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ASCE and Geo-Institute Host Dr. Andrew Whittle, P.E.

Justin’s Tuscan Grill, 6400 Yorktown Circle
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Thursday, May 24 2018 - 5pm

ASCE and Geo-Institute Host Dr. Andrew Whittle, P.E. on “Pitfalls and challenges for reliable analyses of staged construction on soft ground”                                                                                                 


May 24, 2018 at Justin’s Tuscan Grill by Carrier Circle, Thruway Exit 35


The Central New York Geo-Institute and the ASCE Syracuse Section are pleased to host Dr. Andrew Whittle, P.E. of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on May 24, 2018 as part of the Geo-Institute of ASCE Cross-Country Lecture series.


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

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. 

The lecture is in the process of being certified for 1 NY PE PDH.

The ASCE Syracuse Section also plans to celebrate its Mr. Howard LaFever as the 2018 Civil Engineer of the Year and New Life Members

Where: Justin’s Tuscan Grill, 6400 Yorktown Circle, East Syracuse, NY 13057, 315-437-1461                                                                                                                                                           

Schedule: May 24, 2018:  5 pm Networking and Cash Bar, 6 pm Dinner, 7 pm Presentation

Price of Attendance: $28: $10 Students

Members and non-members welcome!

Pre-Registration required by May 21, 2018 at 10 am.


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