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Carlton Ho

Associate Professor
UMassAmherst


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Research and Background

Movement of unstable slopes; Soil liquefaction; Seismic response of soil retention systems; Response spectra; Hazard analysis of slopes susceptible to seismic triggering; Soil rheology

Contact Info

Carlton Ho
ho@ecs.umass.edu
28 Marston Hall, College of Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 130 Natural Resources Road,
Amherst, Massachusetts

Research in Action

Education

Ph.D.CE, Stanford University, 1985; MSCE, Stanford University, 1980; BSCE, Stanford University, 1976

Publications

Connolly, D. P., Kourroussis, G., Laghrouche, O., Ho, C. L., Forde, M. C. (2014) Benchmarking Railway Vibrations - Track, Vehicle, Ground and Building Effects, accepted for publication, Construction & Building Materials, Elsevier.

Light, T. J., Ho, C. L., Lambert, R. S. (2013) Effect of Moisture on the Engineering Characteristics of Fouled Ballast, submitted for Trans. Res. Rec., Trans. Res. Brd.

Gnatek, D. E., Ho, C. L., Huang, H. Hysip, J. P. and Chrismer, S. (2013) Field Measurement of Ground Accelerations Resulting from High Speed Trains on Soft Soil, submitted for Trans. Res. Rec., Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C. L, Humphrey, D., Hyslip, J. P. and Moorhead., W. (2013) “Use of Recycled Tire Rubber to Modify Track Substructure Interaction," Trans. Res. Rec., 2374.-1 Trans. Res. Brd., pp. 119-125.

Bennett, K. C., Ho, C. L. and Nguyen, H. Q.. Verification of box test model and calibration of finite element model for evaluation of railroad ballast performance. "Transportation Research Record", vol 2261, 2011, Pages 171-177.

Bennett, K. C., Ho C. L. and Nguyen, H. (2010), “Verification of Box Test Model and Calibration of Finite Element Model for Evaluation of Railroad Ballast,” submitted for Trans. Res. Rec., Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C. L., Lambert, R. S. and Hyslip, J. P. (2010), “Fractal Analysis of Rail Ballast,” submitted for J. of Trans. Engrg., Trans. and Dev. Inst., ASCE.

Ho, C. L., Hyslip, J.P., Li, D. (2009), “Spectral Analysis of Ground-Acceleration-Based Testing,” Trans. Res. Rec., 2117, Trans. Res. Brd., pp. 50-56.

Davis, D. D., Hyslip, J. P., Ho, C. L., and Terril, V. R. (2008), “Evaluation of Reinforced Ballast for Foundations in Rail Joints and Special Trackwork,” Technology Digest, TTCI, May 2008, TD-08-19, 4 pp.

Ho, C. Wong, K., and Reckhow, D. A. (2008), “An Evaluation of the Methodology in Analyzing Compost for Erosion Control,” accepted for publication in Trans. Res. Rec., Trans. Res. Brd.

Recent Conference Proceedings

Azari, Hoda; Yuan, Deren; Nazarian, Soheil; Stark, Timothy D.; Ho, Carlton L.; Dehlin, Thomas J. (2014), “Surface Wave Testing for Characterization of Ballast and Foundation Layers,” Proc. ASME. 45356; 2014 Joint Rail Conference, V001T01A019.April 02, 2014, JRC2014-3782, doi: 10.1115/JRC2014-3782

Stark, Timothy D.; Dehlin, Thomas J.; Nazarian, Soheil; Azari, Hoda; Yuan, Deren; Ho, Carlton L. (2014), “Seismic Surface Wave Testing for Track Substructure Assessment,” Proc. ASME. 45356; 2014 Joint Rail Conference, V001T01A017.April 02, 2014, JRC2014-3776, doi: 10.1115/JRC2014-3776

Stark, T. D., Nazarian, S., Ho, C. L. and Tutumluer, E. (2013) Seismic Testing for Track Substructure (Ballast and Subgrade) Assessment for Passenger/Freight Corridors, Proc. 2013 Joint Rail Conference, ASME/IEEE/ASCE, JRC2013-4289, Knoxville, Tennessee, 4/15-18/13, 11 pp.

Connolly, D. P., Fan, W., Giannopoulos, A., & Forde, M. C., Ho, C., Woodward, P. K., and Laghrouche, O. (2013) UK High Speed Trains – The Issues, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Railway Engineering (CD), London, England, 7/10-12/13.

Ho, C., Huang, H, Hyslip, J. P. and Chrismer, S. (2013) Field Measurement of Ground Response of Critical Speed High Speed Trains on Soft Soil, Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Railway Engineering (CD), London, England, 7/10-12/13.

Lambert, R. S., Ho, C. L. and Hyslip, J. P. (2011), “Time and Spatial Dependence of the Fouling of Railroad Track Ballast, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Frontiers 2011, 3/13-16/2011, Geo-Institute, ASCE Geotech. Sp. Pub. No. 211, p. 4604-4613.

Ho, C. L., Wong, K. C., Seltzer, J. P. (2011), “Engineering Characteristics of Compost used for Erosion and Sedimentation Control,” Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geo-Frontiers 2011, 3/13-16/2011, Geo-Institute, ASCE Geotech. Sp. Pub. No. 211, p. 1255-1265.

Bennett, K. C., Ho C. L. and Nguyen, H. (2010), “Verification of Box Test Model and Calibration of Finite Element Model for Evaluation of Railroad Ballast,” Proc. Trans. Res. Brd. 90th Annual Meeting, 1/23-27/2011 (CD-ROM format), Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C., Wong, K., and Reckhow, D. A. (2009), “Compost vs. Hay: Chemical Analysis of Leachate from Materials used for Sedimentation Control,” Proc. Trans. Res. Brd. 88th Annual Meeting, 1/11-15/2009 (CD-ROM format), Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C. L., Hyslip, J.P., Li, D. (2009), “Spectral Analysis of Ground-Acceleration-Based Testing,” Proc. Trans. Res. Brd. 88th Annual Meeting, 1/11-15/2009 (CD-ROM format), Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C., Wong, K., and Reckhow, D. A. (2009), “Compost vs. Hay: Chemical Analysis of Leachate from Materials used for Sedimentation Control,” Proc. Trans. Res. Brd. 88th Annual Meeting, 1/11-15/2009 (CD-ROM format), Trans. Res. Brd.

Bennett, K. C., Ho C. L. and Nguyen, H. (2010), “Verification of Box Test Model and Calibration of Finite Element Model for Evaluation of Railroad Ballast,” submitted for Proc. Trans. Res. Brd. 90th Annual Meeting, 1/23-27/2011 (CD-ROM format), Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C. L., Wong, K. C., Seltzer, J. P. (2010), “Engineering Characteristics of Compost used for Erosion and Sedimentation Control,” accepted, Geo-Frontiers 2011, 3/13-16/2011, Geo-Institute, ASCE.

Lambert, R. S., Ho, C. L. and Hyslip, J. P. (2010), “Time and Spatial Dependence of the Fouling of Railroad Track Ballast,” accepted, Geo-Frontiers 2011, 3/13-16/2011, Geo-Institute, ASCE.

Ho, C. Wong, K., and Reckhow, D. A. (2008), “An Evaluation of the Methodology in Analyzing Compost for Erosion Control,” Proc. Trans. Res. Brd. 87th Annual Meeting, 1/13-17/2008 (CD-ROM format), Trans. Res. Brd.

Ho, C. L., Hyslip, J. P. and Davis, D. D. (2008), “Ground Acceleration Based Characterization of High-Speed Rail Track Bed,” Proc. GeoCongress 2008: Characterization, Monitoring, and Modeling of Geosystems, ASCE Geotech. Sp. Pub. No. 179, pp. 52-59.

Ho, C. L. and Skeels, J. O. (2003) GIS modeling of the subsurface stratigraphy, Soil and Rock America 2003, 12th Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and the 39th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 22 - 26, 2003, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, pp. 81-86.

Recent Research Contracts Funded

9/13-10/14 Co-Principal Investigator, “Moisture Sensitive Ballast Fouling Measurement Tool,” Subcontract from Earth Science Systems, LLC, Federal Railroad Administration ($34,147).

10/12-10/14 Co-Principal Investigator, “Seismic Testing for Track Substructure (Ballast and Subgrade) Assessment,” Subcontract from University of Illinois, Federal Railroad Administration ($20,000).

9/12-9/15 Co-Principal Investigator, “Field Investigation and Modeling of Track Substructure Performance Under Trains Moving at ‘Critical Speeds,’” Federal Railroad Administration ($213,487).

8/09-7/11 Principal Investigator, "RAPID: Spectral Analysis of Sub-Track Accelerations Subjected to Long Term Heavy Axle Load Conditions," National Science Foundation Grant No. CMMI-0956960 ($119,188).

6/05-6/07 Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of Compost for Erosion Control,” Massachusetts Highway Department ($172,133).

10/03-1/04 Principal Investigator, “Strategy for Implementing Bridge Scour Management,” Korean Institute of Construction Technology ($1,500).

9/99-3/01 Principal Investigator, “Development of Priority Based Statewide Scour Monitoring Systems in New England,” New England Transportation Consortium ($80,000).

5/99-12/99 Co-principal Investigator, “Subsurface Evaluation of Railway Track Using Ground Penetrating Radar,” Federal Railroad Administration ($126,999).

6/99-6/00 Co-principal Investigator, “Fractal Analysis of Geometry Data for Railway Track Condition Assessment,” Federal Railroad Administration ($95,882).

1/99-4/00 Principal Investigator, “Phase 2: Long-term Drainage Demonstration of a Retaining Wall Constructed with Recycled Plastic Landscaping Timbers,” Chelsea Center for Recycling and Economic Development, Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($20,985).

Full Curriculum Vitae

Full Curriculum Vitae