Geo-Institute SIUE seminar with the title of Monitoring Micropile Foundations of Bridge During Construction was held on March 1st 2016 in School of Engineering, SIUE. Dr. Ronaldo Luna professor and chair of Civil Engineering Department in Saint Louis University presented the seminar. He covered a summary of the installation of instrumentation and results of the monitoring program of micropile foundations during construction of the Foothills Parkway Bridge No. 2 in eastern Tennessee completed in December of 2012.
This month in the dates of 22nd and 23rd, a geotechnical workshop was presented by Siavash Zamiran, PhD Candidate and instructor in School of Engineering titled "Introduction to Computational Geotechnics". The workshop was held based on Civil Engineering Department in SIUE and Geo-Institute SIUE chapter.
This workshop was an introduction to modeling geotechnical problems using commercially available geotechnical programs. Several geotechnical programs and numerical methods were discussed and compared with each other. Principals of numerical modeling and the modeling procedure of different problems were demonstrated. The workshop was free of charge and 10 PDH credits were assigned to participants for their 10 hours enrollment. Students and professionals from SIUE, AECOM Technology Corporation, and Leidos Engineering Inc. participated in this workshop.
The materials covered in the workshop are now available free and online through this link.
Ph.D. Research Assistant Position in Geotechnical Engineering at Southern Illinois University
A research assistant position for supporting a PhD degree applicant is available in the geotechnical engineering program at Southern Illinois University. There are several main research fields for the assistantships in geotechnical engineering in the areas of underground construction/mining, resilient infrastructures and soil/rock erosion characteristics.
Highly motivated individuals with an earned Master’s degree and strong academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Having a strong record of publication and knowledge of Finite Element modeling and familiarity with constitutive model developments as well as FLAC or PLAXIS or ABAQUS is a plus. Applicants should submit a statement of purpose along with their CV and transcripts to Dr. Abdolreza Osouli (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of application starts immediately
and position remains opened until is filled. The preferred start date is January 2, 2016.
In the Co-op PhD program, the research activity and course work are conducted at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus and the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Engineering Science is offered by the College of Engineering at SIUCarbondale. More information about the PhD program is found at here.
Please find the flyer of the position here:
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.
The flyer of the fall workshop in SIUE has been published in ASCE St. Louis section newsletter in September 2014 issue. This workshop is going to be held in October in SIUE campus by Siavash Zamiran and up to 12 PDH credits will be assigned to the attendees.