Feb 25, 2020 - Feb 28, 2020
Organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Geo-Institte (G-I), Geo-Congress vBrings together geoprofessionals interested in the field of geoenvironmental engineering, including geotechnical engineers, practitioners, researchers, educators, and firm owners to discuss case histories from around the world.EVENT WEBSITE
Itasca is conducting the short course An Introduction to Earthquake Engineering Computer Simulation on February 25 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm. Course attendees will receive 4 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).
Instructor: Zorica Radaković-Guzina, Ph.D., Senior Engineer
Synopsis: Civil, geotechnical, and mining construction has always occurred in seismically active areas throughout history. Today we have the tools capable of simulating the behavior of excavations and structures subjected to such powerful forces and to mitigate these hazards. This four-hour course will introduce key elements involved in preparing, using, and analyzing computer models simulating seismic loads on earthworks and geotechnical structures using FLAC and FLAC3D software. The first one-hour of the session will be an overview of the modeling approaches, available material models, and site data requirements. This will be followed by review and discussion of project cases showing the work flow starting from property assessment all the way to result interpretation. The project cases include a wharf, liquefaction mitigation with jet grouting, a tailings dam, and a foundation. Topics such soil-structure interaction, liquefaction potential, and the calibration and validation of models from site measurements may also be briefly touched on during discussion.
Member: EB $275 | ADV $325 | ONS $375
Non-Member: EB $325 | ADV $375 | ONS $425