Meeting

Disruptive technologies and a view of the future for geotechnical practice

About the Presentation James’ presentation will provide a view on the role that emerging and established technologies can play in shaping the future of geotechnical practice – both in terms of ground characterisation and construction activity. James will discuss technologies that sit at various “technology readiness levels” – some having benefits to projects of today …more

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Melbourne

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

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Brisbane

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

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Newcastle

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

Geotechnical Mapping Course – Hobart

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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