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  • Prague Geotechnical Days 2023 and 29th Prague Geotechnical Lecture are scheduled for May 22-23 2023.

    The 29th Prague Geotechnical Lecture will be delivered by Prof. Yannis Dafalias from the University of California, Davis.

    Topic of the workshop will be "Cyclic Loading of Geotechnical Structures".

    Prelimiray programme is as follows:

    8:30-9:00
    Registration, commercial exhibition

    9:00-9:15
    Opening address
    Zdeněk Sekyra, Jana Frankovská, David Mašín

    9:15-9:50
    Lars Andresen
    NGI, Norway
    "The NGI framework for cyclic loading foundation design"

    9:50-10:25
    Byron Byrne
    University of Oxford, UK
    "Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations for Cyclic Loading"

    10:25-11:00
    Ana Page
    NGI, Norway
    "Predicting the accumulated rotation of monopiles under lifetime conditions"

    11:00-11:30 Coffee break

    11:30-12:05
    Andrew Whittle
    MIT, Boston, USA
    "Thermo-mechanical modeling of seasonal heat storage in clay"

    12:05-12:40
    Hauke Zachert
    TU Darmstadt, Germany
    "Design of pile foundations for large storage tanks under seismic loading"

    12:40-13:40 Lunch break

    13:40-14:15
    Andrea Diambra
    University of Bristol, UK
    "Exploiting soil behaviour to improve cyclic geo-structural performances: from seismic to offshore applications"

    14:15-14:50
    Maciej Ochmanski
    Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice
    "Numerical analyses of monopiles under cyclic lateral load: from simple 2D to complex 3D approaches"

    14:50-14:55
    Quido Záruba Prize Ceremony

    14:55-15:10
    Presentation of Quido Záruba Prize Winner

    15:10-15:30 Coffee break

    15:30-17:00
    29th Prague Geotechnical Lecture
    prof. Yannis F. Dafalias,
    University of California, Davis; National Technical University of Athens; Institute of Thermomechanics, CAS, Prague
    "Critical State constitutive modeling of sands within Bounding Surface plasticity, and application to centrifuge data for geotechnical structures under cyclic loading"

    Workshop 23.5:
    prof. Yannis F. Dafalias,
    University of California, Davis; National Technical University of Athens; Institute of Thermomechanics, CAS, Prague
    "Fabric anisotropy within Anisotropic Critical State Theory"