朗肯讲座(Rankine Lecture)历年主讲人

1961 Prof. A. Casagrande Control of seepage through foundations and abutments of dams Vol. 11  No. 3  pp 161-181 
1962 Dr L.F. Cooling Field measurements in soil mechanics Vol. 12  No. 2  pp 77-103 
1963 A. Mayer Recent work in rock mechanics Vol. 13  No. 2  pp 99-118  
1964 Prof. A.W. Skempton Long-term stability of clay slopes Vol. 14  No. 2  pp 77-101 
1965 Prof. N.M. Newmark Effects of earthquakes on dams and embankments Vol. 15  No. 2  pp 139-159 
1966 Prof. A.W. Bishop The strength of soils as engineering materials Vol. 16  No. 2  pp 91-128 
1967 Dr L. Bjerrum Engineering geology of Norwegian normally-consolidated marine clays as related to settlements of buildings Vol. 17  No. 2  pp 83-117  
1968 R. Glossop The rise of geotechnology and its influence on engineering practice Vol. 18  No. 2  pp 107-150 
1969 Prof. R.B. Peck Advantages and limitations of the observational method in applied soil mechanics Vol. 19  No. 2  pp 171-187 
1970 Prof. K.H. Roscoe The influence of strains in soil mechanics Vol. 20  No. 2  pp 129-170 
1971 Prof. J.C. Jaeger Friction of rocks and stability of rock slopes Vol. 21  No. 2  pp 97-134 
1972 Prof. P.W. Rowe The relevance of soil fabric to site investigation practice Vol. 22  No. 2  pp 195-300 
1973 Prof. T.W. Lambe Predictions in soil engineering Vol. 23  No. 2  pp 151-201 
1974 Prof. R.E. Gibson The analytical method in soil mechanics Vol. 24  No. 2  pp 115-139
1975 Prof. J. Kerisel Old structures in relation to soil conditions Vol. 25  No. 3  pp 433-482 
1976 Dr A.C. Meigh The Triassic rocks, with particular reference to predicted and observed performance of some major foundations Vol. 26  No. 3  pp 393-451
1977 V.F.B. de Mello Reflections on design decisions of practical significance to embankment dams Vol. 27  No. 3  pp 281-354  
1978 Dr W.H. Ward Ground supports for tunnels in weak rocks Vol. 28  No. 2  pp 135-170 
1979 Prof. H. Bolton Seed Considerations in the earthquake-resistant design of earth and rockfill dams Vol. 29  No. 3  pp 215-262
1980 Prof. A.N. Schofield Cambridge geotechnical centrifuge operations Vol. 30  No. 3  pp 227-267 
1981 Prof. N.R. Morgenstern Geotechnical engineering and frontier resource development Vol. 31  No. 3  pp 305-365 
1982 Dr D.J. Henkel Geology, geomorphology and geotechnics Vol. 32  No. 3  pp 175-194
1983 E. Hoek Strength of jointed rock masses Vol. 33  No. 3  pp 187-222 
1984 Prof. C.P. Wroth The interpretation of in situ soil tests Vol. 34  No. 4  pp 449-488 
1985 Prof. N. Janbu Soil models in offshore engineering Vol. 35  No. 3  pp 241-280  
1986 Dr A.D.M. Penman On the embankment dam Vol. 36  No. 3  pp 303-347  
1987 Prof. R.F. Scott Failure Vol. 37  No. 4  pp 423-466 
1988 Prof. H.B. Sutherland Uplift resistance in soils Vol. 38  No. 4  pp 493-515 
1989 Prof. H.G. Poulos Pile behaviour – theory and application Vol. 39  No. 3  pp 365-415 
1990 Prof. J.B. Burland On the compressibility and shear strength of natural clays Vol. 40  No. 3  pp 329-378 
1991 Prof. J.K Mitchell Conduction phenomena: from theory to geotechnical practice Vol. 41  No. 3  pp 299-339
1992 Dr B. Simpson Retaining structures: displacement and design Vol. 42  No. 4  pp 541-576 
1993 Prof. K. Ishihara Liquefaction and flow failure during earthquakes Vol. 43  No. 3  pp 351-414 
1994 Prof. P.R. Vaughan Assumption, prediction and reality in geotechnical engineering Vol. 44  No. 4  pp 573-608
1995 Prof. R.E. Goodman Block theory and its application Vol. 45  No. 3  pp 383-422
1996 Prof. S.F. Brown Soil mechanics in pavement engineering Vol. 46  No. 3  pp 383-425 
1997 Prof. G.E. Blight Interactions between the atmosphere and the Earth Vol. 47  No. 4  pp 715-766 
1998 Dr D.W. Hight Soil characterisation: the importance of structure and anisotropy Not published   
1999* Prof. S. Leroueil Natural slopes and cuts: movement and failure mechanisms Vol. 51  No. 3  pp 197-243 (2001) 
2000 Prof. J.H Atkinson Non-linear soil stiffness in routine design Vol. 50  No. 5  pp 487-507 
2001 Prof. H. Brandl Energy foundations and other thermo-active ground structures Vol. 56  No. 2  pp 81-122 (2006)  
2002 Prof. D.M. Potts Numerical analysis: a virtual dream or practical reality? Vol. 53  No. 6  pp 535-572 (2003) 
2003 Prof. M.F. Randolph Science and empiricism in pile foundation design Vol. 53  No. 10  pp 847-874  
2004 Prof. N.N. Ambraseys Engineering, seismology and soil mechanics Not published  
2005 Prof. R.K. Rowe Long-term performance of contaminant barrier systems Vol. 55  No. 9  pp 631-678
2006 Prof. R.J. Mair Tunnelling and geotechnics – new horizons Vol 58  No 9  pp 695-736 
2007 Prof. A. Gens Soil-environment interactions in geotechnical engineering Vol 60, No 1, pp 3-74
2008 Dr. J. A. Charles The engineering behaviour of fill materials: the use, misuse and disuse of case histories Vol. 58, No. 7, pp 541-570
2009 Prof. T. O’Rourke Geohazards & Large Geographically Distributed Systems Received for publication – in press
2010 Prof. C. Clayton Stiffness at small strain – research and practice Presented on 17 March 2010 at Imperial College

51  2011 Scott Sloan, University of Newcastle, Geotechnical Stability Analysis

52  2012 Prof. M. D. Bolton, University of Cambridge, Performance-based design in geotechnical engineering

53 2013 Prof M. Jamiolkowski, Techincal University of Torino, Soil Mechanics and the observational method: Challenges at the Zelazny Most copper tailings disposal facility

54 2014 Prof. Guy Houlsby, University of Oxford, Interactions in offshore foundation design

55 2015 Dr Suzanne Lacasse, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice

56 2016 Prof Richard Jardine, Imperial College, London, Geotechnics & Energy

*Prof. J.R. Booker, University of Sydney, Australia was invited to give the 1999 Rankine Lecture, but died in January 1998.

Rankine Lecture trivia:

  • 25 lecturers have been from the UK, 8 from the USA, 4 from Canada, 3 from Australia, 2 each from France, Norway and Spain, and 1 each from Austria, Brazil, Japan and South Africa.
  • The longest Rankine Lecture paper is 106 pages, by Prof. P.W. Rowe (1972), although much of that is figures and plates – Antonio Gens’ 2007 lecture comes in at 71 pages, but in the larger modern A4 Géotechnique format. Two Rankine Lecturers share the initials REG.
  • The youngest Rankine Lecturer is believed to be Brian Simpson, who was 44 when he delivered his lecture in 1992.
  • 6 Lecturers have been from Imperial College, 3 from BRS/BRE (including Penman who had retired), 3 each from Berkeley and Cambridge University, 2 each from University of Illinois, Mowlem/Soil Mechanics Ltd and Ove Arup. No other institution can boast multiple Rankine Lecturers.
  • Only one Rankine Lecture (Prof. R.E. Goodman, 1995) includes the words and music for a song.