Lectures/Discussion sessions: 10 sessions (weekly), five in each term
- Students will read papers/chapters and prepare for the discussion session (a period of about one week ahead of the session)
- Each student will be a discussion leader twice (once in each term) course work
- Each session will be 90 mins long
Overview and Aims
The course aims to provide in-depth understanding and scrutiny of:
- Conventional semi-empirical methods for liquefaction evaluation
- Post-liquefaction phenomena and residual strength of liquefied soils
- Theoretical (applied mechanics) approach for soil liquefaction problems
- Effects of fines and stress state on liquefaction resistance
- Peculiarities and controversies around assessment of soil liquefaction
There will be 10 discussion sessions, each 1.5 hour long. Each student will be in the role of a discussion leader twice explaining different concepts, and leading/moderating discussions. The lecturer will help moderate the session, steer the direction of the discussion and outline points of reference or major significance.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 5 people apply to enrol.