Monthly Archives: June 2015

Soil and Rock Logging Course – WA

About the course. Next course is in Perth on 7th of August 2015. WA SRL Course Flyer and Registration Form

Posted in 2015 WA Meetings, Courses, Meeting, Western Australia |

Soil and Rock Logging Course – TAS

About the course. Next course in Hobart is on 18th of September 2015. TAS SRL Course Flyer and Registration Form

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Courses, Meeting, Tasmania |

Reliability-Based Geotechnical Design:
From Theory to Practice

Abstract Geotechnical design codes are increasingly migrating towards reliability-based design concepts. What this means is that geotechnical designs are starting to be specifically targeted at a failure probability that is societally acceptable and that depends on both the severity of failure consequences and the level of understanding of the site and prediction model. For example, …more

Posted in 2015 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

2014 Terzaghi Lecture: Energy Geotechnology:
Enabling New Insights into Soil Behaviour

Abstract Energy is critical to life, and the coming decades will see worldwide population growth and associated economic development that will result in a pronounced increase in energy demand. Historically, geotechnical engineering has been crucial to projects that have sustained societal transformations. Once again, geotechnical engineering has a central role to play in the evolving …more

Posted in 2015 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

The Performance Characteristics of Granular Base using a Laboratory Wheel Tracking Device

Abstract A new wheel-tracking machine has been developed to improve the characterisation of granular materials used in pavement construction. It was designed and manufactured in Australia within the framework of current European standard specifications developed for asphalt materials. The laboratory performance data collected to date indicates that the approach appears suitable to assess the rut …more

Posted in 2015 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Prediction of the excavation damaged zone in Callovo-Oxfordian claystone using a coupled second gradient model

Abstract The solution currently studied in France for long-term management of radioactive waste is the repository in deep argillaceous geological media with low permeability. The drilling of underground galleries in these clayey rocks induces damage propagation in the surrounding medium. This excavation process creates a damaged zone, in which the material properties are modified. The …more

Posted in 2015 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Newcastle

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 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |