Faculty - Charles C. Ladd

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Charles C. Ladd

Edmund K. Turner Professor Emeritus


  • A.B. 1955, Bowdoin College
  • S.B. 1955, MIT
  • S.M. 1957, MIT
  • Sc.D. 1961 MIT

Research Interests

  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Soft ground construction
  • Foundation engineering
  • Soil properties
  • Offshore engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced Soil Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil Behavior

Selected Publications

  1. Germaine, J.T. and Ladd, C.C. (1988). "Triaxial testing of saturated cohesive soils: State-of-the-Art Paper." Proceedings, Symposium on Advanced Triaxial Testing of Soil and Rock, ASTM, STP 977, 421-459.
  2. Sheahan, T.C., Germaine, J.T. and Ladd, C. C. (1990). "Automated triaxial testing of soft clays: an upgraded commercial system." Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 13(3), 153-163.
  3. Ladd, C.C. (1991). "Stability evaluation during staged construction: 22nd Terzaghi Lecture." Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, 117(4), 537-615.
  4. Whittle, A.J., DeGroot, D.J., Ladd, C.C. and Seah, T-H. (1994). "Model prediction of anisotropic behavior of Boston Blue Clay." Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, 120(1), 199-224.
  5. Ladd, C.C., Whittle, A.J. and Legaspi, D.E., Jr. (1994). "Stress-deformation behavior of an embankment on Boston Blue Clay: Invited Lecture." Proceedings, Specialty Conference on Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments, Settlement '94, GSP40, ASCE, College Station, 2, 1730-1759.
  6. Christian, J.T., Ladd, C.C. and Baecher, G.B. (1994). "Reliability applied to slope stability analysis." Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, 120(12), 2180-2207.
  7. Andersen, G.R., Swan, C.W., Ladd, C.C. and Germaine, J.T. (1995). "Small-strain behavior of frozen sand in triaxial compression." Canadian Geotechnical Journal 32(3), 428-451.
  8. Zreik, D.A., Ladd, C.C., and Germaine, J.T. (1995). "A new fall cone device for measuring the undrained strength of very weak cohesive soils." Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM, 18(4), 472-482.
  9. Sheahan, T.C., Ladd, C.C. and Germaine, J.T. (1996). "Rate-dependent undrained shear behavior of saturated clay." Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ASCE, 122(2), 99-108.
  10. Zreik, D.A., Germaine, J.T. and Ladd, C.C. (1997). "Undrained strength of ultra-weak cohesive soils: Relationship between water content and effective stress." Soils and Foundations, 37(3), 117-128.
  11. Zreik, D.A., Germaine, J.T. and Ladd, C.C. (1998). "Failure envelope of cohesive soils in the ultra-low stress range." Soils and Foundations, 38(2), 201-210.
  12. Ladd, C.C., Young, G.A., Kraemer, S.R. and Burke, D.M. (1999). "Engineering properties of Boston Blue Clay from Special Testing Program." Proceedings, Special Geotechnical Testing: Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston, Massachusetts, GSP 91, GeoCongress '98, ASCE National Convention, Boston, 1-24.