Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Short Course on Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

This one day short-course presented by Professor D Vaughan Griffiths from Colorado School of Mines will be held on Monday 17 July 2017. The program starts by reviewing basic probability theory and introduces the idea of treating geotechnical engineering properties as random variables. The available tools range from quite simple approximate techniques, such as the FOSM or the FORM to M-C methods involving repetitive calculations. The M-C approaches range from single random variable methods that can be implemented quite routinely, to computationally intensive methods such as the RFEM that properly account for spatial correlation. The tools are described and explored in the context of the risk assessment of common geotechnical design problems, such as slope stability, bearing capacity, and earth pressures. All the software described is available free to the course participants.

For more information you can download the course flyer here.