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Geotechnical Mapping Course – Sydney

The Australian Geomechanics Society will be running a Geotechnical Mapping one-day training course at selected Chapters from August 2016. Please click here to download the registration form. This course is intended to complement existing courses offered by the AGS. The skills developed in the Soil and Rock Logging course are directly relevant to this course and …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Ground Treatment: Taming the Angryman, and other grouting challenges

Presented by AGS Victoria together with ATS. This is the third consecutive joint technical session between the ATS and the AGS under the heading of “Ground Treatment”. This presentation will focus on the many varied applications for what we loosely term “grouting” but more specifically injection or pressure grouting for groundwater control and ground strengthening in …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Victoria

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 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

55th Rankine Lecture:
Hazard, Risk and Reliability in Geotechnical Practice

“Doubt is an uncomfortable condition, but certainty is a ridiculous one” – Voltaire Abstract More and more, society requires to know the risk which people, property and the environment are exposed to. The role of the geotechnical engineering profession should increasingly be reducing exposure to threats, reducing risk and protecting people. The objective of the 55th Rankine …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Key learnings from conducting In Situ Testing

Please click here for details of the Field Demonstration entitled “Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) and Seismic Dilatometer Testing (SDMT) Field Demonstration”, presented by Nick Ramsey, which will be held earlier in the day from 1.30pm at Tarver Street, Port Melbourne. Abstract Soil behavior is complex and thus requires quantification by a reasonably good number of …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

Pitfalls in the Interpretation of Water Content Based Soil Water Characteristic Curve for Unsaturated Soils

Abstract The soil water characteristic curve (SWCC) is one of the most fundamental relationships in the mechanics of unsaturated soils. It enters calculations relating to deformation, shear strength, effective stress, fluid flow, water retention, drainage, water balance, and appears explicitly in the constitutive formulations of pore-air and pore-water, satisfying pore-phase volume change compatibility for a …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

Energy and Environmental Geomechanics

Abstract In the last few years geotechnical engineering has expanded its domain into the field of Energy Geotechnics. This has led to the study of the behaviour of soils and rocks under complex and extreme conditions involving mechanical, hydraulic, thermal, and geochemical coupled actions. This branch of geotechnical engineering will play a fundamental role in …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, Victoria |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – WA

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 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

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 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

E.H. Davis Memorial Lecture – Tasmania

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 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Engineering for Australian Earthquakes

About the Presentation This lecture explores the nature of earthquake ground motion and its effects on buildings. It gives an overview of the seismic hazard in Australia and discusses the likelihood of various levels of ground motion.  Finally it discusses what can be done to improve building response and whether we, as residents, should be …more

Posted in 2016 Tasmania Meetings, Meeting, Tasmania |

Unsaturated soil mechanics and the effective stress in design practice: with application to retaining wall design and CPT interpretation

Abstract Unsaturated soils are widely encountered and need to be dealt with in many engineering problems, for example foundations, fills, embankments and slopes. In many cases true predictions of performance and assessments of safety cannot be made without use of unsaturated soil mechanics. In this presentation it will be demonstrated how practitioners can apply unsaturated …more

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

AGS NSW Research Award 2016
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology Presentations

As part of the ongoing support of academic institutions and students, the Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society is offering the prestigious AGS NSW Research Award for research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology. The award aims to provide a forum for research students from NSW universities to showcase their research to the wider …more

Posted in 2016 Newcastle Meetings, Meeting, Newcastle |

AGS NSW Research Award 2016
for Research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology Presentations

As part of the ongoing support of academic institutions and students, the Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society is offering the prestigious AGS NSW Research Award for research in Geotechnical Engineering or Engineering Geology. The award aims to provide a forum for research students from NSW universities to showcase their research to the wider …more

Posted in 2016 Sydney Meetings, Meeting, Sydney |

7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2018)

3 – 5 August, 2018 Hong Kong www.unsat2018.org

Posted in Conferences & Events, International Events |

ECSMGE 2019 – XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

1 – 6 September, 2019 Reykjavik, Iceland www.ecsmge-2019.com

Posted in Conferences & Events, International Events |

The opportunities for a borehole database in Brisbane

About the Presentation The viability of a modern public geotechnical database is influenced by many factors including the availability of data, an area’s population density, and seismic risk. Where a city, region or country has sustained the use of a geotechnical database or databases through evolving technology and generational change, no case needs to be …more

Posted in 2016 Queensland Meetings, Meeting, Queensland |

Geotechnical Aspects of the Gateway WA Project

Abstract Gateway WA Perth Airport and Freight Access Project was WA’s largest road project, designed to improve the safety and efficiency of one of the state’s most important transport hubs. Construction started in 2013 and official completion was achieved in April 2016 ahead of schedule and under budget. The project was delivered as an Alliance. …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |

AGS VIC Symposium 2016

Excavations and slope stability in Melbourne geology: experiences and recent developments The Victorian chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is pleased to announce a half-day symposium titled “Excavations and Slope stability in Melbourne geology: experiences and recent developments” to be held on 16 November 2016. The event will be held in Melbourne and will bring …more

Posted in 2016 Victoria Meetings, Meeting, News, Victoria, Victoria News |

Young Geotechnical Engineers’ Evening Seminar &
The 15th Dr Baden Clegg Award – 2016

This annual event gives a platform for our younger (under 35) geo-professionals to present their work, gain feedback from experienced colleagues and become involved in AGS activities. Please support them by coming along to what should be a varied, interesting and exciting evening. There will be three presentations, each 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes …more

Posted in 2016 WA Meetings, Meeting, Western Australia |