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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Aaron S. Budge

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Dr. Aaron BudgeDr. Aaron S. Budge, P.E.

Dr. Aaron S. Budge joined the Civil Engineering faculty at MSU in January 2005. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in civil engineering from Utah State University, completing some of his graduate coursework while on student exchange at The University of Texas at Austin. Before joining MSU, Dr. Budge was an instructor at Utah State University for several years. He has also worked at the Region One Materials Laboratory for the Utah Department of Transportation. His research interests include all aspects of geotechnical engineering, from deep foundation analysis to geophysical test methods to finite element and finite difference modeling of various geotechnical structures. He has performed extensive research relating to the effects of cyclic lateral loads on a model pile group, as well as developing a finite element model of a Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall located along I-15 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Budge has also been involved with Spectral Analysis of Surface Waves (SASW) testing at the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste depository and at a number of liquefaction sites in Turkey following the Kocaeli earthquake. He also helped with a finite difference investigation of the response of an earth fill dam to various earthquake excitations as part of an extensive risk assessment performed for the Army Corps of Engineers.

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