ARC Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science & Engineering

Short Course on Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering

The UON    node of the CGSE is holding a   one day short-course presented by Professor D Vaughan Griffiths from Colorado  School of Mines which will be held  on   Monday, 8 August 2018.

The course 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.

REGISTRATION:   The cost for the  one-day  workshop  program is $400 for AGS Members, $450 for non-AGS members and $250 for University students (including GST). Refreshments will be provided.

Register online:

WHEN AND WHERE:   Monday, 6 August 2018, University of Technology Sydney Short Courses Venue, Building 10, Level 7, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo.

ENQUIRIES: E:  or P: +61 2 4921 88332

Download the course flyer.