Meeting

Geomechanics & Engineering

At the invitation from Don Cameron and the Footings Group SA, Professor Robert Lytton has agreed to conduct a lecture tour around Eastern Australia. The Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association, is organizing this tour with the help of the Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society, FFS Queensland, FFS …more

Geomechanics & Engineering

At the invitation from Don Cameron and the Footings Group SA, Professor Robert Lytton has agreed to conduct a lecture tour around Eastern Australia. The Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association, is organizing this tour with the help of the Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society, FFS Queensland, FFS …more

Geomechanics & Engineering – “Pavements on Expansive Soils”

At the invitation from Don Cameron and the Footings Group SA, Professor Robert Lytton has agreed to conduct a lecture tour around Eastern Australia. The Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association, is organizing this tour with the help of the Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society, FFS Queensland, FFS …more

Geomechanics & Engineering

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more

Geomechanics & Engineering

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more

Bogong Power Development Project Geotechnics

The completion of the Bogong Power Development Project during 2009 in the alpine region of north east Victoria involved construction of 7.6 km of tunnels and shafts and an underground power station. The project cost was $240 M and provided 140 MW of power. This project saw the completion of the ‘missing link’ in the …more

“Geomechanics and Engineering” Australian Lecture Tour May 2012

Through the efforts of the Engineers Australia SA Division Footings Group and Dr Don Cameron, we present a lecture series by Professor Robert Lytton. This tour has been organised by the Housing Engineering, Design & Research Association (HEDRA) in conjunction with the SA, Queensland, Newscastle, Sydney and Melbourne chapters of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), …more

Advances in Geotechnics of Roads and Railways

Introduction The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is proud to present its sixteenth annual Symposium to be held on 10 October 2012, titled “Advances in Geotechnics of Roads and Railways”. The Symposium forms part of the continuing program of events by the Sydney Chapter of the AGS, designed to keep the engineering …more

Some Mining Application of Unsaturated Soil Mechanics

Unsaturated soil mechanics continues to play poor relation to saturated soil mechanics, in part because of the dominance of conventional soil mechanics approaches involving saturated conditions, perhaps because the inclusion of another phase (air) adds considerable complexity, and because a soil at a given density is stronger, less compressible and less permeable (i.e. performs better) …more

The NSW Research Award

Experimental investigations into using non-destructive techniques for Characterising compacted soil Ana Paula Heitor, University of Wollongong Conventional field compaction control methods, including nuclear gauge, sand cone and rubber balloon, perform well for controlling the compacted soil at time of placement; however because of their localised nature these techniques may not be suitable for deeper fills …more

Grouting at Ipswich and Hunter Expressway

Abstract – Part 1 – Ipswich Motorway, Bill Holz The upgrade of one of Queensland’s busiest road transport corridors, the Ipswich Motorway, between Dinmore and Goodna by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR) involved re-aligning the motorway corridor over two separate abandoned coal mines and adjacent a third. During the preliminary site …more

NSW Research Award Presentation

Experimental Investigations into Using Non-Destructive Techniques for Characterising Compacted Soil Ana Paula Heitor, University of Wollongong Conventional field compaction control methods, including nuclear gauge, sand cone and rubber balloon, perform well for controlling the compacted soil at time of placement; however because of their localised nature these techniques may not be suitable for deeper fills …more

Working platform assessments for tracked plant

Every year piling rigs fall over or are subject to near misses due to inadequately prepared or maintained site surfaces – often such incidents involve potential fatalities or serious injury to operatives and extensive damage to equipment. Modern piling equipment is becoming increasingly heavy, often with higher centres of gravity, to cater for the demand …more

Limit Analysis for post-failure analysis: application to structural geology

The objective of this talk is to present a simple approach to predict the internal de- formation of frictional wedges resting on weak decollements. The fundamental mode of deformation is by thrusting, corresponding to the onset of two faults (shear bands), the ramp and the hinge, rooting at the same point on the decollement and …more

Probabilities of Failure & Factors of Safety in Geotechnical Engineering

There has been a rapid growth of interest in both academe and industry in the use of probabilistic methods in geotechnical engineering. In hindsight this is not too surprising, since soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials, and geotechnical engineers must often make do with materials they are dealt with …more

Ground Improvement in the Christchurch Rebuild – A Contractor’s Perspective

The talk will present the perspective of a specialty geotechnical contractor, now active in Christchurch, on the working environment within the ongoing seismic activity of the region. Ground improvement methods applicable for the lifting/leveling and seismic mitigation of structures will be presented. Several case histories of work performed will be presented to include some aspects …more