Each year, the last meeting is devoted to a social event where members and others are encouraged to bring along their wives and partners for a fine and inexpensive meal. The evening includes a non-technical presentation.
Eurocode 7, on Geotechnical Design, is one of a suite of 9 European codes for the design of buildings and civil engineering structures. Work on Eurocode 7 started in the early 1980s, and it was published as a draft for development in 1995. A final version is due for publication in 2001. It is intended …more
Speakers include: Neil Schunke, Chris Hughes, Klayton Stivers, Julianne Martin, Nigel Brooks Five young geotechnical engineering graduates and students individually gave a 10 minute presentation on a range of interesting projects. Members of the Committee adjudicated that Klay Stivers, URS, Adelaide was the winner was presented with a certificate and a $250 cash prize.
Prof. Harry Poulos: Recent Developments in Piling and Ground Movement Around Piles Ray McMillan: 50 Years of Piling Peter Mitchell: Site Investigation and Assessment of Piling Options Paul Moritz: Piling Specifications: Good and Bad Slav Tchepak: Developments in Concrete Injected Piles Nicholas Morgan: Piling for the Pelican Point Project Michael Vadasz: The G-Pile System Prof. …more
Case Studies in Geotechnical Engineering (Joint Meeting with the S.A. Footings and Structural Groups)
Richard Herraman: Assessing the Performance of the Footings on the Commercial Road Railway Viaduct at Port Adelaide The loads on transport infrastructure are continually increasing. How can we determine whether the footings of old bridges will perform satisfactorily under proposed load increases? What is a cost to effectively upgrade the footings? We also know that footing …more
This presentation discussed a number of geotechnical projects in which the Pressure Injection Process has been used. These projects include railway and road stabilisation and contaminated ground remediation. According to the contractor, the range of uses for the process are limited only by the imagination. The presentation also presented some procedures that, although not yet …more
Adam Kilsby: Contaminated Soil – Take it or Leave it The viability of redeveloping ‘brown fields’ sites within South Australia can be significantly influenced by residual soil contamination associated with past land use. The viability is particularly relevant for residential developments on former commercial/industrial sites, where changing the land use to one more sensitive can …more
Over the past 30 years or so the fundamental non-linear stress-strain behaviour of soils and soft rocks has been established by laboratory and in situ tests leading to development of new theoretical models for soil behaviour and complex numerical analyses. But for much day-to-day practice, ground engineers do not need such complex and detailed methods …more
In Australia, large underground excavations for Civil Engineering purposes have traditionally been associated with hydroelectric installations. However, these excavations are now becoming more common and will continue to do so. In the mining industry, large underground excavations are common and many of the principles used and rock mechanics issues considered when designing these excavations are …more
The site visit included a tour of the Linwood Quarry near Marino.
The lecture described some personal experience accumulated over 33 years of working on embankment dams as an investigations and design engineer, review consultant and supervisor of research. The issues covered included: Seepage in dams and their foundations. Internal erosion and piping failure, including filter design, and the factors which influence the initiation, and progression of …more