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GeoEngineering Seminar Schedule

This schedule will be updated as information becomes available.

Winter 2014

 
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Date Time Presenter/Subject Location
Wed, Jan 8  

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER/TRAVEL CONDITIONS, WILL BE RESCHEDULED

Vaughan Griffiths, Colorado School of Mines, Factors of Safety and Probabilities of Failure in Geotechnical Engineering

 
Wed, Jan 15 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Hossein Ghiassian, PhD, Associate professor at Iran University of Science and technology, Visiting Professor at Queens and RMC, Strength behavior of methane hydrate bearing sand in undrained triaxial testing
Mac Corry D214
Wed, Jan 22 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Charles Shackleford, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Colorado State University, The role of diffusion in environmental geotechnics
Mac Corry D214
Wed, Jan 29 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Rob Kenyon, Ph.D., P.Eng., Manager Geotechnical Engineering Services, KGS Group, Winnipeg, MB, Geotechnical History of Flood Fighting on the Red and Assiniboine Basins 2012 Rm Hardy Address
Mac Corry D214
Wed, Feb 5 4:30 - 5:30 pm Mac Corry D214
Wed, Feb 12 4:30 - 5:30 pm Mac Corry D214
Wed, Feb 19  ----
READING WEEK, NO SEMINAR
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Wed, Feb 26 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Chris Elvidge, MSc (Eng), P.Eng., Terraprobe Inc, Brampton, The Perils of Design-Build Retaining Structures (and other horror stories from Toronto)
Mac Corry D214
Wed, Mar 5 5:30 pm reception
6 pm presentations

38th Annual Michael Bozozuk Student Forum

Student entries from Kingston:
Prabeen Joshi, Queen's University, "Performance of geosynthetic dlay liner (GCL) overlaps under non-uniform stresses

Sina Javankhoshdel, Royal Military College, "Simplified probabilistic slope stability design charts for cohesive and c-phi soils"

Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Carleton University, Ottawa
Wed, Mar 12  
Cancelled due to snow storm.
Has been rescheduled
to April 16
Student Presentations
  1. Tikang Li, Evaluation of self-healing ability of geosynthetic clay liners
  2. Ramy Awad, Long Term Performance of HDPE Geomembranes used in a PCB Containment Landfill
  3. Amy Rentz, Effects of Exposure Conditions on Composite Landfill Liner System
  4. Mohamad Shoaib, Durability and long-term strength of seams in HDPE geomembranes
 
Fri, Mar 14 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Dorthe Wildenschild, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Darcy Lecture: What Happens in the Pore, No Longer Stays in the Pore: Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography

MacDonald 002
Wed, Mar 19 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Student Presentations
  1. Nancy Berg, Measuring Landslide Displacements
  2. Pengpeng Ni, A Simplified "plastic hinge" method for analyzing normal fault-pipeline interaction
  3. Garrett Miller, Predicting Landslide Generated Tsunamis
  4. Dale Brunton, The perils of triaxial testing, determining the instability line of F110 silica sand
Mac Corry D214
Wed, Mar 26 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Student Presentations

  1. Ryan Kromer, Monitoring Rockfall using Terrestrial LiDAR: Case Studies from the Thompson River Valley, British Columbia
  2. Ryan Waud, Field observations of wrinkles in a HDPE geomembrane after placement of sand cover soil
  3. Lisa Wheeler, Rail Monitoring Using High Speed Cameras
  4. Haitao Lan, A judgement of borehole stability during Horizontal Directional Drilling
Mac Corry D214 
Mon, March 31 4:30 - 5:30 pm

Dr Suzanne Lacasse, Technical Director
Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Norway,
Protecting Society from Landslides - the Role of the Geotechnical Engineer

Dunning 12
Thu, Apr 10 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Vaughan Griffiths (was rescheduled from Jan 8), Colorado School of Mines, Factors of Safety and Probabilities of Failure in Geotechnical Engineering
Mac Corry E230
Wed, Apr 16 4:30 - 5:30 pm
Student Presentations
  1. Tikang Li, Evaluation of self-healing ability of geosynthetic clay liners
  2. Ramy Awad, Long Term Performance of HDPE Geomembranes used in a PCB Containment Landfill
  3. Amy Rentz, Effects of Exposure Conditions on Composite Landfill Liner System
  4. Mohamad Shoaib, Durability and long-term strength of seams in HDPE geomembranes
Mac Corry
D214
Fri, Apr 25

4:30 pm reception
5 pm lecture

Cross Canada Lecture Tour, Jim Graham, Seepage, leaching and embankment instability - a case study Mac Corry D214

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