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Upcoming DVGI Events:

DVGI Dinner Meeting, Wednesday, May 23, 2018

TOPIC: Advances in the Prediction and Control of Ground Deformations
SPEAKER: Andrew J. Whittle, B.Sc., Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
LOCATION: Holiday Inn Lansdale-Hatfield, 1750 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA
TIME: 5:30 PM - Social Hour, 6:30 PM - Dinner, 7:15 PM - Presentation

**Register by clicking the Event Registration link on the left.  Please register no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 18, 2018.  One Professional Development Hour (PDH) will be provided for attending this presentation.**

There are many diverse geotechnical problems where reliable predictions of ground deformations are critical in design and only limited options are available to control these movements. This lecture will compare and contrast experiences in the application of advanced constitutive models in the prediction and control of ground movements in four distinct classes of problem: urban excavations, mechanized tunneling, seismic retrofit of waterfront structures, and long-term prediction of settlements on clay. 

Andrew Whittle is the Edmund K. Turner Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. His primary research interests include, the fundamental understanding and modeling of geo-material behavior, the development of analysis methods for predicting and/or interpreting soil-structure interactions, and new concepts for monitoring and controlling underground infrastructures. He has written over 75 research papers, published four books, and presented at over 100 conferences. Current research projects include developing constitutive models describing the hydro-mechanical and hydraulic fracturing behavior of shales, validating constitutive models for pile-soil interactions using the results of physical model tests at deep water sites in the Gulf of Mexico, and integrating recent advances in computational analyses (massive 3D FE models) and in the design of low cost wireless sensors, in order to develop a capability for ‘real-time’ data interpretation and prediction in the arena of temporary earth retention structures in the urban environment.

 

5th Annual DVGI Golf Outing, Friday, June 22, 2018

WHO: ASCE and DVGI Members, Friends, Clients
WHERE: Jefferson Golf Club, 2400 W. Main Street, Jeffersonville, PA 19403
WHEN: Tee times starting at 12:30pm, Scramble Format

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