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Evening Lecture: Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering

Geotechnical engineering has seen a rapid growth of interest in risk assessment methodologies. This seems a logical evolution, since soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials, and geotechnical engineers must often make do with materials they are dealt with at any particular site. A probabilistic analysis may lead to a “probability of failure”, as opposed to the traditional “factor of safety”, representing a fundamental shift in the way engineers need to think about the suitability of their designs. The seminar will review some of the benefits and potential pitfalls of these different approaches and describe some introductory methods of probabilistic analysis.

Date: Thursday March 7th 2019, 6.30pm

Time: 18:30 (Tea/Coffee from 18:00)

Venue: TU Dublin, Bolton Street, Michael O’Donnell Theatre (Room 259)

Speaker: Dr. John Roberts, Executive Director of Operations of Jacobs

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