Pre-Conference Technical Committees Workshops
Will take place in Harpa on Sunday 1st of September 2019
Safety and Serviceability
08:00 - 12:00
Introducing the Second Generation of Eurocode
Limit state verification by numerical methods in the revised Eurocode 7
Some examples of lifecycle assessment of geotechnical structures using numerical analysis.
Moderator: Fei Han
Limit state design of piles under combined loading
Reliability based design on pile foundations in Japan.
Ultimate limit state design using FEM and advanced soil models – comparison of the design of 30m deep excavations.
Armin W. Stuedlein
Calibration and assessment of reliability-based serviceability limit state procedures for foundation engineering
Jose Estaire Gepp
Determination of characteristic values for non-linear shear strength and for SLS calculations.
Chair: Rodrigo Salgado
13:00 - 16:00
Helmut F. Schweiger
Professor Scott Sloan
(1954 – 2019)
The use of numerical methods for the design process in practice - Chances and Frontiers.
How to do numerical analyses of monopiles in sand for offshore wind turbines?
Modelling sand behaviour: pitfalls, best practices and practical applications.
Sand is made of grains: using DEM to advance site characterization.
ExCalibre - automatic calibration software for advanced soil constitutive models at soilmodels.com
Automated model and parameter determination.
Parameter Determination for Advanced Numerical Analysis
13:00 - 16:00
Welcome, TC104 update, workshop plan
Jonathan BLACK & Steven
Benchmark centrifuge tests for monopile design.
Centrifuge modelling of plug pull-out tests in expansive soils.
Centrifuge test on instrumented FBGs monopile foundation in sand.
Automated reconstruction of soil stress-strain response from full field displacement measurements and loading data using optimisation.
A novel technique for simulating submarine landslides in geo-centrifuge.
Advanced hybrid centrifuge testing for soil-structure interaction problems.
Freeware PIV/DIC for geotechnical modelling: new advances and applications using GeoPIV-RG.
Discussion & Closure
Dykes and Levees
13:00 - 16:00
Introduction & welcome
Large scale experiments with a coarse sand barrier as part of a multi-scale investigation of a novel remediation technique against backward erosion piping.
Levees breaching scenarios and the different deterioration/ damage mechanisms; link with failure modes analysis and risk analysis.
Levee and dike survey using drones: the DIDRO project
The impact of the Eemdijk full-scale field test programme
Internal erosion of earth flood embankments.
12:30 - 17:00
Mike G. Winter
Progress towards the implementation of CCC in the UK: history, current state and future prognosis.
Bi‐modulus columns as effective soil improvement for existing road embankment.
Storm water management in Karst soils and stability of slopes and foundations in the North of Spain.
Compaction QA: Comparison of alternative testing methods.
Detection of floating sleeper by RFWD.
“Winner paper from Young Geotechnical Engineers Symposium
New approach for determining permafrost conditions along Russian North Railway.
Long-term Deterioration of Linear Infrastructure.
Coupling experimental and numerical techniques for improving the reliability of bender element experiments.
Innovations on Evaluation of Road Structure with GPR.
Development of a New Bender Element Field Sensor to Quantify Aggregate Layer Stiffness
Questions and Answers
13:00 - 16:30
Introduction & welcome
Invited Theme Lectures:
Theme 1) Impact of climate and climate change on slope stability.
Weather-induced deterioration of infrastructure slopes: and overview of the ACHILLES research programme.
Modelling the deterioration of infrastructure slopes
David G. Toll & Paul N. Hughes
Deterioration of Soil Slopes due to Environmental Cycles.
Shifting perspective: How thaw slumps and permafrost degradation will impact infrastructure in Canada’s North.
What is a reasonable design life for considering climate change? What should the role of the slope stability community be?
Theme 2) Static liquefaction in tailing storage facilities.
Current research on tailings dam failures in Canada (CanBreach project) & Australia (TALLIQ project).
To what degree is the high frequency of tailings dam failures driven by technical, regulatory, education, or economic factors? What should the role of the slope stability community be? Facilitator:
15:45 - 16:15
ISSMGE TC208 Committee Meeting
Dams & Embankments
13:00 - 17:00
TC210 Sessions Chair
Chair of TC 210
Nicolas Moura, Gilson Gitirana & Murray Fredlund
3D Stress State and the slope stability of embankment dams in narrow valleys.
Oliver Detert, Dimiter Alexiew & D. Konig
Embankment construction by means of a membrane foundation.
Giuseppe Lanzo A.Pagliaroli & G. Scasserra
Dynamic properties of earth-core Italian dams from field and laboratory tests.
S. Sica, F. Rotili & Luca Pagano
Effects on earth dams of drawdown scenarios imposed after a strong earthquake.
E. Banti, S. Stacul & D. Lo Presti
Numerical simulation of seismic response of earth dams.
Summary and Closure
15:55 - 16:55
ISSMGE TC210 Commiittee Meeting