Stability Analysis of Embankment Dams: Agenda

Day One - Tuesday March 20, 2018, Presenter Session/ID

8:00 - 8:30 Introduction, John France - 1A

8:30 – 9:45 Soil Mechanics Basics, Tiffany Adams/1B

9:45 – 10:00 Morning Break 

10:00 – 11:00 Soil Stresses, Soil Compression /Consolidation, and Strengths of Soil, John France/1C

11:00 – 11:45 Exercise No. 1, Students

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch 

1:00 – 1:15 Solution to Exercise No. 1 

1:15 – 2:15 Field Explorations and Data Collection, Tiffany Adams/1D

2:15 – 3:15 Laboratory Strength Tests and Strength Selection, John France/1E

3:15 – 3:30 Afternoon Break 

3:30 – 4:30 Limit Equilibrium Stability Analysis Formulations, John Rice/1F

4:30 – 5:00 Exercise No. 2 Students

5:30 – 7:30 Optional Evening Session – Hands-On Session Working With SLOPE/W to Analyze Embankment Examples, All Instructors and Students

 

Day Two Wednesday March 21, 2018 Presenter/Session ID

8:00 – 8:15 Solution to Exercise No. 2 

8:15 – 9:00 Instrumentation and Measurements, Tiffany Adams/2A

9:00 – 9:45 Compaction and Surface Stabilization, John Rice/2B

9:45 – 10:00 Morning Break 

10:00 – 10:20 Examples of Stability Failures, John France/2C

10:20 – 10:50 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part IA,  John Rice/2D_1

10:50 – 11:10 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part IB, Tiffany Adams/2D_2

11:10 – 11:45 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part II, Tiffany Adams/2E

11:45 – 12:15 Exercise No. 3 Students

12:15 – 1:15 Lunch 

1:15 – 1:30 Solution to Exercise No. 3 

1:30 – 2:20 Stability Analysis Loading Cases – Part III, John France/2F

2:20 – 3:00 Verification of Results, John Rice/2G

3:00 – 3:15 Afternoon Break 

3:15 – 3:45 What’s Most Important in Stability Analysis, John France/2H

3:45 – 4:30 Introduction to Embankment Design,  John France/2I

4:30 – 5:00 Exercise No. 4 Students

5:30 – 7:30 Optional Evening Session – Hands-On Session working with SLOPE/W to Analyze Embankment Examples, All Instructors and Students

 

Day Three Thursday March 22, 2018, Presenter/Session ID

8:00 – 8:15 Solutions to Exercise No. 4 

8:15 – 9:30 Seepage Through Dams and Existing Pore Pressures, John Rice/ 3A

9:30 – 9:45 Morning Break 

9:45 – 11:00 Drain and Filter Design, John France/ 3B

11:00 – 11:45 Exercise No. 5 Students

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch 

1:00 – 1 15 Solution to Exercise No. 5 

1:15 – 1:40 Improving Stability Through Drainage, John Rice/3D

1:40 – 2:50 Slope Stability Remediation Approaches, John France/3E

2:50 – 3:05 Afternoon Break 

3:05 – 4:15 Exercise No. 6 – Final Group Slope Stability Problem, All Instructors and Students

4:15 – 4:40 Final Questions and Discussion, All Instructors and Students

4:40 – 5:00 Summary and Review,  John France/3F

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