Dante Fratta

Associate Professor

2218 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-5644
Fax: (608) 890-3718
fratta@wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Geological Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Civil and Environmental Engineering,


Education

  • 1993 Civil Engineering Diploma Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
  • 1995 MASc University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 1999 PhD Georgia Institute of Technology

Education

  • 1993 Civil Engineering Diploma Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
  • 1995 MASc University of Waterloo, Canada
  • 1999 PhD Georgia Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Assessment of the near-surface underground using non-invasive tomographic studies (geotomography).
  • On-shore and off-shore near surface geophysics
  • Non-destructive detection of anomalies in civil engineering infrastructure.
  • Study of low strain stiffness in rock masses and soils with P- and S-waves.
  • Geomaterial process evaluation using elastic and and electromagnetic waves.

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Distinguished Alumnus (Graduado Distinguido). Award given to 40 alumni in commemoration of the 400 years of the university. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina. April 2013.
  • Keynote speaker. XXI Congreso Argentino de Mecánica de Suelos e Ingeniería Geotécnica. September 14, 2012. Rosario, Argentina.
  • 2012 The Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching Dante Fratta. College of Engineering. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • 2008 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award (North Central District). Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society.
  • Keynote Speaker. “Las Consecuencias del Desarrollo de New Orleáns y del Sur de Louisiana en la Tragedia del Huracán Katrina”. Presented at the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Estudios de Occidente. Guadalajara, México. March 16th, 2007.
  • 2006 Best Paper Award: Sensing Methods and Devices Track: Hoffman, K., Varuso, R., and Fratta, D. \"The Use of Low-Cost MEMS Accelerometers for the Near-Surface Monitoring of Geotechnical Engineering Systems\". GeoCongress: Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age. Atlanta, Feb 26 – March 1, 2006.
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2003). Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award (2002). Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Georgia Tech Regional Engineering Program Teacher of the Year (2000). Engineering Society (Student Society). Armstrong Atlantic State University. Savannah, GA.
  • George F. Sowers Distinguish Graduate Student Award (1997). Geosystems Program. School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Nominee for the Sandford Fleming Foundation Teaching Assistantship Excellence Award (1995). University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship (1994). University of Waterloo, Canada.
  • Faculty of Engineering Graduate Scholarship (1994). University of Waterloo, Canada.

 

Publications

Co-authored and Edited Books

  • Fratta, D., Puppala, A. J., and Muhunthan, B.; Editors (2010). “Geo Florida 2010 Conference – Advances in Analysis, modeling & Design”. Conference Proceedings and Geotechnical Special Publication. ASCE Press. Reston, VA.
  • Puppala, A. J., Fratta, D., Alshibli, K. A., and Pamukcu, S.; Editors (2006). “Site and Geomaterial Characterization”. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication (GSP). ASCE Press. Reston, VA.
  • Santamarina, J.C. and Fratta, D. (2005). “Discrete Signals and Inverse Problems: an Introduction for Engineers and Scientists”. John Wiley and Sons. Chichester, UK. 350 pages (Updated new edition of the earlier book with Dr. J. C. Santamarina).
  • Santamarina, J.C. and Fratta, D., (1998). “Introduction to Signals and Inverse Problems in Civil Engineering”. ASCE Press. Reston, VA. 327 pages.



Journal Papers

  • Pincheira, J., Aramayo, A., Fratta, D., and Kim, K. (2014). \"Corrosion Performance of Epoxy-Coated Bars in Four Bridge Decks Subjected to Deicing Salts: A 30-Year Perspective.\" J. Perform. Constr. Facil., 10.1061/(ASCE)CF.1943-5509.0000592 (Feb. 10, 2014).
  • Kim, K.-S.  , Fratta, D., and Wen, H. (2014). “Field Measurements of Compaction Energy in Thick Lifts of Coarse-Grained Soils”. Korean Journal of Civil Engineering (Accepted for publication).
  • Gage, J., Fratta, D., Turner, A., MacLaughlin, M. M., and Wang, H. (2013). “Validation and implementation of a new method for monitoring in situ strain and temperature in rock masses using fiber-optically instrumented rock strain and temperature strips”. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, pp. 244-255, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2013.03.00.
  • Kim, K.-S., Tanner, W., and Fratta, D. (2012) “Sensing and Imaging the State of Effective Stress in a 1-g Shallow Foundation Model”. Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 35, No. 5, DOI: 10.1520/GTJ103734.
  • Fratta, D., Hart, D., and Summitt, A. (2012). “Evaluación del Movimiento de Efluente Séptico Mediante el Uso de Técnicas Geofísicas”. Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes e Infraestructura Civil (In Spanish). Vol. 12, No. 11, pp. 158-165.
  • Volk, J., Hansen, S., Johnson, T., Jostlein, H., Kiper, T., Shiltsev, V., Chupyra, A., Kondaurov, M., Medvedko, A., Parkhomchuk, V., Singatulin, S., Stetler, L., Van Beek, Fratta, D., Roberts, J., Wang, H. (2012). “Hydrostatic Level Sensors as High Precision Ground Motion Instrumentation for Tevatron and Other Energy Frontier Accelerators”. Journal of Instrumentation. Vol. 7, P01004, doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/01/P01004.
  • Palomino, A., Kim, S., Summitt, A., and Fratta, D. (2011). “Impact of Diatoms on Fabric and Chemical Stability of Diatom-Kaolin Clay Mixtures”. Applied Clay Science. Vol. 51, pp. 287–294.
  • Kim, K.-S., Fratta, D., and Pincheira, J. A. (2011). “Performance Evaluation of Fiberglass Wraps on Concrete Bridge Columns”. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation. Vol. 30, pp. 9-19.
  • Kim, K.-S., Kim, D.H., Fratta, D., and Lee, W. (2011). “Physical and Mechanical Characteristics of Subgrade Soil using Nondestructive and Penetration Test” (in Korean). Journal of the Korean Society of Civil Engineers. Vol. 31, No. lC, pp. 19-27.
  • Yun, T. S., Fratta, D., and Santamarina, J. C. (2010). “Hydrate Bearing Sediments from the Krishna-Godavari Basin: Physical Characterization of Pressure Cores and Production Test”. Energy & Fuels. Vol. 24, No. 11, pp. 5972–5983. DOI:10.1021/ef100821t.
  • Kim, K.-S. and Fratta, D. (2010). \"Travel-time Tomographic Imaging: Multi-Frequency Diffraction Evaluation of a Medium with a High-Contrast Inclusion\". NDT&E International. Vol. 43. No. 8. Pp. 695-705. DOI:10.1016/j.ndteint.2010.08.001.
  • Schuettpelz, C. C., Fratta, D., and Edil, T. B. (2010). “Mechanistic method for determining the resilient modulus of base course materials based on elastic wave measurements”. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Vol. 136, No. 8, pp. 1086-1094.
  • Lin, Y.-T., Wu, C.H., Fratta, D., Kung, K.-J. S. (2010). “Integrated acoustic and electromagnetic wave-based technique to estimate subbottom sediment properties”. Near Surface Geophysics. Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 213-221.
  • Alramahi, B., Alshibli, K., and Fratta, D. (2010). Effect of Fine Particle Migration on the Small Strain Stiffness of Unsaturated Soils. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Vol. 136, No. 4, pp. 620-628.
  • Lowry, C., Fratta, D., and Anderson, M. (2009). “Using ground penetrating radar to identify processes controlling spring flow in a peat dominated wetland.” Journal of Hydrology. Vol. 373, pp. 68–79.
  • Damasceno, V., Fratta, D., and Bosscher, P. J. (2009). “Development and validation of a low-cost electrical resistivity tomographer for soil process monitoring.” Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 46. No. 7. pp. 842-854.
  • Schuettpelz, C. C., Fratta, D., and Edil. T. B. (2009). “Evaluation of the Influence of Geogrid Reinforcement on soil Rotation and Stiffness in Compacted Based Curse Soil”. Journal of the Transportation Research Board. No. 2116. pp. 76-84.
  • Lin, Y.-T., Schuettpelz, C., Wu, C., and Fratta, D. (2009). “A combined acoustic and electromagnetic wave-based technique for bathymetry and subbottom profiling in shallow waters”. Journal of Applied Geophysics. Vol. 68, pp. 203–218. DOI: 10.1016/j.jappgeo.2008.11.010.
  • Schneider, J. M. and Fratta, D. (2009). “Time Domain Reflectometry – Parametric Study for the Evaluation of Physical Properties in Soils”. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 46. No. 7. pp. 753-767.
  • Francisca, F. M., Fratta, D. and Wang, H. F. (2008). “Electrowetting on mineral and rock surfaces”. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L06402, DOI: 10.1029/2007GL032865.
  • Alramahi, B., Fratta, D, and Alshibli, K. A. (2008). “Parameter Estimation to Evaluate In Situ Density and Moisture Content Using Elastic and Electromagnetic Waves”. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2045, pp. 19-28. DOI: 10.3141/2045-03.
  • Alramahi, B., Alshibli, K., Fratta, D., and Trautwein, S. (2008). “A Suction-Control Apparatus for the Measurement of P and S-wave Velocity in Soils”. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 1-12.
  • Attia, A. M., Fratta, D., Bassiounni, Z. (2008). “Electrical Resistivity Measurements on Unsaturated Berea Sandstones Core Specimens”. Oil & Gas Science and Technology – Rev. IFP. Vol. 63. No., 2, DOI: 10.2516/ogst:2007066. pp. 203-217.
  • Sawangsuriya, A., Fall, M., and Fratta, D. (2008). “Wave-based Techniques for Evaluating Elastic Modulus and Poisson’s Ratio of Laboratory Compacted Lateritic Soils”. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 567-578. DOI 10.1007/s20706-008-9190-7
  • Sawangsuriya, A. and Fratta, D. (2006). Discussion to “Correlations between P-wave velocity and Atterberg limits of cohesive soils” by Fener, M., Kahraman, S., Bay, Y. and Gunaydin, O. Canadian Geotechnical Journal. Vol. 43. pp. 653-655.
  • Fratta, D. and Santamarina, J. C. (2006). “Evaluación de los Daños en Estructuras Causados por el Huracán Katrina en Biloxi, Mississippi”. Revista Internacional de Desastres Naturales, Accidentes, e Infraestructura Civil. Vol. 6. No. 1. pp. 1-12 (In Spanish).
  • Fratta, D., Alshibli, K. A., Tanner, W. M., and Roussel, L. (2005). “Combined TDR and P-wave Velocity Measurements for the Determination of in Situ Soil Density”. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 28, No. 6. pp. 553-563.
  • Santamarina, J. C., Rinaldi, V. A., Fratta, D., Klein, K. A., Wang. Y.-H., Cho, G.-C., and Cascante, G. (2005). “A Survey of Elastic and Electromagnetic Properties of Near-Surface Soils”, in Near-Surface Geophysics, Ed. D. Buttler, SEG. Tulsa, OK. pp. 71-87.
  • Santamarina, J. C. and Fratta, D. (2003). “Dynamic Electrical-Mechanical Energy Coupling In Electrolyte-Mineral Systems”. Transport in Porous Media. Vol. 50, No. 1/2, pp. 153-178.
  • Fratta, D. and Santamarina, J. C. (2002). “Shear Wave Propagation in Jointed Rock - State of Stress”. Géotechnique. Vol. 52. No. 7. pp. 495-505.
  • Prada, J., Fratta, D., and Santamarina, J. C. (2000). “Tomographic Detection of Anomalies with Limited Data Sets - Velocity and Attenuation”. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 23. No. 4. pp. 472-486.
  • Fratta, D. and Santamarina, J. C. (1996). “Waveguide Device for Multi-Mode, Wideband Testing Wave Propagation in Soils”. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 130-140.
  • Kim, K.S., Fratta, D., and Pincheira, J. A. (2014). “Delamination Assessment in Concrete Bridge Decks using Ultrasonic Wave Propagation Measurements”. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation (Submitted for Publication).
  • Kim, K.-S. and Fratta, D. (2014). “First Arrival Traveltime Tomographic Imaging of Heterogeneous Media Considering Wave-Inclusion Interactions\". Surface Geophysics Proof for review (Submitted for publication).
  • Gage, J., Wang, H., Fratta, D., Turner, A., and Alan Turner, Mary M. MacLaughlin, M. (2013) “Fiber-optically instrumented rock strain and temperature strips (1 FROSTS): Validation and implementation of a new method for monitoring in situ strain and temperature in intact rock masses”. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (Submitted for publication).



Monographs

  • Bozyurt, O., Keene, A. K., Tinjum, J. M., Edil, T. B., and Fratta, D., (2013) “Freeze–Thaw Effects on Stiffness of Unbound Recycled Road Base,” Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soils, STP 1568, Hannele Zubeck and Zhaohui Yang, Eds., pp. 1–19, doi:10.1520/STP156820130014, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA 2013.
  • Fratta, D., Schuettpelz, C. C., and Santamarina, J. C. (2007). “Hurricane Katrina: Geotechnical Observations in Biloxi, Mississippi”. GeoStrata (Invited paper - Technical Paper edited by the Editor). Jan.-Feb. 2007. pp. 19-22.
  • Fratta, D., Tanner, W. M., and Damasceno, V. M. (2005). “Using Elastic Waves for the Tomographic Imaging of Stresses in Soils”. Technical Article in FastTimes (Invited paper - Technical Paper edited by the Editor). Vol. 9. No. 4. pp. 37-45.



Conference Papers

  • Garnier Villarreal, M., Fratta, D., and Oliva, M. (2014). “Evaluation of Deformation of a Geosynthetic-Reinforced Soil Bridge Abutment” GeoInstitute Geocongress. Atlanta, GA. (accepted for publication).
  • Bozkurt, G. and Fratta, D. (2014). “Deformation Response of Soft Foundation Soils under Tall Embankments – A Numerical Analysis” GeoInstitute Geocongress. Atlanta, GA. (accepted for publication).
  • Yilmaz, M., Schubert, S., Tinjum, J., M. and Fratta, D. (2014). “Foundation Soil Response to Wind Turbine Generator Loading” GeoInstitute Geocongress. Atlanta, GA. (accepted for publication).
  • Castongia, E. E., Wang, H. F., Fratta, D., Mondanos, M., and Chalari, A. (2013). \"An initial test of an Intelligent Distributed Acoustic Sensing (iDAS) in the ice in Lake Mendota\". 2013 AGU Fall Meeting. Poster Presentation.
  • Lancelle, C., Volk, J., Fratta, D., and Wang, H. (2013). \"Subsurface Tiltmeter Observations of Solid Earth Tides and Rock Excavation in Northeastern Illinois\". 2013 AGU Fall Meeting. Poster Presentation.
  • Keene, A., Edil, T. B., Fratta, D., and Tinjum, J. M. (2013). “Modeling the Effect of Polyurethane Stabilization on Rail Track Response”. 2013 GeoCongress, San Diego, CA.
  • Su, Z., Fratta, D. Tinjum, J. M., and Edil, T. B. (2013). “Cementitiously Stabilized Materials Using Ultrasonic Testing” TRB National Meeting. Washington, DC.
  • Volk, J., Shiltsev, V., Chupyra, A., Kondaurov, M. Singatulin, S., Fratta, D., Meulemans, A., Potier, and Wang, H. (2012). “Hydrostatic Level Systems at Fermilab and SURF”. International Workshop on Accelerator Alignment. September 2012. Batavia, IL, USA.
  • Bozyurt, O., Keene, A., Tinjum, J. M., Edil, T. B. and Fratta, D., and Wen, H. (2011). “Freeze-Thaw Effects on Stiffness of Unbound Recycled Road Base”. Transportation Research Board (Presented at the TRB conference).
  • Wang, H.F., Gage, J.R., Fratta, D., MacLaughlin, M.M., and Turner, A. (2011). “Fiber-Optic Extensometer Array in a Small Alcove at 1.25-km Depth in the Sanford Laboratory at Homestake, Lead, South Dakota”. Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring.
  • Gage, J. R., Wang, H. F., MacLaughlin, M., Turner, A., and Fratta, D. (2011). “A new method for measuring in situ strain in intact rock masses: Fiber optically instrumented rock strain and temperature strips (FROSTS)”. 45th US Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium. San Francisco, CA. June 26-29, 2011.
  • Wang, H. F., Gage, J., Fratta, D., MacLaughlin, M. and Murdoch, L. (2010). “Deep Underground Instrumentation and Monitoring”. ISRM International Symposium 2010 and 6th Asian Rock Mechanics Symposium. New Delhi, India. 23-27 October 2010.
  • Ebrahimi, A. and Fratta, D. (2010). “Fouling Detection of Ballast by Electromagnetic Surveying”. American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-way Association. AREMA 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition. Orlando, FL.
  • Martinez-Chaluisant, V., Schneider, J.A., Fratta, D. (2010). “Physical modeling of the dynamic response of offshore wind turbines founded on monopoles”, Proceedings of the Earth-Space 2010 Conference, ASCE Press.
  • Wang, H.F., MacLaughlin, M.M., Fratta, D. and Murdoch, L. (2009). “Fiber-Optic Strain and Temperature Monitoring System for DUSEL”. Abstract H23E-0998. AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA (non-refereed).
  • Palomino, A.M., Kim, S., Summitt, A. and Fratta, D. (2010). “Influence of Ionic Concentration and Internal Porosity on the Behavior of Diatom-Clay Mixtures”. Geo Florida 2010 Conference. West Palm Beach, FL. ASCE Press.
  • Biringen, E., Fratta, D., and Edil, T.B. (2009). Monitoring soil stiffness gain due to lateral preloading. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. M. Hamza et al. (Eds.), 5-9 October 2009, Alexandria, Egypt. pp. 459-462.
  • Wang, H.F., MacLaughlin, M. M., Noni, Turner, A., Murdoch, L., and Fratta, D. (2008). “Fiber-Optic Strain Monitoring System for DUSEL” (Abstract and presentation) AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA (non-refereed).
  • Kim, K.-S., Fratta, D., and Pincheira, J. A. (2008). “Performance Evaluation of Fiberglass Wrapped Concrete Bridge Columns”. Poster presentation. MidContinent Transportation Symposium. August 14 - 15, 2008 - Madison, WI (non-refereed).
  • Schuettpelz, C. C., Edil, T. B., and Fratta, D. (2009). “Evaluation of the zone of influence of geogrid reinforcement in compacted base course using rotation measurements”. Geosynthetics 2009 Conference. (Accepted for Publication - refereed).
  • Ojo, J. O., Fratta, D., Bahia, H. U., Daranga, C., and Marasteanu, M. (2008). “Thermo-Volumetric Properties of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures”. 6th RILEM International Conference on Cracking in Pavements (refereed).
  • Schuettpelz, C. C., Lin, Y.-T. Fratta, D., and Wu, C. (2008). “Elastic and Electromagnetic Wave-Based Techniques for Bottom and Subbottom Profiling in Shallow Waters”. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 179. GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of GeoSystems. pp. 261-268 (refereed).
  • Schuettpelz, C. C., Fratta, D., and Edil, T. B. (2008). “Stiffness evaluation of geogrid-reinforced granular material using elastic waves”. 2008 GeoAmericas Conference (refereed).
  • Sawangsuriya, A., Fratta, D., Edil, T. B., and Bosscher, P. J. (2007). “Small-Strain Shear Modulus Anisotropy of Compacted Soils using bender elements”. 2007 Geotechnical Engineering Conference. Ottawa, ONT. Canada (Referred).
  • Schuettpelz, C. C., Hart, D. J., and Fratta, D. (2007). “The Use of Ground Penetrating Radar to Evaluate the Location and Formation of Sinkholes Associated with a Retention Pond”. 2007 SAGEEP Conference. Denver, CO (Edited by Technical Committee).
  • Sawangsuriya, A., Fratta, D., Bosscher, P. J, and Edil, T. B. (2007). “S-wave Velocity-Stress Power Relationship: Packing and Contact Behavior of Sand Specimens”. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 173: Advances in Measurement and Modeling of Soil Behavior. 2007 GeoDenver Congress. Denver, CO. (Edited by Technical Committee).
  • Sawangsuriya, A., Biringen, E., Fratta, D., Bosscher, P. J. and Edil, T. B. (2006). “Dimensionless Limits for the Collection and Interpretation of Wave Propagation Data in Soils”. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 149: “Site and Geomaterial Characterization”. 2006 GeoShanghai International Conference. Shanghai, China. Pp. 160-166 (Referred).
  • Damasceno, V. M. and Fratta, D. (2006). “Chemical diffusion detection in a porous media using electrical resistance tomography”. ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 149: “Site and Geomaterial Characterization”. 2006 GeoShanghai International Conference. Shanghai, China. Pp. 174-181 (Referred).
  • Hoffman, K., Varuso, R. and Fratta, D. (2006). “The Use of Low-Cost MEMS Accelerometers in Near-Surface Travel-Time Tomography”. GeoCongress 2006 Conference. Atlanta, GA (Edited by Technical Committee).
  • Alramahi, B., Alshibli, K, and Fratta, D. (2005). “Use of Elastic and Electromagnetic Waves to Evaluate the Water Content and Mass Density of Soils: Potential and Limitations”. ASCE Geotechnical Practice Publication No. 3: Geotechnical Applications for Transportation Infrastructure (A). Edited by H. Titi. pp. 134-145 (Referred).
  • Fratta, D. and Santamarina J. C. (2005), “Strains Due to Coupled Phenomena – Particle-level Analyses”. Poromechanics III Biot Centennial. Norman, OK. A.A. Balkema Publishers. Lieden. pp. 752-747 (non-referred)
  • Daigle, M., Fratta, D., and Wang, L. B. (2005). “Ultrasonic and X-ray Tomographic Imaging of Highly Contrasting Inclusions in Concrete Specimens”. 2005 GeoFrontier Conference. Austin, TX (Referred).
  • Fratta, D. and deHay, J. (2004). “Near-Surface Travel-Time Tomographic Application to Foundation Soils – A Physical Model Study”. ASCE Geotechnical Practice Publication 1: Geo Jordan 2004 Advances in Geotechnical Engineering with Emphasis on Dam Engineering. pp. 227-238 (Referred).
  • Silva, C. H. C., Porras-Ortiz, O. F., Macari, E. J., and Fratta, D. (2002). “Mechanical response of unsaturated particulate materials – A Stiffness assessment study under controlled Matric Suction”. Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. New Orleans, LA, November 17-22, 2002 (Referred).
  • Fratta, D., Fernandez, A. L., and Santamarina, J. C. (2001). “Geo-materials: Non-destructive Evaluation in Geosystems”. Review of Progress in QNDE, D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti Eds. American Institute of Physics, vol. 20. pp. 1048-1055 (non-referred).
  • Santamarina, J. C., Fratta, D., and Fernández, A. L. (1998). \"Geofísica de Superficie\". Encuentro de Geotécnicos Argentinos (Proceedings of the Argentine Geotechnical Engineering Conference). Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba, Argentina. October 7-8, pp. IV.1-IV.22 (in Spanish – non-refereed).
  • Santamarina, J. C., Fam, M., Fratta, D., and Cascante, G. (1998). \"Solid-Fluid Coupling Phenomena in Particulate Media\". Biot Conference in Poromechanics. Louvain-laNeuve, Belgium. September 14-16, 1998. pp. 615-620. (Not referred),
  • Santamarina, J. C. and Fratta, D. (1996). “Image Processing in Blast Fragmentation: Transfer Function and Invertibility”. In Fragmentation Measurement. Edited by Franklin, J, Rustan, A., and Katsabanis, T. AA Balkena. pp. 121-125. (Refereed).
  • Rinaldi, V., Fratta. D., and Redolfi, E. (1993). “Aplicación de Ondas Electromagnéticas en el Campo de la Ingeniería Estructural”. Congreso Internacional de la Ingeniería Estructural. Córdoba, Argentina. July 12-16 (in Spanish - not refereed).



Education

  • Hagen, E. and Fratta, D. (2014). “Hybrid Learning in Geological Engineering: Why, How, and to What End? Preliminary Results”. GeoInstitute Geocongress. Atlanta, GA. (accepted for publication).
  • Fratta, D., Aguettant, J., and Roussel-Smith, L. (2007). “Introduction to Soil Mechanics Laboratory Testing”. CRC Taylor and Francis. Boca Raton, FL. 248 pages.
  • Vaziri, P., Anagnos, T., Fratta, D., and Roblee, C. J. (2006). “Implementation of the Education, Outreach, and Training Goals for the Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) Consortium”. 8th National Conference in Earthquake Engineering. San Francisco, CA. (Referred).
  • Schuettpelz, C. and Fratta, D. (2006) “GEO/GLE 595 Field Methods in Applied and Engineering Geophysics - Field Equipment Manual”. Geological Engineering Program. University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Anagnos, T., Fratta, D., Haws, L., McMartin, F., Morrow, C. and Tabor, J. (2005). “Education, Outreach and Training Strategic Plan for the George E. Brown, Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES)”. National Science Foundation. Arlington, VA. URL: http://www.nees.org
  • Anagnos, T. and Fratta, D. (2004). “Development of the Education Outreach and Training Program for the NEES Collaboratory”. 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering. Vancouver, B.C., Canada. August 1-6, 2004. Paper No. 1038.
  • Fratta, D., Aguettant, J., and Roussel, L. (2004). “CE 3350: Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory – Laboratory Manual”. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA (Second Edition).
  • Machado, E., Macari, E. J. and Fratta, D. (2004). “Una Visión Global de los Geosintéticos y sus Aplicaciones Principales” translation to Spanish of the original work by R. Koerner: “Introduction to Geosynthetics”. CD Rom Teaching Tool. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Fratta, D., Rhea, K. B., and Roussel, L. (2003). “CE 3350: Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory – Laboratory Manual”. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, LA (First Edition).

 

Courses

Summer 2014

  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 939 - Geotechnical Engineering Seminar
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • CIVENGR 735 - Soil Dynamics
  • CIVENGR 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 330 - Soil Mechanics
  • CIVENGR 489 - Honors in Research
  • GLE 735 - Soil Dynamics
  • GLE 330 - Soil Mechanics
  • GLE 489 - Honors in Research
  • GLE 999 - Independent Work
  • GLE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • GLE 900 - Seminar
  • GLE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • GLE 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • GLE 699 - Independent Study
  • GEOSCI 594 - Introduction to Applied Geophysics
  • GEOSCI 595 - Field Methods in Applied and Engineering Geophysics
  • GLE 532 - Foundations
  • GLE 594 - Introduction to Applied Geophysics
  • GLE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • GLE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • GLE 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • GLE 699 - Independent Study
  • GLE 595 - Field Methods in Applied and Engineering Geophysics
  • CIVENGR 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • CIVENGR 532 - Foundations
  • GLE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • GLE 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • GLE 699 - Independent Study
  • CIVENGR 990 - Thesis
  • CIVENGR 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research

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