The Ventilated Well Method (VWM) for Soft Soil Improvement: Underlying Mechanisms and Proof of Concept
Presented by Dr Partha Mishra
In this presentation, Partha will discuss the implementation of the VWM to expedite dewatering and consolidation of soft soils. He will focus on the transitional physico-mechanical behaviour of soils as they change from a fluidized to a dry state. Partha will introduce the fundamental principles of the VWM and support them with various laboratory-scale experiments as evidence.
Gaurav’s talk will center on a recently proposed resampling reliability approach designed to account for statistical uncertainties resulting from limited data when assessing the reliability of rock tunnels. He will demonstrate this approach using two case studies: a shallow railway rock tunnel susceptible to continuous shear failure and a deeper nuclear waste repository prone to brittle rock failures.
Re-Sampling reliability methods for stability analysis of rock tunnels
Presented by Dr Gaurav Tiwari
Dr. Partha Narayan Mishra is an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at IIT Kanpur and also serves as an Adjunct Lecturer of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland. His research interests include improving soft soil and studying unsaturated soil behaviour, among other topics.
Dr. Gaurav Tiwari is an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at IIT Kanpur. His research focuses on probabilistic analysis of rock structures, characterizing uncertainties in rock properties, exploring the dynamic behaviour of rock masses, and employing non-probabilistic methods for analysing the stability of rock structures.
Following each presentation, there will be a Q&A session.