Most of my previous posts dealt with patterns in prime numbers, which is a topic that attracted a lot of my spare time over the past year. I need to get back to interests that align more closely with my actual work and related research interests. I will come back to prime numbers from time to time as time allows.
I am presently working on the following specific interests outside the regular day job, but generally related to the day job:
– development of progressive failure in sensitive clay
– geostatistical modelling of the distribution of frozen ground at a discontinuous permafrost site in central Yukon, northern Canada
– engineering geology and geotechnical characterization of interesting geological setting at same site in central Yukon, related to absence of glacial erosion in 3-800,000 years, a geological oddity in Canada
– uncertainties in knowledge about large earth slides along Thompson River in south central British Columbia
– assessment of risk to property and human life associated with specific hazards due to large landslides in sensitive clay in eastern Canada
– practical considerations in landslide susceptibility modelling using statistical methods
– landslide susceptibility and landslide risk in Saint Lucia
– development of proxies for population density for use in risk analysis from more readily available spatial data
– fractal considerations in landslide distribution in space and time
– challenges in some selected standard and emerging analytical methods in geotechnique, including limit equilibrium slope stability analysis, limit states design and probabilistic methods
– philosophical discussion of geotechnical uncertainty
– fractal geometry in relation to geotechnique, some introductory concepts
I am working on many of these in somewhat random fashion and will try to provide occasional updates as interesting developments occur.