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CalGeo Emerging Professionals & ASCE-GI Cross Country Lecture
The WELL at Sacramento State University
6000 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95819

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Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Category: Emerging Professionals

Joint Meeting/Cross Country Lecture Series with CalGeo's Emerging Professionals and ASCE Geo-Institute

Join us at Sacramento State University on January 25th, 2018 for a joint dinner meeting and lecture from ASCE-GI's Cross Country Lecture Series.


Aspen/Meadow Rooms

The WELL at Sac State, 6000 J Street., Sacramento, CA 95819

Parking available in Parking Structure III, View Map

Pitfalls and challenges for reliable analyses of staged construction on soft ground

Presented by Dr. Andrew Whittle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The construction of embankments and levees on soft ground is often enabled by staging the sequence of loading events to allow for consolidation of low permeability clay and associated changes in the available undrained shear resistance.  Although it is apparently straightforward to use numerical methods to solve these problems, it has proved surprisingly difficult to achieve accurate predictions of performance. This paper will review some of the pitfalls associated with analyses of staged construction on soft ground and two enduring challenges: 1) lateral spreading during consolidation, and 2) settlements associated with creep and consolidation.


6:00-7:00pm: Social Hour

7:00-7:30pm: Dinner

7:30-9:00pm: Speaker & Questions


$35 (with registration by Jan. 23rd) and $40 for walk-ins. $10 students.

Register or RSVP HERE

Questions, please e-mail Kartik Atyam: Kartik.Atyam@aecom.com

Contact: Kartik Atyam: Kartik.Atyam@aecom.com