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ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group - March 2018 Dinner Meeting
Best Western Executive Inn
Seattle, WA
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Design of Deep Soil Mixing Walls Support for Excavation
Prof. Jean Louis Briaud, Texas A & M

The lecture starts with a review of excavation retaining structure options and associated current practices for top down walls. General design criterions are presented and ways to meet the required criterions are discussed. Then the deep soil mixing method is outlined including advantages and limitations. The strength and stiffness of the soil grout mixture is addressed. The design steps are presented with the two major issues being external and internal stability not to forget seepage analysis. Different approaches are recommended for cantilever walls, one tieback walls, multiple tieback walls, vertical capacity, structural resistance of retaining elements, movements. Some case histories are used.

Professor Jean-Louis Briaud is a Distinguished Professor and Holder of the Spencer J. Buchanan Chair in the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University, a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Professional Engineer. He received his Bachelor degree in France in 1972 and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ottawa in Canada in 1979. His expertise is in foundation engineering and more generally geotechnical engineering. He has served as President of the Association of Geotechnical Engineering Professors in the USA, President of the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, President of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, and is the current President of the Federation of International Geoengineering Societies. Among other awards, he has received the ASCE Ralph Peck Award from the USA, the CGS Geoffrey Meyerhof Foundation Engineering Award from Canada, the Honorable Aitalyev Medal from Kazakhstan, and is a member of the National Academy of Natural Sciences in Russia. Over the last 30 years, Dr. Briaud has conducted about 10 million dollars of research most of which was on foundations and retaining walls. He has supervised 50 PhD students and 90 Master students. He is the author of a new book entitled Geotechnical Engineering and one entitled The Pressuremeter; he has published about 300 articles and reports in geotechnical engineering. He enjoys tennis, soccer, and rugby, and plays jazz piano at the amateur level.

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430 Planning Meeting (anyone can attend)
530 Social Hour
600 Dinner
645 Announcements
700 Presentation
800 Adjourn

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Best Western Executive Inn (View)
200 Taylor Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group
On BPT Since: Sep 24, 2014
Drew Mason

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