Monthly Archives: July 2012

Evaluation of Soil Liquification and Post-Earthquake Deformation using CPT

The presentation will provide a brief background on soil liquefaction and describe how the Cone Penetration Test (CPT) can be used to evaluate the potential for liquefaction as well as estimate post-earthquake deformations. Example case histories will be used to illustrate the methodology. The presentation will compare and discuss recent CPT-based methods.

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

51st Rankine Lecture – Geotechnical Stability Analysis

Historically, geotechnical stability analysis has been performed by a variety of approximate methods that are based on the notion of limit equilibrium. These techniques have the major disadvantage of the need to presuppose an appropriate failure mechanism. This can lead to inaccurate predictions of the true failure load, especially for cases involving layered materials, complex …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Quaking with Fear

Analysing Adelaide’s risk of a major earthquake, its likely impact and what we’re doing about it In February 2011 Christchurch experienced its second major seismic event in six months, leaving the city devastated. The magnitude 6.3 quake took 185 lives, caused billions of dollars worth of damage and prompted us to ask an unsettling question: …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Conglomerates, thick coals, and claystones: Underground mining in the soft rocks of the Newcastle coalfield

The Newcastle Coal Measures contain several very thick conglomerates, at least one thick coal seam where the development roof is coal, and several claystones with soil strengths. Optimizing mine layouts in these geological conditions has used a number of standard analytical tools from rock and soil mechanics in lieu of empirical and numerical methods. A …more

Posted in 2012 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Refinement of the Conceptual Ground Model for Melbourne Metro

Members and visitors are invited to a presentation on the ongoing refinement of the conceptual ground model for the proposed Melbourne Metro rail tunnels. Anthony Bennett, from the Public Transport Victoria’s Technical Adviser team, will set the context of the project, outlining the proposed new rail link beneath North Melbourne, the CBD, and St Kilda …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Young Engineers Boat Cruise, “Why I love my job – as a geotechnical engineer”

A Entertaining Presentation, A Cruise On The Brisbane River, River City Buffet, Drinks And Business Card Draw With Prizes. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email:

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Volume 47, Number 2

June 2012 Cover Table of Contents View from the Chair

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Volume 47, Number 1

March 2012 Cover Table of Contents View from the Chair

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Joint AGS / Women in Engineering Event

Posted in 2012 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Tunnelling to and Under Airports

The design and construction of tunnels and other underground structures at airports is perhaps more complex than usual because of the need to interact with airport operations on airside. The presentation will give some background to past rail tunnel and station construction at Sydney Airport and on the approaches to the airport. The ground conditions …more

Posted in 2012 Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |