Monthly Archives: February 2013

10th Monthly Lecture

Posted in 2013 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Annual AGS Dinner

Come and join us at the AGS annual dinner to celebrate the success of Australian Geomechanics Society Queensland Chapter. It is the perfect time to reflect on how we have performed in the past year and open the nominations for 2014 AGS QLD committee. Peter Hollingsworth is the honoured speaker of the night and will …more

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2013 AGS QLD Boat Cruise

The AGS Queensland Chapter is pleased to invite members and colleagues to our 2013 Boat Cruise. Join us as we cruise the Brisbane River on Friday November 1 and enjoy an entertaining presentation, river city buffet, drinks and a business card draw with prizes. The cruise will depart from Mowbray Park at 6pm sharp. Please …more

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52nd Rankine Lecture: Performance-Based Design In Geotechnical Engineering

Engineering design consists of a sequence of decisions which should satisfy the client’s objective performance requirements. This lecture will argue that an assessment of geotechnical performance must involve ground displacements, and that the traditional approach of specifying safety factors is potentially wasteful. In particular, the Limit State Design (LSD) approach adopted in the Eurocodes will …more

Posted in 2013 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture 2012: Combined Loading Of Offshore Foundations

Predicting the bearing capacity of a foundation under combined vertical (V), horizontal (H) and moment (M) loads is a fundamental soil mechanics problem. Traditional solutions utilise ad-hoc adjustment factors to reduce the pure vertical bearing capacity in order to account for inclination, eccentricity, foundation shape and soil strength gradients. These procedures have their roots in …more

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WIEQ joint event

The AGS Queensland chapter and Women in Engineering Queensland group proudly present the annual AGS‐WIE joint networking and technical evening. The event will feature presentations from wide range of geotechnical topics. Please see below a short profile of the invited speakers and the topic of their talks. Natalie Campbell, Geotechnical Engineer SKM Brisbane Natalie completed …more

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Joint event with BBOCGS

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Seismicity

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ATS: Tunnelling Under Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House Vehicle Access and Pedestrian Safety (SOH VAPS) project is a $110 million project being completed by the Sydney Opera House Trust. The main goal of the project is to remove service vehicles from the forecourt of the entertainment precinct which receives close to 10 million visitors each year. It involves the …more

Posted in 2013 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

A Window Into Some Of The Challenges And Joys Accompanying Four Decades Of Geomechanics Practice

Andrew’s presentation will cover: salient features and “take-away” lessons from some of the geotechnical projects selected from his portfolio over the last four decades; background to the development of the Landslide Risk Management framework for Australia, dealing more with the challenges and issues in bringing the framework to fruition than specifically the guidelines themselves; and …more

Posted in 2013 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Probabalistic Techniques in Geotechnical Modelling – Which one should you use?

Predictions of performance are at the core of geotechnical engineering design. Predictions based solely on deterministic analyses suffer from unquantifiable uncertainties and the implied absoluteness of the prediction. On the other hand, probabilistic estimates suffer from being vague, which is unsettling to most geotechnical engineers. Combining deterministic and probabilistic analyses offers synergies that are best …more

Posted in 2013 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

Invalidity of Relative Density for Quality Control of Cohesionless Soils

The concept of relative density (density index) compares the in situ or as placed density of a coarse soil with its index loosest and densest states. This concept was first considered almost 90 years ago and is still a popular tool among geotechnical professionals to assess the state of packing of granular soils and to …more

Posted in 2013 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Field Trip: Adelaide Oval and the Riverbank Precinct

The Riverbank Precinct is one of Adelaide’s iconic spaces incorporating panoramic views across the River Torrens, the North Adelaide parklands, Adelaide Oval and Memorial Drive. The redevelopment of the Riverbank Precinct is one of Adelaide’s largest and most significant urban renewal initiatives that will see expansion of the Adelaide Convention Centre, improved pedestrian accessibility and …more

Posted in 2013 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

1st monthly lecture

Posted in 2013 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Simulation Aided Geotechnical Engineering

Simulation Aided Engineering is a concept for leveraging computer based design tools to improve the engineering and design work flow. For complex geotechnical problems, it can be thought of as providing the virtual test laboratory for testing the bottom-line performance of various courses of action at every stage in the engineering process, using the best …more

Posted in 2013 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Ground Engineering and the Law

Nick will follow up the presentation he delivered last year. He will discuss new topics such as negligence claims and the use of dispute resolution boards to resolve large engineering disputes, as well as revisiting, in light of recent case law, some of the topics he covered last year, such as expert evidence and proportionate …more

Posted in 2013 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

The challenges of offshore shallow foundation design

The infrastructure associated with offshore oil and gas fields includes subsea structures located on the seabed along the pipeline routes. These structures are included to support the pipeline at key locations or controlling the pipeline deformation. Typically, these subsea structures are supported by shallow skirted foundations. The design of offshore shallow foundations addresses a number …more

Posted in 2013 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |