Dr Paul Marinos

The integration of site geology with engineering requirements is the basis of Engineering Geology, and there continues to be a need to describe site geology in terms appropriate for the analyses of deformation and stability of ground in situ. Two developments hold the potential to improve such description: the characterization of soil and rock, and …more

Chris Clayton – Rankine Lecture

This lecture reviews what is now known about the complex stiffness behaviour of soil and weak rocks in the context of elasticity, arguably the simplest of constitutive behaviour. Drawing on experience gained through field observation and numerical modelling, the case is made for the routine use of non-linear anisotropic stiffness. The determination of the parameters …more