Meeting

AGS Sydney 2016 Debate Night

 Debate topics Publications from academia have become almost irrelevant to industry. There are significant gaps between “State of the Art” from academic research and “State of Practice” adopted by practitioners in geotechnical engineering. We don’t learn from our professional mistakes. Mistakes are being buried in legal disputes. There is no positive outlook for geotechnical engineering …more

Rooting for Sustainable Performance

Presented by AGS Newcastle with the CGSE. Abstract Experimental studies of the behaviour of mixtures of sand with short flexible polypropylene fibres have been carried out using triaxial compression, triaxial extension, and shear box tests. Provided the fibres have appropriate orientations the attempt to stretch them generates an axial force which boosts the stress in the …more

AGS SA-NT 2016 Social Evening

Enjoy a fine 3 course Thai banquet and be entertained by an illustrated talk “Brunel and the Age of Progress”. The Talk Brunel and the Age of Progress Isambard Kingdom Brunel practised in the first half of the Nineteenth Century, a time of great technological, social, economic and political change. In fact he helped make …more

AGS QLD 2016 AGM & Annual Dinner

Come and join us at the AGS annual dinner to celebrate the success of Australian Geomechanics Society Queensland Chapter in 2016. It is the perfect time to reflect on how we have performed in the past year. The call is out for active committee members 2017 with open nominations for next year. Consider getting involved …more

Talk: Tunnel face stability and its reinforcement using bolts, and AGM

The TAS Chapter AGM will follow this presentation. After conclusion of the AGM members are invited to join the TAS Chapter committee for drinks and nibbles provided by AGS followed by a ‘pay your own way’ dinner. Venue TBA. Abstract Tunnel excavation in weak to medium ground can lead to important ground movements and occasionally triggers …more

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

2016 Vic Chapter AGM, Annual Dinner and Guest Speaker

Are we there yet? Some reflections on a geotechnical journey The Victoria Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society invite you to their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 7th of December, followed by their Annual Dinner. We are proud to welcome Max Ervin to talk to us as we dine. About the talk Max Ervin is …more

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

Presentations from Finalists for 2016 GHD Prize in Geomechanics

The GHD Prize in Geomechanics is an award sponsored by the firm GHD and presented annually by the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) Newcastle Chapter for the best final year undergraduate project in the area of geomechanics at The University of Newcastle, Australia. The award is intended to encourage students to undertake projects in the area …more

2016 Future Graduates Networking BBQ

Are you a geotechnical professional searching for a graduate employee, or a graduating student looking for an employer? To celebrate the submission of their final year geotechnical design project, AGS Newcastle is hosting a BBQ for civil engineering students at The University of Newcastle. Join us for free refreshments and an opportunity to network with …more

Computational limit analysis: from stability to deformations

Abstract The use of the finite element method for engineering analysis goes back to the 1950s. Since then, the method has undergone tremendous developments and is today a standard tool in many fields of engineering including structural, mechanical, and aerospace engineering. In geotechnical engineering, the method is used routinely for both stability and deformation analysis. …more

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

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

AGS Sydney Symposium 2016

Ground Stabilisation Techniques for Problematic Soils & Unstable Rocks The Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is proud to present the 20th Annual Sydney Symposium which will be held on Friday 11th November 2016. The Symposium forms part of the continuing program of events by the Sydney Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society …more

Abandoned Mine Subsidence Geomechanics

This is a joint presentation with AusIMM Hunter Region. Analysing the mechanisms governing subsidence over old abandoned mines About Ebrahim Fathi Ebrahim Fathi is a Geotechnical Engineer with over nine years of experience in rock mechanics, and the design and stability analysis of surface and underground excavations. He served as a tunnel engineer for the …more

Be careful with reactive clays – some case histories

Abstract Reactive clays underlie much of Sydney and the surrounding areas. Guidance for design to cope with reactive soil movements is presented in AS2870 ‘Residential Slabs and Footings’. The principles for investigation and design are well established and should be known to practicing geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists in the Sydney area. Nonetheless, problems still …more