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'Now you see it, now you don't' - the importance of cyclic and dynamic soil behaviour, Nottingham

  • Lecture
  • Nottingham
  • 11 December 2017
  • 18:00 - 20:00
'Now you see it, now you don't' - the importance of cyclic and dynamic soil behaviour, Nottingham

About this event

Careful characterisation of the behaviour of soils under cyclic and dynamic loading conditions is needed to achieve safe, reliable and cost effective design. This talk will discuss strength and deformation characteristics of soils under cyclical loading, considering long and short period loading: from pipelines expanding and contracting every few months to resonance induced by high speed rail. Design case studies will be used to show problem specific challenges, and their solutions, based on over 60 years' of practical and research experience:

Cyclic and dynamic loading of soils is an important consideration in many projects. Careful characterisation of the behaviour of soils under such loading conditions is needed to achieve safe, reliable and cost effective design. This talk will discuss strength and deformation characteristics of soils under cyclical loading, considering long and short period loading: from pipelines expanding and contracting every few months to resonance induced by high speed rail. Design case studies will be used to show problem specific challenges, and their solutions, based on over 60 years' of practical and research experience:

  • Offshore wind turbines: optimised, environmentally-friendly anchoring and foundations using suction caisson technology
  • Tolerably mobile subsea foundations: foundations designed to slide directly over the seabed
  • High speed rail: cost effective solutions to mitigate resonance-induced vibration

Our work focusses on identification of the critical geomechanical issues to develop meaningful solutions using robust soil characterisation and fit-for-purpose analysis methods.

Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, NGI, is a private foundation headquartered in Norway. NGI research and develop solutions for both industry and society, ensuring that we live, build and travel on safe ground. Andrew Deeks is a Principal Engineer for NGI. He has over 10 years of onshore and offshore engineering and construction experience, having graduated from Cambridge University with a Masters and PhD. His expertise is foundation engineering in soft soil. His recent focus has been offshore engineering; having worked on a diverse range of projects worldwide including the North Sea, the Americas, Australia, Asia and the Gulf of Bengal. His expertise ranges from site characterization, geohazard assessment, shallow and deep foundation design for renewable energy and oil and gas; his experience includes a role as Engineering Technical Authority for Advanced Geomechanics; and Managing Director of NGI's business in Australia. He is currently based in London.

Event venue

Coates Building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham
Nottingham NG7 2RD
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Fiona Turner

e: ice.eastmidlands@ice.org.uk
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