Wave Propagation and Soil Stiffness: Particle-Continuum Duality

20 March 2014, 12.00 PM - 20 March 2014, 12.00 PM

Venue: Clifton Hill House, Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1BX. Date: 20 - 21 March 2014

ISSMGE Technical Committees: TC101 (Laboratory Testing) and TC105 (Geomechanics from Micro to Macro)

Workshop organised by Dr Erdin Ibraim and Dr Catherine O'Sullivan

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The organisers of the workshop would like to thank the following for their financial or organisational support:



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This workshop aims to enhance understanding of the nature of wave propagation through soils based on both experimental and numerical approaches. The relationship between wave propagation velocity and soil stiffness is largely based on continuum theory, but many response features are a consequence of the particulate nature of the material.  The workshop will challenge the hypothesis that granular materials act as continua at small strain levels.

The official starting time is 12.00 noon on Thursday the 20 March 2014 with lunch followed by a technical session. The closure is on 21 March at 14.00 including the lunch.  A banquet dinner is organised on Thursday evening. The workshop follows the BGA Rankine Lecture which is organised on 19 March 2014 and held at Imperial College London.

The format of the workshop is a series of presentations given by invited speakers to review key areas and stimulate discussion within the sessions. All the participants will have ample opportunity to present their contributions via posters and during the discussion periods.  During Thursday afternoon the presentations will focus on experimental research and practice, while Friday morning’s presentations will relate to analytical and numerical research.

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