Monthly Archives: January 2017

How, where and when buried water pipelines break?

Abstract Pipelines are lifeline structures that provide essential services to communities by transporting water, gas and petroleum products over long distances. For instance, nearly two-thirds of the oil and petroleum products are transported annually by pipelines. Similarly, bulk of water and gas to world’s urban centres and communities are transported by pipelines. In fact, the …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

An innovative geotechnical monitoring system for soft ground treatment on the W2B Pacific Highway upgrade project

Abstract This presentation describes an innovative system for monitoring the performance of soft ground treatments on the Woolgoolga to Ballina (W2B) Pacific Highway upgrade project. The $4.3 billion project is Australia’s largest regional infrastructure project and will upgrade about 155km of highway between Woolgoolga and Ballina, to four lane, divided road. Roads and Maritime Services …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

Influence of wetting and drying cycles on the behavior of compacted materials

Abstract Compacted soils are often used as construction materials for earth structures such as retaining walls, dams, and road and railway embankments, and as such are usually placed and often remain on site under partially saturated condition. However, during their service life these earth structures are likely to experience changes in hydraulic behaviour owing to …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Application of Empirical Approaches to Design Rock Slopes in Mining and Civil Engineering Projects

Abstract The estimation of rock slope stability is required by the civil and mining engineering industries for a wide variety of projects, not only during the feasibility study but also during the excavation and operating stages. Rock mass classification systems are then essential to quickly and reliably estimate the stable angle of a required or …more

Posted in 2017 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |