Imperial College London

DrStavroulaKontoe

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Soil Dynamics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5996stavroula.kontoe Website

 
 
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Location

 

535Skempton BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Course/Module

Lecturer, Numerical Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering. (Short Courses)

Stability of Soil Slopes - CIVE97075

Aims

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of slope stability problems.
  • To comprehend the role of geomorphology and soil behaviour in slope stability problems.
  • To critically review existing methods for slope stability analysis.
  • To discuss current ideas of the conditions leading to the failure of soil slopes.
  • To discuss the main methods of slope design and stabilisation.

Role

Course Leader

Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering - CIVE97112

Aims

  • To introduce the student to the fundamentals of soil dynamics giving emphasis on the behaviour of soils under seismic and dynamic loading and on the effect of superficial geology on strong-motion.
  • The coursework of the module will enable the student to perform an equivalent-linear site response analysis.

Role

Course Leader

Current Developments in Geotechnical Engineering - CIVE97084

Aims

This module comprises a series of lectures given by Industry to our MSc students in the Spring Term. 

 

Experts from industry share their hands-on experience and present prominent projects from all over the world.   

 

A wide variety of subjects is covered, including Site investigation and Geophysics, Environmental Geotechnics, Engineering Seismology and application of numerical methods on practical design problems.  

 

Most of the visiting lectures are given by representatives of companies forming the MSc industrial bursary panel (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/geotechnics/about-us/msc-industrial-bursary-scheme/). 

 

Role

Course Leader

Geotechnical Hazards - CIVE97111

Aims

  • To introduce the students to fundamental elements of engineering seismology and seismic hazard assessment, including the effects of soil deposits at the site, as well as to present basic concepts concerning other geohazards, such as volcanoes, tsunamis and landslides.
  • To enable the students to use hazard assessment as a generic tool which can be applied to all types of geohazards.

Role

Course Leader

Structures and Geotechnics Projects - CIVE96002

Aims

Structures

 

  • To provide an opportunity for the students to assimilate their knowledge of structural mechanics from years 1–3 in a structural design exercise that requires a detailed design to be built in the workshop and tested to failure.
  • To provide an opportunity for students to appreciate and interpret some of the various forms of structural failure – geometric, material, global, local and modes that are combinations of these.
  • To provide the students with experience in an engineering workshop environment and the importance of communication between the design and build processes, manufacturing tolerances and the general buildability of designs alongside assessing risk and general health and safety concerns.

Geotechnics

  • To provide the students with an opportunity to apply their knowledge and understanding of soil mechanics, geology and geotechnical engineering to a realistic design problem.
  • To give the students an opportunity to use and interpret realistic data sets and make decisions about the parameters to use in design.

Role

Lecturer

Geotechnics - CIVE96011

Aims

  • To introduce students to slope stability analysis, foundation design and retaining wall design. Firstly the theoretical basis of geotechnical design will be introduced.
  • Then, also drawing on the material covered in the CI1-150 and CI2-250, the student will develop the ability to assess slope stability and design retaining walls and foundations for realistic situations. The concept of factor of safety, as applied in geotechnical engineering, will be introduced.
  • Reference will also be made to limiting soil-structure deformations to acceptable levels.

Role

Lecturer