Unsaturated Soils Course at the African Regional Conference SMGE

TC106 (with support for TC107 on Lateritic Soils) is running a Course on Unsaturated Soil Mechanics during the 17th African Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Cape Town, South Africa on Monday 7th October, 2019.

Presentations will be given by:

Professor David Toll, Durham University, UK
Introduction to basic principles of unsaturated soils: suction measurement, soil water retention behaviour, shear strength of unsaturated soils

Professor António Gens, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Introduction to numerical modelling of unsaturated soils with applications

Professor Charles Ng, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fundamental properties and behaviour of lateritic soils from Nigeria and Ghana including wetting and drying, heating and cooling.

Professor Samuel Ampadu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
Behaviour of tropical/lateritic soils and their uses as road construction materials.