Monthly Archives: September 2011

Geothermal Exploration and Development in Australia

This talk will first present an overview of the recent boom in geothermal exploration and development activities in Australia and then focus on the influence of in situ stress on the engineering of geothermal reservoirs in the subsurface. The installed global electricity generation capacity of geothermal energy is around 9 GW, less than 1 % …more

Posted in 2008 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Joint presentation

Using CSM Equipment for Deep Soil Mixing Denholm Brown DSM is frequently used in Europe and Asia to improve soft compressible clays where traditional methods, such as surcharging and wick drains are not feasible, due to either stability reasons or time and/or space constraints. Cutter Soil Mixing is a recent method for DSM and has …more

Posted in 2008 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Instrumentation in Civil Engineering and Tunnelling Projects

Dr Bassett will present a brief introduction to the benefits large tunnelling projects can gain through use of a proper instrumentation regime. The talk will cover the value of quality data in managing construction processes, controlling site safety, assessing risk and enhancing the development of knowledge for future projects. It will be demonstrated using data …more

Posted in 2008 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Soft Ground Stabilisation – Vacuum Consolidation via Vertical Drains

Conventional surcharge loading to achieve soft soil consolidation has been a relatively slow process, and the combination of part surcharge and vacuum pressure with prefabricated vertical drains (PVD) has become an attractive alternative in many parts of the world. Centre for Geomechanics and Railway Engineering at University of Wollongong is one of the leading soft …more

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Collapse of a Deep Excavation in Asia – Lessons Learnt

On 20th April 2004 a 30m deep excavation adjacent to Nicoll Highway in Singapore collapsed, killing four people. The excavation was carried out in a reclaimed land using a temporary diaphragm wall retaining system. The strutting system used consisted of 10 levels of steel struts and two levels jet grout slabs. The collapse occurred in …more

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The Evolution of East Coast Australian Estuaries and Implications for Geotechnical Investigation

The heavily developed and populated east coast of Australia comprises numerous estuary systems, evolved within deeply incised valleys east of the Great Dividing Range. Sediment sequences that fill these estuaries are complex and pose many challenges to engineering development. Not least of these challenges is predicting the distribution and behaviour of the thick deposits of …more

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E.H. Davis Lecture 2007: Foundations (piles) in Rock – Serviceability Rules

Regardless of recent advances in testing, analysis, construction methods and materials, the geotechnical design of foundations in rock for many applications is still dominated by empirical correlations, rules of thumb and traditional values. These methods were developed at a time when our knowledge was less, analysis methods were relatively simplistic, our construction equipment was of …more

Posted in 2008 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGM & Annual Dinner

Posted in 2009 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

The SRM Criterion And Its Application To The Stability Of Deep Slopes In Open Pit Mines

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Boat cruise

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The relevance of developer costs in geotechnical risk management

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Joint session with Women in Engineering

Mine Remediation Rebecca Rule Dams Amanda Barrett Evaluation and Modelling Performance of Capping Layer in Rail Track Substructure Senanie Sujeewa Radampola

Posted in 2009 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geomechanics: Its Cardinal Role In The Analysis Of Major Geological Processes

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Geotechnical Investigations and Reporting – An Industry-Wide Forum

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Joint session with ATS

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Site visit: Geology of Brisbane

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Brisbane Slope Rehabilitation

Posted in 2009 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

AGM/Christmas Dinner

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Joint Presentation with Structural Branch

Posted in 2010 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geotechnical Risk, Uncertainty, Ignorance & Vagueness – Another Industry-Wide Forum

John Simmons John has over 38 years geotechnical experience as an academic, designer, and consultant, with the past 15 years working independently and specialising in open pit coal mining slope stability and industrial foundations. He is also involved in risk management training and investigations of professional misconduct. John has faced hazards from language, culture, geological …more

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