Consider submitting an abstract to our mini-symposium on Advances in Terramechanics as part of the EMI2019 conference running from June 18-21 this year at Caltech (http://emi2019.caltech.edu/). MS#42. Advances in Terramechanics: Soil-Machine Interaction, Mobility, Terrestrial Robotics, and Beyond. Co-organizer(s): Jim Hambleton, Northwestern University; Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dan Goldman, Georgia Institute of Technology Description: This […]
We are delighted to be participating in the recently awarded NSF project entitled EFRI C3 SoRo: Strong Soft Robots—Multiscale Burrowing and Inverse Design, led by Prof. Tim Kowalewski in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Our focus in the $1.98M project is on fundamental aspects of robots capable of inferring soil […]
Here is the full video from Tierney Acott’s visit to the SSI-SMI Lab. You will see Jim, Zhefei, Sae, and Sam as well as eyebrow jiggles, geomechanics, and robots. Many thanks to Tierney and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. Link: youtu.be/Tcn2jjhXH58
Check out the sneak peek of a video about our lab (coming soon), created by Tierney Acott in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University. Link: youtu.be/ztz9aaMaXWg
Congratulations to Zhefei for her paper published in the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences! Full details: Jin, Z., Li, W., Jin, C., Hambleton, J. P., & Cusatis, G. (2018). Anisotropic elastic, strength, and fracture properties of Marcellus shale. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, 109, 124-137.
Jim was featured in the Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business and made guest appearances on CBS Chicago and WGN Radio to discuss Elon Musk’s proposed tunneling project in Chicago. WGN Radio. (2018, June 15). Northwestern University Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor James Hambleton is skeptical of Mayor Emanuel’s plan for a high-speed rail. gl/NrJWpP […]
Prototyping a child-friendly excavator for the @childrensmuseum #tinkering #engineering pic.twitter.com/pQBow5F2Ji — Eng4Learning (@Eng4Learning) July 24, 2018 — Eng4Learning (@Eng4Learning) August 5, 2018
Jim and Zhefei attended the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics in New York, where they also sampled the cuisine of northwestern China. Full details: Jin, Z., and Hambleton, J. P. (2018). Simulation of the cutting process in softening and hardening soils. 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, New York City, NY, July 22-27.
Congratulations to Ting Lu and Mircea Mihalache, who graduated with M.S. degrees in June 2018. Ting’s thesis is entitled Failure Envelopes for an Embedded Plate in Plastic Material, and Mircea’s thesis is entitled A Conditional Linear Diffusion Model for Efficient Avalanching Simulations. Watch for forthcoming papers, or feel free to email us for thesis copies.
Jim and Zhenhao co-taught a new course entitled Computational Geotechnics that wrapped up with presentations of final projects on June 12. In the photo above, Ritaja Ray is presenting her project proposal. More about the course can be found under Education.
Prof. Kenichi Soga and Prof. Kristian Krabbenhoft visited for our mini-symposium entitled Geomechanics Modeling and Computation (co-organized with Prof. Giuseppe Buscarnera) in the 18th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, in which Zhenhao and Zhefei gave great presentations (details below). In the photo above, Zhefei is showing off the SSI-SMI Lab. Full details: […]
We enjoyed an extended visit from Prof. David Muir Wood from May 16 to June 6, and he delivered the Osterberg Lecture on May 22. Watch the lecture on YouTube (above), and keep on the lookout for collaborative work(s) to come.
Tom Westover visited the lab and gave a talk at the April dinner meeting of the ASCE Geo-Institute Chicago Chapter. Here is the flyer for the meeting, which includes the details of Tom’s talk: GI April 2018 Dinner Meeting-2fl1twp.
Please forgive the anachronism of these next few posts as we catch up on events of the past few months.