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(Apr-Jun): 49-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/geolett.11.00042. (Journal Articles)
  • Rait K., Bowman ET. and Lambert C. (2012) Dynamic fragmentation of rock clasts under normal compression in sturzstrom. Geotechnique Letters 2(3): 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 CM. and Bowman ET. (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 (Conference Contributions - Other)
  • Tatarniuk CM. and Bowman ET. (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. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Acharya G., Cochrane TA., 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 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. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Rait KL., Bowman ET. 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. (Conference Contributions - Published)
  • Sanvitale N., Bowman ET. 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. (Conference Contributions - Published)