter United Kingdom
6 Nominated Member Carl Wesäll Sweden
7 Nominated Member William Powrie United Kingdom
8 Nominated Member Nick O'Riordan United Kingdom
9 Nominated Member MARCELO ESTEBAN ZEBALLOS Argentina
10 Nominated Member Ravi Sundaram India
11 Nominated Member J.T. Shahu India
12 Nominated Member Christina Plati Greece
13 Nominated Member Andreas Loizos Greece
14 Corresponding Member Aykut senol Turkey
15 Nominated Member Yves GUERPILLON France
16 Nominated Member Seong-Wan Park South Korea
17 Nominated Member Ozgur Bezgin Turkey
18 Corresponding Member Stephanie Glendinning United Kingdom
19 Nominated Member Moon S. Nam South Korea
20 Corresponding Member Jong hong Jung South Korea
21 Nominated Member Bernardo Caicedo Colombia
22 Nominated Member Andrey Petryaev Russia
23 Corresponding Member Vasant Havanagi India
24 Corresponding Member Yoshiaki Kikuchi Japan
25 Nominated Member Andrew Lees Cyprus
26 Corresponding Member Andrea Galli Italy
27 Corresponding Member Yuanjie Xiao China
28 Nominated Member Jiangu Qian China
29 Corresponding Member JONG-SUB LEE South Korea
30 Corresponding Member Domenico Gioffré Italy
31 Nominated Member Piergiorgio Recalcati Italy
32 Nominated Member Pierpaolo Fantini Italy
33 Nominated Member Ilknur Bozbey Turkey
34 Nominated Member Phil Paige-Green South Africa
35 Nominated Member Eduardo Fortunato Portugal
36 Corresponding Member André Costa Portugal
37 Corresponding Member José Neves Portugal
38 Nominated Member António Gomes Correia Portugal
39 Nominated Member Jennifer Nicks United States
40 Nominated Member Tuncer Edil United States
41 Nominated Member Shun-Min Lee Chinese Taipei
42 Nominated Member Huabei Liu China
43 Nominated Member Pauli Kolisoja Finland
44 Corresponding Member Takashi Okayasu Japan
45 Nominated Member Yoshitsugu Momoya Japan
46 Nominated Member Kimitoshi Hayano Japan
47 Nominated Member Marc Raithel Germany
48 Nominated Member José Luis García Spain
49 Nominated Member Leszek Rafalski Poland
50 Nominated Member Pintor Tua Simatupang Indonesia
51 Nominated Member Buddhima Indraratna Australia
52 Nominated Member Mohamed Shahin Australia
53 Nominated Member Jean-Claude Verbrugge Belgium
54 Nominated Member Colette Grégoire Belgium
55 Nominated Member Saeed Ghaffarpoor Jahromi Iran
56 Nominated Member Vikas Thakur Norway
57 Nominated Member Thierry DUBREUCQ France
58 Corresponding Member Yu-Jun CUI France
59 Nominated Member JORGE CERATTI Brazil
60 Corresponding Member Gilles CHAPRON France
61 Nominated Member Katarzyna Zabielska-Adamska Poland
62 Nominated Member Fintan Buggy Ireland

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Host Member Society: USA

Short name: Transportation (TC202) - Terms of Reference

Website:  TC 202 - Transportation Geotechnics

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Executive Group

António Gomes Correia (Portugal)                
Andreas Loizos (Greece)                    
Bernardo Caicedo (Colombia)                 
Buddhima Indraratna (Australia)                       
Mike Winter (UK)                       
Seong-Wan Park (S-Korea)               
Soheil Nazarian (USA)                    
Tatsuya Ishikawa (Japan)              
William Powrie (UK)                      
Xuecheng Bian (China)                      
Yujun Cui (France)   

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