We organize many interesting events throughout the year.
We organize many interesting events throughout the year.
202322mar5:30 pmMarch Meeting - Kahramanmaras Earthquakes
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group/G-I Chapter March Meeting Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5:30pm Pacific – Online Topic: Geotechnical Problems Caused by the 2023 Kahramanmaras Earthquakes Zoom Link:
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group/G-I Chapter
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 5:30pm Pacific – Online
Topic: Geotechnical Problems Caused by the 2023 Kahramanmaras Earthquakes
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83796896252?pwd=MFlNZVZjTkppSXJiWTBybkYwUDhvQT09
Speakers: Ozgun Alp Numanoglu, PhD1, Tugce Baser, PhD2, and Serhat Erinmez3
Moment magnitudes of 7.7 and 7.6 earthquakes struck Türkiye and Syria on February 6, 2023, within 9 hours. Two events and aftershocks impacted several provinces in southeast of Türkiye. The authors performed a reconnaissance to document observations and collect perishable data in the region immediately after the earthquakes. This presentation focuses on the preliminary investigations on the geotechnical aspects including earthquake-induced liquefaction manifestations, settlements, slope, and earth dam deformation/instabilities. Iskenderun experienced widespread liquefaction manifested with sand boils and ejecta on the surface. The settlements were observed both in near-free-field conditions and under the structures including the public dock of Iskenderun. A soil ejecta and significant settlements were observed around a multi-story building and a mosque built on a reclamation area. The settlements were between 5 and 30 cm under the multistory buildings, whereas settlements at the public dock reached at 150 cm. These settlements were also cross-checked with satellite images. The earthquakes triggered several landslides and dam deformations. A significant landslide occurred in Altunozu at a 15 to 30 degree-slope separating an olive farm with a large crack having a thickness and depth larger than 50 meters and 20 meters respectively. Another two meters-wide crack, running parallel to the main crack, was noted several hundred meters away. Single family homes trapped within the cracks experienced up to 55 cm displacements. The reconnaissance highlights the necessity of 1) investigation required for the widespread liquefaction occurred in Iskenderun; 2) monitoring and back-analysis of the earth dams that performed well and those performed poorly during the earthquake; and 3) monitoring of the slope instability in Altinozu.
1. Schnabel Engineering LLC (Speaker)
2. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Co-Speaker)
3. SiteEye Inc.
Ozgun Numanoglu is a Project Engineer with Schnabel’s Seattle Geotechnical Team. He has three years of consulting experience in geotechnical and earthquake engineering. Ozgun specializes in dynamic characterization and constitutive modeling of soils, and numerical modeling and analysis of seismic ground response and soil-structure interaction. He has worked on a variety of large infrastructure and land development projects across USA and the world including New Zealand, Philippines, and Australia. Ozgun holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Civil Engineering and Business Administration departments of Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He also holds M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering obtained from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His area of PhD research and development was focused on three-dimensional constitutive modeling of cyclic response of sands, and numerical modeling and simulation of seismic settlements in dense sands.
Dr. Numanoglu is originally from Adana which was one of the eleven cities impacted by the recent series of earthquakes stroke Southern Turkey.
Dr. Tugce Baser is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics. Her research interests include unsaturated soil mechanics, energy geotechnics, and climate change related geotechnics especially in cold regions. Over the years, Dr. Baser has been awarded honors by international institutions and invited as a keynote speaker. She is the recipient of ISSMGE Bright Spark Lecturer Award in 2019; AFOSR Young Investigator and Department of Defense Instrumentation awards in 2021; and Department of Defense Instrumentation award in 2023. She received her PhD degree from University of California San Diego in 2017. Dr. Baser is a member of ISSMGE and ASCE, where she is actively engaged with the student, professional, and diversity development.
Dr. Baser is originally from Adana which was one of the eleven cities impacted by the recent series of earthquakes stroke Southern Turkey.
(Wednesday) 5:30 pm
202326marAll Day29Geo-Congress 2023
The 2023 Geo-Congress will be held Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29 in Los Angeles, California. Visit Geo-Institute’s website to learn more
The 2023 Geo-Congress will be held Sunday, March 26 through Wednesday, March 29 in Los Angeles, California.
Visit Geo-Institute’s website to learn more about this conference, including the full conference schedule, presentation and short course topics, and how to register. Advanced registration at a reduced rate is open until this Wednesday, March 1.
Can’t attend in person? Geo-Institute will be live streaming parts of the conference. See the registration page below to learn more.
March 26 (Sunday) - 29 (Wednesday)
202327apr5:00 pm7:30 pmUW Hennes Lecture
2023 Hennes Lecture Organized by the UW Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GIGSS) April 27, 2023, University of Washington, Alder Hall
2023 Hennes Lecture
Organized by the UW Geotechnical Graduate Student Society (GIGSS)
April 27, 2023, University of Washington, Alder Hall
(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
University of Washington - Seattle Campus
202312mayAll Day37th Annual Spring Seminar & Short Course
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group/Seattle G-I Chapter & University of Washington Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 37th Annual Spring Seminar & Short Course This year’s seminar and short course
ASCE Seattle Section Geotechnical Group/Seattle G-I Chapter &
University of Washington Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
37th Annual Spring Seminar & Short Course
This year’s seminar and short course will honor the career of Professor Steven L. Kramer, who retired from the University of Washington in 2020. Thank you to the UW CEE department for partnering with the ASCE Seattle Geotechnical Group to plan and host this event.
Register for the Spring Short Course Here
Presenters: Professors Jonathan Stewart, PhD, PE and Shideh Dashti, PhD
May 12, 2023 at Columbia Tower Club
General Registration $425 / Late Registration $479 after May 1
Register for the Spring Seminar Here
Dr. Steven L. Kramer Honorary Technical Symposium
May 13, 2023 at University of Washington, Kane Hall
General Registration $266 / Late Registration $319 after May 1
Exhibitor and Sponsor spots available. See Brown Paper Tickets for pricing.
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All Day (Friday)
202331octAll DayDFI 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
The 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations will take place in Seattle, October 31 to November 3, 2023. Interested in presenting at the conference? DFI is currently accepting abstracts through Monday,
The 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations will take place in Seattle, October 31 to November 3, 2023.
Interested in presenting at the conference? DFI is currently accepting abstracts through Monday, January 23. See the link below to download the Call for Abstracts advertisement.
Download the DFI Call for Abstracts PDF
All Day (Tuesday)