UC SPARK - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

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


Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

(Displaying research/scholarly/creative work for last six years)
  • Bowman, ET., Take, WA., Rait, KL. 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. (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: 49-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geolett.11.00042. (Journal articles)
  • Rait, KL., Bowman, ET. and Lambert, C. (2012) Dynamic fragmentation of rock clasts under normal compression in sturzstrom. Geotechnique Letters 2(7-9): 167-172. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geolett.12.00038. (Journal articles)
  • Sanvitale, N. and Bowman, ET. (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. (Journal articles)
  • Tatarniuk, C. and Bowman, ET. (2012) Case study of a road embankment failure mitigated using deep soil mixing. In Geotechnical Special Publication(228 GSP): 471-482. http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784412350.0033. (Conference - Other)
  • Tatarniuk, CM. and Bowman, ET. (2012) Two dimensional numerical modelling of landslide stabilizing deep soil mixing columns. 11th International & 2nd North American Symposium on Landslides (ISL-NASL), 3 Jun 2012 - 8 Jun 2012. In Landslides and Engineered Slopes: Protecting Society through Improved Understanding:: 1753-1758. (Conference - Published)
  • Acharya, G., Cochrane, T., 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. (Journal articles)
  • Bowman, ET., Jackson, P., Cubrinovski, M. and Fannin, RJ. (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. (Journal articles)
  • Kailey, P., Bowman, ET., Laue, J. and Springman, SM. (2011) Modelling debris flow processes with a geotechnical centrifuge. In International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Proceedings: 339-349. http://dx.doi.org/10.4408/IJEGE.2011-03.B-039. (Conference - Published)
  • Rait, KL., Bowman, ET. and Hann, C. (2011) Removing the Coriolis effect from centrifuge model data of high-speed rock avalanche spreading. In Computer Methods for Geomechanics: Frontiers and New Applications 1: 483-488. (Conference - Published)
  • Sanvitale, N., Bowman, ET. and Genevois, R. (2011) Experimental measurements of velocity through granular-liquid flows. In International Conference on Debris-Flow Hazards Mitigation: Mechanics, Prediction, and Assessment, Proceedings: 375-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.4408/IJEGE.2011-03.B-043. (Conference - Published)