Geotechnical Engineering Group

Department of Civil & Structural Engineering


Past Events

PGR Conference
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 10:00 to 16:00

The annual Post Graduate Research (PGR) Conference is taking place on Friday 8 September.  The conference will feature presentations from the Geotechnical Engineering Group as well as others from around the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering.Read more

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 18:30 to 20:30

More information will be released nearer the event.Read more

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 17:30 to 21:00

The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group is holding its annual Presentation Competition at Network Rail's Training Centre in York.

Six presentations will be given by a range of young geotechnical engineers, including Paul Shepley of the University of Sheffield, titled 'Pile jetting - novel understanding through physical modelling'.

These will be followed...Read more

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Geoengineering – The SPICE Project

The SPICE (Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering) project considered whether it would be possible to mimic the effects of large volcanoes that inject particles into the stratosphere. These particles reflect sunlight and have the effect of cooling the atmosphere. If we fail to limit...Read more

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30

Geotechnics and Energy

Geotechnical Engineering has matured sufficiently to

contribute to some of society’s grand challenges. This

56th Rankine Lecture considers the pressing problem of

ensuring vital energy supplies while also recognising,

mitigating and dealing with the climate consequences

of fossil fuel consumption.

The lecture’s three main sections report recent...Read more

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Internal Erosion Phenomena in Earth Dams: Knowledge Gaps in the New Zealand Setting

This talk considers the present state-of-practice in New Zealand dam engineering, and outlines some of the unique challenges faced by practising engineers regarding the management of aging earth dams in a seismic environment. Empirical methods for the...Read more

Hinton Lecture graphic
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Hinton Lecture is the flagship annual lecture of the Royal Academy of Engineering. 

This year it will be given by Professor Robert Mair, Head of Civil Engineering at the University of Cambridge, on the topic “Creating underground infrastructure – the role of geotechnical engineering”.

The lecture will highlight the...Read more

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 18:30 to 19:30

The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group of the Institute of Civil Engineers returns to the University of Sheffield with its first lecture of the 2015/16 season.

Ttitled "Repairing a railway tunnel through a large active landslip", the lecture will discuss the Holme Tunnel running through the Cliviger Valley near Todmorden.  The ground...Read more

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 11:00 to 12:00

Some recent developments on the interpretation of the Atterberg limits

The Atterberg limits are among the most common tests used by geotechnical practitioners. They are used to classify soils using the framework pioneered by Terzaghi and Casagrande and correlate with many fundamental soil parameters. Over 100 years after Atterberg’s original...Read more

Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:30

The Yorkshire Geotechnical Group with the ICE presents a three part seminar series on Mitigating Flood Risk in Sheffield.  The lectures will run in consectuive weeks on 3 February, 10 February, and 19 February 2015.  All will be hosted by the University of Sheffield and start at 18:30.

This three-part...Read more