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Vulnerability Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Bridge Foundations – GEE 1st Webinar Series (April 13, 2022)

In the framework of the 1st Webinar Series on GEOTECHNICAL EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, organized by the Department of Earthquake Engineering of Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and by the Indian Society of Earthquake Technology, a webinar titled Vulnerability Assessment and Retrofit of Existing Bridge Foundations will be delivered by Prof. Ioannis Anastasopoulos on April 13, 202(10:30 a.m. Italian Time). More info on this flyer and at this web-page.

AGERP’21 Lecture series (update)

The AGERPAdvancements in Geotechnical Engineering: from Research to Practice – Organising Committee invites you to a lecture series which aims to disseminate the coupled learnings from academia and industry on some of the key topics in geotechnical engineering. It is a pro bono initiative, and the lectures are free to attend.
More information at: https://www.age-rp.com/

The sixth lecture will be on ‘Design of Foundations‘. Both the talks of this Lecture will be delivered by Emeritus Professor Harry Poulos (University of Sydney, Australia).

Lecture 6 is scheduled to be hosted in two separate sessions on 23rd September 2021 and 24th September 2021 (Australian Eastern Standard Time-AEST) with registration closing at 00:00, 22nd September 2021 (AEST).

You may find further info. and register (free but mandatory) here: https://www.age-rp.com/


Past lectures

The first lecture was on ‘Mechanically Stabilised Earth (MSE) Walls’. This lecture was delivered by Prof. Emeritus Richard J. Bathurst (GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC, Canada) and Ms. Chaido (Yuli) Doulala-Rigby (Tensar International Corporation, UK) on 15th April 2021.

2nd lecture: ‘AI and Big Data in Geotechnics‘, jointly delivered by Dr. Robert C. Bachus (Geosyntec Consultants, Georgia, USA), Professor Sarat Kumar Das (Indian Institute of Technology (ISM) Dhanbad, India) and Dr. Nick Machairas (Groundwork A.I. – Next-gen Geotechnics, USA) on 3rd May 2021.

3rd lecture: ‘Geotechnics of Tailings Dams ‘, jointly delivered by Prof. Scott Michael Olson (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA) and Mr. Michael Jefferies (Consulting Engineer, UK) on 28th May 2021

4th lecture: ‘In-situ Testing in Geotechnical Engineering’, jointly delivered by Professor Emeritus Peter K. Robertson (Gregg Drilling LLC, USA) and Eng. Diego Marchetti (Marchetti DMT, Italy) on 11th June 2021

5th lecture: ‘Soil Erosion’, jointly delivered by Prof. Jean-Louis Briaud (Texas A&M University, USA) and Mr. Amir Shahkolahi (Global Synthetics Pty Ltd., Australia) on 23rd July 2021

Ciclo di lezioni tenute dal prof. Gazetas – UniSannio 7-10-14 maggio 2021

Il Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Università del Sannio ha organizzato un ciclo di lezioni sull’Interazione Terreno-Struttura tenute dal prof. George Gazetas, professore emerito presso la National Technical University of Athens.

In allegato la locandina del seminario, a cui è possibile partecipare mediante la compilazione del seguente modulo:

Le lezioni si svolgeranno in modalità telematica nei giorni 7-10-14 maggio 2021 dalle ore 16.00 alle ore 18.00.

Allegato: Flyer_University of Sannio_Gazetas

GEER webinar on Port of Beirut Explosion – April 28, 2021

Vi segnaliamo  un webinar organizzato da GEER (Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association Turning Disaster into Knowledge – Sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation) sulle conseguenze dell’esplosione di Agosto 2020 al Porto di Beirut. Il webinar è gratuito e si terrà il 28 aprile, in orario serale per l’Italia.

Durante il webinar si mostreranno le conseguenze strutturali e geotecniche dell’esplosione e si farà vedere come poter utilizzare dati satellitari e tecnologie innovative in scenari post-disastro.

Ulteriori informazioni nella locandina: GEER Port of Beirut Webinar

GEER websitehttp://www.geerassociation.org/

Serie di seminari in modalità telematica organizzati dall’Università dell’Aquila (aggiornamento)

I colleghi dell’Università dell’Aquila hanno organizzato una serie di seminari in modalità telematica nell’ambito del corso di “Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering“, collocati tra le attività formative del Dottorato di Ricerca in Ingegneria Civile, Edile-Architettura e Ambientale.

I prossimi due eventi saranno:

  • mercoledì 16 dicembre p.v. alle ore 9:20 seminario “Seismic Microzonation: a brief history and critical issues from recent experiences in Italy” tenuto dal prof. Alessandro Pagliaroli, docente presso l’Università di Chieti-Pescara «G. D’Annunzio». In allegato la locandina del seminario (link), a cui è possibile partecipare mediante la compilazione del seguente modulo: https://forms.gle/rpGeCrbuACyf4zS79
  •  lunedì 21 dicembre p.v. alle ore 16:00 seminario “Rocking Foundations for Bridges and the Failure of Hanshin Expressway in Kobe” tenuto dal prof. George Gazetas, professore emerito presso la National Technical University of Athens. In allegato la locandina del seminario (link), a cui è possibile partecipare mediante la compilazione del seguente modulo: https://forms.gle/d5b1BLXF8hL8rHoW6

Webinar: Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines (University of Liverpool – 15 September 2020)

The University of Liverpool Division of Civil Engineering invites to the following webinar:

Foundations for Offshore Wind Turbines by Professor Britta Bienen, University of Western Australia

Tuesday 15 September 2020 12.00 BST (13.00 CET)

Details of how to register can be found at the following link

GEER webinar – September 10th, 2020

On September 10th, GEER (Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association Turning Disaster into Knowledge – Sponsored by the U.S. National Science Foundation) will be holding a webinar with members of the Steering Committee acting as moderators.

This webinar will consist of several elements as follows:
(15 minutes) – Introduction to webinar series – Dr. Youssef Hashash
(45 minutes) – Introduction to GEER – Dr. David Frost
(30 minutes) – GEER Activities Q&A Panel Session – All participants

The webinar is completely free, but requires registration in advance. Please see the attachment for the registration link and more information regarding panel members and topics to be discussed.

AttachmentGEER Intro and Q&A Webinar

GEER websitehttp://www.geerassociation.org/

Special Issue “Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering” su Geosciences

Vi segnaliamo il numero speciale della rivista open-access Geosciences di MDPI sul tema “Modellazione numerica nell’ingegneria geotecnica“:
di cui sono Guest Editors Valentina Lentini, Maria Rossella Massimino, Maurizio Ziccarelli e Dimitris Pitilakis.
Sarà possibile sottoporre gli articoli fino al 15 dicembre 2020 e ciascun lavoro accettato sarà pubblicato indipendentemente dalla tempistica degli altri articoli del volume speciale.

Winter School “From research to practise in geotechnical engineering” – 12–17 January 2020, Ascona (Switzerland)

The Winter School “From research to practise in geotechnical engineering”, coordinated by Prof. I. Anastasopoulos, will take place in Ascona (Switzerland) from 12 to 17 January 2020.

With the ultimate goal of developing innovative mitigation techniques, the international geotechnical engineering community has made substantial efforts to gain deeper insights on geotechnical hazards. For the state of practice to advance, academics need to join forces with practitioners.
The Winter School aims to bring these two groups together, to question the status quo, and to propose out‐of‐the‐box solutions. The program will combine:
a) Keynote lectures by international experts from the academia and the industry;
b) Seminars on state‐of‐the‐art numerical and physical modelling techniques;
c) Presentations by the participants;
d) Panel sessions, where the participants will have a “debate” with industry and academia experts on the applicability of their ideas;
e) Special session on start‐ups, on the process of product development, from initial conception to founding of a new company.

More information in the attachment: WS-2020-Flyer

Registration deadline: 15 November 2019

Website: https://geotechnics.ethz.ch/ws2020.html

Research Associate position, Imperial College, London

An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate to work on experimental geotechnical laboratory and field studies carried out in conjunction with the ALPACA Joint Industry Project. The latter is a major research project that is being advanced in association with University of Oxford, funded by EPSRC and Industry. Professor R J Jardine is the Principal Investigator, with Dr Stavroula Kontoe as Co-Investigator. The project is directed towards the cost-effective design of foundations for offshore wind-turbines, especially those for chalk dominated sites. This is a fixed term appointment that will commence from December 2018 or later and extend up to end of February 2020.

Closing date: 28 October 2018
More information at: www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00523/research-associate


Il GNIG (Gruppo Nazionale di Ingegneria Geotecnica) si propone di promuovere il coordinamento delle attività di ricerca e di formazione nel Settore Scientifico Disciplinare ICAR07 – 08/B1 ‘Geotecnica’, di curare le relazioni con gli altri Settori Scientifico Disciplinari, con gli Organi di Governo dell’Università e con le Associazioni Scientifiche e Culturali del Settore.

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