Tutumluer to deliver Monismith Lecture at ASCE Geo-Congress

3/18/2022 10:11:39 AM

Professor Erol Tutumluer will deliver the 2021 Carl L. Monismith Lecture at the American Society of Civil Engineers Geo-Congress 2022 on Monday, March 21, 2022.

Tutumluer’s lecture, titled “Unbound Aggregate Pavement Layers – Dynamic Loading Behavior and Its Characterization,” will highlight key findings from his many years of research studies which emphasize the importance of geotechnical aspects of pavement engineering. Additional information about the lecture is available below.

The Monismith Lecture award is given annually by the Geo-Institute in recognition of Professor Carl L. Monismith's (University of California, Berkeley) contribution to Pavement Engineering. Tutumluer was selected for the 2021 Monismith Lecture award based on his unique contributions to the field of pavement science and engineering through studying practical implications of geotechnical/pavement foundation issues in pavement design and performance, and work on advanced and mechanistic based modeling of geomechanical and pavement systems. 

2021 Carl L. Monismith Lecture, with Professor Erol Tutumluer
 “Unbound Aggregate Pavement Layers – Dynamic Loading Behavior and Its Characterization"

Monday, March 21, 2022
ASCE Geo-Congress 2022
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. EDT
Open to all; no cost to attend.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/geo-congress-2022-carl-l-monismith-lecture-erol-tutumluer-tickets-239299801147?aff=odcleoeventsincollection

The 2021 Monismith Lecture presentation can be watched live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO5LgUtADvs

Lecture description: Over 90% of approximately 4 million miles of roads in the US utilize unbound aggregate base and/or subbase which establish the road foundation layers over compacted subgrade soils.  In accordance, pavements have the shallowest foundations yet they are under constant dynamic moving wheel loading every day. Considering the seasonal and nowadays more common extreme weather effects being very hard to control and predict their effects for excess moisture accumulation and freezing temperature conditions, Tutumluer’s talk presents key knowledge established through state of the art research and implementation for designing and constructing highway and airport pavements, including engineering behavior through advanced materials testing and characterization, accurate prediction of damage mechanisms, and how to make pavements sustainable and at the same resilient to last for longer performance periods.