Skip to main content
Add Me To Your Mailing List
HomeEventsASCE DVGI September 2022 Dinner Meeting - GI Cross-USA Lecture

Events - Event View

This is the "Event Detail" view, showing all available information for this event. If registration is required or recommended, click the 'Register Now' button to start the process. If the event has passed, click the "Event Report" button to read a report and view photos that were uploaded.

ASCE DVGI September 2022 Dinner Meeting - GI Cross-USA Lecture

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Valley Forge Casino
1160 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Additional Info:
Affiliate Group Training
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only


DVGI September 2022 Dinner Meeting - GI Cross-USA Lecture





Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
Add to Calendar




Valley Forge Casino
1160 1st Ave
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Driving Directions

Dear DVGI Members and Friends,

DVGI invites you to our September 2022 dinner meeting. The meeting will feature the ASCE Geo-Institute Cross-USA Lecture Tour speaker, Dr. Timothy D. Stark. Dr. Stark's topic for the meeting will be theOso, Washington Landslide: Failure Mechanism and Runout Analysis.A presentation abstract and speaker bio is below.


Social hour will start at 5:30PM followed by dinner at 6:30PM with the presentation to follow.


We anticipate that 1 PDH will be awarded for attending.


Please note our vendor is requiring more advance notice for headcount than the past, therefore the registration deadline is Tuesday September 13, 2022.


Please click on the link below to register.


Presentation Abstract

Professor Stark will present an update of his study of the 22 March 2014 Oso landslide near Oso, Washington. This major and tragic landslide exhibited some interesting aspects of geo-mechanical behavior and is contributing to a better understanding of landslide triggering mechanisms and improved methods of runout analyses for hazard and risk assessments. This study evaluates the accuracy of three runout software packages, DAN3D, Anura3D, and FLO-2D, for modeling the runout of the 2014 Oso landslide and investigates the viability of predicting the runout of other landslides and slope failures, such as, tailings dams. These analyses show the importance of: (i) using a digital terrain model in the runout analysis, (ii) modeling field representative shear strength properties and failure mechanisms, and (iii) predicting runout distance, splash height, and duration to improve public safety.


About the Speaker

Timothy D. Stark is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with an expertise in Geotechnical Engineering. Dr. Stark has been conducting research and teaching on the static and seismic stability of natural and manmade slopes, embankments, and earth structures for over twenty-five (25) years. Dr. Stark has received a number of awards for his research, teaching, and service activities including: 2022-2023 Cross-USA Lecturer from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); 2021 T.H. Wu Lecturer at Ohio State University; 2019 George H. Norman Medal, ASCE; Best Paper in Geosynthetics International Journal, 2016; 2015 James M. Hoover Lecturers at Iowa State University; Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award, ASCE, 2013 and 1998; Associate Editor Award, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 2012; Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering Scholarly, Paper, ASCE, 2011; R.M. Quigley Award from the Canadian Geotechnical Society, 2003, and Walter L. Huber Research Prize, ASCE, 1999.

Get more information

Register Now!

I can't make it


We look forward to seeing you at the event!




Delaware Valley Geo-Institute (DVGI)