SOIL MECHANICS at IMPERIAL COLLEGE
- an Imperial College perspective.
In 1999 the Soil Mechanics Section will host a forward looking Symposium to mark the 50th anniversary of the famous DIC/MSc post-graduate courses.
Full time academic staff
Professor Alec Skempton
Professor Peter Vaughan
Professor John Hutchinson
Dr. Andrew Ridley, Research Fellow
Dr. Jamie Standing, Honorary Research Fellow
Dr. Kieran Dineen, Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Dr. Lidija Zdravkovic, Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Dr. Ruth Fearon, Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Dr. David Hight, Geotechnical Consulting Group
Dr. Stephan Jefferies, Golder Associates
We include here summaries of 14 research projects that are currently under way within the Soil Mechanics Section at Imperial College. Around half involve fundamental research into soil behaviour, while the rest cover applied work in tunnels, embankments, piles, offshore foundations, seismic loading and damage caused by subsidence. Five of the projects involve field work, while seven include major laboratory studies; two studies are concerned mainly with advanced numerical analysis. Shorter precis of 11 recently completed studies are also included.
Other geotechnical research is being carried out in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by the Engineering Geology, Engineering Seismology, Environmental Engineering, and Hydrology Sections.
This research summary was first prepared for students on our MSc courses in Soil Mechanics, Soil Mechanics and Engineering Seismology, and Soil Mechanics and Environmental Geotechnics, as a guide to accompany our open-day tour of the research laboratories. The document is updated each December by Dr Trevor Addenbrooke.
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