Honorable Keynote Lecture
Keynote lectures 2016
The Unified Design of Piled Foundations
Prof. Bengt H. Fellenius is a professional engineer specializing in foundation design and studies by participation in project teams, special investigations, instrumented field tests, etc.
Services are also provided in regard to construction problems, claims, and litigation in collaboration with Consultants and Contractors, as well as Owners.
Prof. Fellenius, Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa from 1979 through 1998, is an internationally recognized authority in the field of soil mechanics and foundation engineering, and, in particular, in deep foundations. He has gained a wealth of practical experience during more than 50 years of work at home and overseas through a variety of assignments that encompass foundation, embankment, and soil improvement design for water and sewage treatment plants, industrial plants, as well as bridges, highway, and airport projects, and marine structures and urban area development projects; some of which he has written up in 300+ technical journal and conference papers, articles, books, and book chapters. Copies of many of the papers are available for downloading from Dr. Fellenius' web site: [www.Fellenius.net]
1955 – 57 Swedish Army Service
1962 M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
1972 Doctor of Technology, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
1977 - 2009 Bengt Fellenius Consultants Inc.
President. Bengt Fellenius Consultants Inc. provides geotechnical engineering consulting services
1990 - 2009 UniSoft Ltd.
President. UniSoft Ltd. specializes in software development for foundation design and analysis
1979 - 1998 University of Ottawa
Professor of Civil Engineering, Specialty: Foundation Engineering
1995 - 2002 Urkkada Technology Ltd., Ottawa
Principal. Urkkada Technology Ltd. is a dynamic testing company
1985 - 1994 Anna Geodynamics Inc, Ottawa
Principal. Anna Geodynamics Inc. is a company specializing in foundation testing and analysis
1973 - 1981 Burcan Industries Ltd, Toronto
Principal. Burcan Industries is a company specializing in ground improvement techniques
1973 - 1977 Terratech Ltd., Montreal
Supervising Engineer, and special consultant for foundation studies. Terratech Ltd., a division of Lavallin-SNC, specializes in geotechnical consulting
1972 - 1973 The Engineering Group of Agra Industries, Montreal
Western Caisson Ltd., Montreal, and Torchinsky Consulting Ltd., Saskatoon. Special Consultant
1965 - 1972 Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Stockholm
Research work in the field of deep foundations and consulting work dealing with foundation problems in connection with industrial and town area planning, roads, bridges, and slope stability
1966 - 1971 Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Assistant Teacher at the Civil Engineering Department
1966 - 1971 Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Technical Secretary to the Commission on Pile Research
1963 - 1965 Scandiaconsult, Stockholm
Geotechnical Engineer. General consulting work with particular reference to planning for industrial and urban development
1962 - 1963 Swedish National Railways, Structural Division
Bridge Engineer. Structural design of concrete and steel bridges
Drains and Vacuum for Soft Soil Stabilization – Recent Advances in Experimental and Numerical Modelling
I have pioneered research on both rail geotechnics and road embankments on soft soil in Australian academia since early 1990s.
I was instrumental in the successful bid for the first CRC for Railway Engineering in 1999 (Federal Government initiative) and became the founding Director of Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering. My contributions through research to innovative design and construction practices in rail track engineering and problematic ground improvement for stabilising transport infrastructure and have made a significant impact worldwide. My career is characterized by research excellence, close collaboration with industry and the implementation of innovative research-based solutions. Over two decades, my research encompasses a wide spectrum of applications from theory to practice, particularly in transportation geomechanics. I have developed an international reputation for: [a] conceptualisation and design innovation for stabilising rail and road embankments built over soft foundations; [b] novel analytical techniques and design procedures for high speed rail tracks capturing the role of ballast degradation, track confinement and subgrade deformation; [c] dams and embankment design and associated filtration and drainage; [d] analysis of jointed and porous media and stability implications on transport infrastructure. The above contributions have been instrumental in changing the often conservative industry practices, including revisions to some Australian Standards.
• Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Wollongong (since 2000)
• Head, School of Civil Mining and Environmental Engineering, University of Wollongong (2006-2012).
• Research Director, Faculty of Engineering, UOW (since 2012)
• Founding Director, Centre for Geomechanics & Rail Engineering (since 1995).
• UOW Coordinator, CRC - Rail Engineering; CRC - Rail Innovation (since 2007), CRC Rail Manufacturing (since 2014)
• Chief Investigator and Program leader: ARC Centre of Excellence in Geotechnical Sciences and Engineering (since 2011)
• Honorary Professor, Uni. of Shanghai for Science & Technology, China (since 2009)
Evaluation of different measures in reducing movements induced by deep excavation
He is currently the Dean of engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Prof. Chang-Yu Ou received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering in 1977 from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan and his Masters and Doctoral Degrees from Stanford University in 1984 and 1987 respectively. He has focused on studies of soil behaviour and excavation problems since beginning to teach in a university and has published many journal and conference papers concerning the subjects. At the same time, working with industrial builders, he has also taken part in many large-scale excavation projects and accumulated experience in analysis and design. Supported by study results and analysis experience, he has opened a course on deep excavation at the university.He is currently the Dean of engineering at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He was also the Director of Ecological and Hazard Mitigation Engineering Research Center of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan. He was also a Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley. His areas of interest are deep excavations, soil behaviour, soft ground tunnelling and ground improvement.
Geotechnical response to natural disasters in the context of climate change
◆ Academic Career:
• 1968: Graduated from Kyushu University, Japan(Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering),
• 1978: Awarded Ph. D. at Kyushu University
◆ Professional Career:
• 1968 Research Assistant at Kyushu University, Japan
• 1990 – 2007 Professor at Ibaraki University(Department of Urban and Civil Engineering), Japan
• 2007–2009 Head of the Department at the same
• 2009 -2010 Professor at Ibaraki University (Department of Urban and Civil Engineering), Japan2010 Professor Emeritus of Ibaraki University, Japan
• 2010 International Project Coordinator, Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science(ICAS), Ibaraki University, Japan
• 2010 – 2014 Review Editor for IPCC AR5 (Ch. 29 and Technical Summary)
• 1978: JSSMFE Award for Outstanding Young Researcher(Cyclic Behaviour of Cohesive Soils Related to Transportation Facilities)
• 1999: American Society of Civil Engineer’s Best Paper Award(Material Engineering Division, Development of Innovative Lightweight Geo-material)
• 1999: JGS Award for Meritorious Service
• 2000: Groundwater Science and Technology Award (IAHR)
• 2004: JGS Award for the Best Research Achievement(Cyclic Behaviour of Clays and Its application)
• 2006: Best Paper Award from Japan Chapter of International Geosynthetics Society
• 2008: JGS Meritorious Research Award for Ground Environment(Development of innovative geo-materials using used tire-chips)
◆Overseas ExperienceSabbatical leaves taken during work and study periods were the following.
• 1979–1981: Visiting Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ill.,USA1986–1987: Research Fellow at Norwegian Geotechnical Institute, Oslo, Norway
Ground and structural response to tunneling – lessons learnt from three major projects in London
Dr.Standing is a Senior Lecturer in the Geotechnics Section of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College, having been on the staff since 2002.
Dr Standing teaches Soil Mechanics to second-year undergraduate students and Engineering Geology MSc students. Also at MSc level he teaches Geotechnical Processes, Partly Saturated Soil Mechanics and Earthworks & Embankments.
He is an active researcher who has supervised a large number of MSc and PhD projects.
He has published numerous papers mostly relating to tunnelling, structural response and monitoring. He has also edited several books. Dr Standing was previously a visiting professor at the Beijing University of Technology and has lectured widely in China, he retains collaborative links with the Beijing Geotechnical Institute. He has also ran and taken part in short courses for industry at Imperial and internationally. He was a member of the Geotechnique Advisory Panel (2006-2008) and is currently on the editorial panel of the Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and a member of the British Geotechnical Association executive committee.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Tunnelling-induced ground movements, the effects of tunnelling on the urban environment (surface and subsurface structures, services etc.), and in particular piled foundations and existing tunnels, full-scale monitoring of the ground and structures (surveying, instrumentation etc.). He has an overall interest in problems involving soil-structure he interaction, including soil nailing and reinforced earth and small-scale modelling. He has also been supervising research into fundamental properties of various soils (residual soils from Malaysia, expansive soils from Sudan, gypsiferous soils from Libya) and partly saturated soil mechanics.
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- 1949: MSc in Civil Engineering. Chalmers Univ. of Technology.
- 1956: Tekn. lic., Chalmers Univ. of Technology. Lic. thesis: Buckling of statically indeterminate frames analysed by convergence methods.
- 1960: Tekn. Dr. Chalmers Univ. of Technology. Doctoral thesis: Consolidation of clay, with special reference to influence of vertical sand drains.
- 1949–1953: Designer at the Harbour Engineering Office in Gothenburg.
- 1953–1956: Research Assistant at the Department of Building Statics, Chalmers Univ. of Technology.
- 1956–1961: Swedish Geotechnical Institute
- 1961–1989: Chief Geotechnical Officer of the Consulting firm J&W
- 1964–1990: Professor at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Chalmers Univ. of Technology, and Member of the J&W Board of Directors
Text books: Jordmateriallära (Soil Material Science) 218 pp. (AWE/GEBERS), Founda-tion Engineering, 519 pp. (ELSEVIER, Developments in Geotechnical Engineering, 75). Fundamentals of Geotechnology, 173 pp. (Geotechnical e-Books on Geoforum. com), Ground Improvement, 139 pp. (Geotechnical e-Books on Geoforum.com).
Text books published by the Department of Geotechnical Engineering, Chalmers Univ. of Technology: Grundläggning av byggnader och maskinfundament (Foundation of Buildings and Machinery, 227 pp.), Jordmekanik (Soil Mechanics, 175 pp.) and Jord-förstärkning (Soil Improvement, 113 pp.).
More than 100 papers in Scientific Conference Proceedings and in Journals. State-of-the-Art Reports, General Reports, Key¬note Lectures, etc. (Latest papers: ‘Aspects of vertical drain design: Darcian or non-Darcian flow.’ Géotechnique, 1997, 47, No. 5, pp. 983–992; ‘Soil improvement at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport’. Ground Improvement, 2000, 4, pp. 73–80; Consolidation equation valid for both Darcian and non-Darcian flow, Géotechnique, 2000, 50, No. 1, pp. 51–54; Deviation from Darcy’s law observed in one-dimensional consolidation, Géotechnique, 2003, 53, No. 6, pp. 601–605. Experi-ence of consolidation process from test areas with and without vertical drains, Ground Improvement, Case histories, pp. 3–49, Elsevier Geo-Engineering Book Series, Vol 3, 2005. ‘Soil improvement by means of electro-osmosis’, 6th Int. Conf. on Case Histories in Geot. Engng, Arlington, 2008,
Technical Author of the EFFC (European Federation of Foundation Contractors) CEN/TC 288 Eurocodes on Deep Mixing, Vertical Drainage and Soil Nailing. Transla-tor of Eurocode 7, part 1 and 2, into Swedish.
- 1974–1982: President of the Swedish Geotechnical Society
- 1980–1982: Vice President of the Swedish Society of Civil Engineers
- 1982–1985: President of the Swedish Society of Civil Engineers
- 1973: Price of honour Stockholms Byggnadsförening: “Nytänkande vid utveckling av kompensationsmetoden vid grundläggning av friktionspålning. (A new approach to development of the compensation method applied in foundation on friction piles).
- 1974: Swedish Geotechnical Society price of honour.
- 1986: The Golden Award of Merits of the Academic Senate of the Warsaw Agricul-tural University.
- 1995: Polytechnica Gdanska Medal for promoting the scientific cooperation between Chalmers Univ. of technology and Polytechnica Gdanska.
- 2009: ISSMGE Kevin Nash gold medal
Tunneling in soft ground and urban environment
- President of CFMS Council (French Geotechnical Society)
- Chief Executive Officer –Terrasol, France.
Geotechnical Modeling and numerical analysis
Professor Helmut F. Schweiger is Head of the Computational Geotechnics Group at the Institute for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering of the Graz University of Technology in Austria and has over 20 years of experience in developing and applying numerical methods in geomechanics.
He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Wales, Swansea, UK. He is a member of the editorial board of several international journals and was chairman of 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Engineering. His main research interests are the development of multilaminate models for soils, application of Random Set Theory to finite element analysis and the assessment of the influence of the constitutive model for solving practical problems, in particular deep excavations, deep foundations and tunnels. As a member of several committees Helmut is involved in formulating guidelines and recommendations for the use of finite elements in practical geotechnical engineering.
- 1981 Dipl.-Ing., Graz University of Technology
- 1984 M.Sc., University of Wales, Swansea
- 1989 Ph.D., University of Wales, Swansea
MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS:
- Validation of numerical models (benchmarking)
- Application of random set theory to finite element analysis
- Numerical Modelling and EC7
- Assessment of the influence of the constitutive model for solving practical problems, in particular deep excavations, tunnels and deep foundations
- Development of constitutive models for soils based on multilaminate framework
Monitoring and Instrumentation for tunnels and excavations
Kenichi Soga is Professor of Civil Engineering. He joined the Geotechnical Group as lecturer (1994-2000) and then was senior lecturer (2000-2003) and Reader (2003-2007). He holds the current post since 2007. He specializes in the area of Geotechnical Engineering and Environmental Geotechnics.
He was born in New York, but received most of his education in Japan. He went to Kyoto University to study Civil Engineering and obtained B.Eng. and M. Eng. in 1987 and 1989, respectively. In 1989, he was awarded a two-year scholarship from the Murata Overseas Scholarship Foundation to continue his study at the University of California at Berkeley. At Berkeley, he worked as a Research Assistant between 1991 and 1994 and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1994.
He is a Fellow of Churchill College since 1995 and acts as a Director of Studies in Engineering. He is currently the external examiner for the civil engineering programmes of the University of Southampton and the University of Hong Kong. He is an editorial member of Computers and Geotechnics, Geomechanics and Geoengineering, Georisk and Geomechanics and Engineering. In the past, he served as an editorial board memeber for Geotechnique (2003-2005), ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (2001-2009), JGS Soils and Foundations (2001-2005) and Vadose Zone Journal.
He has written more than 200 journal and conference papers and is recipient of the Telford Gold Medal (Institution of Civil Engineers), the George Stephenson Medal (Institution of Civil Engineers), the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize (American Society of Civil Engineers), the Crampton Prize (Institution of Civil Engineers), the JE Jennings award (South African Geotechnical Society), and the Schofield award (International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics).
Professor Soga is member of the Steering Group and the Executive Committee of the Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction. His research interests are innovative sensor technologies and assessment methods for civil engineering infrastructure.
His current research interests are:
(1) GEOMECHANICAL PROCESSES
(2) INNOVATIVE MONITORING
(3) ENVIRONMENTAL GEOTECHNICS
Soil improvement and reinforcement for infrastructure
Major Society activities:
- 1988-1993; Secretary of JGS
- 1995-1999: Soils and Foundations, Journal of JGS
- 1999-2001: Editor in Chief, Journal of JSCE
- 1994-2001: Chairperson, ISSMGE TC 29
- 2001-2005; Vice President, ISSMGE
- 2001-2002: Vice President, JGS
- 2005-2006: Vice President, JSCE
- 1997-2006: Chairman, IGS Japanese Chapter
- 2002-2006 : Vice President, IGS
- 2007-2008; President, JGS
- 2006-2010: President, IGS
Major academic experiences:
- 2004 to date: Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Tokyo University of Science
- 1977 - 2004 : Associate Professor then Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Tokyo
- 1973 - 1977 : Research Engineer, Public Works Research Institute, Ministry of Construction
- 1973 :Dr. of Eng. in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Tokyo
- Laboratory testing methods for geomaterials
- Deformation and strength characteristics
- Foundation engineering; and Ground improvement by cement-mixing and soil reinforcing.
Underground projects in soft soil
Assistant Dean, Information Technology, Professor of Geotechnical Engineering, Director: Geotechnical Engineering Research Centre and London Geotechnical Centrifuge Centre
Professor Taylor graduated from Cambridge University in 1976. After a brief period in industry, he returned to Cambridge as a research assistant working with the geotechnical centrifuge both to develop the facility and conduct research on buried pipes. Further research included the study of time dependent processes associated with tunnelling and trenching for which he was awarded a PhD.
Professor Taylor joined City University in 1984 as a lecturer responsible for establishing physical modelling research. He originated and developed the geotechnical centrifuge facility, and this experimental facility has been used on a wide range of projects including embankments on soft clay, influence of a rising groundwater table on building foundations, the behaviour of deep excavations and the stability of granular cargo in bulk carrier ships. He has continued his research interests in tunnelling and initiated a major study investigating ground movements due to tunnelling in layered ground. In 1996 he was awarded the Personal Chair of Geotechnical Engineering.
He has been a member of the Géotechnique Advisory Panel and the British Geotechnical Society Committee. He has served on International Technical Committees for Centrifuge Testing and Underground Construction in Soft Ground. In 1999 he became Secretary General of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.
- Prediction and control of tunnelling induced ground movements
- Interaction of ground movements with structures
- Ground movements associated with deep excavations
- Centrifuge modelling of geotechnical events
Geotechnical challenges at super high-rise buildings
Professor Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach is the Director of the Institute and Laboratory of Geotechnics at Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany and the Chairman of TC 212, Deep Foundations, of ISSMGE.
He is Board Member of several other international and national organisations. He is member of the chamber of engineers and publicly certified Expert of Geotechnics and Independent Checking Engineer working with his expertise for national and international courts of justice, arbitration committees, and insurance companies, state ministries, building authorities and big national and international financial institutions and investors.
Professor Katzenbach is responsible for the successful application of the Combined Pile-Raft Foundation at important projects all over the world and is a respected specialist for underground constructions, including tunnels.
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Foundation Design for High-rise Buildings
- The University of Sydney
- Senior Principal at Coffey Partners International.
Initiatives of CO2 Reduction in Foundation Engineering and In-situ Soil Remediation Technology in Japan
Executive Vice President of Chemical Grouting Co., Ltd.
Lessons Learned from Recent Earthquakes and their Reflection on Design of Geotechnical Structures
- Chuo University, Japan
- President of ISSMFE (International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering), 1997 – 2001.
New Horizons in Numerical Analysis for Geotechnical Engineering
- University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Senior Consultant – Deltares, Netherlands