Tuesday, September 26, 2017
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57th Annual Rankine Lecture - "Triggering and Motion of Landslides", by Prof. Eduardo Alonso

On 15th March, at 6.25 p.m., the Full Research Professor at CIMNE Eduardo Alonso, will offer the 57th Rankine Lecture of the British Geotechnical Association (BGA), the principal association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.

What is the Rankine Lecture?

The Rankine Lecture is widely viewed as the most prestigious of the invited lectures in geotechnics. It commemorates WJM Rankine, Professor of Civil Engineering at Glasgow University, who was one of the first engineers in the UK to make a significant contribution to soil mechanics. He is best known for his theory for the earth pressure on retaining walls. The Rankine Lecture is held in March each year. In even-numbered years, the lecturer is from the UK. In odd-numbered years, the lecturer is from outside the UK. Each lecture is usually published in Géotechnique.

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