Satellite Workshop:   Fundamentals of Soil Behaviour: the Granular Perspective

Date:                  Saturday, 25 August 2001

Venue:                 Bogazici University Campus, Istanbul

Organiser:             Malcolm Bolton

Language:              English


Aim: The principal aim of the Satellite Conference is to bring together those participants of the XVth ICSMGE who have an interest in the fundamental granular behaviour of soils. The occasion will be a springboard for the launch of the new TC35 gMicro-geomechanicsh.


Content: Active research workers will show new technologies and concepts in soil testing and behavioural modelling. Three practical applications will be explored with reference to hydrocarbon reservoir development, re-use of mine waste materials, and pile driving. Finally, a Grand Inquisitor will explore gThe Physical Meaning of Soil Parametersh with the help of a Panel of experts, and will ask the audience to condemn arbitrary parameters.


Style: The style will be informal and informative, interactive and invigorating.


Programme:                                                                    Presenter:

9.00     Chairman's Introduction                                                                       Malcolm Bolton            


9.30     Topic 1  -  Micro-Fabric                                          

            Using the shapes of grains                                                                    Kenichi Maeda

            Characterising the void space                                                                Balasingam Muhunthan

            Soil fabric and anisotropy                                                                    Kenichi Soga

10.15    Discussion


10.45    Coffee


11.15     Topic 2  - Micro-Plasticity                                      

            Insights from testing calcareous soils                                                   Hackmet Joer

            Crushable grains using discrete element program                                   Yukio Nakata

            Concepts of grain fracture and soil yielding                                          Glenn McDowell

            Continuum models based on micro-mechanisms                                       Sarah Stallebrass

12.15    Discussion


12.45    Lunch


2.15      Topic 3  -  Macro-Applications                                 

            Hydrocarbon reservoir development                                                      Matthew Coop

            Compression of deep fills                                                                      Adrian Hyde

            Morphology and liquefaction                                                                 Masayuki Hyodo

            Pile driving                                                                                           David White

3.15      Discussion


3.45     Tea


4.00     Inquisition  -  The Physical Meaning of Soil Parameters

            Grand Inquisitor                                                                                   David Muir Wood

            Expert Panel                                                                                         Ioannis Vardoulakis

                                                                                                                        Fusao Oka

                                                                                                                        Carlos Santamarina

                                                                                                                        Budhima Indraratna

                                                                                                                        David Airey

                                                                                                                        Osamu Kusakabe

5.45     Concluding remarks                                                   


6.00     Close