Monthly Archives: April 2015

A systems approach to verifying driven pile foundations

Abstract Over the past 30 years, dynamic pile testing (PDA) has become a generally accepted technique for verification of driven pile capacities in Australia. In the vast majority of projects, the technique is specified as a quick, inexpensive and generally reliable method for proof load testing for contractual verification. That being said, the implementation of …more

Posted in 2015 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

AGS 2015 Symposium: Recent Developments and Experiences with Groundwater and Excavations

Click here for the Revised Program  The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) are proud to present its 19th annual Symposium to be held on Friday 13th November 2015, entitled ‘Recent Developments and Experiences with Groundwater and Excavation’. The Symposium forms part of the continuing program …more

Posted in 2015 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – SA-NT

Introduction This biennial lecture commemorates the work in geomechanics by Professor Edward Hughesdon Davis. Professor Davis was one of the pioneers of geomechanics in Australia. He perceived that progress and understanding of the theoretical basis of geomechanics would only come if consistent, sound, but simple models of soil behaviour were used. The two topics that …more

Posted in 2016 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

AGM and Local Speaker Night

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Dynamic saturated soil and pore fluid interaction modelling using FEM and combined DEM-LBM

Abstract Earthquake induced liquefaction has caused extensively damage to various cities and one of the most notable one is the damage caused to Christchurch during the Lyttelton earthquake on 22nd February 2011. Liquefaction occurs because of the interaction between the soil particles and its pore fluid. The seminar will describe the cause of liquefaction and …more

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Engineering geological models, slope stability and landslides.

Mark completed a Bachelor of Science (Geology) in 1983 and a Master of Science in Engineering Geology (First Class Honours) in 1987 at the University of Canterbury, NZ. Partly in conjunction with his Masters studies, Mark worked for both the New Zealand Geological Survey and the New Zealand Forest Service as a geologist on regional …more

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

54th Rankine Lecture (2014):
Interactions in Offshore Foundation Design

Abstract Offshore foundation design has been a research topic with direct practical applications for a number of decades, with the increasing need to generate power by harvesting offshore wind presenting new challenges. The lecture will use examples from offshore foundation design to illustrate important areas: (a) where geotechnical engineers need to address engineering problems in …more

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Field Techniques for Landslide Assessment Course

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Geotechnical characterization of rock faces using photogrammetry

Abstract Photogrammetry-based techniques that use photographs of a rock face offer a fast and inexpensive way to obtain data needed for geotechnical characterization. These techniques also reduce fieldwork safety risks associated with conventional structural mapping methods. A camera can function as an accurate survey tool, in many cases as accurate as conventional laser-based survey equipment. …more

Posted in 2015 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |