报告题目：Soil-water characteristic curve based methods for predicting the swelling pressure and ground heave in expansive soil
报告人：Sai Vanapalli, PhD., P.Eng.
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada
High-end Foreign Expert Professor, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
报告时间： 2016年11月21日 (周一) 上午9:00-11:00
Brief Bio of Dr. Sai Vanapalli: Dr. Vanapalli received his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan in 1994. Since then, he has been actively involved with research activities related to mechanics of unsaturated soils, primarily dealing with engineering properties of unsaturated soils such as shear strength, stiffness, coefficient of permeability, volume change behavior and proposing innovative techniques for the design of geotechnical infrastructures in unsaturated soils and problematic soils (e.g., expansive soils, collapsible soils and sensitive clays). Dr. Vanapalli is presently a Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada and also a High-end foreign expert professor at Wuhan University. He has authored or co-authored close to 250 research publications. He has been invited to present 14 keynote and 2 plenary addresses, and 1 invited contribution in different distinguished national and international conferences. He also received Stermac Award for his service contributions to the Canadian Geotechnical Society in 2010, many teaching nominations, 2015 Glinski Research Excellence Award from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa. He has organized several national and iternational geotechnical engineering conferences.