A groundbreaking peer-reviewed technical paper by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has been published in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering August 2023 issue. The paper, titled “Polymer Injection and Liquefaction-Induced Foundation Settlement Mitigation: A Shake Table Testing Investigation,” assesses a study performed by the University of California San Diego (UCSD) in collaboration with EagleLIFT, Inc., a leading geotechnical contracting company based in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA - EagleLIFT Inc., a leading provider of innovative geotechnical solutions, is proud to announce the publication of a groundbreaking paper in the esteemed American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) journal. Titled "Polymer Injection and Liquefaction-Induced Foundation Settlement Mitigation: A Shake Table Testing Investigation," the paper presents groundbreaking research that revolutionizes the field of geotechnical engineering.
The research conducted by the University of California San Diego (UCSD), in collaboration with EagleLIFT’s team of expert engineers, sheds light on the application of polymer injection as an effective solution for mitigating foundation settlement caused by liquefaction-induced ground shaking. The paper discusses the results of comprehensive shake table testing, providing conclusive evidence of the polymer injection technique's remarkable effectiveness in stabilizing foundation soils.
Liquefaction-induced foundation settlement is a critical concern in earthquake-prone regions, where soil liquefaction can lead to significant damage to structures and infrastructure. The study demonstrates the potential of polymer injection as a sustainable and cost-effective method for reducing settlement and preventing structural damage.
Through meticulous experimentation and rigorous analysis, the team tested various polymer injection scenarios on a shake table, simulating realistic earthquake conditions. The study revealed that the injection of specially designed polymers into liquefied soils significantly improved the soil's strength and stiffness, leading to a dramatic reduction in settlement. The study revealed that the injection of specially designed polymers into liquefied soils significantly
improved the soil's strength and stiffness, leading to a reduction of liquefaction induced settlement by 97%.
The findings presented in the ASCE peer-reviewed paper have far-reaching implications for the construction and engineering industry. By providing a viable solution to combat the detrimental effects of liquefaction-induced settlement, EagleLIFT's process opens doors to enhanced structural resilience, improved building practices, and increased public safety.
Commenting on the publication, Cliff Frazao, President at EagleLIFT, stated, "We are thrilled to have UCSD’s and our research recognized by the esteemed American Society of Civil Engineers. This groundbreaking study demonstrates the immense potential of polymer injection in mitigating foundation settlement caused by liquefaction. We believe that our findings will play a pivotal role in shaping future geotechnical engineering practices and contribute to building more resilient communities."
EagleLIFT Inc. has been at the forefront of geotechnical solutions for over two decades, offering a wide range of innovative techniques to address various soil and foundation challenges. With their commitment to research and development, the company continues to pioneer advancements that drive the industry forward.
For more information about the ASCE research paper, please visit https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/JGGEFK.GTENG-10840.
About EagleLIFT Inc.
EagleLIFT Inc. is a leading geotechnical contracting company specializing in advanced solutions for soil stabilization, foundation repair, and infrastructure rehabilitation. With over 20 years of experience, the company has earned a reputation for excellence, innovation, and reliability. EagleLIFT's team of expert engineers and technicians provide tailored solutions to meet the unique needs of each project, offering cost-effective and long-lasting results