Kyle M. Rollins

Geotechnical Engineering
Ph.D. Geotechnical Engineering, University of CA, Berkeley, 1987.
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368K Clyde Building
(801) 422-6334
rollinsk@byu.edu

Kyle M. Rollins
Professor

 

Education

Ph.D., Geotechical Engineering, Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, Dec. 1987

Dissertation: The influence of Structures on Potential Liquefaction Damage
Minors: Seismology and Structural Mechanics
Honors: The Berkeley Doctoral Fellowship (3 year award)

M.S. level Study, Civil Engineering, Brigham Young Univ., 1982-1983

Honors: Tau Beta Pi Fellowship

B.S. Summa Cum Laude, Civil Engineering, Brigham Young Univ., April 1982

Honors: 3.99 GPA, highest in CE Dept. history; 4-yr Kimball Presidential Scholarship

Professional Experience

Jan 1987 to Present, Full, Assoc. & Asst. Prof., Civil Eng, Dept, Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.

  • Taught grad. & undergrad. courses in Geotechnical specialty area with consistent “excellent” teacher ratings.
  • Performed research with 93 students, produced 136 technical papers, received over $4.4 million in research grants.

Research Accomplishments-Foundation Engineering

  • Performed eleven full-scale lateral pile group tests (tripling world database) and developed design curves for group interaction reduction factors as a function of pile spacing.
  • Performed 30 uplift load tests and developed design equations for skin friction on drilled shaft foundations in gravelly soil.
  • Performed full-scale load tests to evaluate cyclic passive force-deflection relationships on pile caps and abutments and developed new design procedure.
  • Developed passive force-deflection relationships for skewed abutments

Research Accomplishments-Earthquake Engineering

  • Performed world’s first full-scale lateral pile group load tests in sand liquefied by controlled blasting and developed lateral load-deflection (p-y) curves for liquefied sand.
  • Developed relationships for shear modulus and damping versus cyclic shear strain in gravels necessary for computer analysis of ground shaking hazard.
  • Performed world’s first Statnamic (large-strain dynamic) lateral pile group load tests to evaluate damping resistance on piles in soft clay.

Research Accomplishments-Soil Improvement

  • Developed methods for identifying & characterizing collapsible gravels.
  • Developed pressuremeter-based testing procedure for identifying collapsible soil.
  • Improved techniques for treating collapsible soils using dynamic deep compaction.
  • Established design procedures for liquefaction mitigation of silty sands using stone columns with wick drains

1984-1986 Research Assistant with Prof. H. Bolton Seed, Univ. of California, Berkeley. Performed research on the influence of buildings on liquefaction and subsequent performance.  Conducted soil-structure interaction studies for buildings in Mexico City.  Performed finite analyses and developed computer graphics interfaces for seismic analyses of Aswan High Dam, Egypt.

Summers 1982-1984, Design Engineer, Rollins, Brown and Gunnell, Inc., Provo, UT.  Participated in the design of over 10 earth-fill dams in the intermountain west and performed slope stability analyses and finite element seepage analyses.  Prepared plans and specifications for two earth-fill dams and conducted feasibility level study for $100 million water storage project in Wyoming involving pipelines, tunnel, pumping plant, and storage reservoir. Performed liquefaction and dynamic stability analyses for Middle Creek Dam, MT; West Fork Dam, WY; and Sevier River Bridge Dam, UT.  Conducted slope stability evaluations for a number of natural slopes involving landslide repair.  Prepared soil and foundation investigation reports for structures, roadways, and airport. 

Summer 1979-1981, Soils Lab Technician/Inspector, Rollins, Brown, and Gunnell, Inc., Provo, UT. Participated in borrow investigations and supervised drilling operations for South Creek Dam, UT. Performed laboratory testing of soils including triaxial, direct shear, consolidation and permeability tests.  

Society Memberships

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Associate Editor ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering
  • Chair of ASCE GeoInstitute Technical Committee on Soil Improvement
  • Member ASCE National Conference Coordination Committee
  • Technical Program Chair for GeoCongress 2012
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) – BYU Student Chapter Advisor
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE)
  • Universities Council on Geotechnical Engineering Research (USUCGER)-Past Board Member/Treasurer
  • Technical Associate of ADSC: The Intl. Assoc. of Foundation Drilling
  • Tau Beta Pi & Phi Kappa Phi
  • Deep Foundation Institute (Member Lateral and Seismic Load Committee)

Honors

  • Excellence in Citizenship Award, BYU Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, 2013
  • James Cooper Best Paper Award-7th National Seismic Conf. on Bridges, 2013
  • Research Trailblazer Award, Utah Department of Transportation, 2012
  • GeoFlorida Top Paper award (from 370 papers), 2010
  • Cross-Canada Geotechnical Lecturer, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Fall 2009
  • BYU Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Work Award, 2008
  • James Cooper Best Paper Award-6th National Seismic Conf. on Bridges, 2008
  • BYU College of Engineering and Technology Global Study Fellowship, 2006
  • International Faculty Scholar at Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, Indian National Program for Earthquake Engineering Education, Spring 2006
  • Utah Engineers Council Engineering Educator of the Year, 2000
  • BYU Civil & Environmental Engineering Dept. Scholarly Productivity Award, 2000
  • National ASCE Walter Huber Research Prize, 1999
  • ASCE Utah Engineering Educator of the Year, 1999
  • National ASCE Arthur M. Wellington Prize for paper in the Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 1996
  • Two papers listed among top ten in the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical Engineering during 1993-1994 and 1994-1995.
  • ASEE-DOW Chemical Outstanding Young Faculty Award, 1991.
  • ASEE-Navy Fellowship, 1990

Peer-Reviewed Journal and Technical Publications

  • Marsh, A.K., Rollins, K.M., Franke, B., Smith, J., Palmer, K. (2013). “Passive Force-Deflection Behavior for Zero and Thirty Degree Skewed Abutments.” Transportation Research Record, (In-Press). Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.
  • Jessee, S. and Rollins, K.M. (2013). “Passive Pressure on Skewed Bridge Abutments.”  Procs.18th  Intl. Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ISSMGE, p. 2024-2027.
  • ROLLINS, K. M. and Jessee, S. (2013). “Passive Force-Deflection Curves for Skewed Abutments”. Journal of Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 18, No. 10, p. 1086-1094
  • Franke, K.W. and ROLLINS, K.M (2013). “A Simplified Hybrid P-Y Spring Model for Liquefied Soil.”  J. Geotech. Geoenviron. Eng., ASCE, Vol. 139, No. 4, p. 564-576
  • ROLLINS, K. (2012). “Ground Improvement Approaches For Increasing Lateral Resistance of Pile Foundations,” Procs. Intl. Conf. on Ground Improvement and Ground Control, B. Induratna, C. Rujikiatkamjorn and J S Vinod (editors), Research Publishing,  Vol. 1, p. 587-598.
  • Hussein, M.N., Tobita, T., Iai, S., ROLLINS, K.M. (2012), “Vertical Loads Effect on the Lateral Pile Group Resistance in Sand.” Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, Taylor and Francis, Vol. 7, Issue 4, p. 263-282
  • Franke, K. and Rollins, K. (2012). “Performance-Based Evaluation of Kinematic Pile Response due to Lateral Spreading Displacements at an Historic Bridge in Costa Rica.” Procs. 6th Intl. Conf. on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, Lake Maggiori, Italy, Paper 1488, CD,8 pages
  • Bray, J. and ROLLINS, K., Hutchinson, T., Ashford, Verdugo, R. , Ledezma, C., Mylonakis, G., Assimaki, D., Montalva, G., Arduino, P., Olson, S.M., Kaye, R., Hashash, Y.M.A., Candia, G., (2012). “Effects of Ground Failure on Bridges, Roads, and Railroads.” Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, California, 2010 Maule Chile Earthquake Special Issue, Vol. 28, Issue S1, p. S97-S118
  • Ledezma, C., Hutchinson, T., Ashford, S.A., Moss, Robb, Arduino, P., Bray, J.D., Olson, S., Hashash, Y.M.A., Verdugo, R., Frost, D., Kayen, R., ROLLINS, K. (2012). “Effects of Ground Failure on Bridges, Roads, and Railroads.” Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Oakland, California, 2010 Maule Chile Earthquake Special Issue, Vol. 28, Issue S1, p. S119-S143.
  • ROLLINS, K, Wright, A., Sjoblom, D., White, N., Lange, C. (2012). “Evaluation of liquefaction mitigation with stone columns in interbedded silts and sands.” Proc. 4th Intl. Conf. on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Taylor and Francis Group, London, Vol. 2, p. 1469-1475.
  • Cao, Z., Yuan, X., Youd, T.L., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2012). “Chinese Dynamic Penetration Tests (DPT) at Liquefaction Sites Following 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake.” Proc. 4th Intl. Conf. on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization, Taylor and Francis Group, London, Vol. 2, p. 1499-1504.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Price, J. and Bischoff, J. (2012). “Reduced Lateral Pile Resistance of Abutment Piles Near MSE Walls Based on Full-Scale Tests.”, Intl. J. of Geotechnical Engrg,, J. Ross Publishing, Vol. 6, Issue 2, p. 245-250.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Price, J., and Bischoff, J. (2011). “Reduced Lateral Pile Resistance Near MSE Abutments Based on Full-Scale Tests.”  Intl. Conf. on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Perth Australia, ??, 6 p.
  • Nasr, M. and ROLLINS, K. (2011).  “Numerical analysis of limited width dense gravel backfills for plane strain conditions” 14th Pan-American Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Canadian Geotechnical Society, Toronto, Canada, CD, 10 p.
  • Geber, T.M., Marsh, R.A., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2011). “Dynamic Passive Pressures on a Foundation with a Dense Sand Backfill.” Procs. GeoFrontiers 2011 Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotech. Special Pub. No. 211, ASCE, p. 3107-3117.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Price, J.S., and Bischoff, J. (2011). “Lateral Resistance of Piles Near Vertical MSE Abutment Walls.” Procs. GeoFrontiers 2011 Advances in Geotechnical Engineering, Geotech. Special Pub. No. 211, ASCE, p. 3526-3535.
  • Richards, P., ROLLINS, K.M., and Stenlund, T. (2011). “Experimental Testing of Embedded Pile-to-Cap Connections for Pipe Piles.” J. Bridge Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 16, No. 2, 286-294.
  • Hussein, M.N., Tobita, T., Iai, S., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2010). “Soil-Pile Separation Effect on the Performance of Pile Group Under Static and Dynamic Lateral Loads” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Research Press, Vol. 47, No. 11, 1234-1246.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Kim, J. (2010). “Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soils Based on US Case Histories”, J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 136, No. 9, 1178-1186.
  • Weaver, T.J. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2010). “Reduction Factor for the Unloading Point Method at Clay Soil Sites”, J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 136, No. 4, p. 643-646.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Herbst, M., Adsero, M., Brown, D. (2010). “Jet Grouting and Soil Mixing for Increased Lateral Pile Group Resistance”, Procs. GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, Geotech. Special Pub. No. 199, ASCE, p. 1563-1572. (Received top paper award for conference)
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Snyder, J.L., and Walsh, J.M. (2010). “Increased Lateral Resistance of Pile Group in Clay Using Compacted Fill”, Procs. GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, Geotech. Special Pub. No. 199, ASCE, 1602-1611.
  • Cheng, Z., Law, H., ROLLINS, K.M. (2010). “Effects of Soil Improvement by Mass Mixing on the Lateral Capacity of Pile Group Using Finite Element Method” Procs. GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling and Design, Geotech. Special Pub. No. 199, ASCE, p. 1412-1421.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Gerber, T.M. and Kwon, K-H, (2010). “Increased Lateral Abutment Resistance from Gravel Backfills of Limited Width”, J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 136, No. 1, p. 230-238.
  • ROLLINS, K., Herbst, M., Gerber, T. and Cummins, C. (2009). “Monitoring Displacement vs. Depth in Lateral Pile Load Tests Using Shape Accelerometer Arrays.” Procs. 17th Intl. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Geotech. Engrg. ISSMGE, IOS Press, Vol. 3, p. 2016-2019.
  • Smith, A. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2009). “Minimum Effective PV Drain Spacing from Embankment Field Tests in Soft Clay.” Procs. 17th Intl. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Geotech. Engrg., ISSMGE, IOS Press, Vol. 3, p. 2184-2187.
  • Hussien, M.N., Tobita, T., Iai, S., ROLLINS, K.M. and Ramadan, E.H. (2009). “Soil-Structure interactions Analysis for Vertical and lateral Loaded Pile Foundations.”  Procs. 17th Intl. Conf. on Soil Mech. and Geotech. Engrg., ISSMGE, IOS Press, Vol. 2, p. 1251-1254.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Herbst, M., and Brown, D.A. (2009). "Increased Lateral Pile Group Resistance Resulting from Soil Mixed Wall", Procs., Intl. Symposium on Deep Mixing and Admixture Stabilization, Okinawa, May 19-21, 2009 4 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Quimby, M., Johnson, S.R., Price, B. (2009). “Effectiveness of Stone Columns for Liquefaction Mitigation of Silty Sands With and Without Wick Drains”. Proc. US-China Workshop on Ground Improvement Technologies, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 188, ASCE, p. 160-169.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Adsero, M.E., and Brown, D. (2009). “Jet Grouting to Increase Lateral Resistance of Pile Group in Soft Clay”. Procs. Intl. Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo ’09, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 187, ASCE, p. 265-274.
  • Gerber, T.M. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2009). “Behavior of a Nine-Pile Group With and Without a Pile Cap”. Procs. Intl. Foundations Congress and Equipment Expo ’09, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 186, ASCE, p. 530-537.
  • Decker, J.B., ROLLINS, K.M., and Ellsworth, J.C. (2008). “Corrosion Rate Evaluation and Prediction for Piles Based on Long-Term Field Performance.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 134, No. 3, p. 341-351.
  • Camp, W.M., Mayne, P.W. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2008). “Cone Penetration Testing Before, During, and After Blast-Induced Liquefaction.” Procs. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-IV, Geotechnical Special Publication 181, ASCE, 10 p., CD-ROM
  • Gerber, T.M. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2008). “Cyclic p-y Curves for a Single Pile in Cohesive Soil.” In-Press, Procs. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-IV, Geotechnical Special Publication 181, ASCE, 10 p., CD-ROM
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Anderson, J.K.S. (2008).  “Cone Penetration Resistance Variation with Time After Blast Liquefaction Testing.” Procs. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-IV, Geotechnical Special Publication 181, ASCE, 10 p, CD-ROM.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Kwon, K.H., and Gerber, T.M. (2008). “Static and Dynamic Lateral Load Tests on a Pile Cap with Partial Gravel Backfill.”  Procs. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-IV, Geotechnical Special Publication 181, ASCE, 10 p., CD-ROM.
  • Tobita, T., Ceon, K.G., Iai, S. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2008). “Analysis of Statnamic Behavior of Full-Scale Pile Group in Soft Clays and Silts.”  Procs. Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics-IV, Geotechnical Special Publication 181, ASCE, 10 p., CD-ROM.
  • Jensen, D.W., ROLLINS, K.M., Ferrell, M., McCune, D. (2008). “Flexural Behavior of Composite IsoTruss Reinforced Concrete Piles.” Procs. Geo-Congress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 178, ASCE, p. 923-930.
  • Weaver, T.J., Ashford, S.A. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2008).  “Lateral Load Behavior of a Concrete-Filled GFRP Pipe Pile.” Procs. Geo-Congress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 178, ASCE, p. 931-938.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Gohl, B., Goughnour, R. (2008). “Behavior of Composite Vertical Drains for Preventing Liquefaction Damage at Massey Tunnel, Canada.” Procs. 1st Pan-American Geosythetics Conference,  March, Cancun, Mexico, Intl. Geosythetics Society, 10 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Taylor, A.J. (2007) “Effect of pile diameter on lateral resistance in sand from full-scale tests", Procs., 13th PanAmerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Isla de Margarita, Venezuela, July 15-19, 2007, pp 177-182 (CD-ROM).
  • ROLLINS, K., Bowles, S., Brown, D., Ashford, S, (2007).  “Lateral Load Testing of Large Drilled Shafts After Blast-Induced Liquefaction”. Procs. 4th Intl. Conf. on Earthquake Geotechnical Engrg., Springer, Paper 1141 (CD-Rom).
  • Mirzoyan, A.D. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2007). “Full-Scale Tests to Evaluate Lateral Pile Resistance at the Edge of a Slope” Procs. 32nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Deep Foundations Institute, p. 545-553, and CD-Rom.
  • Shamsabadi, A., ROLLINS, K.M., Kapaskur, M. (2007). “Nonlinear Soil-Abutment-Bridge Structure Interaction for Seismic Performance-Based Design.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, (June 2007) Vol. 133, No. 6, 707-720
  • Gallagher, P., Conlee, C.T., ROLLINS, K.M. (2007). “Full-Scale Field Testing of Colloidal Silica Grouting for Mitigation of Liquefaction Risk.”  J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 133, No. 2, 186-196.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Smith, R.D., Borup, M.B., Nelson, E.J. (2006). “Transforming Swampland into Nauvoo the City Beautiful: A Civil Engineering Perspective.” Brigham Young University Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3, 125-157.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Price, B.E., Dibb, E., Higbee, J. (2006). “Liquefaction Mitigation of Silty Sands in Utah using Stone Columns with Wick Drains.” Geotechnical Special Publication 152, Ground Modification and Seismic Mitigation, ASCE, Procs. GeoShanghai Intl. Conf., 343-348.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Olsen, R.J., Egbert, J.J., Jensen, D.H., Olsen, K.G., and Garrett, B.H. (2006). “Pile Spacing Effects on Lateral Pile Group Behavior: Load Tests.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 10, p. 1262-1271.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Olsen, K.G., Jensen, D.H, Garrett, B.H., Olsen, R.J., and Egbert, J.J. (2006). “Pile Spacing Effects on Lateral Pile Group Behavior: Analysis.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 10, p. 1272-1283.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Cole, R.T. (2006). “Cyclic Lateral Load Behavior of a Pile Cap and Backfill.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 132, No. 9, 1143-1153.
  • Cole, R.T and ROLLINS, K.M. (2006). “Passive Earth Pressure Mobilization During Cyclic Loading.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., Vol. 132, No. 9, 1154-1164.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Hales, L., King, R.Y., Johnson, S.R., Snyder, J.L. (2005). “Lateral Load Testing of Drilled Shafts for Earthquake Conditions.” Proc. GEO Construction Quality Assurance/Quality Control, ADSC, Dallas, Texas, Ed. Bruce, D.A. and Cadden A.W. p. 540-548.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Hales, L.J., Ashford, S.A. and Camp, W.M. III (2005). “P-Y Curves for Large Diameter Shafts in Liquefied Sand from Blast Liquefaction Tests.” Geotechnical Special Publication No. 145, Seismic Performance and Simulation of Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading  Ground, Ed. Boulanger, R.W. and Tokimatsu, K., ASCE, p. 11-23.
  • Gerber, T.M. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2005). “Lateral Subgrade Moduli for Liquefied Sand under Cyclic Loading.”  Geotechnical Special Publication No. 145, Seismic Performance and Simulation of Pile Foundations in Liquefied and Laterally Spreading  Ground, Ed. Boulanger, R.W. and Tokimatsu, K., ASCE, p. 149-160.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Snyder, J.L. and Broderick, R.D. (2005). “Static and Dynamic Lateral Response of a 15 Pile Group.” Procs. 16th Intl. Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotech. Engineering, Millpress, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Vol. 4, p. 2035-2040.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Lane, J.D., Dibb, E., Ashford, S.A., Mullins, A.G. (2005). “Pore Pressure Measurement in Blast-Induced Liquefaction Experiments.” Transportation Research Record 1936, “Soil Mechanics 2005”, Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, p. 210-220.
  •  ROLLINS, K.M. Clayton, R.J. Mikesell, R.C. and Blaise, B.C. (2005). “Drilled Shaft Side Friction in Gravelly Soils.”  J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 8, p. 987-1003. (closure Vol. 133, No. 10, p. 1328-1331).
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Gerber, T.M., Lane, J.D. and Ashford. S.A. (2005). “Lateral Resistance of a Full-Scale Pile Group in Liquefied Sand.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 131, No. 1, p. 115-125.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Lane, J.D., Gerber, T. M. (2005) “Measured and Computed Lateral Response of a Pile Group in Sand.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE Vol. 131, No. 1, p. 103-114.
  • Weaver, T.J., Ashford, S.A. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2005) “Lateral Resistance of a 0.6 m Drilled Shaft in Liquefied Sand.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE Vol. 131, No. 1, p. 94-102.
  • Ashford, S.A., ROLLINS, K.M., and Lane, J.D. (2004) “Blast-Induced Liquefaction for Full-Scale Foundation Testing.” J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 130, No. 8, 798-806.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. Joshua K.S. Anderson, McCain, A.K., Goughnour, R.R. (2003). “Vertical Composite Drains for Mitigating Liquefaction Hazard.” 13th Intl. Conference on Offshore and Polar Engineering, Intl. Society for Offshore and Polar Engineering, paper 2003-SAK-01, 8. pp.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. Johnson, S.R., Petersen, K.T., and Weaver, T.J. (2003). “Static and Dynamic Lateral Load Behavior of Pile Groups Based on Full-Scale Testing.” 13th Intl. Conference on Offshore and Polar Engineering, Intl. Society for Offshore and Polar Engineering, paper 2003-SAK-02, 8 pp.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Giles, E. (2002) “Use of Amperage and Treatment Time Monitoring to Evaluate Stone Column Effectiveness.” Transportation Research Record 1786, Transportation Research Board, p. 11-19.
  • Kayen, R.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ashford, S., ROLLINS, K, Minasian, D.L., Carkin, B.A. (2002) “High-Resolution Crosshair Radar Tomography: Application to Liquefaction-Induced Changes in Soil on Treasure Island.” USGS Professional Paper 1658, U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., p. 3-10.
  • Ashford, S.A., Weaver, T.J., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2002) “Pore Pressure Response of Liquefied Sand in Full-Scale Lateral Pile Load Tests.” Transportation Research Record 1808, Transportation Research Board, p. 21-29.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Sparks, A.E. (2002) “Lateral Load Capacity of a Full-Scale Fixed-Head Pile Group.” J.  Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 128, No. 9, p. 711-723.
  • Ashford, S.A., ROLLINS, K.M., Bradford, S.C., Weaver, T.J., Baez, J.I. (2000) “Liquefaction Mitigation Using Stone Columns Around Deep Foundations: Full Scale Test Results.” Transportation Research Record 1736, Transportation Research Board, p. 110-118
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Sparks, A.E., Peterson, K.T. (2000) “Lateral Load Capacity and Passive Resistance of a Full-Scale Pile Group and Cap.” Transportation Research Record 1736, Transportation Research Board, p. 24-32
  • Ashford, S.A., ROLLINS, K.M, and Baez, J.I. (2000) “Comparison of Deep Foundation Performance in Improved and Non-Improved Ground Using Blast-Induced Liquefaction.” ASCE, Geotechnical Special Publication 107, Soil Dynamics and Liquefaction 2000, p. 35-57.
  • Kayen, R.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ashford, S., and ROLLINS, K. (2000) “Non-destructive Measurement of Soil Liquefaction Density Change by Crosshole Radar Tomography, Treasure Island, California.” ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication 110, Computer Simulation of Earthquake Effects, p. 52-65.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Olsen, R. and Kim, J. (1999) “Deep Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soils.” XI Panamerican Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Balkema, v. 1, p. 43-50.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Miller, N.P. and Hemenway, D. (1999) “Evaluation of CPT Pile Prediction Methods from I-15 Load Tests.” Transportation Research Record 1675, Transportation Research Board, p 40-49
  • Attwooll, W.J., Holloway, D.M., ROLLINS, K.M. Esrig, M.I, Sakhai, Si, Hemenway, D. (1999) “Measured Pile Set-up During Load Testing and Production Piling: I-15 Reconstruction Project, Salt Lake City, Utah.” Transportation Research Record, 1663, Transportation Research Board, p. 1-7.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Diehl, N.B. and Weaver, T.J. (1998) “Implications of Vs-BPT (N1)60 Correlations for Liquefaction Assessment in Gravels.” Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geot. Special Pub. No. 75, ASCE Geo-Institute, Vol. 1, 506-517.
  • Weaver, T.J., ROLLINS, K.M. and Peterson, K.T. (1998) “Lateral Statnamic Load Testing and Analysis of a Pile Group.” Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Geot. Special Pub. No. 75, ASCE Geo-Institute, Vol. 2, 1319-1330.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Jorgensen, S.J. and Ross, T. (1998) “Optimum Moisture Content Evaluation for Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soil.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 124, No. 8, p. 699-708.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Peterson, K.T., and Weaver, T.J. (1998) “Lateral Load Behavior of a Full-Scale Pile Group in Clay.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 124, No. 6, p.  468-478.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Evans, M., Diehl, N. and Daily, W. (1998) “Shear Modulus and Damping Relationships for Gravels.” J. of Geotechnical and Geoevironmental Engrg., ASCE, Vol. 124, No. 5, p. 396-405.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., and McHood, M.D., (1998) “Comparison of Computed and Measured Liquefaction‑Induced Settlements in the Marina District, San Francisco, California.” The Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989‑‑Liquefaction, Ed., Holzer, T.L.,U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1551‑B, Washington D.C., p. B223‑B240.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Clayton, R.J., and Mikesell, R.C . (1997) “Ultimate Side Friction of Drilled Shafts in Gravels.” Procs. XIVth Intl. Conf. on Soil Mechanics and Foundations, Hamburg, Germany,  Balkema, Vol. 2, p. 1021-1024.
  • Smith, T.D. and ROLLINS, K.M. (1997) “Pressuremeter Testing in Arid Collapsible Soils.” Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, Vol. 20, No. 1, p 12-16, 
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Mikesell, R.C., Clayton, R.J. and Keane, E. (1994) “Uplift Load Tests on Drilled Shafts in Gravels to Evaluate Side Friction.” Procs. Intl. Conf. on Design and Construction of Deep Foundations, US. Federal Highway Administration, Vol. 3, p. 1717-1731
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Kim, J. (1994) “U.S. Experience with Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soils.” ASCE, Geotechnical Special Publication No. 45, In-Situ Deep Soil Improvement, p. 26-43.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Hryciw, R.D., McHood, M.D., Homolka, M., Shewbridge, S.E. (1994) “Ground Response on Treasure Island.” The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 - Strong Ground Motion, USGS Professional Paper 1551-A, Ed., Borcherdt, R.D., U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., p. A109-A121.
  • Carlisle, H. and ROLLINS, K.M. (1994) “Ground Response Studies at the Alameda Naval Air Station.” The Loma Prieta, California, Earthquake of October 17, 1989 - Strong Ground Motion, USGS Professional Paper 1551-A, Editor, Borcherdt, R.D., U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., p. A122-A143.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Rogers, G.W. (1994) “Mitigation Measures for Small Structures on Collapsible Alluvial Soils.” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120 No. 9, p. 1533-1553.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Rollins, R.L., Smith, T.D., Beckwith, G.H. (1994) “Identification and Characterization of Collapsible Gravels.” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 120, No. 3, p. 528-542
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Adan, S.M. (1993) “Damage Potential Index Mapping for Salt Lake Valley, Utah.” Miscellaneous Report No. 93-4, Utah Geological Survey, Utah Department of Natural Resources, 64 p.
  • Price, R., ROLLINS, K.M., Keane, E. (1992) “Comparison of Measured and Computed Drilled Shaft Capacities Based on Utah Load Tests.” Transportation Research Record, Transportation Board, National Research Council, Washington D.C., No. 1343, pp. 114-122
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Rollins, R.L. (1992) “Case Histories of Landslide Stabilization Using Drilled Shaft Walls.” Transportation Research Record, Transportation Board, National Research Council, Washington D.C., No. 1343, pp. 114-122
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Rollins, R.L., Smith, T.D., Beckwith, G.H. (1992) “Identification and Characterization of Coarse-Grained Collapsible Soils.” Procs., 7th Intl. Conf. On Expansive Soils, Dallas, TX, August 3-5, Vol. 1, pp. 280-285.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Williams, T., Bleazard, R., and Owens, R.L. (1992) “Identification, Characterization, and Mapping of Collapsible Soils in Southwestern Utah.” Utah Geological Association Guidebook, pp. 45-59.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Rogers, G.W. (1991) “Stabilization of Collapsible Alluvial Soil using Dynamic Compaction.” Geotechnical Engineering Congress, Geotech. Special Publication No. 27, American Society of Civil Engineering, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, June 10-12, Vol. 1, p. 322-333.
  • Singh, J.P., Youd, T.L., ROLLINS, K.M. (1991) Costa Rica Earthquake of April 22, 1991 Reconnaissance Report, Chapter 3: Geotechnical Aspects, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Supplement B to Vol. 7, pp. 35-40, October
  • Priestly, M.J.N., Singh, J.P., Youd, T.L., ROLLINS, K.M. (1991) Costa Rica Earthquake of April 22, 1991 Reconnaissance Report, Chapter 6: Bridges, Earthquake Spectra, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, Supplement B to Vol. 7, pp. 35-40, October
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Seed, H.B. (1990), “The Influence of Buildings on Potential Liquefaction Damage.” Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, American Society of Civil Engineers, Feb. Vol. 116, No. 2, p. 165-185
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Owens, R.L. (1990), “Collapsible Soil Hazard Map for Southern Wasatch Front.” Miscellaneous Publication 90-1, Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, Utah Dept. of Natural Resources, Salt Lake City, Utah, 38 pp. and 3 maps

Discussion Paper

ROLLINS, K.M., Rollins, R.L., Rogers, G.W. (1992) Discussion to the paper entitled “Sample Disturbance of Cemented Collapsible Soils.” by Houston, S.L. and El-Ehwany, M., (May 1991), Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 118, No. 11, November

Other Technical Publications

  • ROLLINS, K.M., Adsero, M.E., Herbst, M.A., Lemme, N. (2010). “Ground Improvement for Increasing Lateral Pile Group Resistance”, 5th Intl. Conf. on Recent Advances in Geotech. Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Missouri University of Science and Technology, CD, 10 p.
  • S.A. Ashford, Y. Kawamata, K.M. Rollins, R.E. Kayen, T.J. Weaver, & T. Juirnarongrit (2009). “The use of controlled blasting for evaluating seismic performance.”  Proc. Intl. Conf. on Performance-Based Design in Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering, Taylor & Francis Group, London, p. 193-208.
  • Hussein, M.E., Tobita, T., Iai, S., ROLLINS, I.M. (2008). “Drained Versus Undranied Finite Element Simulation Of Lateral Loaded Pile Group.” Procs. Annual meeting Japanese Assoc. for Earthquake Engineering, 2 p. Nov.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Adsero, M.E. and Brown, D.A. (2008). “Use of Jet Grouting to Increase Lateral Pile Group Resistance in Soft Clay” Procs. 14th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Beijing, China. Paper 03—04-02-0093, CD-Rom 7 p.
  • Heiner, L., ROLLINS, K.M. and Gerber, T.G. (2008). “Passive Force-Deflection Curves for Abutments with MSE Confined Approach Fills.” Procs. 6th National Seismic Conference on Bridges, Charleston, South Carolina, Federal Highway Administration, CD-Rom, 12 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Bowles, S., Hales, L.J., and Ashford, S.A. (2008). “Static and Dynamic Lateral Load Tests in Liquefied Sand for the Cooper River Bridge, Charleston, South Carolina.” Procs. 6th National Seismic Conference on Bridges, Charleston, South Carolina, Federal Highway Administration, CD-Rom, 12 p.
  • Gerber, T.M., and ROLLINS, K.M.  (2007).  "Dynamic response of a full-scale pile cap with different backfill conditions."  Proceedings, 4th U.S.-Japan Workshop on Soil-Structure-Interaction, Building Research Institute (Japan).
  • ROLLINS, K.M. (2006). “Axial and Lateral Resistance of Piles in Liquefied Soil.”  The Safety of Built Environment Focusing on Seattle and Kobe, Kobe University-Univ. of Washington International Symposium #4 on Design Strategy towards Safety and Symbiosis of Urban Space, Kobe, Japan, P. 66-72
  • Tobita, T., Iai, S., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2006). “Simulations of Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3x5 Pile Group.” 12th Japan Earthquake Engineering Symposium, Nov. 2006. 4 p.
  • Tobita, T., Iai, S., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2006). “Numerical Analysis of Full-Scale Lateral-Load Tests of a 3x5 Pile Group.” Procs. 1st European Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, Paper 700, Geneva, Switzerland, September 3-8, 2006.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Price, B.E., Dibb, E., and Higbee, J. (2006). “Liquefaction Mitigation using Stone Columns and Wick Drains for Utah Bridges.” Procs. 5th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, FHWA, San Francisco, September 18-20.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Cole, R.T. (2006). “Passive Force-Deflection Relationships from Full-Scale Tests.”  Procs. 5th National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, FHWA, San Francisco September 18-20.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Strand, S.R. (2006). “Downdrag Forces due to Liquefaction Surrounding a Pile.”  Proc. 8th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, 10 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Kings, R., Snyder, J.E., Johnson, S.R. (2005). “Full-Scale Lateral Load Tests of Pile Groups and Drilled Shafts in Clay.” Procs. Intl. Conf. on Soil-Structure Interaction; Calculation Methods and Engineering Practice, ASV Publishers, Moscow, Ed. Ulitsky, V.M., Vol. 1, p. 287-292.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Goughnour, R.R., Anderson, J.K.S, and Wade, S.F (2004). “Liquefaction Hazard Mitigation by Prefabricated Vertical Drains.” Procs., 5th Intl. Conf. on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, New York, April  8 pp.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Ansal, A. “General Report of Session 12: Case Histories of Recent Earthquakes and Earthquake Effects.” Procs. 5th Intl. Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, New York, April 17, 2004.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Goughnour, R.R., Anderson J.K.S. and McCain, A. (2004). “Liquefaction hazard mitigation using vertical composite drains.” Procs. 13th World Conf. on earthquake Engineering, EERI, Vancouver
  • Weaver, T.M., Ashford, S.A., and ROLLINS, K.M. (2004), “Performance and analysis of a laterally loaded pile in stone column improved ground.” Procs. 13th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Vancouver.
  • ROLLINS, K. M, Lane, J.D., Nicholson, P.G., Rollins, R.E. (2004). “Liquefaction hazard assessment using controlled-blasting techniques.” Procs. 11th Intl. Conf. on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Stallion Press, Vol. 2, 630-637
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Olsen, R.J., Garrett, B.H., and Broderick, R.D. (2004). “Dynamic Lateral Load Behavior of a Full-Scale Pile Group.” Procs. 11th Intl. Conf. on Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Stallion Press, Vol. 2, 774-781.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. (2002) “Treatment Methods for Collapsible Soils.” Workshop on Collapsible Soils and Evaporite Karst Hazards, Colorado Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado, 9 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M, Olsen, R.J., and Garrett, B. H.. (2002) “Static and Dynamic Lateral Response of a Full-Scale Pile Group.” Procs. 27th Annual  Conference on Deep Foundations, Deep Foundations Institute, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, p. 221-230.
  • Decker, J.B. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2002) “Corrosion Rate Evaluations and Predictions for Piles; Salt Lake, Utah Case Histories.” TRB 81st Annual Mtg., Paper 02-4072, Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C., 22 p.
  • Francis, M.J. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2001) “Deceleration Measurements to Assess Effects of Moisture Content on Dynamic Deep Compaction.” 8th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Paper No. 1463, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 6 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Ashford, S.A., and Lane, J.D. (2001) “Full-Scale Lateral Load Testing of Deep Foundations Using Blast-Induced Liquefaction.” 4th Intl. Conf. on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, Univ. of Missouri-Rolla, Special Paper-3, 13 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Weaver, T.J. and Peterson, K.T. (2000) “Lateral STATNAMIC Load Testing of a Pile Group.” Statnamic Loading Test, Edited by Kusakabe, O., Kuwabara, F., and Matsumoto, T., Balkema, p. 389-399.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Ashford, S.A., Lane, J.D. and Hryciw, R.D. (2000) “Controlled Blasting to Simulate Liquefaction for Full-Scale Lateral Load Testing.” Paper 1949, 12th World Conf. on Earthquake Engrg., New Zealand Soc. for Earthquake Engrg., 8 p.
  • Halling, M.W, Womack K.C., Muhammad, I. and ROLLINS, K.M. (2000) “Vibrational Testing of a Full-Scale Pile Group in Soft Clay.” Paper 1745, 12th World Conf. on Earthquake Engrg., New Zealand Soc. for Earthquake Engrg.,  7 p.
  • Evans, M.E., and ROLLINS, K.M. (1999) “Developments in Gravelly Soil Liquefaction and Dynamic Behavior.” Physics and Mechanics of Soil Liquefaction, Lade and Yamamuro, editors, Balkema, Rotterdam, p. 91-102
  • ROLLINS, K.M, Jacobs, C.L., and Murphy, K.H. (1998) “Correlation of Damage Concentration with Local Soil Conditions in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.” Procs. 6th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Paper No. 427, 12 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Murphy, K., Dustin, S., Bishop, J. (1998) “Soil-Nailed and Tie-Back Wall Construction Using Hollow Nails.” Procs. 4th Intl. Conf. on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Paper 7.18,  5 p, May 8-15, 1998.
  • Lopez, R.A., Francis, M.J., ROLLINS, K.M., Davis, S.W. and Batchko, Z. (1998) “Composite Ground Modification Sytem: Vibro-replacement and Dynamic Compaction, Salt Lake County Detention Center, Utah.” Procs. 4th Intl. Conf. on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering, Paper 7.25, 5 p, May, 1998.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Jacob, C.L.(1997) “Correlation of Damage Concentration with Local Soil Conditions in the Ballona Gap Regions During the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.” Procs., The Northridge Earthquake Research Conference, Los Angeles, California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, 8 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Elison, E. and Barfuss, D.L. (1997) “Ground Response and Damage Correlations at Basin Fringe Sites in the Northridge Earthquake.” Procs., The Northridge Earthquake Research Conference, Los Angeles, California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, 8 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Clayton, R.J. and Mikesell, R.C. (1997) “Ultimate Side Friction of Drilled Shafts in Gravels.” Foundation Drilling Magazine, ADSC: The Intl. Assoc. of Foundation Drilling, June/July, 10-13.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Weaver, T.J., and Peterson, K.T. (1997) “Statnamic Lateral Load Testing of Full-Scale Fixed-Head Pile Group.” 2nd National Seismic Conference on Bridges and Highways, Federal Highway Administration, Sacramento, California, p. 267-281.
  • Wallace, R.M. and ROLLINS K.M. (1996) “Amplification of Earthquake Motions in Great Salt Lake Valley due to Deep Basin Shape and Shallow Soil Stratigraphy.” Procs. 11th World Conf. on Earthquake Engineering, Acapulco, Mexico, Elsevier, Paper No. 897
  • Musser, S.M., Anderson, L.R., Caliendo, J.A, ROLLINS, K.M. (1996). “Utah DOT’s Testing Program to Determine the Soil-Structure Interaction of Pile Groups under Lateral Loads.” Procs. 4th Caltrans Seismic Research Workshop, Session 3, July 9-11, Sacramento, CA California, DOT Engineering Service Center.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. (1995) “Overview of Deep Dynamic Compaction.” Procs. Ground Improvement, Ground Treatment and Ground Support Symposium, Geotechnical Group, Utah Section ASCE, Salt Lake City, Utah, 20 p.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Adan, S.M. (1994) “Damage Potential Index Mapping for Earthquake Hazard Analysis in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.” Proc. 5th U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering, EERI, Chicago, July 10-14, Vol. IV, p. 571-580.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Adan, S.M. (1994) “Soil Response in the Salt Lake Basin.” Wasatch Front Seismic Risk Regional Seminar, Seminar 2: Earthquake Research and Mitigation, p. 3-1 to 3-19, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
  • ROLLINS, K.M., Jorgensen, S.J. and Ross, T. (1994) “Optimum Moisture Content Evaluation of Dynamic Compaction of Collapsible Soil.” 7th Intl. Congress, Intl. Assoc. of Engineering Geology, Lisbon, Portugal, 5-9 September, Vol. 1, p. 245-254
  • Price, R., ROLLINS, K.M., Keane, E. (1992) “Comparison of Measured and Computed Drilled Shaft Capacities Based on Utah Load Tests.” Foundation Drilling Magazine, Association of Drilled Shaft Contractors, Vol. XXXI, No. 4, May, p.17-27
  • Youd, T.L., ROLLINS, K.M., Salazar, A.F., and Wallace, R.M. (1992) “Bridge Damage Caused by Liquefaction During the 22 April 1991 Costa Rica Earthquake.” Procs. 10th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Madrid, Spain, 19-25 July 1992, Vol. 1, pp. 153-158
  • Hyriciw, R.D., ROLLINS, K.M., Homolka, M., Shewbridge, S.E., McHood, M. (1991) “Soil Amplification at Treasure Island During the Loma Prieta Earthquake.” 2nd Intl. Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics, March 11-15, St. Louis, Missouri, Paper No. LP20, Vol. 2, pp. 1679-1685
  • Williams,T. and ROLLINS, K.M. (1991) “Collapsible Soil Hazard map for the Cedar City, Utah Area.” Contract Report 91-10, Utah Geological Survey, Utah Dept. of Natural Resources, 37 pp. 3 maps, 1:24,000.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Rollins, R.L. (1991) “Landslide Stabilization Using Drilled Shaft Walls.” Proc. 4th Intl. Conference on Structures and Soil Movements, Univ. of Cardiff, Wales, 8-11 July 1991, Vol. 4, pp. 755-770
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Williams, T. (1991) “Collapsible Soil Hazard Mapping for Cedar City, Utah.” 27th Symposium on Engineering Geology and Geotechnical Engineering, April, 10-12, Utah State Univ., Logan, Utah, Paper 31, 16 pp.
  • ROLLINS, K.M. and Rogers, G.W. (1990) “Mitigation Measures for Small Structures on Collapsible Soils.” Proc., 6th Intl. Congress Intl. Assoc. of Engineering Geology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug. 6-10, Vol. 3, pp. 1997-2003
  • Owens, R.L. and ROLLINS, K.M. (1990) “Collapsible Soil Hazard Mapping along the Wasatch Range, Utah, USA.” Proc., 6th Intl. Congress Intl. Assoc. of Engineering Geology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Aug. 6-10, Vol. 1, pp. 221-229

Research Projects

  • “Lateral Resistance of Piles near MSE Walls Using Mock Abutment” $272,000, FHWA Pooled Fund Study,  Utah, Florida, Oregon, Iowa, Montana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Texas, 2013-2015
  • “Evaluation of EQ Drains using Laminar Box and Shaking Table Tests”, FHWA Pooled Fund study $115,000, Utah, California, New York, and Alaska DOTs, 2013-2014.
  •  “Passive Force-Displacement Relationships for Skewed Abutments” $255,000, FHWA Pooled Fund Study, Utah, California, Oregon, Montana, Minnesota, New York DOTs, 2012-2015.
  • “Development and Validation of Performance Based Design Procedures for Kinematic Loading of Pile Foundations During Lateral Spreading”, NSF Grant, $220,492, 2012-2014.
  • “EAGER: Evaluation of  effectiveness of Vertical Drains for Liquefaction Mitigation”, $50,000 grant from the US National Science Foundation, 2010-2014.
  • “Wick Drain Effectiveness in Sensitive Clays”, $56,300 Contract with the Utah Dept. of Transportation, 2010-2011.
  • “Subsurface investigation and analysis of bridges in Costa Rica damaged by lateral spreading to evaluate and improve design procedures for kinematic loading of piles”,  $89,699 Grant from the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazard Research Program, 2010-2011.
  • “Lateral Load Resistance of Piles Near MSE Walls”, Current $50,485 Contract with the Utah Dept. of Transportation, 2009-2011.
  • “Stone Column Treatment with Wick Drains in Silty Sands”, Current $49,243 grant from Utah Dept. of Transportation, 2006-2007.
  • “Full-Scale Field Testing Experiences for Undergraduate Students”, Current $19,010 Mentoring grant from the Office of Research and Creative Activities, Brigham Young University, 2006-2008.
  • “Project 24-30 Design Guidelines for Increasing the Lateral Resistance of Highway Bridge Pile Foundations by Improving Weak Soils” Current $500,000 contract with National Cooperative Highway Research Program of the Transportation Research Board, 2006-2008.
  • “Dynamic Passive Pressure on Pile Caps and Abutments”, Current $265,000 pooled fund contract with Utah Dot as lead agency and Caltrans, New York DOT, Oregon DOT, and Montana DOT as co-sponsors, 20062008
  • “Field Testing Experiences for Undergraduate Students”, Completed $15,810 Mentoring grant from the Office of Research and Creative Activities-Brigham Young University, 2004-2005.
  • “Dynamic Passive Pressure on Full-Scale Pile Caps-NEESR-II” Current $388,436 grant from NSF under Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation Research Initiative program, 2004-2007.
  • “Evaluation of Downdrag Forces Resulting From Embankment Settlement” Current $45,327 grant from Utah DOT, 2004-2005
  • Liquefaction Mitigation using Vertical Composite Drains: Full-Scale Testing for Pile Applications, Current $133,205 grant (with cost-sharing) from Transportation Research Board IDEAS program, 2004-2005.
  • “Liquefaction Mitigation Using Vertical Drainage: Full-Scale Testing.” Completed $106,705 grant (with cost-sharing) from Transportation Research Board-IDEAS program, 2002-2003 (2 students funded.)
  • “Static and Dynamic Lateral Load Testing of Pile Groups in Soft Clay.” Completed  $252,000 grant from NSF, 2001-2004. (4 students funded.)
  • “Rate Effects on Vertical Load Resistance of Piles in Clay.” Current $150,000 grant from UDOT/FHWA, 2001-2004, with Prof. David Jensen. (2 students funded.)
  • “Lateral Resistance of Deep Foundations in Liquefied Sand.” Completed $104,800 grant from NSF, 2001-2004. (2 Students funded.)
  • “Full-Scale Lateral Pile Cap and Backfill Load Testing.” Completed $88,700 grant from Utah DOT and FHWA, 2000-2003, (1 Ph.D. Student funded.)
  •  “Roadway Distress Study for I-15 near Nephi, Utah.” Completed $44,000 grant from Utah DOT, 2000-01, (1 student funded.)
  • “Corrosion Evaluation of Original I-15 Pipe Piles.” Completed $43,600 grant from Utah DOT and FHWA, 2000-2003 (1 student funded.)
  • “Response, Analysis and Design of Pile Groups subjected to Lateral, Uplift and Compressive Loads.” Completed $417,605 grant from Utah, California, New York, Arizona, and Washington Depts. of Transportation (5 students funded) 1999-2002.
  • “Lateral Load Behavior of Deep Foundations in Liquefied Ground.” Completed $670,000 grant (with Scott Ashford, U.C. San Diego) from California DOT, Utah DOT, Oregon DOT, Washington DOT, Missouri DOT, New York DOT and Federal Highway Administration, 1998-2001 (4 students Funded).
  • “Pile Load Testing for Improving Pile Design on the I-15 Corridor in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.” Completed $39,000 contract with Wasatch Constructors, Inc. 1997-1998 (3 students funded)
  • “Transforming Swampland into Nauvoo, the City Beautiful-A Civil Engineering Perspective.”  Completed $5300 grant from the BYU Religious Studies Center, 1997-1998 (1 student funded)
  • “Seismic Zonation using Geotechnical Site Response Mapping, Salt Lake Valley, Utah.” Completed $30,000 grant from the U.S. Geological Survey (with Utah Geological Survey), 1997-1998, (1 student funded)
  • “Destructive Testing Options for Abandoned  I-15 Structures.” Completed $10,000 grant from Utah Dept. of Transportation, 1997.
  • “Full-scale Static and Dynamic Lateral Load Testing of a Pile Group in Soft Clay.” Completed $197,400 grant from Utah DOT, FAA, NCEER, FHWA, and NSF, 1995-1997, (3 students funded)
  • “In-Situ Collapsible Soil Testing.” Completed $12,500 grant from Utah DOT, 1995-1996, (1 student funded)
  • “Ground Response at I-15 Bridge Sites on Soft Ground in Salt Lake Valley, Utah.” Completed  $41,000 grant from Utah DOT, 1994-1996, (2 students funded)
  • “Ground Response and Damage Intensity Correlations in Heavy Damage Zones on Basin Fringe Locations During the Northridge Earthquake.” Completed $72,000 grant from NSF, 1994-1997. (4 students funded)
  • “Ultimate Skin Friction on Drilled Shafts in Gravels using Uplift Load Testing.” Completed $55,000 grant from Utah DOT, 1992-1994. (3 students funded, 2 papers)
  • “Optimal Moisture Content Considerations for Dynamic Compaction.” Completed $50,385 grant from NSF, Natural and Man-Made Hazard Mitigation Section, 1991-1992. (2 students funded, 2 papers)
  • “Prediction of Liquefaction in Centrifuge Model Tests Using Total Stress Methods.” Completed $15,000 grant from NSF, Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Section, October 1991-April 1993. (1 student funded, 1 paper)
  • “Liquefaction Investigations for the 1991 Costa Rica Earthquake.” Completed $20,000 grant from NSF Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Section , with Dr. T.L. Youd, May 1991-May 1992. (2 students funded, 3 papers)
  • “Amplification of Earthquake Motions in Salt Lake Valley due to Basin Geometry and Shallow Soil Response.” Completed $24,622 grant from the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Sept. 1990-Feb. 1992. (1 student funded, 1 report, 1 paper)
  • “Earthquake Damage Potential Mapping for Salt Lake Valley.” Completed $20,000 grant from the Utah Geological Survey, Sept. 1990-March 1992. (1 student funded, 1 report to date)
  • “Verification of Ground Response Techniques for Soft Soil Profiles.” Completed $50,000 grant from NSF Earthquake Hazard Mitigation Section, May 1990-May 1992. (2 student funded, 3 papers to date)
  • “Evaluation of Pile and Drilled Shaft Design Equations and Constructions Procedures.” Completed $30,000 grant from Utah Dept. of Transportation ($15,000 to Prof. Loren Anderson, Utah State Univ. For the pile foundation analysis) and $5,000 grant from the Drilled Shaft Contractors Assoc., 1990-1991 (1 student funded, 2 papers)
  • “Collapsible Soil Hazard Mapping for Cedar City Area.” $5,000 grant from Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, 1989-1990. (1 student funded, 3 papers)
  • “Three-Dimensional Flow Modeling of a Perched Water Zone at Idaho National Engineering Laboratory.” Graduate student support from US Geological Survey (1 student funded)
  • Research Initiation Grant: “Mitigation Measures for Small Structures on Collapsible Soils.” $46,700 NSF grant, 1988-1989. (1 student funded, 3 papers)
  • “Collapsible Soil Hazard Mapping on Southern Wasatch Front.” $10,500 grant from Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, 1987-1988. (1 student funded, 3 papers)
  • “Laboratory Simulation of Collapsible Alluvial Soil Deposition.” $4000, BYU Research Initiation Grant, 1987 (1 student funded, 1 paper)

University and Department Committee Work

  • Member, University Advancement in Rank Committee (2011-2014)
  • Chair, Dept. Faculty Development Committee (2009-2011)
  • Member, University Advancement in Rank Appeals Committee (2009-2011)
  • Member, University 10 year NCAA Academic Review Committee (2008)
  • College Representative to University Faculty Advisory Committee (2006-2009)
  • Member, College Advancement-in-Rank Committee (2006-2009)
  • Member, Search Committee for Dean of  College of Engineering and Technology (2004) 
  • Chair, Dept. Geotechnical Specialty Group (1989-1994, 2001-2008, 2011-present)
  • Member, Dept. Undergraduate Committee Member (1994-2006)
  • Chapter Advisor, BYU Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Chapter (1996-present)
  • Member, Univ. Presidential Scholarship Committee (1991-1996)
  • Member, Dept. Advancement in Rank Committee (1988-1989, 1990-1991, 1993, 2005)
  • Member, Dept. Scholarship and Recruiting Committee (1989-1994)
  • Member, Dept. Graduate Committee Member (1989-1994)

Technically Significant Consulting

Liquefaction and Slope Stability Evaluations

  • Foundation Testing in Liquefied Sand for Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, South Carolina (longest cable-stayed bridge in N. and S. America) for South Carolina Dept. of Transportation.
  • Runway and Perimeter Dike Expansion-Static and Seismic Stability Analysis for Provo, Utah Airport
  • Great Salt Lake Inter-island Diking Project-Static and Seismic Stability Analysis for RBG Engineering (Utah Div. of Water Resources)
  • Liquefaction risk assessment for Salt Lake City, Utah Water Reclamation plant.
  • Forsythe Dam, Utah – Static and Seismic Slope Stability Analysis for RBG Engineering
  • Sand Hollow Dam, Utah – Static and Seismic Deformation Analysis for RBG Engineering
  • Trial Lake Dam, Utah – Static and Seismic Stability Analysis for Provo River Water Users
  • Smokey Canyon Dam, Idaho – Static and Seismic Stability Analysis for Simplot Mining Company
  • Viva Naughton Dam, Wyoming – Seismic Stability Analysis for Utah Power & Light Company
  • Ashton Dam, Idaho – Static and Seismic Stability Analysis for Utah Power and Light Company

Seismic Site Response Evaluations

  • 22 story Eagle Gate Plaza, Salt Lake City
  • Salt Lake City International Airport Parking Plaza
  • I-15 Interchange Structures in Salt Lake City, Utah

Blast Vibration Analysis

  • Expert Witness for Anderson, St. Denis, and Glen, Attorneys., Jacksonville, Florida

Lateral Pile Load Investigations

  • Foundations for Reflectors at Ivanpah Solar Power Generating Station near Primm, Nevada (World’s largest Solar Power Facility) for Brightsource with Converse Consultants, Las Vegas.
  • Foundations for Emergency Escape System for Launch Pad 39B, Kennedy Space Center, Florida with Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.