Dr Elisabeth Bowman

Civil and Natural Resources Engineering


Phone: +64 3 364 2987 ext. 7476

Office: Civil Engineering E445

Fields of Research

  • Geomechanics
  • Geotechnical/Foundation engineering
  • Slope stability/landslide mechanics

Researcher Summary

Research interests include:
-Mechanics of mass movements in granular materials
-Physical modelling of geotechnical processes
-Time effects in soil and their influence on construction activities
-Micro-mechanics of particulate systems
-Soil characterization

Subject Area: Disciplines

Affiliations

Publications

(Selected outputs for last six years)
Journal Articles
  • Pender, M., Wotherspoon, L., Cubrinovski, M., Bowman, E. and Orense, R. (2012) Evidence of earthquake-induced liquefaction obtained from GeoEye-1 images. Geotechnique Letters 2(Apr-Jun): 49-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geolett.11.00042.
  • Sanvitale, N. and Bowman, E.T. (2012) Internal imaging of saturated granular free-surface flows. International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics 12(4): 129-142. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/ijpmg.12.00002.
  • Bowman, E.T., Take, W.A., Rait, K.L. and Hann, C. (2012) Physical models of rock avalanche spreading behaviour with dynamic fragmentation. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 49(4): 460-476. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/t2012-007.
  • Bowman, E.T., Jackson, P., Cubrinovski, M. and Fannin, R.J. (2011) Progressive failure and shear band development within model-scale reinforced soil walls subject to seismic shaking. Geotechnique Letters 1(3): 53-57. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geolett.11.00030.
  • Acharya, G., Cochrane, T.A., Davies, T. and Bowman, E. (2011) Quantifying and modeling post-failure sediment yields from laboratory scale soil erosion and shallow landslide experiments with silty loess. Geomorphology 129(1-2): 49-58. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.012.
  • Bowman, E.T., Laue, J., Imre, B. and Springman, S.M. (2010) Experimental modelling of debris flow behaviour using a geotechnical centrifuge. Canadian Geotechnical Journal 47(7): 742-762. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/T09-141.
  • Cubrinovski, M., Green, R.A., Allen, J., Ashford, S., Bowman, E., Bradley, B., Cox, B., Hutchinson, T., Kavazanjian, E., Orense, R., Pender, M., Quigley, M. and Wotherspoon, L. (2010) Geotechnical Reconnaissance of the 2010 Darfield (Canterbury) Earthquake. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering 43(4): 243-320.
  • Acharya, G., Cochrane, T.A., Davies, T. and Bowman, E.T. (2009) The influence of shallow landslides on sediment supply: A flume-based investigation using sandy soil. Engineering Geology 109(3-4): 161-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enggeo.2009.06.008.
Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings
  • Tatarniuk, C.M. and Bowman, E.T. (2012) Two dimensional numerical modelling of landslide stabilizing deep soil mixing columns. Banff, Canada: 11th International & 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides (ISL-NASL), 3-8 Jun 2012. In Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding: 1753-1758.
  • Sanvitale, N., Bowman, E.T. and Genevois, R. (2011) Experimental measurements of velocity through granular-liquid flows. Padua, Italy: 5th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation (DFHM), 14-17 Jun 2011. In 5th International conference on debris-flow hazards: Mitigation, mechanics, prediction and assessment 375-384.
  • Kailey, P., Bowman, E.T., Laue, J. and Springman, S. (2011) Modelling Debris flow processes with a geotechnical centrifuge. Padua, Italy: 5th International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation(DFHM), 14-17 Jun 2011. In Fifth International conference on debris-flow hazards: Mitigation, mechanics, prediction and assessment 339-349.
  • Rait, K.L., Bowman, E.T. and Hann., C. (2011) Removing the Coriolis effect from centrifuge model data of high-speed rock avalanche spreading. Melbourne, Australia: 13th International Conference of the International Association for Computer methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG 13), 9-11 May 2011. In IACMAG 2011 483-488.
  • Rait, K. and Bowman, E.T. (2010) Dynamic fragmentation in rock avalanches: a numerical model of micromechanical behaviour. Trondheim, Norway: 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE 2010), 2-5 Jun 2010.
  • Kailey, P., Bowman, E.T. and Massey, C. (2010) Field investigation of small debris flow events in New Zealand mountain catchments. Auckland, New Zealand: 11th Congress of the International Association for Engineering Geology and the Environment (IAEG), 5-10 Sep 2010.
  • Sanvitale, N., Bowman, E.T. and Genevois, R. (2010) Optical investigation through a flowing saturated granular material. Zurich, Switzerland: 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2010), 28 Jun-1 Jul 2010.
  • Davies, M.C.R., Bowman, E.T. and White, D.J. (2010) Physical modelling of natural hazards. Zurich, Switzerland: 7th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics, 28 Jun-1 Jul 2010. In Proceedings 3-22.
  • Bowman, E.T. and Sanvitale, N. (2009) The Role of Particle Size in the Flow Behaviour of Saturated Granular Materials. Alexandria, Egypt: 17th International Conference on Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (2009 ICSMGE), 5-9 Oct 2009.
  • Bowman, E. and Davies, T. (2008) The recognition and identification of debris flow hazards for proposed development sites in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand: 18th New Zealand Geotechnical Society (NZGS) Geotechnical Symposium 2008, 4-6 Sep 2008. Access via UC Research Repository.
Conference Contributions - Full conference papers
  • Tatarniuk, C.M. and Bowman, E.T. (2012) Case Study of a Road Embankment Failure Mitigated Using Deep Soil Mixing. New Orleans, LA, USA: 4th International Conference on Grouting and Deep Mixing (ICOG), 16-18 Feb 2012.
Chapters in Books
  • Cubrinovski, M., Rees, S. and Bowman, E. (2010) Effects of non-plastic fines on liquefaction resistance of sandy soils. In M. Garevski and A. Ansal (Ed.), Earthquake Engineering in Europe. Geotechnical, Geological, and Earthquake Engineering 17: 125-144. London & New York: Springer. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9544-2_6.
Technical Reports
  • Cubrinovski, M., Green, R., Allen, J., Ashford, S., Bowman, E., Bradley, B.A., Cox, B., Hutchinson, T., Kavazanjian, E., Orense, R., Pender, M., Quigley, M. and Wotherspoon, L. (2010) Geotechnical reconnaissance of the 2010 Darfield (New Zealand) earthquake. University of Canterbury. 173pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10092/5124. Access via UC Research Repository.