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Civil and Architectural Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

John P. Turner

Professor of Civil Engineering

Room 3081, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
e-mail: turner@uwyo.edu
Office Phone: 307.766.4265
Fax Number: 307.766.4444


 

Education

  • B.S. Geology, May, 1976, James Madison University
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, May, 1981, University of Wyoming
  • M.S. Civil Engineering (Structural), May, 1982, University of Wyoming
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), January, 1986, Cornell University

Selected Recent & Current Research Projects

  • Monitoring and Performance of Permanent Ground Anchors for Stabilization of the Deer Creek Landslide, Wyoming Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Feasibility of Tire Chips for Roadway Drainage Applications, Wyoming Department of Transportation.
  • Use of Micropiles for Remediation of Liquefaction Prone Sites and Retrofitting of Structures, PIÂ’s: KJ McManus, JB Berrill, JP Turner, New Zealand Earthquake Commission.
  • Analysis of Anchor Load Tests, Flying-V Landslide, Wyoming Department of Transportation.
  • Rock-Socketed Drilled Shafts for Highway Bridge Structures, Synthesis Project 36-12, National Cooperative Highway Research Program, National Research Council, Washington, D.C.
Selected Publications
  • Turner, J.P. (2006). NCHRP Synthesis XX, Rock Socketed Drilled Shafts for Highway Transportation Structures, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., in press.
  • Turner, J.P. (2005). "Lessons Learned from Anchored Slide Stabilization" (Keynote Address), Proceedings of GEO3, International Conference on Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Geo Construction, ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling, Dallas, TX, Nov 2005, pp. 8-25.
  • Turner, J.P. and Sackett, EA. (2005). "Predesign Anchor Load Tests", Proceedings of GEO3, International Conference on Quality Assurance and Quality Control in Geo Construction, ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling, Dallas, TX, Nov 2005, pp. 113-126.
  • McManus, K.J., Turner, J.P., and Charton, G. (2005). "Inclined Reinforcement to Prevent Soil Liquefaction", Proceedings, Technical Conf., New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Wairakei, New Zealand. March 2005.
  • Turner, J.P. and Jensen, W.G. (2005). "Landslide Stabilization Using Soil Nail and MSE Walls: A Case Study", Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 2, pp. 141-150.
  • Sackett, E.A. and Turner, J.P., (2004). "Predesign Anchor Load Tests Provide WYDOT with Value-Added Design Data", Foundation Drilling, Vol. XXV, No. 8, Nov 2004, pp. 32-33.
  • Turner, J.P. and Mayne, P.W., Editors, (2004). Geotechnical Special Publication No. 124, GeoSupport 2004: Drilled Shafts, Micropiling, Deep Mixing, Remedial Methods, and Specialty Foundation Systems, ASCE, Reston, VA, 1045 p.
  • McManus, K.J., Charton, G., and Turner, J.P. (2004). "Effect of Micropiles on Seismic Shear Strain", Geotechnical Special Publication No. 124, GeoSupport 2004, ASCE, Reston, VA, pp. 134-145.
  • Turner, J.P., Steele, J.A., Maher, W.F., Zortman, A.R., and Carpenter, J.R. (2004). "Design, Construction, and Performance of an Anchored Tangent Pile Wall for Excavation Support", Geotechnical Special Publication No. 124, GeoSupport 2004, ASCE, Reston, VA, pp. 322-333.
  • Turner, J.P. and Macnab, A. (2003). "Advances in Constructibility for Drilled Shafts: Part II", Geo-Strata, Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, Fall 2003, pp. 20-23.
  • Turner, J.P. and Macnab, A. (2003). "Advances in Constructibility for Drilled Shafts: Part I", Geo-Strata, Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, Summer 2003, pp. 13-17.
  • Hager, G.M., Dahill, J.M., Boundy, B.B., and Turner, J.P. (2002). “Highway-Affecting Landslides of the Snake River Canyon – Part IV, Deer Creek Slide”, Wyoming Geo-notes, Number 75, Wyoming State Geological Survey, Laramie, WY, pp. 32-36.
  • Turner, J., Johnson, L., and Boundy, B. (2002). “Performance of Permanent Ground Anchors for Landslide Stabilization”, Proceedings, 53rd Annual Highway Geology Symposium, San Luis Obispo, CA, pp. 383-394.
  • Hager, G.M., Dahill, J.M., and Turner, J.P. (2002). “Highway-Affecting Landslides of the Snake River Canyon – Part III, Blue Trail Slide”, Wyoming Geo-notes, Number 74, Wyoming State Geological Survey, Laramie, WY, pp. 27-33.
  • Turner, J.P., Armour, T.A., and McManus, K.J (2002). “Seismic Retrofit of Highway Bridge Foundations Using Micropiles”, Proceedings, New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, Napier, New Zealand, March 2002, pp. 202-209.
  • Hager, G.M., Falk, M.A., Dahill, J.M., and Turner, J.P. (2001). “Highway-Affecting Landslides of the Snake River Canyon – Part I, Overview and the Elbow Slide”, Wyoming Geo-notes, Number 72, Wyoming State Geological Survey, Laramie, WY, pp. 30-34.
  • Turner, J.P., (2001). "High Capacity Anchors for Wyoming Slide Stabilization", Foundation Drilling, Vol. XXI, No. 6, Aug 2001, pp. 12-16.
  • Netzel, D.A. and Turner, J.P. (2001). “1H NMR Study of the Hydration Kinetics of Coal Fly Ash and Spent Oil Shale”, Fuel, Vol. 80, pp. 303-312.
  • Turner, J.P. (2000). “Biofilm in Remediation of Contaminated Soils”, Chapter 36 in: Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils, 2nd Edition, D.L. Wise, D.J. Trantola, E.J. Cichon, H.I. Inyang, and U. Stottmeister, Eds., Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, pp. 633-654.
  • Gui, S., Zhang, R., Turner, J.P., and Xue, X. (2000). “Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis with Stochastic Soil Hydraulic Conductivity”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 126, No. 1, pp. 1-12.

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John P. Turner
Professor Turner has Bachelors degrees in geology and civil engineering, an M.S. degree in structural engineering, and a Ph.D. in geotechnical engineering from Cornell University (1986). Dr. Turner practiced as an engineering geologist for Herbert and Associates, Inc., 1976-1978, and continues to be active as a geotechnical engineering consultant. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Wyoming. He has conducted research on drilled shaft foundations, anchored retaining walls, landslide stabilization, and rock mechanics. He is the author of 100+ technical papers and reports and has been a principal investigator on over 20 funded research projects. He is a past chairman of the ASCE Committee on Deep Foundations, and has served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering of the Geo-Institute. Dr. Turner has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia (1993) and the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1994) and was awarded an Erskine Fellowship as a Visiting Professor at Canterbury in 2002. He received the Outstanding Service Award (1992) and the Presidents Award (2000) from the ADSC: International Association of Foundation Drilling and is a frequent speaker at ADSC seminars and workshops. Dr. Turner served as Conference Chair for Geo-Support 2004, a geotechnical specialty conference and construction equipment exposition that was sponsored jointly by the Geo-Institute of ASCE and the ADSC. Most recently Dr. Turner was the consultant for NCHRP Synthesis Project 36-12, “Use of Rock Socketed Drilled Shafts for Highway Structure Foundations.

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