Dr. Eric Steward, P.E.

Dr. Eric Steward, P.E.

Associate Professor
Civil Engineering / Geotechnical Engineering

Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering is a branch of Civil Engineering that deals with the design, analysis, and construction of foundations, slopes, retaining structures, and other systems that are made of or supported by soil or rock. As a geotechnical engineer, my research interests include:
- LRFD design of deep foundations
- Driven pile setup (freeze) prediction methods
- Soil\structure interaction
- Trenchless pipeline infrastructure installation and rehabilitation techniques



Ph.D. Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
M.S. Civil Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs



Cleary, J., Webb, B., Douglass, S., and Steward, E., Assessment of Engineering Adaptations to Extreme Events and Climate Change for a Simply Supported Interstate Bridge over a Shallow Estuary, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering (Accepted)

Steward, E., Jones, R., and Rausche, F. Comparison of Axial Resistance of Driven Piles Determined using Automatic Signal Matching Software, iCAP and CAPWAP, Geotechnical Special Publication, GSP #294, (IFCEE 2018), ASCE Geo-Institute, Orlando, FL, pp. 541-549.

Cleary, J., Steward, E., Analysis of Ground Vibrations Induced by Pile Driving and a Comparison of Vibration Prediction Methods, Deep Foundation Institute (DFI) Journal, Vol. 10, Iss. 3, Feb. 2017, pp. 125-134.

Wang, Jay; Verma, Neha; and Steward, Eric, Estimating Pile Set-up Using 24-h Restrike Resistance and Computed Static Capacity for PPC Piles Driven in Soft Louisiana Coastal Deposits, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Vol.34, Iss. 1, Feb. 2016, pp. 267-283


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CE 238 Statics
CE 315 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory
CE 340 Soil Mechanics
CE 341 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
CE 440 Geotechnical Engineering
CE 442 Foundation Engineering
CE 542 Foundation Engineering and Advanced Geotechnical Topics
CE 512 Management and Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure

Faculty Advisor: American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) Student Chapter