November 29, 2016

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 Juan Pestana Teaches Advanced Course on Computational Geotechnics

Juan Pestana (Massachusetts) taught a course entitled "Advanced Course on Computational Geotechnics," in Santiago, Chile on November 17-18, 2016.

He lectured on Numerical Modeling Concepts for Performing Seismic Analysis of Ground Improvement, Soil Structure Interaction and advanced topics, including liquefaction and liquefaction mitigation.

Juan has been lecturing on Numerical Modeling for over 20 years and has led or participated in over 30 professional courses worldwide. He is the recipient of several awards, including the Arthur Casagrande and Huber prize from ASCE for his work on constitutive modeling of clays and sands.

Course Information

The new engineering challenges require complete knowledge of both soils, rocks, fluids, heat, and concrete and reinforcing steel. Moreover, construction sites ranging from hillsides, valleys and subsoil; making require specialized tools for comprehensive analysis of complex environments involving effort in static and dynamic conditions, deformation and stability. Therefore, in this course they present new constitutive models and their application in new civil engineering works. Therefore, PLAXIS in coordination with important figures of geotechnics at the University of Buenos Aires, SRK Chile, University of Berkeley come together to present to the Geotechnics Community of Latin America this International Course on Computational Geotechnics.

The use of constitutive model Mohr-Coulomb and has been widely used for decades; with the type of current works under static, dynamic, saturated or partially saturated flow results obtained often do not show the actual behavior of the means of support. From the growth and evolution of constitutive models such as the Hardening Soil, Small Strain Hardening Soil analyzes are more efficient. Coupled with the above models models concerning rocks you will be as: Hoek-Brown, Jointed Rock and a new way of geophysical and geomechanical characterization. This can be used for tailings dams. Throughout the course the theory and application of new constitutive models that show is presented, and to achieve the objectives of the course daily exercises speakerphones are done on computers with art programs in two and three dimensions of 2D PLAXIS Suite (Static + dynamic + + Flow water flow Heat).

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For more information regarding the event, visit: Computational Geotechnics
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