PROGRAM

Course on Applied Unsaturated Soil Mechanics
10:30 Slope Stability Prof. André Assis  (University of Brasilia, Brazil)
11:30 Break – Industry AD
12:00 Pavements Prof. Bernardo Caicedo (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
13:00 Break – Industry AD
14:00 Design of Barriers Prof. Alexandre Cabral  (Université de Sherbrooke, Canada)
15:00 Break – Industry AD
16:00 Numerical Applications on Mining Dr. Murray Fredlund (Bentley Systems Inc., Canada)
Hour ROOM 1 ROOM 2
10:30 OPENING CEREMONY
11:00 Keynote Lecture 1
11:40 State-of-the-Art 1
12:20 Break (30 min) – Industry AD
12:50 Paper Session 1A (2 parallel sessions) 1B
14:10 Break (50 min) – Industry AD
15:00 Keynote Lecture 2
15:40 State-of-the-Art 2
16:20 Break (30 min) – Industry AD
16:50 Paper Session 2A (2 parallel sessions) 2B
18:00 Industry AD
18:30 Closure
Hour ROOM 1 ROOM 2
10:30 Special session on the practice of unsaturated soil mechanics (3 keynotes lectures)
11:10
11:50
12:30 Break (20 min) – Industry AD
12:50 Paper Session 3A (2 parallel sessions) 3B
14:10 Break (50 min) – Industry AD
15:00 Keynote Lecture 6
15:40 Keynote Lecture 4
16:20 Break (30 min) – Industry AD
16:50 Paper Session 4A (2 parallel sessions) 4B
18:00 Industry AD / TC-106 Meeting
18:30 Closure
Hour ROOM 1 ROOM 2
10:30 Keynote Lecture 7
11:10 State-of-the-Art 3
11:50 Break (20 min) – Industry AD
12:10 Paper Session 5A (2 parallel sessions) 5B
13:40 Break (50 min) – Industry AD
14:30 Paper Session 6A (2 parallel sessions) 6B
15:40 Break (20 min) – Industry AD
16:10 State-of-the-Art 4
16:50 Keynote Lecture 8
17:10 Break (20 min) – Industry AD
17:30 Keynote Lecture 9
18:10 Closure

Webinar on Undergraduate Unsaturated Soil Mechanics Teaching

Day and hour to be confirmed

Media: Youtube (link to be defined)

Format: 1 lecture followed by a forum of discussion including 3 invited panelists

Summary
Soil-water saturation states may vary within a wide range in geo-structures exposed to environmental changes, and the study of the continuity between saturated and unsaturated states or vice versa is important in geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering practice (e.g. earth and tailing dams, pavements and embankments, natural slopes stability, bearing capacity for shallow foundations, waste treatment and disposal). This webinar presents and discusses some educational materials making fundamental concepts in modelling unsaturated soil behavior more attractive for students to see how important it is for them to apply the material professionally in current and future challenges (e.g. climate change, sea level rise, energy, sustainability) in civil and environmental engineering. It emphasizes the benefits of introducing fundamental concepts and reviewing classical examples of applications of unsaturated soil mechanics to undergraduate courses in civil and environmental engineering. The resulting material is presented in an easy to understand manner for implementation without changing the workload of the existing undergraduate civil and environmental engineering curricula.