Technical and special sessions


Technical session A-1 Geotechnical risk management and risk communication

Chair: Prof. Almer van der Stoel


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

349988 Risk management for the underground car park Kruisplein Dr. ir. A.P. Allaart
404662 Recent Initatives for Enhancing Landslide Risk Management in Hong Kong Ir. Florence W.Y. Ko
373948 Risk management based ground deformation monitoring during Queens Bored Tunnels project M.A. Mooney
350123 Geotechnical Risks in a deep building pit in The Hague’s old city centre -  project Veenkade
Case study of the restoration of an old canal and a new underground parking garage
Ir. A.J. van Seters
341017 Seismic risk management of a canal system model Prof. dr. T. Hara
348122 Using GeoRM to communicate geotechnical risks between engineers and managers R.R.E. Vervoorn MSc
373558 About the implementation of geotechnical risk management (Geo-RM) in construction projects Ir. J.S. van der Schrier



Technical session B-1 Variability in ground conditions and site investigation

Chair: Dr. Wim Kanning


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

441081 Analyzing Spatial Variability of Geologic Profiles for Four Sites in Hong Kong Y.F. Leung
373669 Spatial Variability of Subsurface Soil Conditions Causing Roadway Settlements Dr. Ö. Bilgin
349425 Probabilistic Characterization of a Soft Scandinavian Clay Supporting a Light Quay Structure Y. Li
372941 Spatial Variability of soil-rock interface in Chennai using geophysical and geotechnical data B. Divya Priya
360239 Non-intrusive Reliability Analysis of Multi-layered Slopes in Spatially Variable Soils T. Xiao
349718 Reducing risk on unexploded ordnance by vibrations in the Rotterdam subsoil Ing. D. Zandbergen



Special session C-1 Stochastic Analysis of soil heterogeneity and geotechnical reliability

Chair: Prof. Michael Hicks


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

373682 Geotechnical reliability analysis involving spatially autocorrelated soil properties Assoc. Prof. dr. B.K. Low
377947 Role of Soil and Structural Heterogeneity in Geotechnical System Redundancy Dr. G.A. Fenton
422797 Bearing capacity of spatially random rock masses obeying Hoek-Brown failure criterion Dr. T. Al-Bittar
372242 Three dimensional discrete failures in long heterogeneous slopes Mr. Y. Li
372229 Probabilistic analysis of velocity distribution under earth embankment for piping investigation Mr. K. Liu
373513 Safety assessment of a shallow foundation using the random finite element method

M.Sc. Ł. Zaskórski,

Prof. W. Puła



Technical session A-2 Geotechnical risk management and communication

Chair: Ir. Dirk Pereboom


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

372643 Geotechnical Engineering in Contracts for Civil Projects A. Kooistra
354368 The position of geotechnical engineering and risk management in Dutch higher education Dr. ir. W. Broere
349817 Urban groundwater management as risk reduction tool for groundwater extractions Ir. G. van der Hout
348805 Risk evolution during the design of the adaptation of a railway bridge foundation Ir. R. Spruit
373302 Geotechnical Risk Management for museum “Our Lord in the Attic” Amsterdam  Ing. A.T. Balder



Technical session B-2 Reliability and risk analysis of geotechnical structures

Chair: Dr. Maximilian Huber


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

421832 Correlation Effect in Probabilistic Design against Piping in Multi-Functional Flood Defences  J.P. Aguilar López
372417 Dynamic axle loads as a main source of railway track degradation Dr. M.J.M.M. Steenbergen
349390 Assessment of risks of regional shallow slope failures RA Mr. H.X. Chen
373777 A framework for risk assessment of groundwater drawdown induced subsidence PhD-candidate. J. Sundell
441163 Slope Stability Assessment Based on Limit Analysis Mr. W. Wu
350949 Limit state imprecise probabilistic analysis in geotechnical engineering Dr. S.H. Marques



Technical session C-2 Variability in ground conditions and site investigation

Chair: Prof. Gordon Fenton


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

349837 Uplift Risk Maps for Sewerage Renewal Planning in Deltaic Cities Ir. M.A. Borst
348591 Random sets-based system for geotechnical soundings density estimation Dr. D. Boumezerane
347842 System failure probability of c-φ soil slope stability using vertical random fields Dr. L. Li
350295 Determination of Spatial Variability in d70 Grain Size Values Using High Density Site Measurements Ir. M.M. de Visser
346145 Whole failure process analysis for jointed rock mass based on coupling method of DDA and FEM Prof. dr. H.Z. Su



Technical session D-2 Case studies, monitoring and observational method

Chair: Prof. Laura Caldeira


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

373985 Geotechnical monitoring of a trial pit excavation toward the Boom clay in Antwerp (Belgium) Ir. drs. R.E.P. de Nijs
348500 Risk Management of groundwater during the rebuilding of the area of Rotterdam Central Ing. B.R. de Doelder
349553 Risk management of a complex remediation of the former Feijenoord Gasworks site in Rotterdam.
Ir. M. De Vries
370913 Non-destructive quality check on cast in-situ piles Drs. V. Hopman
432895 Utilization of EPS Geofoam for Bridge Approach Structure on Soft Bangkok Clay Asst. Prof. dr. B. Vardhanabhuti



Special session A-3 Probabilistic slope stability analysis: the state of play

Chairs: Dr. Jinsong Huang and Prof. Vaughan Griffiths


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

366785 Granular Contact Dynamics for the Probabilistic Stability Analysis of Slopes J. Huang
363743 Probabilistic slope stability analysis using RFEM with non-stationary random fields Dr. D.V. Griffiths
383780 Soil Probabilistic Slope Stability Analysis in Comparison with Limit State Design Method According to Eurocode 7 Dr. K.E. Daryani
372936 Probabilistic Slope Stability Analyses Using Limit Equilibrium and Finite Element Methods Res. Asst. B. Akbas
372176 Reliability-Based Design of Spatially Variable Undrained Slopes Engineer G. Faour
349033 Reliability analysis of heterogeneous slope considering effect of distribution types Dr. Jiang



Special session B-3 Geotechnical Risk Management and Communication - Demands
Chair: Dr. Lars Olsson


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

367316 Presenting Uncertainty Clearly: Challenges In Communicating Geotechnical Risk Mr. N.J. Sartain
372789 Would risk management have helped? - A case study M.Sc. J. Spross
348492 Geo Risk Management Results for a Public Client Organization  Dr. Ir. Martin van Staveren MBA
348887 Eight things successful geotechnical riskmanagers do Ir. E.P.T. Smits
347976 Integral risk management for DBFM tenders and contracts in the Netherlands Ir. R. Berkelaar


Special session C-3 Uncertainty and Reliability of Landslide Hazard Models
Chairs: Dr. Mauro Rossi and Dr. Giovanna Vessia


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

374228 The effect of morphometry, land-use and lithology on landslides susceptibility: An exploratory analysis PhD L. Coco
424848 Reliability Assessment of Digital Terrain Models drawn from Digital Photogrammetry Dr. F. Colantonio
349833 A New Tool for Large-Area Analysis of Transient Pore Water Pressures in Layered Shallow Covers Prone to Failure Dr. D. Salciarini
387203 Modeling morpho-structural settings exploiting bedding data obtained through the interpretation of stereoscopic aerial photographs Mr. I. Marchesini
386476 Reliability of GBInSAR monitoring in Ingelsberg landslide area (Bad Hofgastein, Austria) S. Romeo MSc
386501 Effect of laboratory repeatability of direct shear test on slope stability S. Romeo MSc



Technical session D-3 Reliability and risk analysis of geotechnical structures

Chair: Prof. Greg B. Baecher


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

377173 Risk assessment and mitigating measures regarding pile installation at EBS Biohub quay Ir. drs. R.E.P. de Nijs
365247 Stability Analysis of Unsaturated Soil Slope Considering the Variability of Soil-water Characteristic Curve Mr. L. Zhang
349400 Influence of Model Accuracy on Load and Resistance Factor Calibration of Steel-Strip Walls  Prof. Dr. Y. Miyata
373365 Probabilistic VHM failure envelopes for skirted foundations in spatially variable normally consolidated clay T. S. Charlton
424358 Reliability Analysis Of Near Surface Disposal Facilities Using Collocation Based Stochastic Response Surface Method K. Geetha Manjari



Technical session A-4 Reliability and risk analysis of geotechnical structures

Chair: Dr. Yu Wang


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

346148 Assessment of Reliability-based Serviceability Limit State Procedures using Full-Scale Loading Tests Prof. A. W. Stuedlein
350317 Reliability based design of dredge sludge depot for mechanism static liquefaction Ir. F.A.J.M. Mathijssen
425306 Probabilistic analysis at ultimate limit state of strip footings resting on a spatially varying soil using subset simulation approach Mr. J. Thajeel
432897 Diagnosis of earth-fill dams by several sounding tests Professor S. Nishimura
489951 A procedure to determine resistance factors for a newly developed rotation steel pile Prof. Y. Honjo
573122 Uncertainty in centrifuge test of slope failure and its simulation by MPS method Prof. I. Yoshida



Technical session B-4 Limit-state design in geotechnical engineering

Chair: Dr. Jie Zhang


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

431666 Geotechnical ultimate limit state design using finite elements Dr. R.B.J. Brinkgreve
420794 Comparison of Methods for Reliability Calibration of Partial Resistance Factors for Pile Foundations  Dr. M. Dithinde
369756 Bearing capacity of working platforms using distinct layout optimization method Dr. L. Balachowski
342387 Design of Deep Supported Excavations: Comparison Between Numerical and Empirical Methods G. Katsigiannis
375715 A proposal for some modifications of EN 1997-1 design approaches  prof. T. Länsivaara
374092 Evaluation and application of characteristic values based on Eurocode 7 design methodology I. Kadar



Special session C-4 Risk Assessment in Offshore Geotechnical Engineering
Chairs: Dr. Zhongqiang Liu and Dr. Jinhui (Lisa) Li


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

479026 Risk Analysis of Earthquake-Induced Submarine Slope Failure R. Rodríguez-Ochoa
384901 Reliability of API and ISO guidelines for bearing capacity of offshore shallow foundations Dr. Z. Liu
372613 Effect of spatial variability on buried footings Dr. J.H. Li
488539 Scale of Fluctuation for Geotechnical Probabilistic Analysis Associate professor dr.J. Zhang
349607 Evaluation of Empirical Methods for Estimating Breaching Parameters of Dikes J. Danka



Technical session A-5 Assessment and management of natural hazards

Chair: Prof. Cristina Jommi


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

384296 The Statistical Analysis of Hydrological Disasters I. Kadar
373568 How to determine the phreatic surface in a dike during storm conditions with wave overtopping? A method applied to the Afsluitdijk  M.Sc. W.S. de Raadt
369045 Flood safety on dikes with wind turbines Ir. W.R. Halter
380329 Safety Assessment Method of Flood Defences for Flow Sliding Ir. M.G. van der Krogt
370458 Application of fragility curves in operational flood risk assessment Ir. K. Wojciechowska
398870 Identification and treatment of erodible clays in dikes G. Nagy



Technical session B-5 Reliability and risk analysis of geotechnical structures

Chair: Dr. Trevor Orr


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

371294 Uncertainty evaluation in slope failure using centrifuge model tests Assist. Prof. T. Shuku
424362 Time-dependent reliability analysis of pavement structures under fatigue loading Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu
340512 The history of safety factors for Dutch regional dykes Ir. T. de Gast
433281 Effects of Soil Spatial Variability on Bearing Capacity of Shallow Foundations Dr. K.E. Daryani
373537 Limit-state Design of Shallow Foundations Prof. dr. Y. Kirichek
350921 Limit state imprecise interval analysis in geotechnical engineering Dr. S.H. Marques



Technical session c-5 Reliability and risk analysis of geotechnical structures

Chair: Dr. Jonathan Nuttall


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

346243 Limit-State Design of a steel Storage Tank Foundation on a Crushed Rock Ring based on Proven Soil Strength Ir. K.J. Reinders, Ir. B. Schoenmaker
368444 Parameter Identification of Consolidation Settlement Based on Multi-objective Optimization Y.F. Zheng, Dr. L.L. Zhang
348797 Detection of anomalies in diaphragm walls ir. R. Spruit
422886 Uncertainties in redesigning an exisiting quay wall Dr. O. Oung
370730 A Consideration on Deterioration Model for Cold Region Tunnel Lining Based on Life-cycle Concept Dr. A. Sutoh
376838 Multi-objective optimization and decision aid for spread footing design in uncertain environment N. Piegay



Technical session D-5 Case studies, monitoring and observational method

Chair: Dr. Ana Teixeira


Short presentations (5 min. + 2 min. Q&A):

349469 Concrete flow in diaphragm wall panels: A full-scale in-situ test Ir. J.H. van Dalen
433191 Evaluation of Differential Settlement along Bridge Approach Structure on Soft Bangkok Clay Asst. Prof. Dr. B. Vardhanabhuti
352490 Evaluation Settlement models Test Embankments Bloemendalerpolder - GeoImpuls Program F.J.M. Hoefsloot
352485 Soil Displacement Induced Laterally Loaded Piles Test Embankments Bloemendalerpolder – GeoImpuls Program L.W. Schadee
373052 Reliability Analysis of an Anchored Contiguous Pile Wall in Ankara Clay with the Random Set Finite Element Method Assoc. Prof. dr. S.O. Akbas



Special session A-6 Risk and safety assessment of dikes
Chairs: Prof. Yusuke Honjo,  Dr. Yu Ohtake,  Dr. Wim Kanning and Prof. Mike Mooney


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

350196 Uncertainties analysis and life cycle costs of piping mitigation measures A. Teixeira
373557 Incorporating observations to update the piping reliability estimate of the Francis levee  Dr. W. Kanning
357606 Semi-probabilistic safety assessment of pipelines near levees M.P.M. Sanders M.Sc.
378643 On the inspection of the river dyke safety in Japan by MLIT Prof. Y. Honjo
422896 Modeling Geomorphic Features in Levee Reliability Analyses Prof. dr. J.D. Rice
370452 Laboratory Tests for Backwards Piping Erosion M.K. Corcoran



Special session B-6 Geostatistical methods for uncertainty-based geotechnical site characterization
Chairs: Dr. Marco Uzielli , Dr. Maximilian Huber and Prof. Frank Wuttke


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

395624 3G - Geophysical Methods Delivering Input to Geostatistical Methods for Geotechnical Site Characterization Dr. E. Niederleithinger
393749 Approaches towards a probabilistic assessment of geotechnical parameter distributions relying on geophysical imaging Dr. H. Paasche
421045 Mapping geotechnical risks for infrastructural works in deltaic areas A.A.M. Venmans MSc
372678 Interpretation of CPTU test with statistical and geostatistical methods Dr. ing. R.L. Spacagna
349853 Reliability of percussion drilling as a mean to define rock surface M.E. K.O. Tanttu
369897 Grasping the heterogeneity of the subsurface: using buildup scenarios for assessing flood risk Dr. M. Hijma



Special session C-6 Application of Bayesian Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Chairs: Dr. Jie Zhang and Dr. Zijun Cao


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

349747 Quantifying statistical uncertainty in site investigation Prof. Jianye Ching
350304 Bayes Factors and the observational method Prof. G. Baecher
364084 Effect of prior knowledge on site-specific selection of regression model for characterization of geotechnical properties Dr. Y Wang
416605 Considering parameter uncertainty in a GIS-based sliding surface model for large areas M. Rossi
372900 Computing the reliability of shallow foundations with spatially distributed measurements Dr. I. Papaioannou



Technical session D-6 Reliability and risk analysis of geotechnical structures

Chair: Prof. B.K. Low


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

424367 Risk Assessment of Low Level Radioactive Waste In Near Surface Disposal Facilities Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu
394311 Calibration of partial factors for basal reinforced piled embankments Dr. T. Schweckendiek
371965 Reliability analysis of infinite slopes under random rainfall events Dipl.-Ing J. Yuan
349520 Application of conditional random fields and sparse polynomial chaos expansions to geotechnical problems R. Schöbi
426277 Estimation of Probable Maximum Loss Index of Water Supply System Prof. O. Maruyama
422418 A Preliminary Study on the Comprehensive Evaluation of the Disaster Prevention System of Large Urban Underground Space Dr. H. Xu



Special session A-7 Risk management of large dams

Chair: Dave Paul


Session keynote presentations and panel debate:

Dams-Natural Hazards and Risk

Andy Zielinski

Smart Governance, Systemic Risks and

Applications of Risk Analysis to Civil Infrastructures

Dr. Ignacio Escuder

US Practice in Risk Assessment for Large Embankment Dams John France, PE, D.WRE
Expert Panel Discussion

Dr. Jean-Pierre Tournier, Ing. Rodney Bridle, Dr. John Rice



Technical session B-7 Assessment and management of natural hazards

Chair: Prof. Daniel Straub


Presentations (12 min. + 3 min. Q&A):

349524 Preliminary Assessment of Debris Flow Hazard for Hong Kong Island under Extreme Rainfall RA. Ms. L. Gao
347908 Monitoring analysis of foundation deformations of the Botlek lifting bridge Ir. B. Rijneveld
365265 Risk analysis on cascade breaching of the Tangjiashan landslide dam and two smaller downstream landslide dams Dr. M. Peng
349872 Risk assessment of Induced Earthquake Hazards
in the Northern Netherlands
Ir. J.A. Kleinjan
378650 Continuous river dyke safety assessment based on a reliability analysis Prof. Y. Honjo
370590 Probabilistic methodology for seismic deformation assessment of slopes in regions with low to moderate seismicity Dr. Z. Zugic



Special session C-7 Observational Method
Chairs: Erwin de Jong and Thomas Bles


Short Presentations and open discussion:

362265 Introducing a Dutch guideline on using the Observational Method MSc T.J. Bles
349211 Observational Method, case A2 Maastricht Ir. J.H. van Dalen
346755 Underpinning the Observational Method through process modelling and procurement Dr. J. Le Masurier
373450 Real-time insight in geotechnical risks; Monitoring during the Observational Method Ir. H.F. Galenkamp
373378 The Observational Method in a real-time, multi-stakeholder environment R. Pot