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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 Information…

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 Information…

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Queensland

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 Information…

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Retaining Structures for Grade Separations

Abstract Over the next eight years, the State Government will deliver a coordinated program to remove 50 of the worst level crossings in Melbourne, improving safety, reducing congestion and enabling more frequent train services. Solutions which involve lowering of road or rail below ground level typically require carefully engineered retaining structures to minimise impacts on More Information…

Posted in 2015 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

AGS QLD Chapter Symposium: Problem Ground

Summary (see flyer for more details) Keynote Address John Read (formerly CSIRO) – ‘Slope design in weak rocks’ Bruce Walker (JK Geotechnics) – ‘Clay is a four letter word’ Glen Fergus (Golder Associates) – ‘Soft clay and engineering in limonite soil’ David Williams (The University of Queensland) – ‘Accommodating the low bearing capacity of mine More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Joint AGS-QLD / ATS Technical Presentation:
The future of TBMs and the tunnel linings they leave behind

Members of the Queensland ATS and AGS chapters and visitors are invited to attend our Technical Session to be held on Thursday 10th September 2015, 5.30pm for 6pm at Aurecon Brisbane Office, Level 6, 32 Turbot Street Brisbane. Due to building security, meet near the Tank Restaurant at the bottom of the building and Aurecon More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

2014 AGS Practitioner Award Distinguished Lecture

ESCAPING THE GOLDEN CAGE* Learning to Practise the Art of Observational Geotechnical Engineering Presented by John Simmons Abstract The observational method is a respected pillar of geotechnical practice, but it appears in many guises and its application is not always clearly understood or appreciated. At its heart is the engineer’s dilemma of getting something to More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Masterclass focused on Aspects of Piling (FULL)

AGS Queensland invite you to a Piling Masterclass. The event will be moderated by Stephen Buttling, with technical presentations provided by Martin Larish and David Klingberg. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. There are only 20 spaces available for this event which are expected to fill quickly, so if you wish to attend please More Information…

Posted in 2015 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

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 Information…

Posted in 2015 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Field Techniques for Landslide Assessment Course

Location TBA Next proposed to run late 2016 Course Information

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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 Information…

Posted in 2015 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

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 Information…

Posted in 2015 SA Meetings, Meeting, South Australia and NT |

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 Information…

Posted in 2015 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

Young Geotechnical Professional’s Night

The 2015 Young Geotechnical Professionals’ Night is an opportunity to see four selected presentations by young geotechnical professionals discussing interesting and challenging aspects of their work. After the presentations, you will have a chance to catch up with friends and the presenters over drinks and food provided by the committee. The following presentations will be More Information…

Posted in 2015 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |