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Prof. D. V. Griffiths

Ph.D., Professor of Civil Engineering
Division of Engineering
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401, U.S.A
Tel: (303)-273-3669
Fax: (303)-273-3602
Office: Brown Hall 314F
Email: d.v.griffiths@mines.edu


B.Sc., University of Manchester, Civil Engineering
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, Geotechnical Engineering
Ph.D., University of Manchester, Civil Engineering
D.Sc., University of Manchester, Numerical Methods in Geomechanics

Region 7 Director of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2010-2013
Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers since 2002
President, ASCE, Colorado Section, 2000-2001
P.E.(Colorado), Reg.No. 32895
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London)
British Chartered Engineer, C.Eng., Reg. No. 346110

Oil resource geomechanics.
Probabilistic geotechnics.
Soil mechanics and foundation engineering.
Finite element software development.

ON SABBATICAL, 2011-2012

Numerical methods for engineers, First Field Term 2012: EGGN 560/460
The course can be used as a Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Technical Elective


Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering (ASCE Geo-Institute, 1 days, 0.8 CEUs)
InterContinental Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, June 26, 2011. Just before GeoRisk 2011 conference.

Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy, July 10-14, 2006
The course notes have been published as a Springer-Verlag textbook (2007)

Publications of D.V. Griffiths
Publications on Probabilistic Geotechnics with G.A. Fenton
Web of Science
Google Scholar

"Finite element analyses of walls, footings and slopes"
Symp Comp Appl Geotech Prob Highway Eng, ed. M.F. Randolph, pp.122-146, Pub. PM Geotech Analysts Ltd., Cambridge, UK (1980)
"Slope stability analysis by finite elements"
Geotechnique 49, No.3, pp.387-403, (1999)
"Stability analysis of highly variable soils by elasto-plastic finite elements"
Course notes given at a Short Course on Advanced numerical applications and plasticity in geomechanics.
June 26-30, 2000, International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Udine, Italy.
"Bearing capacity of spatially random soil: the undrained clay Prandtl problem revisited"
Geotechnique 51, No.4, pp.351-459, (2001)
"Probabilistic geotechnical analysis: How difficult does it need to be?"
Keynote paper presented at the UEF Conference on Probabilistics in Geotechnics:
Technical and economic risk estimation. Graz, Austria, Sept 15-19, 2002.
"Probabilistic slope stability analysis by finite elements"
J Geotech Geoenv Eng, Vol.130, No.3, pp.507-518, (2004)
"Reliability of passive earth pressure"
Georisk, Vol.2, No.2, pp.113-121, (2008)
TEXTBOOKS (and associated software):

"Programming the finite element method"
I.M. Smith and D.V. Griffiths, 4th ed., John Wiley & Sons, 2004, reprinted 2006,2008
"Link to programs"

"Numerical methods for engineers",
D.V. Griffiths and I.M. Smith, 2nd ed., Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2006
"Link to programs"

"Risk Assessment in Geotechnical Engineering",
Gordon A. Fenton and D.V. Griffiths, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
"Link to programs"

"FORM analysis of wellbore stabilitty"
"Slope stability program"
"Software derived using Computer Algebra Systems"
"Infinite slope software"
"FORM software"
"Monte-Carlo Excel Program"
"Beams on a Random Elastic Foundations"

"Graduate Study in Geotechnical Engineering at CSM"

"Scott Joplin"




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