2009 Seminars

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Semester 1 2009

Friday 13 February 2009, 11.30 - 12.30
Li Guo-Qiang (Tongji University, Shanghai)
Behaviour of Restrained Steel Components in Fire

Monday 23 February 2009, 9.00 - 10.00 am
Federico Maggi (University of California, Berkeley)
Understanding the impact of micro-organisms in ecosystem dynamics

Monday 23 February 2009, 10.30 - 11.30 am
Wenxian Lin (James Cook University, Townsville)
Unsteady flows & convection, particle transport and realistic solar water heating

Monday 23 February 2009, 12.00 noon - 1.00 pm
Steve Cochard (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Avalanches of fluid in the laboratory

Friday 6 March 2009, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Ha Minh (Saitama University, Japan)
Chloride-Induced Corrosion in Post-Tensioned Concrete Beams with Poor Grouting Condition

Friday 8 May 2009, 1.00 - 2.00 pm
Kerry Rowe
Latest research into the service life of HDPE geomembranes used in primary and secondary MSW landfill liners

Wednesday 13 May 2009, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Pierre Rognon
Flow of granular materials

Wednesday 20 May 2009, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Special "Summer Scholars" Presentations
Gerard Taig
Nonlinear response of steel and composite members for structural applications
Daniel Reyes
Application of an Optical Measurement System to develop accurate displacements and strains.


Wednesday 27 May 2009, 1.10 - 1.50 pm

Special "Summer Scholars" Presentations
Tom Miller
Summer project on force-propagation through granular mixtures: The experience; the research; the results (so far!)
Benjy Marks
Modelling polydisperse size segregation in inclined chute flow with a coupled map lattice

Wednesday 3 June 2009, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Special "Summer Scholars" Presentations
Walid Haidar
Research and development into miniature triaxial apparatus
Guien Miao
Ring Shear Development and Testing
Nathan Hanley
Modelling web crippling of the hollow flange beam


Thursday 25 June 2009, 12.00 - 1.00 pm
John Crawford (Faculty of Agriculture)
Self-organisation in the soil-microbe complex

Semester 2 2009

Thursday 16 July 2009, 10.00 - 11.00 am
Scott Smith
Anchorage of FRP Strengthening Systems

Wednesday 29 July 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Majidreza Nazem (University of Newcastle
Application of Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian (ALE) Finite Element Method in Geomechanics

Monday 17 August 2009, 2.00 - 2.45 pm
Guillermo Narsilio
Hydraulic and thermal conduction phenomena in soils at the particle-scale - Proof of Principle: 3D imaging and FEM simulations

Monday 17 August 2009, 3.00 - 3.45 pm
Fernando Alonso-Marroquin
Ab-initio Computational Geomechanics

Wednesday 19 August 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Anirban De
Use of a Geotechnical Centrifuge to Study the Effects of Surface Explosions

Tuesday 1 September 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Anirban De
Geotechnical aspects of New Orleans levee failures during Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday 2 September 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Benoit Gilbert
Determination of accidental forklift truck impact forces on drive-in steel storage racks and behaviour of these structures under impact

Wednesday 9 September 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Anirban De
An Engineering Education Perspective from the USA - the ASCE body of knowledge

Tuesday 29 September 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Alvaro Ramirez
Mechanics of particulate solids stored in silos

Wednesday 30 September 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Mid Semester Break
Raphael Blumenfeld
Systematic derivation of structure-property relations in porous and cellular materials

Wednesday 7 October 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Faham Tahmasebinia
Short and long term behaviour of the composite steel-concrete beam systems with the trapezoidal steel-sheeting

Wednesday 14 October 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Jenny Janhager
User involvement for innovation - Involving the “right” user for certain conditions

Wednesday 21 October 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Charles Loo Chin Moy
Identification of multilayer material properties based on the application of an inverse analysis technique

Wednesday 28 October 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Feng Xu
Natural convection in a cavity

Wednesday 4 November 2009, 1.10 - 1.55 pm
Chunshun Zhang
An analysis of grain size reduction during penetration of piles into granular media

Friday 6 November 2009, 11.00 - 12.00 noon
Kerry Rowe
Systems engineering the design and operation of municipal solid waste landfills to minimize contamination of groundwater

Tuesday 24 November 2009, 2.00 - 3.00 pm
Carlos Caceres
Grain Size Hardening in Mg and Mg-Zn Solid Solutions

Monday 7 December 2009, 3.00 - 3.50 pm
Yadan Mao
Unsteady natural convection in near-shore waters