1998 Newcastle Meetings

Failures, Factors of Safety and Soil Strength

In routine geotechnical design of foundations, slopes and retaining walls a factor of safety is applied to ultimate collapse loads. But very different factors of safety are used for different structures. Also soil has several different strengths; peak, constant volume (or critical state) and residual. Moreover, it is not always clear what constitutes failure of …more

EUROCODE 7 Part 3 : Field Testing – Methods & Interpretation

Professor Drozd is a long serving member on this Eurocode committee. Professor Karel Drozd presented the approach of Eurocode 7 to different methods of field testing and analysis of the results. Special reference was made to the limit states nature of this code. The presentation was illustrated by examples from his personal experiences through using …more