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Géotechnique 75th anniversary lecture and dinner

Event organised by ICE

Date
27 October 2023
Time
09:30 - 22:30 BST (GMT+1)
Location
Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street
Westminster
London, SW1P 3AA
United Kingdom

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Overview

Established in 1948, Géotechnique is the world's premier geotechnics journal, publishing research of the highest quality on all aspects of geotechnical engineering. We are delighted to celebrate our 75th anniversary at the Institution of Civil Engineers with a day of high quality research followed by a celebratory dinner.

The day is organised around three main themes, with a session for each:

  1. Soil micromechanics: from surface physics and chemistry to macro engineering applications
  2. Bio-assisted geotechnics: effective strategy in a net zero carbon world?
  3. Artificial Intelligence in geotechnics: virtual dream or practical reality?

Each theme session will include:

  • Introductory lecture offering a multidisciplinary perspective of the research theme (lecturers are Prof Carlos Santamarina, Prof Glyn Bengough, and Prof Darren Wilkinson)
  • Géotechnique research lecture to cherish the past and look forward to the future (lecturers are Prof Catherine O’Sullivan, Prof Jason DeJong and Prof Antonio Correia)
  • Discussion
  • Poster session (10 posters per theme, see details in the Programme).

The 2023 Geotechnical Society Dinner will be held on the evening of the same day. This dinner is generally reserved for past and present members of the Géotechnique Advisory Panel. However, will be making an exception this year and opening the Geotechnical Society Dinner invitation to those who are attending the 75th Géotechnique Anniversary. 

Please note:

  • When booking, select the 75th Anniversary Event to book the lecture.
  • Tickets for the lecture and dinner combined have sold out.
  • Tickets for the dinner-only are available. Select the 75th Anniversary dinner option when booking. You are welcome to book dinner tickets if you'd like a guest to join you for the meal.

Prices

Ticket Price
Lecture ticket only £107.44 (Excl. VAT)
Dinner only £80.71 (Excl. VAT)

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Géotechnique

Géotechnique

Established in 1948, Géotechnique is the world's premier geotechnics journal, publishing research of the highest quality on all aspects of geotechnical engineering.

Programme

Session 1

Soil micromechanics: from surface physics and chemistry to macro engineering applications

10:30 - 10:55

Introductory lecture: a multidisciplinary perspective

Attractive and repulsive inter-particle forces: unifying micromechanical behaviour of clays, silts, and sands - Carlos Santamarina, G. Wayne Clough (chair) and professor, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA

10:55 - 11:20

Géotechnique research: cherish the past and look forward to the future

Underpinning geotechnical innovation using particulate soil mechanics: smaller particles, multiple phases, complex environments, large engineering systems - Catherine O’Sullivan, professor of particulate soil mechanics, Imperial College London, UK

11:20 - 12:10

Discussion

12:10 - 12:30

Géotechnique paper poster session

  1. Fernando E. Garcia - Influence of depositional fabric on mechanical properties of naturally deposited sands (2022) (Poster)
  2. Matteo Ciantia - Grading evolution and critical state in a discrete numerical model of Fontainebleau sand (2019) (Poster and Video)
  3. Simona Guglielmi - Analysis of the micro to macro response of clays to compression (2022) (Poster)
  4. Arianna Gea Pagano - Exploring the micromechanics of non-active clays by way of virtual DEM experiments (2020) (Poster)
  5. Vincenzo Nardelli - The experimental contact behaviour of natural sands: normal and tangential loading (2019) (Poster)
  6. Budi Zhao - An Investigation of the Single Sand Particle Fracture using X-ray Micro-tomography (2015) (Poster)
  7. Kateryna Oliynyk - A generalised Newmark method with displacement hardening for the prediction of seismically induced permanent deformations of diaphragm walls (2022) (Poster and Video)
  8. Sadegh Nadimi - A micro finite-element model for soil behaviour: Experimental evaluation for sand under triaxial compression (2020) (Poster)
  9. Yanhao Zheng - Pore changes in an illitic clay during one-dimensional compression (2022) (Poster)
  10. Laura Gonzalez-Blanco - A multi-scale insight into gas transport in a deep Cenozoic clay (2022) (Poster and Video)
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch

Session 2

Bio-assisted geotechnics: effective strategy in a net zero carbon world?

13:00 - 13:55

Introductory lecture: a multidisciplinary perspective

Synergies between plant sciences and geotechnical engineering - Glyn Bengough, Emeritus professor of biosystems engineering, University of Dundee

13:55 - 14:20

Géotechnique research: cherish the past and look forward to the future

Biogeotechnics: a catalyst for innovation toward more sustainable practices - Jason DeJong, professor of civil and environmental engineering, University of California, Davis, USA

14:20 - 15:10

Discussion

15:10 - 15:30

Géotechnique paper poster session

  1. Roberta Dainese - Measurement of plant xylem water pressure using the high-capacity tensiometer and implications for the modelling of soil–atmosphere interaction (2021) (Poster and Video)
  2. Alejandro Martinez - Bio-inspired geotechnical engineering: principles, current work, opportunities and challenges (2022) (Poster)
  3. Davide Boldrin - Hydro-mechanical reinforcement of contrasting woody species: a full-scale investigation of a field slope (2021) (Poster)
  4. Barbara Świtała - Experimental validation of a coupled hydro-mechanical model for vegetated soil (2018) (Poster and Video)
  5. Xingyu Zhang - Centrifuge modelling of root-soil interaction of laterally loaded trees under different loading conditions (2022) (Poster)
  6. Ming-Juan Cui - Comparison of soil improvement methods using crude soybean enzyme, bacterial enzyme or bacteria-induced carbonate precipitation (2022) (Poster)
  7. Francesca Sollecito - Effects of bio-chemo-mechanical processes on the properties of contaminated marine sediments (2022) (Poster)
  8. Yuze Wang - A microfluidic chip and its use in characterising the particle-scale behaviour of microbial-induced calcium carbonate precipitation (MICP) (2019) (Poster)
  9. Ning-Jun Jiang - The applicability of microbially induced calcite precipitation (MICP) for internal erosion control in gravel–sand mixtures (2017) (Poster and Video)
  10. Kangda Wang - Stress–strain behaviour of bio-desaturated sand under undrained monotonic and cyclic loading (2021) (Poster and Video)
15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

Session 3

Artificial intelligence in geotechnics: virtual dream or practical reality?

16:00 - 16:25

Introductory lecture: a multidisciplinary perspective

Data centric engineering in the age of machine learning and AI - Darren Wilkinson, professor of statistics, University of Durham, UK

16:25 - 16:50

Géotechnique research: cherish the past and look forward to the future

Artificial intelligence in geotechnics: current challenges and future opportunities in research and industry - António Gomes Correia, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal

16:50 - 17:40

Discussion

17:40 - 18:00

Géotechnique paper poster session

  1. Zhuang Cheng - A machine learning-based strategy for experimentally estimating force chains of granular materials using X-ray micro-tomography (2023) (Poster)
  2. Pin Zhang - A physics-informed data-driven approach for consolidation analysis (2022) (Poster)
  3. Te Xiao - Predicting spatio-temporal man-made slope failures induced by rainfall in Hong Kong using machine learning technique (2022) (Poster)
  4. Mengmeng Wu - On the tracking of shelly carbonate sands using deep learning (2022) (Poster)
  5. Jin-Jian Xu - Automatic soil desiccation crack recognition using deep learning (2022) (Poster)
  6. Tengyuan Zhao - Statistical interpretation of soil property profiles from sparse data using Bayesian compressive sampling (2017) (Poster)
  7. Chang Tang - State space model of undrained triaxial test data for Bayesian identification of constitutive model parameters (2022) (Poster)
  8. Thomas Vergote - Modelling creep and swelling after unloading under constant load and relaxation with Bayesian updating (2022) (Poster and Video)
  9. Nezam Bozorgzadeh - Hierarchical Bayesian modelling of geotechnical data: application to rock strength (2019) (Poster)
  10. Chao Shi - Data-driven spatio-temporal analysis of consolidation for rapid reclamation (2023) (Poster and Video)
18:00

Closure

2023 Geotechnical Society dinner
18:45 - 19:30

Welcome and drinks reception

19:30 - 22:30

Dinner

22:30

Close

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Ben Dewhurst

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