Dr. Daniel R. VandenBerge is an Assistant Professor specializing in geotechnical engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tennessee Tech.  Dan earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan Tech in 2001 and 2003 and then spent seven years in geotechnical engineering consulting.  Dan received a Ph.D from Virginia Tech in May 2014 for his work on the application of the finite element method to rapid drawdown analysis.  VandenBerge's other research interests include the behavior of compacted clays, fully softened shear strength, levee seepage, and dam failures.  Dan also performs research in the use of reliability analyses in geotechnical engineering and sustainable earth structures.  

Recent Highlights:

Consolidated-Undrained Strength of Compacted Claypublished by Center for Geotechnical Practice and Research - August 2015

Undrained strength of compacted clay under principal stress reorientation, published in Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - August 2015

Limitations of transient seepage analyses for calculating pore pressures during external water level changes, published in Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering - May 2015

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