Monthly Archives: August 2013

52nd Rankine Lecture (2012) 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 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Australian Geomechanics Society Prize, University of Western Australia (UWA)

Basis of the Award Awarded to the engineering student who presents the best combination of thesis (or technical report) and seminar on a geotechnical topic for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering, or the Bachelor of Engineering component of a combined course. Presentation The winner will receive a cash prize of $500. Past Winners 2014 …more

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52nd Rankine Lecture: Performance-based design in geotechnical engineering

Performance-based design in geotechnical engineering by Professor Malcolm Bolton. Engineering design should consist 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 …more

Posted in 2013 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |