Geotechnical Society of Edmonton

6th Annual GSE (Apr 26-27, 2001)
N.R. Morgenstern Symposium

In 2000, Professor Norbert R. Morgenstern marked 40 years of graduate teaching and research excellence in geotechnical engineering. To celebrate Professor Morgenstern's career GSE has organized a special two-day symposium. Former students of Professor Morgenstern, now prominent geotechnical engineers, will deliver state-of-the-art lectures in their areas of expertise to honour his contributions to teaching and research over the past four decades. A special banquet will be held Thursday evening to reflect on his contributions and thank Professor Morgenstern in a more relaxed setting. In addition GSE has organized a 'U of A Geotechnical Alumni Reunion' for Friday afternoon.

Speakers Presentations
D. Fredlund Putting Unsaturated soil mechanics into geotechnical engineering practice
E. McRoberts Oil sands geotechnique
W. Roggensack Multidisciplinary applications for geotechnique
R. Stewart Dam risk assessment - Science or trans-science ?
H. Mittal Tailings dams
W. Savigny Engineering geology in hazard and risk management of pipelines
D. Nixon Arctic pipelines - Recent design and construction experience
J-M. Konrad Prediction of freezing-induced movements for underground construction projects
P. Kaiser Brittle rock mass failure and tunneling at depth
J. Krahn Advances in geotechnical numerical modelling
J. Grozic The significance of gas in soils
O. Hungr Stability and failure behaviour of natural slopes
J. Simmons Unforgettable coal mine slope experiences
R. Dawson Case histories in mine waste geotechnics
J. Sobkowicz Anomalous pore pressures in earth dams
B. Watts Decision analysis for liquefaction ground improvement
M. Dusseault Petroleum geomechanics


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