A New Western Geo-Centrifuge Opening Symposium 2019

Western University in Canada is having an official opening and international symposium to celebrate the commissioning of a new state-of-the-art Western Geotechnical Centrifuge (2.2m drum type centrifuge). The event will take place in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University (London, Ontario, Canada) on Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2019. The official website is https://www.eng.uwo.ca/wgc/ .

The event is planned to celebrate the commissioning of a new Western Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Western University. The opening and a tour of the facilities will take place on Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 11 a.m - 12:30 p.m. This will be followed by an international symposium on geotechnical centrifuge technology on the afternoon of Thursday, May 2 and throughout Friday, May 3, 2019. 

During this symposium, seven international keynote speakers will exemplify the use of centrifuge technology in geotechnical engineering.  In addition, several Western researchers will provide an overview of the state-of-the-art techniques being developed in the new facility. This event will showcase the use of scaled physical modelling for geotechnical design, construction and practice across a range of industry sectors. There will also be ample opportunity to discuss possibilities for future research during the event.

Location:  Western University, Geotechnical Research Centre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Spencer Engineering Building and Amit Chakma Engineering Building, London, Ontario, Canada.

 

Contacts:

Cynthia Quintus

Program Coordinator

Geotechnical Research Centre, Spencer Engineering Building, Western University

T:  519.661.3344

F:  519.661.3924

E:  cquintus@uwo.ca

 

Tim Newson

Symposium Chair

Geotechnical Research Centre

Spencer Engineering Building

Western University

T:  519.850.2973

E:  tnewson@uwo.ca