Monthly Archives: March 2017

Probably looking at slope stability

Abstract Most geotechnical engineers will have some knowledge of slope stability analysis using deterministic methods, and some will have a lot. But how do deterministic methods and factors of safety fit in with probability of failure? The AGS has done fantastic work since about 2002 in: pushing the Landslide Risk Management (LRM) procedure, championing the …more

Posted in 2017 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

2015 E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Sydney

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 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Geotechnical Q&A

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Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

2017 Sydney Symposium: Geotechnical innovations and challenges for transport infrastructure

Call for Papers The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is holding its 21st annual symposium on Friday 10th November 2017 with the theme ‘Geotechnical innovations and challenges for transport infrastructure’. The symposium forms part of the continuing program of events organised by the Sydney Chapter of the AGS and is designed to …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Insights from the Ballina bypass prediction exercise – Sydney

About the presentation Establishment of a national soft soil field testing facility was a Legacy of the Ballina Bypass Alliance. Prediction of embankment settlement at the design stage of BBA proved to be inaccurate in many cases during construction. Use of the Observational Method during construction allowed actions to be taken that overcame the effects …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

RMS Geotechnical Challenges and Opportunities

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Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Young Geotechnical Professionals Night – 2017

The 2017 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night is an opportunity to see four selected presentations by young geotechnical professionals discussing interesting and challenging aspects of their work. Presentations The following presentations will be given during the evening. Katherine Kwa The University of Sydney A study into the liquefaction of shipped metallic ores In the past 30 …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Pile performance and pile prediction events

Abstract AS 2159-2009 requires that piles are designed to satisfy the inequality that resistance is greater than applied load at both the Ultimate Limit State (ULS) and the Serviceability Limit State (SLS). It is clear that, especially for rock socketed piles, the SLS may control, and this was acknowledged back in 1998 by Pells et …more

Posted in 2017 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Managing slope instability in the Dandenongs and Yarra Ranges – Technical Presentation

This Technical Presentation is followed by a Field Trip on 1 April (click here for more information) Landslide risks in the foothills of the Dandenongs and the Yarra Ranges are well known to the local geotechnical engineering industry. Large periodic mobilisations of the thick residual volcanic soil and weathered rock profiles in the Older Volcanics …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Managing slope instability in the Dandenongs and Yarra Ranges – Field Trip

This Field Trip is preceded by a Technical Presentation on 30 March (click here for more information) Landslide risks in the foothills of the Dandenongs and the Yarra Ranges are well known to the local geotechnical engineering industry. Large periodic mobilisations of the thick residual volcanic soil and weathered rock profiles in the Older Volcanics and Devonian-aged …more

Posted in 2017 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

2017 AGS SA-NT Field Trip

About the field trip The O-Bahn City Access Project builds on the State Government’s significant investment in a stronger public transport network The primary objective of the O-Bahn City Access Project is to improve travel times and reliability for users of the O-Bahn service. The project will extend the O-Bahn system from the end of …more

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