The theme of the 23rd Symposium was Soil Structure Interaction. The attendance was 151 people, representing 35 companies and universities, with 16 exhibitors, and 9 sponsors. The Symposium program, keynote presentations and submitted papers are below.
“Large-Scale Physical and Computational Simulation of Soil-Structure Systems”; Keynote Presentation by Ahmed Elgamal, Professor, University of California, San Diego
“Interaction between Soft Sensitive Clay and Steel Pipe Piles under Earthquake Loads for a Multi-story Building”; Mustapha Zergoun, Thurber Engineering Ltd. and James Munro,
“Seismic Soil-Structure Interaction Analyses for an Elevated Guideway Structure of Evergreen Line”; Ali Azizian, Brian Hall, and Lalinda Weerasekara, Tetra Tech EBA; Ernie Naesgaard & Ali Amini, Naesgaard-Amini Geotechnical Ltd.; Saqib Khan, Buho Joo, and Monty Knaus, MMM Group Ltd.; Meiric Preece, SNC Lavalin Inc.
“Interpretation of Static Pile Loading Test Results and Application for Design of Pile Groups”; David J. Tara and Steven N. Coulter, Thurber Engineering Ltd.
“Numerical Modeling of the 3D Behaviour and 2D Equivalence of Deep Soil Mixing During Lateral Loading”; Jeffrey Barrett, Stantec; Rodney McAffee, C-CORE
“Challenges and recent progress in the analysis, design and modelling of geosynthetic reinforced soil walls”; Keynote Presentation by Professor Richard J. Bathurst, GeoEngineering Centre at Queen’s-RMC, Kingston
“Development of Lateral Earth Pressures on a Rigid Wall due to Seismic Loading”; Gordon Fung, Ender Parra and John Sully, MEG Consulting Ltd.; James Scott & Jamie McIntyre, Hatch Mott MacDonald
“New Approach to Assess Soil-Geosynthetic Interaction in Reinforced Slopes and Walls”; Lalinda Weerasekara & Brian Hall, Tetra Tech EBA; Dharma Wijewickreme, UBC
“Undrained Shear Strengths derived from Pile Load Tests for use in Designing Helical Screw Piles and Stelcor Piles in Sensitive Clay Soils”; Mahmoud Mahmoud, Sadaf Sanii and Zolfaghar Kheyruri, GES Geotech Inc.; Simon Whippy, Terracana Foundation Solutions
Moderated by Mahdi Taiebat, Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia
Featuring panelists Ahmed Elgamal, Richard Bathurst and M. (Uthaya) Uthayakumar (Tetra Tech EBA)