ISSMGE Bulletin: Volume 5, Issue 2


Report on International Symposium on “Forensic Approach to
Analysis of Geohazard Problems” held during 14-15 December
in Mumbai, India.

tc302Photo Participants in the International Symposium on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (ISFFE) Technical Committee (TC-302) on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (FGE) of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) organized an International Symposium on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (ISFFE) on Forensic Approach to Analysis of Geohazard Problems” in Mumbai during 14-15 December 2010. The Symposium was held under the auspices of Indian Geotechnical Society (IGS) in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and Mumbai Chapter of Indian Geotechnical Society. A number of experts from different countries and delegates participated in the symposium. The technical program spread over 14th and 15th December 2010 had eight invited lectures which were presented by the experts and they include

  • Forensic aspects of professional services as geotechnical consultants by Dr. Kirty Dave, India
  • Developments in liquefaction analysis from observations during earthquakes by Prof. Shamsher Prakash, USA
  • Some Problems in Soils of loess origin in case of geotechnical damage Prof. József Mecsi, Hungary
  • Case studies on sulphate induced heaving by Prof. Anand J. Puppala, USA
  • A Case Study of Floor Heaving of a Condominium RC-Building with Seven Stories by Dr. Yoshi Iwasaki, Japan
  • Damage to a Metro Tunnel Due to Adjacent Excavation by Dr. R. N. Hwang, Taiwan, R.O.C.
  • Diagnosis of geotechnical failure causes using Bayesian networks by Prof. Limin Zhang, Hong Kong and

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