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ISSMGE TC-302 Webinar

Collapse of Fujinuma Dam by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and its reconstruction


Speaker: Prof. Fumio Tatsuoka, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo and Tokyo University of Science, Japan

Date: 18 Sep 2021




Forensic Geotechnical Engineering

V.V.S. Rao and G. L. Sivakumar Babu

ISBN: 978-81-322-2376-4 (Print)

978-81-322-2377-1 (Online)

In this edited volume on advances in forensic geotechnical engineering, a number of technical contributions by experts and professionals in this area are included. The work is the outcome of deliberations at various conferences in the area conducted by Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu and Dr. V. V. S. Rao as secretary and Chairman of Technical Committee on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering (ISSMGE). This volume contains papers on topics such as guidelines, evidence/data collection, distress characterization, use of diagnostic tests (laboratory and field tests), back analysis, failure hypothesis formulation, role of instrumentation and sensor-based technologies, risk analysis, technical shortcomings. This volume will prove useful to researchers and practitioners alike. 




TC 302 committee has conducted four international seminars on FGE and the proceedings of the fifth conference held during December 8-10, 2016 at Bengaluru, India are presented herewith. Forensic geotechnical engineering involves scientific, legalistic investigations and deductions to detect the causes as well as the process of distress in a structure, which are attributed to geotechnical origin. Such a critical analysis will provide answers to “what went wrong, when, where, why, how, and by whom”. Cases of remedied installations, particularly those which, fall under public / or government category, where the analysis and evaluation of adopted remedial measures with regard to their effectiveness and economy may be subjected to judicial scrutiny also, fall under this purview. It also gives strong inputs to improve designs. The normally adopted standard procedures of testing, analysis, design and construction are not adequate for the forensic analysis in majority of cases.



Activity Report on International Webinar Series on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering,

Organized by TC-302 of ISSMGE during 10-13 December, 2020


Technical Committee 302 (Forensic Geotechnical Engineering) of the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) conducted the International Webinar on Forensic Geotechnical Engineering (IWFGE) during 10-13 December, 2020. The program was jointly organized by TC 302 of ISSMGE, Indian Geotechnical Society, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Scheme for Promotion of Academic and Research Collaboration, Government of India. The organizing committee was actively led by Prof. G. L. Sivakumar Babu, Chairman, TC-302, Prof. S.P. Gopal Madabhushi, Vice-Chairman, TC-302, and Prof. Dasaka S. Murty, Secretary, TC-302.


The series of lectures delivered at the event can be downloaded using the following links


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ISSMGE Time Capsule Project (TCP)

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