Photo: From left to right: Dennis Boll (Geotechnology, Inc.), Kenneth Otten (Subsurface Constructors, Inc.), Sajid Iqbal (University of Missouri – Columbia), Siavash Zamiran (Lecturer, SIUE/SIUC), Sajjad Salam (SIUE), Parham Safarian (SIUE) and Payman Hajiani (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
“Numerical Modeling in Geotechnical Engineering” workshop was held in Department of Civil Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) by Siavash Zamiran, PhD student and Research/Teaching Assistant on October 17 and 18, 2014. In this workshop, an introduction to numerical analysis in geotechnical engineering was discussed and some practical examples in numerical modeling were covered including shallow foundations, stone columns, seepage analysis, slope stability and slope rehabilitation modeling by nails and anchors. Furthermore, some discussions about dynamic analysis were considered. Participants were from universities in Missouri and practical engineers from consulting and contractor companies in St. Louis metro area. The participants received up to 12 Professional Development Hours. Special thanks go to SIUE Civil Engineering faculty including Dr. Abdolerza Osouli, Dr. Jianpeng Zhou and Mr. Brent Vaughn.