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Purdue Geotechnical Society Workshop Program

Saturday May 1, 2010
Stewart Center, Room 218, State Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Theme: Making Waves in Geotechnical Engineering

7:30 a.m. - Breakfast (coffee, juice, rolls, fruit, etc.)

8:00 a.m. - Welcome - Professor M. Kathy Banks, Head and Bowen Chair of Civil Engineering

Morning Session - Moderator: Nick Aschliman, Fugro Consultants | Coordinator: Alain El Howayek, Purdue Univ.

8:20 a.m. - Key-Note Lecture: Use and Interpretation of Seismic Methods in Characterizing Sites for Nuclear Power Plants and High-Level Radioactive Waste Facilities - Ken Stokoe, University of Texas at Austin

9:10 a.m. - Cross-hole Velocity and the Myth about Refracted Waves - Jack Hall, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

9:30 a.m. - Field Shear Wave Velocity Measurements for Seismic Site Class Evaluation - Ron Ebelhar, Terracon

9:50 a.m. - Unique Relationship between Small Strain Shear Modulus and Effective Stresses at Failure for Dilatant Soils - Chris Baxter, University of Rhode Island

10:10 a.m. - Break

10:40 a.m. - Combined Elastic and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation Techniques for the Evaluation of Geosystem Processes - Dante Fratta, University of Wisconsin

11:00 a.m. - Integration of Wave-based Sensing into Engineering Decisions - Xiong (Bill) Yu, Case Western University

11:20 a.m. - Geophysical Surveys using Seismic and 2-D Resistivity Methods for Mapping Fault/Fracture Zones for Optimizing Groundwater Recovery and Treatment of Contaminated Groundwaters - John Mundell, Mundell & Associates

11:45 a.m. - Group Photo: PMU Steps

12:00 p.m. - Lunch and CE498 Project Exhibit - West Faculty Lounge, Purdue Memorial Union

Afternoon Session - Moderator: Craig Avery, Avery Consulting | Coordinator: Schmarrah McCarthy, Purdue Univ.

1:00 p.m. - Case History: Alleged Densification of Beach Sand by Vibratory Pile Driving - Charles H. Dowding, Northwestern University

1:20 p.m. - Vibrocompaction and Aggregated Piers: Limits of Application - Rick Deschamps, Nicholson Construction

1:40 p.m. - Liquefaction Susceptibility of Reclaimed Calcareous Sand Deposits - Alaa Ashmawy, American University of Dubai

2:00 p.m. - Study of the Liquefaction Susceptibility of Granular Soils using Discrete Element Modeling - Beena Sukumaran, Rowan University

2:20 p.m. - Break

2:50 p.m. - Making Waves at Purdue - Purdue Geotech Students

3:10 p.m. - Soil Dynamics in the Foundation Evaluation of Wind Mill Towers over MSW Landfills - Carlos Lazarte, Geosyntec

3:30 p.m. - Simultaneous Multi-Channel Analysis of Rayleigh and Love Waves for Geotechnical Site Characterization - Dayakar Penumadu, University of Tennessee

3:50 p.m. - Workshop Closure