SEPTEMBER MEETING NOTICE
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No Dinner Meeting In September
For those not attending the AEG Annual Meeting, the following meeting could be of interest
LOS ANGELES SECTION - ASCE
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
SOME EXAMPLES OF THE EFFECTS OF ROCK TOPPLING ON HYDROELECTRIC WORKS AND FOUNDATION SLOPES
Richard E. Goodman, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Geological Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Toppling failure entails the flexure and collapse of overhanging layers or ledges of rock. The term also embraces failure of rock layers by bending partly as a result of water pressures, soil creep, or structural forces. After a brief introduction to the kinematics and mechanics of toppling, and their analysis, examples of repairs will be presented. The
cases to be discussed include two powerhouses, three penstock slopes, a tunnel, and a
neighborhood of good homes founded on shale.
Dr. Richard E. Goodman has been Emeritus Professor of Geological Engineering of the University of California, Berkeley, since 1994, having taught at the university for over 30 years. He is a world-renowned expert in geological engineering and rock mechanics. He has authored four books and co-authored one, including the highly-acclaimed Karl Terzaghi - The Engineer as Artist (1999). He has won numerous awards and honors,
including being the Rankine Lecturer in 1995 and receiving several awards from ASCE:
the Archie Carter Award for authoring Karl Terzaghi, The Engineer as Artist, judged to be the best publication by ASCE in 1999; the Civil Engineering History and Heritage Award in 2000 for authorship of Karl Terzaghi, The Engineer as Artist; and the H. Bolton Seed Medal in 2000.
SOCIAL HOUR: 5:30 p.m.
DINNER: 6:30 p.m.
PROGRAM: 7:30 p.m.
PLACE: Stevens Steak House
5332 Stevens Place, City of Commerce
Southwest Corner of I-5 & Atlantic Boulevard
PRICE: $30 with reservation (Free with valid Student ID), $35 at the door
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12 noon, Friday, September 12, 2008